Restructuring Colleges and Universities: The Challenges and Consequences. Policy Papers on Higher Education.Report as inadecuate

Restructuring Colleges and Universities: The Challenges and Consequences. Policy Papers on Higher Education. - Download this document for free, or read online. Document in PDF available to download.

This report summarizes a panel discussion among five college administrators who have initiated or taken part in restructuring efforts in their states: Herman Blake, vice chancellor for undergraduate education at Indiana University-Purdue University; Ronald Carrier, president of James Madison University (Virginia); Gordon Davies, director of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia; Judith Ramaley, president of Portland State University (Oregon); and Charles Reed, chancellor of the State University System in Florida. Following statements by each panel member, their responses to questions from the audience are provided. Topics covered include the following: meaning of "restructuring," the implementation process and its resulting consequences, financial constraints and societal needs and expectations. cultural change, course elimination, implementation of new technologies, school stability, funding needs, the reward structure, transforming the undergraduate student culture from one of credit acquisition to one of learning, resource allocation and curriculum change, accountability and production figures, faculty and administrator roles, and cutting rules and regulations. (CK/DB)

Descriptors: Accountability, Administrator Role, Budgeting, Change Strategies, College Administration, College Faculty, College Students, Cultural Context, Curriculum Development, Educational Technology, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Resource Allocation, Role of Education, School Restructuring, Social Change, Standards, Student Motivation

ECS Distribution Center, 707 17th St., Suite 2700, Denver, CO 80202-3427 ($5 plus $3 postage and handling).

Author: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.


Related documents