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Carnegie Council on Policy Studies in Higher Education

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Works: 67 works in 271 publications in 1 language and 17,423 library holdings
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Curriculum : a history of the American undergraduate course of study since 1636 by Frederick Rudolph( Book )

11 editions published between 1977 and 1992 in English and held by 1,217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In addition to describing the traditional college curriculum and comparing historical moments in curriculum change in America, this history defines other historic dimensions: prescription versus free choice, general versus specialized education, elite versus egalitarian education, mass versus individualized instruction, autocratic versus bureaucratic administration, subject-based versus competency-based curricula, and others. The origins of these concepts and the tensions existing between them are addressed. (Mse)
Three thousand futures : the next twenty years for higher education : final report of the Carnegie Council on Policy Studies in Higher Education by Carnegie Council on Policy Studies in Higher Education( Book )

20 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in English and held by 1,184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this look at the near future of higher education, and in light of probable declining enrollments and resources, two perspectives are given, both drawn from existing literature. The first sets forth some of the fears of higher education professionals in one possible, if extreme, scenario; the second, some of their hopes in another. Among the fears: enrollments will fall even faster than the size of the college-age cohort; tax policy and public policy will reduce resources available; colleges will become competitive in destructive ways; faculty will become rigidly defensive; students will, in their power as choice-makers, guide institutions to lower standards; and institutions will lose autonomy steadily. Among the hopes: the college clientele will expand to other age groups; resources will decline slower than enrollments; higher education is politically influential enough to hold its own; academic integrity can be upheld by developing codes of fair practice; the end of expansion allows institutions to concentrate on quality; students will be intelligent consumers; and faculty will establish appropriate priorities for their efforts. These arguments are discussed in detail, with supporting statistical data provided. Courses of action for institutions, states, and the federal government are examined. Appended are: a list and descriptions of the Carnegie Council surveys; a glossary and guide to abbreviations; and a list of references. (Mse)
Investment in learning : the individual and social value of American higher education by Howard Rothmann Bowen( Book )

8 editions published between 1977 and 1988 in English and held by 1,062 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume explores the many ways in which college and university education influences the lives of individuals and society. While the book recognizes the economic benefits of a college education, it also surveys and lends support to the evidence of the noneconomic benefits of higher education, both for the individual and for the nation. The 15 chapters of the book are grouped into 4 parts: (1) setting the stage, (2) consequences for individuals, (3) consequences for individuals, and (4) a conclusion. Individual chapters cover the following topics: efficiency and accountability in higher education; goals and intended outcomes; cognitive learning; emotional and moral development; practical competence for citizenship and economic productivity; competence for family life, consumer behavior, leisure and health; the "whole person"; similarities and differences among institutions; societal outcomes and the ethos of higher education; societal outcomes from research and public service; progress toward human equity; economic returns on investment in higher education (prepared by Gordon K. Douglas); views of social critics (prepared by Peter Clecak); outcomes of higher education and worth to individuals; and the current debate on the future of American higher education. (Contains 650 references and a name index.) (Ch)
Handbook on undergraduate curriculum by Arthur Levine( Book )

9 editions published between 1978 and 1988 in English and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of the handbook is to bring information to bear on educational decision-making, from the classroom to the institutional level, for producers as well as consumers of educational services. It is divided into two parts. The first consists of basic information about American College curricula, and describes normative practices, their history, strengths and weaknesses, and alternatives. Part two puts this information in philosophical, chronological, institutional, and cultural perspective. (Author/MSE)
When dreams and heroes died : a portrait of today's college student : [prepared for the Carnegie Council on Policy Studies in Higher Education] by Arthur Levine( Book )

7 editions published between 1980 and 1989 in English and held by 1,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stereotypes of the overall character of the college student population are seen to have persisted, inaccurately, for several decades. The dangers of such stereotypes are pointed out and educators are warned against policies and practices based on misconceptions about today's students. Information from national surveys of over 95,000 undergraduates during the 1960's and 1970's, a study of institutional policies regarding students at 586 assorted colleges and universities, and interviews with student leaders at 26 diverse institutions are gathered in this study to provide a picture of what today's students are really like, how they have changed since the 1960's, and what they really want from college. The information reveals, among other things, that students today are overwhelmingly materialistic, cynical about society and its institutions (including higher education), and so competitive about grades that they condone cheating. More significantly, their aspirations are inward, personal, and individualistic rather than social and humanitarian. It is suggested that this information is crucial for those developing strategies for redirecting students' often overly self-centered pursuits. One approach recommended is a rigorous four-year undergraduate program that would have these components: (1) a first year spent studying a common interdisciplinary core on the theme of social issues or problems; (2) students majoring in a problem area (such as health or the cities) and minoring in a traditional discipline; (3) students spending one full semester and two summers in a career-related internship, with preparatory and summary seminars; and (4) a senior thesis written in a social problem area, defended by the student, and a senior-year comprehensive examination before graduation. The studies used in the report are summarized in an appendix, and the Carnegie institutional typology and a list of references are also appended. (Mse)
Fair practices in higher education : rights and responsibilities of students and their colleges in a period of intensified competition for enrollments : a report of the Carnegie Council on Policy Studies in Higher Education by Carnegie Council on Policy Studies in Higher Education( Book )

7 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report extends earlier Carnegie Council comment on and advice about the proper ethical condition for higher education. Higher education in the United States is thought to have made many positive contributions to ethical conduct; yet some signs of deterioration are observed in important parts of academic life. Fourteen recommendations are made for specific action in these areas: student consumer education; information centers for better student choice; institutional codes of rights and responsibilities; statements and enforcement of penalties for ethical infractions; equitable, easily understood, and published grievance procedures; full and complete disclosure of institutional practice; the increased involvement of regional accrediting agencies in matters of institutional rights and responsibilities; state standards in approval of degree-granting programs; decreased federal involvement in some areas; simplification of procedural compliance with federal regulations, and elimination of some procedural regulations; and federal and state legislation to facilitate collection of defaulted student loans. (Author/MSE)
Making affirmative action work in higher education : an analysis of institutional and Federal policies with recommendations : a report of the Carnegie Council on Policy Studies in Higher Education by Carnegie Council on Policy Studies in Higher Education( Book )

10 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Federal role in postsecondary education : unfinished business, 1975-1980 : a report by Carnegie Council on Policy Studies in Higher Education( Book )

8 editions published between 1975 and 1986 in English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Carnegie Council on Policy Studies in Higher Education : a summary of reports and recommendations by Carnegie Council on Policy Studies in Higher Education( Book )

10 editions published between 1980 and 1991 in English and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Work of the Carnegie Council on Policy Studies in Higher Education, which began in 1974 and concluded its work in January 1980, is reported. The Council's 15 policy reports and 38 sponsored research and technical reports are summarized. A paper entitled "The Carnegie Policy Series, 1967-1979: Concerns, Approaches, Reconsiderations, Results," by Clark Kerr is included. Topics addressed by the policy reports include: the federal role in postsecondary education, tuition, affirmative action, the states and higher education, medical and dental education, faculty bargaining, selective admissions, the states and private higher education, the college curriculum, and student financial aid. Sponsored research and technical reports concern the following broad topics: adjusting to changing times; academic programs; youth education and employment; achieving social justice; skills and new knowledge; governance; financial resources; and purposes and performance. Specific topics of the reports include: managing multicampus systems, aspects of American higher education during 1969-75, the undergraduate curriculum, vocational education and training, educational leaves for employees, the status of selective admissions, area health education centers, faculty collective bargaining, costs of higher education, and the international dimension of higher education. A classification of the reports by topical areas, and information about reviews and articles about the Carnegie Commission are appended to the paper by Clark Kerr. Information on Council members and publications are included. (Sw)
The States and private higher education : problems and policies in a new era by Carnegie Council on Policy Studies in Higher Education( Book )

5 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study was undertaken to assess the impact of existing state policies toward private higher education on enrollments, finances, autonomy, academic freedom, and other conditions of private institutions. The study included a survey of the presidents and their staffs of 230 institutions, site visits to 28 colleges and universities in five states, and extensive interviews with state officials in five states. Contents of the report include: general considerations in assessing the state role; the economic position of the private sector (enrollment trends, the tuition gap, financial status, vulnerability, and outlook); state programs now in place (characteristics of student aid programs, the California and Illinois plans, impacts of state programs, tax exemptions, and perceptions of state programs); special concerns about public policy (impacts on income groups, impacts on public institutions, student mobility and migration, coordination and planning, complementary federal programs, federal state cooperation, complex problems and complex solutions, broad alternatives, and the need for moderation); and recommendations. (Mse)
Presidents confront reality : from edifice complex to university without walls( Book )

4 editions published between 1976 and 1987 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giving youth a better chance : options for education, work, and service : a report, with recommendations of the Carnegie Council on Policy Studies in Higher Education by Carnegie Council on Policy Studies in Higher Education( Book )

13 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rising youth unemployment has been arousing increasing concern in nearly all the industrial democracies, while it has become more clear throughout the 1970's that prolongation of schooling has brought severe problems of adjustment for young people who are being held in school through a combination of parental and societal pressures, and are not deriving much benefit from it. Discussed here are the ways these problems are being met in other countries. Chapters address these issues: schooling, employment, and community behavior; special problems of young women; sixteen as the school-leaving age; current reform proposals for schooling, employment, and youth service; education for work and work as education; new directions in vocational education; fundamental restructuring of schools; equality of opportunity (access to education); the responsibilities of postsecondary education; costs and methods of financing reform; better paths into labor markets; employment policies for the deprived; current proposals for youth service; a national education fund as a path to self-help; a balance sheet of costs and benefits to society; and responsibilities of the U.S. Congress, the administration, the states, school districts, mayors and city councils, colleges and universities, and foundations. Appended are "Lessons from Other Industrial Countries," a list of Carnegie Council volumes on education and youth employment, participants and observers of international symposia (1976 and 1977), and a list of experts on aspects of youth problems. A bibliography is included. (Mse)
Challenges past, challenges present : an analysis of American higher education since 1930 by David Dodds Henry( Book )

4 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Academic adaptations : higher education prepares for the 1980s and 1990s by Verne A Stadtman( Book )

5 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ways that institutions of higher education are changing to accommodate the new realities of the 1980's--social developments and the forces of history--are the focus of this study. It is designed as a companion volume to the Carnegie Council's "Three Thousand Futures," and the information used was gathered in campus visits by staff members of the Council or is derived from various Carnegie Commission and Carnegie Council surveys. Four questions are addressed: (1) What changes have most affected higher education in the past decade? (2) What do these changes imply for the 1980's and 1990's? (3) What strategies are available to cope with emerging problems? And briefly, (4) How can these strategies best be implemented at the different kinds of postsecondary institutions? The principal changes noted that are to be accommodated are in student profiles, faculty composition and employment, presidents and trustees, issues of diversity in higher education, and decreasing enrollments. It is suggested that when historians look back on this period in higher education the focus will be less on how individual institutions cope with their problems than on how their efforts along the way made a difference in the overall quality and character of higher education in the United States. Appended are a summary of the Carnegie Council's surveys of Institutional Adaptations, conducted in 1978, and a list of references. (Mse)
Faculty bargaining in public higher education : a report and two essays : a report of the Carnegie Council on Policy Studies in Higher Education by Carnegie Council on Policy Studies in Higher Education( Book )

6 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Low or no tuition, the feasibility of a national policy for the first two years of college : an analytical report by Carnegie Council on Policy Studies in Higher Education( Book )

7 editions published between 1975 and 1986 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Managing multicampus systems : effective administration in an unsteady state : [a report for the Carnegie Council on Policy Studies in Higher Education] by Eugene C Lee( Book )

4 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Expanding the international dimension of higher education by Barbara B Burn( Book )

3 editions published between 1980 and 1986 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Prepared for the Carnegie Council on Policy Studies in Higher Education," this book is concerned with the future of global education
Next steps for the 1980s in student financial aid : a fourth alternative : comments and recommendations by Carnegie Council on Policy Studies in Higher Education( Book )

11 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1979 the Congress and the administration will consider legislation to extend and revise the Higher Education Act and, in the process, will review the structure of the student-aid system. Several alternatives are likely to be considered, but a fourth is proposed here: a major overhaul of the existing package of programs to make them more equitable in their impact and more sound in their administration at about the same cost to federal and state governments combined. This alternative considers the significant accomplishments of the federal student-aid system to date, and suggests specific improvements in four areas: (1) the introduction of an explicit self-help component (through earnings and borrowing) by the student himself; (2) a loan system that makes loans more easily and widely available and at much less risk of heavy default rates; (3) additional assurances of equality of opportunity for all young persons to obtain a college education if they wish; and (4) a greater range of choice for students and potential students. Financial and statistical data are provided as illustrations. (Author/MSE)
Educational leaves for employees : European experience for American consideration by Konrad von Moltke( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Educational leave policies--paid time-off from work for educational purposes--in France, Germany, Italy, and Sweden are compared and extensively analyzed, and also, to a lesser degree, the policies in Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, Norway, and the United Kingdom. These analyses, intended to be relevant to the American scene in relation to lifelong learning, point to the development of paid educational leave programs in Western Europe as being in the nature of a next step in the evolution of postwar labor market and social policy and not primarily as an educational venture. Emphasis is on the effects of leave policies, rather than on a discussion of their provisions. Answers are provided to questions such as Who participates in leaves? How are they financed? Is training predominantly vocational? To what extent are trade unions involved? How do leaves relate to labor market needs? And What problems remain unresolved? It is noted that one of the most important conclusions--and the one most relevant to the American scene is that, in the absence of strong trade union pressure, paid educational leave programs would not have been adopted in Western Europe. Major chapter headings follow: What Is Educational Leave?; The European Debate on Educational Leave; France; Germany; Sweden; Italy; Austria; Belgium; the Netherlands, Norway, and the United Kingdom; and Problems in Educationl Leave Policies. (Sw)
 
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