The Campus and the State

The Campus and the State

The Campus and the State

The Campus and the State

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This is a study of challenge and response in the day-to-day relationships between our public institutions of higher education and American state governments.

The central concern of this volume is, in fact, with the impact of state administrative controls upon the management of state colleges and universities. Do state controls tend to have a suffocating effect upon educational policy under certain conditions? What evidence is there that the actions of a state budget officer in reversing the priority of expenditures proposed by educational institutions seriously impair the vitality of an educational program? Are centralized administrative controls simply added annoyances that we must learn to live with side by side with burgeoning bureaucracies and budgets, or are they fundamentally disruptive -- do they threaten, however remotely, the essential conditions for freedom on the campus? Finally, quite apart from the influence of state administrative controls, how do the politics of the . . .

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