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A Program for Renewed Partnership: The Report of the Sloan Commission on Government and Higher Education


reviewed by Robert Birnbaum — 1981

coverTitle: A Program for Renewed Partnership: The Report of the Sloan Commission on Government and Higher Education
Author(s): Carl Kaysen
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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In 1977, the Sloan Foundation established a commission of twenty-two members to consider the increasingly difficult and complex relationship between government and institutions of higher education, and to prepare a "detailed, comprehensive analysis of the regulatory process by a distinguished but disinterested body whose recommendations would define and protect—and would be seen to define and protect—the public interest'' (p. xi). The commission, whose membership was indeed distinguished, worked for over two years. They received over fifty background papers and studies, including some from leading scholars and administrators in higher education. Their report, which may have cost over $2 million to prepare, is now available in A Program for Renewed Partnership. It wasn't worth it. It is difficult to tell what went wrong. The opening paragraph appears to set die proper stage for considering the problem. A new drama opened on the college campus in the seventies. Though not much in the headlines, it... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 82 Number 4, 1981, p. 695-699
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1012, Date Accessed: 10/18/2017 2:41:19 PM

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