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GTI: Higher Education Overview

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David McNeill

on 26 June 2012

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Transcript of GTI: Higher Education Overview

Higher Education in the U.S. Distinctive Characteristics of US Education:
Decentralized
50 states decide / set policy & law

Pluralistic
no central ministry
groups of all kinds establish education institutions

Diverse
both public and private
religious and non-religious
many purposes & aims Structure UNC System NC State UNC-CH ECSU ECU App St. UNC-G UNC-W UNC-P UNC-A UNC-C WCU W-S St. Fayt. St. NC A&T NC Cent. UNCSA UNC System map http://www.northcarolina.edu/campus_profiles/index.php Pre-K (Nursery School) Elementary (K-5) Middle (6-8) High (9-12) Undergrad Grad/
Professional PUBLIC SCHOOLS
tax-supported
open to all
free
15,000 LEAs in US
INDEPENDENT OR PRIVATE SCHOOLS
tuition-supported
admission restricted
PAROCHIAL OR RELIGION-AFFILIATED
tuition and church-supported
admission restricted
HOME-SCHOOLING
taught at home by parents or Coop 2-year colleges: community, vocational/
technical
4-year colleges: liberal arts,
general/professional
Universities: can include all levels &
graduate, professional, continuing educ.

N= 3000 plus institutions, 14 million students * NC State Univ.: Facts and Figures:
A University—10 colleges, 34,000 students
A State university—North Carolina

A land-grant university (Morrill Act 1862)
A Research extensive university
A member of Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC)
Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
Located in Raleigh with presence in all 100 counties of NC ! Who's in charge?
UNC system Board of Governors & President Tom Ross, and
NC State University Board of Trustees & Chancellor Randy Woodson, and
NC State Provost/Senior Vice Chancellor Provost Warwick Arden, and 10 Colleges (deans)
NC State Faculty Senate: faculty chair and elected senators
Student Body President: elected & sits on Board of Trustees $ Funding: (2011-12 Estimated Budget)
State government (37%)
Contracts and research grants (23%)
Tuition and fees from students (17%)
Sales & services - e.g. clients, patients, fans (15%)
Private gifts and endowments (7%)
Federal government (1%) Univ. Planning and Analysis:
http://www2.acs.ncsu.edu/UPA/uniorgchart/index.htm Where the money goes:
Instruction (~30%)
Research (~30%)
Public Service / Extension (~30%)
Academic support (libraries, computer services)
Student Services
General Administration
Operation and maintenance of buildings etc
Scholarships and fellowships (4%)
Auxilliary enterprises, hospitals, farms, etc ^ Who creates change?
1) Internal:
Governing Board
Senior leaders
Faculty
Students
2) External
Alumni/friends/parents
Government
Industry
3) World trends
Environment—pandemics, climate change, etc
Governmental change—EU, Asia rising, etc.
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