Report: Nature of the items included in the study of the Scope and Status of Higher Education in Florida (6 pages)


Material Information

Report: Nature of the items included in the study of the Scope and Status of Higher Education in Florida (6 pages)
Series Title:
Council for the Study of Higher Education in Florida. 1954
Physical Description:
Mixed Material
Dr. Culpepper ( donor )
Publication Date:
Physical Location:
Box: 6
Folder: Council for the Study of Higher Education in Florida. 1954


Subjects / Keywords:
Culpepper, J. Broward, 1907-
Spatial Coverage:
North America -- United States of America -- Florida

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
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Full Text

Nature of the items included in the study of the SCOPE AND


1. The institutions of higher learning in Florida -

Location, source of control, source of support,

affiliation, composition of student body, accreditation,

levels of instruction, extent of research, and extent

of extension services. Relationships between institutions.

2. The government of higher education in Florida -

Source of authority; issuance of charter; provisions

of charters with reference to objectives or purposes

of the institutions, the powers and duties of the

boards, the organization and administration of the

institutions, and the relationship between the head

of the institution and the board. The composition of

the governing board, method of selection of members,

tenure of members, number and duration of meetings,

attendance at meetings, organization of the board,

staff services available to the board, functions of

the board, review of board activities by oor-ts


3. The organization and administration of the institutions -

j Officers reporting to the president, coordination of

top administration, organization for instruction,

research, extension services, and auxiliaries. Methods

used for policy determination, faculty and student partic-

ipation in policy determination and administration.

4. Instructional programs in Florida institutions -

Scope of subject matter taught, by department and

by level; number of semester hours of instruction

given, by department and by level; number of student

credit hours produced, by department and by level;

weighted average class size, by department and by

level; teaching staff in full-time-equivalents by

department; average number of student credit hours

produced per faculty member; number of semester hours

of instruction given in small classes, in large classes,

by department and by level; expenditures for instructional

salaries, by department; per student cost for instructional

salary, by department; number of small duplicate sections)

repetition of courses within year for small enrollment.

5. Degrees offered and granted by Florida institutions -

Degrees offered by areas of specialization, by level;

number of degrees granted, by area and by level; sub-

jeqts ?f majors.peciali action in pwht~h degrees are

offer by mre than ..instit tion, by" more than one
inst tuition' der p lic con tol; ar'as of secial-

ization i which ', degrees Are ofbred by i.stifhions

under private cotiro by Instit ions und#r public

control, by any Florida stitution.

6, Research programs in Florida institutions -

Areas in which continuing projects are maintained,

in which short-term projects are being conducted,

in which additional projects are planned for develop- >

ment in next two years; manner in which research

projects are adopted; source of funds for research;

evaluation of research ,ativities. Faculty time

devoted to organized research, cost for faculty time.

7. Extension services in Florida institutions -

Programs provided, where offered, how supported,

how organized and administered; manner in which

new programs adopted and unneeded programs are

deleted; services demanded over and above those

provided; bow evwltaQd.

8. Library services in Florida institutions -

Services provided, how related to purposes of

institution; rAnquey -T HIuTngs; records of

student and faculty use; expenditures for library

materials and services; professional preparation of

staff; library salaries in relation to salaries

throughout the institution.

9. Staffing

10. Students

of institutions of higher learning in Florida -

Number of f.t.e. faculty members, how engaged;

,organization of faculty, function in relation

to policy determination and administration;

academic preparation of faculty, professional

and scholarly activities of faculty members;

age, length of employment, work load, median

salary by rank; provision for faculty welfare.

Number of non-academic employees, how engaged;

classification of non-academic positions, method

of selection, provision for advancement, length

of time employed; provision for staff welfare.

in Florida institutions -

Enrollment over 25 year period, enrollment

anticipated; geographic area served; caliber of

entering students; selection policies and pro-

cedures; entrance requirements; orientation pro-

cedures; student records, how maintained and how

utilized; guidance services, placement services;

holding power of institution; placement of students

on standardized examinations; scholarships and grants

in aid, extent of program and purposes; part-time

work, opportunities for, purposes of; housing services,

food services; student government and discipline.


11. Extra-curricular programs in Florida institutions -

Scope of program; extent to which utilized

by students; how related to purposes of

institution; how organized, administered

and financed; how evaluated.

12. Alumni and alumni services of Florida institutions -

Services rendered to alumni; manner in

which alumni serve the institutions; extent

to which graduates are active in alumni

organization; follow-up of graduates;

occupation of alumni; contribution to the

professional life of the State, to the

governmental service.

13. Financing institutions of higher learning in Florida -

Source of funds, relative importance of

each; nature of fund-raising activities;

budgeting policies and procedures; pre-audits

and post-audits; distribution of the higher-

education dollar; determination of unit cost,

instructional salary per student credit hour.

14. Physical plants available for higher education in Florida -

Facilities for instructional purposes, number of

units; room periods per week available, extent

to which utilized; student capacity of instructional

facilities, extent to which utilized; use of

temporary and sub-standard facilities; space
available for faculty offices; housing of
administrative services; facilities for research,
location, extent, and utilization of non-
institutional facilities; facilities for
extension services; facilities for library
services; facilities for auxiliaries, housing,
food services, medical and health services,
recreation, and student activities.

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