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William FridayPower, Purpose, and American Higher Education$
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William A. Link

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781469611853

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9781469611860_Link

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Restructuring the University System

Restructuring the University System

(p.159) Chapter 6 Restructuring the University System
William Friday

William A. Link

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter describes how Bill Friday was engaged in a battle to alter the external structure of the multicampus University of North Carolina (UNC). First came the Carlyle Commission, an attempt to rationalize public postsecondary education in the state by establishing a system of comprehensive community colleges, upgrading the teachers' colleges, and solidifying UNC's position. Then, in the mid-1960s, powerful forces upset the equilibrium attempted in the Carlyle Commission's plan and undermined UNC's political influence in the General Assembly. By the latter half of the 1960s, UNC's power was openly challenged, as higher education became a major issue in North Carolina politics. University restructuring was the product of considerable confusion, beginning in the 1950s, in public higher education in North Carolina.

Keywords:   Bill Friday, external structure, North Carolina, Carlyle Commission, public postsecondary education, comprehensive community colleges

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