- Report Published -
|The Case for Change|
|Commission on the University of the 21st Century|
|SJR 57 (1988)|
|Our Commission, created by resolution of the 1988 Session of the General Assembly, has completed its work and submitted its report.|
Our major conclusion is that fundamental changes in Virginia's system of higher education are necessary in order to strengthen Virginia's leadership position among the states. The world's social and economic orders are changing at an unprecedented pace. While higher education cannot solve the many problems confronting our nation, it can provide leadership in bringing about the educational reforms required for people to begin working out solutions.
We affirm the value of higher education. With Thomas Jefferson, we believe that "diffusion of knowledge" among the people is the instrument by which we maintain our history and identity, our economic security, and our personal and corporate opportunities for growth.