State university systems have propelled the daring American experiment in “mass higher education,” an ideal now spreading around the world. Although the “Empire State” was the last to create a state university system, the State University of New York has evolved into the nation’s largest, currently enrolling over 450,000 students
The Scholarly Conference on SUNY’s 60th Anniversary seeks to promote research that examines SUNY in the context of New York State’s political, economic, social, and cultural history, as well as with the history of other state systems of higher education. It is especially interested in papers that critically examine the extent to which SUNY in particular and other state systems in general have defined, approached, and fulfilled their missions to broaden access to higher education and to bring social and economic benefits to their citizens, their states, the nation, and beyond. Further, the conference will consider the archival and historiographical issues inherent in the preservation, interpretation, and dissemination of SUNY’s and other state systems’ histories.
All conference papers will be eligible for inclusion in a scholarly volume to be published by SUNY Press.
Suggestions of possible topics can be found at http://www.suny.edu/provost/about.cfm (Click on "Scholarly Conference" in navigation list on the left.)
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