SYSTEMS WITH NEW RULES

As communications technology rearranges the competitive landscape within which Virginia's colleges and universities and others will operate, the nature of state higher education systems also will change. So will the way in which these systems are governed effectively. Reflecting on the ironies of recent advances in communications technology, Craig L. Fields, one of the developers of the Internet, said recently, "We built it to be Russian-proof, but it turned out to be regulator-proof." (New York Times, October 29, 1996)

Twenty Years of Higher Education in Virginia