ERIC Number: ED424827
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Nov
Reconceptualizing Access in Postsecondary Education and Its Ramifications for Data Systems: Report of the Policy Panel on Access. (Washington, DC, September 9, 1997).
Ruppert, Sandra; Harris, Zelema; Hauptman, Arthur; Nettles, Michael; Perna, Laura W.; Millett, Catherine M.; Rendon, Laura; Tinto, Vincent; Hurtado, Sylvia; Inkelas, Karen
This document presents papers prepared for a conference of higher education researchers, policy analysts, practitioners, and administrators. The conference centered around whether a new, broader conceptualization of access to postsecondary education is required, and what such an expanded definition of access would mean in terms of policy, research, and data collection. The first paper, a synthesis of the discussion, is "Reconceptualizing Access: A Review of the Findings from the NPEC/ACE Policy Panel on Access and Its Data Systems Ramifications" (Sandra S. Ruppert). Five experts were commissioned to prepare the following papers: (1) "Access to Higher Education" (Zelema M. Harris); (2) "Assessing the Impact of Public Policies on Access to Postsecondary Education" (Arthur M. Hauptman); (3) "Research Questions and Data Resource Needs for Examining Student Access to Higher Education" (Michael T. Nettles, Laura W. Perna, and Catherine M. Millett); (4) "Access in a Democracy: Narrowing the Opportunity Gap" (Laura I. Rendon); and (5) "From Access to Participation" (Vincent Tinto). The final paper, by Sylvia Hurtado and Karen Kurotsuchi Inkelas, is an overview of bibliographic resources and is titled "New Dilemmas of Access and Implications for National Data Use/Availability: A Summary and Annotated Bibliography of Sources." Appended is a list of panel participants. (Individual papers contain references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Admission, Data Collection, Educational Demand, Educational Policy, Educational Supply, Equal Education, Higher Education, Postsecondary Education, Public Policy
For single copies of the video, user's guide, and summary report: U.S. Dept. of Education, ED Pubs, P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398; Tel: 1-877-433-7827 (Toll Free); for multiple copies contact NPEC project office, Tel: 202-219-1590 or U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.; National Postsecondary Education Cooperative.; American Council on Education, Washington, DC.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: A 19-minute videotape containing highlights of the panel meeting has been separately published as NCES-98-314. A brief 11-page brochure entitled "Definition of Access; Where Will They Lead Us? User's Guide," separately published as NCES-98-271 to accompany the videotape, is appended here.