ERIC Number: ED450635
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Improving Postsecondary Education: NPCI Contributions to Policy and Practice.
National Center for Postsecondary Improvement, Stanford, CA.
This booklet describes the efforts and successes of the National Center for Postsecondary Improvement (NCPI), a collaborative research venture of Stanford University, the University of Michigan, and the University of Pennsylvania that conducts research describing and analyzing the challenges of postsecondary education. Its goal is to provide institutions, policy makers, employers, students, parents, faculty, and administrators with the information and tools necessary to help them improve the U.S. postsecondary educational system. The booklet's first section briefly summarizes areas in which NCPI has effected improvement and its dissemination and outreach activities. The next section details research findings and their impact in seven areas: the marketplace, student outcomes, environmental demands, student transitions, access and financial aid, organizational change, and teaching, learning and assessment. The final section describes NCPI's planned activities in agenda-setting, extension of research analyses, and translation, dissemination, and outreach. (Contains 40 references.) (EV)
National Center for Postsecondary Improvement, Stanford University, School of Education, 520 Galvez Mall, 508 CERAS, Stanford, CA 94305-3084. Tel: 650-723-7724.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Postsecondary Education, Libraries, and Lifelong Learning (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Postsecondary Improvement, Stanford, CA.