ERIC Number: ED453764
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Transforming Postsecondary Education for the 21st Century: The Nuts and Bolts of Policy Leadership.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
Transforming postsecondary education to meet the demands and challenges of a new century is a task of enormous scope and complexity that will require strong, imaginative, and sustained leadership at state and institutional levels. Policy leadership will need to identify the needs of society and postsecondary education and articulate a vision based on a data-driven analytic framework. A public agenda to address the identified problems must be supported by a convincing storyline. It will be essential to build a consensus around the need to realize this vision while staying "on message" and maintaining the focus of transformation efforts. It will also be necessary to align the implementation tools for transformation through planning, structure and governance, regulation, budgeting, and accountability provisions. Little real progress is likely to result unless the tools and approaches of policy leadership are able to establish and maintain the new directions community, state, and national needs require. (SLD)
Descriptors: Colleges, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Leadership, Policy Formation, Public Policy, School Role, Social Change
Education Commission of the States Distribution Center, 707 17th Street, Suite 2700, Denver, CO 80202-3427 (PS-99-2: $12 plus postage and handling). Tel: 303-299-3692.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.