ERIC Number: ED459647
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Higher Expectations: Essays on the Future of Postsecondary Education.
National Governors' Association, Washington, DC. Center for Best Practices.
The essays in this collection were commissioned to launch an initiative focusing on state policies to respond to the challenges facing higher education in the new century. The initiative will engage governors and their key advisors in three priorities: increasing student access, learning, and degree attainment; building and sustaining seamless learning; and fostering economic development. The essays are: (1) "Privatization in Higher Education" (Arthur Levine); (2) "Economics, Demography and the Future of Higher Education Policy" (Anthony P. Carnevale and Richard A. Fry); (3) "Assessing the Quality of Student Learning: An Imperative for State Policy and Practice" (Richard H. Hersh and Roger Benjamin); (4) "Technology: Creating New Models in Higher Education" (Robert W. Mendenhall); and (5) "Creating High-Performance Postsecondary Education" (Donald F. Kettl). An appendix uses the case study of Oregon's higher education system to illustrate issues in the future of higher education. (SLD)
Descriptors: Demography, Economic Factors, Educational Policy, Educational Technology, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Privatization, State Programs, Student Evaluation
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, 444 North Capitol Street, Suite 267, Washington, DC 20001. Tel: 202-624-5300; Web site: http://www.nga.org/center.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Governors' Association, Washington, DC. Center for Best Practices.