ERIC Number: ED463678
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
State Issues Digest, 2002.
American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.
This report looks at higher education policy issues that are taking shape at the state level and provides data on key trends and indicators. The first section presents findings from the 2001 State Issues Survey. Topics discussed include: fiscal issues; governance/management; economic development; academic issues; distance education; and relationship issues between educational institutions and state entities. The second section gives a state fiscal update for fiscal year 2002, focusing on the drop in economic activity following the September 11 terrorist attacks. Discussed are the economy; impact on state finances (revenue, expenditures, remedies for shortfalls); what the economic downturn and tight state budgets mean for higher education; and what is next for state legislatures and state colleges and universities (looking ahead to fiscal year 2003). The third section presents key higher education indicators that may help to inform or enrich policy. The indicators include: finance; demand (enrollment); population projections; public and policymaker perceptions; and institutional responsiveness. Data in the three sections are presented in tables and figures. (KN)
Descriptors: Budgeting, Economic Factors, Educational Finance, Financial Support, Higher Education, Public Colleges, State Programs
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.