ERIC Number: ED463708
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Sep-10
Reference Count: N/A
Postsecondary Education Reform in Kentucky. Issue Brief.
Rabuzzi, Daniel A.; Carson, Ron
As governors and states seek to improve the responsiveness of postsecondary education, Kentucky's experience provides a powerful example of a systemic reform strategy. In 1997, Kentucky's governor proposed, and the General Assembly approved, the Postsecondary Education Improvement Act (House Bill 1), which reshaped the state system of public postsecondary education. Kentucky's example represents a promising practice for states looking for ways to improve the responsiveness and performance of their postsecondary education systems. The Kentucky reform effort created and reconstituted postsecondary education structures that are more amenable to change and focused on customers, the state's students, families, employers, and citizens. The reform sets goals and provides incentive funding for institutions that collectively improve state prosperity. One element of the reform is sustained gubernatorial and legislative support for a long-term change agenda. The reform Act also has established a virtual university and library to help meet statewide educational goals. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, Frankfort.; National Governors' Association, Washington, DC. Center for Best Practices.
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky