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ERIC Number: ED499122
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 61
Abstractor: ERIC
Good Policy, Good Practice Improving Outcomes and Productivity in Higher Education: A Guide for Policymakers
Callan, Patrick M.; Ewell, Peter T.; Finney, Joni E.; Jones, Dennis P.
National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education
This report describes a wide range of successful strategies that states can draw from to increase the educational attainment of their residents while holding down higher education costs. Part I offers examples of strategies, programs, and practices that the authors' research finds can raise educational productivity. Part II describes the levers that state policymakers can use, directly and indirectly, to influence improvements, and it emphasizes the necessity of state policy support and, if needed, policy change. Part II outlines the key policy levers that state leaders can use to pursue the strategies outlined in Part I. Together, Parts I and II of this document present the solid base of experience available to policy leaders as they seek to raise the higher education attainment of state residents, even in the face of fiscal constraints. The examples of best practices in this report show that there are ways to simultaneously achieve access, quality, and efficiency in higher education. (Contains 46 notes.)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: Lumina Foundation for Education, Indianapolis, IN.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, CA.; National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, Boulder, CO.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A