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ERIC Number: ED499427
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec-5
Pages: 45
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Moving the Blue Arrow: Pathways to Educational Opportunity. 2008 Strategic Master Plan for Higher Education in Washington
Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board
The Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board is charged by state statute with creating a strategic master plan for higher education once every 10 years, with updates every four years. The purpose of a statewide strategic master plan is to identify the overarching goals of the state's postsecondary education system. A limited and focused set of accountability measures must be designed to monitor progress and invent institutional behavior that can accomplish these goals. The 2008 Strategic Master Plan charts the course for improvement of the state's higher education system over the next decade and beyond. To get started with this important work, the Higher Education Coordinating Board will lead initiatives in three main areas of emphasis during the coming year. The work immediately ahead consists of establishing strategies and crafting proposals that will, when carried out fully, achieve long-term goals. Following is a summary of the initiatives scheduled for the plan's first year: (1) raise educational attainment to create prosperity and opportunity; (2) promote economic growth and innovation; and (3) monitor and fund higher education for results. The plan presented herein reflects Washington state's commitment to the principle that educational opportunities must be expanded to every young person and every adult. It is envisioned that by 2018, Washington's higher education institutions will be fully integrated into a cradle-through-career system that educates more people to higher levels of skill and knowledge than ever before.
Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board. 917 Lakeridge Way SW, P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430. Tel: 360-753-7800; Fax: 360-753-7808; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Olympia.
Identifiers - Location: Washington