ERIC Number: ED499441
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Thinking Outside the Box: Policy Strategies for Readiness, Access, and Success. Changing Direction: Integrating Higher Education Financial Aid and Financing Policy
Blanco, Cheryl D.; Jones, Dennis P.; Longanecker, David A.; Michelau, Demaree K.
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
In partnership with the American Council on Education's Center for Policy Analysis, the National Conference of State Legislatures, and the State Higher Education Executive Officers, the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) has been working to advance the overarching goal of the Changing Direction project, which was to examine how to structure financial aid and financing policies and practices to maximize participation, access, and success for all students. As this project concludes, WICHE is issuing a challenge not only to those who have participated in the project but also to others who are just beginning to think about these important issues. "Thinking Outside the Box: Policy Strategies for Readiness, Access, and Success" provides a systematic discussion of policy alignment around each of these three primary objectives, and examines them in the light of four policy tools: finance, regulation, accountability, and governance. (Contains 6 figures and 65 endnotes.)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Policy Analysis, Student Financial Aid, Educational Policy, Access to Education, Academic Achievement, Educational Finance, Accountability, Governance, College Preparation
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education. P.O. Box 9752, Boulder, CO 80301-9752. Tel: 303-541-0200; Fax: 303-541-0291; Web site: http://wiche.edu
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Sponsor: Lumina Foundation for Education, Indianapolis, IN.
Authoring Institution: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Boulder, CO.