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ERIC Number: ED512536
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 24
Abstractor: ERIC
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The Productivity Push: System-Wide Reform Allows Arizona to Serve More Students. Lumina Foundation Focus[TM]. Summer 2010
Giegerich, Steve
Lumina Foundation for Education
Today, the United States spends about twice as much on higher education as the average developed nation, but many other countries are doing a better job of graduating more students at substantially lower expense. To provide more high-quality degrees and credentials at lower cost, colleges and universities must become high-performing institutions. They must contain costs and reallocate their resources to programs that help more students succeed. Arizona--the subject of this issue of "Lumina Foundation Focus" magazine--is one of seven states seeking to get back on track. It is using a four-year, $1.5 million Lumina grant to scale up the state's range of "no-frills" bachelor's degrees to meet local and student needs, including joint community college/university programs, university centers and baccalaureate campuses in high-demand areas. The state is also designing and implementing a new student-level funding model that rewards campuses for student progress and degree completion. In addition, Arizona is making its higher education system more student-centered through improved advising and career planning, development of more seamless pathways to two- and four-year postsecondary opportunities, and better tracking of student success. In short, the Arizona experience offers important lessons--lessons that this issue of "Focus" is meant to share.
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Lumina Foundation for Education
Identifiers - Location: Arizona; United States