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ERIC Number: ED512665
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 50
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Good Policy, Good Practice II. Improving Outcomes and Productivity in Higher Education: A Guide for Policymakers
Brenneman, Meghan Wilson; Callan, Patrick M.; Ewell, Peter T.; Finney, Joni E.; Jones, Dennis P.; Zis, Stacey
National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education
This new edition of "Good Policy, Good Practice II" revises and updates the authors' 2007 publication. Like the earlier edition, it responds to one of the questions that is raised most frequently in the authors' work with public policy and education leaders as they begin to address the national and state imperatives to increase the proportion of Americans who enroll in college programs and complete degrees and certificates, and to improve the cost effectiveness and affordability of higher education. Their question is: Are there proven policies, programs, and practices that everyone can learn from? The answer is clearly "yes." This report describes some of the programs and practices that hold the most promise for raising educational productivity. This second edition attempts to rectify a shortcoming of the initial report--the need to be explicit about the requirement for convergence of policy and practice. The lack of connection between institutional attempts to improve practice and public policy that supports these innovations explains, in no small part, the limited implementations of many of the innovative educational practices proven to be most effective. The authors call attention to the need for policy change if current and future innovations are to be systematically developed, supported, replicated, implemented on a large scale, and sustained. Significant progress in the absence of both institutional and policy leadership working in tandem is unlikely. (Contains 1 figure and 15 notes.) [For the first part, "Good Policy, Good Practice. Improving Outcomes and Productivity in Higher Education: A Guide for Policymakers", see ED499122.]
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education; National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS)