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ERIC Number: ED516837
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep
Pages: 24
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Best Practices in Documenting Workforce Success of College Graduates: Final Report
Lessne, Deborah S.
Connecticut Department of Higher Education (NJ1)
This report documents the Connecticut Department of Higher Education's efforts to investigate and document best practices in assessing student achievement as measured by workforce success. That effort is part of a five-state project to Define Best Practices for Responsible Accountability Models in Higher Education funded by a U.S. Department of Education's Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) grant to the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education. Connecticut's analysis of best practices in documenting workforce success of college graduates included the review of twenty-four states' plans for higher education. Of the twenty-four plans reviewed, fourteen had some kind of mandate for reporting higher education outcomes (from the legislature or from a higher education governing or coordinating board) although they varied considerably as to whether all sectors of higher education were included and whether the results were aggregated by state or only evaluated for each institution or sector individually. Twelve of the 24 had statewide goals addressing higher education's contribution to workforce or economic development--many without specific reports or measures defined that would document those contributions. Only nine states had mandates, workforce goals and indicators clearly lined up to show the contribution of higher education within the state to workforce development. Appended are: (1) Employer Survey Instruments; and (2) Summary of State Accountability Activity. (Contains 39 endnotes.)
Connecticut Department of Higher Education. 61 Woodland Street 3rd Floor, Hartford, CT 06105. Tel: 860-947-1800; Fax: 860-947-1310; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Department of Higher Education
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut