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ERIC Number: ED517259
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec-23
Pages: 48
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Expanding Access and Increasing Success in Postsecondary Education for Arizonans. The Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education (ACPE) 2008-2009 Annual Report
Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education
The work of the Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education (ACPE) is guided by a 5-year strategic plan. The purpose of the plan is to provide focus for the activity of this small agency and its eight staff members in order to increase productivity and impact in the areas of its statutory authority. The mission and goals were accepted by Commissioners in late 2004 and this report reflects the fifth year review of goals, performance, and outcomes as outlined in the plan. Through a planning process, the 16 Commissioners identified an agency mission of expanding access and increasing success in postsecondary education for Arizonans. Three goals were named to achieve this mission: (1) increase available student financial resources, (2) implement strategies to help students and their families plan, enter, and succeed in postsecondary education, and (3) provide a forum for all sectors of higher education to dialogue, partner, and problem solve issues of mutual interest. A roster of the ACPE Commissioners follows this introduction. The work of the ACPE has been highly impacted over the past several years both by legislative action and the recent economic downturn. Recent additional statutory responsibilities include the Postsecondary Education Grant (PEG) program which was initiated in 2007 and the Early Graduation Scholarship Grant program which was established in the 2008. In addition, the ACPE was asked to administer the Foster Youth Postsecondary Education Case Manager Program which was designed and launched in the spring of 2008. Progress on each of these legislatively directed initiatives is discussed in more detail within this report. This report is organized in three sections; each section describes the activities and services related to each of the three goals, as well as the affects of reduced staff and budget reductions on these goals. The conclusion summarizes how the parts of this report relate to the plan and the future of the Commission. [For 2007-2008 Annual Report, see ED517258.]
Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education. 202 North Central Avenue Suite 550, Phoenix, AZ 85004. Tel: 602-258-2435; Fax: 602-258-2483; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Commission for Postsecondary Education, Phoenix.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona