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ERIC Number: ED517261
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec-28
Pages: 40
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Expanding Access and Increasing Success in Postsecondary Education for Arizonans. The Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education (ACPE) 2009-2010 Annual Report
Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education
The work of the Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education (ACPE) is guided by a strategic plan. The purpose of the plan is to provide focus for the activity of this small agency and its five staff members in order to increase productivity and impact in the areas of its statutory authority. The mission and goals were accepted by Commissioners and this report reflects a 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 assistance 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 assignment of new responsibilities and most significantly by the recent economic downturn. Additional statutory responsibilities include the Postsecondary Education Grant (PEG) program (initiated in 2007), the Early Graduation Scholarship Grant (established in the 2008), the Arizona College Access Aid Program (ACAAP) (a part of the College Access Challenge Grant established in 2009), and the Foster Youth Postsecondary Education Case Manager Program (initiated in 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 the 2008-2009 Annual Report, see ED517259.]
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 Commission for Postsecondary Education
Identifiers - Location: Arizona