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ERIC Number: ED517376
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 22
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
State Governance Action Report, [February] 2011
Toutsi, Cristin; Novak, Richard
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
The content of this edition of the State Governance Action Report was informed by newspaper reports, online reports, state and institutional Web sites, and conversations with state and higher education leaders. It is current through February 1, 2011. Much of this legislative activity comes at a time when the fiscal conditions of states are reaching their trough. Ramifications of budget cuts from the last two fiscal years have had a direct bearing on many of the proposals and developments described in this report, and it is likely that further changes will occur as states look to reduce spending and streamline government operations. Activities in the states mentioned within this report revolve around several issues, but most prominent are the inter-related themes of: (1) budget reductions for higher education; (2) the pervasive emphasis on degree production and college completion; and (3) redefined relationships between higher education and state government as seen in: structural governance changes; efforts to expand institutional autonomy and fiscal flexibility, especially around tuition setting authority; and an emphasis on funding institutions based more on college completion and less on enrollment and capacity-building. This summary and analysis of the issues, developments, and proposals percolating in several states is not intended to be comprehensive, but nonetheless provides a near complete view of higher-education-governance policy in the states. (Contains 12 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB), Ingram Center for Public Trusteeship and Governance