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ERIC Number: ED528303
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 183
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Higher Education Counts: Achieving Results. 2008 Report
Connecticut Department of Higher Education (NJ1)
"Higher Education Counts" is the annual accountability report on Connecticut's state system of higher education, as required under Connecticut General Statutes Section 10a-6a. The report contains accountability measures developed through the Performance Measures Task Force and approved by the Board of Governors for Higher Education. The measures reported are intended to provide external parties with answers to basic questions about institutional performance and return on investments in Connecticut's higher education system. As directed by the Co-Chairs of the Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee, each constituent unit submitted its accountability data to the Department of Higher Education directly this year via new data collection templates. The Department, in turn, was responsible for providing data analysis and writing the reports. Full supplemental data, information and commentary provided by each constituent unit is now included in a single comprehensive appendix. The report contains measures designed to assess progress on six statutorily-defined state goals: (1) To enhance student learning and promote academic excellence; (2) To join with elementary and secondary schools to improve teaching and learning at all levels; (3) To ensure access to and affordability of higher education; (4) To promote the economic development of the state to help business and industry sustain strong economic growth; (5) To respond to the needs and problems of society; and (6) To ensure the efficient use of resources. While there are no major changes in reporting format this year, the Department has made a concerted effort to streamline the written portions of each measure report. Constituent unit commentary and supplemental data is provided in full at the end of the document in an appendix. The report is organized around a structure which includes three levels of indicators: (1) State-Level Indicators; (2) Common Core of Institutional Measures; and (3) Constituent Unit Specific Indicators. An index is included. [For related reports, see "Higher Education Counts: Achieving Results, 2008. Executive Summary" (ED528304); and "Higher Education Counts: Achieving Results" (ED528305).]
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: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Department of Higher Education
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut