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ERIC Number: ED540269
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov-15
Pages: 15
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of SHEEO's State Policy Resource Connections (SPRC) Initiative. Final Report
Ryherd, Ann Daley
State Higher Education Executive Officers
With the assistance of the Lumina Foundation, the State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO) staff has been working to develop a broad, up-to-date database of policy relevant information for the states and to create analytical studies to help state leaders identify priorities and practices for improving policies and performance across the higher education landscape. The project is entitled State Policy Resource Connections (SPRC). Its stated objective is to "provide SHEEOs with rapid, easy access to policy relevant data, and to create analytical studies to help state leaders identify priorities and develop strategies for improving policies and performance." This report summarizes the findings and recommendations from a formal evaluation of the states' responses to the project and the analytical reports. The following is a short description of the four reports that were the focus of this evaluation: (1) "Degree Productivity and Cost Trends (August 2010)" provides a national and cross-state overview and analysis of trends in degree production and completion rates, costs per degree and completion, and enrollment in public higher education; (2) "Certificate Production and the Race toward Higher Education Attainment (December 2010)" provides national, regional and cross-state overviews of recent trends in certificate production and the types of certificates being produced; (3) "Staffing Trends in Public Colleges and Universities: A National Analysis 2001-2009 (May 2011)" analyzes postsecondary staffing characteristics and changes over time by state, sector, and institutional type; and (4) "Degree Production Trends by Program Area: A National Analysis 2001-2009 (August 2011)" examines degree productivity by specific program area using the Classification on Instructional Programs (CIP). Appended are: (1) Summary of SPRC Reports; and (2) List of Participants.
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Higher Education Executive Officers