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Price, Monica Hatfield – Review of Higher Education, 2019
This study expands our understanding of how groups influence the higher education policy process through strategic policy narratives. As the number and diversity of interest groups attempting to influence the policy making process in higher education increases, the importance of considering how those interest groups strategically construct and use…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Educational Policy, Higher Education, Educational Strategies
Complete College America, 2016
Higher education often operates under old rules -- rules that continue despite an increasingly diverse student population and improved understanding of human behavior and choice. Under these old rules, fewer than half of students graduate on time, if at all, and troubling equity gaps exist based on income, race, and ethnicity. It is time for new…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, Graduation, College Credits
Martin, Michael – Hunt Institute, 2015
Assessments matter in education. Testing is nothing new; tests have been around as long as school itself. However, over the last 15 years, state assessments have grown to be an increasingly central, and often controversial, part of schooling. As states raise their standards, it is more important than ever to ask: What is a high-quality assessment?…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, State Standards, Academic Standards
Trombley, William H., Ed.; Sallo, Todd, Ed. – National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, 2012
In the first decade of the 21st century, the nation, the states, and colleges and universities began to grapple with the challenges of globalization, changing demography, the implications of the digital era, and of a less expansive public sector. Although not a transformative period for higher education, the decade saw significant innovations in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Public Colleges, Private Colleges, Community Colleges
Camou, Michelle; Patton, Wendy – Policy Matters Ohio, 2012
Prosperous regions are educated regions. Ohio's relatively low share of residents with college degrees has concerned one governor after the other and proposals for managing Ohio's university system have differed substantially. The Kasich administration's higher education proposal, the "Enterprise University Plan for Ohio," is based on…
Descriptors: State Regulation, Educational Change, Politics of Education, Educational Policy
Camou, Michelle; Patton, Wendy – Policy Matters Ohio, 2012
Prosperous regions are educated regions. Ohio's relatively low share of residents with college degrees has concerned one governor after the other and proposals for managing Ohio's university system have differed substantially. The Kasich administration's higher education proposal, the "Enterprise University Plan for Ohio," is based on…
Descriptors: State Regulation, Educational Change, Politics of Education, Educational Policy
Rogers Poliakoff, Anne; Dailey, Caitlin Rose; White, Robin – Academy for Educational Development, 2011
The purpose of this report is to document evidence of institutional change in teacher preparation among universities participating in the Teachers for a New Era (TNE) Learning Network. The report is based upon a cross-case analysis of individual case studies of nine universities, conducted by Academy for Educational Development (AED) researchers.…
Descriptors: Evidence, Educational Development, Colleges, Organizational Change
OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2011
The future of Greece's well-being will depend on improving educational performance to boost productivity and improve social outcomes. In the current economic context, with the need to get best value for spending, Greece must and can address inefficiencies in its education system. The challenges are significant. For example, Greece lags behind many…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
Offenstein, Jeremy; Shulock, Nancy – Jobs for the Future, 2010
As educators, government officials, and foundations leaders have embraced the agenda of dramatically increasing college success and credential completion, they have come to understand the need for better data on student outcomes to guide the improvement efforts of institutions, systems, and states. The data on degree completion and other final…
Descriptors: Credits, Accountability, Higher Education, Educational Objectives