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Quintanilla, Andrés; Davis, Leanne; Ajinkya, Julie – Institute for Higher Education Policy, 2020
Community. Collaboration. Co-creation. These are the three principles that the Community Engagement Coalition (CEC) has applied for more than ten years to tackle myriad community-wide challenges. A partnership of several coalitions in the southeast Indiana region, the CEC understands that increased rates of postsecondary completion benefit not…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Educational Attainment, Partnerships in Education, Hispanic Americans
Byon, Anna – Institute for Higher Education Policy, 2020
Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities are growing at a faster rate than any other racial group in the United States. The opportunity to address significant inequities impacting this community is hiding in our country's postsecondary data. Collections of data at the U.S. Department of Education and our institutions of higher…
Descriptors: Federal Government, Data Collection, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders
Velez, Erin Dunlop; Pretlow, Josh; Roberson, Amanda Janice – Institute for Higher Education Policy, 2020
There is steadily growing consensus around a critical issue in our nation's higher education system: the need to modernize our postsecondary data infrastructure. Recognizing that building the Student-Level Data Network (SLDN) outlined in pending federal legislation will require the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) to make key…
Descriptors: Data, Federal Programs, Information Networks, Higher Education
Davis, Leanne; Pocai, Jennifer; Ajinkya, Julie – Institute for Higher Education Policy, 2020
Talent Hubs are communities that have shown the ability and commitment to significantly increase college-level learning among residents of all backgrounds. Areas that have earned a designation as a Talent Hub truly work as a community, meaning businesses, education leaders, and civic organizations work as a unit to attract, cultivate, and retain…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap, Postsecondary Education, COVID-19
Bussey, Karen; Dancy, Kim; Voight, Mamie – Institute for Higher Education Policy, 2019
Accurately evaluating what works -- and what doesn't -- to improve student progression through higher education requires the robust use of reliable data. States play a pivotal role in compiling and using data to empower student choice, spur continuous institutional and system improvement, and develop evidence-based solutions that promote college…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Evidence Based Practice, Data Collection, Data Use
Mugglestone, Konrad; Dancy, Kim; Voight, Mamie – Institute for Higher Education Policy, 2019
Public flagship universities are often the most selective, rigorous, and well-resourced public schools in each state, and their important status and name recognition play an important role in raising the college-going aspirations of state residents. Flagships are well-positioned to promote social and economic mobility. However, increasingly high…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Equity (Finance), Low Income Students, Resource Allocation
Arnold, Nathan; Voight, Mamie; Morales, Jessica; Dancy. Kim; Coleman, Art – Institute for Higher Education Policy, 2019
As the higher education landscape has expanded beyond issues of access and affordability to include an emphasis on student completion and employment outcomes, accreditors can play a leadership role in advancing this important change. A shift to student success that rightfully centers in part on closing equity gaps between low-income students and…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Accreditation (Institutions), Data Use, Academic Achievement
Davis, Leanne; Watts, Kimberly; Ajinka, Julie – Institute for Higher Education Policy, 2019
Nearly 41 million American adults live 25 miles or more from the nearest university or college, or in areas where only a single community college offers accessible public higher education. This physical isolation leads to stark economic inequities, where the wealthiest 10 percent of the nation's zip codes are considered "college-rich"…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Rural Areas, Educational Innovation, Educational Strategies
Anderson, Rachel – Institute for Higher Education Policy, 2019
State longitudinal data systems can be a powerful tool to support student success and spur equity-minded improvement throughout state education systems, but state policymakers must ensure that students' information is safe and secure. In a case study looking at Louisiana's efforts to secure student data, this profile illuminates some of the…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Privacy, Student Records, Data Use
Peters, Eleanor Eckerson; Roberson, Amanda Janice; Voight, Mamie – Institute for Higher Education Policy, 2019
This report shares the perspectives and aspirations of 17 low-income and working-class students based on interviews the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) conducted over two semesters of their college journeys. The report identifies opportunities for policymakers and institutional leaders to support all students through completion,…
Descriptors: College Students, Paying for College, Tuition, Student Loan Programs
Salanger, Connor; Davis, Leanne; Ajinkya, Julie – Institute for Higher Education Policy, 2019
Student debt is a major barrier to adult student reengagement and degree completion. Institutional debt forgiveness is one approach to addressing the affordability barrier for returning students. This guidebook features an interview with leaders at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, who share details about the innovative debt-forgiveness…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Strategic Planning, Educational Attainment, Debt (Financial)
Grama, Joanna Lyn – Institute for Higher Education Policy, 2019
Our current federal postsecondary data system is incomplete and fails to provide today's students with the accurate, timely information that they need to inform their college choices and promote their success. As policymakers consider proposals to improve this federal data system, it is critical that they work in tandem to protect students'…
Descriptors: Privacy, Information Security, Postsecondary Education, Information Systems
O'Hara, Amy – Institute for Higher Education Policy, 2019
Our current federal postsecondary data system is incomplete and fails to provide today's students with the accurate, timely information that they need to inform their college choices and promote their success. As policymakers consider proposals to improve this federal data system, they should model best practices of responsible data-use to ensure…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Information Dissemination, Information Management, Information Security
Huie, Stephanie Bond; Troutman, David R. – Institute for Higher Education Policy, 2019
Accurate, timely data on student outcomes and post-graduate earnings is a critical piece of any state effort to close equity gaps in college access and success, boost attainment statewide, and strategically align education and workforce goals. Unfortunately, in the absence of a federal student-level data network, states and other key stakeholders…
Descriptors: Universities, Government School Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Data Collection
Institute for Higher Education Policy, 2018
Public flagship universities were established to provide an excellent education to their states' residents and are therefore well-positioned to enhance social and economic mobility within their states. Yet in many cases, too few low-income students and students of color have access to these elite colleges and the opportunities they provide. This…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Access to Education, Low Income Students, Minority Group Students
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