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National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NJ1), 2011
Performance funding--the linking of allocation of resources to accomplishment of certain desired outcomes--is an idea that is once again finding favor with policymakers. It has intuitive appeal; what's not to like about paying for results? While it is a notion that makes common sense to most decisionmakers, it is an idea with a very checkered…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Program Design, Administrative Principles, Financial Support
Kelly, Patrick; Strawn, Julie – National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NJ1), 2011
From 2000 to 2008, enrollments by recent high school graduates grew faster than enrollments by adults age 25 and older (25.3 percent v. 23.6 percent). Between 2009 and 2019, this trend is expected to reverse, with adult enrollments increasing by twice as much as enrollments by traditional age students (22.6 percent vs. 9.7 percent). This paper…
Descriptors: Enrollment Rate, Enrollment Trends, Enrollment Influences, Statistical Analysis
National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NJ1), 2011
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and assessments aligned to them represent a significant milestone in public education reform in the U.S. Developed with consultation from higher education, the rigorous new standards and the assessments now being drafted by two consortia promise to help students reach higher levels of academic achievement and…
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, State Standards, Alignment (Education), Public Education
Kelly, Patrick J. – National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NJ1), 2011
In 1997, policymakers in Kentucky enacted perhaps the most sweeping higher education reform legislation of any state in the past two decades. Kentucky's Postsecondary Education Improvement Act (House Bill 1) has been heralded by many higher education leaders across the U.S. as one of the great success stories--a rare instance when a state's…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Attainment, Educational Change, Educational Legislation
Boeke, Marianne; Zis, Stacey; Ewell, Peter – National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NJ1), 2011
With support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS) is engaged in a two year project centered on state policies that foster student progression and success in the "adult re-entry pipeline." The adult re-entry pipeline consists of the many alternative pathways to…
Descriptors: State Policy, Reentry Students, Adult Students, Postsecondary Education
Ewell, Peter; Boeke, Marianne; Zis, Stacey – National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NJ1), 2010
How states authorize postsecondary institutions to operate within their boundaries is one of the least well documented topics in higher education today. No two states do this the same way and jurisdictional boundaries among the state agencies that perform these functions are sometimes uncertain (Goldstein, Lacey, and Janiga 2006). The role of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Articulation (Education), Accreditation (Institutions), State Agencies
Kelly, Patrick J. – National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NJ1), 2010
In February 2009, President Barack Obama told a joint session of Congress: "By 2020, America will once again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world". Higher education policymakers across the country were immediately encouraged by this statement, and a variety of policy organizations quickly set out to calculate the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Attainment, College Graduates, Politics of Education
Jones, Dennis P.; Wellman, Jane – National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NJ3), 2009
Clearly, changing postsecondary finance without a lot of new money to grease the skids will be difficult. The status quo is always easier than change, particularly change that will be objectionable to those who benefited most in the previous system. But political objections aren't the only barrier to changing funding in higher education; a…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Finance, Productivity, Undergraduate Study
Kelly, Patrick J.; Ewell, Peter T. – National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NJ1), 2009
NCHEMS (National Center for Higher Education Management Systems) has worked with the National Association of Systems heads (NASH)--with support from the Lumina Foundation for Education--to develop (1) empirically-based access regions for postsecondary institutions based on student enrollment patterns and (2) access, transition, and completion…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Access to Education, Higher Education, Partnerships in Education
National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NJ1), 2009
With generous support from the Lilly Endowment, the Indiana Chamber has contracted with National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS) to provide a policy framework and specific recommendations for improving the system of adult education and workforce training in Indiana--building on the important initiatives that have already…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Leadership Effectiveness, Educational Practices, Educational Policy
Jones, Dennis P.; Ewell, Peter T. – National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NJ1), 2009
The College Access and Completion Innovation Fund proposed by the Obama administration in the FY 2009-10 budget holds considerable promise as a tool to leverage badly needed change in higher education nationally--and especially in California. It is potentially the most flexible tool among those currently available to promote attainment of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, Educational Attainment, Databases
Ewell, Peter; Boeke, Marianne; Zis, Stacey – National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NJ1), 2008
A central objective of state policy is to move larger numbers of citizens through the "educational pipeline" to attain a college degree. In part this objective recognizes that the U.S. is losing its historic dominance in the proportion of young adults with a postsecondary credential (OECD, 2007). Equally important in stimulating change…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Policy, Public Policy, Educational Attainment
Kelly, Patrick J.; Jones, Dennis P. – National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NJ1), 2007
This project--funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts--is an effort to address the performance of state higher education systems, and the public sectors within them, relative to their levels of funding. The measure used for funding and those used for performance are described. The data used throughout this study were compiled and analyzed to answer…
Descriptors: Public Agencies, Public Colleges, State Universities, Comparative Analysis
Kelly, Patrick J. – National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NJ1), 2005
At a time when many states are becoming increasingly diverse, the need for more complete and useful measures of educational equality among ethnic and gender groups is critical. This study--funded by the Lumina Foundation for Education--examines disparities in educational attainment among race/ethnic and gender groups in the U.S. and within each…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Equal Education, Educational Attainment, Racial Differences
Jones, Dennis P. – National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NJ1), 2005
Stewardship of place is an idea whose time has come. Much of the improvement in economic opportunity and quality of life sought by policymakers for the citizens of their states depends on the acceptance by universities (especially metropolitan universities) of a leadership role in their communities. But university leadership cannot marshal the…
Descriptors: Leadership, Leadership Responsibility, Government Role, State Government