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National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, 2017
The University of Alaska System and its constituent institutions are faced with significant--and opposing--forces and pressures. The future well-being of the state will, in many ways, be shaped by the nature and extent of their contributions to the education of the state's citizens and workforce, the expansion and diversification of the state's…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Best Practices, Program Effectiveness, Performance Factors
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
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
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