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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. – 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