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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
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
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
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. – 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