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Godin, Eric – State Higher Education Executive Officers, 2020
State postsecondary education data systems are vital information assets for policymakers, researchers, and the public. The Communities of Practice project (funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) at the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) builds upon SHEEO's ongoing efforts to measure the capacity and effective…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Student Financial Aid, Data Use, Postsecondary Education
Whitfield, Christina; Armstrong, John; Weeden, Dustin – State Higher Education Executive Officers, 2019
Since 2010, the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) has periodically administered the "Strong Foundations" survey, which documents the content, structure, and effective use of state postsecondary student unit record systems (PSURSs). This report highlights the results of the fourth administration of the survey,…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Information Systems, Student Records, Data Collection
Tandberg, David A.; Bruecker, Ellie M.; Weeden, Dustin D. – State Higher Education Executive Officers, 2019
The foundational function of the state is the approval of an entity to establish itself as a postsecondary institution. Most often referred to as state authorization, it is the first formal act in the legal operation of an institution and often serves as the foundation upon which other quality assurance functions are built (like accreditation).…
Descriptors: State Government, Government Role, Educational Quality, Quality Assurance
Laderman, Sophia; Weeden, Dustin; Carlson, Andrew – State Higher Education Executive Officers, 2019
The State Higher Education Finance (SHEF) report is produced annually by the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) to broaden understanding of the context and consequences of multiple public policy decisions in each state. These decisions contribute to public higher education funding levels and funding distributions across…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Finance, Public Policy, State Policy
State Higher Education Executive Officers, 2019
This executive summary presents highlights from the annually-produced State Higher Education Finance (SHEF) report for FY 2018. The State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) publishes the yearly report to broaden understanding of the context and consequences of multiple public policy decisions in each state. These decisions…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Finance, Public Policy, State Policy
Tandberg, David A.; Martin, Rebecca A. – State Higher Education Executive Officers, 2019
Higher education is facing a host of challenges, including external questions regarding its value and purpose. These questions cut to the core of the states' role in higher education. Traditionally, states have the responsibility to ensure that institutions of higher education are operating in the public interest and that the institutions are good…
Descriptors: Quality Assurance, Educational Quality, Educational Improvement, Higher Education
Bell, Alli – State Higher Education Executive Officers, 2019
Since 2016, the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO), with generous support from Lumina Foundation, has been working with states to explore establishing "promise-type" aid programs for adult students (adult promise programs). SHEEO is currently working with 15 states to implement adult promise programs through…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Adult Education, Postsecondary Education, Student Financial Aid
Weeden, Dustin D. – State Higher Education Executive Officers, 2019
Higher education appropriations are often referred to as the "balance wheel" for state budgets, receiving greater than average funding reductions during economic downturns and above average increases during periods of economic growth. However, this trend has gradually diminished with each recession as higher education funding no longer…
Descriptors: Retirement Benefits, Higher Education, State Aid, Finance Reform
Toldson, Ivory A.; Pearson, Denise – State Higher Education Executive Officers, 2019
For this report, State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO) surveyed selected historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and HBCU-adjacent school districts to help SHEEOs and nongovernmental organizations understand what drives successful teacher preparation at HBCUs. The report suggests ways to use HBCUs as resources to resolve…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Black Colleges, Preservice Teacher Education, Diversity
Godin, Eric – State Higher Education Executive Officers, 2019
State postsecondary education data systems are vital information assets for policymakers, researchers, and the public. The Communities of Practice project (funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) at the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) builds upon SHEEO's ongoing efforts to measure the capacity and effective…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Postsecondary Education, Information Systems, Data Use
Laderman, Sophia – State Higher Education Executive Officers, 2018
The State Higher Education Finance (SHEF) report is produced annually by the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) to broaden understanding of the context and consequences of multiple public policy decisions in each state. These decisions contribute to public higher education funding levels and funding distributions across…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Finance, State Aid, Financial Support
Carlson, Andy; Laderman, Sophia – State Higher Education Executive Officers, 2018
Promise programs (also known as free college programs) have grown in popularity over the last few years. When targeted correctly, these programs have the potential to increase enrollment, retention, and graduation rates for underserved students. By focusing a promise program on adult students and including additional supports and services, states…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Adult Education, Student Financial Aid, Adult Programs
Whitfield, Christina – State Higher Education Executive Officers, 2017
Analysis of student-level data to inform policy and promote student success is a core function of executive higher education agencies. Postsecondary data systems have expanded their collection of data elements for use by policymakers, institutional staff and the general public. State coordinating and governing boards use these data systems for…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Educational Policy, Educational Innovation, Data
Armstrong, John; Carlson, Andy; Laderman, Sophia – State Higher Education Executive Officers, 2017
The State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) has produced periodic reports on state tuition and fee policies since 1979. In fall 2016, SHEEO administered a survey to its membership for an update to this study. In this eighth iteration of the project, the survey was revised significantly to allow for more qualitative analysis…
Descriptors: Tuition, Student Costs, Fees, Public Colleges
Tandberg, David; Laderman, Sophia; Carlson, Andy – State Higher Education Executive Officers, 2017
This white paper, an update to the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association's (SHEEO's) 2014 "Moving the Needle" report (Carlson & Zaback, 2014), examines innovative policies to improve college affordability for students from families in the two lowest income quintiles, using updated data and analyses. The policies…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Student Costs, Federal State Relationship, College Students
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