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Hall-Martin, Molly E. – State Higher Education Executive Officers, 2021
In the regulation of higher education in the United States, there are three key players: the United States Department of Education, accrediting agencies, and the states--collectively known as the regulatory triad. States play the important role of authorizer--the consumer protection leg of the triad. In 2019, the State Higher Education Executive…
Descriptors: Higher Education, State Agencies, Agency Role, Administrative Organization
Hall-Martin, Molly E. – State Higher Education Executive Officers, 2021
In March 2020, college campuses across the country scrambled to transition to online learning as the COVID-19 pandemic began to spread across the United States. While some were able to transition to virtual learning with relative--though not completely seamless--ease due to existing virtual infrastructure, other institutions were essentially…
Descriptors: Tribally Controlled Education, American Indian Education, American Indian Students, COVID-19
Cummings, Kristen; Laderman, Sophia; Lee, Jason; Tandberg, David; Weeden, Dustin – State Higher Education Executive Officers, 2021
States invest in public higher education in two primary ways: through direct funds to institutions (general operating support) and direct funds to students in the form of state financial aid programs (student grant aid). General operating support is the larger of the two funding categories, totaling $80.8 billion in 2019, while state financial aid…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, State Aid, Educational Finance, Higher Education
Laderman, Sophia; Heckert, Kelsey – State Higher Education Executive Officers, 2021
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 public policy decisions in each state that contribute to public higher education funding levels and funding distributions across states and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Finance, State Aid, Financial Support
Ezeugo, Ernest; Klein, Carrie; Whitfield, Christina – State Higher Education Executive Officers, 2021
State postsecondary data systems contain a wealth of information--including detailed records about individuals--that allow states to analyze and improve their postsecondary education systems. The entities that maintain these systems operate in a context of concern about the privacy and security of educational records. They have both an interest in…
Descriptors: Privacy, Information Security, Information Systems, Postsecondary Education
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
Pearson, Denise; Lee, Jason; Bishop, Brandon – State Higher Education Executive Officers, 2020
Leaders of state agencies and systems of higher education (SHEEOs) are in unique positions to expand higher education's positive impact on the human condition through an intentional and systematic focus on educational equity. The opportunities and challenges are noteworthy, and the authors of this paper sought to identify these. It is also the…
Descriptors: State Agencies, Higher Education, Equal Education, State Policy
Pearson, Denise; Heckert, Kelsey – State Higher Education Executive Officers, 2020
The United States leads the world in the number of incarcerated persons per 100,000. In today's global economy, these numbers represent huge wastes in human capital, especially when you consider the inequitable nature of the American criminal justice system, as witnessed by the disproportionate racial and ethnic composition, types of crimes, and…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Postsecondary Education, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions
Laderman, Sophia; Weeden, Dustin – State Higher Education Executive Officers, 2020
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 public policy decisions in each state that contribute to public higher education funding levels and funding distributions across states and…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Educational Policy, Public Colleges, Higher Education
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
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
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
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