HEPC 2012 - Context for success: Making sense of institutional differences in student backgrounds, quality, and cost

Policymakers and education leaders all agree we face significant challenges in meeting the country’s need for increased educational attainment. Getting there, however, is challenging for numerous reasons not the least of which is the complexity and diversity of American higher education. What practical ideas for measurement of higher education outcomes can we advance given this complexity? How can outstanding (or weak) performance be recognized and progress be acknowledged, given the differences in student populations from institution to institution and from one year to the next? This session will present a preview of a national project developing resources to help address these issues. Representatives from two states will join the project’s co-directors to weigh in on this important topic.

Sandy Baum, Higher Education Policy Analyst, The George Washington University

Lee Holcombe, Director, Higher Education Policy Institute
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Kim Hunter-Reed, Chief of Staff, Louisiana Board of Regents

David L. Wright, Chief Policy and Research Officer
Tennessee Higher Education Commission

Danette Howard, Secretary of Higher Education, Maryland Higher Education Commission

Context for success (ppt) followed by An Input-Adjusted Framework for Assessing the Effectiveness of Tennessee's Higher Education Institutions (ppt)

Thursday, August 9, 2012
Presented by: 
Baum, Holcombe, Hunter-Reed, Wright