July 2, 2020

Modeling the Impacts of COVID-19 on Public Institutions White Paper and Excel Tool

NCHEMS, in partnership with SHEEO and with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has developed an Excel tool to help state agency staff think about and model the potential impacts of the COVID crisis on enrollments, finances, costs, and completions. They also have produced a white paper describing the underlying theories and assumptions that inform the tool, how the tool might be used, a few example scenarios using…

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June 24, 2020

Making a Comeback: Webinars for Policy Leaders

Education Strategy Group, The Association of Community College Trustees and The State Higher Education Executive Officers Association are pleased to announce the continuation of the Making A Comeback series with three new webinars in the month of July. These online forums are designed to help state and institutional leaders anticipate and respond to challenges facing higher education due to COVID-19.  We hope you will join us every other week beginning Wednesday, July 1. Registration links and additional details…

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June 11, 2020

SHEEO Statement in Support of the Black Community

The killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and tragically, many other Black Americans have left many Americans outraged and in pain and sparked a movement of protest across the country. At SHEEO, we stand with those fighting against racism, racial violence, white supremacy, and the racial injustices in our country and affirmatively declare that Black lives matter. SHEEO’s vision reads, “Together with its members, SHEEO will promote an…

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June 10, 2020

New SHEEO White Paper: Postsecondary Education for Incarcerated Individuals: Guidance for State Agencies and Systems of Higher Education

Written by Denise Pearson and Kelsey Heckert The United States leads the world in the number of incarcerated persons per 100,000.1In 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 length of prison sentences represented within this population. Regardless of the pathway…

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May 13, 2020

Statement from SHEEO President Robert Anderson, Ph.D., on the House stimulus legislation (“HEROES Act”)

“We applaud House leaders for introducing a federal stimulus bill that recognizes the budgetary challenges confronting states and their higher education systems today. The HEROES Act is sweeping in size and scope. Without an intervention of this size, states will make deep cuts to programs and services, including slashing critical investments in public higher education. These cuts will threaten educational quality, make college less affordable, and only serve to deepen…

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