May 11, 2020

SHEEO Job Posting: Senior Policy Analyst

Located in in Washington, D.C. Position Description: The State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) seeks a senior policy analyst to support our efforts to promote innovative state higher education policies and procedures. The senior policy analyst will collaborate with other higher education organizations and promote best practices among SHEEO member agencies. The ideal candidate will have experience with student success initiatives and a commitment to closing equity gaps in…

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May 5, 2020

New SHEEO report finds state funding remains below historic levels as public colleges brace for a recession and expected budget cuts

The impacts of COVID-19 on public higher education revenues and enrollment are unknown and potentially severe. Amidst this uncertainty, the State Higher Education Finance (SHEF) report offers a comprehensive look at where states stand as they enter this complex funding environment. BOULDER, Colorado — In fiscal year 2019, state and local support for higher education topped $100 billion for the first time in history. At the same time, public higher…

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April 28, 2020

The New SwiftStudent Tool: Help for Guiding Students Through Financial Aid Appeals Webinar

This webinar provides an overview of the new SwiftStudent digital tool, a free resource designed to help college students through the formal process of requesting additional financial aid when their economic circumstances have changed. SwiftStudent was created by the Seldin/Haring-Smith Foundation in partnership with 18 higher education organizations.

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April 10, 2020

New SHEEO White Paper: State Agencies and Systems of Higher Education Leading for Equity

Written by, Denise Pearson, Jason Lee, and Brandon Bishop 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 goal of this paper to provide SHEEOs and…

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March 26, 2020

Statement from SHEEO President Robert Anderson, Ph.D., on the bipartisan COVID-19 stimulus deal:

“We applaud Congressional leaders and Administration officials for working together to reach a bipartisan deal on a federal stimulus package. As higher education works to address the financial fallout stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, we welcome partnership and resources from the federal government. This stimulus package provides urgently needed financial assistance and administrative flexibility during this difficult time. The financial shortfalls facing higher education, however, will far exceed the funding…

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