April 26, 2019

West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission Names Interim Chancellor

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — During its regularly scheduled meeting today, the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (Commission) named Dr. Sarah Armstrong Tucker, Chancellor of the West Virginia Community and Technical College System (CTCS), as interim chancellor of the Commission.  This will be a dual role, and Tucker will continue as the chancellor of the CTCS.  She succeeds Carolyn Long who has served in the role since July 2018. Read…

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April 24, 2019

SHEEO Releases Strong Foundations 2018: The State of State Postsecondary Data Systems

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, conducted in 2018. The most recent report highlights states’ abilities to calculate performance metrics, an examination of which educational sectors are covered by these systems, and an…

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April 10, 2019

Reauthorizing the Higher Education Act: Strengthening Accountability to Protect Students and Taxpayers

by David Tandberg

Testimony Provided to the United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions I have been asked to address the issue of accountability in higher education. Among its many obligations, government has one central role in society: The provision of the public good. Higher education benefits society generally, and college graduates directly, in a multitude of ways. In those regards, the U.S. higher education system is performing exceptionally well.…

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April 9, 2019

SHEF 2018 Case Study: Ten Years Out: State Recovery from the Great Recession

by Sophia Laderman

This case study provides an analysis of how well states have recovered from the Great Recession. We consider the depth of cuts in state funding, recovery of total educational revenues and the sources of that recovery, and changes in state financial aid.

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April 9, 2019

SHEF 2018 Case Study: Fiscal Challenges in Illinois

by Andy Carlson

Higher education finance data for Illinois continues to be an outlier in the 2018 SHEF report. This case study provides context behind the significant increases in Illinois’ state support and explains how the SHEF data handle Illinois’ lack of a budget in 2016 and 2017.

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