May 21, 2019

SHEEO Postdoctoral Fellowship Position Announcement

SHEEO Position Announcement in Boulder, Colorado Postdoctoral Fellowship Overview SHEEO seeks to fill a postdoctoral fellowship. SHEEO is the national association of state higher education leaders who serve statewide coordinating and governing boards and other state higher education agencies. This position supports SHEEO’s efforts to perform high-quality analysis, policy evaluation and research; advance critical programs and projects; provide assistance to SHEEO members; advance SHEEO’s strategic vision; and contribute to the…

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May 1, 2019

Quality Assurance and Improvement in Higher Education: The Role of the States

by David Tandberg & Rebecca Martin

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 stewards of their public resources. Central to this responsibility is the question of institutional and educational quality.…

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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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