March 29, 2018

SHEEO releases state higher education finance FY 2017

by Andy Carlson, Vice President of Finance Policy and Member Services State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO)

STATE HIGHER EDUCATION FINANCE: FY 2017 CONTACT:Andy (303) 541-1607 For the first time, students are shouldering the majority of higher education costs, despite increases in state and local support, report findsState Higher Education Finance (SHEF) examines the trends, context and consequences of state higher education funding decisions in FY 2017. BOULDER, Colorado — In FY 2017, for the first time in our nation’s history, more than half of all states relied…

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March 6, 2018

SHEEO announces the first annual SHEEO Excellence Awards

SHEEO Excellence Awards SHEEO announces the first annual SHEEO Excellence Awards, which recognize the leadership, dedication, and innovation of exceptional SHEEOs, agency staff, and agencies.The Excellence Awards are: Exceptional Leader Award – Presented to a current state higher education executive officer from a member agency who has shown exceptional leadership, a commitment to higher education, a contribution to the greater good, and service to the SHEEO Association within the last year.Exceptional…

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February 27, 2018

SHEEO joins others to support reinstatement of Pell Grant eligibility for incarcerated students

Thirty-eight research, advocacy, justice organizations and professionals call on federal lawmakers to help incarcerated students access the transformative benefits of postsecondary education by reinstating Pell Grant eligibility for incarcerated students; and eliminating Question 23 on the FAFSA (drug conviction question) and removing consideration of drug offenses from the financial aid process.

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February 13, 2018

Indicators of Educational Quality for Postsecondary Accountability Systems

by David Tandberg and Aaron Horn

The United States is widely revered for its presumed excellence in higher education, and it now seems commonplace to characterize our postsecondary system as “the envy of the world” (e.g., Khator 2011). In fact, according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities—which heavily weights research productivity—fifty of the top 100 universities globally reside in the United States (Shanghai Ranking Consultancy 2016). Few informed observers, however, would equate research prowess with…

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February 6, 2018

Rob Anderson Witness at Senate HELP Committee Hearing on Reauthorizing the Higher Education Act: Improving College Affordability

by Rob Anderson

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