October 23, 2018

Military Credit Webinar

SHEEO and Army University hosted a webinar to provide State Higher Education Executives with insight on Army University and ongoing initiatives related to Articulated Credit for Military Learning (ACML).

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October 15, 2018

White Paper: The Power of a Promise: Implications and Importance of Adult Promise Programs

by Andy Carlson and Sophia Laderman

Promise programs (also known as free college programs) have grown in popularity over the last few years. When targeted correctly, these programs have the potential to increase enrollment, retention, and graduation rates for underserved students. By focusing a promise program on adult students and including additional supports and services, states can connect with nontraditional students who previously believed college was not an option. However, the message of a promise program…

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August 21, 2018

Robert L. King nominated for Assistant Secretary of Postsecondary Education

by Andrew Kreighbaum

The White House announced Tuesday that President Trump will nominate Robert L. King to be the assistant secretary of postsecondary education. King, who has decades of experience in state government but none at the federal level, is Trump’s first nominee for a higher ed post at the Education Department. All but three other Senate-confirmable positions have already been filled at the department.

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August 15, 2018

Assessing Quality in Postsecondary Education: International Perspectives

by Aaron S. Horn & David A. Tandberg

David Tandberg, vice president of policy research and strategic initiatives co-authored a book chapter in "Indicators of Educational Quality for Postsecondary Accountability Systems" titled "Indicators of Educational Quality for Postsecondary Accountability Systems."  Horn, A.S. & Tandberg, D.A. (2018). Indicators of educational quality for postsecondary accountability systems. In H.P. Weingarten, M. Hicks, & A. Kaufman (Eds.) Assessing Quality in Postsecondary Education: International Perspectives (3-26). Kingston, Ontario: McGill-Queen's University Press.

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August 15, 2018

MHEC Policy Brief: Evaluating State Funding Effort for Higher Education

by David A. Tandberg & Sophia A. Laderman

Higher education makes important contributions to the betterment of society and to the lives of individuals. On a societal level, higher education supplies an educated citizenry and workforce. For individuals, higher education provides an opportunity for personal development, fulfillment, and economic mobility. States play a large role in helping public colleges and universities fulfill these promised benefits: in 2017, states spent more than $86 billion on appropriations to higher education…

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