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2006 National Center Reports

Setting a Public Agenda for Higher Education in the States: Lessons Learned from the National Collaborative for Higher Education Policy
December 2006
  by Gordon K. Davies

This report summarizes the lessons learned from the National Collaborative for Higher Education Policy. It offers guidance to states interested in gaining broad agreement around a new agenda for higher education that is grounded in performance in the state and directed toward meeting the needs of state residents.

   
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Measuring Up Internationally: Developing Skills and Knowledge for the Global Knowledge Economy
September 2006 (#06-7)
  by Alan Wagner

In comparing the performance of the United States in higher education with that of advanced, market-economy countries across the globe, this report finds that the United States' leadership position has eroded.

   
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Measuring Up 2006: The National Report Card on Higher Education
September 2006 (#06-4 and #06-5)
 

Measuring Up 2006 consists of a national report card for higher education (report #06-5) and 50 state report cards (#06-4). The purpose of Measuring Up 2006 is to provide the public and policymakers with information to assess and improve postsecondary education in each state. For the first time, this edition offers international comparisons with states and the nation as a whole. Visit www.highereducation.org to download Measuring Up 2006 or to make your own comparisons of state performance in higher education.

   
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Technical Guide for Measuring Up 2006: Documenting Methodology, Indicators, and Data Sources
September 2006 (#06-6)
  

Checks and Balances at Work: The Restructuring of Virginia's Public Higher Education System
June 2006 (#06-3)
  by Lara K. Couturier

A case study of Virginia's 2005 Restructured Higher Education Financial and Administrative Operations Act. The Restructuring Act represents a significant renegotiation of the relationship between the Commonwealth of Virginia and its public colleges and universities. It gives more autonomy to the public colleges for conducting certain operations, but checks that autonomy with new accountability targeted directly at the needs of the state.

   
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The Governance Divide: The Case Study for Florida
May 2006 (#05-4)
  by Andrea Venezia and Joni E. Finney

This case study is part of a broader research project examining state policies and governance structures that span K–12 and postsecondary education. Florida has implemented some of the most sweeping education governance changes of any state; all levels of education are housed in the Department of Education, which is overseen by a commissioner who reports to the governor.

   
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The Governance Divide: The Case Study for New York
May 2006 (#05-6)
  by Andrea Venezia, Michael W. Kirst, and Michael D. Usdan

This case study is part of a broader research project examining state policies and governance structures that span K–12 and postsecondary education. The New York Board of Regents oversees all education in the state and has been in place for over 200 years; this lends the regents' office a legitimacy and tradition unlike any other state education governance structure in the nation.

   
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American Higher Education:
How Does It Measure Up for the 21st Century?
May 2006 (#06-2)
  by James B. Hunt Jr. and Thomas J. Tierney with a Foreword by Garrey Carruthers

These essays by former Governor James B. Hunt Jr. and business leader Thomas J. Tierney lay out in succinct fashion the requirements of both our nation and our states for new and higher levels of performance from America's colleges and universities.

   
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Policy Alert: Assessing College-Level Learning
May 2006
  Policy Alert is a publication series that summarizes important policy findings affecting the future of higher education. This issue describes the work of the National Forum on College-Level Learning and shows how student learning can be assessed at the state level. States can use the assessment results to improve their higher education policies and practices, in order to increase the knowledge and skills of their residents.
   
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The Governance Divide: The Case Study for Georgia
April 2006 (#05-5)
  by Andrea Venezia, Patrick M. Callan, Michael W. Kirst, and Michael D. Usdan

This case study is part of a broader research project examining state policies and governance structures that span K–12 and postsecondary education. Georgia was the first state to have state and regional P–16 councils, and its regents' office in the University System of Georgia oversees a variety of projects that focus on connecting K–12 and postsecondary education.

   
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The Governance Divide: The Case Study for Oregon
April 2006 (#05-7)
  by Andrea Venezia and Michael W. Kirst

This case study is part of a broader research project examining state policies and governance structures that span K–12 and postsecondary education. Oregon has been a leader in K–16 reform through its development of the Proficiency-based Admission Standards System (PASS), which articulated postsecondary expectations and linked them with K–12 reforms.

   
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Claiming Common Ground: State Policymaking for Improving College Readiness and Success
March 2006 (#06-1)
  by Patrick M. Callan, Joni E. Finney, Michael W. Kirst, Michael D. Usdan, and Andrea Venezia

To improve college readiness and success, states can develop policies that better connect their K–12 and postsecondary education systems. However, state action in each of the following policy areas is needed to create college-readiness reform: alignment of coursework and assessments; state finance; statewide data systems; and accountability.

   
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Policy Alert: State Shortfalls Projected to Continue Despite Economic Gains
February 2006
 


Policy Alert is a publication series that summarizes important policy findings affecting the future of higher education. This issue finds that even though state fiscal conditions have generally improved, all 50 states face projected budget deficits into the next decade. As a result, higher education budgets will likely confront ongoing balancing pressures.

   
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