State policy

California Votes No

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Voter rejection of budget measures makes enormous budget cuts likely for public higher education.

California Calamity

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After state voters nix a budget bailout, one community college district prepares to do what two-year institutions always try to avoid -- turn away students.

Forced Transparency

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Following series of controversial political appointments, chancellor position for Alabama Community College System now must be publicly advertised when vacant.

Location, Location, Location

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Why do some public colleges always seem to fare better on state appropriations than others? Research helps, but so does a campus in a Democratic state.

From 2+2 to 3+1

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Arizona regent floats idea of dealing with space and money crunch by creating programs in which students work through end of junior year at community college, and then pick up bachelor's after one year at a university.

IOU Student Aid

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California's unusual approach to its budget crisis includes giving temporary pledges, not grants, to those who would normally be eligible for assistance.

Measuring the Dreaded 'P' Word

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Continuing its efforts to identify and encourage new ways to measure higher education performance, the Delta Project on Postsecondary Education Costs, Productivity and Accountability issued a new report Thursday designed to gauge how successfully public colleges in various states use their available resources to produce graduates with credentials that are valued in their markets.

The View From the States

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Leaders of public higher ed systems cheer federal backing of college completion agenda, but acknowledge potential chasm between rhetoric and getting the job done.

An Early Take on SUNY

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The new chancellor, Nancy Zimpher, in the middle of visits to all 64 of its campuses, discusses her emerging agenda in a podcast interview.

No Vacancy

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California's community colleges are being told to enroll more and more students -- even as they cannot find ways to educate and graduate those already there.

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