State policy

Excitement or Overstepping?

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When Buffalo president announced he would step down, local board announced interim successor -- despite lacking the power to do so.

Monitoring the For-Profits

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Education Department and accreditors say it's not their job to police colleges, and point to states. Wisconsin regulators are willing -- but not quite able -- to patrol the beat.

Holding Presidents Accountable for Learning

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Regents of Georgia university system individually asked 35 campus leaders how they planned to improve retention and graduation rates. The meetings were occasionally uncomfortable; the answers sometimes unsatisfactory.

The Research at the Summit

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Scholars contributed overviews on job training to the White House meeting on community colleges.

Golden State's Transfer Guarantee

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Last month, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed the Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act, guaranteeing community college students who earn certain associate degrees meant for transfer acceptance into a California State University baccalaureate program with junior status.

Reframing College Completion

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In 2 papers, D.C. think tank calls for U.S. to encourage cross-state higher ed collaboration and for focus on mobility over institutional productivity and the credit hour.

Push for Performance

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Texas board wants to change funding formulas for universities and community colleges; faculty leaders question priorities and fairness of plan.

Shift in the Statehouses

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Republican gains among governors could heighten budgetary challenges for public colleges and their students; Ohio's reforms threatened.

UT Pulls Plug on Partnership

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Citing Texas Southmost board's failure to ratify new agreement, University of Texas regents terminate deal with two-year college with which it shares a campus.

The Land-Grant Landscape

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DALLAS -- Leaders of land-grant universities see a slight brightening in their institutions' immediate economic situations -- but increasingly recognize that they must make structural changes to accommodate fundamental, long-term shifts in their funding models.


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