Together with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Postsecondary Success Team, NASH recently hosted a small group of University System Heads to discuss the unique potential of harnessing the power of systems to leverage change in higher education. The purpose of the meeting was three-fold:...
From the University at Buffalo (SUNY), the President Outlines an Ambitious Higher Education Reform Agenda
On August 22, President Obama spoke before thousands about the need to ensure college affordability for all students. During his speech at the SUNY campus, the President emphasized that higher education was “the best ticket to upward mobility” and that for some, such an opportunity is becoming close to unattainable. The president outlined a...
In their most recent analysis, the Education Trust finds encouraging news about black and latino four-year undergraduate enrollments. The report, which employs new data reported to the U.S. Department of Education, identifies leaders and laggards in closing achievement gaps. Access the full report here:
This month's newsletter highlights recent national research on topics of particular interest to system heads: trends in costs and spending; new ways to measure attrition; 'and value-added' measures of institutional effectiveness.
NASH recently completed an informal survey of system offices about policies and procedures for Board review of the system CEO. A summary of the...