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Reflections on Postsecondary Governance Changes MS Word - "Oldie but goodie." The last 25 years of the 20th century witnessed fundamental changes in state postsecondary education structures. This paper examines the factors that are driving these changes and the policy issues that appeared consistently in the debates about governance throughout this period. It also discusses the significant changes in state-level postsecondary education governance structures that occurred between 1997 and 2002, and explores the characteristics of states that are engaged in policy leadership for the public interest as well as the characteristics of states that remain mired in the policies and regulatory practices of the past. (Aims C. McGuinness, Education Commission of the States, July 2002)...

Governance and Coordination: Definitions and Distinctions MS Word - "Oldie but goodie." According to this policy brief, the distinction between governance and coordination is fundamental to an understanding of the postsecondary education governance structures that exist across the country. This paper explores this, and other, definitions and distinctions within postsecondary education governance. (Aims C. McGuinness, Education Commission of the States, December 2001)...

State Policy and Postsecondary Education MS Word - "Oldie but Goodie." This policy brief provides an overview of the policy tools most commonly used by states to ensure that postsecondary institutions and systems are aligned with state higher education priorities. Allocating decision authority, planning and policy leadership and mission definition are among the policy options highlighted in this paper. (Aims C. McGuinness, Education Commission of the States, December 2001)...


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