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Models of Postsecondary Education Coordination and Governance in the States PDF - This report revises the postsecondary education coordination and governance models presented in the 1997 State Postsecondary Structures Sourcebook, and provides details about the models that are in place across the country. This report also provides state examples of each of the models. (Aims C. McGuinness, Education Commission of the States, February 2003)...

The Authority of State Boards of Postsecondary Education MS Word PDF - This document contains information about the authority of state boards of postsecondary education. It provides a summary of the status of the authority of state boards of postsecondary education, discusses the changes that were made in their status between 1997 and 2002 and contains a table that displays all states according to three broad categories: consolidated governing boards, coordinating boards and planning/service agencies. (Aims C. McGuinness, Education Commission of the States, November 2002)...

State Master/Strategic Plans for Postsecondary Education MS Word PDF - State master/strategic plans for postsecondary education frame a state’s goals for postsecondary education policy and outline the steps necessary to achieve these goals. This ECS StateNote presents information about the following aspects of state master/strategic plans: the most common themes addressed in state master/strategic plans; the state master/strategic plans that address tuition; the states that are currently writing or rewriting new state master/strategic plans; the states that do not have a state master/strategic plan for postsecondary education; and contact information about or Web links for state master/strategic plans. (John Borgen, Education Commission of the States, December 2001)...

Checks and Balances at Work: The Restructuring of Virginia’s Public Higher Education System - This paper examines Virginia's 2005 Restructured Higher Education Financial and Administrative Operations Act. The Act was a significant renegotiation of the relationship between the state and its renowned public colleges and universities. In what many described as "an evolutionary process," two parallel initiatives came together to create the Act. The three most powerful public institutions in the state were advancing a proposal to become "chartered universities," a status that would have given these institutions far more autonomy over their daily operations. At the same time, Governor Mark Warner was working with a group of Virginia leaders and higher education experts to develop an agenda to reform higher education in the state. (Lara K. Couturier, The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, June 2006) ...

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