Posts Tagged: Jane Wellman

Among Comings & Goings: Delta Cost Project Will Dissolve, but its Work on Higher Ed Spending Will Go On

After five years bringing attention to how colleges spend money, the Delta Cost Project will dissolve in 2012. On Jan. 1, the database portion of its work will become part of the U.S. Department of Education's IPEDS data-collection and communication work. The project's analysis and communication about revenue and spending trends will shift to the American Institutes for Research (AIR), where it wi...

Ed Secy Duncan Urges States and Districts to Drive Achievement and Increase Grad Rates as they Trim

Citing the “new normal” and impending budget cuts, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan urged state leaders to boost student achievement despite dwindling resources."There is a right way and a wrong way to cut spending, and the most important guiding principle I can offer is to minimize the negative impact on students and seize this opportunity to redirect your spending priorities," Du...

Making It Real

Incorporating cost management and productivity improvements into financing decisions JANE WELLMAN FROM THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF HIGHER EDUCATION WINTER 2010 Higher education is being challenged to increase access and degree attainment for all student groups—a tall order under any circumstances, but particularly daunting in the current economy. To do this, institutional and policy ...