Posts Tagged: Monnica Chan

Trying to Make Sure Demography Is Not Destiny

New England is the slowest-growing and most significantly aging region in the country, according to data released earlier this fall by the U.S. Census bureau. Select analysis for the New England region is now available in the demography section of NEBHE’s recently revamped Trends & Indicators. As demographer Peter Francese notes, the elderly will increasingly outnumber school-age childr...

In Higher Ed Finance, What Goes Up Must Come Down?

Nationally, state and local funding for higher education may be making a comeback. In fact, FY 2013 was the first year since 2009 when state and local funding per full-time equivalent student increased from the previous year, according to the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association’s annual report on state higher education finance. While 30 states increased funding per student,...

Challenged to a Dual (Enrollment, That Is)

In a first-ever convening of New England dual-credit programs, UConn Early College Experience and National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP) will host a one-day conference on Wednesday, May 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Storrs, Conn.  For more information, please click here. Eight in 10 U.S. high schools reported that students were enrolled in “dual-credit&rdqu...

Undocumented Immigrants and College: Tear Down the Walls

Immigration reform is gathering steam. In late January, a bipartisan group of U.S. senators announced an agreement on principles for immigration reform, that may include paths for undocumented immigrants to earn citizenship. Based on earlier immigration reform proposals, these pathways to “earning” citizenship will likely include earning a postsecondary degree after a high school diplo...

Trendsetting: A New Way to Keep Up With Trends & Indicators in New England’s Education and Economy

Introducing NEBHE's new Trends & Indicators ... It should go without saying that data is tricky (or is it are tricky?).Take the issue of student aid as one example. Some states have annual budgets; some have biennial. Some states report all kinds of aid in one place; others leave it to observers to patch together the hodgepodge of merit and need-based programs from the state’s gener...

A for Effort? MOE Rules and Higher Ed Funding

Federal maintenance of effort (MOE) provisions play an important role in state funding of higher education, according to a new report by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU).The MOE provisions require states to maintain a minimum level of state aid to public and private higher education institutions in order for states to receive federal funds. In most cases, the min...

SHEEO’s Open Letter to the 2012 Presidential Candidates

The State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO) group issued an open letter to President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney in Change Magazine’s September/October edition.In the letter, SHEEO President Paul Lingenfelter asks the next presidential candidate to sustain federal investment in research and development (R&D) and provide necessary levels of federal need-ba...

U.S. Dept of Ed: We’re Looking for a Few Good Ideas

The U.S. Department of Education released a Request for Information on promising and practical strategies to increase postsecondary success.The department invites submissions from institutions of higher education, nonprofit organizations, states, systems of higher education, adult education providers, researchers, and institutional faculty and staff, or consortia of these groups.The aim is to coll...

College Board and NCSL Issue Strategies on Boosting Completion

Policies to foster college completion in three New England states are cited in The College Completion Agenda 2011 Progress Report and State Policy Guide, new national reports published by the College Board and National Conference of State Legislatures.The policy guide cites Connecticut Public Act 04-212 as a low-cost way to coordinate workforce training and professional advancement ladders for ear...

Higher Ed Prices Still Going Up: NEBHE Releases 2011 Report on Tuition and Mandatory Fees at Public Postsecondary Institutions

NEBHE released its 2011 report on tuition and mandatory fees at public postsecondary institutions available online. In an effort to inform the decision-making of state policymakers as well as public higher education leaders and trustees, this report provides details of public postsecondary tuition and mandatory fee rates for the past five years, collected during the summer of 2011.Questions about ...