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State Higher Education Executive Officers (U.S.)

Works: 143 works in 215 publications in 1 language and 1,484 library holdings
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Classifications: LB2335.35, 378.73
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Most widely held works by State Higher Education Executive Officers (U.S.)
The project on assessing long distance learning via telecommunications : Project ALLTEL by Bruce N Chaloux( Book )

5 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faculty workload : state and system perspectives by Alene Bycer Russell( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper presents the results of a study on faculty workload undertaken by the State Higher Education Executive Officers (sheeo) as part of its ongoing interest in issues of cost and productivity in higher education. The survey not only included responses from sheeo members in the 50 states, but also from multi-institutional system governing boards, including community college boards, for a total of 71 responses. The paper is organized into four sections. The first section summarizes national survey data on faculty workload and opinions about teaching/research issues. The second section explores state- and system-level issues and priorities and places faculty issues into this broader context. The third section examines the actions of sheeo agencies, system-level boards, and state legislatures in setting policies and standards regarding several faculty issues, namely: (1) the number and types of faculty; (2) workload; (3) tenure and evaluation; (4) compensation; and (5) use of part-time faculty. The final section focuses on data collection and analysis efforts, exploring the kinds of efforts being made, how data are used and future needs and expectations. Appendix a describes the survey methodology and includes a description of the sample and response rates for various sub-samples. Appendix b contains the survey instrument, and Appendix c consists of supplementary tables. (Glr)
An agenda for reshaping faculty productivity by Richard B Heydinger( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This publication, one of a series examining the issue of faculty workload and productivity, argues that the key to institutional change in higher education is the role of college faculty and offers recommendations for improving and measuring college faculty productivity. The paper begins with a conceptual model for discussing faculty productivity, both past and future, followed by a brief historical outline of the history of faculty productivity in American higher education. Examined are today's pressures on higher education and faculty productivity, as well as productivity comparisons in other occupations. The paper concludes with an eight-point agenda for reshaping faculty productivity. The recommendations cover (1) increasing the proportion of annual personal rewards while preserving academic freedom and tenure; (2) the development of clear productivity standards and accountability; (3) the retention of flexibility for faculty to set their own agenda; (4) the offering of incentives and rewards that reinforce institutional or departmental objectives; (5) integrated responsibility for managing both revenues and costs; empowerment of those assisting in executing the agenda; (6) the requirement to manage revenues, values, and outcomes of productivity, not just the costs or budget allocations; (7) empowerment of higher education's "customers"; and (8) the need to "manage" to institutional objectives and value creation, not to the regulation of faculty behavior. (Contains six references.) (Glr)
State higher education appropriations( )

in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synopsis of state higher education initiatives( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A case study of faculty workload issues in Arizona : implications for state higher education policy by Stephen M Jordan( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study examined college faculty workloads within the context of accountability. The report first provides an overview of the current structure of faculty workload; second, presents the findings of one specific faculty teaching and workload study conducted in Arizona; third, discusses the implications for higher education policy derived from the Arizona case study; and fourth, suggests some incentives for changing faculty workload. The Arizona study of 2,580 full-time faculty showed that ranked faculty generally taught at the upper and graduate course levels, and that, due to this distribution, other teaching personnel such as graduate assistants and adjunct faculty spend proportionately more time overall in regular scheduled classes than do ranked faculty. Study findings indicated that faculty worked an average of 56.3 hours per week; that instruction and class preparation constituted just under 50 percent of faculty workload; and that research and creative activity occupied one-third of faculty time, institutional service and administrative duties, 14 percent, and public service, 6 percent. The implications of these findings are discussed within the context of the institution's role and mission, budgetary efficiency, quality and access, and governance. The paper concludes with a brief examination of faculty workload and state-level financial support. Contains 17 references. (Glr)
State strategies to address diversity and enhance equity in higher education by Charles A Ratliff( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The three case studies in this report describe state-level efforts to address diversity and equity in postsecondary institutions in California, Maryland, and Washington. A preface provides some background on affirmative action programs, litigation history, and the roles of state coordinating agencies and institutional governing boards. The California case study titled, "Planning for Growth and Diversity in California" (Charles A. Ratliff), reviews the history of the state's public higher education policy, and discusses its demographic growth, the fiscal constraints on enrollment, its long-term commitment to educational opportunities, problems of access and diversity, future actions, and evaluation methods. The text is augmented by five displays. "Developing New Strategies for Enhancing Access to College in Maryland" (Howard P. Rawlings and Sheila Ards) reviews the history of Maryland's formerly segregated public higher education system, notes current policies and strategies used to promote access, and also discusses k-12 strategies for improvement. "College Admissions Standards and Equity in Washington" (Jane Sherman) sets out the context of the state's educational history, discusses how the state monitors admissions and diversity, and notes future steps. Five data tables are included. (All the reports contain references.) (Ch)
Enhancing the connection between higher education and the workplace : a survey of employers by Carl E Van Horn( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper reviews issues in fostering closer connections between higher education and the workplace and summarizes results of a 1995 survey of 404 New Jersey employers concerning the knowledge, skills, and abilities that New Jersey employers expect from higher education graduates and their suggestions for improving college-based workforce preparation. Fifty-seven percent of employers said it was difficult to find well-prepared job candidates for positions requiring college degrees. Employers gave the following skills or characteristics as most important: integrity and honesty, listening, reading, oral communication, and written communication. Employer-suggested improvements for institutions of higher education included providing more experience-based learning and more solicitation of input from businesses. The survey also investigated the kinds of training employers provided their workers and methods for improving the training services that higher education provides to the workforce. Most businesses provided on-the-job training or private consultant training to new employees. Businesses desired more information about higher education training capabilities and graduating student contact resources; many felt that teachers did not know enough about working in the real world to properly prepare students. Appendixes include complete survey results, the survey instrument, and details of its methodology. (Contains 29 references.) (Nav)
A model for the reinvented higher education system by Babak J Armajani( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Higher education structures need to be redesigned to make them more responsive to the public's demand for more attention to teaching and learning and the reality of limited financial resources. The enterprise model can serve as a 21st century paradigm, with three new "tools": (1) customer influence on delivery of services; (2) accountability driven by those served--including students, parents, employers, and units both on and off campus; and (3) the assumptions that students want high quality education and can be trusted and that faculty want to perform and are highly energetic about their work. The proposed higher education model "unbundles" the current system--separating its functions into public enterprises, each accountable to its own customers. These enterprises would not receive legislative appropriations, but would earn revenues through service contracts. The model is structured as a family of public corporations operating under the guidance of the Higher Education Policy Board. Corporations include the learning connection, learning bank, and four educational enterprises (teaching, learning resources, learning technology, and facilities). Day-to-day operation of the model is outlined in four areas: learner services, programs, infrastructure, and governance. Two different paths toward implementation of the model are described: moving an entire higher education system toward the enterprise paradigm, or establishing only one of the enterprises at first. (Jdd)
Comparative data about higher education : a resource directory by John R Wittstruck( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A directory on comparative data about higher education is presented. Descriptions are provided of a total of 50 reports/data collections concerning the following areas: comparative state information about state funding and expenditures for higher education; comparative state and institutional information about salaries of college faculty and administrators; comparative data on student tuition, required fees, and other student charges; student financial aid; finances for government and postsecondary institutions; student enrollments, residence and migration, degrees, and credit hours; population trends/projections; and tax revenue and tax capacity. Fact books about higher education in states/regions of the United States are also covered, along with longitudinal and individual based surveys. For each report, survey, and collection of data, information is provided on: organization or person responsible for collecting, compiling, reporting, and publishing the data; contact names, addresses, telephone numbers, and prices when available, the type of data collected and reported, the frequency of data collection and reporting, the history of data collection and reporting, and cautionary notes included with the report/data. (SW)
Building coalitions for minority success : a report of the SHEEO Project on Minority Achievement in Higher Education by James R Mingle( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report describes initiatives of higher education boards to provide equal educational opportunities for minority students in the following states: (1) Arizona; (2) Colorado; (3) Illinois; (4) Massachusetts; (5) Montana; (6) New York; (7) Ohio; and (8) Tennessee. Evidence of school completion, academic preparation, college participation rates, undergraduate enrollment, and college graduation rates supports the compelling observation that minorities, many of whom are in lower socioeconomic levels, are caught in a cycle of defeat and have not been well served by higher education or the education system in general. Experience indicates that the disparity among achievement levels of White, Black, Hispanic, and American Indian students will not be adequately addressed until there is systematic change at state and institutional levels. In 1988-89, the State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO) sponsored a challenge grant program that sought responses to the following issues: (1) improved data collection and student tracking mechanisms; (2) improved student transfer functions of two-year institutions; and (3) improved funding and admissions policies. This publication presents higher education board reports from the eight states selected to develop models of success. The reports reveal that minority success requires a concerted and coordinated effort from all the partners: public schools, colleges and universities, community agencies, businesses, and state and institutional leaders. (AF)
Requirements for certificates, diplomas and associate degrees : a survey of the states by John Raymond Wittstruck( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Results are presented from a national study of requirements for educational certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees. The first sections of the study report present the objectives of the survey; look at the background and context of the study; review major findings; discuss recent studies and policy statements on the associate degree; and offer a summary and recommendations. Next, state-by-state summaries of requirements for certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees are presented. These include statements and definitions of the types of awards granted and the institutions that validate the degrees and certificates awarded. Study highlights, based on responses from 44 states and the District of Columbia, include: (1) 13 certificate titles, 10 diploma titles, and 19 associate degree titles were referenced by the state respondents; (2) 60 semester hours or the equivalent was generally accepted as the minimum total for the associate degree; (3) general education requirements for the associate degree approximated 45 hours (75%), 30 hours (50%), and 15 hours (25%) for the Associate of Arts, the Associate of Science, and the Associate of Applied Science, respectively; and (4) the states used little common language to describe award titles and award requirements in the formal documentation. Extensive appendices cover state sources of award requirements and definitions; state agencies providing oversight of awards; policy statements on the associate degree; survey correspondence; and a list of survey respondents and other state contacts. (HB)
Creative financing for higher education facilities and equipment( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focus on minorities : synopsis of state higher education initiatives by Denver, CO Education Commission of the States( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

State-level or system-level higher education initiatives targeted at minorities are summarized, based on the responses of 33 states to a survey conducted by the State Higher Education Executive Officers and the Education Commission of the States. The initiatives described cover a spectrum of targeted programs from early intervention in the schools to development efforts aimed at increasing the number of minority faculty. These efforts include college preparation, retention efforts, and comprehensive services. Excluded are institution-specific programs supported by state and federal funds and broadly based initiatives taken to improve the preparation of all students. A list of studies conducted by each state is included. The activities of the following states are briefly covered: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. (SW)
State postsecondary education profiles handbook( )

in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tuition dilemma : state policies and practices in pricing public higher education by Charles S Lenth( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report analyzes state policies and practices in pricing public higher education through tuition levels and related issues of finance, access, and policy development. The first chapter outlines the current heightened tension over tuition levels and policies. Chapter 2 looks at policies and procedures for tuition at public institutions as they vary across states. This section examines factors such as tuition guidelines and institutional philosophies, bodies with authority in setting tuition, economic and cost factors used in setting tuition, and policies that relate tuition to the cost of education. Chapter 3 examines the increased interest in tuition differentials, waivers, and financial assistance for students to help offset tuition charges. This section notes and examines the increasing move to make decisions about eligibility or amount of assistance provided to individual students at the state policy level through guidelines, eligibility criteria, limiting assistance waivers, or determining assistance through standardized formulas. Chapter 4 examines the growth in tuition as a source of revenue to support public higher education which reflects increases in tuition rates as well as other factors. Appendixes include a 1992-93 survey of state tuition policies, three tables on state tuition and fees, and summary data on tuition revenues in public institutions by state. (Jb)
Comprehensive (P-16) standards-based education by Francis A Griffith( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Building a quality workforce : an agenda for postsecondary education : a report of the SHEEO Committee on Workforce Preparation( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focus on the budget : rethinking current practice by Rhonda Martin, Ed Epper( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The four papers presented here were chosen for presentation at the 1993 annual meeting of the State Higher Education Finance Officers. "A Clean Slate: Principles for Moving To a Value-Driven Higher Education Funding Model," by Brenda Norman Albright and Diane Suitt Gilleland, outlines principles for moving from an accounting-driven funding model, emphasizing input factors, to a value-driven funding model, emphasizing state higher education needs and financial incentives that will meet needs more effectively. It suggests shifting to a new funding philosophy and offers a customized campus sketch of clean-slate funding. "Linking Budgeting to Academic Planning: The Wisconsin Case" (Kathleen R. Sell) presents five policy tools used by the University of Wisconsin System to combine budget and academic planning to improve instructional quality. "An Attempt To Implement Performance-Based Funding in Texas Higher Education: A Case Study" (Mark Bateman and Roger W. Elliott) chronicles a failed attempt to establish performance-based funding in Texas and suggests lessons learned. "Important Safeguards in Funding Processes for Public Higher Education" (J. Kent Caruthers and others) notes that objectives of funding processes have changed focus over time and warns of potential pitfalls in adapting funding processes to meet changing policy objectives in the 1990s. (Some papers contain references.) (JDD)
Access through distance education : collaborative ventures in West Virginia by Bruce C Flack( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Academic achievement American Association for Higher Education American Association of Community and Junior Colleges American Institutes for Research Arizona Association for the Study of Higher Education College teachers--Workload College teaching Community colleges Degrees, Academic Distance education Education, Higher Education, Higher--Administration Education, Higher--Evaluation Education, Higher--Finance Education, Higher--Information services Education, Higher--Research Education, Higher--Statistics Education, Higher--U.S. states Educational accountability Educational change Educational equalization Education--Curricula Education--Standards Employees--Training of Employer attitude surveys Government aid to higher education Government aid to higher education--U.S. states Higher education and state Labor productivity Labor supply--Effect of education on Martorana, S. V.--(Sebastian Vincent), Maryland Minorities--Education (Higher) North Carolina Association of Colleges and Universities Pennsylvania State University Pennsylvania State University.--Center for the Study of Higher Education Public universities and colleges--Finance School boards--Law and legislation State Higher Education Executive Officers (U.S.) Teacher participation in administration Telecommunication in higher education Teleconferencing in education United States Universities and colleges--Accreditation Universities and colleges--Administration Universities and colleges--Faculty Universities and colleges--Finance Vocational education West Virginia
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