2012 SHEEO Higher Education Policy Conference—Chicago

Date: 
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 to Friday, August 10, 2012
Event Location: 
The Westin Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL
United States

Collaborating Across Boundaries in Challenging Times

Session topics included increasing productivity, student success and degree production in higher education, an update on the Common Education Data Standards, the future of the community college, improving the effectiveness of financial aid through simplification and policy reform, how "tuning" makes a difference, and what it means to be "college and career ready." SHEEO was honored that U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, former U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings, and Jamie Merisotis, President of Lumina Foundation, all served as featured speakers for the Conference.

Agenda

Presentations and Presenters:

Collaboration is the Only Way! Sonya Christian

Making regional data-sharing a reality with the WICHE 4-state data project Christy England-Siegerdt and Brian T. Prescott 

Sustaining performance funding programs through economic downtowns and leadership change Russ Deaton and Jason Dudich

Targeting financial aid for improved retention outcomes-Impact of case studies from Louisiana and Oklahoma Kevin Crockett

A Multi-State Collaborative to Advance Learning Outcomes Assessment Pat Crosson

HigherEdInfo.org: Using a State and National Data Resource to Impact Policy Patrick Kelly and Matthew Crellin

The Invisible Cost: Measuring and Managing the Institutional Costs of Student Attrition Lee Holcombe and Nate Johnson

OECD’s Assessment of Higher Education Learning Outcomes (AHELO) Feasibility Study: Overview and progress report on field work in Canada and the U.S. 
Mary Catharine Lennon, Charles Lenth, Michael Meotti, Rusty Monhollon, James Moran

A vital new role to reach a shared goal (audio)  Jamie Merisotis

Reclaiming the American Dream—Recommendations and Strategies of the 21st Century Commission Report Walter Bumphus

Making America No. 1: State Progress toward the 2020 goal The Honorable Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education, with an Introduction by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, City of Chicago

College affordability and student debt David Bergeron, Michele A. Casey, Kelly Edmiston

Context for success: Making sense of institutional differences in student backgrounds, quality, and cost  Sandy Baum, Lee Holcome, Kim Hunter-Reed, David L. Wright

"Degree completion initiatives"—What are we learning?  Cliff Adelman, Derrick Mann, Rusty Monhollon

Privacy and data sharing in higher education: Open your data, not Pandora's box  Kathleen Styles

Innovative Student Aid Programs  Rob Anderson and Clantha McCurdy

Tuning USA: How tuning is making a difference in the culture of higher education  Adina Chapman, Christopher Rasmussen, Teddi Safman, Mary E. Smith

A Test of Leadership: Charting the Future of U.S. Higher Education four years later: How has American higher education performed?  Margaret Spellings

More degrees, higher quality learning: How do we get both?  Carol Geary Schneider and Stan Jones

Data under scrutiny—The growing pressure to use workforce data: What to use, how to use it  Patrick J. Kelly, Christina Whitfield

Complete College America: How states are utilizing common completion metrics in performance funding formulas and other state policy initiatives  
Michael Baumgartner, Karen Helland, and Tony Hutchison

Working with business leaders and responding to changing workforce needs  Charles Kolb and Nicole Smith

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