2015 SHEEO Higher Education Policy Conference—Newport Beach, California

Date: 
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 to Thursday, August 6, 2015
Event Location: 
Hyatt Regency Newport Beach
1107 Jamboree Road
Newport Beach, CA 92660
United States

Theme of the 2015 Policy Conference
Changing Higher Education to Serve the New American Student

The Policy Conference attracts 250-300 participants and is planned by SHEEO staff and the SHEEO Peer Collaboration Network Council. It is designed to address the critical higher education policy issues facing the nation from both state and national perspectives.

2015 SHEEO Policy Conference Program

Presentations from this year's plenary sessions:

Tuesday, August 4

Plenary: Reflections on California Higher Education without a SHEEO - Does it Matter?
Ken O'Donnell presentation

Maximizing Academic Resources to Support Student Success Initiatives
Robert Donley, Joanne Itano, Tom Shaver, Stephanie Davidson
Session presentation
Itano video presentation


Investigating Remedial Education Reform and Structured Pathways from a Productivity Perspective
Rob Anderson, Bruce Vandal, Rebecca Watts, Andrew Carlson
Anderson presentation

Wednesday, August 5

FAFSA Simplification
Kristin Conklin, Nick Lee, Andrew Carlson


Plenary:  Setting the Context: The New American Student—a Demographer's View
Steve H. Murdock presentation

Plenary:  Student Voice, Student Empowerment, Student Agency
George Sanchez, Rubi Garcia, Maria Jose Plascencia, Debbie Rumbo, Jasmine Torres, Adrian Trinidad, Eunice Velarde 
Session presentation

Plenary:  America's Unmet Promise: The Imperative for Equity in Higher Education
Estela Bensimon and Lindsey Malcom-Piqueux

Session presentation

Plenary:  Beyond the Ivory Tower Part 1: Higher Education's Civic and Moral Responsibility to Foster Communities of Success & Tolerance
Brad Bohlander, Brendan Randall, and Rick White

Session presentation

Plenary:  Immigration: The Dream Act, Data on Immigrants and their Impact on the Economy
Nicholas Espíritu, Tatyana Kleyn, William Perez, Antoinette Mitchell

Tatyana Kleyn presentation

Plenary:  Beyond the Ivory Tower Part 2: Higher Education's Civic and Moral Responsibility to Foster Communities of Success & Tolerance
Amy Barad, Jon Enqriquez, and Dwaun J. Warmack

Session presentation

Thursday, August 6

Plenary:  The Affordability Gap: What Happens When Costs Increase While Students' Resources Decline?
Peter Blake, Rohit Chopra, Sara Goldrick-Rab

Rohit Chopra presentation
Sara Goldrick-Rab presentation

Plenary:  Programs that Really Make a Difference
Nicholas Bradford Brown, NyErin DeBron-Marie Buckley, James Espinoza, Vanessa Funes, Rama Kased, Mary Beth Love

Session presentation

Breakout:  Transforming State Systems
Audrey Hovannesian and Debra David
 
Breakout:  High Impact Practices
Francisca Beer, Jeff Thompson, Audrey Hovannesian
 
Breakout:  It's All About Utilization: Using the Data Resources Already in Place
Craig Hayward, Julie Johnson, Lisa Nguyen, Katie Zaback
 
Breakout:  Examining "Tuition Free" Community College in California and Tennessee
Lande Ajose, Emily House, James Snider, David Wendell Wright
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