Policy Matters Previous Years

2009 

  • Top 10 State Policy Issues for Higher Education in 2009 - January 2009 (View PDF)
  • Policy Measures to Contain Textbook Costs - March 2009 (View PDF)
  • State Early Commitment Programs: A Contract for College Success? - May 2009 (View PDF)
  • Update on Graduation Rate Reporting: Issues and Opportunities - June 2009 (View PDF)
  • College and University Mergers: Recent Trends - July 2009 (View PDF)
  • Student Loan Forgiveness Programs: An Evolving Workforce Development Tool - September 2009 (View PDF)
  • Implementing the Post-9/11 GI Bill: Lessons Learned and Emerging Issues - November 2009 (View PDF)

 


2008 

  • Top 10 State Policy Issues for Higher Education in 2008 - January 2008 (View PDF)
  • The Public Realities of Private Student Loans - April 2008 (View PDF
  • The State College Role in Advancing Environmental Sustainability: Policies, Programs and Practices - June 2008 (View PDF)
  • Enhancing College Student Success Through Developmental Education - August 2008 (View PDF)
  • Tapping State College Research and Development Capacity in Support of State Economic Development - October 2008 (View PDF)
  • The 2008 Elections: Implications for State Colleges - November 2008 (View PDF)
  • Dedicated funding for higher education: Alternatives for tough economic times - December 2008 (View PDF)
  • Concealed Weapons on State College Campuses: In Pursuit of Individual Liberty and Collective Security - December 2008 (View PDF)

  


2007 

  • Wrestling Rising Costs with Innovation - January 2007 (View PDF)
  • Tuition Discounting - February 2007 (View PDF
  • Update on Advanced Placement - April 2007 (View PDF)
  • The Path to Prosperity: A Policy of Investment - May 2007 (View PDF)
  • Student Loans and Public Accountability - July 2007 (View PDF)
  • In-State Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants: States' Rights and Educational Opportunity - August 2007 (View PDF)
  • Domestic Partnership Benefits: Equity, Fairness, and Competitive Advantage - October 2007 (View PDF)

  


2006 

  • 2006 Shaping Up as a "Keeping Up" Year in the States - January 2006 (View PDF)
  • Addressing the Needs of Adult Learners - February 2006 (View PDF)
  • States Finances Strong Today, But Big Tests Loom - March 2006 (View PDF)
  • Faculty Trends and Issues - April 2006 (View PDF)
  • High School Coursework: Policy Trends and Implications for Higher Education - July 2006 (View PDF)
  • Student Debt Burden - August 2006 (View PDF)
  • The Spellings Commission and the States - September 2006 (View PDF)
  • Teacher Induction Programs: Trends and Opportunities - October 2006 (View PDF)
  • State Colleges and Universities and the 2006 Election - November 2006 (View PDF)

  


 2005 

  • Improving Conditions, Tough Competition—The Year Ahead - January 2005 (View PDF)
  • Preparing Students for Success in College - February 2005 (View PDF)
  • Lifting the Weight of College Textbook Costs - March 2005 (View PDF)
  • Reviving the Culture Wars on Campus - April 2005 (View PDF)
  • The Facts--and Fictions--About Teachers Shortages - May 2005 (View PDF)
  • Should Undocumented Immigrants Have Access to In-State Tuition? - June 2005 (View PDF)
  • Developing Transfer and Articulation Policies That Make a Difference - July 2005 (View PDF)
  • Public Universities Get Breathing Room in Their Budgets, But Remain in the Hot Seat - August 2005 (View PDF)
  • Connecting Higher Education, Public Opinion, and Public Policy - September 2005 (View PDF)
  • Higher Education Role in Solving the National Nursing Shortage - October 2005 (View PDF)
  • Strengthening the Science and Mathematics Pipeline for a Better America - November/December 2005 (View PDF)

  


2004 

  • Update on the Community College Baccalaureate - July 2004 (View PDF)
  • State Fiscal Conditions and Higher Education Funding: Improvement Now, Trouble Ahead - August 2004 (View PDF)
  • Presidential Searches and Sunshine Laws - September 2004 (View PDF)
  • State-Level Assessment of Student Learning - October 2004 (View PDF)
  • Looking Back, Looking Ahead: State Colleges and Universities and the 2004 Elections - November 2004 (View PDF)
  • Graduation Rates as a Measure of Student Performance: Why Now? Why Not? What Needs to be Done? - December 2004 (View PDF)

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