The Institute for Higher Education Policy is committed to improving college access and success in higher education for all students—with a special focus on underserved populations—by providing timely research to inform public policy decisions.
National Policy Summit: Redefining Access for the 21st Century Student
Dec. 3, 2013
The National Policy Summit is a signature IHEP event that brings together critical stakeholders—policymakers, institutional decision makers, business leaders, and other influential individuals whose reach extends across and beyond the postsecondary community—to foster policy and practice solutions in support of increased access and success. This event is INVITATION ONLY.
In today’s society, where educational attainment is critical for participation and advancement, it is imperative that students’ postsecondary educational potential be maximized.
—Michelle Asha Cooper, Ph.D., President
Mapping the Postsecondary Data Domain: Problems and Possibilities
The paper, Mapping the Postsecondary Data Domain: Problems and Possibilities, along with its accompanying technical report, outlines how existing national data sets can be amended, added to, or linked together. Reviewing recent developments in the field—from voluntary data initiatives to state report cards and dashboards to the federal College Scorecard—the paper identifies a core set of measures across these efforts aimed at answering key questions.
Minority-Serving Institutions: Doing More with Less
The brief, Minority-Serving Institutions: Doing More with Less, shares new and updated data on the fiscal realities facing MSIs compared to other institutions, despite enrolling many of the nation’s neediest students. It also highlights the efforts of several MSIs from the Lumina MSI-Models of Success program to improve the educational experience and outcomes of their students—notwithstanding the fact these institutions are under-resourced, which impacts their ability to provide a full range of academic offerings and supports.