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From the 2012 Higher Education Policy Conference
 

We are pleased to offer presentations from the Higher Education Policy Conference held August 8-10 in Chicago, IL

Presentations:
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Wednesday 8/8

Workshop Plenary: Collaboration is the only way!
Presented by Sonya Christian (Click for Power-Point Presentation)
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Workshop Breakout 1: Making regional data-sharing a reality with the WICHE 4-state data project
Presented by Brian T. Prescott (Click for Power-Point Presentation)

Workshop Breakout 2: Sustaining performance funding programs through economic downturns and leadership change
Presented by Russ Deaton (Click for Power-Point Presentation)
Presented by Jason Dudich (Click for Power-Point Presentation)

Workshop Breakout 2: Targeting financial aid for improved retention outcomes—Impact of case studies from Louisiana and Oklahoma
Presented by Kevin Crockett (Click for Power-Point Presentation)

Workshop Breakout 3: A multi-state collaborative to advance learning outcomes assessment
Presented by Pat Crosson (Click for Power-Point Presentation)

Workshop Breakout 1: HigherEdInfo.org: Using a state and national data resource to impact policy
Presented by Patrick Kelly and Matthew Crellin (Click for Power-Point Presentation)

Workshop Breakout 2: The invisible cost: Measuring and managing the institutional costs of student attrition
Presented by Lee Holcombe (Click for Power-Point Presentation)
Presented by Nate Johnson (Click for Power-Point Presentation)


THURSDAY 8/9

Optional Breakfast Session: OECD’s Assessment of Higher Education Learning Outcomes (AHELO) Feasibility Study: Overview and progress report on field work in Canada and the U.S.
AHELO Overview Presented by Charlie Lenth (Click for Power-Point Presentation)
Ontario's Experience Presented by Mary Catharine Lennon (Click for Power-Point Presentation)

Plenary: A vital new role to reach a shared goal
Presented by Jamie Merisotis
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Plenary: Reclaiming the American Dream—Recommendations and Strategies of the 21st Century Commission Report
Presented by Walter Bumphus (Click for Power-Point Presentation)
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Plenary: Making America No. 1: State progress toward the 2020 goal
Presented by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and The Honorable Arne Duncan
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Overview, State Support for Higher Education and the 2020 Goal, U.S. Department of Education and Examples of State Initiatives (click for PDF)

Individual state-by-state profiles (click for PDF)


Plenary: College affordability and student debt
Presented by David Bergeron, Michele A. Casey, Kelly Edmiston and Sandy Baum (Click for Power-Point Presentation)
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Breakout 1: Context for success: Making sense of institutional differences in student backgrounds, quality, and cost
Presented by Sandy Baum, Lee Holcombe, Kim Hunter-Reed and David L. Wright (Click for Power-Point Presentation)

Breakout 2: "Degree completion initiatives"—What are we learning?
Presented by Clifford Adelman (Click for Power-Point Presentation)

Breakout 1: Privacy and data sharing in higher education: Open your data, not Pandora's Box
Presented by Kathleen Styles (Click for Power-Point Presentation)

Breakout 2: Innovative student aid programs
Presented by Rob Anderson (Click for Power-Point Presentation)
Presented by Clantha McCurdy (Click for Power-Point Presentation)

Breakout 3: Tuning USA: How tuning is making a difference in the culture of higher education
Presented by Adina Chapman, Christopher Rasmussen, Phyllis "Teddi" Safman and Mary E. Smith (Click for Power-Point Presentation)


FRIDAY 8/10

Plenary: A Test of Leadership: Charting the Future of U.S. Higher Education four years later: How has American higher education performed?
Presented by The Honorable Margaret Spellings
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Plenary: More degrees, higher quality learning: How do we get both?
Presented by Carol Geary Schneider (Click for Power-Point Presentation)
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Breakout 1: Data under scrutiny—The growing pressure to use workforce data: What to use, how to use it
Presented by Patrick J. Kelly (Click for Power-Point Presentation)
Presented by Christina Whitfield (Click for Power-Point Presentation)

Breakout 2: Complete College America: How states are utilizing common completion metrics in performance funding formulas and other state policy initiatives
Presented by Michael Baumgartner, Karen Helland and Tony Hutchison (Click for Power-Point Presentation)

Plenary: Working with business leaders and responding to changing workforce needs
Presented by Nicole Smith (Click for Power-Point Presentation)
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