Serving statewide coordinating and governing boards in developing and sustaining excellent systems of higher education.
Previous Projects

Building Statewide K-16 Systems for Student Success
In October 2000, SHEEO launched a new three-year initiative called Building Statewide K-16 Systems for Student Success. Sponsored by SHEEO with funding from four U.S. Department of Education programs (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs-GEAR UP, HEA Title II-Teacher Quality Enhancement Program, Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology-PT3, and the National School-to-Work Office), the goal of this SHEEO/U.S. Department of Education collaboration is to build and strengthen connections across the four federal programs within each state through K-16 partnerships.

(Teacher Mobility Project) Enhancing the Teaching Profession: The Importance of Mobility to Recruitment
and Retention

This project, partnering SHEEO the Education Commission of the States (ECS) and funded by the Ford Foundation, focuses on the importance of professional mobility in the recruitment and retention of accomplished teachers. Several publications have been produced through this project and efforts related to communications and support of regional consortia are ongoing.

Teacher Quality Initiative
Funded by a grant from The Carnegie Corporation of New York, the purpose of this initiative is to increase the capacity of elementary and secondary school teachers by identifying key issues where higher education has clear responsibility to improve teacher quality, and where substantive change can be facilitated through interventions and technical assistance from SHEEO. Information and efforts resulting from this work will inform the broader strategic objective of achieving greater alignment, coherence, and effectiveness in state and institutional policies and practices that determine teacher quality.

Virtual College/University Project
SHEEO and WCET (Western Cooperative for Educational Telecommunications) are supporting a national study that will raise some pointed questions about the functions, challenges, and outcomes of statewide consortial virtual universities across the United States. This fall 2002 study will include state visits and the creation of an annotated bibliography.