“Investing in the Future: Sharing Responsibility for Higher Education Attainment” New Report

Final report of the National Commission on Financing 21st Century Higher Education national-com-fin-he-21st-centreleased
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The Report is the work of the 14-member National Commission on Financing 21st Century Higher Education led by two former governors and includes two state legislators, five university presidents and five private sector CEOs.

The Miller Center is a nonpartisan affiliate of the University of Virginia that specializes in presidential scholarship, public policy and political history and strives to apply the lessons of history to the nation’s most pressing contemporary governance challenges.

The project director is Raymond Scheppach, Economic Fellow at the Miller Center of Public Affairs and Professor of Public Policy at the Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy.

The commission produced ten white papers and a final report with recommendations. The Ten Reports Include:

“Crowded Out: The Outlook for State Higher Education Spending” (PDF) by Dan White and Sarah Crane, Moody’s Analytics

“Transformations Affecting Postsecondary Education” (PDF) by Jeffrey J. Selingo, author and columnist

“State Higher Education Finance: Best Practices” (PDF) by Martha Snyder, Brian Fox, and Cristen Moore, HCM Strategists

“Financing American Higher Education in the 21st Century: What Can the United States Learn From Other Countries?” (PDF) by D. Bruce Johnstone, professor, Higher and Comparative Education, University at Buffalo

“State Strategies for Leveraging Employer Investments in Postsecondary Education” (PDF) by Robert Sheets and Stephen Crawford, George Washington Institute of Public Policy, The George Washington University

“Understanding State and Local Higher Education Resources” (PDF) by Sandy Baum and Kim S. Rueben, Urban Institute

“New Directions in Private Financing” (PDF) by Andrew P. Kelly, American Enterprise Institute

“Higher Education: Social Impact Bonds and Income Share Agreements” (PDF) by Carlo Salerno, higher education economist and analyst

“State Support for Higher Education: How Changing the Distribution of Funds Could Improve College Completion Rates” (PDF) by Bridget Terry Long, Harvard Graduate School of Education

“The Federal Role in Financing 21st-Century Higher Education: Effectiveness, Issues, and Alternatives” (PDF) by Gabriel R. Serna, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

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MGD+A Launches New Website

MGDA PlatformMichael G. Dolence and Associates (MGD+A) is pleased to announce the launch of it’s new digital platform. The new platform features a blog-centric, content rich website integrating social media.   MGD+A is a consulting firm specializing in innovation in education and academic management consisting of more than 80 Associates who have served more than 800 clients worldwide since 1994. The new digital platform is an ideal method for engaging our extensive client base and professional communities of practice within the global higher education domain. The new digital platform went live September 6, 2014. To learn more about the new MGD+A new digital resources go to About Our Digital Resources.

We would like to thank our clients and associates who have reviewed and critiqued our beta development site. The centerpiece of our new digital communications platform is a new Blog-centric website built on WordPress and integrating our Social Networking initiatives.

Our launch features two new exciting Blog Series

Prototype a Learning Age Strategic Plan, focuses upon the design and development of a Prototype Strategic Plan for an Institution of Higher Education.

 Academic Strategic Enrollment Management, introduces principles and practices of a new community of practice that aligns academic planning and management with strategic enrollment management.

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MGD+A Announces Development of a New Digital Resources Platform

MGDA PlatformMichael G. Dolence and Associates (MGD+A) is pleased to announce the development of it’s new digital platform. The new platform will feature a blog-centric, content rich website integrating social media.   MGD+A is a consulting firm specializing in innovation in education and academic management consisting of more than 80 Associates who have served more than 800 clients worldwide since 1994. The new digital platform is an ideal method for engaging our extensive client base and professional communities of practice within the global higher education domain. For the next month we will be developing the new digital platform. To learn more about the new MGD+A new digital resources go to About Our Digital Resources.

We invite our clients and associates to review and critique our beta development site. The centerpiece of our new digital communications platform is a new Blog-centric website built on WordPress and integrating our Social Networking initiatives.

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