Communities of Practice: Developing Financial Aid Metrics in State Data Systems
The fourth Communities of Practice convening, “Developing Guided Pathways and Financial Aid Metrics in State Data Systems,” was held in Seattle, Washington, in April 2019. The two-day meeting included representatives…
Communities of Practice: Developing Guided Pathways Metrics in State Data Systems
State postsecondary education data systems are vital information assets for policymakers, researchers, and the public. The Communities of Practice project (funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) at SHEEO…
Strong Foundations 2018: The State of State Postsecondary Data Systems
Since 2010, the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) has periodically administered the Strong Foundations survey, which documents the content, structure, and effective use of state postsecondary student unit…
Integrating Independent Institutions in State Postsecondary Data Systems
This paper highlights opportunities and challenges associated with integrating independent institutions into state postsecondary data systems.
Improving Access to State Postsecondary Data Systems
This white paper highlights how legislative staff, education journalists, institutional researchers, and policy and advocacy organizations use state data systems; their concerns regarding those systems; and opportunities for SHEEO agencies…
Assessing and Improving State Postsecondary Data Systems
This paper explores the role of State Postsecondary Student Unit Record Systems (PSURS) in the national data ecosystem, highlights major issues facing these systems, and offers policy recommendations for state…
Data Driven Decision-Making in South Dakota
This white paper discusses the South Dakota Board of Regents’ (SBDOR) presentation of data to external stakeholders, its focus on Native American students, and the relationship between SDBOR leadership and research…
Promoting Transparency and Accountability in North Carolina
This white paper highlights the University of North Carolina’s use of its data resources to support policy priorities, including evaluating teacher preparation programs and promoting reverse transfer.
Privacy, Confidentiality, and Security in Arkansas
This paper provides an overview of the Arkansas Research Center’s philosophical approach to ensuring privacy and confidentiality of student data and their advanced technological methodology for safeguarding data security.
Data-Informed Policy Innovations in Tennessee
This white paper discusses efforts at the Tennessee Higher Education Commission to support policy innovation with data and information resources.
Coordinating Data Governance in Washington
This white paper discusses the coordination in the state of Washington between multiple agencies resulting in a central warehouse for data from multiple sectors, enabling important longitudinal research.
Strong Foundations 2016: The State of Postsecondary Data Systems
The 2016 Strong Foundations report is a follow-up and redesign of the 2010 and 2012 reports. It examines what data are collected by various parties and how these entities use…