National Center for Higher Education Management Systems

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Developing and Maintaining the Information Infrastructure for State Level Higher Education Policymaking

Title: Developing and Maintaining the Information Infrastructure for State Level Higher Education Policymaking
Author: Jones, Dennis P.
Paulson, Karen
Date: 2001
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Description: Good policymaking requires information that is both accurate and relevant to the decisionmaking process. This is true whether the decisions are to be made at the national, state, or institutional levels. Because higher education is primarily a state-level responsibility, sound higher education policy depends particularly on the availability of information that supports decisionmaking at this level. Poor information at the state level can result in decisions that negatively affect large numbers of students, institutions, and citizens in multiple ways. Relevant information enables substantive discourse, dialogue, and debate about key policy issues in higher education.

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