Resources

Annual State Report 2011-12

The annual state report on Missouri participation in MHEC programs and services. Also included in the report are policy indicators highlighting the state's opportunity for advancing postsecondary opportunity, completion, and productivity.

The annual state report on Nebraska participation in MHEC programs and services. Also included in the report are policy indicators highlighting the state's opportunity for advancing postsecondary opportunity, completion, and productivity.

The annual state report on North Dakota participation in MHEC programs and services. Also included in the report are policy indicators highlighting the state's opportunity for advancing postsecondary opportunity, completion, and productivity.

The annual state report on Ohio participation in MHEC programs and services. Also included in the report are policy indicators highlighting the state's opportunity for advancing postsecondary opportunity, completion, and productivity.

The annual state report on South Dakota participation in MHEC programs and services. Also included in the report are policy indicators highlighting the state's opportunity for advancing postsecondary opportunity, completion, and productivity.

The annual state report on Wisconsin participation in MHEC programs and services. Also included in the report are policy indicators highlighting the state's opportunity for advancing postsecondary opportunity, completion, and productivity.

Difficult Dialogues, Rewarding Solutions: Heartland Perspectives on America's Human Capital Challenge

This monograph represents a slice of what we heard during conversations held with higher education stakeholders in the 12 states of the Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC) as part of our “Difficult Dialogues” initiative. With the support of Lumina Foundation for Education, nearly 350 individuals participated in a series of “difficult dialogues” addressing one of the most critical challenges facing our nation—the need to produce millions of additional college graduates in order to meet workforce needs and remain economically competitive in the midst of one of the most challenging fiscal environments our nation has ever seen.

Improving College Readiness: Perspectives for Research, Policy, and Practice

A major goal of MHEC policy summits is to facilitate dialogue and collaborative problem solving among a diverse set of stakeholders representing higher education, state government, K-12, business, and non-profit organizations. The 7th annual summit focused on three core dimensions of college readiness: academic preparation, financial literacy, and non-cognitive variables such as awareness, motivation, and resilience. Addressing these core components of readiness is critical to ensuring that students enter higher education institutions ready to engage in college-level work and that they have the required knowledge, skills, and maturity to complete a postsecondary credential. This is increasingly necessary in order for the nation’s young people and their families to have the opportunity for success and financial security.

Executive Committee Meeting: Rapid City, SD

Student Health Insurance Plans: Balancing Benefits and Premiums for Success

A brief from State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) at the University of Minnesota This brief presents existing research and current thinking about the value of health insurance for the students in higher education. Access to health insurance is a public health issue. Health and wellness are key elements in maintaining student productivity and success, and students need access to high quality health coverage at a reasonable price. Colleges and universities need to be accountable to this issue for the sake of their students, and also for their communities that bear the burden of caring for the uninsured. It is also important for our member institutions to take the charge to address these issues, leading our nation toward a future of good health and productivity.

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