10th Annual Policy Summit: Maximizing Return on Educational Investment: Preserving Access, Promoting Completion, Protecting Quality
The working title for our 2014 policy summit is Maximizing Return on Educational Investment: Preserving Access, Promoting Completion, Protecting Quality. Please mark your calendar for this event in Milwaukee on November 17-18. We look forward to another successful event and hope to see you there.
Mr. Patrick M. Callan is president of the Higher Education Policy Institute, an independent, non- profit, nonpartisan organization established in 1991 to conduct higher education policy research. The Institute sponsored the California Higher Education Policy Center from1992 to 1997, and the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education from 1997 through 2011.
Prior to serving as president of the California and National Policy centers, Callan was executive director of state higher education boards and commissions in Montana, Washington and California, Vice President of the Education Commission of the States and staff director of the California Legislature’s Joint Committee on the Master Plan for Higher Education.
Mr. Callan has written extensively on educational policy issues, focusing principally on educational opportunity, public accountability, the financing and governance of colleges and universities, and public policy leadership. As president of the National Center, he oversaw report cards on national and state-by-state performance of American higher education. These Measuring Up reports, issued biennially over a decade, helped shape public policies to improve college preparation, access, completion, and affordability.
Since 2011, Callan has served as senior fellow at the Washington-based Committee for Economic Development, visiting scholar at the Institute for Governmental Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and senior fellow at New York University’s Steinhardt Institute for Higher Education Policy. He serves on national and regional boards and commissions on higher education, including the Association of Governing Board’s National Commission on College and University Board Governance
In 2012 Callan co-authored Financing American Higher Education in the Era of Globalization (Harvard Education Press).
Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab is professor of Educational Policy Studies and Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the founding director of the Wisconsin HOPE Lab (Harvesting Opportunities for Postsecondary Education). A passionate advocate for access and equity in higher education, Sara’s research has examined the efficacy and distributional implications of financial aid policies, welfare reform, transfer practices, and a range of interventions aimed at increasing college attainment among marginalized populations. Sara works directly with governors and state legislators to craft policies to make college more affordable; collaborates with non-profit organizations seeking to examine the effects of their practices; and provides technical assistance to Congressional staff, think tanks, and membership organizations. Sara was recently honored with the Early Career Award by the American Educational Research Association. Later this year, Harvard Education Press will release her book “Reinventing Student Aid for the 21st Century”, co-edited with Andrew P. Kelly.