Higher Ed Policy Fellowship
Bridging Fierce Debates
Leaders in higher education and the policymakers who work with them face many competing demands, but opportunities for administrators and policymakers to work through issues together at length are rare. Higher Ed Policy Fellows, selected by invitation only, are top-level state and university officials who unite to craft state educational policies that drive innovation in education. Fellows build state-based coalitions, engage with experts, and gather at symposia to develop shared projects and interests—from legislative ideas to strategic planning to student access strategies— that they can take back to their states.
Policies that have been developed through HEP discussions and brainstorming include:
- Legislation to help align local community workforce needs with access to credentials and degrees
- Strategic planning for access and enrollment in states with large rural populations
- Legislation to ensure statewide financial aid supports and college attendance rates
- Dual enrollment opportunities for high-need high school students at local colleges