Finance of Higher Education in the 21st Century Paper .

The future financing of higher education in your state depends on a concerted, collaborative effort of many groups at all levels of government. This assignment presents you with a scenario regarding the issue of formulating a vision of financing higher education in the 21st century. Your response to the scenario is the basis for a paper you will write.
1) Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment:
Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide.
2) Consider the following scenario: State legislators and educators have increasingly recognized that the current approach to funding higher education in your state is no longer sustainable from the state, institutional or even federal perspective. Therefore, the governor recently announced the formation of a statewide commission to examine the state?s approach to funding higher education. You have been invited to provide expert testimony on the topic. Your charge is to answer one broad question: What should the finance of higher education in the state look like in the 21st century?
3) To provide a comprehensive answer to this question, you decide to write a 1,250?1,500 word proposal (paper) titled, ?XYZ State Plan to Finance Higher Education in the 21st Century.? To formulate your plan, you must do the following:
a) Identify the goals and expected outcomes of your plan.
b) Address financing related to private, as well as, public institutions
c) Address the existing funding structure in your state, including factors such as:
i) State appropriations?
ii) Capital expenditures
iii) Range of student aid programs
iv) Funding sources other than state-related
d) Account for the demographic realities of the state.
e) Acknowledge the current role of federal government funding.
f) Address the roles state policymakers, campus leaders, and others you specify, will play in reformulating the finance of higher education to achieve your plan?s goals.
g) Ground your response in consideration of the state values and purposes for funding postsecondary education.

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