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National Center Program Associates

The 15 mid-career professionals shown below have been selected by the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education as Program Associates for 2003-04. They are faculty members, administrators and postsecondary education specialists who will work closely with the National Center for a year. They will attend three formal meetings and also work with National Center staff members on projects.

The goal of the program, which is supported financially by the Ford Foundation, is to engage scholars, leaders and prospective leaders in the study of higher education policy issues.

New National Center Program

The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, in partnership with the Institute for Educational Leadership and the Institute for Higher Education Research at Stanford University, has begun a study of relationships between K-12 systems and postsecondary education in four states-Florida, Georgia, New York and Oregon.

Many states are trying to coordinate public school policies with those of colleges and universities but most of these are "short-term structural approaches," in the language of the project announcement. It is hoped that this study will provide a substantive underpinning for devising inter-level strategies that could be effective over the long term.

The project is being funded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. More information can be obtained by sending an e-mail to Andrea Venezia at or Shawn Whiteman at

In a Q&A with Derek Bok, former president of Harvard University, in the summer issue, the title of his latest book was misstated. The correct title is Universities in the Marketplace; the subtitle is The Commercialization of Higher Education.

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