Washington, D.C., June 30, 1997—The Institute for Higher Education Policy has announced the formation of a national advisory group for the "New Millennium" project, a two-year study of higher education costs, pricing, and productivity sponsored by the Ford Foundation.
Members of the advisory group, chaired by California State University System Chancellor Barry Munitz, include leaders representing a wide range of perspectives and interests in higher education. The group will play an integral role in the analytic and strategic planning aspects of the project, known formally as "Higher Education Costs, Pricing, and Productivity in the New Millennium." The project is a collaborative effort of The Institute for Higher Education Policy, a Washington, DC-based research group, The Education Resources Institute, a Boston-based organization providing education information and financing services, and the Ford Foundation.
The "New Millennium" project, led by project co-directors Jamie Merisotis and Jane Wellman, is designed to establish new methods and tools for college and university leaders to promote internal cost management and productivity. The first two years of the project will focus on studying the issues and developing recommendations and models. Pilot testing and implementation is expected in the following two years.
The project also will convene periodic seminars and meetings, assembling a wide array of national experts and leading-edge thinkers from education, industry, and government with an interest in the future of education.
Members of the national advisory group include:
- Vera King Farris, President, Richard Stockton State College
- Augustine Gallego, President, San Diego Community College District
- Diane Gilleland, Senior Advisor, American Council on Education
- D. Bruce Johnstone, Professor of Higher and Comparative Education, SUNY Buffalo
- Gerald Monette, President, Turtle Mountain Community College
- Barry Munitz, Chancellor, California State University System, Chair
- Michael Olivas, William B. Bates Professor of Law, University of Houston
- Carol Stoel, Co-Director, Teacher Education, Council for Basic Education.