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The New Jersey Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) aims to provide access to higher education for disadvantaged students in order to increase diversity in New Jersey's institutions of higher education. This report is issued in accordance with the EOF Board of Directors' responsibility to inform the Commission on Higher Education, the Governor, and the Legislature about the status and process of the Fund. Key findings and recommendations include: (1) EOF's public mission needs to be broadened to include student success; (2) every institution that received public funds should continue to participate in EOF; (3) EOF's primary focus should continue to be degree seeking students and those in certificate programs; (4) improving student success must be a major long-term goal; (5) greater emphasis must be placed on connecting education with work; (6) accountability must be a core component of the Board's future planning; (7) the Board will annually request funding levels to ensure funding services, maintain partnerships, and preserve affordability; (8) a priority for future funding requests should be targeted to specific initiatives aimed at improving student outcomes; (9) attention needs to be devoted to annual student award levels; and (10) early intervention is essential to student access and success. Appendices contain eight graphs and figures detailing enrollment trends and retention rates. (JL)

Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, College Role, Diversity (Institutional), Educational Finance, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Educationally Disadvantaged, Financial Support, Higher Education, Scholarship Funds, School Effectiveness, School Funds











Autor: New Jersey State Commission on Higher Education.

Fuente: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=7299&id=ED433062







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