MHEC Policy and Research
To assist Midwestern states in their decision-making processes and to showcase examples of best practices in member states across the region, MHEC fosters dialogues about policy and practice between policymakers and postsecondary education leaders and serves as a vehicle for information exchange across the region. Specific initiatives include:
- A series of policy briefs presenting recent state-level data related to timely and significant issues;
- A series of policy reports devoted to salient postsecondary education policy issues impacting the region;
- The Midwest PERL, an online postsecondary education resource library, serving as both a web-based data book, for the region and a library of policy reports and other resources searchable by postsecondary issue, sector and institutional type; and
- Forums and summits for policymakers, educators, business leaders and others to foster dialogue about best practices and policy options including challenges and opportunities for individual states and the region.