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First Lady Makes ‘Heart of a Hero’ Scholarships Available; Military Service Members, Veterans Can Apply by Aug. 1 Deadline

Rowan Researcher Awarded $2.8 Million to Examine Ways to Mitigate the Effects of Disasters on Older People

Rutgers Elects Greg Brown Chair of Board of Governors

News from the Secretary of Higher Education

William Paterson University Honors Peace and Justice Writing Contest Winners at Gandhian Forum Event

Felician College President Joins New National Effort to Improve Success for Latino Students in Higher Education

Gov. Christie Breaks Ground for $28.6 Million Expansion of Stockton’s Unified Science Center

Christie Administration Honors 767 Educational Opportunity Fund Students
Local award winners and biographical information

Bloomfield College Partners with Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP)

Burlington County College Names Dr. David Spang Interim President

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Awards Rowan University $3 Million for Health Care Research and Education

At Princeton, 4 Win Supercomputing Grants, 4 Receive Presidential Science Awards, 7 Named 2013 APS Fellows

Rutgers Professor, Doctor Win Two MacArthur Fellow Awards

Video of New Jersey Governor’s Cyber Challenge Contest at Brookdale Community College

The Role of Technology in Postsecondary Education: May 22, 2013 at Princeton University

Register for NJCC’s Annual Conference Beyond the Classroom into the Community: Scholarship and Pedagogy of Engagement, May 29, 2013, Raritan Valley Community College
May 2013

EOF Board Conference Call Meeting Scheduled for April 18, 2013

Camden County College to Host Hidden Histories of Ancient Egypt Lecture Series

Secretary of Higher Education Hosts GEARUP Planning Event

CCM President Edward J. Yaw Receives Fulbright for Educational Exchange in Russia

Middlesex County College to Host Adjunct Fair

EOF Board Conference Call Meeting Rescheduled for April 29, 2013  

Higher Education Capital Facilities Programs Solicitation for Grant Applications 

Adopted Regulations for Higher Education
N.J.H.E. 9A:12-Capital Improvement Fund Act

N.J.H.E. 9A:14-Higher Education Equipment Leasing Funds Act
N.J.H.E. 9A:15-Higher Education Facilities Trust Fund Act
N.J.H.E. 9A:18-Building Our Future Bond Act
N.J.H.E. 9A:13-1.1- Higher Education Technology Infrastructure Act
N.J.H.E. 9A:11-1.2-EOF Program Amendments

Notice of Publication Click here to comment on the above regulations
APR 2013

NJIT to Host 2013 New Jersey Future Redevelopment Forum

Distinguished Lecturer Robert Joe Lee to Speak at Mercer County Community College

NJIT to Host Career Fair on March 6, 2013

Rider University to Host Veterans Career Fair March 21st

First Lady Mary Pat Christie Announces Spirit of a Hero Scholarship for New Jersey Students Pursuing Higher Education

College of St. Elizabeth Appoints Jonathan White as Vice President of Enrollment

Hunger Summit 2013 Save the Date

Caldwell College to Pursue University Status

TCNJ Named a Best-Value Public College by Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Centenary College to Offer New Presidential Scholars Program

MAR 2013

Advisory Graduate Medical Education Council (AGMEC) Meeting Notice & Agenda

30 Student Firms from Around the World Participate in MCCC Conference

Middlesex County College to Present Radio Heads, a Tribute to Old Time Radio

Centenary College Holds First Korean Winter Teachers Program

FEB 2013

Raritan Valley Community College Receives Magazine's First Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award

Middle States Commission on Higher Education Reaffirms Kean University

Christie Administration Helps College Students, Families Affected by Hurricane

Middlesex County College to Host Art Exhibition

Chinese Delegation of Agricultural Educators Visit County College of Morris

Centenary College Director to Help with New Jersey Association of College Admissions Counseling

Middlesex County College to Host Information Session on New Pathways Program for Those Who Want to Become Teachers

NJIT to Host Battle of the Brains

Governor's School of New Jersey Board of Overseers to Meet on January 29th

Save the Date for New Jersey Campus Compact Conference at Raritan Valley Community College

Essex County College is Hosting an All-Day Conference Commemorating the Emancipation Proclamation

NJIT to Host Small Business Procurement Fair

JAN 2013
Mercer County Community College to Host Lecture on Skin Care by Board Certified Dermatologist Brian Keegan, M.D., Ph.D. Nov 2012

Poet James Arthur to speak at Centenary College Writers on the Rise 2012 Program

Nov 2012
County College of Morris Celebrates the Opening of its First LEED Building Oct 2012
Centenary Alumnae and Published Authors to Conduct Book Signing and Reading on Homecoming Weekend Oct 2012
Centenary College and United Way of Northern New Jersey Women's Leadership Council Announces Recipients of $10,000 Scholarship Oct 2012
Educational Opportunity Fund Board Meeting - October 11, 2012 Oct 2012
Ramapo College Dedicates Sharp Sustainability Education Center Sep 2012
GEAR UP Student Wins Princeton Scholarship Sep 2012
Lockheed Martin Sponsors Waterbotics at Stevens Sep 2012
Rutgers Names 20th President Sept 2012
Governor Christie Signs Historic Legislation to Reorganize and Secure Future of New Jersey's Higher Education System Aug 2012
Pilot Program Helps 150 Newark College Students Aug 2012
New Jersey City University Names 12th President Aug 2012
Princeton physicists win $12M from Russian billionaire Aug 2012
$1.1 Million Awarded to2 NJ Hispanic-Serving Institutions to Expand Education Opportunities to Hispanic Students and Low-Income Individuals Aug 2012
Accreditation Affirmed for New Jersey Institute of Technology July 2012
Accreditation Affirmed for The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey July 2012
Princeton University Appoints New Dean of Woodrow Wilson School July 2012
Ramapo Offers Financial Literacy Camp for High School Students July 2012
Felician College Names New President July 2012
Christie Administration Awarded $5 Million in Federal Grants to Expand New Jersey's K-12 Data System to Track Students into College and the
June 2012
Ramapo College History Student Selected for Prestigious Lipper Internship at Museum of Jewish History June 2012
Ramapo College Foundation’s Second Annual Ramapo Rumble Set to Start Its Engine on May 20 May 2012
New AmeriCorps Grants Made Available May 2012
Photos from Showcase of Exemplary Practices: Excellence in Teacher Preparation, held April 20, 2012 May 2012

VETeach Pilot to be housed at Stockton College

Apr 2012
Princeton Professor Wins Poetry Pulitzer Apr 2012
Eight Faculty Named to American Academy of Arts & Sciences Apr 2012
Governor's School of Engineering & Technology Alumnus Avery Katko '11 and Team Win Prestigious Robotics Award from NASA Apr 2012
Hudson County Community College and Saint Peter’s College to Sign Historic Transfer Agreement Apr 2012
Noted Art Historian to Discuss Architecture of Auschwitz at Ramapo College March 30 Apr 2012
Fox News Says Rider University Teacher Evaluation Program Could be Model for Nation Apr 2012
China Approves Construction of Wenzhou-Kean University Campus in Zhejiang Province Apr 2012
Former EOF Student Named Truman Scholar Mar 2012
Centenary College President Lewthwaite Appointed to NAICU Board Feb 2012
Singer-Songwriter, Novelist and Actor Steve Earle to Serve as Centenary College Gates-Ferry Lecturer in February Feb 2012
Ramapo College to Present "What is Black? Deconstructing Scientific, Social Concept of Race" Feb 2012
GEAR UP Students Learn Crime Scene Investigation at Cumberland County College  
Governor's School of New Jersey Board of Overseers to Meet on Thursday, June 28, 2012
July 2012
Commission Issues Higher Education Capital Planning Report Dec 2001
Commission and Presidents' Council Recommend Increased Investment in New Jersey Higher Education Oct 2001
Commission Discusses Need for Greater State Investment in Higher Education Sep 2001
Higher Education Commission Awards Funds to Increase High-Tech Research Capacity at New Jersey Universities Sep 2001
Commission Awards High-Tech Workforce Excellence Grants to Colleges and Universities  Jul 2001
New Jersey Colleges and Universities Receive Grants that will Increase Capacity to Prepare Effective Teachers Jul 2001
NJ GEAR UP: Second Annual 21st Century Scholar Certificate Award Ceremony May-01
Colleges and Universities See Performance Funding Rewards Apr-01
Two New Members Join Commission on Higher Education Jan-01
Commission Report Sees Need for More High-Tech Grads Jan-01
Higher Ed Commission Approves Funds to Boost High-Tech University Research Nov-00
Increased Investment in Higher Education Linked to State's Economic Future Oct-00
Commission Considers Increased Investment in New Jersey Higher Education Sep-00
Governor Unveils High-Tech Workforce Excellence Grants for Colleges and Universities Jul-00
Al Koeppe Elected Chairman of Commission on Higher Education Jun-00
Colleges and Universities See Performance Funding Rewards Apr-00
Commission Approves $133 Million in Campus Capital Improvements Mar-00
Commission on Higher Education Awards Grants for Urban Revitalization Jan-00
New Director Points to Higher Education Strengths and Key Student Needs Dec-99
Linkages Between Higher Education and P-12 Recognized:
3 NJ Universities Win Award for Mentoring in Math, Science and Engineering
New Jersey Higher Education Garners Host of Federal Grants Sep-99
NJVU Focus on Faculty Will Enhance Distance Learning Sep-99
New Jersey Commission on Higher Education Receives $10 Million Federal GEAR UP Grant Aug-99
Commission on Higher Education Names Executive Director Apr-99

NJEDge News, Volume 1, Issue 2, September 2001 [PDF version -  489 Kb]   
  • State Supports Improved Teacher Quality and Boosts Capacity
  • Rutgers & Community Colleges Offer New Dual Degree Program
  • Teacher Effectiveness Grants
  • New Jersey Invests in High-Tech Workforce
  • High-Tech Workforce Excellence Grants
  • New Commission Members
  • Systemwide Capacity Subject of Fall Report
NJEDge News, Volume 1, Issue 1, May 2001 [PDF version - 601 Kb] 
  • Commission Promotes NJEDge
  • New and Expanded Initiatives Proposed
  • Colleges Step Up to P-3 Challenge
  • Sharing Distance Learning Resources
  • NJIT Research Reaches New Heights
  • Fifth Annual Systemwide Accountability Report
  • New Commission Members
Highlights, Volume 5 Issue 2, October 2000 [PDF version - 111 Kb]   
  • Commission Awards Grants to Boost High-Tech Workforce
  • Koeppe Takes Helm as New Chair
  • INNOVATIONS - Nine Projects Win High-Tech Workforce Excellence Grants
  • Gearing Up for College: The First Year of the NJ GEAR UP State Project
  • Governor Names Two New Student Members to Commission
  • Budget Proposals Under Review
Highlights, Volume 5 Issue 1, February 2000
  • Higher Education in the New Economy: Governor Announces Increases and New Initiatives
  • INNOVATIONS - Rutgers Website Brings Civic Groups Into Cyber Era
  • 150 Attend Summit on High School to College Transitions
  • Commission Awards Three Urban Revitalization Grants
  • Executive Director Sees System Strengths and Needs
  • Two New Members Join Commission
  • Students Now Voting Members
Highlights, Volume 4 Issue 3, October 1999
  • Commission Gears up for $10 Million Grant
  • FY 2001 Budget Policy Proposed
  • INNOVATIONS - Virtual Business Gives Mercer Students Real Experience
  • Governor Whitman Enacts $550 Million Capital Fund
  • NJVU Focus on Faculty Will Enhance Distance Learning
  • Commission Gets 3 New Members
  • New Jersey Institutions Score Big on Federal Grants
Highlights, Volume 4 Issue 2, May 1999
  • Five-Year Assessment & Long-Range Plan
  • INNOVATIONS - Stockton's CHEER Program
  • New Executive Director
  • EOF's 30th Anniversary
Highlights, Volume 4 Issue 1, March 1999
  • New Jersey Virtual University is Online
  • INNOVATIONS - Technology Links Rider Education Students With High School Teacher Mentors
  • Conference Examines Higher Education Restructuring
  • Committee Releases Draft Long-Range Plan Update Seeking Feedback From Higher Education Community
Highlights, Volume 3 Issue 3, October 1998
  • Agreement Near on Performance Funding Measures
  • Commission Executive Director Announces Plans to Step Down
  • Atlantic and Cape May Officials Agree on Joint College
  • Commission Approves Funds to Establish VALE
  • Virtual University Will Soon be Reality in New Jersey
  • Commission Membership Shrinks as Trustees Depart; Two New Student Members Named for 1998-99
  • Commission Awards Urban Revitalization Planning Grants
Highlights, Volume 3 Issue 2, May 1998
  • Commission Adopts Capacity Recommendations, Including Call for Multi-Institution Centers
  • Rutgers and Brookdale Plan Partnership for 4-Year Degrees
  • Stevens and NASA Link to Inspire Minority Students' Interest in Science
  • Commission Seeks Additional Funding for Institutions
  • Commission Awards Grants for 15 College Bound Programs
Highlights, Volume 3 Issue 1, February 1998
  • Commission Considers Capacity Study
  • Newark's Science Park Moves Forward
  • Governor's FY'99 Budget Has Increases for Higher Education
  • EOF Board Adopts Opportunity For a New Millennium
  • Executive Director Looks at the Year Ahead
Highlights, Volume 2 Issue 3, December 1997
  • Connecting for Success: Business-Higher Education Seminar Convened
  • Commission Adopts Budget Policy Statement for FY ‘99
  • Commission Service a Learning Experience for Students
  • Commission Retools $2.9 Million College Bound Grant Program

Extend Tuition Grants to Part-Time Students
by Alfred C. Koeppe, Commission Chairman
Joint College Will Strengthen Southeastern New Jersey
by Alfred J. Cade, Commission Chairman
Higher Education-K-12 Collaboration: Critical to School Reform
by Alfred C. Koeppe, Commission member
University Status
by Martine Hammond-Paludan, Executive Director
Higher Education Technology Infrastructure
by Alfred C. Koeppe, Commission member
Community Colleges Opening Doors for Immigrants
by Alfred C. Koeppe, Commission member
Higher Education in NJ: Looking Ahead to Continued Success
by Alfred J. Cade, Commission Chairman

POLICY BRIEF - Issue 1 - Part-Time Faculty at New Jersey Public Institutions
To what extent do New Jersey's public colleges and universities rely on part-time faculty, and what are the implications for students and institutions?
Fiscal Year 2002 Budget Policy Statement
FY 2002 budget policy recommendations to the Governor and Legislature
Higher Education: Meeting Challenges of the Future [PDF Version - 73 Kb]
Supporting documentation to the FY 2002 budget policy recommendations to the Governor and Legislature
Accountability in Higher Education: The 4th Annual Systemwide Report [PDF Version - 191Kb]
Adopted January 28, 2000, by the NJ Commission on Higher Education, this year's systemwide report updates several key data indicators examined in earlier reports and adds new indicators. It also intensifies the focus on student outcomes, providing detailed information about transfer students.
Executive Director's Mid-Year Report
Presented by Dr. James E. Sulton, Jr., Executive Director, to the NJ Commission on Higher Education on December 17, 1999.
Fiscal Year 2001 Budget Policy Statement
FY 2000 budget policy recommendations to the Governor and Legislature.
Higher Education: Assessing the Past, Looking to the Future
An overview of New Jersey's strategic course toward higher education excellence as laid out by New Jersey's Plan for Higher Education: 1999 Update and The Five-Year Assessment of Higher Education Restructuring.
New Jersey's Plan for Higher Education: 1999 Update [PDF version - 266 kb]
This first update of New Jersey's Plan for Higher Education reaffirms the plan's vision and moves beyond the original principles and policy recommendations, defining a course for New Jersey colleges and universities to achieve their aspirations for excellence. 
The Five-Year Assessment of Higher Education Restructuring [PDF Version - 164 kb]
A comprehensive assessment of New Jersey's new higher education governance structure, including profiles of each public college and university in New Jersey
Community College Institutional Profiles [PDF only - 212 kb]
Senior Public Institutional Profiles [PDF only - 125 kb]
New Jersey's Capital Investment in Higher Education [PDF version - 143 Kb]
A Report to the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education
Focusing on Higher Education Outcomes: The Third Annual Systemwide Accountability Report [PDF version - 358 Kb]
The 1998 systemwide report provides recent data on key indicators, examines some performance indicators over time, and undertakes a new, experimental analysis of completion rates.
Fiscal Year 2000 Budget Policy Statement
FY 2000 budget policy recommendations to the Governor and Legislature.
The Capacity of New Jersey's Higher Education System [Full PDF Version - 802 Kb]
Report to the Governor and Legislature regarding the capacity of New Jersey's higher education system and its ability to meet the needs of the state and its diverse population.
Fiscal Year 1999 Budget Policy Statement
Budget policy recommendations to the Governor and Legislature
Opportunity For a New Millennium: The Educational Opportunity Fund Planning Report
The New Jersey Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) is one of the nation's most comprehensive and successful state-supported efforts to provide access to higher education for disadvantaged students.
NOTE: includes numerous graphs; download times may be significant.
Report on Higher Education Technology
Recommendations regarding technology and institutional infrastructure
Testimony of Commission Member Alfred C. Koeppe before the Board of Public Utilities on Higher Education Telecommunications Services
September 1997 Testimony before the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities on behalf of the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education regarding Universal Service
Higher Education Costs and Revenues: The Second Annual Systemwide Accountability Report
This 1997 report compares spending and revenue sources for New Jersey's system of higher education and its individual sectors with national counterparts.
NOTE: includes numerous graphs; download times may be significant.
Looking to the New Millennium: NJ's Plan for Higher Education
This long-range plan includes New Jersey's vision for higher education, recommendations for addressing critical state needs, and essential conditions for achieving the vision.
Interim Assessment of Restructuring of NJ Higher Education
The law requires the newly established Presidents' Council and Commission on Higher Education jointly to conduct an interim assessment of the restructuring after two years and a more definitive assessment after five. This report presents the results of the interim assessment.
New Jersey's Renewable Resource: A Systemwide Accountability Report
The Commission's first systemwide accountability report
NOTE: includes numerous graphs; download times may be significant.

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