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Representative Studies and Reports

(in reverse chronological order)

William Chance and

 

(Excludes papers, speeches, and appearances as panelist at proceedings concerning public education policies and service as a member of the research faculty, Institute of Public Policy and Management, University of Washington [1985--1989]).

(Postsecondary Education Planning) Kansas Board of Regents for a comprehensive plan for postsecondary education in Kansas, with particular attention to governance, administration, and sector roles and missions [June - November, 2001]

(Research Studies and Evaluation) National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education for studies of the social benefits of higher education, state concurrent enrollment programs, and an evaluation of the Center's Associates' program [April - December, 2001]

(Governance Structure Evaluation) Colorado Department of Higher Education for a legislatively mandated review of the Colorado higher education governance system, governance systems in other states for comparison purposes, system and institution roles and missions, costs of administration and governance, and the state's higher education pricing structure [May - October, 2000]

(Professional Development Program Design) Montana Certification Standards and Practices Advisory Council for a review of professional development programs for educators in Montana and recommendations on the design of a statewide system; teamed with The northwest office of MGT of America, Inc. [June 2000 - May, 2001]

(Comparative Policy Analysis) National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education for a review of state initiatives to address projected higher education enrollment growth in a context of resource uncertainty; the study probes the policy plans of ten states, in collaboration with William Pickens [November, 1999 - April, 2000]

(Management Review) Spokane Intercollegiate Research and Technology Institute for a review and evaluation of the administrative structure of the Institute, teamed with the northwest office of MGT of America, Inc. [January - February, 2001]

(Strategic Plan) Lake Washington Technical College for professional assistance in the development of the College's strategic plan for 2001-2007, teamed with the northwest office of MGT of America, Inc. [December 2000 - June, 2001]

(Program Review) Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs) for a legislatively mandated and funded study of law enforcement specialty services in the State of Washington. Specialty services encompass such programs at SWAT, K-9, bomb disposal, marine and river patrol units, diving teams, etc. teamed with the northwest office of MGT of America, Inc. [October 2000 - October, 2001]

(Institution Mission Review and Need Assessment) Concord College, West Virginia for an assessment of unmet needs for masters programs in ten southern West Virginia and four western Virginia counties and recommendations on programs to address these needs and an institutional mission adjustment to provide them [June, 1999 - January, 2000

(Higher Education Needs Assessment) Washington State University for a study of unmet needs for upper-division and graduate studies in Spokane, Washington, and recommended actions to make the WSU Spokane campus an effective draw to residents of western Washington; teamed with the northwest office of MGT of America, Inc. [April-June, 1999]

(Environmental Scan) Seattle University for an environmental scan for the years 1999-2010 to provide a context for the University's strategic planning effort, teamed with the northwest office of MGT of America, Inc. [March-April, 1999]

(Higher Education Needs Assessment and Policy Development) Washington County [Utah] Economic Development Council for a study of unmet upper-division higher education needs in Southwestern Utah and recommendations for the re-designation of Dixie [Community] College into a state college in a special form that would extend community college priorities and values to bachelor's program offerings [August-November, 1998]

(Qualitative Program Evaluation) Washington Department of Social and Health Services, in collaboration with The northwest office of MGT of America, Inc., for a qualitative evaluation of the first year's experiences of Washington State's WorkFirst program. The study centered on qualitative survey research and an evaluation report [September-November, 1998]

(Higher Education Policy Development) Peabody Center of Education Policy at Vanderbilt University, for the Tennessee Governor's Council on Excellence in Higher Education, for an assessment of Tennessee's programs in higher education. This study was an integral part of the Council's review of Tennessee higher education and its report [February-November, 1998]

(Higher Education Policy Development) Washington Governor's Commission on Higher Education for the Year 2020, for assistance with the Commission's comprehensive review of Washington higher education. Assignments included advisory assistance throughout the process, design of the Commission's work plan and schedule, design of a public opinion poll of Washington residents, and a working paper on the higher education policy implications of the electronic media [March-November, 1998]

(Program Evaluation) Washington Department of Natural Resources, Department of Corrections, and Department of Social and Health Services for an evaluation of Washington's adult and juvenile offender work camp programs. Teamed with the northwest office of MGT of America, Inc. [April-August, 1998]

(Policy Review) Northwest Education Loan Association for a review of the literature and preparation of a paper on college affordability [June, 1998]

(Literature Review and Synopsis) Washington Traffic Safety Commission for a review of the literature on administrative license suspension and preparation of a synoptic report [January, 1998]

(Program Evaluation) Education Commission of the States (ECS) for an evaluation of the Higher Education Policy Unit, conducted in association with Dr. Paul Bucci of AED [September-October, 1997]

(Cost and Needs Study) Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission for a unit cost determination and program needs assessment in response to a Washington State Legislative study request [September, 1997 - April, 1998]

(Higher Education Policy Development) Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education (WICHE) for assistance in the development of Western Policy Exchange position papers for use in statewide higher education roundtable meetings in South Dakota, New Mexico, Idaho, and Montana [March 1997 - August, 1997]

(Higher Education Program Needs Assessment) Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board, in response to a request for a socio-econometric analysis and long-range higher education program needs assessment for rural counties, particularly Jefferson and Okanogan Counties, in Washington State; teamed with the northwest office of MGT of America, Inc. [September, 1997 - November, 1998]

(Program Evaluation) Washington State Department of Licensing for preparation of a report on problem driver intervention programs in other states, countries, and jurisdictions and an assessment of the academic literature on driver attitudes and behavior as part of an evaluation of the Washington State Driver Awareness Interview Program [May, 1997 - August, 1997]

(Program Evaluation) Northwest Education Loan Association for a report on the presence and need for student debt counseling in conjunction with the Federal Family Education Loan Program [May, 1997 - August, 1997]

(Program Evaluation) Montana Certification Standards and Practices Advisory Council for a qualitative evaluation of the preparation of elementary and secondary educators practicing in Montana; teamed with the northwest office of MGT of America, Inc. [January 1997 - July, 1998]

(Policy Review and Research Critique) California Higher Education Policy Center for an update of the report on the decision process leading to the establishment of California State University at Monterey Bay and for a critique of the National Research Council's report on research doctorate programs in the United States [November, 1996 - February, 1997]

(Policy Report) John D. and Catherine MacArthur Foundation for implementation of a grant for a report on the Future of the American High School, in association with the Institute for Public Policy and Management, University of Washington [January, 1995 - February, 1997]

(Higher Education System Evaluation) The Nebraska State College Board, for an evaluation of the Nebraska State College System and recommendations on system consolidation; teamed with the northwest office of MGT of America, Inc. [November, 1996 - January, 1997]

(Higher Education Needs Assessment) The Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board, for an assessment of need for postsecondary education services and recommendations on alternative organizational responses in the North Puget Sound region; teamed with the northwest office of MGT of America, Inc. [July, 1996 - February, 1997]

(Program Evaluation) The Ohio Board of Regents for an evaluation of the 24 Ohio Tech-Prep Consortia; teamed with the Tallahassee office of MGT of America, Inc. [January, 1995 - July, 2000]

(Organization Prospectus and Plan) California Center for Governmental Studies, Los Angeles, for the development of a concept, prospectus, organizational structure, and plan for a California Citizens' Commission on Higher Education [December, 1995 - January, 1996]

(Higher Education Needs Assessment) University of Montana, Missoula, for an assessment of needs for two year education in Western Montana; teamed with the northwest office of the northwest office of MGT of America, Inc. [March - July, 1996]

(Program Assessment) Washington Public Affairs Broadcasting System, TVW, for a study of how public affairs broadcasting materials are used by Washington classroom teachers (K-12 and higher education) and preparation of a plan to expand such usage [October, 1995 - January, 1996]

(Program Review) California Higher Education Policy Center for a report on graduate programs in California public universities [August - November, 1995]

(Policy Review) California Higher Education Policy Center for a report on issues associated with the decision to establish a new California State University campus at Monterey Bay [September, 1994 - April, 1995]

(Federal Program Review) The Washington Friends of Higher Education (Washington Independent Colleges and Universities), Seattle, for reports on the shape of a new Federal-State-Institutional-Student-Family student financial assistance program partnership and the report, "Essay On the Contours of a New Partnership" [September, 1994 - April, 1995]

(Organization Assessment) Minnesota Higher Education Coordinating Board for an assessment of the future role of the higher education coordinating board, in association with Patrick M. Callan [August, 1994 - January, 1995]

(Organization Alternative Review) The Hawaii Department of Education and the northwest office of MGT of America, Inc. for a report on the potential to increase facility capacity of alternative school schedules (full-year utilization and extended days) [1994]

(Higher Education Environment Scan) The Education Commission of the States for a review of the policy environment for higher education in Washington as one of five pilot states in a national study funded by the Pew Charitable Trust [March, 1994]

(Program Evaluation) The Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board for an evaluation of the state's Education Opportunity Grant Program and the report, "Assessment of the Washington State Educational Opportunity Grant Program" [February - April, 1994]

(Program Impact Review) The Washington Friends of Higher Education for a report with recommendations on the implications and effects of the Federal Direct Student Lending Program, State Cost-Sharing, and State Postsecondary Review Entities on Washington private colleges and universities [March, 1994]

(Program Evaluation and Needs Assessment) Port Townsend Washington School District #50 for a review of needs and formative and summative evaluations of the Magnet Center adult education and workforce training programs [1994]

(Program Impact Review) Iowa College Student Aid Commission for an analysis and report on the federal direct student loan program and its effects on state higher education policy and institutional operations [April, 1993]

(Curriculum Review) Clover Park Technical College for an evaluation of the curriculum and preparation of an application for accreditation to the Northwest Association's Commission on Colleges in association with Keith Pailthorp [September, 1992 - June, 1993]

(Higher Education Curriculum Design) Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges for the development of a new technical degree for the system, a strategic planning outline for workforce training, and assistance with the development of standards and oversight procedures for Washington's Tech-Prep programs [January, 1992 - June, 1993]

(Environment Scan) California Higher Education Policy Center for an analysis of press coverage of higher education in California and plan to stimulate public involvement in higher education issues in California; participation on advisory committees concerned with Center planning and higher education governance [August, 1992 -January, 1993]

(Higher Education Needs Assessment) Utah Board of Regents (Salt Lake City) for an assessment of unmet needs for upper-division and graduate education programs and recommendations concerning the provision of such programs in various localities in the state, including the re-designation of Utah Valley Community College into a new form of baccalaureate-granting institution, in association with Keith Pailthorp [September, 1991 - January, 1992]

(Higher Education Needs Assessment and Plan) The Spokane Joint Center for Higher Education (Spokane, Washington) for the development of a long-range academic plan to guide facilities development at Riverpoint Park, in association with Keith Pailthorp [March, 1991 - June, 1992]

(Management Information System Design) Oregon Independent Colleges Association (Salem, Oregon) for strategic planning reports and development of a system decision support (MIS) system, in association with Keith Pailthorp [January, 1990 - June, 1991]

(Future Trends Assessment) The Seattle School District for an assessment of educational, technological, and community service trends affecting the use and design of school facilities [October, 1990 - July, 1991]

(Policy Analysis) With the Institute for Public Policy and Management of the University of Washington (Seattle, Washington) for an evaluation of public school funding in Washington State and the state limit on local funding for the Washington State Senate; responsible for the survey research component of the study [July, 1990 - February, 1991]

(Higher Education Plan) The Montana Education Commission for the Nineties and Beyond (an executive-legislative blue ribbon study commission) for preparation of the long-range higher education policy review and plan, "Crossroads: Montana Higher Education in Transition" [November, 1989 - August, 1990]

(Policy Analysis) Scholar-in-Residence and Consultant to the Western Governors' Association and preparation of the reports: "Economic Competition, Occupational Education, and The West," and "Higher Education and Rural Revitalization in the Western States," and for follow-up state-level technical assistance in association with these studies [1987 - 1990]

(Qualitative Evaluation) The Presidents' Forum (Denver, Colorado), a project of the Carnegie Commission, for a survey and report of Washington college and university president attitudes on education reform and teacher education [Winter, 1990]

(Policy Review) Preparation of the Report, "The Paramount Duty Revisited: An Assessment of Actions Associated with the Report of the Temporary Committee on Educational Policies, Structure, and Management," for the Washington Education Policies Committee (Olympia, Washington) [January, 1990]

(Concept Paper) The Education Commission of the States for the report, "On The Origins of Low Tuition in Public and Independent Higher Education" [1990]

(Higher Education System Evaluation) With MGT of America, Incorporated (Tallahassee, Florida) for an evaluation of the community college system in Wyoming for the Wyoming Community College System; development of the section of the study concerned with governance [July - October, 1990]

(Higher Education System Evaluation and Plan) The Iowa Legislative Higher Education Task Force for a review of the Iowa higher education system and preparation of a long-range higher education plan, "A Challenge to Change," in association with AVA [1988-89 academic year]

(Higher Education Management Review) The Vocational Technical Institutes of Washington State for the development of a management study and a long-range strategic plan, in association with Keith Pailthorp [October, 1989]

(Higher Education Needs Assessment and Program Review) Eastern Washington University (Cheney, Washington) for an evaluation of Eastern Washington University's Spokane academic plans and programs and for recommendations on strategies and the preparation of a report on higher educational needs in the Spokane area, in association with Keith Pailthorp [Summer, 1989]

(Program Reports) Washington Governor Booth Gardner's staff in the development of reports on Schools for the 21st Century and the Report of the Governor's Task Force on Drop-out Prevention [1989]

(K-12 Education Futures Report) The Washington Business Roundtable for a program for public school improvement in Washington and the report, "Excellent Schools for the 21st Century" [Winter, 1988-89]

(Higher Education System Report) The Education Commission of the States for the report, "Changing the Terms of Discourse: Restructuring Public Education in the United States," a strategic plan for educational restructuring in West Virginia, [1988]

(Higher Education Needs Assessment) The South Puget Sound Higher Education Council for the report, "Higher Education Needs in the Greater Tacoma Area" [Summer, 1988]

(Policy Report) The Washington State Economic Development Board for the report, "Education, Economics, and Washington State," which presented a program for aligning the state educational and economic systems [Spring, 1988]

(Program Prospectus) The Northwest Education Loan Association for the report, "An Educational Savings Bond Program for Washington Residents" [Fall, 1987]

(Policy Report) The Washington Friends of Higher Education for a report with recommendations on public policies affecting private higher education, "From Rhetoric to Reality: Public Policy and Private Higher Education" [Spring, 1987]

(Book on State School Reform Initiatives) The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation of Chicago for the conduct of an evaluation of the national education reform movement and preparation of the book, ". . . the best of educations," and technical assistance to state policy [1985-87 academic years]

(Organization Evaluation) The California Commission on Postsecondary Education, Sacramento, for an evaluation of K-12/college articulation in California and an evaluation of the California State Articulation Council [Spring, 1987]

(Program Needs Assessment) The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services for the report: "Barriers to the Employment of People of Disability in Washington State" [Fall, 1987]

 

January, 1983 Through May, 1985

Executive Director, Washington State Committee on Educational Policies, Structure, and Management, Olympia, Washington 98505

The Educational Policies Committee was a select Blue Ribbon committee created by state statute to review and evaluate all aspects of the public educational system, pre-school through graduate school, with particular attention to governance and structure. As Director, responsible for organizing all aspects of Committee staffing and research programs including budgeting, managing the agency, developing the committee schedule and work program, outside fund-raising, report writing, legislative bill drafting, representing the committee before the Legislature and with the Governor's Office, the press, educational agencies and institutions, and the general public. In January, 1985, the committee completed its study and presented its report and recommendations to the governor, legislature, and general public. Those recommendations have had a strong influence on the state education system of Washington State. The committee reconvened in 1989 to review progress on its recommendations. The results are contained in the report, "The Paramount Duty Revisited."

 

Representative Reports:

"The Paramount Duty, Report of the Committee on Educational Policies, Structure and Management," January, 1985.

"Structure and Governance in Washington Higher Education," Committee on Educational Policies, Structure, and Management, August, 1983.

"Roles and Missions of Institutions of Higher Education in Washington," Committee on Educational Policies, Structure, and Management, May, 1983.

 

December, 1970 Through December, 1982

Deputy Director for Academic Affairs, Washington State Council for Postsecondary Education, Olympia, Washington

[In 1985, the Council was statutorily re-designated as the Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board in accord with the recommendations of the aforementioned study committee.] As Deputy, responsible for planning, coordination, program evaluation and approval, interstate reciprocity, program evaluation, and policy research on an extensive range of higher educational issues. Responsible for the review and approval of all public four-year institutions' proposals for new programs, and for the review of all existing graduate programs. Included service on Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education (WICHE), Education Commission of the States (ECS), and National Commission on Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS) advisory boards, committees, and task forces. Also served as Interim Agency Director responsible for all aspects of directing and administering the organization (Fall 1977 - Spring 1978 and Fall 1982).

During this period also occasionally served as adjunct professor teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in political science and public administration for The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, and the University of Puget Sound, Tacoma.

 

Representative Publications:

"The Next Six Years, Higher Education Plan for Washington State, 1976-1982," Council for Postsecondary Education, 1982.

"Evaluation of Pharmacy Education in Washington State," Council for Postsecondary Education, 1981.

"Reciprocity and Resource Sharing in Higher Education," Council for Postsecondary Education, 1980.

"Enrollment Trends in Washington Higher Education," Council for Postsecondary Education, 1980.

"The Evergreen Study: An Evaluation of The Evergreen State College," (Co-Author), Council for Postsecondary Education, 1978.

"Planning and Policy Recommendations for Washington Higher Education, Higher Education Plan: 1976-1982," Council for Postsecondary Education, 1976.

"GPA-I" and "GPA-II" which entailed comprehensive reviews of more than 400 existing graduate programs in Washington public higher education, Concil for Postsecondary Education, 1974-1976.

"Roles and Missions for Washington Colleges and Universities," Council for Postsecondary Education, 1974.

"Academic Tenure in Washington Higher Education," Council on Higher Education, 1972.

 

January, 1965 Through November, 1970:

Division Director, Ohio Legislative Service Commission, Columbus, Ohio

The Legislative Service Commission is the Ohio Legislature's nonpartisan service and research organization. As Division Director, responsible for supervision of professional research staff, the conduct of legislative research, development and analysis of legislation, maintenance of intergovernmental liaison, and the preparation of legislative reports spanning such matters as administrative program evaluation, juvenile delinquency, substandard housing, county government, federal grant policy, public employee bargaining, and legislative facilities and procedures.

 

Representative Publications:

"Ohio Legislative Handbook," Legislative Service Commission under a grant from the American Political Science Association, 1970.

"Substandard Housing," National Legislative Conference First Place Award for Excellence in national competition, Legislative Service Commission, 1970.

"Juvenile Delinquency in Ohio," Legislative Service Commission, 1969.

"The Administration of State-Held Lands in Ohio," Legislative Service Commission, 1966.

 

EDUCATION

PhD, Political Science, The Ohio State University, Comparative Political Systems (East Asia, Soviet Union, Latin America)

Master's degree, Political Science, American State and National government

Bachelor of Arts degree, Political Science, Political Philosophy and Theory

 

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