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APSU receives $400,000+ grant from Lumina Foundation for Education

APSU has been awarded a grant to study pressures that influence educational policy and planning.

The $403,500 grant from Lumina Foundation for Education will fund two years of research as APSU partners with the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) and the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS).
APSU has been awarded a grant to study pressures that influence educational policy and planning.

The $403,500 grant from Lumina Foundation for Education will fund two years of research as APSU partners with the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) and the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS).

Project Directors Dr. Houston Davis, associate vice president for academic affairs at APSU, Dr. Brian Noland, associate executive director for THEC, and Patrick Kelly, senior research associate for NCHEMS, will coordinate the study, which is part of the national Education Needs Index project.

“The Education Needs Index is a 50-state study of educational, economic and population pressures that influence educational policy and planning at local, regional and state levels,” says Davis. “The index will introduce an econometric model and regional research that will assess conditions and trends for all 3,141 U.S. counties, or their equivalents, and allow peer comparisons across a variety of indicators.”
—Rebecca Mackey