Military service members and veterans in higher education: What the new GI Bill may mean for postsecondary institutions
In May 2001, the American Council on Education (ACE) convened a meeting to assess the current state of analysis of higher education policy issues. The purpose was to identify ways in which the needs of institutions, the interests of foundations, and the talents of scholars could be better aligned. Participants included higher education scholars, foundation executives, college and university presidents, and education policy analysts.
In particular, we were eager to learn how ACE could help make research on higher education more accessible and useful to institution leaders. Several participants suggested that ACE produce short publications that summarize the findings of important areas of higher education research. The ACE Center for Policy Analysis embraced that suggestion and created this series, Informed Practice: Syntheses of Higher Education Research for Campus Leaders. Six prior reports have been issued in this series, which are listed on the final page of this report.