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BHEW is conducting analyses and crafting state and federal policy recommendations aimed at increasing the quality of higher education across the U.S., with a particular focus on helping prepare the next generation of scientists, engineers and technologically-savvy workers who can contribute to our 21st century economy and also enhance our societal well-being. College is becoming less affordable and less accessible for larger segments of our population—a trend that must be reversed if we are to meet the nation’s social, economic and cultural challenges. BHEW is examining strategies for:
  • increasing state and federal investments in higher education
  • raising productivity and efficiency on our campuses
  • closing the equity gap, and increasing the quality of STEM education and training in 2-year, 4-year and research institutions.
The careers of the 21st century require highly skilled workers with strong technical knowledge and skills as well as the ability to solve problems, think creatively, work collaboratively and function as lifelong learners.

BHEW is outlining strategies for better aligning higher education programs and curricula—at all levels, from 2-year colleges to doctoral programs—with regional and national workforce needs in order to prepare students for career success.
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Sponsors and supporters of BHEW projects and activities include:
• Department of Health and Human Services
• National Endowment for the Arts
• National Endowment for the Humanities
• National Institutes of Health
• National Science Foundation
• Institute for Education Sciences
 
• Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
• Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
• Burroughs Wellcome Fund
• Elsevier Corporation
• Helmsley Charitable Trust
• Howard Hughes Medical Institute
• Lumina Foundation
• National Math and Science Initiative
• Spencer Foundation



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