In 2019, Lumina Foundation supported two state partnerships’ efforts in Alabama and Indiana in their effort to impact state-level postsecondary education using regional and local models. Lumina Foundation also engaged Equivolve Consulting to conduct a developmental evaluation to document the efforts in each state and offer examples of how the context in which a partnership operates and their partnership building process can influence partnership structure, stakeholder engagement, and partnership activities.
The evaluation findings outlined in this report are intended to serve as a guide to:
- states that may be beginning to build their postsecondary networks or
- states that are trying to expand postsecondary efforts and need to better understand how their state goals and contexts may be leveraged to create successful and sustainable systems.