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Key Programs and Resources
Overview

The Center for Higher Education Research leads the Council’s work in researching, developing, and proposing higher education policies. It seeks to promote effective policy by submitting policy recommendations to the government, collecting data on higher education, analyzing key trends and issues, providing publications, and convening gatherings of higher education leaders.


The Council regularly submits policy recommendations to government bodies on various higher education-related issues to promote improvements in university education and advocate for the interests of its member institutions. Recent submissions include the following:

“Comments on the partial amendment to the enforcement ordinance of the Higher Education Act” (submission to Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology)

“Legal brief on amendment to the enforcement ordinance of the Law on Inheritance Tax and Donations Tax” (submission to Ministry of Strategy and Finance; Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology)

“Comments on the 2009 general plan for tax reductions” (submission to Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology)

The Higher Education Statistics Project of CHR (available in Korean here) develops foundational data to support research, provides various indicators needed in university administration, increases public awareness of higher education, and supplies data used in university accreditation. Data is provided by the Council’s member universities and the Korean Educational Development Institute and includes statistics on students, faculty, finances, facilities, curriculum, and research activity. Statistics are made available through an online system and in yearly publications.


The Council researches key higher education trends, issues, and policies through internal staff and cooperative work with member universities and other higher education organizations. This research is published in book series and issue papers, recent titles of which have included the following:

“Understanding Open Educational Resources (OER)” (December 2010)
“Administration and Application of the University-Level Program” (December 2010)
“Current Issues and Improvement Possibilities in the Use of Adjunct Faculty in Universities”
(December 2010)
“University Administration in a Time of Declining Student Population” (December 2012)

The magazine Higher Education (available in Korean here) has also been published bimonthly since 1983 and distributed to member universities and other higher education-related organizations to provide information on theories and practices, form consensus on key issues within the university community, and promote reform and progress in university education.


The Council regularly convenes forums, seminars, and other gatherings of higher education leaders and experts, both domestic and international, to debate topics critical to its member universities, discuss good practices, and form consensus on important issues. Regular events include the Council’s annual Winter and Summer Seminars for University Presidents, and other recent gatherings include the following:

“KCUE International Seminar: Openness in Undergraduate Education” (December 2010)

“Improving the Support System for University Education” (December 2010)

“Symposium on Holistic Admissions Best Practices in US Universities” (July 2010
)
“Learning Outcomes Among Korean University Students: Where Are We At?” (December 2009)

“International University Presidents’ Forum: Strengthening Universities’ Educational
Competitiveness” (November 2009)