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NYSHEI Web Changes

NYSHEI News is moving. From now on the news blog will be found at  This change will not affect you if you traditionally come to it through the NYSHEI home page or through links in the NYSHEI E-News.  However, if you have bookmarked or subscribed to the News feed here you will want […]

Senate Snafu Saga

As if the coming budget process would not be difficult enough, the Senate has announced that there will not be any staff changes – until right before the budget deadline. I understand that is “inside baseball” news, but it will radically confuse lobbying during the coming session. Here is the news from the Albany Times […]

Kramer Interviewed

The Empire Page, the premier news website for New York government and politics, interviewed NYSHEI executive director Jason Kramer as part of its “Improving New York” series. The Improving New York section of the Empire Page explores solutions to New York’s government-related problems. Future interviews will examine educational funding, government waste and property tax issues. […]

American Chemical Society Offer

NYSHEI is pleased to announce a new pricing arrangement with the American Chemical Society. Under the terms negotiated by a committee of NYSHEI members comprised of representatives from Colgate, CUNY, RPI & Vassar your current ACS contract will increase by the following rates over the next five years. These flat rates contrast favorably with projected […]

New NYSHEI Policy

The NYSHEI Governing Board has unanimously adopted a new policy. The policy provides enhanced support for advocacy for specific projects that meet NYSHEI criteria, spelled out below. The intention is to leverage the enhanced advocacy focus (executive director and retained lobbying firm) of NYSHEI for subsets of member institutions. The Policy Upon approval of a […]

Stavisky Named Higher Ed Chair

Queens lawmaker, Toby Ann Stavisky, has been named Chair of the State Senate Committee on Higher Education. Mrs. Stavisky was elected to the State Senate in 1999 upon the death of her husband, Leonard Stavisky, a former university professor. Mrs. Stavisky has previously served as the ranking minority member of the Higher Education Committee. In […]

NYS Higher Education Too Expensive

So says the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education. “Even if you’re prepared, you’ve got to be able to afford to go,” said Doyle, an assistant professor of higher education at Vanderbilt University. “… Based on our measures, it’s very expensive to attend higher education in New York.” Read the full news article

Mission Focused

The NYSHEI Governing Board has honed the organization’s mission statement. The new statement (below) is intended underscore NYSHEI’s commitment to influencing public policy and promoting the needs of academic and research libraries. NYSHEI Mission, Vision and Values Mission To strengthen New York State as an innovative leader in research and business by providing statewide access […]

ARIA to Maximize State Assets

Jason Kramer, NYSHEI Executive Director, today testified before the New York State Commission on State Asset Maximization. Mr. Kramer argued that New York’s higher education sector is the state’s greatest asset. By using ARIA to “maximize” that asset an information infrastructure could be created to improve educational opportunities, spur research, lower the cost of business […]

Be the Governor

As part of his ongoing effort to fully explain the magnitude of the budget situation challenging the state, Governor Paterson today unveiled a new website. At the heart of the website’s goal is a state budget calculator that lets you try to balance the budget. Critics will quickly note that the calculator does not allow […]