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1 Updates from the Workforce, Academic Affairs and Research Division Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

2 Reinold R. Cornelius, Assistant Director Melinda Valdez, Program Director THECB - 18 October 2013

3 Topics 1. Update on Student Transfer Lumina Foundation Tuning Texas Lumina Foundation Tuning Texas The Learning Outcomes Project The Learning Outcomes Project Texas STEM Challenge Scholarships Texas STEM Challenge Scholarships 2. Update on High School to College Issues 3. Update on UEAC 4. Update on Low Producing Programs 5. Update on Workforce Issues 6. Update on Texas Common Core Curriculum THECB - 18 October 2013

4 Tuning Texas 1. Discipline specific tuning of competencies: Knowledge Knowledge Skills Skills Attitudes Attitudes 2. Course alignment between schools: Course outcomes Course outcomes Course sequence Course sequence THECB - 18 October 2013

5 Tuning Texas Evaluations GGG G G Synthesis GGBS G GG AnalysisGGGBS GG G ApplicationBS CCBS ComprehensionCC BSCC BSCC KnowledgeHS CCHSCCHS CCHS Mathematics Natural Sciences Materials Science Mechanics Experiments Design Teamwork Problem Recognition and Solving Ethics Communication Contemporary Issues and Historical Perspectives Key Competencies by Cognitive Achievements THECB - 18 October 2013

6 Tuning Texas Discipline Competency Table: Example LEARNING OUTCOME: ETHICS Core Competencies Needed to enter Higher Ed Lower Division Competencies Baccalaureate Level Competencies Post-Graduate/ Work Experience Competencies "Knowledge" "Comprehension" and "Application" "Analysis" and "Synthesis" "Evaluation" The high-school experience should introduce and illustrate the impact of professional work on society and the environment. Students should have an appreciation of the need for ethical behavior. Describe and discuss ethical concepts and identify and explain ethical issues. Demonstrate capacity to implement the professional code of ethics in example cases. Analyze, compare, and differentiate a wide range of ethical concepts in cases and technologies related to BME. Develop strategies and solutions to address ethical challenges and dilemmas in BME. Evaluate and assess ethical issues. Compare risks and burdens to foreseeable benefits and recommend appropriate new or refined ethical guidelines. THECB - 18 October 2013

7 Tuning Texas Lower Division Course Sequence THECB - 18 October 2013

8 Tuning Texas Courses approved for the Lower Division Academic Course Guide Manual (ACGM): 2011: Civil, Electrical, Industrial, and Mechanical Engineering 2012: Biology, Chemistry, Biomedical, and Chemical Engineering 2013: Mathematics, Business, Computer Information Systems & Sciences, and Management Information Systems Voluntary Transfer Compacts for disciplines: THECB - 18 October 2013

9 Tuning Texas Texas Tuning Assessment Steering Committee: Assessment between courses of a course sequence, e.g., Calc. I to Calc. II to Calc. III Measure: Percentages of grade parings prerequisite course grade to successor course grade 2-year to 2-year transfers 2-year to 2-year transfers 2-year to 4-year transfers 2-year to 4-year transfers Native to native students Native to native students THECB - 18 October 2013

10 Learning Outcomes Project Course description and learning outcome bullets: 2011: Government, History, English, Economy, Mathematics 2012: Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, Speech, Spanish, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science 2013: Anthropology, Studio Art and Art History, Criminal Justice, Drama, Geology, Humanities Public input until October 18, 2013: THECB - 18 October 2013

11 T-STEM Texas STEM Challenge Scholarships Merit scholarships for community and technical college students Merit scholarships for community and technical college students $2,500 per year for two years $2,500 per year for two years Merit conditions such as HS math and science GPA and course completion Merit conditions such as HS math and science GPA and course completion Institutions form partnerships with industry and report on workforce needs Institutions form partnerships with industry and report on workforce needs GOALS: students enter STEM workforce successfully students transfer to 4-year institutions THECB - 18 October 2013

12 T-STEM Donated funds from Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation (TG) T-STEM 2012: $2.95 million – ~1,125 scholarships T-STEM 2012: $2.95 million – ~1,125 scholarships T-STEM 2013: $5.44 million – ~2,050 scholarships T-STEM 2013: $5.44 million – ~2,050 scholarships T-STEM 2014 and 2015: expected similar scope T-STEM 2014 and 2015: expected similar scope New Request for Application in January 2014: THECB - 18 October 2013

13 Topics 1. Update on Student Transfer 2. Update on High School to College Issues 60 SCH 60 SCH Reverse Transfer Reverse Transfer Texas Success Initiative Texas Success Initiative Dual Credit Dual Credit 3. Update on UEAC 4. Update on Low Producing Programs 5. Update on Workforce Issues 6. Update on Texas Common Core Curriculum THECB - 18 October 2013

14 60 SCH Limit 60 Semester Credit Hour limit for associate degrees in effect for students enrolled beginning with fall Texas Administrative Code Title 19, Chapter 9, Subchapter A, E, J … compelling academic reason … … programmatic accreditation requirements, statutory requirements, or licensure/certification requirements … … compelling academic reason … may include but are not limited to … programmatic accreditation requirements, statutory requirements, or licensure/certification requirements … THECB - 18 October 2013

15 60 SCH Limit How will it be implemented? Old and to be created programs will have to give compelling academic reason Old and to be created programs will have to give compelling academic reason Limit will be handled equivalently to the way the 120 SCH Limit for bachelor degrees has been handled Limit will be handled equivalently to the way the 120 SCH Limit for bachelor degrees has been handled THECB - 18 October 2013

16 Reverse Transfer Texas Education Code, Chapter 61, Subchapter S, Sec Community Colleges receive the transcripts of students that completed at least 30 SCH at a community college prior to transfer after: Previous trigger for reverse transfer: 90 SCH Previous trigger for reverse transfer: 90 SCH New trigger for reverse transfer: 66 SCH New trigger for reverse transfer: 66 SCH No Coordinating Board rules. THECB - 18 October 2013

17 Texas Success Initiative Exemptions: SAT, ACT with minimum scores SAT, ACT with minimum scores TSI test from Assessment Board TSI test from Assessment Board Institution administered (cost $11) Sequence of developmental education courses Sequence of developmental education courses Institution sets rules Collaborative 12 th grade college prep course Collaborative 12 th grade college prep course by content area Texas Administrative Code, Title 19, Chapter 4, Subchapter C, Rule 4.54 THECB - 18 October 2013

18 Dual Credit Changes to eligibility based on end of course exams: ACGM courses: Algebra II and English II ACGM courses: Algebra II and English II (Note: HB 5 eliminated Algebra II as required assessment) WECM courses: Algebra I and English II WECM courses: Algebra I and English II Early College High School: Early College High School: can start with 9 th grade must show college readiness Texas Administrative Code, Title 19, Chapter 4, Subchapter D, Rules 4.85 THECB - 18 October 2013

19 Dual Credit Restriction: Two courses per term, junior and senior year (does not apply to Early College High Schools) Two courses per term, junior and senior year (does not apply to Early College High Schools) New restriction: A student can only take three courses per year from a community college with a service area that does not include the high school A student can only take three courses per year from a community college with a service area that does not include the high school (does not apply to 4-year institutions) THECB - 18 October 2013

20 Dual Credit Formula funding only for courses in: the institutions core curriculum the institutions core curriculum for career and technical education certificates for career and technical education certificates for an associate degree for an associate degree foreign languages foreign languages Texas Education Code, Chapter 61, Subchapter C, Sec (p) THECB - 18 October 2013

21 Dual Credit Which courses count? Career and technical courses: WECM Career and technical courses: WECM Technical courses: ACGM – by discipline, as listed in the CBM manual Technical courses: ACGM – by discipline, as listed in the CBM manual Accounting, Agriculture, Architecture, Business, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Engineering, Engineering Technology, Forestry, Forensic Science, Horticulture, Nursing, Business Computer Information System Limitation does not apply to Early College High Schools Limitation does not apply to Early College High Schools THECB - 18 October 2013

22 Topics 1. Update on Student Transfer 2. Update on High School to College Issues 3. Update on UEAC 4. Update on Low Producing Programs 5. Update on Workforce Issues 6. Update on Texas Common Core Curriculum THECB - 18 October 2013

23 UEAC Undergraduate Education Advisory Committee Upcoming meeting: November 1, 2013 Upcoming meeting: November 1, 2013 Agenda: Agenda: Recommendations for THECB staff regarding the implementation of credit hour limits Recommendations for THECB staff regarding the implementation of credit hour limits Meeting will be web-cast at THECB - 18 October 2013

24 Topics 1. Update on Student Transfer 2. Update on High School to College Issues 3. Update on UEAC 4. Update on Low Producing Programs 5. Update on Workforce Issues 6. Update on Texas Common Core Curriculum THECB - 18 October 2013

25 LPP New rules – new sequence of events: Texas Administrative Code, Title 19, Chapter 4, Subchapter R, Rules to Coordinating Board collects data on low producing programs 2. Coordinating Board makes recommendations to the institutions governing boards 3. Governing Boards decide on program closures, consolidations, temporary exemptions to closure 4. Institutions must identify programs on their Legislative Appropriation Request for which their action is different than the Coordinating Boards recommendation. THECB - 18 October 2013

26 LPP Low Producing Program thresholds, per 5 years: undergraduate program: < 25 graduates undergraduate program: < 25 graduates masters programs: < 15 graduates masters programs: < 15 graduates doctoral programs: < less than 10 graduates doctoral programs: < less than 10 graduates All Coordinating Board actions on program closures (TE Denied) returned to Governing Boards for further review. THECB - 18 October 2013

27 Topics 1. Update on Student Transfer 2. Update on High School to College Issues 3. Update on UEAC 4. Update on Low Producing Programs 5. Update on Workforce Issues 6. Update on Texas Common Core Curriculum THECB - 18 October 2013

28 Workforce Issues New Interface for the Workforce Education Course Manual (WECM) New Interface for the Workforce Education Course Manual (WECM) Other browsers than IE should work Other browsers than IE should workhttp://www.thecb.state.tx.us/aar/undergraduateed/workforceed/ New edition of the Guidelines for Instructional Programs in Workforce Education New edition of the Guidelines for Instructional Programs in Workforce Education Target date for public comment: November 2013 Target date for public comment: November 2013 Rules and rule changes will be referenced Rules and rule changes will be referencedhttp://www.thecb.state.tx.us/aar/undergraduateed/workforceed/gipwe.htm THECB - 18 October 2013

29 Topics 1. Update on Student Transfer 2. Update on High School to College Issues 3. Update on UEAC 4. Update on Low Producing Programs 5. Update on Workforce Issues 6. Update on Texas Common Core Curriculum Syllabi Syllabi Overflow hours Overflow hours Assessment Assessment THECB - 18 October 2013

30 Texas Common Core Rework syllabi for core courses: THECB - 18 October 2013

31 Texas Common Core Foundational Component Areas: Foundational Component Areas: Follow descriptions strictly, e.g. Follow descriptions strictly, e.g. and means both parts of the definitions need to be addressed and means both parts of the definitions need to be addressed using means using, not knowing using means using, not knowing focus on appreciation and analysis – the focus for the course should be clearfocus on appreciation and analysis – the focus for the course should be clear Required Core Objectives: Required Core Objectives: Address, in writing, all objectives, e.g. Address, in writing, all objectives, e.g. if required, team work or communication must be addressed, even in a lecture course (and there is no laboratory) if required, team work or communication must be addressed, even in a lecture course (and there is no laboratory) THECB - 18 October 2013

32 Texas Common Core Overflow hours: With, e.g., 6 SCH allowed for a Foundational Component Area, 2 SCH may have to be overflow hours With, e.g., 6 SCH allowed for a Foundational Component Area, 2 SCH may have to be overflow hours Courses may have 3 SCH, 3+1 SCH, or 4 SCH Courses may have 3 SCH, 3+1 SCH, or 4 SCH Designate where the extra hour goes: A. Component Area Option of the core B. Is counted as program course Note: How the extra hour is counted should be transparent from the students transcript. THECB - 18 October 2013

33 Texas Common Core Courses may have: 3 SCH – no co-requisite course 3 SCH – no co-requisite course All required core objectives must be included All required core objectives must be included 3+1 SCH – courses offered as co-requisite 3+1 SCH – courses offered as co-requisite Core objectives must be included in one of the components Core objectives must be included in one of the components All core objectives must be assessed during the assessment of the core All core objectives must be assessed during the assessment of the core 4 SCH – course packaged as one unit 4 SCH – course packaged as one unit No structural difference to a 3+1 SCH course No structural difference to a 3+1 SCH course Must make provision for transparency of SCH accounting on transcript Must make provision for transparency of SCH accounting on transcript THECB - 18 October 2013

34 Texas Common Core Assessment plan for five assessment steps: 1. Assessment methodology, including faculty involvement and timeline 2. Criteria, benchmarks and targets for the assessment 3. Results (forthcoming) 4. Plan for an analysis of assessment results 5. Plan for actions and follow-ups Note: The Coordinating board does not prescribe any method of assessment to the institutions. Texas Education Code, Chapter 61, Subchapter S, Sec THECB - 18 October 2013

35 Texas Common Core Institutions submit assessment report every ten years: Institutions will submit ca. two years prior to their accreditation renewal Institutions will submit ca. two years prior to their accreditation renewal Assessment is a procedure and will take multiple steps Assessment is a procedure and will take multiple steps Institutions have a choice on whether to asses the old core or the new core Institutions have a choice on whether to asses the old core or the new core Decision will depend on what is of most use for their accreditation Decision will depend on what is of most use for their accreditation For resources, visit page Assessment Guidelines: For resources, visit page Assessment Guidelines:http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/WAAR/TXcore/assessment-guidelines THECB - 18 October 2013

36 Topics 1. Update on Student Transfer 2. Update on High School to College Issues 3. Update on UEAC 4. Update on Low Producing Programs 5. Update on Workforce Issues 6. Update on Texas Common Core Curriculum THECB - 18 October 2013

37 Workforce, Academic Affairs and Research Division Rex C. Peebles, Assistant Commissioner (Dec. 2) Garry Tomerlin, Deputy Assistant Commissioner for Community & Technical Colleges Stacey Silverman, Deputy Assistant Commissioner for Universities & Health-Related Institutions Rebecca Leslie – Academic Course Guide Manual (ACGM), Learning Outcome Project Duane Hiller – Workforce Education Course Manual (WECM) Melinda Valdez – Undergraduate Education Advisory Committee (UEAC), Texas Common Core Curriculum Andrew Lofters – Dual Credit and Early College High Schools Donna Carlin – Nursing Programs, Perkins, Bacterial Meningitis Reinold Cornelius – STEM initiatives, Texas Common Core Curriculum Mary Smith – Lumina Voluntary Transfer Compact THECB - 18 October 2013

38 Community, State & Technical College Liaison Meeting October 30, 2013 Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board broadcast/video on: Upcoming Event


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