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AHECB Meeting April 15, 2011. AGENDA ITEM NO. 8 NEW PROGRAM: UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS PINE BLUFF Cynthia Moten Associate Director, Academic Affairs.

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1 AHECB Meeting April 15, 2011

2 AGENDA ITEM NO. 8 NEW PROGRAM: UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS PINE BLUFF Cynthia Moten Associate Director, Academic Affairs

3 Ph.D. in Aquaculture/Fisheries UAPB has one of the largest assemblies of faculty with expertise in aquatic sciences in the United States Departmental research and extension programs are nationally and internationally recognized as significant contributors to aquaculture/fisheries The aquaculture/fisheries industry firmly supports the establishment of a doctoral program which is needed for the future growth of aquaculture in Arkansas and for the positive impact on the economy due to timely and applicable research results

4 AGENDA ITEM NO. 9 NEW PROGRAM: OZARKA COLLEGE Cynthia Moten Associate Director, Academic Affairs

5 Technical Certificate in Diesel Service Technology Program graduates would be prepared as diesel service technicians to repair and maintain diesel engines up to semi-tractors and other industrial equipment Many prospective students plan to start a business servicing tractors and other farm equipment

6 AGENDA ITEM NO. 10 NEW PROGRAM: SOUTH ARKANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE Cynthia Moten Associate Director, Academic Affairs

7 AAS in Process Technology and Technical Certificate in Process Technology Students will hold positions as refinery operators, chemical operators and process technicians to control and monitor the systems that run refineries, chemical and industrial plants Students will have internship opportunities that will allow for greater employment marketability

8 AGENDA ITEM NO. 11 PROGRAM RECONFIGURATION: UNIVERSITY ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCK Cynthia Moten Associate Director, Academic Affairs

9 Ph.D. in Engineering Science & Systems The Ph.D. in Applied Science will be reconfigured to create a new Ph.D. degree from an existing specialty in engineering science and systems New degree specialties are systems engineering, electrical and computer engineering, telecommunications and networking engineering, and mechanical and materials engineering The proposed degree title clearly identifies the Ph.D. degree as an advanced degree in engineering, which better reflects the qualifications of the graduates and will help prospective employers recognize engineering graduates

10 AGENDA ITEM NO. 12 ICAC REPORTS Zanette Douglas Coordinator, Institutional Certification

11 Institutional Certification Advisory Committee (ICAC) 12 Colleges and Universities – 2 New Institutions – 11 New Degree Certifications, Distance Technology Everest University, Orlando, Florida – 5 Initial Degree Certifications Ultimate Medical Academy, Tampa, Florida – 6 Initial Degree Certifications – 10 Previously Certified Institutions – 15 New Degree Certifications, 34 Degree Recertifications DeVry University – Naperville, Illinois, Distance Technology Excelsior College – Albany, New York, Distance Technology Franklin University – Columbus, Ohio, Distance Technology Grand Canyon University – Phoenix, Arizona, Distance Technology ITT – Technical Institute, Little Rock Campus Kaplan University, Davenport, Iowa, Distance Technology Strayer University, Washington D.C., Distance Technology and Little Rock Campus University of Phoenix, Little Rock and Rogers Campuses

12 AGENDA ITEMS NO. 13 & 14 LETTERS OF NOTIFICATION, INTENT Cynthia Moten Associate Director, Academic Affairs

13 Letters of Notification Letters of Intent Programs included in the Letters of Notification have been approved by the ADHE Director and must be included on the AHECB agenda prior to program initiation. The programs are reasonable and moderate extensions of existing certificates and degrees. A Letter of Intent informs the AHECB of institutions that plan to offer new programs or organizational units that require a proposal and Coordinating Board approval. Chief academic and chief executive officers can comment on the proposed programs and organizational units before the proposals are considered by AHECB.

14 AGENDA ITEM NO. 15 DISTRIBUTION OF MINERAL LEASE FUNDS Jackie Holloway Senior Associate Director, Institutional Finance

15 Distribution of Mineral Lease Funds It is recommended that $1 million be allocated to the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville for expenses associated with the connection and expansion of ARE-ON to all public universities in the state $6.1 million has been distributed since April 2007

16 AGENDA ITEM NO. 16 ECONOMIC FEASIBILITY OF BOND ISSUES FOR UA-FAYETTEVILLE Jackie Holloway Senior Associate Director, Institutional Finance

17 Bond Issue Information $ million in two series; one for 30 years at a rate not to exceed 5.75percent and one for 10 years at a rate not to exceed 4.0 percent For both Auxiliary and Education & General purposes Proceeds will be used to construct, renovate and expand several projects Based on 132,522 square feet, the amount of $223,805 will be transferred to plant funds annually for maintenance Education and GeneralAuxiliary 46,522sf x $2.50 = $116,305 86,000sf x $1.25 = $107,500

18 Educational & General $81.48 million for 30 years at a rate not to exceed 5.75 percent Annual debt service of $5.27 Million Proceeds will be used to – Renovation and Addition projects for Vol Walker Hall ($19.8M) and Ozark Hall ($18.4M) – Demolition and construction of new Hillside Auditorium ($13M) – Phase II modernization of classrooms ($4.2M) and labs ($4.8M) – Renovation of science building ($2.4M) – Construction of Child Development Study Center ($3M) and hazardous waste facility ($0.7M) – Renovation of Arkansas Union ($5.0M) – Expansion of utility infrastructure capacity ($4.8M)

19 Financial Information Educational & General Budgeted Net Tuition and Fee Revenue ($135,398,835 less $14,752,057 Scholarships) $120,646,778 Maximum Allowable Debt Service ($120,646,778 X 25%) $30,161,695 Existing Debt Service $12,297,755 Estimated Debt Service for Proposed Bond Issue $5,272,283 Tuition and Fee Revenue Remaining for Additional Debt Service $12,591,657

20 Auxiliary $53.77 million in two series Series 1 in the amount of $25.25 million for 10 years with an annual debt service of $2.93 million – Proceeds will be used to construct a new football center ($25M) Series 2 in the amount of $28.52 million with for 30 years with an annual debt service of $1.85 million – Proceeds will be used for the following: Renovation of Yocum Hall ($12.63M), Pomfret Hall ($3.81M), Futrall Hall ($0.52M), Humphries Hall ($1.98M) and Wilson Sharp/Darby/Walton Hall ($4.33M) Renovation and addition to one fraternity house ($3.06M) Expansion of a student dining hall ($2M)

21 Relevant Financial Information Auxiliary Estimated Net Auxiliary Revenue/Profits $29,480,471 Maximum Allowable Debt Service ($29,480,471/ 120%) $24,567,059 Existing Auxiliary Service $17,889,861 Estimated Debt Service for Proposed Bond Issue $4,773,685 Net Auxiliary Revenue Remaining for Additional Debt Service $1,903,513

22 AGENDA ITEM NO. 2 AGENCY OVERVIEW Sen. Shane Broadway Interim Director

23 Agency/Institutional Budgets Annual Operations Plan Relocation of Agency Offices No Cuts to Institutions

24 Legislative Update Governors Package Senate Bill 766 – Act 1203 An Act to Promote Accountability and Efficiency at State-Supported Institutions of Higher Education and to Clarify Funding Formula Calculations for State-Supported Institutions of Higher Education House Bill 2032 – Act 899 – An Act to Improve the Teaching Techniques of Remedial Education Courses House Bill 2050 – Act 1184 An Act Concerning Admission Standards for State-Supported Institutions of Higher Education House Bill 1924 – Act 702 – An Act to Revise Payroll Deductions for State Employees to Include Deposits into a Tax-deferred Savings Plan

25 SB 766: An Act to Promote Accountability and Efficiency at State- Supported Institutions of Higher and to Clarify Funding Formula Calculations for State-Supported Institutions of Higher Education Repeals A.C.A (higher education funding formula) and amends A.C.A (higher education funding formula) Funding formula will have a needs-based and outcome component Phase-in for outcome component will begin FY2014 at a rate of 5% per year and increase each year until reaching 25% in FY2018 Total state funding received shall be subject to the calculation Outcome measures based on institutional mission and increased degree production New formula by December 31, 2011 SB766 –Act 1203 ~ Baker

26 Bill Signing Surrounded by representatives from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education and several state institutions, Gov. Mike Beebe signs Senate Bill 766 into law April 5.

27 Amends A.C.A. Section concerning the testing of entering freshmen for remedial courses. AHECB shall choose the test or other criteria to be used AHECB shall determine the minimum scores or criteria below which students must take remedial courses Directs AHECB to set minimum scores or criteria to allow simultaneous enrollment in college-level credit and remedial courses HB2032 – Act 899 ~ Roebuck, Hutchinson

28 Amends ACA and addresses ability-to-benefit related to college enrollment : Students who score below 15 (ACT or comparable test) may be reassessed to determine ability to benefit : Students with a high school diploma/GED who score below federally-determined ability-to-benefit score may only be enrolled in specific programs until proficiency that would predict academic success has been demonstrated AHECB will provide a list of approved assessment tools and scores Does not affect an institutions ability to set a higher admission standard House Bill 2050 – Act 1184 ~ Roebuck, Hutchinson

29 SB 766: An Act to Promote Accountability and Efficiency at State- Supported Institutions of Higher and to Clarify Funding Formula Calculations for State-Supported Institutions of Higher Education Amends A.C.A regarding payroll deductions Arkansas Tax-Deferred Tuition Savings Program under § et seq., or a tax-deferred savings program established by another state under 26 U.S.C. § 529, as it existed on January 1, 2007 The tax-deferred savings plan must be in existence at the time the payroll deduction request is made The state employee shall provide information on his or her information to DFA so that the payroll deduction can be credited to the appropriate account House Bill 1924 – Act 702 ~ Roebuck

30 Others Impacting Higher Ed House Bill 1008 An Act to Require U.S. Citizenship or Lawful Presence in the United States for a Person to be Eligible for In-state Tuition House Bill 1017 – Act 1163 – An Act Concerning Websites to Ascertain the Expenditure Data of State- Supported Institutions of Higher Education House Bill 1254 – Act 205 An Act to Prohibit the Use of False Academic Credentials; To Require Accreditation for Some Postsecondary Institutions Before Receiving Certification from the AHECB House Bill 1454 – Act 696 – An Act to Clarify What Information Specific Higher Education Related Reports Should Contain; To Require Some Reports Be Updated Annually

31 Others Impacting Higher Ed House Bill 1498 – Act 742 An Act to Provide for the Electronic Filing of Reports to Entities of the State by State Agencies House Bill 1617 – Act 879 – An Act to Increase Public School Access to Postsecondary Preparatory Programs House Bill 1620 – Act 743 An Act to Establish College and Career Readiness Standards; To Develop Criteria to Evaluate, Support, Promote and Fund Career and Technical Education Programs House Bill 1772 – Act 747 – An Act to Expand the Roger Phillips Transfer Policy; To Strengthen the Course Transfer System and to Establish a Statewide Common Course Numbering System for Postsecondary Courses

32 Others Impacting Higher Ed Senate Bill 384 – Act 208 – An Act to Rename Ouachita Technical College to College of the Ouachitas Senate Bill 769 – Act 595 An Act to Authorize Two-Year Colleges to Issue Special License Plates for Fund-raising Purposes Senate Bill 823 – Act 803 – An Act to Promote the Conservation of Energy and Natural Resources in Buildings Owned by Public Agencies and Institutions of Higher Education

33 Higher Education Central Pool Positions Reduced Authorized Positions in Higher Education – 727 Positions Total 4-year Institutions surrendered year Institutions surrendered 353 Act 1065 – ADHE Appropriation Act – Received Special Language for Pool Positions – 550 Positions Total 4-year Institutions allotted 300 positions 2-year Institutions allotted 250 positions

34 Higher Education Central Pool Positions Administered by ADHE Used to meet unanticipated enrollment growth, industry training demands, and mandated responsibilities Personnel needs must exceed positions authorized LIM not to exceed the highest LIM appropriated Must be requested as new to be continued into subsequent fiscal year.

35 Higher Education Central Pool Positions Approval Process – Requested by Institution – Approved by Institutions Board of Trustees – Reviewed by ADHE – Recommendation by ADHE – Approved by Arkansas Legislative Council or the Joint Budget Committee Institutional Finance staff will form a committee to develop guidelines and procedures related to this pool

36 Academic Challenge Scholarship Combined Fall & Spring Awards – 31,031 FallSpring Two-year colleges6,303 6,554 Four-year institutions21,308 22,914 Total27,611 29,468 Total ACS dollars: $123 Million

37 Lottery-Related Legislation House Bill 1302 – Act 207 An Act to Amend the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Act and Laws House Bill 1947 – Act 1180 – An Act to Amend Provisions Concerning Lottery Proceeds, Scholarship Award Amounts, and Management of Certain Capital Assets of Lottery Commission House Bill 1875 – Act 635 – An Act to Require Institutions Make a Good Faith Effort to Obtain Student Consent Form and Collect and Report Data Required Under ASL Act House Bill 2142 – Act 1195 – An Act to Provide for Research and Analysis of Postsecondary Student Data to Inform the General Assembly for its Deliberations Concerning Scholarships Senate Bill 907 – Interim Study – An Act to Amend Various Provisions of the Arkansas Code Concerning the Arkansas Lottery Commission

38 Compact with Arkansas Each of the presidents and chancellors of four-year institutions pledged 16 points to the People of Arkansas, Boards of Trustees, AHECB, General Assembly, the Governor, and other Constitutional Officers ~ March 22 at the Capitol – We … must make sure that we demonstrate and communicate the ways we can, do and will serve the publics interests. That means we must work together, operate our universities in a productive and accountable manner, and be good stewards of state resources, said David Gearhart, Ed.D., UA Chancellor.

39 Transparent and accountable decision-making Prudent fiscal management Clear measures of institutional performance Doubling, by 2025, the number of college degrees produced by the Compacts partners Dramatically increasing the number of Arkansas residents with at least a bachelors degree Keep tuition and fees low without sacrificing academic quality Create a seamless process for transferring Provide support and resources to all students Compact with Arkansas (cont.)

40 Work with K-12 schools to reduce remediation needs Adopt environmentally and economically sound business practices Expand the diversity of the campus communities Effectively address military veterans needs Provide adequate financial aid for access for all income levels Increase efforts to address the needs of non-traditional students Pursue ways to generate the revenues necessary to ensure a high-quality learning environment and experience Increase the universities role and engagement in economic development

41 College Access Challenge Grant Federally-funded program awarded to all 50 states, ranging from $1.5M (25 states) to $15M Purpose is to encourage students and families to learn about, prepare for, and finance a postsecondary education Renewable up to five years Arkansas received $1.5 million for FY11 – Two major programs are Say Go College and College 101 Used for professional development, information sharing with the 45 Arkansas Workforce College and Career Coaches and high school counselors across state

42 College Access Challenge Grant

43 Say Go College Week 2011 Governor Mike Beebe – North Little Rock High School Feb. 14

44 Funds provided through the five-year federal College Access Challenge Grant Grass-roots outreach to high school students, parents, teachers, counselors, and administrators with the goals of encouraging more high school students to attend college Includes social media, earned media coverage, advertising placement, rallies/special events Say Go College Week (cont.)

45 More than 80 high schools were visited during Fall 2010 semester pre-event Stone Ward & ADHE visited 19 high schools during the event week (Feb.14-20, 2011) 37 locations across the state hosted College Goal Sunday workshops to help approximately 2,000 students with the FAFSA Say Go College Week (cont.)

46 College 101 Activities intensely focused on transitioning from high school into college – begins Fall 2011 Curriculum delivered through CCCs will provide basic career and college information as well as significant personal contact with CCCs to better prepare students Two groups with grade-appropriate lessons for all four classifications

47 Career Pathways Initiative Implemented by ADHE in conjunction with Department of Workforce Services (DWS) in 2005 Designed to help qualifying parents overcome barriers preventing them from achieving academic or workplace success Operates with Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) funding – over $65M federal funding to date Program sites at all 2-year schools, 3 tech centers Institutions provide matching funds or in-kind services, including: financial services/direction, classrooms, labs, instructors, administrators, etc.

48 Career Pathways Initiative Participants in the program must be: – An adult caretaker, parent or relative of a child living in the home under the age of 21, who is deemed financially needy because he or she is: A former or current recipient of TEA cash assistance; or A current recipient of food stamps, ARKids or Medicaid; or Earnings are at the 250% of Federal Poverty Level (FPL) or less. Students are an average of 31 years of age and 90% are female Nearly 60% are single parents and more than half receive food stamps or Medicaid services

49 Career Pathways Initiative Provides for tuition and textbooks, childcare, transportation Individual career counseling Interest inventories for career exploration Tutoring Employability skills training Assistance finding employment Access to a computer lab Financial assistance Enrollment to date: 22,734 students GEDs, certificates and degrees awarded: 11,661 More than 80% of students retain jobs after 6 and 12 months

50 Career Pathways Initiative NCHEMS identified CPI as one of the most promising programs in higher education. It has been featured in national publications and was recently presented as a model to legislators as a part of the Georgia Budget & Policy Institutes Annual Policy Conference Georgia Budget & Policy Institutes Annual Policy Conference. Presented as program of success in following: Charting a Path: An Exploration of the Statewide Career Pathways Efforts in Arkansas, Kentucky, Oregon, Washington and Wisconsin, Seattle Jobs Initiative Oklahoma Career and Technical Education Equity Council Congressional Staff Workforce Network, Washington D.C. Jobs for the Future (JFF), Washington D.C. National Bridges out of Poverty Community Circles Conference The Career Pathways How-to Guide; Aligning Public Resources to Support Individual and Regional Economic Advancement in the Knowledge Economy; Building a Higher Skilled Workforce, Workforce Strategy Center, New York Community College Workforce Initiatives – An Opportunity for Valuable Partnerships, The Alternative Staffing Report

51 Sparkman Scholarship Sparkman in Dallas County – population 500 – has 14 graduating seniors in 2011 Set goal of $27K for endowments; had raised $42K by March 11 Donation driven, with money from local businesses, private citizens and alumni Students must receive the Academic Challenge Scholarship to qualify for Sparkman Foundation tuition assistance

52 NCAA Brackets Mens Bracket Winner Mark Lane Career Pathways Initiative Womens Bracket Winner Janet Lawrence Directors Office General Counsel Biggest Upset Charlene Williams Institutional Finance

53 AGENDA ITEM NO. 3 CREDENTIALS AWARDED Rick Jenkins Associate Director, Planning and Accountability

54 CodeDegree Levels 01Certificate of Proficiency 02Technical Certificate 03Associate Degree 04Advanced Certificate 05Baccalaureate Degree 06Post- Baccalaureate Certificate 07Masters Degree 08Post-Masters Certificate, Specialist, or Post- First Professional Certificate or Degree 09/17Doctoral Degree – Research/Scholarship 10/18Doctoral Degree – Professional Practice 19Doctoral Degree – Other New IPEDS Categories

55 + 3,531 or 11.5 percent Credentials Awarded AY 06-10

56 Growth in Credentials Awarded 1-Year Growth 5-Year Growth 4-Year Universities7.8%22.7% 2-Year Colleges18.5%67.4% Private Institutions4.2%2.4% State Totals11.5%34.9% All institution types are awarding more credentials. Public 2-Year Colleges are leading the way. Credentials Awarded AY 06-10

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58 Credentials Awarded By Degree Level AY2010

59 Credentials by Degree Level & Institution Type AY06-10

60 4-Year University Credentials AY2010

61 2-Year College Credentials AY2010

62 Private Institutions Credentials AY10

63 AGENDA ITEM NO. 4 RETENTION AND GRADUATION RATES Rick Jenkins Associate Director, Planning and Accountability

64 Retention Rates are higher at 4-Year Universities. 1-Year Retention Rate, Fall to Fall

65 Retention Rates are higher for Females. Retention Rates by Gender & Institution Type, 2009 Fall to 2010 Fall

66 Retention Rates are highest for Hawaiians. Retention Rates by Race & Institution Type, 2009 Fall to 2010 Fall

67 Retention Rates are highest for students of Age Retention Rates by Age & Institution Type, 2009 Fall to 2010 Fall

68 Graduation Rates have remained in the percent range for the most recent 5 years. Graduation Rates For Four-Year Universities

69 UAF continues to have the highest graduation rate. Graduation Rates for Four-Year Universities, Cohort 2005

70 Females have higher graduation rates at the 4-Year Universities. Graduation Rates By Gender For Four-Year Universities

71 Whites and Asian/Pacific Islanders have the highest graduation rates at the 4-Year Universities. Graduation Rates By Race/Ethnicity For Four-Year Universities

72 Students who start college before their 18 th birthday have highest graduation rates at 4-Year Universities. Graduation Rates By Age For Four-Year Universities, Cohort 2005

73 Graduation Rates for 2-Year Colleges are improving. Graduation Rates For Two-Year Colleges

74 SAUT has the highest graduation rate among the 2-Year Colleges. Graduation Rates For Two-Year Colleges, Cohort 2008

75 Males have higher graduation rates at the 2-Year Colleges. (NOTE: This is the opposite of the 4-Year Universities.) Graduation Rates By Gender For Two-Year Colleges

76 Whites have higher graduation rates at the 2-Year Colleges. Graduation Rates By Race/Ethnicity For Two-Year Colleges

77 Students of Age 55 or Older have higher graduation rates at the 2-Year Colleges. (NOTE: This is the opposite of the 4-Year Universities.) Graduation Rates By Age For Two-Year Colleges, Cohort 2008

78 AGENDA ITEM NO. 5 ATHLETIC RETENTION AND GRADUATION RATES Rick Jenkins Associate Director, Planning and Accountability

79 Twelve Public Institutions Participate in Athletics ASUJ – Arkansas State University Jonesboro ATU – Arkansas Tech University HSU – Henderson State University SAUM – Southern Arkansas University Magnolia UAF – University of Arkansas Fayetteville UAFS – University of Arkansas at Fort Smith UALR – University of Arkansas at Little Rock UAM – University of Arkansas at Monticello UAPB – University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff UCA – University of Central Arkansas NAC – North Arkansas College UACCM – University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton 12 Institutions Participate in Athletics

80 Football is the sport with the highest participation. Participation by Sport AY10

81 More than 76 percent of Student Athletes receive some scholarship assistance. Athletic Scholarship Status for AY10

82 Student Athletes have higher retention and success rates than the overall student body. Fall to Fall Retention Rate: Athletes vs. All Students Fall 09 to Fall 10

83 NOTE: The graduation rates shown in this document generally complies with the calculation methodology of IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System) as sponsored by the NCES (National Center of Education Statistics). These graduation rates do not comply with the calculation methodology used by the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association). IPEDS vs. NCAA

84 Student Athletes have higher graduation rates than the overall student body at 4-Year Universities – but the difference is lessening. Graduation Rates at 4-Year Universities For Athletes vs. All Students

85 Over the last 3 cohort years, Student Athletes have similar graduation rates to that of the overall student body at 2-Year Colleges. This has changed dramatically from the first 2 years. Graduation Rates at 2-Year Colleges For Athletes vs. All Students

86 UAFS has the highest graduation rate for Student Athletes among the 4-Year Universities. Graduation Rates For All Athletes At 4-Year Universities, Cohort 2005

87 AGENDA ITEM NO. 6 NEW PROGRAM PRODUCTIVITY Rick Jenkins Associate Director, Planning and Accountability

88 New AHECB Standards Applied Degree Level AY2010 Standard 01 Certificate of Proficiency 02 Technical Certificate 03 Associate Degree (AAS Only) 4 03 Associate Degree (AA, AS, and AAT)6 05 Bachelor Degrees6 05 Bachelor Degrees (in science, mathematics, engineering, foreign languages, middle school education, and secondary education programs for licensure in science and mathematics) 4 07 Masters Degree4 08 Specialist4 17 Doctoral Degree: Research/Scholarship2 18 Doctoral Degree: Professional Practice (First Professional)4

89 4-Year Universities New Programs Remaining Active Met StandardPercent Degree Levels % Degree Levels % Total % New Program Productivity for 4-Year Universities New Program Productivity: Four-Year Universities (Programs from AY2005)

90 2-Year Colleges New Programs Remaining Active Met StandardPercent Degree Levels % New Program Productivity: Two-Year Colleges (Programs from AY2007)

91 New Program Productivity: Four-Year Universities

92 New Program Productivity: Two-Year Colleges

93 AGENDA ITEM NO. 7 ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP Phil Axelroth Interim Director, Financial Aid

94 Act 207 ~ Academic Challenge Traditional students must enroll by following fall term Changes Non-traditional eligibility – Students with 12 college hours and less than 2.5 college GPA cannot qualify with 2.5 high school GPA Includes summer hours in definition of continuously enrolled for Current Achiever eligibility Removes grade inflation eligibility requirements

95 ACS Changes (cont.) Changes for clarity – Removes November 1 deadline – Completed changed to Successfully Completed – completes with a D – Adds maximum hours to eligibility – Expands definition of hold for Traditional students – Defines two-year award amount and identifies two- year schools


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