Victor Stelly, Chair Joe Wiley, Vice Chair Maurice Durbin William Fenstermaker Chris Gorman Roy O. Martin III Harold Stokes P LANNING, R ESEARCH AND P ERFORMANCE C OMMITTEE Larry Tremblay 3
Agenda Item III. Achieving a Comprehensive Public University in Shreveport-Bossier: Analysis of Alternative Strategies 4
A Comprehensive Public Institution in Shreveport-Bossier: Analysis of Alternative Strategies Presentation of Report February 2012
The Study How can a more comprehensive public university come about in Shreveport-Bossier (S-B)? A long-sought goal This time, consider wider range of possible solutions Objectives Develop new analysis of unmet needs Identify and describe alternative models Use hard data, interviews, and experience to assess models Develop conclusions and recommendations
The Sponsors Sponsors Committee of 100 The Community Foundation of North Louisiana Shreveport-Bossier Imperative for Higher Education (Chamber of Commerce) Louisiana Board of Regents Unusual shared effort of local community and Board of Regents
Methodology Data and Interviews Data Economic, demographic, higher educationLouisiana, region, S-B Models / examplesnational higher education data Interviews LSUS and LA Tech and LSUHSC-S Other higher education institutions in S-B and CERT UL and LSU Systemspresidents, senior staff, and Board members BoRCommissioner, senior staff and Board members Governance Commission representatives Leaders of local sponsor organizations Business and community leadership groups (open sessions) Office of the Governorstaff Review / Discussion Meeting (Jan 12, 2012)
The Client The Geography The Client The peoplepresent and futureof the metro area and region Agreed that EKA could not represent interests of any specific institution, system, or organization The Geography Most direct focus on S-B Then also Ruston, Northwest Louisiana region, and State
Chapter 2The Shreveport-Bossier Metro Area
Metropolitan Statistical Area Population Shreveport-Bossier Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) = Bossier, Caddo, and DeSoto Parishes Population of S-B MSA = 400,000 The Consolidated Statistical Area (CSA) adds Minden and Webster Parishadds another 70, % of state population and 12% of urban population
Racial Demographics Higher percentage of African-Americans than in New Orleans and in the State overall And, differences between Shreveport & Bossier City City of Shreveport is 54.7% blacknow the majority Bossier City is 25.6% black Important implications re: unmet higher education needs
Industries by Numbers Employed Biggest: Health care Government Education Next: Retail Entertainment Manufacturing
Economic Development Strategies (As compiled by EKANot Official) S-B Industry Sector Targets Health Care (Regional Center and Specialty Health Care) Biomedical/Biosciences Gaming and Tourism Military Base/Defense-Related Film-Making and Digital Media/ Entertainment Other/General Information Technologies Energy/Gas Production and Management Advanced Manufacturing Distribution/Logistics Reasonable Alignment with Louisiana Blue Ocean Targets Advanced Manufacturing Agribusiness Clean-Tech Digital Media and Software Energy Entertainment Specialty Health Care Water Management
Conclusion: Future of S-B is Being Shaped Continue focus on target industries Bear down on growing competitive assets for the target industries Grow the population Increase talent and skill level of the populationInnovation Capacity Some Shreveport-Bossier Metro Area Rankings #1 Best Place to Raise a Family in Louisiana (Forbes, 2009) #3 Best City in Nation for Independent Filmmaking (MovieMaker magazine, 2010) #4 National Economic Development: (Site Selection magazine, 2011) #7 Best Cities for Jobs among mid-sized metropolitan areas (Forbes, 2011) #19 Best Place to Raise a Family in the Nation (Forbes, 2009) #20 Top 25 Best Cities for Recent Graduates (The Daily Beast, 2011) g/ community/area-rankings /
Chapter 3Higher Education Contexts
Higher Education Contexts Louisiana Very active higher education environment at present, e.g.: Four years of fiscal limitations and budget cuts PERC Commission GRAD Act BoR New Master Plan to 2025 (Attainment, Research, Accountability) Governance Commission Recent Transfer of UNO from LSU to UL Other Mandated Studies, e.g. Two-Year College Needs Employment Outcomes (of higher education)new use of workforce data Flagship Coalition/agenda and LSU work on potential reorganization and collaboration Big focus on pre-K to 12 Very similar activity in many other states at present
Higher Education Contexts Shreveport-Bossier Domiciled in S-B LSU Health Sciences Center-S LSU-Shreveport Centenary College BPCC SUSLA NwLTC In the region Grambling Louisiana Tech Northwestern State Univ of LA-Monroe CERT Operating programs in S-B LA Tech (programs at Barksdale and T2C) NSU (Nursing) UL-M (clinical Pharmacy) Louisiana College (planned Law School) University of Phoenix (Bossier City) Wiley College (BS-Bus Admin) Last 3 are especially interestingothers see unserved markets in S-B
LSU in Shreveport Good traditional program array; not large number Stable enrollments many years Growing transfer population Several niches of strength (listed in report) Several interesting accomplishments Attractive campus (underutilized) Average = 4,295 and growth of 20% in period of 31 years LSU-Shreveport
LSU-Shreveports Concerns Letters of intent approved; awaiting post-moratorium proposal submissions EdD in Education Leadership (consortium) PhD in Bioinformatics (with LSUHSC-S and LA Tech) Recent proposal / approved MS in Biology (approved in January 2012) Proposed change in Role/Scope/Mission not approved Local community supportnot generating response in Baton Rouge Effects of Regents program approval moratoria New program list developed Good mix of bachelors, masters, and applied doctoral programs
Conclusions Higher Education ContextsLouisiana Providing contexts for S-B solutions: Crossfire of opinionshigher educations role in economic development 2-year vs. 4-year and beyond Fiscal constraintscertainly now; maybe forever Admissions standards, accountability, efficiency = all good things Current initiatives, e.g. Governance Commission and LSU flagship agenda or reorganization All change is hard… …and higher education is particularly change-averse… …but traditional ways of doing things are unsustainableif we are to educate many more people to higher levels
Conclusions: Higher Education ContextsShreveport-Bossier Need to consider: Northwest / North Louisiana vs. metro area Not the same; requires more refined considerations of program duplication Dichotomy: Above average track record in collaboration CERT 2+2 Social Innovation Grant (workforce collaboration; only 5 awarded in US) BUTfierce competition for S-B urban market enrollments LSU-Shreveporthas not grown as one would expect/hope it would Strained relationships Significant local 2-year institution capacity No residential students (housing prohibited in early years; then not pursued) Program opportunities not pursued Weak branding and marketing/recruitment (Airport example) Very effective competition from UL institutions in I-20 Corridor
Chapter 4Unmet Higher Education Needs in Shreveport-Bossier
Other Shreveport-Bossier Studies A Time to Choose, Morrison Study, 1988 Report of the BoR Ad Hoc Committee on Higher Education in the Shreveport-Bossier Metro Area, 1997 Board of Regents Strategic Plan, LSUHSC-S, EKA, 2003 Merger Concept AnalysisLSUS and LSUHSC-S, EKA, 2005 Unmet Postsecondary Needs in S-B, NCHEMS, 2008 Academic Program Strategy for LSU-Shreveport, EKA, 2009 Two-Year Education NeedsSelected Regions, FutureWorks, 2011 LSU System Work Group on Organization and Collaboration (Preliminary Report), LSU System, 2011
Education Attainment Comparison with 4 Peer Metro Areas Community Report Card Baton Rouge, LA; Columbus, GA; Jackson, MS; Montgomery, AL All have larger public institutions S-B MSA underperforms in Bachelors and Grad/Prof degrees
Education Attainment Comparison with More Metro Areas (2004 data)
Education Attainment Comparison with Louisianas Largest MSAs S-B compares favorably for high school completion and associate degrees S-B compares unfavorably in Bachelors and Grad/Prof degrees
Education Attainment Louisiana, Although Improving, Lags SREB and US In 2009, Louisiana reached Bachelors degree percentage that US had in 1990.
Global and National Competition S-B lags US, SREB, and Louisiana in some measures of education attainment. So, if S-B wants to be an urban center that is competitive in the US and globally, it needs to work harder on education attainment S-B leaders have known this for a long time. And, sadly, the US now lags several countries.
Conclusions: Unmet Postsecondary Education Needs in S-B 3 distinct types of unmet needsnot all subject to the same solution: Degree Programs Expanded range of programs needed for individuals and/or to support and enhance economic development strategies and targeted industries Some baccalaureate programs, plus needs at masters level, with selected applied doctorates Better articulation from plethora of two-year to four-year programs Underserved Population Segments Program opportunities (above) Different service delivery for the place-bound, including working adultsall levels and Shreveports majority minority population Research and Innovation Capacity (Economic Development) Perceived by many as the MOST serious deficit and requiring significant changes and rapid growth NOT ONLY about research; its about human capital and deliberate outreach programs
Chapter 5Overview of Models/Alternatives
Four Generic Models Reviewed Grow an In-Place Institution PartnershipProgram Collaborations PartnershipProgram Importation To an existing institution/campus To a university center Consolidation
Four Additional Specific Scenarios Georgia Tech-Emory University collaboration in Bioengineering Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI) Consolidation of LSU-Shreveport and LSU Health Sciences Center-Shreveport Consolidation of LSU-Shreveport, LSU Health Sciences Center- Shreveport, and Louisiana Tech
Chapter 6Evaluation of the Alternatives for Shreveport-Bossier
Principles for the Analysis Program Expansion Acquire and develop undergraduate and graduate programs that are sound in quality, responsive to interests of current and future learners and target industries, and avoid unnecessary duplication some programs to lead demand Serving the Underserved Sustain increasing educational attainment for metro area citizens Provide local access to higher programs, with special consideration of working, place-bound adults and City of Shreveports African- American majority Innovation Capacity Increase metro areas intellectual capital and innovation capacity to support innovation in business, industry Contribute to social and cultural advancement in the metro area
Principles for the Analysis Administrative/Support Produce some substantial results soonas waiting decades for improvement is unacceptable Provide efficient and effective administrative services that support the educational mission Maintain an active, physical university campus/location in the metro area with instruction delivered primarily face-to-face, but supplemented with distance delivery as appropriate. The analysis assumes that LSU-Shreveport continues to exist as an independent institution, or exists in some form of consolidation.
Structure of the Analysis Examined for each model: Advantages (pros) Requirements (what it would take to make the advantages happen) Disadvantages (cons, or risks) Mitigation (what could be done to eliminate or mitigate the risks) No silver bullet All models have pluses and minuseswith various ways to ensure advantages and mitigate disadvantages In the endtotal solution comprised of a core solutionwith specific applications of some other models Advantages Requirements Disadvantages Mitigation
Grow LSU-Shreveport Advantages Most straightforward Least disruptive Preserves S-B ownership Retains LSUS identity Requirements Role/scope/mission change Get approval for new programs Expanded marketing Changed institutional culture Disadvantages Still requires significant new program development and revisions Extended time horizon Brand building required Does not solve Engineering Resistance to cultural change Mitigation Enrollment growth College of Technology degree programs Positive attitudes: LSUS/System/BoR
Expand Program Collaborations Advantages Possibly quick implementation Eases Role/Scope/Mission issue Gain economies of scale 2+2/co-enrollment opportunities Less unnecessary program duplication Requirements Willing partners Terms acceptable to both Disadvantages Competitive & cultural barriers Logistics Mitigation Supportive policies and incentives by BoR and management boards Partners recognize and acknowledge mutual benefits
Import Programs to LSUS or to a Metro University Center Advantages Quick implementation Planned program selection Great flexibility Many partner options If university center, greater community influence Requirements Authority and governance clear Competitive proposals Cost coverage Disadvantages No growth of local intellectual capital/outreach Market/not service driven Risk of impermanence Cost to students Quality control Mitigation Well crafted contract terms Systematic program needs assessment and evaluation Disciplined, selective use of importation
Consolidate LSU-Shreveport and Louisiana Tech Advantages Practical source of new programs Clears Role/Scope/Mission issue Gain LA Techs enterprise culture Brand credibility/local knowledge May be politically feasible Expand collaboration with LSUHSC Requirements Best management system home Commitments: Research and innovation Economic development Leadership Disadvantages Time / effort / stress Risk of unintended consequences Commitment risk Political/governance/constituency considerations Cost comes first, savings and efficiencies later Mitigation Communications plan Statutory & contractual protections Implementation funding Leadership continuity Planning/planning/planning
Georgia TechEmory University Coulter Department of BioEngineering Summary One public with Engineering One private with Health Sciences Both in Atlanta $25 MM gift Contractual relationship Hugely successful example of synergies, because of complementarity Conclusion Definitely provides good model to adapt for Bioengineeringas collaboration of Louisiana Tech and LSU Health Sciences-Shreveport Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University Enrollment as of Spring ,174 Undergraduates 158 Graduates Undergraduate Degree Programs Bachelors degree in Biomedical Engineering conferred by Georgia Tech Graduate Degree Programs Doctorate conferred by Georgia Tech and Emory University Doctorate conferred by Peking University, Emory University, and Georgia Tech MD/PhD conferred by Georgia Tech & Emory University School of Medicine Total Degrees Awarded 638 BS degrees 159 doctoral degrees
Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis Summary Two large research universitiesneither domiciled in Indianapolis Both developed presence in the city evolved from 19 th century beginnings Unusual, specific type of merger (1969) Joint name Indiana University operates campus, services, and provides huge array of programs Purdue provides Engineering and Science Now 30,000+ students Conclusion IUPUI circumstances are so specific and unique that the model cannot really be adapted for Shreveport-Bossier Indiana University and Purdue University Programs at IUPUI Indiana University Programs Art and Design Business Dentistry Education Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Informatics Journalism Law Liberal Arts Library and Information Sciences Medicine Music Nursing Physical Education and Tourism Management Public and Environmental Affairs Social Work Purdue University Programs Purdues schools of Engineering and Technology and Science make up the other components of IUPUI.
Consolidation of LSU-Shreveport and LSU Health Sciences Center-Shreveport Summary Has been suggested many times as local version of the Birmingham model 2005 EKA Merger Concept Analysis Attractive feature is relatively less stress in consolidating two LSU institutions Conclusions No instant synergies in merging programs, faculties, campuses, policies, cultures, etc. Program growth needed in S-B still would require more faculty, program development, and approvals (in all but Health Sciences) Does not really enhance research or innovation capacity
Consolidation of LSU-Shreveport, LSU Health Sciences-Shreveport and Louisiana Tech Summary Create a truly larger, comprehensive institution in the North of the State by this 3-way consolidationvery attractive hypothetically Many substantive issues would require analysis Politically challenging Conclusions An idea that merits future consideration BUT well beyond the scope of this EKA study to analyze and develop a competent recommendation
Chapter 7Conclusions and Recommendations
Conclusions Narrowing the Options Program Collaboration Not best way to achieve the program and overall institutional growth Excellent way to address some needs of the underserved Specific applications in researchwhere complementarity exists Program Importation Normally the solution where no university exists Has flexibility advantages Does nothing to enhance local intellectual/innovation capacity Can severely limit growth/success of LSU-Shreveport Narrows the options to: Grow LSUS Consolidate LSUS and LA Tech
Conclusions System Questions For Consolidation Option Initial presumption was that consolidated, enlarged Louisiana Tech (including LSU-Shreveport) would best fit in LSU System If a System of comprehensive, special purpose research institutions Noted some potential willingness on both sides Later, changed view due to Flagship Coalition/agenda and potential reorganization uncertainties LSU Systems preference For Grow LSUS Option If / as LSU reorganizes, incorporating flagship/research goals as priorities, UL System would be better fit for small institution in need of basic program and enrollment growth Would reduce negative aspects of competition with UL institutions in North Louisiana, and make collaborations easier
Recommendation #1Consolidation Consolidate LSU in Shreveport and Louisiana Tech University as a single, enlarged new Louisiana Tech in the UL Systema single university with a Ruston Campus and a Shreveport Campus #1A: Consolidation Implementation Plan #1B: Special, Interim Governance/Management. #1C: Critical Leadership Continuity in the Early Years #1D: One-Time Special/Transition Funding
Recommendation #2Transfer of LSUS to UL System If support for Recommendation #1 is not acquired, then transfer LSU-Shreveport to the UL System and seek a fresh start in growing the institution #2A: Name Change #2B: Comprehensive Program Review and Updates #2C: Additional Program Strategies #2D: Supportive Role of the Board of Regents
Recommendation #3Priority Accorded to Research / Innovation Capacity and Enhanced Institutional/Community Collaborations Aggressively accelerate planning and actions to bring about growth in strategically selected areas of research and innovation support, matching the combined strengths of Louisiana Tech and LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport to the MSA/regional economic development industry targets #3A: Collaborative Biomedical Engineering Program #3B: Regional Strategic Research / Innovation Agenda #3C: Business/Industry Outreach and Problem-Solving
Recommendation #4Improved Delivery to Underserved Populations and Higher Baccalaureate Completion Rates Evaluate all service delivery options and techniques typically used in large, successful urban universities and take concrete steps to further encourage and facilitate the two-year to four-year transition* and completion for more learners #4A: Adult/Place-Bound Baccalaureate Completions #4B: African-American Participation and Degree Completions #4C: Pragmatic Aspects of Delivery for Adults and All Place-Bound Students *SUSLA and BPCC should deliver some programs on LSU-S campus; shared support services for students, etc.
Recommendation #5Communications and Consensus Create and carry out a Communications Plan, to immediately engage constituents and stakeholders from Shreveport-Bossier, Ruston, and North Louisiana in understanding the issues at stake, and the proposed solutions #5A: Support of Legislative Delegations #5B: Statutory Language
Last Words Very challenging assignment Higher education institutions are change-averse Many substantive issues to understand and weigh Big range of opinions, allegiances, alliances, even emotions Remember: Who is the Client? Only way to do this assignment responsibly: Focus only on those served, and not on the providers (institutions / systems) Some Comfort? These same uncomfortable restructurings being considered in other states and all over Europe At the endwe believe these conclusions are correct for Shreveport-Bossier, Ruston, and the region. However, only through strong community and legislative support can these changes be accomplished.
A Comprehensive Public Institution in Shreveport-Bossier: Analysis of Alternative Strategies Presentation of Report February 2012
R ECOMMENDATION Senior Staff recommends that the Committee endorse the recommendations of the report, including: the merger of Louisiana State University Shreveport and Louisiana Tech University; development of a Biomedical Engineering Institute under LA Tech and the LSU Health Sciences Center; and the other recommendations in the report regarding: Enhanced research/Innovation capacity and institutional/community collaborations; Improved delivery to underserved populations and higher baccalaureate completion rates; and An aggressive communications plan to articulate study findings. 57
Agenda Item IV. Consent Agenda A.R.S. 17:1808 (Licensure) 1.Initial Licenses a. Compass Career College b. The School of Urban Missions: Bible College and Theological Seminary c. The University of Saint Francis 2.License Renewals a. Northern Kentucky University b. Southwest University c. University of South Alabama 58
R ECOMMENDATION Senior Staff recommends Committee approval of the items under the Consent Agenda. 59
A GENDA I TEM V. 60 Responses to 2011 Legislative Resolutions and Acts A.HCR 30 B.Act 419
A GENDA I TEM V. A. 61 HCR 30 of the 2011 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature HCR 30 urges and requests that the Board of Regents (among other things) …establish the appropriate role, scope, and mission of each public postsecondary education institution."
R ELATED R ESOLUTIONS 62 Addressing Physical Resources: HCR 78 (Schroder)
R ELATED R ESOLUTIONS 63 Addressing Optimal Use of Two-Year Institutions: SCR 61 (Thompson) SCR 88 (Adley) HCR 182 (Nowlin/Long) SR 98 (Michot) SCR 73 (Gautreaux)
R ELATED R ESOLUTIONS 64 Addressing Optimal Use of All Available Academic Resources: HCR 121 (Carter) HB 419 (Smith) HR 50 (Harrison) HCR 23 (Smith) HCR 184 (Carmody/Schroder)
R OLE, S COPE AND M ISSION S TATEMENT D ESIGN 65 Descriptions to clarify, on a statewide basis, the function of the individual campuses and outline the activities and educational responsibilities for each. Describes what is; Not designed to replace those used by campuses for other purposes (marketing/accreditation/etc.); and For consistency purposes, staff adopted a common format and structure for the descriptions.
R OLE, S COPE AND M ISSION S TATEMENT D ESIGN 66 Common format and structure for role, scope and mission statements by delineating: 1)Audiences to be served; 2)General array of programs to be offered; and 3)Special programs or features.
M ANAGEMENT B OARD I NVOLVEMENT 67 Louisiana Revised Statute 17:3128 requires that After consultation with each postsecondary education management board, the chancellor, and the president of each public institution of postsecondary education, the Board of Regents shall devise, describe, and establish a mission for each … institution within each system.
F INAL R EVIEW P ROCESS 68 Staff incorporated most suggested changes; Did not incorporate changes that: Were aspirational in nature; Altered the format; and Made statement too long.
R ECOMMENDATION 69 Senior Staff recommends that the Committee approve and endorse the response to HCR 30 of the 2011 Regular Legislative Session, and authorize the Commissioner of Higher Education to make whatever editorial and other non- substantive changes necessary prior to its transmittal to the appropriate House and Senate Committees.
A GENDA I TEM V. B. 70 Act 419 of the 2011 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature A Post-Secondary Education Delivery System for the New Orleans Region: A Management Plan for Collaboration of Delgado Community College, Southern University – New Orleans, and the University of New Orleans
A CT 419 OF THE 2011 R EGULAR S ESSION OF THE L OUISIANA L EGISLATURE 71 Planning and implementation of the collaborative entail two levels of planning: 1)A high level management plan at the System and Board level; and 2)A detailed implementation plan to be completed collaboratively by the campuses.
A CT 419 OF THE 2011 R EGULAR S ESSION OF THE L OUISIANA L EGISLATURE 72 Implementation plan is due to the management boards no later than May 1. Approved plans will be forwarded to the Board of Regents.
A CT 419 OF THE 2011 R EGULAR S ESSION OF THE L OUISIANA L EGISLATURE 73 Reporting of Results The chancellors/presidents of the collaborating institutions will periodically report on progress to their respective management boards. Joint progress reports by the Oversight Committee to the three management boards will take place annually and will be transmitted to the Board of Regents.
R ECOMMENDATION 74 Senior Staff recommends that the Committee approve and endorse the response to Act 419 of the 2011 Regular Legislative Session, and authorize the Commissioner of Higher Education to make whatever editorial and other non-substantive changes necessary prior to its transmittal to the appropriate House and Senate Committees.
Agenda Item VI. A. Act 741 – The GRAD Act Intervention Policy 75
T HE GRAD A CT I NTERVENTION P OLICY 76 Institution which fails to meet GRAD Act requirements loses authority to: Increase tuition; Be eligible for GRAD Act autonomies; and 15% Performance Funding.
T HE GRAD A CT I NTERVENTION P OLICY 77 GRAD Act Remediation and Performance Fund; Held by management boards; GRAD Act Performance Improvement Contract; Earn up to 75% of lost performance funding; Remaining 25% of performance funds.
T HE GRAD A CT I NTERVENTION P OLICY 78 End of Contract Term: If terms met, reinstate existing terms of GRAD Act agreement; If terms unmet, enter into new GRAD Act Performance Improvement Contract.
R ECOMMENDATION 79 The Senior Staff recommends that the Committee approve the GRAD Act Intervention Policy, effectively immediately.
Agenda Item VI. B. Act 741 – UNO GRAD Act Agreement 80
T HE UNO GRAD A CT A GREEMENT 81 Act 741 requires GRAD Act agreements shall be certified by respective management boards.
T HE UNO GRAD A CT A GREEMENT 82 Timeline: Act 419 of 2011 transferred UNO from LSU System to UL System; UL completes comprehensive analysis of UNO; SACS approves transfer in December 2011; UL Board certifies UNO GRAD Act agreement on February 14, 2012.
R ECOMMENDATION 83 The Senior Staff recommends that the Committee approve the GRAD Act Agreement between the Board of Regents and the University of Louisiana System represented by the University of New Orleans and authorize the Chairman to sign the Agreement on behalf of the Board of Regents.
Charlotte Bollinger, Chair Harold Stokes, Vice Chair Scott Ballard Maurice Durbin John Mineo IV Albert Sam Joe Wiley Representatives from Management Boards A CADEMIC AND S TUDENT A FFAIRS C OMMITTEE K AREN D ENBY J EANNINE K AHN 84
A GENDA I TEM III. 85 Reauthorization of Previously Approved Research Unit UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS Hospitality Research Center
R ECOMMENDATION 86 Senior Staff recommends that the Committee grant full approval for the Hospitality Research Center at the University of New Orleans for a period of five years, effective immediately.
A GENDA I TEM IV. 87 Proposed New Academic Programs M.S. in Homeland Security Northwestern State University A.A.S. in Diagnostic Sonography Baton Rouge Community College A.A.S. in Marine Transportation South Central LA Technical College
R ECOMMENDATION 88 Senior Staff recommends that the Committee grant conditional approval of the proposed new MS/Homeland Security (CIP ) at NSU, AAS/Diagnostic Sonography (CIP Code ) at BRCC, and AAS/Marine Transportation (CIP ) at SCLTC. By January 1, 2013, the institutions will update the Board on enrollment and completion data as well as on progress toward accreditation.
A GENDA I TEM V. 89 Past Due Reports for Academic Programs or Units Background and Recommendation.
R ECOMMENDATION 90 Senior Staff recommends that the Committee direct staff not to act on or present any requests to the Committee until reports past due by more than one month are received from the impacted campuses and accepted as complete.
A GENDA I TEM VI. 91 Consent Agenda A.Staff Approval of Routine Academic Requests B.Progress Reports for Conditionally Approved Academic Programs & Research Units C.Letters of Intent & Proposed New Programs/Units
R ECOMMENDATION 92 Senior Staff recommends that the Committee receive and approve the items on the Consent Agenda.
W. Clinton Rasberry, Jr., Chair Victor Stelly, Vice Chair Maurice Durbin Chris Gorman Donna Klein Joseph Wiley Representatives from Management Boards L EGISLATIVE C OMMITTEE Uma Subramanian 93
A GENDA I TEM III Legislation and Legislative Issues for R EGULAR S ESSION Convenes at Noon on Monday, March 12, 2012 Final Adjournment no later than 6:00p.m. on Monday, June 4, 2012 Pre-filing deadlines: 2/28/12 – 3/2/12 (exact dates differ, depending on House v, Senate, and Constitutional amendments v. other bills) Regular filing deadlines: 4/3/12
A GENDA I TEM III A. BoR Legislative Proposals 1. Governance Commission Recommendations (Part of Action Plan Approved in January 2012) Clarify lines of authority Make BoR budget recommendations and funding formula binding, with limited flexibility to Systems in administering funds Tuition authority to rest with Systems subject to BoR policy Decouple tuition from TOPS Allow systems/campuses to carry fund balances Extend Articulation and Transfer deadlines and data reporting Other HB 1 Requests 95
A GENDA I TEM III BoR Legislative Proposals (contd.) 2. BoR Recommendations Require fiscal notes to be added to study resolutions (Bill to amend Joint Rules of Senate and House) Redefine LUMCONs mission and governance structure, including the addition of Tulane, La Tech and UNO to LUMCON governance structure (Consistent with BoR report on LUMCON) Shreveport-Bossier study on institutional alignment (Submit BoR recommendations on Eva Klein study) Increase $750 licensure fee to $1000 Other HB 1 requests 96
III. A.1. Governance Commission: Clarify Lines of Authority Amend La. Const. Art. VIII, §5 (E) as follows: Other Powers; Management Boards. Not Vested. Powers of management over public institutions of postsecondary education not specifically vested by this Section in Subject to the powers specifically provided by this Section or by law to the Board of Regents and policies adopted pursuant thereto, the Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, the Board of Supervisors of Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, the Board of Trustees for State Colleges and Universities Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System, the Board of Supervisors of Community and Technical Colleges, and any other such board created pursuant to this Article, as to shall be responsible for daily operations of the institutions under the control of each. 97
Governance Commission: Make BoR Funding Formula and Budget Recommendations Binding Amend R.S. 17:3351 (A)(3) concerning management boards authority to expend appropriations: Receive and expend or allocate for expenditure to the all institutions under its jurisdiction all monies appropriated or otherwise made available for purposes of the board or the institutions under its jurisdiction according to the master plan for higher education, the funding formula adopted by the Board of Regents, and, except as otherwise provided in the general appropriations bill, the Board of Regents final budget recommendations for each fiscal year. 98
Governance Commission: Give Management Boards Tuition Authority Subject to BoR Policy Amend R.S. 17:3351 to allow systems to increase tuition levels to SREB average for peer institutions, adjusted for Louisianas median household income levels (currently -7%), subject to BoR Tuition and Financial Aid policy as approved by the Legislature 99
Governance Commission: Decouple TOPS and Tuition Amend R.S. 17: et seq. as follows: Notwithstanding any provision of this Chapter to the contrary, beginning with the academic year and for each academic year thereafter, any otherwise qualified student who enrolls as a first-time freshman in the academic year or any academic year thereafter, the Opportunity Award amount shall be established by the Louisiana Board of Regents in its Tuition and Financial Aid Policy in consultation with the administering agency and approved by the legislature. The Board of Regents shall consider any necessary adjustment to such amount each year and recommend any such adjustments to the Legislature as it deems necessary. 100
Governance Commission: Allow Institutions to Carry Over Fund Balances Amend R.S. 17:3351 to authorize management boards to: Allow each institution under its control to establish a restricted account and to credit into the account any monies remaining in its operating budget at the end of the fiscal year, all in accordance with the Board of Regents Higher Education Efficiency Policy. Each institution shall be required to develop a fiscal stabilization plan approved by its management board prior to any expenditures being made from the account. Each management board shall submit to the Board of Regents the approved plan of each institution under its control and an annual report in accordance with the Board of Regents Higher Education Efficiency Policy. 101
Governance Commission: Extend Articulation and Transfer Deadlines and Data Reporting Amend Act 356 of 2009 to extend deadlines, delineating the common course numbering requirement into three cumulative components to allow for steady, measured progress and completion of the articulation and transfer system. BoR would be required to report annually on the status of transfer students by institution using certain specific data. 102
Governance Commission: Other Funding Recommendations Staff has already made the following requests for funding in HB 1: – expansion and full funding of GO Grants – funding for the Performance Pool Fund up to $36 million 103
III.A.2. BoR Proposals: Require Fiscal Notes to be Added to Study Resolutions Amend Joint Rules of the Senate and House to require that the Legislative Fiscal Office add a fiscal note to study resolutions, other than those mandated by law such as merger of institutions, to accurately reflect the cost to the state associated with the study to be conducted by an agency pursuant to the resolution. 104
BoR Proposal: Redefine LUMCONs Mission and Governance Structure Amend R.S. 17:3453 to redefine LUMCONs mission and governance structure, including the addition of Tulane, Louisiana Tech and UNO to the executive board; to establish a Science/Education Advisory Committee comprised of representatives from LUMCON member campuses and the Louisiana Community and Technical College System; and to require submission to the Board of Regents of a five- year master plan. 105
BoR Proposal: Shreveport-Bossier Study on Institutional Alignment Forward to the Legislature BoRs report and recommendations concerning the possible merger of institutions or other alternative suggestions for aligning institutions in the Shreveport-Bossier area 106
BoR Proposal: Increase Licensure Fee from $750 to $1000 Authorize BoR, by a 2/3 vote of the Legislature, to increase Louisianas licensure fee from $750 to $1000. The proposed increase would still be one of the lowest in the country and is not expected to deter any institution from seeking licensure to operate in Louisiana. Of the nearly fifty institutions licensed to operate in Louisiana under RS 17:1808, only three are domiciled in Louisiana. The additional fees would be paid by out-of-state institutions operating in Louisiana. 107
BoR Proposal: Other Funding Requests Funding requests through amendments to HB 1 in the appropriations process include: – funding for unfunded mandated benefit expenses for Higher Ed – allocation of special faculty TOs to higher education institutions to accommodate shifts in enrollment due to higher admission standards. 108
R ECOMMENDATION Senior Staff recommends that the Committee approve the Board of Regents Legislative Agenda. 109
III. B. Current Higher Education Operating Budget Information The Executive Budget recommends total funding for Higher Education in FY at $2.93B. After the annualization of the $50M mid-year budget reduction, overall the total operating budget remains whole. There is a recommended reduction to our authorized positions of 2,840. We are in the process of working with the management boards to finalize the funding formula and establish the Board of Regents recommended allocations for institutions. 110
III. C. Bills Being Monitored Higher Education Bills HB 63 Brosset – Creates the crime of reckless discharge of a firearm on a school campus HB 100 Edwards – requires approval of House and Senate Education Committees of the value-added teacher assessment model prior to implementation of certain evaluation program requirements; changes implementation date of certain provisions from 2013 to SB 62 Appel – re-creates the Department of Education (sunset) HB 137 Broadwater – extends resident classification to veterans for tuition amount purposes HB 140 Brown – extends resident classification to disabled veterans for tuition purposes 111
III. C. Bills Being Monitored (Contd.) Retirement-related bills (full list in board member packet) – Bills that affect retirement terms (such as change of retirement age to 67, increase of final average compensation from 36 to 60 months, increase of employee contribution from 7.5% to 10.5%) – Bills that pertain to retirement systems (such as early payment of UAL, LASERS-TRSL merger) 112
A GENDA I TEM IV Authorization for Legislative Session 113
R ECOMMENDATION 114 Senior Staff recommends that the Committee: (a) Authorize the Commissioner and staff to pursue the BoR Legislative Agenda during the upcoming 2012 Regular Session as necessary, with regular reports to the Board; and (b) Authorize the Commissioner of Higher Education and the Chairman of the Board to act on its behalf on legislative issues that may arise during the 2012 Regular Session.
Harold Stokes, Chair Victor Stelly, Vice Chair Scott Ballard Joseph Farr William Fenstermaker Chris Gorman Donna Klein John Mineo S PONSORED P ROGRAMS C OMMITTEE KERRY DAVIDSON CARRIE ROBISON 115
AGENDA ITEM III. M ASTER P LAN : F ORMAT FOR C AMPUS STEM R ESEARCH P RIORITIES R EPORTS 116
M ASTER P LAN : C HAPTER 3 F OSTER I NNOVATION T HROUGH R ESEARCH IN S CIENCE AND T ECHNOLOGY IN L OUISIANA 117
I NNOVATION G OAL : M ORE C LOSELY T ARGET S ELECTED U NIVERSITY R ESEARCH TO E CONOMIC D EVELOPMENT First: Identify University Strengths and Priorities which are Connected to Economic Development Second: Identify Statewide Strengths and Priorities which are Connected to Economic Development Targets Third: Target Resources Accordingly 118
M ASTER P LAN E CONOMIC D EVELOPMENT T ARGETS Core Industry SectorsBlue Ocean Sectors PetrochemicalUltra-deep water oil & gas; unconventional natural gas; enhanced oil recovery Energy & EnvironmentalNext-generation automotive; energy efficiency; renewable energy; nuclear power; water management; ultra-deep water oil & gas; unconventional natural gas; enhanced oil recovery Transport, Construction, & Manufacturing Next-generation automotive; pharmaceutical manufacturing; renewable energy; nuclear power; water management Information Technology & Services Digital media/software development Arts & MediaDigital media/software development Agriculture & Wood ProductsWater management; renewable energy Health CareSpecialty research hospital; obesity/diabetes research and treatment; pharmaceutical manufacturing; digital media/software development: health care IT FIRST Louisiana Plan 1 Department of Economic Development 119 ________________ 1 Fostering Innovation through Research in Science and Technology
M ASTER P LAN R EQUIREMENT To be eligible for Board of Regents Support Fund Research and Development and research-related Endowed Chairs funding, each public and independent campus with more than two [STEM] doctoral programs will establish and periodically update evolving research plans in relation to FIRST Louisiana, linking strategic investments in the FIRST Louisiana framework with performance and assessment. 120
C AMPUSES W HICH H AVE T WO OR M ORE STEM PH.D. S OR S PECIAL F OCUS R ESEARCH I NSTITUTIONS 121
A TTENDEES M ASTER P LAN R ESEARCH M EETING O CTOBER 10, 2011 John Russin, Vice Chancellor and Director, LSU Ag Center Wade Baumgartner, Director, Office of Intellectual Property, LSU Ag Center Tom Klei, Associate for Dean and Research and Academic Affairs, LSU-BR Richard Kurtz, CAMD Interim Director, LSU-BR Matthew Lee, Associate Professor of Sociology & CAPER Coordinator, LSU-BR Kalliat Valsaraj, Associate VC for Research & Economic Development, LSU-BR Joseph Moerschbaecher, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, LSUHSC-NO Sandra Roerig, Dean, School of Graduate Studies, LSUHSC-S Les Guice, Vice President for Research and Development, LA TECH Jennifer Rood, Professor of Clinical Chemistry Core, PBRC Robert Twilley, Vice President for Research, ULL Scott Whittenburg, Vice Chancellor for Research & Sponsored Programs, UNO Laura Levy, Associate Senior Vice President for Research, Tulane School of Medicine Sharon Courtney, Vice President for Government Affairs, Tulane University Brian Mitchell, Associate Provost for Graduate Studies & Research, Tulane University 122
C AMPUS S TRATEGIC R ESEARCH P RIORITIES R EPORT Identify and Define Priority Research Areas o Connect to FIRST Plan and Blue Ocean Targets o Provide Research and Economic Development Data o Indicate Institutional and External Support o Write Brief Narrative for Each Priority Submit New Priorities Report Every Three Ye ars 123
M ASTER P LAN R ESEARCH T IMETABLE 124
125 R ECOMMENDATION Senior Staff recommends that the Committee approve the format for the Campus Strategic Research Priorities Report as presented. Sponsored Programs staff shall inform all affected campuses of requirements for submission and coordinate foundational meetings of the Master Plan Research Advisory Committee.
Maurice Durbin, Chair Donna Klein, Vice Chair Robert Bruno Albert Sam Harold Stokes PERSONNEL C OMMITTEE B ARBARA G OODSON 126
A GENDA I TEM III. 127 Personnel Actions Combine duties of the Academic and Student Affairs division with the Planning, Research and Performance division and create a position of Deputy Commissioner for Planning, Research and Academic Affairs.
R ECOMMENDATION 128 The Commissioner recommends Committee approval to combine duties of the Academic and Student Affairs division with the Planning, Research and Performance division and create a position of Deputy Commissioner for Planning, Research and Academic Affairs. The Commissioner further recommends Dr. Larry Tremblay be appointed as Deputy Commissioner with 10% pay increase.
February 28, 2012 L OUISIANA B OARD OF R EGENTS 129
P UBLIC C OMMENTS 130
A PPROVAL OF M INUTES J ANUARY 25,
A GENDA I TEM III Presentation to Ms. Mary Ellen Roy, Outgoing Member of the Board of Regents – Appointed in 2005 as the Member at Large by Governor Kathleen Blanco – Partner in Phelps Dunbar LLP – Political Science major from UL Lafayette – J.D. from Harvard, Cambridge, MA 132
133 R EPORTS AND R ECOMMENDATIONS BY THE C OMMISSIONER OF H IGHER E DUCATION
Two items: 1.Building our workforce 2.Working with adults
"This place is what's best in America. We saw it in this competition."
The GE deal also includes a requirement that the state dedicate $5 million over 10 years, or $500,000 per year, to developing technology-centered curriculum at institutions of higher education around Louisiana. The education aspect was a major sticking point for GE, which during negotiations expressed concern about Louisiana's ability to supply workers now and into the future. About 80 percent of the local GE workforce is expected to have five years of experience or more in their field, Secretary of Economic Development Stephen Moret said. "I perceived that to be the most significant issue they dwelled on a bit," Moret said. "It was not a question of quality, but of density."
Speed to Market and Close to Customer Ed Barlow, Futurist
Directly supporting industry by providing crafted courses Awarding college credits for industry training Contacting alumni to come back to Louisiana to address workforce needs
Legend Students year Institution Stopouts Total: 36,466 4 and 2 year Institution Stopouts 4 Year Legend Students Year Legend Students
LSU A&M Stopouts Total: 3,874 Legend LSU Students
Southeastern Louisiana University Stopouts Total: 4,133 Legend SELU Students
Southern University Stopouts Total: 2,249 Legend SUBR Students
Baton Rouge Community College Stopouts Total: 4,429 Legend BRCC Students
Student Institution Code Last Enrolled Year Term Last Name First Name Maiden Name (if applicable) Most Current Street Address Most Current City of Residence Most Current Zip Code Most Current Phone Number Last Enrolled Year Re-enrolled? Address Deceased Mosaic USA Codes Count Names Estimated Income
Victor Stelly, Chair Joe Wiley, Vice Chair Maurice Durbin William Fenstermaker Chris Gorman Roy Martin III Harold Stokes P LANNING, R ESEARCH AND P ERFORMANCE C OMMITTEE Larry Tremblay 150
M OTION The Planning, Research and Performance Committee recommends that the Board of Regents endorse the recommendations of the report, including: the merger of Louisiana State University Shreveport and Louisiana Tech University; development of a Biomedical Engineering Institute under LA Tech and the LSU Health Sciences Center; and the other recommendations in the report regarding: Enhanced research/Innovation capacity and institutional/community collaborations; Improved delivery to underserved populations and higher baccalaureate completion rates; and An aggressive communications plan to articulate study findings. 151
M OTION The Planning, Research and Performance Committee recommends that the Board of Regents approve the items under the Consent Agenda. A.R.S. 17:1808 (Licensure) 1.Initial Licenses a. Compass Career College b. The School of Urban Missions: Bible College and Theological Seminary c. The University of Saint Francis 2.License Renewals a. Northern Kentucky University b. Southwest University c. University of South Alabama 152
M OTION 153 The Planning, Research and Performance Committee recommends that the Board of Regents approve and endorse the response to HCR 30 of the 2011 Regular Legislative Session, and authorize the Commissioner of Higher Education to make whatever editorial and other non-substantive changes necessary prior to its transmittal to the appropriate House and Senate Committees.
M OTION 154 The Planning, Research and Performance Committee recommends that the Board of Regents approve and endorse the response to Act 419 of the 2011 Regular Legislative Session, and authorize the Commissioner of Higher Education to make whatever editorial and other non-substantive changes necessary prior to its transmittal to the appropriate House and Senate Committees.
M OTION 155 The Planning, Research and Performance Committee recommends that the Board of Regents approve the GRAD Act Intervention Policy, effectively immediately.
M OTION 156 The Planning, Research and Performance Committee recommends that the Board of Regents approve the GRAD Act Agreement between the Board of Regents and the University of Louisiana System represented by the University of New Orleans and authorize the Chairman to sign the Agreement on behalf of the Board of Regents.
Charlotte Bollinger, Chair Harold Stokes, Vice Chair Scott Ballard Maurice Durbin John Mineo IV Albert Sam Joe Wiley Representatives from Management Boards A CADEMIC AND S TUDENT A FFAIRS C OMMITTEE K AREN D ENBY J EANNINE K AHN 157
M OTION 158 The Academic and Student Affairs Committee recommends that the Board of Regents grant full approval for the Hospitality Research Center at the University of New Orleans for a period of five years, effective immediately.
M OTION 159 The Academic and Student Affairs Committee recommends that the Board of Regents grant conditional approval of the proposed new MS/Homeland Security (CIP ) at NSU, AAS/Diagnostic Sonography (CIP Code ) at BRCC, and AAS/Marine Transportation (CIP ) at SCLTC. By January 1, 2013, the institutions will update the Board on enrollment and completion data as well as on progress toward accreditation.
M OTION 160 The Academic and Student Affairs Committee recommends that the Board of Regents direct staff not to act on or present any requests to the Committee until reports past due by more than one month are received from the impacted campuses and accepted as complete.
M OTION 161 The Academic and Student Affairs Committee recommends that the Board of Regents receive and approve the items on the Consent Agenda.
W. Clinton Rasberry, Jr., Chair Victor Stelly, Vice Chair Maurice Durbin Chris Gorman Donna Klein Joseph Wiley Representatives from Management Boards L EGISLATIVE C OMMITTEE Uma Subramanian 162
MOTION The Legislative Committee recommends that the Board of Regents approve the Board of Regents Legislative Agenda. 163
MOTION 164 The Legislative Committee recommends that the Board of Regents: (a) Authorize the Commissioner and staff to pursue the BoR Legislative Agenda during the upcoming 2012 Regular Session as necessary, with regular reports to the Board; and (b) Authorize the Commissioner of Higher Education and the Chairman of the Board to act on its behalf on legislative issues that may arise during the 2012 Regular Session.
Harold Stokes, Chair Victor Stelly, Vice Chair Scott Ballard Joseph Farr William Fenstermaker Chris Gorman Donna Klein John Mineo S PONSORED P ROGRAMS C OMMITTEE KERRY DAVIDSON CARRIE ROBISON 165
166 MOTION Senior Staff recommends that the Committee approve the format for the Campus Strategic Research Priorities Report as presented. Sponsored Programs staff shall inform all affected campuses of requirements for submission and coordinate foundational meetings of the Master Plan Research Advisory Committee.
Maurice Durbin, Chair Donna Klein, Vice Chair Robert Bruno Albert Sam Harold Stokes PERSONNEL C OMMITTEE B ARBARA G OODSON 167
M OTION 168 The Personnel Committee recommends that the Board of Regents approve combining duties of the Academic and Student Affairs division with the Planning, Research and Performance division and create a position of Deputy Commissioner for Planning, Research and Academic Affairs. The Commissioner further recommends Dr. Larry Tremblay be appointed as Deputy Commissioner with 10% pay increase.
A GENDA I TEM VIII. O THER B USINESS Remarks by Chairman Robert Levy BESE, as host, has scheduled the next joint meeting for Wednesday, June 20,