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1 Missouri Higher Education Issues and Initiatives 2013

2 Implementation of HB1042 df df df Reverse Transfer – requires CBHE to establish policy that allows a student who transfers from a community college to a four-year institution to “transfer back” completed credits to earn an associate degree Course Transfer Library – requires all 2-year and 4-year institutions to create by July 2014 a statewide core transfer library of at least 25 lower division courses that will transfer among all public institutions

3 HB continued Developmental education: CBHE must require all 2 year and 4 year public institutions ◦ to replicate best practices in remediation (as identified by CBHE) – draft document ◦ to reduce ineffective methods of preparing or retaining students or which delay students from enrollment in college-level courses

4 HB1042 continued CBHE Annual Report to Governor and General Assembly must now include campus-level data on student persistence and progress toward implementing revised remediation, transfer and retention practices.

5 Remedial Education “Best Practices” Document ◦ Must use multiple measures for placement ◦ Statewide “cut” score for standardized assessments ◦ Program review ◦ Alignment with K-12 – HS must assess prior to 10 th grade ◦ Gen ed course should align with student’s academic program of study

6 Performance Funding 1. Student Success and Progress (Year one to Year two retention) 2. Increased Degree Attainment (Six-year graduation rate) 3. Quality of Student Learning (General Education assessment – ETS Proficiency Profile) 4. Financial Responsibility and Efficiency (Percent spent on core mission)

7 Performance Funding - 5. MWSU Institutional Measure The number of students who participated in research, projects or creative activities that have resulted in a peer-reviewed publication, presentation, performance, exhibit or external award.

8 Performance Funding Funding received if ◦ Current three-year average improves over the institution’s previous 3-yr rolling average OR ◦ Current three-year average is at or above the level of “sustained excellence” (66 th percentile of peers) MWSU Peer group includes open admission, public institutions with Carnegie classification of baccalaureate or higher FY14 MWSU met the target on 4 measures – did not meet graduation target

9 Recruitment and Student Persistence Always important; increased significance to the institution Consultant, Dick Eastop here in Sept Committee has developed draft recommendations to address student persistence; need faculty input and participation Student engagement

10 Program Review Missouri Coordinating Board for Mo Higher Education review of “low- performing” programs ◦ Undergraduate programs with a three-year average of less than 10 graduates per year ◦ Graduate programs with a three-year average of less than 5 graduates per year ◦ Remedial education

11 Teacher Education CBASE will be replaced with a new test for admission into teacher education PRAXIS will be replaced with several tests to be administered at points in the curriculum. Licensure requires passing all tests Overall GPA of 2.75 now required for licensure; 3.0 GPS in content area & 3.0 GPA in professional education sequence Advisement will be critical during transition

12 Western Governors University Competency-based; not credit hour based Students pay a flat rate for six months of study (about $3,000) Self-paced; students demonstrate mastery of competencies Students get assistance from student mentors or course mentors As of June 2013 there were over 39,000 total students; 450 students from MO Strongly supported by Arne Duncan, US Dept of Ed and MO Governor Nixon

13 Faculty Involvement We need faculty help Ad hoc committees


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