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1 Issues and Implications OCTEO SPRING CONFERENCE April 2, 2008

2 Introduction Strategic Plan – A quick glance There shouldn’t be any surprises A Few Updates Early Childhood Education Articulation Committee HB 119 Teacher Improvement Initiatives Loan forgiveness and signing bonuses

3 Vision for Ohio Making higher education a principle driver of Ohio’s economic growth and prosperity in the 21 st century

4 A Remarkable Year Significant events (what’s the message?) HB 2, 127 th General Assembly Chancellor as Governor Appointee Operating budget FY 08-FY09 Unprecedented support Tuitions held at a level Financial aid support University System of Ohio August 2007 State of the State Importance of higher education Greater access to college, Senior to Sophomore, as example Budget reductions Tuitions – still held harmless Financial aid support

5 Strategic Plan - How is this plan different? Collaboration, not competition Centers of Excellence (campus goals and incentive funding to support) More opportunities, high quality and lower cost, close to home System differentiation Different missions, different structures, same overall goals Flexible delivery and more options Articulation and Transfer, a key element Increasing access and improving college readiness High school to college Adult learners (this is a new direction) Technology infrastructure “Industry” supply and demand Skills Bank Engagement with private colleges and universities Focus is on USO schools Accountability goals and measures: tracking progress

6 Strategic Goals Graduate more students (230,000 more students and graduate an additional 20%) Ohio 38 th in associates or higher 37 th in bachelor’s degree or higher 29 th in graduate/professional degree Keeping graduates in Ohio 66% live in Ohio after graduation Attract more talent to Ohio Who leaves and who stays? Why?

7 Mission Differentiation OSU – Land Grant and National Research University Historic “Four Corners” BGSU Kent State University Miami University Ohio University Public, Historically Black University Central State University Urban Research University of Cincinnati University of Toledo Wright State University University of Akron Cleveland State University Youngstown State University Shawnee State University

8 Mission Differentiation Comprehensive Community College Network Fully transferable AA/AS degrees at all community colleges Integrated course and program network Bringing community college opportunities to the Mahoning Valley 2010 – 2011 school year Dual admissions Clearly delineated pathways Admissions consistent with missions and Centers of Excellence

9 Mission Differentiation Adult Learners and Workforce Training (one system) Adult career-technical education and ABLE transition to the University System of Ohio January 1, 2009 Transfer of credits, meeting standards Flexible opportunities for adult learners Time, location, duration Faculty (especially part-time faculty) and curriculum responsive to the adult learner Helping adults become college ready (Adult Basic and Literacy Education and other resources) Same standards for college readiness, different pathways “Stackable Certificates” Articulation of military credit and lifelong learning initiative

10 Affordability and Access High quality and low cost campuses Associate and baccalaureate degrees Existing facilities More students aspiring to college Seniors to Sophomores and other dual enrollment, as examples Clear expectations for college readiness Statewide placement guidelines A seamless system of articulation Associate degrees, baccalaureate degrees, certificate and apprenticeship programs – as examples

11 Building long-term capacity Teacher Education Campus-based teacher education and school-based clinical experiences “Master teachers” as adjunct faculty Setting a policy agenda – proactive Ohio’s Teacher Quality Partnership – informing teacher education

12 Building long-term capacity Technology Infrastructure On-line advising services Common application On-line system for researching courses, transfer opportunities Single authenticated student account Electronic transcript Merging Ohio Learning Network, OhioLINK with Board of Regents eTech Clearinghouse – merging K-12 and higher education on-line opportunities Integration with K-12

13 Business and higher education compact Satisfaction with Ohio’s “product” Survey and understand Supply and demand (SkillsBank) Opportunities for co-ops and internships Incumbent adult workers receiving training Marketing higher education

14 Measuring Success – Accountability Measures Access Flexible and integrated Wide variety of educational opportunities Raising educational aspirations Quality Known for excellence of teaching and learning of faculty and students Reputation of institutions

15 Measuring Success – Accountability Measures Affordability and Efficiency Affordable education and training needed for success Competing for students (choose Ohio or choose other states?) Economic Leadership Intellectual and organizational leadership

16 Vision for Ohio University System of Ohio (August 2007) Strategic Plan (March 31, 2008) Report on the Condition of Higher Education (March 31, 2008)

17 A Few Updates Early Childhood Education Articulation Committee HB 119 Articulation and Transfer – early care and education degrees Committee established – community and technical colleges, public and private universities, ODE, OBR, career centers, community agencies March 27 – 1 st meeting HB 119 Teacher Improvement Initiatives Gary Allen, Director of the Partnership for Continued Learning and Strategic Initiatives

18 Questions

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