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2 Leading the Way : Access. Success. Impact. Board of Governors Summit August 9, 2013

3 The new master plan Leading the Way : Renews the broad public agenda of Charting the Future; Brings strategic priorities to the fore; Sets central role for higher education in improving the economic, civic, and social future of the state; Articulates how the Commission will work toward the system’s goals; Provides recommendations for how institutions can contribute, recognizing their unique missions. West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission Leading the Way

4 Progress on goals in Charting the Future Input from regional public forums in Progress of the legislative study on outcome-based funding of higher education The completion agenda The need to narrow the focus of the plan and make it more strategic The need to make goals more concrete West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission The Development of Leading the Way

5 West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission Leading the Way Conceptual Model

6 Within each focal area: Definition, West Virginia data, Commission efforts The challenges moving forward, Commission’s role, and recommendations to institutions Broad goal, objectives for the next five years of 2 types: System set metrics for measuring progress along with system targets Charges for institutions to make comprehensive efforts in areas in ways that fit mission and context West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission The Organization of the Document

7 West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission Focal Area: Access Goal: Increase access to postsecondary education for both traditional and non-traditional aged West Virginians. Objective: Increase enrollment in four-year public institutions overall and in important target populations Targets on Metrics: Headcount 73,500 Annualized FTE 68,000 First-time freshmen12,750 Low-income students 22,000 Underrepresented racial/ethnic minority 6,700 Undergraduate adult (age 25 and up)11,500

8 West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission Focal Area: Access Objective: Increase the percentage of West Virginia high school graduates continuing on to higher education in the following fall to the SREB average. Objective: Institutions will provide a plan for a comprehensive, collaborative access effort and report on the success and outcomes of this effort. Objective: Institutions will provide their comprehensive financial aid plan that guides institution level financial aid allocation, administration, and outreach and report on the success and outcomes of this plan.

9 West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission Focal Area: Success Goal: Increase the number of students at system institutions completing quality academic programs. Objective: Improve the outcomes of students requiring developmental education Targets on Metrics: Increase the percentage of first-time freshman students passing developmental education courses taken in math to 70 percent and in English/writing to 75 percent. Increase the percentage of first-time freshman students passing developmental education course taken in math and English/writing and the first related college-level course to 60 percent for math and 70 percent for English/writing.

10 West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission Focal Area: Success Objective: Increase the retention rate of students overall and specifically in important target populations Targets on Metrics:First-Year Retention Rate Full-time freshmen: 80% Part-time freshmen: 50% Low-income freshmen: 75% Freshmen from underrep. racial/ethnic minority groups: 75% Returning adult students: 65% Transfer students: 76% Objective: Increase the number of students making progress toward on- time completion Targets on Metrics: Increase the percentage freshmen earning 30 or more credit hours in their first academic year of college to 65%.

11 West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission Focal Area: Success Objective: Increase the four- and six-year graduation rates of students overall and specifically in important target populations Targets on Metrics: 4-Year6-Year First-time freshmen 30% 60% First-time low-income freshmen 20% 40% First-time underrepresented minority freshman 20% 40% Returning adults 48% 58% Transfer students 48% 58%

12 West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission Focal Area: Success Objective: Institutions will provide summaries of the reporting year’s academic program reviews, focusing on academic quality, evaluation of stated program outcomes, assessment of student learning, and future actions to be taken. Objective: Institutions with graduate programs will enhance and report on institutional efforts to improve the outcomes of graduate students.

13 West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission Focal Area: Impact Goal: Increase the impact that public colleges and universities have on West Virginia through production of qualified graduates ready to contribute to the workforce and the community, provision of needed services, and research and development that promote knowledge production and economic growth. Objective: Increase the number of degrees awarded annually at the undergraduate and graduate levels overall and in needed areas Targets on Metrics: Total degrees: 15,500 STEM degrees: 3,750 Health degrees: 2,000 Track and increase STEM education degrees

14 West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission Focal Area: Impact Objective: Institutions will address regional economic needs through developing and promoting pathways to the West Virginia workforce for students and recent graduates. Objective: Institutions will provide plan for how the institution and its students are engaging with external organizations (government, business, non-profit) to solve critical regional civic and/or social issues. Objective: Decrease the system average federal student loan cohort default rate to 9.0 percent.

15 West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission Focal Area: Impact Objective: Increase research and development activities which contribute to West Virginia’s economic growth Targets on Metrics: Annual external research and development funds: $200 million. Annual licensure income: $170,000. From 2013 to 2018, a total of 30 patents issued. From 2013 to 2018, a total of 20 start-up companies based on university technology. Track and increase the number of articles that faculty members publish in peer-reviewed journals.

16 West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission Compact Reporting Model Objectives Assessment Strategies

17 Objectives with system-set metrics, institutions will: Set targets (due Nov. 1, 2013) Develop and submit strategies, means of assessment (due Nov. 1, 2014) Report on implementation of strategies, outcomes of assessment, and future plans (Nov. 1, 2015 through 2018) Objectives with institutional autonomy, institutions will: Develop and submit focus of plans with outcomes, strategies, and assessment (due Nov. 1, 2014) Report on implementation of strategies, outcomes of assessment, and future plans (Nov. 1, 2015 through 2018) West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission Compact Reporting Process

18 Focus on a few planned, cohesive, sustained efforts Addition assurance of student learning, faculty scholarship Focus on the inter-related nature of the three focal areas Attention to the best practices/tools of the master plan: Collaboration Fiscal responsibility Assessment Electronic submission, common format, limited response space West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission Compact Reporting Process

19 Timely provision of data Support through the planning year with best practices, professional development, opportunities to gather Review by staff of initial targets, plans, and strategies, and yearly updates; recommendations for approval to the Commission Publication of compacts on master planning area of website Recognition for exceptionally good strategies and outcomes On-going efforts to inform, support, and coordinate West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission Commission Responsibility

20 Boards must approve institution compacts including the numerical targets being set this fall Need to understand the shift to focused, sustained efforts in strategies and comprehensive plans that require broad campus and community input Need support for: Collaborative approach in efforts and reporting Targeting of resources to meet goals Assessment of all efforts Understand the importance to the Legislature of institutional progress toward state goals West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission How the Board is Involved


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