Presentation on theme: "TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION: IMPLICATIONS FOR SUNY ONEONTA September, 2012."— Presentation transcript:
TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION: IMPLICATIONS FOR SUNY ONEONTA September, 2012
External environment Higher ed. growth of the 1960s-80s fueled by Economic prosperity Demographics Government support GI Bill Pell grants Subsidized loans State support
Current economic trends rising cost of college declining household incomes reductions in public support limited tuition discounting increased borrowing high unemployment of graduates
Demographic trends in NYS decrease in traditional age population increase in diversity among students ethnicity social class age strong demand for degrees remains
Federal policy trends Decreasing support, increasing regulation caps on Pell grants, subsidized loans scrutiny of outcomes completion rates demonstrated learning outcomes pressure on regional accreditation agencies self-regulation questioned Medicare as harbinger?
NYS and SUNY environment NY State maintenance of effort + rational tuition = flat funding SUNY Resource Allocation Mode favoring upper level UG enrollments graduate enrollments federally funded research
Impact on higher education community college expansion online offerings for-profit colleges outreach to nontraditional students “student swirl” = new normal presumed “flight to quality”
Implications for SUNY Oneonta Traditional model: publicly funded, NY students, liberal arts, undergraduate (FTFT) public support ↔ tuition, fees, aux. ( 88%) NY State ↔ out of state, international (4%) liberal arts ↔ pre-professional (55%) first time freshmen ↔ transfers (41%) undergraduate ↔ graduate (<3%) What DNA do we keep? What do we change?
Getting from good to great identify and build on our strengths adapt to changing realities and societal needs align resources with institutional goals focus on results collaborate cross-divisionally and cross-SUNY “We are preparing the next generation of leaders for American society”
Focus our resources Do more of what gets us to where we want to be and less of what doesn’t set spending priorities to support mission collaboratively build and monitor budgets reduce cost of degree and time to degree base resource allocation on data develop new revenue sources
Think outputs not inputs measure quality of learning, student capacities demonstrate the value of the degree astutely position graduates for employment and further studies identify a set of experiences that define an Oneonta degree help students finish quickly and economically