Presentation on theme: "THECB 7/2007 Closing the Gaps by 2015 Progress Report Presentation for: Texas Community College Teachers Association David W. Gardner July 30, 2007."— Presentation transcript:
THECB 7/2007 Closing the Gaps by 2015 Progress Report Presentation for: Texas Community College Teachers Association David W. Gardner July 30, 2007
THECB 7/2007 Close the Gaps in Participation By 2015, close the gaps in enrollment rates across Texas to add 630,000 more students.
THECB 7/2007 Enrollment increases still meet target, but flattening trend is cause for concern 216, ,000
THECB 7/2007 Target to increase Hispanic enrollment remains a big challenge Note: Public Institutions only. White Hispanic African-Am Source: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
THECB 7/2007 (44.1%) (44.4%) (44.5%) (44.2%) (44.1%) (43.4%) (43.6%) The percent of Texas students enrolling directly from high school increasing steadily (45.4%) Into public higher education only. (46.1%)
THECB 7/ % 94% 90% 85% 79% HS grads entering four-year institutions have Recommended Curriculum or above 96% Into public higher education only. 97%
THECB 7/ % 74% 68% 61% 52% HS grads entering two-year institutions are getting better prepared 77% Into public higher education only. 81%
THECB 7/2007 Improvement in high school graduates’ higher education attendance rate highest for underrepresented groups Into Public Institutions only.
THECB 7/2007 Enrollment Growth Patterns 4% Health-Related University Independent Two-Year College 2004 – 2006 University Two-Year College Independent Health-Related Source: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board 0%
THECB 7/2007Participation Fall 2005 to fall 2006 enrollment growth was basically static, but still on target Hispanic enrollment growth was substantial but continues to trail targets Percentage of students coming from high school increased slightly
THECB 7/2007 Close the Gaps in Success By 2015, award 210,000 undergraduate degrees, certificates, and other identifiable student successes from high quality programs.
THECB 7/2007 Institutional success targets do not meet the state target * Not targeted in the Plan. White* Hispanic African-Am.
THECB 7/2007 How can we increase graduates in critical fields? STEMNursing/Allied Health
THECB 7/2007 How can we increase graduates in critical fields? TeachersMath & Science Teachers
THECB 7/2007 Doctoral awards up sharply, and projections exceed 2010 target Public institutions only.
THECB 7/2007 Nursing awards are increasing
THECB 7/2007 Success Summary Goal for bachelor’s, associate’s, and certificates awarded is on target Hispanic and African-American undergraduate awards are on target, but future institutional targets need to be raised Doctoral degrees awarded have increased sharply and institutional targets surpass the statewide targets Overall STEM awards are below targets
THECB 7/2007 Close the Gaps in Excellence By 2015, substantially increase the number of nationally recognized programs or services at colleges and universities in Texas.
THECB 7/2007 Texas trails California in high-rated institutions CaliforniaTexas PublicPrivatePublicPrivate US News & World Report 6311 The Center: Top 50 Research Universities 8382 AAU Institutions 6321 Washington Center: Top 50 Universities (2006) 6121
THECB 7/2007 Undergraduate Excellence Access to excellent undergraduate education is critical 81% of all public university students are undergraduates 91% of all public college and university students are undergraduates 40% of all public college and university students are freshmen
THECB 7/2007 Close the Gaps in Research By 2015, increase the level of federal science and engineering research funding to Texas institutions to 6.5% of obligations to higher education.
THECB 7/2007 Texas has improved its share of Federal R&D relative to other top states (Constant 1998 Dollars) 14.9% 14.6% 8.3% 8.2% 6.4% 6.3% 6.0% 5.8% 5.3% 5.7% 6.2% 5.7%
THECB 7/2007 States with highly ranked institutions bring in more research funding (Constant 1998 Dollars)
THECB 7/2007 Research expenditures still growing 3.7% 6.0% 10.4% 9.0% 15.9% (in billions) 6.0%
THECB 7/2007 Research Rapid growth in recent years due to increased NIH funding Prospects for continued NIH increases are uncertain Federal proposals for enhanced NSF funding
THECB 7/2007 Accomplishments By fall 2006, over 200,000 additional students are enrolled Recommended High School program is the default program and starting in 2008 will be required for admissions to a public university Education, Go Get It campaign was started
THECB 7/2007 Accomplishments By fall 2006, 31,000 additional undergraduate degrees had been awarded Nursing graduates have started increasing Universities now retain all overhead income from grants and contracts instead of 50%
THECB 7/2007 Next Steps? Revise strategies for each Closing the Gaps area to focus efforts on pertinent activities that lead to genuine progress Concentrate on Hispanic participation and success Concentrate on Hispanic participation and success Carry out the intent of House Bill 1 (HB 1), 79th Texas Legislature, Third Called Session