Presentation on theme: "In partnership with. Reshaping Arizona’s Postsecondary System to Increase Student Access & Success Developing Human Capital: Arizona’s Race to Good Jobs."— Presentation transcript:
Reshaping Arizona’s Postsecondary System to Increase Student Access & Success Developing Human Capital: Arizona’s Race to Good Jobs Arizona Commission on Postsecondary Education November 17, 2011
3 Dr. Tom Anderes, President Arizona Board of Regents Dr. Michael Kearns, President Mohave Community College Dr. David Young, Sr. Vice President/Academic Affairs Arizona State University Dr. Chris Bustamante, President Rio Salado College Panelists
Higher Education is Responding Arizona’s community colleges and universities are working collaboratively to increase student access & success to produce the high-skilled graduates our state needs
Goals of Getting AHEAD Broader geographic access for student convenience Seamless credit transfer Lower-cost, high-quality options Improved coordination, planning and governance New funding formulas to increase productivity
Organizing the Work 5 Key Components New Institutional Structures Student-Centered Advising/Career Planning Higher Ed Finance Model Coordination & Governance (Joint Council of Presidents) Strategic Engagement & Communications Over 90 people involved in work
Desired Project Outcomes Provide seamless integration for students Vertical: high school to community college to university Horizontal: between institutions Increased access to bachelor’s degrees through greater collaboration between community colleges and universities Cohesive governance through Arizona Board of Regents and Joint Council of Presidents Shared vision for accountability and innovation
10 Higher Education Redesign: Serving More Students Meeting Workforce Needs Achieving Economic Success Presentation by Dr. Thomas Anderes, President, Arizona Board of Regents & Co-Chair, Getting AHEAD Developing Human Capital: Arizona’s Race to Good Jobs Presented by the Arizona Commission on Postsecondary Education November 17, 2011
New Pathways Regional Universities and CC+U partnerships NAU-Yavapai The ASU Colleges – Lake Havasu City in development MAPP, AzTAP, Mohave2NAU, e.g. Tuition savings of up to 50% off main campus through partnerships, extended campus sites and accelerated and online degree programs More than 1,100 bachelor’s pathway degree programs Through 3 universities + 10 comm. college districts Lower-cost options serving nearly 12,000 students Expected to increase
Evolving Higher Education Funding Higher Education Funding Model: 3-Phase Study Phase 1 – completed September 2010 Assessment of Arizona vs. other states Review of best practices Options for consideration Phase 2 – completed March 2011 Preferred options identified Separate options for universities and community colleges Phase 3 – completed July 2011 Final recommendations for performance-based funding models
What Are Other States Doing? A Continuum of State Higher Education Funding Approaches Most Traditional Least Traditional Base Formula Benchmarking Performance Vouchers Plus Funding Funding/Contracts 16 26 14 13 1 states states states states state
Performance-based Funding Formula 1. Increases in credit hours completed 2.Increases in number of degrees produced 3.Increases in external research and public service funding 100% of new state funding would be tied to performance metrics University system to state: fund us based on meeting performance metrics that further enhance the state’s economic competitiveness.
18 Arizona Community Colleges: Long-Term Strategic Vision www.arizonacommunitycolleges.org Dr. Michael Kearns President, Mohave Community College Chairman, Arizona Community College Presidents’ Council
19 Student Success Strategies APASC and AZTransfer.com
David A. Young Co-Chair, Academic Program Articulation Steering Committee Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs, Arizona State University Arizona’s Transfer & Articulation Programs
APASC Highlights 2010-2011 The APASC Consortium for Transfer and Alignment (ACTA) was formed to address alignment between K-12 and higher education Increase in number of Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) completions Improved test alignment by establishing common equivalencies for International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement exam scores Increase in visits to AZTransfer.com 8,290 AGECs completed in 2010-2011
APASC Website apascaz.org The APASC website was designed to house faculty and administrator tools previously available on AZTransfer.com, freeing AZTransfer.com to be more student-focused The site will expand to enhance tools for K-12
AZTransfer.com Comprehensive statewide Course Equivalency Guide provides transferability data The Exam Equivalency Guide shows how exam scores translate to college credit Transfer Options link explores various transfer programs in Arizona (AGEC, AAS to BAS, MAPPS, TAGS, etc.) Nearly 700,000 site visits from July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011 This powerful site connects Arizona students and educators with transfer tools and resources.
High School portal added to connect K-12 with higher education options (includes dual enrollment data) AZTransfer mobile apps developed for Android and iPhone Increased marketing and outreach efforts with high schools and community colleges With faculty/admin tools moved to APASC’s website, AZTransfer.com is being reworked to be more student-focused What’s new for AZTransfer
Shared Unique Number (SUN) System Comprised of 69 AGEC and common major courses The SUN System officially launches in January 2012 but most institutions have already incorporated SUN in their catalogs and websites A SUN website was created to share information as the system developed This SUN numbering icon is used to denote SUN courses in college catalogs and on websites
How the SUN System Works SUN courses have a unique three-letter plus four-digit number that represents commonality at all Arizona public postsecondary institutions SUN courses offer direct equivalency
Resources www.aztransfer.com www.apascaz.org www.azsunsystem.com Visit these websites for more information on transfer and articulation programs.
Chris Bustamante President, Rio Salado College November 17, 2011
What you may not know about Rio Proprietary LMS: RioLearn Upside Down Instructional Model One Course, Many Sections Model 48 Start Dates No Classes Cancelled 24/7 Student Services 70,000 students served annually 43,000+ students online Largest public online community college in the U.S.
Recent Rio Accolades Recognized Rio as 1 of 12 highly performing online institutions – “Beating the Odds” Named Rio as 1 of 8 highly productive institutions in the U.S. - “Winning by Degrees” Reported on Rio’s scalable, high quality, cost effective model - “Four Steps to Finishing First” Gates Foundation McKinsey & Company Lumina Foundation
Predictive Analytics/ Rio PACE Rio Progress And Course Engagement Institutionalization of predictive modeling into LMS at Rio Salado Piloted April 2010 Automatically updates weekly (every Monday) Integrated within Rio Learn course rosters