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1 The University of Texas at San Antonio, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX /11/111 UTSA Tuition & Fee Committee November 11, 2011

2 The University of Texas at San Antonio, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX /11/112 Welcome & Introductions John Frederick Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs

3 The University of Texas at San Antonio, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX /11/113 Role of the Tuition & Fee Committee Review details of the tuition and fee proposal Serve as a conduit to other student groups Participate in the process

4 The University of Texas at San Antonio, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX /11/114 What is the Tuition & Fee Proposal? Process for setting deregulated tuition Faculty and students review proposed rates for two-year period

5 The University of Texas at San Antonio, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX /11/115 General Principles Increases for undergraduates must be tied to plan for improving graduation rates Increases for graduate students must be justified.

6 The University of Texas at San Antonio, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX /11/116 Proposal Assumptions Consultative Open and transparent Comprehensive Strategic Frugal

7 The University of Texas at San Antonio, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX /11/117 November 11 Agenda UTSA Operating Budget & Revenue Structure Overview and Decline in State Support - Janet Parker Graduation Rate Improvement Program - John Frederick & Sandra Welch – Success Factor 1: Academic Preparedness - Leticia Duncan-Brosnan & Kristi Meyer – Success Factor 2: Curriculum Structure and Delivery - Nancy Martin – Success Factor 3: Advising and Academic Support - Lawrence Williams – Success Factor 4: Policies and Incentives - Lisa Blazer & Kristi Meyer Discussion, Q&A, and Wrap-Up - Janet Parker

8 The University of Texas at San Antonio, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX /11/118 November 17 Agenda – Follow-up items from prior meeting – Proposal to Revise Advising Fees - Janet Parker – Changes in Mandatory Fees Energy Fee - Janet Parker Athletic Fee - Brad Parrott – Graduate Education Costs & Program Enhancements Janet Parker & Dorothy Flanagan – Review Proposed Total Academic Costs & Usage of New Revenue - Janet Parker – Discussion, Adoption of Recommended Changes T&F Committee

9 The University of Texas at San Antonio, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX /11/119 Graduation Rate Improvement Plan

10 The University of Texas at San Antonio, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX /11/1110 Recent news about UTSA’s graduation and retention rates…

11 The University of Texas at San Antonio, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX /11/1111 “…They would choose the oldest building on campus to represent the beautiful UTSA campus…”

12 The University of Texas at San Antonio, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX /11/1112 Unhappy? No…

13 The University of Texas at San Antonio, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX /11/1113 UTSA’s Freshman Retention Rate 61 %

14 The University of Texas at San Antonio, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX /11/1114 Current UTSA graduation rates Four-year graduation rate: 9.6 % (2007 cohort) Six-year graduation rate: 27.2 % (2005 cohort)

15 The University of Texas at San Antonio, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX /11/ Year Graduation Rate Improvement Plan “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”

16 The University of Texas at San Antonio, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX /11/1116 Improving UTSA graduation rates Current four-year rate: 9.6 % Current six-year rate: 27.2 % Goal for 2021 cohort: 25 % Goal for 2021 cohort: over 60 %

17 The University of Texas at San Antonio, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX /11/1117 Coordinated Admissions Program Graduates who take seven or more years to complete their degree Transfer students What the metrics don’t tell you …

18 The University of Texas at San Antonio, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX /11/1118 UTSA student profile 70% qualify for need-based financial aid More than a third come from families with a household incomes of less than $40,000 About 60% are students of color (African American, Hispanic, and Asian American) About half are first- generation—neither parent completed college

19 The University of Texas at San Antonio, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX /11/1119 Success Factors for Student Completion Student circumstances Institutional characteristics

20 The University of Texas at San Antonio, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX /11/1120 Creating the GRIP

21 The University of Texas at San Antonio, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX /11/1121 Success Factor 1: STUDENT ACADEMIC PREPAREDNESS Academic skills Developmental education

22 The University of Texas at San Antonio, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX /11/1122 Success Factor 2: CURRICULUM STRUCTURE & COURSE DELIVERY Rigid course requirements in professional disciplines Prerequisites Higher academic standards for certain majors Transfer credits Courses/classroom availability

23 The University of Texas at San Antonio, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX /11/1123 Success Factor 3: ADVISING & ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES First-generation students Organization/staffing of services Self-monitoring opportunities

24 The University of Texas at San Antonio, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX /11/1124 Success Factor 4: POLICIES & INCENTIVES Policies and processes Financial challenges

25 The University of Texas at San Antonio, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX /11/1125 Success Factor 1: ACADEMIC PREPAREDNESS Promote rigorous preparation of high school students Raise admission standards Aggressively recruit top scholars

26 The University of Texas at San Antonio, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX /11/1126 Success Factor 1, cont. ACADEMIC PREPAREDNESS Offer bridging programs Intensify academic support for freshmen Make students aware of free online tutoring resources

27 The University of Texas at San Antonio, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX /11/1127 Success Factor 2: CURRICULUM STRUCTURE & DELIVERY Implement Freshman Focus initiative Streamline the curriculum Reduce prerequisite courses & develop competency-based assessments Publicize BA in Multidisciplinary Studies

28 The University of Texas at San Antonio, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX /11/1128 Perform audit of course availability & scheduling Expand use of credit-by-examination Enhance alternative course delivery Expand summer school offerings Success Factor 2: CURRICULUM STRUCTURE & DELIVERY

29 The University of Texas at San Antonio, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX /11/1129 Decrease student-faculty ratio Success Factor 2: CURRICULUM STRUCTURE & DELIVERY

30 The University of Texas at San Antonio, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX /11/1130 Success Factor 3: ADVISING & ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES Establish a University College Require students to create a four-year degree plan Utilize online degree audit system

31 The University of Texas at San Antonio, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX /11/1131 Success Factor 3, cont. ADVISING & ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES Improve advising quality & access Implement electronic early alert system for financial and academic issues

32 The University of Texas at San Antonio, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX /11/1132 Success Factor 4: POLICIES & INCENTIVES Analyze current enrollment policies for effectiveness Pilot a wait list program for over-enrolled courses

33 The University of Texas at San Antonio, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX /11/1133 Success Factor 4, cont. POLICIES & INCENTIVES Offer summer tuition and fee grants to eligible freshmen and sophomores Introduce “Finish in Four” incentive — financial aid award for eligible juniors and seniors Expand on-campus employment opportunities Aggressively market the concept/expectation of finishing in four years to students

34 The University of Texas at San Antonio, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX /11/1134 Discussion


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