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1 A Strategic Planning Vision for Texas Higher Education A Report by University of Texas Graduate Students William Carter James Jones Matt Orem Rob Robinson Jeffrey Steely Terry Wilson Stephen Wong July 20, 2006

2 UT Austin Graduate Student Report Our Challenge Identify critical issues facing higher education in Texas – Issues which a strategic plan must address Our deliverable is a landscape or vision – Includes broad recommendations – Links to Closing The Gaps

3 UT Austin Graduate Student Report Environmental Changes Demographic changes Technological changes Financial changes Political scrutiny Academic standards and priorities

4 UT Austin Graduate Student Report Identified Critical Issues P-16 Integration Financial Aid and Access Community Colleges Instruction and Curriculum Mission Diversity Space and Capacity Funding Accountability

5 UT Austin Graduate Student Report P-16 Integration Implement House Bill 1, 79th Legislature, Article 5 – P-16 and College Readiness Standards – Expand Pre-K Schools Improve and expand college counseling Expand the school year

6 UT Austin Graduate Student Report Financial Aid and Access Increase Financial Aid Literacy – Early Awareness – Early Awarding Develop Financial Aid Strategies to meet Strategic Priorities – Investigate stacking aid programs – Increase work-study – Fully fund Texas Grant program

7 UT Austin Graduate Student Report Increased Participation in Community Colleges Expand Dual Enrollment/Credit Programs Create a Culture of Transfer Create Linked High School Graduation/Admission Programs Develop New Strategies through Distance Education Promote Adult Basic Education

8 UT Austin Graduate Student Report Instruction and Curriculum Utilize New Technologies for Improved Outcomes Review Core Curriculum Language instruction requirements Broader global perspective Inter-disciplinary approaches Increase Service-Learning Opportunities

9 UT Austin Graduate Student Report Mission Diversity Define and Promote Categories of Academic Distinction – Reduce incentives for “mission growth” – Reward excellence Examine System Reorganization – Could consolidation lead to efficiencies? – Provide unaligned institutions with access to greater resources

10 UT Austin Graduate Student Report Higher Education Has Positive ROI Develop a Coherent Strategy Supporting Long-Term Planning – Revisit Capital Funding Strategies (TRBs) – Operational Funding based on planning Align Funding Strategies with Closing the Gaps Customize funding formulas based on institutional mission

11 UT Austin Graduate Student Report Space and Capacity Set New Standards for Classroom Utilization – Encourage Weekend and Year-Round Enrollment Expand Utilization of Online Instruction Adopt a Strategic Plan for Reducing Deferred Maintenance Submit Space Utilization Reports to Legislature

12 UT Austin Graduate Student Report Accountability Create Common Database for Research and Policy Development – Integrate P-16 data Measure Student Learning – Consider funding a common assessment tool like the Collegiate Learning Assessment Continue Development of the Community College Accountability System

13 UT Austin Graduate Student Report Linking Critical Issues to Closing The Gaps P-16 Integration – Participation; Success Financial Aid and Access – Participation; Success Community Colleges – Participation; Success; Excellence Instruction and Curriculum – Success; Excellence Mission Diversity – Excellence; Research Space and Capacity – Excellence; Research Funding – Excellence; Success; Research Accountability – Participation, Success; Excellence; Research

14 UT Austin Graduate Student Report CONCLUSION These Are Critical Issues That Must Be Addressed By Any Plan – The Issues are Complex Strategic Planning is Essential & Continual THECB is Key Driver In Planning

15 UT Austin Graduate Student Report Resources Callan, Crumb, R.M., Ensiminger, M.E., Ro, M.J. & McCord, J. (1998). The Association of Educational Achievement and School Dropout with Risk of Alcoholism: A Twenty-Five-Year prospective Study of Inner-City Children. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 59(3), Heller, Donald E. (2002). Condition of Access: Higher Education for Lower Income Students. Westport, CT. Praeger Publishers. Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) Convergence: Trends Threatening to Narrow College Opportunity in America, Washington, D.C. The Educational Resources Institute for Higher Education Policy (TERI) Do Grants Matter? Student Grant Aid and Affordability. Washington, DC. Tierney, William G., Corwin, Zoe and Colyar, Julia. (2005). Preparing for College: Nine Elements of Effective Outreach. Albany, NY; State University of New York Press. Murray, Nancy, Franzini, Luisa, Marko, Dritana, Lupo, Philip Jr., Garza, Julie, Linder, Stephen (2006). Code Red: The Critical Condition of Health in Texas; Appendix E: Education and Health, retrieved 4/11/2006 at Paredes, Raymund. (2005). Remarks to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Austin, TX.; retrieved 4/11/2006 at “Campus Facilities Inventory (CFI)”. Society for College and University Planning (2004). Boulus, Michael (2004). “Suggested higher education budget cut would mean major tuition hikes, enrollment caps, a grim economic future”. Preideent Council State Univerisites of Michigan. Fleuriet, Cathy and Garza, Lisa (2003). SWT Environmental Scan Higdon Jr., Leo I. “What’s the Impact of State Budget Crisis on Higher Ed?”. University Business (May 2003). “Higher Educaiotn is the big loser in this years’s round of state budget cuts”. American Federation of Teachers (September 2003). report/on_campus/2003/sep/index.htm.www.test.aft.org/pubs- report/on_campus/2003/sep/index.htm Dallas, Susan. “IT Economics and Higher Education”. Gartner Inc. (September 2004). Chan, T.C. “School Capacity Update: An Essential but Often Forgotten Planning Process”. Education Resources Information Center (1998). “7th Annual Systemwide Accountability Report”. New Jersey Commission on Higher Education (January 2004). “Planning and Coordinating the Development of California Campuses – The Commission’s Role in the Review of New University Campuses, Community Colleges and Educational Centers”. California Postsecondary Education Commission (June 2004). Douglass. “Investment Patters in California Higher Education”. CSHE (2002). “Student Access, Institutional Capacity, and Public Higher Education Enrollment Demand, ”. California Postsecondary Education Commission (June 2004).

16 UT Austin Graduate Student Report Resources, cont. “Fall 2005 Class Laboratory Utilization – Public Universities”, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (2006). “North Dakota University System – Creating a University System for the 21st Century”. State Board of Education (November 2002). “Board Strategic Directions and Action Plan ”. Arizona Board of Regents (2005). “The University of Alaska System Strategic Plan 2009: Building Higher Education for Alaska’s Golden Anniversary”. University of Alaska System (September 2003). Fischer, Karin. “Building Pressure”. Chronicle of Higher Education (January 20, 2006). “Update on space and Utilization Policies in Higher Education”. California Postsecondary Education Commission (September 2004). “Institutional Deferred Maintenance to Replacement Value Summary Fall 2005”. Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (2006). “Space Utilization Issues for Resource Committee”. Code of Virginia (July 2004). “Space Model Projection - Academic”. Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (2006). Model Projection - Academichttp://www.thecb.state.tx.us/reports/PDF/1162.PDF Guyer, Paul; Huhn, Jennifer; Breedlove, Buzz. “Year-Round Operation in Higher Education”. California State Legislative Analysts Office (1999). Adelman, C. The Toolbox Revisited: Paths to Degree Completion From High School Through College. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Education, Available at: Accessed http://www.ed.gov/rschstat/research/pubs/toolboxrevisit/toolbox.pdf Spelling, M. [2005]. A vision for higher education: Prepared remarks for secretary spellings at the American council on education annual meeting. Available at: Accessed Manasse, A.L. [1986]. Vision and leadership: Paying attention to intention. Peabody Journal of Education, 63[1], Spelling, M. [2005]. A vision for higher education: Prepared remarks for secretary spellings at the American council on education annual meeting. Available at: Accessed Accessed Achieve, Inc. (2004). The Expectations Gap: A 50-State Review of High School Graduation Requirements. Washington, DC: Achieve, Inc. Adelman, C. (1999). Answers in the Tool Box: Academic Intensity, Attendance Patterns, and Bachelor’s Degree Attainment. Washington, DC: U. S. Department of Education. Conley, David T. and Venezia, Andrea, (Ed.). (2003), High School Transitions: State of the Art and View of the Future (pp.20 – 35). (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No ED477194) Division of Accountability Research, Department of accountability and Data Quality, Texas Education Agency. (2005). Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Examination Results in Texas Austin, Texas: Texas Education Agency. Education Commission of the States. (2006). Early Learning K-12 Alignment. Retrieved April 17, 2006 from Governor’s Business Council. (2002). Building an effective and Aligned P-16 Education System: What should Higher Education do to Enhance Student Access and Success? Austin, Texas: Governor’s Business Council.

17 UT Austin Graduate Student Report Resources, cont. Greene, Jay P. and Forster, Greg (2003). Public High School Graduation and College Readiness Rates in the United States. Education Working Paper, 3. New York, NY: Manhattan Institute for Policy Research. Karoly, Lynn; Kilburn, Rebecca M. and Cannon, Jill S. Early Childhood Interventions: Proven Results, Future Promise. Santa Monica, CA: The Rand Corporation. Retrieved May 8, 2006 from Kazis, Richard, Pennington, Hilary and Conklin, Kristin D. (2003). Ready for Tomorrow: Helping all Students Achieve Secondary and Postsecondary Success A Guide for Governors. Washington, DC: national Governors Association. Kirp, David L. (July 31, 2005). All My Children. The New York Times. Retrieved May 7, 2006 from Murdock, Steve. Population Change in The United States: Implications for Human and Socioeconomic Resources in the 21st Century. Presentation to SHEEO, May 10, National Commission on the High School Senior Year. (2001). Raising Our Sights: No High School Senior Left Behind. Washington, DC: National Commission on the High School Senior Year. The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education (2004). Measuring Up 2004 The State Report card on Higher Education Texas. San Jose, CA: The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education. Texas Business Education Coalition Policy Goal Statement: Early Childhood. Adopted by the Board of Directors October 10, Venezia, Andrea, Kirst, Michael W., and Antonio, Anthony L. (nd). Betraying the College Dream: How Disconnected K-12 and Postsecondary Education Systems Undermine Student Aspirations. Stanford, CA: The Stanford Institute for Higher Education Research. Tuition Revenue Bonds, “Fact Sheet”, UT System publication, March 3, 2005, Tuition Revenue Bond Training, PowerPoint presentation, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, February 3, 2006, Funding Capital Needs in Capital Education, PowerPoint presentation, Ohio Board of Regents, September 28, 2005, What Exactly Is a Pell Grant?, College Board, Accessed March 31, 2006http://www.collegeboard.com/student/pay/scholarships-and-aid/36318.html Federal Pell Grant, U.S. Department of Education, Accessed April 1, 2006http://www.ed.gov/programs/fpg/index.html PUF, HEAF Overview, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Accessed April 2, 2006.http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/reports/PDF/0434.PDF Formula Funding Recommendations, Biennium, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Accessed April 16, 2006http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/Reports/PDF/0715.PDF Russell, T., No Significant Difference Phenomenon, Sloan Consortium, Growing By Degrees: Online Education in the United States, 2005


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