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1 IU’s Regional Campuses: Reaching Higher with the Blueprint for Student Attainment

2 A Critical Role in ICHE’s Access-to-Completion Agenda IU’s Regional Campuses— Provide an accessibIe, affordable IU degree to a wide range of learners Produce a skilled workforce for their regions Educate the future citizens and leaders of their regions Support state and regional economic development and civic engagement

3 Regional Campuses Are A Third of Indiana University 3,777 degrees awarded in 1998-99; 5,236 degrees awarded in 2009-10 80% of regional campus alumni stay in the community Opportunities for expansion

4 Broader Access to Higher Education Wide range of student preparation 42 % of undergrads are first generation students 58% of students caring for dependents 35% work more than 20 hours per week

5 A New Higher Education Paradigm Increasingly first choice of high school graduates Wide range of baccalaureate degrees More master’s degrees Phasing out associate degrees Phasing out credit- bearing remediation

6 IU’s Strategic Focus on the Regional Campuses Office of the Executive Vice President for University Regional Affairs Shared Vision Statement Blueprint for Student Attainment

7 Shared Vision Statement IU’s Regional campuses will: Be first-choice institutions for prepared Indiana students Effectively prepare students for productive lives as members of the workforce and engaged citizens Be partners in enhancing the current and long-term prosperity of their communities, regions, and the state Complements individual campus situations and identities.

8 Blueprint for Student Attainment Six Key Areas: 1.Excellent, Distinctive Education 2.Student Success & Completion 3.Educational Access & Innovation 4.Pathways and Transitions 5.Affordability and Efficiency 6.Relevance to Regional & State Needs

9 Guiding Principles COLLABORATION is the basis for progress ENGAGEMENT of students in learning, of campuses with communities and regions EXCELLENCE in education, research, economic development, cultivation of efficiencies

10 Implementation Already Underway...

11 8 Key Areas #1 Develop pervasive student advising programs Barriers/challenges can occur at all stages of a student’s career Closer linkages of academic and career counseling Complete College America grant Championed by IU Kokomo Chancellor Michael Harris Reaching Higher: Increase student persistence by removing barriers to college completion

12 8 Key Areas #2 Collaboratively expand online education Regional campuses will partner in developing/providing online education programs Championed by Barbara Bichelmeyer, Associate Vice President for University Academic Planning & IU Director of Online Education Reaching Higher: Offer quality education to Hoosiers in a variety of desired formats

13 8 Key Areas #3: Expand programs directed toward regional needs & nontraditional students Increase applied/active learning Develop new degree completion programs for adults Championed by IUSB Chancellor Mae Reck Reaching Higher: Collaborate with government and business to create a well-prepared, world-class workforce

14 8 Key Areas #4: Deepen partnerships with Ivy Tech Appoint Transfer Specialists on each campus Develop more collaborative working relationships Championed by IU East Chancellor Nasser Paydar Reaching Higher: Provide seamless transfer of courses and degrees

15 8 Key Areas #5 Joint inter-campus academic programs and faculty development Alternate course scheduling for working students Championed by IU Northwest Chancellor Bill Lowe Reaching Higher: Offer quality education to Hoosiers in a variety of desired locations and times

16 8 Key Areas #6 Develop a robust system of data gathering and evaluation Continue analysis of factors that contribute to low degree completion rates Address barriers and challenges Championed by IU Southeast Chancellor Sandra Patterson-Randles Reaching Higher: Develop data systems that will help close achievement gaps

17 8 Key Areas #7: Consolidate back-office student services operations Student Services Initiative Inventory of all major sharable equipment Championed by Jim Kennedy, Associate Vice President for University Student Services and Systems Reaching Higher: Continually seek institutional efficiencies that contribute to holding down the costs of postsecondary education

18 8 Key Areas #8 Organization and long term planning Creation of a Center for Regional Campus Excellence Consider cross-campus schools or centers Championed by John Applegate, Executive Vice President for University Regional Affairs, Planning, and Policy Reaching Higher: organizing to meet overarching goals

19 Student Attainment: The Ultimate Indicator of Our Success Blueprint is a living document Operationalizes Reaching Higher for the regional campuses Enhances distinctive strengths, missions of IU’s regional campuses Will support Reaching Higher 2.0 process

20 IU’s Regional Campuses: Reaching Higher with the Blueprint for Student Attainment

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