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University Regional Affairs: The Blueprint for Student Attainment Rebecca Torstrick Assistant Vice President for Regional Affairs and University Academic.

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1 University Regional Affairs: The Blueprint for Student Attainment Rebecca Torstrick Assistant Vice President for Regional Affairs and University Academic Planning, IU Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Professor of Anthropology, IU South Bend Sharon K. Calhoon Assistant Vice President for Regional Affairs and University Academic Planning, IU Director, Institutional Research and Associate Professor of Psychology, IU Kokomo Judy Palmer Director, Office of Legislative and Policy Analysis, OVPPAGR/OVPURAPP, Indiana University IU Communications and Marketing Conference January 19, 2011

2 In the News… Why Now? Graduation Rates Fall at One-Third of 4-Year Colleges. College Costs Are Up Again Some states say the money they give to colleges and universities should be linked to results.

3 International/National Scene In the 2006 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) comparison, American students ranked 21 st out of 30 in science literacy among students from developed countries, and 25 th out of 30 in math literacy. On the2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) math tests, 4 th graders showed no signs of progress for the first time in many years, and 8 th graders tallied only modest evidence of progress. We are not advancing as we must. Source: The White House, Educate to Innovate,

4 Why Reaching Higher in Indiana? Source: Reaching Higher Summary Report

5 State Support Dropping

6 Higher Education = Higher Income Source: Reaching Higher Report

7 Indiana’s Education Pipeline Source: Reaching Higher Report

8 Lumina’s Big Goal To increase the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees and credentials to 60 percent by the year percent of Indiana’s jobs will require postsecondary education by Between now and 2018, Indiana will need to fill about 930,000 vacancies resulting from job creation, worker retirements and other factors. Of these job vacancies, 506,000 will require postsecondary credentials, while only 424,000 are expected to be filled by high school graduates or dropouts.

9 Regionals Within IU Source: IU Factbook

10 Contributions to Community Source: IU Impact Study, Indiana Business Research Center, 2008

11 The Blueprint Process Inclusive – Faculty and administrators from all 6 regional campuses – All campuses are represented equally – Feedback solicited from campus stakeholders (students, staff, external stakeholders) Transparent

12 Process Priority Action Teams Steering Committee Leadership Team President Project director: Judy Palmer, Director of Legislative & Policy Analysis, OVPPAGR/OVPURAPP

13 Process Six priority action teams – One faculty member and one administrator from each regional campus Faculty were recommended by the presidents of the campus faculty governance bodies – Co-chaired by a faculty member and an administrator Priority Action Teams Steering Committee Leadership Team President

14 Process Each team focuses on one of six priorities shared by all regional campuses – Excellent, Distinctive Educational Experience – Student Success – Access and Innovation in Instruction and Curriculum – Pathways and Transitions – Affordability and Efficiency – Meeting Regional and State Needs Priority Action Teams Steering Committee Leadership Team President

15 Process To minimize duplication of effort, the Affordability and Efficiency team and the Expenditure Review Committee chaired by IU East Chancellor Nassar Paydar are meeting together Priority Action Teams Steering Committee Leadership Team President

16 Process For its respective priority area, each team is – Developing strategies – Identifying specific actions – Suggesting appropriate metrics and targets Priority Action Teams Steering Committee Leadership Team President

17 Process Blueprint Steering Committee – Comprised of the priority team co-chairs – Chaired by Judy Palmer – Assemble the priority action team recommendations into a single plan Priority Action Teams Steering Committee Leadership Team President

18 Process Leadership Team – Comprised of Vice President John Applegate Associate VP Barbara Bichelmeyer Regional Campus Chancellors – Review and adopt the plan – Present it to President McRobbie for endorsement Priority Action Teams Steering Committee Leadership Team President

19 Timeline Priority Action Teams submitted interim reports on December 1, 2010 – Steering committee reviewed those reports Final PAT reports are due March 1, 2011 Leadership & Steering Committees will complete their work in April Priority Action Teams Steering Committee Leadership Team President

20 Preliminary Findings Reminder: This is a work in progress—not the finished product. What we have learned so far – The campuses are already doing a lot in these areas – Blueprint process encourages more collaboration

21 Preliminary Findings Emerging Themes – Academic Transparency and Flexibility – Student Engagement – Educational Quality and Assessment – Regional Community Connections – Regional Campus Collaborations and Administration

22 How can you help us? We are gathering input from students, staff, community/regional stakeholders Help us get the word out to campus and community (“market the process”) Blueprint website:

23 IU Communications & Marketing Conference January 19, 2011 University Regional Affairs: The Blueprint for Student Attainment


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