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BROWN BAG SESSION MARCH 3, 2011 HECTOR GONZALES DEAN OF INSTRUCTION & CFO Momentum Points – How Future Funding Will Move SWTJC Forward 1.

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1 BROWN BAG SESSION MARCH 3, 2011 HECTOR GONZALES DEAN OF INSTRUCTION & CFO Momentum Points – How Future Funding Will Move SWTJC Forward 1

2 Outline Proposed State Funding Proposed Legislation Unfunded Mandates Momentum Points Future 2

3 Proposed State Funding 3

4 Funding Impacts to SWTJC HB 1SB 1 Formula appropriation($435,124)($779,037) Group Insurance($1,200,000)($545,000) Retirement($360,000)($350,000) Enrollment Growth($1,617,592) State Financial Aid Grants($575,800)($550,000) Adult Basic Education($250,000)($72,000) Nursing Graduates Grants($80,000)($29,000) Total Impact to SWTJC($4,518,516)($3,942,629) Direct($3,612,716)($3,291,629) Grants($330,000)($101,000) 4

5 State Funding Trends Funding sources for community colleges can be classified into 4 major areas TXSWTJC State appropriations – 24% 20% Local Taxes – 30%5% Tuition/Fees – 23%22% Other sources -23%53% 5

6 State Funding Trends Over the past 25 years, the state’s share of funding the overall operating budgets of community colleges has declined from a high of 61% in FY 1985 to 24 % in FY 2009 6

7 State Funding Trends 7

8 Proposed Legislation 8

9 House Bills HB 9 – Relating to student success-based funding HB 10 – Eligibility for a Texas Grant HB 33 – Measures to increase affordability of textbook HB 34 – Including in the public high school curriculum instruction in methods of paying HB 136 – Relating to restriction on dropping courses at public institutions of higher education HB 399 – Requiring general academic institutions to offer personal financial literacy training. HB 459 – relating to temporary limitation on the total amount of tuition charged to a student HB 587 – eliminating the set-aside portion of designated tution HB 736 – relating to online institutions resumes HB 766 – exempting textbooks from sales tax HB 866 – Tuition exemption for members of Texas State Guard HB 1053 – Tuition exemption for firefighters 9

10 Senate Bills SB 28 – Eligibility for a Texas Grant SB 32 – Consolidation of tuition & fee waivers SB 36 – Methods for increasing student success SB 162 – Requiring a developmental education plan for students entering higher education SB 176 – Student eligibility for tuition rebates offered by general academic institutions SB 200 – Evaluation of THECB reports required of higher education SB 282 – Eliminating certain reporting, planning and other requirements imposed on THECB or institutions of higher education SB 298 – Eliminating set-aside portion of designated tuition SB 419 – Prohibiting state funding to public junior colleges for physical education courses offered dual credit SB 752 – Requiring institutions of higher education to post on internet all checking account transactions 10

11 Hot Off the Press 11 HB 1163 – Relating to waivers for peace officers and firemen HB 1206 – Relating to training members of governing boards HB 1212 – Relating to collection of information by higher education institutions HB 1237 – Relating to internet access to checking account transactions HB 1244 – Relating to developmental education HB 1341 – Relating to the manner of payment of tuition and fees HB 1356 – Concealed handguns on campus HB 1420 – Relating to the limitations on the number of courses that students may drop HB 1460 – Relating to measures to increase cost efficency HB 1495 – Relating to the application of the Information Resource Management Act SB 793 – Relating to incentives to recruit and retain allied health faculty SB 794 –Relating to use of money from permanent fund for health-related SB 850 – Relating to formula funding for certain dual credit hours

12 HB 1356 12 (b) An institution of higher education or private or independent institution of higher education in this state may not adopt any rule, regulation, or other provision prohibiting a license holder who is a faculty member, staff member, or employee of the institution from carrying a handgun on the campus of the institution.

13 Unfunded Mandates and Waivers 13

14 Unfunded Mandates by the Legislature Tuition Waivers – Education Code requires colleges to provide tuition exemptions in 38 different categories of students and 19 different waiver categories Internet Access to Course Information – HB2504 requires posting of syllabus, faculty credentials, and student evaluation for each term and maintain for two years Accountability Measures – Currently, there is a set required by the Legislative Budget Board, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, in addition to the new Momentum Points accountability system. 14

15 Unfunded Mandates by the Legislature Background Checks – State requires fingerprint- based background checks of faculty and staff (dual credit at HS) Licensure Data – State removed itself completely from the collection of this data and requires each institution to gather its own College Investments – requires all investments to be collateralized 15

16 Tuition Exemption Waivers BlindGood NeighborMilitary in Texas Combat ExtensionChildren of Disabled FiremenIntention to Stay Tuition ReductionDisabled Police OfficerCollege Teachers Concurrent EnrollmentDeafBorder States Senior CitizensFire ScienceCitizens of Mexico Designated TuitionChildren of POW/MIAPublic Health Highest Ranking SeniorFoster CareBorder County Legacy ActAdopted100 Mile Hazelwood SpouseNational GuardNursing Graduate Hazelwood ExemptDual EnrollmentForeign Service Hazelwood DependentNational Exchange StudentNATO Families TX Tomorrow FundChildren of Nurse FacultyPreceptor Children Academic Common MktDepended of Public ServantStudent Service Fee Exp 16

17 Unfunded Mandates SWTJC waives approximately $250,000 SWTJC sets aside $400,000 in tuition revenue (Texas Public Educational Grants (TPEG) as mandated) 17

18 Momentum Points Background Ensuring long-term economic growth & prosperity Community colleges enroll half of students in Texas Texas must award an additional 46,000 credentials annually by 2015 – 28% increase Strengthen efforts in increasing student career and academic readiness, and increase progress and achievement of milestones by all students 18

19 Momentum Points Model Based on research by Teachers College at Columbia University Model measures performance in a way to provide incentives to community colleges Milestones are measurable attainments correlated with a student’s momentum through a program Milestone concept – holds community colleges accountable for student success Each Metric is directly aligned with the core mission of community colleges – from least prepared to the most college ready students 19

20 Momentum Points Metric College Readiness -2 points (1 for math, 1 for reading/writing) 1 st College Level Math Course -1 point 15 Credits Completed – 1 point 30 Credits Completed – 1 point Transfer w/15 hours or more – 2 points Degree/Certificate earned – 2 points 20

21 THECB vs. Community College Proposal THECB – Allocate 90% of formula based on enrollment and allocate 10% of formula based on momentum points; all 50 community colleges compete for the 10%; implement in FY 2013 Community Colleges – Given current budget crisis do not implement at this time; use FY 2012 to establish a baseline; measure movement against institution. 21

22 Momentum Points Based on FY 2010 Data MathRead/ Write 1 st Math 15 Credits 30 Credits TransfAssoc.CoreCert.Total Points 111112222 SWTJC 3363167941,9541,1104044141142126,798 State31,06232,08489,244240,167143,08241,07946,23413,93220,200778,791 22

23 Momentum Point Funding Total Momentum Points = 778,791 Total funding $110,467,502 (10% of formula) Funding per point = $141.84 Total Momentum Points for SWTJC = 6,798 SWTJC Momentum point funding = $964,261 10% of proposed funding  House version - $726,941  Senate version - $692,649  Difference + $237,000 + $271,000 23

24 The Future Learning Quality Efficiency 24

25 Focus Create and nurture a learning-centered environment in which students, faculty, staff, and the community at- large can achieve their greatest potential. Identify and serve the learning needs of the community (Learning) Cultivate excellence in teaching, instructional delivery, student services, and administrative support (Quality) Provide reliable and sustainable resources and funding for the college (Efficiency) 25

26 Why and How You might wonder what does learning, quality, and efficiency have to do with future funding? We are ahead of the curve when it comes to performance measures. All of our work with post SACS accreditation and Achieving the Dream has placed us in an excellent position to move forward in this new era of performance funding and shrinking resources. 26

27 Our Goal & Strategy Our goal is not to use a broad brush to change, improve or cut programs and cost, but to use a fine detailed brush to make these changes. Our goal to improve learning and quality is centered on the students and their needs. This “hedgehog” focus will result in the efficiencies required to keep moving this institution forward. 27

28 Funding - Efficiency We have recognized that state support for community colleges is diminishing Aligned our Strategic Goals with our Core Mission Implemented cost saving measures:  Printing  Document imaging  Realigning workflow/departments  Increase utilization of Colleague  Targeted professional development 28

29 Quality Demand quality of all employees Insure quality education Implemented initiatives that assist students in movement through:  First college level Math  Developmental Education  Core Certificate Completion  Transfer  Graduation 29

30 Success Whether you prevail or fail depends more on what you do to yourself than on what the world does to you. 30

31 Success Performance funding/Momentum points – reward and reinforce what we have already begun Focus  Students  Student Learning Outcomes  Improving Student Services 31

32 Focus = Success Learning Quality Efficiency 32

33 Conclusion Greatness is not a function of circumstance. Greatness is largely a matter of conscious choice, and discipline. 33

34 Questions - Comments 34


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