Presentation on theme: "Jack Lewis, President New River Community College Co-Chair VCCS Reengineering Task Force Adapted from presentation by Glenn DuBois Chancellor A Student-First."— Presentation transcript:
Jack Lewis, President New River Community College Co-Chair VCCS Reengineering Task Force Adapted from presentation by Glenn DuBois Chancellor A Student-First Focus The Case for Change at Virginia’s Community Colleges
Guiding Principles Reinvent ourselves: – Significantly greater outcomes – Reduce costs Focus on what we’re going to do for Virginia Resources are already in our budgets (live with what you’ve got)
Our Challenges 1. More students 2. More underprepared students 3. The call for more college graduates 4. Stretch Goals: Achieve 2015 In an environment of: Less public funding More public accountability
More students Historic Headcount Credit AY 1994 to AY 2010 Last four years: Headcount +41,000 FTEs +26,000
More students The average VCCS graduate needs four years to complete an associate’s. More than 30% need five or more years.
More students Nearly one million Virginians 18 years or older have some college experience but have not earned a credential.
More underprepared students Over the last five years, nearly 50% of all recent high school graduates required developmental education.
More underprepared students 25% The percentage of VCCS developmental education students who graduate or transfer in four years.
The call for more college graduates Five million additional American college graduates over the next decade. 100,000 additional Virginia college graduates over the next 15 years.
A Student-First Focus Rethinking Virginia’s Community Colleges
Guiding Principles: Driving Re-engineering Reinvent ourselves: – Significantly greater outcomes – Reduce costs Focus on what we’re going to do for Virginia Resources are already in our budgets (live with what you’ve got) Sustainable & Scalable
A Student-First Focus Reengineering Taskforce created in Fall 2009. Recommendations accepted by the State Board in November 2010. Chancellor held 20+ Town Hall Meetings. Reengineering Taskforce II now implementing the ideas over the next months and years.
Dashboard 10 Big Ideas Workgroups Available in handouts and at www.rethink.vccs.edu
A Student-First Focus Developmental Education: Our Greatest Challenge Redesign: Instructional modules Mastery of learning Placement/diagnostic testing Modules mapped to degrees
A Student-First Focus Implement Shared Services Financial aid paperwork Distance learning Purchasing
A Student-First Focus Articulate Learning Outcomes for Courses to Enhance Student Success Peer group led Focus on courses with high enrollment/low success rates Multiple assessment methods Example: mastery of learning
Stay Engaged… Town Hall Meetings Rethink Website The Case for Change Ten Big Ideas (Progress Report Dashboard) Chancellor’s Blog Email (firstname.lastname@example.org) National Interest http://www.rethink.vccs.edu