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1 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

2 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)

3 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

4 More students Historic Headcount Credit AY 1994 to AY 2010 Last four years: Headcount +41,000 FTEs +26,000

5 More students The average VCCS graduate needs four years to complete an associate’s. More than 30% need five or more years.

6 More students Nearly one million Virginians 18 years or older have some college experience but have not earned a credential.

7 More underprepared students Over the last five years, nearly 50% of all recent high school graduates required developmental education.

8 More underprepared students 25% The percentage of VCCS developmental education students who graduate or transfer in four years.

9 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.

10 A Student-First Focus Rethinking Virginia’s Community Colleges

11 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

12 A Student-First Focus Reengineering Taskforce created in Fall Recommendations accepted by the State Board in November Chancellor held 20+ Town Hall Meetings. Reengineering Taskforce II now implementing the ideas over the next months and years.

13 Dashboard 10 Big Ideas Workgroups Available in handouts and at

14 A Student-First Focus Developmental Education: Our Greatest Challenge Redesign: Instructional modules Mastery of learning Placement/diagnostic testing Modules mapped to degrees

15 A Student-First Focus Implement Shared Services Financial aid paperwork Distance learning Purchasing

16 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

17 Stay Engaged… Town Hall Meetings Rethink Website  The Case for Change  Ten Big Ideas (Progress Report Dashboard)  Chancellor’s Blog  National Interest

18 Together, we are on the verge of greatness!


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