The EAB: Past, Present and Future Modernization Defined Changing EABs Regulatory Model Compliance Only Institutional Effectiveness
The EAB: Past, Present and Future Regulatory Questions How does the EABs oversight process help schools advance over time and lead to better student satisfaction and learning results? Can there ever be a sustained and rational school advancement process without a defined strategic/institutional plan, which sets goals, creates action steps, measures results and evaluates progress? How does school approval, renewal, and school visit processes need to be designed to focus on results & to encourage and support school advancement? What data would schools and states need to collect and analyze so schools are accountable for student outcomes?
The EAB: Past, Present and Future Underlying Principles The best way to protect students is to hold schools accountable for results data and enhance the schools and their programs. An IE model supports a cooperative working relationship between the regulatory agency and the schools for better student results. An IE model focuses on schools developing their own capabilities for data decision making, value-added services, and continuous improvement.
The EAB: Past, Present and Future The Past – Changes Implemented –New Website Important Communication Tool –Student Outcomes Modified Categories / Clarified Definitions Employed / Student Satisfaction Focus –Annual Renewal Electronic / Data Required –New Database –Statutes Developed Revised Statutory Framework –Redesigned School Visit Process Regular Cycle of Visiting Schools – Strategic Plan
The EAB: Past, Present and Future The Present – Current Initiatives –Employment Verification Revise and Refine Process –Institutional Plans Required for 2010 Renewal Year –Modernization Bill Statutory Changes – Biennial Budget Position Authority –Working w/ Other State Agencies –Involvement of EAB Board Members
The EAB: Past, Present and Future Future Efforts / Issues –Involvement in Postsecondary Policy Decisions Provide Input / Strengthen Relationships –Directory Changes Counselor / Student Surveys –Administrative Rules Update Administrative/Operational Practices –School & Program Approval Guide Update Forms Develop Comprehensive School Handbook –Diploma Mill Legislation