What kind of partnership could... Increase the percentage of the local population with degrees? Guarantee access to local students who have the ability and the desire to earn a degree? Leverage the regional assets that are already in place? Ensure that regional investments are additive, not duplicative? Address regional workforce needs in a strategic, sustainable way?
Guaranteed admission of all consortium community college AA and AS graduates to the University of Central Florida. Doubling of UCF bachelors and graduate programs on consortium community college campuses. Joint-use facilities with Valencia and Seminole. Preferential and concurrent admission to selective UCF programs with coordinated advising and support. Joint philanthropy to support student scholarships and access. Focus on strategic program areas in support of regional workforce needs. The Central Florida Higher Education Consortium: A First-of-a-Kind Regional Higher Education Strategy
Results and Impact UCF is now the 3 rd largest university in the U.S. and accepts more community college transfer students than any university in Florida. –Over 8,000 new community college transfers at UCF in 2009-10 –Over 30,000 students in the DirectConnect pipeline More than half of UCF’s bachelor’s degrees are awarded to community college transfer students, including: –Two-thirds of teaching and nursing degrees –Half of business degrees –Over 40% of engineering degrees
Lake-Sumter Students UCF @ Lake-Sumter: 475 @ S. Lake, 60 @ Leesburg LSCC DirectConnect students: 694 currently at UCF; 1139 in the pipeline LSCC DirectConnect Grads: –111 in 2008-09 –34 education, 20 business, 11 health, 11 psychology
Shared Use Facility, Seminole State Sanford/Lake Mary Campus
Implementation of DirectConnect principles into regional high schools Data sharing: confronting the hard facts Communication with students and families, helping them plan “Summits” in November 2007, April 2008, February 2009. February 17, 2010 summit focused on high school accountability strategies. Pilot high school opening Fall 2010 College Access Initiative: Regional strategy to expand access to the bachelor’s degree www.collegeaccess.ucf.edu
Curriculum Alignment Goal: closer alignment of general education for all students Faculty teams from UCF and partner community colleges Common learning outcomes, learning activities, and assessment techniques for targeted courses Math, chemistry, physics, biology, digital media Next: include high school teachers in the project www.curriculumalignment.ucf.edu
The Architecture Partnership: The Voice of the Employer Bachelor of Design in Architecture developed in collaboration with American Institute of Architects Partnership with Valencia Community College and the University of Central Florida 2+2+2 Design AA at Valencia or other Consortium college, Bachelor’s at UCF, Master’s at UF UF Master’s program at City-Lab at the Center for Emerging Media in downtown Orlando First junior class in Fall 2010; focus on non- traditional students