The Massachusetts State University System Presentation of State College Council of Presidents Board of Higher Education No...
Proposed Legislation Will: <ul><li>Create a state university system </li></ul><ul><li>Grant each institution the authority...
The Foundation is Strong <ul><li>Excellence in undergraduate education </li></ul><ul><li>Strong graduate programs in numer...
Competitive Positioning <ul><li>45 of the 50 States have state universities </li></ul><ul><li>(Exceptions – Nebraska, Neva...
Evolution of Educational System <ul><li>Anticipate changes in educational needs of society: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Normal S...
Ready to Advance: Bridgewater & Salem <ul><li>Students and Graduates </li></ul><ul><ul><li>101 graduate  programs </li></u...
Breadth of Institutions in One System <ul><li>Doctoral-Level Professional </li></ul><ul><li>Large Post-baccalaureate Compr...
Proposed State University System Will: <ul><li>NOT  change institutions’ core missions </li></ul><ul><li>NOT  change the g...
The Future “ The Commonwealth must guarantee access to affordable, quality public higher education to ensure economic comp...
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University System: Mass. State Colleges Council of Presidents

  1. 1. The Massachusetts State University System Presentation of State College Council of Presidents Board of Higher Education November 16, 2007
  2. 2. Proposed Legislation Will: <ul><li>Create a state university system </li></ul><ul><li>Grant each institution the authority to change its name from “college” to “university” </li></ul><ul><li>Grant institutions the authority to offer doctoral degrees consistent with their mission and capability (with BHE and NEASC approval) </li></ul><ul><li>Not change current collective bargaining </li></ul><ul><li>units </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Foundation is Strong <ul><li>Excellence in undergraduate education </li></ul><ul><li>Strong graduate programs in numerous fields </li></ul><ul><li>Enroll 10,000+ graduate students </li></ul><ul><li>Grant 2,000+ master’s degrees and CAGS annually </li></ul><ul><li>Substantial scholarly activity, research and community service </li></ul>
  4. 4. Competitive Positioning <ul><li>45 of the 50 States have state universities </li></ul><ul><li>(Exceptions – Nebraska, Nevada, Rhode Island, Vermont and Massachusetts) </li></ul><ul><li>All Carnegie Classification “Post-Bacc Comprehensives” are universities except Massachusetts </li></ul><ul><li>90% of BHE-selected peer institutions are </li></ul><ul><li>state universities </li></ul>
  5. 5. Evolution of Educational System <ul><li>Anticipate changes in educational needs of society: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Normal Schools  Teacher’s Colleges  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>State Colleges  State Universities </li></ul><ul><li>Convey range of educational and scholarship opportunities available to students and faculty </li></ul><ul><li>Serving the changing needs of students, communities, regional economies and the state </li></ul>
  6. 6. Ready to Advance: Bridgewater & Salem <ul><li>Students and Graduates </li></ul><ul><ul><li>101 graduate programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4,293 graduate students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>998 graduate degrees </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Academic Structure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provost and Academic Vice President </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deans </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Secondary Accreditation </li></ul>
  7. 7. Breadth of Institutions in One System <ul><li>Doctoral-Level Professional </li></ul><ul><li>Large Post-baccalaureate Comprehensive </li></ul><ul><li>Small Post-baccalaureate Comprehensive </li></ul><ul><li>Council of Public Liberal Arts College (COPLAC) </li></ul><ul><li>Special Focus </li></ul>
  8. 8. Proposed State University System Will: <ul><li>NOT change institutions’ core missions </li></ul><ul><li>NOT change the governance structure </li></ul><ul><li>NOT increase costs to the Commonwealth </li></ul><ul><li>NOT cause a proliferation of new programs </li></ul>
  9. 9. The Future “ The Commonwealth must guarantee access to affordable, quality public higher education to ensure economic competitiveness and stability, as well as ever-increasing quality of life for its citizens.” BHE Chair Fred Clark, October 2007 A State University System advances this aim through competitive, expanded, high quality education for students throughout the Commonwealth. ********************************
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