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  • Chancellor: Brady DeatonProvost: Brian FosterChair of MU Faculty Council: Leona RubinStaff Advisory Council Chair: Marijo DixonPresident of the Missouri Students Association: Jordan PaulSpeaker of Student Senate: Amanda Shelton
  •   Last year we covered attitudes of Missourians. Our message is not as clear about what is different about the University of Missouri: four campuses, research, value to the state.
  • Next slide shows that profile. McCarter: Op/ed piece
  • Turbulent times: headwinds, whitewater…whatever While our focus WAS on making our case—guess what—there is no money! True, there is no easy target to blame that can help dig us out And true, there is no back to normal!
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  • MU Town Hall Meeting

    1. 1. Town Hall Meetings<br />University of Missouri-Columbia<br />Gary D. Forsee<br />President, University of Missouri System<br />Wednesday, Dec. 9<br />
    2. 2. Thank you…<br />Culture of ‘high commitment, high performance’<br />Draws on strong values, flexibility, initiative…<br />Way forward requires listening, leadership<br />Faculty, staff leaders hosting important conversations<br />Need to engage students in discussion <br />
    3. 3. Higher Education Issues<br />Accountability for student learning (e.g., outcomes)<br />Access and student success<br />Price of tuition<br />Budgets and funding (states’ fiscal crisis)<br />Student aid policy<br />Aligning the P-20 education system<br />Tax policies, benefits<br />e-learning<br />Diversity<br />Competition from for-profit institutions<br />Sources: Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges; Association of Public Land-Grant Universities; Institute of Government and Public Affairs; National Education Association; American Association of State Colleges and Universities; JBL Associates; James Duderstadt<br />
    4. 4. 10-Year Profile for UM System<br />Dramatic enrollment increase<br />Maintain selective admissions standards <br />Outcomes (e.g., graduation rates, research grants) show improvements<br />Requirement for significant ‘productivity’ increase<br />Decline in state support offset by shift of burden to tuition<br />d<br />
    5. 5. Budget & Upcoming Legislative Session<br />2010 use of ~$50M in federal stimulus to keep operating budget flat to ’09 levels<br />Tuition held flat<br />Cost-reduction measures in place<br />Real savings estimated at $64M<br />2010 risk—appropriations ‘outside of core’<br />Caring for Missourians (one-time funds)<br />Other curator programs (e.g., hospitals, State Historical Society, MOREnet, etc.)<br />a<br />
    6. 6. Governor’s Announcement<br />Hold tuition flat for second consecutive year<br />FY2011 in-state, undergraduate students<br />In return, state to maintain 95% of higher education funding<br />5.2% -- or $42M statewide<br />FY2011 tuition allowed to reach CPI<br />
    7. 7. What Else Do We Need to Do?Actions:<br />f<br />
    8. 8. Significant National Discussion Underway…<br />Newsweek, October 26, 2009<br />BusinessWeek, October 19, 2009<br />g<br />
    9. 9. In the next year…<br />We will evaluate and examine the following key elements of that historic paradigm shift and report back to the board with our conclusions:<br />Bachelor’s degree completion programs<br />Requirements for e-learning<br />Requirement for hybrid learning (classrooms, e-learning, distance learning)<br />Clearer pathways from high school to college, community college to university<br />3-year and ‘no-frills’ degrees<br />Year-round cycles<br />Clarity around credit hour requirements (bachelor’s and advanced degrees)<br />
    10. 10. What the “letter” said:<br />“We have no money. <br />Give us some help.”<br />
    11. 11. Lost in translation?<br />

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