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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!
  • Big ideas


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