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Regent and Trustee Orientation
DAVID L. BUHLER, COMMISSIONER
July 30, 2015
Utah System of Higher Education
Presidential Searches
& Evaluations
Unified Budget Process
System Overview
Higher Ed Boards
Utah System of Higher Education
System Overview
Utah System of Higher Education
Research Universities
•University of Utah (Flagship)
– medical school, law school, pharmac...
Utah System of Higher Education
Student Enrollment (Fall 2014)
6
28,474
20,572
14,914
6,580
20,850
6,404
19,983
3,237
31,5...
Utah System of Higher Education
USHE Students
Of Utah high school graduates who enroll in college,
attend a USHE instituti...
Utah System of Higher Education
Board of
Regents
Utah System
of Higher
Education
Utah Higher
Education
Assistance
Authorit...
Utah System of Higher Education
Institutional
Board of
Trustees
Institutional
Presidents
Structure of USHE
Governor
Appoin...
Utah System of Higher Education
Higher Ed Boards
Utah System of Higher Education
• Influential citizens—bring business and community expertise
• Represent citizens of Utah...
Utah System of Higher Education
Commissioner of
Higher Education
Institution
Presidents
State Board of Regents
16 appointe...
Utah System of Higher Education
Benefits of Statewide Governance
Greater
accountability
and
transparency
Ease of transfer
...
Utah System of Higher Education
• Approve:
– Program approval for new degrees and certificates (by
vote) and other curricu...
Utah System of Higher Education
• Act with President to ensure
effective operations of the
institutions
• Statutory respon...
Utah System of Higher Education
• Presidential searches with Board of Regents
• Assist Regents with performance evaluation...
Utah System of Higher Education
• Be informed generally on higher education and other high
profile policy & community issu...
Utah System of Higher Education
• Recognize and respect the difference between policy and
administration
– Example:
• Appr...
Utah System of Higher Education
• Only the Board Chair or CEO (President or Commissioner) speak
for the Board, not individ...
Utah System of Higher Education
• CEO of the institution responsible for academic quality
and financial management
• “Face...
Utah System of Higher Education
Presidential Searches
and Evaluations
Utah System of Higher Education
Institutional Presidents – Appointment
V
w
g
b
k
{
Step 1
Regent Chair creates a president...
Utah System of Higher Education
As part of Resource & Review (R&R) Team
• 4 members (Trustee Chair and Vice-chair, 2 Regen...
Utah System of Higher Education
Institutional Presidents – Evaluation
Evaluation Committee
• Appointed by the Regent Chair...
Utah System of Higher Education
Unified Budget Process
Utah System of Higher Education
June-
August
Commissioner seeks input from Presidents on priorities
September
Commissioner...
Utah System of Higher Education
January-
February
Legislature’s Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee holds
hearing...
Utah System of Higher Education
Typical Components of Unified Budget
Employee
Compensation
Merit Increases
Insurance
Incre...
Utah System of Higher Education
Performance Funding
Research (UU & USU)
• Approved by Legislature in 2015 (SB 232)
• Based...
Utah System of Higher Education
State-funded
projects
• All or part are to be
funded from state-
appropriated and/or
state...
Utah System of Higher Education
Legislative Affairs
Legislative Affairs
• Unified legislative priorities
• Commissioner is...
Utah System of Higher Education
THANK YOU.
Your public service is critical
to the success of
higher education in Utah.
Utah System of Higher Education
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Board of Regents and Institutional Boards of Trustees Orientation 07-30-2015

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Board of Regents and Institutional Boards of Trustees Orientation given by Commissioner Dave Buhler on 07-30-2015 at the joint meeting at Southern Utah University.

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Board of Regents and Institutional Boards of Trustees Orientation 07-30-2015

  1. 1. The Leader of the All business and personal presentation template ever
  2. 2. Regent and Trustee Orientation DAVID L. BUHLER, COMMISSIONER July 30, 2015
  3. 3. Utah System of Higher Education Presidential Searches & Evaluations Unified Budget Process System Overview Higher Ed Boards
  4. 4. Utah System of Higher Education System Overview
  5. 5. Utah System of Higher Education Research Universities •University of Utah (Flagship) – medical school, law school, pharmacy school, etc. •Utah State University (Land Grant) – includes regional campuses Regional Universities •Weber State University •Utah Valley University •Southern Utah University (Arts & Sciences) •Dixie State University Community Colleges •Snow College •Salt Lake Community College Utah’s Eight Public Colleges & Universities
  6. 6. Utah System of Higher Education Student Enrollment (Fall 2014) 6 28,474 20,572 14,914 6,580 20,850 6,404 19,983 3,237 31,515 27,662 26,266 7,656 31,332 8,570 29,537 4,779 0 5,000 10,000 15,000 20,000 25,000 30,000 35,000 University of Utah Utah State University Weber State University Southern Utah University Utah Valley University Dixie State University Salt Lake Community College Snow College Budget Related FTE Headcount
  7. 7. Utah System of Higher Education USHE Students Of Utah high school graduates who enroll in college, attend a USHE institution Students in Fall 2014 (headcount) 8 out of 10 167,317 New freshmen in Fall 2014 21,152 Utah high school students enroll in college within 3 years of graduation 6 out of 10 7 32,549 Degrees and Certificates awarded in 2013-14
  8. 8. Utah System of Higher Education Board of Regents Utah System of Higher Education Utah Higher Education Assistance Authority Utah Educational Savings Plan Commissioner Governor Appoints Senate Approves Commissioner, Dave Buhler Vice Chair, France Davis Chair, Daniel Campbell Structure of USHE
  9. 9. Utah System of Higher Education Institutional Board of Trustees Institutional Presidents Structure of USHE Governor Appoints Senate Approves Board of Regents Commissioner
  10. 10. Utah System of Higher Education Higher Ed Boards
  11. 11. Utah System of Higher Education • Influential citizens—bring business and community expertise • Represent citizens of Utah—the owners of USHE • Appointed by the Governor • Each have a responsibility to support and promote higher education as a whole and USHE • Trustees also have specific responsibilities for their own institution Individual Characteristics
  12. 12. Utah System of Higher Education Commissioner of Higher Education Institution Presidents State Board of Regents 16 appointed by the Governor Student K-12 UCAT 3 non-voting
  13. 13. Utah System of Higher Education Benefits of Statewide Governance Greater accountability and transparency Ease of transfer Efficiency to avoid unnecessary duplication of programs Helps control costs Leverages economies of scale in shared operations (infrastructure, budgeting, etc.) Power of unity in advocacy – “speak with one voice”
  14. 14. Utah System of Higher Education • Approve: – Program approval for new degrees and certificates (by vote) and other curriculum/program items (by General Consent after staff review) – All tuition and fees – Appointment and evaluation of Presidents • Trustees have major role – Budget and Capital Facility recommendations – Property transactions over a certain amount – Statewide policies Board of Regents - Highlights
  15. 15. Utah System of Higher Education • Act with President to ensure effective operations of the institutions • Statutory responsibility for – Community Communications – Fundraising – Planning – Alumni Relations – Honorary Degrees • Provide oversight for budget and existing programs 15 8 appointed by Governor Student Body President Alumni Association President Board of Trustees
  16. 16. Utah System of Higher Education • Presidential searches with Board of Regents • Assist Regents with performance evaluation of Presidents • Approve institutional policies • Implement statewide policies • Master Planning • Review and approval before Board of Regents – 2nd tier tuition – New programs/degrees & certificates and other items – Capital facility requests – Property transactions • Internal Audit • Consults and provides advice to presidents on auxiliaries and athletics, investments, property, etc. Board of Trustees - Highlights
  17. 17. Utah System of Higher Education • Be informed generally on higher education and other high profile policy & community issues • Come to meetings prepared – Read materials – Be ready to offer feedback and make decisions • Keep confidences Board Member Expectations
  18. 18. Utah System of Higher Education • Recognize and respect the difference between policy and administration – Example: • Appropriate: What are the strategies to encourage more students to successful transition from developmental math to math 1050? • Inappropriate: Who is teaching remedial math, or how are they teaching it, or where or when is it taught? • Presidents are responsible for the management and leadership of their institutions including personnel Helpful Hints l X
  19. 19. Utah System of Higher Education • Only the Board Chair or CEO (President or Commissioner) speak for the Board, not individual board members • Chair or President/Commissioner are responsible for making sure their comments on behalf of the board reflect the full or majority of the board • Any issues with other board members or the President/Commissioner should be raised with the Chair • Publicly show support for the decisions of the Board, the President/Commissioner – “Privately advise, publicly support” Helpful Hints
  20. 20. Utah System of Higher Education • CEO of the institution responsible for academic quality and financial management • “Face” of the institution—communication with public, students, faculty, legislature, etc. • Works with the Council of Presidents and Commissioner as recommendations are developed for the Board of Regents, Legislature and Governor Presidents
  21. 21. Utah System of Higher Education Presidential Searches and Evaluations
  22. 22. Utah System of Higher Education Institutional Presidents – Appointment V w g b k { Step 1 Regent Chair creates a presidential search committee and appoints a chair from the Board of Regents. The Trustee Chair is the vice chair. Step 2 Search committee conducts search and recommends finalists to the Board of Regents Step 3 The finalists are announced by the Board of Regents and begin meeting with campus groups Step 5 The Regents and Trustee Executive Committee enter into final deliberations Step 4 The Regents and Trustee Executive Committee conduct interviews with the finalists Step 6 Regents vote to select new president
  23. 23. Utah System of Higher Education As part of Resource & Review (R&R) Team • 4 members (Trustee Chair and Vice-chair, 2 Regents) • Become familiar and assist Presidents – Regents get deeper understanding of specific institutions – 2 meetings per year (Spring & Fall) • Assists Regents with performance evaluation of Presidents – Informal evaluation (Spring of each year) • Compensation increase requires positive evaluation – Formal evaluations are on a schedule every four years • Trustees are consulted • Presidents share institutional highlights in the Fall R&R Board of Trustees – Working with R&R Team
  24. 24. Utah System of Higher Education Institutional Presidents – Evaluation Evaluation Committee • Appointed by the Regent Chair upon recommendation of the President and in agreement with the Commissioner and Regent Vice Chair • Chaired by an evaluation consultant • Conducts the evaluation among internal and external key constituents
  25. 25. Utah System of Higher Education Unified Budget Process
  26. 26. Utah System of Higher Education June- August Commissioner seeks input from Presidents on priorities September Commissioner makes recommendations to Board of Regents for discussion, review and approval October Submit to Governor/Legislature November- December Governor forms statewide budget request December Legislature’s Executive Appropriations Committee establishes budget parameters Board of Regents – Unified Budget Process
  27. 27. Utah System of Higher Education January- February Legislature’s Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee holds hearings, prioritizes recommendations to Executive Appropriations March Executive Appropriations Develops budget; Legislature approves March Governor signs/vetoes April/May Commissioner’s Office works with institutions and State Division of Finance to execute budget changes Board of Regents – Unified Budget Process
  28. 28. Utah System of Higher Education Typical Components of Unified Budget Employee Compensation Merit Increases Insurance Increases Capacity/ Enrollment Additional Faculty/Faculty Support Additional Advising Resources Additional Course Sections (to reduce bottlenecks) Performance -Completions -Market demand -Underserved students -Graduation Efficiency -Research (UU & USU) System Priorities 2015 Examples: -Graduate School Funding -Regents’ Scholarship
  29. 29. Utah System of Higher Education Performance Funding Research (UU & USU) • Approved by Legislature in 2015 (SB 232) • Based on measurable outcomes • To encourage improved performance Completions Underserved Students Market Demand Graduation Efficiency
  30. 30. Utah System of Higher Education State-funded projects • All or part are to be funded from state- appropriated and/or state general obligation (GO) bonds Non-state-funded projects • Entirely funded from non-state-funds • Including revenue bonds issued by USHE Capital Development (Buildings) Both types of projects require Board of Regents and Legislative approval
  31. 31. Utah System of Higher Education Legislative Affairs Legislative Affairs • Unified legislative priorities • Commissioner is the voice of the system and the Board of Regents – Presidents are the voice of the institutions • Institutional legislative liaisons
  32. 32. Utah System of Higher Education THANK YOU. Your public service is critical to the success of higher education in Utah.
  33. 33. Utah System of Higher Education Questions/discussion
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