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Welcome
Regents and Trustees
David L. Buhler
Commissioner of Higher Education
Daniel W. Campbell
Chair, Board of Regents
USHE Students
Utah high school graduates who enroll
in college, attend a USHE institution
Students in 2015-16
8 out of 10
...
Georgetown University:
America’s Divided Recovery
HS Diploma
80,000
Associate
Degree
3,100,000
Bachelor's
Degree
4,600,000...
$6,630/yr $9,410/yr
Higher education in Utah is one of the best
deals in the country.
Third-lowest tuition for 4-yr
public...
Economic ROI: +33%
Utahns with a bachelor’s degree
will earn $830k over those with
only a HS diploma.
Education is one of ...
Quality of Life
Benefits of college:
• more career & life opportunities
• more healthy, satisfying life
• more time to spe...
Higher ed improves the lives of
Utahns.
Stronger Economy
“Higher Education remains a top economic
development priority, fo...
Utah: A State of
Opportunity
Utah State Board of Regents Strategic Plan 2025
Utah is at a crossroads.
• Youngest population in the nation
• 4th fastest growing population
• One of the fastest growing...
Utah is at a crossroads.
In order for the state to maintain
its upward trajectory, higher
education is critical.
Utah is at a crossroads.
Challenge
• Today’s jobs require an increasing
amount of postsecondary education.
• Employers val...
Utah is at a crossroads.
Will Utah build upon current successes
and more fully become a state of
opportunity and a prosper...
The Plan: A Statewide Strategy to
Maximize Opportunity, Improve
Results and Ensure Quality
Includes:
• Measurable results
...
• Strategic planning process started 2014
• Board of Regents reviewed several drafts in 2015
• Final draft approved in Jan...
Key Issues in Utah Higher Ed
Increasing capacity to serve 52,000+ students by 2025
Increasing educational attainment to me...
Strategic Objectives
Affordable
Participation
Increase the number of Utahns who decide
to access, are prepared for, and su...
• 52,000+ additional students
by 2025
• Need to address
achievement gap between
income groups,
majority/minority
communiti...
3rd lowest
tuition
• Increase partnerships
between higher ed and K-
12 to increase college
preparation
• Maintain affordab...
• 1 in 3 High school juniors and seniors take at
least 1 concurrent enrollment course
• English 1010 Most popular course
•...
• 20,000+ high school seniors in 85 high schools completed a
college application during the school day.
• Emphasis on low-...
• Reports college performance of 2013-14 high school grads
• Customized report for all 187 high schools in Utah
• Delivere...
GOAL Increase the number of Utahns who
decide to access, are prepared for, and
succeed in higher ed
METRIC Increase the pe...
• Board of Regents adopted
the Completion Resolution
in June 2013
• 3-5 year completion goals
set by institutions
• Focus ...
GOAL Increase the percentage of students
who persist in & graduate from college
METRIC Increase degree productivity to 28
...
• Research plays a critical
role in Utah’s economy
• Open-access institutions
provide CTE to meet market
demand
• Utilize ...
available entirely online
81 Certificates and Degrees
Certificates AAS Associate Bachelor’s Masters PhD Licensure Minor
18...
Online courses and degrees
• 1 in 4 students take an online-only course.
• Utilization of online has grown more than 5-fol...
GOAL Encourage innovation as a core value
at each USHE institution, in keeping
with its distinct mission
METRIC Regularly ...
Investing in the Strategic Plan
Ten-year projection of estimated costs to implement
this plan, including:
• Annual increas...
Investing in the Strategic Plan
Over next decade, USHE budget would need an
annual average increase of 5.2% in appropriate...
Return on Investment
Over the next ten years:
$132 billion in increased wages
$17 billion increase in state tax contributi...
So, will Utah realize its
potential as a state of
opportunity?
By making key investments in
higher ed, the future for Utah...
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Today’s Agenda
Two Workshops:
• Program Approval & Review Process
• Capital Development Process
3:00-3:50 Workshop 1
10-mi...
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July 14, 2016 - Regents and Trustees Meeting, Southern Utah University

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Introductory Remarks by Chair Daniel Campbell and Commissioner David Buhler to a joint meeting of the Regents and Trustees of USHE institutions.

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July 14, 2016 - Regents and Trustees Meeting, Southern Utah University

  1. 1. Welcome Regents and Trustees David L. Buhler Commissioner of Higher Education Daniel W. Campbell Chair, Board of Regents
  2. 2. USHE Students Utah high school graduates who enroll in college, attend a USHE institution Students in 2015-16 8 out of 10 175,138 Projected enrollment growth at USHE institutions by 2025 52,000 Degrees and certificates USHE awarded in 2014-15 academic year 32,797
  3. 3. Georgetown University: America’s Divided Recovery HS Diploma 80,000 Associate Degree 3,100,000 Bachelor's Degree 4,600,000 Graduate Degree 3,800,000 Jobs added December 2007 - January 2016 99% of job growth went to workers with more than a HS education. Source: https://cew.georgetown.edu/cew-reports/americas-divided-recovery/
  4. 4. $6,630/yr $9,410/yr Higher education in Utah is one of the best deals in the country. Third-lowest tuition for 4-yr public universities $18,921 $28,950Lowest average student debt in the country 54% 69%Among the 10 lowest states of graduates with student debt Sources: College Board (http://trends.collegeboard.org/college-pricing), The Institute for College Access and Success (http://ticas.org/posd/map-state-data-2015#)
  5. 5. Economic ROI: +33% Utahns with a bachelor’s degree will earn $830k over those with only a HS diploma. Education is one of the three primary factors that will help reduce intergenerational poverty in Utah. Higher ed improves the lives of Utahns.
  6. 6. Quality of Life Benefits of college: • more career & life opportunities • more healthy, satisfying life • more time to spend with family • more civically active Higher ed improves the lives of Utahns.
  7. 7. Higher ed improves the lives of Utahns. Stronger Economy “Higher Education remains a top economic development priority, for two reasons: 1. The education system must prepare workers for the high-tech jobs of the future. 2. Companies and workers won’t come to Utah if executives and workers worry their children won’t receive a top-quality education.” -Val Hale, Executive Director, GOED
  8. 8. Utah: A State of Opportunity Utah State Board of Regents Strategic Plan 2025
  9. 9. Utah is at a crossroads. • Youngest population in the nation • 4th fastest growing population • One of the fastest growing state economies Opportunity
  10. 10. Utah is at a crossroads. In order for the state to maintain its upward trajectory, higher education is critical.
  11. 11. Utah is at a crossroads. Challenge • Today’s jobs require an increasing amount of postsecondary education. • Employers value a talent force that is both technologically savvy and adept at critical “soft” or social/interpersonal skills. • Utah companies are competing with other state economies.
  12. 12. Utah is at a crossroads. Will Utah build upon current successes and more fully become a state of opportunity and a prosperous leader in the global economy? Or, is Utah satisfied with being in the middle of the pack among states in the percent of its population with a college education?
  13. 13. The Plan: A Statewide Strategy to Maximize Opportunity, Improve Results and Ensure Quality Includes: • Measurable results • Action needed to achieve those results • Necessary investments in higher education to support these strategies
  14. 14. • Strategic planning process started 2014 • Board of Regents reviewed several drafts in 2015 • Final draft approved in January 2016 Strategic Plan Timeline
  15. 15. Key Issues in Utah Higher Ed Increasing capacity to serve 52,000+ students by 2025 Increasing educational attainment to meet workforce needs 144,280 175,138 227,151 Historical Projected Student Enrollment Historical & Projected 2005-2025
  16. 16. Strategic Objectives Affordable Participation Increase the number of Utahns who decide to access, are prepared for, and succeed in higher ed Timely Completion Increase the percentage of students who persist in and graduate from higher ed Innovative Discovery Encourage innovation as a core value at each USHE institution, in keeping with its distinct mission
  17. 17. • 52,000+ additional students by 2025 • Need to address achievement gap between income groups, majority/minority communities, and genders 231% Increase in Latino student enrollment at USHE institutions in the last decade. BUT, college participation among these students still lags the state average by 20%. Affordable Participation
  18. 18. 3rd lowest tuition • Increase partnerships between higher ed and K- 12 to increase college preparation • Maintain affordable tuition to ensure college remains accessible for all Utahns Tuition at Utah’s four- year public institutions is the third-lowest in the nation. StepUp to Higher Ed has partnered with 27 school districts (out of 41 total) Affordable Participation
  19. 19. • 1 in 3 High school juniors and seniors take at least 1 concurrent enrollment course • English 1010 Most popular course • $32.5 million Estimated tuition savings for college courses • 198,163 Credits awarded • 2/3 Of credit earned fulfills general ed requirement, transferable to any USHE institution Concurrent Enrollment Affordable Participation
  20. 20. • 20,000+ high school seniors in 85 high schools completed a college application during the school day. • Emphasis on low-income, first generation students. College Application Week Affordable Participation
  21. 21. • Reports college performance of 2013-14 high school grads • Customized report for all 187 high schools in Utah • Delivered to every superintendent & State Superintendent USHE High School Feedback Reports *The High School Feedback Report shows college performance of the 2013-14 high school graduating class who enrolled in a USHE institution the following academic year 2014-15. 42% of Utah HS grads attend college within 1 yr. of HS graduation 75% have completed or started their math track by end of 1st yr. of college 79% of low- income students qualified for federal Pell grants Only 25% took 30 credits or more during 1st yr. (on track to graduate in 4 years) Affordable Participation
  22. 22. GOAL Increase the number of Utahns who decide to access, are prepared for, and succeed in higher ed METRIC Increase the percentage of Utah high school graduates enrolling in college within five years to 75% by 2024-25 (from 66%) TAKING ACTION • Improve student financial support • Increase capacity and quality improvement • Work closely with K-12 so that every Utah high school graduate is prepared for college Affordable Participation
  23. 23. • Board of Regents adopted the Completion Resolution in June 2013 • 3-5 year completion goals set by institutions • Focus on math Timely Completion 50% About 50% of USHE students graduate with a bachelor’s degree after 8 years, less than the national average of 59% in 6 years.
  24. 24. GOAL Increase the percentage of students who persist in & graduate from college METRIC Increase degree productivity to 28 awards/100 FTE by 2024-25 (from 25) TAKING ACTION • Review & support USHE’s long-term completion goals • Establish guided pathways • Ensure consistent transferability • Ease access to financial aid & appropriate course- taking Timely Completion
  25. 25. • Research plays a critical role in Utah’s economy • Open-access institutions provide CTE to meet market demand • Utilize technology and innovative instructional design $656 USHE institutions brought $656 million to the state in research and other grant funds in 2014-15. million Innovative Discovery
  26. 26. available entirely online 81 Certificates and Degrees Certificates AAS Associate Bachelor’s Masters PhD Licensure Minor 18 8 10 20 19 3 2 2 Innovative Discovery
  27. 27. Online courses and degrees • 1 in 4 students take an online-only course. • Utilization of online has grown more than 5-fold since 2011. Despite availability of online courses/degrees, students prefer using online courses to supplement a traditional on-campus schedule. But… • More than 85% of students who enroll in online courses take a majority of their courses on-campus. • Less than 3% of full-time students are enrolled totally online • Most “100%” online students are part-time, over 25 yrs old. Innovative Discovery
  28. 28. GOAL Encourage innovation as a core value at each USHE institution, in keeping with its distinct mission METRIC Regularly assess student involvement in high impact learning practices TAKING ACTION • Implement AAC&U’s high impact best practices • Emphasize research at Research I universities • Leverage efforts to meet workforce demands through applied research & industry partnerships Innovative Discovery
  29. 29. Investing in the Strategic Plan Ten-year projection of estimated costs to implement this plan, including: • Annual increases in employee compensation & benefits • Accommodating projected increase in student enrollments without overly relying on tuition • Accommodating capacity increases as participation increases • Advance IT capabilities and support • Increased O&M, utilities, and other mandatory costs • Capital development to replace aging facilities and expand new facilities • Performance funding • Growth in number of students receiving the Regents’ Scholarship • Deduction in projected costs for increased operational efficiency
  30. 30. Investing in the Strategic Plan Over next decade, USHE budget would need an annual average increase of 5.2% in appropriated state funds 30% In annual investment above the ten- year average is needed. increase
  31. 31. Return on Investment Over the next ten years: $132 billion in increased wages $17 billion increase in state tax contributions $26 billion increase in indirect economic activity
  32. 32. So, will Utah realize its potential as a state of opportunity? By making key investments in higher ed, the future for Utah in every metric—economic, well- being, health, prosperity—is bright.
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  34. 34. Today’s Agenda Two Workshops: • Program Approval & Review Process • Capital Development Process 3:00-3:50 Workshop 1 10-min. break 4:00-4:50 Workshop 2 40-min break 5:30 Reception and Dinner – SUMA 7:10 Green Show – Theater 8:00 Much Ado About Nothing
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