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Title: Forging Strategic Alliances: State Plan for Alabama Higher Education 2009 2014 Accomplishments, Next


1
Forging Strategic AlliancesState Plan for
Alabama Higher Education 2009 -2014Accomplishment
s, Next Steps
  • Pamela G. Arrington
  • Council of Presidents Meeting
  • via Conference Call
  • April 30, 2009
  • www.highered.alabama.gov/spac

2
  • ?The Commission is statutorily responsible for
    statewide long- range planning for
    postsecondary education in Alabama.
  • ?The Council of Presidents named the Statewide
    Planning Advisory Council (SPAC) to assist
    Commission staff in the development of the
    2009-14 Plan.
  • ?The SPAC members represent 2-year and 4-year
    colleges and universities, business and
    industry, SDE, ADECA, and the Governors Office
    of Workforce Development.
  • ?A five phase year-long planning process
  • Identify Highest Priorities
  • Conduct SWOT Analyses
  • Develop Goals and Strategies
  • Develop Performance Measures
  • Present the Plan

3
Teams and Their Priority Areas
  • Planning Teams and Priority Areas
  • Team 1
  • Priority Increase students preparedness for
    college and career
  • Team Leader(s) Dr. Alicia Simmons
  • Team Members Ms. Kathleen Hall Dr. Jenny
    Folsom
  • Dr. Alfred Smith Dr. Eddie Johnson
  • Ms. Diane Sherman
  • Team 2
  • Priority Establish a PK - 20 Council
  • Team Leader(s) Dr. Priscilla Holland and General
    Paul Hankins
  • Team Members Mr. George Scott Dr.
    Kandis Steele
  • Dr. Susan Price Dr. Janet Warren
  • Dr. Charles Nash
    Dr. Teresa Merriweather-Orok
  • Dr. James Thacker
  • Team 3
  • Priority Increase graduates in Science,
    Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM)
    fields
  • Team Leaders(s) Dr. Linda Glaze

4
Statewide Priority Areas
  • Priority 1 - Increase students preparedness for
    college and career
  • Priority 2 - Establish a PK - 20 Council
  • Priority 3 Increase graduates in Science,
    Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
    (STEM) fields
  • Priority 4 - Seek necessary financial resources
    for postsecondary education in Alabama
  • Priority 5 - Establish a comprehensive Workforce
    Development Plan for Alabama

5
  • Priority 1 - Increase students preparedness for
    college and career
  • Goal 1 Increase graduation rates among 2-yr
    4-yr colleges universities.
  • Metrics
  • ?Increase 3-year graduation rate from 19 to
    25 for two-year institutions.
  • ?Increase 6-year graduation rate from 49 to
    54 for four-year institutions.
  • Strategy
  • 1. Prepare students for college, once enrolled
    provide necessary resources.
  • ?Prepare more teachers for middle grades
    high schools.
  • ?Continue to implement documented best
    practices that increase college and university
    retention and graduation rates.
  • ?Ask colleges and universities to establish
    realistic goals for increased student
    graduation rates at 150 of the normal program
    length.
  • Goal 2 Decrease the of students requiring
    remediation statewide by 20 by 2014.

6
  • Priority 2 - Establish a PK - 20 Council
  • Goal 3 Establish a PK-20 Council to coordinate
    advocate toward a fully integrated
    educational system with funding, assigned
    administrative responsibilities commitment
    from the membership to sustain the work.
  • Metrics
  • ?Establish a PK-20 Council.
  • ?Conduct a SWOT assessment.
  • Strategies
  • 1. Establish PK-20 Council via Executive Order.
  • 2. Secure funding to support work of the
    Council.
  • 3. Write and publish a policy setting forth
    parameters of Council operations and
    membership.
  • 4. Gain a commitment from all principal
    members of the appointed council to agree to
    membership and attendance at meetings no
    proxies.
  • 5. Establish and fund an administrative support
    arm for the Council administered by ACHE.
  • 6. Sustain council through changes in executive
    leadership through legislature.

7
  • Priority 3 Increase graduates in Science,
    Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
    fields
  • Goal 4 Increase of students majoring in STEM
    fields.
  • Metrics
  • ?The of freshman who place in Calculus 1.
  • ?Track the and of STEM majors.
  • ?Track the and of STEM graduates.
  • Strategies
  • 1. Recruit students.
  • ?Increase scholarship support for students
    majoring in STEM, including identifying external
    sources of support.
  • ?Work with 2-yr schools to prepare more
    students to transfer into 4-yr STEM programs.
  • 2. Enhance the preparation of entering students
    in STEM fields.
  • ?Maintain and strengthen collaborative
    efforts with programs such as AMSTI, A College
    Ready Program, Science in Motion
    Engineering Academies.
  • Goal 5 Increase , preparation, and retention
    of K-12 teachers in STEM-related fields.
  • Metrics
  • ?Track the of new AL graduates certified to
    teach STEM-related fields.
  • ?Track the STEM certified teachers who
    maintain their certification.
  • ?Track the and of STEM-related filled K-12
    positions.
  • Strategies

8
  • Priority 4 - Seek necessary financial resources
    for postsecondary education in Alabama
  • Goal 7 Manage higher education costs by
    identifying and sharing proven methods to
    improve efficiency.
  • Metrics
  • ?Establish and implement task forces to discuss
    opportunities for efficiencies.
  • ?Establish and implement a Best Practices
    Efficiency Awards in the areas of student
    success programs, global
    initiatives, distance learning and academic
    partnerships.
  • Strategies
  • 1. Identify opportunities for collaboration in
    areas such as information technology,
    purchasing, energy conservation, and other
    strategies to lower operational costs.
  • ?Appoint a task force in each of the areas
    (technology, purchasing, and energy conservation)
    to discuss opportunities for
    collaboration.
  • 2. Organize an academic best practices
    initiative to encourage institutions to share
    their successes in retention and
    student affairs, recognizing that improved
    retention results in more tuition revenue
    and improved outcomes.
  • ?Establish a Best Practices program in the
    areas of student success programs, global
    initiatives, distance learning, and
    academic partnerships.
  • Goal 8 Expand sources of higher education
    revenue including the expansion of
    state support for higher education.
  • Metrics
  • ? of entrepreneurial initiatives to support
    IHEs and economic development.
  • ?Develop and execute a Study Alabama program
    to attract students.
  • Strategies
  • 1. Pursue entrepreneurial initiatives to
    support institutions economic development
    needs.
  • 2. Develop a common advertising strategy,
    Study in Alabama.
  • 3. Collaborate to increase state support for
    higher education through increased funding.

9
  • Priority 5 - Establish a comprehensive Workforce
    Development Plan for Alabama
  • Goal 9 Supplement the development of a
    flexible, unified workforce development
    system that addresses occupational skills in a
    range of industry sectors.
  • Metrics
  • ?Increase the of Dual Enrollment/Early
    College Enrollment programs.
  • ?Increase the of 2 yr to 4 yr college and
    university articulation agreements.
  • Strategies
  • 1. Expand existing and potential workers
    opportunities to acquire and/or update their
    career skills through educational and
    training pathways that meet occupational
    demands.
  • ?Promote use of technology to communicate
    employment training opportunities.
  • 2. Expand information access to unserved and
    underserved populations.
  • ?Identify gaps with access to training,
    education and development.
  • 3. Expand use of Dual Enrollment programs to
    train more people for the workforce.
  • ?Increase of high school career and
    technical students enrolled in community
    colleges.
  • ?Increase of articulation agreements in
    technical fields between 2-yr and 4-yr IHEs.
  • Goal 10 Address labor market demands and/or
    needs.
  • Metrics
  • ? of graduates that remain and become employed
    in the state.
  • ?Increase in the of graduates who are working
    in jobs for which they were trained/educated.
  • Strategies
  • 1. Align higher education programs with labor
    market information.

10
Monitoring Performance
  • Annually
  • Report of activities from Colleges Universities
  • ACHE report on plan progress overall
  • Role of Colleges and Universities
  • Implement activities
  • Assign responsibilities
  • Report on activities
  • Next Steps
  • Understand plan
  • Adopt the plan
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