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Title: A Strategic Planning Vision for Texas Higher Education

A Strategic Planning Visionfor Texas Higher
  • A Report by University of Texas Graduate Students
  • William Carter
  • James Jones
  • Matt Orem
  • Rob Robinson
  • Jeffrey Steely
  • Terry Wilson
  • Stephen Wong
  • July 20, 2006

Our Challenge
  • Identify critical issues facing higher education
    in Texas
  • Issues which a strategic plan must address
  • Our deliverable is a landscape or vision
  • Includes broad recommendations
  • Links to Closing The Gaps

Environmental Changes
  • Demographic changes
  • Technological changes
  • Financial changes
  • Political scrutiny
  • Academic standards and priorities

Identified Critical Issues
  • P-16 Integration
  • Financial Aid and Access
  • Community Colleges
  • Instruction and Curriculum
  • Mission Diversity
  • Space and Capacity
  • Funding
  • Accountability

P-16 Integration
  • Implement House Bill 1, 79th Legislature, Article
  • P-16 and College Readiness Standards
  • Expand Pre-K Schools
  • Improve and expand college counseling
  • Expand the school year

Financial Aid and Access
  • Increase Financial Aid Literacy
  • Early Awareness
  • Early Awarding
  • Develop Financial Aid Strategies to meet
    Strategic Priorities
  • Investigate stacking aid programs
  • Increase work-study
  • Fully fund Texas Grant program

Increased Participation in Community Colleges
  • Expand Dual Enrollment/Credit Programs
  • Create a Culture of Transfer
  • Create Linked High School Graduation/Admission
  • Develop New Strategies through Distance Education
  • Promote Adult Basic Education

Instruction and Curriculum
  • Utilize New Technologies for Improved Outcomes
  • Review Core Curriculum
  • Language instruction requirements
  • Broader global perspective
  • Inter-disciplinary approaches
  • Increase Service-Learning Opportunities

Mission Diversity
  • Define and Promote Categories of Academic
  • Reduce incentives for mission growth
  • Reward excellence
  • Examine System Reorganization
  • Could consolidation lead to efficiencies?
  • Provide unaligned institutions with access to
    greater resources

Higher Education Has Positive ROI
  • Develop a Coherent Strategy Supporting Long-Term
  • Revisit Capital Funding Strategies (TRBs)
  • Operational Funding based on planning
  • Align Funding Strategies with Closing the Gaps
  • Customize funding formulas based on institutional

Space and Capacity
  • Set New Standards for Classroom Utilization
  • Encourage Weekend and Year-Round Enrollment
  • Expand Utilization of Online Instruction
  • Adopt a Strategic Plan for Reducing Deferred
  • Submit Space Utilization Reports to Legislature

  • Create Common Database for Research and Policy
  • Integrate P-16 data
  • Measure Student Learning
  • Consider funding a common assessment tool like
    the Collegiate Learning Assessment
  • Continue Development of the Community College
    Accountability System

Linking Critical Issues to Closing The Gaps
  • P-16 Integration
  • Participation Success
  • Financial Aid and Access
  • Participation Success
  • Community Colleges
  • Participation Success Excellence
  • Instruction and Curriculum
  • Success Excellence
  • Mission Diversity
  • Excellence Research
  • Space and Capacity
  • Excellence Research
  • Funding
  • Excellence Success Research
  • Accountability
  • Participation, Success Excellence Research

  • These Are Critical Issues That Must Be Addressed
    By Any Plan
  • The Issues are Complex
  • Strategic Planning is Essential Continual
  • THECB is Key Driver In Planning

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