THECB Update - Texas Community College Instructional

Report
Accountability Meeting
Coordinating Board Update
TCCIA
James Goeman
June 2013
Accountability
Texas Higher Education Coordinating
Board
Spring 2013 Meeting
Undergraduate Existing
Program Performance
Review
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Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Purpose of Program Review
THECB streamlined the approval process for new
degree requests in 2009.
A new focus on review of existing programs resulted.
Program Approval
 Standards for Academic Associate Programs
 Standards for Bachelor’s and Master’s
Programs
Program Review
 Low-Producing Annual Review
 Existing Program Review
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Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Main Purpose of EPPR
Assist institutions in strategic
planning by providing consistent
statewide programmatic data
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
What are the EPPR Measures?
 Quantitative measures and definitions based
on UEAC recommendations
 Measures include indicators of program
efficiency and effectiveness:
 Enrollment
 Persistence
 Transfer
 Completion
 Placement
 Measures align with Accountability System data
with appropriate adjustments
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Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Sample EPPR Quantitative Measures
Graduation Rate
 Total in Cohort
 FT & PT in Cohort
 Graduated from
 Same program
 Other program
 Same institution
 Other institution
Transfer Rate
 Degree & Transfer
 Core Complete & Transfer
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SCH
SCH
SCH
SCH
SCH
Attempted
Attempted
Attempted
Attempted
Attempted
0 - 12
13 - 24
25 - 29
30 - 42
43+
Time to Degree
 Ave No. of Semesters
• AAS Completers (FT & PT)
• Certificate Completers (FT& PT)
 AAS Ave No. of SCH
• AAS Completers (FT & PT)
• Certificate Completers (FT& PT)
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Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Website Example
http://reports.thecb.state.tx.us/approot/epr/epr.htm
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Accountability
Spring 2013 Meeting
Core Curriculum
Fall 2014
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Core Curriculum 2014
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Purpose & Core Objectives
Through the core curriculum, students will gain a foundation of
knowledge of human cultures and the physical and natural
world; develop principles of personal and social responsibility
for living in a diverse world; and advance intellectual and
practical skills that are essential for all learning.
Core Objectives:
Critical Thinking Skills
Communication Skills
Empirical & Quantitative Skills
Teamwork
Social Responsibility
Personal Responsibility
Coordinating Board Rules Chapter 4 Subchapter B §4.28
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Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Core Curriculum Components
SCH
Transcript
Code
Communication
6
010
Mathematics
3
020
Life & Physical Sciences
6
030
3
040
3
050
American History
6
060
Government/Political Science
6
070
Social & Behavioral Sciences
3
080
Component Area Option (CAO)
6
090
TOTAL
42
Component Area
Language, Philosophy & Culture
Creative Arts
Foundational
Component
Areas (FCA)
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Core Curriculum 2014
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Core Objectives Mapped to FCAs
Required
FCA
Optional
CT
COM
EQS
TW
SR
PR
Comm
Math
Life & Physical Sci
L,P & C
Creative Arts
Am History
Gov’t/Pol Sci
Soc/Beh Science
CAO
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Core Curriculum 2014
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Component Area Option
All courses must be aligned with the
description of at least one of the 8 FCA
 At least 3 SCH + match FCA description & Core Objectives
 Up to 3 SCH + match FCA description & 3 Core Objectives (Critical
Thinking + Communication Skills + Institutionally-selected CO)
6 SCH maximum
Replaces the Institutionally Designated
Option
Excess SCH from other FCA
Allows for student choice and institutional
flexibility
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Accountability
Texas Higher Education Coordinating
Board
Spring 2013 Meeting
Implementation of the
Core Curriculum
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Core Curriculum 2014
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
What will the THECB want by
November 2013?
I.
Course selection process
 Brief summary of process and procedures for course approval,
including faculty and committee involvement
II. Core Objective Assessment Plan
 Process for determining attainment level of each Core
Objective
 Plan for assessment, including methods, targets/criteria,
analysis, and actions and follow-ups
III. Proposed Courses
 Course information – prefix, number, title, TCCNS equivalent,
component area
 Link to specific evidence of where the students will demonstrate
the Core Objectives such as syllabi and other relevant material.
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Core Curriculum 2014
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Implementation
November 2011 - November 2013:
Faculty develop and select courses
August 2013 - November 2013:
Institution's core curriculum due to Coordinating
Board staff for review
February 2014: All reviews complete by
THECB staff
Fall 2014: Statewide implementation of core
curriculum for incoming Freshmen
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Accountability Meeting
2013 Legislative Session Update
TCCIA
June 2013
Core Curriculum 2014
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Bills On Workforce Education I
SB 414
 requires the CB to conduct a study to: a) determine regional
workforce needs, b) determine which areas of the state would
benefit from community college baccalaureate programs, c) develop
appropriate metrics for determining whether a public junior college
should offer those degrees. The study is limited to the fields of
nursing and applied sciences.
HB 1296
 requires the CB and TWC to make an annual projection of workforce
need for the next three-year period including the level and field of
education and training projected to be needed. The report would
include recommendations for postsecondary programs at
institutions.
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Core Curriculum 2014
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Bills on Workforce Education II
HB 1297
 requires that by June 1 of each year, the Texas A&M Engineering
Extension Service and every community and technical college that
provides workforce training will conduct a review of the college’s (or
service’s) customized training programs.
SB 441
 establishes the “Texas Fast Start Program” to promote rapid delivery
of workforce education. The Texas Fast Start Program is a CTE
program designed to help students earn postsecondary certificates
and degrees and enter in to the work force quickly in high-demand
fields or occupations. Fast Start programs would be offered by
public junior colleges, public technical institutes, and public state
colleges.
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Core Curriculum 2014
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Other Significant 2013 Bills I
HB 5
 replaces the Minimum, Recommended, and Distinguished high
school graduation plans with a single Foundation high school
graduation plan.
 allows additional career and technical education (CTE) courses to be
used to satisfy certain English, math and science curriculum
requirements.
 eliminates many of the end-of-course assessments a high school
student is now required to take, except for Algebra I, Biology,
English I, English II, and US History.
 Algebra II and English III are not eliminated, but are no longer
mandatory; they would be “optional” exams.
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Core Curriculum 2014
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Other Significant 2013 Bills II
SB 497
 limits the number of semester credit hours required to earn an
associate degree to the minimum number of semester credit hours
required by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (60
SCH), unless the institution determines there is a compelling
academic reason for requiring additional semester credit hours.
HB 842
 requires school districts to provide courses that satisfy a
requirement for an industry-recognized credential, certificate, or an
associate degree concurrently with the students’ high school
diploma, and the course must also satisfy requirements toward the
student’s high school diploma. The provisions of the bill would be
applied beginning with the 2013-2014 school year
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Core Curriculum 2014
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Other Significant 2013 Bills III
SB 498
 amends Section 61.833(b), of the Texas Education Code, to reduce
the number of earned cumulative total semester credit hours that
would initiate the state’s reverse transfer process from 90 to 66 for
qualified transfer students attending general academic teaching
institutions.
HB 31
 limits funding to institutions of higher education for semester credit
hours attempted by students in high school, except for students
enrolled in early college education programs, to semester credit
hours in the core curriculum, career or technical hours leading to
certificate or associate degree, or foreign language.
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Core Curriculum 2014
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Other Significant 2013 Bills IV
SB 215 (THECB Sunset Bill)
 CB staff now have 1 year to complete the review of new program
requests, or approval is automatic.
 CB staff must determine completeness of a new program request
within 5 business days.
 CB loses the authority to order the closure or consolidation of low
producing programs; and can only make recommendations to the
governing boards of institutions.
 Universities must identify any common courses added to, or
removed from, their course inventory each year when reporting
their course inventories to the CB.
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Core Curriculum 2014
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
New TSI Exam
 Implementation of new exam on first day of Fall 2013 semester
 New exam will provide more detailed diagnostic information about
students who are not college-ready.
 Allows better sorting of students by skill levels:
 Adult Basic Education
 Developmental Education
 College-Ready
 CB staff will be working with TEA, TWC, and TWIC to develop a plan
and resources to help institutions serve students in the three different
groups listed above.
 For more information, contact P-16 Division Staff:
Suzanne Morales-Vale, Director, Developmental and Adult Education
(512) 427-6262 [email protected]
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Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Contacts for More Information
ACGM/TCCNS: [email protected]
Dual Credit: [email protected]
Existing Program Review: [email protected]
Core Curriculum: [email protected]
TSI: [email protected]
Workforce Education: [email protected]
Distance Education: [email protected]
Academic Affairs: [email protected]

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