Colorado Community College System

This page provides all performance contract details and including the contract, goals, data and reporting requirements, templates, and assurance documents.

 

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Performance Contract & Guidelines

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Data Submitted by Inst

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July

 

Supply & Demand of Gen Ed courses

 

 

August

 

 

 

 

September

 

 

 

 

December

 

 

 

Retention Rate Efforts; Graduation Rate Efforts; Efforts to increase enrollment, retention, & graduation of underserved students; Status of Perkins Act post-secondary performance indicators

No Specific Date (Dec 31

 

 

 

 

 

Goals

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Goal # 1 Access & Success

Section 1: Retention Rates

1.1 Retention Rates by 12/31/2008

From Original Institution Including Transfer Institution
From To From To
52.4 54.4 61.3 63.3


1.2 The Governing Board shall report to the Department on or before December 31st of each year the results of its current efforts and any new or additional plans or programs to increase its fall-to-fall retention rates for first-time, full-time, freshmen.

 

Section 2: Graduation Rates

2.1 Graduation Rates by 12/31/2008

Graduation Rates
From To
20.1 21.2


2.2 The Governing Board shall report to the Department on or before December 31st of each year the results of its current efforts and any new or additional plans or programs to increase its 3-year degree completion rate for first-time, full-time, certificate and associate degree-seeking freshmen.

 

Section 3: Underserved Students

3.1 (a-d) The System will address the underserved students through specific programs defined in the performance contract - see Section 3.1 (a-d).

3.2 Individual colleges within the System shall offer programs designed to increase enrollment, retention and graduation of underserved students.

3.3 The Governing Board shall submit an annual report in a narrative format on or before December 31st that details the results of programs to increase enrollment, retention and graduation of underserved students.

3.4 The System shall collect and report data to the Department, in the form and manner to be agreed upon by the parties, on students who need to be assessed, students needing remediation, areas for remediation, successful completion of remediation.

3.5 The Governing Board shall ensure that the goals in this section are accomplished without decreasing the quality of education provided or achievement rates of students included herein as resources allow.

 

Goal # 2 Quality in UG Education

Section 1: General Education Requirements

Ensure that general education core curriculum satisfies the competencies, expectations, and credit hour guidelines of the GT Pathways.

To be completed by: 1/1/2006



All courses in the college's general education core curriculum shall be submitted, according to Commission policy, to the GE 25 Council or its successor, for approval and inclusion in GT Pathways for guaranteed transfer.
NOTE: The Department shall convene the GE 25 Council and provide sufficient resources to ensure that all courses submitted to the GE 25 Council, or its successor, are reviewed within 6 months of submission.

To be completed by: 7/1/2005



The Governing Board shall report statistics on the demand for and supply of courses at its campus(es) that satisfy its general education core curriculum. Such data, if available, may include the number of sections offered, enrollment demand and course availability, data on the ranks of instructor teaching the courses and the average class enrollment for each course disaggregated by course title and number.

To be completed by: 7/1/2006

Section 2: Grade Distribution

The Governing Board shall provide data on all course grades conferred during the previous academic year, disaggregated by academic subject and course level.

To be completed by: Once ERP is operational*
*To the extent data are available, the Governing Board shall provide data to the Department on all course grades conferred in courses that satisfy its general education core curriculum disaggregated by academic subject and course level. The Governing Board will report separately on Career and Technical Education courses.

 

Section 3: Faculty

Continue to ensure that the proportion of core courses taught by the highest quality and/or most qualified faculty is equivalent to that in undergraduate non-core courses.*

* CCCS - this item not in contract

Financial Incentives

The Governing Board maintains policies for evaluation of faculty performance in which teaching effectiveness has the greatest weight in the overall evaluation. All salary increases are merit based. The Governing Board shall provide copies of all such policies to the Department.
To the extent possible, the CCCS shall provide information annually on faculty salaries in the same format that such information is made available to the Governing Board.


To be completed by: Annually

 

Section 4: Evaluation and Assessment of Student Learning

4.1 To the extent possible and based upon available data, the System shall report annually on student achievement by providing data from outside recognized accreditation bodies such as the Higher Learning Commission on Career and Technical Graduates Employed or Continuing Their Education.

4.2 The Governing Board/Board of Trustees agrees to cooperate with the Department in developing and implementing standard methods to assess students' knowledge and improve the delivery of content taught in courses approved for the college's core curriculum. These programs shall be in place no later than January 1, 2007. The Department and the Governing Board/Board of Trustees agree that implementation of these assessment methods is contingent on additional resources being made available for these purposes.

 

Goal # 3 Efficiency of Operation

Section 1: Costs

As part of the Commission's annual budget process, the Governing Board shall provide, through the Budget Data Book, information to the Department that identifies mandatory cost increases or decreases.

 

Section 2: Capital Assets and Maintenance

The Governing Board shall breakout in its annual Statement of Revenues, Expenses, and Changes in Net Assets the actual amount spent pursuant to this section.

 

Goal # 4 Teacher Ed

Section 1: Teacher Education Programs

By July 1, 2006, the Governing Board Shall ensure that its teacher education programs meets standards as detailed in the performance contract.

By July 1, 2006, all content (non-pedagogy) courses leading to the fulfillment of endorsement area requirements for secondary education licensure shall be taught by faculty members belonging only to the departments from which the courses orginate (e.g., American history courses are taught by faculty members in the history department, mathematics courses are taught by faculty members in the mathematics department).

Section 2: Recruitment and Training of Qualified Candidates

By July 1, 2006 and each year thereafter, the Colorado Community College System will certify to the Department that the system colleges will adhere to the GT Pathways courses required within the statewide Teacher Education Articulation Agreements.

 

Goal # 5 Workforce Development


The Governing Board shall annually report to the Department on or before December 31st on the status of the Perkins Act State Plan indicators for postsecondary education.

 

 

Templates

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Reporting Guidelines

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Goal # 1 Access & Success
Unique Governing Board Data and Reports

In addition to the general data and reports required under its performance contract, the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education is required to provide unique data and reports as indicated below.

Goal # 1: Access and Success
Section 3: Underserved Students
  • 3.3 The Governing Board shall submit an annual report in a narrative format on or before December 31st that details the results of programs to increase enrollment, retention, and graduation of underserved students.

Goal # 2: Quality in Undergraduate Education
Section 1: General Education Requirements
  • 1.6 Beginning July 1, 2006, and each year thereafter, the Governing Board shall report statistics on the enrollment System-wide in each course that satisfies the general education core curriculum.

Section 2: Grade Distribution
  • 2.1 Once the integrated administrative data system (ERP) in Goal #3, Subsection 4 is operational and to the extent the data is available, the Governing Board shall provide data to the Department on all course grades conferred in courses that satisfy its general education core curriculum during the previous academic year, disaggregated by academic subject and course level. The Governing Board will report separately on Career and Technical Education courses and non-Career and Technical Education courses, due to differences between those categories of programs.

Goal # 5: Other State Needs – Workforce and Economic Development
  • 1.3 The Governing Board shall annually report to the Department on or before December 31st on the status of the Perkins Act State Plan indicators for postsecondary education.
Unique Institutional Data and Reports

In addition to the general data and reports required under its performance contract, the Colorado Community College System is required to provide unique data and reports as indicated below.

Goal # 1: Access and Success
  • Section 3: Underserved Students
  • 3.4 The System shall collect and report data to the Department, in the form and manner to be agreed upon by the parties, on students who need to be assessed, students needing remediation, areas for remediation, successful completion of remediation.

Goal # 2: Quality in Undergraduate Education
  • Section 3: Faculty
  1. 3.2 To the extent possible, the Colorado Community College System shall provide information annually on faculty salaries in the same format that such information is made available to the Governing Board.
  • Section 4: Evaluation and Assessment of Student Learning
  1. 4.1 To the extent possible and based upon available data, the System shall report annually on student achievement by providing data from outside recognized accreditation bodies such as the Higher Learning Commission on Career and Technical Graduates Employed or Continuing Their Education.

 

Assurances

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