Colorado State University 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 Data Submitted by Governing Board Report Submitted by Institution Report Submitted by Governing Board
January Report & Data on student assessment outcomes
July Supply & Demand of Gen Ed courses
August

 

September Course Grades Distribution
December Retention Rate Efforts; Graduation Rate Efforts; Efforts to increase enrollment, retention, & graduation of underserved students; Staus of programs re: Workforce devel. high-demand areas
No Specific Date (Dec 31) Report on underrepresented teacher candidates

 

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
CSU 83.1 85.1 89.3 91.3
CSU-P 64.4 67.0 76.2 79.0


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
CSU 62.9 63.6
CSU-P 29.8 31.8


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 6-year graduation rate for first-time, full-time, degree-seeking freshmen.

Section 3: Underserved Students

3.2 The Governing Board shall submit an annual report on or before December 31st that details the results of efforts to increase enrollment, retention and graduation of underserved students.

 

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: 1/1/2007



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: 7/1/2007



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: 7/1/2007

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: 9/1/2007*
*Data to be accompanied by a description or copies of policies and procedures, if any, used to evaluate the distribution of grades by academic subject and course level or otherwise.

Section 3: Faculty

Financial Incentives

The Governing Board shall certify that it has in place or has plans for implementing and utilizing a variable pay method for faculty.

To be completed by: 7/1/2006

Section 4: Evaluation and Assessment of Student Learning

4.1 To the extent possible and based upon available data, the college/board/system shall report annually, in accordance with the SURDS reporting schedule, on student achievement by providing data on outcomes on licensure, professional, graduate school admission, and other examinations taken by baccalaureate graduates and/or career and technical graduates employed or continuing their education.

4.2 By January 1, 2007 and continuing annually thereafter, CSUS shall submit a report on the outcomes of student assessments created and administered by CSUS institutions' assessment and institutional analysis unites. This report shall include data on the students' knowledge of content taught in courses approved for core curricula of the CSUS institutions. The Department and the Governing Board agree that any modification of existing assessment methods needed to assess core curricular content is contingent on additional resources being made available for this purpose.

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 August 1 each year, the institution shall submit to the Department the student identification numbers and endorsement areas for all teacher candidates.

The Governing Board shall participate with the Department in analyzing the placement in K-12 schools of teacher candidate graduates and their performance once placed, including providing data as specified by the Department.

CSU shall report on the recruitment, retention, and graduation of teacher candidates who are under-represented in Colorado's public schools, with a particular focus on Hispanics and males.

 

Goal # 5 Workforce Development

The Governing Board/Board of Trustees shall annually report on or before December 31st of each year to the Department regarding the status of programs addressing high-demand areas and any changes to its programs and any relevant supporting data. The Governing Board may change its programs and efforts to address workforce and economic develoment without approval from the Dpartment or Commission.

 

Templates

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Reporting Guidelines

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Unique Governing Board Data and Reports

In addition to the general data and reports required under its performance contract, the Board of Governors of the Colorado State University System is required to provide unique data and reports as indicated below.

Goal # 2: Quality in Undergraduate Education
Section 3: Faculty
  • 3.2 By July 1, 2006, the Governing Board shall certify that it has in place or has plans for implementing and utilizing a variable pay method for faculty.

Goal # 5: Other State Needs – Workforce and Economic Development
  • 1.4 The Governing Board shall annually report on or before December 31st of each year to the Department regarding the status of programs addressing high-demand areas.
Unique Institutional Data and Reports

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

Goal # 2: Quality in Undergraduate Education
  • Section 4: Evaluation and Assessment of Student Learning
  • 4.1 To the extent possible and based upon available data, CSUS shall report annually, in accordance with the SURDS reporting schedule, on student achievement by providing data on outcomes on licensure, professional, graduate school admission, and other examinations taken by baccalaureate graduates and/or career and technical graduates employed or continuing their education.
  • 4.2 By January 1, 2007 and continuing annually thereafter, CSUS shall submit a report on the outcomes of student assessments created and administered by CSUS institutions’ assessment and institutional analysis units. This report shall include data on the students’ knowledge of content taught in courses approved for core curricula of the CSUS institutions.

Goal # 4: Other State Needs – Teacher Education
  • Section 2: Recruitment and Training of Qualified Candidates
  • 2.1 The Institution shall report on the recruitment, retention, and graduation of teacher candidates who are under-represented in Colorado’s public schools, with a particular focus on Hispanics and males.

Goal # 6: Other State Needs – Research and Scholarly Activities
  • Section 3: Graduate Education
  • 3.1 CSUS shall strive to increase enrollment in and graduation from its post-baccalaureate programs, consistent with its mission and focusing on high-need programs. Increases in graduate enrollment will be linked to increases in funding. Colorado State University and Colorado State University – Pueblo will report to the Commission comparing graduate enrollment to that of peer institutions.

 

Assurances

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