Fort Lewis College

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
July Plan regarding underrepresented teacher ed students to be approved by Commission Faculty Eval / Compensation Report
August
September
December Report & data through Office of Assessment Retention Rate Efforts; Graduation Rate Efforts; Efforts to increase enrollment, retention, & graduation of underserved students; Status of programs re: Workforce devel. high-demand areas
No Specific Date (Dec 31) Annually NSSE survey data

 

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
52.9 57.5 67.0 72.5


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
29.7 32.0


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

3.1 The College shall direct available resources to specific programs defined in the performance contract - see Section 3.1 (a-c).

  • (a) Increase the number of first generation undergraduates attending MSC by 3% annually.

  • (b) Increase the number of high need undergraduates (defined as high need, or up to 150% of Pell) attending MSC by 4% annually.

3.2 The Board of Trustees shall submit an annual report on or before December 31st that details the results of these activities and any changes or new and additional efforts, if any, to increase enrollment, retention and graduation of underserved students.

3.3 The Board of Trustees shall ensure that the goals in this section are accomplished without decreasing the quality of education provided or achievement rates of students included herein.

 

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 to develop plan and 6/30/2007 to adopt and implement



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: 6/30/2006



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: N/A

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: on or before December 31st*
*In lieu of grade distribution, an annual report on the policies developed by the college, through the Office of Assessment or otherwise, to maintain appropriate high academic quality and rigor, including efforts to mitigate grade inflation. The annual report shall include data. Such data may include the distribution of grades by academic subjects and course level and other indicators and assessments of student competency.

Section 3: Faculty

Financial Incentives

Governing Board shall provide a report that illustrates specifically whether and how financial incentives, such as cash bonuses, raises, stipends, awards or other items, are used in the implementation of its faculty evaluation and professional development procedure. The report shall be accompanied by data showing how the financial incentives are applied differentially to faculty based on the evaluation criteria.

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 shall report to the Board of Trustees, and in turn, the Board of Trustees shall report to the Department annually 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 and the results of the NSSE survey.

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 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.

The institution shall strive to improve the recruitment, retention, and licensing of teacher candidates who are under-represented in Colorado's public schools, with a particular focus on Hispanics and males*. * FLC include Native American
The College shall submit a plan to the Department on or before **, detailing how it will achieve his goal. The plan must meet Departmental standards and be approved by the Commission.
** FLC and MSCD by July 1, 2006

 

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 Trustees for Fort Lewis College is required to provide unique data and reports as indicated below.

Goal # 2: Quality in Undergraduate Education
Section 2: Academic Assessment
  • 2.2 The Board of Trustees shall provide an annual report to the Department on or before December 31st on the policies developed by the College, through the Office of Assessment or otherwise, to maintain appropriate high academic quality and rigor, including efforts to mitigate grade inflation. The annual report shall include data on the implementation of policies to maintain appropriate high academic quality and rigor. Such data may include the distribution of grades by academic subjects and course level and other indicators and assessments of student competency.
Section 3: Faculty
  • 3.2 By July 1, 2006 and each year thereafter, the Board of Trustees shall provide a report that illustrates whether and how financial incentives, such as cash bonuses, raises, stipends, awards or other items are used in the implementation of its faculty evaluation and professional development procedure. The report shall be accompanied by supporting data, if any, that was used in evaluating its faculty compensation policies and procedures.
Section 4: Evaluation and Assessment of Student Learning
  • 4.1 To the extent possible and based upon available data, the College shall report to the Board of Trustees, and in turn, the Board of Trustees shall report to the Department annually 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 and the results of the NSSE survey.

Goal # 5: Other State Needs – Workforce and Economic Development
  • 1.2 Annually, the College will submit to the Board of Trustees an analysis of needs and funding requirements for expanding, improving and/or increasing the number of students who earn degrees in high-demand program areas.
  • 1.3 The Board of Trustees shall annually report to the Department on or before December 31st the status of these programs and any changes to its programs, and any relevant supporting data. The Board of Trustees may change its programs and efforts to address workforce and economic development without approval from the Department or Commission.
Unique Institutional Data and Reports

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

Goal # 4: Other State Needs – Teacher Education
  • Section 2: Recruitment and Training of Qualified Candidates
  • 2.1 The College shall strive to improve the recruitment, retention, and licensing of teacher candidates who are under-represented in Colorado’s public schools, with a particular focus on Hispanics, Native Americans, and males.
  • (a) The College shall submit a plan to the Department on or before July1, 2006, detailing how it will achieve this goal. The plan must meet Departmental standards and be approved by the Commission.

Goal # 5: Other State Needs – Workforce and Economic Development
  • 1.2 Annually, the College will submit to the Board of Trustees an analysis of needs and funding requirements for expanding, improving and/or increasing the number of students who earn degrees in high-demand program areas.

 

Assurances

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