Colorado Mesa University

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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
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December Retention Rate Efforts; Graduation Rate Efforts;
No Specific Date (Dec 31) Report on student outcomes assessment w/underlying data; Faculty Performance Report w/underlying 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
N/A N/A 70.0 72.0


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
30.0 34.0


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 Board of Trustees shall also focus on increasing the participation of underserved students at MSC with the dual goals to:

(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 ensure that the items in Goal #1 are consistent with the western Colorado's population profile, the college's role and mission and admissions standards, and the level of funding available.

3.3 The Board of Trustees shall work to maintain and if possible to increase its retention and graduation rates while at the same time not 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: 1/1/2007



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: 3/15/2006



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: No Date Given*
*In lieu of grade distribution, MSC shall provide the Commission with the report on student outcomes assessment that it provides to the Board of Trustees, which shall include the underlying data, if requested by the Commission.

Section 3: Faculty

Financial Incentives

MSC shall provide the Commission with the report on faculty performance that it provides to the Trustees of MSC, which shall include the underlying data, if requested by the Commission.

To be completed by: No Date Given

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 The Board of Trustees will complete the implementation of its assessment plan to evaluate students' knowledge and use assessment results to improve instruction and student learning in courses approved for MSC's general education core curriculum and academic major.

 

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.

 

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 Mesa State College 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 and each year thereafter, the 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.

Section 4: Evaluation and Assessment of Student Learning
  • 4.1 To the extent possible and based upon available data, ASC 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.

Goal # 4: State and Regional Needs
Section 4: Vocational and Workforce Training
  • 4.4 The Board of Trustees shall annually report to the Department on or before December 31st on the status of programs defined in items 4.2 and 4.3 of the performance contract and any proposed changes to its list of high-demand programs, including a certification as to whether it has achieved stated goals and benchmarks, and any relevant supporting data.
Unique Institutional Data and Reports

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

Goal #2: Quality in Undergraduate Education
  • Section 2: Grade Distribution
  • 2.1 MSC shall provide the Commission with the report on student outcomes assessment that it provides to the Board of Trustees, which shall include the underlying data, if requested by the Commission.
  • Section 3: Faculty
  • 3.2 MSC shall provide the Commission with the report on faculty performance that it provides to the Trustees of MSC, which shall include the underlying data, if requested by the Commission.

 

Assurances

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