Metropolitan State College of Denver

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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 Supply & Demand of Gen Ed courses Plan regarding underrepresented teacher ed students to be approved by CCHE
August
September Course Grades Distribution
December 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)

 

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
60.8 62.8 71.1 73.1


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
20.8 21.8


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 institution, on an annual basis as part of its planning and evaluation processes, shall determine which programs and services best meet the needs of its diverse student body - see Section 3.2 (a-n).

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

3.4 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.

 

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: 7/1/2006



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: 1/1/2006



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: 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: 9/1/2006*
*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

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: 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 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.

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 Department 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 Metropolitan State College of Denver 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 on or before December 31st that details the results of programs described in item 3.2 and any changes or new and additional efforts, if any, to increase enrollment, retention, and graduation of underserved students.
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 # 4: Other State Needs – Teacher Education
Section 3: Evaluation of Teacher Candidates
  • 3.1 Beginning September 1, 2005, the Governing Board agrees to pilot the use of the American Board for the Certification of Teacher Excellence (ABCTE) to assess the knowledge of graduates from the teacher education programs offered by the Institution. In this pilot program, the Governing Board agrees to assess annually a representative population of graduating teacher candidates. The results of this pilot program will be shared annually with the Commission, in a confidential manner, beginning September 1, 2006, and for each year during the term of this performance contract. Neither the Commission nor the Institution will release the results of the ABCTE for any student unless first obtaining the written permission of the student. The results of the ABCTE for any student will not be included in the Institution’s official records for the student without the written permission of the student. This pilot program is intended to supplement, and not replace, assessments required for licensure established by the Colorado Department of Education.
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 programs described in item 1.2 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 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, Metropolitan State College of Denver 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, the Institution shall report annually, in accordance with the Commission 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: Other State Needs – Teacher Education
  • Section 2: Recruitment and Training of Qualified Candidates
  • 2.1 The Institution shall strive to improve 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.
  • (a) The Institution shall submit a plan to the Department on or before July 1, 2007, detailing how it will achieve this goal. The plan must meet Departmental standards and be approved by the Commission.

 

Assurances

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