University of Northern Colorado

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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 Report on Privatizing Auxilliary Facilities
July Supply & Demand of Gen Ed courses Teacher Ed Report Including Data Faculty Eval & Compensation Report
August
September Course Grades Distribution Policies to maintain academic rigor
December Retention Rate Efforts; Graduation Rate Efforts; Efforts to increase enrollment, retention, & graduation of underserved students
No Specific Date (Dec 31) Annually Report Financial Ratios

 

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
68.2 71.0 82.9 85.0


1.2 The Institution's Commission on Student Success will detail the structural changes and shifts in funding priorities required to most effectively support student success at the University of Northern Colorado. By December 31, 2007, the Institution shall report on the recommendations of the Commission on Student Success.

Section 2: Graduation Rates

2.1 Graduation Rates by 12/31/2008

Graduation Rates
From To
47.1 49.0


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 Charting the Future final Report, the Transition Plan, the work of the Commission on Student Success, the Diversity Advisory Council and other Institution initiatives outline current programs addressing this goal and how the Institution will improve and fund these efforts in the future.

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

3.3 The Governing Board shall ensure that the goals in this section are addressed consistently with the role and mission of the Institution, its admission and academic standards, and the level of funding available.

 

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: 7/1/2006



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: 9/1/2005 & 9/1/2006*


*By 9/1/2005, and each year thereafter, the Governing Board shall report to the Department on the policies developed by the Institution, through the Center for Faculty and Staff Development or otherwise, to maintain appropriate high academic quality and rigor, including efforts to mitigate grade inflation.
*By 9/1/2006, the Governing Board shall provide to the Department 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

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/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.

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.
Note: This item is contained in Section 2 of UNC's contract.

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. Note: This item is contained in Section 3 of UNC's contract.

Section 3: Financial Ratios

The Institution will report annually to the Commission on the following financial ratios: primary reserve ratio, net operating revenues ratio, viability ratio, debt burden ratio.

Section 4: Auxiliary Facilities

The Governing Board will complete an assessment by January 1, 2006, of the appropriateness of privatizing auxiliary facilities under their control and report the results of this assessment to the Department.

 

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

UNC shall submit a plan to the Department on or before July 1, 2006 detailing how it will achieve the goal outlined in the the contract under item 2.1. Included in this report will be data regarding enrollment trends, retention and graduation statistics, program capacities, and student achievement.

 

Goal # 5 Workforce Development


None

 

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 of the University of Northern Colorado is required to provide unique data and reports as indicated below.

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


Goal # 2: Quality in Undergraduate Education
Section 2: Academic Assessment
  • 2.2 By September 1, 2005, and each year thereafter, the Governing Board shall report to the Department on the policies developed by the Institution, through the Center for Faculty and Staff Development or otherwise, to maintain appropriate high academic quality and rigor, including efforts to mitigate grade inflation.

  • 2.3 By September 1, 2006, the Governing Board shall provide to the Department 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 Governing Board shall provide a report that illustrates specifically 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 clearly showing how the financial incentives are applied differentially to faculty based on the evaluation criteria.


Goal # 3: Efficiency of Operations
Section 5: Auxiliary Facilities
  • 5.2 The Governing Board will complete an assessment by January 1, 2006, of the appropriateness of privatizing auxiliary facilities under their control and report the results of this assessment to the Department.
Unique Institutional Data and Reports

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

Goal # 1: Access and Success
  • Section 1: Retention
  • 1.2 By December 31, 2007, the Institution shall report on the recommendations of the Commission on Student Success.
  • Section 2: Graduation
  • 2.2 By December 31, 2007, the Institution shall report on the recommendations of the Commission on Student Success.


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 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 In accordance with the Charting the Future Final Report, by January1, 2007 and continuing annually thereafter, the Institution shall submit a report on the outcomes of student assessments created and administered by the Institution’s office of assessment and accreditation to the Commission. This report shall include data on students’ knowledge of content taught in courses approved for the Best University Experience curriculum.


Goal # 3: Efficiency of Operations
  • Section 3: Financial Ratios
  • 3.1 The Institution will report annually to the Commission on the following financial ratios identified and discussed in KPMG’s Ratio Analysis in Higher Education: New Insights for Leaders of Public Higher Education, 2002: primary reserve ratio; net operating revenues ratio; viability ratio; debt burden ratio.


Goal #4: Teacher Education
  • Section 2: Recruitment and Training of Qualified Candidates
  • 2.1 The Institution shall address improving the recruitment, retention, and graduation of teacher candidates who are under-represented in Colorado’s public schools. The Institution shall submit a plan to the Department on or before July 1, 2006 detailing how it will achieve this goal. Included in this report will be data regarding enrollment trends, retention and graduation statistics, program capacities, and student achievement.

 

Assurances

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