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Joe D. May President Louisiana Community and Technical College System
Presentation • Section 1: Introduction • Section 2: Mission of the LCTCS • Section 3: Access: Reaching the Citizens of Louisiana • Section 4: Productivity: Meeting the Needs of Louisiana • Section 5: Capacity: Responding to Louisiana’s Changing Needs • Section 6: Financial Resources: Funding the Future of Higher Education in Louisiana • Section 7: Raising the Bar
Education: A National Imperative “And so tonight, I ask every American to commit to at least one year or more of higher education or career training. This can be community college or a 4-year school; vocational training or an apprenticeship. But whatever the training may be, every American will need to get more than a high school diploma. ” President Barack Obama February 24, 2009 Address to Joint Session of Congress
Community Colleges are the Focus of National Higher Education Policy
Louisiana Challenges • At only 65.9%, Louisiana has one of the nation’s lowest high school graduation rates. • As the 45th poorest state, roughly 15 percent of all families live below the poverty level while 27% of children live in poverty. • While Louisiana has the 24th gross state product, it is 46th in per capita income. • Last year, approximately 2,000 people from the Baton Rouge area with bachelor’s degrees left the state. • Louisiana ranks 50th in adult literacy.
Mission of LCTCS • Economic Development • Workforce Development • Basic Skills and Literacy Development • General Educational Development • Career Skills Development • University-Level, Lower Division Educational Development • Secondary School Vocational-Technical Educational Development Master Plan for Higher Education Louisiana Board of Regents 2001
Recognition of a System . . . of Louisiana’s four “systems” of higher education, only one can be called a legitimate system. That exception is the Louisiana Community and Technical College System, created under Gov. Mike Foster . . . Baton Rouge Advocate July 12, 2009
LCTCS Today • The LCTCS is governed by a 17 member Board of Supervisors appointed by the Governor. The system consists of: • 7 technical colleges • 7 community colleges • 2 technical community colleges
Technical Colleges • Postsecondary institutions that award associate degrees and certificates in career and technical fields that are aligned with local and regional workforce and economic development needs. • These institutions are accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE).
Community Colleges • Comprehensive, open admissions postsecondary institutions that offer AA and AS degrees for transfer to 4-year colleges and universities and award associate degrees and certificates in career and technical education fields aligned with local and regional workforce and economic development needs. • These institutions are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
Technical Community Colleges • Comprehensive, open admissions postsecondary institutions that offer AA and AS degrees for transfer to 4-year colleges and universities and award associate degrees and certificates in career and technical education fields aligned with local and regional workforce and economic development needs. • These institutions were developed from technical colleges and are accredited by both the Council on Occupational Education (COE) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
Accreditation, an Indicator of Quality: SACS-COC • “The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states.” • “The Commission’s mission is the enhancement of educational quality throughout the region and it strives to improve the effectiveness of institutions by ensuring that institutions meet standards established by the higher education community that address the needs of society and students.” SACS-COC Website: www.sacscoc.org
SACS-COCAccreditedColleges *Colleges that are COE accredited and either have or are pursuing SACS-COC accreditation
Accreditation, an Indicator of Quality: COE • “The Council on Occupational Education serves as a quality assurance agency for post-secondary institutions that provide career and technical education programs. “ • “The focus for COE is solely on institutions and programs geared toward career, occupational and technical education. The agency accredits those institutions that offer certification, associate's degrees and diploma-based programs. “ COE Website: www.council.org
Headcount Change LCTCS Universities
Headcount Enrollment Source: BOR Statewide Student Profile System
Remedial Education Source: BOR Statewide Student Profile System
Associate Degree Enrollment Source: BOR Statewide Student Profile System
Minority Headcount Enrollment Source: BOR Statewide Student Profile System
Higher Ed Participation Rates Source: BOR Statewide Student Profile System U.S. Census Data
Cost of Attendance: Tuition Source: Board of Regents
TOPS Enrollment TOPS are Louisiana’s merit–based grants. Source: Board of Regents
Go Grant Enrollment Go Grants are Louisiana’s need-based grants. Source: Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance
Workforce Pipeline Supply trend Demand trend 100% 100% 100% 16 21 Enter 4-year public or private universities 35 Enter Tech & Community Colleges 8 58 55 Directly enter job market after graduation 20 Drop out or leave the state before graduation 37 26 24 *Based on Louisiana high school class of 2004 **Based on 2014 projections from Bureau of Labor Statistics Source: Louisiana Workforce Commission; LED analysis 2014** 2004* LOUISIANA’S WORKFORCE PIPELINE IS DRAMATICALLY OUT OF LINE WITH MARKET DEMANDS
SELECTED MAJOR CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS 2009 – 2011 Forecast Selected Data from: August 2009
Louisiana Top Growth Jobs TOP 15 GROWTH OCCUPATIONS* Due to net growth Education / training required Annual openings projected by occupation* Due to attrition loss Vocational / 2-year 4-year 1, 990 Registered nurses ü 1,530 Customer service representatives ü General and operations managers 1,250 ü 1,060 Elementary school teachers ü Bookkeeping / accounting clerks 1,010 ü 900 Licensed practical / vocational nurses ü 840 ü Mfg. and wholesale sales reps ü 830 Truck drivers ü Secretaries (excl. legal, medical & exec.) 830 ü Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 740 570 ü Executive secretaries ü 540 Accountants and auditors ü 530 Restaurant cooks ü 500 Institution and cafeteria cooks ü 490 Correctional officers and jailers * Number of job openings based on employment projections for 2006-2016; analysis limited to occupations that require some postsecondary education Source: Louisiana Occupational Outlook; LED analysis
2007-2008 FTE Enrollment Mix Source: Southern Region Education Board Factbook on Higher Education Full Time Equivalent Enrollment in SREB States
Associate Degrees Awarded Source: BOR Completer Report
Certificates Awarded Source: BOR Completer Report
Completion Rates • Completion rates for LCTCS institutions are poised to dramatically improve. • As the result of competing the accreditation process, there will be a dramatic expansion of Career and Technical Education program completers at these colleges. • Act 356 will dramatically enhance the importance of students earning the AA degree prior to transfer.
LCTCS Total Square Footage *Estimate in square footage
Act 391 September 2009 TOTAL: $174.0 million
Partnerships: BPCC and NSU • BPCC @ NSU: BPCC provides courses on Northwestern's campus to approximately 200 students per semester. • CALL: Center for Adult Learning in Louisiana. Initiative started by BPCC and NSU that leverages online resources, accelerated learning and portfolio assessment to enable working adults to complete college. • NSU/BPCC @ Barksdale: Partnership that will provide access to thousands serving at the home of the Global Strike Command.
Partnerships: Fletcher and Nicholls • Recently developed a broad proposal based upon a cooperative model already in place that will ease transfer, meet regional workforce needs and share resources to increase efficiencies that includes: • Shared office, classroom, and laboratory space between institutions. • Joint admissions and cross-enrollment opportunities. • Transfer Center at Nicholls staffed by Fletcher personnel. • Shared faculty development programs.
How LCTCS will Manage Growth? • Implementation of the 23 Act 391 projects ($174.0 million). • Construction of LDCC’s campus and two new buildings at SOWELA ($56.0 million). • Continued utilization of leased space. • Increasing use of borrowed space from high school and community partners. • Expanding relationships with universities. • Growth of online enrollment. • Recovered space from Hurricane Katrina.
Need for a New Funding Formula Enrollment FY 07 to FY 09
New Funding Formula • Developed in recognition of state’s unorthodox approach to funding. • Recognizes core operations. • Acknowledges that programs differ in costs. • Takes into account total revenue of institutions. • Emphasizes the importance of workforce. • Rewards research initiatives at 4-year institutions.
How Did We Get Here? • New funding formula was developed to recognize differences in institutions. • This new formula was used to administer 1/3 of the cuts for FY 10. • Approach did not take into account total funding of colleges. • Approach did not take into account shifts in enrollment at colleges.