AHECB Finance Committee Meeting. July 25, 2014. Tara Smith Senior Associate Director, Institutional Finance. Agenda item no. 6 operating needs and recommendations for the 2015-17 biennium. Institutional Need.
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AHECB Finance Committee Meeting July 25, 2014
Tara Smith Senior Associate Director, Institutional Finance Agenda item no. 6operating needs and recommendations for the 2015-17 biennium
Institutional Need • SSCH decreased 9.8% for Colleges and increased 0.6% for Universities over the previous calendar year used for the 2013-15 Biennium operating need calculations • AHECB approved the funding model adjustments at its meeting on April 25, 2014 • Faculty Salaries in the Need models were increased to 2013 SREB Average and Adjusted to the 2015-16 level to reflect the Higher Education Price Index (HEPI) Increase • Tuition Rates were increased to reflect the Higher Education Price Index (HEPI) Increase • Students Services Rates were increased to reflect the Higher Education Price Index (HEPI) Increase (2-YR & Technical Center Models only) • Fringe Benefit component added (University model only) • FY16 Need for Higher Education is $936.4 million for institutions and $231.8 million for non-formula entities
ADHE Recommendation • ADHE recommends an increase of $143.8 million for all entities. • This recommendation will bring all institutions to at least 75% of Need.
Operating Recommendations Table A. Summary of Operating Needs & Recommendations for the 2015-17 Biennium
Operating Recommendations Table B. 2015-17 Four-Year Universities Recommendations
Operating Recommendations Table C. 2015-17 Two-Year Colleges Recommendations
Operating Recommendations Table D. 2015-17 TechnicalCentersRecommendations
Operating Recommendations Table E. 2015-17 Non-Formula Entities Recommendations
Agenda item no. 7personal services recommendations for the 2015-17 biennium
Summary of Recommendations • Line-item maximum salary increases were considered this biennium, and all line-item maximums were adjusted by 3 percent per year. • Arkansas Tech University moved from Four-Year 4 SREB classification to Four-Year 3. Line-item maximum salaries were increased accordingly. • Salary recommendations for new positions were based on salaries for similar positions previously established at comparable institutions. • Institutions (including UAMS) have 21,841 non-classified positions currently authorized.
Summary of Recommendations • ADHE Staff recommends a net increase of 739 non-classified positions for institutions not including UAMS. • Much of the net increase is due to enrollment growth & SREB classification changes • Increase of 3.8 percent for a total of 19,990 non-classified positions • UAMS had no net new position requests. • ADHE Staff recommends a total of 8,801 for UAMS.
Agenda item no. 8capital funding recommendations for the 2015-17 biennium
Capital Funding Requests • $5.4 billion E&G current replacement value • 47 percent of useful life of campus facilities has been expended • $946 million requested for construction, renovation and technology infrastructure • Over $2.5 billion requested for deferred maintenance
Capital Funding Requests • A total of $225.6 million recommended for all projects • $151 million for renovation, new construction and technology infrastructure • $51.3 million for deferred maintenance • $23.2 million for equipment, library
Agenda item no. 9Performance Based Funding (Outcomes-Centered) Measuresfor the 2015-17 biennium
Performance Based Funding • Recommendation for addition of hold harmless clause to Performance Funding Policy: For the implementation of performance funding, institutions are to be held harmless for complying or participating in an initiative promoted by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE) that has the potential to adversely affect the outcomes of compliance with performance funding measures. This includes, but is not limited to degree audits, contributions to economic development, and increases in quality of education provided.
Jake Eddington Program Specialist, Institutional Finance Agenda item no. 10certification of intercollegiate athletic revenues and expenditures for 2015-15
Relevant Information Percentages of funds supporting athletic budgets excluding UAF: • Athletic generated revenues – 26.1% • Includes Other Athletic Income • Other Auxiliary profits – 14.7% • Educational and General transfer – 26.0% • Student Athletic fees – 42.2%
Chandra Robinson Program Coordinator, Institutional Finance Agenda item no. 11:Economic Feasibility of BOND ISSUE for ARKANSAS TECH UNIVERSITY – OZARK CAMPUS
Relevant Information • $6million for 30 years @ a rate not to exceed 5.0% • Educational and general purposes • Revenue Funding Source: Tuition and Fee Revenue • Proceeds will be used to construct and equip the Allied Health Building and complete the Roofing Project for the Technology and the Academic Support Building
Chandra Robinson Program Coordinator, Institutional Finance Agenda item no. 12:Economic Feasibility of BOND ISSUE for NORTHWEST ARKANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Relevant Information • $3 million for 20 years @ a rate not to exceed 4.0% • Educational and general purposes • Revenue Funding Source: Tuition and Fee Revenue and Millage Revenue • Proceeds will be used to purchase 20 acres of land in Springdale, Arkansas. Sometime within the next 5 years, Northwest Arkansas Community College will build a center for career and technical training on this property.
Consent Agenda Items New Programs Agenda Item No. 13: Arkansas State University-Mountain Home Technical Certificate in Hospitality Management Agenda Item No. 14: Arkansas State University-Jonesboro Doctor of Occupational Therapy Associate of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant Information/Board Notification Agenda Item No. 15: Letters of Notification Agenda Item No 16: Letters of Intent
Cynthia Moten Associate Director, Academic Affairs Agenda item no. 17college of the ouachitas - sheridan EDUCATION CENTER
Cynthia Moten Associate Director, Academic Affairs Agenda item no. 18ARKANSAS TECH UNIVERSITY: Role and Scope changeDoctor of Education in school leadership
ATU Role and Scope ChangeDoctor of Education in School Leadership • Role and Scope Change request to offer initial doctorate degree in School Leadership. • External reviewers for role and scope and new program proposals. • After discussion, no further concerns expressed about program duplication, program need or institutional readiness. • AHECB approval required for additional doctoral degrees.
Cynthia Moten Associate Director, Academic Affairs Agenda item no. 19UNIVERSITY of arkansas-fort smith: Role and Scope changeMaster of science in healthcare administration
UA-Fort Smith Role and Scope ChangeMaster of Science in Healthcare Administration(For Information and Discussion Only) • Role and Scope Change request to offer initial master’s degree in healthcare administration. • External team reviewed the role and scope and new program proposals. • No concerns expressed by Arkansas institutions. • Board will vote on role and scope change and new master’s degree at the next AHECB meeting.
Alana Boles Program Specialist, Academic Affairs Agenda item no. 20 ICAC RESOLUTIONS
Institutional Certification Advisory Committee (ICAC) 28 Colleges and Universities 108 Programs 10 New Institutions – Distance Technology Initial Degree Certifications • Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio– 1 Degree • Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts– 5Degrees • Columbia Southern University, Orange Beach, Alabama– 10 Degrees • Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylania– 9 Degrees, 6 Certificates • Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas – 10 Degrees • Freed-Hardeman University, Henderson, Tennessee – 1 Degree • Grantham University, Lenexa, Kansas– 10 Degrees • Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas –5 Degrees • Northcentral University, Scottsdale, Arizona –3 Degrees • Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina –2 Degrees
Previously Certified Institutions Initial Degree Certifications – Distance Technology • Argosy University, Orange, California – 1 Degree • Arizona State University, Scottsdale, Arizona – 9 Degrees • Boise State University, Boise, Idaho – 1 Degree • Colorado Technical University, Colorado Springs, Colorado – 1 Degree • Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon, Wisconsin – 7 Degrees • Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland – 5 Degrees • Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia – 3 Degrees • Mid-America Christian University, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – 2 Degrees • Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri – 4 Degrees • Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon – 6 Degrees • Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts – 1 Degree • University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio – 2 Degrees • University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas – 1 Degree • University of Nebraska at Kearney, Kearney, Nebraska – 1 Degrees • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska – 1 Degree • University of Saint Mary, Leavenworth, Kansas– 1 Degree
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine New York Institute of Technology Off-Campus Location in Jonesboro, Arkansas Arkansas State University Proposed Arkansas Colleges of Health Education- Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine Fort Smith, Arkansas
AHECB Meeting July 25, 2014
Shane Broadway Director Agency Overview
Agency Updates • New Employees • Steven Bell • Financial Aid • TracyeMcKeown • Receptionist • New Position • Angela Lasiter • Academic Affairs
Faculty Performance Reviews • Colleges and universities are required to conduct faculty performance reviews under Arkansas Code Annotated §6-63-104 and AHECB policy 5.5. • ADHE staff is required to monitor faculty evaluation processes adopted at Arkansas public institutions and report annually to the AHECB and Legislative Council. • All institutions conducted faculty performance reviews during 2013-14 using a variety of methods including assessment by students, classroom visits by administrators, peer review, and self-evaluation activities.
College-Going Rate AHECB Meeting of July 25, 2014
Rick Jenkins Associate Director, Planning and Accountability
Fourth Year of New Methodology New methodology focuses on students that (1) graduated from an Arkansas public school district in Academic Year 2012-2013, (2) are first-time entering students in 2013 Fall term, and (3) are Arkansas residents. This new methodology more closely follows that used by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). However, there are three differences: 1. NCES filters by the age range of 16-24 – ADHE ignores age but focuses on high school graduates from the previous year as most all high school graduates are between the ages of 16 and 24; 2. NCES includes GED students as their report is based on a survey. ADHE does not have data on annual graduating classes of GED students, therefore, GED students are excluded; and 3. Since the NCES report is a survey, it may include private high schools and home school students. ADHE has no data on annual graduating classes of private high schools or home school students. But ADHE does obtain data on graduating classes of Arkansas public high schools (from the Arkansas Department of Education). Therefore, the new methodology is a College-Going Rate calculation for Arkansas public high school graduates only.
Why Did the Methodology Change? The Old Methodology Did Not Measure College-Going Rate The old methodology consisted of the Fall student cohort including (1) first-time, (2) full-time, and (3) on-campus that attend an Arkansas public or independent institution after completing high school or GED.
Arkansas v. Nation NOTE: 2012 Fall is the most recent national College-Going Rate per website of NCES.