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Lumina Foundation’s Making Opportunity Affordable Grant

Lumina Foundation’s Making Opportunity Affordable Grant

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  1. Lumina Foundation’s Making Opportunity Affordable Grant

  2. Making Opportunity Affordable • What is MOA? • Administered through the Lumina Foundation for Education • A multi-year initiative focused on increasing productivity within U.S. higher education • Focused specifically on two-year and four-year public colleges and universities • What is the purpose of MOA? • To use dollars invested by students, parents and taxpayers to graduate more students • Focused on getting more degrees for dollars spent SOURCE: MOA STATE ACTION-ARIZONA

  3. The Making Opportunity Affordable Grants • Arizona was one of 11 states to receive a $150,000 “Learning Year Grant” to develop innovative strategies and sustainable improvements in degree productivity. • As such, Arizona was eligible to compete for one of five, $2 million “Opportunity Grants” to implement its strategy over four years. • Our grant application was submitted on Sept. 1, 2009. SOURCE: MOA STATE ACTIONS-ARIZONA

  4. Making the Case A series of questions for audience members….. • Demographers predict that in 2020, about what percentage of Americans will have a bachelor’s degree? • 15% • 25% • 33% • 45%

  5. Making the Case Squeeze Play 2009 presents the public’s views on college costs today. What percent of those interviewed think that a college education is necessary for a person to be successful in today’s work world? • 35% • 45% • 55% • 65%

  6. Making the Case What percentage of survey respondents do you think “agreed” that currently, the vast majority of people who are qualified to go to college have the opportunity to do so? • 29% • 36% • 37% • 45% • 49%

  7. Making the Case How well did Arizona perform on the national higher education report card, Measuring Up 2008? Preparation – How adequately does the state prepare students for education and training beyond high school? Arizona scored: • A • B • C • D • F

  8. Making the Case Participation –Do state residents have sufficient opportunities to enroll in education and training beyond high school? Arizona scored: • A • B • C • D • F

  9. Making the Case Affordability – How affordable is higher education for students and their families? Arizona scored: • A • B • C • D • F

  10. Making the Case Completion – Do students make progress toward and complete their certificates or degrees in a timely manner? Arizona scored: • A • B • C • D • F

  11. Making the Case Benefits –What benefits does the state receive from having a highly educated population? Arizona scored: • A • B • C • D • F

  12. Arizona’s Key Indicators What Arizona Faces • Dramatic growth in the least educated segments of the population • Labor market trends that demand more college-educated workers • Arizona’s challenging goal is to double the number of bachelor’s degree graduates by 2020 Percentage of Adults with an Associate’s Degree or Higher SOURCE: NCHEMS

  13. What We Found During Our Learning Year • Arizona relies almost exclusively on the three public universities to produce baccalaureate and higher degrees • Arizona has extraordinary opportunity to take advantage of transfer potential between community colleges and universities • Arizona has an absence of ongoing policy leadership concerned with all of postsecondary education • Arizona is productive! SOURCE: MOA PROPOSAL-SCOPE OF WORK

  14. The Arizona Productivity Improvement Imperative • The purpose of the Arizona Productivity Improvement Imperative is to complete a comprehensive redesign of the state’s higher education system in order to: • Expand capacity • Serve more students at a lower cost • Achieve completion and degree goals SOURCE: MOA PROPOSAL-RESPONSE TO CHALLENGES

  15. Productivity Imperative (cont.) The productivity imperative will: • Create a student-centered system that improves advisement and career planning • Provides seamless pathways to the full range of statewide postsecondary opportunities • Includes joint admission to both two-year and four-year institutions • Track student success SOURCE: MOA PROPOSAL-SCOPE OF WORK

  16. Productivity Imperative (cont.) The productivity imperative will: • Create four new institutional structures to produce more degrees at lower cost • Deeply-integrated community college/university partnership campuses • Regional universities established in partnership with community colleges • New four-year baccalaureate campuses • New collaborative Arizona Public University Centers SOURCE: MOA PROPOSAL-SCOPE OF WORK

  17. Productivity Imperative (cont.) The productivity imperative will: • Build a new Higher Education Finance Model for Arizona that will maximize predictability, productivity and sustainability. • The new funding model design will include provisions for: • A more streamlined funding system • Incentivizing course, transfer and degree completion • Generate and reinvesting savings • Aligning state/local funding, tuition-setting and student financial aid • Plan for an improved coordination/governance system to optimize statewide goals of accessibility, affordability, quality and accounting. SOURCE: MOA PROPOSAL-SCOPE OF WORK

  18. Productivity Imperative (cont.) The productivity imperative will coordinate governance. SOURCE: MOA PROPOSAL-OPERATIONAL PLAN

  19. Productivity Imperative (cont.) • The productivity imperative will: • Developing a communications and public engagement program that raises awareness levels and identifies bold actions to achieve Arizona goals – through postsecondary education – for economic development, quality of life and social justice. SOURCE: MOA PROPOSAL-SCOPE OF WORK

  20. Why Lumina Should Award Arizona the Grant • Arizona is a growth state where the future will be defined. • Most of our growth will occur among the least‐educated. • Arizona relies more heavily on public higher education than any other state. • The Arizona Productivity Improvement Imperative is a comprehensive solution—the totality of which will bring about optimum change on a statewide, not just a sector, basis. • The Arizona Productivity Improvement Imperative, done well, can prove to be a model for other states. SOURCE: MOA PROPOSAL-SCOPE OF WORK

  21. Questions?