The Degree Dividend- Colorado's Strategic Plan for Higher Education

The Degree Dividend- Colorado's Strategic Plan for Higher Education

CCHE, Governor, Strategic, Planning
  • Strategic Planning
4.25
Average: 4.3 (4 votes)
Colorado Commission on Higher Education (CO)
http://highered.colorado.gov/
http://highered.colorado.gov/Publications/General/StrategicPlanning/default.html
  • State Agencies

PURPOSE

In 2009, Governor Bill Ritter, appointed a twelve member bi-partisan steering committee in December, 2009. The HESP was chaired by citizen volunteers Jim Lyons and Dick Monfort, and comprised of representation from business and industry, higher education institutions, nonprofit organizations and members of the CCHE. The Governor charged the steering committee with defining state higher educational needs and examining institutional missions; reviewing the governance and structure of the system of higher education; addressing higher education funding; and increasing and improving student access and success. The Steering Committee developed four subcommittees to address specific areas (Mission & Governance, Pipeline, Accessibility & Sustainability). The Higher Education Strategic Planning Committee concluded its work on November 4, 2010 with the production of its final report: The Degree Dividend.

  • The Degree Dividend is the basis for the overall development of a Master Plan for Higher Education, to be completed by September, 2011. The Master Plan will set strategic state goals and metrics, and will be utilized by the Commission to develop new institutional performance contracts that will drive the state for the next 5 to 10 years.

DESCRIPTION

The Strategic Plan for Colorado's system of higher education was developed by a Governor appointed, bi-partisan steering group of citizen volunteers, business and community leaders, policy makers and higher education advocates. It provides an overview of Colorado's higher education landscape, describes its key challenges and recommends strategies to achieve attainment goals.

Final report, committee and subcommittee membership, work items (including agendas, subcomittee reports, data, and presentation information).

  • Strategic Planning (general)

Completion of a statewide strategic plan to be used to drive the development of a master plan.

Statewide reach, the involvement of citizen volunteers

RESOURCES AND LESSONS LEARNED

The Department of Higher Education utilized contract employees when necessary, but was primarily dependent on existing resources to complete the work. The Department recieved an allocation from the Governor's office to supplement expense needs.

  • $100,000

  • Establish clarity and vision of process early

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Kim Poast
Associate Deputy Director of Access & Student Services
Colorado Department of Higher Education Colorado
Phone: 303-866-3154

kim.poast@dhe.state.co.us

Kim Poast
Associate Deputy Director of Access & Student Services
Colorado Department of Higher Education
Phone: 303-866-3154

kim.poast@dhe.state.co.us