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MARCH 21, 2013





Room 158




MEETING NO. 326 March 21, 2013 Northern Virginia Community College Alexandria Campus 3001 Beauregard Street Room 158 Alexandria, VA 9:00 a.m.


I. OPENING A. Call to Order B. Roll Call C. Minutes – Meeting No. 325, January 17, 2013 D. Public Comment E. Reports from Campus Liaisons F. Education: Northern Virginia Community College – Dr. Robert G. Templin, Jr., President


A. Introduction of 2013 SCHEV Outstanding Faculty Awardee – Mr. Robert Bausch, Professor of English, Northern Virginia Community College B. Bellwether Award 1 C. Chancellor’s Report on 2012-13 Goals Aligned with Achieve 2015 2 D. Update VCCS Reengineering Taskforce 28 E. New Horizons Conference, April 3-5, 2013, and 3rd Annual Chancellor’s Developmental Education Symposium, April 2, 2013, Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center, Roanoke, VA – Dr. Susan Wood, Vice Chancellor for Academic Services and Research Agenda March 21, 2013 Page 2 Page No.

F. The 8th Annual Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy,

April 16, 2013, Reception at 10:30 a.m., Luncheon at 11:30 a.m., Speaker:

Michael J. Quillen, the Country Club of Virginia, 6031 St. Andrews Lane, Richmond, VA – Dr. Jennifer Gentry, Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement G. Chancellor’s Planning Retreat, August 13-14, 2013, Wyndham Virginia Crossings Hotel and Conference Center, 1000 Virginia Center Parkway, Glen Allen, VA 23059 – Dr. Susan Wood, Vice Chancellor for Academic Services and Research


A. Academic, Student Affairs and Workforce Development Committee – Idalia P. Fernandez, Chair

1. Minutes – Meeting of January 16, 2013

2. Action Items a. Recommendation for the Conferral of 2013 Honorary Degrees 101 (1) Danville Community College (2) Germanna Community

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1. Preliminary Discussion of Chancellor’s Evaluation and Compensation (Information Sent Under Separate Cover) Action Items – Open Session

2. Preliminary Discussions of State Board Self-Evaluation

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An Ad Hoc Nominating Committee consisting of the current State Board Chair and two previous past Chairs will form to review candidates for State Board Officer Positions. Should any of the past chairs be ineligible to serve on the committee, the most senior State Board member would be appointed to the committee. The Ad Hoc Nominating Committee receives the names of any member seeking the position of vice chair.

4. Certification of Candidates for Dabney S. Lancaster Community College Presidency

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The VCCS was recognized as a finalist for its work in Developmental Mathematics Redesign for the prestigious Bellwether Award given by the Community Colleges Futures Assembly. A team from the VCCS, led by Chancellor DuBois and Ms. Idalia Fernandez, represented VCCS colleges at the 2013 Assembly meeting in Orlando, Florida, in late January.


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Dr. Glenn DuBois Chancellor Virginia’s Community Colleges

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In order to keep members of the State Board for Community Colleges informed about progress made in strategic areas aligning with the goals of Achieve 2015, the Chancellor provides bi-monthly status reports at the time of the regularly scheduled State Board meetings. This item reflects goal updates on the 2012-13 Chancellor’s Goals approved by the State Board for Community Colleges in May

2012. Three documents are included for this reporting cycle:

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Dr. Glenn DuBois Chancellor 804.819.4903 Dr. Susan S. Wood Vice Chancellor for Academic Services & Research 804.819.4972 Dr. Catherine Finnegan Assistant Vice Chancellor for Institutional Effectiveness 804.819.1665 1

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 Chancellor’s Goals Supporting Achieve 2015  July 2012 through June 2013  MARCH 2013 Update      PREAMBLE  To  contribute  to  the  economic  and  civic  vitality  of  the  commonwealth  and  its  international  competitiveness, Virginia’s Community Colleges commit to increasing access to affordable education  and  training  for  more  individuals  so  they  acquire  the  knowledge  and  skills  to  be  successful  in  an  ever‐changing global economy.   


Increase the number of individuals who are educated and trained by Virginia’s Community  Colleges by 50,000 to an annual total of 423,000, with emphasis on increasing the number from  underserved populations by at least 25,000 individuals.    1  Increase Enrollment from Underserved Populations  Increase enrollment from underserved populations by 5% over 2011‐12.      MARCH: In fall 2012, the total number of URP students declined 0.4% compared to Fall 2011.   However, the total number of minority students increased 1% over the previous fall term, from  75,794 in Fall 2011 to 76,518 in Fall 2012.  The total fall 2012 headcount also declined by 2.2%.  2  Develop Marketing Plan for URP Students  In collaboration with marketing leaders from Virginia’s Community Colleges, develop and execute a  strategic communications and marketing plan to convince more URP Virginians to attend college.      MARCH: Due to changes in priorities, this goal cannot be funded this year.   3  Educational Programs  Annually develop 10 new academic programs (degree, certificate, or career studies certificate) that  respond to emerging, critical workforce needs, particularly in STEM‐related areas (science,  technology, engineering, and mathematics).      MARCH: At its January 2013 meeting, the State Board approved an Associate of Applied  Science Degree in Health Information Management at Mountain Empire CC and an Associate  of Applied Science Degree in Culinary Arts at Piedmont Virginia CC.  4  Increase Enrollment In Postsecondary Programs By Middle College Participants   Increase the percentage of Middle College students who, within one year of completing the GED,  enroll in a community college, as compared with 2011‐12. 

45.55    MARCH: The postsecondary enrollment rate by Middle College participants is currently 49.8%,  which is an increase of 44.5% for 2011‐12.   5  Virginia Educational Wizard  Increase the total number of profiles created in the Virginia Education Wizard by 70,000, to include  45,000 profiles created by Virginia students in grades 7 through 12 and 12,000 profiles by Virginia  community college students.  March 2013 

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    MARCH:  As of this month, two of the three Wizard goals have been exceeded. The number of  profiles created in the Virginia Education Wizard has increased by 93,820. The number of  profiles created by Virginia community college students has increased by 12,863. Substantial  progress has been made toward the third goal , as the number of profiles created by Virginia  students in grades 7‐12 has increased by 30,947.  6  Initiate Student Level Tracking Of Career Coach Services  Initiate a case based management system for Career Coaches that allows for individual student  tracking.      MARCH: A focus group of staff, high school career coaches and Great Expectations coaches  further refined the requirements for the career coach module in Wizard.  7  Expand Great Expectations Enrollments  Expand the number of students in the Great Expectations program by 25% over 2011‐12. 


Maintain tuition and fees at less than half of the comparable cost of attending Virginia’s public  four‐year institutions, and increase the annual number of students who receive financial  assistance and scholarships by 36,000.    8  Increase Financial Aid Recipients  Increase the number of students receiving financial aid by 5% over 2011‐12 with special focus on  middle class students.      MARCH: In Fall 2012, the total number of financial aid recipients increased by 4.5% (79,679)  compared to Fall 2011 (76,242).  9  Increase Financial Aid For Noncredit Workforce Instruction   Increase the proportion of students provided with financial aid for noncredit workforce instruction  leading to credentials through the On Ramp program.  10  Benchmarks for Financial Aid Shared Services Model  Monitor the results of the Financial Aid Shared Services model and begin to draft performance  benchmarks. 


Increase the number of students graduating, transferring or completing a workforce credential  by 50%, including increasing the success of students from underserved populations by 75%.     11  Enhance Veterans Services  Expand and enhance services for veterans and active duty military personnel with attention to prior  learning.      MARCH: Virginia’s Community Colleges announced $1.8 million in grant awards, utilizing federal  Workforce Investment Act funds, which support innovative partnerships to connect veterans  who have recently finished their military service, and their eligible spouses, with jobs and careers  in high‐growth, high‐demand fields. The partnerships include the participation of eight  community colleges. Taken together, the innovative partnerships are expected to serve more  than 700 people annually.  12  Encourage College Readiness   Analyze and report on outcomes of college readiness initiatives between colleges and K‐12 partners.  March 2013 

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    MARCH: The workgroup has met and reviewed original recommendations. Best practices will  be presented at the March meeting of the Academic and Student Affairs Council (ASAC) and  the Council of Deans and Directors (CODD) for review and comment.  13  Continue Developmental Education Redesign  Implement developmental English redesign and evaluate effectiveness of developmental  mathematics redesign.      MARCH: Virginia’s Community Colleges was recognized at the recent Community College  Futures Assembly as a Finalist for the 2013 Bellwether Award for its work in Developmental  Mathematics Redesign.  A team led by Chancellor DuBois and State Board for Community  Colleges member Ms. Idalia Fernandez represented the VCCS in making a presentation about  the system’s innovative redesign at scale.     This year, as the new English Fundamentals (ENF) courses are launched this semester, the  Redesign Implementation Support for English (RISE) will gather preliminary information about  college implementation, and document questions and concerns. A three‐pronged work plan  that is tailored to the second year of implementation of the developmental education redesign  has been developed.  14  Develop Student Services Initiatives  Develop college and career plans using the Virginia Education Wizard and implement an automated  early alert system (eWISE).      MARCH: e‐WISE: A contract has been secured with Starfish Retention Solutions. Steering,  Project and Implementation Teams are being assembled. The Steering Team and Project team  had kick‐off meetings the week of February 25th and began work on an implementation  process and timeline.  15  Develop Professional Development Plan  Create a professional development plan for developmental education faculty through collaboration  with college leaders.      MARCH: Five day‐long regional workshops for full‐ and part‐time faculty are being planned for  spring 2013.  These workshops will focus on strengthening the delivery of the redesigned  developmental education courses.  The 3rd Annual Chancellor’s Developmental Education  Symposium will be held on April 2, 2013, in conjunction with the New Horizons Conference.  The  3rd Annual Chancellor’s Developmental Education Institute will be held from June 2‐7, 2013, and  will attract 50 developmental education faculty and student services leaders for a week‐long  professional development experience facilitated by Dr. Hunter Boylan and the staff of the  National Center for Developmental Education at Appalachian State University.

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