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20142015BUDGETPRIORITIES

EXPANDINGCAPACITYTOREACHTHE66%GOALBY2020

HIGHLIGHTS

TheStateBoardofRegentsAccountability The19memberBoardofRegents,16appointedbytheGovernor,isresponsibleforstatewidegovernanceof Utahspublicuniversitiesandcolleges.TheLegislaturehasgrantedtheboardpowertocontrol,manage,and superviseUSHEtoensureefficiency,transparency,accountability.ThedutiesoftheBoardincludetheselectionof institutionpresidents,policyleadership,programreviewandapproval,andoversightofbudgetandfacilities. TheCommissionerofHigherEducationistheBoardsChiefExecutiveOfficerandworkscloselywiththe institutionalpresidentstoimplementboardpoliciesandpriorities.TheCommissioner,withthesupportofthe Board,alsoworkscloselywithinstitutionpresidentsandboardsoftrusteestoprovidestatelevelleadershipof highereducationinUtah. USHEcollegesanduniversitiesawarded31,970degreesandcertificatesin201213.Thisincludes1,964 certificates,10,376Associatesdegrees,15,294Bachelorsdegrees,3,501Mastersdegrees,and429Doctorates and406Professionaldegrees.Institutionsenrolledmorethan180,000studentslastyear(headcount).Eightytwo percentofUtahhighschoolgraduateswhogoontocollegeorpostsecondarytrainingattendaninstitutionof USHE. Inthe2013LegislativeSession,theLegislatureformallyaddeditssupportofGovernorHerbertsstatewide workforcegoal,that66%ofUtah'sadultswillholdapostsecondarydegreeorcertificatebytheyear2020.The BoardofRegentsestablishedthisasatoppriorityin2012.The201415budgetprioritiesreflecttheBoards commitmenttoenablingtheCommissionerandUSHEinstitutionstoachievethe66%goal.Eightyninepercentof thosegraduatesareexpectedtocomefromUSHEinstitutions. StatewideFocusonCollegePreparation&Completion TheUtahSystemofHigherEducation,underthedirectionandwiththefullsupportoftheStateBoardofRegents, isinvolvedinanumberofinitiativestopartnerwithK12,andencouragecollegepreparationandcompletion. Theseinclude: ConcurrentEnrollmentOver27,000studentsapproximately1/3ofhighschooljuniorsandseniors earnedatotalof189,387creditsbyenrollinginaconcurrentenrollmentcoursein201213.All41school districtsand25charterhighschoolsparticipated.Ofthosestudentswhoenrollinconcurrentenrollment courses,approximately60%ofthecoursestakenaregeneraleducationcollegecourses. CoordinationwithK12Usingmorethan200volunteersfromthebusinesscommunity,UtahScholars encourages8thgradestudentstotakerigorouscoursesinhighschoolinordertobecollegeandcareer ready.Duringthe201213schoolyear,theprogramreached25,887studentsin121schools(14school districts).Also,theestablishmentoftheK16AlliancehashelpedRegentsandStateBoardofEducation membersimprovecollaborationandcooperation. 15toFinishThisisaninitiativetargetedatcurrentandincomingcollegestudentstogofulltime,whichis 15ormorecreditspersemester.Thiswouldenablemorestudentstograduateinfouryears. RegentsandNewCenturyScholarshipsRegentsScholarshipcontinuesitsdoubledigitgrowth.In2013, awardsgrewby45%.TheRegentsScholarshipprovidesanincentiveforhighschoolstudentstotake advantageoftheirhighschoolexperienceandsuccessfullyprepareforcollege.
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UTAHHIGHEREDUCATIONIN2014
USHEsuniversitiesandcollegesareeducatingstudentsfor24%lessstatetaxfundsperstudentthanin2008.Despite reducedstatefundingperfulltimeequivalentstudent,Utahsfouryearinstitutionsarethe3rdmostaffordableinthe country.ItisimportanttokeeppubliccollegesanduniversitiesaffordabletoensureUtahnshavetheaccesstothe trainingandeducationrequiredtosucceedintodaysworkforce.

Percentagechangesince2008instatefundingperfulltimeequivalentstudentandenrollment

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AverageInStateTuitionandFeesatPublicFourYearandTwoYearInstitution,byState20132014
Courtesy:CollegeBoard(trends.collegeboard.com)

Withthecurrentbaseoffunding,USHEinstitutionsareinstitutinginnovativesolutionstobetterservestudents.53 degreesarenowofferedentirelyonline,withover20%ofstudentsenrolledinanonlinecourse.Inthepastyear,seven degreeprogramswereeliminatedwhileadding15newprograms(6associatedwithDixieStateUniversitytransition). Inaddition,57certificateprogramswereaddedindirectresponsetoindustryneed.Anewstatewidefocusonstudent completionishelpingstudentsmakethemostoftheircollegeexperiencespecificallyinmathremediation, graduationmapsandstackable/reversetransferdegreeawards. 201415Priorities In2013theLegislaturepassed,withstrongsupport,astatewidegoalthat66%ofUtah'sadultswillholda postsecondarydegreeorcertificatebytheyear2020.Toachievethatgoal,asignificantincreaseinstatesupportis requiredtoexpandcapacitytorecruit,accommodate,andsupportmorestudents.Thiscapacitywouldhelpincrease facultytoeliminatebottlenecksingeneralcourses,reducewaitinglistsandexpandhighdemandprogramsincluding Science,Technology,Engineering,andHealthProfessions.IncreasedcapacityincludesadditionalITinfrastructure, expansionoffacilities,increasesinstudentservicessuchasadvisingandjobplacement,andincreasedpriorityon needbasedaidprogramstohelpreachnewstudentsinUtahwhoarenotcurrentlyplanningtoattendcollege.
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UTAHSYSTEMOFHIGHEREDUCATIONBUDGETPRIORITIES

1) Compensation(75%StatePortion)

$31,611,300

Qualifiedfacultyandstaffarekeytotrainingcollegegraduateswhoarethesupplychainintodaysknowledge economy.Utahcollegesanduniversitiescompeteinanintenselycompetitivenationaltalentmarketmaking compensationatopprioritytohireandmaintainthebesttalentforourstudents.Proposedcompensationisdetailed inthefollowingareas: 3%performancebasedcompensation $21,128,300 9.5%health/dentalbenefitincreases $8,675,600 UtahStateRetirementSystem(approx.1/3ofUSHEemployees) $1,807,400

2) AcuteEquityandCapacity(MissionbasedPerformanceFunding)

$69,705,000

Tobuildcapacitytomeetthe66percent MissionBasedEquityFundingFY2015 goalitiscriticalthestateaddressthemost acutestudentfundingissues.Although USHEInstitutional$'sandMinimumFloorPerFTE eachUSHEinstitutionreceiveslessinstate $4,800 USURegional $3,561 taxdollars,tuition,orboth,thansimilarly situatedinstitutions,thisrequestfocuses WSU $4,352 onthemostacutefundinginequities.These institutionsfacesignificantcapacity DSU $3,979 limitationswhichcouldunderminethe66 Minimum percentgoal.Fundingwouldbeallocated UVU toinstitutionsthathavethemostacute $3,268 $'sPerFTE needswiththeobjectivethatUtahresident SLCC studentsshouldreceivesimilarstate $3,534 supportbasedoninstitutionalmissionand studenttype. TheBoardofRegentsproposesaminimumfloorofstatefundingforresidentundergraduatestudentsof$4,800.The Board intends to follow up in future years to address equity and capacity at all institutions. This years $69.7 million requestisrecommendedtobedistributedasfollows: UtahValleyUniversity $29,429,400 42% SaltLakeCommunityCollege $21,714,900 31% USURegionalCampuses $7,830,600 11% WeberStateUniversity $6,200,600 9% DixieStateUniversity $4,529,500 7%
$1,000 $2,000 $3,000 $4,000 $5,000

3) DistinctiveMission(MissionbasedPerformanceFunding)

$10,000,000

Thisfundingallowsinstitutionstofocusnewresourcestofurtherstatewidestrategicprioritiesinkeepingwiththeir owndistinctmission.Institutionsproposespecificplanswithobjectivestoincreaseparticipation,improvestudent completionand/orsupporteconomicdevelopment.Eachinitiativeincludesoutcomesandaccountabilitybacktothe Legislature.


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$6,000

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UTAHSYSTEMOFHIGHEREDUCATIONBUDGETPRIORITIES(CONTINUED)

4) PerformanceBasedFunding(Increasingproductivityandenhancingquality)$2,000,000
Thisistoprovideongoingfundingtoreplaceandbuildononetimefundingappropriatedin20132014.Itwillprovide outcomebasedfundingforcoreperformancemeasurerelatingtoincreasingproductivitythroughimprovingstudent completionofdegrees/certificates.In201314specificmetricsinclude: Transitionfromdevelopmentalmathtocollegemath 1styearto2ndyearretention AccelerationincompletingGeneralEducationMath Increasedoverallcompletion Requirements Increaseingraduateeducation

5) OperationalImperatives

$7,047,200
$1,947,200 $3,900,000 $1,200,000

OngoingO&MfornonstatefundedprojectsapprovedbyLegislature(1/3oftotal) UofUUtilityInfrastructure HigherEducationTechnologyInitiative(HETI)

6) UtahSystemofHigherEducationPrograms

$7,650,000
$6,000,000 $1,000,000 $250,000 $150,000 $250,000

StudentAccess - RegentsandNewCenturyScholarshipsforprojectedgrowth: - SuccessStipendsWorkstudy&grants(averageaward:$850/student): - Engineering&ComputerScience(STEM)Scholarships: Collaborations - Tech.IntensiveConcurrentEnrollmentOngoingcoursemaintenance,articulation: - UtahAcademicLibraryConsortiumDatabaseacquisitionforusebyallinstitutions:

STATEINITIATIVES
VeterinaryMedicine&GraduatePrograms(USU) StudentAccessSupport&Completion(SLCC) UniversityImplementation(DSU) RuralSuperintendentsConcurrentEnrollment(Snow) $3,000,000 $3,400,000 $2,500,000 $1,500,000

CAPITALDEVELOPMENTPRIORITIZATION
RegentsPriority 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Institution&Project WSUNewScienceLabBuilding(STEM) SnowScienceBuildingAddition/Renovation(STEM) UUCrockerScienceCenter:ThomasBuilding(STEM) USUStatewideInstructionalInitiative(BrighamCity,USUEastern) SLCCCTEClassroom&LearningResourceSpace DSUPhysicalEducation/StudentWellnessCenter SUUNewBusinessBuilding UVUPerformingArtsBuilding StateFunds $57,400,000 $18,945,575 $34,000,000 $26,500,000 $27,000,000 $13,500,000 $13,500,000 $30,000,000 $1,000,000

LandBankRequest:DSUEastElementarySchoolProperty

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