Charge to Working Group on Graduation and Student Success Rates
The charge to the Working Group on Graduation and Student Success Rates is to develop a set of recommendations which will serve to guide the Board of Higher Education, the Department of Higher Education, and all the public higher education institutions in their work to ensure that the public higher education system leads the nation with the highest graduation and student success rates and the lowest educational attainment gaps compared to its peers. The working group will meet on a regular basis from June 2010 through April 2011 and report its recommendations to the Commissioner, who will present the recommendations to the Board of Higher Education.
The charge to the working group contains three main elements:
- Recommend graduation and student success goals by 2015 and 2020 for the community colleges, state universities, and the University of Massachusetts benchmarked to peers.
- Review campus goals and plans to improve graduation and student success rates and make recommendations on how campuses and the Department of Higher Education can most effectively proceed.
- Review and prioritize existing and emergent statewide policies and practices which support the increase of graduation and student success rates (e.g. developmental education placement, transfer, financial aid, adult learners, and use of limited resources).