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The document outlines the goals for postsecondary education in Indiana and the alignment of Indiana’s system of higher education. The six goals include: 1) increasing student participation, 2) ensuring affordability, 3) increasing student success and degree completion, 4) assisting in research and economic development, and 5) measuring student learning.
The Commission’s Framework includes a number of indicators of progress and a number of measures comparing how the state and institutions perform relative to other states and institutions. Data from the indicators and descriptors have been collected and are presented in this report. The report examines preparation, participation, affordability, success, research and economic development, and resource utilization for institutional performance indicators and descriptors.
The Authorizing New Campuses and Off-Campus Sites policy is meant to:
Degree Map Guidance for Indiana's Public Colleges and Universities
House Enrolled Act 1348-2013 established, for the first time, a requirement that public colleges provide degree maps to all new full-time students. It also provides a course-scheduling guarantee to these students; if a course on a student’s degree map for a particular semester is not offered or is full, the institution must provide the course for free in a future semester unless it provides a revised degree map. The Act directs the Indiana Commission for Higher Education to work in consultation with state educational institutions to provide guidance for establishing degree maps, including:
ASSOCIATE DEGREE PROGRAMS
State Policy on Associate Degree Programs Offered at Public Institutions
(Approved by the Commission - June 14, 1996)
The intent of this policy is to clarify statewide usage of degree designations for associates degree, elucidate discussion about associates degree curricular content, communicate effectively to students about associate degree offerings by public institutions, facilitate transfer of associate degree credit so that as many students as possible will have the opportunity to continue their postsecondary education, avoid needless duplication of state resources, and sharpen institutional missions.
This policy allows Ivy Tech to develop Industrial Apprenticeship Technology Programs with any company in their region, as long as the curriculum developed for each company conforms to the model curriculum for that trade specialty. These trades include electricians, facilities maintenance, machine repair, sheet metal worker, etc.
The purpose of this policy is to ensure that distance learners have access to the same quality of instruction available on campus. The policy allows campuses to respond quickly to new opportunities for serving students through distance education technology.
INCENTIVE & PERFORMANCE FUNDING INITIATIVES
STUDENT FINANCIAL AID MEMORANDA