Division of Florida Colleges Update Julie Alexander Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs January 14, 2014
Discussion • Florida College System overview • Developmental education reform update • Dual enrollment update
The Florida College System • 28 institutions • 5 Community colleges • 8 Colleges • 15 State colleges • Nearly 888,000 students • Open access at the associate degree level • 54% of junior and senior students at state universities transferred from the Florida College System • 24 approved to offer baccalaureate degrees
Recent High School Graduates 2010-11 High School Diploma Recipients Enrolled in Florida Higher Education in 2011-12 93,104 Students Florida College System 65% State University System 31% Private Institutions 5% Adult Education 2%
January 2014 Implementation1008.30 Common placement testing for public postsecondary education 4(a) A student who entered 9th grade in a Florida public school in the 2003-2004 school year, or any year thereafter, and earned a Florida standard high school diploma or a student who is serving as an active duty member of any branch of the United States Armed Services shall not be required to take the common placement test and shall not be required to enroll in developmental education instruction in a Florida College System institution. However, a student who is not required to take the common placement test and is not required to enroll in developmental education under this paragraph may opt to be assessed and to enroll in developmental education instruction, and the college shall provide such assessment and instruction upon the student’s request.
Exemption = College Ready
Exemption Advising and Implementation Each college determined how • advisors would be trained • students would be informed • student eligibility would be verified • data would be captured and maintained • developmental and gateway faculty would be scheduled to meet course loads • student performance would be monitored
Implementation Plans • Submission by January 15, 2014 • Chancellor approval by March 1 • Implementation no later than Fall 2014 • Required components • Documented student achievements to use in addition to common placement test • Developmental education strategies • Description of costs and financial aid for each option • Student success data collection • Comprehensive advising plan
Documented Student Achievements Documented student achievements such as grade point averages, work history, military experience, participation in juried competitions, career interests, degree major declaration, or any combination of such achievements that the institution may consider, in addition to common placement test scores, for advising students regarding enrollment options.
Developmental Education Strategies1008.02 Definitions 1008.02 Definitions (1) “Developmental education” means instruction through which a high school graduate who applies for any college credit program may attain the communication and computation skills necessary to successfully complete college credit instruction. Developmental education may be delivered through a variety of accelerated and corequisite strategies and includes any of the following: (a) Modularized instruction that is customized and targeted to address specific skills gaps. (b) Compressed course structures that accelerate student progression from developmental instruction to college-level coursework. (c) Contextualized developmental instruction that is related to meta-majors. (d) Corequisitedevelopmental instruction or tutoring that supplements credit instruction while a student is concurrently enrolled in a credit-bearing course.
Description of Costs & Financial Aid • US Department of Education administered financial aid (i.e. Pell) will cover optional developmental education courses • US Department of Veteran Affairs administered veterans benefits will not cover optional developmental education courses * Colleges should provide a summary of costs for each strategy in plan
Student Success Data Collection • Exemption status • Standard high school diploma • Active duty military • Two (2) digit extra field on Course Record • M = Modularized • P = Compression • C = Contextualized • R = Co-requisite • T = Traditional Full-term (Traditional length course e.g., 16 week course)
Rule 6A-10.0315 Common Placement Testing and Instruction • Revised PERT scores • Mathematics: 114 • Reading: 106 • Writing: 103 • New ACT Reading score: 19 • Adds s. 1008.30(4)(a), F.S., common placement testing and developmental education exemption Exemption becomes effective for students enrolling in spring 2014
Gateway Course and Meta-Majors1008.02 Definitions (2) “Gateway course” means the first course that provides transferable, college-level credit allowing a student toprogress in his or her program of study. (3) “Meta-major” means a collection of programs of study oracademic discipline groupings that share common foundationalskills.
Meta-Majors1008.30 Common placement testing for public postsecondary education (5) By December 31, 2013, the State Board of Education, in consultation with the Board of Governors, shall approve a series of meta-majors and the academic pathways that identify the gateway courses associated with each meta-major. Florida College System institutions shall use placement test results to determine the extent to which each student demonstrates sufficient communication and computation skills to indicate readiness for his or her chosen meta-major. Florida College System institutions shall counsel students into college credit courses as quickly as possible, with developmental education limited to that content needed for success in the meta-major.
Rule 6A-14.065, Meta-Major Academic Pathways • (a) Arts, humanities, communication and design. • MGFX106, MGFX107, MACX105, STAX023 • (b) Business. • MACX105, STAX023 • (c) Education. • MGFX106, MGFX107, MACX105, STAX023 • (d) Health sciences. • MGFX106, MGFX107, MACX105, STAX023 • (e) Industry/manufacturing and construction. • MGFX106, MGFX107, MACX105, STAX023 • (f) Public Safety. • MGFX106, MGFX107, MACX105, STAX023 • (g) Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. • MACX105 • (h) Social and behavioral sciences and human services. • MGFX106, MGFX107, MACX105, STAX023 *ENC 1101 is the gateway course for all Meta-majors
Dual Enrollment • Dual enrollment articulation agreement review update • Eligibility • Funding • Instructional materials • Home education • Private high school
Career Dual Enrollment • Career dual enrollment is an option for secondary students to pursue in order to earn industry certifications adopted pursuant to s. 1008.44, Florida Statutes (F.S.), which count as credits toward the high school diploma. Career dual enrollment shall be available for secondary students seeking a degree and industry certification through a career education program or course. • https://www.flrules.org/gateway/readRefFile.asp?refId=3385&filename=Postsecondary Industry Certification Funding List for SBE Rule_Final 10_3_13.pdf