Humanities and Student Services Building, HSS 119/121
1600 Chester Avenue, Bremerton, WA 98337
April 26, 2012
Welcome and Introductions
Ethelda Burke, Chair, Higher Education Coordinating Board
David Mitchell, President, Olympic College
Report of the Executive Director
Don Bennett, executive director, will outline the board agenda and present a brief update on HECB programs and activities.
2012 Supplemental Operating and Capital Budgets
A summary of the supplemental operating and capital budgets adopted by the Legislature will be presented.
Policy Review: State Need Grant
The HECB has engaged a financial aid workgroup to participate in a comprehensive review of the State Need Grant program. A separate study will describe longitudinal student outcome data.
Implementation of the Strategic Master Plan: Progress Reports
Agenda items below illustrate continuing efforts toward achieving the goals identified in the 2008 Strategic Master Plan for Higher Education, with its core objective to raise educational attainment in Washington. Progress reports are designed to illustrate the ‘living’ nature of strategic planning to guide new and continuing work occurring throughout the state’s education system.
College Bound Scholarship Update
- PowerPoint Presentation
More than 100,000 students have applied for the College Bound Scholarship since the program was created in 2007. This fall marks the first cohort of College Bound students entering college. More than 9,000 graduating seniors have completed financial aid forms and are expected to enroll in fall of 2012.
Implementing the Common Core State Standards
The state is moving aggressively to implement Common Core State Standards in Math and English Language Arts. The work impacts every part of our education system. To implement the new standards, an unprecedented degree of collaboration is taking place throughout K-12 and higher education. Panel discussion:
Update on Kitsap Higher Education Center
In 2008, the Board reviewed the need for a higher education center in the Kitsap/Olympic Peninsula region, and issued a report and recommendation to develop two centers – one at Peninsula College and one at Olympic College. Despite budget cuts to higher education over the last four years, some progress has been made on these initiatives.
Strategic Master Plan Metrics – Status Report
In February, the Board reviewed a conceptual model for a dashboard to monitor progress on the seven ‘next steps’ for the 2008 Strategic Master Plan for Higher Education in Washington. These steps, recommended by an Advisory Committee of stakeholders and constituents, were approved by the Board in November 2011.
Public Comment - A sign-in sheet is provided for public comment on any of the items above.