Coming Clean Rebuilding Public Trust With Clear Outcomes,

Coming Clean Rebuilding Public Trust With Clear Outcomes,

Coming Clean Rebuilding Public Trust With Clear Outcomes, Substantive Credentials, and Meaningful Degrees. Four Sectors Four Perspectives

Four Questions FOUR SECTORS

Regional accreditation A leading higher education foundation A center for research and dissemination A college presidency FOUR SECTORS Regional accreditation: WSCUC A leading higher education foundation:

Lumina Foundation A center for research and dissemination: NILOA A college presidency: Kentucky State University Four Perspectives Mary Ellen Petrisko, President WSCUC

Debra Humphreys, VP of Strategic Engagement, Lumina Foundation Natasha Jankowski, Director, NILOA Aaron Thompson, Interim President, Kentucky State University Four Questions (1) From your perspective, why is the challenge

of building public trust so important? Indeed, why has re-building become necessary? Four Questions (2) What is happening in your sector that is contributing or will contribute to building public trust in the promise of liberal education and inclusive excellence? To what extent is an

expanded commitment to "Clear Outcomes, Substantive Credentials, and Meaningful Degrees a part of the contribution you are making? Four Questions (3) What are the impediments your sector is facingor is likely to facewith regard to this

challenge? Four Questions (4) What else needs to happen in your sector or elsewhereif genuine progress is to occur? Four Questions (In Brief) Why is the challenge of building public trust so

important? Why is re-building necessary? What is happening in your sector that is contributing or will contribute to building public trust in the promise of liberal education and inclusive excellence? What are the impediments your sector is facing? What else needs to happen if genuine progress is to occur?

Mary Ellen Petrisko President WSCUC EVIDENCE THAT REBUILDING TRUST IS NECESSARY? What is happening in our sector? Whether it be labeled liberal learning or

essential learning or general education, there is, and must be, a core of any college or university program that will enable students to think critically, communicate effectively, integrate and apply their learning, and continue to learn as needed in relation to work, life, and civic participation... This is what we believe should be understood as the most important student

outcomes. Council of Regional Accrediting Commissions What challenges does our sector face? What needs to happen in in our sector? Debra Humphreys

VP of Strategic Engagement Lumina Foundation Imperative of Rebuilding Public Trust Only 80,000 of the nearly 12 million net new jobs created since 2011 were jobs available to those with a high school diploma or less (Carnevale 2016). Postsecondary credential holders are more likely to

be employed, healthier, civically engaged, score higher on well-being measures of all sorts. 17 Imperative of Rebuilding Public Trust BUT Only 24% of Americans believe attaining higher ed

credentials are affordable for all (Gallup/Lumina 2016). Only 32% agree that employers actually value the knowledge and skills a degree represents; Only 36% of whites strongly agree that a postsecondary credential leads to a better life (Gallup/Lumina 2016).

18 Imperative of Rebuilding Public Trust AND, REMEMBER Confidence in all institutions has been declining for years. The overall average of Americans expressing "a great deal" or "quite a lot" of confidence in 14 institutions is below 33% for the third straight year

(Gallup 2016). 19 Luminas Five Priorities for Action All Prioritize Equity/Quality

Redesign the postsecondary learning system Make quality learning transparent and connect credentials Expand competency-based learning Develop clear pathways to initial credentials

Develop effective systems for assuring and improving the quality of credentials so that all who attain credentials are well prepared to succeed in the workplace and participate actively as citizens and community members. @LuminaFound 20

ImpedimentsData, Coordination, Communication ImpedimentsData, Coordination, Communication Gaps in Postsecondary Data/Lack of Transparency/Clarity about Quality Across Sectors

Disaggregated data on retention, attainment, or quality of learning outcomes Lack of Coordination and Connection Ineffective Transfer systems; Chaotic patterns of attendance; Wide disparity of quality outcomes The Public Still Does Not Fully Understand The Problems and How We are Addressing Them Public skepticism about value of postsecondary

credentials; What college means to most people Maintaining Connections Between Equity and Quality; Keeping Learning in The Quality Assurance Policy Conversation Quality/Equity Connections All credentials, including initial credentials must position individuals for success in employment and further education. It is essential to assure that certificates and certifications [and all

degrees and credentials] expand opportunity and do not become a lower-quality default credential only for members of traditionally underserved groups. Maintaining Connections Between Equity and Quality; Keeping Learning in The Quality Assurance Policy Conversation The Policy Conversations --while likely focused on metrics about attainment and

workforce developmentask questions about all policies and accountability frameworks: Are policies advancing attainment goals while also closing equity gaps and improving learning outcomes? The Federal Conversations --preserving positive focus on learning outcomes assessment in context of new risk-based approaches; and in climate of deregulation

Aaron Thompson Interim President Kentucky State University Who is in charge of building public trust?

Why public trust is hard to build Costs are increasing faster than graduation and retention rates Gaps are not closing fast enough Educators are not buying into a business model Debate: public good or private good?

Jobs in the field are hard to find Liberal arts education is taking a beating on its value in high need and high paid employment However, all employers want employees to have necessary skills provided by a liberal arts education It is sold as either/or/neither

Combining necessary soft skills with technical skills is hard to sell inside and outside institutions of higher education State support is decreasing as a whole for public universities. Private institutions can be afforded only by an elite few. Performance funding and increased oversight of governmental entities

Its a lot about quantity and a little about quality So, where do we go from here? Build quality into a quantifiable strategic agenda Engage employers early and often Educate internal and external constituents on

the value of education Produce an educated graduate Natasha Jankowski Director National Institute For Learning Outcomes Assessment

Evidence Rebuilding Trust is Necessary Have you heard (from inside or outside higher education)?

Arguments for a misguided focus on outcomes Learning gains are minimal Is it worth the cost? What does it mean to even have a degree anymore? Outcomes assessment is hurting higher education! Assessment is a waste of time

Anyone can game a system that doesnt care about student learning What is happening in our sector that could contribute to building public trust in the promise of liberal education? What challenges does our sector face?

What needs to happen in in our sector? Now . . . Questions you have for our panelists Four questions for you Questions for the panel?

Four Questions for YOU From your perspective, should there be a priority on building public trust? Or is the question a distraction from more important issues? If you regard building public trust as a priority, what have you observed that might contribute to or is contributing to building public trust in the

promise of liberal education and inclusive excellence? What impediments do you acknowledge? What needs to happen if genuine progress is to occur? THANK YOU!

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