4-Point Completion Plan

HGI’s strategies are organized into four areas and span the educational pipeline:

  • Getting middle and high school students to prepare for college;
  • Encouraging them to participate and persist in college through graduation; and
  • Preparing them to perform in the workplace.

PREPARE (Middle and High School)

 IMPROVE COLLEGE READINESS

  • Rigorous high school diploma
    • American Diploma Project
    • Voluntary HI BOE STEP UP diploma
    • College and Career Ready diploma
  • Academic preparedness
    • AVID
    • COMPASS placement exam
    • Bridge programs
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Smarter Balanced Assessment
PROMOTE COLLEGE GOING

  • STEP UP Campaign
  • College Access Portal
  • College Goal Sunday
  • Financial Aid workshops
  • Campus Visits/College Fairs
  • College Application and Exploration Search

PARTICIPATE (High School and College)

 OFFER EARLY CREDIT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Dual enrollment
    • Running Start
    • Jump Start
    • Dual Credit Articulation Program
    • Free Summer Class for Incoming Freshmen
  • New Tech High early college opportunities
IMPROVE ACCESS TO CREDIT BEARING COURSES

  • Placement testing policy changes
  • Common Core State Standards Assessments

IMPROVE REMEDIATION RESULTS

  • Achieving the Dream
  • Emporium model
  • Just in Time

PERSIST (High School and College)

 INCREASE SUCCESS OF TARGETED GROUPS

  • Financial aid
  • GEAR UP Hawaiʻi
  • Nā Pua Noʻeau
  • Native Hawaiian Sci/Engineer Mentorship

 INCREASE TRANSFERS

  • General Education core MOA
  • Transfer agreements (2+2, 3+1)
  • Program alignment from 2- to 4-yrs
  • Performance funding for 2-year transfer outs
  • Automatic admission
  • Pre-Engineering Education Collaboration
ACCELERATE COMPLETION (reduce time to degree)

  • 4-year degree pathways
  • 15 to Finish and Do-It-in-Four Marketing Campaigns
  • Momentum/progress indicators
  • STAR enhancements
    • What If and Where At
    • Pop-up advising

IMPROVE COURSE/PROGRAM AVAILABILITY

  • STAR forecasting
  • Online delivery
  • Summer tuition reduction

INCENTIVIZE STUDENTS/CAMPUSES

  • Performance funding
  • Reverse credit transfer

PERFORM (College and beyond)

 INCREASE JOB RELEVANT DEGREES AND CERTIFICATES

  • Partnerships with industry
    • C3T grant
  • Industry recognized degrees and certificates
    • AS/BAS degree pathways
INCREASE WORK READINESS

  • Soft skills
  • On campus jobs
  • External internships

ENCOURAGE INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURIAL THINKING

  • UH Innovation Council
  • Ethos of innovation

UH SYSTEM SUPPORT FOR HGI


INCREASE FOCUS ON GOALS AND OUTCOMES

  • Alignment of system and campus goals
  • Annual reports to the Board of Regents on goals and outcomes
  • Campus scorecard on performance
  • Systemwide planning sessions (Summit II)
  • Chancellor assessment using performance data

STRENGTHEN DATA INFRASTRUCTURE

  • Key accountability measures to the legislature and public
  • Regular and systematic diagnostic data at both policy and operational levels
  • Analytical capacity at the system and campuses

REVIEW OF POLICY LEVERS

  • New tuition schedule
  • Extension of 2015 goals to 2020
  • Financial aid policy
  • Residency policy

COMMUNICATION STRAGEGY

  • 15 to Finish promotional campaign
    • Media campaign
    • Student messages via MyUH Portal
    • Survey of Students with 12-14 credits

  • HGI/CCA team members at system and campus
  • Bully pulpit
    • Monthly progress report to the Board of Regents

Note: Bullet items in italics represent future endeavors. EVPAA/P: 10/16/12

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