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Anoka-Ramsey Community College Meeting the Demand for the Baccalaureate in a Rapidly Growing Suburban Anoka-Ramsey Community College Meeting the Demand for the Baccalaureate in a Rapidly Growing Suburban Region: The Portal Concept March 5, 2005 1

Anoka-Ramsey Community College Dr. Patrick M. Johns President Mike Seymour VP for Administrative Services Anoka-Ramsey Community College Dr. Patrick M. Johns President Mike Seymour VP for Administrative Services Dr. Susan Tarnowski VP for Educational Services Dr. Joe Opatz State Representative ARCC Consultant Evelyn Gedde Management Analyst 2

Today’s Presentation • The Higher Education Portal Concept • Problem Analysis • Market Research Today’s Presentation • The Higher Education Portal Concept • Problem Analysis • Market Research • Infrastructure Challenges • Benefits & Perceptions 3

Higher Education Portal Concept Residents in East Central Minnesota and the northern metro counties Higher Education Portal Concept Residents in East Central Minnesota and the northern metro counties are: • place-bound, • classroom oriented, and • Under-prepared for the future. 4

Higher Education Portal Concept Residents in ARCC’s service area have limited 4 -year higher Higher Education Portal Concept Residents in ARCC’s service area have limited 4 -year higher education choices. 5

Higher Education Portal Concept Mn. SCU aligns systemwide infrastructure ARCC provides delivery systems, infrastructure, Higher Education Portal Concept Mn. SCU aligns systemwide infrastructure ARCC provides delivery systems, infrastructure, & seamless support services Partner institutions deliver faculty & programs PORTAL (from the Latin portare, meaning to carry) Increase Access for Place-Bound Learners 6

Problem: Rapidly Growing Population 7 Problem: Rapidly Growing Population 7

Problem: Under-Educated Population 8 Problem: Under-Educated Population 8

Problem: Learner Resources 9 Problem: Learner Resources 9

Problem: Solution • Bring other institutions to the customer • Offer increased program options: Problem: Solution • Bring other institutions to the customer • Offer increased program options: - Additional career programs - Additional two-year programs - Baccalaureate programs - Master’s programs • Offer seamless student support services • Enhance flexible scheduling • Establish Joint Admissions agreements 10

Noel-Levitz Market Research Is there a market for the Portal? 11 Noel-Levitz Market Research Is there a market for the Portal? 11

Noel-Levitz Market Research 257 Employer Mail Surveys • 22% response rate in Coon Rapids Noel-Levitz Market Research 257 Employer Mail Surveys • 22% response rate in Coon Rapids area • 27% response rate in Cambridge area Key Findings • Hiring in administrative, accounting, aides, banker, carpenter, clerical, designer, legal, pharmacist, sales, teacher • Significant # of bachelor degree holders will be hired • 64% of CR respondents & 50% of Cambridge respondents thought the portal would assist their employees 12

Noel-Levitz Market Research HS Counselor & Student Focus Groups Adult Household Telephone Survey • Noel-Levitz Market Research HS Counselor & Student Focus Groups Adult Household Telephone Survey • Counties: Anoka, Ramsey, Sherburne, Chisago, Isanti • 543 participants completed the survey Key Findings: • 47% said “yes” to portal concept (78% identified close/location) • 47% said “no” to portal concept (38% identified too far/location) • Ramsey County, older respondents, & those with master’s were likely to say “no” • Approximately 33% of those not considering enrolling for time & convenience issues would enroll IF offered the portal option 13

ARCC’s Internal Research • Conducted an unscientific student survey in May 2004 • 313 ARCC’s Internal Research • Conducted an unscientific student survey in May 2004 • 313 participants (57 in Cambridge, 256 in Coon Rapids) • 66% full-time students, 19% part-time, and 15% PSEO (not representative of general college make-up) • 78% said their goal was to take classes & then transfer to complete 4 -yr degree • 54% said “yes” and 27% said “maybe” when asked if they would consider staying at ARCC if the portal were available • Among the “yes” and “maybe, ” 60 -70% indicated a strong interest in staying at ARCC to earn a 4 -yr degree 14

Infrastructure: Progress to Date § St. Cloud State University §Letter of Intent §Joint Admission Infrastructure: Progress to Date § St. Cloud State University §Letter of Intent §Joint Admission Agreement § Accelerated BSN partnership with Metropolitan State U § Request for Proposals (based on market research) 15

Infrastructure: RFP ARCC may provide… University may provide… • Lower division courses • • Infrastructure: RFP ARCC may provide… University may provide… • Lower division courses • • Advising & access services Upper division courses, degree, & faculty • Registration & financial aid assistance • Program liaison • Pre-screening of program applicants • Advising tools & training • Collection & payment plan services • Financial aid processing • Marketing support • Office space & support staff • Printer & copier services • Computer, library, telephone, & bookstore access • Evening access to Smart classrooms • Master course schedule 16

Infrastructure: Challenges • Funding: ARCC • Absorbs indirect costs • May assess admin fee Infrastructure: Challenges • Funding: ARCC • Absorbs indirect costs • May assess admin fee from partner institution upon sustainability • Funding: Partner Institution • Incurs cost of instruction and coordination • Receives FTE and tuition receipts • Seamless Student Support Services • Single Mn. SCU System database still under discussion • Common System-wide business practices still in transition • Back-office methods slow processing • FERPA laws challenge information sharing • Marketing for Success & Growth • Paradigm Shift 17

Benefits & Perception: The Learner • Increases access • Expands program & degree options Benefits & Perception: The Learner • Increases access • Expands program & degree options • Encourages a cost-savings • Encourages faster goal achievement • Provides convenience & flexibility • Kindles higher aspirations • Keeps learners close to home 18

Benefits & Perception: The System • May improve graduation and retention rates • Increases Benefits & Perception: The System • May improve graduation and retention rates • Increases FTE for both institutions • Meets Minnesota State Colleges & Universities strategic directions: • Increase access • Expand high quality programs & services • Strengthen community development & economic vitality • Fully integrate the System • Demonstrates innovation, flexibility, integration, collaboration • Leverages System-wide infrastructure • Creates new paradigms • Strengthens System’s role in the state 19

Benefits & Perception: The State • Benefits taxpayers • Increases potential for a more Benefits & Perception: The State • Benefits taxpayers • Increases potential for a more highly educated state • Offers potential for more cost-effective use of state funds • Moves citizens out of school & into the workforce faster • Contributes to state economy and community vitality 20

Implementation Priorities Higher Education Portal • Launch 4 -year programs in Fall 2005 • Implementation Priorities Higher Education Portal • Launch 4 -year programs in Fall 2005 • Establish Joint Admissions agreements ARCC Access • Respond to short-term workforce needs 21

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Contact Information Anoka-Ramsey Community College 11200 Mississippi Blvd. NW Coon Rapids, MN 55433 763 Contact Information Anoka-Ramsey Community College 11200 Mississippi Blvd. NW Coon Rapids, MN 55433 763 -422 -2600 www. anokaramsey. edu Dr. Patrick M. Johns, President patrick. [email protected] edu Mike Seymour, VP for Administrative Services michael. [email protected] edu Dr. Susan Tarnowski, VP for Educational Services susan. [email protected] edu Dr. Joe Opatz, State Representative and ARCC Consultant joe. [email protected] edu Evelyn Gedde, Management Analyst evelyn. [email protected] edu 23