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ERIC Number: ED562000
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Aug
Pages: 43
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Second Annual Review of the Master Plan for Postsecondary Education in Louisiana: 2011
Louisiana Board of Regents
In 2011, the Board of Regents (BoR), through the development and implementation of the Master Plan, advanced its vision for the future of postsecondary education by adopting the following three broad goals: (1) Increase the educational attainment of the State's adult population to the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) States' average by 2025; (2) Invest strategically in university research; and (3) Achieve greater efficiency and accountability in the postsecondary education system. The Plan outlines 19 objectives, 71 activities, and 97 performance measures to achieve these goals. In this second annual evaluation of the 2011 Master Plan it reports: (1) In the first and second years of implementation, progress towards Goal 1 is evident in the increased preparation of high school graduates; (2) In the first and second years of Master Plan reporting, Goal 2 metrics have remained relatively stable, with several research metrics, particularly those related to campus research expenditures, showing significant growth over baseline reporting. However, data reveals that from baseline year to year 2 of Master Plan reporting, Louisiana's research universities reported 107 less research-active faculty (faculty holding active R&D grants and contracts); and (3) Progress towards Goal 3 has occurred through the continued implementation of the performance-based funding formula, participation in the second year of Complete College American (CCA) reporting, the implementation of an annual academic program review process, and the continued development of a remedial education pilot program. During the last two years of Master Plan reporting, most institutions met their targeted GRAD Act goals, and were subsequently awarded increased tuition authority and retained their performance funding. The report concludes with a summary and analysis data of the second year of implementation of the 2011 Master Plan for the performance measures within each of the three overarching goals. [See: Third Annual Evaluation at ED562002.]
Louisiana Board of Regents. 1201 North Third Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3677. Tel: 225-342-4253; Fax: 225-342-9318; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education; High Schools; Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Louisiana Board of Regents
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana