Create a student-centric organization that increases graduation rates from 4% to 80%.
When asked about his proudest accomplishment, Michael Crow, President of ASU said:
"We have transformed the culture to be student-centric and committed the university to focus on the outcome and success of our community."
The community college needs to follow his lead and organize around students not faculty
Create a single system-wide Higher Learning Commission accreditation; eliminate separate faculty-centric college accreditation
Increase adjunct faculty pay to align with ASU; reducing the inequity between full-time residential faculty and adjunct faculty
Boost career & technical education graduation rates from 10% to 80%
- Adopt badges and micro certificates as primary credentials that require 6-15 credits instead of 60
- Eliminate unnecessary courses, reducing time and cost to obtain a degree
- Change curriculum to focus on workplace skills
Improve Student Return on Investment - eliminate extra courses from degree requirements
Increase efficiencies by promoting outsourcing of services
- Consolidate campuses with low enrollment and high costs
- Consolidate programs by creating regional centers of excellence
Promote transparency in governance
Eliminate the need for future General Obligation Bonds taxes by funding capital from existing revenues, cost efficiencies and annual surpluses
Use unspent State sales tax monies, about $20+million, for career & technical education programs
No need for general State funding; allows State to increase support to K-12 education
Adopt an employee early retirement program that would encourage faculty and staff who are within 3 years of Medicare eligibility to retire early. MCCCD would pay for medical insurance for a period up to 3 years. This program can create annual savings between $9-18 million
Paid for by Jean McGrath Campaign. Authorized by Jean McGrath.