SUBJECT: Pilot Year KBOR Performance Agreements
DESCRIPTION: In response to SB 647 (2002), the Kansas Board of Regents adopted policies and procedures regarding the development of performance agreements between each of the 36 institutions governed, coordinated or supervised by the Kansas Board. Each institution is required to sign a memorandum of agreement (attached as Appendix A) and to submit by February 15, 2004, a set of institutional goals (Appendix C) that correspond at least in part to the "system goals" established by KBOR (Appendix B).
This first performance agreement is considered to be the "pilot performance agreement," and covers only the half-year period from July 1 - December 31, 2004. Funding for FY2006 is based on the submission and satisfaction of the performance agreement. That is, any increase in funding for FY06 over FY05 is contingent upon this performance agreement. This summer, Washburn will submit another performance agreement, this one covering the calendar year 2005, impacting FY07 funding.
The institutional goals are proposed in Appendix C. Goal 5 is based on the University's capital plan, previously reviewed by the Washburn Board of Regents. Goals 3 and 4 come directly from the academic plan, which has also been reviewed by the Washburn Board. Goals 1 and 2 address the further development of existing relationships (with community colleges and technical schools) which have been established or recognized by the Board in past years.
As requested by the Kansas Board of Regents, each of Washburn University's goals stretches the institution. A "stretch goal" may be considered a goal which cannot be accomplished through "business-as-usual," but instead involves reengineering or transforming processes or approaching programs from a different perspective or angle. These goals provide the University the opportunity to move forward in significant ways. None of these goals can be reached in this six month period. Indeed, most of them will require several years to complete. But progress can and will be made and documented during this time.
FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS: As noted above, future funding increases are based on the performance agreement. Resources to support the institutional goals are developed through the University's planning and budgeting processes.
President Farley recommends that the Board of Regents approve the Pilot Performance Agreement for 2004.
(date) Jerry B. Farley, President
THIS PERFORMANCE AGREEMENT, by and between THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE STATE OF KANSAS (hereinafter the Board), Suite 520, 1000 S.W. Jackson, Topeka, Kansas 66612-1368, U.S.A. and Washburn University, 1700 College, Topeka, Kansas 66621 (hereinafter the institution).
WHEREAS, the Board is authorized to enter into reciprocal agreements regarding institutional performance/improvement; and
WHEREAS, the parties hereto are mutually desirous of entering into such an agreement with relation to institutional performance/improvement; and
WHEREAS, the parties agree that it is to their mutual benefit and interest to set forth the terms of their understanding and agreement in writing;
NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the above premises and the individual and mutual promises of the parties hereinafter set forth, and for other good and valuable consideration it is hereby agreed by and between the parties hereto:
1. That the term of this agreement shall begin on the 1st day of July, 2004, and terminate on the 31st day of December, 2004; provided, however, that the agreement shall continue thereafter automatically for successive one year terms, subject, however, to the right of either party at any time to terminate this agreement upon provision of written notice to the other of intent to terminate the contract within one (1) year from the date of the written notice.
2. That the institution shall pursue the institutional goals and implement the institutional indicators described in the attached documents "Request for Approval of Institutional Goal as a part of the Performance Agreement".
3. That the Board approved the Request for Approval referenced in Paragraph 2.
4. That the Board shall determine the level of the institution's compliance with the terms of the institutional Performance Agreement.
5. That the Board will determine the amount of new state funds to be received by the institution, taking into paragraph 4 and the funds available for distribution.
6. That the institution, if governed by the Board, shall follow all coordination and governance policies established by the Board; that the institution, if coordinated by the Board, shall follow all coordination policies established by the Board.
7. Any notices or other communications required or permitted to be given or delivered hereunder shall be in writing and shall be sufficiently given if delivered personally or sent by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, postage prepaid, to the parties at their addresses first appearing above, or at such other addresses as either party may from time to time designate to the other in writing, and such notice or other communication shall be deemed to be given as of the date it was personally delivered or deposited in the mail, as the case may be.
Jerry B. Farley , President, Washburn University Date
Kansas Board of Regents Chairperson Date
Regents System Goals
Note: Institutions must submit at least three and no more than six goals. Institutional goals must support at least three Regents' System goals. Goals must be consistent with the institution's mission and should be "stretch" goals.
Regents' System Goal A: Increase System Efficiency/Effectiveness/Seamlessness
Institutions will initiate, strengthen, or extend collaborative efforts within and across sectors that result in a postsecondary education system that is more efficient, effective and seamless.
Note: At least one institutional goal must support Regents' System Goal A.
Regents' System Goal B: Improve Learner Outcomes
Institutions will facilitate improved learner outcomes in competency areas where Kansas needs to advance.
Regents' System Goal C: Improve Workforce Development
Institutions will initiate, strengthen or extend collaborative efforts within and across sectors that result in career preparation, job placement, and lifelong learning activities that better reflect the current and emerging needs of the state.
Regents' System Goal D: Increase Targeted Participation/Access
Institutions will increase participation of under-served populations in postsecondary education and organized lifelong learning activities.
Note: Institutional goals must support at least two of the three system goals above (B, C or D).
Regents' System Goal E: Increase External Resources
Institutions will increase or leverage financial support from extramural sources for research, scholarship, or program development activities that more effectively enhance economic development within the state.
Regents' System Goal F: Improve Community/Civic Engagement
Institutions will initiate, strengthen or extend efforts that result in improved civic/community engagement of postsecondary educational institutions and students to the benefit of Kansas' communities.
Note: For each institutional goal, the institution will propose no more than five specific measures of performance (institutional "indicators"). Progress toward the institutional goals will be defined as directional improvement in the institutional indicators.
Washburn University's Institutional Goals
Institutional Goal #1 (must address KBOR System Goal A - Increase Efficiency/ Effectiveness/Seamlessness): Strengthened partnerships with Kansas community colleges through the PLAN 2+2 Program
Brief description of Goal #1: The Partnership for Learning and Networking (PLAN 2+2) will be enhanced to strengthen the partnership and make the program more seamless for students.
How Goal #1 addresses KBOR System Goal A: PLAN 2+2 is partnership between Washburn and 14 Kansas community colleges to offer specific programs to place bound students. Resources of the partner community colleges and Washburn University are shared to provide students desired baccalaureate educational opportunities seamlessly and effectively without leaving their local communities.
Institutional Goal #2 (addresses KBOR System Goal C - Improve Workforce Development): Develop relationship with Flint Hills Technical College and further develop relationship with Kaw Area Technical School
Brief description of Goal #2: Articulation agreements will be developed with Flint Hills Technical College (FHTC), and additional opportunities for cooperation between Kaw Area Technical School (KATS) will be explored as KATS considers whether to become a technical college.
How Goal #2 addresses KBOR System Goal C: Workforce development is enhanced by providing opportunities for technical college/school students to articulate into associate and baccalaureate degree programs, enhancing their career opportunities, and providing the state with a better educated technical workforce.
Institutional Goal #3 (addresses KBOR System Goal B - Improve Learner Outcomes): Provide a "transformational educational experience" for every undergraduate student
Brief description of Goal #3: Every student who graduates with a baccalaureate degree will have participated in a "transformational experience" in at least one of four areas: research and scholarly activity, leadership, community service, or international education.
How Goal #3 addresses KBOR System Goal B: Learner outcomes are improved because students who participate in these powerful educational experiences will be better prepared to meet the increasingly complex challenges of discovering and leading in a global society.
Institutional Goal #4 (addresses KBOR System Goal D - Increase Targeted Participation/Access): Develop an MSN program
Brief description of Goal #4: A Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program, with emphases that meet the needs of the community, will be implemented. The first class will begin in Fall 2005.
How Goal #4 addresses KBOR System Goal D: The shortage of nurses in the state and in the nation is well documented. Nurses with advanced training are in even shorter supply. The MSN program will target nurses in the Topeka area who seek advance training in one of the following areas: administration, education, adult nurse practitioner and public health. The program will provide advanced practice nurses to Topeka and northeast Kansas hospitals and clinics, meeting critical health care needs in the community.
Institutional Goal #5 (addresses KBOR System Goal F - Improve Community/Civic Engagement): Improve facilities for the sciences and for the visual arts
Brief description of Goal #5: Washburn University will improve instruction in art and in the sciences and provide community cultural and educational opportunities through the construction of new facilities for the art department, renovation and expansion of the Mulvane Art Museum, and renovation of Stoffer Science Hall.
How Goal #5 addresses KBOR System Goal F: Art and science outreach educational programs serve thousands of northeast Kansas citizens annually. With these new facilities, we will be able to serve more of our community at a higher level of quality.