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2012 Public agenda IMPROVING OUR FUTURE BY DEGREES THE PURPOSE OF THE PUBLIC AGENDA The purpose of the public agenda is to provide a better understanding of the critical policy issues, goals and objectives that shape the direction of the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education. It is based on the needs of the state as identified through the ongoing strategic planning process, and it describes the major initiatives that are in place to achieve the policy objectives. KEY POLICY GOALS & OBJECTIVES The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education have adopted key goals and objectives that will allow Oklahoma to increase its educated workforce, increase the number of college graduates and better compete globally. Goals • Enhance access and improve the quality of public higher education for all Oklahomans. • Increase the number of college graduates. • Better prepare students to meet the challenge of a global economy. Objectives • Enhance capacity to successfully enroll, retain and graduate students. • Increase systemwide efficiencies and cost savings. • Strengthen financial support for Oklahoma college students. • Improve instructional quality. • Utilize Brain Gain performance funding to enhance student success and academic quality. • Broaden economic development activities. • Advance access to and quality of technologies to support systemwide programs and services. QUICK FACTS • The U.S. Chamber of Commerce ranks Oklahoma higher education No. 8 nationally in affordability and efficiency. • Enrollment remains at record levels for the fifth consecutive semester. Fall enrollment has increased by more than 16,000 since 2008. • In spring 2011, an all-time high 30,500 certificates and degrees were conferred. • For every $1 spent on higher education, an additional $5.15 is pumped into the state’s economy. • Higher education has an impact on Oklahoma’s economy of more than $3.2 billion each year. Photos courtesy of Murray State College, Cameron University, the University of Oklahoma and Carl Albert State College.
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|Title||Public agenda : improving our future by degrees, 03/2012|
Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.
|Purpose||The purpose of the public agenda is to provide a better understanding of the critical policy issues, goals and objectives that shape the direction of the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education. It is based on the needs of the state as identified through the ongoing strategic planning process, and it describes the major initiatives that are in place to achieve the policy objectives.|
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