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1 Senate HELP Committee Hearing Summary "Attaining a Quality Degree: Innovations to Improve Student Success" October 31, 2013, 10:00 AM Context: As the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee begins the Higher Education Act (HEA) reauthorization process, committee leaders are holding a series of hearings examining a cross section of postsecondary issues. The HELP Committee s first hearing, held on September 19, examined higher education accreditation and the triad system. This memorandum summarizes the second hearing, held on October 31, which focused on how the federal government might facilitate and support higher education innovation. Committee Leadership Opening Remarks: In his opening remarks, Chairman Harkin (D-IA) noted that while promoting college affordability is of paramount importance, innovations designed to increase student learning, engagement, and degree completion have become equally important. Chairman Harkin said the Committee needs to do more to ensure students are completing their college degrees in a timely, efficient way without compromising quality. Chairman Harkin urged the Committee to explore recent higher education innovation strategies and determine an appropriate federal role for promoting and scaling successful new models. He said we must not be complacent and urged the Committee to rethink how higher education systems can better serve students. He also said a 'one size fits all approach' will simply not do; the Committee needs to promote more variety and rigor in postsecondary models. He concluded by advocating for a bipartisan reauthorization process to promote, stimulate, and scale proven postsecondary innovations. Ranking Member Alexander (R-TN) used his opening remarks to say we do not want or need innovation for the sake of innovation, but that new ideas should improve student performance and increase student retention. The Ranking Member said there is a wide scope of institutions of higher education, and each one has great autonomy in the marketplace. He commented that this kind of open environment should encourage significant innovation, but surprisingly this is not the case. He said the world is rapidly changing, and the nation should expect cutting edge changes, noting that strategies that seem to be a good advancement at one point in time may not work later on or may not work for all 6,000 institutions of higher education ( IHEs ). He noted that federal regulations may impede innovation. Ranking Member Alexander said one obvious improvement would be a more efficient use of time and postsecondary facilities. He concluded by urging the committee to seek strategies for promoting a stronger culture of innovation, saying how do we encourage innovation without smothering it with 'orders from Washington? How does the federal government get out of the way? Witnesses The hearing witnesses were Mr. Richard Kazis (Senior Vice President, Jobs for the Future, Boston, MA); Dr. William E. Kirwan (Chancellor & Chief Executive Officer, University System of Maryland, Adelphi, MD); Dr. R. Scott Ralls (President, North Carolina Community College System, Raleigh, NC); Dr. Timothy L. Hall President, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN); and Dr. Paul J. LeBlanc (President, Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH). 1

2 Mr. Richard Kazis (Senior Vice President, Jobs for the Future) spoke about demographic trends in higher education student bodies, noting that low-income, minority, first generation, and nontraditional students are the fastest growing groups. He said these expanding demographics should cause higher education leaders to rethink their institutional structures. Kazis said many students struggle to follow a path to a degree (often lacking information, having limited support and guidance, and being overwhelmed by options, etc.). He added that IHEs must give students the tools they need to find their degree path, which many institutions are doing through personalized learning supports, active advising, streamlined programs, and more effective pre-college onramps for unprepared students/adults. Kazis said many states are reforming policies to make it easier for these groups to access college courses and degrees, as well as increasing the focus on community college transfers. He also noted that competency-based learning, flexible online courses, and dual enrollment programs are other innovative programs contributing to student success. Many of these reform efforts use federal funds to get started and to expand. Federal financial aid is critical. Congress needs to increase incentives for innovation and evidence-based initiatives (e.g., FIPSE, RTT, etc.). Congress should remove existing barriers to financial aid. Ultimately, he said, we need better alignment of higher education laws across states. Dr. William E. Kirwan (Chancellor & Chief Executive Officer, University System of Maryland) stated that we are at an important moment in higher education because of: (1) fiscal challenges to do more with few resources; (2) advancements in technology, which have the potential to transform classrooms; and (3) developments in cognitive/learning sciences. Kirwan said there is great potential to improve student learning using technology and cognitive sciences. He said, the University of Maryland is a microcosm of higher education in America because of the variety of universities and colleges in the system. Through the use of technology, Maryland has been able to increase student success and reduce costs. While Maryland branches encourage faculty to employ technological innovation, they likewise insist that all innovative initiatives be piloted and proven to be effective for student success. He noted that Maryland is testing and piloting the use of and participation in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) to see if these can be used successfully implemented on residential campuses. Kirwan said higher education has the responsibility to ensure high quality instruction at an affordable cost. Deregulation should be an important consideration as the Committee considers the HEA s future. Dr. R. Scott Ralls (President, North Carolina Community College System) said that the North Carolina Community College system is not simply looking at how many students register for classes, but how many actually graduate, illustrating their renewed focus on student success. Dr. Ralls noted that there is a high value in dual enrollment courses that connect K-12 to postsecondary education, rather than just providing general access to college courses. In North Carolina, they have begun restructuring these courses, so that students learn valuable skills and work towards attaining their degree beginning in high school. Ralls said aligning K-12 and higher education assessments and has shown considerable results. Dr. Ralls described how North Carolina has structured programs with meaningful 'on and off ramps,' which has allowed students to work off of a baseline and shift skills into their degree paths (especially for non-traditional students). They have also started sharing innovations across colleges. Dr. Ralls stated that community colleges have been leaders in innovation and in student success. In reauthorization, he advised the Committee to redesign financial aid to encourage acceleration in degrees, to help reinvent the institutional role by looking at federal measures, and to break down silos between different sects (K-12, higher education, and the workforce). Mr. Timothy L. Hall (President, Austin Peay State University) described one pressing challenge his University has been faced with incoming students who are not ready for college-level work. 2

3 Austin Peay State University previously required students to take remedial courses for no credit, which led to an abysmal student success rate. In 2007, Austin Peay replaced this system with a cocurricular model, allowing students needing remediation to take credit courses with additional work and workshops to address their deficiencies and problems. The results have been cost effective and resulted in a high student success rate. Mr. Hall described how his university uses technology and an online program, called Degree Compass, to help students find courses and complete degrees in a timely manner. Mr. Hall concluded by stating that innovation in service of student success is necessary for America to excel in higher education. Dr. Paul J. LeBlanc (President, Southern New Hampshire University) began by explaining College for America (CfA) an online, competency-based model housed at Southern New Hampshire University. CfA focuses on outcomes, not inputs; it flips the traditional credit hour system. Dr. LeBlanc explained that CfA uses competency-based assessments. Course completion time is negotiable and flexible. He said CfA is unique in that it aligns competencies with employers' needs. Dr. LeBlanc asserted that we have not yet seen true game changers in higher education and that IHEs need to look at business models for guidance. The federal government can support and increase innovation by allowing experimental sites, ensuring underlying regulation does not squelch new ideas, providing new accreditation pathways for competency-based education, giving safe spaces for institutional creativity, and developing a common language for competency-based learning and new definition of the credit hour. Dr. LeBlanc asserted that the federal government should demand more from IHEs more transparency, greater outcomes, and more innovation. Discussion focus: Following the witnesses' testimony, members of the Committee participated in a question and answer session. Chairman Harkin began by asking the panel what specific federal rules or regulations are stifling innovation? Dr. Kirwan answered that the current financial aid rules do not allow IHEs to engage in competency-based credits. With the great amount of knowledge and education that is currently available, with programs like MOOCs, there is no reason for competency-based credits to not be more widespread (similar to Advanced Placement credits). Mr. Kazis advocated for reinstating the year-round PELL grant to let students utilize summer learning time. Chairman Harkin spoke to Dr. Ralls, saying, we have seen community colleges work with high schools very effectively, but there seems to be a dividing line between K-12 and IHEs. Harking asked, with new college- and careerreadiness standards, can we have private and public colleges and universities reach down more to high schools, like community colleges have? Dr. Ralls responded yes, but community colleges are traditionally seen as the bridge between high schools and four-year universities. Combining secondary and postsecondary education has led to great success academically and from a time efficiency standpoint. Mr. Hall said that Austin Peay has similar courses and has also experienced great success. Ranking Member Alexander stated that he and Sens. Mikulksi (D-MD), Burr (R-NC), and Bennet (D- CO) have formed a working group to discuss higher education deregulation. Ranking Member Alexander asked Dr. Kirwan for specific deregulation proposals in priority order that this working group can consider. Alexander noted that every time Congress reauthorizes the HEA, they add new laws and regulations. Dr. Kirwan welcomed the 'homework.' Ranking Member Alexander asked Mr. Hall how they determine if students are college-ready and if they are prepared for college at Austin Peay? Mr. Hall answered that students are generally ready for college using standard metrics (like ACT scores), but that they may have some deficiencies in specific areas. Students are expected to do more, and, because Tennessee has revamped its high school curriculum, students are arriving more prepared. 3

4 Ranking Member Alexander then asked Dr. LeBlanc how Congress could create a culture of innovation to replicate good ideas without interfering with autonomy. Dr. LeBlanc answered that the law should create more space for innovation and experimentation. He added that the Committee must look at underlying laws and regulations, which are still holding back IHEs. He used the credit hour as an example. Dr. LeBlanc also said that it is a torturous process trying to eliminate regulations, but they need to take steps to promote greater flexibility. Dr. Kirwan said that Congress can provide some incentives to IHEs to engage in innovation. It may not be 'new money,' but redirected money (e.g., FIPSE, NSF, etc.). Kirwan added that technology can improve learning and lower costs, but there is a start up cost. IHEs need some form of program/grant to allow them to engage more deeply in these innovation examples. Mr. Kazis noted that the federal government needs to allow collaboration to identify what is working and then scale up. Dr. LeBlanc said the Committee must address the challenges in accreditation with new pathways and regulations. Sen. Murphy (D-CT) began by saying this is one of the most important hearings the HELP Committee has had all year, because many young families are drowning in college debt. He expressed excitement about the 'deregulation working group' Ranking Member Alexander mentioned. He noted that, so far, the Committee had not heard enough about how innovation will directly lead to the affordability of college for students. While quality is paramount, Sen. Murphy stipulated that we will not survive as a nation if students are forced to accumulate large amounts of college-related debt. To Dr. Kirwan, Sen. Murphy asked, what are the financial benefits of innovation for the students? Dr. Kirwan stated that since 2008, tuition in MD has only gone up 8% cumulatively. UMD has used innovation and state support to hold down tuition costs, and this has led directly to moderation in cost. Sen. Murphy mentioned that part of accountability should be affordability, tying it to HEA Title IV. He questioned Dr. LeBlanc about challenging the traditional models of higher education, especially with competency-based learning. Could it become victim of what has happened with traditional models of credit hours (lacking a system-wide definition, little translation into practical skills, and unclear denotation of what they really mean), if competency-based education is determined by individual schools? Dr. LeBlanc said that we do not have a definitive standard yet because this concept is so new. He stipulated that we need common, agreed-upon definitions, which is why we need these experimental safe spaces. LeBlanc said competency based approaches are a work in progress, and we do not want them to develop into something akin to the irrational credit hour. Sen. Baldwin (D-WI) asked how current innovations are meeting the needs of nontraditional students (returning students, adults, etc.). She noted that the University of Wisconsin is pioneering a competency-based education program, focused on serving the skills of this demographic. Dr. LeBlanc agreed that we need to understand different student markets. LeBlanc speculated that we will eventually see an unbundling of 'coming of age' and college, which will lead to more innovation. The largest percentage of postsecondary students are nontraditional learners. At CfA, they monitor their non-traditional students via technology and heavy use of advisors. Mr. Kazis noted that it is important to get employers invested in programs, streamlining these programs with career pathway strategies. He stated that we must ensure that employers are getting what they need and that students are going to get something out of their degree. Dr. Kirwan noted that the UMD online program specifically targets working adults. The main focus of these programs is innovation online course materials, consultations with industry leaders to ensure workplace credentials, and partnerships with community colleges throughout the state for transfer programs to the universities. Mr. Ralls advocated for the need to maximize non-traditional 4

5 students' time through technology, competency-based education, and streamlining university transfers. They maximize their time (typically forgoing summer vacations) and need regulations and opportunities (like the Pell grant) to echo this approach. Mr. Hall noted that finding a degree path can be a very difficult process for many non-traditional and low-income students; the longer it takes for them to find their path, the more likely it becomes that they will not complete their degree. By using innovative online programs, Mr. Hall said his students are able to find the right courses and pathways, as well as receive advice from faculty, thus making it easier for them to complete their degrees in a timely manner. Sen. Franken (D-MN) observed that the skills gap is a major national challenge. He said many jobs are available, but cannot be filled because employers cannot find applicants with the necessary skills. He agreed with the panelists' points about bridging relations between higher education and the workforce. Sen. Franken asked what kind of help the Committee can give on the federal level to incentivize partnerships between business and community colleges and technical colleges. Dr. Ralls concurred that relationships with employers are especially important, and IHEs can build industry targets into curriculum. He stated that the Committee can help by allowing higher education to determine how to measure student success. Sen. Franken noted that by getting people working, while they are studying, speaks directly to postsecondary affordability. Mr. Kazis mentioned that with this issue of metrics, building in accountability systems that include not just completion, but also post-graduation employment is incredibly important. Dr. LeBlanc noted that there is an inherent slowness in the system a lag period that plagues IHEs between data analysis and implementation of solutions. Sen. Franken concluded by mentioning again that an alignment between postsecondary education and the workplace relates directly to affordability. Franken specified that there are 3.5 million jobs available if people just had the requisite skills and said addressing this issue will help the U.S. compete globally. Sen. Whitehouse (D-RI) expressed concern that the gateway to education reform is actually education oversight reform, which he suspected is at both the higher education and elementary/secondary level. Sen. Whitehouse asked the panelists to provide written recommendations for ways in which governmental education oversight should be changed to allow for better types of innovation, which is needed to become more current, less obsolete, and avoid hazards (i.e. diploma mills). He said that we will not get to education reform without getting oversight out of the way. Dr. Kirwan asked the Senator if he was referring to the accreditation process. Sen. Whitehouse responded in the affirmative. Dr. Kirwan agreed that accreditation does need to be reformed, though we do need it to ensure quality. He stated that the system we currently have is outdated and does not recognize new realities of education; there does need to be reform in accreditation. One specific metric Dr. Kirwan noted as outdated is graduation rates. Judging based just on this metric is completely obsolete due to the growing number of nontraditional students, who often have non-traditional timelines towards degree completion. Sen. Whitehouse agreed that our system does not incorporate the story of the nontraditional student. Sen. Warren (D-MA) asserted that colleges must find better ways to serve students at a lower cost. She is interested in new practices and how they may help students with cost. To Dr. Kirwan, she asked what evidence UMD collects about course redesign before implementing it. Dr. Kirwan said that UMD requires each innovative proposal to be piloted and measured against the traditional way of teaching a course. Students in both classes then take the same final examination to see if the learning and scores improved. Sen. Warren asked if they test the course multiple times. Dr. Kirwan explained that the pilot runs one time, and, if it is demonstrated that learning improves and cost does not increase, the online version is then implemented. Sen. Warren questioned if UMD 5

6 continues to comparatively test the courses, to which Dr. Kirwan elucidated that the redesign becomes a complete substitute based on the evidence of student success. Sen. Warren then turned her questioning to Dr. LeBlanc, asking how we test competency-based courses for student success. Dr. LeBlanc explained that CfA conducts a great deal of pilot testing. He then reiterated the need to have safe space for innovation and tolerance for mistakes, which is absent in the current regulatory system, because we will not have data until we try new ideas. He would prefer a 'pay for performance' financial aid model, which included pay for competencies. He contended that higher education needs more flexibility from regulations. Sen. Warren expressed interest in pursuing how regulations can be adjusted to incorporate both innovation and accountability. She resumed her questioning of Dr. LeBlanc, referencing a Bloomberg report that stating a significant profit margin for CfA, and asking him if that profit is being passed along to students in terms of college affordability. Dr. LeBlanc explained that the profit margins for the online courses are in the 20% range, and that they are reinvested into the institution, resulting in no tuition hike, an increase financial aid, etc. They put the profits back into helping students. Sen. Warren denoted this as 'cross-subsidization' the profits from online courses translate into the benefits for the residential campus; they are not giving the profits of the online courses back to the online students. Dr. LeBlanc said that they are comfortable with the notion that the online surplus helps the whole university. He used the analogy that Harvard Business School subsidizes Harvard Divinity School. Chairman Harkin interjected during Sen. Warren s questioning and commented that struggling, poorer kids miss out on campus-based programs. He said Dr. LeBlanc makes a profit from them and funnels it towards the more affluent students' on-campus experience. Dr. LeBlanc said that they were conflating the business models. Most of their residential students are on financial aid, but that online and on-campus students are not the same kind of student body. Online students are often adults and non-traditional students, who are not looking for the coming-of-age college experience. His university is balancing both needs, by offering well-priced, online courses and the on-campus experience. If those online profits help students in other areas, he is comfortable with that outcome. Sen. Warren said if online education helps subsidize the other areas, this approach is not the model the Committee wants. They need to understand the ultimate goal. They do not want the online courses to be the Harvard Business School that can subsidize the campus/divinity school. We need to focus on accountability for innovation. Dr. LeBlanc said that their profits are put into programs both CfA and on-campus. Chairman Harkin offered Sen. Franken time for follow-up questions, which he used to focus on traditional students. Sen. Franken asked about the bridge between secondary and postsecondary education. Dual enrollment programs and high schools that offer college courses allow students to earn college credit and sometimes earn an Associates degree while in high school. Sen. Franken mentioned his legislation regarding accelerated learning programs, specifically focusing on AP, IB, dual enrollment, etc. He asked Mr. Kazis to speak more about these models. Mr. Kazis said that through these programs, there is often great student success. Low-income students earning Associates degrees with a high school degree have great potential for saving both time and money. Sen. Franken commented that the likelihood of low-income students entering and completing college is greater when they take AP and dual enrollment courses. Dr. Kirwan suggested a reframe of the senior year in high school to focus more on college courses would be important and beneficial. 6

7 Sen. Warren utilized her follow-up questioning time to ask what the U.S. Department of Education could do differently to aid innovation. She additionally asked the panel for their suggestions about what the Committee can do in the bill and what the Department of Education can do now with existing authority. In his closing questions, Chairman Harkin repeated that innovation for innovation's sake does not impress. He wanted to know specifically how innovation helps close the achievement gap, especially for students who are low-income and high-performing. Dr. Kirwan said that technology, cognitive science, and innovation provide high-quality education at a lower cost. Chairman Harkin reiterated, what does innovation actually do? Dr. Kirwan responded that it makes higher education more affordable. Chairman Harkin concluded that we need to do more to educate low-income students and increase the number of students earning degrees. Additionally, he said, we need to figure-out competency-based education more concretely, determining definitions, standards, and universality EducationCounsel, LLC October

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