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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Commission for Higher Education
101 W. Ohio St., Ste. 550
Indianapolis, IN 46204

(Eastern time)

6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Academic Affairs & Quality Subcommittee Meeting, Weldon Board Room

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Ivy Tech Community College
Illinois Fall Creek Center
2535 N. Capitol Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46208

(Eastern time)

8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Chair's Breakfast, with Mr. Frank Alvarez, Former President and CEO,
Hispanic Scholarship Fund, Chancellor's Boardroom 322, 3rd floor

9:00 - 11:30 a.m. Working Session, Room 521, 5th floor

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Lunch, with Dr. Michael Lomax, President and CEO, UNCF, Room 521

1:00 - 3:30 p.m. Commission Meeting, Community Room 102, 1st floor

3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Reception with Panelists and CHE members, all meeting attendees invited,
Community Room Lobby

PURPOSE: Reaching Higher, Achieving More calls for a system of higher education that is Student-Centered, Mission-Driven and Workforce-Aligned. The Commission's work will focus on three Challenges:

Completion: Students and the state are not well served by an empty promise of college access without completion.

Productivity: A more productive higher education system will increase student success and safeguard college affordability.

Quality: Increasing college completion and productivity must not come at the expense of academic quality.


Working Session Agenda view

CHE Meeting Itinerary and Agenda view

Full agenda booklet (Set up for 1-2 sided printing) view

Minutes of the February 2013 Commission Meeting view


  1. The Achievement Gap - A Panel Discussion view
    • Dr. Elizabeth Gutierrez, Director of State Policy, Lumina Foundation for Education
    • Dr. Michael Lomax, President and CEO, UNCF
    • Mr. Frank Alvarez, Former President and CEO, Hispanic Scholarship Fund
    • Meeting Handouts
      • Data on Attainment Gap  view
      • A Stronger Nation:  Closing Indiana's Attainment Gap, by Dr. Gutierrez  view
      • How Can More Black People Finish College, by Dr. Lomax; published on The Root, February 2013  view
      • Indiana:  Latinos and K-16 Education, published in Excelencia in Education, July 2012  view


  1. Resolution on Closing the Achievement Gap view
  2. Capital Projects on Which Staff Proposes Expedited Action view
    • Purdue University - Indianapolis: Lease of Space at Wishard Hospital for Pharmacy Program - $3,266,185 (est.)
    • Indiana State University - Terre Haute Campus: Demolition of Statesman Towers - $4,000,000


  1. Statewide Transfer General Education Core and Credit Creep view


  1. Proposals for New Degree Programs, Schools, or Colleges Awaiting Commission Action view
  2. Requests for Degree Program Related Changes on Which Staff Have Taken Routine Staff Action view
  3. Capital Improvement Projects on Which Staff Have Acted view
  4. Capital Improvement Projects Awaiting Action view

The next meeting of the Commission will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2013 in New Albany.

** The Commission for Higher Education abides by the Indiana Open Door Law (Indiana Code 5-14-1.5). All business meetings are open to the public. (Meals will not be provided for the general public.)

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