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ADDENDUM A - GOALS AND MEASURES
Preface: The State Goals outlined below are those goals set forth by the General
Assembly in SB04-189. The University Goals articulate the efforts the University agrees
to make toward achieving the State Goals, according to Performance Measurements
outlined in SB04-189.
In the event that, by Fiscal Year 2006-2007, State support does not comprise 50% of
the resources necessary to reach Base Adequacy, as set forth in paragraph 2 of
Addendum B, and the Governing Board is unable to make up for the shortfall by
taking the measures described in paragraph 2 of Addendum B, the University shall be
excused for a material failure to meet a performance goal based on a lack of available
STATE GOAL 1 - ACCESS
University Goal 1.1: Guaranteed admission to the University for all resident
undergraduate applicants who meet published guaranteed admission criteria.
Performance Measurements: A Colorado resident applying for admission as a first-
time freshman will be admitted to a liberal arts and sciences college of a University of
Colorado campus if the student has completed the Minimum Academic Preparation
Standards (MAPS*) requirements and either (a) graduates in the top 10% of the
student’s high school class or has a high school GPA of 3.8 or better, or (b) graduates
in the top 25% of the student's high school class or has a high school GPA of 3.5 or
better, and has an ACT score of 24 or higher or a combined SAT score of 1150 or
higher.1 These criteria will be reviewed after one year. The student must submit a
complete application postmarked by the published application deadline for the campus
to which the student initially applies.
A Colorado resident without a bachelor's degree will be admitted as a transfer
student to a liberal arts and sciences college of a University of Colorado campus if the
student: (1) meets the freshmen guarantee requirements (MAPS* requirements may be
met by high school or college course work); (2) presents at least 13 hours of
successfully completed college work with a college GPA of 2.75 or better; and (3)
submits a complete application postmarked by the published application deadline for
the campus to which the student initially applies.
The University will report annually its undergraduate and graduate enrollments.
*MAPS requirements: 4 units of English, 3 units of math, 3 units of natural
science including at least one year of laboratory science, 2 units of social
1 Admission may be to a liberal arts and sciences college on a University campus other than the campus to which
the student initially applied. However admission to other schools or colleges, such as business or engineering, is
determined by individual campuses; there is no system-wide guarantee.
science including at least one year of US or world history, and 2 units of a
single foreign language, with a total of 16 academic units. Beginning in 2008
and 2010, the MAPS requirements will be replaced with a statewide pre-
University Goal 1.2: Greater access to the University for academically qualified students
from Colorado who are historically underrepresented—minorities, males and low-income
Performance Measurements: The University will focus efforts on increasing the
number of Colorado students from underrepresented groups—as those groups are defined
by the University—served by its Pre-Collegiate and Pipeline programs listed in
Attachment 1. By the end of the term of the Performance Contract, the University will
increase the number of males from underrepresented groups served by the Pre-Collegiate
Programs identified in Attachment 1 by 5%. The University will continue to direct
available resources to its Pre-Collegiate and Pipeline Programs. The University will
report annually: (1) retention rates of first-time full-time resident minority freshmen to
the second fall semester; and (2) 6-year graduation rates of resident minority
University Goal 1.3: Coverage, free and clear of debt, of tuition, fees, and books for
low-income, resident students who enter as first-time freshmen or transfer from
Colorado community colleges.
Performance Measurements: Beginning with students entering in fall 2005, the
University will guarantee that for all resident undergraduate students who enter as
first-time freshmen or transfer from a Colorado community college and whose family
income is at or below 100% of the federally-established poverty level, a combination
of federal and state grants, institutional grants, and work study earnings will cover the
entire cost of tuition, fees, and books. An entering student meeting the income
guidelines will be eligible for this program if the student is a Colorado resident, is
enrolled as a full-time student, and enters as a first-time freshman or transfers from a
Colorado community college.
The amount of work study offered a student will be determined after the
application of federal, state, and institutional grants to the cost of tuition, books, and
fees. In no case will a student be expected to work more than 12 hours per week in a
work study position. If a student chooses not to participate in the work study program,
then the student may elect to assume debt in place of the work study component.
The institution determines eligibility for the guarantee program when the
student enters the institution. Students who make satisfactory academic progress and
continue to meet the family income guidelines may remain in the program for up to 10
semesters or completion of a bachelor’s degree, whichever comes first. A student
whose financial status changes after entering the institution may ask for a
reconsideration of eligibility, but the institution does not guarantee continuation in the
program for these students.
University Goal 1.4: Increased transferability between Colorado institutions of higher
Performance Measurements: Consistent with the Students Bill of Rights, students
seeking to transfer between a University of Colorado campus and another Colorado
public college or university will be able to do so without loss of credit from
successfully completed courses that are: (a) State guaranteed general education
courses; (b) courses listed as part of a statewide articulation agreement (Business,
Elementary Education, Engineering), and (c) courses listed in University transfer
guides. The University will provide guidance to students on courses designated as
State guaranteed general education courses, on articulation agreements, and on
University transfer guides through its web pages and in printed form. The University
will report annually the number of resident undergraduate transfer students.
STATE GOAL 2 - QUALITY AND SUCCESS
University Goal 2.1: High level of student satisfaction with the learning experience and
Performance Measure: By Academic Year 2007-08, at least 90% of graduating
students and/or alumni responding to surveys will indicate that campus programs met
their educational goals.
University Goal 2.2: High numbers of students engaged in activities that lead to
Performance Measurement: The University will calculate baseline numbers of
undergraduate students engaged in small learning and service communities—e.g.
internships, academic neighborhoods, freshmen seminars, senior seminars, independent
study, faculty-student research projects, service learning projects—and will make efforts
to increase them by the end of the term of the Performance Contract. The University will
report annually on the number of students engaged in such programs.
University Goal 2.3: High level of student achievement on national Standardized
Performance Measurements: For every year in which at least twenty University
students take the following tests, the average scores of University students will be as
GRE - Exceed national average.
CPA Exam - Meet or exceed national average
Colorado Bar Exam - Exceed the state average
NCLEX-RN - Exceed state average and, where relevant, national average.
Meet or exceed national average in the following health field exams.
- Physical Therapist Licensing Exam
- Central Regional Dental Test
- National Board of Dental Examinations Part 1
- National Board of Dental Examinations Part 2
- US Medical Licensing Exam Step 1
- US Medical Licensing Exam Step 2
- National Pharmacy Licensing Exam
PLACE Exams. CU will exceed the state average pass rates on the following
- Elementary Education
- Social Studies
University Goal 2.4: National recognition of the University’s high quality programs.
Performance Measurement: During the term of the Performance Contract, the
University will be among the top ten public universities in the country, based on National
Science Foundation measurements of federal research expenditures and based on a three-
University Goal 2.5: Increased in-state student retention and graduation rates.
Performance Measurements: By Academic Year 2007-08, the University will increase
the proportion of first-time, full-time, in-state freshmen retained across all campuses
through the second fall semester by at least one percentage point. The University will
maintain the current 6-year resident graduation rate and will make efforts to increase the
rate by the end of the term of the Performance Contract. The University will report
annually: (1) retention rates of first-time full-time residents through the second fall
semester; and (2) 6-year undergraduate resident graduation rates.
STATE GOAL 3 - EFFICIENCY
University Goal 3.1: Efficient use of University resources.
Performance Measurement: The total University expenditures for administration costs
as a percentage of total University expenditures and transfers of funds, as determined by
the University controller, will annually fall below the annual average comparative cost
percentages for peer institutions.
University Goal 3.2: Increased revenues from sources other than state funds and tuition
Performance Measurements: By the end of the term of the Performance Contract, the
University will: (1) increase revenues from private sources by an annual average of 1%;
(2) increase technology transfer revenues from licensing fees, royalties and equity
liquidations by 5% per year; and (3) generate at least 20% of its annual expenditures from
grants and contracts.
STATE GOAL 4 - ADDRESSING STATE NEEDS
University Goal 4.1: Enrichment of the state economy.
Performance Measurement: Return on State investment: based on a three-year rolling
average over the term of the Performance Contract, for every unrestricted general fund
dollar appropriated to the University, the University will generate at least $15.00 in Gross
State Product; for every dollar of state general fund support to the University, at least .5
dollars will be recaptured by the State as State tax revenue.
Performance Measurement: On an average over the term of the Performance Contract,
at least two new companies will be created annually as a result of the University’s
University Goal 4.2: Provide undergraduate, graduate, and professional training to meet
areas of need in the state.
Performance Measurements: The University will identify disciplines and professions,
including those listed below, that are special or unique to its role and mission and will
maintain the current numbers of degrees, certificates and licenses earned in those
disciplines and professions and increase those numbers by the end of the Performance
Contract term. Increases depend, in the case of Health Sciences Center programs, on the
completion of the move to the Fitzsimons campus. Further, the University will identify
disciplines and professions, including those listed below, in areas of persistent shortage or
future need and will make efforts to increase the numbers of degrees, certificates and
licenses earned in those disciplines and professions by the end of the term of the
Performance Contract. Examples of disciplines and professions that are special or unique
to the University’s role and mission and that represent areas of persistent shortage or
future need are set forth in Attachment 2 to this Addendum A.
Attachment 1 to ADDENDUM A. Examples of University programs that support
recruitment and retention of underrepresented students:
.. Pre-Collegiate Development Programs developed by the Boulder, Denver, and
Colorado Springs campuses: Academic enhancement programs designed to
motivate educationally and/or economically disadvantaged high school youth to
complete and graduate from high school and successfully matriculate to a
postsecondary institution of the student’s choice. These programs have been
expanded on a pilot basis to middle schools as well.
.. “CU Succeed” - University courses offered to high school students (UCDHSC).
.. Undergraduate programs such as honors and residential academic programs,
undergraduate research opportunities, freshmen seminars, tutoring and assistance
centers for writing, mathematics, and science, and academic advising, enhance
retention. Specific examples include:
o CU-LEAD Alliance at Boulder – a set of multidisciplinary academic
neighborhoods promoting educational excellence for underrepresented and
first generation students.
o Colorado PEAKS Alliance – collaboration between UCB and Colorado
State University Alliance to enhance and improve the way that
underrepresented doctoral students are recruited, retained and graduated in
o The Summer Multicultural Access to Research Training (SMART) program
(UCB)undergraduate students preparing for graduate work get opportunities
to conduct summer research in science and engineering. It is aimed at
underrepresented, first generation, and economically disadvantaged
o University Connection program (UCCS) provides students completing an
associate’s degree at a select group of Colorado community colleges with a
GPA of 3.0 or higher with guaranteed admission, a scholarship, and a
waiver of the admissions fee.
2 Per University Goal 1.2, the University will increase the number of males from underrepresented groups
served by these programs by %5.
.. The Southern and Rural Colorado Outreach Initiative (UCCS) provides an increase
in awareness of UCCS and other higher education options throughout southern
Colorado; UCCS visits all high schools and community colleges in this region.
.. Freshmen Seminar program (UCCS). Approximately half of all entering freshmen
enroll in one of eight cross-college, multi-section, interdisciplinary Freshmen
Seminar courses. Freshmen Seminar students are retained at a significantly higher
rate than students not enrolled, despite similar entry profiles as measured by either
standardized tests or high school GPA.
.. Pipeline programs at UCDHSC (beyond Pre-Collegiate Program already listed):
CU Succeed (CU courses for high school students); Community College Partners
Program (for Colorado community college students); First Generation Pipeline
Program with Community College of Denver.
.. Mid-Term Grade Reporting Project (UCDHSC), systematic collection of data on
students who have less than 30 credits and who are not passing classes at mid-term
time. Students are contacted and referred to appropriate services.
.. Mandatory academic advising (UCDHSC): Each semester, advising stops are
placed by the undergraduate college advising offices and the Academic Advising
Center on all students who have less than 30 credit hours.
.. Accuplacer placement testing (UCDHSC) – new entering freshmen are required to
take the Accuplacer test in English and College level math to determine appropriate
placement levels in courses.
.. Community College Partners Program (UCDHSC), Academic and other support
programs between the Community College of Denver and UCDHSC. Designed to
provide a seamless transition for CCD transfer students.
.. McNair Program (UCDHSC and UCB): Recruits and underrepresented students
who wish to pursue graduate work.
.. School of Education (UCDHSC): Teacher Cadet program in high schools, targeted
to underrepresented and low income high schools in the Denver metro area, offers
university credit toward teacher licensure.
.. Graduate School outreach (UCDHSC), targeted recruiting of students
underrepresented in biomedical research. Among these are “pipeline”
arrangements with CCD and USC (both supported by BRIDGES grants), Pueblo
GEMS (Graduate Experiences for Minority Students), and recruiting at the
SACNAS and ABCRMS national meetings, and at undergraduate institutions with
high enrollment .
.. School of Medicine (UCDHSC) Rural Health Scholars Program – Student run
program for college students to expose them to health careers.
.. School of Medicine (UCDHSC) Summer Health Institute – AHEC program for
rural and disadvantaged high schools students to learn about health careers; Cherry
Creek Medical Careers Program.
.. School of Dentistry (UCDHSC), program for accepted dental applicants to
participate in an intensive basic science review course prior to the start of their first
dental semester to improve the success of students once enrolled.
.. School of Pharmacy (UCDHSC): annual Professional Opportunities Fair; an
English as a Second Language program and courses for prospective pharmacy
students to assist them in speaking, pronouncing, writing, reading and listening to
English at the very high level that is required of health professions students. The
course meets multiple times weekly for 5 months prior to the pharmacy school
admissions interviews to give prospective students the best opportunity to be
successful during the interview process.
.. School of Nursing (UCDHSC): Recruitment focused on increasing diversity of
student body through outreach to community colleges and urban campuses with a
more diverse student body; program with middle schools to increase interest in
nursing among young people from diverse backgrounds; increased access to several
programs through distance education strategies, e.g. entire RN-BS program is
online and accessible to nurses across Colorado and several specialty options in the
Master of Science (M.S.) program are accessible through online and interactive TV
courses to nurses across Colorado.
Attachment 2 to ADDENDUM A. Examples of disciplines and professions that
are special or unique to the University’s role and mission and that represent areas
of persistent shortage or future need:
Special or Unique Programs3
Journalism (U, G)
Aerospace Engineering (U, G)
Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (, G)
Doctoral programs in Foreign Languages and Literature (G)
Architectural Engineering (U)
Film Studies (U)
Applied Geography (G)
Distance MBA (P)
Professional Golf Management (in Business) (U)
Child Health Associate/Physician Assistant (P)
Pharmacy Doctorate (P)
Doctor of Dental Science (P)
Medical Doctor (P)
PhD Nursing (G)
Public Administration (G)
PhD Health and Behavioral Sciences (G)
Areas of Persistent Shortage or Need
• Teacher Education Licensures and Endorsements
• Special Education (U, G)
• Principal Preparation
• Reading Teacher Endorsements
• Secondary Math and Science
• School Psychology (G)
• Nursing (U, G)
• Health Care Science (U)
• Criminal Justice (G)
• Life Sciences/Biosciences (Integrative Physiology, Biochemistry, Chemistry,
Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, Chemical Engineering – U, G)
• Aerospace and Space Sciences
3 Special or Unique programs include those in which CU produces 90% or more of all the degrees, licenses or
certificates among public higher education institutions in the state. This list is not exhaustive.
• Telecommunications and Software
Areas of Future Need
• Space Studies
• Homeland Security (certificates)
• On-line special education
• Disaster Management (certificate)
• Ph.D. Audio logy (G)