Commission on Higher Education Documents

The South Carolina Commission on Higher Education publishes a variety of documents and reports on higher education practices in the state for citizens, higher education facilities, and the General Assembly.

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    FY 2024-25 Appropriation Request and FY 2022-223 Annual Report for the EIA Funded Teacher Recruitment Project, Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention, and Advancement (CERRA)
    (South Carolina State Library, 2023-09-07) South Carolina Commission on Higher Education
    During the 1986 legislative session, the General Assembly authorized the SC Commission on Higher Education (CHE) to award grants to the public and/or private colleges and universities to improve the recruitment of teacher education candidates, allocating $236,000 in Education Improvement Act (EIA) funds for this purpose. A consortium consisting of teacher training institutions in the State submitted one combined proposal to establish the SC Teacher Recruitment Center. The proposed Center was approved by CHE and has been funded annually since FY 1986-87. Beginning in FY 1990-91, appropriations for the SC Teacher Recruitment Center were made solely through EIA. Beginning in FY 1988-89, the General Assembly required CHE to “monitor the use” of these funds and to report on the “effectiveness of the programs” to certain legislative committees. The FY 1990-91 Appropriations Act included a more comprehensive proviso, which instructed the CHE to “ensure that all funds are used to promote teacher recruitment on a statewide basis … ensure the continued coordination of efforts among the … teacher recruitment projects … review the use of funds and … have prior program and budget approval.”
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    Centers of Excellence Competitive Grant Program, FY 2023-24
    (South Carolina State Library, 2023-09-07) South Carolina Commission on Higher Education
    The purpose of the EIA Centers of Excellence grant program is to enable eligible institutions, or consortia of such institutions, to serve as resource centers in a specific area related to the improvement of teacher education. Teacher education encompasses both in-service and pre-service training. These resource centers develop and model state-of-the-art teaching practices, conduct research, disseminate information, and provide training for K-12 and higher education personnel in the center's specific area of expertise.
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    2022-2023 Regional Contract Program Annual Report
    (South Carolina State Library, 2023-09-07) South Carolina Commission on Higher Education
    The Regional Contract Program (RCP) is one of the Southern Regional Education Board’s 9SREB) first programs. Beginning in 1949, RCP serves as a model through its simple concept: sharing institutional resources. The program enables SREB participating states to share the cost for health profession programs to postpone or even avoid creating programs for a small number of students while still ensuring opportunities for their residents. The health programs authorized for South Carolina residents include Optometry (Southern College of Optometry, University of Alabama Birmingham, and University of Pikeville Kentucky) and Veterinary Medicine (Mississippi State University, Tuskegee University, and University of Georgia).
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    Revised Scholarship Funding Project Model for LIFE, HOPE and Palmetto Fellows Scholarships : as of January 2024
    (South Carolina State Library, 2024-01) South Carolina Commission on Higher Education
    Previously, the CHE used a Compound Growth Rate method to project scholarship needs for the Palmetto Fellows, HOPE, and LIFE Scholarship programs. This approach calculated the average annual growth rate since the onset of the scholarships. Because scholarships historically exhibited a growing trend, this method worked generally well for forecasting purposes. However, beginning in Academic Year 2019-20, COVID-19 adversely affected enrollment. As a result, the previous model began over-projecting scholarship needs. In October 2022, the CHE (Commission on Higher Education) discovered that this historical projection model was not working accurately for its scholarship programs. As a result, CHE adjusted its projections for fiscal year 2023-24 by using a compound annual growth rate based on the previous five years rather than the life of the scholarship programs and requested $10,000,000 less for the LIFE Scholarship program, which had the largest carryforward balance of the three scholarship programs.
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    South Carolina Commission on Higher Education Proviso 117.135 Transfer Action Plan Report
    (South Carolina State Library, 2024-04-30) South Carolina Commission on Higher Education
    The South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (CHE), in collaboration with all South Carolina colleges, universities, and lawmakers, is committed to making South Carolina the leader in transfer innovation and success. In recent years, there has been a growing acknowledgment across the nation that successful transfer initiatives are the result of collaborative efforts focused on partnerships and relationship building. These efforts involve leaders and practitioners from various state agencies, public and independent two-and four-year institutions, and other organizations, that are committed to making transfer opportunities more accessible and transparent for students. This has led many states to initiate statewide working groups, bringing together a diverse range of stakeholders to work towards a common goal. Through this collaborative approach, stakeholders can effectively leverage their collective expertise and resources to develop innovative solutions that benefit students, institutions, and states.