Faculty Recruiting for UOP Online and Axia College

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Faculty Recruiting for UOP Online and Axia College
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
2009 Texas Higher Education Leadership Conference
Accelerating Closing the Gaps:
Making Opportunity More Affordable for Texas and
Texans
Where Are the Cost
Efficiencies in
Higher Education?
Dr. Jorge Klor de Alva
Former President, University of Phoenix
President, Nexus Research and Policy Center
University of Phoenix
UOPX is a Proud Contributor
to Texas Higher Education
Calgary, AB
Alaska
Vancouver, BC
Also includes locations in Mexico
and The Netherlands
Spokane
Seattle
Billings
Minneapolis
Portland
Boise
Cheyenne
Salt Lake City
Sacramento
Reno
Denver
Las Vegas
Omaha
San Diego
Phoenix
Tucson
Des Moines
Maui
San Antonio
Jersey City
Philadelphia
Wilmington
Baltimore
Reston
Louisville
Nashville
Raleigh
Charlotte
Memphis
Columbia
Atlanta
Birmingham
Dallas
Boston
Pittsburgh
Cincinnati
Kansas City
Little
Rock
Santa
Teresa
Detroit
Cleveland
Columbus
Indianapolis
Oklahoma City
Austin
Honolulu
Chicago
Tulsa
Albuquerque
Worcester
Grand
Rapids
St. Louis
Wichita
Colorado Springs
San Jose
So. Cal
Milwaukee
Sioux Falls
Columbus
Jacksonville
New Orleans
Orlando
Houston
Guaynabo, PR
Tampa
Ft Lauderdale
Includes states in which the University is licensed to operate. At the current time we do not have locations in Alaska or Montana
UOPX Is a
Comprehensive
University:
University of Phoenix
Offering Associate,
Bachelor, Master, and
Doctorate Programs
Helping to Close the Gap Between Educational
Attainment of Different Ethnic Groups in Texas and
Nationwide
Native
American/Alaskan
Other/Unknown
4%
1%
Caucasian
51%
Asian/
Pacific Islander
3%
African American
30%
National Enrollment
Native
American/Alaskan
Asian/
1%
Other/Unknown
10%
Pacific Islander
6%
African American
12%
Caucasian
61%
Hispanic
11%
As of 02/29/2008
University of Phoenix
Enrollment 2009
Hispanic
10%
Source: NCES 2005
University of Phoenix
Cost Efficiencies
Through Innovation:
A New Learning
Platform—Again
Online Modality
For Students Onsite and Online:
Full Integration of Technology
Online Campus (Established in 1989,
University of Phoenix
Before WWW available to general population)
•1996 enrollment 2,000
•2008 enrollment >200,000
Resource: Digitizing Education Products
and Services
•All course materials delivered via electronic
portal
•Allows for rapid revision of materials
•Includes rich media
•Permits 24/7 access from anywhere
Online Course Delivery:
Comprehensive and Multidimensional
•
1720+ courses maintained by Colleges
•
1690+ courses completely electronically enabled with
• Electronic textbooks (over 1,800 works)
• Electronic articles (online library <20million articles; 65K
publications; 114 databases)
• UPX-owned writings
• Discussion questions
• Web links
University of Phoenix
•
260+ courses use Simulations (<140K unique users/month)
•
400+ courses use Virtual Organizations (over 76K unique
users per month)
•
100+ courses have Web tutorials
•
100+ courses use Electronic Portfolios (over 15K unique
users per month)
Online Delivery of Support:
Student-centered, Ubiquitous
•Center for Writing Excellence
University of Phoenix
WritePointsm (Immediate feedback; <600K
papers/month)
Tutor Review (Faculty reviewed, within 48 hrs;
<6K papers/month)
Spanish Writing Lab (El Centro de RedAcción)
Dissertation Services
Tutorials and Guides
Turnitin Plagiarism Checker (promotes originality
and improves writing and research
skills; <400K papers/month; 15 minute
turnaround)
•Center for Mathematics Excellence
Running Start
Online Tutoring (< 4K live tutoring sessions per
month; approximately 10K students per
month access site for assistance)
Self-Assessments
•University Library
Onsite Support for Online
and Onground Modalities
Local Resource Centers Nationwide
•First centers were established in
Texas
University of Phoenix
•25 new centers by end of last year
•Drop-in centers for computer
usage, tutoring, etc.
•Open and staffed 7 days a week
•Available to all students and
faculty – both online & onsite
•Creates community for students
and faculty of both modalities
University of Phoenix
Does All This
Technology-Based
Support Lead To
Success?
Key Predictors of Degree
Completion for Open
Enrollment Institutions
University of Phoenix
• High School Grades
• Transfer Credits
• Risk Factors
• All only partially predict success
Number of Risk Factors vs.
Bachelor Graduation Rate (%)
80
70
60
University of Phoenix
50
40
30
20
10
0
0
1
2
DOE 1996 Data
3
4
5
UPX 1998-2000 Data
Note: Almost all UOPX students in the 1998–2000
cohort studied had R6 (financially independent) and
R7 (working full time) risk factors as determined by
USDOE because UOPX required students at that time
to be working and at least 23 years old.
6
Transfer Credits vs. UPX Bachelor
Graduation Rate (%)
70
60
University of Phoenix
50
40
30
20
10
0
1 to 15
16 to 30 31 to 45 46 to 60 Over 60
Transfer Credits
Data Source: UPX cohort 11/1998 to 3/2000.
Cost Efficiencies To the State:
Net Cost to Taxpayers Per Students
Taxpayer Costs
Direct Government Support2
University of Phoenix
Public
Not-for-Profit
For-Profit
UPX
$11,992.06
$5,641.11
$712.49
$0.00
Student Loans –Interest Rate
Subsidy4
38.16
93.78
152.51
123.66
Expected Future Loss Due to
Loan Default5
64.14
80.15
527.44
599.67
Taxes Forgone on Investment
Income of Endowments6
550.25
7,079.64
0.00
0.00
Taxes Forgone on Additions to
Endowments7
39.73
92.45
0.00
0.00
325.36
2,406.55
0.00
0.00
2,387.78
5,534.64
0.00
0.00
131.20
304.10
0.00
0.00
$15,528.66
$21,232.41
$1,392.44
$723.34
Tax on Corporate Profit11
0.00
0.00
1,146.91
818.06
Sales and Other Taxes12
0.00
0.00
63.02
46.09
Taxpayer Credits
0.00
0.00
1,209.93
864.15
$15,528.66
21,232.41
182.51
-(140.82)
2,279.27
4,563.00
0.00
0.00
$13,249.39
$16,669.42
$182.51
-($140.82)
Taxes Forgone on Gifts,
Grants, and Contracts8
Taxes Forgone on Corporate
Profits9
Sales & Other Taxes
Forgone10
Total Costs
Taxpayer Credits
Net Cost to Taxpayers
Research Expense13
NET COST TO TAXPAYERS WITH
RESEARCH EXPENSE REMOVED

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