LAS VEGAS – The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Board of Regents was presented with metrics from the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) and Western Nevada College (WNC) relating to their performance in the areas of Access, Student Success, Closing the Achievement Gap, Workforce Education, and Research.
Board of Regents Chair Mark Doubrava said the metrics will increase transparency about how Nevada’s public higher education institutions are performing.
“The Board of Regents is committed to improving our state’s higher education system and these metrics will show what is working and is not working at our institutions,” Doubrava said. “I am encouraged by the commitment by our institutions to improve our institutions in terms of student access and success.”
Chancellor Melody Rose added, “The metrics associated with these goals serve as a litmus test for measuring change in the system. And these 2025 goals will allow us to show our growth and improvement to Nevada.”
NSHE’s strategic goals guide all eight NSHE institutions in supporting the state’s growing economy with an increasing demand for an educated workforce. By establishing a set of five strategic goals, along with a set of metrics and progress benchmarks, aimed at increasing access, improving student success, closing the achievement gap, addressing workforce needs and solution-focused research the Board of Regents is aiming to move the needle on Nevada’s higher education outcomes.
The Nevada System of Higher Education, comprised of two doctoral-granting universities, a state college, four comprehensive community colleges and one environmental research institute, serves the educational and job training needs of Nevada. NSHE provides educational opportunities to more than 100,000 students and is governed by the Board of Regents.