LAS VEGAS – Western Nevada College President Vincent Solis recently presented the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Board of Regents with updated metrics relating to the institution’s performance in NSHE’s five strategic goals of Access, Student Success, Closing the Achievement Gap, Workforce Education, and Research.
“The metrics associated with these goals serve as a benchmark for measuring improvement in Nevada’s system of higher education,” Board of Regents Chair Cathy McAdoo said. “The goals allow us to track our growth and improvement which in turn assists the Board of Regents and NSHE institutions in making data driven decisions regarding outcomes.”
Chair McAdoo added the metrics help increase transparency and accountability for how Nevada’s public higher education institutions are performing.
“NSHE remains committed to improving our state’s higher education system and monitoring these metrics will show what is working and where we can enhance our efforts,” she said. “I am encouraged by the dedication of our institutions to improve student access and success, especially during this time of tremendous challenges to the health and financial stability of our communities.”
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 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 continue moving 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.