OPM: Higher_Education_Coordinating_Council


Higher Education Coordinating Council



Pursuant to CGS Section 10a-6a and 6b at amended by PA 15-75, the Higher Education Coordinating Council (HECC) is responsible for developing accountability measures to be used by the Board of Regents for Higher Education and each constituent unit of the state system of higher education in assessing each public institution of higher education's progress toward meeting the established goals.


·         Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management

·         President of the Board of Regents for Higher Education (BOR)

·         President of University of Connecticut

·         BOR Vice President for Community Colleges

·         BOR Vice President for Connecticut State University Systems

·         Chair of the Board of Regents for Higher Education

·         Chair of the Board of Trustees for the University of Connecticut

·         Commissioner of State Department of Education

·         Chief Academic Officer for the University of Connecticut



·         Identify, examine and implement savings in administrative functions carried out by the higher education system, including, but not limited to, methods to simplify and reduce duplication. 


·         Develop accountability measures for each constituent unit and each public institution of higher education.  In developing the goals, the commission shall consider:

o   the goals adopted by the Planning Commission for Higher Education; and

o   any other factor that it deems relevant


Additional work with the Department of Labor

·         Higher Education Coordinating Council  will work with Department of Labor to:

o   Produce periodic reports on the employment and earnings of students who leave the constituent units upon graduation or otherwise

o   Develop an annual affordability index for public higher education that is based on state-wide median family income



·         The Board of Regents and the University of Connecticut shall submit accountability reports to the Higher Education Committee by February 1st





The Higher Education Coordinating Council will convene its next meeting on Monday, October 5, 2015 from 3:00-4:30 pm in Room 1E of the Legislative Office Building (located at 300 Capitol Avenue, Hartford Connecticut 06106).




Agenda / Minutes

October 5, 2015

November 29, 2012


October 17, 2012

September 12, 2012

May 16, 2012





For Further Information

Contact : Kerry A. Kelley (860)418-6209

Email:  Kerry.Kelley@ct.gov

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