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State of the Graduate College 2012. Tom Tomasi Associate Dean of the Graduate College September 12, 2012. “Reports of my death are greatly exaggerated” [Mark Twain] Pawan (Pittsburg State University, KS) Frank last year this year. Keeping the Ship Moving Forward.

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Tom tomasi associate dean of the graduate college september 12 2012

State of the

Graduate College

2012

Tom Tomasi

Associate Dean of the Graduate College

September 12, 2012


“Reports of my death are greatly exaggerated” [Mark Twain]

  • Pawan (Pittsburg State University, KS)

  • Frank

    • last year

    • this year


Keeping the ship moving forward
Keeping the Ship Moving Forward Twain]

Full Staff in the Graduate College Office

Extra Help

  • AIC - Becky Swearingen

  • Theses Review - Michelle Bowe

  • Graduate College Fellow – Deanne Camp


Graduate enrollment and credit hour production trend
Graduate Enrollment and Twain] Credit Hour Production Trend

As of 08/20/12


Graduate student profile
Graduate Student Profile Twain]

Fall 2010Fall 2012 74.5% Missouri Residents 68.9% 10% Out-of-State (43 states) 13%

14.5% International 18.1%

59% Female 61.1%

6.8% Minority 7.5%

31 Average Student Age 31

51% Full-time (9 or more hours) 53.5%

29% “First-time" degree-seeking students 23.3%

As of 8/20/12


International graduate student headcount fall 2012
International Graduate Twain] Student Headcount – Fall 2012

Total Students = 581

  • Leading Countries:

    • China (69.2%)

    • Saudi Arabia (6.9%)

    • India (4.6%)

    • South Korea (1.9%)

    • Kenya (1.7%)

As of 8/20/12


Out of state graduate student origin
Out-of-State Graduate Student Origin Twain]

Fall 2010 Total = 429

  • Leading States (of 44)

    • Arkansas (12.4%)

    • Kansas (10%)

    • Illinois (8.2%)

    • Texas (5.4%)

    • Virginia (4%)

    • Oklahoma (3.7%)

Fall 2012 Total = 417

  • Leading States (of 47)

    • Arkansas (10.1%)

    • Illinois (8.9%)

    • Kansas (7.9%)

    • Virginia (6.7%)

    • Texas (6%)

    • Oklahoma (6%)

As of 8/20/12


Fall Twain] 2012 Graduate Headcount and

Credit Hour Production by College

Total Enrollment = 3,205

Total Credit Hours = 26,189

As of 8/20/12




Graduate degrees conferred
Graduate Degrees Conferred Twain]

Fiscal Year (SU, FA, SP)


20 year comparison of student population
20-year Comparison of Student Population Twain]

State of the University Address


It s not just about numbers
It’s Not Just About Numbers! Twain]

High-impact Educational Experiences

  • Research

  • Internships

  • Study away

  • Field trips

  • Laboratories

    Quality Indicators

  • Awards

  • Presentations

  • Publications

  • Exhibits & Performances


Faculty scholarship
Faculty scholarship Twain]

State of the University Address


Faculty scholarship highlights journal articles by area 2011
Faculty scholarship highlights Twain] Journal articles by area, 2011

State of the University Address


Faculty scholarship highlights exhibits and performances coal
Faculty scholarship highlights Twain] Exhibits and performances, COAL

State of the University Address


Thesis productivity
Thesis Productivity Twain]

FY 2010 Distribution

CNAS 51

CHHS 23

CHPA 18

COAL 13

COED 6

COBA 1

FY 2012 Distribution

CNAS 47

CHPA 35

CHHS 23

COAL 14

AGR 6

COED 5


Faculty mentored student research
Faculty-mentored student research Twain]

* Work is in progress to obtain information on additional student research

State of the University Address


Student access highlights new degree implementation
Student access highlights Twain] New degree implementation

Graduate

  • Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP)

  • EdS, Counseling and Assessment

  • MS, Athletic Training

Undergraduate

  • BS, Health Services (January 2013)

State of the University Address


Internet accessible programs for 2012 13
Internet accessible programs for 2012-13 Twain]

State of the University Address


Provost priorities administrative council retreat
Provost Priorities Twain] (Administrative Council Retreat)

1. Graduate Education

  • Work with the deans to focus on taking incremental steps that will result in expanding graduate education and increasing the impact it makes for MSU as the university continues its growth as Missouri State University. The goal is to turn around the decline in graduate student number and increase numbers graduating.

  • Successfully implement the three new programs starting fall 2012.

  • Initiate steps to add a program in occupational therapy and at least one other program that emerges from the ALC discussion.

  • Expand and better utilize pathways from UG programs into MSU graduate work.

  • Continue work to increase university connections that bring international students to MSU, including dual-degree programs.


Provost priorities 10 action items for 2012 13
Provost Priorities Twain] (10 Action Items for 2012-13)

6. Graduate Programs

  • Continue to expand existing graduate programs, add new programs (including, but not limited to, occupational therapy and art) in the next two years, and determine funding mechanisms for such programs.

  • Also need to evaluate and enhance the marketing and recruitment efforts for graduate students.


Graduate recruitment
Graduate Twain] Recruitment

  • Expanded college fair schedule

    • see next slide & handout

    • Provide funds to programs for recruiting trips

  • Standard

  • External publications

    • Newsweek

    • KC business journal (Ingrams)

  • Facebook & Fire-engine Red



Planned new programs
Planned New Programs Twain]

  • Occupational Therapy

  • Merger with Forrest Institute

  • Expanding MSEd in Literacy to West Plains

  • New grad certificates using current classes

  • Options in MSAS (ex. screenwriting)

  • Individualized graduate certificate

  • Individualized & interdisciplinary Masters

    • Similar to individualized major as BS/BA level

    • No “home” department – admin in Grad College

    • Initiated by GC to show faculty support


Reminders grad assistantships
Reminders - Grad assistantships Twain]

  • 4 semesters (Fall/Spring)

  • 3.00 GPA

  • 6 graduate credits hours

  • Summer fee waivers

  • ¼-time GA

  • Dismissals (firing)

  • Late starts

  • Rec center


Reminders admissions
Reminders - Admissions Twain]

  • “Start-semester” is critical in Banner

  • Don’t admit anyone for a current semester after the first week (contract Diana for exceptions).

  • Don’t admit someone for a semester in which they are already registered as a post-bacc student.

  • Adding /changing a program requires a new application.

  • Accelerated Masters candidates must apply for the semester they will truly be a grad student, not when they want to take “mixed credit” classes as a senior.

  • Tell future students about “Senior Permission”


Reminders international students
Reminders – International Students Twain]

  • Need to take at least 6 credits face-to-face

  • Summer classes

  • “conditional admissions” for ELI students

  • Visa issues are complex

    • contact International Services with questions


Reminders forms paperwork
Reminders – Forms & Paperwork Twain]

  • 9 credits of C+ or lower

    • Letters from the Graduate College

    • Removal from program when exceeded

  • Post-baccalaureate students (non-degree seeking)

    • Registration holds after 9 credits

  • AAPS

    • Registration holds if exceeding 14 credits

  • 8 year limits


Graduate college showcase
Graduate College Showcase Twain]

Third Annual Graduate College Showcase

Wednesday, Nov. 14

3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

PSU Ballroom

  • All programs should be represented to show full scope of Graduate College offerings

  • There will be guest speakers on 15 minute rotations (Topics: GA’s, GRE prep, research)

  • Sign up by contacting Misty Stewart or Tom Tomasi


Graduate interdisciplinary forum

Saturday Twain]

April 27, 2013

New category for performance disciplines

Graduate Interdisciplinary Forum

Graduate College Workshop series

(see website and handouts)


Graduate student senate
Graduate Student Senate Twain]

  • 2 senators per graduate program

  • Get names to me or the co-Presidents

  • FUNCTIONS:

    • Promote the interests of grad students in general

    • Co-sponsor events with the Graduate College

    • More TBD


Graduate schools embrace a changing marketplace
“Graduate Twain] Schools Embrace a Changing Marketplace”

Ingram’s Magazine (Oct 2012)


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