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Progress Report on the Academic Plan Robert N. Shelton Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill July 22, 2004 Academic Plan Goals

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progress report on the academic plan

Progress Report on the Academic Plan

Robert N. Shelton

Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

July 22, 2004

academic plan goals
Academic Plan Goals
  • Priority A: Provide the strongest possible academic experience for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.
  • Priority B: Further integrate interdisciplinary research, education, and public service.
  • Priority C: Improve faculty recruitment, retention, and development.
  • Priority D: Increase diversity among faculty, students, and staff.
  • Priority E: Enhance public engagement.
  • Priority F: Extend Carolina’s global presence, research, and teaching.
assessing performance
Assessing Performance

Generally, UNC-Chapel Hill’s performance on the selected measures can be viewed in terms of:

  • Our own progress over time
  • A comparison of our trends with those of our peers over the same time period
  • Where we rank among our peers for the most recent year
peer institutions used in comparisons
Peer Institutions Used in Comparisons
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • University of Florida
  • University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
  • University of Texas - Austin
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Washington - Seattle
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • Ohio State University - Columbus
data sources
Data Sources
  • Federal reports and datasets
  • AAU Data Exchange members
  • Publications (e.g., the Lombardi Program, NACUBO, US News & World Report)
  • Institutional websites
  • UNC-Chapel Hill departments and offices
priority a

Priority A

Provide the strongest possible academic experience for undergraduate, graduate,

and professional students.

undergraduate education measures
Course sections with fewer than 20 students

2002

UNC-Chapel Hill: 40%

Peer Mean: 42%

Undergraduate Education Measures

2003

UNC-Chapel Hill: 51%

Peer Mean: 44%

Source: US News and World Report Best Colleges, 2003 and 2004 editions

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First year retention rates

2001 Cohort

UNC-Chapel Hill: 95%

Peer Mean: 93%

Undergraduate Education Measures

2002 Cohort

UNC-Chapel Hill: 95%

Peer Mean: 93%

Source: AAUDE Comparative Retention and Graduation Study, 2002-2003

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Four year graduation rates for Freshman entering in:

1998

UNC-Chapel Hill: 67%

Peer Mean: 50%

Undergraduate Education Measures

1999

UNC-Chapel Hill: 71%

Peer Mean: 53%

Source: AAUDE Comparative Retention and Graduation Study, 2002-2003

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Six year graduation rates for Freshman entering in:

1996

UNC-Chapel Hill: 80%

Peer Mean: 78%

Undergraduate Education Measures

1997

UNC-Chapel Hill: 83%

Peer Mean: 79%

Source: AAUDE Comparative Retention and Graduation Study, 2002-2003

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External rankings and evaluations of programs

#1 in Kiplinger’s Top Deals in Higher Education

The Center: Top American Research Universities: scored 9 out of 9 measures

#1 in America’s “Best Value” Colleges, 2004

#20 in America’s Most Connected Campuses, 2004

Undergraduate Education Measures

Sources: Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine, November 2003; The Center publication, “The Top American Research Universities”, Nov 2003. http://thecenter.ufl.edu/research2003.pdf; The Princeton Review, America’s Best Value Colleges, 2004; The Princeton Review, America’s Most Connected Campuses, 2004

graduate education measures
Passing rates on professional examsGraduate Education Measures
  • Medical Boards
    • 2002 - Step 1: 94%, Step 2: 97%
    • 2003 - Step 1: 96%, Step 2: 99%
  • Dental Boards (first time takers)
    • 2001 - State: 98%

National Boards Part 1: 97%, Part 2: 99%

    • 2002 - State: 95%

National Boards Part 1: 91% Part 2: 95%

Sources: UNC-Chapel Hill School Of Medicine Curriculum Profile Reports and Liaison Committee on Medical Education Annual Medical School Questionnaires; UNC School of Dentistry

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Passing rates on professional exams in comparison to statewide scoresGraduate Education Measures
  • Law Bar (first time writers)
    • 2002 - UNC: 91%, Statewide: 87%
    • 2003 - UNC: 86%, Statewide: 84%
  • Praxis II Exam for Education
    • 2002 - UNC: 100%, Statewide: 92%
    • 2003 - UNC: 98%, Statewide: 92%

Sources: UNC Office of the President; NC Department of Public Instruction, UNC-Chapel Hill School of Education

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Passing rates on professional exams in comparison to nationwide scoresGraduate Education Measures
  • National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (BSN programs)
    • 2002 - UNC: 94%, National: 87%
    • 2003 - UNC: 93%, National: 87%
  • North American Pharmacy Licensure Examination
    • 2002 - UNC: 100%, National: 94%
    • 2003 - UNC: 99%, National: 97%

Sources: NC Board of Nursing web site - Five Year NCLEX Pass Rates; NC State Board of Pharmacy and the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy

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External rankings and evaluations of programs

US News America’s Best Graduate Schools/Programs

School of Public Health: 2

School of Nursing: 5

School of Medicine (Primary Care): 5

Sociology: 5

School of Social Work: 7

School of Government (Public Administration): 10

History: 13

Chemistry: 14

Political Science: 15

Psychology: 17

English: 18

Business School: 21

Law School: 27

School of Education: 30

Graduate Education Measures

Sources: US News and World Report Best Graduate Schools, 2005 edition

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Comparison of Average Teaching Assistant compensation with AAU peersGraduate Education Measures

2001-02

UNC-Chapel Hill: $11,379

Peer Mean: $12,681

2002-03

UNC-Chapel Hill: $11,944

Peer Mean: $12,870

  • Minimum TA salary boosted to $5,500 per semester effective fall semester 2004
  • Creation of new Graduate Student Center fall 2004

Source: AAU Data Exchange and UNC-Chapel Hill Payroll files

priority b

Priority B

Further integrate interdisciplinary research, education, and public service.

funding generated by centrally supported interdisciplinary initiatives
Funding Generated by Centrally Supported Interdisciplinary Initiatives
  • FY 2001: $79,707,375
  • FY 2002: $84,852,948
  • FY 2003: $83,421,998
external rankings of research libraries
External Rankings of Research Libraries

2002

UNC-Chapel Hill: 16

Peer Mean: 14.2

2003

UNC-Chapel Hill: 15

Peer Mean: 14

Source: Association of Research Libraries ARL Statistics interactive edition Web site (http://fisher.lib.virginia.edu/arl/index.html), maintained by the University of Virginia Library, as of 5/11/04

priority c

Priority C

Improve faculty recruitment,

retention, and development.

faculty recruitment
Faculty Recruitment
  • Average Time for Recruitment:
    • Academic Affairs: 4 months, 24 days
    • Health Affairs: 5 months, 23 days
  • Number of Targeted and Spousal/Partner Hires Per Year:
    • 2002-03: 7 targeted, 3 spousal
    • 2003-04: 8 targeted, 4 spousal
  • Faculty Start-up Costs:
    • $4,424,650 for 2003-2004
    • $5,215,900 for 2004-2005

Source: Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

faculty retention
Faculty Retention
  • Faculty who were given external offers: 69
    • Faculty who left: 26
    • Faculty who were retained: 43
  • Funding to support research and course development in 2003-04:
    • 40 Junior Faculty Development Awards ($200,000)
    • 14 Senior Faculty Competitive Leave Awards ($937,746)

Source: Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

undergraduate ratings of instruction
Undergraduate Ratings of Instruction

Percentage of students rating Instruction as good or excellent

Source: National Survey of Student Engagement 2003

academic quality of university
Academic Quality of University

Percentage of students rating academic quality as good or excellent

Source: National Survey of Student Engagement 2003

priority d

Priority D

Increase diversity among

faculty, students, and staff.

minority faculty
Minority faculty

Number and percent of total minority faculty:

Source: UNC-Chapel Hill Fact BooksNote: “Minority” includes all races except White/Caucasian.

  • Three Minority Faculty received external offers in 2003-04, but all three were retained.
minority students
Minority students

Number and percent of student population:

Source: UNC-Chapel Hill Fact Books; Note: “Minority” includes all races except White/Caucasian.

Retention rates:

Source: AAUDE Student Retention Report 1996-2002 First-Time Freshman Cohorts

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Minority students

Four-year Graduation rates:

Six-year Graduation rates:

Source: AAUDE Student Retention Report 1996-2002 First-Time Freshman Cohorts

collaborative programs established with historically minority campuses
Collaborative Programs Established with Historically Minority Campuses
  • North Carolina Health Careers Access Program (NC HCAP)
  • American Political Science Association (APSA) Minority Identification Project
  • Duke-UNC Latin American Studies Center
  • Partnership of Under-Represented Scientists United for Education (NC A&T State University, NC Central University)
priority e

Priority E

Enhance public engagement.

continuing education
Continuing Education

Number of Activities and Events*

*Organized continuing education activities that do not carry academic credit for which reliable registration statistics are available.

Source: The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education

educational programs and partnerships
Educational Programs and Partnerships
  • K-12 Education
    • Morehead Planetarium and Science Center:

Teacher Grants

    • Archaeology Dept. Research Laboratories Outreach
    • University Center for International Studies: International Outreach Program
  • Economic Development
    • Urban Investment Strategies Center:

Studied economic conditions in eight rural counties

    • Office of Economic Development:

Mini-hubs Project to develop industrial parks

    • School of Government:

Project to develop economically competitive rural communities

Source: Carolina Center for Public Service

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Educational Programs and Partnerships
  • Healthcare Access
    • School of Medicine:

TelAbility increases health care quality and accessibility through telecommunications technology

    • Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center:

Making Prevention Work, involving community medical practices

    • School of Pharmacy:

Prospect Hill Rural Pharmacy Project provides pharmacy services for uninsured or underinsured patients

Source: Carolina Center for Public Service

funding provided by the carolina center for public service
Funding Provided by the Carolina Center for Public Service
  • Robert E. Bryan Public Service Fellowships

FY2003 Total: $19,450

FY2004 Total: $15,966

  • Robert E. Bryan Public Service Awards

FY2003 Total: $4,000

FY2004 Total: $4,000

  • Office of the Provost Public Service Awards

FY2003 Total: $3,000

FY2004 Total: $2,500

  • Ned Brooks Award for Public Service

FY2003 Total: $500

FY2004 Total: $500

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Funding Provided by the Carolina Center for Public Service
  • Faculty & Staff Public Service Grants

FY2003 Total: $49,940

On hiatus in FY2004

  • Student Organization Public Service Grants

FY2003 Total: $1,550

FY2004 Total: $2,300

  • Outward Bound Scholarships

FY2003 Total: $15,000

FY2004 Total: $15,000

  • Student Philanthropy Project Grants

FY2004 Total: $2,017

TOTAL CCPS GRANTS & AWARDS

FY03 $93,440; FY04 $42,283

priority f

Priority F

Extend Carolina’s global presence, research, and teaching.

student international experiences
Student International Experiences

Study Abroad Participation 2001-02

Total Students: 1,266 students

Undergraduate Participation Rate: 31.6

Source: Open Doors 2003 report, Institute of International Education; 2004 Graduate/Professional Student Survey on Internationalization

foreign students and scholars
Foreign Students and Scholars

2003 Graduate Students

  • 52 Fellowships/Assistantships were awarded to international graduate students by the Graduate School
  • 6 scholarships given to Vietnamese students through the Vietnam Education Foundation
  • 5 scholarships given to Muskie Fellows from the Former Soviet Union
  • 4 Rotary Fellows
  • 10 Humphrey fellows in public policy

Source: UNC-Chapel Hill International Center; Dean of the Graduate School

funding to students and faculty
Funding to Students and Faculty
  • Graduate School 2003 Fellowships/Assistantships total:$586,485 (for 52 awards)
  • Awards given by the University Center for International Studies*

*Note: Fulbright awards, Rotary Fellows, and some other funding goes directly to the student via the Institute for International Education and is not included in the totals above.

Source: Dean of the Graduate School; UNC-Chapel Hill University Center for International Studies

faculty international experiences
Faculty International Experiences

Source: 2004 Faculty Survey on Internationalization

sample initiatives with international partners
Sample Initiatives with International Partners
  • Singapore Summer Immersion
  • Southern Observatory for Astrophysical Research (SOAR) and Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) projects
  • OneMBA Program
  • Trans-Atlantic Masters Program
  • Carolina For Kibera
  • UNC Project in Malawi
  • Study Abroad in Cuba
  • Multiple partnerships with Monterrey Tech System, Mexico

Source: Associate Provost for International Affairs

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Progress Report on the Academic Plan

Closing Questions and Comments