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General Faculty Meeting. August 26, 2009 Ralph Faudree Provost. Meeting the Needs of Students - Retention & Student Success. STUDENT RETENTION . Increase in first year retention = 1.6% (now 74.8%) Increase in 6 year graduate rate = 3.4% (now 39.4%)

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general faculty meeting

General Faculty Meeting

August 26, 2009

Ralph Faudree

Provost

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Increase in first year retention = 1.6% (now 74.8%)

  • Increase in 6 year graduate rate = 3.4% (now 39.4%)
  • Record number of graduates – 3,698 !
    • Doctorates - 132
retention initiatives
Retention Initiatives
  • Living Learning Communities
  • Fresh Connections (learning cohorts)
  • Early Intervention
  • At-Risk Students
  • Course Redesign
  • Career Beam
  • Student Engagement
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Living/Learning Communities

  • Carpenter Complex

Architecture

Foreign Languages

Engineering

  • Honors
  • Emerging Leaders
  • ROTC
  • Music
  • New West Hall

Opening

Fall 2010

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Retention

  • Course clustering (connects different disciplines to a common theme)
  • Social and academic experience
  • Collaborative learning experiences
  • 22 Communities Fall 2009
  • Fall 2009
  • 60 faculty participating in 20 Fresh Connections
  • Over 480 first-time, FT freshmen in Fresh Connections
  • All colleges represented in Fall 2009 in Fresh Connections
early intervention
Early Intervention
  • 1321 student referrals by ~170 faculty
  • Positive faculty feedback
  • Overwhelming student appreciation
  • Majority referred to Instructional Support Office
  • 1 semester retention rate noticeably higher
  • Mean GPA First time freshman: 2.6 to 2.8
at risk students
At-Risk Students
  • Additional counselors hired
  • More direct contact

Result: lowest number ever on academic suspension

    • Prior average of 350 students
    • Spring 2009, 103 students
course redesign
Course Redesign
  • 18 Faculty Design Fellowships awarded
  • Math1910(Calculus for Scientist & Engineers)

Course success rate of 45% rose to 77.3%

  • Acct 2010

Course success rate of 35.0% increased to 74.3%

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Virtual career success center

  • Combines career counseling, academic advising, use of technologies
  • Provides: enhanced student services; guaranteed internship

2000 student participants & growing!

seniors
(% Seniors)

Student Engagement

  • 18% - worked on research project with faculty member
  • 42% - participated in internship, practicum or field experience
  • 9% - participated in study abroad
  • 82% - evaluated entire educational experience as good or excellent
setes student evaluation of teaching effectiveness
SETEsStudent Evaluation of Teaching Effectiveness

Spread over larger # of sections

Overall results remain constant

Ability to view grade when posted

retention is our key to growth
Retention is our Key to Growth
  • 1% of student body x tuition
  • Yield =
    • ~200 additional students
    • ~$1.2M additional funds
targeted recruitment
Targeted Recruitment
  • Honors students
  • Dual Enrollment
  • Dual Admissions
  • Programs for Professionals
  • Out of State
dual enrollment
Dual Enrollment
  • >300 students last year
  • ~500 this year
  • Now includes Math course for Home Schooled
  • Participating high schools:
      • All 8 Shelby County public high schools
      • 7 Memphis City Schools
      • 1 private (Evangelical Christian School)
      • Home schoolers
um online new 2008 2009
UM Online – New 2008 & 2009
  • Bachelors degrees totally online

BA in journalism (public relations concentration)

BA in history

  • Masters degrees online

M.S. in Education with library information endorsement

M.S. in Education with Reading concentration

M.S. in Leadership (Policy studies)

M.S. in Sports Commerce

M.B.A. Business Administration

  • Certificates

Undergraduate Certificate in Real Estate

Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design & Technology

Graduate Certificate in College Teaching

um online programs planned in progress
UM Online Programs Planned…in Progress
  • B.A. in Communication
  • M.P.H. in Public Health
  • MHA in Health Administration
  • MAT in Secondary Education
  • M.A. in Criminal Justice
  • M.A. in Political Science with International Relations concentration
  • Graduate Certificate in Engineering Project Management
  • Graduate Certificate in African American Studies
  • Graduate Certificate in Public Administration
new graduate programs 2007 2009
NEW GRADUATE PROGRAMS2007-2009

Approved Graduate Degrees/School or Department

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Square Footage of Classroom Space Impacted

Cumulative

262 “smart rooms”

information technology resources
Information Technology Resources
  • High Performance Research Computing
    • NEW summer 2009 – Beowulf cluster; performance improvement >15x prior system

[https://umdrive.memphis.edu/g-hpc/public/index.html]

  • Research Networks
    • Connecting UTHSC, St. Jude Research Hospital, Memphis BioWorks
    • Direct, high speed connection to ORNL
next steps for faculty
Next steps for faculty
  • Retain Undergraduate student
  • Recruit Graduate students
  • Critically reexamine curriculum focused on student success & learning outcomes
assist in university continuity planning
Assist in University Continuity Planning
  • Utilize on-line resources
  • Build appropriate flexibility in assignment completion
  • Establish communication plans with your students
faculty
Faculty
  • 47/55 petitions for T, P or T&P positive
  • 45 Promoted in Rank
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To

FULL PROFESSOR…

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Dr. Mark W. ConleyInstruction & Curriculum Leadership(adolescent literacy; assessment and literacy instruction)
donna s harkness j d cecil c humphreys school of law clinical elder law trial advocacy
Donna S. Harkness, J.D.Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law(clinical; elder law; trial advocacy)
dr xiangen hu psychology human learning and memory mathematical modeling statistical analysis
Dr. XiangenHuPsychology(human learning and memory; mathematical modeling; statistical analysis)
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Dr. Ronald LandisPsychology(workplace romance, sexual harassment in organizations ; HR management; organizational behavior; research methods in management)

dr daniel larsen earth sciences hydrogeology soils low temperature geochemistry sedimentology
Dr. Daniel LarsenEarth Sciences(hydrogeology; soils; low-temperature geochemistry; sedimentology)
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Dr. Sanjay R. MishraPhysics(magnetic nanomaterials; magnetic nanocomposites for drug delivery; bioimplantable polymers)
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Elizabeth ThomasLowenberg School of Nursing(clinical; nursing leadership and management; physical, sexual and emotional violence)
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Dr. Daniel UnowskyHistory(central and eastern Europe; nations and nationalism; festivals and public celebrations; modern Jewish history)
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Dr. Kenneth WardPublic Health(tobacco use prevention and cessation; bone health and osteoporosis prevention; psychosocial aspects of heart disease)

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ASSOCIATE

PROFESSOR

and/or

Tenure

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    • Judith Cole
    • Carlos Lopez-Estrano
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  • Psychology
    • Melloni Cook
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Arts & Sciences
  • Earth Science
    • Arleen Hill
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    • Aram Goudsouzian
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