African American Status Report Marcia Gumpertz Assistant Vice Provost for Faculty and Staff Diversity February 2008 firstname.lastname@example.org
TOPICS • Goals of the Status Report • Report Format and Capabilities • Sample Report Data
Goals of the Status Report • 1.Provide annual monitoring of progress of African American students, staff, and faculty • - Data will be provided for 1997-2007 • - Current situation and trends over time • 2.Evaluate progress • 3.Determine where current programs exist and where initiatives are needed
Annual Monitoring of Progress • Undergraduate and Graduate Students • Access and preparation • Academic success, retention and climate • Staff • Demographics, retention, and climate • Faculty • Recruitment, retention, success, and climate
Evaluate Progress • Percent change from 2001 as baseline • Compare with state, peer institution, and national education data • Identify Needs • Summaries of current programs offered for K-12 outreach, freshman recruiting, improving retention • Summaries of selected student, staff, faculty climate survey results
Report Format and Timeline • March 2008 – Diversity Factbook Website • Set up structure first, add content continuously • April 2008–African American Status ReportExecutive Summary and powerpoint presentations • Eventually - Dynamic web content delivery – creates tables tailored to request • Counts and percents of enrollment, degrees conferred, admissions, new hires, etc. • By year, administrative unit (e.g. college), ethnic group, gender
Sample Data For Fall 2006 • African American Freshmen • The number of African American student applications has increased considerably since 1996. • Number Applied • (% of all applications)
Undergraduate Admissions The number of African American freshmen admitted peaked in 1997 and has been fairly constant since 1998. The African American share of freshman admissions has declined from 12% to 9% since 1990.
Comparison with Peer Institutions 2006 • Undergrad Enrollment: Percent African American
2006 NC College Preparation • 10% of AP Test Takers were African American • 21% of SAT Takers were African American • 2006 NCSU College Preparation • Entering Freshman High School GPA: • At least 60% of entering freshman class had GPA > 4.0, which means they had taken some AP courses. • Virtually all entering freshman had HS GPA > 3.6
Increasing AA Enrollments Scholarships and Financial Aid • Two New Undergraduate Scholarships for Diversity - No details yet • Adama and Dewayne Washington Scholarship • James Stewart Scholarship • Pack Promise – Started in 2006 • 2006-07: 104/315 = 33% African American • 2007-08: 99/158 = 31% African American
Chancellor’s Leadership Awards • 2007: 110/184 = 60% African American awards • UNC Campus Scholarships • 2006: 63/90 = 70% African American Scholars • General Information • 80% of African American undergraduates • received some financial aid in 2006-07
Six-Year Graduation Rates • African American graduation rates are on an upward track. The gap between black and white students has narrowed from 21 to 13 percentage points.
Student ViewsFrom 2006 Sophomore Survey How well do faculty respect diverse talents/ways of learning? (4=excellent, 3=good, 2=fair, 1=poor) Af Amer: 2.98 White: 2.84 Other: 2.94
Comparison with Peer Institutions 2005 • Graduate Enrollment: Percent African American
Comparison with Peer Institutions 2005 • Full Time Faculty: Percent African American
Faculty 2006 Survey: NCSU Prepares Students to Live and Work in a Diverse Society
Faculty 2006 Survey: My Department Environment is Accepting/Respectful of Race and Color
Summary of Sample Data • African American freshman applications are way up • African American graduation rates are up • Two new diversity scholarships, plus Pack Promise • Number of African American freshmen peaked at 972 in 1997, has been steady at about 870 since 1999 • Very few African American PhDs; the number has been fairly constant for the past 10 years • Very few African American faculty, department heads • Compared to peer institutions’ faculty and the pool of candidates, we are having some success • African American presence in skilled crafts has declined, other groups fairly constant.
Sources: • NCSU University Planning and Analysis websites http://www2.acs.ncsu.edu/UPA/ • NCSU Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid • College Bound Seniors 2006. http://www.collegeboard.com/about/news_info/cbsenior/yr2006/reports.html • College Board AP Summary Reports: 2006 http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/ap/exgrd_sum/2006.html • Survey of Earned Doctorates 2005. http://www.norc.org/NR/rdonlyres/2E87F80C-82F6-4E26-9F78-CA4C6E0B79C6/0/sed2005.pdf