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									Institutional Effectiveness
        Report 2007
University of South Carolina Upstate
John C. Stockwell, Chancellor


University of South Carolina Upstate Mission Statement
Approved by the S.C. Commission on Higher Education, May 30, 2006
Approved by USC Board of Trustees, June 29, 2006



The University of South Carolina Upstate aims to become one of the Southeast’s leading
“metropolitan” universities … a university that acknowledges as its fundamental reason for
being its relationship to expanding populations along the I-85 corridor. It aims to be
recognized nationally among its peer metropolitan institutions for its excellence in education
and commitment to its students, for its involvement in the Upstate, and for the clarity and
integrity of its metropolitan mission.
As a senior public institution of the University of South Carolina with a comprehensive
residential campus in Spartanburg and commuting and degree completion operations at the
University Center of Greenville, the University’s primary responsibilities are to offer
baccalaureate education to the citizens of the Upstate of South Carolina and to offer selected
master’s degrees in response to regional demand.

USC Upstate strives to prepare its students to participate as responsible citizens in a diverse,
global and knowledge-based society, to pursue excellence in their chosen careers and to
continue learning throughout life.

Curricula and services are designed for the University’s students, four to seven thousand in
headcount, who are diverse in background, age, race, ethnicity, educational experience and
academic goals. Students are drawn in large proportion from the Upstate where many choose
to remain for their careers. A broad range of major curricula are provided in arts and sciences
and in professional fields of study required by the regional economy, including business,
education, and nursing. Through on-site instruction, distance learning, continuing education
and inter-institutional articulation agreements, both traditional students and working
professionals are served across the region.
Consistent with the international character of the Upstate, the University promotes global
perspectives across its programs. Supporting the regional employment objectives of most of its
students, it provides extensive experiential learning opportunities.

The University’s metropolitan mission rests upon a foundation of partnerships with the
education, corporate and service organizations of the Upstate. The faculty provides leadership
in promoting the Upstate’s economic, social and cultural development. This is achieved
through its teaching, professional and public service, basic and applied scholarship and
research, and creative endeavors.




July 2007
This reported is submitted to the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (CHE) and
the state legislature in compliance with South Carolina Act 255 of 1992 and Act 629 of 1996.
This report covers assessment activities and results for the 2006-2007 academic year.

The Office of Institutional Research, Assessment, and Planning is responsible for supporting,
coordinating and monitoring assessment activities at USC Upstate. The Academic Program
Assessment Committee and the General Education Committee are faculty committees
designated by the faculty manual that have direct responsibility for ensuring assessment of
academic programs and general education. A representative from the Office of Institutional
Research, Assessment, and Planning serves as committee ex-officio for both faculty
committees.

Both the Program Assessment Committee and the General Education Committee have
established new processes and standards for assessment of academic programs and general
education competencies. October 2007 the committees will receive their first reports based on
the new processes and standards. Those reports will be maintained in the Office of Institutional
Research, Assessment, and Planning.

The 2007 Institutional Summary report for the University of South Carolina Upstate addresses:

   1. Alumni and Placement Data for 2003-04 Graduates
   2. Assessment of Student Development

A variety of institution-wide and departmental assessment activities were completed in the
academic year 2006-07 to gather information about student engagement, perceptions, and
satisfaction with programs and services. Results from these studies provide detail and analysis
about our student population and their interactions and perceptions about programs, services,
etc at USC Upstate. The results and findings from these assessments are disseminated to the
unit and program level to support decision making targeting continuous improvements.

Assessments for 2006-07:
Educational Benchmark Inc – Nursing, Business, and Education Graduate Surveys
Educational Benchmark Inc – First Year Initiatives Survey
Educational Benchmark Inc – Residential Housing Survey (2005)
Foundations of Excellence Student and Faculty Surveys
National Survey of Student Engagement
Faculty Survey of Student Engagement
2003-2004 Alumni and Placement Survey
Executive Summary

On March 12, 2007, Alumni and Placement Surveys (see Attachment A) were mailed to USC Upstate
graduates from 2003-2004 (Summer 2003, Fall 2003, and Spring 2004). Recipients were asked to respond
to the survey electronically at http://www.uscupstate.edu/surveys/alumni.asp or via hardcopy in the postage
paid return envelope provided.

Of the 789 surveys that were mailed, 64 were returned as undeliverable. 99 surveys were either completed
electronically or mailed back to us and then entered into the electronic survey system, resulting in a
response rate of 13.6%. Spartanburg

Several majors received only a limited number of responses, resulting in data that may not accurately reflect
overall graduate perceptions of the program. Three surveys also indicated double majors (one each:
Biology/Nursing, Criminal Justice/Psychology, and Criminal Justice/Sociology). These responses have
been included under both majors. Response rates by major are reflected below.

                                            2003-2004 Alumni and Placement Survey
                                                   Response Rates by Major
                                                                                   # of
                            Major                                              Respondents
                            Biology                                                  2
                            Business Administration & Economics                      22
                            Communications                                           7
                            Computer Science                                         4
                            Criminal Justice                                         3
                            Early Childhood Education                                 8
                            Elementary Education                                      6
                            English                                                  1
                            Information Management and Systems                        3
                            Interdisciplinary Studies                                15
                            Mathematics                                               1
                            Nursing (Bachelor’s Degree)                              14
                            Political Science                                         1
                            Psychology                                               5
                            Secondary Education                                       1
                            Sociology                                                6
                            Special Education                                         2
                            Technical Nursing (Associate’s Degree)                    1
                                                              Total Responses:      102

Overall, 82.8% of respondents were satisfied or very satisfied with their overall academic experience at USC Upstate.
Including somewhat satisfied responses increases satisfaction rating to 96.0%, an increase of 1.3% over the 2001-
2002 Alumni Survey Results. Interdisciplinary Studies and Political Science received ratings of somewhat
dissatisfied (13.0% of 15 and 100% of 1 respectively). No responses indicated dissatisfied. Computer Science
received 25.0% 1 response) of very dissatisfied.

Of graduates who responded, 83.8% would recommend USC Upstate to others seeking higher education. 4.0% would
not recommend the University, and 12.1% may recommend it.



    Institutional Effectiveness Report July 2007                               2003-2004 Alumni & Placement Survey
Graduates were asked to rate the degree of preparation in a variety of areas, which in most cases resulted in ratings
similar to those from the 2001/2002 Alumni Survey. The percentage of responses rating “Preparation in Math and
Data Interpretation” as excellent or good decreased by 8.7%. Conversely, preparation in “Interpersonal Skills”
increased by 9.3%, “Leading/Guiding Others” increased by 8.5%, and “Writing Effectively” increased by 7.5%.

                                    2001-2002 and 2003-2004 Alumni and Placement Surveys
                                                     Degree of Preparation
    Area                                                                            % Rated Excellent or Good
                                                                                       2001/2002   2003/2004
    Practical Skills Necessary for Employment in your Field                              68.1%        67.0%
    Oral Communication                                                                   79.8%        80.8%
    Computers/Technology                                                                 70.3%        74.5%
    Math and Data Interpretation                                                         62.8%        54.1%
    Problem Solving                                                                      73.4%        72.4%
    Workplace Diversity                                                                  79.8%        79.6%
    Interpersonal Skills                                                                 71.3%        80.6%
    Leading/Guiding Others                                                               67.0%        75.8%
    Expressing Ideas Confidently                                                         73.4%        75.5%
    Writing Effectively                                                                  72.3%        79.8%
    Understanding Written Information                                                    86.1%        84.9%

Graduates were asked to choose from a list the one option that best reflects their current activities. From this, 61.6%
are employed full-time; 3.0% are continuing their education full-time; 22.2% are employed and continuing their
education. (See chart below for complete list.)

                                             2003-2004 Alumni and Placement Survey
                                                          Current Activities
                              Continuing Education Full-time                           3.0%
                              Employed and Continuing Education                       22.2%
                              Employed Full-time                                      61.6%
                              Employed Part-time                                       1.0%
                              Self-employed                                           3.0%
                              Serving in Armed Forces                                    -
                              Caring for a Home/Family                                 2.0%
                              Unemployed – Seeking Work                                1.0%
                              Unemployed – Not Seeking Work                              -
                              Other                                                    6.1%


68.0% of responses indicated that their experiences at USC Upstate prepared them for the job market, a decrease of
5% compared to the 2001/2002 Alumni Survey. 54.6% of respondents obtained full-time jobs either prior to leaving
college or within one month of graduation. Another 26.8% obtained full-time jobs in one to three months, for a total
of 81.4% within three months, an increase of 16.4% over the previous Alumni Survey. Three alumni indicated that
they have not obtained full-time employment since graduation (with majors in Business Administration and
Economics, Interdisciplinary Studies, and Sociology). 73.5% are employed in the Upstate of South Carolina.

Full-time employment in their fields was obtained by 59.4% of graduates within three months of graduation, with
14.6% indicating that they have not yet received full-time employment in their fields (with majors in Business
Administration and Economics, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, English, Interdisciplinary Studies, Mathematics,
Psychology, and Sociology). Political Science and Communications majors were the only individuals to indicate
changing from their major field of study.




    Institutional Effectiveness Report July 2007                                2003-2004 Alumni & Placement Survey
Average salaries for graduates’ current full-time jobs increased or stayed the same compared to their first full-time
jobs after graduation. (The midpoint of the range was used to calculate average salaries; “<$25,000” was factored at
$22,500; >$45,000 was factored at $47,500.) Across all majors, salary ranges for graduates’ current full-time jobs
increased or remained the same compared to their first full-time jobs. Secondary Education (1 graduate reporting)
was the only major whose average salary stayed the same, rather than increased. The chart below reflects average
salaries by major for the graduates’ first full-time jobs after graduation and for their current jobs.

                                                   2003-2004 Alumni and Placement Survey
                                                          Average Salary by Major
                                                                                          Average Salary
    Major                                                                  First Full-time Job     Current Full-time Job
    Biology                                                                      $ 35,000                $ 37,500
    Business Administration and Economics                                          32,250                  36,500
    Communications                                                                 31,786                  34,643
    Computer Science                                                               37,500                  40,000
    Criminal Justice                                                               25,835                  25,835
    Early Childhood Education                                                      29,375                  33,125
    Elementary Education                                                           28,500                  32,500
    English                                                                       32,500                  37,500
    Information Management and Systems                                             29,167                  39,163
    Interdisciplinary Studies                                                      26,414                  32,505
    Mathematics                                                                    37,500                 42,500
    Nursing                                                                        43,924                 45,960
    Political Science                                                              22,500                  27,500
    Psychology                                                                    27,500                   32,500
    Secondary Education                                                            27,500                  27,500
    Sociology                                                                      26,670                 28,500
    Special Education                                                              27,500                  37,500
    Technical Nursing                                                              37,500                 47,500
                                                   USC Upstate Total:            $ 31,823                $ 35,965

Below is the frequency of participation in various activities, along with the impact USC Upstate had on this
involvement.

                                                   2003-2004 Alumni and Placement Survey
                                                         Frequency of Participation
                                                                                              % Participating Weekly or
    Activity                                                                                          Monthly
    Career-related Advanced Education or Training                                                       46.0%
    Lifelong Learning Outside of Career                                                                 25.7%
    Professional or Service Organization                                                                40.5%
    Volunteer, Public, or Community Service                                                             33.0%
    Social/Recreational Organization                                                                    41.1%
    Support of or Participation in the Arts                                                             21.9%
    Support of USC Upstate (Financial or Participatory)                                                  2.0%




    Institutional Effectiveness Report July 2007                                      2003-2004 Alumni & Placement Survey
        The following information is due August 1, 2007

                                               PLACEMENT DATA ON GRADUATES - Summary
        Name of Institution:                      University of South Carolina - Upstate

        Academic Year Surveyed Students Graduated:                             2003-2004
        Section 59-103-350 (B)(6), (C)(4) of the SC Code of Laws, 1976 (amended), requires public institutions of higher learning
        to report placement data on graduates. By including the placement data as part of the alumni follow-up survey,
        institutions will be reporting biannually on graduates three years prior. Please indicate the number
         of responses to each item in column (D). (Individual percentages will be calculated automatically.)

        The hyperlink for this report is:         http://www.uscupstate.edu/uploadedFiles/About_upstate/Planning_and_Organizational_Development/CHE07.pdf



        How many graduates did you survey?                    725              What percent of the graduating cohort
                                                                               does this represent?                                100

        How many surveys were returned?                         99             Survey response rate:                            13.7%



        Survey Based on (Place "X" in one):            Sample              X Total Group


1. How long did it take the students to obtain their first full-time job after graduation?

                                                        # of Responses             % of Total
        a. Prior to leaving college                             36                        37.1%
        b. Less than one month                                  17                        17.5%
        c. 1 to 3 months                                        26                        26.8%
        d. 4 to 6 months                                         3                         3.1%
        e. 7 to 12 months                                        8                         8.2%
        f. Over 12 months                                        2                         2.1%
        g. Have not obtained a full-time job                     3                         3.1%
        h. Did not seek a full-time job                          2                         2.1%

        Total                                                   97


2.Indicate which single category best describes the student's current status.

                      Currently                         # of Responses             % of Total
        a. Continuing my education full-time                     3                         3.0%
        b. Employed and continuing my education                 22                        22.2%
        c. Employed full-time                                   61                        61.6%
        d. Employed part-time                                    1                         1.0%
        e. Self-employed                                         3                         3.0%
        f. Serving in Armed Forces                               0                             -
        g. Caring for a home/family                              2                         2.0%
        h. Unemployed, seeking work                              1                         1.0%
        i. Unemployed, not seeking work                          0                             -
        j. Other                                                 6                         6.1%

        Total                                                   99

3. Indicate the relationship between the student's college major their first full-time job after graduation.

                    After Graduation                    # of Responses             % of Total
        a. Highly related                                       53                        54.6%
        b. Moderately related                                   11                        11.3%
        c. Slightly related                                     15                        15.5%
        d. Not related                                          16                        16.5%
        e. Not employed                                          2                         2.1%

        Total                                                   97

4. Indicate the relationship between the student's college major and their full-time job.

                       Currently                        # of Responses             % of Total
        a. Highly related                                       57                        58.2%
        b. Moderately related                                   15                        15.3%
        c. Slightly related                                     18                        18.4%
        d. Not related                                           5                         5.1%
        e. Not employed                                          3                         3.1%

        Total                                                   98

5. Indicate the location of the student's first job after graduation.

                    After Graduation                    # of Responses             % of Total
        a. South Carolina                                       84                        85.7%
        b. Southeast, outside of South Carolina                  8                         8.2%
        c. Outside the Southeast                                 4                         4.1%
        d. Not employed                                          2                         2.0%

        Total                                                   98
The following information is due August 1, 2005

                                                                   INSTITUTIONAL ALUMNI SURVEYS - Summary

Name of Institution:                            University of South Carolina - Upstate

Academic Year for Graduating Students:                                2003-2004

Section 59-103-350 (D) of the SC Code of Laws, 1976 (amended), requires public institutions of higher learning to report satisfaction data on graduates. By
including the satisfaction data as part of the alumni follow-up survey, institutions will be reporting biannually on graduates
three years prior. Please indicate the number of responses to each item in the appropriate column.
(Individual percentages will be calculated automatically.)

The hyperlink for this report is:               http://www.uscupstate.edu/uploadedFiles/About_upstate/Planning_and_Organizational_Development/CHE07.pdf

How many students were surveyed?                    725

How many students responded?                         99                                          Response Rate:                13.7%

Was this population a sample or the total group?          total group



1. Students' level of satisfaction with:

                                                                                                                                       Somewhat         Somewhat
                                                          Responses to Question       Very Satisfied                  Satisfied         Satisfied       Dissatisfied      Dissatisfied       Very Dissatisfied
                                                                    % of Total
                                                             #     Responses            #              %          #            %       #         %      #          %      #           %      #          %
1.1 MAJOR Program of Study                                       99       100.0%            52         52.5%          30       30.3%       15   15.2%        1     1.0%        0      0.0%       1          1.0%
1.2 INSTRUCTION in the major                                     99       100.0%            49         49.5%          35       35.4%       10   10.1%        4     4.0%        0      0.0%       1          1.0%
1.3 GENERAL EDUCATION program
    of study (non-major requirements)                            97        98.0%            32         33.0%          43       44.3%       20   20.6%        0     0.0%        1      1.0%       1          1.0%
1.4 INSTRUCTION in general education                             96        97.0%            29         30.2%          45       46.9%       20   20.8%        1     1.0%        0      0.0%       1          1.0%
1.5 OVERALL ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE                                  99       100.0%            44         44.4%          38       38.4%       13   13.1%        3     3.0%        0      0.0%       1          1.0%



2. How frequently involved in each of the following activities (on or off the job):


                                                          Responses to Question             Weekly                    Monthly              Annually     Less Often            Never
                                                                    % of Total
                                                             #     Responses            #              %          #            %       #         %      #          %      #           %
2.1 Career-related advanced education
    or training                                                  96        97.0%            14         14.6%          30       31.3%       28   29.2%       13   13.5%        11   11.5%
2.2 "Lifelong learning"/personal enrichment
    studies outside career area(s)                               97        98.0%            14         14.4%          11       11.3%       25   25.8%       28   28.9%        19   19.6%
2.3 Professional or service organizations                        96        97.0%            13         13.5%          26       27.1%       23   24.0%       19   19.8%        15   15.6%
2.4 Volunteer, public or community service                       97        98.0%             9          9.3%          23       23.7%       31   32.0%       24   24.7%        10   10.3%
2.5 Social/recreational organization                             95        96.0%            17         17.9%          22       23.2%       20   21.1%       19   20.0%        17   17.9%
2.6 Support or participation in the arts                         96        97.0%             4          4.2%          17       17.7%       17   17.7%       36   37.5%        22   22.9%



3. The college experience influenced my participation in the above activities:


                                                          Responses to Question             Strongly              Moderately           Somewhat         None at all
                                                                    % of Total
                                                             #     Responses            #              %          #            %       #         %      #          %
3.1 Career-related advanced education
    or training                                                  98        99.0%            31         31.6%          22       22.4%       27   27.6%       18   18.4%
3.2 "Lifelong learning"/personal enrichment
    studies outside career area(s)                               97        98.0%            17         17.5%          26       26.8%       30   30.9%       24   24.7%
3.3 Professional or service organizations                        96        97.0%            15         15.6%          25       26.0%       32   33.3%       24   25.0%
3.4 Volunteer, public or community service                       97        98.0%             8          8.2%          22       22.7%       34   35.1%       33   34.0%
3.5 Social/recreational organization                             96        97.0%             9          9.4%          24       25.0%       27   28.1%       36   37.5%
3.6 Support or participation in the arts                         96        97.0%            16         16.7%          12       12.5%       29   30.2%       39   40.6%

3A Aggregate

4. I have voted in ___ of the elections since leaving college.



                                                          Responses to Question                  All                    Most                Some             Few               None
                                                                    % of Total
                                                             #     Responses            #              %          #            %       #         %      #          %      #           %


                                                                 98        99.0%            38         38.8%          27       27.6%       14   14.3%        4     4.1%       15   15.3%
                                   Student and Diversity Affairs

                                           Executive Summary
The Division of Student and Diversity Affairs at USC Upstate made significant progress
in 2006-07 accomplishing its major objectives and effectively serving the campus
community. A concerted effort was made to refine the Health Services operation;
enhance the University Police department; plan for additional housing; and prepare for
the implementation of a new fitness/wellness facility on the university campus.
Additionally, a comprehensive review of the university campus facilities was conducted
by an external consultant group to identify impediments to disabled persons who use the
campus. The Division of Student and Diversity Affairs also offered support programs and
services for an increased number of students; collaborated with a larger number of
academic units; and involved a greater diversity of student participants in its various
activities. Student evaluations of programs and services offered by Student Life, Student
Development, Health Services, and Housing and Residential Life have been extremely
positive.

Alcohol and Drug Education Programs/Counseling Services
The number of students receiving counseling services continues to increase, with an
estimated 265 students attending almost 1175 sessions. The department continues to
offer new student orientation, classroom, residence life, and other workshops;
information tables; mental health screenings; and yoga.

Disability Services
Disability Services proctors almost 500 tests annually as a service to the almost 130
students registered with Disability Services each major semester. Additionally, a
nationally prominent consulting firm was charged with identifying impediments to
persons with disabilities on the campus. Improvements recommended by the consultants
were incorporated into a prioritized multi-year action plan, implementation of which has
begun in conjunction with the University’s Facilities Department.

Fitness/Wellness Facility
The new fitness/wellness facility is currently under construction and expected to open in
Summer 2008. A request for proposals has been developed and companies interested in
managing the new facility will be received through November 2007 with a
comprehensive management agreement signed by January 2008.

Health Services
A newly-hired nurse practitioner has been made Director of Health Services and, in order
to provide a more direct link to Counseling Services, Disability Services, and Alcohol
and Drug Education Programs, an Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs now
oversees all of these areas. In addition, a fee-for-service plan has been developed to
reduce institutional costs associated with servicing faculty and staff, and the contract with
DHEC has been renegotiated to provide expanded medical service.



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Housing and Residential Life
The Department of Housing and Residential Life has undergone an extensive study to
determine the demand for additional student housing space and enhancements to existing
housing operations. An action plan has been completed which outlines a sequence of
steps that will be taken to upgrade housing operations and prepare for the construction of
a second campus residential facility. An advisory committee has been established as well
to provide regular input and advice regarding a variety of issues which affect housing
students and the advancement of the student housing program.

Student Life/Dean of Students
Over 1,100 students participate in intramural events annually, and over 500 participate in
the 77 student organizations registered with the office. The student-led service group
IMPACT and Greek Life participants provided an estimate 685 students to participate in
community service projects. The Dean of Students Office continues to provide a variety
of classroom programs geared toward students and orientation workshops benefiting both
students and parents. The Office is also responsible for the Fall Welcome Program,
aimed at developing a connection between the students and the University as early as
possible. This program consists of over 30 opening events and functions for the entire
community.

University Police
Upon recommendation by an external review committee, a new Chief of Police, three
additional officers, and one additional security guard have been added to the staff and
campus surveillance equipment has been upgraded. The new Chief has undertaken
revisions to the department’s policy and procedures as well as the Incident Management
Plan.




Institutional Effectiveness Report July 2007                         Student & Diversity Affairs Report
       University of South Carolina Upstate

       Student & Diversity Affairs
       2006-2007 Administrative Report

       Unit Purpose

       The Division of Student and Diversity Affairs administers the institution’s co-curricular
       support programs, safety and security services, health services and promotes the
       University’s diversity efforts.

       Intended Administrative Outcomes

       The Division of Student and Diversity Affairs intends to:

       Intended
                                 Provide leadership for the Division of Student and Diversity Affairs
       Outcome
                                 The Vice-chancellor met monthly with the Student Affairs committee
                                 appointed by the Faculty Senate to review programs, policies and
                                 procedures developed by the student and diversity affairs division. Regular
                                 bi-weekly meetings were held with the administrative heads of each of the
                                 organizational units represented in the division to direct the work performed
       Results                   by each unit. Regular meetings were also held with the chancellor to
                                 identify administrative priorities and review progress of work assignments.
                                 Three nationally prominent educators (Dr. John Gardner, Dr. William
                                 Strauss, Dr. David Callahan) were brought to campus to address the campus
                                 community and conduct in-service meetings with the chancellor, academic
                                 vice-chancellor, student affairs vice-chancellor and student affairs staff.

                                 The vice-chancellor has initiated the process of developing a five year plan
       Based on                  for the division of student and diversity affairs. This process began with a
       results/findings,         SWOT analysis of the division’s programs and services, policies and
       what is planned           procedures. A self study of selected units of the division will be conducted
       to promote                this year. A review of the self study results will be conducted by a
       continuous                prominent student affairs professional external to the University. Three
       improvements              units of the division have already participated in an extensive review
                                 process (health services, student housing and university police).




Institutional Effectiveness Report July 2007                   Student and Diversity Affairs 2006-2007 Administrative Report
       Intended                  Coordinate the support services which promote the physical,
       Outcome                   psychological, social and cultural development of students.
                                 A planning retreat took place in the spring to develop the program agenda
                                 for the student and diversity affairs division for the 2006-2007 academic
                                 year. Objectives and tactics were outlined for each unit and a timetable was
                                 established for the implementation of each program of services. A
                                 deliberate effort was made to align objectives and tactics with the
                                 university’s strategic objectives. Bi-weekly meetings were also held with
                                 administrative heads to track progress. Two nationally prominent authors
       Results                   were brought to campus to support the university’s common reading
                                 initiative for freshmen. A number of discussion groups, a faculty skit, and a
                                 variety of co-curricular programs were scheduled to support the institution’s
                                 academic mission. Additionally, the vice-chancellor collaborates with the
                                 College of Arts & Sciences and the professional schools to support the
                                 debate team, chorus, gospel choir, student professional travel, drama, art,
                                 jazz band and a variety of student educational initiatives.

                                 An effort is underway to establish a cultural enrichment requirement for
       Based on                  students in collaboration with the College of Arts & Sciences. This series
       results/findings,         will be used to expose students to significant cultural and educational
       what is planned           experiences. Additionally, student affairs staff meets with the Student
       to promote                Success staff and Women’s Center officials to coordinate educational
       continuous                opportunities for students. Several staff representatives from the division
       improvements              have participated actively in the Foundations of Excellence work to
                                 determine effective ways to support first year student success.
       Intended                  Manage effectively and efficiently the fiscal and physical resources
       Outcome                   assigned to the division.

                                 Budgets were established for each unit of the division. Expenditures were
                                 reviewed monthly by the vice-chancellor to make certain university
       Results                   regulations were adhered to and expenditures did not exceed established
                                 limits. All financial transactions were in compliance with state regulations
                                 and budgets are balanced or have developed a plan to eliminate an existing
                                 deficit.
       Based on                  A receipting station will be established to receive; report and deposit all
       results/findings,         financial transactions for student life and student affairs activities. Cash
       what is planned           advances will require the approval of the vice-chancellor.
       to promote
       continuous
       improvements




Institutional Effectiveness Report July 2007                   Student and Diversity Affairs 2006-2007 Administrative Report
       Intended                  Monitor and continuously improve student co-curricular programs
       Outcome                   and services
                                 All offices are assessed by the institution using the administrative
                                 assessment survey. Additionally, each office randomly surveyed students to
                                 determine their level of satisfaction with the various programs and services
                                 offered to students. The survey results have been very positive. Most of
       Results                   the responses were 4 or higher on a 5 point likert scale with 5 being highly
                                 satisfied. The institutional research office surveyed students residing at the
                                 Palmetto House. The response to questions raised on the survey were
                                 generally very positive. Students were very satisfied with housing
                                 operations at Palmetto House.
       Based on                  An annual student satisfaction survey will be administered to a random
       results/findings,         sample of a stratified group of Upstate students each year. Results will be
       what is planned           considered as strategic goals, objectives and priorities are developed for the
       to promote                division units each year.
       continuous
       improvements
       Intended                  Evaluate the University’s diversity efforts and make adjustments as
       Outcome                   necessary to sustain the institution’s diversity agenda.
                                 The Vice-chancellor met with the chancellor and the University’s diversity
                                 committee several times during the year to review the institution’s progress
                                 as it relates to the implementation of the diversity agenda. A forum was
                                 held with Hispanic community leaders, selected faculty, students and
                                 administrators to identify tactics to implement a Hispanic agenda. The
                                 Vice-chancellor attended a Hispanic Association meeting in Greenville and
       Results                   a Hispanic conference in Columbia. A meeting of the Upstate’s Hispanic
                                 Women’s Association was held on the USC Upstate campus in August.

                                 Student and Diversity Affairs has developed a publication which is entirely
                                 in Spanish. The Vice-chancellor has attended the Hispanic Women’s
                                 Association Student Scholarship Luncheon and presented a scholarship to a
                                 Hispanic student who will enroll at USC Upstate in the fall.
       Based on                  A personnel analysis was conducted to identify minority representation
       results/findings,         among the faculty and staff. Several new initiatives have been planned to
       what is planned           achieve greater results and sustain the University’s diversity agenda. These
       to promote                include: the formation of a relationship with the Southern Regional
       continuous                Education Board to identify and recruit minority faculty; creation of a
       improvements              scholarship to recruit high achieving Hispanic students. Implementation of a
                                 training opportunity for the campus community provided by NCBI
                                 (National Coalition Building Institute). This will be used to promote a
                                 positive campus climate to support diversity.




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       Intended                  Represent the University and the Division in a way that enhances the
       Outcome                   stature and image of the institution among external constituents.
                                 The Vice- chancellor presented a paper regarding the university’s diversity
                                 initiatives at the American Council an Education’s national conference in
                                 Phoenix, Arizona. He made a presentation to the Greenville Chamber of
                                 Commerce. He served as a moderator at the annual conference of the South
                                 Carolina conference for Access and Equity. He is a member of South
                                 Carolina’s Minority Affairs Advisory Board and a member of Greenville
                                 Technical College Multicultural Advisory Board. He is also an active
                                 member of the board of directors of the 100 Black Men of the Upstate and
                                 the College Town Events Planning Committee. He served on the Mobile
       Results                   Meals Board. A scholarship has been created to increase the number of high
                                 achieving Hispanic students who attend the institution.

                                 He has made diversity presentations at the National Conference for the
                                 Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities. He has presented at the
                                 National Facilities Institute sponsored by the National Intramural
                                 Recreation Sports Association. The vice-chancellor participated in the
                                 Diversity Leadership program sponsored by the Riley Institute at Furman
                                 University. He received the Calder Erhman Diversity Leadership Award.
                                 He coordinated the S.C Safety and Security Conference which was hosted
                                 by USC Upstate and sponsored by the S.C. CHE.
       Based on
       results/findings,
                                 A continuous effort will be made to garner awards and recognitions for the
       what is planned
                                 University through involvement with local, regional and national
       to promote
                                 professional organizations.
       continuous
       improvements




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       University of South Carolina Upstate

       Dean of Students Office
       2006-2007 Administrative Report

       Unit Purpose

       The Purpose of Dean of Students Office is to foster a campus community that promotes
       the development of values and ethics, problem-solving as an integral life-long skill, civic
       and personal responsibility, creativity and appreciation of the arts, respect for human
       diversity, and healthy lifestyles. These are accomplished through the provision of a broad
       range of co-curricular activities and support services.

       Intended Administrative Outcomes

       The Dean of Students Office intends to:

       Intended Outcome                Maintain an effective discipline system which has a measurable impact on
                                       student conduct and effectively manages discipline records and tracks
                                       discipline patterns, judicial services and data for the campus.
                                       - The Office creates a final report of all disciplinary files for the year and
                                           distributes the final week of July. The report classifies disciplinary
                                           infractions by type of violation, demographics by classification, gender and
                                           housing status. This report also gives information as outlined by the Clery
                                           Act to show infractions that are violent in nature for the University Police
                                           website and report.
                                       - The Office worked in collaboration with Enrollment Services to create a
                                           video for Orientation to educate incoming students about behavioral
                                           expectations in the classroom. Throughout the summer, the video will be
                                           used with over 850 incoming students. The video will also be available to
       Results                             faculty to show in classes as they cover behavioral expectations in their
                                           classrooms.
                                       - Over 25 presentations were given to Univ 101 classes and Athletic Teams on
                                           safety and security issues related to use of On-line communities. The
                                           orientation program also contained an informational session on this topic for
                                           all incoming freshmen.
                                       - Met with the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs to request a
                                           committee to revisit academic integrity as it relates to the opportunity to use
                                           the "X" grade denotation for academic integrity violations, educating
                                           students about plagiarism and other matters related to faculty training with
                                           discipline processes.
       Based on
                                 Improve the information on the web site regarding the Student Code of Behavior,
       results/findings, what is
                                 create evaluation tool for all presentations, Improve faculty training regarding
       planned to promote
                                 academic integrity violations and behavioral incidents. Begin working with the
       continuous
                                 newly reinstated academic integrity committee on initiatives.
       improvements



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       Intended Outcome                Create a Parents Program to include a newsletter, website, Day of events
                                       and advisory council.
                                       - Five newsletters were produced and provided for parents this year. These
                                          newsletters were provided through both print versions and posted on the
                                          parent website.
       Results                         - The second Family Day was held in October and we have set the date for
                                          Fall 2007 in collaboration with Athletics
                                       - The parent advisory council will be implemented in the 2007-2008 academic
                                          year with broad representation from our student demographic base.
       Based on
                                 Solicit ideas from parents on information/articles they are interested in. Plan
       results/findings, what is
                                 Family Day in collaboration with Athletics to attract more athletic parents and
       planned to promote
                                 others to campus. Form Parent Advisory group to help plan Family Day and
       continuous
                                 other services to parents.
       improvements
       Intended Outcome          Fall Welcome Program for the campus to increase campus spirit and
                                 involvement.
                                 - Created Calendar and brochure to promote campus wide openings events.
                                     Included marketing of 37 opening events and functions for the campus
                                     community.
                                 - Produced Premiere Fair which was attended by over 2000 participants. A
                                     new function of the Fair this year was the inclusion of the USC Upstate
                                     Athletic partners as vendors for this event. It resulted in our greatest number
       Results
                                     of community vendors to date with business/community groups and student
                                     organizations with tables.
                                 - Freshman Convocation was attended by over 900 participants. English
                                     Faculty and University 101 Instructors required students to attend so that
                                     they could write reactions to the address from Dr. David Callahan, Author of
                                     "The Cheating Culture."
       Based on
                                 Increase number of opening events to help incoming students find increased
       results/findings, what is
                                 ways to connect to the campus community. Continue to monitor attendance at
       planned to promote
                                 events. Increase collaborations with all offices on campus regarding fall welcome
       continuous
                                 events.
       improvements
       Intended Outcome          Develop and cultivate community contacts who seek to support student
                                 events and publications.
                                 - The coupon section of the student handbook yielded over $5500.00 in
                                     advertising to offset the printing cost of this publication.
                                 - The Premiere Fair yielded the highest participation with outside vendors this
                                     year with 30 community businesses and non-profits participating. The
       Results                       collaboration with Athletic partners was key to this success.
                                 - Student Media Training which occurred in September brought 20
                                     professionals from the print media profession to campus as presenters.
                                 - Began work with Athletics to cultivate community partners interested in co-
                                     sponsoring student athletic promotions.
       Based on
                                 Will continue to invite Athletic Partners to participate in the Annual Premiere
       results/findings, what is
                                 Fair. Will add opportunities for corporate sponsorships with Student Life Events,
       planned to promote
                                 especially those in collaboration with Athletics. Continue to sell advertising for
       continuous
                                 the coupon section of the Student Handbook.
       improvements




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       Intended Outcome          Improve the quality of the annual Student Affairs Awards night through
                                 increased participation and sponsorship.
                                 - Increased attendance at this event from the prior year.
       Results                   - Increased number of awards presented compared to the prior year.
                                 - Sponsorship remained level with support from Sodexco.
       Based on                  Continue to seek ways to encourage greater attendance and increased
       results/findings, what is opportunities for recognition for students at the event. Will explore a corporate
       planned to promote        sponsor to offset the costs of this event on an annual basis.
       continuous
       improvements
       Intended Outcome          Continue to increase training opportunities for those students involved with
                                 student publications on campus.
       Results                   Produced third annual student media training with over 30 student media staff
                                 and communications majors participating. Had 20 local and national presenters
                                 for the group.
       Based on
       results/findings, what is Will meet with Academic Division Chair to recruit more academic majors to
       planned to promote        participate in the training. Will monitor satisfaction with surveys and adapt
       continuous                program content to meet needs of students.
       improvements
       Intended Outcome          Increase opportunities for SGA representation on university committees and
                                 with planning.
                                 - SGA was instrumental in the passing of the Grade Replacement policy,
                                      which will have impact on student retention and success.
                                 - SGA participated in lobbying at Carolina Day at the Statehouse and through
                                      the system-wide SGA President's Panel.
       Results
                                 - SGA was involved in requests that led to the placement of a student member
                                      on the Board of Trustees for the USC system.
                                 - SGA served on the Food Service Advisory Board, University Committees
                                      and numerous position searches on campus.
       Based on
       results/findings, what is SGA will continue to poll students on current issues and concerns for students,
       planned to promote        bringing those items to the attention of the Board of Trustees, Chancellor's
       continuous                Cabinet and Academic Council.
       improvements
       Intended Outcome          Increase student communication through the creation and maintenance of
                                 the weekly student electronic newsletter to highlight academic, co-curricular
                                 and athletic updates for the university.
                                 - Eblast was maintained throughout the regular academic year.
       Results                   - The format for the eblast layout was updated to reflect student feedback and
                                      better organization.
       Based on
       results/findings, what is
                                 We will begin to track monthly hits and have developed new promotions for Fall
       planned to promote
                                 2007 to increase readership.
       continuous
       improvements




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       Intended Outcome                Supervise and coordinate the personnel and activities of student life to
                                       ensure their functions are of high quality.
       Results                         - Supervised Director and planning functions for the area. Hired replacement
                                          position for the Assistant Director/Multicultural Coordinator Position.
                                       - Completed CAS Standards study for each functional area within the Student
                                          Life area.
       Based on
       results/findings, what is Will implement new programs/initiatives based on findings from CAS Study in
       planned to promote        each individual area. Training days will be planned for all staff on a broad range
       continuous                of topics.
       improvements
       Intended Outcome          Manage effectively and efficiently the fiscal and physical resources of the
                                 dean’s office and all other units reporting to the dean.
       Results                   - Maintained monthly budget updates to staff within unit.
                                 - Evaluated current receipting procedures and made recommended changes to
                                      Business Affairs
       Based on
       results/findings, what is Will hire part time clerk to improve processes for receipting monies within
       planned to promote        student life. Will continue to promote monthly budget updates to staff for better
       continuous                planning.
       improvements
       Intended Outcome          Support the metropolitan mission of the institution.
       Results                   - Utilized institutional goals and priorities in planning and execution of
                                      activities and services. Focus was on building community and promoting the
                                      student connection to our campus as it relates to the overall goals of
                                      retention.
                                 - Completed Fall Welcome Initiative which has the primary goal of connecting
                                      students to campus program and services.
       Based on                  Will continue to highlight Fall Welcome Initiatives and programs which promote
       results/findings, what is connection to our campus. Plan to expand our diversity initiative to include the
       planned to promote        development of a Faith Council, which will highlight religion and faith as
       continuous                another area of diversity to celebrate.
       improvements

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       University of South Carolina Upstate

       Office of Student Development—Health Services
       2006-2007 Administrative Report
       Unit Purpose

       The Office of Student Development, comprised of the following services: Alcohol and
       Drug Education Programs, Counseling Services, Disability Services, Health Services, and
       Nontraditional Student Services promotes and supports the personal, educational,
       physical, and psychological development (success) and the accessibility of the University
       for all students, staff, faculty and members of the community (as appropriate).

       Intended Administrative Outcomes

       Health Services intends to:
       Intended
                                Ensure satisfaction of students, faculty, and staff utilizing services.
       Outcome
                                The annual Customer Service Satisfaction Survey conducted by South
                                Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control (SC DHEC) of its
                                Family Planning & STD programs (offered through Health Services on
                                campus) revealed this site to be in the top five (5) of all DHEC facilities
       Results
                                state-wide, and number two (2) in Spartanburg County. Numerous faculty
                                and staff members have also reported to the Office of Student Development,
                                an increased satisfaction with the current care provided through Health
                                Services.
                                Health Services has hired a full-time Director, who is also a family nurse
                                practitioner, with primary responsibility to meet the healthcare needs of
       Based on
                                students, faculty, and staff while on campus. Additionally, there are four (4)
       results/findings,
                                hourly nurse practitioners who provide services in the absence of the
       what is planned
                                Director, thereby increasing access to care on a daily basis. The registered
       to promote
                                nurses in Health Services provide health screenings, over-the-counter
       continuous
                                medications, and patient education upon request. These nurses also facilitate
       improvements
                                access to a nurse practitioner or referral to a specialist, at the direction of a
                                nurse practitioner, when clinically indicated.




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       Intended
                                Increase students utilizing services
       Outcome
                                With over 3200 visits scheduled per semester, the number of students who
                                have received care through Health Services has increased by approximately
       Results
                                150 nurse practitioner visits in the Spring Semester in comparison to the Fall
                                Semester.
                                Health Services plans to continue its partnership with the South Carolina
                                Department of Health & Environmental Control (SC DHEC)’s Family
                                Planning & STD Programs under the federal Title X Program, to provide on-
                                site access to services. Through these programs, students can receive
                                confidential care, including needs assessments for contraceptives, STD
                                screenings & treatments, education & prevention of disease, as well as
                                referral services to other community resources. One such partner is Piedmont
       Based on
                                Care, which facilitates early access to care for those who have been newly-
       results/findings,
                                diagnosed with HIV. An additional partnership with the South Carolina
       what is planned
                                Emergency Contraception Initiative promotes increased awareness of
       to promote
                                emergency contraception as an alternative to unplanned pregnancy for those
       continuous
                                who have experienced an unprotected sexual encounter or contraceptive
       improvements
                                method failure. Piedmont Women’s Center, a faith-based organization, also
                                works closely with SC DHEC & Health Services to provide support for
                                women who find themselves in a crisis pregnancy situation. Plans are
                                underway to continue marketing of these services through new Health
                                Services brochures, University Fair, Premiere Fair, both Freshman &
                                Transfer Student Orientation programs, University 101, and Healthy Spring
                                Break Fair.
       Intended
                                Increase student participation in programs
       Outcome
                                Health Services will continue to monitor student encounters for access to
       Results
                                care and educational programs
                                Health Services has its own website and brochure with access information,
                                and is a regular contributor to e-blast and The Carolinian, to increase student
                                awareness and encourage participation in programs. Health Services also
                                participates in the University Fair, Premiere Fair, University 101, Healthy
                                Spring Break Fair, and other sanctioned activities that encourage student
                                participation. Department activities and initiatives will be included in the
                                Student Development Calendar of Events. The staff of Health Services is
       Based on
                                available to speak with student organizations regarding a variety of health
       results/findings,
                                issues of interest or concern, upon request. Plans are underway to purchase
       what is planned
                                refrigerator magnets to be placed in student rooms to advertise our contact
       to promote
                                information and services. Plans are also underway to bring speakers to the
       continuous
                                campus during the upcoming academic year to increase awareness of health-
       improvements
                                related disparities and issues of concern to students. Additionally, the Health
                                Services program is being actively marketed to incoming freshmen, transfer
                                students, and student athletes and their parents, as a component of their
                                respective orientation programs.         Health Services has established a
                                standardized laboratory jacket or shirt which will distinguish our attire from
                                others on campus for greater visibility, which we hope will encourage others
                                to initiate contact regarding our programs and topics of interest to them.




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       Intended
                                Increase student persistence (as appropriate)
       Outcome
                                Show rates of student-scheduled visits will continue to be monitored on a
       Results                  monthly basis. Current show rates are approaching 90%, as compared to
                                other facilities at < 70% for Family Planning & STD services.
       Based on
       results/findings,        Reminder calls are placed to students on a daily basis to increase show rates
       what is planned          and appropriate utilization of scheduled appointments. This has proven to be
       to promote               a valuable tool in reducing missed appointments, thereby maximizing on
       continuous               available appointment utilization.
       improvements
       Intended
                                Increase faculty and staff referral to services
       Outcome
                                The staffs of both Counseling Services & Disabilities Services have
                                established a collaborative relationship with Health Services to increase the
       Results                  referral of students, with appropriate releases of information provided by
                                student signature, to provide clearance for communication to enhance service
                                provision.
                                In addition to Counseling Services & Disabilities Services, Health Services is
                                planning a joint meeting with the staff of the Athletics Department in August,
       Based on                 2007, to foster relationships and increase understanding of appropriateness of
       results/findings,        referrals. Similar opportunities will be made available to Divisions for their
       what is planned          meetings. It is hoped that these successful models will be expanded to other
       to promote               staff and faculty members through a feature article in the Register during
       continuous               Fall, 2007. The Director would also like the opportunity to speak to new
       improvements             faculty and staff at their orientation program, about the scope of services
                                available and appropriate referrals. Additional information will be shared
                                upon request.
       Intended
                                Promote the professional development needs of faculty and staff.
       Outcome
                                A member of the Health Services has served as on the Burroughs Child
                                Development Advisory Board, to provide support to the Center, as needed.
                                The staff of Health Services has participated in regularly-scheduled staff
       Results                  meetings, inservice presentations, and has had opportunities to travel off
                                campus to attend continuing education programs. An increased number of
                                on-line program offerings have been made available, as well as new literary
                                resources which have been acquired for staff use within the department.
                                The staff of Health Services is available for presentations to faculty and staff
                                on campus upon request. To promote their knowledge base, requests are
       Based on                 being made to increase the budgeted line items to support continuing
       results/findings,        education and networking opportunities for Health Services staff. This is
       what is planned          requested with intent of promoting the development of the Health Services
       to promote               staff skills for the 2007-2008 academic year. Such activities would include
       continuous               attendance at state, regional, and national meetings and conferences which
       improvements             would offer continuing education credits necessary for maintaining licensure
                                and/or certification of staff members, and to promote excellence in clinical
                                practice.




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       Intended                 Promote the transition of first year students to the post-secondary
       Outcome                  environment
       Results                  Pending
       Based on
       results/findings,
       what is planned
       to promote
       continuous
       improvements
       Intended                 Manage and disseminate student trends of the populations seeking
       Outcome                  services
       Results                  Health Services is a regular participant in a number of student activities.
       Based on                 Members of the Health Services staff will continue to participate in the
       results/findings,        teaching of University 101 courses for incoming freshmen students. Staff
       what is planned          members also teach cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and OSHA Blood-
       to promote               borne Pathogen Training annually to students in the School of Education.
       continuous               Coordination of campus-wide blood drives in conjunction with Piedmont
       improvements             Blood Center occurs through Health Services.
       Intended                 Manage the fiscal and physical resources of the unit effectively and
       Outcome                  efficiently
                                Health Services has decreased the budgetary deficit of the 2006-2007 by
       Results
                                approximately 50% of that of the previous fiscal year.
                                In order to further reduce the deficit, approval has been given for a Health
                                Services fee adjustment at USC Upstate for the 2007-2008 academic year to
                                mirror those of similar collegiate institutions. Health Services has reviewed
                                its current staffing pattern and made aggressive modifications in scheduling,
                                based upon historical need and projected visits on campus, especially during
       Based on
                                the summer months. Staffing will be increased during periods of higher
       results/findings,
                                census for summer orientation programs, specialty in-residence camps, and
       what is planned
                                during periods of special initiatives that increase the number of visitors to the
       to promote
                                campus. Plans have been drawn to reconfigure the existing departmental
       continuous
                                space to maximize efficiency and confidentiality to those seeking services.
       improvements
                                Contacts have been made with a number of pharmaceutical companies for the
                                provision of complementary samples of frequently-prescribed medications
                                for distribution to students, faculty, and staff. Over-the-counter medications
                                are purchased in quantity in their generic forms in order to provide a 24-hour
                                supply to patients, at the lowest possible cost.
       Intended                 Supervise and coordinate the personnel and activities of the unit to
       Outcome                  support the metropolitan mission of the institution
                                Health Services is actively involved in the metropolitan mission of the
       Results
                                institution.
                                Health Services will initiate a major vaccination campaign to prevent cervical
                                cancer for students in the Fall of 2007. Annually, influenza vaccine is
                                available to students, faculty, and staff. Health Services will be a part of the
       Based on
                                Emergency Response Team (role to be determined). Currently, a member of
       results/findings,
                                the Health Services staff accompanies University Police in response to on-
       what is planned
                                campus reported health emergencies during regular daytime hours Monday
       to promote
                                through Friday. These measures were enacted to promote the health &
       continuous
                                wellness of those in the campus community. USC Upstate has taken a
       improvements
                                leadership role in the formulation of the Upstate SC College Health
                                Association, with its organizational meeting scheduled on campus in early
                                August, 2007.


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       Intended                 Provide services for faculty and staff as appropriate (e.g.
       Outcome                  accommodations, healthcare services)
                                Health Services staff provides acute care for illnesses to faculty and staff by
                                appointment. We can assist primary health care provider in the acquisition of
       Results
                                periodic blood screening, with an appropriate order, to assist in lifestyle
                                modification and monitoring of therapy for chronic health conditions.
       Based on                 Beginning with FY 2007-2008, Health Services will begin a fee-for-service
       results/findings,        structure to provide greater health care services to faculty and staff at a
       what is planned          reduced rate as compared to fees charge by the private sector. By doing so, it
       to promote               is the intent to provide a broader scope of care, a reduction in lost work time
       continuous               and absenteeism by keeping non-contagious employees on the job, at a cost
       improvements             savings, not only to the employee, but also to the third-party insurer.
       Intended                 Provide programs and initiatives that support Campus Health
       Outcome                  Awareness Initiative
                                Two member of the Health Services staff have received training from the
                                American Cancer Society’s Freshstart smoking cessation initiative. The
       Results
                                director has participated in the Spartanburg Collegiate Taskforce on Tobacco
                                to formulate a policy to support a tobacco-free campus.
                                Health Services plans to be an active part of the Healthy Upstate Carolina
       Based on                 Initiative. The director recently traveled to the Columbia campus and met
       results/findings,        with the Executive Director of Thomson Student Health Center and the
       what is planned          Director of the Healthy Carolina Initiative to learn about the program in
       to promote               preparation for the re-activation of the initiative on the Upstate campus.
       continuous               Programs are being planned locally to become a tobacco-free campus, in
       improvements             conjunction with the entire Spartanburg collegiate community, Other
                                components are yet to be mutually agreed upon.
       Intended                 Support and advocate for increased accessibility to ensure (advocate)
       Outcome                  equal access to facilities, programs and services
                                A special examination table is being purchased .to accommodate students
       Results
                                with disabilities and/or obesity up to 450 pounds.
       Based on                 Through the purchase of a special power-assisted examination table, Health
       results/findings,        Services hopes to be more accessible to the wheelchair-confined patient, and
       what is planned          those with cerebral palsy or morbid obesity. In doing so, we hope to provide
       to promote               a more complete scope of services, while protecting the student as well as the
       continuous               staff, from injury.
       improvements
       Intended
                                Support faculty in Universal Design for the classroom
       Outcome
       Results                  Pending
       Based on
       results/findings,
       what is planned
       to promote
       continuous
       improvements




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       Intended                 Adhere to standard nursing practices and implement policies which
       Outcome                  comply with State, Federal, and University system regulations
                                A review of all policies and procedures is currently underway for Health
       Results                  Services under the guidance of the new director in collaboration with
                                Administration.
                                Health Services is planning to become compliant with all provisions of the
       Based on                 Nurse Practice Act in South Carolina, as well as all policies of the University.
       results/findings,        Discussions are currently being held with various departments and
       what is planned          committees to determine the level of responsibility for federally-mandated
       to promote               programs involving areas of the University outside of the department. All
       continuous               clinical staff in Health Services is currently CPR certified and will be
       improvements             required to maintain that certification as a condition of employment, unless
                                exempted by physician documentation of physical disability.
                                Serve as first responder for campus emergency needs (e.g. Workers’
       Intended
                                Compensation claims; students, faculty and staff medical emergencies;
       Outcome
                                visitor emergencies).
                                Health Services currently provides only immediate first aid treatment and a
                                “first pass/triage” of Workers’ Compensation injuries to provide
                                recommendations for additional care. Health Services does not process or
       Results                  manage any cases of work-related illnesses or injuries. Emergency response
                                is provided by the staff, in conjunction with University Police, upon report of
                                medical emergency through the Police Department for students, faculty, staff,
                                and visitors.
                                Decisions are pending from Administration as to the future role of Health
       Based on                 Services in the management of employee illness and injury. Consideration
       results/findings,        would have to be given to the specialized nature of such care, an available
       what is planned          referral system locally for cases beyond the scope of services normally
       to promote               provided in this setting, volume of visits, and staffing needs of the
       continuous               department. The coordination of benefits within the guidelines of Workers’
       improvements             Compensation laws in South Carolina would need to occur through the
                                Human Resources department of the University.




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       University of South Carolina Upstate

       Housing and Residential Life
       2006-2007 Administrative Report

       Unit Purpose

       The Office of Housing and Residential Life (HRL) provides a comfortable, safe, well
       maintained and equipped housing facility that fosters an atmosphere conducive to each
       resident’s personal growth and academic success. A student’s education is enhanced by
       providing leadership opportunities, social activities, and quality educational and cultural
       programs while encouraging responsible citizenship.

       Intended Administrative Outcomes

       The Office of Housing and Residential Life intends to:

                                     Offer students a memorable collegiate experience while providing them
       Intended Outcome              with an environment conducive to study, growth and positive
                                     interactions.
                                       - 3 University 101 courses were provided in the Palmetto House. The
                                         Writing Center and Opportunity Network also sponsored academic
                                         programs.
                                       - 50 programs were sponsored by Resident Advisors / Housing Office
                                       - Over 50 other programs were sponsored in the housing area in
                                         conjunction with the housing office and the following other groups;
       Results                           Student Development, Student Life, Teaching Fellows, CAB,
                                         IMPACT, Opportunity Network, International Club, English
                                         Department, Health Services, University Police, Athletics, Center for
                                         Women’s Studies, Center for Student Success, Accounting Club,
                                         Campus Crusade for Christ, Admissions, Biology Club, Writing
                                         Center, AAA, and HAA.

                                     The housing office will continue to foster programs that compliment and
       Based on
                                     enhance a student classroom education while connecting students to the
       results/findings,
                                     University through fun and informative activities. In order to do this we are
       what is planned to
                                     establishing an Advisory Committee comprised of representatives from
       promote continuous
                                     across campus to assist in developing the direction of the programs and all
       improvements
                                     facets of its operation.




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                                     Provide opportunities for student involvement in campus activities,
       Intended Outcome
                                     leadership positions and decision-making.
                                     - 15 residents participated in the Resident Hall Association / 30 students
                                         applied for Resident Advisor positions / 50 students applied for desk
                                         staff positions.
                                     - 50 programs were sponsored by Resident Advisors / Housing Office (of
                                         those surveyed 95% found these programs to be extremely useful and
                                         beneficial as students)
                                     - Over 50 other programs were sponsored in the housing area in
                                         conjunction with our office and the following other groups; Student
                                         Development, Student Life, Teaching Fellows, CAB, IMPACT,
       Results
                                         Opportunity Network, International Club, English Department, Health
                                         Services, University Police, Athletics, Center for Women’s Studies,
                                         Center for Student Success, Accounting Club, Campus Crusade for
                                         Christ, Admissions, Biology Club, Writing Center, AAA, and HAA.
                                     - Advertisements for numerous University events were place inside and
                                         outside our facilities.
                                     - Co-sponsored with Athletics events designed to get students to the
                                         games…cost to us in excess of $500

       Based on
                                     Housing continues to seek ways in which to partner with other departments
       results/findings,
                                     and organizations.
       what is planned to
       promote continuous
       improvements
       Intended Outcome              Maintain an environment supportive of a diverse population.
                                     -    Continued to provide support to all students regardless of race or
                                          religion.
                                     -    When hiring we continued to try to reflect our residential population –
                                          RA staff next year will be comprised of 4 white males, 3 black males, 1
       Results                            South Asian male, 2 white females, 7 black females.
                                     -    Women, Hispanic and African American groups programmed in the
                                          building. Created Advisory Committee to solicit ideas and feedback
                                          from individuals representing various departments from around
                                          campus.
       Based on
                                     Will continue to hire diverse staff while encouraging programs with the
       results/findings,
                                     Multicultural Office that promote diversity and common respect among all
       what is planned to
                                     residents.
       promote continuous
       improvements
                                     Challenge residents to be responsible community citizens and positive
       Intended Outcome
                                     role models.
                                     Students received written information regarding local organizations in need
       Results
                                     of volunteers.
       Based on
                                     Next year we plan to work with IMPACT to establish a volunteer fair on
       results/findings,
                                     campus where these groups can recruit students face to face.
       what is planned to
       promote continuous
       improvements




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                                     Maintain quality facilities by providing comprehensive maintenance to
       Intended Outcome
                                     apartments.
                                     In regards to maintenance of the building, 321 service requests were made
                                     during the academic year. Of this number only 5 (1.5%) required a second
       Results                       visit by maintenance. Our staff responds to a call within 24 hours 98% of
                                     the time. When surveyed 80% of the residents responding were satisfied or
                                     very satisfied with our maintenance staff.
       Based on
                                     We are installing new carpet and living room furniture in the Villas
       results/findings,
       what is planned to
       promote continuous
       improvements
       Intended Outcome              Maintain a student-oriented, unbiased, and user-friendly staff.
                                     Of those residents surveyed 71% responded as satisfied or very satisfied
       Results                       with the housing office; 80% responded the same regarding
                                     maintenance;71% responded the same regarding our student staff
       Based on
                                     Although acceptable we plan to add customer service to the RA training in
       results/findings,
                                     the fall while continuing to make it a priority with all areas of housing.
       what is planned to
       promote continuous
       improvements
                                     Promote an academic atmosphere supportive of the educational
       Intended Outcome
                                     endeavors of students.
                                     GPA for the Palmetto House was 2.6 cumulative for the fall and 2.1 in the
       Results
                                     spring.
       Based on
                                     Because of the lower GPA, it is obvious we need to improve our academic
       results/findings,
                                     programs during the second semester. We will meet with Student Success
       what is planned to
                                     team this summer to devise an effective strategy to support the academic
       promote continuous
                                     success of residents.
       improvements
       Intended Outcome              Support the metropolitan mission of the institution
                                     We continued to support the University in all facets of its operations.
                                     Fiscally we showed a profit; working with admissions, Housing started with
                                     and maintained a high level of occupancy; we partnered with numerous
       Results
                                     other groups and departments to both entertain and inform our residents;
                                     and we maintained a safe, clean, learning environment that fosters
                                     academic and civic excellence.
       Based on
                                     Will provide more service opportunities to our residents through
       results/findings,
                                     partnerships with IMPACT and off campus agencies.
       what is planned to
       promote continuous            Will continue to upgrade safety procedures for our residents
       improvements




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       Intended Outcome              Manage all fiscal and physical resources of the unit effectively and
                                     efficiently
       Results                                     CUMULATIVE ENDING FUND BALANCE
                                                        Palmetto House Palmetto Villas       HRL Net
                                          2005-2006        $ -60,738         $275,858            $215,120
                                         *2006-2007        $ 49,425          $459,214            $508,639
                                                 * Note: 2006-07 amounts are year-end projections.

                                     For the first time both the Palmetto House and Villas showed a profit.
       Based on
                                     Continue due diligence in being as efficient as possible with our funds.
       results/findings,
       what is planned to
       promote continuous
       improvements




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       University of South Carolina Upstate

       Office of Student Development—Alcohol and Drug Education Programs,
          Counseling Services, Disability Services
       2006-2007 Administrative Report

       Unit Purpose

       The Office of Student Development, comprised of the following services: Alcohol and
       Drug Education Programs, Counseling Services, Disability Services, Health Services, and
       Nontraditional Student Services promotes and supports the personal, educational,
       physical, and psychological development (success) and the accessibility of the University
       for all students, staff, faculty and members of the community (as appropriate).

       Intended Administrative Outcomes
       The Office of Student Development intends to:

       Intended
                                Ensure satisfaction of students, faculty, and staff utilizing services.
       Outcome
                                -    Student Development administers faculty, staff and student evaluations
                                     annually. These evaluations are sent to all individuals
                                     referring/consulting/utilizing the office. Evaluations are based on a
                                     five point likert scale: “1” represents dissatisfied while ”5” represents
                                     satisfied. Faculty, staff and students assessed satisfaction with referral
                                     process, consultation, provision of accommodations and other services
                                     (e.g. workshops, programs, yoga). All services where rated at 4.6 or
                                     higher.
                                -    Counseling Services (including Alcohol and Drug Education Programs
                                     and Non-Traditional Student Services) solicited feedback from students
                                     seeking personal and career counseling in 2006-2007. Seventeen (17)
                                     students responded and CS received an overall rating of 4.7 on a 5.0
                                     scale.
       Results                  -    Disability Services solicited feedback from all students with disabilities
                                     who were registered with our office during the 2006-2007 academic year.
                                     Twenty-four (24) evaluations were returned. Disability Services received
                                     an overall rating of 4.65 on a 5.0 scale.
                                -    Counseling Services (including Alcohol and Drug Education Programs
                                     and Non-Traditional Student Services) solicited feedback from faculty
                                     and staff consulting/referring students in 2006-2007. Seventeen (17)
                                     faculty/staff responded and CS received an overall rating of 4.6 on a 5.0
                                     scale.
                                -    Disability Services solicited feedback from all faculty who served
                                     students with disabilities in their classes during the 2006-07 academic
                                     year. Fifty-five (55) surveys were returned. Disability Services received
                                     an overall rating of 4.63 on a 5.0 scale.




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       Based on
       results/findings,
       what is planned          Continue to monitor satisfaction with surveys, research on line survey option
       to promote               and adapt programs to meet needs of students, faculty and staff.
       continuous
       improvements
       Intended
                                Increase students utilizing services
       Outcome
                                -    Student Development initiated its logo/customer service statement in Fall
                                     2005, “Students First-Student Development.” This statement reflects the
                                     commitment of the staff in providing current and relevant support to its
                                     constituency. Over the last decade Student Development has continued
                                     to see a significant increase in student utilization. This is directly related
                                     to its outreach, marketing, and competent service provision.
                                -    Counseling Services continued to see an increase in students accessing
                                     services through programs, workshops and personal and career
                                     counseling. During 2006-07 an estimated 1173 sessions were scheduled.
                                     265 students were served through Counseling Services during 2006-2007
                                     academic year. This is a slight decrease in students from 2005-2006.
                                     This decrease can be attributed to reduced staffing during periods in both
                                     Fall and Spring semesters. However, counseling services made over
                                     11,000 student contacts through new student orientations, workshops,
                                     programs, information tables, mental health screenings, yoga, outreach
                                     activities and residential and campus wide programming. This in an
       Results                       estimated increase of 5000 student contacts. These marketing/outreach
                                     activities enable students to approach the area with familiarity which
                                     reduces resistance and fear in seeking support.
                                -    Disability Services offered three classroom presentations (119
                                     participants), sponsored three awareness activities including: National
                                     ADHD Awareness Day, Disability Awareness Course during Diversity
                                     Week and co-sponsored One World One Upstate-Tunnel of Oppression
                                     (205 participants).
                                -    Student Development participated in Freshman Orientation (parent track
                                     participation and “University Fair” display) and was available, upon
                                     request, to speak to individual classes about the services offered by our
                                     office. DS served 129 students during Fall 2006 and 128 students during
                                     Spring 2007 which was a two (2) % increase in the number of students
                                     accessing our services from the previous academic year. DS proctored
                                     497 tests during the 2006-2007 academic year, a 9% increase in the
                                     number of tests proctored from the previous academic year.

       Based on                 Continue to monitor satisfaction with surveys, research on-line survey option
       results/findings,        and adapt programs to meet needs of students, faculty and staff.
       what is planned
       to promote               Continue to market through outreach activities, print and electronic media
       continuous               and remain current to student trends through professional training and
       improvements             publications.




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       Intended
                                Increase student participation in programs
       Outcome
                                -    Counseling Services (including Alcohol and Drug Education Programs,
                                     and Non-Traditional Student Services) continued to enjoy a steady
                                     growth in awareness and utilization of services and participation in
                                     programs. Over 80 outreach activities were offered during the year
                                     ranging from classroom/club/organization and residence hall
                                     presentations, information tables, mental health screenings, co-sponsored
                                     speakers, Residential Advisor Training, Palmetto House/Palmetto Villa’s
                                     “Visits”, Rock the Block –New Student Welcome, Study Breakers,
                                     Midnight breakfast, Safe Spring break, Alcohol Awareness Month, Non-
                                     Traditional Student Drop-In, Dream it Do it programs and other co-
                                     sponsored events.
       Results                  -    *Over 90 workshops were provided regarding psychoeducational topics
                                     pertinent to today’s student.
                                -    Disability Services provided the Peer Academic Coaching (PAC)
                                     program during Fall 2006 and Spring 2007. Five (5) student coaches
                                     were trained and supervised in coaching techniques and strategies. Eight
                                     (8) students with disabilities accessed PAC services.
                                -    In addition Student Development sponsored “Courage 2 Care” with
                                     Caroline Cornelison during National Alcohol Awareness Month (450
                                     students participated including U101, New Greeks and Student Athletes).
                                -    Student Development programs were marketed through Eblast, Stall
                                     Stories, table tents, the Carolinian, flyers, Email and the Register.

       Based on                 Continue to monitor satisfaction with surveys, research on-line survey option
       results/findings,        and adapt programs to meet needs of students, faculty and staff.
       what is planned
       to promote               Continue to market through outreach activities, print and electronic media
       continuous               and remain current to student trends through professional training and
       improvements             publications.
       Intended
                                Increase student persistence (as appropriate)
       Outcome
       Results                  Due to staffing transitions this number will be reported August 2007.
       Based on
       results/findings,
       what is planned          Assess predictive factors and as appropriate enhance programs such as Peer
       to promote               Academic Coaching.
       continuous
       improvements




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       Intended
                                Increase faculty and staff referral to services
       Outcome
                                During 2006-07, an increased referral to services by faculty and staff was
                                reflected by the following measures: number of students utilizing services,
                                number of faculty and staff referrals/consultations, number of
       Results                  accommodations (such as alternative testing) provided, number of
                                workshop/programs provided and number of students participating in
                                programs. Student Development an overall increase in students accessing
                                services,
                                - Continue to monitor satisfaction with surveys, research on line survey
                                     option and adapt services and outreach to meet the needs of faculty and
                                     staff.

       Based on                 -    Continue overview of services at division and school meetings. Provide
       results/findings,             appropriate training to faculty and staff regarding student trends,
       what is planned               interventions strategies and protocols for dealing with students in
       to promote                    distress.
       continuous
       improvements             -    Market the Behavioral Intervention (BIT) Model to Academic Council,
                                     school and division meetings.

                                -    Continue to provide and enhance on-line educational materials.




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       Intended
                                Promote the professional development needs of faculty and staff
       Outcome
                                -    Counseling Services provided the “Recognizing Emotional Distress in
                                     College Students Handbook” at the 2006 New (Full and Part-Time)
                                     Faculty Orientation with an overview of Counseling Services and the
                                     protocol for referring students in distress. In addition, CS overviews
                                     were provided to School and Division meetings in Fall 2006.
                                -    A Behavioral Intervention (BIT) Model was formulated, a team identified
                                     and a protocol established that will be presented to the Academic Council
                                     in the Fall of 2007. Additional workshops will be offered to School and
                                     Division Meetings.
                                -    A “Yoga for Beginners” class was offered during Fall and Spring
                                     semesters to Faculty, staff and students. During the summer of 2006 a
                                     series entitled “Meditation Mondays” was cosponsored by the Center for
                                     Women’s Studies and Programs and Counseling Services. This program
                                     targeted female faculty, staff and students.
                                -    Over 154 consultations were provided to faculty and staff by Counseling
                                     Services Professionals.
       Results
                                -    Disability Services presented an overview of services at New Faculty (PT
                                     and FT) Orientation sessions.
                                -    Disability Services purchased a set of training CDs titled “Make A
                                     Difference: Tools for Enabling Faculty to Teach Students with
                                     Disabilities” through Project PACE. Following a multi-dimensional
                                     approach to dissemination, these CDs are available to faculty and staff,
                                     and the information has been integrated into current DS publications.
                                -    DS sponsored a Brown Bag Lunch series during both the Fall 2006 and
                                     Spring 2007 semesters. Topics included “The Accommodation Process,”
                                     “Psychiatric Impairments on College Campuses”, “Disability
                                     Communication Savvy,” “Accommodating Students with Depression and
                                     Anxiety,” and “Where is the Deficit in Attention Deficit Disorder?”
                                -    Three publications: “Faculty Resource Guide”, “Working Together:
                                     Faculty and Students with Disabilities” and “Equal Access: Student
                                     Services” are available in print and online.

       Based on
       results/findings,        Continue to provide and enhance on-line educational materials, service
       what is planned          overviews to Schools and Divisions and appropriate and relevant workshops
       to promote               and trainings.
       continuous
       improvements




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       Intended                 Promote the transition of first year students to the post-secondary
       Outcome                  environment
                                - Student Development provided the program “Transitions to College” at
                                   the 2006 Summer Parent Orientations and break out sessions regarding
                                   support services available within Student Development. In addition, a
                                   brochure from Alcohol and Drug Education Programs targeting what
                                   parents should know about their student alcohol and drug use, “Making
                                   Your Mark” booklets and Student Development brochures regarding
                                   support services were distributed at the Summer Orientation Fairs.
                                - Disability Services provided a “Parent’s Guide to Disability Services”
                                   which outlines the transition from high school to college, the differences
                                   in documentation requirements, and the need for student self-advocacy at
                                   the 2007 Summer Orientations.
                                - Disability Services mailed copies of the following transition-focused
                                   print materials to incoming students with disabilities: “Students with
                                   Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education: Know Your Rights
                                   and Responsibilities” (Office of Civil Rights), “Preparing for College:
                                   An Online Tutorial” (DO-IT), “College: You Can Do It! How Students
                                   with Disabilities can Prepare for College” (DO-IT).
                                - Disability Services provided copies of the following transition-focused
                                   print materials to incoming students with disabilities: “Students with
                                   Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education: Know Your Rights
       Results                     and Responsibilities” (Office of Civil Rights), “Preparing for College:
                                   An Online Tutorial” (DO-IT), “College: You Can Do It! How Students
                                   with Disabilities can Prepare for College”.
                                - Student Development in conjunction with Residence Life and Student
                                   Life sponsored the 1st Annual “Rock the Block” House party the second
                                   night for new students (prior to the upperclassmen move in). Over 400
                                   Students participated in this welcome event.
                                - Counseling Services provided over 40 workshops in the University 101
                                   classes regarding personal development and life skills as well as
                                   programming/workshops in the Residence Halls which primarily houses
                                   new students and sophomores.
                                - Disability Services, in conjunction with Greenville Technical College
                                   and Converse College, initiated an Upstate Consortium of Disability
                                   Services Providers in Higher Education. This group met twice a semester
                                   at participating institutions.
                                - In addition, Student Development marketed services in Eblast, the
                                   Parent’s Newsletter and the Carolinian, provided a welcome table during
                                   the first two weeks of classes, participated in Premiere Fair and assisted
                                   with New Student Move-in in order to get face to face time with new
                                   students.




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                                Continue to monitor satisfaction with surveys, research on-line survey option
                                and adapt services and outreach to meet the needs of students.

                                Provide psychoeducational workshops to U101 classes and Residence halls
       Based on
                                targeting new students.
       results/findings,
       what is planned
                                Market services through Fall Welcome , eblast, parent orientation, Family
       to promote
                                Weekend.
       continuous
       improvements
                                Continue to provide over 50 outreach activies to all students.

                                Renew the Transition Forum for High School Guidance Counselors.

       Intended                 Manage and disseminate student trends of the populations seeking
       Outcome                  services
                                - Student Development provided the “Recognizing Emotional Distress in
                                    College Students Handbook” to all faculty attending the 2006-2007 New
                                    (Full and Part-Time) Faculty Orientation.
                                - Counseling Services presented an overview of services for Fall School
                                    and Division meetings.
                                - Disability Services presented an overview of services at New Faculty (PT
                                    and FT) Orientation sessions and provided an overview of the
                                    accommodation process to the College of Arts and Sciences prior to the
                                    Fall 2006 semester.
       Results
                                - DS sponsored a Brown Bag Lunch series during both the Fall 2006 and
                                    Spring 2007 semesters. Topics included “The Accommodation Process”,
                                    “Psychiatric Impairments on College Campuses”, Disability
                                    Communication Savvy,” Accommodating Students with Depression and
                                    Anxiety,” and “Where is the Deficit in Attention Deficit Disorder?”
                                - Three publications: “Faculty Resource Guide”, “Working Together:
                                    Faculty and Students with Disabilities” and “Equal Access: Student
                                    Services” are available in print and on-line through Disability Services.

       Based on
       results/findings,
                                Offer workshops to faculty and staff.
       what is planned
       to promote
                                Continue to provide and enhance electronic resources to faculty and staff.
       continuous
       improvements
       Intended                 Manage the fiscal and physical resources of the unit effectively and
       Outcome                  efficiently
                                All Eagles Reporting and Visa Compliance was done accurately, according to
       Results                  established protocol and in a timely fashion. Budgets were maintained
                                current and in the black.
       Based on
       results/findings,
       what is planned          Continue to manage budget reporting in a timely and efficient manner,
       to promote               maintaining monthly balances with supervisory review.
       continuous
       improvements




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       Intended                 Supervise and coordinate the personnel and activities of the unit to
       Outcome                  support the metropolitan mission of the institution
                                - Student Development continued to support the professional development
                                   of the team by: providing resources supporting appropriate professional
                                   training and clinical supervision, encouraging staff to provide
                                   presentations at local, state, regional and national conferences; and
                                   supporting collaborations within the Upstate community.
                                - Disability Services, in conjunction with Converse College and Greenville
                                   Technical College, initiated a consortium of Upstate Disability Services
       Results
                                   Providers in Higher Education. This group met twice a semester at
                                   participating institutions.
                                - Counseling Services continued to coordinate Counselors Advocating
                                   Resourcing and Empowering, C.A.R.E. an upstate consortium of South
                                   Carolina counselors in higher education networking monthly to discuss
                                   trends, programming, trainings and resources.

       Based on                 Continue to advocate for Psychiatric support of our students.
       results/findings,
       what is planned          Continue to develop the CARE and Upstate Consortuim of Disability Service
       to promote               Providers.
       continuous
       improvements             Continue to provide clinical supervision for staff.
       Intended                 Provide services for faculty and staff as appropriate (e.g.
       Outcome                  accommodations, healthcare services)
                                 The ADA Coordinator provided consultive support for supervisors of staff
       Results                  and faculty needing accommodations in the workplace and during the
                                interview process.
       Based on
       results/findings,        In conjunction with Human Resources and Supervisors, continue to advise
       what is planned          regarding appropriate accommodations for faculty and staff.
       to promote
       continuous              See Health Services Administrative Plan.
       improvements




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       Intended                 Provide programs and initiatives that support Campus Health
       Outcome                  Awareness Initiative
                                - Counseling Services (including Alcohol and Drug Education Programs,
                                   and Non-Traditional Student Services) continued to enjoy a steady
                                   growth in awareness and utilization of services and participation in
                                   programs. Over 80 outreach activities were offered during the year
                                   ranging from classroom/club/organization and residence hall
                                   presentations, information tables, mental health screenings, co-sponsored
                                   speakers, Residential Advisor Training, Palmetto House/Palmetto Villa’s
                                   “Visits”, Rock the Block –New Student Welcome, Study Breakers,
                                   Midnight breakfast, Safe Spring break, Alcohol Awareness Month, Non-
                                   Traditional Student Drop-In, “Dream it Do It” programs and other co-
                                   sponsored events.
                                - *Over 90 workshops were provided regarding psychoeducational topics
                                   pertinent to today’s student.
                                - Disability Services provided the Peer Academic Coaching (PAC)
                                   program during Fall 2006 and Spring 2007. Five (5) student coaches
                                   were trained and supervised in coaching techniques and strategies. Eight
                                   (8) students with disabilities accessed PAC services.
                                - In addition Student Development sponsored “Courage 2 Care” with
                                   Caroline Cornelison during National Alcohol Awareness Month (450
                                   students participated including U101, New Greeks and Student Athletes).
                                - Student Development programs were marketed through Eblast, Stall
                                   Stories, table tents, the Carolinian, flyers, Email and the Register.
                                - Counseling Services provided the “Recognizing Emotional Distress in
                                   College Students Handbook” at the 2006 New (Full and Part-Time)
                                   Faculty Orientation with an overview of Counseling Services and the
       Results
                                   protocol for referring students in distress. In addition, CS overviews
                                   were provided to School and Division meetings in Fall 2006.
                                - A Behavioral Intervention (BIT) Model was formulated a team identified
                                   and a protocol established that will be presented to the Academic Council
                                   in the Fall of 2007. Additional workshops will be offered to School and
                                   Division Meetings.
                                - A “Yoga for Beginners” class was offered during Fall and Spring
                                   semesters to Faculty, staff and students. During the summer of 2006 a
                                   series entitled “Meditation Mondays” was cosponsored by the Center for
                                   Women’s Studies and Programs and Counseling Services. This program
                                   targeted female faculty, staff and students.
                                - Over 154 consultations were provided to faculty and staff by Counseling
                                   Services Professionals.
                                - Disability Services presented an overview of services at New Faculty (PT
                                   and FT) Orientation sessions, an overview of services and
                                   accommodations at a College of Arts and Sciences meeting.
                                - DS sponsored a Brown Bag Lunch series during both the Fall 2006 and
                                   Spring 2007 semesters. Topics included “The Accommodation Process,”
                                   “Psychiatric Impairments on College Campuses” Disability
                                   Communication Savvy,” Accommodating Students with Depression and
                                   Anxiety,” and “Where is the Deficit in Attention Deficit Disorder?”
                                - Three publications: “Faculty Resource Guide”, “Working Together:
                                   Faculty and Students with Disabilities” and “Equal Access: Student
                                   Services” are available in print and online.



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       Based on
                                Continue to provide programmatic services that support the overall wellness
       results/findings,
                                of the Upstate Community.
       what is planned
                                Initiate a fee schedule for faculty and staff seeking services through Health
       to promote
                                Services in Fall 2007. Assess faculty and staff utilization.
       continuous
                                See Health Services Administrative Plan.
       improvements
       Intended                 Support and advocate for increased accessibility to ensure (advocate)
       Outcome                  equal access to facilities, programs and services
                                During the summer of 2006 a working list of priorities to enhance
                                accessibility throughout campus was created based on the Accessibility
                                Survey completed in February 2006 (National Business and Disabilities
                                Council). Significant work was accomplished toward this year’s goals,
                                including but not limited to: additional external ramping around Tukey
                                Theatre, Braille signage added to the Library, electronic doors added to the
                                Media and Smith buildings, sidewalk maintenance repair across the entire
       Results
                                campus, and new curb cuts installed to provide clear sidewalk access from
                                campus to the Campus Edge apartments. This plan continues to be reviewed
                                annually with Facilities Management. In addition, the Accessibility Map first
                                initiated in 2005 was revised to include new facilities and additional
                                accessibility improvements. Printing was completed summer of 2007 with
                                distribution anticipated August 2007.

       Based on
       results/findings,        Annually review and update plan with Facilities Management.
       what is planned
       to promote               Advocate for a budget line in Facilities Management to provide annual
       continuous               recommended accessibility enhancements.
       improvements
       Intended
                                Support faculty in Universal Design for the classroom
       Outcome
                                Disability Services continues to serve as a resource to faculty in the
       Results
                                implementation of Universal Design in the classroom.
       Based on
       results/findings,
                                Work in conjunction with new Director of Instructional Technology
       what is planned
                                regarding training and awareness of Universal Design techniques in the
       to promote
                                classroom.
       continuous
       improvements




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       University of South Carolina Upstate

       Office of Student Life
       2006-2007 Administrative Report
       Unit Purpose

       The Student Life Office strives to enrich student life by providing co-curricular activities
       which address important educational and cultural interests. These activities include
       intramurals, clubs, concerts, multi-cultural lectures, field trips, and community service
       opportunities. The Office of Student Life is seeking to enhance the development of students
       through providing opportunities which compliment the educational mission of the university
       and allow students to apply learning from the classroom in real life settings. These outcomes
       will be measured quantitatively and qualitatively through monitoring continuously event
       attendance, facility usage, program evaluations, services, and student opinion surveys.


       Intended Administrative Outcomes

       The Office of Student Life intends to:


                                     Increase the percentage of students, faculty, and staff that state that
       Intended Outcome
                                     they are aware of the activities provided by the Office of Student Life.
                                     The number of areas used for advertising events to students, faculty, and
                                     staff to create better campus wide awareness of events was increased.
                                     Events advertised in the student handbook, campus web calendar, “The
                                     Carolinian”, “Fall Welcome” brochure, semester calendar distributed to all
       Results
                                     students, eblast newsletter, and “The Register” to supplement regular
                                     advertising with flyers and posters. Student Life is looking for effective
                                     ways to measure awareness of activities from faculty, staff, and students.

       Based on                      Student Life will survey members of the campus community to identify the
       results/findings,             most effective means of promoting events. We will also begin a student
       what is planned to            focus group to solicit feedback on promotional materials and advertising
       promote continuous            strategies to determine which avenues are most effective. Electronic media
       improvements                  possibilities will be explored for the future.




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                                     Increase the “unduplicated” number of students that participate in
       Intended Outcome
                                     activities offered or sponsored by the Office.
                                     Participants in various activities are counted by hand. Student Life does not
       Results                       have an accurate system for identifying precisely which students attend
                                     events.
                                     Funding for portable student ID scanners is in the process of being
                                     approved. With this technology it will be possible to have an accurate
       Based on                      record of attendees at events. From this information we will be able to
       results/findings,             access the student database and gather demographic information on
       what is planned to            attendees for all events and have a better understanding of what programs
       promote continuous            appeal to specific segments of our campus community. ID scanners will be
       improvements                  critical in providing an accurate number of “unduplicated” participants.
                                     Student Life will also look at different segments of the population and
                                     identify programs that appeal to a large part of our population.
                                     Increase the “unduplicated” number of students participating in the
       Intended Outcome
                                     intramural programs.
                                     Team rosters in intramurals and sign in sheets for other campus recreation
                                     events (poker nights, putt-putt tournaments, bowling nights, and weight
       Results
                                     room) indicate total number of users in excess of 1,120 students.

       Based on
                                     Additional events are continuously added to the campus recreation calendar
       results/findings,
                                     to try and involve as many students as possible.
       what is planned to
       promote continuous
       improvements
       Intended Outcome              Increase the “unduplicated” number of students participating in clubs
                                     77 student organizations registered with the Office of Student Life during
                                     the fall 2006 semester and six new organizations were created during the
       Results                       ’06-’07 academic year. Based on rosters turned in by organizations, the
                                     total number of “unduplicated” students in student organizations is 511.

       Based on
                                     The Office of Student Life is researching more efficient ways to help
       results/findings,
                                     students update their rosters throughout the year so the numbers stay
       what is planned to
                                     current and totals can be measured at the beginning and end of the
       promote continuous
                                     academic year.
       improvements
                                     Increase the “unduplicated” number of students participating in
       Intended Outcome
                                     community service activities.
                                     Based on event calendars and sign in sheets for the student led service
                                     group IMPACT and service events for Greek Life, the total number of
       Results
                                     unduplicated students participating in community service is estimated at
                                     685.
       Based on                      Office of Student Life is looking into technology pieces to assist in tracking
       results/findings,             user information for accurate data collection. Future plans include having
       what is planned to            all student organizations register service events with the Office of Student
       promote continuous            Life. By doing so we can measure the number of service hours from a
       improvements                  larger sample of the student population.




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                                     Ensure the majority of students are satisfied with the types of activities
       Intended Outcome
                                     offered on campus
                                     The Office of Student Life sponsored over 74 events during the 2006-2007
                                     academic year with a total of more than 11,400 participants. Student
                                     Opinion Survey and event satisfaction cards have been created by the
                                     Office of Student Life and will be implemented during the upcoming year.
       Results
                                     Satisfaction cards should provide a “snapshot” reflection for each event
                                     with feedback from participants. The opinion survey will be administered
                                     to the president and advisor of each organization at the end of the fall and
                                     spring semester.
                                     Officer and advisor training sessions have been implemented for the
       Based on                      beginning of the fall and spring semester to make sure organizations are
       results/findings,             provided with the services needed. These sessions will focus on processes
       what is planned to            organizations must adhere to based on university policies and as an avenue
       promote continuous            to raise awareness of all services provided by the Office of Student Life.
       improvements                  We are hoping these sessions will increase satisfaction ratings from student
                                     organizations and provide feedback on current practices.
                                     Ensure the majority of students will be satisfied with the intramural
       Intended Outcome
                                     program.
                                     Currently captains provide feedback at the end of each intramural season in
                                     a captain’s meeting and no major complaints have been logged regarding
                                     league play or offerings from the campus recreation office. Minor
       Results
                                     complaints logged deal with inclement weather notifications, scheduling
                                     conflicts for certain teams, and game delays. Each complaint has been
                                     researched and handled by the office.
       Based on
                                     Survey of all intramural participants to solicit feedback on successes and
       results/findings,
                                     failures of leagues. Surveying all participants will provide a broader
       what is planned to
                                     sample of opinions and possibly assist the office in planning more efficient
       promote continuous
                                     and effective leagues.
       improvements
       Intended Outcome              Ensure the majority of students will be satisfied with student clubs.
                                     Currently no data is available to measure satisfaction with student clubs.
                                     Student Opinion Survey and event satisfaction cards have been created by
                                     the Office of Student Life and will be implemented during the upcoming
       Results                       year. Satisfaction cards should provide a “snapshot” reflection for each
                                     event with feedback from participants. The opinion survey will be
                                     administered to the president and advisor of each organization at the end of
                                     the fall and spring semester.
       Based on
                                     Officer and advisor training sessions have been implemented for the
       results/findings,
                                     beginning of the fall and spring semester to make sure organizations are
       what is planned to
                                     provided with the services needed.
       promote continuous
       improvements




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       University of South Carolina Upstate

       University Police
       200-2007 Administrative Report


       Unit Purpose

       University Police provides students, staff, and faculty with a healthful, safe and secure learning
       and working environment to meet regulatory requirements regarding safety and security issues.



       Intended Administrative Outcomes

       University Police intends to:

                                     Enforce local, state and federal laws fairly to provide sufficient safety and
Intended Outcome
                                     security for faculty, staff and students on the USC Upstate campus.
                                     -    Several arrests made for larceny, assault and battery, and drug alcohol violations
Results                              -    Traffic citations issued for speeding, failing to stop for stop signs, and other traffic
                                          violations.
                                     The Department is in the process of promoting three shift supervisors to assist with the
Based on results/findings,
                                     training of new officers and those in need of remedial training. These supervisors will
what is planned to
                                     also help with the screening and review of criminal investigations, guidance on arrest
promote continuous
                                     vs. judicial referral actions and working to ensure the fair and equitable enforcement in
improvements
                                     a proactive rather than aggressive manner suitable to our campus environment.

                                     Provide the faculty, staff and students with efficient parking services through the
Intended Outcome
                                     proper enforcement of campus parking policies.
                                     -    Conducted a parking survey in conjunction with facilities to determine current
                                          parking space usage.
                                     -    Added faculty parking spaces at HPAC.
Results
                                     -    Issued citations for unlawful parking.
                                     -    Streamlined parking appeal process by going online and shifting this process to the
                                          Dean of Students office.
Based on results/findings,
                                     A study will be conducted this year to assess parking operations compared to similar
what is planned to
                                     institutions with the goal of enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of our parking
promote continuous
                                     operations program.
improvements




Institutional Effectiveness Report July 2007                                        University Police 2006-2007 Administrative Report
                                     Assist the campus administration as necessary with the enforcement of campus
Intended Outcome
                                     policies and the campus honor code.
                                     -   Attempted to refer more students for honor code violations rather than make
                                         criminal charges. Assisted Dean of Students with investigations.
Results
                                     - Conducted meetings with Solicitor’s Office, Sheriff’s Office, and Dean of Students
                                         in reference to hazing incidents.
Based on results/findings,           Will work with the Dean of Students, Vice-Chancellor for Student and Diversity
what is planned to                   Affairs, the University’s legal department and others as appropriate to develop
promote continuous                   protocols addressing the sharing of sensitive information between the Police
improvements                         Department and Student Affairs.
                                     Investigate any allegations of criminal activity or violations of campus policy and
Intended Outcome
                                     bring these allegations to an appropriate resolution.
                                     -    Investigated several larceny complaints, drug complaints, etc.
Results
                                     -    Investigated several traffic accidents.
                                     The department has here-to-for lacked experienced, professional investigators to
                                     conduct follow-up, investigations. Major crimes necessitate experienced,
Based on results/findings,           knowledgeable detectives to safeguard the University from civil litigation and
what is planned to                   professional grade investigatory work. We have now hired two seasoned investigators
promote continuous                   who will fill this void in the department. The expertise of these officers will be used to
improvements                         train existing personnel as well. Another area of specialized investigation is that of
                                     Accident Reconstruction. We will be sending an officer to school this year to gain
                                     expertise in this area as well.

Intended Outcome                     Respond rapidly and appropriately to various emergency situations.
                                     -    Assisted Health Services in responding to medical emergencies.
                                     -    Identified pre-determined entrances to the campus to be used by emergency
Results
                                          services.
                                     -    Established direct radio contact with paramedics and fire engines.
                                     An Incident Management Plan is under construction to guide efficient and effective
Based on results/findings,
                                     responses to any and all campus incidents, emergencies and disasters. Have conducted
what is planned to
                                     training sessions with Building and Floor Coordinators. We are in the process of
promote continuous
                                     establishing designated evacuation routes from the campus and quadrant based
improvements
                                     emergency staging areas on campus.

                                     Establish, through various outreach programs, an awareness of proper preventive
Intended Outcome
                                     measures which serve to ensure campus-wide safety.
                                     -    Worked with alcohol awareness office on several alcohol awareness projects such
                                          as FATAL VISION, and mock DUI traffic accident.
Results
                                     -    Placed safety tips in the Register.
                                     -    Disseminated several campus wide e-mails about campus safety.
Based on results/findings,
                                     Will coordinate and implement mock incident response training for Building and Floor
what is planned to
                                     Coordinators, the Incident Management Team and University Police. Will provide a
promote continuous
                                     wide-array of crime prevention pamphlets to the University community.
improvements




Institutional Effectiveness Report July 2007                                      University Police 2006-2007 Administrative Report
                                     Provide for the general well-being and safety of the campus population, including
Intended Outcome                     its visitors, through various other services provided within the scope of the police
                                     department’s authority and expertise.
                                     -    Provided traffic control and support for all major campus functions.
                                     -    Participated in and sponsored campus SAFE WALK.
Results
                                     -    Obtained weather radios and keep a constant check on threatening weather
                                          conditions.
Based on results/findings,
                                     A Safety and Security Advisory Committee has been established to identify, prevent
what is planned to
                                     and/or reduce various risks to the campus community and properties. Will continue
promote continuous
                                     working towards implementation of the Incident Management Plan.
improvements
Intended Outcome                     Support the metropolitan mission of the institution.
                                     -    Collaborated with Equal Employment Office in reference to minority employment
                                          by the department.
                                     -    Sponsored Campus Law Enforcement Officers conference.
                                     -    All police department members are members of the South Carolina Law
Results
                                          Enforcement Officers Association.
                                     -    Participated on several projects with the state Department of Transportation.
                                     -    Brought several seminars to the school and as a result have enhanced the image of
                                          the university.
Based on results/findings,
                                     Will participate on the Planning Committee for the South Carolina Annual Safety and
what is planned to
                                     Security Conference. Additionally, will sponsor a meet and greet event for officers and
promote continuous
                                     members of the campus community.
improvements
Intended Outcome                     Manage all fiscal and physical resources of the unit effectively and efficiently.

                                     University Police Department complied with all state and university regulations
Results
                                     pertaining to financial matters.
Based on results/
                                     Will strive to create a student program to assist with the management of selected
findings, what is planned
                                     athletic and special events thus reducing the security costs for both the Athletic and
to promote continuous
                                     Campus Police departments.
improvements




Institutional Effectiveness Report July 2007                                     University Police 2006-2007 Administrative Report
                                   INSTITUTIONAL EFFECTIVENESS TABLES


PROGRAMS ELIGIBLE FOR ACCREDITATION AND PROGRAMS ACCREDITED
Applicable to four- and two-year institutions                                                        Due August 1, 2007

This form includes a list of accrediting bodies for which one or more academic programs are currently accreditable in a
South Carolina institution as reported on U.S. Department of Education FORM IPEDS-1C-1 (6-1-94) and/or have been
approved by the Commission on Higher Education.

According to Section 59-101-350, the Commission is responsible for collecting “the number and percentage of
accredited programs and the number and percentage of programs eligible for accreditation” from four- and two-year
post-secondary institutions to be included in the annual report to the General Assembly. The Commission on Higher
Education also uses this information as a base to fulfill requirements in Section 59-103-30 for performance funding to
collect information on Instructional Quality by looking at the accreditation of degree-granting programs.

If your institution offers one or more programs listed in the Commission’s current Inventory of Academic Degree
Programs (http://connect.che.sc.gov/AS400/Inven/Default.asp) that is accreditable by one or more of the following
agencies, you should complete the columns in the table that follows by placing an “x” in the box. For those agencies
that accredit individual programs within departments, please put the number of programs in parentheses beside
the “x”. An accreditable program is one that is eligible for accreditation, regardless of whether or not the institution
chooses to pursue accreditation. An accredited program is one that has been granted full accreditation status by the
appropriate accrediting agency.

The addition or deletion of an agency from this list is a prescribed process, administered through the Commission’s
Academic Affairs Division. If an agency is added to this list the date that it is added dictates when an accreditable
program should be counted “against” the institution with regard to its full accreditation. The most recent agencies that
have been added to the list have their corresponding dates listed so that institutions can better calculate the time frame
for accreditation. Any agencies that appear on the list without a corresponding date should be understood to have
appeared prior to May 1998. For a complete set of policies and procedures regarding this process, see the
Commission’s website at: http://www.che400.state.sc.us/AcademicAffairs/Accreditation%20Guidelines.doc.
  Institution:          USC Upstate

                    Please type institution name in box.


         LIST OF NATIONAL INSTITUTIONAL AND SPECIALIZED ACCREDITING BODIES
        RECOGNIZED BY THE SOUTH CAROLINA COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION

                                     These agencies and areas may also be found on the CHE’s website at:
                           http://www.che.sc.gov/AcademicAffairs/Accrediting_Agencies_Recognized_by_CHE.htm



                                                                                               Details on Program
                                                                               (if program not fully accredited-do not complete if fully      Date
                                                                     Fully                             accredited)
                                                     Accreditable                                                                          agency/area
    ACCREDITING AGENCIES AND AREAS                                Accredited       Year          Institution has
                                                     Program                                                            Accreditation       added to
                                                                   Program      program         chosen NOT to
                                                                                                                         Expected
                                                                                added at     seek accreditation                             CHE List
                                                                                                                         (if known)
                                                                               institution     for this program
American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of
Business - International Association for                           An institution may be accredited by the AACSB or the ACBSP
Management Education
Business (BUS)-Baccalaureate, Masters', and                XX        XX
Doctoral degree programs in business
administration and management
Business (BUSA)-Baccalaureate, Masters', and
Doctoral degree programs in accounting
ACCREDITING BOARD FOR ENGINEERING
AND TECHNOLOGY, INC.
Engineering (ENG)-Baccalaureate and
master's level programs in engineering
Engineering-related (ENGR) – Engineering
related programs at the baccalaureate level
Engineering Technology (ENGT) – Associate
and baccalaureate degree programs in
engineering technology
ACCREDITING COMMISSION ON EDUCATION
FOR HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
Health Services Administration HSA) Graduate
programs
ACCREDITING COUNCIL ON EDUCATION IN
JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATIONS
Journalism and Mass Communication
(JOUR) - Units within institutions offering
professional undergraduate and graduate
(master's) degree programs
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR MARRIAGE
AND FAMILY THERAPY
Marriage and Family Therapy (MFTC) - Clinical
training programs
Marriage and Family Therapy (MFTD) - Graduate
degree programs
                                                                                               Details on Program
                                                                               (if program not fully accredited-do not complete if fully      Date
                                                                     Fully                             accredited)
                                                     Accreditable                                                                          agency/area
    ACCREDITING AGENCIES AND AREAS                                Accredited       Year          Institution has
                                                     Program                                                            Accreditation       added to
                                                                   Program      program         chosen NOT to
                                                                                                                         Expected
                                                                                added at     seek accreditation                             CHE List
                                                                                                                         (if known)
                                                                               institution     for this program
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF FAMILY AND
CONSUMER SCIENCES (AAFCS)
Home Economics - Baccalaureate programs
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF NURSE
ANESTHETISTS
Nurse Anesthetists (ANEST) - Generic nurse
anesthesia education programs/schools

AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION
Law (LAW) - Professional schools
AMERICAN BOARD OF FUNERAL SERVICE
EDUCATION
Funeral Service Education (FUSER)
Independent schools and collegiate
departments
AMERICAN COLLEGE OF NURSE MIDWIVES
Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and
basic master's degree program
AMERICAN COUNCIL FOR CONSTRUCTION
EDUCATION
Construction Education (CONST) - Baccalaureate
degree programs
AMERICAN COUNCIL ON PHARMACEUTICAL
EDUCATION
Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs
AMERICAN COUNSELING ASSOCIATION
Counseling - Masters and Doctoral level programs
AMERICAN CULINARY FEDERATION
EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE
Culinary Arts (CUL) - postsecondary programs
which award certificates, diplomas, or associate
degrees in culinary arts and food services
management
AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION
Dental Assisting (DA)
Dental Hygiene (DH)
Dental Laboratory Technology (DT)
Dentistry (DENT) - Programs leading to the D.D.S.
or D.M.D. degree advanced general dentistry and
specialty programs, and general practice residency
programs
AMERICAN DIETETIC ASSOCIATION, THE
Dietetics (DIET) - Coordinated undergraduate
programs
Dietetics (DIETI) - Post baccalaureate internship
programs
                                                                                              Details on Program
                                                                              (if program not fully accredited-do not complete if fully      Date
                                                                    Fully                             accredited)
                                                    Accreditable                                                                          agency/area
    ACCREDITING AGENCIES AND AREAS                               Accredited       Year          Institution has
                                                    Program                                                            Accreditation       added to
                                                                  Program      program         chosen NOT to
                                                                                                                        Expected
                                                                               added at     seek accreditation                             CHE List
                                                                                                                        (if known)
                                                                              institution     for this program
AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
Librarianship (LIB) - master's program leading to
the first professional degree
AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION COUNCIL
ON MEDICALEDUCATION AND ASSOCIATION
OF AMERICAN MEDICAL COLLEGES, LIAISON
COMMITTEE ON MEDICAL EDUCATION
Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D.
M.D. degree
AMERICAN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
ASSOCIATION
Occupational Therapist (OT)
Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA)
AMERICAN PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSOCIATION
Physical Therapy (PTAA) - Programs for the
physical therapist assistant
Physical Therapy (PTA) - Professional programs
for the physical therapist
AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - Doctoral programs
Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - Doctoral
programs
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral
internship programs
Professional/Scientific Psychology (PSPSY) -
Doctoral programs
School Psychology (SCPSY)B - Doctoral
programs
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF LANDSCAPE
ARCHITECTS
Landscape Architecture (LSAR) - Baccalaureate
and master's programs leading to the first
professional degree
AMERICAN SPEECH-LANGUAGE-HEARING
ASSOCIATION
Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs
Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate
degree programs
AMERICAN VETERINARY MEDICAL
                                                                                                                                            5/1998
ASSOCIATION
Veterinary Medicine - Programs leading to a
                                                                                                                                            5/1998
D.V.M. or D.M.V. degree
ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGIATE BUSINESS
                                                                  An institution may be accredited by the ACBSP or the AACSB
SCHOOLS AND PROGRAMS
Business (BUAD) - Associate degree programs in
business and business-related fields
Business (BUBD) - Baccalaureate degree
programs in business and business-related fields
                                                                                               Details on Program
                                                                               (if program not fully accredited-do not complete if fully      Date
                                                                     Fully                             accredited)
                                                     Accreditable                                                                          agency/area
    ACCREDITING AGENCIES AND AREAS                                Accredited       Year          Institution has
                                                     Program                                                            Accreditation       added to
                                                                   Program      program         chosen NOT to
                                                                                                                         Expected
                                                                                added at     seek accreditation                             CHE List
                                                                                                                         (if known)
                                                                               institution     for this program
Business (BUMD) - Master degree programs in
business and business-related fields
COMMISSION ON ACCREDITATION OF ALLIED
HEALTH EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Cytotechnologist (CYTO)
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (DMS)
Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist (ENDT)
Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic
(EMTP)
Histologic Technician/Technologist (HT)
Joint Review Committee - Athletic Training
                                                                                                                                              11/1999
(JRC-AT)
Medical Assistant (MA)
Medical Records Administrator (MRA)
Ophthalmic Medical Assistant (OMA)
Perfusionist (PERF)
Physician Assistant (PA) - Assistant to the
primary care physician
Respiratory Therapist (REST)
Respiratory Therapy Technician (RESTT)
Specialist in Blood Bank Technology (SBBT)
Surgeon's Assistant (SA)
Surgical Technologist (ST)
COMMISSION ON COLLEGIATE NURSING
                                                                                                                                             11/1999
EDUCATION (CCNE)
Nursing - Baccalaureate-degree nursing education
                                                                                                                                             11/1999
programs
Nursing - Graduate-degree nursing education
                                                                                                                                             11/1999
programs
COMMISSION ON OPTICIANRY
ACCREDITATION
Opticianry (OPLT) - 1-year programs for the
ophthalmic laboratory technician
Opticianry (OPD) - 2-year programs for the
ophthalmic dispenser
COMPUTING SCIENCE ACCREDITATION
BOARD, INC.
Computer Science (COMP) - Baccalaureate                 XX           XX
programs in computer science
COUNCIL FOR ACCREDITATION OF
COUNSELING AND RELATED EDUCATION                                                                                                             5/1998
PROGRAMS (CACREP)
Masters degree programs to prepare individuals for
community counseling, mental health counseling,
marriage and family counseling, school counseling,
                                                                                                                                             5/1998
student affairs practice in higher education, and
Doctoral-level programs in counselor education
and supervision.
                                                                                                Details on Program
                                                                                (if program not fully accredited-do not complete if fully      Date
                                                                      Fully                             accredited)
                                                      Accreditable                                                                          agency/area
     ACCREDITING AGENCIES AND AREAS                                Accredited       Year          Institution has
                                                      Program                                                            Accreditation       added to
                                                                    Program      program         chosen NOT to
                                                                                                                          Expected
                                                                                 added at     seek accreditation                             CHE List
                                                                                                                          (if known)
                                                                                institution     for this program




COUNCIL ON EDUCATION FOR PUBLIC
HEALTH
Community Health Education (CHE) - Graduate
programs offered outside schools of public health
Community Health/Preventative Medicine
(CHPM) - Graduate programs offered outside
schools of public health
Public Health (PH) - Graduate schools of public
health
COUNCIL ON REHABILITATION EDUCATION
                                                                                                                                              9/1999
(CORE)
Rehabilitation Counseling
                                                                                                                                              9/1999

COUNCIL ON SOCIAL WORK EDUCATION
Social Work (SW) - Baccalaureate and master's
degree programs
FOUNDATION FOR INTERIOR DESIGN
EDUCATION RESEARCH
Interior Design (FIDER) - 2-year pre-professional
assistant level programs(certificate and associate
degree); first professional degree level programs
(master's and baccalaureate degrees and 3-year
certificate); and post professional master's degree
programs
JOINT REVIEW COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
IN RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY
Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for
radiographers (Diploma, associate, baccalaureate
programs)
Radiologic Technology (RADTT) - Programs for
radiation therapists (Diploma, associate,
baccalaureate programs)
JOINT REVIEW COMMITTEE ON EDUCATIONAL
PROGRAMS IN NUCLEAR MEDICINE
TECHNOLOGY
Nuclear Medicine Technologist (NMT) - Programs
for the nuclear medicine technologist
NATIONAL ACCREDITING AGENCY FOR
CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENCES
Clinical Laboratory Technician/Medical
Laboratory Technician (MLTC) - Certificate
program
Clinical Laboratory Technician/Medical
Laboratory Technician (MLTAD) - Associate's
degree
                                                                                                 Details on Program
                                                                                 (if program not fully accredited-do not complete if fully      Date
                                                                       Fully                             accredited)
                                                       Accreditable                                                                          agency/area
    ACCREDITING AGENCIES AND AREAS                                  Accredited       Year          Institution has
                                                       Program                                                            Accreditation       added to
                                                                     Program      program         chosen NOT to
                                                                                                                           Expected
                                                                                  added at     seek accreditation                             CHE List
                                                                                                                           (if known)
                                                                                 institution     for this program
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology
(MT) - Professional programs (Baccalaureate and
master's level)


NATIONAL ACCREDITING COMMISSION OF
COSMETOLOGY ARTS AND SCIENCES
Cosmetology (COSME) - Postsecondary schools
and departments of cosmetology arts & sciences
NATIONAL ARCHITECTURAL ACCREDITING
BOARD, INC.
Architecture (ARCH) - first professional degree
programs
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF INDUSTRIAL
TECHNOLOGY
Industrial Technology (INDT) - Baccalaureate
degree programs
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS OF
ART AND DESIGN
Art & Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and
departments and nondegree-granting schools
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS OF
DANCE
Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within
institutions offering degree-granting and nondegree-
granting programs
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS OF
MUSIC
Music (MUS) - Baccalaureate and graduate degree
programs
Music (MUSA) - Community and junior college
programs
Music (MUSN) – Nondegree programs

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS OF
PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND ADMINISTRATION

Masters of Public Administraton (MPA)
                                                                                                                                              7/2002
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS OF
THEATER
Theater (THEA) - Institutions and units within
institutions offering degree-granting and/or
nondegree-granting programs
NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR ACCREDITATION OF
TEACHER EDUCATION
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and               XX           XX
graduate programs for the preparation of teachers
and other professional personnel for elementary
and secondary schools
                                                                                                Details on Program
                                                                                (if program not fully accredited-do not complete if fully      Date
                                                                      Fully                             accredited)
                                                      Accreditable                                                                          agency/area
    ACCREDITING AGENCIES AND AREAS                                 Accredited       Year          Institution has
                                                      Program                                                            Accreditation       added to
                                                                    Program      program         chosen NOT to
                                                                                                                          Expected
                                                                                 added at     seek accreditation                             CHE List
                                                                                                                          (if known)
                                                                                institution     for this program
NATIONAL LEAGUE FOR NURSING, INC
Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

Nursing (DNUR) – Diploma programs

Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate and higher degree           XX          XX
programs
SOCIETY OF AMERICAN FORESTERS
Forestry (FOR) - Programs leading to a bachelor's
or higher first professional degree

  Total                                             _______4___ _____4____
                                                    THIS INFORMATION TO BE USED FOR PERFORMANCE INDICATOR 3D
Institution:         USC Upstate

COURSES TAUGHT BY FACULTY
Applicable for Four- and Two-Year Institutions – Reported for Fall 2006

According to Section 59-101-350, the Commission is responsible for collecting “the percent of lower division
instructional courses taught by full-time faculty, part-time faculty, and graduate assistants” from four- and two-year
post-secondary institutions to be included in the annual report to the General Assembly.

The Commission will use previously-reported CHEMIS information for data in this table. Institutions will have an
opportunity to proof this information prior to the publication of the January 2008 report. Faculty definition will be any
faculty, staff or graduate assistant who teach a credit course.


SUCCESS OF STUDENTS IN DEVELOPMENTAL COURSES
Four-Year Colleges and Universities no longer offer these courses, therefore this table has been deleted.


STUDENT INVOLVEMENT IN SPONSORED RESEARCH
Applicable to Four-Year Institutions – Reported for Fall 2006

According to Section 59-101-350, the Commission is responsible for collecting “the percent of graduate and upper
division undergraduate students participating in sponsored research programs” from four-year institutions to be
included in the annual report to the General Assembly.

The numbers included here should reflect the graduate and upper division undergraduate students who participate in
sponsored research programs. Each institution that receives research dollars generated by external funding (sponsored
research) should report the number of students who benefit from these dollars.

The CHE will calculate the percentage using these data and headcount enrollment data from the Fall 2006 IPEDS
Enrollment Forms.

                                                                        Number of Students Participating
                                                                           in Sponsored Research
                                                                          (Exclude first professional students)
                  Upper Division, Undergraduate Students                                   16

                               Graduate Students                                           0
Institution:       USC Upstate

RESULTS OF PROFESSIONAL EXAMINATIONS
Applicable to all sectors – Reported for April 1, 2005-March 31, 2006

According to Section 59-101-350, the Commission is responsible for collecting “student scores on professional
examinations with detailed information on state and national means, passing scores, and pass rates, as available, and
with information on such scores over time, and the number of students taking each exam” from four- and two-year
institutions to be included in the annual report to the General Assembly. The Commission on Higher Education also
uses this information as the primary source with which to fulfill requirements in Section 59-103-30 for performance
funding to collect information on Instructional Quality and Graduates’ Achievements by looking at the scores of
graduates on post-undergraduate professional, graduate, or employment-related examinations and certification tests.

Past committee work and the development of performance funding have defined the collection of this information to
include only first-time test takers (except the teacher education exams at four-year institutions, which include all test
takers) for those students who completed an examination during the period of April 1, 2006 through March 31, 2007.
The following list displays the exams that each sector has reported in the past. Please use this list as a guide for the
exams you report this year on the table provided. Please be aware that your institution may have students taking
certification exams that have not been reported on in the past. This would be the case if students were just
beginning to complete a new program.

The Commission will request national and state pass rates and any additional information for these examinations, as it
is available, from national and state agencies to be used in the report to the General Assembly. These national and
state agencies can be found in “A Closer Look.”

Beginning this year, Praxis exams are reported in a separate table.


Please note that Praxis results are reported on all test-takers. Other exams are reported on first-time test-takers.


                                                                              # of     # of Examinees % Examinees
                  Name of Exam                      Date(s) Administered
                                                                           Examinees     who Passed     Passing

      TEACHING AND RESEARCH SECTORS
PRAXIS Series II: Core Battery Professional
                                                  Apr.1,’06-March 31,’07      0             0             0
Knowledge
PRAXIS Series II: Principles of Learning &
                                                  Apr.1,’06-March 31,’07      10            8            80%
Teaching (K-6)
PRAXIS Series II: Principles of Learning &
                                                  Apr.1,’06-March 31,’07      0             0             0
Teaching (5-9)
PRAXIS Series II: Principles of Learning &
                                                  Apr.1,’06-March 31,’07      2             2           100%
Teaching (7-12)
PRAXIS Series II: Specialty Area Tests            Apr.1,’06-March 31,’07      182          168          92.3%
                                                                                                  # of 1st Time     % 1st Time
                                                     Date(s)          # of       # of 1st Time
                  Name of Exam                                                                   Examinees who      Examinees
                                                   Administered    Examinees      Examinees
                                                                                                     Passed          Passing
                RESEARCH SECTOR
ACC National Certification Exam in Nurse
Midwifery
American Bd. of Cardiovascular Perfusion Exam -
Part I (PBSE) and Part II (CAPE)
Clinical Laboratory Scientist/Generalist, NCA
Council on Certification of Nurse Anesthetists
Exam.
Medical Technology, ASCP
Multi-State Pharmacy Jurisprudence Exam (MPJE)
National Board Dental Exam, Part I
National Board Dental Exam, Part II
National Council Licensure Exam. - Registered
Nurse
National Physical Therapist Licensing Exam. (PT)
National Certification Corporation for the
Obstetric, Gynecological and Neonatal
Nursing Specialties:
   Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Exam.
North American Pharmacist Licensure Exam.
(NAPLEX)
Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR)
Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam.
(PANCE)
South Carolina Bd. of Law Examination
Specialist in Cytotechnology
State Board Dental Exam-SRTA Exam.
US Medical Licensing Exam. - Step I
US Medical Licensing Exam. - Step II

               TEACHING SECTOR
National Council Licensure Exam. (NCLEX) -
                                                     4/06-3/07        135            112               92            82.14%
Registered Nurse

              REGIONAL SECTOR
(USC-Lancaster only)
   Council Licensure Exam-Registered Nurse

               TECHNICAL SECTOR
Accredited Record Technician (ART)                          (Name Changed to Registered Health Information Technician)
Aircraft Maintenance – Airframe, General and
Powerplant
Barbering
Certification Examination For Entry Level
Respiratory Therapy Practitioners (CRTT)
Certified Dental Assistant
Certified Medical Assistant Exam.
Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant
(COTA)
                                                                                                # of 1st Time   % 1st Time
                                                      Date(s)         # of     # of 1st Time
                  Name of Exam                                                                 Examinees who    Examinees
                                                    Administered   Examinees    Examinees
                                                                                                   Passed        Passing
Clinical Laboratory Technician, NCA
Cosmetology Exam
Emergency Medical Technician – NREMT
Basic, Intermediate and Paramedic
Medical Laboratory Technician, ASCP
National Bd. for Dental Hygiene Examination
National Council Licensure Exam. (NCLEX) -
Practical Nurse
National Council Licensure Exam. (NCLEX) -
Registered Nurse
National Physical Therapist Licensing Exam.
(PTA)
Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Bd.
Exam
 Nuclear Medicine Technology, ARRT
Nurse Aid Competency Evaluation Program
(NACEP)
Radiography Exam., ARRT
Registered Health Information Technician
Registry Exam. for Advanced Respiratory
Therapy Practitioners (RRT) – Clinical Simulation
and Written Registry
SRTA Regional Exam. for Dental Hygienists
State Board Exam. for Dental Hygiene-SC Board
of Dentistry
Surgical Technologist National Certifying
Examination
Veterinary Technician National Examination
Veterinary Technician State Exam (Rules &
Regulations)

								
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