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									             OFFICE OF THE PROVOST
         DIVISION OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
  Institutional Effectiveness Report FY 2006-07
      Resource Requests FY 2009 & FY 2010



Kay Clayton, PhD
Provost and VPAA
Texas A&M University-Kingsville
March 2008
MISSION OF THE UNIVERSITY
  “The mission of Texas A&M-Kingsville is to develop well-
rounded leaders and critical thinkers who can solve
problems in an increasingly complex, dynamic and global
society. Located in South Texas, the university is a
teaching, research and service institution that provides
access to higher education in an ethnically and culturally
diverse region of the nation. Texas A&M-Kingsville offers
an extensive array of baccalaureate and master’s degree
programs and selected doctoral and professional degrees
in an academically challenging, learner-centered and
caring environment where all employees contribute to
student success.”
Mission of Academic Affairs

The Office of the Provost and the Division of
Academic Affairs provide leadership and
support in developing and sustaining high
quality academic programs and services.



                              (revised July 2006)
                      UNIVERSITY GOALS
                        (Adopted Fall 2006)


   Goal One: Broaden the base of productive and educated citizens

   Goal Two: Enhance student learning through civic, professional
              and research engagement

   Goal Three: Support the development and maintenance of
                nationally prominent undergraduate, graduate and
                professional programs

   Goal Four: Promote the development of scholarly, research and
               creative activities that are nationally recognized

   Goal Five: Provide a learner-centered environment in which the
               contributions of students, faculty and staff are valued
            SELECTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS
   GOAL 1: Broaden the base of productive and
            educated citizens.

       Number of graduate scholarships increased to 50
       Number of master’s assistantships increased to 14
       Number of doctoral assistantships increased to 23
       High-achieving honor students retained at 79.4%
        compared to 62% the previous year
       LAC freshmen retained at 67.6% vs 46.7% for non-LAC
            SELECTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS
   GOAL 1: Broaden the base of productive and
            educated citizens.

       System Center grew to 909 (fall 2006) vs 880 (fall 2005)
       By May 2007, System Center had 993 graduates
       Degree plan reduction to 120 hours continued
       Core curriculum reduced from 45-47 to 42-44 hours
       Revisions to core curriculum neared completion
            SELECTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS
   GOAL 2: Enhance student learning through civic,
            professional and research engagement.

       Additional QEP courses funded to support discipline-
        based student engagement
       Operating funds supported student engagement
        activities in and out of the classroom
       Priority given to funding university research grants
        which engaged students in research activities
       NSSE results used to measure student engagement
       Research assistantships awarded to more students
            SELECTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS
   GOAL 2: Enhance student learning through civic,
            professional and research engagement.

       American Democracy Project institutionalized
       University named a National Role Model Institution by
        Minority Access, Inc.
       University ranked in top 100 universities in Washington
        Monthly College Rankings
       University named to President Bush’s Higher Education
        Community Service Honor Role
            SELECTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS
   GOAL 3: Support the development and maintenance
            of nationally prominent undergraduate,
            graduate and professional programs.

       Program reviews: ten undergraduate and four graduate
       Communications program put on probation, pending a
        satisfactory review
       Phase out completed for MS and MA in Elementary
        Education, MA in Kinesiology, MS in Bilingual
        Education, MA in Ed Admin, and MA in Counseling
            SELECTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS
   GOAL 3: Support the development and maintenance
            of nationally prominent undergraduate,
            graduate and professional programs.

       Online MEd in Adult Education approved by BOR and
        THECB in spring 2007
       MS in Ranch Management implemented spring 2007
       Work begun on online MS in Industrial Engineering
       Work continued on PhD in Chemical Engineering
       Work continued on MS in Environmental Mgt Sciences
       Planning initiated for a BS in Environmental Engineering
              SELECTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS
   GOAL 3: Support the development and maintenance
            of nationally prominent undergraduate,
            graduate and professional programs.

       Plans for renovation of Rhode Hall finalized
       Music accredited by NASM; site identified for new
        rehearsal hall
       Competitive starting salaries for new faculty
       Flat raises approved for faculty promotions
       Time-to-Degree Task Force recommendations approved
        (flat rate tuition fall 2007, reduction of degree plans to 120 hours, reduction
        of core, advising fee, etc.)
              SELECTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS
   GOAL 4: Promote the development of scholarly,
            research and creative activities that are
            nationally recognized.

       Research Development Funds (RDF) distributed to
        colleges to support research (start-up funding, reassigned
        time, equipment, travel, etc.)
       Reassigned time for new faculty to establish research
        agenda
       Increased number of graduate assistants to support
        research efforts of faculty
            SELECTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS
   GOAL 4: Promote the development of scholarly,
            research and creative activities that are
            nationally recognized.

       Discovery and Scholarship featuring faculty and student
        research published for third year
       Presidential travel support provided for 42 faculty to
        present papers at 47 national/international conferences
       $100,000 in University Grants awarded from RDF
            SELECTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS
   GOAL 4: Promote the development of scholarly,
            research and creative activities that are
            nationally recognized.

       Additional grants administrator hired; InfoEd installed
       Center for Teaching Effectiveness provided 7 faculty
        development workshops, 10 noon seminars, and 13
        transculturation seminars.
       Expanded internet and wireless capability to support
        research; CIO position approved
           SELECTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS
   GOAL 5: Create a more learner-centered
            environment in which the contributions
            of students, faculty and staff are valued.

       Workshop for deans and chairs to improve effectiveness
       Dual enrollment classes offered at three high schools to
        serve more students
       Review sessions for education students resulted in a
        TExES pass rate that exceeded the LBB indicator
       Funds budgeted for faculty and staff merit payments
           SELECTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS
   GOAL 5: Create a more learner-centered
            environment in which the contributions
            of students, faculty and staff are valued.

       Five additional department chairs converted to 12-
        month appointments
       Advising fee approved to hire more advisors in fall 2007
        and to provide professional development for advisors
       Phased out PIC with CBC and established partnership
        with Del Mar College to provide pre-dev. education
PLANS FOR THE FUTURE
    FY09 and Beyond
                     Plans for FY 2009 and Beyond
   Goal 1: Broaden the base of productive and
            educated citizens.

       Expand dual enrollment opportunities
       Improve utilization of technology (Banner) and the
        university’s web site
       Increase program offerings at the System Center in SA
       Continue implementation of ‘time-to-degree’
        recommendations to encourage on-time degree
        completion by larger numbers of students
       Increase advisor training to improve retention
              Plans for FY 2009 and Beyond
   Goal 1: Broaden the base of productive and
            educated citizens.

       Update 2+2 and joint enrollment agreements to facilitate
        enrollment of transfer students
       Increase support for retention activities, such as the
        living-learning programs, tutoring (including online), etc.
       Utilize distance education to increase enrollment
        (including more online courses and programs)
       Increase the number and amount of graduate
        scholarships and master’s/doctoral assistantships
             Plans for FY 2009 and Beyond
   Goal 2: Enhance student learning through civic,
            professional and research engagement.

       Facilitate programs linking academic and student affairs
       Improve student success by supporting greater student
        engagement in and out of the classroom
       Improve retention of high-achieving students by
        increasing support for the Honors Program
       Continue support for QEP and other student
        engagement programs such as the American
        Democracy Project
              Plans for FY 2009 and Beyond
   Goal 3:    Support the development and maintenance
               of nationally prominent undergraduate,
               graduate and professional programs.

       Award raises to meritorious faculty and staff
       Use recommendations of the Faculty Salary Study Task
        Force to develop a plan for improving faculty salaries
       Continue offering competitive salaries to new faculty
       Continue phasing out low-producing programs
       Expand educational opportunities through distance
        education and international studies
       Increase support for faculty research efforts
       Extend additional chair appointments to 12 months
              Plans for FY 2009 and Beyond
   Goal 3:    Support the development and maintenance
               of nationally prominent undergraduate,
               graduate and professional programs. (cont’d)

       Improve technology and services to support teaching
        and research at all levels
       Establish a writing center and program to improve
        students’ writing skills
       Establish new academic degrees based on industry
        needs assessment and student demand
       Refine external review component in the undergraduate
        and master’s program review processes
       Support continued improvement and refinement of the
        core curriculum
              Plans for FY 2009 and Beyond
   Goal 4:    Promote the development of scholarly,
               research and creative activities that are
               nationally recognized.

       Strategically invest Research Development Funds (RDF)
        to increase externally-funded research
       Continue awarding new faculty reassigned time to
        establish their research agenda
       Increase number and amount of graduate assistantships
        to support research efforts of faculty
       Publicize and promote faculty research through
        Discovery and Scholarship
       Promote the expansion of undergraduate research
              Plans for FY 2009 and Beyond
   Goal 5:    Create a more learner-centered
               environment in which the contributions
               of students, faculty and staff are valued.

       Convert remaining department chairs to 12-month
        appointments
       Improve advising by providing more and better training
        for advisors
       Refine and expand partnership with Del Mar College to
        provide pre-developmental education
       Continue providing professional development for deans
        and chairs to improve effectiveness
              Plans for FY 2009 and Beyond
   Goal 5:    Create a more learner-centered
               environment in which the contributions
               of students, faculty and staff are valued.

       Add more dual enrollment classes at area high schools
        to serve more students
       Improve review FE review sessions for engineering
        students to increase pass rate
       Continue TExES review sessions for teacher education
        students to maintain high pass rate
       Award merit payments to deserving faculty and staff
       Establish an awards program for faculty and staff
SELECTED ASSESSMENT DATA
       2006-2007
       LBB PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
               AND RESULTS
Fall Data              2002     2003       2004      2005     2006      2007
Course completers      (89%)     (90%)     (90%)     (90%)     (92%)    (92%)
                        90.00     90.60     91.80     91.50     91.30    91.30
LD Courses taught      (67%)     (59%)     (58%)     (60%)     (60%)     (60%)
by tenured/track        55.80     52.80     46.00     49.80     57.10      55.7
6-yr. grad. rate       (27%)     (30%)     (30%)     (32%)     (32%)     (33%)
                        26.10    22..30     26.30     28.50     31.10      29.4
Freshmen retention     (65%)     (65%)     (65%)     (66%)     (66%)     (66%)
rate                    58.90     55.00     51.10     60.30     62.80     60.50
TASP retention         (55%)     (56%)     (56%)     (56%)     (58%)     (58%)
                        53.10     46.30     69.20     82.00     61.00     76.90
Engineering license    (70%)     (70%)     (70%)    (88.7%)   (88.7%)   (92.9%)
test (FE) pass rate     88.70     68.80    92.90      93.30     52.90     72.70
TExES pass rate *      (25%)     (25%)    (25.2%)   (57.9%)   (57.9%)   (70.1%)
(formerly ExCET)        57.90     65.30     70.10     71.30     78.50     75.90
$ externally funded   ($7.3M)   ($7.4M)   ($7.4M)   ($7.8M)   ($9.0M)   ($9.0M)
research               $7.9M     $8.6M     $9.0M    $10.0M    $9.9M      $9.9M
                 Enrollment Trends
    Thousands
                  8
                7.5
                  7
                                                       685       977
System Center   6.5                          475                           888       909
                          126       246                                                        969
                  6
  Kingsville    5.5
                  5
                4.5
                  4
                3.5
                        5820      5905      6125      6156      6148      5774      5790
                  3                                                                           5.578
                2.5
                  2
                1.5
                  1
                0.5
                  0
                      Fall 00   Fall 01   Fall 02   Fall 03   Fall 04   Fall 05   Fall 06   Fall 07
             UNIVERSITY ENROLLMENT
                              by COLLEGE
           Certified      Certified      Certified      Certified       Projected
College    Fall 2004      Fall 2005      Fall 2006      Fall 2007      Fall 2008**
AH                716             703            660            670               698
AS              1,921           1,825          1,894          1,838           1,913
 BA               690             603            597            569               592
 ED             1,414           1,349          1,304          1,140           1,187
 EN             1,196           1,154          1,212          1,275           1,327
 UC *             229             145            123              86               90
 SC               960             883            909            969           1,260
TOTAL           7,126           6,662          6,699          6,547           7,067
* Students with declared majors included in academic colleges and not Univ Col.
** Projections (8%) for Fall 2008 from Closing the Gaps report.
            AVERAGE FACULTY SALARIES
                Fall 2001 to Fall 2007
Rank Fall        Fall      Fall        Fall      Fall     Fall     Fall     TAMUS
     2001        2002      2003        2004      2005     2006     2007 *   Avg * *

Prof    60,523 62,340      63,090 62,788 68,532 68,585 72,223 77,201


Asoc 51,285 51,718         52,282 52,208 56,320 56,906 61,588 63,135


Asst    43,808 46,036      47,383 47,695 53,347 52,702 55,724 55,781

Tchg     307.7     315.5     325.1     320.8      313.7    321.2    319.4
FTEs

* Includes raises in Sp 06 and Fa 07          * * Excluding TAMU, Galveston, HSC
  RESOURCE REQUESTS
Funding Priorities for FY09 & FY10
                     RESOURCE REQUESTS
                          FY 2009
Priority   Request                Category      Justification/Obj             Cost        When
           Faculty/Staff merit    Personnel   Retention of faculty to
  #1       & equity (4%) adj                  maintain prog qual (3.1)
                                                                              $1.5M       FY09
           Competitive starting   Personnel   Recruitment of quality
  #2       salaries                           new faculty & deans (3.1)
                                                                             $200,000     FY09
           Convert 5 dept         Personnel   Year-round
                                                                              $60,000
  #3       chairs to 12 –mo                   responsibilities;                           FY09
                                                                            ($12K x 5)
                                              recruit/retain chairs (3.1)
           Stipends for           Operating   Maintain high quality
           external reviewers                 academic programs &             $5,000
  #4       for UG program                     services (3.1)                ($500 x 10)
                                                                                          FY09
           reviews
           Incr amt of doc        Operating   Increase faculty and
  #5       asst’ships & no. of                student research (4.2)         $110,000     FY09
           gr scholarships (50)
           Increase summer        Personnel   Cover raises in FY 08
  #6       school budget                      and add sections (1.1; 3.1)    $400,000     FY09
           Plagiarism software    Operating   Assist faculty in detecting
  #7       (Turnitin)                         plagiarism (3.1)               $ 8,000      FY09
                                              Improve students’
  #6       Estab writing prog     Operating   writing skills (1.1)           $50,000      FY09
                      RESOURCE REQUESTS
                           FY 2010
Priority     Request             Category       Justification/Obj          Cost      When

           Faculty & staff       Personnel   Recruitment and retention
 #1        raises (4%)                       of faculty (3.1)              $1.7M     FY10

           New faculty           Personnel   More competitive salaries
 #2        starting salaries                 for new faculty (3.1)        $120,000   FY10

           Conversion of 5       Personnel   Recruit/Retain year-round
 #3        dept chairs to 12 –               dept chairs (3.1)            $60,000    FY10
           mo appointments
           Add 2 Doctoral        Operating   Increase faculty and
 #4        Assistantships                    student research (1.1)       $50,000    FY10

           Summer school         Personnel   Cover raises given in FY09
 #5        budget increase                   (1.1; 3.1)                   $400,000   FY10
            Thoughts to Consider
   Accountability is not going away.

   We cannot be all things to all people.

   There are no prizes for predicting rain – only
    for building arks. (NOAH Principle)

      (From IEP Presentations 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006)
 Additional Thoughts to Consider

Excellence CAN be attained if we
 CARE  more than others think is wise
 RISK more than others think is safe

 DREAM more than others think is practical

 EXPECT more than others think is possible

								
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