East Carolina University Unit Name: Business and Information Technologies Education
Program Prioritization College/School: College of Education
Program Data Template
Definitional Note: The name of the process being engaged in is program prioritization. However, it is acknowledged that most of the data requested here must be
reported at the unit level. In this sense, “units” typically will be academic departments (not necessarily code units). Please make sure that the numbers recorded
below represent the unit named above. If units wish to single out particular programs (degrees, minors, certificates, concentrations) for comment, that commentary
will occur in Part II of this template.
This data template consists of two parts. Part I is quantitatively oriented and organizes a wide range of indicator variables to
measure a unit’s program productivity, centrality, and quality. These three sections of Part I are preceded by a contextual program
demographic section. Please note that the breadth of measures is intentional and not tailored to the uniqueness of any individual
program. As a result, it is quite likely that some entries will not apply or be zero. For example, many programs do not have access to
licensure or certification examinations. Some of the data requested in Part I of the template are supplied centrally but some of the
indicators must be self-reported. If the value of any institutionally provided indicator seems to be at odds with local (unit, college)
knowledge, please correct that value and supply a note (in the comments section of the spreadsheet) to that effect indicating the
change and the source of the new data. Part II is more qualitative in nature and requests short narratives so that units can express
attributes of their program(s) that might escape quantitative expression. In addition, the second section permits synthesis and
analysis that yields knowledge of programs unattainable directly from Part I.
Part I. Program Data Template, Quantitative Indicators
Program (Contextual) Demographics Label FYs 2009 2010 2011
1. Total Number of Faculty FTE NFAC IPAR, PDF 15.75 14.50 12.50
2. Total Aggregate Salary ($) of Faculty FAC$ IPAR, PDF 940557.00 839392.00 713895.00
3. Number of Fixed-Term Faculty FTE NFTF IPAR, PDF 8.75 8.50 7.50
4. Aggregate Salary ($) of Fixed-Term Faculty FTF$ IPAR, PDF 422964.00 386509.00 324753.00
5. Number of Tenured & Tenure Track Faculty FTE NT&TT IPAR, PDF 7.00 6.00 5.00
6. Aggregate Salary ($) of Tenured and Tenure Track T&TT$ IPAR, PDF
Faculty 517593.00 452883.00 389142.00
7. Number of SPA FTE NSPA IPAR, PDF 1.00 1.00 1.00
8. Aggregate Salary ($) of SPA SPA$ IPAR, PDF 30350.00 30350.00 30350.00
9. Number of Non-teaching EPA FTE NEPA IPAR, PDF 0.00 0.00 0.00
10. Aggregate Salary ($) of Non-teaching EPA EPA$ IPAR, PDF 0.00 0.00 0.00
11. Aggregate Salary ($) of Non-state Supported Employees NOST$ IPAR, PDF 0.00 0.00 0.00
12. Aggregate Salary ($) of State-supported Graduate GAS$ RGS, GS
13. Aggregate Salary ($) of Non-state Supported Graduate NSGA$ RGS, GS
14. Other ($) State-supported Salary OSAL$ RGS, ODS 55377.00 49774.00 37389.00
15. Total $ State Permanent Operating Budget TSOP$ RGS, ODS 49539.00 49539.00 45539.00
16. Total $ Received in One-time Distributions, Transfers ONE$ RGS, ODS 18080.00 100.00 -859.00
17. Total $ from Clinical Revenues CLIN$ DEPT, HS 0 0 0
18. Total Size ($) of all Foundation Accounts DEVEL$ DEPT 38095.00 41956.00 43126.00
19. Total $ from Annual Fundraising (to all Foundation GIVE$ DEPT
accounts) 2926.00 2926.00 2901.00
20. Total $ External Grant and Contract Awards EXTGC$ RGS, OGC 0.00 0.00 0.00
21. Total $ in F&A Distribution (Unit portion + PI portion) F&A$ RGS, OGC 0.00 0.00 0.00
22. Total $ from Other Revenues (fees, tickets, intellectual OTH$ DEPT
property, etc.) 5795.96 12399.00 16039.00
23. Degrees Currently Offered by Unit (list with year DEGREES DEPT BSBE BE, BSBE IT-‘39 MAEd BE’48
established) BEME-‘39 MS Voc Ed’48 MAEd ME’48
24. Number of UNC Institutions Offering These Degrees UNCSYS DEPT BSBE BE - 5 BSBE IT - 0 MAEd BE - 2
BSBE BEME - 4 MS Voc Ed - 0 MAEd ME - 2
25. Minors Offered (list) MINORS DEPT Info Proc & Info Proc & Info Proc &
Dist Tech Dist Tech Dist Tech
26. Certificates Offered (list, including Fellows and CERTS DEPT
Residents) None None None
27. Total SCH Produced, FY SCH IPAR, 7596.00 8838.00 6861.00
28. Total SCH by DE DE IPAR, 27.00 5551.00 5109.00
29. Total Undergraduate Majors Enrolled, Fall Snapshot NUMAJ IPAR,
Registrar 313.00 268.00 256.00
30. Total Graduate Majors Enrolled, Fall Snapshot NGrMAJ IPAR,
Registrar 37.00 34.00 26.00
31. Number of Undergraduate Degrees Awarded NUDGA IPAR,
Registrar 59.00 53.00 70.00
32. Proportion of Undergraduate Degrees Awarded, DE DEUD% DEPT 62% 71.5% 85%
33. Number of Graduate Degrees Awarded NGrDA IPAR,
Registrar 17.00 19.00 19.00
34. Proportion of Graduate Degrees Awarded, DE DEGD% DEPT 100% 100% 100%
35. Percent Faculty, with Terminal Degree TERM% DEPT 51% 52% 48%
36. Percent Faculty, Clinical CLINIC% DEPT 32% 31% 32%
37. Percent Faculty, with Graduate Faculty Status GRAD% DEPT 51% 52% 48%
38. Percent Faculty, with Permanent Tenure TENURE% DEPT 13% 21% 32%
39. Percent Faculty, Part-time PART% DEPT 5% 4% 12%
40. Percent Faculty, Female FEM% DEPT 46% 50% 62%
41. Percent Faculty, Minority MINOR% DEPT 13% 14% 16%
42. Percent all Majors (UG and GR), classified Female FEM% IPAR,
Registrar 48.40 47.60 45.80
43. Percent all Majors (UG and GR), classified White WHIT% IPAR,
Registrar 67.10 67.10 61.70
44. SCH/Faculty FTE MSCHF PPC,
Derived 482.29 609.52 548.88
45. SCH/Operating $ MSCH$ PPC,
Derived 0.1533 0.1784 0.1507
46. SCH/Non-faculty FTE (SPA + Non-teaching EPA) MSCHNF PPC,
Derived 7596.00 8838.00 6861.00
47. SCH/Total Expenditures MSCHTOT PPC,
$ Derived 0.006944 0.009099 0.008303
48. Majors/Total Expenditures MMAJTOT PPC,
$ Derived 0.000320 0.000311 0.000341
49. Annual Semester Hours/Faculty FTE MSEM DEPT 482 609.5 601
50. Mean Weekly Instructional Contact Hours/Faculty FTE MCONT DEPT 12 12 12
51. Number of Undergraduate Majors/Faculty FTE MUMAF PPC,
Derived 19.87 18.48 20.48
52. Number of Graduate Majors/Faculty FTE MGrMAF PPC,
Derived 2.35 2.34 2.08
53. Number of Juried Exhibitions/ T&TT Faculty FTE MJUEXF Sedona,
Derived 0.00 0.00 0.00
54. Number of Juried Performances/ T&TT Faculty FTE MJUPERF Sedona,
Derived 0.00 0.00 0.00
55. Number of Books/ T&TT Faculty FTE (exclude MBOOKF Sedona,
textbooks) Derived 0.00 0.17 0.00
56. Number of Textbooks/ T &TT Faculty FTE MTEXTF Sedona,
Derived 0.00 0.00 0.00
57. Number of Refereed (Articles+Chapters)/ T&TT Faculty MREFF Sedona,
FTE Derived 1.29 1.83 0.80
58. Number of Discipline Presentations/ T&TT Faculty FTE MPRESF Sedona, 5.29 3.17 2.20
59. Number of Patents & Other/ T&TT Faculty FTE MPATF RGS, OTT x x 0.00
60. Total External Award $/ T&TT Faculty FTE MEXT$F RGS, OGC
61. Number of Disciplinary Committees/Faculty FTE MPDCF Sedona,
Derived 0.38 0.14 0.08
62. Number of Reviews or Referees or Juries/Faculty FTE MRRJF Sedona,
Derived 0.38 0.21 0.24
63. Competitive Grant Panels/Faculty FTE MPANF Sedona,
Derived 0.00 0.00 0.00
64. Journal Board or Editor/Faculty FTE MEDSF Sedona,
Derived 0.25 0.28 0.24
65. Number of Unit or College or ECU Committee MCOMF Sedona,
Memberships/Faculty FTE Derived 2.10 1.45 2.00
66. Number of Other Service Activities/Faculty FTE MOSERF Sedona,
Derived 2.86 1.59 2.32
67. Mean Hrs. of Patient Care/Faculty FTE MHRSF DEPT, HS 0 0 0
68. Total Foundation Curriculum SCH Produced, Fall NFCSCH REGISTRA
snapshot R 0.00 0.00 0.00
69. Number of Other Programs Requiring a Unit's Course(s) NPREQ DEPT 28 28 28
70. Number of Courses in Unit Required by Other Programs NCREQ DEPT 4 4 4
71. Number of Faculty Participating in Interdisciplinary NFIIP DEPT
Instructional Programs 1 1 2
72. Number of External Interdisciplinary Grant Awards NEXIGA DEPT
(across departments) 0 0 1
73. Number of Direct Connections to ECU Strategic Action NSAP DEPT
Plan (1.1.1 - 5.3.3)
74. Instructional, Creative, Research Facilities Used by Other NUSED DEPT
Programs 4 4 4
75. Societal Need and External Demand: BLS or Other SOCIETY DEPT Database Computer Computer Data
Estimate of Job Growth Administrators support specialists Systems
– 29% 16% Communication
Analysts – 53%
76. Mean Unit SOIS Scores, Fall snapshot of all sections MSOIS IPAR, SOIS 6.28 6.43 6.40
77. Mean Grade Assigned Across all Sections, Fall snapshot MGRADE REGISTRA
R 3.35 3.30 3.35
78. Total Number of ECU Teaching Awards/Faculty FTE ECUAF DEPT
(outside unit, college, school) .06 0 0
79. Number External Teaching Awards/Faculty FTE (outside TAWARDF DEPT .08
80. Number of Significant Curriculum Innovations/Revisions REVISE DEPT 2 5 4
81. Percent of Undergraduate Majors Engaged in Formal URES% DEPT
Research 35% 40%% 40%
82. Percent of Graduate Majors Engaged in Formal Research GRES% DEPT 100% 100% 100%
83. Percent of Undergraduate Majors Engaged in Service & USERV% DEPT
Service Learning 19% 7% 5%
84. Number (ECU) Student Scholarly Honors/Faculty FTE SISAWF DEPT 3.3 5.4 8.8
85. Number (External) Student Scholarly Honors/Faculty FTE SESAWF DEPT
86. Mean Impact Factor of Journals Published In MPACT DEPT 0 0 0
87. Mean Number of Citations/ T&TT Faculty FTE MCITEF DEPT 7 2 26
88. Percentage of Creative/Research Active Faculty (T & TT ACTIV% DEPT
only) 100% 100% 100%
89. Number of Competitive Grant Awards/T & TT Faculty NCOMPET DEPT
FTE (e.g., NIH, NSF) 0 0 1
90. Total $ F&A/ T&TT Faculty FTE F&A$F PPC,
Derived 0.00 0.00 0.00
91. Exhibition Honors/ T&TT Faculty FTE EXAWF DEPT 0 0 0
92. Performance Honors/ T&TT Faculty FTE PERAWF DEPT 0 0 0
93. Research Honors/ T&TT Faculty FTE RESAWF DEPT 1.00 0.00 0.00
94. Other Scholarly Honors/ T&TT Faculty FTE OTAWF DEPT 0.00 0.00 0.00
95. Regionally Engaged Service Activities/Faculty FTE REGIONF DEPT 0.57 0.34 1.36
96. Number of Professional or Disciplinary Offices OFFICF Sedona,
Held/Faculty FTE Derived 0.43 1.17 0.40
97. External Professional or Disciplinary Service SERAWF DEPT
Honors/Faculty FTE 0.00 0.00 0.00
98. Number of Other Service Leadership Positions LEADF Sedona,
Held/Faculty FTE Derived 0.71 0.67 0.60
99. Number of External P&T Reviews T&PREV Sedona,
Derived 0.00 0.00 0.00
100. Program Accreditation (indicate available, achieved) ACCRED DEPT 4 4 4
101. Pass Rate on Licensure or Certification Examinations PASS% DEPT
102. Percent Undergraduates to a Graduate or Professional CONTED% DEPT
Program 40% 30% 30%
103. Percent Graduates to Job Within Field FIELD% DEPT 95% 95% 95%
104. Number of Undergraduate Students with Academic NSCHOL FAID
105. Mean GRE/MAT (standardized exam) of Graduate MGRE RGS, GS
Students X 815.00 1000.00
106. Mean Undergraduate GPA of Graduate Students MGPA RGS, GS X 3.45 3.26
107. Graduate Acceptance Percent (# admit/# apply)*100 ACCEPT% RGS, GS 58.00 100.00 59.00
108. Time to Graduation (Master's Level) MTGML DEPT 24 months 24 months 24 months
109. Time to Graduation (Above Master's Level) MTG>ML DEPT N/A N/A N/A
110. Number of Post-docs Engaged in Unit PODOCS DEPT N/A N/A N/A
East Carolina University Unit Name: BITE
Program Prioritization College/School: College of Education
Program Data Template
Part II. Program Data Template, Short Narratives
Teaching: The Business and Information Technologies Education department offers undergraduate and
graduate courses in business, marketing and information technology education. The program is
considered an innovative and pioneer in the field as it has offered degrees entirely online through distance
education since 1996. Although the BITE department has a small number of faculty, we serve a large
non-traditional student population.
The BITE department currently offers a BSBE in business education and a BSBE in business and
marketing education degree. Based on the current enrollments of the licensure programs, the BITE
department proposes the elimination of the undergraduate business education program. The department
will continue to offer the business and marketing education undergraduate teacher licensure degree and
merge the business education majors into one unified program.
2009 2010 2011
BSBE BEME 24 10 33
BSBE BE 16 9 11
The BSBE in information technology education enrollment has remained competitive and will continue to
be a viable program as it provides access to non-traditional students who are unable to attend campus
Completion rate of 85%
BSBE Information Technology degree is the only program offered within the UNC System.
Offers a 2+2 Community College Partnership which focuses on creating career opportunities in the
advances of office systems technology, globalization, and demographic shifts in workforce
MS in Vocational Education offers students, primarily non-traditional students currently in the workforce
an opportunity to advance their career.
Strong focus on computer information technology.
Focuses on the global marketplace and economic impact to North Carolina.
MS Information Technology degree at ECU is the only degree programs of that type within the UNC
The MS degree graduates primarily become Office Systems Technologies instructors in the
MAT (Master of Arts in Teaching) and MAEd (Masters of Arts in Education) degree programs lead to
advanced licensure and prepares business and marketing education teachers.
The MAEd provides for the 10% pay supplement within the discipline.
The department discussed the consolidation of the MS and MAEd, but feel that delineation of
advanced licensure is essential to teacher educators.
The BITE program currently has 27 students seeking teacher education certification. These students
are not reflected in our degree program numbers.
Within the past three years the BITE department has had a decrease of three tenure – tenure track faculty.
Despite the decrease the department has continued to produce a high number of SCH (Student Credit
2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
SCH 7596 8838 6861 (This does not include summer)
Faculty 15.75 14.50 12.50
SCH/Faculty FTE 482.29 609.52 548.88
Scholarship: Currently the BITE department has five tenure, tenure-track faculty that conduct a variety of
research projects. Though the faculty is small in number the production of refereed journals, book
chapters and presentations is competitive with larger departments.
5 book chapters and one book published between 2009-2011.
An average of 3.0 refereed articles and presentations per tenure and tenure track faculty FTE in 2011.
BITE faculty have submitted both internal and external grant proposals. Through a collaboration with
the Center for Math and Science an NGLC grant proposal was awarded for 2011-2012.
Service: In addition to serving on traditional department, college and university committees, the BITE
department provides service to professional organizations and the NC public school system in the
International Officer (1 faculty member), National Officers: Pi Omega Pi (1 faculty member), SBEA
(2 faculty members), NCBEA (3 faculty members).
Serve as Student Professional Organization Advisors/President (2 faculty members). .
Provide professional development for teacher educators to earn Continuing Education Units (CEU’s)
through offering workshops at the ACBMITE, SBEA, DPI CTE conferences and NCBEA online
Teaching: To demonstrate centrality to East Carolina Universities mission and the College of Education
SAP 1.1.6, to produce graduates who are proficient in information technology appropriate for their
discipline the BITE department provides the following courses.
BITE2000 Introduction to Computer Literacy course to over 27 ECU program areas some of which
include; teacher education, nursing majors and students enrolled within the criminal justice program
and the BITE2112 Introduction to Information Processing to general education students at ECU.
Fall 2010 Spring 2011 Fall 2011
BITE2000 404 519 383
BITE2112 124 79 92
To enhance inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary collaborations and partnerships with industry,
education, government, and communities, two members of the BITE department developed and
taught courses for the Early College Second Life Program. The program provides high school
students with the ability to receive dual credit.
In 2010 the program completed curriculum revisioning to meet DPI, and NCATE standards. The
revision included globalization competencies. In conjunction the department completed a leadership
gap analysis and diversity gap analysis to align our curriculum with the UNC, ECU and COE
Service: The COE 2.4 will advance the use of innovative instructional and informational technologies.
All T&TT Faculty have facilitated workshops for the Center of Faculty Excellence.
One faculty member served on the Online Quality Council and subsequent Online module
In 2011, one faculty member completed the Chancellor’s Leadership Academy and will now serve the
university as a leadership fellow.
Teaching: To demonstrate the quality of education our students receive the following recognition was
awarded to our graduates:
In 2008, three of the four business education teachers inducted into DPI CTE Business Education
Hall of Fame were BITE graduates.
In 2011, two of the four Microsoft IT Academy Teaching Awards were presented to BITE graduates.
In 2011, a BITE graduate received the Pitt County Teacher of the Year Award.
Five BITE graduates received their school’s Teacher of the Year award within the past three years.
At the 2011 CTE summer conference a BITE graduate received the CertiPort National Teacher of the
Year award. The teacher’s student was recognized as the top score in the Nation at of 72,000
contenders and placed 7th in the word in MS Word 2010. The teacher also had students who
placed 2nd and 3rd in the Nation on the Word MOS certification.
Two BITE graduates received the DPI CTE Business Education Outstanding Teaching awards in the
past three years.
Program Quality Highlights:
Increased rigor in admission scores, writing samples and interviews.
The BITE department SOIS scores from 2009 to 2011 were 6.28, 6.43 and 6.40 respectfully and
remain competitive with the university mean.
81% of our Information Technology majors have jobs before they graduate.
SCH production has remained high despite the loss of three tenure and tenure track faculty.
BITE program requires our students complete a work experience component to provide them with on
the job skills that are necessary to compete in today’s global workforce.
BITE innovative practices have been showcased within EDUCAUSE Quarterly, Campus Technology,
ECU ThinkIn, Business Forum, NCDLA and the ECU Television Station.
In 2009 one faculty member received the ECU Teacher- Scholar Award.
In 2009 one faculty member received the NCBEA Post-Secondary Teacher of the Year Award and
one faculty member received the SBEA Collegiate Teacher of the Year Award.
The Beta Kappa Chapter of Pi Omega Pi was recognized as the number one chapter in the nation for
the year 2010. The ECU chapter has received this distinction ten times in the past twenty years.
In an effort to serve BITE online distance education students the department has developed an
advising process that informs and engages BITE students to help retain and graduate a high
percentage. The success of our advising is demonstrated through the high graduation rates of 85%
undergraduate and 100% graduate students. Furthermore Ms. Cindy Miller, the BITE DE coordinator
and advisor, received the “It Only Takes One” award during the academic year 2010-2011.
In 2008, the BITE department received the DPI CTE Business Education Award for exemplary
service to North Carolina Business and Information Technology CTE Conference.
In 2011, the BITE department received the NCBEA Distinguished Service Award.
The BITE department currently has five tenure, tenure track faculty and six fixed term faculty. The
department is open to discussions of merging with like programs to increase the number of tenured
In conjunction with the university’s mission to increase retention and student graduation rates, the BITE
department submitted two thematic core concentrations, Foundations of Information Technologies and
Foundations of Business to the Bachelor of University Studies committee. Currently a BITE faculty
member serves on the university committee.
To meet the evolving needs of the NC economy the BITE department plans to conduct a tenure-track
search for a new faculty member in Information Technology. The focus is on the database administrators,
medical records and health information technicians as the BLS data indicates that the occupations with
the fastest growth expected in 2008 – 2018 include;
Database Administrators – 29%
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians – 20%
Network and Computer Data Systems Communication Analysts – 53%
Computer support specialists 16%
Faculty within the BITE program are currently seeking grant funding to develop a teacher education
simulation program that can be offered to all teacher education students enrolled in upper division.
Presently two BITE faculty are conducting research on simulation versus real time application in
teaching information technology skills.
In an effort to stay connected to our alumni, the BITE department has begun the development of
Program Learning Communities through the use of social networking tools.
To increase service to designated NC STEM schools, faculty will provide professional development