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					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
Human Resources
     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
        Assistants                                                                                                                   2200.00
   13. Aggregate Salary ($) of Non-state Supported Graduate                   NSGA$           RGS, GS
        Assistants                                                                                                                    0.00
   14. Other ($) State-supported Salary                                       OSAL$           RGS, ODS          55377.00            49774.00             37389.00
Monetary Resources
     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
Students Served
     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
                                                                         Registrar
    28. Total SCH by DE                                        DE        IPAR,          27.00          5551.00         5109.00
                                                                         Registrar
    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%
Other
    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

PRODUCTIVITY
Teaching
    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
Scholarship
    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
                                                                               Derived
     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
Service
    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

CENTRALITY
    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%



QUALITY
Teaching
    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
         ECU)                                                                                    .06
    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
Scholarship
    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
Service
    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
Other
    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
                                                                                                              1.00
         Scholarship
    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

Productivity
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
based programs.
 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
    development needs.

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
    system.
 The MS degree graduates primarily become Office Systems Technologies instructors in the
    community colleges.

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
Hours).

                            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
following ways.

     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
      workshops.

Centrality
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
    strategic plan.

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
    development taskforce.
   In 2011, one faculty member completed the Chancellor’s Leadership Academy and will now serve the
    university as a leadership fellow.

Quality
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.

Scholarship

   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.
Service

   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.

Opportunity
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
faculty.

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%

Scholarship

   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.

Service

   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
    opportunities.

				
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