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1 School of Engineering & Applied Sciences 1 Graduate Studies Overview Presented by Rajan Batta

2 School of Engineering & Applied Sciences 2 Fall MeetingPlan for Spring Term NRC Enrollment planning...admissions Presidential fellowship selections Tuition scholarship planning Graduate student poster competition Begin preparation for graduate program review

3 School of Engineering & Applied Sciences 3 NRC Institutional, departmental and faculty surveys completed (Thanks!) Selected faculty will receive additional survey (used to generate appropriate weights for rankings) Metrics: Faculty excellence, Student quality, Student success

4 School of Engineering & Applied Sciences 4 Enrollment Planning Admissions Applications UP; Selectivity UP Metric: Student quality Number of Applications Completed Applications Acceptances LAST YEAR 3,5662,8241, THIS YEAR 4,0093, CHANGE+12%+14%-6%

5 School of Engineering & Applied Sciences 5 Presidential (Top-off) Fellowships $6K per year for 4 years ($4K by Graduate School; $2K by SEAS/Department) 8 Fellowships (14 offers; so far6 acceptances; 4 declines) Monitoring of current fellows: –individual meetings held –7 out of 8 in second year continuing on to PhD (huge improvement) Metrics: Student quality + Student success

6 School of Engineering & Applied Sciences 6 Graduate Student Poster Competition 3 posters from each department Wed, April 18, 3:30-5:30, Flag Room, Student Union Prizes + awards lunch on Fri, April 20 Judging (18 votes per dept9 for GSA President, 9 for Grad Director) Open house (ads in student newspapers at Cornell, U of Rochester, Syracuse) Metrics: Student quality + Student success

7 School of Engineering & Applied Sciences 7 Graduate Program Reviews Self study by February 1, 2008 Visits in April 2008 Grad APC has begun process for preparation Survey (measurement) instruments in place Metrics: Faculty excellence + Student quality + Student success

8 School of Engineering & Applied Sciences 8 Current Initiatives SEAS (Full) Fellowships for 1 st year PhD students –Metric: Student quality Senior Scholar Program –Fewer offers; more $ per offer; tie-in to UG research –Metric: Student quality MS in Service Systems Engineering –Metric: Customer satisfaction Student ambassadors –Metric: Customer satisfaction Exit Survey –100% completion rate (thanks!) –Will present results (one full year of data) at next meeting –Metric: Customer satisfaction

9 School of Engineering & Applied Sciences 9 Plan for Summer/Fall Work on meeting enrollment targets Complete process for MS in SSE Continue working on graduate program reviews Develop monitoring program for Fellows (Presidential + SEAS)


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