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1 VR CONFERENCE: "PARTNERS BUILDING BRIDGES: OVERCOMING CHALLENGES THROUGH LEADERSHIP AND COLLABORATION" BALTIMORE, FALL 2010 MONDAY, AUGUST 23 Dr. Margery Miller, Dean of Enrollment Management

2 Gallaudet is on the move  Quality of Application and Admissions is UP  Student retention and movement towards graduation is UP  Academic Climate is UP

3 Quality of applications and Admissions is UP  Appeal to mainstream students is UP For Fall, 2007 class, 36.6% of applicants were from local public school programs; for Fall 2009 class, it was 48.6%  Appeal to D/HH students who are qualified for many public post-secondary institutions is UP For Fall, 2007 class, 25.8% of applicants had ACT composite scores of 18 or above; for Fall 2009 class, it was 33.8%, for fall 2010  Enrollment of non-signers is UP; more than doubled from 2009(47 new signers this year)

4 Student retention and movement towards graduation is UP  Overall undergraduate enrollment is UP Undergraduate enrollment in 2008 was 946; we are projecting 1125 for Fall, 2010  Mid-year retention for First Time Freshman is UP Historic average was 80%; Spring 2010 was 96%  Credits earned by First Time Freshmen is UP In Fall 2006, average number of credits earned by a first time freshman was 6.6; in Fall 2009, it was 10.9  Retention (fall to fall) into the second year is UP Historic average was 60%; 2009 was 77%  Entrance to a major during the Junior year is UP The historic average fo the percentage of third year students who are in a major was 34%; in Spring, 2010, it was 65% for the 2007 cohort of first time freshmen  Retention of historically under represented students is UP The three year average for Aisian, Black and Hispanic/Latino students is 60%, in fall 2009 it was 75%

5 Academic Climate is UP according to the National Survey of Student Engagement  Freshman find Gallaudet a MORE academically challenging environment In 2005, Gallaudet Freshmen score the University at 50.5 out of 85 points; in 2009, Freshman scored Gallaudet at 55.6 In 2010, the Carnegie class comparion group average was only 53.6  Freshman find learning at Gallaudet to be MORE active and collaborative In 2005, Gallaudet Freshmen score the University at 42.1 out of 85 points; in 2009, Freshmen scored Gallaudet at 49.6 In 2010, the Carnegie class comparison group average was only 44.3

6 Academic Climate is UP Continued…..  Freshmen interact MORE with faculty In 2005, Gallaudet Freshmen score the University at 33.5 out of 85 points; in 2009, Freshmen scored Gallaudet at 42.9 In 2010, the Carnegie class comparison group average was only 35.5  Freshmen find Gallaudet to be a MORE enriching educational experience In 2005, Gallaudet Freshmen score the University at 25.7 out of 85 points; in 2009, Freshmen scored Gallaudet at 27.3 In 2010, the Carnegie class comparison group average was 27.0

7 Employment Opportunities on Campus  Gallaudet offers a wide range of job opportunities within the campus such as Office Employment, Service Learning Projects, and Volunteering. While some are not directly tied with a student’s major, employment experience in general prepares you with time management, discipline, different styles of management, and multiple work ethics.  Gallaudet also offers over 40 student organizations where students can grow their leadership, organization, and conflict-resolution skills. Many of these organizations involve diverse community participation which is necessary to succeed in our diverse workforce in America. All of these skills/tools can be carried into their careers.

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9 Career Preparation Opportunities  Student Body Government- Government, Business Administration, Public Speaking, and or Communication Studies majors.  Towerclock (Yearbook)- Graphic Design, English, Photography, and or Business Administration majors.  Bison TV- Theatre, Business Administration, English, and Art majors.  Resident Advisor- Psychology, Communication Studies, and Sociology majors.  These are opportunities to build experiences that are tied with students’ career interests and strengthen their resume. Students can take advantage of this paid employment.

10 Career Center as a tool  Provides/Conducts Internship Placements  Provides Resume and Cover Letter consultation  Provides Mock Interview training  Provides Career Development course (GSR 110)  Provides Individual Career Consulting  Provides job fairs on campus- works heavily with the Workforce Recruitment program coordinated by the Office of Disability Employment Policy  Provides Bison CareerLink- Online recruitment search service

11 Classroom without walls  Access to the monuments, museum, and memorials in our backyard provides a wealth of history and education  Out of 229 internship placements in 2009, 15% of interns were assigned to the federal government  74% of all seniors complete at least one internship prior to graduation, much higher than the national average of 52% (GRI, 2009)  96% of our graduates either find employment or continue their education within a year (89% are employed and 7% are in graduate school)(GRI, 2009)

12 Exciting Internships this past year  Krista Brown does her Practice Teaching at Sidwell Friends (See Video)  Taiyabah Naeem did two internships, one at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine at Children’s Hospital at Philadelphia and at Stanford University at Palo Alto, California  Joseph Lewis did his internship on Capitol Hill working with Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and in the Office of Presidential Correspondence

13 ADP- Success from your home  Adult Degree Completion Program - online degree completion program arrives at Gallaudet  Assists “older” students who want to complete their degree at Gallaudet with a visually accessible learning environment online  More details coming in the future in our Gallaudet informational materials

14 Summer Youth Programs  Knowledge for College  Life After High School  ASL Immersion  Programs in Partnership with School Programs Please be sure to see our Poster Session on Model Summer Youth Programs for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students (Finkela, Miller, Oliva, & Boren)

15 First Year Study Tour: Global Education for Serious Students  Purpose  Program (Cultural, linguistic, political, educational, and service learning components)  Eligibility (2.5 for fall, 2009 admits; 2.75 for fall, 2010 admits)  Student Responses to the Experience  Assessment  Relationship to Retention and Graduation Rates Previously Described  First of many possible International Learning Experiences at Gallaudet

16 References  Gallaudet Research Institute (GRI) Annual Survey of Recent Graduates Summary Report (For information on the “Classroom without walls” slide)


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