The Five W's and H of McPherson College

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  • 1. The Five W’s and H
 of McPherson College New Faculty Orientation, 2014 Bruce W. Clary, Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • 2. Hello. I am Bruce Clary. Vice President for Academic Affairs
 and Professor of English
 • I’m starting my 32nd year at 
 McPherson College. • My vita includes public school 
 teaching, fund raising, alumni
 programming and college communications.
  • 3. Introductions
  • 4. Who We Are—and Why Session One
  • 5. History • 1887—McPherson College and Industrial Institute • 1922—First accreditation • Late ‘50s–early ’60s— flurry of construction • 1969—800+ enrollment • 1975—Auto restoration program launched • 1987—Campus plan • 2009—Michael Schneider inaugurated Solomon Z. Sharp Founder & First President History
  • 6. Today Michael P. Schneider
 14th President of McPherson College 600 Undergrad enrollment 30% Minority enrollment 22 Average ACT 2:1 Male:Female ratio 61% Student-athletes 43.5 FTE faculty 14:1 Faculty:Student ratio 142 Total employees Today
  • 7. COB Affiliation • 1708—Eight believers baptize themselves in the Eder River, Schwarzenau, Germany • Forged from the influences of Pietism and Anabaptism • Head v. heart • Individual v. community • MC a product of this tension • “Continuing the work of Jesus— peacefully, simply, together” COB Affiliation
  • 8. Career-Oriented
 Liberal Arts • 49—Minimum gen ed hours • 10%—Humanities grads in 2014 • 84%—Complete an internship • 59%—Secured employment before graduation • 91%—Employed full-time six months after graduation
  • 9. Freedom to Jump:
 Entrepreneurship Minor Entrepreneurship is the creative process of developing sustainable, innovative ventures that solve problems and meet the needs of the greater community. Balancing opportunity and risk, the entrepreneur manages resources and constructs solutions that benefit both self and society.
  • 10. Comments? Questions?
  • 11. What We Do Session Two
  • 12. McPherson College is a vibrant community of persons from diverse faiths and cultural backgrounds committed to its mission: To develop whole persons through scholarship, participation and service.
  • 13. Scholarship • 30—Areas of study • 142—Graduates in 2014, including… • 10—First graduating cohort in M.Ed. program • 91%—Grad school applicants admitted • 17—Bachelor’s Degree Completion Program • 12,000—Students in Milwaukee Continuing Ed program since 1979 Scholarship
  • 14. Participation • 430—Residential students • 27—Active student organizations • 14—Intercollegiate athletic teams: 7 men, 7 women • 3—Common hours per week: Noon MWF • Convocations • Homecoming • Campus Blowout / 
 All Schools Day Participation
  • 15. • 19,969—Hours of service • 592—Students who participated in service • 274—Service events, projects, or activities Service • 33.7—Average service hours per student • 3—Students completing more than 500 service hours
  • 16. Comments? Questions?
  • 17. How We Do What We Do Session Three
  • 18. Topics III.A. Shared governance III.B.–D. Organizational structure III.E.–F. Faculty evaluations III.G. Teacher responsibilities Guide Classroom procedures
  • 19. bwc