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  • 1. our anchor of HOPE for the future! Hopes motto, taken from Psalm 42:5: Spera in Deo ("Hope in God")Kaitlin Heenehan & Deborah Smith October 25, 2011; EDHE 6064
  • 2. Quick Facts• Type: 4 year, private, religiously affiliated, liberal arts college• Location: Holland, Michigan on Lake Macatawa (5 miles from Lake Michigan)• Colors: Blue and Orange• Nickname: Flying Dutchmen/Flying Dutch – Division III- 18 sports, Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association• Religious affiliation: The Reformed Church in America (RCA)• Enrollment: 3,202• Majors: 80 total leading to B.A., B.S., B.S. in Nursing, B. Music• Student/Faculty ratio: 13/1
  • 3. The Flying DutchKnown as the Dutchmen since the start of intercollegiate athletics in 1926.The colors Royal Blue and Orange were chosen because they were the colorsof the Netherlands flag at the time.Coined by a student sports writer in 1958 after a big basketball victory.Changed to the Flying Dutch with the addition of women’s teams in the1970s. Dutch the Mascot made his courtside debut in 2006.The Wooden Shoes rivalry with Kalamazoo College began in 1930’s. Theseshoes are the trophy!
  • 4. More Facts• Great Lakes Colleges Association Albion College, Allegheny College, Antioch College, Denison University, DePauw University, Earlham College, Hope College, Kalamazoo College ,Kenyon College, Oberlin College, Ohio Wesleyan University, Wabash College, The College of Wooster• Buildings: 119, 98 are housing• Budget fact: No deferred maintenance, plan for 125% for each new project
  • 5. History• Holland settled by Dutch in 1847• “Pioneer School” founded in 1851 then “Holland Academy”• Support from The Reformed Church in America• State charter in 1866, first graduates 2 months later• Name from Reverend A.C. Van Raalte quote• 1870s graduate level aspirations• Western Theological Seminary• Co-ed in 1878• Enrollment boom post WWII
  • 6. Community• Resort Town• “All American College Town”• Positive “town and gown” relationship• Dimnent Memorial Chapel: landmark known for stained glass• Random: – 2nd Happiest place to live in America (Gallup-Healthways Well Being Index 2010) – One of nation’s “Smartest” cities ( – Top 5 safest cities (Forbes magazine) – Known for “Tulip Time Festival”
  • 7. VisionThe Vision that motivates Hope:• To pursue truth so as to renew the mind, enrich the disciplines, and transform the culture• To inspire passion for knowledge that grows into understanding and bears fruit in wisdom• To be an exceptional undergraduate liberal arts college that provides excellent professional and pre- professional programs• To be a leading Christian college, ecumenical in character and rooted in the Reformed tradition• To enhance education through residential community and superior co-curricular programs
  • 8. Mission and ValuesThe Mission that guides Hope The mission of Hope College is to educate students for lives of leadership and service in a global society through academic and co-curricular programs of recognized excellence in the liberal arts and in the context of the historic Christian faith.The Core Values that shape Hope:• To offer rigorous academic programs• To contribute to the body of knowledge in the academic disciplines• To nurture vibrant Christian faith• To be a caring community• To foster development of the whole person—intellectually, spiritually, socially, physically• To be wise stewards of resources
  • 9. Qualities and VirtuesThe Qualities that distinguish Hope• Academic excellence and deep Christian faith joined together to strengthen each other in a supportive and welcoming community• Masterful teaching coupled with rigorous faculty scholarship• National leadership in collaborative faculty/student research and creative activity• Recognition in the arts and humanities• Unique Christian character• Nationally recognized undergraduate library• Award-winning student activities and intercollegiate athletic programs• Attractive lakeshore location with a downtown campus and an unusually harmonious town-gown relationship with the Holland communityThe Virtues that mark conversation at Hope: Humility to listen; Hospitality to welcome; Patience to understand; Courage to challenge; Honesty to speak the truth in love
  • 10. 2010-11 Students• Full-time student • 42 states and 30 population goal of countries represented “about 3,000 full- time” set in 1999 • Most students are Michiganians (68%)• Current Enrollment is 3,202 • Most out-of-state 3,103 full-time students hail from 99 part- time bordering Illinois, Indiana and Ohio
  • 11. 2010-11 Students• 60.0% Women• 40.0% Men• 1.6% International 20% from China • 22% Reformed theology• 10.2% Minorities denominations. – 2.7% Black/African American – 3.9% Hispanic/Latino • 17% Roman Catholic – 2.3% Asian – ˂1% Native American – 1.0% Multiracial • 50% other Protestant• 88.2% White denominations. • 11% do not indicate a religious affiliation
  • 12. 2010-11 Students• 78% of students reside • Average age dropped on campus. from 21 to 20, concurrent with• 13% of men join elimination of married Fraternities housing, in 2008. • Most popular of 80 majors:• 16% of women join Sororities - Psychology - Communication - Management - Nursing - Exercise Sciences
  • 13. Faculty• 342 Instructional • 65% of part-time Faculty faculty are women• 50% Women • 87.5% of full-time faculty hold a Ph.D.• 50% Men • 12% of part-time faculty• 2.6% International hold a Ph.D. 10.8% Minorities 86.6% White
  • 14. Academics• Freshmen Retention • Holistic integration of rate is 87% Christianity into the• 6-year graduation classroom rate is 79% • Frequent references• 692 degrees conferred to “the historic in May 2011 Christian faith” • “Growing world Christians in the soil of hope”
  • 15. AcademicsSpecialized Accreditations Study Abroad• The only U.S. private, four-year • Affiliations with 3 Int’l liberal arts college nationally organizations: CIEE, IES, SIT accredited in 4 areas of the arts: Art • 200 Domestic & Int’l program Dance choices Music Theater • International Affiliations:• Other nationally accredited – 9 universities in Japan, China, India, programs: England, Mexico, Netherlands – Engineering – Hope’s Vienna Summer Program – Chemistry – Nursing – Social Work – Athletic training
  • 16. Sciences• Undergraduate Research • REU summer research• Hope - 1 of only 10 program undergraduate institutions with active 170+ students NSF Research 50 faculty Experiences for • Participation is Undergraduates (REU) Site Award competitive; applicants come from other universities as well
  • 17. Sciences• Hope- HHMI collaboration • 2011 Program Goals: for integrated science – Biomedical research research. – Improve K12 science education• Faculty and students work together on complex, – Increase diversity in interdisciplinary, real-world science problems. – Continue innovation in contributions to• Creation of new minors in “scientific teaching.” neuroscience, environmental science, computational modeling.
  • 18. Diversity Efforts• 1997 Plan to increase • Office of Multicultural campus diversity Education remains in effect. - Black Student Union• HHMI 2004-08 grant - Hope’s Asian Perspective for mentoring Post-doc Association - La Raza Unida future faculty from - Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Howard University. • Phelps Scholars Program • Increased recruiting from specific area high schools
  • 19. Governance
  • 20. Governance Board of Trustees The Board consists of not fewer than twenty-four (24) nor more than thirty-four (34) members. Twelve (12) are elected by the General Synod of the Reformed Church in America. Not fewer than twelve (12) nor more than twenty-two (22) at-large members are elected by the Board of Trustees. Two are elected by the Board of Trustees from among the faculty members. The President of the College is a member by virtue of his office.
  • 21. Presidents• Dr. James E. Bultman The 11th president of Hope College on July 1, 1999. A 1963 Hope graduate, he assumed office with more than two decades of direct experience at Hope, including his student days. He is retiring in June 2012.• Qualities of the new president are a 2-page list, including: will have a genuine love of interaction with students and faculty a healthy appetite for engaging with a wide variety of people on the subject of Hope. personal characteristics of intelligent warmth, integrity, sense of humor, energy, authenticity and humility will be critical.
  • 22. Traditions• Nykerk (1936)• 22 minute services• “The Gathering”• The Pull (1898)-Video
  • 23. Questions?