SHORTER UNIVERSITY      Kelly Billings      EDLD 7430
Background
Quick Facts   Private, four-year, Christian University   The main campus is located in Rome, GA with three    other camp...
Mission of the College “The Mission of Shorter University is to provide quality higher education, enabling and encouraging...
Philosophy of Christian Education   “Shorter University is a Christ-centered liberal arts    university dedicated to acad...
The Shorter Heritage   Founded by Luther Rice Gwaltney in 1873 as Cherokee    Baptist Female College.   The college was ...
The Shorter Heritage   In 1958 control over the board of trustees was    granted to the Georgia Baptist Convention.   “O...
Students
Enrollment   Total Enrollment: 3,775     Main Undergraduate: 1,542     Main Master’s: 20     College of Adult and Prof...
Enrollment   College of Arts and Sciences: 274   School of Science and Mathematics: 269   School of Nursing: 142   Und...
Enrollment Demographics(Gender)   Entire College: 69% female, 31% male   Main: 51% female, 49% male   CAPP (Professiona...
Enrollment Demographics(Age)
Enrollment Demographics(Race)
Student Organizations   Student Government Association   Fraternities and Sororities   Alpha Chi Honor Society   Short...
Faculty
Faculty   Full-Time Faculty: 99     Professor: 19     Associate: 15     Assistant: 55     Instructor: 10   Adjunct: ...
Faculty
Faculty   Faculty Years of Service and Age
Faculty   69 members of the Full-Time Teaching Faculty have    earned their Doctorate degree.     40 male     29 female...
Governance
President   As of June 1, 2011, Dr. Donald V.    Dowless became the 19th President    of Shorter University.   Previousl...
Board of Trustees   Comprised of 30 men and women from the    surrounding communities.   Divided into six subcommittees:...
Organizational Chart
Employment Requirements   Because it is a private institution with bonds to the    Georgia Baptist Convention, all employ...
Administration and Finance
Finances
FinancesRevenue                                 Expenditures                                         Institutional Grants...
Tuition   (Based on full-time enrollment and living on campus)     Estimated   Total Price of Attendance: $28,000      ...
Tuition Comparisons   University of Georgia:        Kennesaw State: $2,367    $3,641                        West Georgi...
Developmental Education
Developmental Education   Despite having admissions standards of at least a 2.25 high school    GPA and the submission of...
Developmental Education   Classes below the 099    level, such as 098,    097, and 096 are not    offered at this    inst...
Developmental Education   The average combined verbal and math SAT score of    students is 987.   The average ACT score ...
Community Education
Community Education   Because it is a private institution, Shorter University    does not offer regular community educati...
Effectiveness
Retention   For FY 2009, Shorter University had a retention    rate of 74.9%. This is the highest rate the school has    ...
Graduation Rates   On average, 62% of an incoming freshmen class will    graduate from Shorter University.   Of that 62%...
National Distinction   In 2010, Shorter University was    listed for the 10th consecutive    year in a row, on the list o...
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  • There are a total of 92 colleges found in the state of Georgia. Of those 92, 32 are Independent Colleges, 35 are in the statewide University System of Georgia, and 25 in the statewide Technical College System of Georgia. Shorter University is one of 32 Independent Colleges and one of three colleges in the state affiliated with the Georgia Baptist Convention. The other two schools are Brewton-Parker College and Truett-McConnell College. Shorter University is a private, four-year Christian university. The main campus is located in Rome, GA, however, there are three other campuses in Gwinnett, North Atlanta, and Riverdale. The school offers degrees at the Associate, Bachelor’s and Master’s levels. The degrees can be earned in Business, Arts and Sciences, Education, Fine and Performing Arts, Nursing, and Science and Mathematics. Georgia Baptist Convention - Education Commission . (n.d.). Georgia Baptist Convention . Retrieved December 6, 2011, from http://www.gabaptist.org/contentpages.aspx?parentnavigationid=16935&theparentnavigationid=4956&viewcontentpageguid=f5ac7772-834e-413f-8b17-e50fab2bbfb5 GA College 411. (n.d.). www.gacollege411.org . Retrieved December 6, 2011, from https://www.gacollege411.org
  • “ The Mission of Shorter University is to provide quality higher education, enabling and encouraging student commitment to active life-long learning, personal spiritual values, responsible citizenships, and community and societal leadership in a global context. The University seeks to accomplish this Mission through quality undergraduate liberal arts programs, specialized professional programs, and select graduate programs. Geographically distant individuals who are unable to attend classes in a traditional setting. The University affirms a commitment to the Christian faith and strives to integrate Christian values within a nurturing community within its whole process of education.” Shorter University Mission. (n.d.). www.Shorter.edu . Retrieved December 6, 2011, from www.shorter.edu/about/mission.htm
  • “ Shorter University is a Christ-centered liberal arts university dedicated to academic excellence within the context of a biblical worldview. As a Christian university, Shorter is committed to keeping an emphasis upon a biblically sound, integrated, faith-based education that promotes a zeal for academic, spiritual, and professional growth. ” Christian theology and beliefs are intertwined with the classes, administration, and extracurricular activities. The religious background is not kept separate from the culture of the school, but at the heart of it. Shorter University Mission. (n.d.). www.Shorter.edu . Retrieved December 6, 2011, from www.shorter.edu/about/mission.htm
  • Shorter University is known for being a conservative, Christian university. Luther Rice Gwatlney, founder of the Cherokee Baptist Female College, was the pastor at Rome Baptist Church. Since it’s founding it has had strong ties to the Baptist community. Despite controversy, the institution has held solid in it’s religious founding and beliefs. The college first began as Cherokee Baptist Female College and had three main areas of primary, preparatory, and collegiate. At the collegiate level, the students studied the classics, science, music, art, and drama. The college officially changed it’s name to Shorter College in 1877 after the generous donations of Alfred and Martha Shorter. History of Shorter. (n.d.). www.shorter.edu . Retrieved December 6, 2011, from www.shorter.edu/about/history.htm
  • In 1958, control over the board of trustees was officially granted to the Georgia Baptist Convention. Under their influence, the school continued to grow and thrive . On June 1, 2010, the school officially changed its name to Shorter University in a move designed to recognize the institution's growth. History of Shorter. (n.d.). www.shorter.edu . Retrieved December 6, 2011, from www.shorter.edu/about/history.htm
  • Total enrollment is at 3,775 with the breakdown as making undergraduate at 1,542, main Master ’ s at 20, College of Adult and Professional Programs (CAPP) at 1,903, and CAPP Master ’ s at 312. Shorter Fact book. (n.d.). www.Shorter.edu . Retrieved December 6, 2011, from www.shorter.edu/academics/provost/factbook.pdf
  • The enrollment by colleges are as follows: College of Arts and Sciences 274, School of Science and Mathematics 69, School of Nursing 142, Undecided/Other 211, School of Business 606, School of Education 225, and General Education/Associate Level 916. Shorter Fact book. (n.d.). www.Shorter.edu . Retrieved December 6, 2011, from www.shorter.edu/academics/provost/factbook.pdf
  • The student body is 69% female and 31% male. Shorter Fact book. (n.d.). www.Shorter.edu . Retrieved December 6, 2011, from www.shorter.edu/academics/provost/factbook.pdf
  • Undergraduate students predominantly fall in the traditional category of students, 18-24 years of age. Shorter Fact book. (n.d.). www.Shorter.edu . Retrieved December 6, 2011, from www.shorter.edu/academics/provost/factbook.pdf
  • The student population has grown increasingly more diverse within the past five years. Shorter Fact book. (n.d.). www.Shorter.edu . Retrieved December 6, 2011, from www.shorter.edu/academics/provost/factbook.pdf
  • Shorter University has a wide variety of student organizations ranging from religiously affiliated groups, clubs directly related to departmental majors, and extracurricular activities such as knitting and intramural sports. There are 14 Departmental Clubs and 11 Student Organizations, as well as Greek life including fraternities and sororities. Campus Life. (n.d.). www.shorter.edu . Retrieved December 6, 2011, from www.shorter.edu/campuslife/student_orgs.htm#student
  • There are 99 full-time faculty members and 318 adjuncts. All members of the faculty must be professing Christians and are required to submit a personal statement of faith when applying for positions within the college. The institution does not practice collective bargaining. Shorter Fact book. (n.d.). www.Shorter.edu . Retrieved December 6, 2011, from www.shorter.edu/academics/provost/factbook.pdf
  • Shorter Fact book. (n.d.). www.Shorter.edu . Retrieved December 6, 2011, from www.shorter.edu/academics/provost/factbook.pdf
  • The faculty are predominantly in the 40 to 60 years of age range. Another interesting fact is that almost half of the entire faculty population have served at the school for two years or less. The next longest serving population has served for less than five years at the institution. This is again quite surprising and perhaps a little uncommon when compared with other institutions. Shorter Fact book. (n.d.). www.Shorter.edu . Retrieved December 6, 2011, from www.shorter.edu/academics/provost/factbook.pdf
  • 69 members of the full-time teaching faculty have earned their doctorate degree, and 22 members are tenured. Shorter Fact book. (n.d.). www.Shorter.edu . Retrieved December 6, 2011, from www.shorter.edu/academics/provost/factbook.pdf
  • Dr. Donald V. Dowless because the 19th President of Shorter University on June 1, 2011. He previously served as Vice President for Academics at North Greenville University, and also previously taught at Charleston Southern University. “An ordained minister, Dr. Dowless has served as a supply pastor, as a pastor, and as a guest speaker at Baptist Pastor’s Conferences and at Baptist Associations.” President's Biography. (n.d.). www.shorter.edu . Retrieved December 6, 2011, from www.shorter.edu/about/president_bio.htm
  • The Board of Trustees is comprised of 30 men and women from the surrounding communities. The Board of Trustees are affiliated with the Georgia Baptist Convention and must also be professing Christians to serve on the board. They are divided into six subcommittees: Executive, Academic Affairs, Building and Grounds, Finance and Investment, Development, and Student Life. About Shorter. (n.d.). www.shorter.edu . Retrieved December 6, 2011, from www.shorter.edu/about/board_of_trustees.html
  • The President answers directly to the Board of Trustees. The Board is responsible for overseeing not only the functions of the college, but are also responsible for ensuring the continued dedication to the strong religious beliefs and practice. Organizational Chart. (n.d.). www.shorter.edu . Retrieved December 6, 2011, from www.shorter.edu/about/organizational_chart.pdf
  • Because it is a private institution with bonds to the Georgia Baptist Convention, all employees of the college are required to be professing Christians and to submit a personal statement of faith when applying. Additionally, all employees are required to follow the “ Personal Lifestyle Statement ” which can be read at http://www.shorter.edu/about/personal_lifestyle_statement.pdf. Lifestyle Statement. (n.d.). www.shorter.edu . Retrieved December 6, 2011, from www.shorter.edu/about/personal_lifestyle_statement.pdf
  • Almost 64% of revenue for the college is made up of student tuition and fees. Only 0.6% of revenue is from federal grants and contracts because it is a private institution. Private grants and gifts are the second largest source of income, followed by Auxiliary Enterprises in third. However, there is a large gap in-between money brought in by tuition and by the other sources. Institutional and departmental expenses make up 34% of expenditures for the college. Institutional Support and Student Services are the second and third largest expenses. Shorter Fact book. (n.d.). www.Shorter.edu . Retrieved December 6, 2011, from www.shorter.edu/academics/provost/factbook.pdf
  • Above is a breakdown by monetary amount of both the revenue and expenditures of the institution. Money generated by tuition and fees is by far the largest source if income for the college. Shorter Fact book. (n.d.). www.Shorter.edu . Retrieved December 6, 2011, from www.shorter.edu/academics/provost/factbook.pdf
  • Tuition and fees alone average over $16,000. Because it is a private institution that relies so heavily on income generated by tuition and fees, the cost of attending Shorter is generally significantly higher than that of state institutions with government funding. Financial Aid. (n.d.). www.shorter.edu . Retrieved December 6, 2011, from www.shorter.edu/academics/financial_aid/npcalc.htm
  • The tuition of Shorter University is around $13,000 more a year than the most expensive state institution in Georgia. Regents hike cost of Georgia Colleges. (2011, April 19). www.ajc.com . Retrieved December 6, 2011, from http://www.ajc.com/news/georgia- politics-elections/regents-hike-cost-of-915785.html
  • Despite having admissions standards of at least a 2.25 high school GPA and the submission of SAT or ACT scores, Shorter University does offer extremely limited remedial courses. “ Remedial courses in English and Mathematics are offered for students who need additional preparation in these areas. These classes carry no credit towards graduation. ” Courses offered are ENG 0990 and MAT 0990. Course Catalog. (n.d.). www.shorter.edu . Retrieved December 6, 2011, from www.shorter.edu/academics/catalog/2010-2011_Catalog.pdf Campus Life Handbook. (n.d.). www.shorter.edu . Retrieved December 6, 2011, from www.shorter.edu/campuslife/Handbook_2010_11.pdf
  • Classes below the 099 level, such as 098, 097, and 096 are not offered at this institution. Likewise, there are no remedial reading courses offered.
  • The average combined verbal and math SAT score of students is 987. The average ACT score is 20, and the average high school GPA 3.29. Students are placed in the appropriate levels of English and math classes according to their SAT or ACT scores. Students will move on to college level courses after passing the institutional grammar exam. Shorter Fact book. (n.d.). www.Shorter.edu . Retrieved December 6, 2011, from www.shorter.edu/academics/provost/factbook.pdf Course Catalog. (n.d.). www.shorter.edu . Retrieved December 6, 2011, from www.shorter.edu/academics/catalog/2010-2011_Catalog.pdf
  • Because it is a private institution, Shorter University does not offer regular community education courses or continuing education opportunities. Previously, short-term classes in art have been offered to the community, however, they are not regularly offered through a continuing education department. Shorter College opens enrollment for community art classes. (n.d.). www.shorter.edu . Retrieved December 6, 2011, from www.shorter.edu/about/news/2007/2007_01_10_art_classes.htm
  • For FY 2009, Shorter University (then Shorter College) had a retention rate of 74.9%. This is the highest rate the school has had since 2003. The year previously, 2008, the retention rate was 67.4%. This is an increase of 7.5% in one year. Shorter Fact book. (n.d.). www.Shorter.edu . Retrieved December 6, 2011, from www.shorter.edu/academics/provost/factbook.pdf
  • On average, 62% of an incoming freshmen class will graduate from Shorter University. Of that 62%, 2% will graduate in three years. Of the remaining student population in that cohort, 41% will graduate in four years. Shorter Fact book. (n.d.). www.Shorter.edu . Retrieved December 6, 2011, from www.shorter.edu/academics/provost/factbook.pdf
  • Shorter has garnered much acclaim over the years. It has been named one of the “Best 25 Southern Comprehensive Colleges” and one of the “Top 10 Best Buys among Southern Comprehensive Colleges” by U.S. News and World Report. The Princeton Review ranked the school for fourth consecutive years as one of the “Best Southeastern Colleges” and a “Best Value College.” It was also one of 300 schools chosen for the “Colleges of Distinction” guidebook. http://www.shorter.edu/about/news/2010/08_18_us_news.htm http://www.shorter.edu/about/news/2009/08_20_09_usnews_ranking.htm
  • Shorter university kelly_billings

    1. 1. SHORTER UNIVERSITY Kelly Billings EDLD 7430
    2. 2. Background
    3. 3. Quick Facts Private, four-year, Christian University The main campus is located in Rome, GA with three other campuses in Gwinnett, North Atlanta, and Riverdale. Offers Associate, Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. Degrees are offered in Business, Arts & Sciences, Education, Fine & Performing Arts, Nursing, and Science & Mathematics.
    4. 4. Mission of the College “The Mission of Shorter University is to provide quality higher education, enabling and encouraging student commitment to active life-long learning, personal spiritual values, responsible citizenship, and community and societal leadership in a global context.” “The University seeks to accomplish this Mission through quality undergraduate liberal arts programs, specialized professional programs, and select graduate programs. Geographically distant locations and online classes provide educational opportunities to individuals who are unable to attend classes in a traditional setting. The University affirms a commitment to the Christian faith and strives to integrate Christian values within a nurturing community within its whole process of education.”
    5. 5. Philosophy of Christian Education “Shorter University is a Christ-centered liberal arts university dedicated to academic excellence within the context of a biblical worldview. As a Christian university, Shorter is committed to keeping an emphasis upon a biblically sound, integrated, faith- based education that promotes a zeal for academic, spiritual, and professional growth.”
    6. 6. The Shorter Heritage Founded by Luther Rice Gwaltney in 1873 as Cherokee Baptist Female College. The college was renamed as Shorter College in 1877 after the generous donations of Alfred and Martha Shorter. Originally, the school had three main areas: primary, preparatory, and collegiate. The collegiate students originally studied the classics, science, music, art, and drama. In 1950 the “Girl’s Creed” was abandoned as the college started enrolling it’s first male students.
    7. 7. The Shorter Heritage In 1958 control over the board of trustees was granted to the Georgia Baptist Convention. “On June 1, 2010, Shorter officially changed its name to Shorter University in a move designed to recognize the institution’s growth in recent years.” In addition to the main campus in Rome, Shorter now has campuses in Gwinnett, North Atlanta, and Riverdale.
    8. 8. Students
    9. 9. Enrollment Total Enrollment: 3,775  Main Undergraduate: 1,542  Main Master’s: 20  College of Adult and Professional Programs: 1,903  College of Adult and Professional Programs Master’s: 312
    10. 10. Enrollment College of Arts and Sciences: 274 School of Science and Mathematics: 269 School of Nursing: 142 Undecided/Other: 211 School of Business: 606 School of Education: 225 General Education/Associate Level: 916
    11. 11. Enrollment Demographics(Gender) Entire College: 69% female, 31% male Main: 51% female, 49% male CAPP (Professional Studies): 80% female, 20% male
    12. 12. Enrollment Demographics(Age)
    13. 13. Enrollment Demographics(Race)
    14. 14. Student Organizations Student Government Association Fraternities and Sororities Alpha Chi Honor Society Shorter Orientation Staff Shorter Relations Society Shortery University International Society
    15. 15. Faculty
    16. 16. Faculty Full-Time Faculty: 99  Professor: 19  Associate: 15  Assistant: 55  Instructor: 10 Adjunct: 318
    17. 17. Faculty
    18. 18. Faculty Faculty Years of Service and Age
    19. 19. Faculty 69 members of the Full-Time Teaching Faculty have earned their Doctorate degree.  40 male  29 female 22 Full-Time faculty are tenured.
    20. 20. Governance
    21. 21. President As of June 1, 2011, Dr. Donald V. Dowless became the 19th President of Shorter University. Previously served as Vice President for Academics for five years at North Greenville University, and previously taught at Charleston Southern University. He earned his Bachelor of Arts at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, a Master of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Doctorate of Philosophy from Baylor University.
    22. 22. Board of Trustees Comprised of 30 men and women from the surrounding communities. Divided into six subcommittees: Executive, Academic Affairs, Building and Grounds, Finance and Investment, Development, and Student Life.
    23. 23. Organizational Chart
    24. 24. Employment Requirements Because it is a private institution with bonds to the Georgia Baptist Convention, all employees of the college are required to be professing Christians and to submit a personal statement of faith when applying for all positions. Additionally, all employees are required to follow the “Personal Lifestyle Statement” which can be read here: http://www.shorter.edu/about/personal_lifestyle_stateme .
    25. 25. Administration and Finance
    26. 26. Finances
    27. 27. FinancesRevenue Expenditures  Institutional Grants to Students Tuition and Fees (net of student grants): $21,114,539 Unfunded: $9,140,432  Institutional Grants to Students Federal Grants and Contracts: $286,996 Funded: $593,500  Total Allowances Against Tuition: Private Gifts and Grants: $5,822,233 $9,733,932  Instruction/Departmental: Endowment Income: $2,419,507 $9,630,795 Other: $0  Academic Support: $3,441,286 Auxiliary Enterprises: $5,095,751  Student Services: $6,691,176 Total: $34,739,026  Institutional Support:$8,586,749  Other Expenses: $1  Auxiliary Enterprises: $3,354,098  Total: $31,704,105
    28. 28. Tuition (Based on full-time enrollment and living on campus)  Estimated Total Price of Attendance: $28,000  Tuition and Fees: $16,300  Estimated Room and Board: $7,800  Estimated Books and Supplies: $1,000  Estimated Other Expenses: $2,900
    29. 29. Tuition Comparisons University of Georgia:  Kennesaw State: $2,367 $3,641  West Georgia: $2,367 Georgia Tech: $3,641  Clayton State: $2,201 Georgia State: $3,641  Georgia Gwinett: $1,648 Southern Polytechnic:  Georgia Perimeter: $1,235 $2,564 Georgia Southern: $2,367
    30. 30. Developmental Education
    31. 31. Developmental Education Despite having admissions standards of at least a 2.25 high school GPA and the submission of SAT or ACT scores, Shorter University does offer extremely limited remedial courses. “Remedial courses in English and Mathematics are offered for students who need additional preparation in these areas. These classes carry no credit towards graduation.”  ENG 0990-Remedial Freshmen English  MAT 0990-Remedial Mathematics  Course descriptions can be found here: http://www.shorter.edu/academics/catalog/2010-2011_Catalog.pdf .
    32. 32. Developmental Education Classes below the 099 level, such as 098, 097, and 096 are not offered at this institution. Likewise, there are no remedial reading courses offered.
    33. 33. Developmental Education The average combined verbal and math SAT score of students is 987. The average ACT score is 20. The average high school GPA is 3.29. Students are placed in the appropriate levels of English and math classes according to their SAT or ACT scores. Students will move on to college level courses after passing the institutional grammar exam.
    34. 34. Community Education
    35. 35. Community Education Because it is a private institution, Shorter University does not offer regular community education courses or continuing education opportunities. Previously, short-term classes in art have been offered to the community, however, they are not regularly offered through a continuing education department.
    36. 36. Effectiveness
    37. 37. Retention For FY 2009, Shorter University had a retention rate of 74.9%. This is the highest rate the school has had since 2003. The year previously, 2008, the retention rate was 67.4%. This is an increase of 7.5%.
    38. 38. Graduation Rates On average, 62% of an incoming freshmen class will graduate from Shorter University. Of that 62%, 2% will graduate in 3 years. Of the remaining student population in that cohort, 41% will graduate in 4 years.
    39. 39. National Distinction In 2010, Shorter University was listed for the 10th consecutive year in a row, on the list of “Great Schools, Great Prices” for the South in U.S. News and World Report. They were ranked at number 6, one spot up from 2009. Shorter was also listed as 17th on the South’s top baccalaureate colleges by U.S. News and World Report.

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