The motto Deo Adjuvenate Non Timendum translated is If God is with us, nothing is to be feared.
St. Katherine’s mission was to make sure that an equal opportunity for education was given to Native Americans and African Americans. The money used to open Xavier was money that had been in her family for generations. Her family was more progressive than most in the south and made it their mission to educate the underrepresented. Information was gathered from Wikepedia:
Historically Black Colleges and Universities are primarily in the southeastern portion of the state (Maryland down to Texas). These institutions were founded to provide opportunities to minorities who were primarily African American to provide education from a trade to the sciences. In 1965 the United States begin to set up initiatives to preserve the rich histories of these institutions.Information gathered from the Department of Education: http://www2.ed.gov/about/inits/list/whhbcu/edlite-index.html
Xavier is nicknamed the Emerald City because of its green roofed buildings spread out throughout campus. The campus has rebuilt many of the buildings that were destroyed in Hurricane Katrina, the only building that is still severely damaged is the chapel. Information gathered from the Xavier University website: xula.edu
After Hurricane Katrina Xavier’s administration building and main entrance were among the first to be re-built and repaired.
Xavier does not offer early action but do offer early decision to incoming freshman. Unlike some other institutions early action can be deferred or rejected by the student. Xavier received 3,278 applications and offered admissions to 2,193 students. The retention rate for first time freshman was reported at 69% for the fall of 2009. The average ACT composite score was a 21 (20.9) and the average SAT with critical reading and math was a 950 (947).Information was gathered from the Xavier University Profile at: http://www.xula.edu/planningir/documents/profileReports/2009-10/Fast%20Facts%20about%20Xavier%202009.pdf
Prior to Hurricane Katrina, the university boasted its largest freshman class. The campus had to close for the fall semester of 2005 and did not open until January 2006. The university expected to see a large drop in campus but more than half of the students returned to campus. The consortium students are part of national project that seeks to provide a more diverse population in business. It is a national effort that sponsors scholarships, grants and fellowships that was established in 1965.Information gathered from Xavier University and Consortium website: xula.edu and http://www.cgsm.org/about/index.asp
Although the university was founded under the Roman Catholic faith more than 25% of students are not Catholic. First year live on is not required. Most students prefer to live on campus due to cost and convenience, 50% of the population lives on campus.
The College of Arts and Sciences at fall 2009 had 2,483 students. The College of Pharmacy had 678 students and the Graduate School had 173 students. In the spring of 2009 Xavier awarded 353 bachelor’s degrees, 35 master’s degrees, 35 master’s degrees, and 147 Doctor of Pharmacy degrees. Information was gathered from the Xavier University website: xula.edu
M.A.X. is a program that was designed by students to promote campus and community service. Students are introduced to a variety of activities to learn about their surrounding community as well as their global community.The Peer Dean Association is a group of students who volunteer their time to act as liaison for incoming freshman and transfer students. They help plan orientation and lead campus tour groups and visits.Men’s and women’s basketball are among the most popular on campus. All teams are affiliated with the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference.The Commuter Student Association (CAS) is set up to help keep students who do not live on campus connected to what is happening at the institution. The most popular student organizations are the Greek social organizations, the campus is home to 8 out of the 9 nationally recognized historically black Greek societies.Information gathered from Xavier University website: xula.edu
Jade Young was crowned Miss Xavier earlier this year. Jade will represent the university for the upcoming year at campus events as well as compete for Miss HBCU. Below is a great article about Jade and the adversity she has faced before getting to the crown.http://www.xavierherald.com/news/not-a-typical-miss-xu-young-is-on-a-mission-1.1769898
The men’s athletics at Xavier are known as the Gold Nuggets. The men’s sports include basketball, cross country, tennis and track.
The women’s athletic teams are known as the Gold Nuggets. The women’s sports include basketball, cross country, tennis, track, volleyball.
Information collected from the Xavier University website and the American school search website: xula.eduhttp://www.american-school-search.com/faculty/xavier-university-of-louisiana
Information collected from the Xavier University website and the American school search website: xula.eduhttp://www.american-school-search.com/faculty/xavier-university-of-louisiana
In the College of Arts & Sciences the student teacher ratio is 13:1. In the College of Pharmacy the student teacher ratio is 10:1The Diaspora in segregated Louisiana grant was $30,000. The grant allowed the history department and its students to search for interviews and pictures of the Africana groups that were splintered throughout the state for the last 100+ years.Recovery and Preservation of Archives was a $25,000 grant given to Xavier from the federal government. The library at the university is home to many historical artifacts from slavery, war, and state history. The money allowed the university the means to save many of these artifacts that had suffered damage during the hurricaneThe Garifuna Project was a $25,800 grant that allowed the university to research the Spanish speaking Afro-Latin culture in New Orleans. The Garifuna are a very small population of the city and are becoming harder and harder to find. The university would has been interviewing and documenting anything that will help to preserve this culture.Information collected from the Xavier University website ,the American school search and the Social Grant website: xula.eduhttp://www.american-school-search.com/faculty/xavier-university-of-louisianahttp://www.grantsocial.com/grants/neh/institution/Xavier+University+of+Louisiana
Each of the committees has at a facilitator and an Office of Planning and Institutional Research representative. Only the Student Recruitment and Retention and Student Life, Facilities, and Social/Spirtual Environment committee have student representatives. Information gathered from the Xavier University website: xula.edu
Information gathered from the Xavier University website: xula.edu
Francis C. Norman was appointed president of Xavier University on June 26th 1968. He is the first and only president the university has had to date. His appointment came after the Pennsylvania Order of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament decided that the state of Louisiana needed its own Order. Dr. Norman is the longest presiding president of a college or university in the United States. He received his B.A. from Xavier and was the first African American to graduate from the Loyola University School of Law. His career at Xavier started in 1957 as the dean of men. Information gathered from the Xavier University website and the NPR website:Xula.eduhttp://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5160889
The Board of Trustees rotates and will see different members that are not necessarily clergy. Most of the members are laymen and laywomen who are not affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church.
A majority of monies come from donors as Xavier does not receive financial support from the Roman Catholic Church.
Xavier is running about middle of the road in comparison with the other universities in the area. Most of the universities in the New Orleans Area are private which explains the high cost of tuition.
Scholarships range from directly from the endowment, to students in financial need, to ROTC scholarships. The university has Air Force, Navy, and Army ROTC programs that it shares with other local universities.
60% of the students at Xavier receive the Federal Aid Grant which averages about $4,699.53% of the students receive state and local grant money which averages about $3,109.55% of the students receive institutional grant aid which averages $6,982.67% of the students receive aid in the form of student loans with an average of $8,468.(averages are per student)Information gathered from: http://www.stateuniversity.com/universities/LA/Xavier_University_of_Louisiana.html
All incoming freshman are required to take the COMPASS test if their SAT or ACT score is deemed minimal. The SAT and ACT requirement vary based on which college the student would like to be a part of. Most student will begin in the College of Arts and Sciences if they do not meet the requirements of another.
The COMPASS is not a pass or fail type of test. The test is primarily set up to factor where a student should be placed after admissions.
The COMPASS test is also taken by transfer students who have less than 60 hours of college coursework credit. Students who would like to enroll in honors courses must also take the COMPASS test for eligibility.
Most students who apply at Xavier choose to take the ACT over the SAT. It appears to be a state trend with other universities in the area reporting the same information. Because there are other factors that play in to admissions the test score is only part of the process and in some cases if a student meets the state SAT minimums and have an excellent record they could still be admitted. For students who score 330 on the SAT critical reading are placed in ENGL 0990. ENGL 0990 is described as preparatory English, that prepares a student for expository writing and revision. It is a 3 hour non-degree credit course that requires a student to have individual tutoring in the Writing Center. A student who does not COMPASS test out of the math portion will be required to tak MATH 0990. MATH 0990 is a 3 hours of non degree credit. The course is described as a preparation course for college mathematics that includes: Signed numbers, fractions, decimals, percentages; linear equations and inequalities, geometric problems involving area and perimeter of basic figures; operations with algebraic expressions; polynomials, simultaneous equations, factoring, radical expressions; operations with complex numbers; quadratic equations; graphing and basic Cartesian geometry. Students who do not test out of the reading COMPASS will be placed in RDNG 0992. RDNG 0992 is also 3 hours of none degree course work designed to teach students basic reading/study skills. This course is designed to provide a review of basic skills, reading and vocabulary strategies and study skills necessary for success in college. It focuses on literal and inferential comprehension, critical analysis and evaluation of college level text and fluency strategies. Instruction consists of lectures, exercises, discussions and activities that enable students to become effective readers and to meet the demands of college reading. (www.xula.edu/catalog/cat.php)
The middle 50% of students who apply to Xavier fall between a composite score of 18-24. The majority of accepted students were at a 21 composite.Information gathered from: www.collegeboard.com and www.xula.edu
According to CollegeBoard with information gathered from Xavier the following information plays into an admissions decision beyond a standardized test score. In the “Very Important” category: letters of recommendation, rigor of secondary school record, and academic grade point average. In the “Important” category: class rank and admissions essay. Other information taken into consideration are alumni relation, character/personal attributes, interview, talent, volunteer work, and work experience. (www.collegeboard.com)
The CMHDRE was established when the University realized the need for health education in the New Orleans area. http://www.xula.edu/cop/centers-cmhhdre.php
The CMHDRE re-opened it doors after Hurricane Katrina in 2009. The center opened with the help of Xavier University, New Orleans Health Department, Louisiana Office of Public Health, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, and Walmart. The center is attached to a New Orleans where screenings are given for high blood pressure, diabetes, and cholesterol. Patients can make appointments for full physicals to include more in depth testing.Information gathered from: http://www.xula.edu/cop/centers-cmhhdre.php
The University of Tennessee has an articulation agreement with the Xavier University College of Pharmacy, that seeks to increase the number of minority biomedical students in both states. The College of Pharmacy has also partnered with Tulane University’s cancer center on several grants and has received many awards for federal money. The most recent grants “Defining the Hormone Activity of Plant Extracts and Dietary Supplements”, studies the use of plant extracts to treat effects of post menopause and the planning grant “Minority Institutions and Cancer Center Collaboration”, which is grant that is both progressing the study of cancer but also seeking to help Xavier towards their own independent cancer center. Information gathered from: http://www.xula.edu/cop/centers-cmhhdre.php
The Department of Health and Hospitals Chronic Disease and Prevention Unit work with not only Xavier University but other universities in the state to help with the study of chronic and preventable diseases. They are funded by federal grants from the CDC.Information gathered from: http://www.xula.edu/cop/centers-cmhhdre.php
The Center for Minority and Health Disparities is a great example of how a school community, local community, and its business community can all work together to achieve a common goal. The CFMHD has seen hundreds of people since opening its doors. The hope for the center is to eventually have branches throughout Louisiana in rural areas where people may not receive quality healthcare and education.
Xavier University has consistently been ranked by students who are attending or have attended as one of the best programs for pharmacy, but also as one of the most caring universities. (www.xula.edu)
The Medal of Freedom is the Nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors. (http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2010/11/17/president-obama-names-presidential-medal-freedom-recipients)
Alumni are major supporters of the Xavier and are constantly putting on programs to help advance the university. Alumni do not just give back financially. Alumni also sponsor trips for students to study abroad who might not otherwise have the means to do so.Information gathered from: http://alumni.xula.edu/Page.aspx?pid=229
Xavier has not just been recognized by Black Issues in Higher Education, they are consistently used as a model for pharmacy and biological science departments throughout the country.Information gathered from: http://www.uncf.org/aboutus/hbcus.asp
Deo Adjuvenate Non TimendumXAVIER UNIVERSITYAdopt-A-U Research ProjectEDLD 7430Fall 2010
BACKGROUND Xavier University of Louisiana is located in New Orleans Xavier was founded as a high school in 1915 by St. Katherine Drexel and the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrement—primarily for the education of African- Americans and Native Americans
BACKGROUND Xavier is the only Historically Black College or University (HBCU) affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church Xavier is a private university out of 49 others both public and private in the state of Louisiana Xavier is among the 105 HBCU’s listed on the US Department of Education’s White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities Louisiana is home to 6 HBCU’s
BACKGROUND Xavier is considered to be a mid-size campus in the state Xavier is a private, not for profit organization Xavier is primarily residential Xavier is 1 of 17 colleges or universities in the city of New Orleans
STUDENTSFreshmen Requirements Transfer Requirements Competitive SAT or ACT Minimum 2.0 GPA Prefer a 3.0 GPA or higher Rolling application deadline Counselor Recommendations Required Fall deadline is July 1st
STUDENTS Xavier’s total population fluctuates between 2,800 to 3,335 students Xavier has a total student population of about 3,338 students (fall 2009) 2,483 undergraduate students 678 pre-professional students 173 graduate students 4 consortium students
STUDENTS 61% (2,036 students) of the Top Five States Yield student population is from the state of Louisiana Louisiana- 61% 35% (1,188 students) of the Texas- 7% student population are from Georgia- 4.5% other states California- 4.4% 28.5% (951 students) of the Illinois- 2.9% student population are male 71.5% (2,387 students) of the student population are female 6 foreign countries are represented on campus
STUDENTS The university is broken down into 3 colleges with over 40 majors College of Arts and Sciences, College of Pharmacy, and the Graduate School The most popular majors within the 3 colleges are: Biological/Biomedical Sciences Physical Sciences Business (Management, Marketing, Support Services) Social Services
STUDENTS The Office of Campus Activities under the division of Student Services hosts over 50 student organizations and activities: M.A.X (Mobilization of Xavier) Peer Dean Association Commuter Student Association Xavier Activities Board Business Achievers Club National Pan-hellenic Council (NPHC) Miss Xavier Pageant
The Gold Rushhave won 15consecutiveregular-seasonopeners, including2010-11. The XUmen are 6-0 for thethird time in fourseasons.
Xavier in 2009-10became the secondGulf Coast AthleticConferencewomens team tofinish 18-0 in theleague. Then theGold Nuggetscaptured the GCACTournament withthree morevictories.
FACULTY There is a total of 800 employees on Xavier’s campus—227 are faculty members 133 faculty members are minorities 111 faculty members are women 116 faculty members are men 213 both full time and part time have received their PhD’s in their related field
FACULTY 205 faculty are considered to be full time (roughly 88%) 87 (38.3%) faculty members have received tenure 65 (28.6%) faculty members are working towards tenure 110 faculty members are non-tenured or tenure is not available for them
FACULTY Faculty breakdown: 45 professors 44 associate professors 16 instructors 15 lecturers Out of the 205 full-time faculty members: 106 are men 99 are women
FACULTY Average salary among faculty is $62,000 The student teacher ratio is 15:1 and in upper level course work 8:1 (averaged) Faculty Grants The Diaspora in segregated Louisiana: An Archival and Oral History Research Initiative (History Department- 2006) Recovery and Preservation of Archives-Hurricane Katrina Emergency Grant (Library Sciences-2006) The Garifuna Project: A Vanishing Culture Speaks (2006)
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GOVERNANCE Xavier University is run by an 18 member board of trustees with the institutions president at the helm sitting as an ex-officio member Francis C. Norman sits as the university’s president and has the distinction of being the longest sitting American university president at 42 years
GOVERNANCE The Strategic Planning Committee (USPC) is broken down into 8 sections to help the university advance: Xavier University’s Mission Student Recruitment and Retention Teaching, Scholarship, and Research Capacity Role of Faculty in Governance Xavier University Serving City and Region Student Life, Facilities, and Social/Spiritual Environment Programs as Flagships Role of Technology
GOVERNANCE The Office of the Internal Audit is responsible for making sure that each of the bodies of government are performing to the best of their abilities The OIA seeks to act as an objective voice in decision making and projects presented to the university’s community
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ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE As a private institution Xavier receives little state and federal aid The current endowment is $98,693,948 The money is controlled by the board of trustees and the Louisiana branch of the Blessed Sisters of the Sacrament The funds are allocated to go with the mission of furthering education through technological advances and research
ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE Qatar donated $17.5 million in 2006 $12.5 million went towards the expansion of the College of Pharmacy $5 million went into a scholarship fund for students that were affected by Hurricane Katrina
ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE Tulane University tuition(private): $53,860 Dillard University tuition (private): $14,689 Southern University tuition (public): $9,862 Xavier tuition (private): Loyola University tuition $25,500 (private): $42,002 Louisiana State University tuition (public): $18,580
ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE Aid and Scholarships are available for incoming freshman, returning students, and transfers students: Rousseve Scholars Program Talent Scholarships Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students Academic Scholarships Tuition Opportunity Programs for Students (TOPS) Achievement Scholarships Privately Funded Scholarships ROTC Scholarships
The majority ofstudents at Xavierreceive some formof financial aid.
DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION Xavier does offer developmental education courses for students who have met the minimum admissions requirements, but who may still need a stronger base in the fundamentals Placement of students in developmental courses are handled by the Office of Admissions and the College of Arts and Sciences
DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION A student’s placement is based on: SAT scores ACT scores Placement Tests in English, Math, and Reading Students take the computer based ACT COMPASS test
DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION Xavier COMPASS Tests are approximately 3 hours (if a student is required to take all 3 portions) A majority of the incoming freshman at Xavier choose to take the ACT, but both ACT and SAT are taken into admissions consideration A student can take either test as many times as they would like. Admissions will be based on the higher of the 2 tests.
DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION The average scores for accepted students: SAT- 480 critical reading, 470 math Any student who scored between 410-430 on the critical reading portion would be required to take the English COMPASS Any student who scored 440 or less on the math portion would be required to take the math COMPASS Any student who scored 430 on just the critical reading or a combined less than 900 would be required to take the reading COMPASS
DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION The average ACT is a composite of 21 (English, math, reading, science) Students with a 12 or less on the English portion of the ACT are required to take the English COMPASS Students with a 19 or less on the math portion of the ACT are required to take the math COMPASS Students with an 18 or less on the reading portion of the ACT are required to take the reading COMPASS
While Xavier doestake standardizedtest scores intoaccount there areother factors thatplay into anadmission decision.
COMMUNITY EDUCATION Most of Xavier University students are majoring in science and health related fields, so there aren’t many opportunities offered for continuing education, but they do help the community outreach programs. The university has established the Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities Research and Education
COMMUNITY EDUCATION The Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities along with local, regional, and national partners seek to educate New Orleans residents in: Diabetes, heart disease, nutrition, men’s and women’s health, and cancer
COMMUNITY EDUCATION The CMHDRE is not solely funded by Xavier, part of the endowment money does go towards the operation of the facility as it is used for student and faculty research The center is a collaborative effort with the University of Tennessee’s College of Pharmacy and Tulane University’s Cancer Center
COMMUNITY EDUCATION Other collaborations include: The Louisiana Office of Public Health This office has partnered with Xavier to help in the study of diabetes, prevention, and control The Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium The consortium is a continuous effort to allow the all of the state research institutions to work together on cancer studies
“The Mission of theCenter for Healthand HealthDisparitiesResearch andEducation(CMHDRE) is toprovide theinfrastructure that isrequired to conductresearch andprovide clinicalexperiential trainingand communityoutreach aimed ateliminating healthdisparities.”
EFFECTIVENESS The university has seen an influx of students post- Katrina The endowment has grown from 60M to almost 100M over the last 6 years The US Dept. of Education ranks Xavier in the top producers of African American students that earn degrees in biological and physical sciences
EFFECTIVENESS The Xavier College of Pharmacy sits as one of the US’s top 3 producers of African American students in medical school placement Xavier has been ranked among the best 371 Colleges by Princeton Review Xavier President Francis C. Norman has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom (2006)
EFFECTIVENESS Notable alumni: Alvin Boute (1951)—founder of Indecorp, the largest Black owned financial institution in the United States Alexis Herman (1969)—the first African American United States Secretary of Labor, who also served as former director of the White House Office of Public Liaison Regina Benjamin (1979)—United States Surgeon General and first physician under the age of 40 to and first African American woman to be named to the American Medical Association Board of Trustees
EFFECTIVENESS The June 3, 2004 issue of Black Issues in Higher Education shows how HBCUs dominate the upper echelon in terms of numbers of African American graduates per school for the 2002-2003 academic year: Sixteen of the top 21 producers of African American baccalaureates in biological and biomedical sciences were HBCUs, including the entire top six (Xavier University of LA (#1), Hampton University (#2), Howard University (#3), Morgan State University (#4), Jackson State University (#5) and Tennessee State University (#6). The twelve top producers of African American baccalaureates in the physical sciences, including #1 Xavier University of Louisiana, were all HBCUs.