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.