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  • 1. Investment in the Future: MSU Graduate Education FRANK EINHELLIG Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate College September 10, 2008
  • 2. President’s Themes for 2008-09 • Foster our student’s success • Enrich our Public Affairs mission • Transform our campuses • Strengthen our competitiveness • Engage our communities • Advance our understanding Key Graduate Connections to Themes o Strengthen Recruitment, Marketing, Enrollment o Further develop aspects of community engagement, cultural competence, and ethical leadership o Advance Research and External Funding
  • 3. I. Then, Now, and Tomorrow Graduate Programs Graduate Sustainable Students Solutions Faculty & Mentoring Environment
  • 4. MSU Graduate Enrollment History
  • 5. Graduate ‘Access’ Opportunities Fall 2005 Fall 2008 No. Degree Programs 43 48 No. Accelerated Master’s 11 16 Program Options No. Grad. Certificates 9 17 Degree Programs Online* 2 7 *At least 90% online. Prgs with multiple tracks may have online available.
  • 6. Graduate Headcount & Credit Hour Production by College Total Enrollment = 3,273 Total Credit Hours = 23,729
  • 7. FA08 - Largest Graduate Programs by Headcount Program Enrollment Business Administration (MBA) 438 Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) 144 Counseling (MS) 133 Special Education (MSEd) 126 Elementary Education (MSEd) 101 Educational Administration (MSEd) 101 Accountancy (MAcc) 98
  • 8. Graduate Degrees Conferred 822 Fiscal Year (SU, FA, SP)
  • 9. Graduate Enrollment: Comparison to Benchmark Peers Headcount % of Total MSU (Fall 07) 3,093* 16.0 Average of 11 Benchmark Peers 3,138 17.3 Subset of 6 Peers /w Greater % Grad. 3,664 20.5 _____ *IPED-based data; not MSU Enrollment Services
  • 10. FA08 Graduate Student Profile 75.8% From Missouri 13.3% Out-of-State (41 states) 10.8% International (46 countries) 4.9% Minority 58.9% Female 42.7% Full-time (9 or more hours) 22.9% “First-time" degree-seeking students As of 9/8/08
  • 11. Minority and International Graduate Student Enrollments
  • 12. Mean Time to Completion (yrs) 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 PA Studies Psychology Social Work CSD PT Nurse Anesth CHHS Health P&W Mgt Public Health Cell and Mol Bio Nursing DSS Internat A&A Masters Mean = 3.10 Public Admin Religious Stud CHPA History Materials Sc Chemistry Geospatial Sci Math Plant Sci CNAS Biology Nat & Appl Sci Resource Plan COM Writing English Graduate Programs Music COAL Theatre CIS Accountancy Project Mgt MBA COBA Health Admin Teaching Time-to-Degree: AY 02-07 Graduates (6 years) Instruct Med Tech Elementary Educ Counseling Reading COE Educ Admin Special Educ Master’s Graduates: Time to Degree Snapshot Secondary Educ Admin Studies
  • 13. Quality Is Central to Success Each graduate program must highlight the strengths that establish their excellence! • Accreditation standing • External funding to support • Licensure outcomes students • Student placements • Grants & contracts – Ph.D. programs • Research achievement – Career / positions – Thesis; publications • Professional activity of – Presentations students & faculty • External perception – what • Faculty responsiveness and others say dedication to program • Program completion rate
  • 14. Successes on Licensure Exams No. Students Program Rept. Period Pass Rate** Since Inception Pass Rate* PT 2008 Class 95.8% 87 95.4% PAS 2007 Class 100% 147 99% FNP AY07-08 100% 68 100% NA 2008 Class 77% 112 100% CSD AY07-08 100% 20 100% AuD AY07-08 95% Two prior years 90% *Collective pass including retakes. Some have not yet sat for a retake! **First time pass rate.
  • 15. Master’s Theses Completed
  • 16. Graduate Assistantships 487
  • 17. II. Graduate ERA: Enrollment, Retention, Advisement Mentor Respect Retain Recruit Graduate
  • 18. Graduate Enrollment: Stated in the Long Range Plan Goals • 3,000 to 3,500 fall headcount students • Double the number of UG students in Accelerated Master’s programs Strategies • Expansion of distance learning offerings • Add selected new graduate programs • Add more Accelerated Master’s options and extend to other local colleges • Expand Graduate Certificate programs • Increase number of international students
  • 19. The Goal:  Increase number and percent of graduate students  Increase applications and potential selectivity Why?  Further develop excellence  Position MSU to meet student needs within the public affairs mission, the state, and society  Better achieve research and scholarship goals Request to Colleges:  Evaluate graduate enrollment targets for 2009, identifying possible program increases ......and  Put into action strategies to achieve the target
  • 20. Improve Marketing & Visibility • Recast many program websites • Program brochure development • Targeted Feeder-School Contact – personal faculty contacts and relationships NOTE: Some assistance will be available from the new Graduate Coordinator for Admissions and Recruitment
  • 21. MSU Trends, Changing Assumptions, and Perspectives • Graduate credit hours have increased each year, even though Fa03-05 headcounts declined. • Percentage of full-time graduate students has increased over the last 5 years. [anticipate now more steady-state] • Student demand for degree “access” continues to increase, and online courses have been well received. [expect this to continue.] • Students with UG degrees from MSU are a significant component of the graduate population. [hope to increase this source]
  • 22. Keys to Graduate Student Recruitment and Attending MSU • Location – proximity to them • Program availability – must have the program of interest; need availability of a diversity of programs • Access – time, place, mode of delivery • Excellence of program; faculty reputation • Financial – cost; assistance available…
  • 23. New Programs Since Fall 05 (As of Fall 2008) Degree Programs Accelerated Master’s • MS, Early Childhood & • Religious Studies Family Development • Theatre • MS, Student Affairs • Project Management • MS, Project Mgmt. • Communications • MS, Criminology • Plant Science • MS, Applied Anthropology • DPT (replacing MPT)
  • 24. Prior Education of MSU Graduate Students Fa07 Data Graduate Enrollment 3,150 Number with Prior MSU Degree Associates……… 6 Bachelors………. 1,314 Masters…………. 76 Total 1,396 (44.3%)
  • 25. Recruitment Suggestions and Discussion Points: I • Increase linkages with MSU UG Programs – Market health-care graduate programs to UG – Increase utilization of Accelerated Master’s we have, and expand these program options for students. – Utilize Senior permission effectively in advising – Better connections to MSU Honor’s program – Make connections between UG & Grad research – Enhance infusion of graduate information into Master Advisor training and Career Center
  • 26. Accelerated Program Enrollments As of 9/8/08
  • 27. MSU Accelerated Programs - Fall 2008 Program Total Students Total Accelerated % of Total M.Acc. 98 46 47% M.B.A. 403 32 8% M.N.A.S. 26 5 19% M.S. Geospatial Sci. 34 4 12% M.S. Chemistry 15 3 20% M.S. Mathematics 17 2 12% M.P.A. 29 2 7% M.S. Cell/Molec. Biology 11 1 9% M.S. Project Mgmt. 28 1 4% M.S. Biology 40 0 - M.S. Materials Science 13 0 - M.S. Nursing 36 0 - M.S. Religious Studies 29 0 - As of 9/8/08
  • 28. Recruitment Suggestions and Discussion Points: II • Expand program offerings – Online (complete the Fa07-approved online courses for degree programs and certificates) – Expand non-traditional time, place, and mode-of-delivery • Recruit with Financial Help Opportunities – Graduate Assistantship opportunities – MOGO – Utilize Incentives Effectively (available Fa08 only)
  • 29. Graduate Student Credit Hours Generated by Non-Traditional Course Method 9,123 8,199
  • 30. Graduate Online Available* Degree Programs Graduate Certificates • M.S., Admin. Studies • Instructional Technology • M.S., CIS • Post Master’s Nurse Educator • M.A., History (American • Project Management Studies Track) • Sports Management • M.S., Project Mgt. • Homeland Security • M.S. Nursing, (Nurse Educ. Teacher Certification Specialization) • Blind and Partially Sighted • MSED, Elem. Educ. • MSED, Special Educ. Approved for Development** – Visual Impairment – Orientation and Mobility • Courses for Theatre MA • Conflict & Dispute Resolution *Some at approx. 90% online • Fire Service Leadership **In progress
  • 31. Financial Incentives Graduate Assistantships Fa08 Incentives  493 (as of 9/8/08)  G.I.F.T = 10  Stipends of $7340 or $9730 (up 4%)  Graduate ‘Complete  A few quarter-time GA’s Your Degree’ = 21 with 10 hr/wk & 6 hr maximum fee waivers MOGO (Fa08)  75 awarded Needed:  More recruitment done with our GA availability  More grant-funded GA’s
  • 32. Enrollment Suggestions and Discussion Points: III Expand Research Mentoring • Can we increase use of qualified individuals in Centers and organizations beyond MSU? I will ask the Graduate Council this year to review the required structure of thesis committees! • Integrate internships into selected programs where this opportunity does not currently exist. Expand Program & Research Collaborations • Degree program collaboration extend our resources • Research collaborations should further strengthen graduate work.
  • 33. Existing Formal Collaborations SOME EXAMPLES Degree Programs Research • MAT offered jointly with • JVIC partners MSSU; new group at West • Plant Science partnerships Plains with Danforth Foundation, • Plant Science dual-master’s UMC, China Agric., etc. with China Agric. U (could • National Park Service work for other programs) – Great Rivers Coop • MBA “Twinning” with ISMS Ecosystem Studies Unit • Contracts for MBA cohorts – Vital Signs Monitoring from China business • Missouri Archeological Soc. personnel • Ozarks Educ. Res. Initiative • Library Science coop. funded by 10 school district program with UM-C • Southwest Area Health Educ. Center (SwAHEC)
  • 34. Enrollment Suggestions IV: Targeted Opportunities • MAT – offer a spring cohort, evening classes; consider a non-cohort approach for classes • Theatre – focus on teacher market with online program • Secondary Education – develop and market a planned cycle of course offerings according to discipline • MPA -- consider market and feasibility of program delivery to a targeted distance-learning site, weekend and other format
  • 35. Success: Program Completion All Grad Students Starting Programs • 1998-1999 70% graduated • 1999-2000 71% graduated • Date on completion by program varies widely -- 40 to 100% in these years • Based on a subset of the data, few complete after 4 years. Open Questions  What is an acceptable rate in your program?  Program steps to improve completion?
  • 36. III. Creating a Public Affairs Environment “Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable. We are faced now with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history there is such a thing as being too late….We may cry out desperately for time to pause in her passage, but time is deaf to every plea and rushes on. Over the bleached bones and jumbled residues of numerous civilizations are written the pathetic words: Too late.” Marin Luther King Jr.
  • 37. How does MSU graduate education and the graduate programs reflect the public affairs elements of ethical leadership, community engagement, and cultural competency? Answers are many and varied. One Element: RESEARCH - research of our students - research can improve the future for community - challenge to stimulate student involvement - external funding helps support our research and outreach
  • 38. Research Collaborations -- Support Graduate Programs and Public Affairs Examples: • 2 China-based Ph.D. students will do their doctoral research and some class work at MSU for the next 18 months, supported by China scholarships (1 with Dr. Barnhart; 1 with Dr. Qiu) • 2 China Agricultural U. faculty members will spend a 3 month professional development period at Mountain Grove this fall term. • 1 China Agricultural U. faculty member will spend a sabbatical in the spring term at Mountain Grove. • 1 senior-level student from Poland spent an 08 summer internship doing research at Mountain Grove.
  • 39. Necessities for Good Research  FACULTY – with ideas, creativity, focus  Infrastructure – space, equipment, support systems  Time  Work Expectations -- motivation, incentives, rewards
  • 40. Sponsored Program Activity FY 2004 - 2008 FY # of Proposals Millions of Dollars Submitted Awards Request Awarded 04 329 252 $38.9 $15.4 05 313 239 $49.8 $16.6 06 198 151 $32.3 $18.1 07 226 154 $41.2 $21.7 08 252 142 $39.1 $22.5
  • 41. Incentives for Grants and Research: University Level • Proposal Development Funding – Course reassignment Funding – Travel Grant funding to consult with Agencies – Equipment Grant matching funds • Summer Faculty Fellowships • Faculty Research Grants • Faculty Grant Supplemental Pay Awards • Indirect Cost sharing with Dept and PI • GA Fee Waiver provided by MSU for grants • Graduate student research assistance – Thesis Funding – Travel for Research Presentations
  • 42. Grant Infrastructure: University • Pre-Award Service Highlights – Identification of funding sources – Proposal Development Specialists (reinstated position after a year’s absence) – Workshops on competitive proposal development – Proposal submission, tracking, negotiation • Research Compliance Infrastructure –IRB, IACUC, Biosafety, Radiation, Export Control, Misconduct, etc. • Post-Award Accounting and Financial Reporting
  • 43. College Grant & Research Initiatives: All Colleges • Provide summer research fellowships for new faculty the year following hire – $6,000 minimum fellowships – Dedicated to developing research agenda • Basic computer facilities • Selective --- equipment start-up funds – Negotiated: Varies according to faculty need & funds available – Start up funds also come from other sources
  • 44. MSU Research Awards: 5-Yr Distribution by College Sum. Fellowships 02-06 Rsch. Grants Fa02-Sp07 Awards Faculty Awards Faculty COAL 31 27 15 14 COBA 15 13 4 3 CHHS 8 8 21 21 CHPA 20 20 22 20 COED 5 5 7 7 CNAS 39 36 43 34 LIB 3 3 0 0 Total 121 112 112 99 Deadlines: SFF = October 14, 2008 / FRG = October 6, 2008
  • 45. Correlation of Internal Grants and External Grants: 2002-07 Summer Fellowships Faculty Research Grants Faculty awarded…112 Faculty Awarded….99 Faculty* from above Faculty* from above who applied for that applied for external funding….46% external funding… 63% Faculty receiving an Faculty receiving an external grant…….33% external grant ….. 36% *Named as PI or Co-PI (OSRP records)  Summer Fellowship Faculty applied for 352 grants  Research Grant Faculty applied for 500 grants
  • 46. IV. Shared Decisions and Responsibility: The Year Ahead Educating graduate students is at the very heart of why our institution was designated Missouri State University! We must do no less than engage in that work with enthusiasm…and do it well.
  • 47. Transition to New Operational Systems Banner Senate Actions • Admissions • Review +/- grading • Registration effects on graduate • Pre-requisites policies (Grievance Committee) • Course Renumbering • Repeat Policy • Advising processes (no actions appear necessary)
  • 48. Program & Policy Issues on the Horizon Curriculum Policy to Review • Possible Accelerated • Thesis Committee Master’s programs makeup – CSD’s EDHH; … others? • Faculty Handbook “clinical • MSAS option in Fire faculty” – consider effects Service Leadership on Graduate Faculty (Membership Committee • COED ‘curriculum & assignment) instruction’ master’s • Requirement for half of a • Program collaboration Program of Study to be at efforts underway a 600 or above number – MBA collaboration with Tsinghua U, China – PharmD with UMKC (information updates)
  • 49. External Evaluations: AY 2008-09 Accreditation Grad. Program Reviews • Nursing – CCNE site • Applied Anthropology visit in March 09 • Criminology • Theatre – NAST site • Physician Assistant visit in November 08 • Psychology • Theatre (as part of Progress Reports accreditation) • DPT ….to HLC • NA …. on licensure