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Recruiting, Admitting, and Engaging
Exceptional University Students
Dr. Michael D. Mullen
Vice Chancellor and Dean
North C...
NC State University
• 34,000 students
• 2,340 Faculty
• 6,700 Staff
• 12 Colleges
• $1.5 billion budget
NC State University - Colleges
• Agriculture
• Design
• Education
• Engineering
• Humanities and Social Sciences
• Managem...
Innovation at NC State
• Our Research has
resulted in over
– 100 new companies
– 1,600 patents
worldwide
• Students can an...
RECRUITMENT AND ADMISSION
Recruiting
• Students have many
choices for University
• Students are recruited by
– Reputation of the school
– Buying lis...
Our Admissions Goal
• Build a diverse
community of students.
– Skills
– Talents
– Geography
– Ethnicities
– International
...
Admissions – What goes into it?
• NC State – 26,000+
applications for 4,400
slots
• Standardized Tests
– ACT and SAT
• Hig...
HOW DO WE ENGAGE OUR
STUDENTS?
Building Successful Students
High Impact Educational Experiences
• Programs designed to expand
students’ minds, communities,
and worldviews.
– Alternat...
NC State Entrepreneurship Initiative
We empower students
to create meaningful
change by turning ideas
into action.
Entrepreneurship	Initiative
Startup	Spaces:
§ The	Garage
§ Albright	Entrepreneurs	Village
Academics:
§ EI	201:	Introductio...
Entrepreneurship	Initiative
The	Garage
business	creation	space
§ Currently	780	members*
§ Students	from	across	all	academi...
Albright	Entrepreneurs	Village	
living	&	learning	community	located	in	Innovation	Hall
§ 36	residents	in	a	mix	of	sophomor...
Entrepreneurship	Initiative
EI	201:	Introduction	to	Entrepreneurial	
Thinking	
general	education	course
§ 200	students	eac...
Entrepreneurship	Initiative
Entrepalooza
innovation	and	
entrepreneurship	festival
§ Last	year	over	600	people	came	out	to...
Entrepreneurship	Initiative
Lulu	eGames
startup	competition
§ 5	tracks	with	over	$60,000	
awarded	in	prizes.
§ Last	year	w...
Entrepreneurship	Initiative
Trips	&	Tours
New	York	City	&	Silicon	Valley
§ Fall	Break	New	York	City	Trip	– 10	students	
ev...
Outcomes
• Two Churchill Awards in Two
Years
• Top 20 in Fulbright Scholars
• Award winning student
entrepreneurs in Engin...
Measure: Student innovation
Success
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Science Ed Innovation Forum 2017

  1. 1. Recruiting, Admitting, and Engaging Exceptional University Students Dr. Michael D. Mullen Vice Chancellor and Dean North Carolina State University Science Education Innovation Forum of Chinese and Foreign Educators March 24, 2017
  2. 2. NC State University • 34,000 students • 2,340 Faculty • 6,700 Staff • 12 Colleges • $1.5 billion budget
  3. 3. NC State University - Colleges • Agriculture • Design • Education • Engineering • Humanities and Social Sciences • Management • Natural Resources • Sciences • Textiles • Veterinary Medicine • Graduate School • University College
  4. 4. Innovation at NC State • Our Research has resulted in over – 100 new companies – 1,600 patents worldwide • Students can and do participate
  5. 5. RECRUITMENT AND ADMISSION
  6. 6. Recruiting • Students have many choices for University • Students are recruited by – Reputation of the school – Buying lists – College Board – Fairs and Events • Contacts • Goal is to get an application Admissions Open House
  7. 7. Our Admissions Goal • Build a diverse community of students. – Skills – Talents – Geography – Ethnicities – International • And, fill enrollment goals by college.
  8. 8. Admissions – What goes into it? • NC State – 26,000+ applications for 4,400 slots • Standardized Tests – ACT and SAT • High School Performance (GPA) • Difficulty of courses (Honors, AP) • Strength of High School • Location and socioeconomic status • Essays, activities outside the classroom • Leadership, entrepreneurship, service • Portfolios for some programs
  9. 9. HOW DO WE ENGAGE OUR STUDENTS? Building Successful Students
  10. 10. High Impact Educational Experiences • Programs designed to expand students’ minds, communities, and worldviews. – Alternative Service Breaks – Arts Programs – First Year Inquiry courses – Internships and co-ops – Living and Learning Villages – Service projects/learning – Study Abroad – Undergraduate research
  11. 11. NC State Entrepreneurship Initiative We empower students to create meaningful change by turning ideas into action.
  12. 12. Entrepreneurship Initiative Startup Spaces: § The Garage § Albright Entrepreneurs Village Academics: § EI 201: Introduction to Entrepreneurial Thinking Events & Programming: § Entrepalooza § Lulu eGames § Trips & Tours
  13. 13. Entrepreneurship Initiative The Garage business creation space § Currently 780 members* § Students from across all academic disciplines and areas of study § All IP created here is owned 100% by students *as of May 2016
  14. 14. Albright Entrepreneurs Village living & learning community located in Innovation Hall § 36 residents in a mix of sophomores through graduate students* § Selected through an application process for students looking to benefit from an immersive entrepreneurial experience Entrepreneurship Initiative *as of fall 2016
  15. 15. Entrepreneurship Initiative EI 201: Introduction to Entrepreneurial Thinking general education course § 200 students each fall and spring semester (400 students each year)
  16. 16. Entrepreneurship Initiative Entrepalooza innovation and entrepreneurship festival § Last year over 600 people came out to celebrate with us § 15 students had the opportunity to pitch for $1,000 in the Minute to Pitch It competition
  17. 17. Entrepreneurship Initiative Lulu eGames startup competition § 5 tracks with over $60,000 awarded in prizes. § Last year we had 104 teams competing across an array of industries.
  18. 18. Entrepreneurship Initiative Trips & Tours New York City & Silicon Valley § Fall Break New York City Trip – 10 students every fall § Spring Break Silicon Valley Trip – 18 students every spring
  19. 19. Outcomes • Two Churchill Awards in Two Years • Top 20 in Fulbright Scholars • Award winning student entrepreneurs in Engineering, Social, Management and Arts Entrepreneurship • Over 45 start-up businesses from student entrepreneurs in past four years.
  20. 20. Measure: Student innovation
  21. 21. Success

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