W&LCaseStudy-Fall2010

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W&LCaseStudy-Fall2010

  1. 1. Washington & Lee University CASE STUDY SARAH CROCKETT LAUREN HOWARD DENNIS PRIEBE JASON SCOTT
  2. 2. Special Guests
  3. 3. History of Washington & LeeGeorge Washington Robert E. Lee
  4. 4. Learning Outcomes Following this presentation colleagues will be able to:  Articulate key events of Washington & Lee history  Express the major student organizations on campus  Describe the characteristics of a Washington & Lee applicant  Explain how development initiatives support the strategic plan
  5. 5. Presentation Overview Quick Glance Governance Academics Student Life & Activities Admissions & Access Development Common Themes
  6. 6. A Quick Glance of W&L Location: Lexington, VA  Majors: 40 Founded: 1749  Minors: 20 Undergraduate  Courses: 1,000+ Enrollment: 1,759  Clubs & Organizations: Law Enrollment: 394 120+ Full-time Faculty: 173  Women Admitted to Undergraduate Divisions: Women Admitted to 1985 School of Law: 1972 Division III Athletics Program
  7. 7. Governance
  8. 8. Mission StatementWashington and Lee University provides a liberal artseducation that develops students capacity to thinkfreely, critically, and humanely and to conduct themselveswith honor, integrity, and civility. Graduates will beprepared for life-long learning, personalachievement, responsible leadership, service to others, andengaged citizenship in a global and diverse society.
  9. 9. GovernanceBoard of President’s PresidentTrustees Cabinet
  10. 10. President’s Role in Governance Dr. Kenneth Ruscio  W&L ’s Strategic Plan  Who is he?  Continue Strengths of the  What does he do? Past  Recruit & Support Exceptional Students  Recruit, Retain, & Develop Faculty and Staff  Establish & Enhance Academic Programs  Create a Campus of 21st President’s Cabinet Century  Who makes it up, why?
  11. 11. Board of Trustees & Governance Level of Involvement Where do they come from & cultivation Responsibilities Committees Aspects of shared governance
  12. 12. Faculty Roles in Governance 6 Types of Committees • Created by the Board of Trustees • Administer Faculty Responsibilities • Joining with Administrative Staff • Ad Hoc for a time and purpose • Academic-Program Advisory • Administrative American Association of University Professors  36 Indicators of Sound Governance
  13. 13. Academics
  14. 14. Academics W&L Academics Undergraduate Graduate Education EducationThe College- The Williams School of LawLiberal Arts School
  15. 15. Graduate Education School of Law What makes it unique? Sticker Shock New strategy: Application fee Faculty Employment prospects
  16. 16. Undergraduate Education The College - Liberal Arts  Departmental initiatives and priorities  2 years of general requirements The Williams School of Commerce, Economics, & Politics  Providing a strong balance with the liberal arts spirit  All students can enroll in courses offered, 40% of the student body are majors  Reputation and Intimacy Interdisciplinary Cross-College Offerings
  17. 17. Student Life & Activities
  18. 18. Student Activities Greek Life Executive Committee Honor System “At Washington & Lee you have three types of students: the Greeks who like to drink, the black students who only hang out with black students, and how do I say this the smart kids who aren’t social” - Jason Rodocker, Director of Campus Activities & Leadership Development
  19. 19. Greek Life Greek Governing Bodies  16 Fraternities in IFC  6 Sororities in PHC  4 NPHC Fraternities and Sororities 79% of W&L students participate in Greek Life. Problems that arise:  Alcohol and drug consumption  Hazing policy  Sexual violence  Concepts of Greek Life
  20. 20. Executive Committee Student Governing Body Responsibilities include:  Allocating funds to student organizations  Amending the Student Body Constitution  Honor violation meetings and investigations.
  21. 21. Honor System“On my honor, I have neither given nor receivedany unacknowledged aid on this(exam, test, paper, etc.).” Student administered “White Book”, guidelines about Honor System Extends the tradition of trust
  22. 22. Oops You’ve Been CAUGHT! : Honor System Violations  2009-2010 Academic ANY W&L Year student  8 investigations  4 closed hearings  3 students found NOT Executive guilty Committee  1 student chose to withdraw Hearing inWithdraw front of Student Body
  23. 23. Gillian, from HawaiiClass of 2013 Why students choose W&L?
  24. 24. Nathaniel, from Chicago Class of 2014 “I chose W&Lfor the support. The teachers aresupportive, the students are supportive…Overall it was a good choice.”
  25. 25. Ted DeLaney, Ph.D. Went from university janitor to head of the History Department  Lexington, VA native  B.A. Washington & Lee  Ph.D. William & Mary  Founded African American“But my greatest joy, as always, will be working with the students.” Studies Program at W&L - Ted DeLaney
  26. 26. Admissions & Financial Aid
  27. 27. Admissions Visibility Inquiry Pool of 36,000  Traditional, yet cutting 40 states visited edge W & L is a “four year  Law School, Science experience” Facilities, & Mass Communication LIVE, LEARN, ENGAGE, EXPLORE Liberal Arts? Interdisciplinary Studies
  28. 28. Admissions Selectivity Competitive admissions  Average Entering Class process  Program, Performance, Potenti  19% Admit Rate al for college, Participation, Personal  50% Early Decision ity  10% of class are legacy Facts from 2010-2011 class:  Gender Balance in Applicant  6,222 applied Pool  1,181 accepted  473 enrolled  81% in top 10th of Class  First Generation Students: 44
  29. 29. Tuition Comparison 2010-2011 Tuition of Peer Institutions $56,634$60,000 $50,980 $50,630 $46,219$50,000$40,000$30,000$20,000$10,000 $0 UVA W &L Wake Forest Vanderbilt University *Out of State Tuition, Room, and Board
  30. 30. Accessibility $50,630 Tuition Room & Board  Johnson Scholarship Program (2010-2011 school year)  Largest portion of endowment  Full scholarship offered to Quantifying Education Argument incoming students  3,500-4,000 applications annually received prior to Financial Aid (Class of 2014) Johnson Scholarship NOW  Average grant to students averages over 6,000 receiving aid: $35,520  25 Students receiving Pell Grant  49 Students from families earning under $50,000 annually  Over $29 million in financial assistance was offered to 65% of Student Body in 2009-2010
  31. 31. DEVELOPMENT
  32. 32. “Endowment makes all thedifference” – Dr. Dawn Watkins“The level of resources changes thegame” – Jason Rodocker Asking students why they choose Washington & Lee:Dean Futrell: “Don’t say the money”Students: “The money”
  33. 33. Development at W&L Office reports to Vice President for University Advancement 4 Main Fundraising Offices  Annual Fund  Major Gifts  Planned Giving  Law School Advancement
  34. 34. Endowment and Giving Top Institution in Alumni Support per student - $21,670 One of the Top 30 Largest Endowments per student - $416,887 The Annual Fund received $7,014,000 during 2009-2010
  35. 35. Honor Our Past, Build Our Future: Fundraising Campaign $500 Million Campaign Launched campaign on October 22nd, 2010 Goals of Campaign  $160 million for recruiting and supporting students  $122 million for recruiting, retaining and developing faculty and staff  $120.5 million for creating a campus for the 21st century  $37.5 million for new academic programs and enhancing existing ones  $60 million for creating financial flexibility through the Annual Fund
  36. 36. Trivial Pursuit:Washington & Lee Edition
  37. 37. 1. Which Founding Father helped W&L survive withthe schools first major endowment of $20,000? 1. Benjamin Franklin 2. George Washington 3. John Adams 4. Thomas Jefferson 0% 0% 0% 0% 10 1 2 3 4
  38. 38. 2. Which of these did George Washington bringto campus when he was president? 1. The Honor Code 2. The Speaking Tradition 3. The Law School 4. The School’s Motto 5. None of the above - (He wasn’t President, it was all Bobby Lee) 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 10 1 2 3 4 5
  39. 39. 3. What is an initiative the strategic plan calls for? 1. To becoming a top tier research institution 2. To establish and enrich academic experiences and offerings 3. To revert campus to a religiously affiliated institution 4. To double enrollment to 3500 so more students can experience W&L 0% 0% 0% 0% 10 1 2 3 4
  40. 40. 4. What is the current sticker price of tuition atWashington & Lee?1. $10K – 20K2. $20K – 30K3. $30K - 60K4. Too rich for my blood 0% 0% 0% 0% 10 1 2 3 4
  41. 41. 5. Who controls the Honor System?1. Students2. SCHEV3. Faculty & Staff4. Dr. Ellen Plummer5. Parents 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 10 1 2 3 4 5
  42. 42. 6. Who was the better looking historian?1. George Washington2. Bobby E. Lee 0% 0% 10 1 2
  43. 43. The Common Themes Sense of Community & Intimate Relationships Prestige Tradition and History Student Self-Governance & Autonomy
  44. 44. A few wordsfrom our sponsor
  45. 45. Questions & Comments
  46. 46. ReferencesInterviews with:Robert Koch, Teri Cugliari, Jason Rodocker, StephenSneed, Katherine Brinkley, Tammy Futrell, Jim Farrar, Dr.Dawn Watkins, Nathaniel Hayes, Gillian Johnson, Jacob EliumSpecial Thanks to Bobby Lee for our new sweatshirts!

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