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Institutional Effectiveness & Certification
Director: Caroline Kobek Pezzarossi, Ph.DCollege Hall 410
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Each undergraduate and graduate program will annually set targets and develop action plans to achieve those targets. Subsequently, in the following fall, programs will assess the achievement of their goals, report outcomes, and revise targets and action plans as needed for the following year.
The targets and goals are based on the Gallaudet Strategic Plan Objectives of
The UEP Template is available through Google Drive if you would like access to the 2018-2019 UEP form, please contact Helen Thumann (firstname.lastname@example.org).
At Gallaudet the census date is the fifteenth calendar day from the first day of class in the fall and spring semesters, and is the day on which formal student counts are produced. We count all students currently enrolled in a major/program (new and returning).
We count all those enrolled at census one fall and how many were retained. Those still enrolled the following fall are divided by those who were enrolled the previous fall after subtracting all those that graduated from that program in the intervening year out of the denominator. This methodology is different from the methodology used for GPRA and IPEDS, which looks at only the cohort of first time freshman. However, it is the same methodology used to determine fall-to-fall retention of all undergraduate students (a table in the Annual Report of Achievements). This methodology includes all degree-seeking undergraduate students – not just first-time, full-time freshmen.
UndergraduateFirst-time, full-time freshmen in an entering year cohort are analyzed six years later. To determine their program/major since most don't have a major at the time of entering Gallaudet, a study is done of all majors the student had since entering and only the most recent one(s) are used. Then an analysis of whether the student did graduate within six years is done. If a student is in more than one major/program his/her data will be used for all applicable majors.
GraduateWe based the graduation data for graduate programs on the agreement the University has made with the US Department of Education for the Graduate student graduate rate – GPRA indicator 1.11. "This indicator is a graduate student graduation rate for master's level students only (excluding Ph.D. and graduate certificate students). A cohort is created out of each fall's new master's level graduate enrollment, including all those who are new to a master's program at Gallaudet-regardless of whether they have already enrolled in another graduate program at the University. The graduate student graduation rate is calculated as the number of new master's degree students from each fall that complete their program within a three year period. This new methodology is a logical method of calculating graduation of master's students that parallels established formulas already used to calculate undergraduate graduation rates.”
It was agreed when calculating rates for unit effectiveness that the same calculations would be made for all departments/programs using the same methodology.
Alumni outcomes are gathered every year from the results of the Annual Survey of Recent Graduates. Every winter the survey is sent to the class that graduated the one and a half years to two years previously. Depending on the data gathered on each alumnus, they are categorized in one of three categories: employed, pursuing additional education, or neither. A percentage of each programs responding alumni are reported for these three categories.
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