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Complete College Georgia Update

 

 

 

 

Complete College Georgia Status Update

 

for

 

Southern Polytechnic State University

 

June 14, 2013

Updated August 29, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Pipeline Model for Student Success


Updates, Progress, and Future Work

 

1. Institutional progress to date in meeting the goals outlined in the campus plan

 

A. Enrollment Goals:

SPSU indicated three enrollment goals in our August 2012 CCG report. All three are on or ahead of schedule, as indicated in the table below.

 

Goal

Baseline

Target

Current Actual

Status

Increase enrollment

5,784 (F 2011)

 

6,765 (F 2015)

4% per year incr.

6,204 (F 2012)

7.3% increase

Ahead of schedule

Increase # women students

1,194 (F 2011)

20.7% of students

1,550 (F 2015)

23%

1,303 (F 2012)

21.0%

On schedule

Increase % Hispanic students

6.7 % (F 2011)

8% (F 2015)

7.88% (F 2012)

Ahead of schedule

 

B. Retention and Graduation Goals:

SPSU indicated four retention and graduation goals involving gateway courses, online courses, one-year retention rates, and 6-year graduation rates. Data for Spring 2013 are now available, and the following results have been achieved.

 

Goal

Baseline

Target

Current Actual

Status

Increase success in Gateway Courses, Chemistry

CHEM 1211: 63.6% (F 2011)

 

70% by 2015

CHEM 1211:

72.6% (F 2012)

Ahead of schedule

Increase success in Gateway Courses, Math, Physics

MA 1111: 63.5%

MA 1113: 71.3%

PHY 1111: 50.5%

PHY 2211: 61.4%

65% by 2015

MA 1111: 59.6%

MA 1113: 66.3%

PHY 1111: 62.1%

PHY 2211: 54.7%

Behind schedule

On target

On schedule

Behind schedule

Increase % of online courses

24.7%

(2011-12)

33%

(2015-16)

32.4%

(2012-13)

Ahead of schedule

Increase one-year retention rate

76.28% FT-FT

79.26% FT-TR

59.26% PT-FT

57.06% PT-TR

(Fall 2010 cohort)

84% FT

65% PT

 

(Fall 2015 cohort)

75.1% FT-FT

71.2% FT-TR

59.4% PT-FT

57.2% PT-TR

(Fall 2011 cohort)

Behind schedule

Increase six-year graduation rate, First Time Fresh.

32.48% (F 2005 cohort)*

44% (2012 cohort)

50% (2014 cohort)

35.22% (F 2006 cohort)

On schedule

Increase six-year graduation rate, Transfers

51.57% (F 2005 cohort)

55% (2012 cohort)

60% (2014 cohort)

54.13% (F 2006

cohort)

On schedule

*BoR table shows 31.2% for 2005 cohort. Our numbers are slightly different.

 

C. Accreditation Goals:

SPSU indicated two accreditation goals involving increasing the percentage of accredited programs and achieving AACSB accreditation in Business. Since submitting our CCG report in August 2012, our programs in Construction Engineering, Computer Game Design, and Software Engineering have achieved accreditation for the first time from ABET. The Georgia Professional Standards Commission also approved SPSU as an Education Preparation Institution in Biology Education, Chemistry Education, Mathematics Education, and Physics Education. All other programs that had accreditation visits successfully achieved reaccreditation.

 

Increase % of programs accredited*

43.3% (F 2011)

70% (F 2017)

19/34 = 55.9%

as of Jun-2013.

On schedule

Achieve AACSB for Business

Current is ACBSP

AACSB by 2020

Consultant hired, initial evaluation report received.

Report being evaluated.

* Not all academic programs have accrediting bodies. See Metric 8 in Appendix for details.

 

D. Program Support Goals:

SPSU indicated two goals to increase support for our academic programs. A major grant from the NSF ($600,000 over 4 years) for scholarship support for transfer students has been received, as have a variety of smaller grants, including a $25,000 CCG Incubator Grant from the USG for advancement of a Content Delivery Network.

 

Goal

Baseline

Target

Current Actual

Status

Endowment for schools

 

$1 M by 2014-15

$4 M by 2020-21

$300,000 (2012-13)

To be determined

Funding from Academic Grants

 

$5 M by 2014-15

$7 M by 2020-21

$2.3 M (2011-12)

NYA* (2012-13)

To be determined

*NYA = Not Yet Available

 

E. Number of Graduates:

SPSU’s ultimate goal through CCG is to increase the number of well-qualified graduates. Our graduation ceremony in Fall 2012 had the largest number of fall graduates in our history, and Spring 2013 had the largest number of graduates in our history, continuing a several year trend.

 

Goal

Baseline

Target

Current Actual

Status

Increase # graduates

987 (2011-12)

1,250 (2015-6)

1,048 (2012-13)

On schedule

 

 

2. Significant changes in the strategies from the campus plan.

or significant work undertaken not identified in original campus plan.

SPSU remains committed to all the strategies that were identified in the August 2012 CCG report. There have been no significant changes, other than that SPSU has added an articulation agreement with Georgia Military College parallel to the TCSG articulation (Strategy 2.3). Our progress relative to these strategies is summarized below.

 

Strategy

Baseline

Target

Current Actual

Status

1.1 K-12 STEM awareness

4 major outreach programs

 

Maintain 4 major outreach programs

4 major outreach programs maintained.

On schedule

1.2 Science Educ. Programs

Began offering Sci. Ed. Sp. 2012

Full implement.

60 grads by 2017

First grads exp. 2013-14. PSC approval earned.

On schedule

2.3 Articulation with TCSG/GMC

166 students BAS

59 students ET*

Fall 2011

500 students

2015-16

214 students BAS

59 students ET*

Fall 2012

On schedule

2.4 Adult Learners

556 (26.9%)

2011-12

Maintain approx. 25% level

713 (27.3%)

2012-2013

On schedule

2.5 Military Learners

Unknown—data to be collected

Strategies by end of F 2013

Data being gathered

Not applicable

3.6 Engaged Communities

None

95% participation of new students

1156 enrolled in SPSU 1001

On schedule

3.7 Advising

5 professional advisors 2011-12

Increase as resources allow

7 professional advisors Fall 2013

On schedule

3.8 Success Rates/ Gateway Courses

44.0 – 71.2%

Fall 2011

65 – 70%

54.7 – 75.0

Fall 2012

Mixed: see Section 1B

3.9 Enhance Early Warning System

---

100% faculty involvement/24 hr

99.5%

On Schedule

3.10 Online courses

24.7% of unique courses 2011-12

33.0% of unique courses 2015-16

32.4% of unique courses 2012-13

Ahead of schedule

3.11 Expand curriculum

41 undergrad

12 grad programs

No specific target

43 undergrad

13 grad approved.

1 undergrad, 1 doctoral under consideration at BoR.

Not applicable

4.12 Establishing Permanent Schedules

4 programs

All academic programs

Under review

On schedule

5.13 Program Accreditation

13 accredited out of 30 (43.3%)

70%

19 accredited out of 34 (55.9%)

On schedule

5.14 Customer Service

Metric to be determined

Improve NSSE and ACT results

Metric to be determined

Not applicable

5.15 Increase financial support

 

$1M endowment

$5M grants (2014-15)

300,000 endow

$2.3M grants

(2011-2012)

To be determined.

*ET articulation students currently in pre-engineering articulation program at TCSG schools

 

3. Partnerships

SPSU has been a leader in building and incorporating partnerships to improve student completion. We continue to expand SPSU’s TCSG articulation, through increasing the number of degree programs offered for articulation, articulating additional TCSG programs (the most recent being with their A.A.S. in Railroad Management Technology), and increasing the number of institutions with whom we articulate (Georgia Military College is the most recent).

 

SPSU maintains its current relationship with Georgia Highlands College, hosting approximately 1200 of their students in space allocated to them on our campus.

 

As our science education programs produce their first graduates (expected in 2013-14), these graduates will take teaching positions in local schools, strengthening our already substantial P-12 partnerships.

 

We are committed to moving forward with the community/business partnership group established at the 2013 Summit involving SPSU, Kennesaw State University, Chattahoochee Technical College, and our community partners David Connell (President and CEO, Cobb County Chamber of Commerce), Greg Morgan (Chairman, Cobb County Chamber of Commerce), and Kelly Price (curriculum coordinator for Forsyth County Schools). An initial planning meeting of this group was held on August 26, resulting in the formation of task forces to address key goals, such as raising of scholarships, seamless transfer, and STEM career awareness.

 

4. Key Observations and Evidence

A. Institutional Tracking and Data Analysis to Assess Progress:

SPSU’s Institutional Effectiveness Council is working to directly align the latest update of our Strategic Plan to our CCG plan, to make them work together as a seamless whole. In support of this effort, SPSU has recently purchased WEAVEonline Strategic Planning Software, which will be installed by Fall 2013. WEAVEonline will help consolidate our strategic goals and track progress in achieving them in a more granular fashion, down to the departmental level. Workshops in its use will be offered in Fall 2013. SPSU is also hiring an Executive Director for Institutional Research, to begin in Fall 2013.

 

B. Current Success Metrics:

SPSU included the following success metrics in its August 2012 submission. Updated measures may be found in the Appendix to this Status Report. We will continue to measure and compare them with results from previous years, and analyze relevant trends.

  • Metric 1 (WCCG 0100): Graduation rates (4-, 6-, and 8-year) by category (FT, Transfer)
  • Metric 2 (WCCG 0300): Retention rates (term-by-term, three years) by category (FT, Transfer)
  • Metric 3 (WCCG 0200): Average credit hours at time of completion (Native, Transfer)
  • Metric 4 (WCCG 0400): Course completion ratios (All students in a term, all graduating students)
  • Metric 5 (WCCG 0700): Number of degrees conferred (Undergraduate, Certificate, Graduate, Graduate Certificate)
  • Metric 6 (WCCG 0600): Increased access (Adult Students, 1st Generation, Pell Grant)
  • Metric 7 (WCCG 0500): Success rates in gateway courses (1st time, Ultimate)
  • Metric 8: Professional accreditation of academic programs
  • Metric 9: Fraction of unique courses taught in online or hybrid formats
  • Metric 10 (WSHR 2100): Access through transfers from TCSG
  • Metric 11 (WSHR 2110): Credit granted for prior learning

 

Five additional metrics that preceded the CCG report will continue to be used:

  • Metric 12 (WRPG 0100): Success Rate for a Course (complex analysis, with SATs, MAT exam, etc.)
  • Metric 13 (WRPG 0101): Graduation Rates by Category (FT, Transfer), School, Department, and Program
  • Metric 14 (WRPG 0102): Student Tracker by Initial Major, Based on Entry Term. Indicates # credits completed, GPA, and major each term from entry term
  • Metric 15 (WRPG 0103): Student Tracker by Final Major, Based on Graduation Term. Indicates # credits completed, GPA, and major each term backwards from graduation term
  • Metric 16 (WRPG 0104): Success Rates for Courses within a Department or School (1st, 2nd, 3rd attempts)

 

C. Strategies to Sustain Data Collection and Evaluation of Effectiveness:

SPSU has adopted two new strategies in this area. First, we have established a Business Intelligence Workgroup (BIWG) that worked initially with Marco Cestaro, the Business Intelligence specialist from the USG to launch the initiative. The goal is to build a set of basic reports and advanced analytics that answer well-defined questions and promote discovery. These analytics will then be provided to a number of Decision Centers, focused on key areas such as retention and graduation rates. Currently, the data collected at SPSU are not as clearly defined as they need to be. In response, a software application, Data Cookbook, has been purchased and placed into production to manage a consolidated data dictionary. This business intelligence effort ultimately will provide us with a single source of reliable data, which will in turn support a much more accurate evaluation of the effectiveness of our efforts.

 

Second, as described in Section 4A above, we are implementing the use of WEAVEonline, a hosted application, as a single strategic planning and assessment platform for the University. The platform is built on a course- through institution-level planning and assessment process that will engage our faculty and staff in understanding the interconnectedness of their work to the University’s goals, thereby enhancing a culture of assessment. This software will also eliminate the need for individually producing myriad reports that essentially say the same things, based on somewhat different data.

 

5. Sharing Lessons Learned

To date, there are several important lessons learned that have arisen through the development of our campus Complete College Georgia plan:

 

  • Alignment of the University Strategic Plan and our Complete College Georgia plan so that their elements sequentially and explicitly tie with producing increasing numbers of highly-qualified graduates is critical. This alignment and focus will engender greater community awareness, buy-in, and support for our efforts.
  • The value of having the right tools for planning and assessment that allow the entire University community to understand the goals and our progress toward them. WEAVEonline was selected after a rigorous analytical process, and we look forward to the structure it will provide in our planning and tracking efforts. The selection process, managed by University Information Technology Services, may be of more value to other institutions than the product that we selected.
  • It is very difficult to obtain accurate, well-defined data. Development of a consolidated detailed data dictionary is imperative for each University. Development of a transparently defined data dictionary for the University System as a whole, that every University would use, would be extremely helpful.

Appendix—Selected Updates to Metrics

 

I. Increased efficiencies

 

Metric 1:        Graduation rates—SPSU graduation only (Source: WCCG 0100)

 

Year, Fall                    2002                            2003                            2004   

# Yrs in Grad Rate      4          6          8          4          6          8          4          6          8         

1st Time FT                 6.09   29.36   35.73   5.96   27.98   32.56   7.81   32.64   38.39

Transfer FT                 35.97   55.02   57.14   26.94   41.09   43.83   36.59   50.64   53.61

1st Time PT                    0       23.33   30.00   6.06   9.09   18.18      0       12.50   20.83

Transfer PT                 12.19   20.32   25.20   19.72   29.93   29.93   18.42   28.94   34.86

 

                                    2005                            2006                           

                                    4          6          8          4          6          8                                             

1st Time FT                 6.49   32.48   37.12   6.85   35.22   NYA   

Transfer FT                 39.03   51.57   52.78   40.97   54.13   NYA                           

1st Time PT                 6.25   12.50   25.00          0   18.51   NYA                           

Transfer PT                 19.23   33.97   39.10   18.70   28.77   NYA                           

 

NYA = not yet available

 

 

 

 

Metric 2: Retention rates—at SPSU only (Source: WCCG 0300)

 

Year, Fall                    2009                            2010                            2011   

# Yrs in Reten. Rate   0.5       1          2          0.5       1          2          0.5       1          2         

1st Time FT                 94.98   72.97   56.37   94.03   76.28   58.5     94.08   75.1     NYA

Transfer FT                 92.51   76.58   69.79   93.78   79.26   68.2     90.31   71.2     NYA

1st Time PT                 64.71   47.06   23.53   81.48   59.26   41.4     82.76   59.4     NYA

Transfer PT                 79.73   63.51   51.35   75.88   57.06   47.1     71.72   57.2     NYA

 

 

Year, Fall                    2012                           

# Yrs in Reten. Rate   0.5       1          2         

1st Time FT                 94.4     NYA    NYA

Transfer FT                 89.4     NYA    NYA

1st Time PT                 64.3     NYA    NYA

Transfer PT                 78.3     NYA    NYA

 

% of students that have been retained or have graduated.

 

NYA = not yet available


 

Metric 4: Course completion ratio (Source WCCG 0420)

 

All Students

 

            2009                2010                            2011                            2012                            2013

            Sum     Fall     Spring Sum     Fall      Spring Sum     Fall      Spring Sum     Fall      Spring

A—C   80.46   73.76   74.02   75.33   74.52   74.59   76.07   73.03   73.93   77.46   74.90   73.03

A—D 86.39   80.57   81.28   81.39   80.69   81.45   81.77   80.37   80.02   82.49   81.20   79.83

A         31.41   26.82   26.94   30.07   27.09   28.45   30.24   27.73   26.82   33.77   28.73   28.44

B         29.37   27.84   27.85   28.33   28.53   27.49   26.53   27.45   27.94   27.07   28.34   27.00

C         19.48   18.78   19.06   16.77   18.75   18.55   16.99   17.68   18.92   16.62   17.83   17.59

D         5.93   6.82  7.26   6.06   6.17   6.86   5.70    7.34   6.99   5.03   6.30   6.80

F          5.82   8.67   7.80   6.54   8.05   8.48   7.66   9.07   8.55   6.25   8.24   9.64

I           0.47   0.58   0.45   0.79   0.55   0.60   0.78   0.64   0.67   0.63   0.74   0.76

S          0.20   0.31   0.16   0.15   0.14   0.01   2.31   0.18   0.25   0.02   0.12   0.18

U         0.14   0.18   0.06   0.25   0.01              0.08   0.01   ---      --       0.01   0.01

V         0.02   0.06   1.03   2.89   0.85   0.97   1.08   0.01   1.44   0.02   0.03   0.02

W        7.11   9.94   9.31   8.11   9.79   8.49   8.64   9.38   8.39   6.65   8.17   8.06

 

 

Students Who Graduated in Given Term (Source WCCG 0410)

 

            2009                2010                            2011                            2012                            2013

            Sum     Fall     Spring Sum     Fall      Spring Sum     Fall      Spring Sum     Fall      Spring

A—C   80.48   81.21   84.09   79.82   83.10   84.34   79.29   81.93   82.64   83.35   82.88   73.12

A—D 85.68   87.02   88.70   84.87   87.41   88.68   85.22   87.49   87.12   86.67   86.95   78.41

A         32.24   31.97   34.17   30.23   36.02   37.17   30.47   33.47   36.35   42.78   37.45   37.94

B         30.55   30.93   31.33   30.48   30.08   29.90   29.02   30.92   29.55   26.13   29.34   21.93

C         17.26   18.29   17.32   19.14   16.45   17.13   20.26   17.63   16.30   14.44   16.09   13.25

D         5.07   5.69  4.69   5.30   4.19   4.39   5.89    5.51   4.51   3.32   4.07   5.29

F          4.39   3.47   3.31   3.62   3.50   3.15   4.94   4.17   4.08   4.90   5.40   9.78

I           0.69   0.29   0.49   0.43   0.28   0.29   0.33   0.39   0.41   1.00   0.43   0.27

S          0.53   0.63   0.47   0.34   0.49   0.30   0.42   0.32   0.52   ---      0.01   ---

U         0.51   0.25   0.24   0.14   0.18   0.13   0.13   0.21   0.10   ---      ---      ---

V         1.67   1.78   2.33   1.96   2.21   1.35   1.54   1.56   1.65   ---      ---      0.09

W        7.08   6.70   5.62   8.37   6.62   6.17   7.00   5.82   6.54   7.43   7.21    11.45


 

2. Increased numbers of graduates

 

Metric 5: Number of degrees conferred (Source: WCCG 0700)

 

                        Undergrad       Undergrad Cert           Grad                Grad Cert        Total

2009-2010       596                  28                                166                  12                    802

2009 Summer 138                  3                                39                  2                    182

2009 Fall         189                  4                                67                  5                    265

2010 Spring    269                  21                                60                  5                    355

 

2010-2011       723                  11                                200                  14                    948

2010 Summer 161                  1                                63                  4                    229

2010 Fall         235                  4                                63                  6                    308

2011 Spring    327                  6                                74                  4                    411

 

2011-2012       728                  6                                229                  24                    987

2011 Summer 142                  4                                46                  4                    196

2011 Fall         242                  1                                83                  6                    332

2012 Spring    344                  1                                100                  14                    459

 

2012-2013       785                  10                                215                  38                 1048

2012 Summer 132                  1                                41                  3                    177

2012 Fall         269                  4                                89                  19                    381

2013 Spring    384                  5                                85                  16                    490

 

Note: This does not include students who complete the equivalent of an associates degree (60 hours) and do not graduate. It also does not include students who graduate from another USG institution.

 


 

3. Quality

Metric 7: First-time and ultimate student success rates in gateway courses (Source: WCCG 0500)                    

 

                                             2009 Sum            2009 Fall             2010      Spr.        2010 Sum            2010 Fall            

                                             1st           Ult          1st           Ult          1st           Ult          1st           Ult          1st           Ult

CHEM 1211K                    79.1       81.4       69.9       78.4       62.6       71.8       78.4       83.8       76.2       82.0

CHEM 1212K                    82.1       92.9       57.1       64.3       73.8       76.2       66.7       80.0       71.1       77.8

ENGL 1101                        68.4       78.9       85.1       91.4       80.9       83.8       97.1       100        88.2       90.7

ENGL 1102                        84.2       86.8       80.4       87.4       86.2       90.6       83.3       83.3       77.4       85.6

MATH 1111                       63.2       78.9       72.5       80.4       58.4       75.3       67.9       71.4       78.2       82.0

MATH 1113                       73.9       87.0       75.9       83.3       74.4       82.6       78.7       93.6       70.6       81.4

MATH 2253                       68.1       79.7       64.1       80.4       67.3       79.4       70.3       84.4       67.6       76.5

MATH 2254                       65.0       80.0       47.8       68.6       70.7       81.0       37.5       71.2       56.5       69.9

MATH 2306                       90.7       92.6       65.1       82.0       76.4       87.4       81.8       92.7       65.4       77.6

PHYS 1111K                      62.3       71.7       53.3       62.0       57.9       67.3       57.4       61.1       42.1       51.2

PHYS 1112K                      42.9       64.3       64.7       68.6       62.2       66.7       80.0       80.0       76.3       81.6

PHYS 2211K                      67.7       77.4       64.3       71.4       60.3       70.9       61.2       82.1       68.4       71.9

PHYS 2212K                      86.4       93.9       70.1       80.4       71.4       78.2       78.9       86.0       71.1       77.2

 

                                             2011 Spr              2011 Sum            2011 Fall             2012 Spr              2012 Sum           

                                             1st           Ult          1st           Ult          1st           Ult          1st           Ult          1st           Ult*

CHEM 1211K                    63.6       71.1       51.1       60.0       63.6       67.2       66.3       71.9       82.9       82.9

CHEM 1212K                    55.7       69.3       81.8       81.8       62.9       68.6       78.2       79.5       68.8       68.8

ENGL 1101                        76.0       78.8       91.7       91.7       82.6       87.2       83.3       86.4       96.0       96.0

ENGL 1102                        87.5       90.9       69.8       76.7       77.8       81.3       83.8       87.4       75.7       80.0

MATH 1111                       68.5       71.7       44.8       51.7       63.5       68.1       63.2       77.2       52.4       77.8

MATH 1113                       75.9       81.4       52.8       65.3       71.3       75.2       63.2       73.7       63.2       74.5

MATH 2253                       67.8       74.7       62.1       69.7       61.6       65.3       62.7       71.9       65.6       76.7

MATH 2254                       56.6       66.4       44.6       55.4       44.0       52.4       52.2       68.1       43.2       62.8

MATH 2306                       65.6       72.5       63.5       75.0       71.2       73.3       70.0       80.0       65.5       78.2

PHYS 1111K                      62.5       65.4       59.5       59.5       50.5       53.5       51.2       59.1       44.1       52.9

PHYS 1112K                      65.9       68.3       66.7       66.7       61.9       69.0       69.3       73.2       60.0       70.0

PHYS 2211K                      64.4       70.2       54.8       61.6       61.4       66.3       68.9       73.5       73.5       80.3

PHYS 2212K                      71.1       76.3       70.8       77.1       67.0       73.8       58.4       65.5       88.2       92.0

 

                                             2012 Fall             2013 Spring                      

                                             1st           Ult*        1st           Ult         

CHEM 1211K                    72.6       77.1       60.8

CHEM 1212K                    62.5       64.6       71.8

ENGL 1101                        88.8       91.3       82.9

ENGL 1102                        79.8       81.5       85.1

MATH 1111                       59.6       70.4       61.3

MATH 1113                       66.3       75.1       57.7

MATH 2253                       62.4       65.7       47.0

MATH 2254                       57.9       66.7       54.2

MATH 2306                       67.9       76.7       82.8

PHYS 1111K                      62.1       70.2       57.9

PHYS 1112K                      75.0       75.0       79.0

PHYS 2211K                      54.7       64.6       58.6

PHYS 2212K                      59.1       65.4       56.8

 

* subject to change as courses are repeated in future semesters.
Metric 8: Professional accreditation of academic programs

 

Program                                 Agency           Currently Accred?     Status of Accreditation

Accounting                             ACBSP            No (New Program)     ACBSP 2013; AACSB by 2020

Architecture                            NAAB             Yes                              Currently at Highest Level

Biology                                   None Avail.    No                               None

Business Administration        ACBSP            Yes                              AACSB by 2017

Chemistry                               ACS*              No                               ACS by 2017

Civil Engineering                   ABET              No (New Program)     Apply ABET 2013

Civil Engineering Tech.         ABET              Yes                              Currently at Highest Level

Computer Eng. Tech.             ABET              Yes                              Currently at Highest Level

Computer Game Design         ABET              Yes                              Currently at Highest Level

Computer Science                  ABET              Yes                              Currently at Highest Level

Construction Engineering      ABET              Yes                              Currently at Highest Level

Construction Management     ACCE              Yes                              Currently at Highest Level

Education--Biology                PSC, NCATE  Yes                              Approved by GA PSC

Education--Chemistry                        PSC, NCATE  Yes                              Approved by GA PSC

Education--Mathematics        PSC, NCATE  Yes                              Approved by GA PSC

Education--Physics                PSC, NCATE  Yes                              Approved by GA PSC

Electrical Engineering                       ABET              No (New Program)     Apply ABET by 2013

Electrical Engineering Tech  ABET              Yes                              Currently at Highest Level

English + Prof. Comm.          None Avail.    No                               None

Industrial Eng. Tech.              ABET              Yes                              Currently at Highest Level

Information Technology        ABET              Yes                              Currently at Highest Level

International Studies              None Avail.    No                               None

Mathematics                           None Avail.    No                               None

Mechanical Engineering        ABET              No (New Program)     Apply ABET by 2013

Mechanical Eng. Tech.           ABET              Yes                              Currently at Highest Level

Mechatronics Engineering     ABET              No (New Program)     Apply ABET by 2013

Physics                                    None Avail.    No                               None

Political Science                     None Avail.    No                               None

Psychology                             None Avail.    No                               None

Software Engineering             ABET              Yes                              Currently at Highest Level

Surveying and Mapping         ABET              Yes                              Currently at Highest Level

Systems Engineering              ABET              No (New Program)     Apply ABET by 2013

Technical Communication     None Avail.    No                               None

Telecom. Eng. Tech.              ABET              Yes                              Currently at Highest Level

 

Number of undergraduate programs: 34       

Number currently professionally accredited: 19

Number of programs too new to be accredited: 6

Number of programs where no accreditation exists: 8

 

% Accredited: 55.9%            % New Program: 17.6%         % No Accred. Exists: 23.5%

 

*The American Chemical Society (ACS) certifies chemistry programs.

4. Other Metrics

 

Metric 9: Fraction of unique courses taught in online and hybrid formats

           

                                    # Unique Courses       # Hybrid         %       # Online          %

Summer 2011                         302                  68                  22.5        80                 26.4

Fall 2011                                 583                  62                  10.6     138                 23.6

Spring 2012                            607                  61                  10.0     151                 24.8

Summer 2012                         297                  73                  24.5        95                 31.9

Fall 2012                                 610                  73                  12.0     187                 30.7

Spring 2013                            621                  72                  11.6     186                 30.0

Summer 2013                         287                  59                  20.6     119                 41.5

Note: Courses in which multiple sections are taught count as one unique course.

 

 

 

Metric 10: Access through transfers from Technical College System of Georgia

 

                                                2009-10           2010-11           2011-12           2012-13

# Students                                  201                    275                  335             284

# Cr. Hrs. transferred             6,478               10,488             12,970             9,691

 

 

By Semester:

                                    2009                2010                            2011                            2012

                                    Sum     Fall      Spring Sum     Fall      Spring Sum     Fall      Spring

 

# Students                   30        101      70        44        135      96        61        153      121

% of Transfer             25.2     17.6     26.54   37.92   22.53   33.79   48.02   28.95   38.78

 

# Cr. Hrs. transferred 1009    2940    2529    1643    5053    3792    2117    5949    4904

% of Transfer Cr. Hrs 13.75   9.09     17.44   24.39   13.87   20.48   25.19   19.17   25.09

 

 

                                                           2013                           

                                    Sum     Fall      Spring

# Students                   57        134      93

% of Transfer             38.77   19.59   29.89

           

# Cr. Hrs. transferred 2186    4217    3288

% of Transfer Cr. Hrs 20.76   10.31   16.95