In Transition Advancing Excellence

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The Office of the Chancellor

Purdue University Calumet

Lawshe Hall, Room 330

(219)989-2204


In Transition

  • Focus on bachelor’s and master’s graduates
  • Increased minimum admission standards
  • No more associate degrees/students
  • No more remedial students

Degrees Conferred

Degrees Conferred
School Year Baccalaureate Master’s
2011-2012 1,005 342
2010-2011 977 330
2009-2010 890 264
2008-2009 856 284
2007-2008 854 273
2006-2007 793 224
2005-2006 716 245

Retention/Graduation Rates

1-Year Retention Rates
Cohort Years 1-Year Retention
2011-2012 69.2%
2010-2011 68.5%
2009-2010 69.2%
2008-2009 68.6%
2007-2008 62.7%
2006-2007 61.8%
2005-2006 59.8%
6-Year Graduation Rates
Cohort Years 6-Year Graduation
2006-2007 TBD (Summer 2013)
2005-2006 28.0%
2004-2005 25.8%
2003-2004 28.7%
2002-2003 21.5%
2001-2008 22.8%
2000-2001 24.0%

Enrollment Comparison

Enrollment Comparison
Student Type F12 F11 F10
Total 10,054 9,786 9,807
Undergrads 8,912 8,639 8,664
Grad Students 1,142 1,147 1,143
Resident 7,633 7,891 8,136
Non-Resident 2,241 1,895 1,671
Full Time 5,245 5,926 5,830
Part Time 4,809 3,860 3,977

Enrolled Hours

Enrolled Hours
Academic Type F12 F11 F10
Total 101,674 101,243 104,101
Academic Schools 86,674 90,457 97,768
Academic Outreach*# 15,00 10,541, 5,206

* MBAE, English Language Program, English Training in Engineering, AOCT/Contract Inst., HS Dual Credit, On-Line Nursing, On-Line Education

# Sum of F11 and F10 Academic School and Academic Outreach hours does not equal total hours listed due to combining of live and frozen data


Enrolled Hours by Academic Schools

Enrolled Hours by Academic Schools
Academic School F12 F11 F10 F10 to F12 Differential
English, Math and Science 19,854 20,255 21,301 (1,447)
Liberal Arts and Social Sciences 37,481 40,182 43,264 (5,873)
Management 12,045 13,000 15,346 (3,301)
Technology 8,032 8,264 8,986 (954)
Nursing 4,778 3,249 3,677 1,101
Education 3,153 3,528 3,270 (117)
Center for Student Achievement 1,607 1,979 1,924 (317)
Total F10 to F12 Comparative Differential (10,818)

Changing Students and Transitional University Challenges

  • More selective student recruiting (40+ denied admission 4 years ago; 1,200 in 2012-13)
  • No state funding for academic outreach students
  • Insufficient enrollment in some academic programs
  • Faculty overstaffing/understanding in some programs
  • Lingering effects of economic slowdown

Bottom Line

  • Addressing current shortfall
  • Addressing anticipated $4 million budgetary shortfall per 2013-14

Transitional Response for Moving Forward

  • Enrollment management strategy/plan
  • Faculty workloads (elimination of positions)
  • Scrutinizing academic programs and defining metrics
  • Closing facilities, (ALC, Child Center)
  • Holistic approach to serving students
  • Advancing economic development

Strategic Plan (2013-18): ADVANCING EXCELLENCE

  • Academic Excellence
  • Learning through Engagement and Discovery
  • Inclusivity
  • Community and Business Partnerships

Academic Excellence

  • Assess all programs (per student interest/demand)
  • Honors Program to Honors College
  • Student recruitment and admissions strategies
  • Resources to help students succeed
  • Facilities geared to positive student experience
  • Strengthen sustainability through diversity
  • Invest in employees who pursue excellence

Learning through Engagement and Discovery

  • Enrich distinctive experiential learning opportunities
  • Foster mentoring culture
  • Holistic support/development of students
  • Increase student research opportunities

Inclusivity

  • Recognize and celebrate diversity
  • Expand sense of community
  • Embrace adaptation and change
  • Engage better with diverse groups
  • Lead development of inclusive NWI

Community and Business Partnerships

  • Strengthen NWI working with business and community
  • Improve engagement with valued alumni and friends
  • Increase fundraising relationships
  • Advance campus profile through athletics

Noteworthy in 2012-13

  • 2013-18 Strategic Plan completion/development
  • Future Commercialization Center building
  • Water Institute and Energy Efficiency Center Labs
  • Athletics expansion
  • M. S. in Modeling, Simulation and Visualization
  • Student Recreation Center plan

Purdue Calumet’s Big 7 for 2013-14

  1. Enrollment Management Plan/Strategy
  2. Demographics
  3. Development and Outreach
  4. Commercialization Center
  5. Dowling Part Sports Complex
  6. Academic Scholarships
  7. Downtown Towle Theater