Strategic Plan Update 4/12

Strategic Plan Update 4/12 (PDF) – accessible version

The Office of the Chancellor

Purdue University Calumet

Lawshe Hall, Room 330

(219)989-2204


Enrollment Fast Facts

Enrollment Fast Facts
Facts F11 F12
Total 9,786 9,807
Undergraduate / Graduate 8,639 / 1,147 8,664 / 1,143
Resident / Non-Resident 7,891 / 1,895 8,136 / 1,671
Ethnic Minorities 3,275* 3,491*
International 646 613
1st Generation Percent 69% 70%
High School Rank (top 10%) 13% 11%
*Detailed Breakdown of Ethnic Minorities
Ethnicity F11 F12
African American 1,476 1,621
Hispanic 1,467 1,546
Asian 173 165
American Indian / Alaskan 32 35
Total 3,275 3,491

Strategic Plan (2008-13) Goals

  1. Foster Engaged Learning
  2. Prepare an Educated NW Indiana Workforce and Citizenry
  3. Improve Student Success
  4. Increase Support for Faculty and Staff Excellence
  5. Develop a Vibrant Campus Community

Fostering Engaged Learning

Experiential Learning (EXL)

2,109 enrollees in Experiential Learning courses (2011-12)

  • 1,587 (2010-11)
  • 1,436 (2009-10)
  • 1,063 (2008-09)


Student Research Projects

Student Research Projects
Year Number of Projects
2012 173+
2011 99
2010 148
2009 95

Also…

  • Students…#1 worldwide in simulated business competition
  • Students…National finalists in National Student Advertising Competition
  • Students…#5 in NASA’s Great Moonbuggy Race



Preparing an Educated NWI Workforce and Citizenry

  • $2.7 million expansion – Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation…($30 + million industry cost savings + experiential learning apps)
  • $4.6 million development – Hospitality and Tourism Management Building
  • Water Institute completed 5 year research project for BP
  • Approval of 14th Master’s degree: M. S. in Modeling, Simulation and Visualization
  • Leadership for NWI Small Business Development Center

Improving Student Success…

Degrees Conferred
Year Baccalaureate Master’s
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%

Degree Attainment Rate

Degree attainment efficiency is expressed as a percentage of graduates / year in relation to FTE enrollment. Bachelor’s degree awardees are multiplied by 4 (the ideal efficiency factor) and then divided by the FTE.

Full Time Equivalent = Total Credit Hours / 15

Degree Attainment Rate = Indiana Resident Bachelors Degree Awarded X 4 / Full Time Equivalent Enrollment

Year Indiana Bachelor Seeking FTE Indiana Resident Degrees Awarded 3-Year Average
2010-11 4556 828 64.7%
2009-10 4812 747
2008-09 4960 736
2007-08 4571 748 63.7%
2006-07 4385 708
2005-06 4214 643

Persistence Rates (F10 to F11)

1st Time Full Time Beginning Students – African-American
School Number Percentage
IU East * 90%
IU Kokomo * 67%
IU Northwest 152 49%
IU South Bend 50 66%
IU Southeast 53 55%
Purdue Calumet 151 58%
PNC 29 21%
IPFW 87 39%
IUPUI 258 68%
Purdue West Lafayette 214 87%
IU Bloomington 339 85%

* Denotes < 10 students

1st Time Full Time Beginning Students – Hispanic
School Number Percentage
IU East * 44%
IU Kokomo * 67%
IU Northwest 156 60%
IU South Bend 77 64%
IU Southeast 19 58%
Purdue Calumet 140 71%
PNC 47 40%
IPFW 45 67%
IUPUI 115 72%
Purdue West Lafayette 223 89%
IU Bloomington 318 89%

* Denotes < 10 students


‘Academic Recovery Program’ to the Rescue

Darniece Christian looks forward to graduating and earning her bachelor’s degree in 2014. Her outlook wasn’t so bright a few years ago when she was on probation after her first semester at Purdue Calumet.

Like many students, Darniece struggled with the transition from high school and had to juggle the demands of her job and college education…

Purdue Calumet’s ‘Academic Recovery Program’ supports students like Darniece. The program’s Topics of Study course taught her core skills to improve studying, test taking, time management and organization.

By applying new techniques she learned, she was able to trade academic probation for acceptance into Purdue Calumet’s highly competitive nursing program.

“I would have no idea how to study for college and manage my time if it were not for that class,” she said.

Source: Ivy Tech Community College 2011, Reaching Higher, Achieving More: A Success Agenda for Higher Education in Indiana


Students eligible for Academic Recovery Program

Students eligible for Academic Recovery Program
Year Percent Number of Students Percent of Undergrad Pop.
F-2011 32.0% 320 3.70%
F-2010 38.7% 445 5.14%
F-2009 44.3% 455 5.05%
F-2008 45.6% 465 5.57%
F-2007 51.1% 561 6.53%

Developing a Vibrant Campus Community

  • Students from 40 nations enrolled
  • Plan…to replace obsolete Gyte Annex
  • Plan…for New Recreation / Fitness Center

Athletic Program expansion and engagement

  • M and W X-County (F11)
  • M and W Soccer Coaches Hired; sports debut in F12
  • Athletic Director National search
  • Athletics GPA (2.96) exceed general student body (2.57)

Introductory Decadal Planning

Early Planning Stage

  1. Tri-mester Review
  2. Embrace use of Academic Learning Center
  3. Commercialization Center

Noteworthy Points

  • Diversity
  • Degree attainment
  • Experiential Learning
  • Academic recovery and retention
  • Student athletes’ academic success
  • Need for new facilities