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University Strategic Plan

Annual Report Card Fiscal Year 2013

Strategic Plan (USP)

ual Report Card University Strategic Plan (USP)

Annual Report Card FY 2013


he Annual University Strategic Plan Report Card highlights the university’s progress on the five Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) of the 2010-2015 Strategic Plan for FY 2013. Found within the Annual Report Card are trend data incorporating campus performance on key components of the university’s strategic the plan. Also versity Strategic Plan Report Card highlights is aPerformance summary of activities and accomplishments s on the included five Key Indicators (KPIs) for the year. New additions to the report card this year rategic Plan fortheFY 2013.section Foundthat within thecontext reportto the include narrative provides ncorporating campus numeric data. performance on key

university’s strategic plan. Also included is a There are many accomplishments worth celebrating es and accomplishments for the year. New for FY 2013. We saw a significant growth in degree ort card this year include the narrative completion for the Bachelor’s degreesection (7.14% that increase), Master’s the numeric (25.81% increase), Doctoral degree

(15.71 % increase), and the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate (35.29% increase) in comparison to FY omplishments worth FY 2013. We saw a significant growth 2012 data. We celebrating saw increasesfor in student progression benchmarks by credit hours in for degree each Bachelor’s degree (7.14% Master’s degreeare(25.81% increase), degree progression category,increase), suggesting that more students moving through degreeDoctoral completion. A 5.50% increase occurred at 24-47 hours, 1.51% increase at 48-71 hours, and a 5.66% and the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate (11.24% increase) in comparison to FY 2012 data. increase at 72+ hours. While much work remains to increase our revenue streams, we n student are progression for each suggesting pleased to benchmarks report increasesby in credit Alumni hours giving and privateprogression and corporatecategory, donations for re moving degree completion. A 5.50% increase occurredSimilarly, at 24-47 hours, FYthrough 2013. Alumni giving more than doubled, increasing by 112.60%. private and 1.51% morehours. than doubled, an remains increase of am revenue urs, and corporate a 5.66%donations increasealso at 72+ While highlighting much work to 117.47%. increaseI our proud of the progress we made in the area of international and community engagement. sed to report increases in Alumni giving and private and corporate donations for FY 2013. With our public service and land-grant mission, we have extended our reach to 40 counties e than doubled, increasing 212.60%. private andextension corporate donations in Tennessee from 34by in FY 2012. TheSimilarly, number of face-to-face contacts grew byalso almost contacts, a 3.68% increase. The number TSU students participating highlighting an10,000 increase of 217.47%. I am proud of theofprogress we made in theinarea of Study Abroad programs increased by 92.31% (from 52 in FY 2012 to 100 in FY 2013) and mmunityinternational engagement. With our public service and land-grant university mission, we have student enrollment grew by 112.50% (from 80 in FY 2012 to 170 in FY 2013). to 40 counties in Tennessee 34these in FY 2012. The number face-to-face extension I commend faculty who from have led study abroad programs to of expand international and cultural understanding for our students The consistent with my diversity participating and inclusion. in Study most 10,000 contacts, a 3.68% increase. number of vision TSU of students

creased by 92.31% (from 52 in FY 2012 to 100 in FY 2013) and international student I would like to thank the University Strategic Planning Council (USPC) for its work in 212.5% coordinating (from 80 inthe FYimplementation 2102 to 170ofinthe FYStrategic 2013).Plan I commend faculty have led these and preparing the who Annual Report Card. Additionally, I applaud faculty, staff, students, alumni, employers, andconsistent friends of the ms to expand international and cultural understanding for our students with my university for their accomplishments as highlighted in this Annual Report Card. As we set nd inclusion. our eyes towards 2015 (the end date for the current strategic plan), and begin the process for a new strategic plan, central administration will continue to work with campus units and

stakeholders to improve upon areas that need improvement, and strive for new ways the to k the University Strategic Planning Council (USPC) for its work in coordinating continue to strengthen the quality of student learning and student success at our institution. he Strategic Plan and preparing the Annual Report Card. Additionally, I applaud faculty, ni, employers, and friends Glenda Glover, Ph.D. of the university for their accomplishments as highlighted in this d. As we President set our eyes towards 2015 (the end date for the current strategic plan), and begin w strategic plan, central administration will continue to work with campus units and rove upon areas that need improvement, and strive for new ways to continue to2 strengthen • Page nt learning and student success at our institution.

Access and Diversity Access and Diversity relates to the following: growth in enrollment, distance education, transfer students, and underserved population groups as outlined in the strategic plan.


Overall Campus Enrollment



TSU Undergraduate Graduate

FY 2011 8930 6857 2073

FY 2012 9165 7105 2060

FY 2013 8775 6780 1995

I. Adults

FY 2011 3860

FY 2012 3580

FY 2013 3760

II. Low-Income (Pell grant eligible) III. African American IV. White V. Other1 VI. Health VII. STEM VIII. Education







1936 265 2370 1508 1272

1808 267 2581 1539 1239

2023 439 2023 1506 1075

FY 2011 1505 197

FY 2012 1517 207

FY 2013 19673 317

FY 2011 560

FY 2012 640

FY 2013 683

(25 & above)


Distance Education


Transfer Students

Number of Students Enrolled Number of Online Courses2 Number of Students

Includes Hispanic, Native American, and Asian. Only TSU Online Courses and does not include Regents Online Degree (RODP) courses. Includes students in Fall 2012 who were in census file, were degree seeking, and had 1 credit hour in online learning (including RODP), other computer based instruction, or video broadcast.

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The University recorded significant growth regarding its Access and Diversity goal, consistent with the President’s vision of inclusion. For example, we saw during the year an increase in the number of adult students. We also saw an increase in the number of Hispanic, Asian, and Native American students on campus. The establishment and operation of the Office of Diversity and International Affairs, in line with the Strategic Plan, has been a critical factor for the growth. The university has committed to expanding distance education. 100 more technology-based courses were added and 450 more students were served as compared to FY 2012. TSU also witnessed an increase in the number of students transferring to the institution by 6.7% in FY 2013.

Access and Diversity

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Academic Quality and Student Success Academic Quality and Student Success relates to the following: college completion, progression benchmarks, and improvements in student learning (i.e. performance on national examinations)


Actual Degree Completion by Credential

Degree Associate Bachelor Master Education Specialist Doctoral Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Total


FY 2011 115 975 371 12 68 54

FY 2012 138 952 403 31 70 34

FY 2013 134 1020 507 23 81 46




Degree Completion by Subpopulation Groups


FY 2011 521

FY 2012 FY 2013 555 Data not yet available

Low-Income (Pell grant eligible) African American Health STEM



Data not yet available

789 270 143

805 297 150

Data not yet available Data not yet available Data not yet available

(25 & above)


Student Progression Benchmarks by Credit Hours


National Exam Pass Rates

24 hr 48 hr 72 hr

Engineering1 Nursing Teaching Senior Exit Exam2 (General Education)

FY 2011 1053 910 2469

FY 2012 1181 1059 3606

FY 2013 1246 1075 3810

FY 2011

FY 2012

FY 2013

24% A.A.S= 70%; BSN = 87.5% 98% (Praxis)

47% A.A.S = 86%; BSN = 63.6% 100%(praxis)

44% Data not yet available

Institutional Average:

Institutional Average:

Institutional Average:




Data not yet available

This is the rate of seniors who pass the examination. These rates reflect this singular year only. Includes graduates only. The ETS national average is 448.5 for FY 2011, is 449.1 for FY 2012, and 446.8 for 2013.

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Compared to FY2012, TSU saw an increase in graduates in FY2013. The increase came mostly from Master’s degrees and bachelors degrees. Doctoral degrees produced is also increasing. The total number of degrees has increased by 11% since FY2012. Both Associate degree programs (Dental Hygiene and Nursing) are currently at maximum capacity. TSU also saw increases in all categories of progression in FY2013, suggesting that more students are moving towards degree completion. A worthy note in FY2013 relates to the University’s performance on the Senior Exit Exam. The University moved closer to the national average.

Academic Quality and Student Success

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Business-Friendly Practices Business-Friendly Practices relate to the following: improvements in user satisfaction regarding the University’s core business and educational functions where “user” is defined as students, alumni, employees, and external constituents.


Student Satisfaction (NSSE)1

FY 2010 FY 2011 FY 2012 I. Level of Academic Challenge 1st Year students TSU: 52.5 / Peers: 52.8 TSU: 51.2 / Peers: 51.8 TSU: 54.3/ Peers: 53.1 Senior Year students TSU: 57.1 / Peers: 56.5 TSU: 55.5 / Peers: 56.3 TSU: 56.6 / Peers: 57.1 II. Active & Collaborative Learning 1st Year students TSU: 48.2 / Peers: 42.8 TSU: 47.7 / Peers: 43.6 TSU: 54.8 / Peers: 43.2 Senior Year students TSU: 55.4 / Peers: 50.8 TSU: 55.8 / Peers: 53.7 TSU: 56.9 / Peers: 51.9 III. Student-Faculty Interaction (SFI) 1st Year students TSU: 39.1 / Peers: 35.3 TSU: 39.5 / Peers: 35.3 TSU: 45.2 / Peers: 36.2 Senior Year students TSU: 46.1 / Peers: 42.3 TSU: 45.2 / Peers: 43.7 TSU: 47.4 / Peers: 44.1 IV. Enriching Educational Experiences 1st Year students TSU: 27.7 / Peers: 27.5 TSU: 27.0 / Peers: 26.6 TSU: 31.5 / Peers: 28.0 Senior Year students TSU: 39.2 / Peers: 39.3 TSU: 38.8 / Peers: 38.8 TSU: 39.4 / Peers: 39.8 V. Supportive Campus Environment 1st Year students TSU: 56.3 / Peers: 62.2 TSU: 53.9 / Peers: 59.2 TSU: 59.8 / Peers: 63.0 Senior Year students TSU: 55.9 / Peers: 59.1 TSU: 53.1 / Peers: 56.8 TSU: 53.4 / Peers: 61.0


Employer Satisfaction - FY 2013

Knowledge Development 70.4% Responding as Very Well Prepared or Well Prepared Interpersonal and Leadership Skills 72.0% Responding as Always or Frequently Observed Developmental Experiences 68.3% of Employer of TSU Graduates Indicated

Tennessee State University’s Peer Institutions include Southeastern Public Universities , Carnegie Engaged Institutions and HBCU’s. The 2012 NSSE was the most recent report. The NSSE was conducted in 2013 and will be reported in the FY 2014 Report Card.


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Business-Friendly Practices Level of Academic Challenge (LAC)

Interpretation: For AY 2012, first year students at TSU appear to find their institution as slightly more engaging than the first year students at the peer institutions when referencing the Level of Academic Challenge. This finding is slightly less true for seniors.

Active and Collaborative Learning (ACL)

Interpretation: For AY 2012, first year students rate TSU much higher than their peer institutions on Active & Collaborative Learning. The TSU average mean rating for this benchmark ranks them among the top 50% of their peer institutions. For TSU seniors, they also find their Active & Collaborative Learning experiences more engaging than students at the peer institutions.

Student Faculty Interaction (SFI)

Interpretation: For AY 2012, first year students at TSU found that the Student-Faculty Interactions are much more engaging than first year students at the peer institutions. The senior year students also rated TSU as slightly more engaging on this criterion.

Enriching Educational Experiences (EEE)

Interpretation: For AY 2012, first year students rated TSU as providing similar but slightly higher levels of Enriching Educational Experiences as those found at the peer institutions. The seniors at TSU and the seniors at the Southeast Public Universities gave this criterion a nearly identical average rating (39.4 and 39.8).

Supportive Campus Environment (SCE)

Interpretation: For AY 2012, both first year students and seniors rated TSU with lower average means than their peers for the criterion- Supportive Campus Environment. The effect size was computed for the mean differences and resulted in a negative sign. This item may warrant more attention.


First year students at TSU rated the institution more favorably than senior year students on four out of five criteria (LAC, ACL, SFI and EEE). The ratings given by the senior year students presented a mixed review. A higher than average mean rating was found on two criteria (ACL, SFI) and two other criteria received a lower than average mean rating by TSU seniors (LAC,SCE). The seniors’ rating of the criteria- Enriching Educational Experience was found to be comparable (39.4; 39.8) to the ratings given by their peers at other Southeast Public Universities. 8 • Page

Revenue Generation/Research/Resourcefulness This KPI relates to the following: increase in external grants and contracts, alumni giving and private donations; and an efficiency plan that generates cost-savings in existing operations. The University implemented plans that resulted in cost-savings in such areas as: Online evaluation of faculty instruction, Financial Aid Loan Default Management, and a new paperelectronic hybrid travel system.

Revenue other than tuition/ state funds

FY 2011

FY 2012

FY 2013

A. External grants and Contracts B. Alumni Giving

45.2 million

48.3 million

34.5 million







C. Private and Corporate Donations

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Revenue Generation/Research/Resourcefulness During FY 2013 the University recorded a total of 171 Awards in Research and Sponsored Programs. There were five awards totaling over one million dollars each:

• Valerie Williams, Center for Excellence –Learning Sciences, for Tennessee Early Childhood Training Alliance (TECTA) from Tennessee Department of Human Services • Valerie Williams, Center for Excellence –Learning Sciences, for Tennessee CAREs Early Head Start Program from US Department of Health and Human Services • Chandra Reddy, College of Agriculture, Human, and Natural Sciences, for Institute of Food Agriculture and Environmental Research from the US Department of Agriculture • Chandra Reddy, College of Agriculture, Human, and Natural Sciences, for Cooperative Extension Program from the US Department of Agriculture • Chandra Reddy, College of Agriculture, Human, and Natural Sciences, for Extension Facilities from the US Department of Agriculture

There were two awards for over $500,000 each:

• Baqar Husaini, College of Agriculture, Human, and Natural Sciences, for Nashville Children Eating Well (CHEW) for Health from the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) • Leehyn Keel, Center for Excellence – Information Systems, for Control for Wireless Network via Cloud Computing from the US Army Research Office

Additionally, each of the following received external grants of over $400,000:

• Suping Zhou, College of Agriculture, Human, and Natural Sciences, Identification and modulation of functional protein association networks fo drought tolerance in switchgrass from US Department of Agriculture/NIFA • Sandria Godwin, College of Agriculture, Human, and Natural Sciences, Improving Consumers’ Storage, Handling, and Preparation of Poultry and Poultry Products from the US Department of Agriculture • Lonnie Sharpe, Massie Chair/TSLAMP, Environmental Justice Technology and Training for Community Capacity from the US Department of Energy 10 • Page

Engagement Engagement relates to the university’s engagement in community service, extension contacts throughout the state as a land-grant institution, and international education reflected in the number of TSU students participating in study abroad opportunities and the number of international students enrolled at the institution.


Community Service Engagement

I. Number of Service Learning Courses II. Number of Community Partnerships III. Number of Students Engaged in Community Service IV. Total Number of Student Hours Spent in Community Service


FY 2011 56

FY 2012 117

FY 2013 91








FY 2012 52

FY 2013 100





International Engagement

FY 2011 I. TSU students 43 participating in Study Abroad II. International Enrollment1 83


Land-grant Engagement and Regional Economic Impact

I. Number of Face-to-Face Extension contacts2 II. Economic Impact3 (in dollars)

FY 2011 Not available

FY 2012 271,676

FY 2013 281,675

$610 million

$615 million

$615 million

Based on U.S. Department of Education definition of International student status. Data tracking for face-to-face extension contacts began in FY 2012 3 The Economic Impact of Tennessee State University on the State of Tennessee 2010-2011. Impact study conducted by the Office of Business and Economic Research, College of Business, Tennessee State University. The economic impact of the University is computed by grouping expenditures items into three broad categories as follows: university, students, and visitors. The expenditures under each category generate direct, indirect, and induced effects, as well as tax revenues to the state economy. 1 2

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Engagement A. Community Service Engagement

The University received the President’s Honor Roll designation for the fifth year in a row, and the Gold Level Involved Award in the Mayor’s Workplace Challenge. Additionally, TSU was one of three universities selected for a national webinar to present on best practices for obtaining Carnegie Community Engaged Classification. The webinar was hosted by the Eastern Region Campus Compact and presented at the Webinar Panel on Carnegie Classification Peer Development Network. During the year, the Center for Service Learning and Civic Engagement also devoted its attention to the development and organization of UNIV 1000 Freshman Orientation courses, along with grant program implementation. The experiences from UNIV 1000 were shared at a national conference on service learning held in Denver, Colorado. The presentation titled: “Making real-world change: A model for integrating and assessing service learning opportunities in the curriculum through the first year experience,” was well received by conference participants.

B. International Engagement

There were significant increases in international engagement this year. With full-time staff designated to work with study abroad and international student services, the recruitment of students for programs and the involvement of faculty in planning for international education was enhanced. In 2012-2013, faculty-led student groups were funded for student abroad programs and some were groups involved in service-learning as well as the traditional classes for academic credit. Programming, such as study abroad fairs, speakers to discuss traveling abroad, and international groups visiting the campus, provided more encouragement for TSU students to consider studying abroad. Also, current international students were challenged to recruit friends and family from their countries to enroll as students. The focus on more intentional recruitment and the studentfriendly atmosphere of the new office and its improved processes are largely responsible for the increase in international engagement.

C. Land-grant Engagement and Regional Economic Impact

The total direct economic impact of outreach education and community engagement through the TSU Extension educators totaled 280,616 for fiscal year 2013. This is a 3.3% increase compared to the total of direct extension contacts (271,676) the previous fiscal year. Additionally, extension services increased 34 to 40 counties in Tennessee in FY 2013. The direct contacts encompass three educational extension areas: Agriculture and Natural Resources community (including farmers) with 80,958 contacts; Family and Consumer Sciences with 39,365 contacts and 4-H Clubs and Youth Development with 160,293 contacts. The Economic Impact of Tennessee State University on the State of Tennessee is conducted by the Office of Business and Economic Research, College of Business and Tennessee State University every 3 - 5 years. Based on the most recent Economic Impact study, TSU generated $615 million in total impact on the State of Tennessee. Tennessee State University directly injects approximately $330 million into the State’s economy and indirectly induced impacts total another $285 million. Every dollar directly expended included additional spending of approximately 84 cents. 12 • Page

University Strategic Planning Council The University Strategic Planning Council (USPC) coordinates and monitors the development and implementation of the University Strategic Plan (USP), and makes recommendations to the President and Cabinet related to strategic priorities. USPC provides annual report summaries highlighting campus progress to the President, focusing on implementation and achievement of strategic planning goals. Specific functions include coordination and monitoring of development of strategic plans by campus units for reaching USP goals; and review and compilation of annual reports submitted by vice presidents and unit heads in Compliance Assist on the progress-to-date of their units towards meeting the goals and objectives of the USP. The Council prepares and submits an Annual Campus Report Card each fiscal year to the President, and subsequently, to the campus community that highlights campus progress on USP’s key performance indicators. USPC consists of members drawn from a cross-section of the campus community who serve on the committee on the basis of their roles.

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