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Student Affairs

Annual Report

2011-2012 highlights

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Mission, Philosophy and Core Values Mission

Executive Summary The Division of Student Affairs at The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College is pleased to present the synopsis of the annual reports for 2011-2012. During the past year, we have had many opportunities to enhance and enrich the college experience for our students. This report highlights some of the more notable achievements of each department within the division.

The Division of Student Affairs seeks to provide services and activities that are consistent with the mission, educational purposes, location and student characteristics of The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College. These programs, services and activities enhance student learning and personal development. They are designed to attract and retain students by offering: •

A high quality of campus life

Support for academic achievement

Opportunities for leadership development

Opportunities for social, cultural and ethical development

Support for wellness

Opportunities for career planning

Philosophy The Division on Student Affairs is committed to the concept that the students are the most important of our priorities. We focus our programs and services on the success of our students. Our vision, mission, core values and goals reflect this view of our work.

Core Values

The Division of Student Affairs recognizes the importance of students having a support structure in order to be successful both academically and within the university social setting. We believe our departments that serve the students are vital to their educational success. Our focus is on maximizing the overall student experience, in and out of the classroom.

As Student Affairs staff members, we value:

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Commitment to the pursuit of teaching and learning as the central activity of the university

The engagement of students as partners in shaping and participating in the life of the campus community

A campus community that recognizes and rewards individual achievements and successes as well as collaborations and partnerships within and outside the community.

Outcomes of the students’ collegiate experience that include the ability to be accountable for one’s behavior, a sense of personal integrity, lifelong habits of civic and social responsibility and the ability to behave in a way that is consistent with ethical standards

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Sincerely, Dr. Hilda Silva, Ed.D. Vice President for Student Affairs

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T NNEC O C ts n e d Stu s lp e H s ir Student Affa rk “Through Career Services I am able to wo o on campus and help students. I was als and given the opportunity to help coordinate nected organize the job fair events, where I con with a variety of potential employers.” – Sara Alcorta Nursing Graduate in 2016

• to real world experiences

• to academic assistance

• to students

• to careers

The following successes are a reflection of how Student Affairs helps students CONNECT:

500+ volunteers participated in the University Scholars’ 2nd Annual Martin Luther King Day of Service, with 20 projects hosted. 177 recruiters participated in several career fairs with 2,397 students connected in FY 2011-2012.

60 percent increase in Greek student organizations from three to five in one year, with the

new implementation of the first Greek Council to provide guidance and governance.

1,850 individual students received individual assistance from career services. 1,731 students connected to campus life through events like Life thru Lens, Leadership Lecture Series, Food for Thoughts, and Earth Day.

85 Student Life campus activities connected students. 74 percent of 2011-2012 STING students agree that the peer mentoring connection helped

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p lo ve e d ts n e d Stu s lp e H s ir fa Af t n e d Stu t be skills you mus ip h rs e d a le p ers “To develo nd to guide oth a n o ti c a e k ta ices the first to nd Health Serv a K E R e h T . h lt to good hea .” sources for me re t a re g n e e b have – Efren Pulido ce Exercise Scien 16 Graduate in 20

• academic skills

• leadership skills

• personal goals

• into a well rounded student

The following successes are a reflection of how Student Affairs helps students DEVELOP:

80 percent of students employed reported in the 2011 Student Employment Survey that

job-related experience has developed their ability to work as a team.

76 percent of students in 2011-2012 acknowledged a better understanding of UTB and TSC campus environment due to their involvement in the STING program.

742 sessions were favorably conducted by career counselors. One survey participant

shares, “I found that the Career Counselor was genuinely interested in helping me decide about my career options.”

102 students employed through Campus Recreation in 2011-2012, making it the largest employer of UTB and TSC campus.

2,333 students through campus-wide activities and 1,109 students through

classroom education reached by seven Peer Educators trained by Student Health Services on prevention of sexually transmitted and HIV protection.

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ve ie h ac ts n e d Stu s lp e H s ir fa Af t n e d Stu • academic success

• career placement

• a timely graduation in 4-5 years The following successes are a reflection of how Student Affairs helps students ACHIEVE:

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3.52 cumulative GPA achieved by University Scholars Cohort, highest among Student Services Cohorts.

13.46 average attempted hours by Student Service Cohorts and 92 percent completion rate in 2012 fall semester.

3.03 cumulative GPA achieved by Student Services Cohorts in 2012 fall semester. 3.06 cumulative GPA for Student Affairs part-time staff and 92 percent cumulative

completion rate in 2012 fall semester.

2.90 cumulative GPA for all Student Affairs cohorts, Student Staff, and Student Engagement in 2012 fall semester and a 91 percent completion rate. 99% completion rate for GTF Scholars and University Scholars in 2012 fall semester. 3.27 cumulative GPA for Student Employment Initiative students (SEI), and 15.01 average hours completed in 2012 fall semester.

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student affairs by numbers

Athletics by the numbers ATHLETICS BY THE NUMBERS: 2011-2012 ACADEMIC YEAR UTB/TSC ATHLETICS POPULATION

110

ATHLETE COUNT BY SPORT MEN’S GOLF

32%

VOLLEYBALL

12

FEMALES

18

WOMEN’S SOCCER

ATHLETES

68%

WOMEN’S GOLF

7 5

110

40

ATHLETES

BASEBALL

28

MALES

MEN’S SOCCER

PROGRAMS OF STUDY

26

110

DIFFERENT MAJORS

ATHLETES

EDUCATION

40

ATHLETES

5

BUSINESS

KINESIOLOGY EXERCISE SCIENCE TEACHING

15

ATHLETES

LIBERAL ARTS

MANAGEMENT INTERNATIONAL MARKETING

CONTINUED IN OUR GRADUATE PROGRAMS

SPRING 2012 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS - 380 FURTHER ANALYSIS OF THE 380:

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7 ATHLETES

50

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NON-ATHLETES

84 STUDENTS FROM OTHER COUNTRIES

CANADA ENGLAND BRAZIL GERMANY SWEDEN JAMAICA PORTUGAL SERBIA CHILE DOMINICAN REP. FRANCE GAMBIA IRELAND SPAIN WEST AFRICA

13 10 8 3 3 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

289

First Place Chess Champions

in the State Collegiate Championships

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17 Awards earned by

The Collegian From Texas Intercollegiate Press Association

51 University Scholars

26 pursuing graduate studies, 13 entering the workforce

84 percent of Talent Search students receive good standing on BISD report cards.

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TOTAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED TOTAL INCOME GENERATED IMPACT

ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY CHEMISTRY

*NOT ALL MAJORS HAVE BEEN LISTED

ACADEMICS

2.74

BY SPORT WOMEN’S SOCCER VOLLEYBALL WOMEN’S GOLF MEN’S SOCCER MEN’S GOLF BASEBALL

73 % 3.09 3.06 2.97 2.67 2.60 2.54

FALL 2011 TO SPRING 2012 RETENTION

86 %

GOOD ACADEMIC STANDING

NON-ATHLETES

FALL TO FALL RETENTION

296 STUDENTS FROM MEXICO

BY SPORT ( 5) WOMEN’S GOLF 100% Retained ( 7) MEN’S GOLF 86% Retained & (12)VOLLEYBALL 75% Retained & (18)WOMEN’S SOCCER 67% Retained & (28)MEN’S SOCCER 48% Retained & (40)BASEBALL 35% Retained &

14% Graduated 17% Graduated 11% Graduated 14% Graduated 8% Graduated

CLASSIFICATION

FISCAL IMPACT ATHLETICS

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ATHLETES

AVERAGE GPA

COUNTRIES REPRESENTED BY ATHLETES

ATHLETES

10

ATHLETES

SCIENCE

COMMUNICATION HISTORY ARTS

FALL 2011

SPRING 2012

SUMMER 2012

TOTAL

$263,722

$270,558

$16,646

$463,795

$469,946

$421,553

$32,524

$736,465

$206,224

$150,995

$15,878

$272,671

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SENIORS

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JUNIORS

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SOPHOMORES

2011-2012 SPORT TITLES

VOLLEYBALL: RED RIVER ATHLETIC CONFERENCE CHAMPION, NAIA NATIONAL CHAMPIONS WOMEN’S SOCCER: RED RIVER ATHLETIC CONFERENCE CHAMPION, NAIA NATIONAL TOURNAMENT QUALIFIER MEN’S SOCCER: NAIA NATIONAL QUALIFIER, 2ND IN THE RED RIVER ATHLETIC CONFERENCE WOMEN’S GOLF: ALAINEY MURO, 2ND AT THE NAIA UNAFFILIATED TOURNAMENT

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FRESHMEN

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Student Affairs Directors Todd Lowery, M.Ed. Director, Athletics and head Volleyball Coach utbathletics.com 956-882-8919 todd.lowery@utb.edu

Dr. Beatriz Becerra-Barckholtz, Ph.D. Director, Student Success utb.edu/studentsuccess 956-882-8212 beatriz.becerra@utb.edu

Arturo Olague, M.A. Director of Campus Recreation utb.edu/campusrec 956-882-5968 arturo.olague@utb.edu

Azenett Cornejo, B.J. Director, Student Publications utbcollegian.com 956-882-5142 azenett.cornejo@utb.edu

Dean of Students utb.edu/deanofstudents 956-882-5141 Douglas Stoves, M.Ed. Director, Residential Life utb.edu/housing 956-882-7196 douglas.stoves@utb.edu Dr. Eugenia Curet, Ph.D. Director, Student Health Services utb.edu/studenthealth 956-882-7283 eugenia.curet@utb.edu Sergio Martinez, M.B.A. Director, Student Life utb.edu/studentlife 956-882-7152 sergio.martinez3@utb.edu

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Division of Student Affairs

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