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National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Goal 8: To provide deaf and hearing students in undergraduate programs and professional studies with state-of-the-art technical and professional education programs, undertake a program of applied research; share National Technical Institute for the Deaf expertise, and expand outside sources of revenue.
Objective 1 of 5: PROVIDE DEAF AND HEARING STUDENTS IN UNDERGRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL STUDIES WITH OUTSTANDING STATE-OF-THE-ART TECHNICAL AND PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS, COMPLEMENTED BY A STRONG ARTS AND SCIENCES CURRICULUM AND SUPPLEMENTED WITH APPROPRIATE STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES.
Indicator 8.1.1 of 2: Enrollment: Maintain a student body of at least 1,080 undergraduate students, 100 educational interpreter program students, and 50 graduate students.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Number of students
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
Under-graduate Educational Interpreter Grad/Masters In Special Ed.
Under-graduate Educational Interpreter Grad/Masters In Special Ed.
1995
1,035 59 10
     
1996
1,038 59 27
     
1997
1,069 72 32
     
1998
1,085 84 36
     
1999
1,135 93 50
1,080 100 50
2000
1,084 77 59
1,080 100 50
2001
1,089 75 55
1,080 100 50
2002
1,125 53 60
1,080 100 75
Status: Unable to judge. Undergraduate enrollment target exceeded. Negative trend away from target in the Educational Interpreter Program enrollment and the Graduate Program enrollment.

Explanation: The numbers of undergraduates have increased beyond their target numbers. The Educational Interpreter Program enrollment is below target primarily due to more rigorous entrance requirements since the program was elevated to a bachelor's level program this past Fall. With more aggressive recruitment, the Institute is confident that the Educational Interpreter Program enrollment will increase. 
Additional Source Information: National Technical Institute for the Deaf Registrar Office records, FY 2002 as of October 2001.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2002.
Data Available: November 2002.
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Data supplied by the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. No formal verification applied.

 
Indicator 8.1.2 of 2: Program Satisfaction: Deaf students will report a level of satisfaction that is at least equal to hearing students at the Rochester Institute of Technology and nationally (American College Testing).
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Percentage of deaf students reporting satisfaction
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
Rochester Institute of Technology Hearing Students National Hearing Students
Rochester Institute of Technology Hearing Students National Hearing Students
2000
105 96.40
100 100
2001
   
100 100
2002
   
100 100
Status: Unable to judge. In 2000, deaf students reported an overall satisfaction with their educational experiences that is 5 percent above that of the Rochester Institute of Technology hearing students and only slightly below that of a national comparison group of hearing college students. No additional studies conducted in 2001.

Explanation: In 2000, a survey was conducted using a sample of deaf and hearing students on the Rochester Institute of Technology campus. For comparison to Rochester Institute of Technology hearing students, the Institute used the Noel-Levitz Student Satisfaction Inventory, which the Rochester Institute of Technology administers on a regular basis. For comparison nationally, the Institute used the American College Testing (ACT) survey instrument, the Student Opinion Survey (SOS), which is nationally normed.  
Additional Source Information: National Technical Institute for the Deaf records and the American College Testing records as of October 2000.

Frequency: Other.
Collection Period: 2003.
Data Available: November 2003.
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Data supplied and analysis conducted by the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. No formal verification procedure applied.

 

Objective 2 of 5: MAXIMIZE THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETING A PROGRAM OF STUDY
Indicator 8.2.1 of 2: Student retention rate: The first-year student overall retention rate will be maintained; sub-baccalaureate will increase; and baccalaureate will be maintained.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Student retention rates
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
Overall Sub-Baccalaureate Baccalaureate
Overall Sub-Baccalaureate Baccalaureate
1997
76 75 84
     
1998
74 73 81
     
1999
74 69 84
     
2000
74 69 85
74 73 84
2001
74 68 86
74 74 84
2002
     
74 74 84
Status: Target met. In FY2001, overall target of 74 percent was met.

Explanation: The first-year retention rate declined to 68 percent in the sub-baccalaureate category in 2001 from the 2000 level, which is below the goal of 74 percent. The Institute remains confident that new retention strategies will help to achieve the target in 2002. The Baccalaureate retention rate improved to 86 percent, which surpassed the target of 84 percent, and is equivalent to the rate for freshmen entering the Rochester Institute of Technology.  
Additional Source Information: National Technical Institute for the Deaf Registrar Office records.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2002.
Data Available: November 2002.
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Data supplied by the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. No formal verification procedure applied.

 
Indicator 8.2.2 of 2: Graduation rate: The graduation rate for students in sub-baccalaureate and baccalaureate programs will be maintained or increased.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Student graduation rates
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
Overall Sub-Baccalaureate Baccalaureate
Overall Sub-Baccalaureate Baccalaureate
1997
50 50 51
     
1998
51 50 57
     
1999
53 50 61
     
2000
53 50 63
53 51 61
2001
54 50 64
53 51 61
2002
     
53 52 61
Status: Target met. In FY 2001, overall target of 53 percent was surpassed.

Explanation: In FY 2001, the graduation rate for students in the sub-baccalaureate programs was maintained at 50 percent, while the rate for students in the baccalaureate programs increased to 64 percent, providing an overall graduation rate of 54 percent for all deaf students. The Institute's goal is to increase the rate for students in sub-baccalaureate programs to 52 percent in FY 2003 and maintain the rate for students in baccalaureate programs above 60 percent.  
Additional Source Information: National Technical Institute for the Deaf Registrar Office Records.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2002.
Data Available: November 2002.
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Data supplied by the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. No formal verification procedure applied.

 

Objective 3 of 5: PREPARE GRADUATES TO FIND SATISFYING JOBS IN FIELDS COMMENSURATE WITH THE LEVEL OF THEIR ACADEMIC TRAINING
Indicator 8.3.1 of 2: Placement rate: An overall 95 percent placement rate of graduates in the workforce will be maintained.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Placement rate
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1995
94
 
1996
96
 
1997
97
 
1998
95
 
1999
94
95
2000
90
95
2001
 
95
2002
 
95
Status: No current data but progress toward target is likely. This survey is conducted one year following the year of graduation. Therefore, FY 2001 data will be reported in late Fall 2002.

Explanation: The actual rate for 2000 is below the target for 2000. The Institute believes that a 95 percent placement rate represents an appropriate ongoing target, but economic conditions have deteriorated to a point where it is affecting students finding permanent placement. The Placement rates are calculated as the percentage of graduates who are employed among those who want to be employed.  
Additional Source Information: National Technical Institute for the Deaf Placement Office Records.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2002.
Data Available: November 2002.
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Data supplied by the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. No formal verification procedure applied.

 
Indicator 8.3.2 of 2: Alumni Satisfaction: Maintain at least a 90 percent rate of Alumni who are satisfied with their academic preparation and would recommend the National Technical Institute for the Deaf to other prospective students.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
Satisfied with Education Recommend NTID
Satisfied with Education Recommend NTID
2000
98 94
90 90
2001
   
90 90
2002
   
90 90
Status: No current data but progress toward target is likely. A high percentage of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf Alumni are very satisfied with their educational training at the Institute and would recommend the Institute to prospective students.

Explanation: The National Technical Institute for the Deaf developed a survey and sent it to all 4,000+ graduates in FY2000. Nearly 25 percent (944) responded and were included in the survey results. No survey was conducted in 2001.  
Additional Source Information: National Technical Institute for the Deaf research Report as of October 2000.

Frequency: Other.
Collection Period: 2003.
Data Available: November 2003.
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Data supplied by the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. No formal verification procedure applied.

 

Objective 4 of 5: CONDUCT A PROGRAM OF APPLIED RESEARCH TO PROVIDE INNOVATIVE SUPPORT FOR THE TEACHING AND LEARNING PROCESS FOR DEAF AND HARD-OF-HEARING INDIVIDUALS.
Indicator 8.4.1 of 1: Public input satisfaction assessments: Conduct periodic assessments to determine whether the National Technical Institute for the Deaf is obtaining appropriate public input on all deafness-related research, development, and demonstration activities.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
- No Data -
Status: Unable to judge. At this time. Process to facilitate public input is under development. The amendments to the Education of the Deaf Act (October 1998) included a new requirement for the National Technical Institute for the Deaf to seek public input on its deafness-related research priorities. The Institute is working on a mechanism to assess information gleaned from the field. Baseline information will be available in FY 2002 at which time a target will be established.

Explanation: Through the Implications for Research publication, the Research Bulletin (Issue #1), and the Research Bulletin (Issue #2), approximately 6,000 individuals will be invited to visit NTID's Research Website to provide public input regarding research priorities. The number of website visits by the external public will be recorded for FY 2002 (as of 9/30/02). The Institute will work with the Department and others during FY 2002 to establish a baseline for this goal.  
Additional Source Information: National Technical Institute for the Deaf Research Report.

Frequency: Other.
Collection Period: 2002.
Data Available: January 2003.
Validated By: No Formal Verification.

Limitations: To be determined.

 

Objective 5 of 5: CONDUCT OUTREACH PROGRAMS FOR EXTERNAL AUDIENCES TO INCREASE THE KNOWLEDGE BASE AND IMPROVE PRACTICE IN THE FIELD.
Indicator 8.5.1 of 1: Consumer satisfaction: Training participants indicate an above-average rating for the training they receive to serve or work with individuals who are deaf and hard-of-hearing.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Consumer rating
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
- No Data -
Status: Unable to judge.

Explanation: The National Technical Institute for the Deaf is in the process of revising its consumer survey in order to produce more quantitative data.  
Additional Source Information: Summary of participant evaluations.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2002.
Data Available: November 2002.
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Data supplied by the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. No formal verification procedure applied.

 

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