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Gallaudet University - 2003

CFDA Numbers: 84.910A - Gallaudet University Programs and Elementary and Secondary Education Programs
84.910B - Gallaudet University Endowment Grant
84.910D - Gallaudet University Construction Program


Goal 8: To challenge students who are deaf, graduate students who are deaf, and graduate students who are hearing, to achieve their academic goals and obtain productive employment, provide leadership in setting the national standard for best practices in education of the deaf and hard of hearing, and establish a sustainable resource base.
Objective 8.1 of 3: The University Programs and the Model Secondary School for the Deaf and the Kendall Demonstration Elementary School will optimize the number of students completing programs of study .
Indicator 8.1.1 of 3: Enrollment at Gallaudet University: Maintain minimum enrollment numbers in Gallaudet's undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies programs, as well as the Model Secondary School for the Deaf and the Kendall Demonstration Elementary School as established by Gallaudet University.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Undergraduate enrollment
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1998 1,339  
1999 1,300 1,250
2000 1,318 1,250
2001 1,321 1,250
2002 1,243 1,250
2003 1,243 1,250
2004   1,250

Graduate enrollment
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1998 714  
1999 628 700
2000 541 700
2001 625 700
2002 517 700
2003 617 700
2004   700

Professional studies
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1998 92  
1999 70 70
2000 86 70
2001 93 70
2002 92 70
2003 154 70
2004   70

Model Secondary School enrollment
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1998 224  
1999 209 225
2000 219 225
2001 205 225
2002 188 225
2003 190 225
2004   225

Kendall School enrollment
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1998 137  
1999 117 140
2000 135 140
2001 148 140
2002 148 140
2003 152 140
2004   140


Explanation: Gallaudet has established minimum enrollment numbers of 1,250 undergraduates, 700 graduates, 70 professional studies students, as well as 225 Model Secondary School and 140 Kendall School students. The total undergraduate enrollment held steady at 1,243, very near its target. The graduate enrollment, while not meeting its target, increased considerably over the fiscal year 2002 enrollment. Implementation of key strategies for increasing graduate and professional studeis enrollments has resulted in substantial increases in both enrollment figures. While the Model Secondary School did not reach its target enrollment, it slightly increased enrollment over the fiscal year 2002 level. The Kendall School enrollment increased approximately 3 percent over the fiscal year 2002 level, again exceeding its target. Gallaudet has established minimum enrollment targets based on longstanding enrollment targets and historical trends recognizing that actual figures vary from year to year.  
Additional Source Information: Collegiate Office of Enrollment Services, and Clerc Center student database, FY 2003 enrollment as of October 2002, summarized in Gallaudet's FY 2002 annual report, submitted in 2003.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2003
Data Available: October 2003
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Data supplied by Gallaudet University and the Clerc Center. No formal verification procedure applied.

 
Indicator 8.1.2 of 3: Student retention rate: Increase the undergraduate retention rate and maintain a minimum retention rate at the Model School/Kendall School.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Undergraduate retention rate
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1998 72  
1999 73 75
2000 72 76
2001 71 76
2002 73 76
2003   76
2004   76

Clerc Center: Model School and Kendall School rate
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1998 85  
1999 92 90
2000 82 90
2001 88 90
2002 86 90
2003   90
2004   90


Explanation: The percentage of students returning to the University increased 2 percent from fiscal year 2001, making performance very close to the target. Increased focus on retention of students and particular attention to the success of first year students have contributed to the increase. Gallaudet has established a minimum retention rate of 90 percent for the Clerc Center. The fiscal year 2002 Clerc Center retention rate of 86 percent is nearly at the same level reported for fiscal year 2001, but still slightly below the target.  
Additional Source Information: Collegiate Office of the Register and Clerc Center (Model and Kendall Schools) Office of Exemplary Programs and Research records, summarized in the FY 2002 annual report, submitted in 2003.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: - 2003
Data Available: October 2003
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Data supplied by Gallaudet University and the Clerc Center.

Limitations: Gallaudet plans to refine the retention rate indicator for the Clerc Center students and how progress toward its target is calculated so that it more validly reflects the provision of a free appropriate public education (FAPE) to Clerc Center students. The concepts of retention and persistence at the postsecondary level do not translate appropriately to elementary and secondary special education.

 
Indicator 8.1.3 of 3: Student graduation rate: The undergraduate graduation rates at the university will increase. The Model School graduation rate will be maintained.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Undergraduate graduation rate
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1998 41  
1999 42 41
2000 41 42
2001 41 43
2002 42 44
2003   45
2004   45

Model School graduation rate
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1998 93  
1999 88 94
2000 98 94
2001 90 94
2002 80 94
2003   94
2004   94


Explanation: The University's performance increased slightly from fiscal year 2001, but fell short its target. The University has instituted a number of strategies to improve its undergraduate graduation rate. The Model School 80 percent graduation rate reflects those students who completed all graduation requirement by the end of their senior year. An additional 5 percent deferred graduation pending completion of course work, and 13 percent changed their graduation date and will return for the fifth year option. Therefore, the total projected graduation rate for fiscal year 2002 senior class is expected to be 98 percent.  
Additional Source Information: Collegiate Office of the Registrar and the Clerc Center Office of Exemplary Programs and Research records, summarized in FY 2002 annual report, submitted in 2003.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: - 2003
Data Available: October 2003
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Data supplied by Gallaudet University and the Clerc Center.

Limitations: Gallaudet plans to reconceptualize how performance is assessed for the Model School graduation rate to make this indicator a more valid reflection of what really occurs with a given senior class. Students may graduate at the end of their senior year, or they may make the decision, as part of the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process, to change their graduation so they may continue to pursue their IEP goals, or they may elect to take the fifth year option.

 

Objective 8.2 of 3: Gallaudet works in partnership with others to develop and disseminate educational programs and materials for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.
Indicator 8.2.1 of 1: Use of the Demonstration Schools' expertise: Other programs and/or institutions adopting innovative curricula and other products, or modifying their strategies as a result of Model and Kendall's leadership, will be maintained or increased.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Programs adopting Model/Kendall Innovative strategies/curricula
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1998 41  
1999 52 41
2000 62 41
2001 39 41
2002 56 41
2003   41
2004   41


Explanation: Fifty-six new programs adopted innovative Clerc Center strategies or curricula in FY 2002, representing an increase over fiscal year 2001 and exceeding its target in fiscal year 2002. Again, it should be noted that the number of new programs adopting innovations from year to year will vary and depends in part on the number and type of strategies and curricula being disseminated by the Clerc Center and the financial and personnel resources available within other programs to participate in training and implementation activities.  
Additional Source Information: Records of the Clerc Center Office of Training and Professional Development, summarized in the FY 2002 Annual Report, submitted in January 2003.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: - 2003
Data Available: October 2003
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Data supplied by Gallaudet University and the Clerc Center.

 

Objective 8.3 of 3: Curriculum and Extra-Curricular activities prepare students to meet the skill requirements of the workplace or to continue their studies.
Indicator 8.3.1 of 2: Employment and advanced studies opportunities at the University: Gallaudet's Bachelor graduates will either find employment or attend graduate school during their first year after graduation.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Graduates in jobs or graduate school during first year after graduation (%)
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1998 95  
1999 98 95
2000 97 95
2001 100 95
2002 90 95
2003   95
2004   95


Explanation: The 90 percent figure for Bachelor degree graduates either employed or in graduate school continues to represent a high degree of success and normal fluctuation for the approximately one-third of graduates who respond to the survey each year. It is likely that the present economy was a factor in the decrease.  
Additional Source Information: University study on the status of graduates' employment and advanced studies, February, 2001

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: - 2003
Data Available: October 2003
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Data supplied by Gallaudet University.

 
Indicator 8.3.2 of 2: Employment and advanced studies opportunities at the Model Secondary School: A high percentage of the Model Secondary School graduates will either find jobs commensurate with their training or will attend postsecondary programs.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Model Secondary School graduates in jobs or postsecondary programs during first year after graduation (%)
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2000 74  
2001 72 80
2002 90 80
2003   80
2004   80


Explanation: In fiscal year 2002, 90 percent of the Model Secondary School graduates were engaged in productive activities, including postsecondary education, work, or Vocational Rehabilitation evaluation or training four months after June graduation. The other 10 percent of graduates reported that they were actively involved in looking for work.  
Additional Source Information: Clerc Center Exemplary Programs and Research.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: - 2003
Data Available: October 2003
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Data supplied by Gallaudet University.

 

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