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  • Accountability | Texas A&M University
    in the quality of the educational experience In fact this commitment is a part of the fabric of the institution from its founding and is a key component of its mission statement as approved by the Board of Regents and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board its aspirations found in Vision 2020 approved by the Board of Regents in 1999 and its current strategic plan Action 2015 Education First approved

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  • Action 2015 | Accountability | Texas A&M University
    in a way that develops a new model for an American university but builds on the firm foundation of the old Texas A M must demonstrate that the superior quality of the education it provides to enrolled students professional peers and an engaged citizenry so substantially promotes the advancement of the public good that its value and contributions to the state are unquestioned As the first public institution of higher education in Texas Texas A M University is rich in tradition and dedicated to the vitality of Texas its culture its economy and the well being of its citizens We understand that Texas A M s stature as a great flagship university must be continuously earned The Education First initiative reflects a strong commitment on our part to continuous improvement which is fundamental to a culture of excellence Action 2015 Education First is a plan that insists on bold choices about the grand challenges on which we as an institution will focus and thus those we will not The plan insists that we make difficult decisions about the investment of scarce new resources and that we make even more difficult choices about whether we are using our current resources in a manner that is consistent with our stated plan and goals Education First means that we cannot make decisions about only teaching or only research Rather the plan demands that we make new original decisions and investments that will knit together the traditional elements of Education First and enable the innovations required to take Texas A M to new levels of performance productivity and impact 2015 Precept 1 Fulfill our flagship mission Goal 1 Maintain the current on campus enrollment and increase the number of students who graduate annually ensuring that Texas A M s learning environment prepares students for

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  • Vision 2020 | Accountability | Texas A&M University
    Sciences Action 2015 Metrics Vision 2020 Metrics System Metrics Common Metrics Institutional Texas A M Reports Surveys Home Vision 2020 Vision 2020 Vision 2020 the 12 Imperatives adopted by campus and the Board of Regents in 1999 A culture of excellence will be the hallmark of Texas A M University in 2020 Texas A M s energy and boldness will distinguish it guide its decision making and empower it to continue to improve Texas A M s vision for 2020 addresses through careful and honest analysis its strengths and weaknesses It reflects a steadfast determination to build on strengths eliminate weaknesses seek opportunities and face threats creatively and energetically Texas A M will create a culture of excellence that fulfills the need for an institution with quality of the first order In 2020 Texas A M University will be more distinctive than it is today That distinctiveness will be created on a foundation of quality that is widely recognized and measured by world standards Vision 2020 identifies twelve specific areas of focus which are underscored as well crafted imperatives that define accepted precepts and goals that the university will target over the course of two decades Elevate our Faculty and

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  • College of Agriculture and Life Sciences | Accountability | Texas A&M University
    Sciences The land grant university system is being built on behalf of the people who have invested in these public universities their hopes their support and their confidence said Abraham Lincoln upon signing the Morrill Act on July 2 1862 Excellence in Agriculture and Life Sciences Texas A M University s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is a leading college of agriculture in the United States We seek to lead in both size and quality As a member of the Land Grant Universities the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences takes seriously its mission of teaching research and service to meet the needs of our growing and changing society We also seek to be efficient stewards of the resources provided to meet this mission and serve the many and diverse parts of society Effective planning educational programs research and institutional management need key information for success and therefore we monitor a variety of important measures to help with these and to assure the confidence of public investment We strive for excellence and continuous improvement and want to demonstrate our progress in a transparent way through several measures Student Excellence Students within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences are expected to be able to demonstrate the core learning outcomes established by the university mastering the depth of knowledge for a degree demonstrating critical thinking communicating effectively practicing personal and social responsibility demonstrating social cultural and global competence preparing to engage in lifelong learning and working collaboratively The College weaves these learning outcomes into a rich educational experience to produce the leaders of tomorrow Ways of tracking the achievement of these outcomes for our students include Participation in High Impact Programs such as international experiences internships field studies and research Retention rates and time to degree information Undergraduate and graduate

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  • College of Architecture | Accountability | Texas A&M University
    advancement of knowledge in the fields comprised by built natural and virtual environments Methods of delivery of instruction vary from subject to subject within the College but we generally place a high importance on engagement in studio and practicum learning environments Student success is predicated on the capacity to engage in iterative problem solving techniques that require creative intuitive and situation dependent approaches layered on top of a foundation of factual knowledge basic theory and awareness of current professional practice standards Teaching in the College of Architecture is thus considered effective when exhibition of student work and the interest of industry professionals indicate that our students are prepared to address complex problems in environments including industry and graduate programs recognized to be at the leading edge of advancement in our respective fields Metrics for evaluating progress toward persistence and graduation as predictors of student success Time to graduation by degree and by categories and demographics of students admitted into each degree program e g first year full time freshmen automatic admits transfers changes of major etc Average number of credit hours per semester and associated percentage progress toward degree completion Credit hours taken during summer semesters Student retention as a function of demographics Percentage of graduates professionally employed within six months of graduation Percentage of graduates admitted to graduate programs at peer institutions Percentage of graduates within a five year window who have become registered professionals and or who have obtained specialized certificates Practices for evaluation and recognition of teaching effectiveness Student evaluations of individual faculty members per course per semester Departmental annual evaluations of individual faculty members productivity innovation multidisciplinary activity and internationalization in teaching Exit interviews covering the learning experiences of graduating seniors Additional metrics for evaluation and recognition of scholarship in students and faculty For Students Number

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  • George Bush School of Government and Public Service | Accountability | Texas A&M University
    the Bush School faculty members are expected to maintain a high standard of learning to work continuously to share their knowledge in an effective way with their students and to strive for excellence in pedagogy Metrics Student evaluations of teaching along all dimensions of instruction Peer and self evaluation that demonstrates a thorough and up to date knowledge of the subjects taught relevant to the needs of students in professional programs the use of good skills in planning organizing and presenting course material ability to stimulate participation thought and inquiry by students and the incorporation of interdisciplinary multidisciplinary knowledge and perspectives that enhance student s appreciation of the role of cultural diversity and globalization in public affairs Participation in teaching excellence programs Awards for teaching Effective advisement and direction of students in their academic work For excellence in research Bush School faculty members are expected to contribute to the advancement of knowledge and understanding through research and publication according to standards used in nationally recognized schools of public and international affairs Metrics Research accomplishment demonstrated by publication of original scholarship in books and in the leading peer reviewed journals in one s field in public or international affairs or in relevant disciplines Both quantity and quality of publications including measures of impact Evidence of having provided analysis and assessment of policy issues through presentations and publications Favorable peer evaluation of having earned a national reputation in his or her field Evidence of achievement in performing research independently Evidence of intellectual leadership and contributions to the development of junior scholars in the School External research recognition through honors awards and or grants to support research activities For excellence in service faculty members are expected to be engaged in mix of service activities that complement their teaching and research Metrics Evidence of

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  • Mays Business School | Accountability | Texas A&M University
    and extent of managerial experience company and industry diversity PhD GPA undergraduate and graduate institutions GMAT Student Outcomes Significant experiential learning opportunities for example internships and study abroad For undergraduate students freshman retention rates and four and six year graduation rates Placement of undergraduate MS and MBA students with leading organizations including salaries guaranteed other first year compensation and percentage placed Advancement of Executive MBA students within their organization following graduation Placement of PhD students at top research universities Acceptance of undergraduate students to leading MBA programs and law schools Faculty Quality Faculty intellectual contributions publication in top journals authorship of leading textbooks authorship of notable scholarly books Impact of intellectual contributions citations by other scholars citations in media and business press implementation of findings by corporations reference in legal decisions Academic leadership positions journal editorships associate editorships editorial boards and leadership positions within learned societies Corporate Relations Number quality and geographic diversity of organizations employing undergraduate MS and MBA students Quality and industry diversity of organizations supporting students in executive degree programs and executive nondegree continuing education programs Faculty Excellence The three major dimensions of faculty performance are creation and dissemination of new knowledge via research and publication instruction teaching and service to the institution the profession and external constituencies To achieve overall excellence as a Business School it is imperative that Mays deploy a mix of research oriented faculty and teaching oriented faculty similar to other units at Texas A M In addition because of the applied nature of a professional school such as business it is both desirable and necessary that we hire and develop faculty with business experience Indicators of excellence in the three major dimensions of faculty performance are shown below In responding to the type of faculty and contributions of those faculty to achieve

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  • College of Education and Human Development | Accountability | Texas A&M University
    the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education Social recognition of quality programs also is reflected in accreditation by professional societies and governmental agencies e g American Psychological Association accreditation of the Counseling Psychology and School Psychology programs in 2010 and governmental agencies 2011 accreditation of the CEHD undergraduate and graduate teacher preparation programs by the Texas Education Agency These reviews are conducted by independent third parties and reflect on quality of faculty curriculum and instructional activities students and graduates Impact Indicators of Excellence As noted in CEHD s strategic goals a priority focus of the instructional research and engagement activities of the college and an indicator of excellence is our impact on achievement and health disparities of children and families in the State and nation For example all CEHD teacher education graduates are prepared in one or more high need teaching fields Moreover we produce large numbers of these teachers for the State we are the number one producer of Mathematics Science and Bilingual education teachers and among the top five producers of special education teachers Currently we have 9 688 graduates working in public schools in 709 school districts across the state While there are a number of AAU institutions with teacher education programs in most instances these programs prepare small numbers of teachers In contrast our CEHD programs prepare large numbers of teachers who are well prepared Aligned with and integrated into our high quality instructional programs our faculty and students are engaged in research activities that impact professional practice policy and research direction This research influences instructional practice in K 12 schools e g Hughes Joshi Simmons Capraro school leadership practices e g Goddard Scheurich and exercise and nutrition practice and policy on health status of children and adults e g Bloomfield Kreider McKyer It is noteworthy that the research conducted by these faculty was in large part supported by grants from federal and state agencies e g NIH IES NSF and TEA and these faculty have mentored graduate and undergraduate students in the planning implementation and reporting of these research projects Contextual Qualities To attract and retain quality faculty students and staff who develop the instructional research and engagement programs that impact achievement and health disparities requires contextual conditions to support pursuit of excellence These contextual conditions include We will not attain excellence as a CEHD without a focus on diversity and addressing educational and health issues of minority populations This focus is reflected in part in recruitment and retention of faculty and students with background and commitment to the development of culturally and linguistically diverse children families and adults To support this goal the college has engaged in faculty and student recruitment activities development initiatives and grant activities With the goal of aligning the demographic qualities of our students with Texas demographics we have established first generation scholarship programs and foundation e g Houston Endowment and federally funded e g U S Department of Education student financial assistance programs to support undergraduate and graduate

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