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The mission of the College of Human Development and Education at North Dakota State University is to provide educational programs and conduct research an other scholarly activities that focus on the lives of individuals and their families as they interact in work, educational and living environments.

1. Enrollment:

  • Enrollment increased for undergraduates and increased for graduate students:  During the 2012-2013 year in the College of Human Development and Education we had an official Fall count of 1816 students. Undergraduate enrollment was at 1463, and graduate enrollment at 353. We had 107 doctoral students during Fall semester.
  • Our student population continues to become more diverse.     

2.      Student Success

  • Athletic Training graduates had a pass rate of 100% on the National Board of Certification exam for the third consecutive year, and the pass rates for the national Registered Dietitian exam are well above 90% for both programs. Counseling graduates had 100% pass rates on their national exam with scores beyond national averages. All other student completing professional tests have scores beyond national averages.
  • Approximately one-third of the undergraduate students in the College were on the Dean’s List each semester.
  • The official NDSU tartan was introduced during homecoming week, 2011, when Kelly Nelson, student, designer, and a junior in Apparel and Textiles, presented President Dean Bresciani with an official tartan tie. The NDSU tartan is registered in Scotland. Kelly graduated in May 2013.
  • Graduate students co-authored 13 referred journal articles with faculty. Students co-presented 17 papers at national and international meetings. An additional 11 other publications were co-authored by students.
  • Four of the five alumni recognized with University Alumni awards were graduates of HDE programs: Terry Hanson and Gloria Mostad Stables, Alumni Achievement Awards; Sylvan Melroe, Heritage Award, and Amanda Smock, Horizon Award.
  • Thirty four students participated in study abroad.

3.      North Dakota 4-H Youth:

  • Individual youth participating in 4H Youth programs reached 23,807.
  • Over 2812 volunteers assisted with 4H youth programs.

4.      Learning through Technology:

  • Each unit in the college offered a large number of on-line courses and the School of Education had extensive graduate offerings on IVN.
  • An on-line undergraduate certificate in Apparel and Textiles was approved; a professional Master’s and a certificate program in Youth Development have been approved.
  • Seven masters programs and one undergraduate program are offered completely on-line.

5.      External Support though Grants and Contracts:

  • Thirty (30) faculty members received funds from external grants and contracts in 2012-2013.  The cumulative grant/contract dollars during this year was $3,624,596.
  •  The Center for Science and Math Education is a cooperative venture of HDE and the College of Science and Math.  Over $800,000 in grant funding through the Center provides support to benefit teaching and teacher education, including the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program and the GraSUS program.

6.      Publications and Presentations:

  • Faculty had 122 peer reviewed publications published.
  • One hundred twenty one (121) refereed presentations were made at international and national meetings. In addition, faculty gave 22 national or international invited presentations.

7.      External Gifts Through Private Giving:

  • Cash gifts totaled $262,535, and endowed funds totaled $3,869,404. Members of the Dean’s Circle (donors who gave $250 or more) totaled 69 members.
  • One hundred and forty eight (148) scholarships/awards were awarded for 2013-2014.
  •  In the Faculty/Staff Campaign, the College had participation of 75 of the 109 faculty and staff. This was more participants than any other campus unit.

 8.     Teaching:

  • STAR Award for her work with teacher education students and K-12 schools.
  • Average student evaluations of both courses and instructors are consistently high for HDE faculty.
  • Education Doctoral program faculty are participating in the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED). This is a national effort aimed at strengthening the education doctorate, Ed.D. The project is sponsored by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council of Academic Deans in Research Institutions (HDE is a member of the Council). Chris Ray was selected to be a part of the Steering Team for the project.
  • The Doctoral programs in Counseling and Exercise Science and Nutrition began this fall. These programs were previously options in the Human Development doctoral program.
  • The dual-degree program in Gerontology will be accepting students in Fall 2013.

9.      Accreditation:

  • Currently there are 12 accredited programs in the College, some with both national and state reviews: Athletic Training; Counseling (2); Dietetics (2); Education (2); Family Financial Planning; Couple and Family Therapy; Interior Design; Exercise Science; Hospitality and Tourism Management.
  • Materials used by Interior Design and Couple and Family Therapy during their re-accreditation processes are being used as national models.

10.    Honors and Awards:

  • The Teacher Education program is one of 14 involved in the 40 million dollar Bush Foundation Teacher Education Initiative.
  • The Couple and Family Therapy Program received the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy 2012 Training Award. The award honors programs for significant contributions to the advancement of the field of marriage and family therapy by encouraging and training the next generation of marriage and therapy researchers and/or practitioners.

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Last Updated: Friday, August 02, 2013 12:39:40 PM