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.
- Enrollment decreased for undergraduates and increased for graduate students: During the 2011-2012 year in the College of Human Development and Education we had an official Fall count of 1728 students. Undergraduate enrollment was at 1389, and graduate enrollment at 339. We had 109 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.
- Students who took the ACSM Health Fitness Certification Exam had a 80% pass rate.
- The NDSU Counselor Education score on the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE) was above the national mean.
- Students in teacher education must pass the Pre-Professional Skills Test (Praxis I). Therefore, our students had a 100% pass rate on this test. The Praxis II Exam is required for program completion as well as teacher certification in North Dakota. Pass rates varied from 67% in Social Studies to 100% in Secondary English, History, Biology, Mathematics, Chemistry, Music, and Spanish.
- The dietetics students in the didactic program had a 100% on the national registration exam; students in the coordinated dietetics program had a pass rate of 100%.
- Approximately one-third of the undergraduate students in the College were on the Dean’s List each semester.
- Counselor Education and Supervision doctoral student, Amber Bach Gorman was selected to participate in the “Emerging Leaders Fellowship Program” sponsored by the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision.
- The official NDSU tartan was introduced during homecoming week 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.
- Cory Loveless, senior in math education, was selected from over 6,000 other students across the nation to receive the Reginald E.F. Colley Award. This award recognizes a student who has distinguished service to their campus, community and their fraternity.
- Abby Plucker, Dietetics student, received the received the Amy Ruley Leadership, Most Valuable Player and Top Defender awards at the North Dakota State University women's basketball year-end banquet held April 15. An honorable mention all-Summit League selection, she averaged 9.8 points and 7.3 rebounds starting in 29 of 30 games played last season.
- Stephanie Bechtle, an upperclassman in Dietetics, received the North Dakota Outstanding Dietetic student award.
- Eryn DeBuhr, a graduate student in Human Development and Family Science, was selected to the National Phi Kappa Phi Council of Students.
- Twenty four graduate students co-authored referred journal articles with faculty and 43 co-presented 34 papers at national and international meetings. An additional 22 other publications were co-authored by students.
- Three hundred and ninety two (392) students were awarded degrees. Of these, 18 earned doctoral degrees; 66 earned Master’s degrees; and 308 earned bachelor’s degrees.
3. North Dakota 4-H Youth:
- Individual youth participating in 4H Youth programs reached 21,363.
- Over 1581 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 Master’s degree in Leadership in Physical Education and Sports was approved.
- Seven masters programs and one undergraduate program are offered completely on-line.
- Funds from the Bush Foundation grant allowed us to construct a technology-rich classroom that allows remote connection with K-12 classrooms.
5. External Support though Grants and Contracts:
- Thirty one (31) faculty members received funds from external grants and contracts in 2011-2012. The cumulative grant/contract dollars during this year was $11,846,328. HDE Extension faculty funding and funding received by HDE faculty in collaboration with persons outside the college were included.
- The Center for Science and Math Education is a cooperative venture of our college and the College of Science and Math. Over one and a half million dollars 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 105 peer reviewed publications published; 71 other publications were published.
- Eighteen (18) of these presentations were international. One hundred twenty four (124) refereed presentations were made at international and national meetings. In addition, faculty gave 107 other 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 twenty eight (128) scholarships/awards were awarded for 2012-2013.
- In the Faculty/Staff Campaign, the College had participation of 82 of the 123 faculty and staff. This was more participants than any other campus unit.
- Yeong Rhee received the NDSU Odney Award for Teaching Excellence.
- 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 Research Team for the project.
- The Doctoral program in Developmental Science began this fall.
- A dual degree program in Social Work and Family Science began this fall. Minot State delivers their Social Work degree on our campus, and we deliver Family Science.
- Twenty three (23) students participated in Study Abroad.
- Proposals to make the three options in the Human Development doctoral program separate degrees (Ph.D. in Counseling, Ph.D. in Exercise Science and Nutrition; and Ph.D. in Gerontology) were approved.
- Currently there are 12 accredited programs in the College, some with both national and state reviews.
- Counselor Education received continuing accreditation for the eight (8) year maximum with all standards met and no weaknesses.
- Teacher Education was recommended for the maximum seven (7) year continuing accreditation with all standards met and one area for improvement. All teacher education programs were given continuing program approval by the North Dakota Standards and Practices Board.
- 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 has been selected to receive 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.
- The Counselor Education Program was awarded the North Central Association for Counseling Education and Supervision Innovative Counselor Education Program Award.
- Nicole German was honored for her years of service to the North Dakota Athletic Trainers Association.
- Joe Deutsch received the Outstanding Young Professional Award from the Midwest Networks National Recreation and Parks Association.
- Donna Terbizan is a Fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine.
- Mari Borr was named the North Dakota Outstanding Career and Technical Educator of the Year.
- Bob Nielsen received the North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Outstanding Supervisor Award.
- WooMi Philips received Delta Kappa Gamma North Dakota Beta Chapter’s first Early Educator Award.
- Chris Ray was selected for a fellowship in the National Data Institute program sponsored by the Association for Institutional Research. This competitive program is designed to assist researchers in the utilization of national databases available through the National Science Foundation and the Institute for Education Sciences to inform them and improve educational policy.
- David Silkenat received the North Caroliniana Society’s annual book prize for his Moments of Despair: Suicide, Divorce, and Debt in Civil War Era North Carolina. The award recognizes Silkenat’s book as the volume published in 2011 that “appears to have the best chance of standing the test of time as a classic volume of North Caroliniana.” Another Silkenat article, Workers in the White City: Working Class Culture at the World’s Columbia Exhibition of 1893, was selected for the Harry E. Pratt Memorial award. The honor recognizes the best article published in the Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society in 2011.
- The North Dakota Dietetic Association (NDDA) presented the Outstanding Dietetic Educator award to Yeong Rhee. Yeong also received the Outstanding Dietetic Educator award for Nutrition and Dietetics Education programs in Area 2 region.
- Faculty who were recognized with Campus Green and Gold Diversity Awards include: Elizabeth Erichsen who received a Sudhir Mehta Memorial Travel Award; Kristen Benson who was a part of the Pride Network Team that received the Diversity Impact Award; and Denise Lajimodiere who received a Green and Golden Globe Diversity Award from the Office of Multicultural Programs.