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Goals for Student Achievement and Outcomes

TXWES Student Achievement

Texas Wesleyan University pursues its mission of developing students to their full potential as both individuals and members of the world community.  The University values and celebrates diversity, including its goal in the 2020 Vision, “The student population will be reflective of the ethnic diversity of Texas.”  Texas Wesleyan University recruits students that are not only ethnically diverse, but also diverse in terms of ideology, socio-economic status, and family history of education.  Providing access to higher education remains foundational to the University culture and operation.

At Texas Wesleyan University, the personal and dedicated attention from faculty and staff continues to be a priority.  The University tagline, “Smaller.Smarter.” speaks to this value held by the institution.  In addition to the small class size, the University strives to create a student experience grounded in high-impact and high-engagement practices.  The engagement metrics, measured by regular administrations of the National Survey on Student Engagement (NSSE), serve as a second category of student achievement.

Texas Wesleyan University has a mission to develop graduates who are community and professional leaders, including preparation for graduate studies and professional careers.  To that end, the University has additional measures of student achievement in the form of post-graduation activity.  These measures reflect the mission of the University.

TXWES uses the following measures to document student achievement:

Access

1.  TXWES will continue to recruit a student body that reflects the ethnic and gender demographics of Tarrant County and the state of Texas. 

 

Texas

Tarrant County

TXWES

2015-2016

TXWES

2016-2017

TXWES

2017-2018

Ethnic

Black or African American alone

12.7%

17.1%

11.0%*

14.3%*

16.9%*

American Indian or Alaska Native alone

1.0%

0.9%

1.0%*

0.7%*

.7%*

Asian alone

5.0%

5.7%

2.0%*

8.1%*

7.5%*

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone

0.1%

0.2%

0.0%*

0.01%*

.3%*

Two or More Races

2.0%

2.5%

5.0%*

4.8%*

5.9%*

Hispanic or Latino

39.4%

28.9%

20.0%**

24.2%**

25.6%**

White alone, not Hispanic or Latino

42.0%

46.8%

38.0%*

40.8%*

39.9%*

Gender

Female

50.3%

51.0%

55.0%*

55.0%*

56.0%*

Male

49.7%

49.0%

45.0%*

45.0%*

44.0%*

Notes:

* Goal met

** Goal unmet

Thresholds: An acceptable threshold for this goal is to be within 10% of each of the ethnic demographic groups reported in the TXWES Factbook and on the Census.

2.  TXWES will remain an access-point to higher education by maintaining an undergraduate population of whom at least 50% are Pell Grant eligible and at least 40% identify as first-generation college students.  

 

TXWES

2015-2016

TXWES

2016-2017

TXWES

2017-2018

Pell Grant Eligible

41.0%**

53.0%*

53.0%*

First-Generation

37.0%**

40.5%*

40.0%*

Notes:

* Goal met

** Goal unmet

Spreadsheets for each year are attached.

Thresholds: An acceptable threshold for this goal is to be within 10% of each the Pell Grant eligible and first-generation groups reported in the TXWES Factbook in comparison to data reported via IPEDS.

Engagement

The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). TXWES administered the NSSE in 2015, 2016, and 2018. Since then the University now administers the survey every other year to its freshmen and senior classes in the Spring semester. The results from NSSE are tracked and reviewed after each administration for the engagement indicators (EIs) as well as the degree to which those students utilize opportunities that are considered to be high-impact practices (HIPs) (i.e., study abroad). NSSE provides numerous indicators of student success markers and TXWES focuses on three specific measures that align with institutional mission and campus culture: Quality of Interactions, Higher-Order Learning, and Effective Teaching Practices. On these particular measures, TXWES seniors have consistently reported EIs at or above those of our peer-institution grouping.  Similarly, TXWES seniors have been within a similar range of those at peer institutions of having participated in HIP experiences. The thresholds were met.

  1. TXWES will continue to provide comparable reported student engagement indicators as well as high impact practices as compared to their peer institutions for each NSSE administration.
    • Connection to TXWES Mission: Goal 2.6. The co-curriculum and extra-curricular activities will enhance academic learning by engaging and supporting the whole student. 
      • Goal 2.6.a. Students will rate campus engagement indicators higher than the national norms on the NSSE.
    • Data sources: Bi-annual administration of the NSSE survey to all first-year and senior students. Peer institution data is provided by NSSE and is included in the results of each administration.
    • Thresholds: An acceptable threshold for this goal is to be within .3 effect size (engagement indicators) or 10% (high impact practices) of each of the broad category comparisons of high impact practices to peer institutions. 
      • The thresholds were successfully met for all three academic years provided.
Post-Graduation Activity

1.  TXWES will maintain a post-graduation employment rate of 70% for undergraduates.

 

TXWES

2015-2016

TXWES

2016-2017

TXWES

2017-2018

Employment Rate

76.0%*

72.2%*

70.0%*

Notes:

* Goal met

** Goal unmet

Spreadsheets for each year are attached.

 

2.  TXWES will maintain a post-graduation graduate school placement rate of 20% for undergraduates.

 

TXWES

2015-2016

TXWES

2016-2017

TXWES

2017-2018

Graduate School Placement Rate

18.2%*

14.8%**

19.1%**

Notes:

* Goal met

** Goal unmet

Spreadsheets for each year are attached.

TXWES will maintain a post-graduation employment rate of 90% for graduate students.

 

TXWES

2015-2016

TXWES

2016-2017

TXWES

2017-2018

Employment Rate

96.0%*

93.3%*

92.5%*

Notes:

* Goal met

** Goal unmet

Spreadsheets for each year are attached.

 

3.  The MSNA (new entry DNAP program as of FA19) at TXWES will maintain an 85% pass rate on the licensure exam and achieve a 100% post- graduation employment as a CRNA.  

 

TXWES

2015-2016

TXWES

2016-2017

TXWES

2017-2018

Licensure Rate

99.0%*

85.5%*

85.6%*

Employment Rate

99.0%*

100.0%*

100.0%*

Notes:

* Goal met

** Goal unmet

Spreadsheets for each year are attached.

 

 

Additional Information

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