UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA DULUTH
The information and data presented below is intended to give the HLC Evaluation Team a basic impression of UMD’s overall scope and nature of operations prior to the on-site visit to Duluth on March 3-5, 2008. Where possible, data is included for fall 2006 and fall 2007; however, some of the data was not available for fall 2007 at the time the report was sent to the printer. In those cases, data for fall 2006 and fall 2005 is included.
1. Student Demography Headcounts
A. Undergraduate Enrollments by Class Levels (Freshmen-Senior)
B. Undergraduate Students by Degree Seeking/Non-degree Seeking (IPEDS report)
C. Graduate/Professional by Degree Seeking and Non-degree Seeking Status (IPEDS Report)
D. Age Range of Undergraduates
E. Students by Residency Status
2. Student Recruitment and Admissions
3. Financial Assistance for Students
A. Percentage of students applying for any type of assistance:
Fall 2007* Undergraduate = 72.4% Graduate = 60%
Fall 2006 Undergraduate = 74.1% Graduate = 66.9%
Number/percentage of students receiving any type of assistance:
Fall 2007* Undergraduate = 7,157 / 70.7% Graduate = 616 / 65%
Fall 2006 Undergraduate = 7,029 / 69.2% Graduate = 682 / 65%
B. Percentage of students receiving:
C. Tuition Discount Rate (TDR):
Fall 2007* Undergraduate = 13.12% Graduate = 23.13%
Fall 2006 Undergraduate = 13.29% Graduate = 21.24%
*NOTE: Financial aid changes during a student's academic year. Thus, the percentages for fall 2007 will change as student needs change during spring 2008.
4. Student Retention and Program Productivity
A. Student retention data
B. Graduate/professional degrees awarded (IPEDS categories)
C. Number of graduates by college/program by CIP codes
5. Faculty Demography
A. Faculty headcount, full-time and part-time, according to highest degree earned
B. Faculty headcount, full-time and part-time, according to race/ethnicity, gender, and rank
C. Number of faculty by college/program by CIP codes
6. Availability of Instructional Resources and Information Technology
ITSS has campus-wide responsibility for technology resources dedicated to student learning as well as faculty instructional technology tools and administrative technology services.
ITSS and Library Computer Labs
ITSS provides computer laboratories and work areas for students throughout the campus, including several managed jointly with the UMD Library. See http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/labs/ and http://www.d.umn.edu/lib/tech/index.htm. UMD has two levels of computer access for students, with corresponding levels of hardware and software. All students pay a basic-access fee, which provides email, web services, file storage, printing, and access to basic hardware and software. Approximately thirty percent of UMD students pay for full lab access, which provides access to advanced hardware and software as well as to teaching laboratories.
ITSS Labs: http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/labs/maps/
Library Computers: http://www.d.umn.edu/lib/tech/techmaps/index.htm
Basic Access Areas
Full Access Labs
ITSS uses LabStats from Computer Lab Solutions to track usage, provide reports, and enable students to see online what labs are available in real time (http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/labs/stats/).
Adaptive Hardware and Software
ITSS collaborates with Disability Services and Resources, the UMD Library, and Human Resources to provide adaptive hardware and software for the campus. Resources for students are detailed here (http://www.d.umn.edu/access/equip.html) and include text magnifiers, diagramming software, keyboard layouts, voice recognition software, speech synthesis or “screen reading” software, text scanning and reading devices, talking word-processing and writing assistance software, Braille software and embosser, video relay service, adjustable-height workstations, trackballs, and large monitors. The UMD Library has three Adaptive Equipment Rooms with specialized hardware and software http://www.d.umn.edu/lib/tech/index.htm.
Departmental Computer Resources
Many UMD departments provide computing resources for students that augment shared services provided by ITSS and the Library.
Some units have, or are planning, student laptop requirements. The College of Liberal Arts instituted a laptop requirement for freshmen students in the fall of 2004 so that by fall 2007 all students have a laptop. This explains the reduction in the number of computers provided for Writing Studies below. The Department of Art + Design began a laptop requirement in fall of 2007, which explains the reduction in the number of computers in their lab below. The Labovitz School of Business and Economics and the College of Education and Human Services Professions are both planning on instituting laptop requirements for the fall of 2008.
Department Computer Resources
Residence Hall Network
UMD provides a wired network connection for each student who lives in the UMD residence halls. Usage for the past two years is given in this table.
The ITSS Phone/Network Team provides technical support for the Residence Hall Network. They track the usage as part of their regular process measures.
Authenticated wireless networking (for 802.11a, 802.11b or 802.11g) is available throughout most of the UMD main campus, excluding the residence halls student rooms. Wireless access is available to students, faculty and staff by opening a web browser. Wireless networking is available in residence hall study lounges but not in student rooms, where wired networking is already available. UMD had 257 wireless access points in Fall 2006 and 306 in Fall 2007. The ITSS Phone/Network Team provides technical support for the wireless network. They track the usage as part of their regular process measures.
UMD ITSS has responsibility for installing, supporting, and maintaining technology in general-purpose classrooms on campus. See http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/classroom/. There are 66 general-purpose classrooms on campus, and ITSS has installed technology in all but three of these. The remaining three will be added soon. The standard suite of technology includes a network connection, a projection screen, a digital projector, a DVD player, a VCR player, and an overhead projector. Some classrooms have additional technology as well. For a complete list, see
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/classroom/equipment.html. The ITSS Classroom Team provides technical support for classroom technology. They track the usage as part of their regular process measures.
Interactive Television Classrooms
UMD makes significant use of interactive television (ITV) for distance education and remote conferencing. ITSS provides two classrooms and two portable units for general campus use. The Medical School Duluth and the College of Pharmacy Duluth share courses with the Twin Cities Campus and maintain ITV classrooms for these classes. The Natural Resources Research Institute uses ITV for research meetings and conferences.
The ITSS Classroom Team provides technical support for interactive television technology. They track the usage as part of their regular process measures. See http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/classroom/de.html.
Student Response Systems
UMD faculty have used “clicker” technology to enhance student responses in classes, especially large-lecture classes, for more than five years. During the academic year 2004-2005, interested faculty and staff developed and adopted a standard solution for student response systems, using the Turning Technologies solution. Usage has grown significantly since that time. Since we set the standard, 45 different faculty and 7631 UMD students have used the technology in 125 classes.
The ITSS Classroom Team provides technical support for student response systems. They track the usage as part of their regular process measures. See http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/classroom/srs.html.
Faculty Technology Tools
The ITSS Faculty Technology Team supports a variety of technology tools for faculty (FacultETools), including web tools, grade management tools, course management systems (both WebCT and Moodle), online testing, online discussion, instant messaging, podcasting, WIKIs, blogs, and many more. Many students make extensive use of these tools as assigned by faculty members in their courses. See http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/facstaff/. The ITSS Faculty Technology Team tracks usage of these tools as part of their regular process measures.
ITSS provides the following network services to all UMD students.
The ITSS Systems Team provides support for these services and tracks their usage as part of their regular process measures.
ITSS provides the following desktop and laptop support services to all UMD students.
These services are supported by the ITSS Desktop Team and Student Computing Team, which track their usage as part of their regular process measures.
Other Technology Services
ITSS provides the following additional technology services to all UMD students.
These services are supported by several ITSS teams, which track their usage as part of their regular process measures.
Facts about the collections, information resources, building, use, and staff.
Selected Library Statistics – Fiscal Year 2007
Facts about the Library Building
Opened September 1, 2000
Cost = $25.8 million
New Library + Library Annex provide 167,570 gross square feet of space
Building Highlights Opening Day
Building Highlights Today
Other Interesting Facts
The number of visitors to the UMD Library nearly doubled the first year. Gate counts rose from 319,018 in 1999-2000 to 621,970 in 2000-2001.
Additional Library Information and Data
Additional Data about the UMD Library
The UMD Library staff is composed of
Administrative staff 5
Professional staff 8
TOTAL P & A staff 13
Civil Service Staff
Library Managers 2
Library Professionals 2
Info Tech Profs 3.75
TOTAL CS Staff 7.75
Bargaining Unit staff
Clerical staff 1.75
Technical staff 12.75
TOTAL BU staff 14.50
TOTAL Library staff 35.25
Student assistants ( approx. FTE) 13.00
Registered Community Users
Area Faculty 28
Area College Students 141
Area Residents 503
Summer Senior Residents 835
The Library building is open 100 hours a week during atypical full-service week.
The Library building is open an additional 10-14 hours during finals weeks.
The Circulation Desk is staffed all hours the building is open.
The Reference Desk is staffed 76 hours a week during a typical full-service week.
Reference & Library Instruction (figures from FY2006)
Number of desk/phone reference transaction: 9,398
Number of virtual reference transactions 1,013
Total number of orientation sessions 12
Total number of general instruction sessions 135/3250 students
Total number of course specific instruction sessions 142/3250 students
Visits to UMD Library web pages in 2006: 227,223
Average number of views per day in 2006 31,954
7. Financial Data