Reports

Listed below are descriptions of reports (and in some cases, links to the actual reports) developed by the Wabash-Provost Scholars based on student focus group responses, survey results, and other types of assessment data.


Wabash-Provost Scholars Report – April 2009 – A Follow-up to the Wabash National Study First-year Results at NC A&T State University. Summary of student focus group sessions conducted as a follow-up to the Wabash National Study of Liberal Arts Education first-year results for NC A&T State University; also includes recommendations based on the focus group results.

Wabash-Provost Scholars Report – April 2010 – Faculty and Student-led Supplemental Instruction at NC A&T State University. Summary of student focus group sessions and surveys conducted to assess the relative benefits of faculty-led and student-led Supplemental Instruction, as well as the results of student time-use diaries.

Wabash-Provost Scholars Report – January 2011 – Exploring The Intellectual Climate at NC A&T State University. Summary of student focus group sessions related to improvement of the intellectual climate at NC A&T; also includes recommendations based on the focus group results.

Wabash-Provost Scholars Reports – May 2011 and May 2013 – Teaching and Learning of Mathematics at NC A&T State University. Wabash-Provost Scholars led focus group sessions on the experiences of students in mathematics courses (May 2011) and in Math Emporium courses (May 2013).  These reports were used by the Department of Mathematics to redesign and improve lower-level math courses. Not publicly available.

Wabash-Provost Scholars Report – December 2013 – Transfer Students’ Experience at NC A&T State University. The report discusses how the university can recruit, enroll, support and retain more transfer students, especially those from NC community colleges.  Increasing the number of transfer students is a key strategic goal for the university as part of the PREEMINENCE 2020 strategic plan.

Wabash-Provost Scholars Report – May 2014 – Diversity and Inclusion at NC A&T State University. The report discusses findings on students’ attitudes toward diversity and inclusion, in particular with respect to the PREEMINENCE 2020 goal of “foster(ing) a more diverse and inclusive campus community,” and recommendations for achieving progress toward this goal.

Wabash-Provost Scholars Report – December 2014 – Exploring the Teaching and Learning Environment at NC A&T State University.  This report summarizes both student and faculty views on the teaching and learning environment at the university and what can be done to improve it. Currently not publicly available.

Wabash-Provost Scholars Report – May 2015 – Exploring Graduate Study at NC A&T State University.  This report summarizes student and faculty views on graduate study at the university and provides recommendations for improving it.  Increasing the quantity and quality of graduate students is a key strategic goal for the university as part of the PREEMINENCE 2020 strategic plan. Not publicly available.

Wabash-Provost Scholars Report – 2015-2016 Academic Year – Examining Advising at NC A&T State University.  During the 2015-2016 academic year the Wabash-Provost Scholars examined the advising process at NC A&T State University.  Improving advising is viewed as an important strategic goal for improving retention and graduation rates at the university – a critical strategic goal as part of the university’s PREEMINENCE 2020 strategic plan. Currently not publicly available.

Wabash-Provost Scholars Report – Fall 2015 – UNC-Greensboro Course Redesign Project.  In November, 2015 the Wabash-Provost Scholars conducted student and faculty focus groups to assess the impact of a UNC-supported course redesign project at UNC-Greensboro.  Their work was highlighted in an August, 2016 Inside Higher Ed article about the project.

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