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Differential Tuition Report


Utilization of Differential Tuition Funds in Fiscal Year 2019


Total Amount Expended: $134,000


Item One: $62,000

Planned Use: Hiring and retaining faculty to ensure faculty to student ratio stays in line with accreditation requirements of the different programs, and hiring faculty from industry to establish teaching linkages.

Impact: Meet accreditation standards and improves the teaching and learning in the studio setting, and provides students with access to professionals in their chosen fields and help ensure their learning will translate to what is needed in industry.

Metric: 16 to 1 Ratio in design studios, Continued accreditation, job placement, & graduate school placement.


Item Two: $21,000

Planned Use: Help Students Graduate Sooner by providing additional summer courses offerings and regularize the summer schedule

Impact: Offering additional and regular summer courses will allow the traditional student to graduate sooner and reduce the overall cost of education.  In addition, these summer courses allow for easier transition for transfer and change of major students and allow them to graduate sooner. 

Metric: Improved graduation times, number of graduates, and increase acceptance of transfer and change of majors.


Item Three: $13,000

Planned Use: Creating unique learning experiences through service learning, community projects, field trips, competition teams and expanding lecture series.

Impact: Allows students to expand their in class learning with hands on experiences and access to leaders and latest developments in their respective industry.

Metric: Student feedback, job placement & graduate school placement.


Item Four: $20,000

Planned Use: Increasing national and international experiences for our students.

Impact: Provide students with international experiences that help broaden their understanding of the global perspective of their fields and provide access to national conventions among their peers.

Metric: Increased study abroad and national convention participation.


Item Five: $10,000

Planned Use: Increasing the emphasis on quality.  Provide state-of-the-art laboratories, studios and equipment.

Impact: Ensure graduating students are competitive in the job market and help increase the recruitment of top students.

Metric: Student recruiting, job placement, & graduate school placement.


Item Six: $8,000

Planned Use: Enhancement of Courses (includes salaries and supplies in IT, Woodshop, Digital Fabrication, and Technical Reference Center, for those personnel who directly impact students).  Purchasing equipment, renovating spaces, field trips, supplies, guest lectures, and hiring GAT's for courses to speed up grading and offer help sessions.

Impact: Continued enhancement of courses beyond traditional classroom setting, and increased usage of these services.

Metric: The College/Departments are creating a student feedback system to judge effectiveness. Or the Department meets with students to gather feedback, or student representatives help guide the use of DT.