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Dr. Yvonne C. Umphrey

Yvonne C. Umphrey, Ph.D.

Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs
yumphrey@st-aug.edu
919.516.4096

“Academic Affairs plays an important role in preparing our students to meet twenty-first century challenges. We pride ourselves in cultivating global leaders who are problem solvers and change agents that posses excellent soft skills.”

-Dr. Yvonne Umphrey

UPCOMING EVENTS

Jan 09

Classes Begin

January 9, 2019
Jan 13

Holy Eucharist

January 13, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Jan 17

Lyceum – MLK Observance

January 17, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Jan 20

Holy Eucharist – PRIDE SAU

January 20, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Jan 27

Holy Eucharist – Kickoff to Founders’ Week

January 27, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Jan 31

Founders’ Day Convocation

January 31, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Feb 16

Holy Eucharist to Celebrate the Feast of Absalom Jones

February 16, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

ACADEMIC SERVICES

Office of the Registrar

Office of the Registrar is the unit solely responsible for the maintenance and integrity of the academic records of all students.
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Academic Advising

The Academic Advisement Center provides assistance to all students in the attainment of their educational goals.
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Disability Services

SAU offers quality services, reasonable and effective accommodations to students with disabilities to enhance their college experience.
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Office of International Programs

From study abroad opportunities to international student advising, this office is a hub for all things international.
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The Writing Center

Writing is a fundamental skill. The Writing Center offers one-on-one consultation for any writing project.
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Student Success & Testing

This office provides a variety of assessment services and assistance to the University community.
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ACCREDITATION

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) is the regional accrediting body in the 11 U.S. Southern states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia) for institutions of higher education that award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, or doctoral degrees. Saint Augustine’s University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate degrees.

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STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT POLICY

The University evaluates success with respect to student achievement including retention rates, graduation rates, and employment placement.  The University has a systemic process of on-going assessments such as annual reporting, degree program student learning outcome assessment, and academic program review that serve as the documentation and evaluations of student achievement.

The University monitors the retention rate for first-time, full-time students as a measure of success of the student achievement. The average retention rate the last four years is 45%.  The retention rate for first-time, full-time freshman decreased by one point from 41% (2013 Cohort) to 40% (2014 cohort) before increasing to 55% (2015 cohort) before dropping again this year to 44% (2016 cohort).  The retention of students is tied to their academic progress, social adjustment, and the availability of financial support.

Fall Term

# in Cohort

# Retained

Retention Rate

2013

327

135

41%

2014

268

107

40%

2015

210

116

55%

2016

353

157

44%

2017

332

N/A

N/A

 

To address the decline in the retention rate, Saint Augustine’s University engaged a Retention Committee to assess and provide strategies for improvement.  The Committee recommendations were to increase support of the early warning system and restructure the academic advising system.  The University has hired a Tutorial/Advising Coordinator to oversee the Early Warning system process and Academic Advising Center. The Coordinator will connect the services provided to students who are not demonstrating satisfactory progress and those who are undeclared majors. Advisors will work with students to clarify educational and career goals as well as making appropriate course selection. Providing students with intervention and a support system will connect them to the campus early, enhancing their campus experience and provide them with strategies to be successful. Our expectation is to increase the retention rate of our first-time, full-time students fall to fall by at least 1.2% annually.

The University monitors graduation rates as a measure of success of its undergraduate program.  These rates are reported to the US Department of Education’s Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Graduation Rate Survey.  The University had an annual six-year graduation rate of 35% until the latest cohorts.  The graduation rates are listed below:

Cohort Year

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

150%

32%

36%

38%

34%

34%

27%

18%

27%

The graduation rates reported to IPEDS do not take into account transfer students and students that take one or more semesters off and return to school (stop-outs) to graduate within the six-year margin.

The University monitors employment and graduate school placement rates as a measure of success of its undergraduate program. Two weeks prior to commencement, The Belk Professional Development Center requires graduating seniors to complete an on-line questionnaire regarding their plans after graduation. In addition, school deans maintain records of their graduate employment and/or graduate school status. On average, over 60% of the University’s graduates are employed or attend graduate school upon graduation.

 

2013 Graduates

2014 Graduates

School

Number of Degrees Granted

Number of Employed

Number of Graduate/
Professional School

Number of Degrees Granted

Number of Employed

Number of Graduate/
Professional School

School of Applied Health & Medical Sciences

22  

10 (45%)

1 (5%)

25  

10 (40%)

2 (8%)

School of Business & Technology

47  

17 (36%)

13 (28%)

45  

23 (51%)

5 (9%)

School of Liberal Arts & Education

39  

21 (53%)

1 (3%)

54  

29 (54%)

1 (2%)

School Social and Behavioral Sciences

68  

34 (50%)

2 (3%)

62  

35 (56%)

5 (8%)

School Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering

22  

10 (46%)

4 (18%)

16  

10 (63%)

9 (56%)

School of Continuing Studies

30  

23 (76%)

5 (17%)

24  

21 (88%)

2 (8%)

Institutional Total

228

50%

11%

226

57%

11%

As some of the Schools were merged and some programs were moved, listed below are the numbers and percentages of graduates per program from 2015 to 2017.

MAJORS

2015

2016

2017

Accounting

5

2.4%

0.0%

1

0.7%

Biology

10

4.8%

6

3.6%

2

1.5%

Business Administration

13

6.3%

19

11.4%

11

8.0%

Business Administration – Real Estate

1

0.5%

3

1.8%

3

2.2%

Chemistry

5

2.4%

1

0.6%

0.0%

Communication

13

6.3%

13

7.8%

10

7.3%

Computer Information Systems

12

5.8%

3

1.8%

1

0.7%

Computer Science

2

1.0%

1

0.6%

3

2.2%

Criminal Justice

25

12.0%

24

14.5%

31

22.6%

Elementary Education

3

1.4%

2

1.2%

0.0%

Engineering Mathematics

3

1.4%

8

4.8%

2.2%

English

5

2.4%

0.0%

0.0%

Exercise Science

 

4

2.4%

7

5.1%

Film

7

3.4%

1

0.6%

0.0%

History

2

1.0%

3

1.8%

0.0%

Human Performance & Wellness

15

7.2%

10

6.0%

9

6.6%

Liberal Studies

13

6.3%

2

1.2%

1

0.7%

Mathematics

1

0.5%

1

0.6%

0.0%

Music

2

1.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Organizational Management

13

6.3%

8

4.8%

12

8.8%

Political Science

5

2.4%

3

1.8%

4

2.9%

Psychology

17

8.2%

14

8.4%

8

5.8%

Public Health

4

1.9%

8

4.8%

6

4.4%

Religious Studies

3

1.4%

0.0%

2

1.5%

Sociology

14

6.7%

10

6.0%

14

10.2%

Sport Management

11

5.3%

15

9.0%

7

5.1%

Theater

1

0.5%

4

2.4%

1

0.7%

Visual Arts

3

1.4%

3

1.8%

1

0.7%

Grand Total

208

100.0%

166

100.0%

137

100.0%

Based on exiting senior surveys, 49.8% of 2015 graduates had fulltime jobs with 27.9% planning to attend graduate or professional school. 20.4% of the 2015 graduates were admitted to and in attendance at a graduate or professional school in a discipline in which blacks are underrepresented. 

For 2016 graduates, 65.9% had full-time jobs with another 15.9% intending to attend graduate or professional school. 10.2% of the 2016 graduates were admitted to and in attendance at a graduate or professional school in a discipline in which blacks are underrepresented.