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Comprehensive Standards 3.1.1

The institution has a clear and comprehensive mission statement that guides it; is approved by the governing board; is periodically reviewed by the board; and is communicated to the institution’s constituencies.

compliance

Summary

Cape Fear Community College (CFCC) demonstrates compliance with this Comprehensive Standard with evidence of a clear and comprehensive Mission Statement that guides it; is periodically reviewed and approved by the CFCC Board of Trustees; and is widely communicated to the College’s constituencies and made available to the general public via electronic- and paper-based mediums including the College’s website and the hard copy of the CFCC Catalog and Student Handbook.

Narrative

The Mission Statement of Cape Fear Community College clearly communicates that “Cape Fear Community College is an open door, multi-campus, comprehensive community college that strengthens the academic, economic, social and cultural life of the citizens of New Hanover and Pender counties.” The Mission Statement may be viewed in its entirety by accessing the link provided (CFCC Mission Statement).

The CFCC Mission Statement guides college planning and assessment and operations as evidenced by the annual campus-wide planning meetings and in annual unit planning. Annual campus-wide planning meetings, explained in greater detail in Core Requirement 2.5 of this Compliance Certification, are coordinated by the Institutional Effectiveness Committee which are attended by a broad-based representation of faculty and staff and result in the identification of annual planning priorities for achieving the College Goals, which support the Mission Statement (College Goals and Planning Priorities by Year). Further evidence that the College’s mission guides CFCC planning can be found in the annual unit planning done in CFCC’s Strategic Planning OnLine (SPOL) system where each unit objective must link to a College Goal. Samples of unit plans are provided, and access to the SPOL system is available via the Internet by following the instructions provided for SPOL in the documentation table at the end of this document (Academic Program Assessment Plan), (Administrative and Educational Support Services Assessment Plan), (SPOL Access).

Annually, by April 1, each vice president compiles an annual report of accomplishments based on the previous year’s goals and planning priorities with input from all their planning units. This information is then compiled into two annual college reports; Annual Progress Report on College Goals and Planning Priorities and the CFCC Goals and Highlights of Accomplishments. Both reports are published on the college website (Annual Progress Reports), (Annual Highlights Report) and are shared with the CFCC Board of Trustees in May of each year (May 26, 2005 Board Minutes pg 7).

To ensure currency and relevancy the Mission Statement and supporting College Goals are periodically reviewed and approved by the CFCC Board of Trustees (March 23, 1995 Board Minutes pg 4 ), (January 18, 1996 Board Minutes pg 4 ), (November 19, 2003 Board Minutes pg 5 ), (January 26, 2006 Board Minutes pg 6 ).

To ensure the CFCC Mission Statement is widely communicated and accessible to college constituencies and available to the general public it is published in the hard copy and electronic version of the CFCC Catalog and Student Handbook (Mission Statement pg 2), on the Institutional Effectiveness webpage of the College’s website (Mission Statement), in the President’s Report to the Community published annually (President’s Annual Report pg 2), and in the CFCC Faculty and Staff Handbook (CFCC Faculty and Staff Handbook).

 

Documentation

Source Location

CFCC Mission Statement,
Cape Fear Community College Website

cfccmission.pdf
College Goals and Planning Priorities by Year goals_planning_priorities.pdf

Academic Program Assessment Plans,
SPOL Sample

academicprogramassessplan.pdf

Administrative and Educational
Support Services Assessment Plans,
SPOL Sample

adminsupportassessplan_spol.pdf
SPOL Access
(Internet access is necessary)

http://www.strategicplanningonline.com/CapeFear/SPOL/

1. Login with Username: capefear and Password capefear.
2. From the Main Menu, select <Search Menu>,
3. Then select <Objective/Outcome Search by Planning Unit>.
This will take you to the Objective/Outcome Search Screen.
4. Using the drop down arrow, scroll the list and select the
academic program planning unit you wish to view.
You may select another Planning Year by using the arrow
in the drop down list in the left upper corner of the screen.
5. After selecting the planning unit and the Planning Year you
wish to view, click the <Search> button and the planning unit
name will appear. Click on the name of the planning Unit and
the unit objectives/outcomes for the chosen year will appear.
6. Click on the objective/outcome you wish to view and you will
be taken to the <Objective/Outcomes Data> screen. Scroll
down the page and click on each of the tabs to view the
associated information.
7. To get back to the search page, Scroll to the very bottom of
the page and select the <Back To Search> flashing arrow to
return to the objective/outcome search.
8. You may then select another objective/outcome for that
same planning unit or select another planning unit using the
drop down arrow.

Annual Progress Reports,
Institutional Effectiveness
Cape Fear Community College Website
01-05annualprogreport.pdf
Annual Highlights Report,
Institutional Effectiveness
Cape Fear Community College Website
goals_and_accomp.pdf

Board Minutes,
CFCC Board of Trustees Minutes
May 26, 2005 (pg 7)

bot_minutes052605.pdf
See Bookmarks

Board Minutes,
CFCC Board of Trustees Minutes
March 23, 1995 (pg 4)

bot_minutes032395.pdf
See Bookmarks

Board Minutes,
CFCC Board of Trustees Minutes
January 18, 1996 (pg 4)
bot_minutes011896.pdf
See Bookmarks
Board Minutes,
CFCC Board of Trustees Minutes
November 19, 2003
Mission Statement Revision Approval (pg 5)
bot_minutes111903.pdf
See Bookmarks
Board Minutes,
CFCC Board of Trustees Minutes
January 26, 2006 (pg 6)
bot_minutes012606.pdf
See Bookmarks
Mission Statement,
CFCC Catalog and Student Handbook (pg 2)
CATALOG.pdf
Mission Statement,
Institutional Effectiveness
Cape Fear Community College Website
cfccmission.pdf
President’s Annual Report
2003-2004
College Mission (pg 2)
PresRep04.pdf
Scroll to bottom of page
CFCC Faculty and Staff Handbook,
Section 1.2: Mission Statement
handbook2005.htm

 

 

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