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Comprehensive Standards 3.10.7

The institution operates and maintains physical facilities, both on and off campus, that are adequate to serve the needs of the institution’s educational programs, support services, and mission-related activities. (Financial and Physical Resources)

compliance

Summary

Cape Fear Community College (CFCC) demonstrates compliance with this comprehensive standard by providing information and documentation concerning its ongoing maintenance of physical facilities. Since 1994, CFCC expanded its total gross square footage from 237,990 to 726,824. CFCC has provided documentation of the need for this expansion as well as its building and acquisition plans for this and future projects. While working closely with local and state agencies, CFCC analyzes the adequacy of current facilities and devises long-range planning initiatives. CFCC uses a number of studies, including FTE reports, Facilities Inventory and Utilization, and Capital Improvement Program, when planning for growth.

CFCC maintains and updates current facilities through maintenance and housekeeping resources. Although food and vending services are outsourced, CFCC regularly examines and oversees the quality of these services through the use of student and employee surveys.

Narrative

Cape Fear Community College, a two-year, public, co-educational comprehensive community college, serves New Hanover County and Pender County. In 1994, the college owned only approximately 196,549 gross square feet of space at the Wilmington Campus in New Hanover County on twenty acres (Map A) (Construction Blueprints). Also, the college operated two centers, the Burgaw Center and the Hampstead Center, located in Pender County totaling 41,441 gross square feet of space (Strategic Plan 1997-2017 pg 40).

With the approval of the College’s President, the Board of Trustees, the State Board of North Carolina Community Colleges, and the North Carolina State Construction Office (State Construction Office) an active building and acquisition program began in 1996 at the Wilmington Campus and at the Burgaw Center (Wilmington Campus Master Site Plan). The expansion of the North Campus began in 1997 (North Campus Master Site Plan). These construction projects resulted in the addition of 235,023 gross square feet, costing $38,000,000 (Strategic Plan 1997-2017), (Strategic Plan 1999-2019), (Source of Revenue). The CFCC Board of Trustees foresaw that continuing rapid growth of the College would greatly exceed the institution's expanding facilities at the Wilmington Campus. Thus, approval was granted by the North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges for the College to purchase 142-acres of land in the northern part of New Hanover County at a cost of $5,296,758 (North Campus Master Site Plan). Two buildings have now been completed at the North Campus. The first building, the McKeithan Center was completed in 2003. The second building, the Applied Technologies Building was completed in June 2005. The McKeithan Center cost approximately $21 million dollars and the Applied Technologies Building cost approximately $17 million dollars, for a total cost of $38 million dollars. These new facilities resulted in an additional 235,032 gross square feet.

CFCC’s expansion includes the following:

Elevator Tower Concrete Pier
Health Science Building Science Building
General Administration Building Schwartz Center
Cosmetology/ Maintenance Building Auto Body Shop
Business, Industry & Government Center Neuwirth Building Parking
Office Annex Building Workforce Training Center
Outside Plant Infrastructure Burgaw Expansion
Roof Replacements Miscellaneous Renovations
McKeithan Center Applied Technologies Building
Campus Loop Road Landscape Gardening Building and Storage

Plans for the Public Safety Training center are currently underway. This facility includes financial support from New Hanover County and the City of Wilmington as a joint initiative.

The CFCC Board of Trustees Planning Committee consists of representatives from New Hanover County Commissioners, Pender County Commissioners, the Wilmington Mayor’s Office, Cape Fear Community College Board of Trustees, Cape Fear Community College Senior Staff and other community organizations (Planning Committee pg 8). The committee members actively participate in the long range strategic planning and local needs to ensure that the college will be in a position to address the regional growth and training needs in Pender and New Hanover County (Strategic Plan 1997-2017), (Strategic Plan 1999-2019), (2004-2023 Facilities Planning). Further, the Board of Trustees, Facilities and Equipment Committee meets frequently to evaluate facilities relative to meeting expected outcomes and educational needs (Facilities and Equipment Committee pg 7). This committee approves and recommends purchases or new constructions to the Board of Trustees for its approval. Following Board approval, the recommendations are submitted to the North Carolina Community College Systems Office for final approval by the North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges.

The CFCC facilities planning process began with a review of curriculum (college credit) head count and full-time equivalency (FTE) growth on Cape Fear Community College’s New Hanover and Pender county campuses over the last decade. That review was then coupled with known and/or projected factors that required consideration for growth of those campuses during the planning period (Strategic Plan 1997-2017), (Strategic Plan 1999-2019), (2004-2023 Facilities Planning). Compared to other North Carolina institutions of higher education, CFCC assignable square feet per FTE student is very low (Square feet of Academic Facilities per FTE), (2004 Facilities Inventory and Utilization Study). This report is designed to summarize changes in space allocations and looks at how each room of every building is being used. The Facilities Inventory and Utilization Study are used along with the College’s Capital Improvement Program to ensure the adequacy of college facilities (Capital Improvement Data) (Capital Improvement Program Information).

To ensure that it continues to provide adequate physical facilities for all of its programs, services, and mission-related activities, the College has taken a number of planning and design steps (Strategic Plan 1997-2017), (Strategic Plan 1999-2019), (2004-2023 Facilities Planning), (2001-2005 College Goals and 2004-2005 Planning Priorities pg 2). All new construction and major renovation projects are approved by the CFCC Board of Trustees and are subject to approval by the North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges (State Construction Office Website). The Vice-President of Institutional Services assists the President with keeping the CFCC Board of Trustees updated on the status of all pending and completed projects. The Board of Trustees and the Facilities and Equipment Committee review the summary of funding and the project cost/budget and approves it (Annual Calendar for Planning and Budgeting).

The College uses the results of the annual Faculty/Staff Survey and the Graduating Student Opinion Survey to make decisions for improvement of facilities (Faculty/Staff Survey), (Graduating Student Opinion Survey), (Description of College Surveys) (SPOL Access). The ongoing maintenance and housekeeping operations for all facilities fall under the office of the Vice-President of Institutional Services. The Vice-President of Institutional Services reviews results from these surveys with the Manager of Facilities in an effort to address issues of concerns. All maintenance and housekeeping work order requests are forwarded to the Maintenance Department Office (Maintenance Work Order Request). Maintenance and Housekeeping work order request are processed generally within a five day period. When service is completed, the work order request form is signed by the originator to confirm the completion of the service (Completed Maintenance Work Order Request). The Maintenance and Housekeeping Departments have specific duties and regular maintenance/housekeeping schedules. Both must adhere to a preventative maintenance program (Preventative Maintenance Programs).

College Food Services is outsourced to an independent contractor. Frequent inspections conducted by the New Hanover County Board of Health have resulted in scores of 95 or higher (Inspection Report). College Food Services maintain a network of vending services / machines for both on and off-campus facilities (Food Services pg 33). The College conducts surveys and disseminates the survey results to the vendors. Frequent changes in food selections are made as a result of surveys (Graduating Student Opinion Survey Results – Food Services pg 6), (Faculty and Staff Survey Results - Food Services Spring 2004 pg 5).

 

Documentation

Source Location

Map-A,
CFCC Wilmington Campus Pre-1994

mapA_pre1994.pdf
Construction Blueprints Hard copies filed in
Institutional Services Division

Strategic Plan 1997-2017 (pg 40)

strategicplan1997_2017.pdf
State Construction Office Website,
(Internet Access Required)
scowebsite.pdf
Need Internet access to view guidelines:
http://www.nc-sco.com/Guidelines/guide.htm

Wilmington Campus Master Site Plan

wilmingtonmastersiteplan.pdf
North Campus Master Plan northcampusmastersiteplan.pdf
Strategic Plan 1997-2017 strategicplan1997_2017.pdf
Strategic Plan 1999-2019 strategicplan1999_2019.pdf
Source of Revenue,
Cape Fear Community College
Fact Book, April 2002
sourcesofrevenue.pdf
North Campus Master Plan northcampusmastersiteplan.pdf
Planning Committee,
CFCC Board of Trustees By-Laws,
Article V, Section 3 (F): Planning Committee (pg 8)
bot_bylaws.pdf
See bookmarks
Strategic Plan 1997-2017 strategicplan1997_2017.pdf
Strategic Plan 1999-2019 strategicplan1999_2019.pdf
2004-2023 Facilities Planning,
CFCC Board of Trustees
Planning Committee
2004-2023facilitiesplanning.pdf
Facilities and Equipment Committee,
CFCC Board of Trustees By-Laws,
Article V, Section 3 (C): Facilities and
Equipment Committee (pg 7)
bot_bylaws.pdf
See bookmarks
Strategic Plan 1997-2017 strategicplan1997_2017.pdf
Strategic Plan 1999-2019 strategicplan1999_2019.pdf
2004-2023 Facilities Planning,
CFCC Board of Trustees
Planning Committee
2004-2023facilitiesplanning.pdf
Square Feet of Academic Facilities Per FTE,
Cape Fear Community College
Fact Book, April 2002
sqftperfte.pdf
2004 Facilities Inventory and Utilization Study,
State of North Carolina Higher Education
Comprehensive Planning Program
hefcstudy04.pdf
Capital Improvement Data,
NCCCS 3-5 2000-2005
NCCCS3_5.pdf
Capital Improvement Program Information,
2005-2006
capitalimprovement2005_06.pdf
Strategic Plan 1997-2017 strategicplan1997_2017.pdf
Strategic Plan 1999-2019 strategicplan1999_2019.pdf

2004-2023 Facilities Planning,
CFCC Board of Trustees
Planning Committee

2004-2023facilitiesplanning.pdf

2001-2005 College Goals
and 2004-2005 Planning Priorities (pg 2),
Institutional Effectiveness
Cape Fear Community College Website

goals_planning_priorities.pdf
See bookmarks
State Construction Office Website,
(Internet Access Required)
scowebsite.pdf
Need Internet access to view guidelines:
http://www.nc-sco.com/Guidelines/guide.htm
Annual Calendar for Planning and Budgeting,
Institutional Effectiveness
Cape Fear Community College Website
planbudgetcalendar.pdf
Faculty and Staff Survey,
Institutional Effectiveness
Cape Fear Community College Website
facultystaffsurvey2004.pdf
Graduating Student Opinion Survey,
Institutional Effectiveness
Cape Fear Community College Website
gstudentsurveyweb.pdf
Description of College Surveys,
Institutional Effectiveness
Cape Fear Community College Website
descripcollegesurveys.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.

Maintenance Work Order Request,
Cape Fear Community College Intranet
maintworkorderrequest.pdf
Completed Maintenance Work Order Request completedworkorder.pdf

Preventative Maintenance Programs

preventmaintprogram.pdf

Inspection Report,
NC Department of Environment
and Natural Resources
Division of Environmental Health
Inspection of Food Handling Establishment
New Hanover County

nhcinspectionreport.pdf

Food Services,
CFCC Catalog and Student Handbook (pg 33)
CATALOG.pdf
Graduating Student Opinion Survey -
Food Services (pg 6),

Institutional Effectiveness
Cape Fear Community College Website
gstudentsurveyweb.pdf
Faculty and Staff Survey Results -
Food Services, Spring 2004
(pg 5),
Institutional Effectiveness
Cape Fear Community College Website
facultystaffsurvey2004.pdf

 

 

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