2002 - 2003 College Goals and Planning Priorities
View the 2002 - 2003 Highlights of CFCC Accomplishments
Goal 1 Deliver quality programs and effective instruction that result in students achieving identified learning outcomes.
1a. Review and improve the arts and sciences curriculum by adding twenty-three new college transfer courses and deleting eight courses not offered over the past two years.
Twenty new courses were added to the college transfer curriculum fall 2002: Art Appreciation, Art History, Art Portfolio and Resume, Photography, Computer Art, Voice and Diction, Acting, Stagecraft, Directing, Introduction to Drama, Introduction to the Novel, Critical Thinking, Advanced Film Studies, Chorus I and II, Jazz Ensemble, Ensemble I and II, Classic Music I and II, and Soccer.
Effective fall semester 2002, eight courses were dropped form the Arts and Sciences curriculum: Descriptive Astronomy, Oral Communication, Introductory Geology, Swimming, Sailing I and II, State and Local Government, and Introduction to Exceptionality.
1b. Pilot a new and revised curriculum program review process with five selected CFCC curricula.
A new, revised curriculum program review process was developed and adopted by the Institutional Effectiveness Committee. The Occupational Therapy Assistant, Machining Technology, Paralegal Technology, and Heavy Equipment and Transport Technology programs were piloted using the new process during FY2002-2003.
1c. Increase the number and variety of continuing education offerings 25% by developing specialized management courses for business and industry, developing bridge courses with curriculum instruction where feasible, providing training for dislocated workers to prepare for re-entry into the workforce and utilizing self-supporting funds to launch new continuing education initiatives.
The number and variety of continuing education courses increased by 17% for FY2002-2003 and included:
*Seventeen new courses at the Hampstead Campus;
*Six courses created as part of a Web Design Certificate program for the BIG Center;
*Two completely customized classes, Strategies for Success, provided for the Wilmington Housing Authority;
*Twelve customized computer courses developed for General Electric;
*Three 40-hour HRD courses for Nurse Aides;
*OSHA Course for the Pender Correctional Center;
*Three leadership training classes for New Hanover County employees;
*Six Auto Dealer Certification Courses;
*Two Vehicle Escort Driver Courses;
*ISO and Lean Manufacturing training for local industry offered in partnership with North Carolina State University Industrial Extension Service;
*Computer Office Specialist course to train dislocated workers for jobs in an office environment;
*Achieve Global Management courses for area businesses and industries;
*Four classes for Pender County Schools for teacher's aides in 'Effective Teacher Training' in partial fulfillment of requirements of the "No Child Left Behind Act",
*Firefighter Training Lab with eight-three new students enrolled for a 28% increase over last year, and
*Nurse Aid I and II classes at New Hanover Regional Medical Center representing a 100% enrollment increase from the previous year.
1d. Increase access to literacy training by 20% for populations with less than a high school education and for those already in the workplace but lacking basic skills.
In one year, the local service area population served by literacy rose 24.8% from 2,704 (2000-2001) to 3,375 (2001-2002). Concurrently, FTE generated by Cape Fear's literacy training program increased 17.87%, from 319.5 in FY2000-2001 to 376.6 in FY2001-2002.
1e. Increase occupational extension and self-supporting workforce development classes by 20% in Pender County.
Occupational extension and self-supporting classes offered in Pender County increased 16.5% from 368 classes in 2001-2002 to 429 classes for 2002-2003. Seventeen new courses were offered at the Hampstead Campus including a Firefighter Rookie Academy, six courses required for a Web Design Certificate Program and three HRD classes for Nurse Aides were offered at the Burgaw Campus, and four teacher aide training classes were developed for Pender County Schools.
1f. Increase by 10% the number of students completing the CFCC Adult High School program.
The number of CFCC Adult High School graduates grew from 91 in FY2000-2001 to 127 for FY2001-2002 representing an increase of 39.6%.
1g. Obtain approval from the State Board of Community Colleges to offer an International Business program with a concentration in E-Commerce.
The North Carolina Community College State Board granted CFCC approval to offer an E-Commerce program. The start date for the program is Fall Semester, 2003. A search process is in progress to hire a full-time lead instructor for the program.
1h. Maintain the high pass rates achieved by curriculum students on licensure and certification examinations.
The following curriculum programs maintained high student pass rates on various licensure and certification examinations:
Dental Hygiene - 100% pass rate on National Boards and 91% on State Boards
Dental Assisting - 100% pass rate on infection control section of National Boards
Occupational Therapy Assistant - 91% pass rate on National Boards
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - 100% pass rate on State Boards
Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) - 95% pass rate on State Boards
Phlebotomy - 82% pass rate on National Boards
Radiology - 100% pass rate on National Boards
Pharmacy Technology - 100% pass rate on State Boards
Cosmetology - 90% pass rate on State Boards
1i. Complete the accreditation recommendations from the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JCERT) for the Radiography program.
Accreditation recommendations received from the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JCERT) were fulfilled by the CFCC Radiography program.
1j. Begin the process of obtaining accreditation for the Sonography program with the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
The CFCC Sonography program has begun steps to obtain accreditation with the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs which will be a multi-year process.
1k. Increase the Associate Degree Nursing faculty to support the increase in enrollment.
Four additional Associate Degree Nursing faculty were employed during FY2002-2003 to meet enrollment demands.
1l. Examine the needs of the Early Childhood Education program to meet new public school mandates for the education of teacher assistants.
Additional full-time faculty were approved for the Early Childhood Education program to support increasing CFCC course offerings to help meet the public school mandates for the education of teacher assistants.
1m. Evaluate and implement certification testing in the engineering curriculum programs.
The Electronics Engineering Technology program provided its second year students the opportunity to take the National Electronics Technician Association professional associate-level certification examination. CFCC Electronics Engineering Technology students achieved a 100% pass rate on this exam for 2002-2003.
1o. Develop a student recruitment plan for the Paralegal and Manicuring curriculum programs.
Strategies for recruiting students to the Paralegal and Manicuring programs are currently being developed.
1n. Begin a Film and Video Production curriculum program.
A new Film and Video Production Certificate program began fall semester 2002. A Diploma program in Film and Video Production will be added to the curriculum in FY2003-2004.
1o. Develop a 'career track' in the Marine Technology curriculum to include hydrographic surveying, fisheries, and geophysical surveying.
Work continues on this objective but no new tracks are yet developed.
1p. Complete the curriculum improvement project for the Industrial Maintenance program.
A curriculum improvement project for the Industrial Maintenance program was completed and as a result, the curriculum was modified and the program name was changed to Industrial Systems Technology.
Curriculum enrollment increased from 6,070 fall semester 2001 to 6,919 fall semester 2002 representing a 14% increase in one year.
According to the North Carolina Common Follow-Up System, a state-level database, 98% of CFCC graduates are employed within one year of graduating.
CFCC Architectural Technology students entered the third annual North Carolina Sustainable Building Design Competition with ten other 2-year and 4-year colleges. The final competition was held at North Carolina State University April 27, 2003 with CFCC placing third (.02 of a point from first place) in the state design contest and receiving an award of $2,250.
CFCC Cosmetology students participated in the National Cosmetology Association of North Carolina Student Competition taking first place in four categories and receiving a total of twelve individual awards.
Microsoft Office User Specialist (MOUS) Certification in Access 2002 and Excel 2000 was obtained for the Business curriculum and CFCC students achieved a 68% pass rate on the MOUS certification exams.
Received approval to fund a Co-operative Education Coordinator position for FY 2003-2004 and to expand the CFCC Co-operative Education program to provide students real work experience outside the classroom.
The number of student records processed in Continuing Education increased 11% from 31,426 in 2001-2002 to 34,870 for 2002-2003.
CFCC Compensatory Education students competed in the local 2003 Special Olympics with eight students receiving first place blue ribbons in several categories.
The CFCC Basic Skills students met or exceeded all seven of the standards established by the North Carolina Community College System for measuring the performance of Basic Skills programs throughout the North Carolina Community College System.
The CFCC Compensatory Education program received a $31,000 grant from the North Carolina Community College System to begin a 'World of Work' Program that will provide career exploration and job shadowing opportunities to CFCC compensatory education students.
Goal 2. Provide adequate facilities to support the rapid growth of the college and improve the maintenance, safety, and security of all campuses.
2a. Renovate facilities to expand Shipping and Receiving, Mail Room and Central Stores.
Established a new workroom for Computer Services and expanded floor space for Shipping and Receiving, the Mail Room, and Central Stores on the ground floor of the McLeod Building.
2b. Consolidate Print Shop and Copy Center into renovated space in McLeod Building.
The Print Shop and Copy Center were moved into renovated floor space on the first floor of the McLeod building and renamed "Printing Services". This move has provided a better work environment for staff, space to house up-to-date printing equipment and improved printing services for faculty and staff.
2c. Equip and staff the North Campus Copy Center and develop on-line procedures for receiving jobs and documents for printing.
A Printing Services office was equipped and staffed at the North Campus. New 'online' procedures were developed to receive printing jobs at the North Campus from remote locations.
2d. Relocate seven Business Department curriculum programs from the Downtown Campus to the North Campus and develop management and administrative procedures to address a geographically split department.
Office Systems Technology, Business Administration, Accounting, Information Systems Technology, Medical Transcription, Real Estate, and Customer Service programs were moved from the Downtown Campus to the North Campus fall semester 2002.
2e. Plan for the renovation of the Culinary and Hotel Restaurant Management facilities located in the Emmart Building.
Plans were completed for the renovation of the Culinary and Hotel and Restaurant Management facilities to include a larger kitchen, dining room and storage areas.
2f. Relocate the Criminal Justice and Paralegal curriculum programs to the North Campus.
The Criminal Justice Technology and Paralegal Technology programs were moved from the Downtown Campus to the North Campus fall semester 2002.
2g. Pursue the $1 million bond funded pier replacement project for Marine Technology vessels.
The construction of a concrete replacement pier was completed at the Downtown Campus waterfront within budget and on schedule.
Completed construction of the first 117,000 square foot building on the North Campus, took occupancy during fall semester 2002 and held a Dedication and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony on March 27, 2003. The CFCC Board of Trustees announced the naming of the building as the "McKeithan Center" in honor of CFCC President, Dr. Eric B. McKeithan.
Maintenance staff renovated facilities on the ground floor of the McLeod Building for Printing Services, Shipping and Receiving, the Mail Room, and Central Stores. In addition, a computer workshop and maintenance laboratory were constructed. The work was completed for less cost than original estimates from a private contractor.
Preloading of the foundation for a second building on the North Campus was begun and scheduled for completion spring 2003.
Awarded contract to Clancy & Theys for construction of an elevator tower and renovations to the McLeod Building with a projected completion date of December 2003.
Reconfigured the infrastructure of the water fountain and flower garden installed in Tabitha's Courtyard and funded by the CFCC Foundation.
Negotiated with carpet vendor to replace soiled carpet in Business and Industry Building at no cost to the college.
The CFCC Cafeteria provided a more diverse choice of foods including low-fat selections and other health foods resulting in an increase in sales and profits.
Installed new boilers in the Science Building at the Downtown Campus and at the Hampstead Campus.
Relocated the Foundation Office to renovated space in the General Administration Building. The new offices were opened for viewing by the Foundation Board members following their January meeting and three Foundation committee meetings have been held in the new offices since then.
Relocated the Landscape Gardening program to the North Campus. A new building for this program was constructed by CFCC Carpentry students, wired by the Electrical/Electronics Technology students and Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology students installed the heating and cooling system.
Goal 3. Incorporate the appropriate use of technology for students, faculty and staff and provide training in accessing and applying the technology.
3a. Consolidate faculty and staff training to the new Technology Training Center located in the LRC and develop a program of professional development opportunities for faculty and staff.
A new Technology Training Center (TTC) opened October 2002 in the Learning Resource Center at the Downtown Campus. Computer Services installed and configured the faculty/staff computers and printer to be used for college professional development training activities in the center. Through four Foundation mini-grants, software was purchased and instructors were hired to offer the first training sessions in the TTC spring and summer 2003.
3b. Create a Web-Page on the CFCC Intranet to promote and facilitate training opportunities for faculty and staff and for posting college policies and procedures related to information technology.
Due to competing priorities, the web page was not implemented however, this objective will be carried forward to next year.
The Learning Resource Center conducted a survey to collect information pertaining to faculty and staff training needs. Results of this survey will be posted on the Technology Training section of the CFCC Intranet and training sessions will also be posted as they are scheduled.
3c. Migrate the current administrative computing system (IPPS) to the Computer Information System (CIS) known as Colleague.
Implemented the new Colleague Computer Information System (CIS) to enable the college to execute the various software applications associated with this system.
3d. Create a networking and wide area network for the North Campus.
Networked and connected the North Campus to the Downtown Campus with redundant links for voice and data to assure maximum "up time". Five 'state of the art' Novell servers provide the North Campus with resources such as file, print, authentication, application services, connection to SUN and Datatel administrative systems, and a robust Firewall to ensure network security. The North Campus enjoys high-speed access to the Internet through its own Internet Service Provider.
3e. Populate the North Campus with the required computer equipment and peripherals.
The North Campus was populated with over 400 computers and 40 printers in major areas such as the Learning Resource Center, Learning Lab, various offices and twelve labs.
3f. Ensure that the Help Desk is always manned to handle urgent calls more expeditiously, provide feedback on continuing Help Desk issues and create a "virtual suggestion box" on the CFCC Intranet.
Additional personnel were secured to help cover the HelpDesk, but were pulled away on other urgent support matters due to increased workloads.
3g. Implement the various phases of the Computer Information System (CIS) project: Go live with General Ledger, Projects Accounting, Accounts Payable, Purchasing and Fixed Assets July 1, 2002, Payroll by January 1, 2003 and Accounts Receivable and Cash Receipting between March and June 2003. Implement new Account code system July 1, 2002 and provide in-house training on the new account code system. Implement electronic purchase requisitions and keep CIS project on track by hosting meetings, attending required training and testing and implementing all applications
Implemented General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Purchasing, Fixed Assets Inventory Control and Projects Accounting July 1, 2002, which included data conversions from the SUN to the new Colleague Computer Information Systems (CIS). Implemented the Human Resource System January 1, 2002, which included data conversions from the SUN to Colleague and successfully completed two student data conversions to the Colleague test account. The clean up of curriculum and non-curriculum student data is currently in process.
3h. Pursue on-line and telephone credit card registration for continuing education classes.
Online registration capabilities are being reviewed with the Telemagic software currently used in the Continuing Education Department. Training and technical support to fully utilize features of the software that support on-line and telephone registration are being negotiated.
3i. The Personnel Office will plan for the implementation of the Personnel Module of the Computer Information System (CIS) project by attending training sessions and entering CFCC data in the testing modules.
During FY2002-2003, Personnel Office staff attended nine training sessions on the new Colleague Computer Information System including the overview system and entered CFCC data into the Coltest account.
Incorporated the use of 3-D prototypes into the Mechanical Engineering Technology curriculum by acquiring a state-of-the-art rapid prototype machine to make 3-D prototype structural parts from Computer Assisted Drafted (CAD) drawings.
Expanded opportunities for the Electronics Engineering Technology students by initiating an Amateur Radio Club.
Acquired a HASS Computer Numerical Control milling machine for the Machining Technology program allowing students to mill metal parts from Computer Assisted Drafting (CAD) files.
Incorporated cutting-edge renewable energy training into the Electronics Engineering and Mechanical Engineering curricula through the acquisition of fuel cells and photovoltaic and wind energy equipment.
Goal 4. Enhance the teaching and learning process through the provision of adequate, up-to-date equipment and learning resources that are accessible to users and in formats consistent with prevailing technologies suitable to the college's needs and goals.
4a. Develop a Bibliographic Instruction program that insures every CFCC student has access to adequate instruction in the use of library and information resources.
A Bibliographic Instruction Classroom opened August 2002 in the Learning Resource Center(LRC) at the Downtown Campus. This new classroom has 24 student computers, an instructor computer and a printer. Interested faculty may schedule classes taught by LRC staff both day and evening. Faculty may also use the Bibliographic Instruction classroom for further library research with their classes.
4b. LRC will publicize and schedule open classes throughout the year in the use of the library catalog, NC Live and other web databases on the student computer toolbar.
The Learning Resource Center offered individualized classes for students in the new Bibliographic Instruction Classroom on such topics as Library Orientation, the Internet, NCLive and other web databases on the student computer toolbar.
4c. Update the entire library reference print collection during summer, 2002.
The CFCC Library reference print collection was weeded during the summer of 2002 and replacement volumes were ordered. Suitable titles were transferred to the North Campus LRC reference collection.
4d. Update the Horizon library automation software from version 5.3 to 7.2 and train all LRC staff in the use of the new software.
Horizon 7.2 library automation software was loaded on all LRC staff computers July 2002, version 7.21 was loaded November 2002, and version 7.23 was loaded April 2003. All LRC personnel were trained on the software by their supervisors.
4e. Provide a home base for Horizon software training for the NCLITN Library Consortium, whose membership includes Guilford Technical Community College, Davidson Community College, Carteret Community College, and Cape Fear Community College.
During FY2002-2003, Cape Fear Community College offered its resources as the home base for Horizon software training from Dynix. Guilford Technical Community College, Davidson Community College and Carteret Community College were unable to travel to CFCC for training in 2002-2003, but the offer will be extended again next year.
4f. Transfer LRC staff, collections and resources to the North Campus and set-up for opening day.
During Christmas break and early in January 2003, approximately 7000 library volumes were transferred from the Downtown Campus to the North Campus Learning Resource Center. Over 100 serial titles were transferred or new subscriptions begun for the Serials collection. A current staff person was named as the North Campus Librarian and two additional LRC staff transferred from the Downtown Campus to the North Campus. The North Campus Learning Resource Center officially opened March 3, 2003.
4g. Establish procedures for routing serials and the handling of specialized library materials to the North Campus.
A procedure was implemented January 2003 for routing serials to the North Campus LRC and new procedures were implemented February 2003 for the handling of specialized library materials to and from the North Campus. Intercampus mail and interlibrary loan procedures were implemented March 2003.
4i. Automate serials check-in, acquisitions and the circulation of the LRC Reserve Collection.
The LRC reserve collection was automated during the 2002 Christmas break. Serials check-in and library acquisitions have not been automated. Funds for the specialized training of personnel involved were not available in 2002-2003 but will be top priority for 2003-2004.
4j. Open the Television/Video Studio to offer a film and video production program, access to digitized media collections and recording of classroom and college-wide activities.
The Television/Video Studio opened at the Downtown Campus May 2003 for instructional, documentary, promotional and distance education productions. A Television/Video Production Specialist was hired to operate the study which is furnished with state-of-the-art equipment.
4k. Provide the North Campus classrooms with equipment needed for multimedia presentations.
The Learning Resource Center and Computer Services worked jointly to provide a multimedia presentation system for the North Campus that will provide video-on-demand to all classrooms. A cross-discipline committee assisted with the development of specifications for the system. The equipment is being installed during the spring semester and will be operational during summer semester 2003.
4k. Begin basic Graphics Production services for faculty and staff at the Downtown and North Campuses.
A video distribution system is in the process of being installed at the North Campus.
A Graphics Production position was not funded during 2002-2003 but the job duties will be included in the job descriptions for the LRC Technician positions approved for both the North Campus LRC and the Downtown Campus LRC in FY 2003-2004.
4l. Pursue development of specifications for the replacement of the Dan Moore research vessel.
University-National Oceanography Laboratory System (U NOLS) vessel specifications have been reviewed and the needs of the training platform for a replacement vessel for the Dan Moore are near completion.
Relocated the CISCO lab to the North Campus to support the Information Systems Technology program and upgraded three labs with hardware.
Increased the use of technology as a classroom teaching tool by making Blackboard systems available at both the Downtown Campus and the North Campus.
Goal 5. Provide increased access to educational opportunities through distance learning.
5a. Increase distance education arts and sciences course offerings.
Increased online Arts and Sciences courses from 39 sections (19 courses) in FY2001-2002 to 57 sections (22 courses) during FY2002-2003.
5b. Extend online learning lab tutoring service to all students enrolled in English, math, biology, chemistry, and accounting courses.
Online learning lab tutoring services were provided to students enrolled in mathematics courses during 2002-2003, however, the Blackboard software was not efficient and students had difficulty accessing the math tools. Alternative software is being researched for the future. Students enrolled in accounting, English, chemistry and biology courses did not request online tutoring services through the learning lab during 2002-2003.
5c. Implement online advising for college transfer students.
With the assistance of an ad hoc Web Advising Committee, online advising was piloted fall semester, 2002. Computer Services maintains and updates the site and is compiling usage statistics. Students whose advisors were located at the North Campus participated and students self-advised, completed the appropriate online worksheets, and submitted the Telephone Registration Worksheet to their advisors for approval. Using e-mail, advisors sent students pin numbers and activation dates. Faculty located at the Downtown Campus participated in online advising during spring 2003.
5d. Provide students Internet access to the interactive Psychological Service Bureau (PSB) examination study guide to help prospective Associate Degree Nursing, Practical Nursing, Dental Assisting, Dental Hygiene, Radiography, and Sonography students prepare for the PSB entrance examination.
Input and suggestions were offered to the Learning Lab in the creation of a study guide for the various Psychological Services Bureau (PSB) examinations offered at CFCC. The study guide is located at the CFCC Career and Testing Services home page www.cfcc.edu/testingservices/ and is made available to prospective Allied Health students. The guide is password protected so students must call or come to the CFCC Learning Lab to receive a password and special instructions. This has proved to be a successful endeavor as evidenced by inquiries received from students all over the country. The CFCC Career and Testing Services home page also has general information on each Psychological Service Bureau (PSB) examination and provides a direct link to PSB's home page which provides further information and study questions.
5e. Design online orientations for distance education courses.
Computer Services provided a series of faculty workshops on the development of online orientations and updated the college distance education website with the orientations. The majority of distance education faculty designed and placed their online orientations on the website this academic year.
Orientations for Continuing Education Ed-to-Go online classes, including telephone support, were provided this year by the CFCC Business, Industry and Government Center staff.
5f. Form distance education subcommittees to address student evaluation forms and peer review of online courses.
Two distance education subcommittees were formed and met during fall 2002. A Peer Review Sub-Committee selected a model from Alamance Community College for assessing CFCC distance education (DE) courses. A Student Evaluation Sub-Committee is currently reviewing student evaluation forms from other institutions. This committee will present its findings to the CFCC Distance Education Committee and recommend changes to the student evaluation surveys by fall 2003.
5g. Compare student performance in traditional courses with student performance in distance education courses with emphasis on grades and retention.
This objective was not met because of time constraints. The new Distance Education Department Chair will carry this objective forward for FY 2003-04.
5h. Provide training for distance education students to access PRAXIS I to help prepare prospective education majors for the reading, writing, and math entrance exams to the UNC system.
This goal is ongoing. The CFCC learning lab provided CFCC distance education students the ability to access PRAXIS I to help prepare for reading, writing and mathematics entrance exams required by the UNC system for education majors. The CFCC learning lab coordinator also trained UNCW personnel to conduct workshops in the use of PRAXIS I for UNCW students.
5i. Increase by 20% the number of occupational extension workforce development online classes.
One hundred ninety-one (191) students registered for Medical online Continuing Education classes during this first year of availability. To date, 153 students have registered for online occupational extension workforce development classes. Based on the current rate of enrollment, a 60% increase over last year is projected for the number students registering for online occupational extension classes.
5j. Increase the number of Business Department curriculum courses offered online.
Designed online orientations and increased distance education courses in the Business Department curriculum during FY 2002-2003 in Business Math, Word Processing, Spreadsheet I, Accounting II, Office Systems Management, and Text Entry and Formatting.
5k. Expand the marketing of CFCC telecourses.
CFCC telecourses are now marketed on the new Public Broadcasting Station (PBS) Campus website which collects email referrals from potential students seeking more information about CFCC.
Goal 6. Strengthen partnerships with business and industry, public schools, universities and others that are mutually beneficial and that maximize resources in meeting the educational needs of the service area.
6a. Expand the Huskins Bill program in Criminal Justice Technology to more high schools in the service area.
The CFCC Huskins Bill program in Criminal Justice Technology was expanded to all four high schools in New Hanover County. Over 300 local high school students from Pender and New Hanover Counties enrolled in a variety of CFCC Huskins classes during FY2002-2003, more than double the enrollment of 120 students the previous year. At least 1,000 students are expected to enroll in FY2003-2004.
6b. Work with the University of North Carolina at Wilmington to develop a means that will allow Cape Fear Community College Paralegal graduates to complete a four-year degree.
CFCC Public Services Department Chair held a series of meetings with University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW) staff to seek approval from UNCW to accept CFCC Paralegal Technology graduates' transfer credits towards a four-year degree. The UNCW History and Political Science Departments have reviewed the CFCC Paralegal curricula and student transcripts. Pending a response from the university, CFCC will proceed with accomplishing this objective.
6c. Continuing education will work with local "grass roots" literacy groups and agencies such as the Department of Social Services and the Wilmington Housing Authority to increase literacy education in the service area by 20%.
The FTE generated by Cape Fear's literacy training classes increased 17.87% up from 319.5 for FY2000-2001 to 376.6 for FY2001-2002.
The CFCC Basic Skills staff continue to be involved in partnerships with local agencies to promote the CFCC literacy program and the literacy needs of the residents of New Hanover and Pender Counties. Agencies in partnership with CFCC include: Smartstart, Pender and New Hanover County JobLink, Headstart, Cape Fear Education Partners, Communities in School of Cape Fear, 21st Century Community Partnerships, Cape Fear Literacy Council, HOLA, Wilmington Adult Vocational Enrichment, Southeastern Mental Health, Pender County Migrant Education Program, and Pender Memorial Hospital.
During FY2002-2003, two literacy classes were offered in cooperation with the Wilmington Housing Authority (WHA). A 'Youthbuild' class was offered to WHA residents 16-20 years of age and a 'Stepup' class for residents ages 18 and older. In cooperation with Pender County Headstart, literacy training was offered in the Maple Hill community.
Over 70 Cape Fear Community College employees participated in the 2002 "Walk to Cure Diabetes" and raised over $5,000 for the National Juvenile Diabetes Association.
May 2003, 223 Cape Fear employees participated in the "American Cancer Society Relay for Life" raising over $6.000 for cancer research.
CFCC Carpentry and Electrical/Electronics students built two houses in partnership with the Wilmington Housing Authority (WHA) to help provide low-income housing in the community.
The CFCC Landscape Gardening Program landscaped several homes for Habitat for Humanity.
CFCC Truck Driver Training program supported an annual food drive sponsored by the United States Postal Service by providing a truck and trailer to transport donated food.
The CFCC Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene students hosted a "sealant clinic" for the community and provided over $11,000 in free services to children from low-income homes.
Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene students provided over 237 hours of dental health education for the public schools in the CFCC service area.
The University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW) admissions staff and the CFCC Arts and Sciences faculty met March 2002 to discuss and resolve transfer issues. UNCW representatives plan to conduct a focus group session with CFCC transfer students or administer a student survey to further evaluate the transfer process.
The CFCC Boat Building program hosted its annual Wooden Boat Show August 2002 on the downtown waterfront with 40 boats on display and over 2,000 people in attendance. The show is scheduled again this year for the last week of July.
Hotel and Restaurant Management students collected over 1,200 cans of food to benefit Mother Hubbard's Cupboard annual holiday food drive.
Students in the Autobody Repair program painted two emergency use buses for New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
Goal 7. Provide a comprehensive program of student development services that assist students in achieving their goals including appropriate placement in courses and curricula, financial assistance, counseling and advisement, career guidance, and student activities and athletics.
7a. Research and prepare application for a federal TRIO Grant to fund academic support services for low-income, first generation students and students with disabilities to increase their academic skills, retention and graduation rates and, as appropriate, facilitate entrance into four-year colleges.
The development of a TRIO grant proposal seeking federal funds to provide academic support services to CFCC low income, first generation students and students with disabilities was begun this year. The grant will be completed and submitted in 2004 for consideration.
7b. Arts and Sciences will explore ways to improve student retention by (a) developing a new Study Skills course (ACA 090) for a control group of 40 students enrolled together in English 075 and Math 060 and compare their success with students enrolled in English 075 and Math 060 but not ACS 090, (b) track grades of No Credit (NC) and Withdrew Passing (WC) and compare to last year to determine what happens to the students earning NCs and WPs , (c) offer voluntary Supplemental Instruction (SI) study groups to students enrolled in courses with high attrition rates and compare success with students not receiving SI, and (d) target students in college level courses who do not have skills necessary for success and form Accelerated Learning Groups (ALG) for them, comparing their success to students not in an ALG.
This goal was not met for two reasons. The ACA 090 course,' Study Skills', was not considered a developmental course nor required in any curriculum. It was decided to offer ACA 111, 'College Study Skills', in lieu of ACA 090 since it is required in all the college transfer programs. In addition, MAT 060, 'Essential Mathematics', was not blocked in the class schedule so a control group could be identified and tracked.
7c. Establish an interactive website within Career and Testing Services web pages for students to post resumes and for potential employers to locate and find employees best suited for their openings.
Computer Services established a job resume-posting system, "Career Connection" for the Career and Testing Services website. Students and recent graduates can now post their resumes and potential employers can post job vacancies on the system. "Career Connection" can be accessed at www.cfcc.edu/career/connection.
7d. Explore the implementation of an alternative placement test, ACCUPLACER, in lieu of, or in addition to the current ASSET placement test for the purpose of improving the accuracy and validity of student placement in appropriate courses.
The Accuplacer Placement test was researched this year as a possible placement test for Cape Fear Community College. An in-service training session on the "Merits of the Accuplacer" was offered to CFCC Deans, Department Chairs, Vice President of Student Development, Counselors and other staff by a representative of the College Board. CFCC surveyed other colleges using Accuplacer to gather input on the pros and cons of the test. During FY2003-2004, Accuplacer will be piloted with a group of CFCC students and the accuracy of their placement in college courses will be compared with the accuracy of placement for students taking the ASSET before a decision is made to adopt an alternative placement test.
7e. Counselors will strive to streamline the selective admissions process for Nursing and new Allied Health applicants by utilizing existing technologies to create a database for point calculations and reporting.
The CFCC counseling staff successfully implemented a new electronic database reporting system for ten CFCC Allied Health programs which has improved efficiency and accuracy in reporting.
7f. Provide 'at risk' students with a variety of proactive intervention activities to help decrease the number of CFCC students on academic probation.
Counselors worked closely this year with all students enrolled in 'College Student Success' classes. Three classroom visits were made the first semester and 100% of the participating students reported they were better informed about advising and attendance policies and procedures.
7g. Survey CFCC students to determine the 'cost of attendance' or a reasonable estimate of expense students encounter while attending CFCC to assist the Financial Aid Office in developing student budgets.
A student survey was conducted resulting in the determination of a reasonable estimate of student expenses and 'cost of attendance' for 2003-2004 to assist the Financial Aid Office in developing student budgets.
7h. Develop a Student Customer Satisfaction Survey and administer spring 2003 to gather student feedback to be used for improving student development services.
Due to time constraints, a student survey was not administered during spring 2003. A customer satisfaction point of contact survey is currently under development.
7i. Re-organize CFCC staff recruiting responsibilities and the recruiting calendar for 2002-2003 to accommodate the loss of the Director of Enrollment Management position.
All counselors were assigned two high schools each in either New Hanover County or Pender
County. Counselors scheduled bi-monthly visits to their respective high schools each semester in addition to regular annual 'High School Career Day' visits.
7j. Develop proposal and receive approval to offer an additional intramural sport at CFCC.
A proposal for an additional intramural sport was approved by the president and women's soccer sport was offered for the first time spring semester 2003.
7k. Evaluate the need for an additional women's sport at CFCC for 2003-2004 to balance gender in CFCC's athletic programs and meet Title IX gender equality regulations.
The addition of women's soccer sport spring semester 2003 improved the gender balance in CFCC athletics.
7l. Re-evaluate the current student activities schedule and staff responsibilities for the Downtown and North Campuses in order to provide students at both campuses comparable student activities and social events.
Due to a delay in opening the first floor of the North Campus in fall semester 2002, this priority was not completed, however, the Student Activities unit will strive to accomplish this objective during FY2003-2004. A 'North Campus Spring Fling 2003' has been added to student activities to provide a comparable social activity for the North Campus students.
To provide seamless service to all students, Student Development unit posted weekly office hours at the North Campus to meet the needs of students without the disruption of services at the Downtown Campus.
7m. Develop an academic monitoring system for student athletes to help them balance academics and athletics and prevent ineligibility.
During fall semester 2002, the athletic program began distributing progress reports on CFCC athletes to faculty and athletes and implemented an everyday study hall to assist athletes with their academic goals.
7n. Research and evaluate an academic support program through the CFCC learning lab for CFCC student athletes to improve retention and eligibility status.
This project is currently in progress. Academic support services are made available to CFCC athletes through the CFCC Learning Lab. An academic support program for athletes was not implemented this year, however, this project is on-going and will be accomplished during FY2003-2004.
The Cape Fear Community College basketball team won the Eastern Carolina Community College Athletic Conference (ECCCAC) Regular Season and Tournament Championship for 2002-2003.
Goal 8. Cultivate an excellent, highly qualified faculty and staff through recruitment, retention, recognition and professional development.
8a. Require new faculty teaching distance education courses to enroll in a distance education course.
A distance education course, "Principles and Techniques of Online Instruction" was implemented on the college Blackboard server. CFCC faculty voluntarily took this self-paced course while other faculty attended professional development activities to develop online courses.
8b. Provide more training for faculty in the use of Smart Carts.
The English Department held a "Smart Cart" workshop during the college's in-service training in August 2002.
A Smart Cart and Smart Board Training session was coordinated and hosted by the Business, Industry and Government (BIG) Center on March 7, 2003 and attended by 18 CFCC faculty and staff. The session was videotaped to develop an in-house training program and a BIG Center instructor volunteered to develop a user manual and a series of hands-on workshops for interested personnel.
8c. Develop and distribute an English Department Handbook and revise the Developmental English and Reading Handbook to assist new and part-time faculty with course development and understanding of course content.
Workshops were scheduled on August 12, 2002, -"Teaching Book-length Works in the Developmental Classroom" and January 3, 2003, "Creating Common Assignment for 075 and 085/Refining the Common Final for 095." All full-time English instructors and some part-time instructors attended. The English Department Developmental Handbook was revised and distributed to all developmental instructors fall 2002 and spring 2003.
8d. Develop a teaching unit on plagiarism for instructors outside the English Department and conduct workshops for faculty on this topic.
A teaching unit on plagiarism entitled "Combating Plagiarism Across the Disciplines: Active Teaching Strategies and Preventative Attitudes" was developed by a CFCC English faculty member. Using this teaching unit, the English Department Chair will schedule workshops during fall 2002 for interested CFCC faculty and staff.
8e. Obtain College Reading and Learning Association certification for Cape Fear Community College learning lab tutors based on nationally developed standards.
All Learning Lab tutors and facilitators received ten hours of tutor training in August 2002. The CFCC Learning Lab Coordinator will apply for College Reading and Learning Association certification in July 2003.
8f. The CFCC Employee Evaluation Task Force Committee will complete its work and seek approval on six recommendations for improving employee performance evaluations.
Fall 2002, the CFCC Evaluation Task Force presented to the staff department heads, faculty department chairs, College Council, and the President their recommendations for improvements to the college performance evaluation process and evaluation forms. A new performance evaluation process was approved with minor revisions October 2002 and is now used throughout the College for the FY2002/2003 employee performance evaluations.
8h. Encourage more faculty involvement in on-campus activities.
Arts and Sciences faculty from different disciplines organized and participated in a variety of forums held on campus this year: "Death Penalty," November 21, 2002; "Forgiveness," November 7, 2002; "Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day," January 17, 2003; and "Evil," February 27, 2003.
Faculty displayed their artwork during the North Campus Dedication and Open House event held March 27, 2003, resurrected the CFCC Drama Club, facilitated the Spanish Club/Art Club joint project for 'Day of the Dead' display, and coordinated the production of CFCC student plays. In addition, faculty coordinated CFCC Chorus performances during Cape Fear's first home basketball game November 2002, during the Festival of Trees December 2002 and other events on campus.
Full-time and part-time employees employed prior to July 1, 2002 were provided a 1.84% permanent salary increase during FY2002-2003.
December 2002, full-time and permanent part-time employees employed prior to July 1, 2002 were provided a 1.5% non-recurring bonus. Again in March 2003, faculty and staff employed prior to July 1, 2002 were provided additional non-recurring bonuses: 3.5% to full-time and permanent part-time employees and hourly part-time staff, $50.00 per course to adjunct faculty and $1.00 per contact hour to continuing education adjunct faculty.
Goal 9. Promote diversity at all levels of the college and maintain a diverse faculty, staff and student body that reflect the college service area.
9a. The Small Business Center will target meeting the business start-up needs for the local Latino community.
The Small Business Center Director position was vacated during FY2002-2003 and this objective was not completed.
9b. Strive to improve employee diversity in several targeted occupational categories based on local area civilian labor force data and census data.
In an effort to recruit a larger pool of qualified minority applicants and improve employee diversity in several targeted occupational categories, CFCC began advertising all positions in minority owned publications and in minority recruitment publications such as the "Affirmative Action Register" and the "Equal Employment and Civil Rights Journal", with the North Carolina Employment Security Commission and North Carolina Community Colleges and on the Internet and the CFCC website.
In addition, the CFCC Personnel Director conducts a thorough review of all minority applications and forwards those that meet or exceed the minimum qualifications to the search committee chairs requesting they be interviewed.
9c. Promote and support faculty, staff and student diversity through efforts of the CFCC Diversity Committee.
The CFCC Diversity Committee sponsored a student art show on campus during the entire month of February 2003. The art show theme was "Diversity" and approximately 30 students displayed their artwork.
Goal 10. Effectively manage the college's fiscal resources and seek external funding through grants and donations to support the mission of the college.
10a. Maintain fiscal integrity by reviewing and strengthening internal controls and receiving a 'clean audit' for fiscal year 2001-2002.
During FY2002-2003, the college received a 'clean' financial audit for fiscal year 2001-2002.
10b. Complete implementation of the Strategic Planning On Line (SPOL) Budget Module, refine the SPOL budget reports and establish a methodology for downloading financial data into SPOL.
The Strategic Planning on Line Budget Module was developed this year but full implementation was temporarily postponed due to the initiation of Colleague Computer Information System (CIS) project during FY2002-2003.
10c. Review and possibly implement E-Procurement and purchase new software systems for package tracking and processing bulk mail.
The Purchasing and Receiving Inventory (Fixed Assets) modules of the Colleague Computer Information System (CIS) project were implemented this year, however, E-procurement was delayed by the North Carolina Community College System until 2004. A software system for package tracking is being researched and software for processing bulk mail will be purchased this year.
10d. Perform capitalization and recalculation of the value of CFCC fixed assets including depreciation.
The Business Office implemented GASB Statement No. 34 in the reporting requirements as mandated by the Office of the State Controller and in the preparation of the annual financial statements for fiscal year 2001-2002.
10e. Plan and implement system of departmental box numbers for college correspondence and interoffice mail.
The implementation of departmental box number system for college correspondence and interoffice mail was delayed due to the construction and renovation of the college mailroom. Plans are to have a procedure in place by the beginning of FY2003-2004.
10f. Purchase a point-of-sale textbook management system, strengthen accounting and inventory controls and improve customer service for the CFCC bookstore.
Purchased and implemented a point-of-sale system, Win Prism, for the college bookstore that provides inventory and financial controls for the bookstore operation.
Implemented daily book buy-backs, which financially benefits students and enables the bookstore to purchase books for the next semester.
10g. Provide Business Office, Shipping and Receiving, Bookstore, Computer Technical Support and Parking Services for the North Campus.
Staffed the Business Office, Computer Services, Bookstore, and Shipping and Receiving areas at the North Campus.
10h. Compile and publish a comprehensive manual for the Resource Development Office to include all policies and procedures and fundraising programs and events.
A draft of a Resource Development Office Manual is nearly complete. Plans are to give copies to the Foundation Board of Directors no later than June 30.
10i. Develop and publish a CFCC Foundation Board Members Handbook.
Rather than create a handbook, Foundation staff will conduct three orientation sessions
for board members in May and June, 2003. While the sessions are targeted primarily at new
board members, all board members will be invited to attend. Board members will receive
printed materials at these sessions that will serve the purpose of a handbook and can be more easily updated.
10j. Increase all endowed scholarships to a minimum of $15,000 and limit the completion of an endowed scholarship to no more than five years.
Several funds not yet endowed at the $10,000 level have been converted to non-endowed funds. Plans are to contact several other donors of endowing funds below the $10,000 level to ascertain their interest in either building to $15,000 or converting their funds to non-endowed status. Conversations with potential endowment givers suggest a minimum of $20,000 over four years to endow a scholarship.
10k. Develop a faculty and staff 'Grant Consent Form and Checklist' to be used to initiate the grant application process and collect signatures for approval.
This has not been done, nor does the Foundation staff find it necessary.
10l. To help cultivate new donor relationships, implement a fundraising activity to have 'Lunch with the President' at "Our Place" at the Downtown Campus.
This has not been done, nor does the Foundation staff find it necessary.
10m. Generate a larger fund balance in the Continuing Education Community Service/Self-Supporting program to cushion itself through difficult budget situations and supporting large contracts.
The fund balance for Continuing Education Community Service/Self-Supporting program increased 12% from June 2002 to April 2003 due to a variety of new courses offered such as Beginner Golf, Web Animation, Debt Elimination Techniques Online, and Paddle Making.
10n. Implement cost cutting measures and seek possible alternative sources of funding for Marine Technology to meet an anticipated $250,000 (45%) cut in vessel operations.
State funds were provided for the Marine Technology program this year to supplement the cumulative 3.5% budget reduction in the Marine Technology special appropriation.
Five new Foundation Board Members were named at the Foundation Annual Meeting April 2003. Two retiring members were named emeritus.
Several measures were taken to update the administrative function of the Foundation Office including updating position descriptions for Foundation staff to more reflect the responsibilities of each position, developing a policies and procedures manual to be used to manage the
office, developing a "shadow" accounting system to enable the Foundation staff to determine the balance of various funds as well as their uses and implementing the first database for Foundation Scholarships.
A Foundation Assistant Executive Director was hired in November 2002 with primary responsibility for scholarships and to assist the Executive Director in fundraising.
The Foundation donor base was expanded during the 2002 Annual Fund Drive with 32% of donations received from first time givers.
Goal 11. Strengthen and refine the college's continuous improvement process to ensure institutional effectiveness and public accountability.
11a. Maintain the Institutional Effectiveness web page to communicate current and up-to-date information to faculty, staff and the public.
Planning and research documents were up-dated throughout the year and posted to the Institutional Effectiveness website to communicate current information to CFCC faculty, staff and the public.
11b. Upgrade the Strategic Planning On Line (SPOL) software to a "third generation" version utilizing graphics to make the system more user friendly and instructive.
The 'third generation' version of Strategic Planning on Line was developed for Cape Fear during FY2002-2003 and includes a new graphics log on screen and budget module capability.
11b. Develop a budget module for Strategic Planning Online (SPOL) to link planning and budgeting, test the budget module and, train SPOL users prior to implementation spring 2003.
The budget module was developed this year as part of the 'third generation' version of
The StrategicPlanning on Line (SPOL) System. Due to the implementation of the new Colleague Computer Information System (CIS) project, key college staff were unable to participate in the implementation of the budget module, therefore, the project was temporarily delayed.
Created and filled an Institutional Researcher position March 2003 to provide research support for college planning and assessment.
Over ninety faculty and staff unit managers entered their annual planning objectives into the college's Planning Online System and reported results on those objectives for the year to document the continuous improvement of programs and services.
A Campus-wide Planning Retreat was held May 29, 2002 with over 60 faculty and staff participating. An outcome of the retreat was the identification of 114 planning priorities that were implemented during FY2002-2003.
Cape Fear Community College met or exceeded all performance standards established by the State Board of Community Colleges North Carolina Community College System to ensure public accountability for college programs and services. In addition, Cape Fear received a 'superior' rating for meeting or exceeding five of the standards used by the North Carolina Community College System for performance funding.
Goal 12. Foster and maintain a positive public image of the college and effectively promote college services and programs to the community.
12a. Increase awareness of CFCC to prospective students through the production of a promotional video advertising curriculum programs.
Production of a new promotional video to recruit new students has begun and will be completed by June 2003.
12b. Target low-enrollment programs and determine best methods of promotion to help increase enrollment.
Cape Fear Community College purchased airtime on the WWAY television "Your Hometown Show" to promote the Marine Technology, Boat Building, Cosmetology, Machining Technology, Interior Design, Culinary Arts, and Hotel and Restaurant Management programs. In addition, CFCC Business, Industry and Government staff made appearances on 'Your Hometown Show' to promote Occupational Extension courses and Customized Industrial Training.
A short video was produced to promote the Machining Technology program in the local high schools.
Selected CFCC programs including Electrical Engineering, Interior Design, Basic Law Enforcement, Machining Technology, Hotel and Restaurant Management and Marine Technology were featured with full-page articles in the "Newspapers in Education" section of the Wilmington Star-News to inform readers of career choices in these fields.
12c. Create higher quality publications in-house and eliminate hand collating of printed materials with purchase of a two-color press and collating machine.
A two-color press and collating machine were purchased for Printing Services enabling a greater number of publications to be produced in-house resulting in a cost savings to the college.
12d. Increase efficiency of print and copy services by developing procedures for online requests for standard supplies such as letterhead, envelopes, business cards, and repeat jobs.
An online request form was developed and placed on the CFCC Intranet for ordering repeat print jobs for standard supplies such as letterhead, calling cards, and envelopes to increase efficiency and convenience.
12e. Improve communications about the range of CFCC Career and Testing Services available to current/future students and the general public by expanding the Career and Testing website to include more detail on career services, career exploration and employment opportunities and providing links to information on creating resumes, interviewing and obtaining employment.
The Career and Testing Services home pages (www.cfcc.edu/careerservices/ and www.cfcc.edu/testingservcies/ ) were both revised and include new sections on exploring career opportunities, creating resumes, interviewing and employment opportunities as well as information on the Asset Test, Psychological Services Bureau (PSB), and GED examinations. Over twenty- five links are provided on the new website for additional research.
The Testing Services home page includes an online release form for individuals to request official copies of tests taken at CFCC to be released to another party.
Both the Testing Services and Career Services home pages have brief biographies and pictures of staff members.
12f. Develop an annual calendar of student activities and establish an advertising schedule so that CFCC students receive current up-to-date information through the Sea Devil Newsletter, CFCC Athletic website, local newspapers, and the media.
Use of local newspaper, television, athletic schedules, and the athletic website have been helpful in promoting and "getting the word out". Establishment of an annual calendar on campus will continue through 2003-2004.
12g. Counselors will promote the college to local high school students and maintain an on-going relationship between potential students, parents and CFCC through regularly scheduled visits to the high schools, implementing 'Career Cluster Days', hosting middle school 'Counselor Days' on campus, conducting workshops on college and career planning, hosting fall workshop for parents and students on Dual Enrollment, Huskins and CFCC admissions requirements and identifying home schools in the service area.
Counselors continue to promote the college through their regularly scheduled visits to the high schools in our service areas. Participation in area high schools' "Career Day" activities is done in our service area, but has also included Brunswick, Columbus, Onslow, and Sampson counties as well. Counselors continue to host fall workshops for parents and students who are interested in enrolling in Huskins class and/or Dual Enrollment. Counselors continue to serve as tour guides for prospective students and parents, school groups, and others.
12h. To help publicize the CFCC Foundation, Inc. in the community, literature will be placed in strategic locations such as nursing homes, rest homes and retirement centers to encourage residents to consider CFCC in their estate planning.
This strategy will likely not be used to further the notion of estate planning with CFCC in mind. However, Foundation staff attended a workshop earlier in the year on estate planning and several strategies learned there will be implemented in the coming fiscal year.
Developed and published the first issue of The Signal, a CFCC quarterly newsletter targeted to the community.
A CFCC 'Sea Devil' sports mascot was created and design work for a mascot costume was completed. The new Sea Devil mascot will serve as a promotional and spirit-raising tool at college sports events, during the Azalea Festival Parade and other public appearances.
A student "CFCC Flag" design contest was organized. A winner will be selected May 2003 based on the best design and an official college flag will be produced summer 2003.
Goal 13. Enhance internal communication among faculty, staff and students.
13a. The Office of Career and Testing Services and Phi Theta Kappa will promote and advertise a new interactive website for students to post resumes and for potential employers to locate employees.
Members of the CFCC Phi Theta Kappa Student Honor Society assisted in a mass mailing of over 1800 letters introducing the new CFCC 'Career Connection' website in Pender and New Hanover counties. The announcement of this interactive website was distributed to local Chamber of Commerce members, Committee of 100 members, employers who participate in CFCC job fairs, and businesses that post job vacancies with CFCC.
13b. Develop a Financial Aid Policy and Procedures Manual for communicating guidelines for each financial aid procedure to faculty and staff.
Started and work is still in process. 80% completed.
13c. Student Development will provide an overview of the legal requirements and restrictions mandated by the Federal Right to Privacy Act (FERPA) to faculty and staff through a workshop during Fall 2002 In-Service and through training during new faculty orientation each semester hosted by academic deans.
A new information document, "FERPA for Faculty & Staff", was developed and distributed to faculty during spring semester, 2003 in an effort to keep employees informed of the legal requirements and restrictions mandated by the Federal Right to Privacy Act. Workshops on FERPA for new faculty are planned for fall 2003.
13d. Increase the amount of financial aid information on the CFCC website to provide prospective students easy access to critical information such as application deadlines.
All financial aid information is evaluated on a monthly basis and as this information changes it is posted to the CFCC website so students and prospective students are kept informed in a timely manner.
13e. Personnel and Public Information will collaborate to update the 'New Employee Orientation' video in an effort to improve professional appearance and include more departments, building changes, and other information helpful to new employees.
Personnel and the Public Information Office staff have updated the "New Employee Orientation" video and will begin using the new video with the large group of new employees during orientations in July and August.
A PowerPoint presentation used during new employee orientations was updated and implemented during orientations with new employees April 2003.
2001-2005 College Goals Approved by the CFCC Board of Trustees March 28, 2001.