Highlights of Cape Fear Community College Accomplishments 2001 - 2002
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Goal 1 Deliver quality programs and effective instruction that result in students achieving identified learning outcomes.
Accreditation for Dental Hygiene was completed and the program was fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation, American Dental Association.
High student pass rates on licensure and certification exams in the Allied Health programs were maintained: Associate Degree Nursing, 100% pass rate; Licensed Practical Nursing, 92% pass rate, Radiography, 100% pass rate; Pharmacy Technology, 100% pass rate; Dental Hygiene, 100% pass rate; Dental Assisting, 100% pass rate; Occupational Therapy Assistant, 100% pass rate and Speech Language Pathology Assistant, 100% pass rate.
The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program enrollment was increased to 90 students annually and an ADN evening/weekend program was started. Four new ADN faculty were hired fall 2001 and four additional faculty positions are currently being advertised.
The Dental Hygiene 2001 graduates are all currently employed in private practice. These graduates each treated an average of 84 clients exhibiting a full spectrum of periodontal health during their clinical experience.
An accreditation self-study was completed for the CFCC Radiology program and an accreditation visit to CFCC is scheduled for April 25 and 26, 2002.
The CFCC Medical Sonography curriculum program began Spring 2002.
The National Cosmetology Association of North Carolina held a statewide conference and student competition in Greensboro, NC February 2002. CFCC students captured 11 of 21 total awards given, including first-place awards in 5 of the 6 divisions of competition, two second-place awards, and three third-place awards. Deborah Bartholow won the eleventh award - NC Cosmetology Student of the Year - for individually winning three of CFCC's five first place awards.
The CFCC Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society maintained a Five-Star status and won the Horizons Award, Distinguished Chapter Officer Award, and Distinguished College Administrator Award at the regional annual convention in Raleigh, NC, March 2002.
CFCC was very instrumental in obtaining a name change for the Industrial Maintenance program to a more suitable title of Industrial Systems Technology for the NC community college system.
Students in the Mechanical Engineering Technology and Machining Technology programs are building a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) used for under water search and recovery for entry in national competition sponsored by the National Science Foundation and Marine Advanced Technology for Education (MATE). This event will be held at a NASA site in Titusville, Florida this summer with Cape Fear Community College students competing with 25 other colleges nationwide.
A CFCC student's poster design artwork was selected by the Wilmington Blues Festival as the official art for all advertising and promotional material for this year's event.
All college transfer pre-major programs were reviewed and course requirements were amended as needed so CFCC transfer curricula more closely parallels programs at UNC-W, CFCC's primary transfer institution.
Planning for arts and sciences faculty and courses to support the general education core curriculum for the North Campus was completed.
The frequency of CFCC student performances in music, theater, intellectual forums, and artwork increased during the 2001-2002 academic year.
College transfer students participated in jazz concerts at several community events, performed in two evenings of one-act plays at City Stage, and participated in an afternoon of Reader's Theatre at City Stage.
The work of David Mueller, an art student, was selected for display at the North Carolina Community College System Offices in Raleigh, North Carolina.
The CFCC Student Art Club was founded and painted a mural at Centro Latino in Wilmington.
CFCC Instructor Peggy Lupton and four music students participated in the Cape Fear Music Teachers' Association Monster Recital February 16, 2002, at Westfield Shoppingtown Independence Mall. The students performed a multi-piano program of duets featuring as many as eight pianists playing together.
Three students in Peggy Lupton's music class performed compositions by North Carolina composer Randall Hartsell with the composer himself critiqueing their performances.
The basic communication competency requirements for CFCC students were expanded. In addition to requiring students to demonstrate competence in public speaking, students must now demonstrate their ability to communicate in interpersonal situation.. This requirement was added as a measure of student proficiency in oral communications.
The following new humanities and fine arts classes were added to the curriculum and offered during 2001-02: DRA 170-Play Production I; DRA 171-Play Production II; and PHI 230-Introduction to Logic.
The Drafting and Design Technology and Mechanical Engineering curricula were merged to provide students not seeking an associate degree the option of pursuing a diploma or certificate in drafting.
An evening Esthetics program began fall 2001 with a full capacity enrollment of twenty students. This first class will be eligible to graduate May 2002 and to sit for the state licensing examination.
The BIG Center offered three new classes taught in Spanish: two classes in MS Office Basics with a total of thirty-two students and a REAL Entrepreneurial class with nine students enrolled.
To help meet the educational needs of the adults lacking basic literacy skills, CFCC developed an English as A Second Language (ESL) Civics class in collaboration with the Cape Fear Literacy Council. An ESL writing class was also developed to specifically increase the writing skills of ESL students. In addition, a GED and Adult High School math lab was established to further assist students in passing the GED and North Carolina High School Competency Test.
Increased Basic Skills enrollment by 15.5 percent from 2,341 students (FY 1999-2000) to 2,704 (FY 2000-2001) and increased Full Time Equivalency (FTE) by 14.8%.
Increased the Basic Skills program retention rate increased from 71.29 percent (FY 1999-2000) to 75.18 percent (FY 2000-2001) exceeding the state level goal of a 75 percent retention rate and the federal goal of 60 percent.
For FY 2000-2001, the percent of GED and Adult High School students completing their diploma increased to 42.47 percent compared to 23.87 percent for FY 1999-2000. CFCC exceeded the state level goal of a 25 percent completion rate.
Goal 2. Provide adequate facilities to support the rapid growth of the college and improve maintenance, safety, and security of all campuses.
The graphics department facility located in the new addition to the Health Sciences/Learning Resources Building was completed prior to the beginning of fall semester 2001.
The bibliographic instruction classroom and Technology Training Center were equipped and opened in the new addition to the Health Sciences/ Learning Resources Center Building this year.
To keep parking facilities up to par, maintenance developed a schedule to ensure that CFCC parking lots are properly sealed, striped and resurfaced.
The following six business programs were selected to relocate to the North Campus fall 2002: Accounting, Business Administration, Medical Transcription, Office Systems Technology, Real Estate, and Real Estate Appraisal as well as two Public Services programs, Criminal Justice and Paralegal Technology. Classroom and office assignments were made and classes scheduled to begin at the North Campus August 21, 2002.
The Pubic Health and Services Director and the Small Business Center Director were selected to relocate to the North Campus Classes associated with this move will include continuing education law enforcement and emergency medical services, motorcycle training and Small Business Center classes.
The Pharmacy Technology, Occupational Therapy Assistant and Speech Language Pathology Assistant programs were relocated to the new addition of the Health Sciences/Learning Resources Center Building.
Computer Services configured a Pharmacy Technology computer lab and increased the number of computers improving the use and value of the lab for students.
Design work for the $1 million pier replacement project for Marine Technology vessels was completed and bids were received. The project contract was awarded to Cape Romain Contractors, Inc. with construction to begin spring 2002.
December 2001, the Basic Skills Offices were relocated to renovated space on the first floor of theMcLeod Building.
Computer Services moved, expanded, and configured the Basic Skills computer lab greatly increasing the use and value of the lab for students.
Students in the Carpentry program completed construction of a new landscape gardening classroom and office building and moved the building to the North Campus. The Electrical/Electronics Technology students completed the electrical rough in and the Heating and Air Conditioning program completed the heating and cooling system and has received final inspection on work.
Thirteen (13) new Basic Skill classes were opened 2001-2002 for a grand total of 41 off-campus classes.
The college Safety Plan was updated and posted on the CFCC Intranet fall 2001.
The turnaround time for responding to maintenance repairs and other services was reduced to three (3) days or less.
A contractor was hired to conduct weekly cleaning and service on all college fleet vehicles.
Housekeeping schedules were revised to reflect the frequency of cleaning and the persons responsible for specific areas to be cleaned. A housekeeping coordinator was hired to monitor the quality of cleaning throughout college facilities.
As a result of a suggestion letter distributed to students, faculty and staff, the cafeteria menu changed and ninety-five percent of the suggestions received from CFCC employees were implemented by the cafeteria contractor, Diamond Foods, Inc.
Based on input from students, faculty and staff, additional services were provided resulting in a 24.5 percent increase in cafeteria sales.
Goal 3. Incorporate the appropriate use of technology for students, faculty and staffandprovide training in accessing and applying the technology.
Student Development developed and implemented a computer training workshop for all new full-time faculty who advise students using NetTerm. At the request of faculty, additional training was opened to all full-time faculty prior to each registration.
The Financial Aid Office implemented the new National Student Loan Data Service (NSLDS) software, which allows Financial Aid (FA) employees to view the most current student financial aid information and helps prevent overpayment to students.
Career and Testing developed Internet release forms for students to request their test results and transcripts be sent to CFCC.
Established seven 7 new computer labs, refurbished eight existing labs and placed three previously stand-alone labs on the network.
Completed a Student Scholarship Kiosk that allows students to search for available scholarships at their convenience.
The CFCC Internet Web site grew to over 2,886 pages and within this site are forty-four (44) individual instructor web pages.
The CFCC Intranet now has 987 pages including a new Bulletin Board and system for posting in-house advertisements. Many new forms, such as Equipment Transfer, Media Repair and First Aid Supplies Store, new web sites such as the library and student development, links and, other college related information were also added.
The Arts and Sciences Department adopted an online foreign language proficiency test for students.
The Personnel Office developed and implemented a new computerized system for calculating and maintaining employee sick and annual leave balances. As a result of this new system and procedures, accuracy improved and the monthly reconciliation error rate was reduced 95 percent compared to the previous year.
A Minolta document imaging system was implemented in Student Development and all admissions documents, financial aid documents and ASSET and PSB test scores are being stored on optical discs.
The Technology Training Center was equipped with 16 computer workstations during spring 2002 and is being used for computer software training, media equipment and software training, professional development activities involving computers, distance education course construction and advanced Internet training for faculty and staff.
Campus migration to Windows2000 began and, as of May 2002, this upgrade is approximately 75% complete.
Fall 2001, the entire CFCC campus was upgraded to Office2000.
Began the two-year process of migrating the present CFCC administrative software to the new Colleague Information System.
The new SUN server for the support of the new Datatel Colleague Information System was installed and configured.
College Fiber backbone was extended to almost all of the non-contiguous portions of the Downtown Campus.
Upgraded the college network backbone to Giga-bit providing a 10-fold increase in speed to handle network traffic.
Insured an "always-up" connection by using two different Internet providers and innovative hardware that balances load and provides fault-tolerance.
Provided for the first time, campus network Internet connectivity and Firewall services to the Electronics Building.
The development of a Wide Area Link strategy for linking the North Campus to the downtown campus is nearly complete.
Network Electronics for the North Campus is planned and nearing purchase.
Implemented web-based student e-mail fall 2001.
Fall 2001, created WebSpace, an area accessible through the Internet for the storage of student, faculty and staff files.
The Continuing Education department implemented a new software package enabling the BIG Center staff to write contracts electronically, save time now dedicated to customer service and create a sophisticated mailing database with over 10,000 entries.
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.
A computer lab with 21 new computer workstations was established for the Industrial Systems and Machining Technology programs. In addition, computer aided manufacturing software and computer numerical control machine tools were upgraded allowing the program to offer cutting edge training to students in numerical control programming and operation.
The Landscape Gardening greenhouse was updated to improve cooling and irrigation.
Obtained a Yamaha Studio Piano for the CFCC Auditorium to accompany musical performances.
Purchased portable lighting system for use in theatrical presentations and for CFCC graduations.
State of the art A/C analyzers were purchased for the Automotive Systems and Heavy Equipment and Transport Technology programs.
The Engineering Department used Carl Perkins funds to equip the college with a state of the art Fuel Cell Training Station and a 150 watt, 14 volt fuel cell enabling all interested CFCC students and faculty the opportunity to have hands-on experience with some of the latest concepts in science.
CFCC was designated as a certified electronics technician's exam site and an FCC commercial radio operators' license exam site.
Installed the Horizon library software system and joined a new library consortium
with Guilford Technical Community College, Davidson Community College and Carteret Community College. Installed a "user friendly" web-based catalog spring 2002 improving the efficiency and reliability of cataloging and circulation procedures.
The Learning Resources Center increased its accessibility and security by moving the Media Center, reference desk and the reference, serials, Allied Health and audiovisual collections to the new addition to the Health Sciences/LRC building, reorganizing the technical services space to better house all new materials and processing functions, adding four offices and a supply room in renovated space formerly occupied by Learning Lab and Media Center and enlarging the microforms room by moving to renovated space formerly occupied by Media Center.
A cross discipline committee studied the feasibility of providing media distribution to all CFCC campuses and specifications are currently being developed. A digital format is being considered as the means to provide instantaneous viewing of all LRC media holdings.
The Bibliographic Instruction classroom opened January 2002 and is being used for LRC orientation sessions, class research projects, NCLive training and Internet training by the staff.
A reference collection was purchased for the North Campus LRC with $39,000 in special funding.
The Humanities and Fine Arts Department received a special allocation of $20,000 to increase its library holdings. In addition, the department faculty contributed over 100 new titles to the library holdings in their subject areas.
Goal 5. Provide increased access to educational opportunities through distance learning.
Computer Services provided campus-wide support for distance learning through training, administering BlackBoard, installing software and managing Web servers.
Usage and support of the Blackboard on-line learning environment increased dramatically. August 2001, CFCC had 70 instructors using this system and currently there are 105 instructors using Blackboard and 251 CFCC courses online.
A course in Blackboard was offered to teach faculty how to develop and teach online courses. In addition, an online learning lab was developed using Blackboard.
The Business Department increased its online courses by offering ACC 120, Principles of Accounting I and ACC 121, Principles of Accounting II. Plans are underway to offer CIS 110, Introduction to Personal Computers online fall 2002.
Three CFCC Social and Behavioral Sciences Department faculty participated in the Virtual Learning Community and developed the following Internet courses to be offered 2002-03: HIS 132,American History II; PSY 241, Developmental Psychology, and SOC 213, Sociology of the Family.
The number of arts and sciences distance education courses increased from twenty-five on-line offered during 2000-2001to thirty-five on-line courses for 2001-2002.
The CFCC distance education web site was revised and now includes syllabi for telelcourses and syllabi for on-line courses for currently enrolled students. The distance education web site will soon be available to the general public.
An Arts and Sciences Department faculty member received a Datatel grant to develop an on-line competency tool to assess the computer skills needed for student success in online courses.
An online tutoring service was developed and piloted with students enrolled in ENG 112, Argument Based Research. This on-line tutoring service will be extended to other English and math courses.
The BIG Center offers 150 Ed2go on-line courses in computers, small business, and management.
The BIG Center twice sponsored a series of four medical office classes on-line (Medical Terminology, Medical Coding, Medical Billing and Medical Transcription) registering a total of 121 students. A third offering of these on-line classes is scheduled for May 13, 2002.
Beginning Fall 2002, CFCC will accept ACT, COMPASS, ASSET, ACCUPLACER (CPT), and SAT scores for admission. Acceptance of these placement tests will provide students, including the distance education students, more options in meeting admission requirements.
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.
CFCC enrolled over 200 high school students in Huskins classes during 2001-2002. Huskins classes offered at the Downtown Campus for New Hanover County high school students were Auto Body Repair, Welding, Automotive Systems Technology and Pharmacy Technology.
In cooperation with Pender County Schools, a truck body and paint facility was provided
and Huskins classes in Auto Body Repair were offered to the Pender County High Schools.
Huskins Criminal Justice classes were expanded to four classes at Topsail High School and one class at Hoggard High School.
CFCC sponsored history, communications, economics and English classes at Hoggard High School.
An afternoon Cosmetology Huskins class began fall 2001 at the CFCC Downtown Campus with twelve students enrolled.
The CFCC Auto Body and Automotive Technology programs worked with New Hanover Regional Medical Center to restore and convert a used school bus into an emergency evacuation vehicle that will be turned over to the hospital April 2002.
With help from the Golden Leaf Foundation, CFCC completed a joint project with Bladen Community College to train 45 students in truck driving.
CFCC hosted the second Annual Wooden Boat Show on the Cape Fear waterfront with approximately 3,000 people in attendance.
CFCC counselors worked with UNC-W representatives and increased the frequency of their visits to CFCC by 75 percent. These efforts resulted in an increase in the number of CFCC students receiving notification of early acceptance to UNC-W.
In partnership with UNC-W, CFCC developed methods to track the progress of CFCC students one year after transferring to UNC-W. A focus group session with CFCC transfer students is scheduled September 2002 on the campus of UNC-W to gather student opinions regarding both UNC-W and CFCC's academic rigor, methods of assessing course content, classroom policies, and student class load.
Career and Testing Services provided training to the VoCATS testing personnel in both New Hanover County and Pender County Schools to enable them to administer the ASSET Test to graduating seniors beginning spring 2002.
October 2001, three UNC-W officials from the Admissions Office and the Academic Advising Center addressed the college transfer advisors.
February 2002, four supervisors in the arts and sciences division attended a College Transfer Administrators' meeting at Durham Technical Community College to address transfer issues. A new organization was formed and named the College Transfer Program Association. An executive board was selected and the CFCC Humanities and Fine Arts Department Chair was appointed as a regional representative and CFCC English Department Chair serves on a subcommittee.
Several college transfer courses were offered at Hoggard High School fall and spring semester. Two CFCC fiber optic classes were offered for Laney High School.
A member of CFCC's English Department chaired and organized the Conference of English Instructors held in Wilmington and hosted by CFCC. Approximately 90 participants from twenty community colleges attended.
The Continuing Education Department partnered with the UNC-W Nursing Department to allow UNC-W nursing students to attend CFCC's Continuing Education CNA classes. Partnered with New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC) to offer a condensed CNA class for NHRMC employees for 40 hours a week.
Partnered with North Carolina State University's Industrial Extension Service to deliver technical training in Lean Manufacturing, Design of Experiments, 5S - Workplace Organization and Standardization at the CFCC Downtown Campus and the Burgaw campus.
The Continuing Education Department partnered with the NC Cooperative Extension Service to offer a Foot and Mouth Symposium featuring NC Commissioner of Agriculture, Meg Scott Phipps, State Veterinarian, Dr. David Marshall, and Assistant State Veterinarian, Dr. Tom McGinn.
The Continuing Education Public Health and Safety Division offered ten new courses for Emergency Medical Services workforce. These included a Tactical Survival Course for public safety personnel, two Basic Trauma Life Support (BTLS) classes and, three Helicopter/Landing Zone Safety classes through partnerships with New Hanover Regional EMS. Two EMT-D and one EMT-Basic classes were offered at KOSA Industries and one EMT-Basic at Long Creek Volunteer Fire Department.
CFCC partnered with the Wilmington Fire Department to offer Initial Medical First Responder, Low and High Angle Rescue, Confined Space and Hazardous Training Materials Technician training classes to approximately 179 firefighters.
CFCC wasthe first community college in the state to offer classes to satisfy the continuing education requirements for HVAC, plumber and fire sprinkler contractors. This was accomplished in partnership with the State Board of Examiners of Plumbing, Heating and Fire Sprinkler Contractors.
CFCC was the first community college in Southeastern North Carolina to offer a certificate program in Human Resource Management in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
CFCC became the first community college in the United States to offer the Dale Carnegie Leadership series (spring 2002) in partnership with the E.J. Taylor Corporation.
Partnered with the City of Wilmington's Sweeney Water Treatment Plant to offer a Backflow Prevention and Cross Connection class.
Partnered with the New Hanover County Inspections Department and American Institute of Architects to offer a North Carolina Building Rehabilitation Code class March 2002.
Strengthened CFCC's partnership with the North Carolina State Ports by providing leadership and computer training to more than 180 employees.
Offered leadership training to thirty New Hanover County employees.
Offered computer, management, and Spanish training to New Hanover County teachers.
Continuing Education partnered with Coastal Carolina Institute to offer the 625-hour certificate program in Massage Therapy and graduated the first class of 16 students March 2002.
Partnerships were established with Wilmington Housing Authority (WHA), Wilmington Adult Vocational Enhancement (WAVE), and Head Start to improve retention in CFCC Basic Skills programs. Two GED classes were developed for the WAVE and collaborated with the Cape Fear Literacy Council to develop an English as a Second Language Civics class.
The CFCC Human Resources Development Department planned and implemented a Latino Health Fair in collaboration with the Migrant Education Program in Pender County, Southeastern Mental Health and Pender Memorial Hospital.
Human Resources Development Department collaborated with the US Federal Probation office and Wake, Pitt and Fayetteville Community Colleges and began a program called EMPACT (Emphasizing the Mental Process and Correctional Treatment) for persons on federal probation to train them in alternatives for dealing with conflict.
Human Resources Development collaborated with Judge Rebecca Blackmore to develop a drug court initiative to assist persons who have been convicted of drug abuse and trafficking.
Goal 7. Provide a comprehensive program of student development services that assists students in achieving their goals including appropriate placement in courses and curricula, financial assistance, counseling and advisement, career guidance, and student activities and athletics.
Many new web sites were developed for CFCC student use and providing scholarship information, applications, distance education and on-line orientation.
Increased student and faculty participation in the CFCC Student Recognition Program held annually for the purpose of recognizing students for outstanding academic achievement and service to their program of study.
Re-instated a policy allowing CFCC to accept developmental course credits from other accredited institutions of higher learning.
Developed and presented a Financial Aid PowerPoint slide show at the North Carolina Student Government Association Conference that is now used during CFCC visits to local area high schools and during the CFCC "Financial Aid Parents Night" program.
Improved financial aid services by streamlining the voucher system so students may now purchase books prior to registration day.
The Continuing Education Department worked with CFCC's financial aid staff and identified Citibank as a lender to qualified students who pay $1,000 or more in continuing education tuition.
CFCC counselors and the Foundation Office implemented steps to allow CFCC Ambassadors more opportunities to represent CFCC by assisting with campus tours, representing the college with visits to area high schools and assisting with student orientation programs on campus.
Implemented steps to increase awareness of curriculum offerings and services to students in the Adult High School program through more classroom visitations by CFCC counselors.
Developed a process for selecting students for acceptance into the new CFCC Sonography program and developed and implemented a process for selecting day and evening students for the Associate Degree Nursing program to increase the ADN enrollment to ninety students.
Developed a new Financial Aid Student Handbook that provides students with detailed informationabout the application process, selection criteria and the various financial aid programs such as grants, loans, work-study and scholarships.
Evaluated and revised the CFCC scholarship application to include an essay requirement for all scholarship applicants.
Implemented an orientation workshop for work-study students and their supervisors each semester to increase understanding and awareness of work-study policies and procedures.
An advising check system was developed and implemented by financial aid to evaluate and verify that VA students are enrolled in the proper courses with the correct number of hours to complete their program requirements. This new procedure prevents overpayments to veterans
Implemented the new nationwide "GED 2002" testing system at CFCC February 2002.
During 2001-2002, the GED testing opportunities for current and prospective students increased 14 percent, ASSET testing opportunities increased 36 percent and PSB testing increased 30 percent when compared to 2000-2001.
The following is a summary of the number of tests administered for GED, ASSET, and PSB for the calendar years 2000 and 2001:
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A CFCC "Job Bank" was developed to provide students and potential employers the ability to communicate with one another about job openings and employment. Student resumes will also be posted on the web by April 30, 2002 for viewing by prospective employers.
A CFCC 'Student Union" opened with the completion of the new addition to the Health Sciences/ Learning Resources Center Building. The Student Government Association, Phi Theta Kappa, and other student clubs and organizations now utilize this new activity room.
The Sea Devils Newsletter, that includes information on Sea Devils Athletics, admissions, financial aid and student activities is currently distributed campus-wide.
A CFCC Athletic Web Page was established and posted on the CFCC home page.
The CFCC basketball, volleyball and soccer players, and the Sea Devils logo, were featured on CFCC's Azalea Festival Parade Float April 2002.
The Student Government Association (SGA) implemented its "Permanent Improvement Project" to annually donate an item to the college for use by students. This year a bench was donated for the new courtyard and included a plaque with the inscription, "Donated to the students of CFCC by the Student Government Association 2001-2002."
The website for virtual advising is scheduled for completion summer 2002. Advisors and staff are currently critiquing advising information.
Goal 8. Cultivate an excellent, highly qualified faculty and staff through recruitment, retention, recognition and professional development.
A CFCC Evaluation Task Force comprised of department chairs, faculty association representatives, instructors and the Personnel Director, met on a regular basis throughout 2001-2002 and developed five specific evaluation criteria to recommend for inclusion in all CFCC performance evaluations and developed forms that include the new criteria for use in evaluating all staff positions.
In an effort to educate faculty and staff about performance evaluations, a "Planning for Performance" seminar was offered during CFCC's in-service training August 2001.
Highlights of Faculty and Staff Professional Activities/Accomplishments:
The BIG Center staff organized and promoted a Train the Trainer session August 2001 for continuing education faculty on preparing and presenting instructional curricula.
Approximately 92 faculty and staff participated in Tier A funded professional development activities this year.
CFCC art instructor, Ben Billingsley, presented art in two Greensboro group shows which were well attended and highly acclaimed and was a judge at the student art show at UNC-W and delivered an address at the reception to explain his choices.
Robert Sutton, philosophy and religion instructor, published "Rhetoric as Commitment: Ethics and Everyday Life" with former Cape Fear instructor Daniel Collins. This article was published September 2001 in the journal Teaching English in the Two-Year College.
Ernest Ferreri, music instructor, published two musical cartoon transcriptions for a Japanese animation company, AnimEigo, for American release. Mr. Ferreri prepared and proofed the orchestral score of Robert Ward's Concerto for Piano and Orchestra. Ward is best known for winning a 1962 Pulitzer Prize for his opera, The Crucible. Ferreri also has received a commission to set a libretto by Dr. Charles Matz entitled I Misteri di Fumach for four voices and chamber ensemble. Dr. Matz is a professor at SUNY Southampton and a prolific poet and historian.
CFCC music instructor, Mary Jo White, presented several flute recitals during the year, including the "Music At First" series and served as principal flutist with the orchestra for the Southeastern Oratorio Society. Mary Jo also played with the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra for their Holiday Concert.
Several faculty and staff achieved significant milestones in professional development including the earning of advanced degrees and certifications in such areas as Certified Grief Counselor, Certified Death Educator, National Certified Counselor, Networking and Web Development, Microsoft Certified Professional, Certified Novell Administrator, and Novell Academic Instructor.
Goal 9. Promote diversity at all levels of the collegeand maintain a diverse faculty, staff and student body that reflect the college service area.
Two new minority nursing instructors were hired in the Associate Degree Nursing program during 2001-2002 increasing employee diversity representation in one of the four major CFCC targeted occupational areas. A minority secretary was also hired for ADN.
A series of outdoor concerts were held on campus during 2001-2002 featuring a variety of musical styles, including African drums, Flamenco guitar, jazz, folk and rock.
The CFCC Diversity Committee organized a campus-wide forum in the Schwartz Center on the events surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorists attack. One panelist was a representative from the local Muslim community. The event was well attended by CFCC students, faculty and the general public.
Goal 10. Effectively manage the college's fiscal resources and seek external funding through grants and donations to support the mission of the college.
Replaced the college phone system with a new PBX system to save county operational funds annually.
The first New Hanover County Estate Planning Council was held April 3, 2001 with approximately 25 people in attendance and an Estate Planning Council reception is scheduled April 30, 2002.
Foundation general scholarships increased 11 percent from 124 (FY 2000-2001) to 142 (FY 2001-2002). Eight (8) new endowed scholarships were established this year and three curriculums, Landscaping Gardening, Boat Building and Machining Technology, each received a scholarship designated specifically to support them.
The Campus Fund Drive campaign solicitation methods were re-designed which resulted in the Campus Fund Drive campaign (1) raising over $5,000.00 more than the previous year, (2) achieving the largest year-over-year increase, (3) increasing overall participation and, (4) achieving the highest average gift amount ever.
CFCC received a clean 2000-2001 Financial Audit with no exceptions or concerns.
The college received a clean Equipment Inventory Audit for 2000-2001 with no exceptions or concerns.
The CFCC Foundation, Inc. was audited by a private firm during 2001-2002 and received no exceptions.
The new Datatel Colleague Information System was installed at CFCC March 22, 2002. A college-wide core implementation team was established to prepare for CFCC's conversion to this new system. To date, CFCC personnel have attended training sessions on general ledger, purchasing, accounts payable, personnel, and technical support.
The college mail processing equipment was updated and performs a comparison of the cost of mailing packages with different carriers with the push of a button.
For 2001-2002, Continuing Education Basic Skills Budget FTE increased 15 percent and Occupational Extension Budget FTE increased 22 percent. Basic Skills and Occupational Extension together represent an increase of 129 FTE and an average 19 percent FTE increase.
Annual revenue generated through Continuing Education self-supporting classes increased 10 percent.
To track the use of housekeeping supplies and reduce costs associated with inventory of supplies, a 'sign out' system was implemented. As a result of this procedure, the amount of supplies used has been greatly reduced.
During fall 2001, sales in the cafeteria increased by 24.5 percent and income improved as well.
Goal 11. Strengthen and refine the college's continuous improvement process to ensure institutional effectiveness and public accountability.
CFCC held its Annual College-Wide Planning Retreat May 2001 where faculty and staff presented over 123 identified planning priorities for achieving the college goals for 2001-2002. These priorities were generated at the department level and represent a collective plan for the continuous quality improvement of college programs and services.
CFCC met or exceeded the standards for 10 of 12 North Carolina Community College Performance Measures and Standards for 2000-2001. The college received additional funding for 2001-2002 based on its outstanding performance on selected measures.
The college's Annual Program Review Process was revised to streamline the process and to meet accreditation and state requirements that programs be formally reviewed. The revised process is being piloted in three CFCC programs to test the criteria established for the reviews.
Four CFCC employees were designated as Executive Information Users and granted use of the NCCCS Data Warehouse to increase departmental access to college and system data and reports.
A new Institutional Effectiveness (IE) web page was created and was posted on the CFCC home page. The IE web page was designed as a tool to communicate information to employees and the public about CFCC's Institutional Effectiveness process.
Goal 12. Foster and maintain a positive public image of the college and effectively promote college services and programs to the community.
An "On-Line" Art Gallery was created on the CFCC web site featuring a variety of student artwork and photography.
The CFCC Vocational Department participated in Career Day at Pender High School to promote curriculum programs, particularly those with low enrollment.
Selected CFCC programs were featured in a new "Careers in Focus" section of the Wilmington Star News to inform readers about specific careers and the entry-level skills needed to enter those fields of work. Profiles of successful CFCC graduates are also featured in each bi-monthly edition.
Student development, in collaboration with the instructional deans, the public information officer and the print shop, created a more "student friendly" format for the CFCC Catalog in response to comments from area high school counselors.
Moved printing schedule for the college catalog to a two-year cycle resulting in a cost savings to the college.
Student Development and the Public Information Office collaborated to develop a new college Viewbook for recruiting and for promoting CFCC to high school students. The Viewbook emphasizes the value of technical education and the college transfer program using full color photographs and student testimonials.
Implemented a high school visitation program for the remainder of the spring 2002 term to help cultivate a closer relationship with local high schools and to provide timely information to prospective students as well as the high school counselors. CFCC counselors visit area high schools twice monthly and the admissions staff and Director of Athletics also participate.
CFCC's 2001-2002 television commercial won an ADDY Award in the local Carolina's district given by the Coastal Area Marketing Professionals (CAMP).
The college's video editing station was updated with new hardware and software which will enable CFCC to make videos in-house and update the current CFCC recruiting video.
The Continuing Education Department web page was completely redesigned to help increase community awareness of the CE programs and services. The menu was re-structured and the class schedule was consolidated to one page to make it much easier for visitors to find information. A link to the CE web page is posted on the CFCC home page for easy access.
Continuing Education Department designed and published a promotional packet that includes a presentation folder as well as letterhead and postcard.
To increase community awareness, the BIG Center made presentations and supplied information to the following groups: Rotary East, Wilmington Contractors' Association, Wilmington-Cape Fear Homebuilders Association, Lower Cape Fear Human Resources Association, Coastal Entrepreneurial Council, Wilmington Industrial Development, and the Greater Wilmington Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation.
Goal 13. Enhance internal communication among faculty, staff and students
Maximized the BIG Center shared drive in posting classes, course outlines, instructor bios, fliers, forms and procedures.
Computer services implemented web-based student email fall 2001. Student Development is currently communicating with students by email regarding inquiries for information, the admission process, and special events. The staff directs the public to the CFCC web site as much as possible to alleviate mailing copies of the admissions packet, class schedule and college catalog. All CFCC forms now provide space for email addresses and, whenever possible, communications are handled by email.
Implemented email correspondence and other computer generated information to work-study students and their supervisors which streamlined and improved the record keeping functions of the work-study program.
College goals approved by the CFCC Board of Trustees March 28, 2001.