Highlights of Cape Fear Community College Accomplishments 2002 - 2003
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Goal 1. Deliver quality programs and effective instruction that result in students achieving identified learning outcomes.
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.
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' teachers aides on 'Effective Teacher Training' in partial fulfillment of requirements of the "No Child Left Behind Act";
*Firefighter Training Lab with eighty-three new students 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.
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.
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.
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%.
The North Carolina Community College State Board granted CFCC approval to offer an E-Commerce program to begin fall semester 2003. A search is in progress to hire a full-time lead instructor for the program.
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
Accreditation recommendations received from the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JCERT) were fulfilled by the CFCC Radiography program.
Four additional Associate Degree Nursing faculty were employed during FY2002-2003 to meet enrollment demands.
Additional full-time faculty were approved for the Early Childhood Education program to support increasing CFCC course offerings to help meet public school mandates for the education of teacher assistants.
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 FY2002-2003.
A new CFCC Film and Video Production Certificate program began fall semester 2002. A Film and Video Production Diploma program will be added to the curriculum in FY2003-2004.
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.
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 FY2003-2004 and to expand the CFCC Co-operative Education program to provide students real work experience outside the classroom
The number of student records processed for 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 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 for 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.
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.
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.
The Business Office, Shipping and Receiving, Bookstore, Computer Technical Support and Parking Services were staffed at the North Campus.
The following curriculum programs were relocated from the Downtown Campus to the North Campus fall semester 2002: Office Systems Technology, Business Administration, Accounting, Information Systems Technology, Medical Transcription, Real Estate, Customer Service, Criminal Justice Technology and Paralegal Technology.
A new building for the Landscape Gardening program was constructed at the North Campus 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.
Preloading of the foundation for a second building to be constructed on the North Campus began and is scheduled for completion spring 2003.
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.
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 provides a better work environment for staff, space to house up-to-date printing equipment and improved printing services for faculty and staff.
Renovations to the McLeod Building ground floor were completed by the CFCC maintenance staff for less cost than estimates from private contractors.
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.
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.
The construction of a concrete replacement pier was completed at the Downtown Campus waterfront within budget and on schedule.
The CFCC Cafeteria provided a more diverse choice of foods that include 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.
Goal 3. Incorporate the appropriate use of technology for students, faculty and staff and provide training in accessing and applying the technology.
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.
Implemented the new Colleague Computer Information System (CIS) to enable the college to execute the various software applications associated with this system.
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.
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.
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.
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 that allows students to make 3-D prototype structural parts from Computer Assisted Drafted (CAD) drawings.
Expanded opportunities for Electronic 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 studio which is furnished with state-of-the-art equipment.
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 new equipment will be operational summer semester 2003.
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 teaching tool by making Blackboard systems available in both Downtown Campus and North Campus classrooms.
Goal 5. Provide increased access to educational opportunities through distance learning.
Increased online Arts and Sciences courses from 39 sections (19 courses) in FY2001-2002 to 57 sections (22 courses) during FY2002-2003.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Designed online orientations and increased distance education courses in the Business Department curriculum during FY2002-2003 in Business Math, Word Processing, Spreadsheet I, Accounting II, Office Systems Management, and Text Entry and Formatting.
For the first time, online learning lab tutoring services were provided to students enrolled in mathematics courses during 2002-2003.
The CFCC learning lab provided CFCC distance education students the ability to access PRAXIS I to help them prepare for reading, writing and mathematics entrance exams required by the UNC system for education majors. In addition, the CFCC learning lab coordinator trained UNCW personnel to conduct workshops in the use of PRAXIS I for UNCW students.
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.
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.
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 age 18 and older. In cooperation with Pender County Headstart, literacy training was offered in the Maple Hill community.
The CFCC Basic Skills staff continues 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.
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 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.
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" and raised over $6,000 for cancer research.
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.
Student Development filled the following positions during FY2002-2003: Vice President of Student Development, Director of Enrollment Management, Registrar, Assistant Director of Student Activities/Basketball Coach, and a counselor and additional Admissions and Records staff for the North Campus.
Computer Services established a job resume-posting system,"Career Connection', for the Career and Testing Services website. Students and recent graduates can post their resumes and potential employers can post job vacancies on the system. 'Career Connection' can be accessed at www.cfcc.edu/career/connection.
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.
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.
High school recruiting efforts were re-organized. CFCC counselors were assigned two high schools in either New Hanover or Pender Counties and made bi-monthly visits each semester in addition to regular annual 'High School Career Day' visits.
A proposal for an CFCC additional intramural sport was approved by the president and women's soccer sport was offered for the first time spring semester, 2003.
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.
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.
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 in developing online courses.
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 2003 for interested CFCC faculty and staff.
All Learning Lab tutors/facilitators received ten hours of tutor training August 2002. The CFCC Learning Lab Coordinator will apply for College Reading and Learning Association certification July 2003.
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 being used throughout the College for the FY2002/2003 employee performance evaluations.
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.
CFCC 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.
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.
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.
Goal 10. Effectively manage the college's fiscal resources and seek external funding through grants and donations to support the mission of the college.
During FY2002-2003, the college received a 'clean' financial audit for fiscal year 2001-2002.
The Purchasing and Receiving Inventory (Fixed Assets) modules of the Colleague Computer Information System (CIS) project were implemented.
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.
State funds were provided for the Marine Technology program to supplement the cumulative 3.5% budget reduction this year in the Marine Technology special appropriation.
Five new Foundation Board Members were named at the Foundation Annual Meeting in April 2003 and 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.
The Continuing Education Community Service/Self-Supporting program generated a 12% increase in its fund balance from July 2002 to April 2003.
Goal 11. Strengthen and refine the college's continuous improvement process to ensure institutional effectiveness and public accountability.
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.
Created and filled an Institutional Researcher position March 2003 to provide research support for college planning and assessment.
Planning and research documents were up-dated throughout the year and posted to the Institutional Effectiveness website in an effort to communicate current information to CFCC faculty, staff and the public.
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.
Over ninety faculty and staff unit managers entered annual planning objectives into the college's Planning Online System and reported results on those objectives to document the continuous improvement of programs and services.
The 'third generation' version of Strategic Planning Online was developed for Cape Fear during FY2002-2003 and includes a new graphics log on screen and budget module capability.
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.
Goal 12. Foster and maintain a positive public image of the college and effectively promote college services and programs to the community.
Production of a new promotional video to recruit new students to the college is underway and will be implemented June 2003.
CFCC began marketing its telecourses on the new Public Broadcasting Station (PBS) Campus website, which collects email referrals from potential students seeking more information about CFCC.
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.
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 in May based on the best design and an official CFCC flag will be produced summer 2003.
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.
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.
Goal 13. Enhance internal communication among faculty, staff and students.
To help improve communication with students, financial aid staff began evaluating financial aid information on a monthly basis. As financial aid policies, procedures and deadlines change, they are posted to the CFCC website so students and prospective students are kept informed in a timely manner.
A new information document, "FERPA for Faculty & Staff", was developed and distributed to faculty during spring semester, 2003 to keep employees informed of the legal requirements and restrictions mandated by the Federal Right to Privacy Act.
Personnel and the Public Information Office staff updated the "New Employee Orientation" video and will begin using the new video with large groups of new employees during orientations in July and August.
A new employee orientation PowerPoint presentation was created and implemented with new employees April 2003.
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.
2001-2005 College Goals Approved by the CFCC Board of Trustees March 28, 2001.