Institutional Long-Range Goal 1
The College will expand instruction and services to meet the needs of the entire district.
Objective 1.1
The college will enhance learner access and the educational environment by making available a balanced mix of programs, courses and services at three campus locations beginning fall term 2003.
Table Rock Campus Objective 1
Educational Opportunities: Deliver quality educational opportunities such as: Prof/Tech, Transfer, Personal Enrichment, Continuing Education. Programs phased in with effectiveness of each demonstrated as outlined for each program in accreditation Standard II.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met (10/10)
All of these programs exist but not on the Table Rock Campus yet. Each of the programs are continuing to operate at their current location and will be moved to the new campus as soon as the remodel is completed.
Assessment Tools Used:
We are continuing to use the evaluation processes appropriate to the various programs and units.
75% of all Apprenticeship training activities will be conducted on the TRC by the end of 2004
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Partially Met (7/10)
Sixty-five percent of apprenticeship training was conducted on Rogue Community College managed campuses. Due to the delay in opening Table Rock Campus, apprenticeship training must continue off site to some extent. With the opening of the TRC, a goal of 85 percent for the 2005/06 year is attainable.
Assessment Tools Used:
Registration numbers
Extent of Accomplishments:
When the TRC is open, the flex and welding labs are in place, utilization by apprenticeship training will increase
Unexpected Results:
The acceptance of the apprenticeship committees to utilize RCC facilities was overwhelming.
Serve a duplicated headcount of 3770 in 2003-04, 3958 in 2004-05, and 4155 by the year 2005-06.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met (10/10)
A total of 6,379 duplicated students were served in 2003-2004. Our projected growth for 2003/04 was 5 percent or an increase of +188 duplicated students. We served an additional 2604 duplicated students above the predicted 3770 for an increase of 69.21 percent above projected (FF 6379 is a good number).
Assessment Tools Used:
Enrollment statistics; FTE counts.
Unexpected Results:
Collectively – How do we explain an increase in almost 70 percent. Especially in light of the depressed economy of 2003/04 – could this number be in error?
Adult basic skills, GED® preparation, and ESL learning opportunities will be offered at TRC by January 2004.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Partially Met (5/10)
Assessment Tools Used:
TRC did not open. Classes were scheduled and met at Rogue Family Center.
Extent of Accomplishments:
As soon as TRC opens, we will begin to offer classes there. We will continue our Rogue Family Center classes fall term 2005.
To continue to upgrade instructors education in the diesel field for delivery of current information and skills needed in the industry.
Table Rock Campus Objective 24
Objective 1.2
By the year 2006-07, the college will have an enrollment of approximately 5200 FTE, reflecting a projected annual growth rate of 3% to 4%, serving an unduplicated head count of nearly 20,000 students.
Table Rock Campus Objective 2
Foundation Courses: Provide the necessary general education and support courses and developmental studies for students to successfully complete their chosen vocational goals. Planning for delivery of programs includes the general education and support courses to deliver programs. By Spring term 2004, the TRC will reach a goal of 100 FTE.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Partially Met (10/10)
This objective was partially met because we are not at the Table Rock Campus, but the classes are being offered throughout the two-county region. When we have our building and implement our strategic plan and have all the appropriate staff, we will have an identity and will be able to reach the goal of 100 FTE at Table Rock Campus.
Assessment Tools Used:
We are continuing to serve students at the various sites even though these programs are distributed widely in the two-county region. They are not impacted by the fact we’ve haven’t opened the campus.
Expand divisional learning services to accomodate a total of 303.5 FTE in 2003- 04. a) STST will increase FTE to 170. b) Contracted Training will increase FTE to 15. c)Add Restricted Energy Apprenticeship program in 2003-04 or Limited Energy Apprenticeship program in 2004-05. d) Find funding and develop curriculum for CNC Technician.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Partially Met (8/10)
a) STST, consisting of Short Term Skills Training (STST), High School Driver Training (HSDT), Applied Technology and Commercial Truck Driving (CTD), created 107.24 FTE. b) Customized Training (CT) created 14.29 FTE. c) Restricted Energy and Limited Energy are not viable apprenticeships for Workforce Training. d) Grant funding was acquired for developing a CNC curriculum. The SOREDI capacity building grant is for the CNC technician and the VA Grant is for equipment.
Assessment Tools Used:
Total FTE.
Extent of Accomplishments:
Re-evaluate new STST numbers.
Objective 1.3
The college will have successfully implemented the redesigned support systems to improve the quality of service for RCC students and programs by June 2004.
Table Rock Campus Objective 3
Student Services: By the end of the year, a Rogue Central service will be in place to provide comprehensive student services including outreach, placement testing, orientation, counseling, advising, tutoring center, testing center, registration, support services, graduation, and job placement.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met (9/10)
Rogue Central Services are functioning at the two campuses that serve our students. Staff is trained and processes are in place and are being modified to better serve students. Once Table Rock Campus is open, these same services will be available to students there as well.
Assessment Tools Used:
The fact that students are being served through a Rogue Central serivce in both counties.
The Developmental Education Department (Tutoring Center and TestingCcenter) will work with the Library, Basic Skills Department and Media Department to combine resources and staffing to develop and maintain integrated services to students in a center to be named, "The Phoenix" located at the Table Rock Campus.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Partially Met (5/10)
Planning has been on an informal basis during this schoolyear. Beginning fall we will be establishing processes and procedures to fully integrate services that will be put into place when the TRC opens fall of 2005.
Assessment Tools Used:
Informal meetings with above departments.
Extent of Accomplishments:
Planning will continue.
By January 2004, Support Services will develop and implement a schedule for the RVC Support Services Advisor and/or clerical staff to provide on-site TRC disabled student services at least five hours per week.
BOOKSTORE Objective 3
The bookstore will have services available for students attending classes at Table Rock Campus by Fall 2004.
CAFE Objective 3
Auxiliary Services will research the feasibility of contracting food services at Table Rock Campus.
Institutional Long-Range Goal 2
The college will have a stable financial base consisting of varied sources of funding.
Objective 2.1
The college will continue to research best practices and coordinate activities across the district to generate additional funding.
Objective 2.2
The college will develop and implement an annual integrated fund development plan in response to changing financial realities.
Table Rock Campus Objective 4
Funding: Develop a stable, continually expanding funding source to provide products and services to our customers including at least three major grant funded project/ventures.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met (10/10)
We have set in place a structure for identifying potential funding. We have applied for and received USDA/DLT grant, and an EDA grant. We are operating with the funding from economic development grants that have the potential for continued funding, and we are utilizing current Workforce dollars for the manufacturing program ($414,000). We also have OIT yearly financial support of $25,000 for manufacturing.
Assessment Tools Used:
All grant funds have been awarded at full value.
The amounts of funding coming from non-traditional sources such as grants, private sources, and collaborative efforts will equal $250,000 in 2003-04. a) Elwood Grant - $20,000 will continue (no increase). b) Workforce Development SOREDI Grants - $35,000 and $33,000 will continue (no increase). c) OIT - $25,000 will continue (no increase).
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met (10/10)
The following grant funds were received and utilized in 2003/2004: Current Workforce-Community Works - $109,185; Golf Treasures - $75,000; ProTool - $116,095; OMEP/SOREDI -$35,996; SOREDI - $33,000; Gordon Elwood - $20,000; OIT - $25,000 for a total of $414,276. Some of these grants are not final until 6/30/2004. Some amounts may decrease. Golf Treasures was cut short; actual closing budget is + $56,000.
Assessment Tools Used:
All grant applications submitted were awarded. Grant funding allowed continuation of Workforce Training activities at expected level.
Unexpected Results:
Exceeded goal by + $164,000 or an increase of 65.6 percent.
Aggressively pursue additional funding for infrastructure for third campus. a) Assist in writing EDA grant, b) Obtain OIT funding assistance, c) seek donations for equipment.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met (10/10)
a) EDA grant completed – received $1 million, b) OIT grant completed, received $25,000, c) received donations of 3 robots and 2 mills.
Assessment Tools Used:
Value of grant dollars/donated equipment. A $1 million check from EDA/Washington D.C. to support Workforce Training.
Unexpected Results:
Assisting in landing a very competitive national grant in the amount of $1 million is an incredible achievement.
Objective 2.3
RCC's financial planning and budgeting processes will be ongoing, realistic and strategically guided by the mission and goals of the college. The scope and diversity of programs and services as well as the number and diversity of students will be considered when making budgetary decisions.
Institutional Long-Range Goal 3
The College will develop and maintain appropriate facilities throughout the district based on the institutional facilities master plan.
Objective 3.1
The college will create an updated integrated institutional facility master plan for short-term and long-term growth that includes facilities plans for three major campuses.
Objective 3.2
The system-wide plan will include comprehensive policies, procedures and budgets for facilities maintenance, equipment upgrades/replacement, institutional technology infrastructure and capital improvements.
Objective 3.3
The institutional facilities master plan will address both external and internal elements to create safe, comfortable environmentally friendly, state of the art campuses.
Institutional Long-Range Goal 4
Beyond campus-based programs, the college will expand learning services to meet a variety of expressed needs to help build, strengthen, and enrich the diverse communities Rogue serves.
Objective 4.1
The college will better serve all of its community by refocusing non-traditional scheduling of course and program offerings, including night, weekend, and distributed delivery.
Table Rock Campus Objective 25
Workforce Training will collaberate with 3 industry partners and Instructional Departments to deliver self-support training on site or during evening and weekend hours.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met (10/10)
a)Manufacturing Processes I and II, Welding, Statistical Process Control, CAD I & III, Blueprint Reading in relationship with Ralph Henderson, RCC Construciton Technology; Kenton Gould, Medical Transcription classes; Denise Caldwell, Massage Therapy and Micro Soft Certificaiton. Some credit classes are offered as well. b) Assisted in locating manufacturing businesses with common employee training needs. The ProTool grant served as a catalyst for bringing Erickson Air Crane Co., ProTool, Bed Slide, Gazebo Works, etc., employees together for manufacturing skills updates around CNC, Solid Works, Manufacturing Processes and Supervisory Skills. Provided support and coordination of 8 apprentice committees. WFT staff serve as members of SOREDI, Business Response Team (BRT), and Chamber of Commerce.
Assessment Tools Used:
a)Assessment and review of collaborative budgets. b)Industrial and business stakeholders served, advisory and labor committee attendance.
Unexpected Results:
Heartwarming to realize that some RCC departments are coming on board with the idea of self-support courses as part of the RCC mission.
Objective 4.2
The college will implement at each campus at least one new Learning Community, integrating academic and support services.
Objective 4.3
The college will establish one or more mechanisms to identify community needs and interests and provide appropriate learning opportunities.
Table Rock Campus Objective 5
Educational Opportunities: Provide industry-driven training opportunities to meet apparent and emerging community needs though the integration of two cost recovery components with two existing professional technical programs. A joint plan will be developed that, with the appropriate degree of oversight, maximizes available resources with classes coordinated across campuses.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met (8/10)
Construction Technology and Workforce Training coordinated Associated General Contractors (AGC) training that is offered as a cost-recovery activity, open to RCC students and the public. Supervisory Training Program was offered to 10 students in a 32 hour course, and a Professional Construction Seminar Series lecture was attended by 15 students. CT111 was offered in the summer as a cost-recovery course when Construction Technology did not have the budget to offer. The courses from the Manufacturing Program have been offered to Pro Tool, Medford Fabrication, Gazebo Works, Bed Slide and Erickson employees. All courses are offered on a cost-recovery basis and with the request of the employers. Delivery of the courses has been designed to fit the work schedule of employees. As a result of this successful venture the Manufacturing program will be fully functioning in the Fall of 2004 with a CNC Technician Certificate, an AAS in Manufacturing and an AS that articulates to OIT. The acceptance of some departments for the opportunities to collaborate in cost-recovery training has been outstanding. More collaboration is planned in the future. Businesses are excited about the opportunity to have their employees trained utilizing RCC Department expertise.
Assessment Tools Used:
Success will be measured by number of collaborations between existing programs and cost recovery activities to meet community needs.
Re-energize efforts to provide continuing education training in both counties. a) Customize and deliver at least 35 business-related trainings, b) Build business related workshops/courses offered in Jackson County, c) Continue divisional representation on SOREDI, RVWDC, and Regional/Rural Investment Boards/committees, d) Provide support of OMEP to meet the needs of small manufacturers, e) Continue to offer Supervisory Training Program (STP) for the Construction Industry.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Partially Met (7/10)
a) A total of 30 contracted trainings were delivered; b) Workshops given in MasterCAM, Laser Tracking for Erickson Air Crane, a four-hour DMV mandated adult driver training class, Kodak, Auto Body Refinishers Efficiency Training, Construction Technology; c) Jeanne Howell provides support to Rick Levine, who is a permanent member of the Rogue Valley Workforce Development Council (RVWDC), is alternate for the Workforce Response Team (WRT), is a member of the Business Response Team (BRT), and is a member of CCWD Strategies – a state-wide committee. John Lopez is a member of SOREDI.
Assessment Tools Used:
Number of contracted trainings accomplished; number of workshops given; number of committees represented; number of supervisory trainings given for the construction industry.
Extent of Accomplishments:
Building business-related trainings are primarily dependent on establishing relationships with business – It can be a slow process.
Unexpected Results:
Based on local economy, total contract numbers are very respectable.
Expand continuing education for current workforce. Deliver: a) Four 32-hour Code Update classes, b) Two Boiler Operation Update classes.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met (10/10)
a) Four 32-hour Limited Energy classes, three 8-hour NEC Code Change classes, and six eight-hour Electrical Update classes were held, b) Two Boiler Operation Update classes were held. c) Other: 12 OSHA classes were offered, all were cancelled because of low enrollment. Eight Pesticide Certification classes were offered, one Caregiver class (21 hours) was held, and two Massage Therapy classes (18.5 hours of training) were held.
Assessment Tools Used:
Number of Code Update classes and number of Boiler Operation Update classes.
Unexpected Results:
Extension of 32-hour Code Update by BOC has provided more training opportunities.
Table Rock Campus Objective 6
Community Education: Offer creative, fun, and leisure activities for the personal enrichment of community members and encourage lifelong learning.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Partially Met (5/10)
When TRC is fully operational Community Education Courses will become an integral part of the campus.
Assessment Tools Used:
Number of courses offered at TRC (although these courses are currently being offered on the two campuses).
Institutional Long-Range Goal 5
The college will align its priorities to continually provide quality programs, services, and affordable access.
Objective 5.1
The college will consolidate the delivery of services and instruction for students and staff that maintains institutional standards while honoring campus needs.
Table Rock Campus Objective 7
Consolidated, Convenient Student Services: Implement a centralized comprehensive system/location that will serve as a one-stop for students/customers with formal evaluation under the umbrella of Rogue Central and customized to meet the unique needs of TRC.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Partially Met (9/10)
Ongoing planning continues; however, implementation at Table Rock Campus is pending due to delay in opening of the campus. Planning and staff training for Fall 2005 opening will continue.
Assessment Tools Used:
Rogue Central services are functioning at the two campuses that serve our students.
The Financial Aid Department will provide accurate, quality training and ongoing support for Rogue Central.
Table Rock Campus Objective 8
Flexible Scheduling: Offer flexible scheduling as documented by master schedule in place by Winter term 2004.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met (10/10)
Although classes were not offered at Table Rock Campus by Winter 2004 because the remodel had not yet begun, the classes were offered successfully over the two-county region. Class times and mode of delivery was reviewed by appropriate departments and managers to offer a flexible schedule for students. Classes are offered day and evening, over IP video, and through telecourse and web delivery.
Assessment Tools Used:
Class offerings at the various RCC locations.
Table Rock Campus Objective 9
Transportation: Integrate and access public transportation in a timely, viable manner to meet the needs of student and staff between the community and other campuses as indicated by successful site plan taking into account the ebb and flow of traffic.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Not Met (0/10)
Rogue Valley Transportation District has indicated they do not currently have funding to add routes at this time. RCC staff attend meetings at RVTD and will continue efforts to get public transportation to the new campus.
Assessment Tools Used:
The prescence of public transportation to the Table Rock Campus (although the campus opening is anticipated Fall Term 2005).
Table Rock Campus Objective 10
Child Care: Provide quality, affordable child care either on-site or nearby, possibly contracted as indicated by a developed plan for sustainable childcare services.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Not Met (0/10)
TRC will not be operational until Fall 2005. Child care will be addressed when the need is determined based on enrollment figures.
Assessment Tools Used:
The availability of child care services on-site or nearby.
Table Rock Campus Objective 11
Food: Provide for on-site food service to students and staff as indicated by a developed plan for sustainable food services for students and staff.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Not Met (0/10)
TRC campus will not be operational until Fall 2005; however, plans for food service are an important part of the planning process and a program will be in place at the start of classes in Fall 2005.
Assessment Tools Used:
The availability of on-site food services.
Objective 5.2
The college will strengthen its planning, implementation and assessment processes in a manner leading to a successful accreditation visit in fall 2003.
Objective 5.3
The college will formulate a hybrid system combining the current horizontal budget process and a new vertical budget process in order to best meet the needs of a multi-campus college.
Institutional Long-Range Goal 6
The college will increase its efforts to recognize and serve a more diverse community.
Objective 6.1
The college will strengthen its target marketing efforts to address distinct populations.
Table Rock Campus Objective 12
Marketing: Collaborate with marketing team to develop/design varied and dynamic marketing strategies for a diverse customer base.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met (3/10)
Preliminary discussions of developing a marketing plan to serve the multitude of diverse populations are ongoing with the Marketing Council.
Assessment Tools Used:
Work with Marketing Council.
Be responsive to new demographic data in the development of new programs and services; a) Expand ESL opportunities for the current workforce, b) Deliver four Command Spanish for business classes.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Partially Met (8/10)
a) Greyback Forestry – ESL for Wildland Firefighters, b)Submitted grant request for VELL to build capacity for ESL to firefighters, b) Two Command Spanish classes delivered to RCC employees, c) Other: Expanded Adult Driver Training to include a Spanish speaking training. Spanish as a Second Language (SSL) contract proposed to Providence Medical Center and has been verbally accepted.
Assessment Tools Used:
Number of ESL and Command Spanish for Business classes.
Extent of Accomplishments:
No further steps required at this time – Businesses have contracts in place and have been informed of tuition funding opportunities.
Unexpected Results:
Bigger need for ESL in occupations that represent safety and health than anticipated.
Objective 6.2
Each RCC campus will celebrate at least one annual signature event reflecting the diverse nature of the community.
Table Rock Campus Objective 13
Educational Opportunities: Deliver a variety of educational experiences that represent the diverse nature of the community as demonstrated through distinctive signature events that support a diverse culture and workforce such as the Women in Trades Fair.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met (5/10)
TRC will be the location of the re-designed Women in Trades Fair. Changes will be made in 2005 to attract more middle and high school girls.
Assessment Tools Used:
The 2004 Women in the Trades Fair was held, but at Crater High School because Table Rock Campus wasn't open yet.
Deliver a variety of educational experiences that represent the diverse nature of the community as demonstrated through distinctive signature events that support a diverse culture and workforce such as the Women in Trades Fair.
Institutional Long-Range Goal 7
The college will develop and maintain strong collaborative partnerships within its external communities.
Objective 7.1
The college will continue to build relationships with its partners to advance mutually beneficial efforts.
Table Rock Campus Objective 14
Partnerships and Community Collaboration: Foster partnerships with business industry and community through collaboration and encouragement of involvement through financial support and resources for specialized training programs demonstrated, in part, by joint grant funding projects such as NSF OIT manufacturing project.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met (10/10)
With the limitations on staff time TRC has still accomplished a number of notable collaborations that should be recognized. Through SOREDI grant funds RCC has been able to support manufacturing plant improvement of facilities while serving as the primary training agent of employees at Gazebo Works, Bed-Slide and ProTool. Current Workforce Funding has supported training in manufacturing applications for these companies. These same grants have provided the financial support to coordinate the start-up of the Manufacturing Program. The partnerships that have been formed because of grant funding and RCC training will continue in the future and will reap educational rewards area companies and their employees. The Oregon Bar Association has accessed RCC IP video capabilities to facilitate delivery of required continuing education for local attorneys. The ability of RCC to offer these training activities in the timeframe required by users is invaluable. Training in Manufacturing applications and the startup of the Manufacturing program have been unexpected, but very welcome.
Assessment Tools Used:
Number of partnerships and collaborations fostered.
Develop new self-support collaborative relationship with RCC divisions.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met (10/10)
Manufacturing Processes I and II; Welding; Statistical Process Control; CAD I & III; Blueprint Reading in relationship with Ralph Henderson, RCC Construction Technology; Kenton Gould, Medical Transcription classes; Denise Caldwell, Massage Therapy and Micro Soft Certification. Some credit classes are offered as well.
Assessment Tools Used:
Assessment and review of collaborative budgets.
Unexpected Results:
Heartwarming to realize that some RCC departments are coming on board with the idea of self-support courses as part of the RCC mission.
Continue to take a leadership role in representing and serving the industrial and business stakeholders of the community.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met (10/10)
•Assisted in locating manufacturing businesses with common employee training needs. The ProTool grant served as a catalyst for bringing Erickson Air Crane Co., ProTool, Bed Slide, Gazebo Works,etc., employees together for manufacturing skills updates around CNC, Solid Works, Manufacturing Processes and Supervisory Skills. •Provided support and coordination of eight (8) apprentice committees. •WFT staff serve as members of SOREDI, Business Response Team (BRT), and Chamber of Commerce.
Assessment Tools Used:
Industrial and business stakeholders served, advisory and labor committee attendance.
Continue to work collaboratively with the VA SORCC (Domiciliary) to continue program and facility development.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met (10/10)
1)Hold monthly collaboration meetings, 2) Twelve VA SORCC residents completed the Turf Maintenance program, 3) Collaborated with SORCC in writing a $150,000 grant proposal to establish a CNC on-site Job Shop.
Assessment Tools Used:
Meeting minutes/classes completed by veterans, resources acquired for veterans.
Table Rock Campus Objective 23
Job Placement Training: A Job Placement committee will work with advisors and develop strategies to provide job search and empowerment services, and be the primary resource for employee placement and staffing needs of the regional work force.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Not Met (0/10)
More research and partnering will be required with local agencies, employers, and RCC Student Services before this goal will be met. TRC must be operational before much energy can be expended.
Assessment Tools Used:
Committee formed and strategies put in place that serves as a resource for placement of regional workforce.
Table Rock Campus Objective 26
Institutional Long-Range Goal 8
The College will strengthen its communication and participatory decision-making processes with its internal communities of staff and students.
Objective 8.1
There will be a clearly identified organizational leadership structure that delineates roles and levels of accountability in order to assure consistency and efficiency in delivering the college's services and fulfilling its mission.
Table Rock Campus Objective 15
Organization: Empower staff to identify and develop appropriate solutions. Manage, utilizing team approach. Demonstrated through development and participation of a staff development workshop on cross-functional problem solving.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met (10/10)
The leadership team has met on a weekly basis and continues to develop planning activities based on the opening of the campus Fall 2005. We have conducted meetings with potential staff, and joint meetings with RVC, CS, and RWC teams. Dave McKeen lead a workshop on cross-functional problem solving that dealt with real issues of defining the details necessary for the implementation of the new Table Rock Campus.
Assessment Tools Used:
Meeting minutes, TRC strategic plan, and continued functioning of advisory committees for professional/technical programs.
Annually review the effectiveness of the divisional college committees and their roles as part of the division and the college’s participatory decision making. Develop working organizational charts and align them to the duties and responsibilities of self support.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Partially Met (5/10)
Assessment Tools Used:
Completed organizational charts.
Extent of Accomplishments:
Evaluation of divisional college committees have not been completed. Workforce Training staff are still experiencing shifts in responsibilities and committee responsibility.
Objective 8.2
Technology will be used to provide efficient access to communication and participatory decision-making processes.
Objective 8.3
The college will organize councils, committees, and working teams with staff and student representation to improve institutional collaboration and decision-making across locations and functions.
Institutional Long-Range Goal 9
The college will increase efforts to enrich student life, the learning environment, and foster individual responsibility and mutual respect.
Objective 9.1
The safety, security, and dignity of all students will be of the highest priority at all college locations.
Table Rock Campus Objective 18
Health and Wellness: Develop strategies for provide opportunities for students and staff that promote health and wellness based on input from annual student satisfaction survey and health and wellness committee.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Partially Met (5/10)
The Health & Wellness Committee is being completely revamped due to changes in council structure this year, so no activites besides the wellness newsletter, the annual health risk analysis and flu shots are being conducted for staff.
Assessment Tools Used:
Referred to results from student satisfaction survey, and health & wellness committee.
Develop strategies for provide opportunities for students and staff that promote health and wellness based on input from annual student satisfaction survey and health and wellness committee. Develop a safe lab enviroment for students to learn.
Objective 9.2
The college will continue planning and implementation efforts designed to enhance delivery of social, cultural, co-curricular, recreational, community service, and campus government involvement.
Table Rock Campus Objective 16
Integrated Learning Communities: Provide an integrated learning experience as indicated through the development and implementation of a pilot project. For example, the electronics AAS program will be integrating writing and mathematics into the curriculum.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met (10/10)
Two courses were developed and implemented to integrate coursework. Integration of coursework will continue next year by looking at models to effectively integrate mathematics into the discipline. There was a lot of interest in what the pilot project had achieved and several other programs at TRC already want to implement our model.
Assessment Tools Used:
A learning community, very broadly defined, is “a learner-centered system that coordinates trainings and services into seamless paths of instruction”. The strength of a learning community is in the integrated, systems approach to education where disciplines are interwoven into a student’s program of study. Integrated educational experiences closely parallel the way people learn and are more relevant to real world situations. In the past year, the WR199 and WR299 courses have been developed and are now required courses in the Electronics AAS degree. The purpose of this course is to integrate the academic writing that students do with the technical writing in the electronics program. In this model, the Online Writing Lab (OWL) was introduced and used by students (WR199). The OWL has an extensive Electronics Engineering resource section that is enhanced with sample documents and student examples to help students write effectively in the discipline. The WR299 is being enhanced to help students create, organize and develop their EET250 Capstone Portfolio projects.
Table Rock Campus Objective 17
Students: Provide an environment that will enable students to pursue their personal goals demonstrated through the integration of career and academic advising by at least two professional technical program pilot projects.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Partially Met (8/10)
Once the move is made to TRC, another program will join in the pilot project. The students readily adopted the blended format and unanimously favored it over our course offered the traditionally scheduled time and place-bound manner.
Assessment Tools Used:
A.Providing Current Career Information and Opportunities through the OWL. B.Academic Advising through CWE and Technical Advisory student participation. C.Guest lecturers like David Clearwater from RC Electronics Topic: Troubleshooting The learning environment is made up of a cross-disciplinary group of people that enhance teaching, learning, and service. They foster the framework towards an enriched learning environment for learning, development, and community building. The focus is on learning at and through all levels. The pilot learning community in electronics allows for a higher degree of academic advising.
Measurements of student satisfaction for non-traditional students will be completed.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Partially Met (5/10)
Assessment Tools Used:
Instructional course satisfaction questionnaire completed on schedule. Student Satisfaction Questionnaire will be used when developed.
Extent of Accomplishments:
Will continue doing instructional course satisfaction questionnaire on schedule. Student satisfaction questionnaire is still in design, waiting for TRC to become a functional campus before offering a limited questionnaire. Was distributed winter term with limited information gathered.
Unexpected Results:
Acquire new scanning equipment to expedite evaluation gathering and refinement of student satisfaction survey questions.
Institutional Long-Range Goal 10
The college will increase efforts to provide quality alternative access and learning opportunities.
Objective 10.1
The college will provide sufficient information technology infrastructure services at all sites.
Table Rock Campus Objective 19
Library Services: Provide ready access to library resource, tutoring and research materials from technical sources such as SOLIS, EBSO in a comfortable library setting using high tech. delivery methods. Demonstrated by integration with the Phoenix Center and distributed learning including tutoring, library research and references, and interactive video classrooms and conferences.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Partially Met (8/10)
These services are currently available at RVC and RWC where the bulk of the TRC students are attending. Planning has taken place and will continue to integrate these services into the “Phoenix” when TRC opens in the fall of 2005. This goal will be met when the facility is ready for occupancy fall of 2005.
Assessment Tools Used:
The Phoenix Center is not open and operational due to the delay in the opening of TRC
Table Rock Campus Objective 21
Communication: Develop efficient communication and information system that serves students, staff, and community.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met (10/10)
Despite delays in building construction, a system is currently being installed that will meet the needs of administrative staff that will occupy the facility prior to official opening. All systems meet both college and industry standards.
Assessment Tools Used:
The achievement of this objective is measured by the fact that the systems operate correctly.
Objective 10.2
Each campus will work collaboratively with other campus teams to expand alternative delivery offerings.
Table Rock Campus Objective 20
Technology Support Services: TRC will provide technical support by using best available technology and advanced delivery systems. As demonstrated by development and implementation of technical support and services including those as described for library services.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Partially Met (10/10)
The implementation of this objective has been delayed due to construction delays. Grant dollars have been secured to fund a number of advanced technology systems. Having been awarded by outside agencies lends some credibility to the quality of the plan and design. The objective was partially met due to grants and the fact that delays were beyond our control.
Assessment Tools Used:
Development and implementation of technical support and services.
Institutional Long-Range Goal 11
The college will strengthen and develop the quality of its staff and faculty as well as foster a safe, humane, and supportive working and learning environment.
Objective 11.1
The college will work to enrich its institutional and campus culture and identity focusing on RCC's hallmarks and values.
Objective 11.2
The college will continue to strengthen its welcoming environment in order to retain and recruit high quality staff and faculty.
Table Rock Campus Objective 22
Welcoming Environment: Provide a friendly and welcoming working and learning environment. Demonstrated through student satisfaction surveys.