First Key: Build FTE
Growth of student enrollment is a measure of service by the College to citizens and a basis for state financial support. To implement this key, RCC will:
1.1 Expand the scope, quality, and availability of programs and services.
President's Office Objective 1
Help establish, support, develop and guide 1-2 "signature programs" for each campus by June 30, 2008. (Also applicable to Key 3 - Build Revenue).
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Not Met
Bookstore Objective 1
Establish more cost effective ways to operate all bookstores to create a net profit by June 30, 2007, without cutting needed services to students. Continue to operate RWC, RVC, and TRC bookstores in a cost effective manner while generating a combined net profit for 2007/08 fiscal year. (Also applicable to 4.1)
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
Net operating income was increased from $56391 for 05/06 Fiscal year to $162245 in 06/07 fiscal year.
Bookstore Objective 3
Increase square footage of RVC bookstore to provide a more functional area for students and staff. This will be accomplished either by relocation or remodel before Fall 2008. Cooperatively work with SOU to create a combined bookstore to serve students at the new RCC/SOU joint campus building.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Not Met
The plan to relocate the RVC bookstore has been delayed until a suitable location can be acquired. RVC bookstore will remain where it is currently located for 08/09 school year. SOU will set up their bookstore in a vacated room in B bldg for 08/08 school year.
Business Services Objective 1
The Budget and Financial Services Office will apply for and strive to acquire the GFOA Award for the 2005/06 and 2006/07 fiscal years. This award is given in recognition of the accuracy and presentation of the college's financial statements. By applying for and achieving this award, it insures that RCC is doing all it can to ensure that its financial records are as accurate and understandable as they can be. It motivates the staff to strive for better accuracy and efficiency which will benefit the underlying goal of the college.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
The GFOA Award for 05/06 and 06/07 was received.
Business Services Objective 4
Set up a more efficient automated procedure and update the A/P program to better process the IRS Form 1099s. This procedure will be completed by January 31, 2007 to comply with IRS guidelines.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Partially Met
The program has been updated to identify which vendors are 1099 eligible. We are currently reviewing all of our venders to determine which ones are 1099 eligible.
Grant Development Coordination Objective 1
See President's Office Department Objectives
Human Resources Objective 1
Streamline the process for PT faculty hiring, contracts and payroll to provide greater efficiency and accuracy.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Partially Met
Human Resources has implemented PeopleAdmin, an online recruitment and application system. This system has allowed us begin helping departments with part-time faculty recruitment by setting up part-time faculty hiring pools online. We will continue to look at the part-time faculty contracting process to establish greater efficiencies within our RogueNet systems over the next couple years.
Information Technology - Computer Services Objective 1
Develop ability for students to request EDI transcript.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
EDI system is fully functional. A similar project with the Oregon University systems atlas program is interfaced and up for student use.
Information Technology - Computer Services Objective 2
Automated processing of EDI acknowledgments
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
Integrated into the Student Management application.
Information Technology - Computer Services Objective 5
To better facilitate distance learning the internet connection will be upgraded from 5MBps to 15 MBps.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
Completed August 2007.
Information Technology - Internet Objective 1
Develop Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) web application for students and site visitors. Answers to questions will be maintained by RCC departments.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Partially Met
The database has been made and is collecting questions that are asked from the RCC website home page. Currently, the webmaster is forwarding the questions to appropriate departments.
ABE/GED Objective 1
Pilot a 12-hour student orientation in the ABE/GED program at at Riverside Campus during the Summer 2007(Also applicable to 1.5).
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
The New Student Class was piloted at Riverside Campus during summer 2007 and continues to be used. At Redwood Campus, the New Student Class began fall term and is still in use.
Art Objective 1
Continue to work with RWC Administration on development of D Building and a culture building and securing a gallery space for RVC. (Also applicable to 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.6, 2.2, 3.1 and 4.1).
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
We were able to offer our first class in D Bldg this spring. Our goal of Jewelry and Sculpture moving will be realized over summer. Karl Brake will supervise. Hopefully this will be totally met by Fall 08
Business Technology Objective 2
Develop and offer at least one new distance delivery class for 2006/07 (BA282 Applied Business Statistics, BT165 Writing a Business Plan, and WR227 Technical Report Writing) and 2007/08 (Potential classes include BA109 Ready, Set, Work: Techniques for Landing a Job, ECON201 Principles of Microeconomics, ECON202 Principles of Macroeconomics, and BA224 Human Resource Management). Note: Release time and curriculum development funds are minimal at best and may not be available at all. (Also applicable to 1.2 and 1.3).
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
BT105 Business Ethics, BA224 Human Resource Management, and BA280 CWE/Business were developed as on-line classes and offered during the Winter and Spring quarters, 2008.
Community Education Objective 1
Community Education (in conjunction with other REL Department) will work with College Services to redesign in registration for no-credit students.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Partially Met
Our effort with Rogue Central to redesign non-credit enrollment is on going. This will require a “new thinking” on the part of Rogue Central to separate credit and non-credit enrollment.
Community Education Objective 7
RWC Community Education will offer five additional computer classes and four additional other type courses.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
Concepts of Web Design, Macintosh-Learn the Secrets, Elements, Vista, Word 2007 Jazz Ensembles, Fishing, Rafting/Hiking, Compassionate Care for All Stages of End of Life, PERS, Retire with Confidence, Art for Professionals: K-8th grade,Chinese, French, German
Computer Science Objective 1
Evaluate and develop degree/s or course work to keep up with changing technology. (1)Evaluate need and develop certificates and/or degrees to replace the AS Networking, AS Digital Graphics, and AS Computer Support degrees, (2) Meet with advisory committees to review existing and new programs, (3) Develop AAS and one-year certificate in Health Care Informatics as part of Robert Wood Johnson grant with Asante Health Systems (4) Expand offerings in Game design and development. (Also applicable to 1.2 and 1.3).
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Partially Met
The department had a meeting to determine which programs to continue to develop and to prioritize that development. Based upon the outcome of an advisory committee meeting and limited faculty resources in the Computer Science Department, continued development of an AAS and One-year certificate in Networking was dropped. An AAS in Computer Support with a Health Care Informatics option and a One-year Certificate in Health Care Informatics has been developed and approved by the Curriculum committee and the Board. A Notice of Intent and Labor Market Information worksheet have been sent to CCWD to start the state approval process. No further development of Game design and development has taken place. The department placed this at a lower priority.
Criminal Justice Objective 1
The Criminal Justice Program will develop and deliver two (2) additional classes for web-based delivery for a total of five (5) web-based CJ classes available to students by the end of the 07-08 academic year. The classes will be CJ 120 - Judicial Process and CJ 130 - Introduction to Corrections.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
CJ 120 and CJ 130 are classes that were converted for offering as online classes during the 2007-2008 academic year. CJ 100 and CJ 114 were converted during the previous year. LIB 127a is the 5th online course available.
Academic Skills Objective 1
Pilot test GED sign-in program at RVC during Summer Term 2006. Refine and pilot test at RWC Winter 2007.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Partially Met
The GED online sign-in program was initiated at RWC fall term 2007 and has been favorably received by the GED testers. RVC will begin to use the program summer term 2008.
Academic Skills Objective 2
Select and train new GED Examiner at RVC by Spring 2008.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Partially Met
Sarah Noffke, Advanced Secretary of Instruction is being trained as a GED Examiner at RVC. Due to budget constraints there will not be a part-time position filled to support this effort as originally requested.
Academic Skills Objective 5
Design, implement and evaluate one new on-line course (College vocabulary). (Also applicable to 1.2, 1.3 and 1.5).
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
RD116 was designed by our adjunct instructor, Sue Phillips, as an online course and offered for the first time Winter 2006. The first year it was offered only winter and spring terms. The combined enrollment for those two terms was 47, compared to 24 for the previous winter and spring when the course was DE-level face-to-face SK45. During 07-08, a fall term section was added. Enrollments for 07-08 are 66. Evaluations are positive, indicating that course content and organization meet the students’ needs and that the on-line format is a preferred delivery mode. The conclusion is that the move to 100 level, and the online delivery, have both contributed to increased enrollments and have provided the students with increased access to a quality, transfer-level elective.
Academic Skills Objective 11
Design, implement, and evaluate two new combined courses (WR102030 at TRC and RD2030 at RWC). (Also applicable to 1.1, 1.2, and 1.3).
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
Student evaluation (Sp 07) shows that, while the students could point to lots of factors that encouraged learning, there was a strong feeling that separate sections of RD20 and RD30 would work better for both the student and the teacher. The instructor (Sue Phillips) is preparing a comparative study looking at this delivery mode as well as IP video and stand-alone classes.
Early Childhood Education Objective 1
Collaborate with SOU in the development of a new Education Degree that gives initial licensure for teaching at the elementary level.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
Degree was approved and is in place.
Electronics Objective 1
Objective 1: Marketing to High Schools and Industry 1. Develop presentations for high school outreach. 2. Develop a presentation for industry – modules. 3. Present video presentation to all regional high schools. 4. Work with regional High Schools to develop and implement a ‘Next-Step’ sequence that culminates in a yearly increase of 10 FTE.
Emergency Medical Technology Objective 1
Develop and offer semi-annual recertification training at basic, intermediate and paramedic levels. (Also applicable to Keys 3 and 4).
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
48-hour refresher training course was provided (Wi 07) and will be scheduled again for winter or spring of 2009.
Emergency Medical Technology Objective 2
Develop and offer ongoing continuing education classes (monthly?) for a nominal fee. (Also applicable to Keys 3 and 4).
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Not Met
Still exploring cost-recovery options for offering small continuing education classes for EMS professionals.
Emergency Medical Technology Objective 4
Explore options for incorporating Sim-Man training and technology into the program. (Also applicable to Keys 2 and 3).
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Partially Met
We will investigate options for incorporating Sim-man training into the EMT and paramedic programs in 2008-2009. High-fidelity manikin instructor training scheduled for full-time faculty in July 2008.
Emergency Medical Technology Objective 5
Offer EMT core courses (EMT 106, 185 and 205) in an on-line or blended format. (Also applicable to Key 3).
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
EMT105 is now taught in a blended format and will be transitioned to a primarily online format. EMT185 no longer exists. Replacement classes will be EMT170 and EMT171. Both classes will be packaged in a blended format with some online or independent study and creative scheduling options for classroom and lab time. EMT205 was evaluated and the decision was made to keep a traditional classroom structure for this course.
Fire Science Objective 1
Explore new ways to deliver new and existing curricula.
Human Development Objective 2
Refocus direction of Human Development program: (a) involve HD groups (Counseling, TRiO, Discovery, Student Employment, Support Services) in assessing met and unmet student development needs and if additional HD courses might address these; (b) train new coordinator to begin 2006/07.
Human Development Objective 3
Provide college transfer level class in Parenting to RCC students: (a) develop childcare class in coordination with the new campus Headstart Program and ECE Program and seek approval through RCC Curriculum Committee.
Humanities Objective 1
Expand distance delivery options with a new online HUM101-103 offered throughout the year as online WR123 to be offered in Spring term. The department will increase the number of online WR121 offerings next year, and also work throughout the year to blend Web-CT applications into the regular classroom.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
This is our second year of offering the HUM sequence online.
Humanities Objective 3
Realign expectations for the core outcomes in our Writing courses -- WR115, 121, 122 and 123 -- while developing uniform grading standards for papers in these courses. As an adjunct to this, the department will integrate the Library's emphasis on informational literacy into all four of our regular writing courses.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Partially Met
We have worked with the library to bring information literacy more fully into all our writing courses, from WR 115-WR123. We are still working on uniform grading standards in our various writing courses.
Humanities Objective 4
1. Effective summer 2007, the Humanities department will phase out Criterion as a placement tool for WR 121 and use COMPASS scores for placement into WR 121. We will add a Midterm Writing Exam to all WR 121s—replacing the second take-home paper in that class and counting as 20% of the overall grade— in order to maintain our emphasis on unmediated, on-demand writing.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
Criterion is gone, and all our WR 121s now have a Midterm Writing Exam worth 20% of the overall grade. WR 121 instructors report a very low failing rate on this exam (0-2 students in a class of 25), so moving more students through WR 115, which focuses on in-class writing, seems to be yielding positive results.
Humanities Objective 6
5. In response to budget restrictions, the department will move the Writing Center into the Wiseman Center on the Redwood campus at the end of summer 2007. We will work with the Tutoring Center to make this as smooth a transition as possible—ensuring that the focus of our Writing Center is maintained as we blend our approach with the mission of the Tutoring Center.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Partially Met
The Writing Center did move into Wiseman as planned, but staff turnover has limited our ability to maintain the original focus of our Writing Center in its new place. In effect, the Writing Center has been absorbed into the larger Tutoring Center.
Massage Therapy Objective 1
Purchase videos to enhance education and face.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
Five videos were purchased and are being added into the curriculum.
Mathematics Objective 4
Research the feasibility of developing curricula involving alternate delivery methods (i.e.: web courses, distributed learning, recitation, IP video and Starboard, etc.) for transfer level Math courses (Math 105, 111 and 112). (Also applicable to 1.2 and 1.3).
Social Science Objective 1
Social Science: Maintain a commitment to increase general education course offerings at night on as many of the three campuses as is economically feasible.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Partially Met
No increase in number of night offerings, but we are maintaining what we had
Social Science Objective 5
Social Science: Offer ANTH 110 in classroom at RWC; ask for creation of computer terminals at testing centers to allow for on-line testing; continue expanded offerings of PSYCH 215 at RWC and RVC, continue to request MW/TR and Friday-block scheduling at RVC; continue exploring feasibility of teaching American History around activity of mock congress (Niki). (Also applicable to 4.1).
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
Anth 110 to be offered @RWC fall 2008
Social Science Objective 6
Human Services: Develop strategies for efficient delivery of curriculum in both counties. (Also applicable to 1.5 and 4.1).
Social Science Objective 9
Human Services: Combine A.A.S Human Services degree(s) into one degree. Also applicable to 4.1).
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
Instructional Media Objective 1
Continue to promote distance learning FTE growth, with a measurable goal at matching or exceeding overall college growth.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
FTE growth generated through distance delivery has consistently outpaced general college growth.
Library Objective 1
Liaison with one department per year to integrate information literacy learning outcomes into student learning experiences across the program's curriculum, employing a variety of delivery modes.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
Beginning in 2008-09Library 127, a one-credit online course in information literacy, will be a requirement for 10 associate degree programs: Automotive, Business, Computer Science, Construction, Criminal Justice, Diesel, Early Childhood Education, Electronics, Human Services, and Manufacturing.
Library Objective 2
Assess the library resources available to students and implement an acquisitions plan that best supports the curriculum.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
More and more research resources have become available at reasonable prices, allowing RCC Library to purchase enthusiastically in online formats this year. High-quality reference works as well as significant numbers of monographs are now available online for RCC students and staff.
Library Objective 3
Support distance learning more effectively by installing a proxy server, establishing better WEB CT/library connections, and enabling online Interlibrary Loan requests.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
Interlibrary Loan requests can now be done online via WorldCat/FirstSearch as well as directly within the EbscoHost databases. The proxy server is up and running as of the beginning of Spring term.
Enrollment Services Objective 2
Improve the Enrollment Services Web page by making all forms into Web reports during 2006/07.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Partially Met
All forms have been put online in PDF format but are not submittable yet. Plan on doing this in 2008-09 school year.
Financial Aid Objective 1
Create an outreach publication to be used as a tool to get new and prospective students to make informed decisions, effectively utilize resources and successfully manage the administrative side of program completion.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
Using grant funding, we researched, wrote, and published a 6-page with 4 inserts, full color guide to financial success for community college and beyond in both English and Spanish. The publication was was first used in 2006/07 and the 4 inserts were updated in 07/08. A Power Point was created for instructor use and printable versions of each page have been made available on the web. It's used in College orientation sessions (HD10 and HD50), in outreach activities (TRIO, Financial Aid, Admissions, Special Populations, etc.), and in financial aid workshops. It has been received well by staff, students and by the foundations which funded it, to the point of 08/09 and possibly 09/10 versions being funded through a re-application process.
Office of Diversity Objective 2
RWC will offer at least one co-curricular class/activity with history, multi- cultural America, poetry and human sexuality during the 2006/07 school year.
Office of Diversity Objective 3
RVC Office of Diversity will offer at least one co-curricula activity per term which enhances the learning objective of one or more instructional classes.
Student Employment Objective 3
Develop part-time assistance in Klamath Falls to provide Occupational Skills Training and other training services to Vocational Rehabilitation referred students. Funding for this position will be written into the Career Workforce Skills Training Grant for 2007-09. If funding is obtained, a qualified part- time temporary or contracted individual will be located and hired by July 2007.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Partially Met
Funding was obtained through the grant; however, a contractor to provide monitoring services could not be retained. Instead Jane Hagle has been driving to K Falls regularly this year (07-08) to meet with students. This has proved to be costly and inefficient and has produced little FTE. We think this was worth trying but do not plan to continue services in K Falls in 08-09.
Support Services (Disability Services) Objective 1
Draft campus-wide procedure for course substitutions and waivers regarding students with disabilities. (Also applicable to 1.3 and 1.5).
Apprenticeship Objective 1
Locate and hire qualified new instructors for two apprenticeship programs and initiate the approval of one additional apprentice training program.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
1) The Apprenticeship Committees have been proactive in locating new, qualified instructors for Sheet Metal, Electricians, A and P Technicians and Plumbing. 2)Three statewide AAS degrees focusing on Electricians, Maintenance Mechanics and Construction are complete along with five certificates for recognition of completion of the two and four instruction of the individual trade.
Redwood Campus Objective 1
Review and build master quarterly schedule for the campus and the college.
Redwood Campus Objective 2
Develop the Informatics curricula as part of Computer Science department in collaboration with Asante and the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation grant.
Redwood Campus Objective 3
Renovate D Building for expansion of Art classes on RWC campus and enhance classroom use
College Services Objective 2
Student and College Services will support the effort to remodel student services by assisting in evaluating best practices and new initiatives.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
Student Services was successfully reorganized with a focus on recruitment and retention. In March 2008, Student Services became a separate functional area of the College with Kori Bieber being named Interim Dean.
1.2 Improve services to the diverse local communities, including active retirees.
Art Objective 2
Seek coordinator position for RVC to assist department head to develop community support and provide enhanced service delivery to our students. (Also applicable to 1.3, 1.4, 1.6, 3.1 and 4.1).
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
this was not met largely due to personnel changes. Karl Brake has been doing some of the work that a coordinator would have done. Once we have hired the new full time faculty and the dust settles -- I believe that we will be ready to reassess this objective and it's need.
Community Education Objective 2
RCC Community education will offer five new youth sections.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
Spanish Prep for College, GED Prep for Teens: Algebra I &II, Obtain Your Driver Learner's Permit, GED Prep for Teens: Intro to Anatomy, Intro to Chemistry, Intro to Biology
Community Education Objective 3
RVC Community Education will increase outreach to the Hispanic community by offering a minimum of four sections.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Partially Met
Outreach to the Hispanic community with Community Education courses has been postponed due to the loss of our instructor. Our instructor is paid a percentage of the enrollment. Enrollment is so poor in the sections offered, the instructor is unable to pay for fuel to attend. One Hispanic infant/toddler childcare course was offered to the Hispanic daycare population.
Academic Skills Objective 9
Design and implement marketing plan for TRC Learning Resource Center testing services to promote (a) telecourse and web course testing and (b) non-RCC testing. (Also applicable to 1.1, 1.6 and 3.1).
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Partially Met
E-mail invitations were sent to all telecourse and web course instructors inviting them to use the TRC Learning Resource Center Testing Centers as a third proctored testing site for all students who wished to test at the Table Rock location. Many instructors made that choice available to their students; and even if the students failed to indicate TRC as their preferred testing site, many instructors still sent tests to the TRC LRC. Students expressed their appreciation to be able to test nearer their homes and classes. Non RCC testers still contact the testing center, consult the RCC testing center web pages, or obtain schedules from the outside agencies about tests offered at TRC. A comprehensive brochure for the non-RCC testing offered at TRC has not been completed.
Social Science Objective 4
Social Science: Explore offering Psych 101 en Espaņol for possible cross- listed credit, e.g. Psych and Foreign Language credit . . . Spanish/English/ Psychology credit. (Also applicable to 1.1).
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Partially Met
Exploration continues......
Counseling Objective 9
Develop and implement a career/transition website that will enable students to identify career goals, tie those goals to curricular offerings at RCC and effectively market their skills to secure employment upon acquisition of the requisite skills. The website will provide a database that will enable RCC to measure the extent of served populations and to create marketing and communication programs to reach larger portions of our served communities. In addition, the website search agent function will enable RCC staff to communicate training and employment opportunities to students as we become aware of them through a filtered internal email system that is built into the website. Staff members in key advising positions will be available at key points in the web pathway to personally assist students. These staff members will be offered training in career facilitation by a counselor on staff with national certification as a Career Development Facilitator Instructor through the National Career Development Association.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Partially Met
Pilot of website is being tested with TRiO SSS students this term and will be presented to counseling department staff at the end of April.
SBDC Objective 3
The RCC SBDC will investigate offering the SHRM human resource program in cooperation with SOU. The department objective supports RCC Key and/or Objective: First Key: Build FTE 1.1 Expand the scope, quality, and availability of programs and services 1.2 Improve services to the diverse local communities 1.6 Expand training opportunities with business and industry Third Key: Build Revenue 3.1 Pursue alternative funding sources 3.2 Strengthen partnerships with agencies and institutions
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Not Met
06-07 The SBDC worked closely with SOU; however, the consensus was there is no market to offer this program 07-08 Any outcomes under this objective have been rolled into Rogue Management Institute
Support Services (Disability Services) Objective 3
Conduct Third Annual Transition Academy at Table Rock Campus. (Also applicable to 1.3, 1.4, 3.1 and 3.3).
1.3 Increase the student base by fostering a supportive learning environment.
President's Office Objective 2
Help develop, support and establish at least one (1) on-line program by Winter term 2007. (Also applicable to Key 3 - Build Revenue).
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Partially Met
Business Technology and ECE 98% on.
Allied Health - Nursing Objective 1
Build FTE through slight increase in number of admitted students (Nursing), participation in recruitment efforts, retention of in-program students. Action plan: --Admit 36 students to first year of Nursing program (rather than 32) based on increased utilization of high fidelity simulation and continuation of program expansion grant funds from local hospitals. --Participate in annual "El Mundo" day with focus on recruitment of Latino/Latina students and in other high school recruitment efforts. --Continue with plan to mentor transition or re-entry students by partnering them with another successful program student, focus on better transition to testing processes, inform transitioning students of funding resources; e.g. Job Council (for final year of program). Instructors will continue to work one-on-one or in small groups with all ADN and PN students who perform poorly on exams. Obtain FTE for college by recording multiple reviews and study sessions faculty members hold for students. Outcome measure: Monitor impact of increased number of students in first year. Compare ADN program attrition in '07-'08 with '06-'07 and with 2005- 06 and monitor PN program attrition to ensure typical high retention continues. Monitor average age of admitted students to see if any significant change from past years. (This objective supports RCC Keys 1.3, 1.4, and 1.5.)
Business Technology Objective 3
Increase recruitment efforts of area high school students by having full- time faculty members in the department select a high school in each county to visit during the year (both 2006/07 and 2007/08) and present information (advising guides, promotional brochures, referral cards, marketing posters, Power Point presentation) regarding the professional-technical and transfer programs offered by the Business Technology Department. (Also applicable to 1.1 and 4.1).
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Partially Met
High School Outreach at RCC was not involved in Career Fairs as in the past. No high schools were visited by Business faculty in Jackson County; the Gladiola Alternative Campus of Grants Pass High School was visited this year and 2+2 articulation agreements for BT100 Computer Keyboarding and CS125ww Word Processing Applications were initiated. Business Technology posters, TRIO information, FAFSA forms, and advising guides were distributed.
Criminal Justice Objective 3
The Criminal Justice Program will plan, develop, and implement a program- specific web site to: 1) support current students, 2) serve as a resource for current and prospective students, 3) serve as a marketing and recruiting tool, and 4) serve as a link between the program and agencies served by the program.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Not Met
This objective was identified for the 2007-2008 academic year. In November of this year department priorities changed dramatically to focus on the Justice Education and Training Center proposal. This focus resulted in the elimination of the department web site objective as a priority.
Academic Skills Objective 7
Design and evaluate system for capturing FTE for informal instructor/student meetings (through tutoring centers). (Also applicable to 4.1).
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
This process was developed during the 2006-07 year. An instructor prints out a roster for the class, notes when the session took place, how long it was, and which students attended. Then the instructor sends that information to the Lead Instructor for that campus Tutoring Center. Some departments are very good at remembering to send rosters with students identified and times that the students were tutored. Not all departments do this. One possible improvement would be to develop a better system for informing and reminding faculty about this process.
Academic Skills Objective 8
Design and implement marketing plan for TRC Learning Resource Center tutoring services. (Also applicable to 1.1 and 4.3)
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
The marketing plan to this point has included 1. designing and distributing cards listing hours and services to students in classes, 2. posting a notice, with cards to pick up, in the front entrance of TRC, and 3. printing bookmarks which advertise both the Learning Resource Center services and the online tutoring service, for distribution within the Learning Center and in the bookstore. Evaluation: The development of this plan is a work in progress.
Early Childhood Education Objective 5
To emphasize professionalism and anti-bias curriculum in all ECE courses.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
Employers report new graduates have improved in these areas.
Social Science Objective 8
Human Services: Improve advising process for entry into Human Services programs. (Also applicable to 1.1, 1.5 and 4.1).
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Partially Met
Difficult to do without secretary and adequate staffing.
Counseling Objective 1
Create a pre test/post test for the HD100 College Success and Survival class.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Not Met
While FTE in these sections has been good, counseling faculty have not had the time to develop this assessment.
Counseling Objective 2
Establish learning objectives for counseling services from placement test to program readiness.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Partially Met
We are still in this process. We are attending workshops with Ruth Stiehl and gaining skills to do this.
Discovery Programs Objective 1
Discovery Programs will meet for mid-term progress reports with 35-60 enrolled students' FWS to foster a supportive learning environment.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
Discovery Programs (moving On RWC, Bright Futures RVC) Averaged 54 students per term at the mid-point in each term FWS.
Financial Aid Objective 3
Provide holistic in-person loan counseling to assist students who face high educational debt in evaluating and planning for integrated success, both academically and financially.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
In 06/07 and 07/08, we created an extended loan application process for students who have cumulative educational debt of $15,000 or more. In order to certify additional eligibility, we require a one-hour, in-person session where we review academic and financial standing as well as projected repayment planning given career target. These sessions are provide once/week on both Redwood and Riverside campuses. They have been tremendously successful in the eyes of students who consistently report that the information was not only very beneficial, but that they wish they'd participated in such a workshop at the onset of their academic/borrowing history. Not only do we encourage minimal borrowing, but we strongly encourage students to participate in scholarship application processes and work on balancing their personal budgets over the duration of their education in such a way as to support comfortable repayment ability.
Office of Diversity Objective 1
Evaluate a college-wide diversity plan by scheduling a quarterly meeting with identified college staff.
Apprenticeship Objective 2
Align and organize the Aiframe and Power Plant curriculum; update curriculum for two additional apprenticeship programs; align RCC AAS for electricians to the statewide degree; update and align number of courses in all apprenticeship programs to a standard format.
Nursing Objective 1
Build FTE through retention of in-program students.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
For the Nursing Program, compared to 62% retention for class of 2005 and 79% retention for class of 2007, current 89% retention for class of 2008 is high and above the benchmark we set of 85%. (3 students left the program relatively early in first year because of personal issues.) The Practical Nursing program admitted 16 students last year and 15 graduated, and admitted 16 this year and so far has retained all 16. The Nursing Assistant course admitted and retained 16 students in fall and enrolled 16 for the spring course and has retained 15.
Riverside Campus Objective 1
It's the life! Through social and service activities, Riverside campus builds upon the unique individual gifts of students. In 2006-2008 Riverside Campus will support efforts to strengthen existing campus- wide student signature events and expand student-club membership by 10%. Building bridges. RVC staff will complete the planning phase for the RCC/SOU building and assist with the plan's implementation. Riverside will continue working with Southern on how our shared students will experience the new building and how co-location will promote growth for both institutions.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
RVC management, faculty, and staff, under the leadership of Dr. Galyn Carlile, continued into the final phases of planning with SOU for the completion of the facility and the beginning of the co-location. RCC appointed a faculty member (with workload release) to oversee the science lab completion details. SOU conducted a study of RCC students who subsequently enrolled, and the SOU Curriculum Committee made significant changes in its General Education Transfer Guide of course acceptance, easing transfer for perhaps many RCC students.
1.4 Strengthen recruitment efforts, above all to high school and Hispanic students.
Marketing and Community Relations Objective 1
Strengthen direct marketing efforts to retirees, high school students, Hispanics and business and industry: (1) plan, prioritize, communicate and evaluate recruitment/marketing efforts with new Student Recruitment/Retention and Marketing Team, (2) conduct and/or draw on institutional research to determine best opportunities for marketing to identified target audiences, (3) direct print, broadcast and web resources to the identified target markets.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Partially Met
1. Participated in Student Recruitment/Retention and Marketing Team (led by Shirlee Willis-Haslip) to plan, prioritize, and evaluate recruitment and marketing efforts. After this group was disbanded, received approval from college president to reform small marketing task force with similar goals (meeting only since Feb. 2008). 2. Contracted with Interact Communication to conduct a media preference survey of current RCC students. Survey results received April 30, 2008 and have not yet been used to determine best opportunities for marketing. 3. Directed print, broadcast and Web resources to the following identified target markets: a. High school students i. Produced data collection cards for Recruitment Team to use at high school career fairs ii. Produced new printed viewbook for 2007-08 and assisted with creation of online version iii. Produced tuition waiver flyers/posters for Recruitment Team to distribute to high school students and high school counselors iv. Produced Early College Credit materials including brochures, flyers/posters for Recruitment Team to distribute to high school students, high school counselors v. Produce “This is Not the Road to Opportunity” direct mail postcard for Recruitment to send to high school students vi. Produced radio ads aimed at recruiting high school students and promoting high school tuition wavier b. Hispanics i. Produced radio ads aimed at high school students, promoting tuition waiver, and aired on Hispanic radio stations ii. Ran print ads in Compre y Vende and the Hispanic Yellow Pages promoting ESL classes c. Retirees i. Ran ads/stories in Silver Pages promoting Community Ed ii. Ran two big full-color ads promoting Community Ed targeted at older population iii. Support Community Ed department by designing/printing brochures and flyers promoting individual classes iv. Produced ads for Rogue Extended Learning schedule of classes that promoted Community Ed classes d. Business and industry i. Produced 1-4 press releases a month promoting SBDC and Workforce Training classes ii. Produced ads for Rogue Extended Learning schedule that promoted SBDC and Workforce Training classes iii. Produced brochures/flyers for SBDC and Workforce Training iv. Produced brochures that promote Career and Technical Training programs such as Construction Technology, Automotive, Electronics, and Fire Science. v. Promoted Weld-A-Thon, Women/Men in Trades, Construction and Electronics program partnerships with local high schools/industry. vi. Promoted Small Business Management program with news stories in schedule of classes, ads, public service announcements.
Diesel Technology Objective 1
Focus on recruitment for the Diesel Program through Job Council, Oregon State Employment and High School Outreach.
Early Childhood Education Objective 2
Develop brochures to recruit more students into all ECE programs.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Partially Met
An insert was developed to be added to state brochures about ECE programs.
Early Childhood Education Objective 3
Offer an ECE class in Spanish.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Not Met
Instructor who agreed to teach the class had other obligations and could not follow through. She will be teaching a class in the fall.
Early Childhood Education Objective 6
Set up displays at high school career fairs.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Partially Met
In 2007 display was set up, but none were set up in 2008.
Early Childhood Education Objective 7
Continue 2 + 2 program with high schools and offer tours of Redwood Early Childhood Center.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
2+2 meetings were held every year.
Emergency Medical Technology Objective 6
Explore possibility of offering First Responder classes to meet rural provider needs and possibly as part of High School Outreach Program. (Also applicable to Key 3).
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
First Responder training is being provided in a distance learning format through the Illinois Valley High School (Sp 08) as part of a partnership with the 21st Century Grant and SOAHEC. Plans are under way to offer EMT Basic classes to a select group of Crater High School seniors, starting in fall of 2008.
Massage Therapy Objective 2
Develop outreach to area high schools.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
Massage Therapy was presented at the career days for North Bend High School, Eagle Point High School, Crater High School and Larna Byrne Middle School.
Enrollment Services Objective 1
Work with Counseling and Internet departments to create an on-line admission process in 2006/07.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Partially Met
The online admission application is built except for the reporting function and will be tested over the summer of 2008.
Enrollment Services Objective 5
Work with I/T to develop a prospective student file during 2006/07.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Partially Met
The prospective student file shifted to the 2006-2007 recruitment team. It was designed during that year and available for use in spring term. During 2007-2008 significant improvements were made to the application and it is still in the redesign mode. Currently recruitment is storing prospective student information in a spread sheet and using that for contacts and reports until the prospective student DB can be tested.
Financial Aid Objective 2
Network with and become a local resource for key intake contacts such as local high school counselors to provide useful and timely information as it relates to Financial Aid opportunities available to students within their scope of influence.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
We created a contact list that includes all local high schools as well as agencies that serve teen/college feeder populations. In additional to being available annually to host a financial aid night at local schools, we also are available to conduct periodic presentations at their request, have provided our contact information as a local financial aid informational resource, and issue emails 6-8 times per year with time-appropriate and useful information for them to have and provide to their students as it relates to Financial Aid. We've developed a first-name relationship with many key high school counselors and are pleased to report that they appear to be appreciative of the access and are contacting us more to assist them with student questions/issues.
TRIO/EOC Objective 1
S - Recruit 1,000 potential college students into TRiO and assist with Financial Aid and Enrollment processes; M - Data base maintains all demographic records -- numbers are available. A - Program and staff have been developed to accomplish this each year as per federal mandates. R - Nationally, 1,000 is considered reasonable for the grant funds provided ($220,000 per year). T - Data base is cross-referenced with college enrollment records.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Partially Met
TRiO Educational Opportunity Center in the program year ending August 31st, 2007 (2006/2007 academic year), partially met this objective. During 2006/2007 the program recruited a total of 1,100 students into the EOC program. However,with U.S. Department of Education reporting changes that took place during the 2006/2007 academic year, this number was reduced to 748 participants who met new federal program guidelines. Of these qualified participants, 433 or 74% applied for financial aid; 575 or 98% applied for post-secondary admission; and 587 or 70% enrolled in college.
TRIO/EOC Objective 2
S - Enroll at least 350 TRiO participants in a post-secondary program. M - Data base tracks -- we must document numbers yearly for federal reports. A - Have achieved this (492 last year) for each grant year. R - The number is consistent with national averages. T - Data base is cross-referenced with college enrollment records.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
Of these qualified participants, 433 or 74% applied for financial aid; 575 or 98% applied for post-secondary admission; and 587 or 70% enrolled in college.
Rogue Central Objective 1
Rogue Central will use the online admission application to contact potential students regarding transfer admission and placement test waivers.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Partially Met
The online admission application is built except for the reporting function and will be tested over the summer term on all incoming students.
Redwood Campus Objective 4
Improve signage on RWC campus and at Kerby Belt Building Strengthen retention and recruitment through more student friendly campus
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
Completed both building and directional signs on campus, at Kerby and at the SBDC
Redwood Campus Objective 5
Continue to expand the articulation/pathways agreements with GPHS
Riverside Campus Objective 4
Embracing the best in everyone. Openness to cultural diversity is a hallmark of RCC's Riverside Campus. In the period 2006-2008, this campus will work to support an expanded outreach and service program by 5% to meet the learning needs of the Latino community.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
RVC’s Services and Outreach for Latinos (SOL) committee created a mission statement to strengthen RVC as a Latino-serving community of learning. Karolina Thompson was hired as the Latino Programs Coordinator. Karolina has been working with the Oregon Leadership Institute (OLI) and Club Latino student groups as well as several outside agencies to bring Latinos much needed information on how to access higher education. OLI has grown to 20 + registered students who provide mentoring to over 40 Latino/a high school students to assist with life skills and how to access college resources such as financial aid and scholarships. Club Latino coordinated the annual Un Mundo event in February 2008 with record attendance topping 300 attendee’s from area high schools. The number of Hispanic students registered in credit classes has improved by exactly 5% at RVC from 268 to 283, while the number of Hispanic students in non-credit classes for the 2007-08 is currently 669.
1.5 Improve student retention rates.
Marketing and Community Relations Objective 2
Strengthen retention efforts by improving communication with current students: (1) through print and Web resources, provide information regarding available services (e.g., counseling, advising, financial aid, Discovery Programs, TRiO programs, Women's Yes Center, student activities, etc.); (2) work with Student Recruitment/Retention/Marketing team to assure that college systems (e.g. phone, Web, advising) are easy to access and easy to navigate; and (3) continue building relationships/contacts with Women's YES! Center, ASRCC, Financial Aid, Diversity Center, and other departments/programs that provide student services.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
a. Worked with Financial Aid Department to: i. Promote scholarship application workshops through flyers/posters, press releases, Web site ii. Promote College Goal Oregon event through flyers/posters, Web site, radio ads, print ads (resulted in a 66.7 percent increase in the number of students attending College Goal Oregon event: 90 in 2007, 150 in 2008.) iii. Promote Oregon Opportunity Grant in spring schedule of classes, in press releases, and on Web site b. Entered into contract for a three-year media preference survey to determine best way to communicate with students; first-year results pending c. Developed flyers for Humanities Department promoting theater arts and writing classes d. Produced mini-brochure quarterly for Adult Basic Skills promoting ABE/GED/Citizenship classes e. Designed and produced new marketing materials for TRiO Educational Opportunity Center, Student Support Services, and Educational Talent Search f. Redesigned and produced marketing materials for Discovery Programs g. Provided student success stories and photos for RCC Web site h. Developed news form (distributed to ASGRCC representatives and posted on CommRel Web page) to facilitate easier news gathering and greater ease for students and staff to promote events and activities. i. Produced and distributed nearly 150+ press releases/public service announcements for various college events/activities for Counseling, Financial Aid, Discovery Programs, TRiO programs, Club Latino, ASGRCC, etc.
ABE/GED Objective 2
Increase the percentage of students who complete twelve or more hours of instruction as a result of the new student orientation that will be piloted with RVC ABE/GED students during the summer of 2007. Use the TOPS data base to compare the percentage of students retained in the past with those who go through the new orientation process.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
In the year 2006–07, 21% of our students did not attend at least 12 hours. That is of 1,993 students, 417 did not attend at least 12 hours. After changing the orientation process at the 2 largest centers for most of the 2007-08 school year, that percent dropped to 14%. That is of 2,066 students, only 289 attended less than 12 hours.
ABE/GED Objective 3
Focus on a better understanding of federally mandated accountability measures and processes as the state moves to a partial "pay for performance" formula. This focus will include increasing retention and increasing the number of students who are post tested after an appropriate number of hours of study. The department will restructure its new student orientation to include goal setting and study skills, exploring the possibility of a 12 hour orientation. Key Reference: # 1.1, #1.5 Full-time faculty members have developed a goal setting unit that will be incorporated into the orientation process for new basic skills and GED preparation students. View on the “AllOfRCC” drive and look in the folder titled “ABE.”
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
The new orientation class is being presented with good results at 2 of our campuses. Retention calls are made at all centers and post testing is being emphasized at staff meetings. Goal-setting and study skills have been incorporated into the new 12-hour orientation. Strategies were brainstormed for getting a better post testing rate and various new practices were tried as appropriate for each center.
ABE/GED Objective 4
Explore and expand transition of students into credit classes by finding a way to give TRC ABE/GED students short hands-on educational experiences in the professional technical departments that are housed at TRC. A minimum of two of these experiences will be provided during the 2007-08 school year.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Not Met
Unmet – Other department issues reprioritized the work done at TRC.
ABE/GED Objective 5
Some ESL students will transition to ABE classes. Track through TOPS
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
Numbers vary, but every term some Level 4 ESL students transition to ABE. In 2007-08 eighteen Level 4 students transitioned to ABE, ten of those are expected to begin classes in the upcoming summer or fall.
Criminal Justice Objective 4
The Criminal Justice Program will develop a Criminal Justice Program Student Handbook to assist students to better understand the program's philosophy, policies and procedures, as well as provide students with appropriate information related to academic and career advising matters
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Not Met
This objective was identified for the 2007-2008 academic year. In November of this year department priorities changed dramatically to focus on the Justice Education and Training Center proposal. This focus resulted in the elimination of the program handbook objective as a priority.
Academic Skills Objective 12
Collect data on the effectiveness of the exams in DE-level writing and reading classes.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
Reading classes: We have focused on the RD30 final exam and gathered item analyses for the multiple choice portion of the exam over the past two years. Interpretation of the figures is difficult, and will be an ongoing discussion. In addition, the new focus on outcomes and relevant assessment measures will lead to a new discussion of the relevance and effectiveness of the current RD30 final exam. Writing classes: We have gathered data on the scores and passing rates of all students in WR10, 20, and 30 on the “In-Class Writing Final” which is holistically scored. The process provides constant feedback to faculty because the papers are scored by the entire staff of AS writing instructors, and discussion of norms and scoring standards are discussed at each session. Comparison of Winter 2007 to Winter 2008 passing rates show a slight increase: WR10: 87% in Winter 2007 vs. 92% in Winter 2008. WR20: 70% in Winter 2007 vs. 73% in Winter 2008. WR30: 86% in Winter 2007 vs. 88% in Winter 2008.
Academic Skills Objective 12
Evaluate the success of the new 100-level AS courses.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
RD120, Critical reading and Thinking (formerly SK41, Critical Thinking): Comparative enrollments: SK41, 2005-06: 132 (41 web, 91 F2F) RD120: 2006-07: 55 (2 F2F ind. Study, 53 web) RD120: 2007-08: All Web: 45. Enrollments have dropped quite a bit. When the course was changed to 100 level (by necessity based on FA requirements), we saw a drop in numbers which eventually led to canceling all F2F sections and offering the course only via the web, beginning W07. The drop in numbers reflects this change, no doubt. However the comments in the student evaluations suggest that the course is more appropriately a 100-level course in its rigor. RD116, College Vocabulary (formerly SK45) RD116 was designed by our adjunct instructor, Sue Phillips, as an online course and offered for the first time Winter 2006. The first year it was offered only winter and spring terms. The combined enrollment for those two terms was 47, compared to 24 for the previous winter and spring when the course was DE-level face-to-face SK45. During 07-08, a fall term section was added. Enrollments for 07-08 are 66. Evaluations are positive, indicating that course content and organization meet the students’ needs and that the on-line format is a preferred delivery mode. The conclusion is that the move to 100 level, and the online delivery, have both contributed to increased enrollments and have provided the students with increased access to a quality, transfer-level elective. RD115, Speed Reading (Formerly RD40) RD40, 2005-06: 143 RD115, 2006-07: 185 RD115, 2007-08: 275 There has been significant growth in enrollment during the past year. We added a section during fall term, and we have kept that additional section on the schedule for Fall 2008. This seems to be a popular course as a transfer-level elective.
Human Development Objective 1
Increase student success as measured by retention rates and GPA: (1) promote HD 50 and HD 100 classes for new students. Increase numbers completing these courses form 0-25% of new students completing orientations; and (2) conduct quantitative study with matched sample control group (placement test scores and age) to determine if significant differences exist between the GPAs and attrition rates between those who complete the Osprey New Student Orientations as compared with those who don't.
Humanities Objective 5
1. Effective summer 2007, the Humanities department will phase out Criterion as a placement tool for WR 121 and use COMPASS scores for placement into WR 121. We will add a Midterm Writing Exam to all WR 121s—replacing the second take-home paper in that class and counting as 20% of the overall grade— in order to maintain our emphasis on unmediated, on-demand writing.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
Criterion is gone, and all our WR 121s now have a Midterm Writing Exam worth 20% of the overall grade. WR 121 instructors report a very low failing rate on this exam (0-2 students in a class of 25), so moving more students through WR 115, which focuses on in-class writing, seems to be yielding positive results.
Massage Therapy Objective 3
Explore designing a two-year associate's degree linked closely to nursing, physical therapy, and sports medicine pre-requisites. (Also applicable to 1.1).
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Not Met
This idea was explored and discussed but there is no incentive from the Oregon Board of Massage Therapists at this time to pursue an AA degree. We decided to put more effort into developing community and continued education courses instead.
Mathematics Objective 2
The Mathematics Department will continue to pursue measures to improve retention and success in the developmental and transfer level Math courses.
Social Science Objective 10
Human Services: Explore cross-listing Human Services classes with Psychology, Sociology, Criminal Justice and others. Need to make sure prerequisites are maintained. (Also applicable to 1.1 and 4.1).
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Not Met
There is no easy process to do this. There is no list of transfer classes at the state level. We do not have the staff to do this piecemeal.
Counseling Objective 3
Contact students who attended a placement test and orientation and did not register for classes.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
Counseling Objective 4
Contact students referred by instructors through the Save our Students program in a timely manner.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
Counseling Objective 5
Contact by counseling faculty to students placed on academic probation to assist students in gaining more skills and confidence to succeed academically.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
Counseling Objective 6
Utilize peer assistants to mentor students who need general information or have withdrawn from classes and assist students as they register for courses.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
Counseling Objective 7
Provide greater training consistency to new academic advisors.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
Counseling Objective 8
Maintain regular, consistent contact by counseling faculty with students who have been academically suspended.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
Enrollment Services Objective 3
Finish the initial degree audit programming during Summer 2006. Train faculty and staff on use and interpretation of audit results in Summer and Fall 2006. Put the program on-line for stage one of student use in 2007.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
Through the diligence of the Student Records team the degree audit program is up and running. It is online for use by students. There have been several group trainings and individual trainings provided by Sharon Clark. The training will be on going as will our department's expanded use of the applications batch processes and reporting functions.
Riverside Campus Objective 2
Shooting for the Stars. Riverside Campus is committed to retaining and graduating its students. Through an improved master schedule and pro-active advising, Riverside supports efforts to increase the number of students transferring from Basic Skills programs to college credit classes by an increase of 3% over 2005-2006 levels.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Not Met
There was actually a drop in ABS college credit enrollees at Riverside from 63 students in 05-06 to 51 in 06-07. The college as a whole, however, stayed flat: 119 in 05-06 to 118 in 06-07.
1.6 Expand training opportunities with business and industry.
Business Technology Objective 5
Increase enrollment/FTE by 5% annually within the CWE program by: (1) developing CWE promotional materials for potential employers; (2) developing at least three new CWE sites annually (2006/07 and 2007/08) in each county; and (3) using the advising process to promote CWE as elective credit to students.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Partially Met
In 06-07, CWE generated 11.27 FTE (169 credits by 43 students). In 07-08, CWE generated 10.46 FTE (157 credits by 37 students). The number of students enrolling in CWE decreased by 14%, but the number of credits and FTE remained fairly stable. Unlike a regular class, enrollment in CWE is difficult to project. Fifteen new CWE sites (8 in Jackson County and 7 in Josephine County) were developed during the year. Over half of the students were enrolled in more than the required 3 credits of CWE, indicating that students are seeing CWE as a viable class to use as elective credit.
Computer Science Objective 4
Work with other College departments and the community on development of courses and programs: (1) continue working with Business and Science departments on health care informatics program; (2) establish an advisory committee for networking program and health care informatics program (3) continue working with Asante Health Systems on health care informatics program. (This objective is also applicable to 1.1 and 3.2).
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
The department has and is continuing to work with other departments on the health care informatics programs. The departments include, Math, Science, and Business. Advisory committee meetings were held for both Networking and for Health Care Informatics. The department continues work with Asante Health Systems on the health informatics programs and to implement work-based learning. Meetings take place at least once a month with ongoing contact in between.
Workforce Training Objective 1
Work closely with business and industry to offer 20 new classes and one new program targeting local workforce needs.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
Classes • DEQ Wastewater Installer (2006=4/2007=1), Freight Brokerage (2007=1), CTD Refresher (2007=2), CTD Test Prep (2007=5), Forklift Operator Safety (2006=3/2007=4) delivered to seven new businesses, Small Engine Maintenance Update class delivered to STIHL Northwest, Nonprofit agencies series (7 classes=39 students), Restaurant Management class, Project Management class, Photoshop class; 49 two-hour childcare provider training modules under a contract with The Job Council, Durolast Roofing, (Excel training), Sunwest (data management), Payless Shoe-Classroom Resource-Data Management, Spanish (five sections)
Workforce Training Objective 2
Develop and deliver four contracted STST training activities utilizing the new RCC/SOU building on RVC.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
Programs • CNC Operator, Landscape Technician • Adding dental professional continuing education classes. • Adding ten new dental assisting classes. • Personal Care Attendant • Contracts with Jackson Co have resumed, all classes are held at the OED building and the RVC or TRC computer labs depending upon the topic of instruction. • Contract with OMEP to provide Excel training for Micro Trains employees also held at the OED building
Criminal Justice Objective 2
The Reserve Office Law Enforcement Academy (ROLEA), a program within the Criminal Justice Program, will develop and implement major curricula revisions to ROLEA modules of instruction to ensure that the program is delivered in a manner consistent with curriculum enhancements related to the new and more comprehensive academy program for the State of Oregon (DPSST standard).
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
The ROLEA curriculum was revised and the program restructured effective fall term 2007.
Early Childhood Education Objective 4
Collaborate with other community colleges in state in offering WEBCT classes in ECE to serve students in rural areas.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
The ECE program is part of the Host provider system. We also register students from other colleges into WebCT courses that they cannot get at their home college.
Early Childhood Education Objective 8
Collaborate with Job Council for early childhood trainings that can be used for college credit.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
We held collaboration meetings and jointly developed an annual training calendar that includes all trainings.
Fire Science Objective 5
Expand the Wildland Firefighting curriculum to address private contractors as well as municipal fire departments.
Mathematics Objective 3
Continue to advertise on the Math Department web site and encourage qualified candidates to apply. Interviews will be held with screened applicants and references checked prior to hiring.
SBDC Objective 1
RCC SBDC will Expand Supervisor’s Academy: Managing People winter term 2007 from a 6-hour course to a 26-hour modularized course. The department objective supports RCC Key and/or Objective: First Key: Build FTE 1.1 Expand the scope, quality, and availability of programs and services 1.2 Improve services to the diverse local communities 1.6 Expand training opportunities with business and industry Third Key: Build Revenue 3.1 Pursue alternative funding sources
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
06-07 Rather than expand one course, the SBDC developed two supervision tracks, with four different courses offered each term in each track: 1. Rogue Management Institute for upper level executives 2. Supervisors’ Academy for new, front line, and middle management It took several terms for companies to realize the difference between the two offerings; however, attendance has increased and companies are dividing their enrollment between the two tracks. 07-08 A meeting was held with SBDC staff and supervision instructors to discuss the decrease in attendance for Rogue Management Institute for upper level executives. Supervisors’ Academy was doing only okay and input was solicited as to course improvement. After considerable discussion, it was agreed that upper level management prefers to go out of town for training. It was decided that Supervisors’ Academy be given the name Rogue Management Institute, but retain their 6-hour format and pricing structure. It was also decided to develop a survey to be sent to selected employers, utilizing Survey Monkey as the collection device. Employers would also be invited to participate in focus groups in Josephine and Jackson County to gather input. The supervision courses would then be redesigned based on survey and focus group input. As of April 25, 2008, the following has been accomplished:  The survey has been developed, posted to Survey Monkey, and mailed to 530 Rogue Valley employers  The survey includes a question about participation in the focus group  The survey was mailed to approximately 140 Rogue Valley employers, based on e-mail address obtained by the SBDC  A public service announcement regarding the survey has been released  The survey will be taken to the Grants Pass/Josephine County Chamber of Commerce Greeters meetings  As an incentive, a $25 discount coupon toward any RCC SBDC has been offered to anyone completing the survey and providing contact information Twenty-two board training categories have been developed, which can be expanded upon according to input. An ad was placed in the Daily Courier and Medford Mail Tribune soliciting instructors for all SBDC courses. From the response new instructors were hired and new courses added. Among the newest offerings, offered spring term 2008, are Continuous Process Improvement and Strategic Management. A new offering summer term is entitled Organizing Your Business and Your People.
Redwood Campus Objective 6
Complete the Business Entrepreneur Center and enhance the ILVC signage with for LC, SOG and RCC/
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
The IV BEC is in progress as a remodel/addition. New signage was completed for the front of the building and also two new street signs identifying the occupants were also completed.
Second Key: Build the Foundation
The RCC Foundation is a community-based initiative committed to the needs of learners. Recognizing the Foundation’s value to the College and region, RCC will:
2.1 Work with the Foundation to increase its endowment.
President's Office Objective 3
Work with the Foundation Office to communicate and support Board of Education and Foundation Board goals, generate additional revenue and raise funds for specified projects.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
President and Executive Director meet weekly to discuss goals and projects. Grants and Planning Coordinator also meets regularly with President and Foundation Executive Director. Board of Ed has 2 active representatives that attend regular Foundation Board meetings. President's Office and Foundation have been working together to raise funds for the IVBEC Project (to be completed by Winter 2009). The Foundation generated and awarded $41,760 in special project grants to the college. The Foundation also generated funds through the Jack & Lillian Morris Scholarship for current high school students to attend RCC in Electronics, Construction, and Manufacturing, with more to come. This has resulted in significant enrollment growth.
2.2 Build partnerships in local communities.
Art Objective 4
Continue to seek an additional full-time instructor position to provide better service delivery and increase student learning. (Also applicable to Key 1, 3.1, and 4.1).
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Partially Met
the funding of this position has not been discussed due to our recent budget crisis. It would still be a good idea and allow for further student services, development of a degree for students, and for community development especially in the medford area -- as our community is vitally important to our dept. We replaced the position vacated by Tommi Drake's retirement, but are in need of additional positions to serve as pivot faculty in more mediums and specialties.
Community Education Objective 4
RCC Community Education will offer five sections in collaboration with credit or other agencies (for example: student services, Art, PE, The Job Council).
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
Jewelry Metalsmithing, Stain Glass, Pottery, Rafting, Outdoor Leadership, Backpacking ECE Health & Safety series, ECE Early Words series, Art for Professionals: various workshops (Art Dept)
Community Education Objective 5
RCC Community Education will offer senior related events or activities.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
Annual Adult Health Fair with Nursing Dept., Master Gardeners, Tree School South, Gottschalks Senior Day, Mature Worker Job Fair: Fire Mt. Gem
Workforce Training Objective 3
Build two partnerships that provide funds and resources which support students in attaining their educational goals.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
The Job Council (Truck, Freight Brokerage), Voc Rehab (Truck, Freight Brokerage potential), DOT (pending grant for truck scholarships-$50,000), SOREDI (Manufacturing Support Grant-scholarships $10,000), Landscape Advisory Committee (Landscape Tech), Grayback Forestry (Wildland Firefighter ESL Training), Web-based courses (Education to Go), Restaurant Management, Project Management, Photoshop (Non-profit Agencies), Dental Assistant Advisory Board, added 33 practicum training site partnerships in the Dental Assistant Program, The Job Council – 49 two-hour childcare provider training modules
Redwood Campus Objective 7
Continue and expand the Art Works grants for continued planning and work in the community and the college
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
This work continues to be coordinated with the Art Department.
Redwood Campus Objective 8
Expand partnerships with SOREDI, Chamber of Commerce for training and business development.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
In partnership with the Chamber and SOREDI, the SBDC helped complete the Business Retention and Expansion survey which resulted in several new companies accessing our training programs.
Redwood Campus Objective 9
Support and offer the Treasures of our Community in cooperation with AAWCC and Foundation.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
The 3rd Annual Treasures of Our Community scholarship fundraiser was held February 9, 2008. The event was co-sponsored by The AAWCC and the Rogue Community College Foundation, in conjunction with over 50 volunteers. The event hosted 70 players and 488 online bidders, through donations from over 900 community organizations and individuals. The event net revenue was
2.3 Improve awareness of the Foundation’s role.
Marketing and Community Relations Objective 3
Improve community awareness of RCC Foundation: (1) work with Executive Director, Foundation to develop strategic plan for marketing the Foundation; (2) assist RCC Foundation marketing efforts by providing graphic/production support for annual report, scholarship night invitations, program, scholarship ads, etc.); (3) continue supporting Foundation's media relations by writing and disseminating press releases about Foundation activities and by including Foundation news in Rogue Matters newsletter; and (4) continue graphics/production support for RCC Foundation materials.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Partially Met
a. Promoted scholarships through print/radio ads, stories in schedule of classes, posters, flyers (700 applications received this year, up from less than 400 received during the 07/08 award year). b. Produced Scholarship Awards Night postcards/invites/programs c. Supported promotion of individual scholarships (e.g. Whitaker) d. Assisted with development/production of annual report
Third Key: Build Revenue
In order to provide excellent, low-cost, efficiently managed education to the community, RCC seeks an income base using a variety of funding sources. To achieve this key, RCC will:
3.1 Pursue alternative funding sources.
Marketing and Community Relations Objective 4
Assist in the dissemination of information for successful passage of Josephine County bond measure in 2006: (1) work closely with president and college leadership to develop strategy for successful campaign; and (2) develop and provide background and information materials to media.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Partially Met
Assisted in development and dissemination of information for Josephine County bond levy in 2006; levy failed.
Allied Health - Nursing Objective 2
Maintain or build revenue through continuing partnerships with local facilities. Action plan: Continue to work with Asante and Providence to continue grant funding allowing admission of 36 students to first year of Nursing program. Work with four designated LTC facilities to fund up to two part-time clinical instructors for Nursing Assistant courses and to allow the partners to name a set number of course students to specified classes. Outcome measure: Signed contracts with clinical partners. (This objective supports the RCC Keys 3.1 and 3.2.)
Art Objective 3
Develop a certificate program providing students with enhanced course offerings leading to increased skill levels and knowledge to gain employment or transfer through accessible scheduling. (Also applicable to Key 1, 2.2 and 3.3).
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Partially Met
the process is not clearly spelled out but what has been learned of it is that it is fairly cumbersome process. the art dept clearly needs a two year degree to give the student a sense of completion even though the AAOT is probably the better choice. A degree for our students not intending to transfer would be excellent. The graphics program should be shifted to either a shared program with computer science or an art degree that uses computer technology. Graphics programs are typically housed within art dept. Kim Sherrell does an excellent job and should be moved to the art dept along with the graphic course work. this would allow us to further develop the program and serve our students. Several pathways projects could be developed. A new course, Scenic Painting and Set Design, has been added, which works in collaboration with Humanities Theatre faculty. Part of the classwork involved creating a set for the RVC's production of "The Merchant of Venice," part of the classwork for John Cole and Ron Danko's acting and production classes. The work was very successful, and we are working to increase enrollment numbers. The Art Faculty wholeheartedly supports the development of an Associates of Fine Arts degree to better serve students focused on and dedicated to a career in the arts. Research and discussion is underway and ongoing.
Workforce Training Objective 4
Pursue grant or partner funding to strengthen or develop six college-wide training opportunities.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
• Command Spanish for Office Personnel (3 offerings) • LEAN training was provided to internal staff as a part of SOHPEC • Contract with The Job Council to provide tuition vouchers for courses offered under contract and also other ECE credit classes • Personal Care Attendant Grant that provides online course development and student tuition vouchers • RCC Foundation funds to remodel office to accommodate student confidentiality • Funding for Workforce Training vouchers
Early Childhood Education Objective 9
Write grant to purchase children's books for Early Childhood Education department.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
Approached library and they used a portion of their funds to purchase more early childhood children's books.
Fire Science Objective 2
Pursue funding for coursework through grants, donations, and self-support activities.
Instructional Media Objective 2
Work with the Grants Office to solicit at least one grant that brings additional revenue to the College.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
Two grants were received this reporting period.
Discovery Programs Objective 4
Pursue grants to fund Discovery programs and services as they are identified.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
Discovery Programs applied for and received several grants. 1) $10,000 grant from the West Family Foundation to support student childcare and travel assistance. 2)$4,300 grant from the RCC Foundation to support the purchase of lab materials. 3)$5,000 grant from AAUW to promote a conference about STEM careers.
SBDC Objective 2
RCC SBDC will investigate the requirements and determine feasibility of offering two new courses per year. These courses will be either industry continuing education training or regular SBDC courses, and offer those deemed feasible either via distributed learning or instructor-led deliveries. The department objective supports RCC Key and/or Objective: First Key: Build FTE 1.1 Expand the scope, quality, and availability of programs and services 1.2 Improve services to the diverse local communities 1.6 Expand training opportunities with business and industry Third Key: Build Revenue 3.1 Pursue alternative funding sources
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
06-07 New Courses developed: 1. The Business of Art 2. Rogue Management Institute 3. Nonprofit Business Management 4. Smart Start Your Business 5. The SBDC has partnered with Oregon OSHA to offer their series of free courses. While this partnership does not generate tuition income, it does generate FTE for state reimbursement 6. Dreamweaver 7. Photoshop 07-08 The SBDC has applied to the Leightman Maxey Foundation for a $10,000 grant to help nonprofit agencies that fit in their specific categories participate in SBDC nonprofit trainings. If successful, the SBDC will be able to increase attendance in nonprofit trainings and provide individual follow-up counseling. The following courses have been expanded into Jackson County: Nonprofit training Microsoft Office Intermediate QuickBooks will be offered fall term 2008 New courses developed: QuickBooks Simple Start Web Essentials, being team taught by Gordon Bowen and Chris Kiltz Marketing Roundtable Telephone Skills has been taken out of “moth balls” and offered once again Effective, Efficient Sales Solutions Continuous Process Improvement Strategic Management Applied Adobe Acrobat Professional Partnership expanded with the US Small Business Administration for additional courses
Student Employment Objective 4
Student Employment Services will secure reauthorization of the Career Workforce Skills Training Grant through Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation Services for the period 2007-2009.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
Grant was reauthorized.
Redwood Campus Objective 10
Expand cost recovery section offerings in high demand areas Develop a model for calculating cost recovery to ease the development and management of the funding
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Partially Met
Increased offerings in supervision and management, established a one year Dental Assistant certificate, expanded community uses of the Redwood campus for training and events.
3.2 Strengthen partnerships with agencies and institutions.
Purchasing/District Objective 1
Purchasing will ensure the College obtains the best value for its dollar while adhering to the guidelines set forth in the ORS, OAR and CCRP.
Allied Health - Nursing Objective 3
Collaborate with OHSU and clinical partners and implement the new Consortium (OCNE) curriculum plan in 2006-08. Include the curriculum plans in the self- study that will need to be written for OSBN over the course of 2007 and presented in October 2007. Action Plan: --Engage in continued statewide and regional consortium curriculum planning with OHSU at SOU, UCC and SOCC. Faculty will meet over the summer to translate changes into a working plan for revising the first year and for implementing the second year of the new curriculum for the RCC ADN program. --Utilize "benchmark" evaluation at the end of the first 3 terms of the new nursing curriculum. --Collaborate in winter term to have PN students work with OHSU Nursing students at Long-term Care settings. Repeat the 2007 experience with common objectives. --Hold a joint clinical planning session in the spring with representatives from all Nursing Department programs, OHSU at SOU School of Nursing, Providence medford Medical Center, and Asante. Outcome measure: Curriculum implemented and students have met all required benchmark competencies at end of spring term; OSBN self-study prepared and submitted, and graduating students have met all competencies required in curriculum. Strong relationships are maintained with clinical partners and students in all departmental programs receive variety of clinical experiences needed. (This objective supports RCC Keys 1.1, 3.2, and 4.1.)
Art Objective 5
Continue to work to develop student education and marketable skills with seminars and creative course scheduling through ArtWorks. (Also applicable to Key 1, 3.1 and 2.2).
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
We had a successful Entrepreneurship seminar in April 2007. 80 students attended and learned marketable skills. In 2008, we are holding a series of workshops for developing additional artistic skills in depth as well as (in conjunction with the Oregon Arts Commission) selling online and artist statement development.
Computer Science Objective 3
Improve and update our image through marketing, advertising for recruitment of students: (1) work with 2+2 office and attend high school career fairs (2) improve website to create consistent look with printed marketing materials; (3) work on recruitment efforts to less traditional markets for this department, including senior and Hispanic populations. Relationships with such groups as RASCALS, Spanish language skills for department members could be part of efforts. (This objective is also applicable to 1.4 and 1.6).
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Partially Met
Kim Sherrell and Cyndy Patterson attended some high school career fairs. Mark Bony and Kim Sherrell gave a presentation to Phoenix High School students on CS department programs. Mark Bony met with the lead instructor for the CHAMPS program at South Medford High to discuss Health Informatics as a possible pathway for his students. The department added CS133B and CS125DI to its 2+2 articulations. Juliet Long is continuing to develop language skills in Spanish with the eventual goal of teaching computer science courses in spanish.
Workforce Training Objective 5
Find six partnerships with agencies and/or departments within RCC that result in training activities.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
• Currently working with Construction Technology Department, building curriculum for construction safety class that will include welding safety, forklift safety, and traffic control for entry-level construction workers, See Objective 2.2 (Web-based courses thru Education to Go, Restaurant Management, Project Management) • Developing opportunities for workforce to join in dental assistant classes. Adding dental continuing education classes. • Headstart – data management training for 188 staff • Jackson County Commission of Family – Winter Childcare Provider Conference – 254 attendees • OSU Master Gardeners Winter Conference – 194 attendees • US Forestry – CAD – 13 students • Josephine Commission for Children & Families • Society of American Forestry – Bio Mass Training – 56 students • OCEA Classified Union – Governmental Accounting – 18 students • Oregon’s National Association for Education of Young Children: Training for Childcare Professionals • State of Oregon – Governmental Accounting: Local Budget Law – 52 students • The Job Council – Reporting Child Abuse, four sections. One section of First Aid CPR • OSHA trainings • Art Department – various credit and Art for Professional workshops • Massage Department – offer credit and two sections of CEU trainings each term for the professionals in the field • Early Childhood Education – various credit and CEU trainings each term for the professionals in the field of childcare
Diesel Technology Objective 4
Work with local industry groups to increase donations, scholarships and employment opportunities for students.
Early Childhood Education Objective 10
Continue collaboration with Head Start and Children's Services in running the Redwood Early Childhood Center.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
Quarterly meetings and/or phone conferences have been held to address any issues or objectives for the future.
Early Childhood Education Objective 11
Continue working with Regional Articulation Work Group for statewide collaboration of Early Childhood Education distance learning.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
Quarterly phone conferences are held that link all of Oregon's community colleges.
Early Childhood Education Objective 12
Identify and approve additional teaching sites at child care centers and elementary schools in Jackson and Josephine counties.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Partially Met
A list has been started of recommended sites. Next step is to do site visits to those sites to evaluate them as possible practicum sites.
Early Childhood Education Objective 13
Collaborate with Child Care Quality Improvement Project to provide Early Childhood Education trainings for child care providers.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
Scholarships and trainings have been provided.
Fire Science Objective 3
Continue to foster good relationships with local fire service organizations through intergovernmental agreements for shared use of facilities and equipment.
Humanities Objective 4
Work throughout the year on facility and program issues relating to the RCC/SOU joint building in Medford.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
We have worked throughout the past year and anticipate a smooth move into the the Higher Education Center (HEC).
Discovery Programs Objective 2
Continue yearly marketing plan with 5-6 agency/public presentations each term, PSAs and articles about student success in local publications.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
Both moving On RWC and Bright Futures RVC combined met their goals by meeting with 10 agencies and completing public presentations each term. There were 7 articles published in local newspapers focusing on the success of students at RCC in the Discovery Programs.
Support Services (Disability Services) Objective 2
Implement SB 300 - Expanded Options with district special education programs. Develop and refine processes and procedures to serve high school students with disabilities in college courses or programs within this agreement. (Also applicable to 1.4).
Apprenticeship Objective 3
Apprenticeship programs will be the driving force in encouraging businesses, state agencies and institutions to utilize TRC as the sight for seminars, trade shows and continuing education activities. Assist in locating and training apprentices for Region 3 road improvement projects.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
1) •Oregon Apprenticeship and Training Council held their September 2006 meeting at the Table Rock Campus. Council members were given a tour; positive feedback was received from them. • All courses offered through the RCC Apprenticeship Programs are now being taught at TRC. JATCs meet at TRC. Apprenticeship at RCC encourages more participation from businesses and potential student/apprentices. • RCC will award at least two AAS to competing Apprentices at the June 2008 Commencement. • Platt Electric held their first trade show at the TRC on February 13, 2007. Over 150 apprentices, instructors and employers attended. Ten exhibitors were in attendance to display their latest tools and materials. Platt sponsored another trade show in 2008. It was as successful as the first. • Continuing Education courses have been offered for Plumbers, Electricians, and Boiler Operators/Makers wishing to maintain licensing. 2006-2008. • Region 8 recently received a grant to expand educational opportunities for the Heavy Lift Helicopter Cluster. Part of the funds will aid in expansion of the A and P Tech. program to another Community college in Oregon. • Allied Heating and Air Conditioning held an employee seminar at the TRC on August 9, 2007. This training was held to better educate their office staff to answer questions on heating and air conditioning problems. 2)Apprenticeship representatives attended many of the ODOT sponsored Road construction labor capacity building meetings. RCC Apprenticeship department supports the construction program in its application for funding of a pre-apprenticeship program for contractors of the ODOT project.
Nursing Objective 2
Collaborate with OHSU and clinical partners and implement the new Consortium curriculum plan and successfully "teach out" the old curriculum to second year students in 2006-07. Include the curriculum plans in the self-study that will need to be written for OSBN over the course of the 2006-07 academic year and presented in Fall 2007.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
The "classic" nursing curriculum was successfully finished last spring and the last graduates under the old curriculum all passed the NCLEX-RN on the first take. All Nursing full time faculty are members of OCNE subcommittees and work with their OHSU counterparts on a regular basis in development and implementation of the new curriculum. The self study and subsequent visit by the OSBN in October of 2007 was a success with continuing approval granted to the Nursing program for 8 years, along with multiple commendations.
Nursing Objective 4
Continue to participate as resource aimed at building PN education in Oregon, and ensuring that consistent education standards are maintained and that scope of LPN is fully used.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Partially Met
With two brand new PN instructors, only the Department Head remains active on the Oregon LPN Task Force at this time, and availability of hours for assistance for other community colleges in Oregon interested in PN education is limited. The OSBN has been working on revising the scope of practice for the LPN but has not yet passed revised regulations. Attempts at building PN education in Oregon have faltered, but are slowly moving forward.
Redwood Campus Objective 13
Expand development and offering shared courses with Workforce, credit and community education segments of the college as well as with business and industry, SOREDI and Workforce Development Council
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
Partnered with the Job Council to offer both credit classes and modularized components of the credit classes as non-credit.
Riverside Campus Objective 3
Hello neighbor. Riverside Campus sees itself as a contributor to a revitalized downtown Medford. Through participation in civic improvement groups, and support for downtown projects we will continue to build our good image with the local community.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
RCC is a member of the Heart of Medford Association, and through this organization, the campus has participated in sponsored events such as the Medford Veterans Day Parade, Art in Bloom, Spring Fling, Rock the Block Party, trick or treating at the college (an ASGRCC event in conjunction with Halloween and Dia de los Muertos) and a Town Hall meeting. RCC serves on the MURA Parking Committee since parking is a very important issue for our students and staff. Through this association the college has provided parking passes to students in the Evergreen Parking structure at a reduced cost, in addition to giving input about time limits for parking spaces throughout the downtown area. RCC staff members have met with representatives from the Medford Police Department on security issues at the college and in downtown Medford in a collaborative effort. ASGRCC sponsors the Star of Stars talent show at the Ginger Rogers Theater and showcases a wide variety of student talent to the community.
3.3 Improve student access to funding resources.
Discovery Programs Objective 5
Teach 35-60 students FWS terms about how to apply for scholarships through the RCC Foundation and other services.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
Discovery Programs staff worked hard to prepare students to apply for several scholarships including the RCC Foundation Scholarship. There were on average 55 students per term (FWS) for a total of 166 who completed the scholarship process in class with Moving On and Bright futures.
TRIO/EOC Objective 3
S - Assist 500 students with financial aid applications (one-on-one, workshops, presentations). M - We measure by counting the number of completed applications as "assistance." A - Each year 500 of our participants apply for financial aid. R - The number is slightly higher than the national average, but our staff is exceptionally well trained. T - Every student contact is documented and entered into a data base. Copies of financial aid applications are on file with the student records.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
Of the 748 qualified participants, 433 or 74% applied for financial aid.
Fourth Key: Manage Resources and Expenses
Rogue Community College is a trust held by its Board and employees on behalf of the people of Southern Oregon. To assure that these assets will be passed on to future generations, RCC will:
4.1 Align priorities and expenditures to ensure quality programs and services.
Purchasing/District Objective 2
Purchasing will continue to review all expenditures and make suggestions towards consolidating purchases as well as seek alternate vendors in order to gain the best pricing. When needed, Purchasing will obtain competitive quotes in order to remain confident that the College is getting the best product for the best price.
Bookstore Objective 2
Set up a point of sale system at RWC, RVC and TRC bookstores by June 30, 2008. (Also applicable to 1.1).
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Not Met
A point of sale system is on hold until we review our needs for the combined RCC/SOU bookstore.
Facilities Objective 1
To review and possibly redesign department operations to meet the needs of our customers in light of reduced staffing levels.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
The Facilities Department has met this objective through the review and redesign of the department operational structure. Reduced staffing mandated a change from campus based full services to a “Taskforce” concept. Each of the three campuses is provided one maintenance worker to address the daily incidentals and small requests. Six maintenance workers were each reassigned to a two person Taskforce team. These teams are sent to any location within the district, to accomplish specific tasks, which are generated by use of the work order system, and cannot be reasonably handled by the local campus personnel. We are able to maintain the flexibility to provide coverage at any location by temporarily assigning a taskforce to that site for the duration of the event. One position was converted into a Facilities Systems Technician, able to provide technical support to the growing needs of the department and its responsibility to maintain the District’s security and access control systems. The management structure was changed to provide a Director of Facilities position for each county, thus allowing for a greater focus on the specific needs of each.
Information Technology - Computer Services Objective 3
Upgrade Application Extender to current version, both server and clients.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
Completed in October 2007.
Information Technology - Computer Services Objective 4
Successfully meet I/T needs at RCC/SOU Joint building, including planning, design, and implementation.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Partially Met
Most equipment is on site and physical wiring is in progress.
Information Technology - Help Desk Objective 1
Upgrade ADP payroll system clients
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
Completed November 2007.
Information Technology - Help Desk Objective 2
Deploy MS Office 2007 on every computer at RCC
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Partially Met
Labs are completed, staff who have received training have received the upgrade. When remainder of staff receive training, implementation will be completed. Office 2007 is coming in on all new workstations.
Information Technology - Help Desk Objective 3
Deploy MS Vista on all compatible computer at RCC
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Partially Met
We are deploying upon request and it's coming with the new systems.
Information Technology - Internet Objective 2
Integrate booklist with schedule of classes.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
This is completed.
Marketing and Community Relations Objective 5
With flexibility and agility, provide excellent Marketing and Community Relations services with available resources: (1) work with Student Recruitment/Retention and Marketing Team to prioritize marketing strategies that result in building FTE; (2) reduce or eliminate production support to projects that do not directly impact FTE (e.g. special events programs); (3) streamline LOG to decrease production time, post on RCC Web site so students can access, and include "teasers" linked to lengthy documents or photos (e.g. president's budget message, photos from inservices, honor roll, etc.), develop LOG blog; (4) develop templates for repeat projects (e.g. flyers, postcards, etc.).
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
a. Working with newly formed Marketing Taskforce to plan, prioritize, communicate and evaluate recruitment/marketing efforts b. Contracting with former RCC employee for graphic design and production assistance. Costs assigned to each job rather than born by Marketing & Community Relations c. Working with departments to collect story leads and information for news stories. d. Developing templates for program marketing materials to reduce production time. e. Streamlined production of LOG and posted on RCC Web site for student/staff access. Discontinued LOG production in June 2007 due to loss of staff writer/photographer. f. Developed and are using templates for repeat projects.
Allied Health - Nursing Objective 4
Continue to participate as a resource aimed at building PN education in Oregon, and ensuring that consistent education standards are maintained and scope of LPN is fully used. Action plan: Continue to strengthen current PN program. Work with MHCC, TVCC, SOCC, LBCC and other interested community colleges in OPNEC (Oregon Practical Nursing Education Collaboration) group to support alignment of programs and assist with development of new freestanding PN programs in the state. Continue to work with LPN Task Force to standardize PN educational competencies. Outcome measure: Determine if, by the end of spring 2008, a PN Education Summit follow-up activity has occurred, and whether any new community college freestanding PN program is in at least the developmental phase of the OSBN approval process. (This objective supports the RCC Keys 4.1, 4.3.)
Business Technology Objective 1
Develop and deliver part-time faculty training (using multiple delivery methods including in-person meetings and on-going Business Technology instructional BLOG) to ensure quality of instruction and continuity of course delivery/content. (Also applicable to 4.3).
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Not Met
This was not the year for part-time training. A training session was scheduled for Fall 2008 quarter, but only a couple of part-time faculty signed up, so it was cancelled. Knowing that ATC was working on part-time issues (evaluation, orientation, and mentoring), other priorities within the department put this objective on the back burner.
Business Technology Objective 4
Using 2005/06 as the baseline, reduce the number of sections offered F-W-S by 10 percent during the 2006/07 academic year in order to reduce expenditures while still achieving scheduling efficiencies and quality of instruction. Using 2006/07 as the baseline, maintain the number of sections offered F-W-S during the 2007/08 academic year while still achieving scheduling efficiencies and quality of instruction.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
In 05-06, Business Technology offered 164 sections (excluding CWE). Our goal last year was to reduce the sections by 10% for budgetary reasons. We offered 139 sections in 06-07 (a reduction of 15%). Our goal was to maintain the number of sections in 07-08. We actually increased the number by 8% (for a total of 151 sections).
Computer Science Objective 2
Maintain and update technology to draw new students to our programs: (1) replace Mac lab at RWC, (2) upgrade or replace computers in RVC networking lab, (3) replace Kim Sherrell's Mac so she can run Final Cut Pro and teach the Digital Video class. (4) Create a plan for updating software in labs. (Also applicable to 1.1).
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
The Mac lab has been replaced at RWC with PCs. The networking lab at RVC has been upgraded with new computers. Kim Sherrell's Mac has been replaced with a new Mac. No plan has been developed for replacing software in the labs. Replacement has been driven by vendors and the need to upgrade online courses when vendors discontinue selling the previous version.
Academic Skills Objective 3
Review and align all GED testing procedures with the GEDTS contract by the end of Spring 2007.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
Objective met. This is an ongoing objective as the testing procedures are reviewed annually when the contract is received.
Academic Skills Objective 4
Replace door in G-108 with a Dutch door as part of GEDTS compliance.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
Dutch door was installed December 2007.
Academic Skills Objective 10
Redesign tutoring centers at all three campuses to achieve budget reductions.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
Diesel Technology Objective 2
Continue instructor education and upgrade the education requirements to meet A.S.E., EPA and industry's changing standards.
Diesel Technology Objective 3
Get new tools and equipment needed by changes in the industry. Replace broken and worn out equipment needed for student learning of current industry standards. (Also applicable to 4.3).
Emergency Medical Technology Objective 3
Complete thorough inventory and organization of department supplies and equipment and finalize tracking system. (Note: This project was started in 2005/06 in coordination with the move to TRC).
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
Inventory and tracking system completed. Equipment and supplies for EMT Basic labs and testing are organized and labeled for easy use and restocking of supplies.
Fire Science Objective 4
Continue to manage available funding efficiently and effectively to achieve the highest level of outcome for the students.
Health, PE, and Recreation Objective 4
Whine about lack of funds for weight/gym equipment. Hope money falls from heaven or hope that great, modern weight equipment falls from heaven and lands in our gym. "Completion" is sufficient whining when Peter can hear me from the gym . . . and then gives HPER more funds!:)
Humanities Objective 7
5. In response to budget restrictions, the department will move the Writing Center into the Wiseman Center on the Redwood campus at the end of summer 2007. We will work with the Tutoring Center to make this as smooth a transition as possible—ensuring that the focus of our Writing Center is maintained as we blend our approach with the mission of the Tutoring Center.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Partially Met
The Writing Center did move into Wiseman as planned, but staff turnover has limited our ability to maintain the original focus of our Writing Center in its new place. In effect, the Writing Center has been absorbed into the larger Tutoring Center.
Social Science Objective 2
Social Science: Expand department offerings of WebCT courses (SOC211 and PS203) when curriculum-development funds/time permits. (Also applicable to 1.1)
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Partially Met
SOC211 being offered Spring 08; PS203 development Summer 08
Social Science Objective 3
Social Science: Replace ANTH150 (obsolete telecourse) with Physical Anthropology and/or Introduction to Archaeology as they become available. (Also applicable to 1.1).
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Partially Met
Still looking....for that replacement
Social Science Objective 7
Human Services: Explore additional connections/articulations with four-year schools such as University of Oregon, OSU, etc. Strengthen current articulations. (Also applicable to 1.1).
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Not Met
No staff or time to do this.
Enrollment Services Objective 4
Finish the online grading application, do a Beta test on summer grades in August 2006. Take the test application to faculty trainings in Fall term 2006. Use the application broadly for fall term grades.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
Online grading has been up and running since fall of 2007. Kathryn Brooks has provided trainings to individuals and this will be on going. In spring term 2008, 99% of sections were graded through the online application. Most faculty love the flexibility.
Support Services (Disability Services) Objective 4
Improve maintenance of departmental files and records: (a) initiate use of the Application Extender system; and (b) update department database fields. (Also applicable to 1.1 and 4.1).
Nursing Objective 3
Develop further opportunities for simulation utilization across all departmental programs.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
High fidelity simulation has been utilized in both the Nursing and Practical Nursing programs with great success. Thanks to collaborative efforts of the Rogue Valley Alliance for Healthcare Education (RVAHE) of which RCC is a member, and grant funds, we have developed and utilize the RVAHE lab in RVC A-9. The Nursing Assistant instructors use low fidelity task trainers appropriately to their skills lab needs.
College Services Objective 1
College Services will more fully integrate and communicate budget development with College-wide goals and objectives.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Partially Met
Since the strategic planning process was occurring simultaneously with the budget process, only a portion of the objective could be met. Mary O’Kief, the strategic planning process leader, was added to the Budget Advisory Group. In addition, informational 2008-09 budget sessions were held at each campus in early March 2008 in order to gather input on the budget. The attendance at these meetings fell significantly short of expectations. A more inclusive process is being planned for the 2009-10 budget development.
4.2 Pursue a stable funding base.
President's Office Objective 4
Be proactive in creating educational policy for state funding while also finding ways to continuously connect with federal officials.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
President was able to secure $1.3 million from the state's strategic reserve fund for enrollment growth. Worked with federal elected officials and secured a $1.2 million DOL construction grant. Meeting with Congressman Walden to acquaint him with Justice Education Training Center at TRC. The Board of Education's legislative committee has been active. They have met with legislators discussing important legislative and funding issues affecting RCC and other community colleges.
Business Services Objective 2
Strive to become current on the submissions of delinquent debt to within 60 days of the end of term by December 30, 2007.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
All submissions are sent to the collection agencies within 60 of the end of term.
Business Services Objective 3
Update the processes for capitalizing of assets by June 30, 2007. Initiate and complete a physical inventory of all asset items by June 30, 2008.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Not Met
Cafeteria Objective 1
Cafeteria will be contracted out beginning 2006/07 fiscal year. Cafeteria will continue to be contracted out for 2007/08 fiscal year. Food services at TRC and RVC will also continue to be contracted out. Revenues generated from contracting food service and vending will generate approximately $22000.00 per year.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
Cafeteria has been contracted out for 2006/07 and 2007/08 fiscal year and will continue into 2008/09
4.3 Nurture the college’s human and material resources.
Purchasing/District Objective 3
Purchasing Department will strive to keep updated on furnishing trends/products that help foster a better learning environment.
Facilities Objective 2
Our goal is completing the redesign and development of our operational base thus providing department staff members appropriate working conditions to successfully serve our customers.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Partially Met
The redesign and development of our operational base is 85% complete. Jackson County facilities are completed as designed within the available space. Josephine County facilities are proceeding as expected. Completion is anticipated by close of 2009.
Human Resources Objective 2
Conduct an all employee orientation updating current employees with the employment and benefit information that is currently given to new employees.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Not Met
This has not been completed.
Human Resources Objective 3
Provide training for management and classified staff on the new classified collective bargaining agreement.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
Both the management and classified groups have been trained on the 2006-09 classified collective bargaining agreement.
Information Technology - Internet Objective 3
Develop online mail system application to increase efficiency and provide staff training resources.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
Basic functionality is completed.
Community Education Objective 6
RCC Community Education will pilot at least two new marketing approaches college-wide.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
Community Education has begun advertising specific courses in the Sneak Preview. We have also delivered flyers directly to every teacher in Jackson and Josephine counties to advertise the courses we have for educators. The Daily Courier has run numerous feature articles about our courses. When the Courier staff are writing a feature article many times they call us to ask if we have someone doing that activity.
Early Childhood Education Objective 14
Hire an additional full-time Early Childhood Education instructor using Title III funds to expand Early Childhood Education marketing and collaboration with SOU, Child Care Quality Improvement Project, advising and distance learning.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Partially Met
A full-time instructor has been hired, but she is not paid from general funds. Thus, her responsibilities are limited to the grant source's guidelines. Next step is to make the position one from general funds.
Health, PE, and Recreation Objective 2
Purchase two automatic External Defibrillators, install devices in gym and Rogue Building and provide training for use. Goal: To train all facilities workers and 20+ others during in-service. Target audience: H Building staff and HPER staff along with facilities.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
HPER has successfully purchased 2 AEDs; they are currently installed in the gymnasium and H building. The HPER coordinator has trained many of the facilities staff, most of the employees who work in the H building and approx. 30 instructors and staff in the in-service setting. The HPER coordinator has committed to making additional CPR/AED training an on going part of the in-service agenda.
Health, PE, and Recreation Objective 3
Create a better process for acquiring FTE through the CPR outreach classes of the RCC AHA Training Center(the Center). Completion would entail following an established process for all Center instructors to follow that allows collection of RCC FTE.
Instructional Media Objective 3
As staffing allows, the department will continue to outfit classrooms and other RCC facilities with instructional technology in an effective and efficient manner.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
Currently in planning process to equip RVC HEC building.
Discovery Programs Objective 3
Hold two strategic planning retreats in fall and spring to ensure support of staff for idea generation and team building.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
Discovery Programs held four planning retreats to discuss funding issues, recruitment , retention and team building during the Fall and Spring terms.
Student Employment Objective 1
Implement on-line application system to track all applicants for student employment positions. Student Employment will assist the Human Resources Dept. in developing a process for the implementation of People Admin. This is an on- line application system that is slated to start fall term of 2007.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Partially Met
The Human Resources Department has implemented PeopleAdmin, an online recruitment and application system. It will be implemented for Student Employment in the Summer of 2008.
Student Employment Objective 2
Improve links & information available to students and general public on the Student Employment Web Site. Student Employment will work with Student Development to create interactive career development and job search resources to the Student Employment Web Site to be implemented by September of 2008.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Partially Met
The area of Student Employment responsible for student worker on-campus employment has been moved under Human Resources. This objective has been partially met in Student Development with creation of a sophisticated website focusing on career development. The website is undergoing a piloting phase and should be operational in 08-09.
Student Employment Objective 5
By June 2007 develop and implement a comprehensive, efficient, user-friendly database to track skills training work sites and employers, including historical information. The database will improve coordination of employer contacts and create one system to track individual contacts and avoid duplication of effort.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
Database finished and in use.
Redwood Campus Objective 11
Develop RWC master planning in preparation for the JO Co bond levy.
Accomplishment Extent: Objective Met
Developed master planning priorities in conjunction with the Redwood Campus. Met with mahlum Architects to establish need and design and received cost estimates from the architects.
Redwood Campus Objective 12
Organize and promote the Jo Co Bond Levy in November 2006