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ATC Comp Lab
Online tutoring support model (Donald Van Oeveren)Developing an online tutoring model that will allow us to provide increased support to online students. This model will be piloted in the ATC Open Computer Lab and then expanded/offered to other areas. This action project address the issue of developing an appropriate model for supporting online students.
Academic Support Services
ADA Compliance in Academic Support (Watanabe) (John Cowles)Academic Support will join the college-wide effort to make our services more accessible for our students with disabilities. We will work in conjunction with the CAP team for ADA Compliance effort to ensure that we will increase the accessibility of services and resources we provide in our department.
Academic Support Services
College Reading & Learning Association (CRLA) Level 2 Certification (Watanabe) (John Cowles)Our students deserve the best support we can possibly provide for them. In order to ensure that we are providing quality tutoring services which incorporate the best practices in the profession and meet the standards accepted in the field, we will seek the Level 2 CRLA Certification. This will help us improve our program and develop additional training for tutors to further develop their skills.
Academic Testing Center
CLEP Platform Conversion (Watanabe) (John Cowles)We will make a complete transition to the new testing platform for CLEP in order to ensure the continued service for students who wish to test out of the eligible courses.
Academic Testing Center
Pearson VUE Test Site (Watanabe) (John Cowles)The Academic Testing Center will become a Pearson VUE test site, primarily to be able to offer computer-based GED Testing. This will potentially positively affect our revenue stream.
Adult Education
Consortium Partnerships (David Selmon) (David Selmon)The goal of this project is to create consortium partnerships that secure funding to replace decreased state revenue and meet continued operating costs.This action plan will allow us to seek additional revenue sources like the Sparta area consortium, the LINC Partnership, and others as they become available. These revenue sources would otherwise not be available to us but are needed because of anticipated state funding cuts. The Sparta Consortium will yield $150,000 and the LINC Partnership will yield possibly $40,000.
Adult Education
Increased enrollment of program graduates at GRCC (David Selmon) (David Selmon)Action project goal is to increase by 5 % the number of Adult education students who graduate and enroll in GRCC credit or non-credit courses or programs. To do this, we will hold Adult Education classes at the MTEC where students will also become familiar with job training opportunities through GRCC. At the MTEC, students will take the Accuplacer test to guide them and their career coach in selecting the best post- secondary program for them. Once students are enrolled, they will be tracked and offered continuing support.
Adult Education
Wealthy Learning Corner: GRCC Community Resource Center (David Selmon) (David Selmon)To increase the use of The Wealthy Learning Corner and to offer activities in the space that better fit the space design and better serve the Southeast community. Specifically this project involves moving ESL and GED programs to the more learning appropriate environments at the MTEC and Sneden Hall. This will free up the WLC and allow us to provide an intake center by July 2014 that will better fit the space and meet a critical need in the community for educational/career access and planning.
Assoc Dean ISIS
Collaborative Instructional Support, Ric Underhile (Ricky Underhile)This project will asses the current status of processes and purposes of the departments within the unit. Based on that assessment, alignment will be created so that departments work in a planned, coordinated, logical way with (where possible) common processes and procedures. This Project is in response to Critical Issue #3.
Assoc Dean ISIS
Faculty Evaluation, Ric Underhile (Ricky Underhile)Create programs, services, and systems of support necessary for creating and implementing a revised faculty evaluation program all in response to Critical Issues #1 and #2.
Assoc Dean ISIS
Implementing College Action Project 5.1.4, Ric Underhile (Ricky Underhile)The goal of this action project is to strengthen, and where necessary add to the organizational process, activities, programs, and systems of support necessary for distance-delivered education to promote student success. Emphasis is placed on complying with recommendations made by the Higher Learning Commission.
Assoc Dean ISIS
Instructional Support and Interdisciplinary Studies Procedures Manual, Penni Weninger (Ricky Underhile)The substantial growth in scope and volume of Instructional Support and Interdisciplinary Studies has highlighted the College¿s traditional culture of verbal and person-centric procedures and processes. Not only has this presented challenges in terms of learning how to get things done, but also in awareness of due dates and deadlines that affect our work. Working collaboratively with other Educational Support Professionals within our unit, I will create a manual that will document these core processes, procedures and timelines necessary for supporting the unit¿s departments.
Athletics
Development and Implementation of Strength and Conditioning Program (Edward Wells)Develop a sport specific strength and condition program to be overseen by the Athletic Trainer (Mike Roche - Leader) and Coaching Staff.
Athletics
Growth of Athletic Department (Edward Wells)To explore the opportunity and capacity to increase GRCC enrollment, transfer, and completion through thte growth of the Athletic Department. Specifically looking at the addition of new athletic programs.
Campus PD
Create a Sexual Violence, Drug, and Alcohol awareness training for students (Rebecca Whitman)Campus Police would like to create a program to be offered to students that would touch on sexual assault, as well as drug and alcohol abuse prevention. Several programs exist across the country, and we have officers interested in teaching those programs. The Clery Act recommends those types of programs, though they are not yet required, I believe they will be in the near future.
Campus PD
Increase Bike Officer Program (Rebecca Whitman)We have five officers that are not bike trained and would like to be. Bike patrol is perfect for this campus. It allows for increased mobility and visibility of our officers. They can respond faster to calls in an area that a car can not get to. With the one way streets and traffic sometime responding by bike is the best way. We would like to have these five officers trained and equipped to conduct bike patrols by very early in the new fiscal year.
Cashier
Image Now (Jane Mohr)The goal of Image Now is to elimiate paper and have more hands on access to forms and information in the Cashier's Office.
Counseling & Career
Develop a comprehensive training program for academic advising. (Lynnae Selberg)The goal is to define the various academic advising roles at GRCC (adjunct, counseling center faculty, classroom faculty) and develop a comprehensive academic advising training program based on the needs for each role.
Counseling & Career
Develop the comprehensive mandatory CLS 100 program. (Lynnae Selberg)¿ To explore, identify & integrate a new book into the curriculum. To explore and develop a schedule of sections based on student needs. To explore development of additional specialized sections such as ESL/ International. To create online/hybrid sections To create a CLS 100 Challenge Exam. To enhance the faculty training program.  To enhance the faculty selection process.
Counseling & Career
Implement, assess and enhance the comprehensive Probation Initiative. (Lynnae Selberg)To evaluate the Probation Initiative launched winter 2013 and adapt it according to outcomes to continue to focus on probation student success.
Dean Acad Outrch
K-12 Ottawa County Counselor Outreach (Daniel Clark)The goal of this action item is for the GRCC Lakeshore Campus to interact and work more intentionally with Ottawa County K-12 Counselors to raise awareness of the Lakeshore Campus academic programs and student support services as well as information on college readiness. The goal is to enhance the level and amount of communication and interactions with these Counselors.
Dean Stud Affairs
Financial Aid Model Redesign (Tina Hoxie)Develop a pilot program to assist students in developing and implementing a financial plan to successfully pay for college, and exit higher education able to accomplish future financial goals (e.g., pay off student loans, maintain strong credit scores, plan and implement a budget, etc.). This action project addresses the ciritcal issue of implementing best practices, meeting student expectations, colloborative services approaches , improving effective communication with diverse students, and improving the student service environment and experience.
Dean Stud Affairs
Implement Processes and Practices Associated with Admissions Application Cut-Off and Blocking Late Enrollment Implementation, New Policies (Tina Hoxie)AGC recommended a new student application cut-off deadline and blocking late enrollment change to when a student is able to add credit classes once classes have begun. These two policy changes require a careful plan for implementation. This involves the collaboration of internal and external stakeholders that might be impacted by the anticipated change for Winter 2014. A comprehensive action and communication plan will be developed in preparation for the change to ensure a smooth transition for students, faculty, staff and external stakeholders. This action project addresses the critical issue of continuous improvement in student success related processes and focus on completion.
Dean Stud Affairs
Policies and Procedures that impact the work of the Student Records/Registrars' Office (Tina Hoxie)To investigate, benchmark and bring forth policies and procedures to the appropriate authority for approval and implementation. The current lack of formalized policies and procedures, as listed as a critical issue in the Student Records/Registrars' Office department plan, has crippled the Office in assessing strengths and weakness of services offered. This action project address the critical issues of reviewing and analysing policies and processes for improvements, focus on transfere and completion, collaborative service appraoches, and improvement in the student service experience.
Dean Wrkfrce Dev
COST TO EDUCATE MODEL (Fiona Hert)To improve efficiencies and effectiveness in SWD by developing a cost to educate model in SWD programs .
Dean Wrkfrce Dev
HEALTH ADMISSIONS WAIT LIST REVISIONS (Fiona Hert)Goal Improve Health Admissions process and reduce health program wait list. Objective Health Admissions - Revise and improve Health Admissions wait list process in order to adapt the current manual process to an electronic process.
Dean Wrkfrce Dev
JOB TRAINING CREDENTIALS AND CERTIFICATIONS (Fiona Hert)To increase credential and certificate attainment at GRCC - Work with at least one Job Training Program (recommend Construction or welding) to add national certifications and credentials for students to earn as part of the program.
Dean Wrkfrce Dev
JOB TRAINING PLUS (Fiona Hert)Goal: To increase competencies and completion in Job Training programs. Objective Revise and integrate developmental education into a Job Training Plus program and Statewide Right Skills initiative into at least one job training program (recommend CNC).
Dean Wrkfrce Dev
SWD CURRICULUM CREDENTIALS (Fiona Hert)Goal To increase student attainment of industry recognized credentials and certificates. Objective to increase SWD completion rates in credential attainment
Dean Wrkfrce Dev
SWD OPEN ENTRY/OPEN EXIT MODULES (Fiona Hert)To assess utilization and success of OE/OE at the Lakeshore Objective The goal of this departmental plan will be to thoroughly examine each module cluster in terms of:
Dean Wrkfrce Dev
SWD OPERATIONAL MANUALS (Fiona Hert)To improve effectiveness and efficiencies in SWD Objective Develop two SWD Operational Manuals: 1) SWD Program Director/Department Operations & 2) Advisory Committees. (#1 will be in alignment with Faculty contract as applicable.)
Dean Wrkfrce Dev
TASSELL MTEC REORGANIZATION (Fiona Hert)To improve efficiencies and effectiveness of non credit programs at GRCC.
Dean of ISIS
Implement the infrastructure to support a college-wide curriculum model - Patti and Katie (Patricia Trepkowski)Implement the curriculum model and the curriculum operations system, including policies, procedures, processes, resources, on-line databases, tools and strategies. The model, infrastructure and operational system involve integrating curriculum at all levels: institutional, program, and course. Addresses critical issues 1,6,8. Focus for this year: finalize a three year plan created by the Curriculum Operations Support Team for the operations infrastructure, implement phase 1 of the course revision process ( comprehensive course review and revision process will begin in 14-15), Design and implement the General Education Distribution Requirement designation process, finalize and establish the major program revision process, design the new program implementation process steps and add to the new program process, implement the new database for CARP, develop a program level database,develop a plan for assuring accuracy in assignment of curriculum codes for students, better define credit vs non-credit. Communication and training related to processes.
Dean of ISIS
Implementation of Curriculog (Patricia Trepkowski)The ISIS ESP, Misty McClure, will take a lead role in seeing through the implementation of Curriculog, which will be replacing the current CARP database. Curriculog with not only replace the current course database, but will be adding features that document curriculum at the program level, which will assist with the success of the curriculum model - ISIS critical issues, number six .
Dean of Student Success & Retention
Implement Achieving the Dream Initiatives to Increase the Persistence, Completion and Transfer Rates of At-Risk Students (Cowles) (John Cowles)The purpose of Achieving the Dream is to increase the completion rates of at-risk students. This College Action Project has four goals-increase the student success and persistnece for students in EN 100; improve the teaching and learning of math objectives to improve student success and persistence through the developmental math sequence; increase the GPA, persistence, and completion rates of African-American male students and other students who participate; and implement Reading Apprenticeship in developmental and key gateway courses. This Action Project is also CAP 2.1.2.
Dean's Office - School of Arts and Sciences
Establish SAS Dashboard and Monitor Completion Agenda as it relates to SAS (William Faber)Building on the SAS strategic planning work of '12-13, we will finalize a dashboard for SAS and monitor progress on the Completion Agenda in the School of Arts and Sciences. This addresses the critical issue of the Completion Agenda (persistence, completion, and transfer.)
Dean's Office - School of Arts and Sciences
Explore possible modifications to create user-defined student passing time (William Faber)A small number of our students seem to struggle with the freedom to schedule classes that create obvious time conflicts for themselves (i.e., enrolling in a class that begins at the same time another ends). While we have tried to discourage this through targeted communication, there is still a very small, albeit very vocal, number of faculty who complain that students continue to create problems in their classrooms by coming in late or leaving early to meet these obligations. While this would seem to be a classroom management issue, we've been asked to explore alternatives that would prohibit a student from enrolling in sections that start and end at the same time. The goal of this project is to explore infrastructure solutions to this problem that would prohibit students from enrolling in classes that create obvious time and space conflicts in their schedules.
Dean's Office - School of Arts and Sciences
SAS website and newsletter development (William Faber)Update and maintain SAS website for better communication with SAS full-time faculty, adjuncts and ESP's, and the external community. Create and manage the development of a SAS newsletter to be issued quarterly. This project addresses the critical issue of cultivating positive relationships with faculty and other stakeholders.
Dean's Office - School of Arts and Sciences
Section Management (William Faber)To provide recommendations to SAS departments on section management based on previous semester numbers. We will provide recommendations on status changes (tentative or canceled) for sections where enrollment trends are showing a decline. We are hopeful that this will decrease the number of classes canceled prior to the semester starting. This addresses the critical issue of being responsive to fluctuations in enrollments.
Dean's Office - School of Arts and Sciences
Standardize the Hiring Procedure for Adjunct & Full-time Faculty (William Faber)Successfully standardize and document the hiring process for adjunct and full-time faculty in SAS - this addressed the critical issue of hiring, evaluating, and developing highly-qualified and diverse faculty and staff.
Department of Experiential Learning
Experiential Learning Document Collection System [Champion, Jose Mora] (Urminda Firlan)Create streamlined processes with specific focus on web based and PeopleSoft integration solutions. This action project addresses the following critical issue: [Create IT solutions to increase the efficiency of procedures.]
Dining Services
Explore the addition of extended food services on campus. Specifically, food service capabilities at Tassell M-Tec, and evening services at the Main Campus. (Sara Dorer)This project is in direct relation to staff and student feedback received via fall & spring campus dining surveys. We will explore what the pro's and con's of extended food service capabilities at these locations are. Campus dining will evaluate the fiscal responsibility as well as the true demand for times of service and location.
Dining Services
Sneden Renovation (Sara Dorer)The ultimate goal of this project is to continually bring value to dining operations at GRCC. We will provide a much needed face lift for the cafe including aesthetics, and operational advancements. We will do so in 3 phases. Sneden cafe is a very valuable operation to campus dining and we are working on promoting the sustainability of this venue for the future.
Distance Learning and Instructional Technologies
Project 3 - Develop a Tip Sheet for Faculty and Students (Eric Kunnen)The goal of this project is to provide faculty and students an easily accessible online tip sheet. This resource will consist of a frequently asked questions section or a fact tip sheet. The topics this material will cover will be based on the most common questions DLIT receives via email and phone, which is currently being tracked in our DLIT tracking form. In an effort to work towards providing 24x7 technical support, as recommended by the HLC reviewers, this tip sheet will serve as a resource, while in transition, for faculty and students who are in need of support during non-staffed hours. Effectively done, this tool will serve as a quick help resource for individuals who prefer accessing online materials or who are unable to reach a staff member. This project has the potential of decreasing the amount of emails and phone calls that the DLIT office receives; freeing up staff to help stakeholders who require more assistance or to focus on other meaningful work. The end goal is to provide another source of help to faculty so that they in turn can remain effective instructors, while also providing that same level of support to students to make their collegiate experience at GRCC as smooth as possible in efforts to promote student success and retention; all connecting to the completion agenda. The tip sheet will need to be universally designed to ensure accessibility for all stakeholders. This is how the project is connected to critical issues #1 and #2 and it will be championed by Jose Mora.
Enroll Ctr & Admissions
Academic Program Review (Lori Cook)The Orientation program has been selected for Academic Program Review
Enroll Ctr & Admissions
Mandatory Orientation (Lori Cook)Pilot a new model the Summer of 2013 that could work for increased capacity should mandatory orientation be implemented by AGC.
Enroll Ctr & Admissions
Student Services Area Call Center (Lori Cook)Develop a functioning call center that could serve as a central incoming phone center for Enrollment Center and Admissions, Financial Aid, Counseling, and Records Office. This center would answer basic questions from all these offices and only transfer a call needing a full time staff member or "expert" assistance.
Faculty Prof Dev
Expanding the Scope of the Center for Teaching Excellence (Jeremy Osborn)The ultimate goal of this project is to build the CTE into the central source of Faculty Professional Development at GRCC. That involves both internally expanding the range of activities and services developed and delivered by the CTE, and externally collaborating with other departments to bring their development activities under the CTE umbrella (in terms of collaboratively scheduling, planning, promoting, and tracking). It also involves effectively monitoring CTE activities by continually assessing the impact of programming on teaching and learning.
Financial Aid
Institutionalize financial aid training for faculty, staff, and other designated administrative staff. Mary K. Bethune (Paul Doane)The goal of this project would be to set up an on-going financial aid training program for faculty, staff and other designated individuals.
Financial Aid
Integrate the Financial Aid Office into the Enrollment Management Structure - Stephanie Forest (Paul Doane)The Financial Aid Office needs to have a strong connection with the institutions enrollment goals. The office also needs to work cooperatively with the Admissions and Enrollment Center in achieving those goals.
Financial Aid
Leveraging GRCC financial aid dollars to meet the needs of students.- Director of Financial Aid (Paul Doane)To provide for the special needs of students above and beyond the current availabilty of financial aid funding.
Financial Aid
Redesign of the Financial Aid Web Page - Kristi Welling (Paul Doane)The goal of this project would be to enhance the current financial aid web site to make it more user friendly and to provide additional services that would improve information regarding financial aid to both new and returning students.
Financial Aid
Require students who go on Financial Aid Warning to submit Academic Success Plan - Paul Doane (Paul Doane)The goal of this action project will be to require students, who fall below the federal academic progress standards (SAP), to develop an academic success plan to help them increase their chances of success and continued enrollment.
Ford Fldhse
Feedback (Rick VanderVeen)This project will help to obtain information regarding areas that our patrons believe that we can improve on. It is our goal to identify the areas in which our patrons are currently unsatisfied, so that we can attempt to rectify those situations, enabling the Fieldhouse to meet GRCC¿s stated ends relating to access, academic alignment and student success.
Ford Fldhse
Intramural programs (Rick VanderVeen)The goal of this project is to attempt to enhance the student intramural programs that are currently offered by the Ford Fieldhouse and its staff. Further, it is our goal to meet GRCC¿s Access, Academic Alignment and Student Success ends.
Genl Counl/Lab Rel
Ethics Monitoring System: Provide effective ethical and responsible conduct education for students and employees (Katherine Keating)Promote ethical and responsible culture and identify any systemic issues and subsequent steps to address those issues.
Genl Counl/Lab Rel
Lead College Action Project: Creating an accessible campus for all (Katherine Keating)The purpose of this project is to make GRCC¿s services, programs, facilities and technology universally accessible to all persons regardless of disability.
Grants and Resource Development
Increase use of paperless processes. (Judith Larsen)The goal of this action project is to reduce inefficiencies through use of electronic document management applications and paperless process improvements.
IRP
Collect Followup Data to Support Various Teaching and Learning Model Processes from 2012-13 Reports - Denyse Bening (Donna Kragt)This is an umbrella project to support the followup data collection as requested by the authors of Teaching and Learning Model Process reports presented to Deans Council in Fall 2012. Specific projects include: 1. Graduation process student satisfaction survey 2. Online and hybrid level of standards survey 3. Apprenticeship student satisfaction followup survey 4. Reverse transfer student satisfaction survey
IRP
Continuously improve the IRP webpages (Donna Kragt)To create a process to continuously update the IRP webpages (institutional research, Institutional review board, Strategicplanning, SLT) to ensure that the information available is current, ADA compliant and easy to access. This project will be spearheaded by Lakenya Gissendanner.
IRP
Data Process Improvement to Support Academic Program Review - Anne Meilof project (Donna Kragt)This action project will establish a system within IRP to collect data related to Program Reivew throughout the year. This system will allow IRP to anticipate data needs and develop an organized method for providing the data to the departments through the office of instructional support.
IRP
Developing a new proess for determining future workforce needs as part of new program development in SWD - Mark Champion (Donna Kragt)Using current and future tools to develop a systematic process for assessing and determining future workforce needs. Such assessment would be an integral part of new program development for the School of Workforce Development.
IRP
Improve Effectiveness of IRP in Providing Data/Information to Academic Departments - Donna Kragt project (Donna Kragt)The goal of this project is to document the data and information needs of GRCC Academic Departments and provide both individual and global responses to those needs.
Information Technology Services
Host Blackboard Learn Environment (Kevin O'Halla)By hosting Bb Learn, we will have a greatly improved up time and expert back-end support on the Bb Oracle database that we do not have today. This improved up time will allow students and faculty 24x7x365 access to the Bb Learn environment
Information Technology Services
Update and enhance the data network core (Kevin O'Halla)Review and redesign of the data network equipment that the college relies on for day to day activities used in instructional and administrative areas
Information Technology Services
Update and improve password self-service system (Kevin O'Halla)Update and modify the password self-service system used by students, faculty and staff to change or recover their password.
Information Technology Services
Update faculty and staff email system (Kevin O'Halla)Redesign and upgrade of our enterprise email system (GroupWise)
Library/Learn Commons
Capacity Study (Patricia Ingersoll)A capacity study provides data that helps identify appropriate ratios of services to personnel. Library services including reference, classroom instruction, relevant collections, department liaisons, college service, and professional development have grown exponentially while staffing has been flat since 1997. We may be able to identify transition scenarios for a changing environment in light of data we discover.
Library/Learn Commons
Convene the Library & Learning Commons ADA Workgroup [by Kathy Schoen] (Patricia Ingersoll)ADA Workgroup will identify and remove barriers that may be present in the GRCC Library in order to provide access to all GRCC students.
Library/Learn Commons
Library branding and identity development [by Janelle Yahne] (Patricia Ingersoll)To update the branding materials and terms used by the library. The college identity has had an update, so we are evaluating our needs and will make necessary changes.
Occup/DSS
DSS/OSP Communication- Effectively Reaching our Students (Anne Sherman)We have 2 specific areas we will address with this project. First, we will update our DSS/OSP web page content, and ensure it is entirely accessible. Next, we will explore social media as a means of reaching our students. We are considering Facebook and/or phone apps.
Older Learner Ctr
Older Learner Center 15th Anniversary Recognition/Promotion (Michael Faber)The OLC will develop and implement a plan to recognize and promote its 15 year anniversary in 2013.
Print & Graphics
Department re-brand and awareness project. (Danelle Sedore)The values are excellence in our performance standards, Innovation in the technology we offer and use, accountability in skills and decisions we make, sustainability in ways to achieve the practices of what we offer and are expected to offer to the College and the Community.
Print & Graphics
Department sustainability and revenue containment (Danelle Sedore)To create a lean production process with both customer and employee assuring all $$s are used efficiently to sustain our bottom line while providing valuable service to our staff, students, and Public School partnership
Provost
Academic and Student Affairs Imaging (Deborah Dewent)Develop and implement standards for Academic and Student Affairs office and promotional signage
Provost
Faculty Promotional Tracking System (Deborah Dewent)Develop and implement a system to track faculty through the promotional process.
Provost
Implementation and dissemination of Teaching and Learning Quality Model (Deborah Dewent)To institutionalize the reporting framework focusing on adjustments to the model, dissemination of findings and improvements to processes and practices.
Stud Employ Serv
Develop Image Now workflow processes (Luanne Wedge)The goal of this project is to develop a process that makes better use of the Image Now technology that is available to us. We currently use the system as only a filing system, and we feel that we can use the system to improve our current processes.
Stud Employ Serv
Exploration of comprehensive computerized employment system (Luanne Wedge)The goal of this project would be to first explore systems that could be implemented at GRCC to improve our current processes. The purpose of this new computer system would be for students develop and save their resumes, for employers to be able to search resumes, to better track employment data, and to more effectively send employment information to faculty and staff. This project relates to the Pathways to Employment CAP project being championed by Tina Hoxie. This team has identified a need to better track employment data.
Stud Employ Serv
Title IX Compliance (Luanne Wedge)The goal of this project is to communicate sexual harassment/misconduct information to all student employee supervisors and student employees, and train them on proper procedures. This will be done through student employee/supervisor trainings and including materials in supervisor manuals.
Stud Records
Design and implementation of Veteran Services collaborative work team - the Veteran Student Success Team (Janice Holton will lead with assistance from Bryan Vliem) (Diane Patrick)Form Veteran Student Success Team to discuss veteran benefit services in order to ensure that best practices are being followed and veteran students are given the tools and information in order to be successful.
Stud Records
Student Records Technology Integration and Process Evaluation (Amr Addel-Whab) (Diane Patrick)We aim to introduce three new products into our area processes within the coming two years. With each, the intent is to clearly define need, successfully secure funding and resources, implement, and fit any gaps between original goals and final integration. The first product, Intelliworks, is being introduced for use across all divisions, and will be a central communication tool. The second, Transfer Evaluation System, is an online reference for outbound and inbound transfer credit. Finally, we are laying the groundwork for an online transcript vendor, to select one for electronic transcript management/delivery.
Student Life & Conduct
Migrate RaiderCard transfers from Financial Aid money to an electronic process. (Sara Dorer)Currently students have the option to transfer $200 at the beginning of the semester from their Financial Aid to their RaiderCard. However, this is a manual and time intensive process. We believe with a collaborative effort between the bookstore, Financial Aid and Student Life, we can improve and simplify this process for the College and the student by moving to an electronic process. This project also helps us address the critical issue around our ability to serve students in multiple locations, etc., as ideally they will not have to physically come to campus in order to utilize this service as they do now.
Student Life & Conduct
Program Review (Sara Dorer)Student Life was scheduled to complete a program review during 13-14. By combining Student Life and Student Conduct, this will allow us the opportunity to embrace the program review process to verify we are best utilizing our personnel and budget to accomplish the most important aspects of the work we do to serve students and the campus community. This will also provide us an opportunity to create our next 5-year plan as an office. . Additionally, this project will help us address our critical issues around serving students in various locations, while also analyzing the best way to continue to engage with students and encourage participation.
Student Support Services
Develop a CLS 100 designated for first generation students (Harper) (Whitney Harper)CLS 100 designation for First Generation Students: A continual issue needing addressed is low program visibility. Due to limited program awareness, we are often scrambling to find students to serve. We want to be strategic and admit students who will benefit the most by our program services. Beginning Fall 2013, we will develop a CLS 100 course that is specifically designed for first generation students. With a CLS 100 for first generation students, this population will receive specialized information and students that meet the additional eligibility requirements for the SSS program will be recruited. The program director of SSS will teach this section. Curriculum will be tailored specifically to the needs of this population to increase their retention and completion rates.
Student Support Services
Develop workshops for First Generation Students College wide (Harper) (Whitney Harper)First generation students are high risk to drop out of college and continue the cycle of poverty in which their families live. Many factors are attributed to their poor success. Research has demonstrated that student engagement is one of these factors. This population does not get involved in clubs, organizations, or activities. Developing or tailoring workshops offered on campus specifically targeting first generation students may improve their student engagement on our campus. Our staff (counselors, peer mentors, student workers) will develop and accompany first generation students on different events and facilitate workshops for this population as well. Examples include: cultural activities, educational events, academic workshops and social events.
Upward Bound
Curriculum Development for Critical Thinking (Cassandra) (Raynard Ross)For the purpose of increasing overall student success on standardized tests we will develop curriculum geard toward increasing student ability to gather and synthesize relevant information, evaluate alternatives, and implement creative and effective solutions
Upward Bound
UB Jr. (Raynard) (Raynard Ross)To provide pre-college services to 8th grade students in GRPS. Identifiable measures such as 70% retention (i.e. student involvement in traditional UB once enrolled in high school), 50% of students showing increases in GPA and standardized testing scores are all goals of this action project. Although the students that we will be serving with this project are not GRCC students we believe that our goals are aligned with the philosophy of the GRCC Completion Agenda.