St. Charles Community College Annual Report
The college's annual report to the community covering SCC academics, activities and fiscal reports for July 2012-June 2013.
Annual Report St. Charles Community College St. Charles Community College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. #weKNOWteamwork If two heads are better than one, consider the strength and creativity of 26. Thatâ€™s the number of combined SCC faculty and staff who united to share the collegeâ€™s story photographically from the first day of fall classes through graduation in May. Embracing the trend of raw, user-generated Internet content, SCC re-imagined how future and current students might catch a glimpse of Cougar life. Through a series of 272 photographs, the #DailyPhoto team, comprising every skill level and camera type, recorded SCC history from a brand new perspective. Enjoy their photos throughout this report. instagram.com/stcharlescc stcharlescc likes this. Opening Doors Each academic year is distinct and in 2012-13, St. Charles Community College made its mark by walking through new doors. Faculty and staff built the foundation for a long-range plan that will result in action plans based in new strategic directions and a meaningful revision to the college’s mission, vision and values. A unique collaborative agreement with Lindenwood University means that students will now have access to a state-of-the-art virtual hospital at a new location for the college’s nursing and allied health programs in Fall 2013. Teamwork was key in meeting enrollment challenges – utilizing new ways of reaching out to current and prospective students about the value of their community college. High-quality workforce training, personal development classes and student support remained a hallmark of SCC’s services to the community. One example came in the form of an augmented learning environment to better serve our returning servicemen and women and their families. Looking at our processes and practices from a new perspective has been embraced by the campus community, and our students and visitors are the benefactors. Our collective successes – those of faculty, staff and students – were recognized when the St. Louis PostDispatch named SCC as a 2013 Top Workplace. I look forward to another year of opening doors for our students and the region. Ron Chesbrough, Ph.D. SCC President 1 2 Opportunities, E x pa n d e d . Nursing and Allied Health Sciences A collaboration with Lindenwood University completed in March resulted in a summer move of SCC’s nursing and allied health programs to the former Barat Academy in Dardenne Prairie, now the LU-SCC Center for Nursing and Allied Health Sciences, providing training for in-demand careers and access to professional development for the community. The Fall 2013 launch brings a doubling of capacity and the region’s first Virtual Hospital – a state-of-the-art simulated educational experience that features four fully equipped hospital training rooms. In addition, nursing students have access to Central Methodist University’s RN to BSN program on campus following an April agreement. #DailyPhoto Day 82: To train students in growing healthcare and manufacturing careers, SCC’s Workforce Development Department – as part of a consortium with Missouri college partners – obtained about $2.5 million in multi-year federal grants. 3 B r i n g i n g Pe o p l e Not unlike Oprah’s Book Club, which ended in 2011, Between the Covers was created to build community and spark lively discussion centered around a book. The Multicultural Programming Committee’s Spring 2013 launch of the book club got faculty, students and staff analyzing, debating and laughing during conversations focused on three very different novels. “The club fosters a great sense of community as you talk about what you’ve read and consider another’s perspective,” said Julia Wilbers, SCC reference librarian. Its success means new authors will be discovered with perhaps an eye on surpassing Oprah’s run of 15 years and 70 book club recommendations. The Swerve “In all my years in education, I have not witnessed a richer academic dialog than the discussion held on The Swerve,” said SCC President Ron Chesbrough. The SCC faculty’s summer reading challenge, authored by Stephen Greenblatt, found some 100 faculty and staff sharing a philosophical conversation on the 2012 Pulitzer Prize Winner for General Non-Fiction. 4 together Connecting the Campus Community #DailyPhoto Day 179: A new online chat feature and virtual reference access on the Web provided enhanced service and increased visibility of SCC librarians to students, faculty and staff from their computers. 5 Businesses, community members invest in education 6 The piece of equipment may not be large, but the gift and its impact are huge for SCC chemistry students. An autosampler purchased through a gift to the Foundation by Richard and Linda Jensen better prepares students for future studies and careers by providing hands-on experience and undergraduate research opportunities. Support provided by SCC donors through scholarships and academic enhancement funding like the autosampler promote student success. Major donations of $10,000+ came from patrons such as UPS, General Motors Wentzville Assembly, Emerson Climate Technologies – Flow Controls, Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital/ Progress West, the SCC Employee Sponsored Program and an anonymous donor. The SCC Foundation has awarded more than $1.6 million in support since its inception. Transforming lives and strengthening communities $72,963 – Student scholarships $155,879 – Endowment Fund value $67,250 – Academic program support “SCC is making it possible for me to pursue my dream of owning my own business – a flower shop.” Carrie, mother of two, recipient of the Florence Killian Memorial and the Helen and Paul Schnare scholarships through the SCC Foundation #DailyPhoto Day 208: SCC’s Achieving Success In college math, a K-12 outreach program, reached 4,400 students in 2012-13, marking a 300 percent growth in six years. stchas.edu/successinmath 7 English and history education extend to the stage american theatre festival #DailyPhoto Day 70: The inaugural Cougar Car Show brought community and families to campus for a display of classic cars, drift cars, specialty cars and more, as well as music, food, vendors and drawings for prizes. 8 Historical figures and classic drama brought learning to life with the introduction of the American Theatre Festival. Whoâ€™s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? RFK, and Gertrude Stein and a Companion were just a few of the opportunities academic departments provided for faculty and students to engage in class, on stage and through social media. Films and lectures lured students through the streets of old Paris, and seminars about civil rights and the life of Robert Kennedy allowed participants to live, for a moment, in tumultuous times in the countryâ€™s history. New ways of retelling stories of the past engaged and entertained audiences and kept education at center stage. 9 SCC serves our community by focusing on academic excellence, student success, workforce advancement, and life-long learning within a global society. We celebrate diversity and we enrich the economic and cultural vitality of the region by providing an accessible, comprehensive, and supportive environment for teaching and learning. 10 In the midst of its 25th anniversary, SCC experienced a leadership transition and faced a changing external environment – making it the right time to look ahead and beyond. College-wide planning efforts in Fall 2012 set the groundwork for the Long-Range Planning Steering Committee, charged with creating a plan to position SCC for the next 25 years. The committee revisited the college’s mission, vision and values and developed strategic directions and objectives to move the college forward with purpose. Within work groups came discussion. Then, a plan. The formula for long-range planning was constructed in 2012-13, but the answers to the blueprint will be presented in the coming year and beyond as groups submit their action plans and faculty and staff go about the business of working them – with SCC’s mission, vision and values as their foundation. #ONWARD theplan How do you follow 25 successful years of service? The answer is simple, but the work that follows is certainly not. stcharlescc likes this. #DailyPhoto Day 76: Readiness is the message to St. Charles County students through a new website, BeReadyForTheFuture.com, launched to help them successfully transition from K-12 to college and then career. 11 Finders looks for a better way A better way to teach. To engage. To serve. stcharlescc likes this. #DailyPhoto Day 67: THE College Council model led by the Presidentâ€™s Advisory Team WAS launched in the fall as A revamped advisory group charged with addressing faculty and staff concerns and ideas as well as discussing topics of college-wide interest. 12 The SCC psychology professor is applying the findings of her sabbatical by employing a student-centered approach. Classes that started with doubters ended with empowered students singing the praises of this burgeoning teaching model focusing on studentsâ€™ abilities and interests. Out of the classroom, Beth served student veterans as a club advisor, event organizer and advocate. As a colleague, she helped to reshape the collegeâ€™s advisory team and to build longrange recruitment strategies that will serve SCC for years to come. In the community, she organized recordbreaking food drives, assisted in the wake of natural disasters and trained first-responders to cope with special challenges. Beth is making things better. 13 instructor infuses culture into learning Leisure pursuits can enrich mind and body Hula 14 Storytelling in the classroom is common, but when movement takes the place of the spoken word, SCC continuing education students find themselves in the center of an experiential approach to learning. Instructor Dori Neumeier brings years of training along with her passion for hula to the classroom, teaching the dance but also exposing students to the history and culture of hula. Her dedication was rewarded when she was invited to the elite Merrie Monach Festival in Hawaii. â€œI was immersed in how it looked there, what it smelled like and what it felt like, so I can express that when I teach.â€? #DailyPhoto Day 154: A partnership with the St. Charles County Arts Council and the SCC Continuing Education Department broadened the opportunities for classes in art, music, writing, performance and personal enrichment to area residents. 15 Points of Excellence The second annual Veterans Week featured panels, lectures, displays and ceremonies and an address from a Three-Star General – Lt. Gen. Kathleen M. Gainey, deputy commander of the U.S. Transportation Command. The Summer Movie Series presented by SCC Student Activities and SCC Friends & Alumni expanded and included food trucks to satisfy moviegoers’ cravings. Chromebooks and iPads make up a new Smart Bar in Enrollment Services that enables students to access SCC Connection and CougarMail or develop a course plan and schedule a meeting with an advisor. William Griffin, professor of anthropology, received the 2012 Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award, the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and was named SCC Faculty Member of the Year. To provide resources and support to local veterans, the SCC Student Veteran Organization hosted a Military Family and Community Expo on campus. And, to ease the transition for veteran students, a veterans student lounge opened in January. tree campus uSa For the third consecutive year, SCC was awarded the Tree Campus USA distinction by the Arbor Day Foundation for effective campus forest management and engaging faculty, staff and students in conservation goals. To help with the transition to college, 76 high school students took part in the Smart Start to Success Outreach Program at SCC, made possible by an Missouri Department of Higher Education’s College Access Challenge Grant. Skull Week was the theme used by the Art Program to bring all art disciplines together to put their work into the historical context of “Memento Mori,” a reminder of one’s mortality. Addressing the Business Continuity and Disaster Plan, the Network Computer Department created a group of servers in the cloud to house the SCC website and provide a resilient Web presence in the event of a disaster. SCC received three awards at the fall Missouri Community College Association convention: Angela Peacock – Student Leadership Award; LCDR Tina Cox – Distinguished Alumni Award; Heather McDorman – Senior Service Award. RegFest, a new one-stop registration event, provided prospective students with a fun, nonintimidating entrance into the college experience. distinguished alumni award Dr. Natalie Greene, a resident physician at Mercy Hospital and a 2001 SCC graduate, was presented with the 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award by the SCC Foundation. To mitigate the cost of books, the SCC Bookstore partnered with SKYO to offer textbook rentals and downloadable books. SCC’s Workforce Development Department assisted 41 companies with training and trainingrelated initiatives thanks to $1.4 million in Missouri Customized Training Program grant funding. #DailyPhoto day 59: Mental health counseling services were increasingly utilized, its website was improved to include tips for student success, and services were marketed to faculty and new students to encourage referrals for students in need of assistance. SCC President Ron Chesbrough was recognized among the “Beyond the Best: Top 50 in Business Awards” by StreetScape Magazine. SCC was one of 843 libraries and humanities organizations awarded the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf on Muslim history and culture by the National Endowment for the Humanities, which allowed for the purchase of books and films. 16 about the college SCCâ€™s Computers for Schools Program at Northeast Correctional Center was recognized as one of the top three education programs in the state for professional development programs developed and conducted internally. Rod Risley, Ph.D., executive director and CEO of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society of the two-year college, was the keynote speaker at SCCâ€™s 25th annual commencement where he congratulated SCC students for completing a college degree and talked about the importance of college completion. Our People Students (Credit Enrollment) Enrolled for fall 2012 Unduplicated enrollment for entire 2012-13 academic year 11,103 Male 42.4% Female 57.6% Full-time 3,738 Part-time 3,986 Average age of students Traditional students (ages 18-22) Nontraditional students (ages 23+) High school dual-enrolled and others (14-17) Minority students Main county of origin, St. Charles Percent of spring 2012 St. Charles County high school graduates attending SCC in fall 2012 22.3% 24 60.5% 37.4% 2.1% 15% 80.9% 7,724 A mobile version of the website was launched to allow for improved access to college information from smartphones and other mobile devices. To support scholarships and academic enhancements, the SCC Foundation raised more than $100,000 at three special events, including a new trivia night, and endowment funds grew by 15 percent. A marketing campaign, including a name change and video, helped students and faculty recognize the ACE Tutoring Center as the premier academic support and tutoring service on campus. Capacity doubled for infants and toddlers in the SCC Child Development Center when a room was refitted to meet the needs of the youngest children taught and cared for at the center. SCC offered 326 online, hybrid or teleweb course sections and 1,481 Web-enhanced course sections in 2012-13 to best serve students near and far. Students (Non-Credit Participants) Enrollments in non-credit programs in 2012-13 83,988 Graduates exceeded national pass rates for licensure exams for Associate Degree Nursing (92%), Health Information Technology (92%) and Occupational Therapy Assistant (87%) programs in 2012-13. Faculty & Staff (as of Fall 2012) Full-time faculty Part-time faculty Full-time staff Part-time staff (without project-based, work study or student assistants) 98 298 314 87 Other A college Diversity Task Force completed a comprehensive analysis and presented a report to leadership regarding current and proposed diversity initiatives. Student-to-faculty ratio eat smart The Child Development Center achieved the advanced level of certification as an Eat Smart Center by adopting new guidelines for meals and snacks to promote healthier eating habits and improve student nutrition. Average class size 19:1 23 Our Campus Acres 235 Buildings 12 Square feet Sports fields 550,000 Baseball, softball and soccer The Alliance for Business, Learning and Education presented Lisa Stoner, SCC professor of psychology, with the 2013 ABLE Excellence in Teaching Award in the post-secondary category. 17 financial summary, FY 2012-13 Demonstrating exceptional stewardship Expenditures for FY 2012-13 (Millions)* Institutional Support $6.707 (18.3%) Physical Plant Operation $5.421 (14.8%) Academic & Student Affairs $20.491 (55.8%) Fund Transfers $1.180 (3.2%) Library $0.920 (2.5%) Academic Support $0.891 (2.4%) Non-Recurring Expenditures $0.650 (1.8%) Other $0.490 (1.3%) General Operating Fund (Millions)* Total Revenues $36.500 Total Operating Expenditures ($34.920) Total Non-Recurring Expenditures ($0.650) Fund Transfers Change in Fund Balance Fund Balance Beginning of Year Fund Balance End of Year ($1.180) ($0.250) $13.078 $12.828 Local Taxes $12.901 (35.3%) State Appropriations $7.319 (20.1%) Revenues for FY 2012-13 (Millions)* Investment Income $0.019 (0.1%) Other Sources $0.129 (.4%) Tuition $16.132 (44.2%) Auxiliary Services* Total Revenues $5.348 Total Expenditures ($5.373) (0.025) * Unaudited figures 18 board of trustees left to right: Rose Mack, secretary; William Lohmar, treasurer; Ryan Robertson, president; Robert Proost, vice-president; William Pundmann, Jean Ehlmann Fresh ideas and college-wide initiatives have taken SCC to a new level of engagement. We are fortunate to have dedicated faculty, staff, administrators and partners who continue to make the college a quality place to learn. Ryan Robertson, Board president stcharlescc likes this. #DailyPhoto Day 112: SCC was one of only 90 companies of all types and sizes selected in the metropolitan region as a Top Workplace for 2013 by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, based on employee surveys. 19 programs and services College Transfer Program Accounting Art Biology Business Administration Chemistry Pre-Chiropractic Communication Computer Science Criminal Justice Economics Education (AAT) English/Literature Foreign Language Geography History Liberal Arts/General Education Mathematics Music Nursing Physics Political Science Pre-Health Pre-Law Psychology Social Work Sociology Theater/Film Career-Technical Programs Business Administration: Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing Business Administrative Systems: Clerical Assistant, Customer Service, General, Desktop Publishing Child Care & Early Education Computer-Aided Drafting Computer Science: Computer Programming, Database Management, Management Information Systems, Multimedia, Networking, Network Security, Programming Languages, Web Design Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement Educational Paraprofessional Emergency Medical Science English as a Second Language General Technology Global Studies Graphic Design: General, Art Print Media Health Information Technology Human Services: General, Gerontology, Substance Abuse Services, Victimology, Youth Services Nursing (RN & LPN) Occupational Therapy Assistant Pre-Respiratory Therapy Pre-Engineering Skilled Trades Corporate & Community Development Programs and services appeal to a wide variety of residents in our community: for the young and the young at heart; for the hobbyist and the working professional; for the returning learner motivated to complete high school requirements; for the non-English speaker wanting to master the language; and for people seeking employment or a job change. Programs and areas of interest include: ACT Prep Review Adult Education & Literacy: Adult Literacy Tutoring, English as a Second Language, GED Prep and Basic Skills Remediation, TOEFL Preparation, U.S. Citizenship Preparation Career & Business Certificate Programs College for All Kids Summer Camps Community Events & Trips Computer Training Continuing Education Units Online Learning Professional Development Recreation, Creativity & Lifestyle Road Scholar (formerly Elderhostel) Senior Adult Classes Young Peopleâ€™s Theatre 20 “Community college is the way to go. They know you by name and they care so much. It’s hard to fail with the services SCC provides and people who are eager to teach you and help you out in any way.” – Kimbery Sorden, 2013 SCC graduate stcharlescc likes this. (Green certification stamp) FPO #DailyPhoto Day 272: Access to a new GED hybrid class that combines online classwork with face-to-face instructional assistance will help students attend college, obtain credentials needed to become employed or to move up at their job. ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS STATEMENT of using post-consumer waste fiber vs. virgin fiber St. Charles Community College saved the following natural resources by printing this Annual Report on chlorine-free paper made with 100% post-consumer waste: The College is committed to non-discrimination and equal opportunity regarding the treatment of students, faculty, and staff. The College adheres to a strict non-discrimination policy in student admission, educational programs, activities, and employment regardless of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, disability, or genetic information. TREES 17 fully grown WATER ENERGY SOLID WASTE 7,819 7 million 495 gallons BTUs pounds GREENHOUSE GASES 1734 pounds CO2 â€œIn wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.â€? Ansel Adams 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive Cottleville, MO 63376 636-922-8000 stchas.edu