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Economic diversity is a major goal of this region and Daytona State College is critical to the realization of that goal. D. Kent Sharples

President, Daytona State College

2011 Legislative Case Statement

Commencement at the Daytona Beach Ocean Center

Daytona State College The Anchor Public Postsecondary Education Institution in Volusia and Flagler Counties for 50 Years.

Serving Volusia Daytona Beach • DeLand • Holly Hill • Oak Hill Pierson • South Daytona • Daytona Beach Shores • Deltona Lake Helen • Orange City • Ponce Inlet • DeBary Edgewater • New Smyrna Beach • Ormond Beach • Port Orange All Unincorporated Areas

Serving Flagler Flagler Beach • Marineland • Bunnell • Palm Coast Flagler Beach • All Unincorporated Areas

President's Message Dear Community Leader: As you review the 2011 Daytona State College Legislative Case Statement, notice the focus on three of our major purposes: Access/Opportunity – Daytona State College provides area residents access to higher education and workforce training during flexible times to meet work schedules; in convenient locations; through blended online/in-class experiences; and leverages resources to provide those needing core academic skills the opportunity to rise to the level necessary to enter college-level coursework. Dr. D. Kent Sharples

Education/Career Preparation – Daytona State College is the largest education and training provider in Volusia and Flagler counties, serving more than 19,000 individual students this fall. During the past year, more than 38,000 students have taken at least one class at the College and nearly 50,000 are anticipated for the full current academic year.


Economic Development-Expansion/Job Creation – Daytona State College trains the majority of the area’s existing and future workforce for local business, industry and government. The College also provides citizens with the skills needed to own and operate their own small or mid-sized businesses.

The mission of Daytona State College is to advance teaching, learning and innovation. Daytona State College, a comprehensive public college, provides access to a range of flexible programs, from community enrichment to the baccalaureate degree, emphasizing student success, embracing excellence and diversity, as well as fostering innovation to enhance teaching and learning.

Daytona State has risen to the challenges of the communities we serve by creating academic, cultural, and economic opportunities for area citizens. As the economy slowly climbs out of the 2008 recession, hundreds of individuals view Daytona State College as their first choice for affordable opportunity regarding education or retraining for new careers or entrepreneurship. Job training and economic development/expansion are like the chicken and the egg parable. It is hard to tell which comes first but it is well-known that new companies are attracted to communities where trained workers are readily available and where rapid response training and education are available for employees. Economic diversity is a major goal of this region and Daytona State College is critical to the realization of that goal. Daytona State provides tremendous on-site opportunities for the 618,242 residents on the easternmost terminus of the I-4 corridor. The College works as a partner with other higher education institutions, school districts, local government, business and industry for the

Flagler / Palm Coast Campus


betterment of the region. The College is the leader in providing needed programming for non-traditional students. As you read through this document, please think about how you, members of your family or perhaps even many of your employees have benefitted from the Daytona State College experience. More than 71 percent of business and community leaders have either attended Daytona State or have family members who have attended, and 67 percent of their employees have been trained at the College. Think about the future of our community and the role that Daytona State provides.

We hope you will join us in supporting the initiatives, some continuing and some new, outlined in this document as you communicate with our Volusia/Flagler legislative delegation and other policy makers. If you would like more copies of this document to share with your civic, service, or social clubs, please see the contact information on the last page. As always, thank you for your interest in OUR community.


D. Kent Sharples, President

STRATEGIC PRIORITIES I. Provide Access - To facilitate student access to education opportunities, the College will implement best practices and resources for superior customer relationship management that will increase the quality, efficiency and accessibility of student services on all campuses. II. Emphasize Student Success - To provide opportunities for students to succeed, the College will foster a sense of community and connection among students, faculty and staff.

VI. Enhance Teaching and Learning - To advance teaching and learning, the College will enhance the quality of academic instruction through a continued focus on student learning outcomes assessment. The College will identify the baccalaureate-level educational needs of the region and offer programs to address those needs. It will maximize the utility and function of land, facilities, information technology and instructional systems to provide a positive and safe environment for effective learning at all its campuses. VII. Community Connections - To promote community connections, the College will offer activities and programs that meet the needs of the community for cultural enrichment, community engagement and lifelong learning. It will take a leadership role in economic development and provide education and training that strengthens the region’s economy and workforce competitiveness.

III. Embrace Excellence - To embrace excellence, the College will explore emerging technologies and adopt those that enhance teaching and learning, promote access and foster student success. IV. Enhance Diversity - To facilitate the appreciation of cultural diversity, the College will provide faculty and staff with education, training and leadership development to increase awareness, understanding and effectiveness in meeting the needs of a diverse student population. Increase opportunities for students to gain an appreciation of diversity by learning about and experiencing different cultures. V. Foster Innovation - To foster innovation, the College will develop virtual resources that provide students access to all services and programs through an online environment. 3

Daytona State College continues to be focused on its community mission. While we may now be offering baccalaureate degrees, we remain committed to serving our district as the needs of our citizens and workforce change from adult basic education through the workforce baccalaureate degrees appropriate to Volusia and Flagler counties.

Bachelor’s Degrees Daytona State College offers nine baccalaureate degree programs – Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Supervision and Management, Bachelor of Science degrees in Education and most recently the Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Technology. Daytona State College has graduated 370 Bachelor of Applied Science degree program students since 2007. More than 90 percent of these students work full-time and would likely not have gone on to achieve a baccalaureate degree without the opportunity located close to home. The Bachelor of Science in Education degree program began in January 2009 and includes areas of concentration in Elementary Education, Exceptional Student Education; Secondary Biology, Secondary Chemistry, Secondary Earth/Space Science, Secondary Mathematics, and Secondary Physics. Through the Educator Preparation Institute, Daytona State has provided 137 additional teachers to Volusia and Flagler public and private schools.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY In May 2010, the State Board of Education wholeheartedly approved the proposal for Daytona State College to offer the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology program with three majors: Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, and Information Systems Technology. The program was approved by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) in August 2010 and more than 233 students enrolled in this program’s upper division courses during its first semester. As of today, the program has 134 students seeking a major in the BSET programs.

VII orities I ategic Pri -7 Meets Str jectives 1 mental Ob op el ev D Meets sA-D ponsibilitie ational Res er p O ts Mee


Volusia/Flagler Area SACS Accredited Public and Not-for-Profit Institutions

Upper Lower Division Division

Annual STUDENT TUITION & REQUIRED FEES 2010-2011 Daytona State College

University of Central Florida

Bethune-Cookman Embry-Riddle Stetson University Aeronautical Univ. University

$2,847.00 30 hours

$5,020.50 30 hours

$13,452.00 30 hours

$29,248.00 30 hours

$34,304.00 30 hours

$3,156.60 30 hours

$5,020.50 30 hours

$13,452.00 30 hours

$29,248.00 30 hours

$34,304.00 30 hours Room & board not included

florida’s baccalaureate initiative “Even to reach the education level of the 10 most productive states in 20 years, Florida will need 4.5 million adults with baccalaureate degrees – 1.3 million more than expected at the current attainment rates.” Florida is 44th in the nation in baccalaureate degree production, yet is the 4th largest state in the nation. In order to overcome the deficit of Florida residents holding baccalaureate degrees and ensure that Volusia and Flagler County residents have access to these degrees, each of the area’s unique higher education institutions must play important roles. Each serves different student markets and provides students choices. Florida must strive to overcome the low ranking in baccalaureate degrees if it is to be competitive with the other states and internationally. Volusia and Flagler counties lag behind both the state and the nation in baccalaureate production. According to “Closing the Talent Gap” produced by the Florida Chamber of Commerce and the Florida Council of 100 - “Even to reach the education level of the 10 most productive states in 20 years, Florida will need 4.5 million adults with baccalaureate degrees – 1.3 million more than expected at the current attainment rates.” As a Level 2 SACS accredited institution, Daytona State College is required to meet the same academic rigor, faculty credentials, support services and library services as the State University System. The majority of Daytona State College Associate of Arts degree graduates (64 percent) transfer to the University of Central Florida, our largest state university partner. Daytona State is an active participant in the Blue & Gold partnership with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and has partnered with other institutions in the Volusia / Flagler Higher Education Consortium to benefit students attending all of our institutions. The baccalaureate programs offered by Daytona State College are designed primarily for those Associate of Science degree graduates whose degrees do not transfer as easily to the majority of state universities. There are only nine statewide AS to BS articulation 5

agreements in Florida. Daytona State College alone has 24 AS degree programs and, after these students have been working in field and raising families, many want to return for a baccalaureate degree to obtain or maintain a supervisory or management position. Many non-traditional students living in Volusia and Flagler counties more easily fit in to Daytona State College baccalaureate programs than they would at traditional state universities and private accredited colleges.

Health Care Industry NURSING


Daytona State Surgical Technology Lab

On average, 240 emergency medical technicians and 72 paramedics graduate from Daytona State’s EMS program each year.

Daytona State College continues to have an outstanding Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program, with 192 graduates last year. Since 2007, Daytona State has supplied 674 nurses to work with the local health care industry. There are six hospitals in Volusia and Flagler counties and nationally there is a movement to require registered nurses to hold baccalaureate degrees. The six hospitals in Volusia and Flagler counties have reported a need for an additional 1,300 BSN degreed nurses on staff. Of the 2,469 RN’s currently working in these hospitals, only 479 (less than 20 percent) hold BSN degrees. The Daytona State College District Board of Trustees supports a collaborative working relationship with Bethune-Cookman University and the University of Central Florida to increase the number of BSN degreed nurses in Volusia and Flagler counties.

Daytona State graduates an average 60 firefighter recruits annually. More than 200 law enforcement and corrections officer recruits graduate each year from Daytona State’s School of Emergency Services.

Daytona State College Nursing Student


Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Daytona State College has received a $527,469 three-year National Science Foundation grant to increase students and graduates in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Daytona State College was awarded the 2010 Business-Education Partnership Award by STEMflorida,TM an organization dedicated to strengthening the science, technology, engineering and math skills of Florida’s students as a way to address the increasing demand for jobs requiring strong foundations in these disciplines. This program targets middle and high school students and began in 2008 as the Daytona Racing Challenge in partnership with Volusia County Schools, Ten80 Education, the Florida High Tech Corridor Council, Florida Power & Light, the NASCAR Foundation, International Speedway Corporation, Motorsports Daytona Beach and Bank of America.



Entertainment Support Industry



81.8 percent of Daytona State College Associate of Arts degree graduate transfers to the State University System maintain a 2.5 Grade Point Average (GPA) or higher. The average Daytona State transfer GPA was 3.07, exceeding the Florida College System AA transfer average GPA of 2.95.

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The Mike Curb College of Arts, Music and Science continues to expand, with the addition of several courses and programs leading to careers in the entertainment support industry. Daytona State College is requesting $19,318,122 from the state to fully expand the facilities for this program in the downtown Daytona Beach area. In September 2010, the State Board of Education approved this amount as part of the entire Florida College System Public Education Capital Outlay (PECO) request to submit to the state Legislature in 2011. Further, the State Board of Education is recommending more than $13 million for 2012-13. The addition of the facilities and labs to fully support this program will provide 726 student stations for those preparing for careers in the entertainment/event support industry. Jobs include, but are not limited to, broadcast technicians, recording engineers, audio/video technicians, marketing and event coordinators, booking and promotion, music directors and composers, and amusement and recreation workers. In addition to the control rooms teaching lab, other classrooms in this addition to the News-Journal Center site will be computer compatible.

Developmental Objectives Objective 1: Provide programs and services to address the changing demographics of the communities and populations served by the College. Objective 2: Increase real-world, applied experiences for students through internships, service learning and opportunities to expand cultural understanding. Objective 3: Increase access to electronically-based education materials, resources and services. Objective 4: Enhance the access and functionality of online enrollment services for students. Objective 5: Maximize the utilization of classroom space and teaching resources. Objective 6: Enhance communication with students. Objective 7: Increase awareness of and participation in cultural, community enrichment, energy savings opportunities and lifelong learning opportunities.

Operational Responsibilities

A. Academic and Student Services B. Teaching and Learning C. Functional Support D. Community Connection


Scenes from the Mike Curb College of Arts, Music and Science, from top left, Music Production Technology Program Manager Jake Nicely; above, students rehearse their lines on stage at the News-Journal Center; right, Mike Curb plays a tune as Daytona State President Kent Sharples and Daytona Beach Mayor Glenn Ritchey look on.

Did you know? A sampling of the entertainment support jobs available to students completing the programs in this facility includes but is not limited to:

Broadcast Technician Recording Engineer Audio / Video Technician Event Coordinator Music Directors/Composers


2007 Median Wage Range

Projected growth

$37,900/$66,900 $33,400/$52,000 $33,300/$50,600 $38,800/$63,300 $40,900/$61,200

22 percent 15 percent 33 percent 26 percent 15 percent

As of July 2010, Daytona State College student demographics show:



Daytona State College provides Academic Support Centers to assist students at each campus location. These services are designed to supplement classroom learning and to help students develop the educational skills and strategies essential for academic achievement. In addition to technology-mediated learning, the ASC offers peer and professional tutoring, online tutoring, academic coaching and supplemental instruction.

Student Disability Services The Student Disability Services Center is dedicated to providing students with equal access and opportunity to Daytona State College programs and activities. Staff works with each student individually to determine appropriate services. These services include: readers, note takers, scribes, sign language interpreters, communicating with faculty on behalf of these students as necessary, alternative testing accommodations, assistive computers, and individualized academic and career planning advisement.

Women’s Center/Fresh Start Daytona State College’s Women’s Center provides self-esteem seminars, networking opportunities, counseling, job readiness activities, and family involvement and support services. Qualified participants may also be able to receive financial assistance including child care. Fresh Start services are provided for men and women, single parents and displaced homemakers.

Writing Center The Writing Center was established during fall semester to help students and staff enhance their writing confidence and proficiency. The Center provides writers with feedback on their work, ideas on how to use research or respond to assignments, as well as a variety of other resources that can help them improve their skills.

61 percent . . . . . . . . . . . . female 39 percent . . . . . . . . . . . . . male

.......................... Student Attendance Status: 45 percent . . . . . . . . . . Full-Time 55 percent . . . . . . . . . Part-Time

Ethnicity: 70 percent . . . . . . . . . . . . White 16 percent . . . . African American 9 percent . . . . . . . . . . . Hispanic 2 percent . Asian/Pacific Islander .5 percent . . . American Indian/ .5 . . . . . . . . . . . . Alaskan Native

Age Groups: 6 percent . . . . . . . . . . Under 18 20 percent . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-19 17 percent . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-21 14 percent . . . . . . . . . . . . 22-24 14 percent . . . . . . . . . . . . 25-29 9 percent . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30-34 7 percent . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35-39 9 percent . . . . . . . . . . . .


4 percent . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50+

Veterans Affairs Daytona State welcomes our country’s veterans in its Veterans Affairs Office by providing services to help them apply for VA benefits, certification of enrollment, issuing tuition deferments and the VA work study program. The College Writing Center



Student Support

LEGISLATIVE BUDGET REQUESTS FOR OPERATION Community College Program Fund (CCPF and includes baccalaureate funding) System CCPF Request: $1,063,604,471 (increase of $159,484,945) Daytona State College CCPF Request: $ 50,095,770 (increase of $4,232,713) Operating Costs of New Facilities (OCNF and included in CCPF total) System OCNF Request: $ 6,000,000 Daytona State College OCNF: tbd


System Lottery Request: Daytona State College Lottery Request:

$ 126,959,158 $ 6,072,583

Program Matching Funds

System Matching Request: $ 154,080,119 Daytona State College Matching Request: tbd

LEGISLATIVE BUDGET REQUESTS FOR FACILITIES Public Education Capital Outlay System Request: $ 174,368,367 Daytona State College Request: $ 21,232,021 Remodeling: Curb Addition to News-Journal Center - $19,318,122 Renovations: - $1,913,899

Dependent upon District Board of Trustees’ approval, Daytona State College may request legislative authorization to purchase an additional 100 acres. Clock Tower Plaza

Facilities Matching Funds

System Request: $ 64,691,011 Daytona State College Request: $ 2,984,334 Curb Building Addition - $148,487 Clock Tower Plaza - $160,786 McKinnon DSC/FSU Jnt. Medical - $250,000 Hosseini Hospitality - $2,425,061

Additionally, Daytona State College supports funding for PBS community service grants and increased need-based financial aid. Daytona State College also supports any legislative initiatives to increase the powers and duties of the District Board of Trustees to offer innovative cost-saving measures not specifically prohibited by law. 11

DID YOU KNOW? According to Community College Week, for the current reporting year, Daytona State College nationally ranked:











in the number of Associate degrees in Health Professional & Related Clinical Science



in the number of One-Year Certificates awarded in all disciplines

in the number of Communications Technologies Technicians & Support Services degrees awarded in the number of Liberal Arts & Sciences degrees awarded in the number of Associate degrees in Nursing awarded in the number of Associate degrees awarded

College degrees and certificates awarded in 2008-09 increased by 27.5 percent. Over 5,000 Daytona State College graduates in 2009 included: 1,462 Associate of Arts graduates 1,360 General Education Diploma graduates 1,068 Post-Secondary Vocational Certificate graduates 402 Associate of Science Degree graduates 231 Applied Technical Diploma graduates 216 Associate of Applied Science Degree graduates 178 Baccalaureate Degree graduates 63 Educator Preparation Institute graduates 43 Apprenticeship graduates 40 Adult High School diplomas




Fall 2010 (to date)

Online Enrollment

Online Enrollment





Average Class Size

Average Class Size


26.9 83.0%

Total Enrollment

Total Enrollment


50,818 65.7%

Full-Time Faculty

Full-Time Faculty


330 57.9%

Number of Employees

Number of Employees


977 9%

for further information Dr. Kent Sharples, President Daytona State College (386) 506-4777 (office) e-mail: Ms. Sharon K. Crow, Vice President Governmental Relations Daytona State College (386) 295-6258 (cell) e-mail:

MARINE SCIENCE PROGR AM A Member of the Florida College System Daytona State College assures equal opportunity in employment and education services to all individuals without regard to race, sex, color, age, religion, disability, national origin, political affiliation or belief, or marital status.

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Daytona State College Legislative Case Statement 2011  
Daytona State College Legislative Case Statement 2011  

A communication piece for our Volusia/Flagler legislative delegation and other policy makers that highlights our strategic and funding prior...