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CFCC Accomplishments in 2006-2007

based on

2006-2007 Planning Priorities and

2006-2010 College Goals


The newly revised 2006-2010 College Goals were approved by the CFCC Board of Trustees November 16, 2005 and are posted to the College’s website at http://cfcc.edu/ie/documents/2006-2010CollegeGoalsapprovedNovember162005.pdf


Goal #1- Deliver quality programs and effective instruction that result in students achieving identified learning outcomes with an emphasis on critical thinking as outlined in CFCC’s Quality Enhancement Plan.


Planning Priorities and Accomplishments associated with Goal #1.


1a Secure or allocate resources for new programs and/or program improvement

  • The Computer Engineering Technology (CET) department at CFCC worked on the CET/EET/TNE CIP at the state level to help plan the new Curriculum Standards for CET across the entire state of NC




  • Arts & Sciences received approval to hire a full-time French instructor.




  • Machining Technology restructured the curricula offerings of the program in order to enhance the overall student learning outcomes by:

    • incorporating an additional entry-level course in Computer Numerical Control Programming and Operation into the first semester of the curriculum, resulting in thirty-two contact hours to provide a foundation for advanced coursework.

    • restructuring two entry-level computer programming courses by adding additional learning objectives.

    • adding a capstone computer programming class into the students’ final semester that will serve to incorporate multiple learning objectives into one course.




  • Computer Engineering Technology (CET) received new state of the art computers for room 238 so the Computer Forensics classes could work more efficiently on their labs. They have 2x RAM and dual core processors, which aid in locating/identifying programs and files that may have been hidden/lost/deleted.




  • Criminal Justice is beginning a program for local law enforcement officers to earn their AAS degree in Criminal Justice.




  • The Foundation awarded $27,000.00 in mini-grants to faculty and staff for program enhancements




  • Instructional Operations Distance Learning Dept. Chair participated in the first Self Paced Online Course (SPOC) to aide in the implementation of the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)




  • Huskins/Concurrent Enrollment program staff of the Instructional Division worked with department chairs to add over ten new courses to the Huskins schedule.




  • Huskins/Concurrent Enrollment program staff of the Instructional Division offered the first Huskins classes at Trask High School during Fall 2006.




  • Cooperative Education program staff of the Instructional Division sought and received approval to add one credit hour co-op elective to four college transfer programs beginning Fall 2007.


1b Research, evaluate, and develop an academic support program for student-athletes.

  • Athletics: In coordination with the Learning Lab, efforts have been made to track and provide student-athletes with the proper instruction and tutorials to improve academic performance. Weekly reports are submitted in order to hold student-athletes accountable for academic excellence. The Enhanced Study Program (ESP) is a formal study program that its success will be measured by team grade point averages.


1c Implement Service Learning Program as a pilot program in Fall 2006

  • A Service Learning Program was implemented Fall 2006 with huge success. Seven instructors participated in the pilot program in eleven courses. Twenty-seven community agencies partnered with CFCC to accept and supervise the service learning students. Eighty-five students participated in the pilot program. Together these students provided thirteen hundred hours (1300) of community service during the fall semester.




  • Office Systems Technology is currently developing its first service learning project as a pilot in the vocational area in the course OST 289, Office Systems Management. The OST 289 service learning project will begin in the spring of 2008.




  • Behavioral Sciences Department participated in introducing a service learning component by incorporating service learning opportunities into two Introduction to Sociology classes (SOC 210); one class during the fall of 2006 and one in the spring 2007. Students in each class, twelve or thirteen student per class, voluntarily worked at various locations as exampled by the Boys Club, New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Salvation Army, and Good Sheppard Homeless Center.


1d Develop/implement new programs: Surgical Tech, Computer Graphics, Nuclear Technology

  • Plans for a Surgical Technology program are in progress. Fall 2007 is the projected start date.




  • Instructional Programs has received approval for the new Surgical Technology program, which will be implemented fall 2007.



  • Instructional Programs are currently in the process of developing and seeking approval for the new Yacht & Fiberglass Technician program




  • Instructional Programs are currently in the process of developing and seeking approval for the new Nuclear Technology program.


1e Begin implementation of the Quality Enhancement Plan to improve the critical thinking skills of our students

  • Allied Health programs have begun to integrate critical thinking skill-building techniques learned through the QEP activities into course requirements. For example, mini-debates are held in class and are well received by the students.




  • The OMT 156 Problem-Solving Skills course has been added to the business administration curriculum in support of implementation of the Quality Enhancement Plan to improve critical thinking skills.




  • The Math/Science/PE faculty have begun focusing their teaching on critical thinking skills in all disciplines. Faculty have taken advantage of the available conferences and workshops in an effort to improve instruction, including the CLCs, SPOCs, and in-service training opportunities.




  • The LRC has established a Critical Thinking resource collection in each Library.


1f Start the Pender Early College High School (PECHS)

  • The College requested and received additional funding from Pender County to fund the operation of the PECHS.

  • Instructional Division staff started the Pender Early College High School in Fall 2006 with a freshman class of 52. PECHS is operating in the Burgaw Center in Pender County. Students have taken ACA 111 and PED 110 this first year along with their high school coursework.



  • Instructional Division hired a college liaison in October to facilitate communication and programming needs of the Pender Early College High School.



1g Start the planning phase of the New Hanover Early College High School

  • The Early College High School in New Hanover County has been named the Wilmington Early College High School (WECHS). Instructional Programs participated in planning meetings for the Wilmington Early College High School (WECHS) in Spring 2006.




  • A principal for the WECHS was hired in September and moved into her office on the North Campus in January. The WECHS principal and the CFCC Pender Early College High School liaison have gone on early college site visits in Boston. They also accompanied the Assistant Vice President of Instruction on a site visit in Fayetteville, North Carolina.


1h Create a Teaching and Learning Community Center in the National Guard Lab

  • Instruction Programs has received from the National Guard to use the room in this manner. Purchase requisitions are being submitted and funds are being requested for supplies and human resources.


1i Create an online tutorial support program in the Learning Lab

  • A Windows PC Tablet was purchased with mini-grant funds to provide online help and tutoring services to students at the North Campus when face-to-face tutors are not available.


1j Create templates for first-day handouts for new faculty/adjuncts in the English Department to enhance consistency and quality

  • Templates for first-day handouts have been created for all the developmental and general education core courses in the English Department: English 075, 085, 095, 111, 112, 114, and 131. These are the courses that new and adjunct faculty are most likely to teach. There are approximately nine other courses (upper-level literature courses) for which templates will be created.


1k Create default syllabi for all the developmental and composition classes in the English Department

  • No substantive progress has been made on this goal. The process of writing

default syllabi is a huge, but a valuable undertaking. This goal will continue, but the focus will be on English 111 and 112 as a starting point.


1l Create common assignment standards and a grading rubric for the final assignment in English 112

  • The English Department has created common standards for the final assignment in English 112 and created a sample assignment. The creation of the grading rubric is in progress.


1m Marine Technology will deliver quality programs and effective instruction to achieve expected student learning outcomes associated with GPS, CAD, digital photography, GIS

  • Marine Technology students are now exposed to GPS in all training cruises and at least nine MT classes, MSC 220, MSC 134, and MSC 256.




  • The Marine Technology program made a request to the NCCCS Curriculum Committee to add an entry level CAD competency requirement to the program, but the request was denied. Marine Tech is resubmitting its request.




  • To incorporate digital photography into the Marine Technology curriculum, the MSC 154 course is now completely digital with digital cameras supplied through Perkins funds and the students do all “developing” using Photoshop in the MT computer lab S-515




  • To achieve expected student learning outcomes of the competency of entry level GIS skills, a new course, MSC 220 Marine GIS, has been incorporated into the curriculum and is a graduation requirement for Marine Technology.




  • Properly & safely launching and retrieving an outboard powered small craft from a trailer using a Wildlife Access type boat ramp, is an expected student learning outcome of Marine Technology. Funding for the construction of a new boat ramp and the dredging of the basin have been secured, which will allow for on-campus training once the ramp is built.


1n Marine Propulsion will deliver quality programs and effective instruction that result in students achieving identified learning outcomes with an emphasis on critical thinking as outlined in CFCC’s Quality Enhancement Plan. Those student learning outcomes are…

  • Students should be able to rebuild a carburetor upon completion of the program.

    • Students have demonstrated this competency to the instructor.




  • Students should be able to identify all the parts in a powerhead upon completion of the program.

    • Students have demonstrated this competency to the instructor.




  • Students should be able to troubleshoot and repair electrical malfunctions on modern outboard engines. 

    • We have begun to purchase the equipment to complete this type of troubleshooting


1o Develop a second diploma program for Boat Building concentrating in Fiberglass Boat Building, Marine Plumbing, and Mechanical-Electrical Skills. The marine industry has long been suggesting that we cross train students in other aspects of boat building in order to make them more valuable and employable. This program will fill gaps in our students’ knowledge and increase the strength of the curricula.

  • A second diploma in Boatbuilding has been developed and submitted to Raleigh for approval. We are currently working with Cape Carteret Community College on the final course offerings and curriculum model.


1p LRC will promote and develop information literacy as a component of critical thinking at CFCC.

  • The LRC Reference staff taught a total of 107 Library Instruction classes (1,331 students in attendance) from July 1, 2006- March 27, 2007.




  • LRC staff are serving on the CFCC QEP College Success committee.




  • The LRC has established a Critical Thinking resource collection in each Library.


1q Develop a pilot program for students enrolled in ENG 095 who seek assistance from the Learning Lab: The students will demonstrate improved ability to question, understand, and evaluate reading material, and to use reasoning skills in order to reach positions and solutions. They will demonstrate these learning outcomes by…

  • This goal was not met but will continue next year. The facilitators have yet to be trained.



1r Learning Lab to continue with the ongoing goal of establishing a Study Hall/Group program for athletes.

  • Together with the Athletic Department, the Learning Lab developed an Enhanced Study Program (ESP) for CFCC’s student athletes. The athletes were required to spend four hours a week in the Lab studying, working on computers, or receiving tutoring help. Thirty-four (34) percent of (68 total) the athletes had a GPA of 3.0 or above, and 44 percent had a GPA of 2.0 to 2.99, thus meeting their requirements to stay on the team. A couple of athletes were hired as tutors in the Learning Lab.


1s Provide Study Hall/Group program to students enrolled in high-risk courses for which the Learning Lab may not have sufficient tutors.

  • Sixty (60) students participated on a weekly basis in the Group-Study program in the Science Tutoring Lab. A facilitator was available to the students to answer questions and to guide them when necessary.



1t Improve student competencies in the areas of problem solving and understanding scientific concepts.

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