Substantive Change Prospectus Allowing the Expansion of Program Offerings at the West Harrison Center

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Substantive Change Prospectus

Allowing the
Expansion of Program Offerings

a
t

the
West Harrison

Center












Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

P.O. Box 609

Perkinston, Mississippi 39573











Prepared for Commission on Colleges

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Date here

i


Prospectus Cover Sheet


Include name, phone number, and e
-
mail address o
f person to be contacted with
questions regarding the prospectus


Dr. Joan Haynes

Vice
President for Instruction and Student Service /Accreditation Liason

601.928.6233

joan.haynes@mgccc.edu




List all
off
-
campus sites at which 50 percent or more of a program’s credits are
available.



Campus or Center

AA

AAS

DIPLOMA

Perkinston Campus

X

X

X

Jefferson Davis Campus

X

X

X

Jackson County Campus

X

X

X

West Harrison Center



X

George County Center

X


X

Keesler Center

X



Navy Base Center

X








List all off
-
campus sites at which 25
-
49 percent or more of a program’s credits are
available.



Campus or Center

AA

AAS

DIPLOMA

Perkinston Campus




Jefferson Davis Campus




Jackson County Campus




West

Harrison Center

X



George County Center




Keesler Center




Navy Base Center












ii


List programs for which 50 percent or more of the program’s credits are
approved for electronic delivery.


AA

All Majors


AAS

Criminal J
ustice

Accounting T
echnology

Office Systems T
echnology

Business Management T
echnology



List degrees which institution is authorized to grant. As a subset of each degree,
list majors available
.


Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is authorized to grant the Associate
o
f Arts degree in the following programs:



AA Degree Programs

B.A. preparatory curriculum

P
re
-
occupational therapy

B.A. American studies

P
re
-
optometry

B.S. preparatory curriculum

P
re
-

B.S. nursing

B
usiness B.S. preparatory

P
re
-
physical therapy

B
usiness education

P
re
-
medical record administration

M
usic education

P
re
-
veterinary science

A
rt

English

A
rt education

History

E
ngineering

S
econdary education


history

A
rchitecture

E
lementary education

C
omputer science

S
pecial education

M
athematics

T
echnical & occupational education

I
ndustrial technology

Marine science

B
asic science

Science education

B
asic agricultural curriculum

Health and physical Education

W
ildlife & fisheries

Outdoor recreation leadership

I
nterior design

P
re
-
medical
technology

C
riminal justice

P
re
-
dental

P
re
-
medical

P
re
-
pharmacy


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Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is authorized to grant the Associate
of Applied Science degree in the following programs:


AAS Degree Programs

A
ccounting technology

G
olf/recreational turf mgt technology

A
ssociate degree nursing

G
raphic design technology

B
anking and finance technology

H
otel and restaurant management

B
usiness Mgt technology

H
uman services

B
usiness and marketing mgt tech

I
nterpreter training
technology

Early
child development technology

L
andscaping mgt technology

C
omputer networking technology

L
ogistics technology

C
omputer programming technology

M
edical laboratory technology

C
omputer servicing technology

M
edical office technology

C
onstruction mgt technology

M
edical radiologic technology

C
ourt reporting technology

N
etwork security technology

C
riminal justice

O
ffice systems technology

D
atabase administration tech

P
aralegal technology

D
rafting & design technology

Petrochemical
technology

E
lectronics technology

R
espiratory care technology

E
mergency medical technician

T
elecommunications technology

F
ashion marketing technology

T
ravel and tourism management

F
uneral services technology

W
eb development technology


Mississippi
Gulf Coast Community College is authorized to grant Diplomas in
the following progr
ams
:


Diploma and Certificate Programs

A
uto collision repair technology

I
ndustrial drafting technology

A
utomotive technology

L
andscape management technology

C
ommercial residential maintenance

M
achine tool technology

C
ommercial truck driving

O
ffice systems technology

Cosmetology

P
ipefitting/plumbing

E
lectric lineman apprentice

P
ractical nursing

E
lectrical technology

S
urgical technology

C
ulinary arts and
related foods

W
elding

H
eating, air conditioning, and refrigeration





iv


List certificate and/or degree programs which are related to the proposed
programs(s).


The
West Harrison

Center will offer a variety of academic transfer courses
specifically targeting the general education core for the B.A. and B.S. preparatory
curriculums. Other offerings will include development of basic skills in
reading,
writing
,

and mathematics.



v


TABLE OF CONTENTS


Abstract
................................
................................
................................
.........................
1


Background Information

................................
................................
............................
2


Assessment of Need and Program Planning/Approval

................................
.......
5


Description of the Change

................................
................................
.........................
9


Faculty

................................
................................
................................
........................
10


Library and Learning Resources

................................
................................
.............
12


Physical Resources

................................
................................
................................
....
14


Financial Support

................................
................................
................................
......
15


Evaluation and Assessment

................................
................................
.....................
16


Appendix
A
.
Mississippi Code Section 37
-
4
-
3

................................
......................
17


Appendix
B
.
Mississippi Code Section 37
-
29
-
69

................................
..................
19


Appendix
C
.
2009 ACT Student Opinion Survey

................................
................
21


Appendix
D
.
West Harrison Center Facilities Master Plan


................................
...


Appendix
E
.
Instructional Affairs Council
Membership


................................
.......


Appendix
F
.
Sample
Faculty Evaluation


................................
................................
..


Appendix
G
.
West Harrison Center Faculty Roster
................................
................


Appendix
H
.
State
-
wide Media Survey

................................
................................
....


Appendix
I
.
List of Media Sources

................................
................................
............


Appendix
J
.
Administrative
Planning Documents

................................
................





1


Abstra
ct


Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is seeking approval for
expansion of
program offerings at
the
West Harrison Center
. The
West Harrison

began
offering a very small number of university transfer courses in
spring 2007
. Since
then, MGCCC h
as strategically expanded offerings to encompass a substantial
component of coursework required for the Associate of Arts degree through
evening, weekend, and other
flexible short
-
term
offerings
. The extension is now
approaching the point where students m
ight obtain greater than 50% of the
coursework required for an Associate of Arts degree.


The
West Harrison C
enter

was established with a primary mission of providing
one
-
year occupational career programs leading to a diploma.
Students
also

have
the
opportunity to extend

a d
iploma to an Associate of Arts in Occupational
Edu
c
ation
(AASOE)
through
completion of a
n additional 28 hours

general
education core curriculum and other elective courses. In recent years, student
interest in the AASOE degree opti
on has grown
. Additionally, the
college
wishes to accommodate requests to
increase offerings
at West Harrison
which
qualify for
transfer
credit
to four
-
year colleges and universities
.
The primary
target audience
is students enrolled in West Harrison’s ca
reer
programs;

h
owever, classes are open and marketed to the general public.


The college

proposes to broaden the

range of general education courses that
fulfill associate degree transfer requirements and developmental education
courses to meet the needs o
f under
-
prepared students. The
West Harrison
extension is well
-
supported through a combination of
on
-
site student
services,
business services,

learning resources,
technolog
ically enhanced classroom
facilities,

and
other support
provided through the
Jefferson Davis Campus, a
comprehensive campus located
16
miles from the
West Harrison Center.

2


Background Information


Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
(MGCCC) is a multicampus
institution serving a four county district in south Mississippi. The c
ollege
comprises three comprehensive campuses located at Biloxi/Gulfport (Jefferson
Davis Campus), Gautier (Jackson County Campus), and Perkinston (Perkinston
Campus), as well as five specialized centers located at Gulfport (Applied
Manufacturing and
Techn
ology Center), Naval Construction Battalion Base
(Navy Base Center), Keesler Air Force Base (Keesler Center), L
ong Beach (West
Harrison
Center), and Lucedale (George County Center). The college offers a full
range of traditional university transfer progra
ms, two
-
year technical and one
-
year career programs.
In fall 2008
, the college enrolled

a total of

9,120 students
in
credit programs.



Legal authority to operate community and junior college attendance centers is
defined in Title 37, Chapter 29 of the

Mississippi Code of 1972. In accordance
with Mississippi Code Section


37
-
4
-
3
-
(6)(e) of the Mississippi Code of 1972,
Annotated, it is the responsibility of the State Board for Community Colleges to
approve new attendance centers for the community and ju
nior colleges for the
State of Mississippi. In addition, Section 37
-
29
-
69 of the Mississippi Code of 1972
states the following:


Any junior college district is hereby authorized and empowered to operate
junior college attendance centers at existing sites

of junior college plants
and facilities and at such other places within the district, subject to the
approval of the State Board for Community Colleges, as the board of
trustees shall determine to be in the best interest of the district.


3


Mississippi Code Section 37
-
4
-
3 is stated in Appendix A, and Section
37
-
29
-
69 is
stated in Appendix
B
.


The college’s most recent
SACS
-
COC accreditation visit was in
October
2009.
The preliminary on
-
site visit report was provided in November, 2009, and th
e
committee found the college in compliance with all core, comprehensive, and
federal standards and no recommendations were noted on the preliminary
report.


The
West Harrison Center was established
in

1985 as the college’s sixth service
location
.


Adminis
tratively, the West Harrison Center is an off
-
campus extension
of the Jefferson Davis Campus. While the Administrative Dean is responsible for
the on
-
site supervision and operations of the West Harrison Center, the Dean of
Instruction and the Jefferson Da
vis Campus provides advisory oversight, and the
Vice President of the Jefferson Davis Campus supervises all activities at the West
Harrison Center.


The
West Harrison
center is located in the most western portion of Harrison
County, and is specialized
t
o deliver
occupational training

leading to
d
iplomas
for
the following programs:




Auto Collision Repair Technology



Automotive Technology



Electrical Technology



Food Production and Management
Technology



General Drafting Technology



Landscape Management
Technology



Medical Billing and Coding



Surgical Technology

4


In addition,
u
niversity
-
transfer courses have been offered at the West Harrision
Center since spring 2007, and the college
seeks approval from the Commission
on Colleges to expand
course offerings b
eyond the 50% of the coursework
required for an Associate of Arts degree.













5


Assessment of Need and Program Planning/Approval


While
occupational
programs of study available at the West Harrison Center are
specifically targeted to meet the
economic

development
needs of the
surrounding community, the campus is
only at

46%
of total
usage capacity
, and
as shown in Figure 1, the center’s
career program
enrollment has been in decline.


FIGURE 1: Career Program Fall Enrollment West Harrison Center




In addition, w
est
ern Harrison C
ounty
was the most devastated
h
urricane
Katrina
-
affected area
within the institution’s

four
-
co
unty service district, and
through expansion of course offerings,
the c
ollege wishes to maximize the usage
of the facilities o
f the West Harrison Center in the most beneficial and cost
-
effective way

for the taxpayers of Harrison County
.


As the first multi
-
campus community college in Mississippi, MGCCC has a long
tradition of operating at multiple locations.

The college is obligated by its
135

111

219

152

99

0
50
100
150
200
250
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
6


mission statement
1

to respond to the educational needs of all community
members
. The

need for flexible
-
term classes and responsive programs cannot be
overemphasized to meet
the needs of nontraditional adult learners such
as those
who typically enroll for classes at the
West Harrison Center.



For the past
several years, students consistently rank
c
onvenient location

the
number one reason for attending

Gulf Coast. The most recent ACT Student
Opinion
Surv
ey report is give
n in Appendix
C
.
For this reason, expanding
offerings of the Associate of Arts degree at

off
-
campus locations

has become a
common practice for
the college
.
T
o date, t
h
e c
ollege operates three other
extension centers which offer a substantial component
of the A
ssociate of Arts
d
egree. If approved by the Commission,
the
West Harrison
Center
will be the
fourth off
-
campus site where students can obtain more than 50% of credits
toward an
A
ssociate

of A
rts degree.


The e
xpansion of courses offered at West
Harrison Center aligns with the
institution’s strategic plan.

The
extension at the
West Harrison Center furthers
t
hese strategic initiatives of the college’s Strategic Plan 2010
1
.




Facility Master Plan
: Long
-
term facilities planning for West Harrison
Ce
nter includes
two new classroom b
uildings including sidewalks,
utilities, landscaping
,

and
other
miscellaneous site improvements
. The
new buildings will be used to extend offerings toward an Associate of
Arts degree. The facilities plan for West Harrison

and a report of the
plan’s progress is given in Appendix

D
.




World Class Instruction:
MGCCC offers the same quality learning
environment,
assessment of
student learning outcomes, and requires the
same faculty credentials to teach the courses offered at t
he
West Harrison




1

http://www.mgccc.edu/The_College/mission.php

7


as at its other locations.
Outcomes related
t
o
the teaching and learning
process are
assessed
within the framework of the
college’s
planning
process.





Customer Service:
Counseling and advisement services are available
at the
West Harrison Center
to assist students in the selection of classes.
Students can apply, take any required pretests, register, pay fees
,

and
pick
up books
.
Students also receive assistance in attending any of the other
campus or center.

S
tudent op
inion data is used to assess outcomes related
to customer service

at the West Harrison Center
.





One Unified College
:

As a multi
-
campus

institution, MGCCC operates as
one unified college
.
The college is obligated by its mission statement to
ensure that p
rogram quality is consistently high regardless of where
instruction is provided.

Policies and procedures for operations at West
Harrison are consistent with all other locations
.





Enrollment Management:

Expansion of course offerings has stimulated an
increase in
enrollment at the West Harrison Center.

With decreases in
state appropriations, the college relies heavily on strategic planning
related to enrollment. Enrollment outcomes at West Harrison are

monitored closely by all executive leaders of the institution, including the
college President.



Table 1 shows
unduplicated
enrollment data for West Harrison in
all coursework
for the past several semesters
.

The
fall 2009
enrollment
at the center has

increased 133% when compared to fall 2008
.
This is partly the result of a more
comprehensive selection of
university transfer
courses offered at the center in the
fall 2009
.
The
fall
2009
schedule was expanded to accommodate a number of
8


informal student requests for
university
-
transfer courses formatted as
short
-
term,
weekend, and night classes.


T
ABLE
1
: History of Enrollment in
Expanded

Courses at West Harrison

COURSEWORK

SP
2007

SU
2007

FA
2007

SP
2008

SU
2008

FA
2008

SP
2009

SU
2009

FA
2009

Career

147

64

152

107

56

99

87

43

158

University Transfer

84

4

71

86

19

65

79

48

252

Developmental

0

0

23

0

0

17

16

10

11

TOTAL ENROLLMENT

231

68

246

193

75

181

182

101

421


Class offerings each term are sequenced to hel
p students progress
towards an
A
ssociate

s
degree in a timely manner. A review of requirements for BA
Preparatory, and BS Preparatory programs is conducted
annually

by the
Administrative Dean of West Harrison Center
, Evening/Weekend Instructional
Coordinator
, and Counselor
of the West Harrison Center to determine changes in
offerings. Informal student and instructor surveys are conducted to determine
needs for specific classes
, and annually, the a
rti
culation a
greement between the
Mississippi’s

community and junior colleges
and universit
ies is r
eviewed to
determine
the
range
of
transferability of courses offerings. Rotation of classes is
based upon these considerations and the availability of qualified instructors.


The Administrative Dean of the West Harrison Center, the De
an of Instruction
for the Jefferson Davis Campus, and the Vice President of the Jefferson Davis
Campus are responsible for approving course offerings at the West Harrison
Center. All instructional programs

and
changes in
curriculum
must be approved
by the

college’s Instructional Affairs Council (IAC)
.

As shown

in Appendix E
,
t
he Administrative Dean and a faculty
member from the West Harrison Center
serve a
s members of IAC.
Curriculum changes recommended by the IAC must
be approved by the college’s Execut
ive Council and President.

9


Description of the Change


MGCCC has expanded its course
university
-
parallel course offerings at the
West
Harrison

Center to provide students with
opportunities

to make significant
progress towards an
Associate

degree.
The
college plans to continue expanding
these offerings, pendin
g approval of this substantive c
hange
.
A review of the
listing in Table

2

clearly demonstrates that
MGCCC has approached the “50
percent of degree program” threshold for substantive change notific
ation.


TABLE 2:

Expansion of Courses at West Harrison Center

COURSES

2007

2008

2009

SP
2007

SU
2007

FA
2007

SP
2008

SU
2008

FA
2008

SP
2009

SU
2009

FA
2009

ART 1113 Art Appreciation








1


BAD 2533 Computer and Business Mgt

















1

CSC 1113 Intro to Computer Concepts

1









ENG 1113 English Composition I

1



1

1



1

1



1

ENG 1123 English Composition II









1

EPY 2533 Human Growth and Dev

















1

HIS 1163 World Civilization I



1

1


1



1

HIS 1173 World
Civilization II

1











1





HIS 2213 American History I








1


HPR 1213 Personal Health

















1

LLS 1413 Improvement of Study









1

MAT 1213 Beginning Algebra





1













MAT 1233 Intermediate Algebra






1

1


1

MAT 1313

College Algebra

1



1

1



1

1

1

1

MAT 2323 Statistics









1

MFL 1213 Spanish I

















1

MUS 1113 Music Appreciation





1





PHI 1113 Old Testament Survey

















1

PSY 1513 General Psychology



1



1

1


1

SOC 2113 Intro to
Sociology







1









1

SPT 1113 Oral Communication

1



1

1

1

1

1

1

TERM TOTALS

5

0

5

5

2

6

6

4

15

YEAR TOTALS

10

13

25


10


Faculty


Faculty teaching
courses

at the
West Harrison Center
must meet the same
qualifications as other instructors of MGCC
C.

To ensure the quality of
instruction and the integrity of awarded degrees, the institution employs faculty
with the academic qualifications or equivalent documentation that validate
competence in relation to student learning outcomes and teaching experi
ence.

The Administrative Dean of the West Harrison Center works
contiguous

with
the Dean of Instruction of the Jefferson Davis Campus and Department
Chairpersons of the Jefferson Davis Campus to provide faculty support for
courses at the West Harrison Cen
ter.


The impact on faculty workload due to course offerings at the
West Harrison
Center

is minima
l. The extension center allows

more opportunities for full
-
time
faculty to meet class loads

or to teach classes as overloads.
Qualified p
art
-
time
instructio
nal
personnel are used when full
-
time instructors employed by the
college are unable to teach classes due to full

teaching loads.

Part
-
time
instructors for the
West Harrison Center

are
hired
according to the degree and
hour
s

requirements for each particul
ar course.

The Dean of Instruction at the
Jefferson Davis Campus
and the Dean of the West Harrison Center
determine

eligibility of
part
-
time instructional personnel upon review of faculty credentials
which must include a complete application

of employment

and official
transcripts.


Faculty members at the West Harrison Center are regularly evaluated in
accordance with faculty evaluation procedures.
The e
valuation procedure
triangulates assessment components
and includes

student evaluations,
11


chairperson eva
luation, self
-
evaluation, and classroom observation.

A sample
evaluation of a West Harrison I
nstructor is given in Appendix F
.


To ensure the integrity of all academic programs the college has
distinct

policies
which provide clear guidance to Campus Academic Deans of Instruction for
ensuring that semester hours, contact hours, office hours, student
-
teacher ratios,
and preparations are within acceptable limits.
A complete roster of faculty
teaching cla
sses at the
West Harrison Center

during the
spring 2009 and fall 2009
terms
is provided in Appendix G
. For instructors who teach at other MGCCC
sites, all classes taught are listed
.





12


Library and Learning Resources


The college’s Learning Resources
Division operates Libraries, Learning Lab
tutorial faculties, and media services to support both students and faculty

at all
locations of Gulf Coast.

The college participates in the Missi
ssippi Alliance for
Gaining New opportunities through
Library Inform
ation Access (MAGNOLIA),
the Mississippi Electronic Libraries Online (MELO),

and other electronic
databases selected by the institution.

The most recent media resources survey of
Mississippi’s fifteen community
and junior colleges establishes
the institu
tion as
a leader in library resources among Mississippi’s

community and junior colleges,
particularly in the area of electronic reference materials

which are provided to all
students, including those attending the West Harrison Center
.
Table 3 presents a
s
ummary of the state
-
wide media resource survey.

The media survey results for
Mississippi’s
fifteen community and junior

colleges is given in Appendix H
, and
a complete
list of
MGCCC’s
electronic reference

sources is given in Appendix I
.


TABLE 3: Summary

of Library Holdings Based on ALS State Survey

Media

N

State Ranking

Books and Serials

140,816

# 2

E
-
Books

74,850

# 1

Microforms

44,040

# 6

Audiovisual

51,530

#2

Serial Subscriptions

501

#2

Electronic Databases

33

# 1


The library further extends its services by maintaining an associate
membership
in the Southeastern
Library Network (SOLINET). This participation provides the
faculty wit
h interlibrary loan of research
materials that go beyond the scope of
the college’s ho
ldings. The LRC al
so maintains a partnership with
Mississippi’s
13


public universities through the Mississippi Community College Library
Information

Partnership (MCCLIP). The partnership not only extends resources
and services, but gives librarians the

opport
unity for reciprocal learning of new
resources and trends in libraria
nship, crucial to understanding
the research
needs of our university
-
transfer student population
.


West Harrison

students and faculty can request a library or
ientation to electronic
library
resources or by visiting the online orientation website located at URL:

http://www.mgccc.edu/library/library_orientation.php
.


The c
ollege also p
rovides
individualized instruction thro
ugh three Learning Lab
tutorial
facilities.
The Learning Labs are staffed with

qualified day and evening
instructors offering ind
ividu
alized instruction in the
areas of mathematics,
science, writing, and readi
ng. Within the
se subject areas,
the Learning Lab offers
instruction in remed
ial to advanced courses such as
physics and calculus.

Since
January 2009, the Learning Labs p
ro
vided tutorial services through
individualize
d instr
uction, media
-
assisted ins
truction, and comput
er assisted
instruction to
147 West Harrison students in over 900 hours of instruction.


TABLE 4
:

Learning Lab Usage West Harrison Students

Lab Area

N

Hours of Usage

Mathematics

62

391

Reading

14

24

Science

29

217

Writing

28

66

Self
-
Study

68

210

TOTALS

201

908




14


Physical Resources


Five regular

classrooms
in the Multipurpose Building at

the West Harrison
Center are used for academic evening and weekend classes. Each of these
classrooms can accommodate up to 40 students and is equip
ped with a c
eiling
-
mounted visual

display system,
television monitors, and DVD players.
C
lassrooms are wired for internet and all
instructional and non
-
instructional
areas of the center have wireless internet connectivity.
One classroom is
available for classes req
uiring computer access (e.g., Introduction to Computers).
Th
is closed
-
lab
instructional setting houses 30

computers with
the most recent
versions of
Microsoft Offic
e, Windows, and other software to accommodate
course requirements. Additionally, a
ll
students have acce
ss to a

20 station open
computer lab.
The open lab is open from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and is located
adjacent to the Counseling Office.


At present, laboratory science classes cannot be accommodated on
-
site and, to
date, laboratory clas
ses have not been offered. Pending approval of this change,
labs will be held in the Aquaculture building, and equipment sufficient for the
instruction of course learning outcomes will be purchased.


Because the new courses proposed will be conducted during evening and
weekend hours, the impact on existing physical facilities is minimal. The college
recognizes that continued
expansion
of physical facilities may be necessary
. For
these reasons, future

expansion of the West Harrison Center facilities master plan
contains two additional classroom buildings.





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Financial Support


Because all evening and weekend classes at the
West Harrison Center are taught
either as overloads for full
-
time faculty membe
rs

or by adjunct instructors, the
main

financial support requirement is minimized.

Student tuition is generally
sufficient to

cover these costs.


Full
-
time MGCCC faculty teaching courses at
West Harrison

are funded

through
their home
-
campus budgets.

Oth
er line items suppor
t

funding for
adjunct (part
-
time) faculty salaries,
instructional supplies, and new equipment.


A three
-
year
budget summary of
general instruction expenses for the West Har
rison Center is
given in Table 5
.


TABLE 5
:

Three
-
year
General
Instructional Budget, West Harrison Center

Item

FY 2010

FY 2009

FY 2008

Overloads


$ 5,000.00


$ 5,000.00


$ 5,000.00

Adjunct Salaries


$ 28,800.00


$ 7,200.00


-


Benefits


$ 3,187.00


$ 1,526.00


$ 976.00

Instructional Supplies


$ 8,415.00


$ 5,824.00


$ 8,381.00

Minor Equipment


$ 2,691.00


$ 3,400.00


$ 5,306.00

Travel


$ 1,855.00


$ 2,827.00


$ 2,061.00

Other


$ 9,988.00


$ 8,266.00


$ 4,901.00

Total Budget


$ 59,936.00


$ 34,043.00


$ 26,625.00


Annually, the President and other executive leaders of the college determine the
forward movement of the facilities’ plans based
on the changing social and
economic needs of South Mississippi.

If construction of physical facilities at
West Harrison Center is warranted in the future, the costs of construction will be
recommended by the President and budgeted by the MGCCC Board of T
rustees
from the institution’s capital budget.


16


Evaluation and Assessment


The ev
aluation and assessment of
the instruc
tional, administrative, and service
units of th
e
West Harrison Center are fully institutionalized as part of the
college’s planning p
rocess.

Evaluation of instructi
on is conducted each semester
using the
Faculty Evaluation Process Guidelines.


Learning outcomes are also
evaluated

as part of the
a
ssessment plans for
all programs
of study
at
MGCCC.
Data f
o
r

academic and developmental co
urses at
the
West Harrison Center is
collected by department chairpersons at the Jefferson Davis Campus and
reported to the Office of Institutional Research and Planning.
College
-
wide
p
lanning meetings are held with all faculty members to discuss both col
lege and
campus results and to develop use of results for improvement purposes.


Administrative outcomes are evaluated by the
Dean of the West Harrison Cente
r

and Dean of Instruction

for the Jefferson Davis Campus.


Administrative
outcomes from the FY 2009

planning cycle are enumerated below.



1.

Monitor program FTE and achieve 5% increase for each program based on
previous FY.


2.

Monitor program placement rates and achieve at or above prior year
information.


3.

Achieve 90% licensure and certification pass rates
of students taking
exams in respective program areas.


4.

No COC non
-
compliance items related to career and technical programs
.



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5.

100% of full
-
time faculty will meet or exceed the college professional
development requirement (45 hrs / 3 yrs).


6.

Above norm
ratings of Student Opinion Ratings of Classroom facilities,
laboratory facilities, business training facilities and equipment and
industrial facilities.


7.

100% of all full
-
time and part
-
time faculty will meet the criteria for
academic and professional prepa
ration outlined by SACS
-
COC.


8.

A minimum of 70% of all credit hours will be taught by full
-
time faculty
members.


9.

The average range of academic class size will be between 16 and 30.


10.

The mean GPA of students in each academic prefix will not fall below 2.0
.


11.

Less than 2% of all class offerings will be cancelled due to low
-
enrollment.


12.

Above average student opinion rat
ings of all areas for "academic
environment
.
"


These outcomes assess the effectiveness indicators (planning goals) for the Dean
of the West
Harrison Center, Dr. Janice Poole, and Dean of Instruction for the
Jefferson Davis Campus, Mr. Larry Miller. See Appen
dix

J

for the most recent
evaluation of these outcomes.