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AQIP Action Projects (2003-2006)

Systems Portfolio Team

Objective

To build the Systems Portfolio, a reflection of the College, the Action Projects, and an overview of CLC’s processes, outcomes, results, and improvements.

View the Systems Portfolio (2006).

Team Members

Leaders: Richard J Haney, Theresa B Sebastian
Participants: Denise J Anastasio, Connie Bakker, Kelly S Cartwright, Mary S Charuhas, Sam Del Pozo, Jean V Kartje, Margaret Kyriakos, Ana Mazilu, Casey Moffatt, Nidia I Ortiz-Cahue, DeRionne P Pollard, Ted P Poulos, Peggy Pugesek, Kathryn Rogalski, Kathleen Scatliffe-Wallace, Evelyn R Schiele, Marilyn A Vancrey-Schambari, Page J Wolf

English-Language Learners/ESL Team

Objective

To increase the number of English Language Learners (ELL) who are entering college-level courses by improving the transition process.

Primary Results

  • Three questions added to college application. These are designed to enhance data collection and analysis with the goal of providing improved support services to meet the needs of ELL students.
  • The entire Adult Education ESL curriculum and course sequences revised to create two tracks: 1) an academic track for students seeking to transition into college programs and degrees and 2) a life skills track for students seeking general language development.
  • Counselor presence increased in academic ESL classes to assist ESL student transition.
  • Improved process implemented for ESL students seeking financial aid and scholarships.
  • Bi-lingual motivational and recruitment videos and PowerPoint presentations developed to explain registration and financial aid process.

Team Members

Leaders: Joyce Kleckner Gatto, Lourdene Huhra
Participants: Nancy DeMuro, Myra Gaytan, Michael Latza, Suzanne Leibman, Elisabeth Caroline Martin, Nancy C McNerney, Brenda K Miller, David B Ross, Donald Sosnowski, Adena Staben, Marcy E Thompson, Liliana Ware, David F Wolff, Yang Xiang

Developmental Reading and Writing Team

Objective

To increase the success of students who place into developmental reading and writing by identifying learning and support needs, then measuring the effectiveness of the systems in place.

Primary Results

  • New “Early Alert” programs piloted with developmental math and English faculty.
  • English 109 and Sociology course linked.
  • Funding obtained for a new English faculty member whose training has a specialization in reading. Process improved for ESL students seeking financial aid and scholarships.
  • Summer Bridge pilot program developed for spring high school graduates who place in developmental English.
  • Two new brochures published to explain the admissions process and methods for demonstrating math and language proficiency.

Team Members

Leaders: Mary Ann Bretzlauf, Elizabeth Oudenhoven
Participants: Yvonne Block, Julie Britten, Cathy A Colton, Penne P Devery, Carole Ewing, Janet C Fisher, William W Freitag, Gloria Hernandez, Adriane W Hutchinson, Martin W Ley, Marjorie Ann Matthews, Beth Remedi, Jennifer E Staben, Thomas P Truesdell, Susan Whittaker, Mary M Winter

Assessment of General Education Team

Objective

To implement assessment of student learning in general education.

Primary Results

  • General education web resource implemented for both faculty and students. The site assists with teaching and learning of the college’s General Education Learning Outcomes.
  • Results of “Writing Artifacts” project distributed along with shared results/recommendations from faculty on student writing strengths and areas for improvement.
  • Results of CAAP “scientific reasoning” tests distributed for analysis.
  • Recommendation developed to expand the college’s General Education Learning Outcomes by adding “reading” and “information technology.”

Team Members

Leaders: Jeffrey Stomper, Robert K Twardock
Participants: Lakshmi Gollapudi, Patrick Gonder, David V Groeninger, Byron D Hunter, Shari Lynn Larson, Allan R Levandowski, Nancy C McNerney, Roland G Miller, DeRionne P Pollard, Rodolfo Ruiz-Velasco, Arlene Santos-George, Jean Suter, Stewart Thornburgh, Mary Urban, Suzanne J Valentine-French, Mary L.Zenner

Communications Team

Objective

To improve the Communication Processes and Systems within the College.

Primary Results

  • The college has replaced the electronic “Communications Center” with the use of public Outlook folders. (The electronic communication center had been difficult to use and access and had resulted in staff receiving many unsolicited e-mails from others selling homes, furniture, or miscellaneous items.) The new process was implemented through a series of training sessions, and the effectiveness of Outlook folders is currently being assessed.
  • The college’s intranet site has been revamped and now includes a search function allowing staff to quickly locate information and departmental services.
  • The team has collected and developed a database of interpreters who are available to assist students or community members with accessing college services. Interpreters are available for a variety of languages including sign language.
  • The college has implemented a more stringent process of blocking spam. As a result, the college’s information systems have become more efficient and less susceptible to viruses.

Team Members

Leaders: Gwethalyn Bronner, Scott Rial
Participants: Madge J Buchholz, Mary C Byrne, JoHaan P Cotton, Cindi L Cretan, Sonia M Crosier, Kristen Dahl, Denise A deVore, Amy Glover, Karen Hlavin, Beverly H Hubbard, Carmen L Lowry, Kevin Lowry, Peggy C Miller, Cindy Munda, Jorge Nieto, William M Pegues, Bob Remedi, Laura L Rovang, Evelyn R Schiele, Julie B Shroka, Alice A Witt, Diane Wolter