Academic/Student Services progress toward Access and Success priority

Pre-College Programs

Adult Basic Education/GED

  • Cohort Class graduation rates 136/310 = 44 percent compared to the 2010-11 ABE/GED rate of 33 percent (144/427)
  • GED completers enrolling at CWC is up 35 percent from 29 percent


Pre-college Math

  • 93 percent of students in the math bridge course successfully completed with 83 percent of the students enrolling in the subsequent math course
  • Student success rate of students in developmental math courses improved from 56 to 59 percent


Student Enrollment Management
  • CWC formally instituted SEM as a governance committee with Recruitment, Retention, and Graduation Matters sub-committees. College focused on new programs (Agriculture, Film, Communication, Environment, Health and Safety) and those with capacity to grow (Radio/TV).
  • Increased enrollment of Native American students from 10.4 percent of the total CWC student body to 11.5 percent.
  • Retention fell shortly from Fall 2010 to Fall 2011
  • Graduation Matters
    • CWC cohort graduation rate was 35 percent up from 33 percent for the prior year. State Community College rate is 28 percent and National Community College rate is 21 percent
    • In 2012, 20 percent more students participated in commencement than in 2011
    • 74 percent of graduates received associate degrees, up from 66 percent in the prior year
    • Minority student graduation increased from 17 percent to 19 percent



Career Pathways

No progress was made with no plans to pursue this initiative


Strengthen and improve programs
  • Enrollment goal for nursing was not met due to capacity issues with existing instructional space.


New Programs
  • Environmental Health and Safety programs added new certificates
  • Medical Areas

1. Health Sciences: Certified Nursing Assistant II (Certificate)

2. Health Science: Medication Assistant (Certificate)

  • Entrepreneurship
    • An Innovations Institute has been developed and will be implemented fall of 2012.
    • CWC received program approval to begin an Associate of Applied Science in Entrepreneurship and the college will begin admitting students in the fall of 2012.
  • CWC investigated the opportunity to start a Behavioral Specialist program and determined it would not be feasible for a variety of reasons.
Inaugurate the Center for Innovation and Teaching Excellence
  • The Center for Innovation and Teaching Excellence (CITE) was officially formed and met regularly
  • CITE formally sponsored
  • Developed website to provide valuable information for adjunct instructors.
Higher Learning Commission/Degree Qualification Profile
Three CWC Associate degree programs (General Studies, Criminal Justice, and English) are participating in the evaluation of the Degree Qualification Profile. Each of these programs has completed a curriculum “mapping” project – aligning and comparing course and program outcomes with the DQP. CWC is one of 21 colleges serving as Pathways Pioneer Schools in this Higher Learning Commission initiative.
Reduce the Title IV federal student loan default rate
  • In a collaboration between the CWC business faculty and financial aid staff, a one-credit financial literacy course has been developed. In the fall of 2013, all students will be required to complete the course in order to graduate.
  • Student Services has implemented Student Educational Plans (SEP). All students who receive financial aid but do not meet the standards of academic progress are required to have a SEP. Students who have a SEP will be required to work closer with faculty advisors, be limited in the number of credits they can enroll in, and will have more frequent interactions with faculty during the term.
  • The Retention Committee recommended a Faculty-Initiated Withdrawal procedure which allows instructors to drop students who do not show up for class prior to financial aid disbursements. The college anticipates this measure will significantly reduce, and possibly eliminate, the number of students who receive financial aid without attending classes.
  •  A detailed analysis of the Five-Year Cohort Default data is being conducted, which is expected to drive future initiatives designed to reduce the loan default rate.




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