Annual report of institutional progress, 2003-2004 : Coastal Georgia Community College

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Annual Report
College of Coastal Georgia , Coastal Georgia Community College
Lord, Dorothy L.
A: SUMMARY OF MAJOR INSTITUTIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN THE PRECEDING YEAR -- B: ANNUAL PROGRESS IN INSTITUTIONAL STRATEGIC PLANNING -- C: ANNUAL PROGRESS IN ASSESSING INSTITUTIONAL EFFECTIVENESS -- SECTION D: RETENTION RATES AND GRADUATION -- E. OVERALL INSTITUTIONAL HEALTH -- A local donor supported the cost for assessing the potential for the College to raise up to $10 million in the local community in a major capital' campaign. -- At the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Commission on Colleges the President was given outstanding recognition for Meritorious Service to the Commission on Colleges -- The 2003-2004 academic year saw the conclusion of construction for the 90,000 square feet Camden Center. The Classroom/Technology Building was submitted as an $18,800,000 Major Capital Project in March 2004. -- 1,220 students enrolled in the programs offered by the Adult Literacy Program. cooperative program was begun with the Latin American Resource Center to provide instruction at the Center to teach English language to Hispanic students. -- Several major improvements have been implemented in the use of technology to improve services to students. -- The student literary publication Seaswells 2003 earned national recognition as the Most Outstanding College Literary-Art Magazine for the year 2003. -- New certificate of credit programs -- International Studies program growth -- After an extensive recruiting campaign during spring 2004, the college managed to hire three new African-American faculty members, and a Russian national. -- Coastal Georgia Community College continued to emphasize retention strategies for 2003-2004 -- The inability to offer needed instructional programs due to inadequate funding and space limitations has become a major frustration. At the new Camden Center where facilities have now been provided, the funding is not available to employ the necessary full-time faculty. On the" Brunswick campus, in addition to funding, the problem is inadequate classroom space and laboratory facilities. In addition, the Student Center space is quite inadequate to accommodate the Student Affairs programming needed by a College of this size. -- People are being asked to do more and more with fewer resources and staff. Concerns about overwork and distractions from instructional duties are often voiced. The climate generated by continuing fiscal crisis is debilitating at all levels of the organization, including the President's Office.
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