CMC-Summit plans for the future |

CMC-Summit plans for the future


Last month I shared with you the achievements that Colorado Mountain College’s Summit Campus had made over the course of our just-completed, three-year strategic plan. However, no sooner have we completed that plan than we’ve embarked on our next three-year strategic plan. So now I’d like to share with you the goals we’ve set for this next period of time.For these goals, we said that CMC-Summit will:• Enable the success of residents of Summit County in achieving their personal and professional learning goals. To reach this goal, we will improve our faculty members’ professional skills by surveying them about their needs for technology training, developing a training and evaluation schedule based on this survey and also on our regular survey of students. We will also provide that training to faculty, as well as training for campus staff in the use and troubleshooting of classroom technology. In addition, we’ll move forward a peer mentoring program for faculty. Relying on data from numerous student surveys, we’ll determine whether our campus is helping students to meet their learning goals. We’ll also explore the need for increasing study skills or tutoring for math, writing and English courses.• Improve access to learning for members of our community.In support of this goal, we’ll make use of community surveys to explore how we can help families to reach their learning goals. Relying on public feedback and other research, we’ll also determine the needs and options for the best use of our existing Dillon site and design a new facility in Breckenridge that is inviting, comfortable, convenient and intergenerational. We want to increase community participation in our Center for Lifelong Learning by determining what community members would like to see us offer, and then expanding course offerings. We also want to increase our already-successful partnerships within the community.• Identify, assess, develop and strengthen academic and certificate programs.By surveying students and employers, and completing a thorough self analysis, we plan to conduct a systematic analysis of our emergency medical services department, business program and computer certificates. We will then develop and enhance our techniques to recruit new students, and retain existing students, for these programs. During the 2007-08 academic year, we will enroll our first class of students in our licensed practical nursing program, as well as fully implementing a new entrepreneurship program. The following year, we’ll roll out our associate degree in nursing program, and revisit expansion of our culinary arts program.I know I am speaking on behalf of the rest of our staff and faculty when I tell you how excited we are to be taking on these initiatives. And I invite you to come visit our campus and talk with us about them, if you have questions or would like more information. In Dillon we are located at 333 Fiedler Ave., (970) 468-5989, and in Breckenridge at 103 S. Harris St., (970) 453-6757.

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