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81 Middlesex Community College Middlesex Community College (mcc) is a progressive and dynamic learning community, committed to providing educational programs and services that support personal growth and economic opportunity for its diverse student population. Dedicated to student success, the College provides excellence in teaching, personal attention, and extensive opportunities for exploration and growth. c o l l a b o r at i o n s industry’s anticipated shortage of employees who perform • The vertical Math Teaming Initiative provides a vehicle for articulation and collaboration among Middlesex Community maintenance and construction on power lines and substations. Energy utility employers project an urgent, long-term need for College, the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, the trained, multi-skilled energy technicians to replace an aging Lowell High School math department, and the Lowell middle workforce. The colleges are working with National Grid to schools’ math departments. It creates a smoother transition establish the programs at all three schools. MCC has received for incoming ninth graders, increases the number of students $5,000 from National Grid to be used for scholarships entering higher level math classes in college, and ensures for students enrolled in the new Energy Utility Technology consistent math content delivery. Teachers come together six certificate program. Eighteen students registered for the times each year to coordinate math first offering. instruction at all levels and better meet the needs of students from the middle Program of d i s t i n c t i o n schools through college. One hundred thirty one ninth graders attended Managed by Middlesex Community College, The Career Place is a one-stop career Step Up to High School Math, which center in Woburn that is celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2007. Despite the consisted of a series of math refresher fact that there are more than five times as many centers as there were when it exercises and activities that parents were originated, The Career Place maintains a leadership position among Massachusetts encouraged to attend with their child; and six high school seniors attended career centers. Helping local residents access jobs, acquire marketable skills, and Fast Track, which addressed basic math advance their careers, The Career Place also works with companies to help solve their deficiencies and prepared them for the workforce needs and maintain their competitive edge in the regional economy. The Computer Placement Test so that fewer Career Place reached the following benchmarks for 2006-2007 and for the decade: students would place into developmental served 75,000 job seekers in the ten-year history, 10,577 in fiscal 2007 alone; job courses. seekers who found employment averaged $21 per hour, matching the highest in the • MCC and UML began the Lowell Connections program in 1998, focusing state; pumped $42 million into the local economy in fiscal 2007; earned $100,000 annually to complement public dollars; is the only center in the state offering high- on preparing students who have applied to UML but have not yet met entrance stakes testing; and job seekers who found employment earned $12 in wages for every requirements to successfully transfer $1 of state funding received. and be effective in the University environment. Students take most of their classes at MCC • MCC is partnering with the Northeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council, a consortium of 47 police departments and have the option of living in a University residence hall, and two County Sheriff’s Departments, to offer free computer participating in student activities and athletic programs and training to law enforcement personnel throughout the state. using library and technology resources at both campuses. In Through funding provided by the United States Department 2006-07, MCC served the largest Connections class ever: 259 of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Police Services students, 192 new and 67 returning, 66 students transferred (COPS), MCC has secured approximately $750,000 to create a to UML from the Connections program. MCC and UML are technology lab on its Lowell campus. To date, more than three partnering for intramural hockey, basketball, and soccer, and dozen different courses have been offered to law enforcement 84 students participated in the 2006-2007 inaugural year. agencies. The training is split into three components—crime Additionally, MCC students, faculty and staff have been invited analysis, basic computer skills, and cyber crime. Police officers to join the UML Recreation Center. In total, 605 MCC students and support personnel have received training in basic skills transferred to UML in 2006-2007, more than transferred to any such as Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and the Internet and other college or University. specialized training in crime mapping, Internet predators, • MCC, in collaboration with Quinsigamond Community College and North Shore Community College, received a $1.9 million investigations involving MySpace, and facial recognition programs. More than 400 officers from more 30 different grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to develop new agencies have attended the trainings, which began in 2006 and certificate and associate degree programs in Energy Utility will continue for several years. Technology (EUT). The programs will help meet the utility 82 Middlesex Community College 20 07 P E R F O R M A N C E M E A S U R E M E N T R E P O R T i . ac c e s s t o p u b l i c h i g h e r e d u c at i o n i n m a s s ac h u s e t t s access Indicators* FA L L E N R O L L M E N T Fall and 13000 Annual Headcount Enrollment Fall 2006 Headcount: 8,109 12000 Fall 2006 FTE: 4,876 11000 Results: Over the last three years, fall headcount 10000 enrollment and fall FTE enrollment have remained 9000 relatively stable. 8000 7000 ANNUAL ENROLL MEN T 6000 FY2007 Headcount: 11,484 5000 FY2007 FTE: 5,049 4000 Results: Over the last three years, annual headcount 3000 enrollment has remained relatively stable, and annual FTE 2000 enrollment has increased 2.4%. 1000 MINORIT Y ENROLLMEN T 0 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 Minority Enrollment Percentage in Fall 2006: 26.3 % Fall Annual Results: Greater than institution’s primary draw region’s minority representation of 17.3%. ii : affordabilit y of ma ssachuse t t s communit y colleges affordability Indicators* % O F M E D I A N FA M I L Y I N C O M E Tuition and Fees as a Percent of Median Income Tuition and fees as a percent of median family income in FY2007: 5.0 % FY2003 FY2004 FY2005 FY2006 FY2007 Results: Tuition and fees $3,020 $3,380 $3,650 $3,650 $3,740 Comparable to the Northeast regional average of 4.9%. State median family income (SMFI) $66,922 $67,527 $68,701 $71,655 $74,463 Tuition and fees as % of SMFI 4.5% 5.0% 5.3% 5.1% 5.0% Segment avg. tuition and fees as % of SMFI 4.2% 4.8% 4.9% 4.9% 4.7% Northeast avg. tuition and fees as % of SMFI 4.8% 4.8% 4.9% * See Technical Guide (pages 109–110) for indicator methodology and details. Individual Community College Reports Middlesex Community College 83 iii : s t uden t succe ss and ac ademic Quali t y success and Quality Indicators* FA L L C O H O R T First-Year Persistence Rate (Fall-to-Fall) 80% F I R S T-Y E A R P E R S I S T E N C E Retained at original institution: 55.3% 70% Continuing at any institution: 67.1% 60% 50% Results: Persistence at original institution has remained relatively stable over the last three years and is comparable 40% to the segmental average of 55.3%. 30% FA L L-T O - S P R I N G R E T E N T I O N 20% 2006–2007 Fall-to-Spring 10% Retention Rate: 89.5 % 0% College Segment College Segment College Segment Results: Fall-to-spring retention has declined 2.2% over the FALL 2003 FALL 2004 FALL 2005 last three years. Percent Retained at Original CO U R SE COMPL E T IO N Percent Continuing at Any Postsecondary Institution FY2007 Credit Course Completion Rate: 74.1% Degrees Conferred 1200 1100 Tota Results: Comparable to the Board of Higher Education’s 1000 target rate of 75%. 900 800 DEG R EE S CO N F ER R ED 700 Total Degrees Conferred in FY2007: 962 600 Results: Average degrees conferred per year over the last 500 three years: 990. 400 300 N U R S I N G E x A M PA S S R AT E 200 100 2006 Pass Rate for First-Time 0 Test-Takers on the National FY 2003 FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2006 FY 2007 Nursing Licensure Examination: 82.8 % Results: Below the Board of Higher Education’s target pass Nursing Exam Pass Rate (Associate’s Level) rate of 85%. 100% 95% WORK FORCE DE v ELOPMEN T 90% FY2007 Annual Enrollment in 85% 80% Workforce Development Courses: 18,944 75% Results: Average annual enrollment in workforce 70% development courses per year over the last three years: 65% 18,168. 60% 55% 50% 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 (N=42) (N=37) (N=53) (N=47) (N=64) Middlesex State Target * See Technical Guide (pages 109–110) for indicator methodology and details. 84 Middlesex Community College 20 07 P E R F O R M A N C E M E A S U R E M E N T R E P O R T iV: effectiVe and efficient use of resources efficiency and innovation* compliance* E F F E C T I v E P R O J E C T S A N D I N I T I AT I v E S ANNUAL INDEPENDEN T AUDI T Implemented Banner Financial system to maximize efficiency of financial No material weaknesses based on transactions, and hosted a system-wide Banner-user conference. annual external independent audit: Redesigned campus portal to enhance student services. This program is a 2007 partnership with CAMPUS EAI (a consulting organization that provides IT 2006 services aimed at improving e-business solutions), and is funded with a 5-year, $1,033,000 grant. 2005 Signed the Climate Commitment to reduce the campus’ carbon footprint 2004 and overall energy consumption. 2003 Updated the College’s Energy Management System, replaced lamps, and updated equipment, resulting in an overall utility cost reduction of 8% annually. Raised $1,073,735 through private fundraising, an increase of $397,392 from FY06. resource allocation* E x P E N D I T U R E S P E R S T U D E N T— A C T U A L , B U D G E T F O R M U L A & N AT I O N A L P E E R S $5000 FY06 Actual $4000 National Peers National Peers FY06 Actual Budget Formula $3000 $2000 $1000 $0 Instruction Academics Student Institutional Support Plant Total Expenditures Student Services Institutional Plant Operations Total Services Support Operations Expenditures The college continued its success in securing significant grant and contract funding in FY06, which enabled the college to expend an additional $2.2M in Instruction and Student Support over and above peer averages. financial health Indicator* P R I M A R Y R E S E R v E R AT I O Unrestricted Reserves $2.4M Unrestricted Reserves $2,388,077 = 4% Total Operating Expenses Advisable Operating $59,283,754 Reserves Expense $23.7M $59.3M * See Technical Guide (pages 109–110) for indicator methodology and details.
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