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					                                   OCEAN COUNTY COLLEGE
                                 ACADEMIC AFFAIRS DIVISION
                                Executive Vice President – Instruction

         Because the Executive Vice President is serving concurrently as the Interim Vice President of
Academic Affairs, the planning documents from both areas have been merged for FY 13 under the title of
Academic Affairs Division. Hopefully the future will permit the College to resume the search for the Vice
President of Academic Affairs.
         The offices of the Vice President of Academic Affairs and the Executive Vice President share
staff and responsibilities. Assistant Vice President Carolyn Lafferty has assumed leadership of several
areas within Academic Affairs along with her existing responsibilities for Curriculum and Assessment.
Assistant Vice President Antoinette Clay has the responsible for student concerns, faculty-student
problems, student retention and the College Catalog among others. During the FY 12, additional staff will
be added to facilitate the responsibilities of both offices to meet changing conditions. For example, the
Vice President of Academic Affairs will assume direct responsibility centralized scheduling in order to
permit the deans and assistant deans to spend more time working with faculty. When the position of
Academic Vice President is filled, the office of the Executive Vice President-Instruction will assume
responsibility for E-Learning, Distance Learning Instruction and Adjunct Faculty Development along
with other potential activities. Finally, the organization and the operations of the Division may also be
modified by the recommendations that emerge from the “Big Ideas Group” process that is presently
scheduled for review by the New Jersey Council of County Colleges.


                                          Table of Contents
    A.   E-Learning                                                             Pages 2-5
    B.   School of Language and the Arts                                        Pages 6-14
    C.   School of Social Sciences and Human Services                           Pages 15-32
    D.   School of Mathematics, Science and Technology                          Pages 33-38
    E.   Center for Academic Excellence                                         Pages 39-47
    F.   Off Campus and Academic Outreach                                       Pages 48-58
    G.   Library Services                                                       Pages 59-63
    H.   Office of School Relations                                             Pages 64-69




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                OCEAN COUNTY COLLEGE- School of E Learning
                           Planning Document
                            FY 13 2012-2013


1. Departmental Mission/Goals:
The mission of the School of E Learning at Ocean County College is to create a highly
recognized and respected teaching and learning environment available to students of Ocean
County College. This environment shall have a global campus outreach by promoting a high-
quality student-centered learning environment that optimizes distance learning technology
through multiple forms of delivery that aligns to our strategic goals.

   Goals:
1. Increase the enrollment and outreach of the College by adding additional degree programs -
   to enable more complete degree completion on line.
2. Increase the total College enrollment by enabling new cadres of students formerly unable to
   access complete degree programs at Ocean County College by continued partnership with
   Pearson and recruitment firms,
3. Maintain the quality of e-learning courses currently offered at the College by elevating all
   current courses to a set of OCC minimum standards, quality indicators, and faculty
   qualifications, training and preparation, and support for teaching online.
4. Promote continuous collaboration and cooperation to assure alignment of the OCC
   infrastructure organization of support services, including admissions and records, financial
   aid, library services, auxiliary services, technical infrastructure and other departments that
   support the needs of this delivery format.
5. Promote educational partnerships as needed to support the School of E learning in its
   domestic and global expansion.

2. Department Summary:
   IN FY 11 the college entered into an agreement with Pearson Education to grow enrollments
   in the School of E Learning starting in FY 12. The success of the FY 12 initiative may have
   additional impacts on the FY 13 budget planning.

    The current School of E Learning is staffed by an Executive Director reporting to the
    Executive Vice President of Instruction. The department is supported by a an Instructional
    Technology Specialist (SGHE position), A Director of Academic Technologies/Sr
    Instructional Designer (75%)(SGHE position), , It is anticipated that a FT Associate Director
    and a FT instructional Designer will be on staff by FY 12. It is also anticipated that a
    Administrative Assistant, Dean, and Manager of Enrollment/Pearson liaison will be hired
    during FY12.

    The rapid growth of the School of E Learning in partnership with our Pearson relationship
    will require thisongoing reorganization of the support processes. The addition of the Global
    Initiatives program and the move from WEBCT to Campus cruiser for hybrid courses will
    require that E Learning take three distinct tracks and support personnel to be resourced to
    both these initiatives.

    In addition the position for the Center of Teaching and Learning should be in place from FY
    12 . It was anticipated in FY11.



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     3. Assessment Results

OBJECTIVES                     STATUS/REASONS                ASSESSMENT
                                                                                          IMPACT ON FY11

To create the highest          This process has been         Establishment of
standards of quality           instituted and will be        guidelines and rubrics       Courses will be created
instruction for courses        implemented in a              will guarantee this          and delivered with the
delivered by online and        continuous improvement        process                      established standards.
hybrid methods.                process. The E Learning
                               Advisory Group will assist
                               in this process.
     To enhance the              Continuous evaluation       Assessment by Deans and
   established Course               and monitoring of        School of e Learning will    Student satisfaction will
     Evaluation and                       courses.           be ongoing to ensure         increase as quality of
   assessment system                                         quality of delivery to       courses is enhanced.
  implemented by the                                         students. Assessment of
        schools.                                             additional assistance in
                                                             this area to be made
To develop courseware in       Additional OCC degrees        Continuous monitoring of     Ease of adding
the Master Class format        added to the offerings.       the implementation of        additional sections and
to meet the expanding          All courses will be in MC     these courses for quality    new courses will be
needs of the OCC               format.                       standards.                   seen.
community and to be able
to attract students for Full
Degree on line
opportunities.
To explore nontraditional      Outreach to the Military      Monitoring of enrollment     Expansion of the School
Online learning markets        market will be increased.     and student success will     of E learning will be in
such as the military and       Global initiative strategic   be in place and reports      progress.
global initiatives.            plan will be implemented      will be generated to
                               and ongoing.                  closely monitor this new
                                                             initiative.
To coordinate all internal     Departments that support E    Continual                    Enrollment processes
processes at OCC for           Learning will be in place     communications with          will be enhanced.
effective delivery of          including online advising     them will be held to make
online and hybrid              and online tutoring           modifications as needed.
admissions.
To implement and assess        Technologies in use will be   Monitoring of new            Students will see
new partnerships, new          evaluated.                    technologies and             improvement in delivery
and existing software and      Partnerships will be          partnerships will be an      of courses in the online
hardware                       cultivated and enhanced.      ongoing initiative.          format.
implementations to                                           Existing technologies will
enhance the On Line                                          be assessed on an ongoing
initiative                                                   basis. Input will be
                                                             received from all users-
                                                             faculty and students




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     Part Two:
     STRATEGIC INITIATIVES: 2010-2015                                                  ACTIVITIES
Offer comprehensive educational programs that              Establish curriculum mapping initiative so that additional degrees
develop intentional learners of all ages and ensure the    can be fully offered online and will enable learners to continually
full assessment of student learning in these programs.     be able to access the necessary courses offered in continual
                                                           sequences.
                                                           Establish an ongoing assessment plan and program that enhances
                                                           institutional effectiveness efforts in coordination with the Deans of
                                                           the 3 academic schools.
                                                           Insure that all e-learning instructors are qualified to teach in a DL
                                                           environment.
                                                           Provide ongoing communication and professional development
                                                           opportunities for e-learning instructors and staff.
                                                           Enhance e-learning student orientation and support by means of
                                                           ongoing interventions.
                                                           Enhance online services so as to mimic F2F services by means of
                                                           establishing such initiatives as on line tutoring by employing
                                                           services such as SMARTHINKING.com.

2. Provide broadly-based student support, starting from    Partnership with Pearson for retention and recruitment.
our initial contact with every individual, regardless of   Continually upgrade the infrastructure that supports the College’s
his or her needs                                           e-Learning initiatives and the learners needs.

3. Measure employee attitudes toward the workplace         Establishment of a Quality Assurance process and faculty
and student attitudes toward the learning experience       mentoring feedback for online course participation.
and make responsive adjustments in institutional
strategies.

4 Provide a well-designed campus and facilities with       Support the new Center for Teaching and Learning with training
advanced technology.                                       courses, enhanced Teaching and Learning literature, prerecorded
                                                           training and communications.
                                                           Enhance outreach to Schools and departments with workshops and
                                                           avenues for technology enrichment.
5. Address our human resources needs by recruiting         Refine the criteria and qualifications required to be an online
and hiring highly-qualified people and continuing to       instructor.
develop the potential of every employee.                   Establish a recruiting system through the HR department to attract
                                                           qualified adjuncts.
                                                           Offer training on ongoing basis to academic Deans and
                                                           administrators on techniques for online class observations.
6. Generate and manage fiscal resources to best serve      Monitor partnerships and enrollments to insure continued revenue
strategic priorities.                                      within E Learning
7. Organize a leadership team committed to outreach,       Organize within the school of E Learning an advisory group to
development, engagement, institutional effectiveness,      enhance communication.
and a fully-realized implementation of the College’s
vision.
8. Reach out to members of the Ocean County                Establish liaisons with other DL providers for DL articulations.
community and beyond in order to create meaningful,        Continue Vendor relationships when mutually beneficial.
fulfilling and mutually beneficial partnerships.           Establish ongoing working relationships within OCC community.




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3. Planning Objectives

Departmental Planning                                                                            Estimated Cost
Objectives for July 1, 2012-        Rationale or Justification       Responsibilities/           (if applicable)
June 30, 2013 (FY 13)
                                                                     Participants/Time
                                                                     Frames
Investigate using Pearson E         Sophisticated analytics might    E Learning Staff/Year
College for F2f and Hybrid.         benefit entire campus.           end analysis

Instructional Designer for Global   Anticipated expansion of E -     To support faculty          $90,000 (with
                                    Learning                                                     benefits)
initiatives


Content Repository continued        Further development of this      E Learning/IT/Library       Annual license
                                    repository as course content                                 $30,000
development                         grows.
                                    Addition of Streaming
                                    media.
Reorganization plan in process      Any unfunded positions in        Dependent on FY 12          The cost will be
                                    FY 12 will need to be                                        dependent on unfilled
with new hires and new              considered to support the                                    positions.
                                    growing anticipated
responsibilities defined            initiatives.


Global Outreach Expansion of E      The School of E Learning         School of E Learning
Learning to be initiated and in     will have established            will experience             The cost will be
place                               multiple divisions or tracks.    significant growth          dependent on needs by
                                    Ocean ONLINE and Ocean           needing additional          growth of program
                                    Global. It is anticipated that   support services from
                                    OCC will see the increased       college community and
                                    numbers and revenue during       internal positions.
                                    this time frame.
Addition of other full degree       Continued growth                 Development costs of        30,000
programs such as Engineering                                         programs
and other viable programs to
meet the market demand
Center for Teaching and             Faculty and Adjunct support      Ongoing professional        80,000 with benefits
Learning –Implementation and        needed for all forms of          development programs in
Staffing                            technology enable teaching       pedagogical and
                                    and Learning                     technological learning
                                                                     experiences will be
                                                                     offered,
Recruitment of DL Adjuncts          Systematic review for            Deans and Executive         ongoing
                                    additional sections needed       Director, Assistant
                                    for E Learning tracks            Director
Continued Implementation of         Use of Smarthinking to           Tutoring Services and       $40000
Online Tutorials                    deliver Writing and Math         Learning will collaborate
                                    Tutoring. This may have to
                                    be expanded with growth of
                                    E Learning
WIMBA or similar Collaborative      Use of collaborative tools to    IT training support/E       Annual License
tools to entire community in use    increase the immediacy of        Learning                    $33,000
                                    distance education, hybrid
                                    and face to face support




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                                   School of Language and the Arts

                                     Planning Document FY 2013



1. Mission and Goals

Mission: The mission of the School of Language and the Arts is to offer a wide array of first- and
second-year college level courses in the Humanities and the Arts that will satisfy certificate and
degree requirements for both career and transfer students. The school offers comprehensive
programs that support student services in a learning-centered environment. Our Faculty and staff
collaborate to advance and promote the college as the leading cultural, social, and educational
center of the county.


Goals: The goals of the School of language and the Arts reflect the intent of the Academic Master Plan,
2010-2015. Specifically, the goals of the School are to develop intentional learners who “display
effective communication skills,” who “display critical thinking/problem-solving skills,” who “understand
how to gather and interpret information,” who “demonstrate an awareness of the arts and their impact,”
and who “demonstrate an exposure to a diversity of cultures and a global perspectives.”

Moreover, our goals align with the Institutional goals2010-2015 that focus on ways to “Advance
Developmental Learning”, as well as “Increase Student Academic Engagement”. We also work on
“Enhance Our Distance Learning Potential” by expanding our online offerings and conducting
pedagogical workshops on distance learning and hybrid learning.



To achieve these goals, the School of Language and the Arts will do the following:

           Maintain an effective plan to assess student learning outcomes.
           Accurately advise both career and transfer students.
           Teach our students to read with greater comprehension.
           Teach our students in all courses to write with greater precision and clarity.
           Provide our students with global and historical perspectives.
           Encourage our students to think critically and solve problems in all courses.
           Constantly evaluate and assess DL and OSOL classes.
           Impart to our students the necessary knowledge of personal and social ethics.
           Provide to our students greater access to the fine and performing arts.




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Summary

The School of Language and the Arts consists of 40 full-time faculty members, roughly 220 adjunct
faculty members, 5 full-time staff members, 7 part-time staff members, a Dean, and an Assistant Dean.
The School is located primarily in the Arts and Community Center and in the Russell Building, with
additional offices and classrooms in the Instructional and Technology Buildings.

Instruction is supported by a Writing Center on the main campus, tutors at the Southern Education
Center, two Computer Labs, and an ESL lab. Instruction is also supported by OCC’s professional
librarians who offer courses in research techniques and information literacy. Several programs in the
School are aided by community advisory groups. Faculty members from the School serve on all College
governance committees, as well as on the College Senate. Faculty members advise many student
organizations and actively participate in the October Visiting Writers Series, the April Poetry Festival,
Black History Month, Women’s History Month, veteran’s club, Global Education, concert series, and
multiple fine arts performances on campus.

The School of Language and the Arts has three main divisions: (a) English and Literature (b) History (c)
Humanities, Fine Arts and Media Services, each with their own Assessment Results, and Planning
Objectives, as follows:

English Assessment Results:
The School attempts coherent and continuous assessment of major courses
The discipline within the School will continue to participate in the creation of multiple, measurable
outcomes and assessment instruments.
The Dean will continue to assess the job performance of untenured faculty by making the required class
visits every fall and spring semester in addition to the informal visits until the faculty member achieves
tenure. Thereafter, each faculty member will be visited every year. The Assistant Dean will also make
formal and informal class visits to tenured faculty on a one-year cycle.

The Dean will continue to encourage faculty within disciplines to discuss and propose methods of
assessing course content and course outcomes. Some of these proposals emerge during the monthly
meeting of the faculty.

Part One:


  OBJECTIVES                  STATUS/REASONS        ASSESSMENT                         IMPACT ON FY 11



  Upgrade technology in all   Objective partly      New equipment works well and       College will provide
  labs and all classrooms     accomplished          increases use of technology in     new LCD Ceiling
  assigned to the English                           teaching classes. There is still   Projectors. We also
  Department.                                       equipment needed and still work    need Portable
                                                    to be done.                        Projectors. 5
                                                                                       document cameras
                                                                                       for in and out of class
                                                                                       use




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Part Two:
   STRATEGIC INITIATIVES: 2010-2015                                                   ACTIVITIES
  1 Educational excellence that embraces quality teaching, new       Teams of English faculty members will offer other
  pedagogical presentation modes, and programs used to               academic departments a series of workshops to
  develop intentional learners, and rigorous educational             promote and continue to offer help with the Writing
  assessment used to improve teaching and learning.                  Across the Curriculum initiative. Enhanced adjunct
  Implementation strategies based on assessment outcomes are         training sessions in the summer by the Dean and
  part of the courses’ curricula.                                    Assistant Dean to improve adjunct instruction.

   2. Advance developmental learning and increase student            More faculty members trained in teaching new
  academic engagement by enhancing our Distance Learning             Distance Learning courses. New Distance learning
  potential                                                          courses developed. We are currently working on
                                                                     more DL/ OSOL versions of courses. We are
                                                                     developing more OSOL versions of face to face
                                                                     classes.

  3. The creation of a campus culture in which students can          Additional tutoring hours both at the SEC and on
  thrive and reach their fullest potential by receiving increased    the main campus enhance opportunities for learning
  access to technological support, improved advising and             and may help improve student retention. Use of
  transfer services, the full benefits of financial aid, retention   Kean University junior and senior English majors
  services, and a comprehensive selection of co-curricular           as part-time tutors in the Writing Center.
  activities.                                                        Improving our links on the web page to facilitate
                                                                     the students’ transfer will also help students find
                                                                     potential employment sites

  4. Advancement, partnering and outreach, whereby the college       Collaboration between OCC’s Dean of English and
  seeks mutually beneficial connections and associations that        Kean University’s Chairman of English to develop
  promote its mission, its programs, and its culture of              a new course (Critical Approaches to Literature) so
  collaboration.                                                     that OCC’s English offerings are more in line with
                                                                     those of Kean University. Continued development
                                                                     of “The Write Connection” – a program of
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                                                                     Honors students and 11th grade students in the
                                                                     Toms River Regional high schools.

  5. Enhanced facilities and technology that support exceptional     New Overhead projectors and “white box”
  teaching and learning, institutional growth, and overall           connections for laptops in three classrooms have
  institutional effectiveness.                                       supported technology in teaching and learning.
                                                                     New Document Cameras still need to be purchased
                                                                     for each classroom

  6 Planning and assessment that are linked to resources             Continued course-level assessment of the
  management and institutional effectiveness.                        department’s four most heavily enrolled courses
                                                                     and plans for assessing more courses as ENGL 255.
                                                                     Continued improvements in measurable learning.
  7. Human resources development through the continuation of         Many faculty members, both full-time and adjunct,
  best practices in hiring, bargaining and conflict resolution and   seek methods of professional development and
  in the continued expansion of employee development and             continue to take advantage of opportunities for on-
  training programs.                                                 campus training. Expanded training sessions for
                                                                     new adjuncts during the summer.
  8. Continued development of varied events, programs and            The School of Language and the Arts sponsors or
  facilities that engage students and community members in           participates in a wide variety of artistic, cultural,
  rewarding athletic, artistic, cultural, and service-oriented       and service-oriented activities that engage students,
  activities.                                                        including Writing Across the Curriculum initiative,
                                                                     the “Creative Writing” section of the Teen Arts
                                                                     Festival, the “Write Connection” collaboration with
                                                                     the Toms River regional high schools, Black
                                                                     History Month Read-In Day, Women’s History
                                                                     Month activities and readings, a poetry festival
                                                                     during National Poetry Month in April, and the


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                                                                     “Writers Reading Series” in October, which brings
                                                                     to our campus noted fiction writers and dramatists.
History Assessment Results:

The School attempts coherent and continuous assessment of major courses
The discipline within the School will continue to participate in the creation of multiple, measurable
outcomes and assessment instruments.


The Dean will continue to assess the job performance of untenured faculty by making the required class
visits every fall and spring semester in addition to the informal visits until the faculty member achieves
tenure. Thereafter, each faculty member will be visited every year. The Assistant Dean will also make
formal and informal class visits to tenured faculty on a one-year cycle.
The Dean will continue to encourage faculty within disciplines to discuss and propose methods of
assessing course content and course outcomes. Some of these proposals emerge during the monthly
meeting of the faculty.

Part One:
         OBJECTIVES                    STATUS/REASONS                     ASSESSMENT
                                   .                                                                IMPACT ON FY13

  Maintain the culture of          Completed assessment testing      Implementation of direct       None
  assessment and                   in all classes identified–        changes suggested by post
  accountability                   HIST171, 172, 173, 174            test analysis in the
                                   DL classes                        teaching of specific course
                                                                     components


Part Two:
  STRATEGIC INITIATIVES: 2010-2015                                                     ACTIVITIES
  1. Educational excellence that embraces quality teaching, new      Workshops for training adjuncts
  presentation modes, and programs used to develop intentional       Provide new digital maps and updated classroom
  learners, and rigorous educational assessment used to improve      maps
  teaching and learning.                                             Provide support for faculty participation in
                                                                     professional conferences

  2. The creation of a campus culture in which students can          Creating a link on the History Discipline school
  thrive and reach their fullest potential by receiving increased    page to advising, potential transfer colleges and
  access to technological support, improved advising and             career resources
  transfer services, the full benefits of financial aid, retention   Encouraging more college wide and community
  services, and a comprehensive selection of co-curricular           events
  activities.
  3. Advancement, partnering and outreach, whereby the college       Partnering with public school districts to utilize
  seeks mutually beneficial connections and associations that        community action programs in educational
  promote its mission, its programs, and its culture of              classrooms
  collaboration.
  4. Enhanced facilities and technology that support exceptional     Offering related workshops
  teaching and learning, institutional growth, and overall
  institutional effectiveness.
  5. Planning and assessment that are linked to resources            The implementation of the findings from course
  management and institutional effectiveness.                        assessment and program reviews
  6. Human resources development through the continuation of         New faculty mentoring process involving Dean and
  best practices in hiring, bargaining and conflict resolution and   senior faculty. Utilization of collegial interaction to
  in the continued expansion of employee development and             resolve problems
  training programs.


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  7. Continued development of varied events, programs and             Women’s History Month Celebration
  facilities that engage students and community members in            Musical performances incorporating student and
  rewarding athletic, artistic, cultural, and service activities.     community players.
Humanities, Fine Arts, and Media Studies Assessment Results:

The School attempts coherent and continuous assessment of relevant programs. The Digital Mass Media
program – a combination of the former Print and Broadcast Journalism and Electronic Media option
under the Visual Communication Technology program – will undergo the OCC formal review process
during the 2009-2010 academic year.

Each discipline within the School will continue to participate in the creation of multiple, measurable
outcomes and assessment instruments. Following the lead of Art History, Spanish, Public Speaking, and
Philosophy – which reviewed and revised existing assessment instruments and, in some cases, introduced
“exit” projects starting in the spring of AY2005 and continuing every spring since – other disciplines will
review and revise assessment instruments and, where possible, also create “exit” projects that will
measure student learning. In Computer Graphics, Photography, Digital Mass Media & Communication,
and Interpreter Training, such exit courses exist.

In addition, the School will use information available from external sources to help gauge the success of
specific programs. For example, the number of ITP graduates who pass the New Jersey Educational
Interpreter Proficiency Assessment(EIPA); the number of ITP graduates who are certified by the New
Jersey Division of the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing as “qualified” interpreters; and the number of ITP
graduates who qualify for national Registry for the Deaf(RID) Certification.

Part One:

 OBJECTIVES                          STATUS/REASONS                  ASSESSMENT                  IMPACT ON FY13

 To extend range and                 ITP is now an A.A.S. degree     Currently, we use data      The impact will depend
 effectiveness of ITP                program, with an                collected from how well     on the successful transfer
                                     articulation in place with      ITP graduates do on         of students from OCC to
                                     NJIT.                           certification               NJIT and in light of
                                                                     examinations by NJ          changes in state
                                                                     testing and by              regulations that will
                                                                     professional                require a four-year degree
                                                                     organizations and on the    for certification.
                                                                     number of graduates
                                                                     who obtain jobs and/or
                                                                     transfer to NJIT.
 To develop a new A.A.               These degrees will allow        Assessment will take        There should be no
 degrees in Film Studies, Art,       students to transfer into       place, as appropriate, as   specific effect on FY10-
 Music, Theater, and Dance.          relevant B.A. /B.F.A.           the new degree              11 planning.
                                     programs at Kean University     programs come into
                                     and Georgian Court              existence.
                                     University.
 To add new full-time faculty in     A request for these three       Spanish152, Philosophy      Funds for these two
 Sign Language, Philosophy,          faculty positions are part of   191, ARTS181, and           positions are part of
 and Spanish                         this 10-11 department           COMM154 have been           the10-11 budget.
                                     budget.                         assessed every spring
                                                                     since 2005.
 Support the Global Awareness        Global Education is now an      NA                          Request for annual budget
 Initiative through guest lecture    essential element of the                                    allocation to support this
 programs, film and cultural         OCC Mission and Goals.                                      on-going initiative.
 awareness programs.
 To maintain the Computer            The combined demand on          As more and more            Funds will be requested to
 Graphics, the Digital               the Labs by students in all     classes are scheduled in    maintain and up-grade


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 Photography, the Television        areas of Visual                 HU/FA/MS labs by both       hardware and software in
 and Editing Labs, and the          Communication                   OCC and Kean, the           all HU/FA/MS labs.
 Interpreter Training Lab with      Technology, especially since    need for constant
 the most up-to-date hardware       the Photography program is      replacement and
 and software. In addition,         now digital and especially      upgrading will continue.
 software must be purchased to      since OCC is allowing Kean      We continue to struggle
 relocate Language Lab              University to schedule          with the software in ITP
 activities from the outdated       relevant courses in the         lab, but will enlist the
 area in the Russell Building to    HU/FA/MS MAC labs put a         aid of OIT to facilitate
 one of the new computer labs       great stress on existing        its most efficient usage.
 in the new wing of the Arts &      resources.
 Community Center (ACC).

Part Two:

 1. The creation of a campus culture in which students       HU/FA/MS will encourage a campus, as well as county-
 can thrive and reach their fullest potential by receiving   wide, community dialogue on the arts, humanities, and
 increased access to technological support, improved         media culture through a public lecture series; special
 advising and transfer services, the full benefits of        seminars and conferences; and producing appropriate
 financial aid, retention services, and a comprehensive      programming that will serve as a bridge to our academic
 selection of co-curricular activities.                      programs. The new and renovated areas of the Arts &
                                                             Community Center (ACC) will also allow more extensive
                                                             outreach into the community.
 2. Advancement, partnering and outreach, whereby the        Drawing closer ties to Kean University through
 college seeks mutually beneficial connections and           conversations about curriculum. Pursuing additional
 associations that promote its mission, its programs, and    Articulation Agreements with Georgian Court University as
 its culture of collaboration.                               well as vocational schools by embedding courses.
 3. Enhanced facilities and technology that support          The completion of major renovations of and additions to the
 exceptional teaching and learning, institutional growth,    Arts & Community Center (ACC) has opened new
 and overall institutional effectiveness.                    pedagogical and cultural opportunities for the department.
  4. Planning and assessment that are linked to resources    See #3: Assessment Results Above
 management and institutional effectiveness.
 5. Human resources development through the                  To seek out and employ full-time and adjunct faculty with
 continuation of best practices in hiring, bargaining and    the appropriate credentials and to encourage all faculty to
 conflict resolution and in the continued expansion of       maintain professional development activities and to actively
 employee development and training programs.                 participate in employee training and development programs,
                                                             especially in the new technologies.
 6. Continued development of varied events, programs         See #1: Campus Culture on this Chart
 and facilities that engage students and community
 members in rewarding athletic, artistic, cultural, and
 service-oriented activities.
English Planning Objectives

 DEPARTMENT
 PLANNING OBJECTIVES                 RATIONALE OR                     RESPONSIBILITIES                      ESTIMATED
                                     JUSTIFICATION                    /PARTICIPANTS /                       COST
                                                                      TIME FRAMES
 Update lap top carts and            Faculty use of laptops or        Dean                                  $-0-
 projectors                          DVD’s in classrooms requires
                                     laptops. High tech               English Technology Advisory
                                     presentations are impossible     Committee
                                     without this technology. but
                                     this cannot be accomplished
                                     with outdated technology.
 Upgrade the computers in the                                                                               $-0-
 ESL Lab and in the Writing
 Center and the adjunct room




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Purchase 3 lap top carts          21st Century students write       Dean
                                  with computers. The School                                              135,000
                                  encourages the use of laptops     English Technology
                                  in all writing instruction.       Advisory Committee


Provide funds for a full time     Our Writing Center needs to       Dean and Assistant
tutor at SEC                      grow along with our Writing       Dean                                  $16,200
                                  Across the Curriculum
                                  Initiative.
Continue to organize teams of     To support OCC’s College-         Dean and Assistant Dean               $-0-
English faculty members to                                          WAC Committee
assist and train faculty from     wide Writing to Learn /
other academic departments in
how to assign and assess          Writing Across the
writing assignments in writing-
intensive courses.
                                  Curriculum Initiative

Add 3 full-time 12 month          Replace retired Faculty and       Dean, Assistant Dean, Faculty, and    $66,085.00 x
faculty in English                                                  VP/AA                                 3new faculty
                                  meet the needs for instructors                                          = 198,255

                                  who teach, assess, and

                                  implement improvement

                                  strategies increasing the

                                  effectiveness of these areas

                                  with new full-time faculty.


Hire a Professional tutor         A need for Spanish tutors         Full time tutor Dean/Assistant dean


Provide funds for part time       Our Adjunct faculty need          Dean and Assistant                    $15,000
assistants to work in our                                           Dean
Writing lab during the summer     assistance with new

                                  technology


Provide Workshops for             All faculty need to use both to   Dean and Assistant                    $-0-
WIMBA & Soft chalk                                                  Dean. DL Executive
                                  enhance all courses




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History Planning Objectives
 DEPARTMENTAL                      RATIONALE OR                         RESPONSIBILITIES/                     ESTIMATED
 PLANNING OBJECTIVES               JUSTIFICATION                        PARTICIPANTS/TIME                        COST
                                                                        FRAMES
 Once a month round table for                Making professors         Dean and History Faculty             $5000
 full time, adjunct Faculty and               more engaged in
 students                                     professional
                                              development and
                                              assessment and
                                              offering students a
                                              more productive
                                              learning experience


 Add 2 full-time faculty in        Meet the needs more lecturers        Dean, Assistant Dean, Faculty,       $66,085x2 =
 History                                                                and VP/AA                            $132,170
                                   increasing the effectiveness of

                                   these areas with new full-time

                                   faculty.



Humanities, Fine Arts, and Media Services Planning Objectives
 DEPARTMENTAL                      RATIONALE/RELEVANCE TO                     RESPONSIBIL-               ESTIMATED
 PLANNING OBJECTIVES               COLLEGE'S STRATEGIC                        ITIES/ PARTICI-            COSTS (IF
                                   INITIATIVES (SEE #3)                       PANTS/TIME                 APPLICABLE)
                                                                              FRAMES
 Add full-time faculty in Sign     Increase the effectiveness of these        Dean, Assistant            $66,085.00 x 3 =
 Language/ Photography,            areas with new full-time faculty.          Dean, Faculty, and         $198,255
 Philosophy, and Spanish.                                                     VP/AA
 Purchase specialized language     It is crucial that OCC stay on the         Dean, Faculty, Staff       $100,000.00
 software for use in language      cutting edge in technology in the
 labs                              areas mentioned here.
 Continue to develop and           These initiatives will provide links       Dean, Faculty,                 ****
 implement new courses and         to OCC’s connection to Kean                VP/AA and
 programs under Art, Music,        University as well as to other             consultation with
 and Theater.                      institutions with whom Articulation        VPs and Deans of
                                   Agreements can be developed.               Kean and other
                                                                              interested
                                                                              institutions.
 Insure adequate funding is        Fine and Performing Arts programs          Dean and Faculty           $25,000.00 for
 available each year to maintain   will need adequate funding to both                                    FY10-11
 existing equipment; to repair     maintain their quality and to
 existing equipment; and to        enhance their capability to become
 replace, when necessary, worn     A.A. programs with connections to
 out or dated equipment.           both Kean University and to
                                   Georgian Court University. IN
                                   addition to maintenance, creating
                                   new offerings will require new
                                   equipment and supplies...




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5. Summary

The Planning Objective and Strategic Initiatives outlined above for the School of Language and the Arts
are all in line with OCC’s institutional goals, its mission and vision statement, and its Academic Master
Plan, 2007-2012. The mission, the goals, and the planning objectives of the School of Language and the
Arts are all centered on the classroom; they are all focused on enhancing opportunities for student
learning.

Additional Staffing Need: From College Budget, Not from School Budget

Academic Equipment and Supplies Needs

The following academic equipment and supplies are needed for support of currently operating courses as
well as to support new initiatives:
          ESL software for one twenty-station ESL Laboratory. Our plan is to purchase the software
             outright rather than to purchase a site license
          Arabic and Chinese language learning software. An expansion of the Arabic language
             program will support students in multiple disciplines and provide the basis for an anticipated
             new program in Homeland Security
          Foreign Languages: Spanish
          Two extra laptop carts in the Russell building and an extra one in the Instructional building
          Color laser printer for Lab
          Smart Board
          Digital map and image software
          Maps for all history classes: full scale maps in each class teaching history/social studies
          PC in Theater
          Wireless connections in A117


Global Education

To fulfill OCC’s ambition to provide leadership in the area of Global Studies, a degree program in Global
Education is a necessity. The School of Language and the Arts is offering, during the fall and spring
semesters, new courses in Arabic, Hebrew, and Farsi, as well as new courses in International Cinema and
Jewish culture and history. Our existing courses are being revised to include and utilize global
components. A new degree will strengthen our affiliation with Kean University and other 4 year
institutions.




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                            School of Social Science and Human Services
                                        Planning Document
                                           FY 2012 – 2013

1. School Mission/Goals

       In conformance with practices of assessment and accountability, continue the processes of course
        and program reviews through both full-time and adjunct faculty engagement.
       Continue the collaborative efforts among the disciplines of art, history, literature, psychology,
        and sociology to identify the needs that would be required of a program in Women’s Studies.
       Continue review of education curriculum with respect to the New Jersey State Licensing
        requirements.
       Within the Criminal Justice Program, continue to assess the revision of Criminal Investigation
        (CRIM 280) as the capstone course, and seek to develop a viable program assessment tool.
       Continue to assess implementation of the A.S. degree in Public Service.
       Explore/develop civic engagement opportunities for students in social science.
       Continue to develop internship opportunities in the various disciplines of Social Science.
       Evaluate and revise the A.S. degree program in Homeland Security; and continue to seek
        partnerships with other institutions so as to provide seamless transfer opportunities for students.
       Continue to seek articulation agreement(s) for the Fire Science Program.
       Evaluate and implement suggestions provided by the anticipated accreditation report from the
        New Jersey Board of Nursing (BON).

2. School Organization Summary

The administrative structure of the School of Social Science and Human Services includes one Dean and
two Assistant Deans. Administrative oversight of fifteen disciplines is divided among this three (3)
person team. The Assistant Dean of Nursing assumes the responsibility for Nursing and Allied Health.
The Assistant Dean of Social Science and Human Services supervises the Business and Economics
disciplines, as well as those related to Health and Human Performance, Addictions Counseling,
Psychology, and Sociology. The remaining disciplines of Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Education,
Fire Science, Geography, Homeland Security, and Political Science, fall under the direction of the Dean
of Social Science and Human Services.

Currently, the total number of full time faculty within the School is 35. Most disciplines have
maintained their number of assigned full time faculty members. However, vacancies still exist for two
business (accounting) members who retired in 2009. Another opening exists within the discipline of
Criminal Justice, since one such faculty member has been designated as dean for the School. Within
Nursing, there are five (5) full time faculty openings, for which two (2) 10-month, full time faculty
positions have been posted. In addition there exists one (1) ancillary position for the Nursing Simulation
Skills and Student Retention Specialist.

In total, the School currently maintains a pool of approximately 170 adjunct faculty members. The
nursing discipline is assigned one office manager and one administrative assistant. Business, Economics,
Health and Human Performance, and Addictions Counseling share the services of one administrative
assistant. The remaining disciplines of Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Education, Fire Science,
Geography, Homeland Security, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology are assigned one office
manager and one administrative assistant.



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3. Assessment Results (Social Sciences/Human Services):
    Part One:

   OBJECTIVES                  STATUS/REASONS                 ASSESSMENT                     IMPACT ON FY 12

   Maintain the culture of     Assessment testing was         Implementation of direct       POLI 183 & SOCI 181–
   assessment and              completed for the              changes suggested by           Respective assessment
   accountability.             following classes:             post test analysis in the      instruments were revised
                               EDUC 175, 178                  teaching of specific           to more effectively
                               POLI 183                       course components.             assess general topics
                               PSYC 172, 173                                                 rather than specific
                               SOCI 181.                                                     textbooks.
   Improvement and             Records indicated poor         Program reviews                Human Services and
   redesign of the programs    enrollment.                    indicated a need for re-       Early Childhood
   in Human Services and                                      designation into a new         Education courses have
   Early Childhood                                            degree program.                been designated as
   Education.                                                                                electives within the
                                                                                             newly formed Public
                                                                                             Service A.S. degree
                                                                                             program.

   Publicize the newly         Increases in the interest      The first homeland             One (1) full-time, non-
   approved A.S. degree        and number of homeland         security course was            tenured, 12 month
   program in Homeland         security course offerings      offered in the Summer of       faculty position has been
   Security.                   and programs have been         2009, but failed to            filled for the Homeland
   Consideration is being      noted. As a result, the        achieve the minimum            Security Program. A
   given to the development    approval of the A.S.           enrollment of 10 students.     Homeland Security
   of a Certificate Program.   program in Homeland            The course was offered         Advisory Committee has
                               Security was achieved.         again during the summer        been established. Efforts
                                                              of 2011 with 12 students.      continue to identify other
                                                              During the Spring, 2011        educational institutions
                                                              semester, a total of six (6)   with which to partner
                                                              courses were offered. As       and enter into
                                                              a result, a total of 23        articulation
                                                              students were enrolled         agreement(s). Support
                                                              into three (3) separate        for the Homeland
                                                              homeland security              Security program will
                                                              program courses                continue, particularly in
                                                              (Introduction to               regard to promotion and
                                                              Homeland Security,             marketing of the new
                                                              Fundamentals of                degree program. It is
                                                              Emergency Management,          anticipated that further
                                                              and Domestic and               development of
                                                              International Terrorism.)      homeland security
                                                                                             courses will continue.
                                                              Homeland security
                                                              courses offered will be
                                                              subject to course retention
                                                              data collection.

   Continue to evaluate the    Difficulty was experienced     Continue to seek a             Continue to revise and
   Criminal Investigation      in developing a satisfactory   reliable criminal justice      evaluate assessment
   Course (CRIM 280) as        criminal justice program       program assessment tool        procedures for use in the
   the capstone course for     assessment tool.               for use in CRIM -280.          CRIM 280 capstone
   the criminal justice                                                                      course. Evaluation of a
   program.                                                                                  National Occupational
                                                                                             Competency Testing
                                                                                             Institute (NOCTI)
                                                                                             assessment will be
                                                                                             conducted during the
                                                                                             Spring, 2011 semester.

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 Part Two:

     STRATEGIC INITIATIVES: 2010-2015                                          ACTIVITIES

1.   Offer comprehensive educational programs that       In addition to continuing to conduct scheduled course
     develop intentional learners of all ages and        level assessments and program reviews, advance
     ensure the full assessment of student learning in   partnerships with the College of E-Learning to further
     these programs.                                     develop Distance Learning (DL) course evaluation
                                                         methods. Add DL and On-Site/On-Line (OSOL) courses.

                                                         Two (2) program reviews are currently being conducted
                                                         (A.S., Business Administration, and an A.S. Business
                                                         Administration with an Economics Option). Three (3)
                                                         reviews were conducted in HEHP (CT. in Exercise
                                                         Science; CT. in Physical Therapy Aide; and CT. in Sports
                                                         Management).
2.   Provide broadly-based student support, starting     Continue to collaborate with other entities on campus,
     from our initial contact with every individual,     (e.g., EOF, Athletics, Financial Aid, the Testing Center,
     regardless of his or her needs.                     the Peer Mentor Program, etc.), in order to provide
                                                         student support and sustain student involvement
                                                         throughout all areas of the college. Encourage faculty to
                                                         teach the Student Success course (ACAD 155). A major
                                                         impetus has been provided by allowing FT faculty to
                                                         teach one (1) ACAD 155 as part of their teaching load.

                                                         The School of Social Science and Human Services
                                                         webpage has been used to inform students of academic
                                                         services and co-curricular activities available. The
                                                         webpage includes a link for Clubs and Campus Activities
                                                         in which School faculty members are involved.
3.   Measure employee attitudes toward the               Consider implementing a Faculty Resource Survey
     workplace and student attitudes toward the          similar to that which is used in the Nursing discipline.
     learning experience and make responsive
     adjustments in institutional strategies.            Initiating a new process of engaging faculty to become
                                                         more active in their analyses of Student Observation
                                                         forms.

                                                         In response to recent attacks in educational institutions,
                                                         representatives from Security and the CARE Team
                                                         provided training presentations during School meetings.
4.   Provide a well-designed campus and facilities       An adjunct faculty member has been appointed as a
     with advanced technology.                           Facilitator for the Center of Teaching and Learning
                                                         (CTL). He has scheduled a webinar for DL faculty. He
                                                         also posted a needs assessment survey for the CTL. Two
                                                         Smartboards®, placed in Instructional and Bartlett, were
                                                         purchased through Perkins funding. Faculty members
                                                         who teach in Perkins funded programs attended training
                                                         in its use.

                                                         Faculty members were notified of opportunities provided
                                                         by the college to enable or enhance their use of
                                                         instructional technology. Names of those faculty members
                                                         who are interested in DL training have been forwarded to
                                                         the Director of E-Learning. Efforts are being undertaken
                                                         to further develop DL and OSOL capacity.
5.   Address our human resources needs by recruiting     The School of Social Science and Human Services has
     and hiring highly-qualified people and              requested to fill the following full time, 12 month, non-
     continuing to develop the potential of every        tenured positions:
     employee.                                               College Lecturer I - Addictions Counseling/
                                                              Sociology/Psychology.


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                                                             College Lecturer I - Political Science/History. (In
                                                              conjunction with the School of Language and the
                                                              Arts)
                                                             College Lecturer I - Business/Accounting/
                                                              Marketing/Management
                                                             College Lecturer I - Human Services/Sociology

                                                         Following an unsuccessful attempt to hire two (2) College
                                                         Lecturer I positions for Nursing, two (2) vacancies for ten
                                                         (10) month, tenured Nursing positions were posted.
6.   Organize a leadership team committed to             A full time political science faculty member has been
     outreach, development, engagement, institutional    assigned to research community engagement
     effectiveness,     and      a      fully-realized   opportunities. Another full time education faculty
     implementation of the College’s vision.             member is an integral member of the Center for Teaching
                                                         and Learning. School members have been nominated to
                                                         the MSCHE Steering Committee.

7.   Reach out to members of the Ocean County            Continue to seek, support, and provide a wide array of
     community and beyond in order to create             academic and experiential opportunities for students and
     meaningful, fulfilling and mutually beneficial      members of the community. Announcements of activities
     partnerships.                                       have been posted on the School’s webpage. Continue to
                                                         provide presentations during events such as Constitution
                                                         Day, Black History Month, Women’s History Month, etc.
                                                         Plans are underway to conduct an event in remembrance
                                                         of the 10-year anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 Terrorist
                                                         Attacks.



 4. Planning Objectives for Year 2012-2013
Maintain the culture of            Assessment of Course        Dean and selected faculty Fall          Existing Budget
assessment and accountability.     Learning Outcomes           11 and Spring 12
Continue to collaborate with the   Meet the Academic           Deans and specific faculty              Existing Budget
School of Language and the Arts    Master Plan Goal:           members from several
to identify the needs that would   Demonstrate an              disciplines. Prof. Kenneally,
be required in order to develop    exposure to a diversity     currently teaching in both
an A.A. LA Degree in Women’s       of cultures and global      schools has indicated her
Studies.                           perspective                 willingness to continue to
                                                               organize efforts during
                                                               Women’s History Month. Prof.
                                                               Flynn has expressed continued
                                                               interest in working with other
                                                               disciplines (e.g., political
                                                               science, history, criminal justice,
                                                               etc.) to determine academic
                                                               partnerships relative to
                                                               Women’s Studies.
In collaboration with the School   Meet the Academic           Dean and specific faculty               Existing Budget
of Language and the Arts,          Master Plan Goal:           members from several
identify the needs that would be   Demonstrate an              disciplines in addition to
required in order to develop an    exposure to a diversity     members of the Global
A.A. LA Degree in Arab-            of cultures and global      Education Committee.
American Culture and History       perspective                 Students enrolled in Homeland
                                                               Security courses shall be advised
                                                               of opportunities that provide
                                                               exposure to a diversity of
                                                               cultures and global perspectives
                                                               (e.g., Intro. to Int’l Relations is a
                                                               requirement of the program, as is
                                                               a foreign language component).
In collaboration with the School   Meet the Academic           Dean and specific faculty               Existing Budget
of Language and the Arts,          Master Plan Goal:           members from several

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  identify the needs that would be    Demonstrate an             disciplines. Faculty interest,
  required in order to develop an     exposure to a diversity    however, has been lacking.
  AA LA Degree in African-            of cultures and global
  American Culture and History.       perspective
  Review Degree Programs in           Continue to meet New       Dean and Education faculty          Existing Budget
  Education Field                     Jersey State
                                      requirements for teacher
                                      licensing
  Continue to evaluate CRIM 280       Identify changing          Dean and Criminal Justice           Existing Budget
  as a capstone course for the        requirements for           faculty
  Criminal Justice Program            employment in the field

  Possible Open Positions –           In view of good
           One (1) FT Criminal        enrollment within the
           Justice Faculty            Criminal Justice
           position                   Program, maintain
                                      adequate F/T faculty to
                                      meet student demand.
  Implementation of AS Degree in      Analyze enrollment         Dean and faculty involved in        Existing Budget
  Public Service                      data                       teaching Public Service elective
                                                                 courses
  In conjunction with other           Meet Academic Master       Dean of Social Science, other       Existing Budget
  academic departments, develop a     Plan Goal: Recognize       Deans where appropriate, and
  film focused program for the        the historical             faculty from Social Science and
  campus and community that           underpinnings of           other Academic Departments
  analyzes different aspects of the   American social and
  American Political and Social       political culture
  Culture
  Develop service learning            Meet the Academic          One (1) full time Social Science    Existing Budget
  opportunities for students in       Master Plan Goal:          faculty member currently
  various fields of Social Science    Recognize the              granted 3 credits release time to
                                      paradigms of the           develop and present civic
                                      natural, social and        engagement opportunities for
                                      technological worlds       faculty and students.

5. Summary

   The School of Social Science and Human Services continues to meet the challenges of the Academic
   Affairs reorganization. The addition of a College Lecturer I in Homeland Security as well as the
   posting of four (4) additional College Lecturer I positions should adequately meet the current
   demands of student enrollment. However, a predicament faced by the School remains the diverse
   areas of study represented by the assorted disciplines taught by its faculty. Considering the robust
   teaching load of the College Lecturer position, the ability to teach various topics becomes
   increasingly important. As we move towards a greater understanding of the ramifications of political
   and economic globalization, we may also find ourselves increasingly reliant upon faculty that possess
   greater breadths of knowledge and skills that will increase our capacity to teach even more effectively
   into the future.




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                                School of Social Science & Human Services
                                                   Nursing
                                                     FY13
 1. Discipline Mission/Goals
     Nursing
The Nursing Program's mission is to provide students with an education that uses holistic patient
assessment to establish therapeutic interventions for individual patients across the life span. Critical
thinking is the basis of the nursing process and is essential to the roles of provider of care, manager of
care, and member of the profession. The faculty strives to provide a caring teacher/learner relationship,
which is sensitive to the unique and diverse nature of the individual, including faculty/student and
nurse/client. This relationship promotes a collaborative educational environment, and teaches health
maintenance and wellness promotion within a multicultural context. Students learn to manage care
through delegation of tasks and use of technology. Legal and ethical principles guide the practice of the
nurse.

The Nursing Program's competency-based performance criteria prepare graduates for entry-level
positions in nursing which offer opportunities for educational enrichment. The concept of life-long
learning, essential to professional nursing behaviors is emphasized throughout the program, including
continuing education as well as matriculation toward advanced degrees.

Program Competencies

    1. Demonstrate holistic patient assessment across the lifespan.

    2. Implement caring behaviors and interventions based on principles of liberal arts and science of
       nursing across a variety of settings.

    3. Communicate effectively with patients, families, and groups in collaboration with other health
       care professionals.

    4. Demonstrate critical thinking in effective clinical decision making through the nursing process
       across the wellness continuum.

    5. Teach patients to maintain health promotion and wellness within a holistic context.

    6. Organizes holistic patient care along the health wellness continuum meeting diverse multicultural
       needs.

    7. Participate in the team approach to deliver holistic client focused care across a variety of settings.

    8. Manage care for diverse groups of patients through effective use of delegation, evolving
       technology, and resources.

   9.   Adhere to legal, ethical principles and guide professional nursing practice and ongoing
        professional development.




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   10. Organizational Framework

    1.   Assessment
    2.   Caring Interventions
    3.   Communication
    4.   Manager of care
    5.   Provider of care
    6.   Member of the profession

NURSING PROGRAM OUTCOME STATEMENTS

The outcomes are based on the Council of Associate Degree Nursing Programs Competencies Task Force
and the National League of Nursing core components. Core components are those elements essential to
the work of the entry level registered nurse and inherent in the three roles of nursing practice: provider of
care, manager of care, and member within the discipline of nursing. Upon completion of the OCC
Nursing Program the graduate will be able to:

1. Assessment
Demonstrates holistic patient assessment across the life span.

2. Caring Interventions
Implements caring behaviors and interventions based on principles of liberal arts & science and science of
nursing across a variety of settings.

3. Communication
Communicates effectively with patients, families, and groups in collaboration with other health care
professionals.

4. Critical Thinking
Demonstrates critical thinking in effective clinical decision making through the nursing process across the
wellness continuum.

5. Teaching and Learning
Teaches patients to maintain health and promote wellness within a holistic context.

6. Collaboration
Participates in the team approach to deliver holistic client-focused care across a variety of settings.

7. Managing Care
Manages care for diverse groups of patients through effective use of delegation, evolving technology and
resources.

8. Professional Behaviors
Adheres to legal, ethical principles that guide professional nursing practice and ongoing professional
development.




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      Goals:
          Await the results from our submission of the follow up report to NLNAC (October 1, 2010)
           which addressed all the recommendations set forth in their July 23, 2008 letter granting
           conditional accreditation status.
          Await re-accreditation status from the New Jersey Board of Nursing (BON) after submission
           of our report on November 2010.
          Continue to assess the continued viability of the SOCH On Site/On Line (OSOL) Program.
          To fill the position of Nursing Simulation, Skills and Student Retention Specialist. This
           position is necessary to improve student retention rate in order to be in line with the national
           standard expected by NLNAC. In addition, the position was developed to enhance the
           clinical experience and provide a safe environment for nursing students to practice skills and
           further develop critical thinking skills.
          Explore viability of mission differentiation in order to deliver a BSN program based on the
           current push by hospital employers to only hire BSN nurses.

  Allied Health
  The mission of the Allied Health Program at Ocean County College is to provide quality courses
  leading to an Associate in Applied Science degree to individuals already participating in their health
  care disciplines and credentialed with certificates or licenses.


      Goals:
          Review potential viable programs which can be added to the Allied Health Discipline of the
           School of Social Science and Human Services.

2. Discipline Summary

   The discipline consists of the following programs: Nursing, and Allied Health.

      Allied Health: 0 FT faculty
      Nursing: 1 Assistant Dean of Social Science and Human Services, 1 office manager, 1
      administrative assistant, 2 laboratory specialists (1 position open/recently revised to be the
      Nursing Simulation, Skills and Student Retention Specialist-request submitted waiting
      administrative approval), 15 FT faculty (5 positions open), 24 clinical instructors (miscellaneous
          salary guide)

      Positions not filled to date:
      FT Faculty:
       Tracey Walsh- Resigned
       Joan Barrett- Retired
       Chris DeSantis- Resigned
       Heather Zeveney- Resigned
       Deborah Prodoehl- Did not apply for tenure, Resigned effective June 1, 2011

      Ancillary Personnel:
          Deborah Ewtushek, Nursing Lab Supervisor- Resigned




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Assessment Results: Each discipline is asked to complete the following two-part assessment item.

   Part One:

   Nursing OBJECTIVES               STATUS/REASONS              ASSESSMENT             IMPACT ON FY 13
   Submit ted follow up report to   Conditional                  The Systematic       Failure to provide a follow up
   NLNAC on October1, 2010.         accreditation status          Plan of Evaluation   report that meets NLNAC
                                    granted in July 2008          was found to lack    standards will result in denial of
                                    following their on site       evidence that it     our accreditation status.
                                    visit.                        was a working        Awaiting final letter of
                                                                  plan. Therefore      accreditation status.
                                                                  Criterion 22 must
                                                                  be address in the
                                                                  follow up report.
   New Jersey Board of Nursing      Re-accreditation was         Paperwork has        If NLNAC accreditation is denied
   (BON)                            November 2010.                been submitted to    than we will be subjected to an
                                    Potential site visit for      the BON in March     onsite accreditation visit from the
                                    2010-2011 school year.        2010.                BON in 2010-2011 school year.
                                                                                       Awaiting final letter.
   Systematic Plan of Evaluation    Trending of data to          Established course   NLNAC requires a minimum of
                                    support program               teams which          five years of data to support
                                    decisions required by         provides minutes     program decisions.
                                    NLNAC.                        which relates to
                                                                  NLNAC standards
                                                                  and Criteria
                                                                  demonstrating data
                                                                  driven decisions.
   NCLEX pass scores                To improve student           Correlate exit       ATI RN predictor is being used to
                                    success with state            exams with           assess student readiness for
                                    boards an exit exam is        NLCEX pass rates     NCLEX testing.
                                    administered. NLNLAC          to ensure meeting    Tie the exit exam to the course to
                                    requires the program to       NLNAC standards      ensure that program requirements
                                    be at or above national                            have not been met if student is
                                    standards.                                         unsuccessful in meeting the
                                                                                       required score to proceed to
                                                                                       NCLEX testing after remediation.
   BSN as point of entry into       Decrease in the rate of      Rate of              Enrollment-Potential decrease in
   Nursing (Registered Nurse)       employment following          employment           the number of students choosing
                                    graduation due to            Feedback from        nursing at the community college
                                    employers only willing        communities of       level.
                                    to hire BSN nurses.           interest             Explore options such as mission
                                    Decrease in clinical site                          differentiation in order to provide
                                    availability due to                                affordable access to Ocean County
                                    preference given to                                students.
                                    BSN programs




   Allied Health OBJECTIVES         STATUS/REASONS              ASSESSMENT               IMPACT ON FY 13
   Review potential viable          To increase student              Physical           Facilitate students into a degree
   programs which can be            options.                          Therapy            which allows for more advanced
   added to the Allied              Provide an alternate              Assistant          options.
   Health Division of the           path for students who
   School of Social Science         are unsuccessful in the
   and Human Services.              Nursing Program




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Optional Additional Remarks on Discipline Assessment Practices:


     Part Two:
     STRATEGIC INITIATIVES: 2010-2015                                               ACTIVITIES

1. Offer comprehensive educational programs that           Use of ATI assessment nursing content mastery series and RN
develop intentional learners of all ages and ensure the     Predictor in nursing. Trending of data in progress as of spring
full assessment of student learning in these programs.      2009 and forward. Fall 2010 weighted ATI proctored tests. Added
                                                            Virtual ATI prep for NURS 274 students.
                                                           NCLEX improvement initiative has increased pass rate to 100%
                                                            for (2) six month periods and 99% for the latest six month period
                                                            per the NCSBN report.
                                                           NLNAC required data driven decision which must be documented.
                                                            Team meetings have been established in order to demonstrate how
                                                            data drives the program decisions.
                                                           Fall 2010 initiated the nursing peer tutor program.
                                                           NURS 275 participate in the college wide WAC and Gen Ed WAC
                                                            project.
                                                           NURS 176 participate in program evaluation with C. Lafferty.
2.   Provide broadly-based student support, starting       Joint admissions programs and articulations with other institutions
     from our initial contact with every individual,         of higher learning, promotion of Kean@Ocean initiatives.
     regardless of his or her needs.                       OCC’s nursing graduates may continue their education at Kean
                                                            University’s RN to BSN program.
                                                           Drop in employment rate has triggered further discussions on
                                                            ADN graduates versus BSN.
3.   Measure employee attitudes toward the                 Initiated the faculty resource survey in Spring 2010
     workplace and student attitudes toward the            Revised the student resource survey in Spring 2010
     learning experience and make responsive               Developed the Systematic Course Assessment Review Form
     adjustments in institutional strategies.               (SCARF) to trend and analyze data to improve program outcomes

4.   Provide a well-designed campus and facilities         Nursing lab has had renovations to accommodate online ATI
     with advanced technology.                              testing.
                                                           Planning continues to convert and renovate core area to become
                                                            high fidelity patient simulation centers.
                                                           Data assessment to support data collection, survey development and
                                                            report analysis to support educational initiatives and the NLNAC
                                                            SPE requirements.
                                                           Wait list for the nursing program exceeds one year. Planning
                                                            should begin for expansion of existing nursing building to include
                                                            larger clinical laboratory suites and additional classroom space.
                                                           Upon area expansion additional full time nursing faculty would be
                                                            needed to increase seat availability and accommodate course load.
5.   Address our human resources needs by recruiting       Nursing Simulation, Skills & Student Retention Specialist position
     and hiring highly-qualified people and continuing      to support simulation and student retention.
     to develop the potential of every employee.           Develop a support position, Data collection specialist to ensure
                                                            data is collected and trended to support NLNAC accreditation
                                                           Recruit for replacement of (5) full time faculty members
6.   Generate and manage fiscal resources to best          Fiscal resources are sufficient to ensure the achievement of the
     serve strategic priorities.                            nursing program outcomes.
                                                           Line item budget items are managed.
                                                           Physical resources are assed every semester thru the use of surveys
                                                            including input from student and faculty. Data is trended and
                                                            analyzed to request additional resources as needed.
                                                           Learning resources and technology are comprehensive, current and
                                                            accessible; selected with nursing faculty input.
7.   Organize a leadership team committed to               Nursing faculty participate in the Systematic Plan of Evaluation
     outreach, development, engagement, institutional       using trended data to make program decisions.
     effectiveness, and a fully-realized implementation    NURS course are team driven, meeting monthly.
     of the College’s vision.

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                                                            Nursing Curriculum and Assessment & Outcome Committees are
                                                             compromised of FT faculty members who participate in the
                                                             mission and vision of the nursing program and college.
                                                            SNO (Student Nursing Organization) participates in extensive
                                                             service projects under the supervision of a nursing faculty advisor.
8.   Reach out to members of the Ocean County               Annual meeting of the Nurse Program Advisory Council.
     community and beyond in order to create                Annual Alumni survey is sent using survey monkey.
     meaningful, fulfilling and mutually beneficial
     partnerships.



4. Planning Objectives Year 2010 - 2015
Discipline Planning Objectives     Rationale or Justification         Responsibilities/                Estimated Cost
– Prioritized within program                                          Participants/Time Frames         (if applicable)
            NURSING
  Current Open Positions-          To maintain adequate FTF to        Assistant Dean of Social         $240, 000 salary and
  (4) FT Nursing Faculty           adjunct/Clinical Instructor        Science & Human Services         fringe benefits (or
  positions                        ratios for NLNAC                                                    $60,000 per position)
                                   accreditation.
  Current Open Position-           To improve student retention       Assistant Dean of Social         $50,000 salary And
  (1)Nursing Simulation, Skills    rates for compliance with          Science & Human Services         fringe benefits
  & Student Retention Specialist   NLNAC accreditation.
  Replacement position for the
  former position of Evening
  Assistant Nursing Skills
  Specialist changed to the
  Nursing Simulation, Skills &
  Student Retention Specialist
  Proposed Position- Data          Data assessment to support data    Assistant Dean of Social         $40,000 salary And
  collection specialist            collection, survey development     Science & Human Services         fringe benefits
                                   and report analysis to support
                                   educational initiatives and the
                                   NLNAC SPE requirements

Renovations of nursing lab-        Clinical learning laboratory       Assistant Dean of Social         $150,000 for renovation
High fidelity simulation room      suites using interactive patient   Science & Human Services         construction
with viewing booth in Room         simulation.
111.

  Pediatric Simulator              Clinical learning laboratory       Assistant Dean of Social         $70,000
                                   suites using interactive patient   Science & Human Services
                                   simulation.
  Med-Dispense for simulating      Enhanced student learning a        Nursing administrator,           $19,000
  automated med dispensing         using advanced automated           Nursing faculty, nursing
                                   medication system                  laboratory specialists
  Video Equipment for high         Enhance student learning using     Assistant Dean of Social         $16,000
  fidelity simulation              simulation                         Science & Human Services
  (2) Auscultation Trainers        Enhance student learning using     Assistant Dean of Social         $5,200
                                   simulation                         Science & Human Services




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                           School of Social Science & Human Services
                       Business/Health Education & Human Performance
                                              FY13
 1. Discipline Mission/Goals
    Business

    The mission of the discipline is to offer high quality classroom instruction and academic advising
    to ensure effective and successful student learning. Faculty, staff and administrators will provide
    quality education along with advisement to the students in the transfer degree programs, career
    degree programs and certificate programs. Additionally, faculty members shall prepare students
    for success as they transfer to other higher education institutions or enter the workforce. These
    goals shall be attained via the following methods:

              1. Implement and follow an effective curriculum-wide assessment of student learning
                 outcomes. (Middle States Recommendation, Strategic Initiative 5)
              2. Increase a multi-media approach to classroom instruction and learning.

 2. Organizational Framework

    The discipline is administered by one Assistant Dean under the direction of the Dean of
    Social Science and Human Services. The Assistant Dean assumes the responsibility as the
    supervisor of all Business Discipline personnel. The five (5) full-time, tenured and one (1)
    full-time, non-tenured faculty members are supported by one administrative assistant.
    Additionally, there are approximately fifty (50) adjunct faculty members.

    The discipline offers two (2) A.S. Degree options, three (3) A.A.S. degree options, three (3)
    Certificates of Proficiency, and three (3) Certificates of Completion.

3. Assessment Results:
   Part One:

   Business OBJECTIVES               STATUS/REASONS           ASSESSMENT             IMPACT ON FY 13
   Implement an effective            Course level             Revisions to better    All course assessments will
   curriculum-wide assessment of     assessments and          align course           continue. A program evaluation of
   student learning outcomes;        program reviews are      objectives and         the A.A.S. in Business will be
   Develop a culture of              being conducted as       assessment test        initiated. In addition, evaluations
   institutional effectiveness and   required.                questions are          of the Certificate of Completion
   accountability – AMP; Middle                               ongoing.               programs in Accounting and
   States Recommendation.                                                            Business Studies will be
                                                                                     undertaken.
   Prepare students for success as   Maintain business        Attempts shall be      The number of enrolled students in
   they transfer to other            transfer/articulation    made to determine      the Business discipline is projected
   educational institutions or       agreements with Kean     the number of our      to increase due to the OCC/Kean
   enter directly into the           and Farleigh Dickinson   graduates attending    Joint Admissions program; as well
   workforce.                        Universities.            these specific         as due to the re-invigorated
                                                              colleges as business   articulation with Farleigh
                                                              majors for             Dickinson University which will
                                                              comparison to          offer bachelor’s degrees in
                                                              present and past       accounting, management,
                                                              enrollments.           marketing, hospitality management
                                                                                     and business technology.
   Increase the use of multi-media   Due to the elimination   Increased              More DL sections will be taught,
   instruction.                      of home-study courses,   enrollments of         with an increase in faculty

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                                      additional OSOL             students in courses     routinely using internet-based
                                      sections in                 which are either        instruction.
                                      Management, ECON            primarily internet
                                      152, new DL sections in     based, or exclusively
                                      ACCT 161, ACCT 162,         on-line. More
                                      and BUSN 134 were           faculty members are
                                      offered. Additionally, a    using computers;
                                      new online paralegal        full-time faculty
                                      program shall be            have assisted part-
                                      introduced.                 time faculty in this
                                                                  effort.
   Provide additional instructional   Software purchased in       These purchases are     Additional purchases will be
   software for new courses.          2009 has been used in       necessary to keep       requested. Determine eligibility for
                                      two credit courses.         our courses             Perkins funding
                                                                  contemporary; intend
                                                                  to request additional
                                                                  purchases annually.
   Increase the number of             International Business      Continue to monitor     Continue to schedule BUSN 291.
   students enrolled in global        (BUSN 291) was              student enrollment.     Consider support from the Global
   awareness courses.                 offered in both the fall                            Education Committee.
                                      and spring schedules,
                                      however neither
                                      achieved sufficient
                                      enrollment to run.


   Optional Additional Remarks on Departmental Assessment Practices:

The schedule of program review and assessment provided information upon which this planning
is based. Full-time and adjunct faculty members contributed goals, observations,
recommendations and budget requests for the preparation of this document.

In recent years, this discipline has completed the five year program reviews for the A.S. in
Business Administration, A.A.S. in Management, and the A.A.S. in Accounting. The program
reviews for: the A.A.S. in Business/Paralegal option, Paralegal Studies, and Legal Secretary
Certificate of Completion, as well as the A.A.S. in Business Administrative Office Management
(AOM), and AOM Certificate Program shall be completed within this year (2011).

Additionally, the Assistant Dean will continue to conduct both formal and informal classroom
observations of the full-time tenured faculty while the Dean will conduct such observations of
the non-tenured faculty member. The adjunct faculty classroom observations will remain the
responsibility of the Provost and his staff.

The program reviews and course level assessments will be analyzed and discussed with all
faculty (both full and part-time). After the assessment review, we will evaluate new initiatives,
new courses, fiscal needs, and explore new marketing approaches to increase new student
enrollment.

   Part Two:
    STRATEGIC INITIATIVES: 2010-2015                                             ACTIVITIES

   1.   Offer comprehensive educational programs          Elimination of all Home-study courses, revision of existing
        that develop intentional learners of all ages     courses, add DL sections, add OSOL sections, and further
        and ensure the full assessment of student         increase the sections where faculty are routinely using
        learning in these programs.                       computer-assisted instruction.

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     2.   Provide broadly-based student support,           Increased marketing and publication of student clubs.
          starting from our initial contact with every
          individual, regardless of his or her needs.
     3.   Measure employee attitudes toward the            (As a discipline under the School of Social Science and
          workplace and student attitudes toward the       Human Services):
          learning experience and make responsive          Consider implementing a Faculty Resource Survey similar
          adjustments in institutional strategies.         to that which is used in the Nursing discipline.
                                                           Initiating a new process of engaging faculty to become more
                                                           active in their analyses of Student Observation forms.
                                                           In response to recent attacks in educational institutions,
                                                           representatives from Security and the CARE Team provided
                                                           training presentations during School meetings.
     4.   Provide a well-designed campus and facilities    Purchase of new software, hardware to enhance our new and
          with advanced technology.                        existing courses.
     5.   Address our human resources needs by             The School of Social Science and Human Services has
          recruiting and hiring highly-qualified people    requested to fill the following full time, 12 month, non-
          and continuing to develop the potential of       tenured position:
          every employee.                                       College Lecturer I - Business/Accounting/
                                                                 Marketing/Management
                                                                Requests made of full time faculty to assist adjunct
                                                                 members with technological components
     6.   Generate and manage fiscal resources to best     Continue to seek Perkins and other funding opportunities
          serve strategic priorities.
     7.   Organize a leadership team committed to          School members have been nominated to the MSCHE
          outreach,      development,      engagement,     Steering Committee.
          institutional effectiveness, and a fully-
          realized implementation of the College’s
          vision.
     8.   Reach out to members of the Ocean County         Continue to develop internship opportunities with local
          community and beyond in order to create          small business owners. Continue to include community
          meaningful, fulfilling and mutually beneficial   members as advisory committee members.
          partnerships.

  4. Planning Objectives Year 2010 - 2015
Departmental Planning               Rationale or                  Responsibilities/          Estimated Cost
Objectives                          Justification                 Participants/Time          (if applicable)
                                                                  Frames
Current Open Positions-             To maintain adequate FTF      Assistant Dean of          TBD
   (2) FT Business Faculty          teaching staff                Social Science &
   positions                                                      Human Services
Effective assessment of student     No longer just a              Assistant Dean of          No additional cost.
learning.                           requirement of the MSA,       Social Science &
                                    CHE; but a genuine            Human Services
                                    departmental commitment
                                    to improve our
                                    teaching/learning process.
Provide additional instructional    Continue and expand the       Faculty, Assistant Dean    Estimated cost for
software to existing and new        use of multi-media            to purchase.               software
courses.                            instruction to keep
                                    instruction contemporary,
                                    viable and competitive

5. Departmental Summary

The Business Studies Program reflects the mission and goals of the total school. Each individual line
item supports the intrinsic function of the school – teach students. All members of the discipline: faculty,
support staff, Dean and Assistant Dean fully accept this responsibility. All members are dedicated to the
teaching and learning process; some are directly involved, and others possess an important supportive
role.

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                          School of Social Science & Human Services
                      Health Education & Human Performance (HEHP)
                                             FY13
1. Discipline Mission/Goals
   HEHP

   The mission of the Health and Human Performance Program (HEHP) is to provide an environment for the
   entire college community to participate in and learn about exercise, fitness, wellness, physical activity,
   sports, and human movement.
       Goals:
               Continue planning for the development of a state-of-the-art exercise physiology and
                kinesiology laboratory which will be accessible by both Ocean County College and Kean
                University students.
               Increase the outreach of the online Contemporary Health courses into the high school
                communities as a first course in the junior year to attract students into nursing or
                health/human performance-related careers.
               Explore and expand articulation agreement with current programs.
               Explore and expand program offerings and certificates.
               Explore and expand course offerings.

2. Organizational Framework

   The discipline is administered by one Assistant Dean under the direction of the Dean of Social
   Science and Human Services. The Assistant Dean assumes the responsibility as the supervisor of
   HEHP faculty. The four (4) full-time, tenured faculty members share the support of one
   administrative assistant who also renders support to the Business discipline. Additionally, there are
   approximately thirty (30) adjunct instructors who teach within the discipline at various times.

   The field of study contributes to three (3) A.A.in Liberal Arts Degree options (A.A. in Liberal Arts
   with courses in Health and Human Performance: Exercise Science/Sports Medicine or Health and
   Human Performance Teacher or Wellness and Health Promotion. The discipline also supports the
   A.S. in General Studies option – Health and Physical Education. Certificates of Proficiency are also
   offered in Exercise Science, Personal Training, Physical Therapy Aide, Sports Management, and
   Nutrition.

3. Assessment Results: Each department is asked to complete the following two-part assessment
   item.

  Part One:

  HEHP OBJECTIVES              STATUS/REASONS           ASSESSMENT           IMPACT ON FY 13
  Support Wellness Education   Achievement of more        Futrex 5500/XL     Request additional instrument –
  program                      accurate measure than      Near -IR Body      estimated cost: $3,495
                               weight with respect to     Composition and
                               measurement of body        Fitness Analyzer
                               fat. Early development     purchased
                               of exercise physiology
                               equipment purchase.




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Part Two:
 STRATEGIC INITIATIVES: 2010-2015                                           ACTIVITIES

1.   Offer comprehensive educational programs         The HEHP 225 Contemporary Health course level
     that develop intentional learners of all ages    assessment shall be more closely examined, accommodate a
     and ensure the full assessment of student        more refined approach, yielding more accurate results.
     learning in these programs.
2.   Provide broadly-based student support,           Websites in all disciplines enlighten students to career
     starting from our initial contact with every     opportunities, joint admissions programs, articulation
     individual, regardless of his or her needs.      agreements with other institutions of higher learning, and
                                                      continuation of promoting Kean@Ocean initiatives.

3.   Measure employee attitudes toward the            (As a discipline under the School of Social Science and
     workplace and student attitudes toward the       Human Services):
     learning experience and make responsive          Consider implementing a Faculty Resource Survey similar
     adjustments in institutional strategies.         to that which is used in the Nursing discipline.
                                                      Initiating a new process of engaging faculty to become more
                                                      active in their analyses of Student Observation forms.
                                                      In response to recent attacks in educational institutions,
                                                      representatives from Security and the CARE Team provided
                                                      training presentations during School meetings.
4.   Provide a well-designed campus and facilities    Request equipment for Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology
     with advanced technology.                        Lab.
5.   Address our human resources needs by             In considering viability of A.A.S. degree in Physical
     recruiting and hiring highly-qualified people    Therapy Assistant program, evaluating faculty requirements
     and continuing to develop the potential of       necessary for teaching.
     every employee.
6.   Generate and manage fiscal resources to best     Planning should begin for Exercise Physiology and
     serve strategic priorities.                      Kinesiology Laboratory to be shared by both OCC and Kean
                                                      University students.
7.   Organize a leadership team committed to          Seeking participation in future Academic Affairs
     outreach,     development,       engagement,     Roundtable discussions.
     institutional effectiveness, and a fully-
     realized implementation of the College’s
     vision.
8.   Reach out to members of the Ocean County         Develop internship sites and national partners to promote
     community and beyond in order to create          health and fitness.
     meaningful, fulfilling and mutually beneficial   Explore feasibility of developing a Physical Therapy
     partnerships.                                    Assistant Degree Program; partnering with Meridian




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  4. Planning Objectives Year 2010 - 2015
Discipline Planning Objectives                                                            Estimated Cost
– Prioritized within program     Rationale or                  Responsabilités/           (if applicable)
                                 Justification                 Participants/Time
                                                               Frames
             HEHP
Support Wellness education       Body fat, not weight, is      Faculty, assistant dean,   Futrex 5500/XL Near -
program                          the best measure of fitness   dean                       IR Body Composition
                                                                                          and Fitness Analyzer
                                                                                          Total = $3495
                                 Expand wellness program       M. Klecan, assistant       Continue to develop
* Exercise Physiology            and advance campus-wide       dean, dean, VP of          current women’s team
Laboratory                       promotion. Partner with       Planning and               locker room setting into
                                 Kean University.              Administration, VP         Exercise Physiology
                                                               Academic Affairs,          and Kinesiology Lab.
                                                               Executive VP-I / Seek
                                                               inclusion in college
                                                               capital master plan.

* EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY/KINESIOLOGY EQUIPMENT

Cardio PC based resting ECG
Cardio PC based stress test
VO2 system
PC Treadmill
Spirometer
PC Spirometry software
Pulmonary function lab
Work station cart
Hydrostatic weigh tank
Body stat analyzer
Monark arm ergometer
Manark cycle
Pulse oximeter
Skinfold calipers
Dynamometer
Cholesterol monitor
Motion analysis




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                                   OCEAN COUNTY COLLEGE
                                     Planning Document, FY 13
                           School of Mathematics, Science and Technology

Departmental Mission/Goals
   The School of Mathematics, Science and Technology is dedicated to providing the highest quality
   undergraduate education in the disciplines of Mathematics, Science, Computer Technology and
   Engineering. The primary goal of the School is for students to master the fundamental concepts of
   each discipline, attain the competencies that allow them to critically think, problem-solve, continue
   their education, and become productive citizens of society. Faculty will be actively involved in
   assessment of student achievement and learning outcomes in order to improve instruction. To this
   end, the School will offer high quality, rigorous instruction and academic support to insure the
   development of Intentional Learners.

Departmental Summary

    The School of Mathematics, Science and Technology reports to the Dean of the School of
    Mathematics, Science and Technology. The School also includes one Assistant Dean. The Dean’s
    office is currently in the Hiering building and the Assistant Dean’s office is currently in the Kable-
    Russell building. The Dean and Assistant Dean report to the Assistant Vice-President of Academic
    Affairs.

       A. The Mathematics Department is located in the Kable-Russell building. There are eight faculty
       offices, the Assistant Dean’s office and an administrative office. The mathematics’ computer lab
       and a tutoring center are also housed in the Kable-Russell building. The department consists of
       fifteen fulltime faculty members, 55 adjunct faculty members, one fulltime tutor, and one
       administrative assistant.

       The mathematics courses offered range from courses supporting remediation in math through
       college algebra and calculus. Courses are additionally offered at off campus sites in the Southern
       Education Center in Manahawkin, Jackson Liberty High School, Brick Township High School,
       Point Pleasant Borough High School, Barnegat High School, Lacey Township High School, and
       MATES School in Stafford. Courses are delivered in face-to-face, distance learning, home
       school, and onsite-online formats.

       B. The Science Department is located in the Hiering Building. There is one lecture hall that seats
       119 students, 5 faculty offices, a faculty work/meeting room, one office for the laboratory
       coordinator and technical support for Engineering, and one each of the following: ecology lab,
       general biology lab, classroom, anatomy and physiology lab, microbiology lab, physics
       lab/classroom, general chemistry lab and organic chemistry lab. There is also an administrative
       office for the full time administrative assistant and the Dean of the School’s office. In addition,
       there is a study/tutorial area on the second floor that contains several desks, chairs, two computers
       and a blackboard. The department consists of 15 fulltime faculty members and 60 adjunct faculty
       members and one fulltime laboratory coordinator and one fulltime technical support for
       Engineering.

       The science courses offered encompass biology, chemistry, anatomy and physiology, ecology,
       physics and microbiology, and forensic science. The department offers courses to support an A.S.
       in Environmental Science. Most courses are a combination of lecture/lab courses. Courses are
       also offered off campus at Southern Regional Center, MATES, Toms River East High School,
       Brick High School, Pineland Regional High School, Barnegat High School, and Central Regional

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        High School. In addition, all science lab courses except forensic science are offered through our
        distance learning program. Currently, science does not offer any onsite-online courses.

        C. The Engineering Department is located in the Instructional Building and has one faculty office,
        one lab and two classrooms. The department consists of two fulltime faculty members, two
        adjunct members, and one technical support assistant. Administrative assistant support is
        provided by the Administrative Assistant located in the Kable-Russell building.

        The engineering courses offered cover the requirements for an A.S. in Engineering. Courses vary
        from engineering analysis, computer aided graphics, to engineering dynamics and statics.
        Currently engineering courses are offered only on campus and none through the distance learning
        program. The program also supports the NJ PLACE Program which allows for awarding up to 20
        credits for completion of approved apprentice programs.

        D. The Computer Studies Department is located in the Technology Building which contains one
        lecture hall, one distance video room, one conference room, one open computer lab for student
        work outside of the classroom, 6 classrooms, four faculty offices, one adjunct faculty room, and
        administrative assistant area. The building also houses the Media Department on the first floor.
        The department consists of five fulltime faculty and fifteen adjunct faculty. There is one part time
        administrative assistant and two laboratory technicians to assist students.

        The Computer studies courses support an A.S. in Computer Science with options in Game
        Development and Design, Information Systems and Information Technology, an A.A.S. in
        Computer Science /Information, and two certificates. The courses offered cover computer literacy
        to specialized courses in web site design, gaming and programming.
        Courses are offered on the main campus, and at the Southern Education Center. Some courses are
        offered through distance learning and onsite-online.

4. Assessment Results:
   Part One:

   OBJECTIVES                    STATUS/REASONS          ASSESSMENT                    IMPACT ON FY11
   Computer Technology           One new                 A consultant’s report was     More business students are
   Prepare students for          transfer/articulation   initiated due to issues       expected to enroll at OCC
   success as they transfer to   agreement with Kean.    with the transferability of   because of the OCC/Kean
   other educational                                     existing courses offered      Joint Admissions will
   institutions, or enter the                            and keeping the courses       offer bachelor degree in
   workforce.                                            current with the changes      computer science.
                                                         in computer technology
                                                         in the work place.            This objective was the
                                                                                       driving force behind the
                                                         The Perkins consultant        request for a consultant’s
                                                         report recommended that       report to be developed that
                                                         the courses offered           would assess the current
                                                         should focus on JAVA          transferability of our
                                                         language instead of C++.      computer science courses
                                                         All of the new courses        and degrees. The result of
                                                         have that focus.              the report and its impact
                                                                                       are discussed in Part 3
                                                         Course assessments            Planning Objectives.
                                                         exams and projects will
                                                         be developed as part of
                                                         the assessment of each of
                                                         the new courses.


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Science                      Lack of laboratory space in     BIO 114, 130, 131, 161,       Will allow us to continue
Promote online course        Hiering Building. No            CHEM 180, 181, PHYS           to add science courses
development                  change.                         171, 180 totally online.      despite lack of physical
                                                             Will develop ecology          space in Hiering Building.
                                                             online courses and
                                                             forensic science courses.     This process is continuing.
                                                                                           New ancillary programs
                                                                                           have become available to
                                                                                           enhance student learning
                                                                                           as well as a decision on a
                                                                                           new LMS and delivery
                                                                                           software implementation.
                                                                                           The impact is discussed in
                                                                                           Part 3. Planning
                                                                                           Objectives.
Engineering                  12 laptops in mobile cart to    Not funded                    Continue to request.
Promote technology and       enhance Physics and
critical thinking in the     Engineering instruction                                       IT department replaced
classroom                                                                                  computers in the
                                                                                           Engineering lab with
                                                                                           updated models. Impact is
                                                                                           discussed in Part 3.
                                                                                           Planning Objectives
Mathematics                  New links to basic skill        Faculty has taken classes     Hire one additional full-
Additional academic          sites were added to the         into the lab to use the       time professional tutor.
support for mathematics      computers in the                new links and have
students during all          mathematics computer lab.       reported the students         Mathematics tutor was
academic sessions. This      Additional tutors for the       appreciated having these      hired.
academic support will        summer were requested,          available. Students are
emphasize the                but financial aid stated that   still asking for additional
enhancement of the           student-workers could not       open hours for the
current Mathematics          work during the summer          tutoring center
Tutoring Center through
technology

Part Two:
       STRATEGIC GOALS                                                        ACTIVITIES
1.Offer comprehensive educational programs that        New technology and presentation methods are being
develop intentional learners of all ages and ensure    reviewed and presented to faculty for decisions on their use.
the full assessment of student learning in these       – specifically Student Response devises and Smart Boards.
programs.                                              In addition, faculty has been using Cruiser to add voice over
                                                       to their powerpoints and posting them for student review
                                                       after lecture class. All faculty are encouraged to meet with
                                                       representatives to explore new programs and technologies
                                                       and bring them back to be shared with faculty to make
                                                       decisions. They are also encouraged to participate in
                                                       webinars and training sessions offered through the Center
                                                       for Teaching and Learning on Campus. The goal is to make
                                                       students intentional, empowered learners instead of passive
                                                       learners.
2. Provide broadly-based student support, starting     Tutoring is available in the Mathematics department as well
from our initial contact with every individual,        as the Computer Technology and Science department. The
regardless of his or her needs.                        use of peer tutors has helped in making these services more
                                                       available to students. An additional room was developed in
                                                       the Instructional Building to provide a study space for
                                                       science students to review bones, muscles, microscope
                                                       slides, etc for lab practical tests. This will allow student
                                                       more access to study areas when the labs and professors are
                                                       not available in Hiering due to class scheduling. Two
                                                       adjunct faculty were hired to provide additional tutoring
                                                       sessions for the students.


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3. Measure employee attitudes toward the            Partnership with Stockton College in Environmental Science
workplace and student attitudes toward the          was finalized. Additional partnerships through online
learning experience and make responsive             distance learning with various entities through collaboration
adjustments in institutional strategies.            with Ocean County College’s distance learning department
                                                    will be developed. The program with Lakehurst Naval Air
                                                    Engineering Station is in flux due to the changes that are
                                                    happening at the Naval station and other military
                                                    instillations.
4. Provide a well-designed campus and facilities    Upgrading of Hiering classroom into a laboratory space will
with advanced technology.                           allow additional classes to be offered to support Nursing,
                                                    Environmental Science, and Home Land Security. Moving
                                                    the Mathematics department into newly renovated space will
                                                    provide an environment that is conducive to student
                                                    learning. Due to budgetary issues, this project has been on
                                                    hold.
5. Address our human resources needs by             Continue to seek and hire qualified adjunct instructors in all
recruiting and hiring highly-qualified people and   areas. Also continue to interview and hire adjuncts for
continuing to develop the potential of every        distance learning faculty. In addition, 12 month nontenured
employee.                                           positions have been established on campus. One such
                                                    position was filled in the Computer Science department.
6. Generate and manage fiscal resources to best     The Science department has an ongoing evaluation of lab
serve strategic priorities.                         experiments that address “going green” and reduction of use
                                                    of expensive materials that in addition generate disposal
                                                    costs. Alternative activities are also researched to provide
                                                    the best learning experience for the student as well as
                                                    decreasing costs.
7. Organize a leadership team committed to          Faculty in the School of M,S,T has been active participants
outreach, development, engagement, institutional    in outreach programs and in open house. New areas
effectiveness, and a fully-realized                 (Community Green Day Fair at Seaside Park) are being
implementation of the College’s vision.             explored and faculty is involved in participation.
8. Reach out to members of the Ocean County         The Science and Engineering faculty continue to participate
community and beyond in order to create             in the Robotics completion, cardboard canoe races, wearable
meaningful, fulfilling and mutually beneficial      electronics competition. Due to funding at the public school
partnerships.                                       level, student participation has dropped significantly.

Planning Objectives

Departmental Planning        Rationale or                   Responsibilities/             Estimated Cost
Objectives for July 1,       Justification                  Participants/Time             (if applicable)
2012-June 30, 2013 (FY                                      Frames
13)
Computer Science             A consultant’s report was      Dean, Assistant Dean and      The cost of writing the
Revision of the Computer     initiated due to issues with   School Faculty.               new courses for both
Science degree programs.     the transferability of                                       face to face and
                             existing courses and           The following courses will    distance learning is
                             degrees offered and in         be phased out during the      being funded by the
                             keeping the courses            Fall 2011 and Spring 2012     Perkins grant monies.
                             current with the changes       following the
                             in computer technology in      recommendations from the      The cost to the
                             the work place.                consultant report:            department would be
                                                                 1. CSIT 171              hiring new adjuncts as
                             The Perkins consultant                   Computer            the courses open to
                             report recommended that                  Programming I       global distribution.
                             the courses offered should          2. CSIT 172              The number of
                             focus on JAVA language                   Computer            adjuncts necessary
                             instead of C++. All of the               Programming II      would depend on
                             new courses have that               3. CSIT 140              student enrollment.
                             focus.                                   Introduction to
                                                                      Computer
                             The following Computer                   Organization
                             Science degree programs             4. CSIT 271 Data

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                               were revised based on the              Structures and
                               recommendations from a                 Algorithm
                               Perkins consultant (Fall               Analysis
                               2010 – Spring 2011):         The following new
                                     1. Computer            courses will be added to
                                          Science – A.S.    the curriculum starting in
                                          Degree Program    Fall 2011and phased into
                                          – Information     the proper course
                                          Technology        sequences:
                                          Option                 1. CSIT 165
                                     2. Computer                      Programming I
                                          Science – A.S.         2. CSIT 166
                                          Degree                      Programming II
                                     3. Computer                 3. CSIT 176
                                          Science – A.S.              Computer
                                          Degree Program              Organization
                                          – Information               and Architecture
                                          Systems Option         4. CSIT 265 Data
                                     4. Computer                      Structures and
                                          Science –A.S.               Analysis
                                          Degree Program
                                          – Game
                                          Development       The new courses will also
                                          and Design        be written for delivery
                                          Option            through distance learning.
                                     5. Computer
                                          Science/Informa
                                          tion Technology
                                          – A.A.S. Degree
Science                        The science courses          The Dean, Assistant Dean      Adjunct Faculty would
Online Science course          offered through distance     and appropriate Faculty.      be paid at the
development                    learning have not included                                 contractual amount for
                               organic chemistry and        As the programs become        writing the DL course.
                               forensic science courses     available and lab packs are
                               due to limitations with      revised, the courses will
                               computer programs from       be written for the online
                               publishers. Recently         environment.
                               publishers have developed
                               virtual programs that will
                               allow for at least some of
                               the more dangerous or
                               complicated labs to be
                               offered on line.
Engineering                    A Perkins’ funded report     The Dean, Assistant Dean      Faculty would revise
Revision of the         A.S.   was prepared on the          and appropriate Faculty.      the courses.
Engineering degree             current Engineering
                               degree. Student              The revision of the
                               enrollment is at a level     programs will start in the
                               that the two fulltime        summer of 2011.
                               engineering professors
                               cannot be scheduled their
                               15 credits of load in the
                               engineering concentration
                               due to few sections of the
                               courses running.
                                The report recommended
                               the following:
                                     1. Modify or
                                          change ENGR
                                          181 – Graphics
                                          for Engineers
                                     2. Modify or

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                                         change ENGR
                                         124 –
                                         Engineering
                                         Analysis
                                   3. Incorporating
                                         ENGI 251 –
                                         Electrical
                                         Engineering I or
                                         ENGI 252 –
                                         Electrical
                                         Engineering II
                                         into the AS
                                         curriculum
                                   4. Consider a
                                         course of
                                         probability and
                                         statistics for
                                         engineering
                                   5. Consider a
                                         microeconomics
                                         course
Mathematics                   A course in probability       Dean, Assistant Dean and     Faculty will write the
Development       of      a   and statistics is             appropriate Faculty will     course.
probability and statistics    recommended for the           review the
course to support the         revision of the               recommendations with the
Engineering degree revision   Engineering degree. The       Engineering faculty and
                              current statistics course     work to develop or revise
                              will either remain in place   the necessary course. Fall
                              and an additional             2011.
                              specialized course will be
                              developed or the current
                              course will be revised.




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                                      OCEAN COUNTY COLLEGE
                                      Center for Academic Excellence
                                        Planning Document, FY 13


      1. Departmental Mission/Goals

The mission of the Center for Academic Excellence is to provide services that (1) enrich the student
response to instruction and curriculum, (2) encourage students to become Intentional Learners who are
empowered, informed, and responsible, and (3) enhance faculty, staff, and community awareness for
diverse learning issues.
We achieve this by:
         Coordinating the First Year Experience/Student Success course
         Providing secure and confidential test administration for students and community members
         Providing disability services that promote equity in educational opportunities
         Providing training and coordinating services of peer tutors and facilitating study strategy sessions
         Offering orientation activities and professional development for new faculty--tenure track and 12
          month non-tenure track--and adjunct faculty
         Facilitating the use of assistive/adaptive technology in the learning process
         Supporting the Academic Master Plan and the 2010 – 2015 Strategic Plan
         Encouraging the use of Universal Design strategies college-wide
         Collaborating with the college community and community at-large
         Supporting professional development for New Jersey post-secondary disability services providers
         Participating actively in professional organizations which promote development of first year
          activities (New Jersey Association for New Student Advocates--NJANSA), high quality peer
          tutoring (College Reading and Learning Association--CRLA) and disability services
          (Association for Higher Education and Disability--AHEAD and NJAHEAD).


2a.       Departmental Summary – Center for Academic Excellence

The Center for Academic Excellence staff includes the Dean of Academic Services, the Learning
Disabilities Specialist, the Academic Support Specialist, a half-time administrative assistant and the
Testing Center staff outlined below. The new initiatives of peer mentoring and peer tutoring as well as
the coordination and development of the ACAD 155 course and the follow-up activities for the
Foundations of Excellence self-study have increased the interaction with faculty and students. The staff
has been reduced by more than 50% (RIFs, unfilled vacancies and grant funding cuts); however, the
number of students and faculty served has steadily increased. Thanks to the support of the
Deans/Assistant Deans and faculty, we are able to provide a strategic delivery of services that enhances
awareness of learning issues. It is important to continue to enhance the resources--both staff and space--
in order to ensure excellence in our delivery of services.

The peer mentor and peer tutor programs promote academic success with a focus on the first year of
college. Current students assist with class presentations in ACAD 155 courses, specifically technology
related demonstrations, tips for academic success and ways to become more involved on campus.
Students relate to experienced students and benefit from the peer mentor/tutor’s knowledge of campus
and academic supports, clubs and activities, OCC events and other related information.



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Course tuition and fees generate revenue which can be utilized to support the academic mission. It may
be appropriate to designate funding generated from course fees to support initiatives designed to promote
a strong foundation in the first year for students (peer tutoring/mentoring and faculty/staff professional
development).

During the 2012-2013 academic years, the Center for Academic Excellence will offer the following
programs:

         Academic Support Services (including development, training and coordination of peer tutorial
          services, study strategy sessions and academic screenings)
         Coordination, Assessment & Instructor Training for ACAD 155 Student Success course
         Diagnostic Assessments for OCC students
         Disability Services (including academic advising, transition to college events, intakes, 504
          accommodation planning)
         Presentation of advising and technology information sessions for all ACAD 155 students
         Enrichment Program for NJ Stars
         Orientation and professional development activities for new full-time and adjunct faculty (tenure
          track and lecturer positions)
         The Testing Center (see below)


2b.       Departmental Summary – Testing Center

The Testing Center is part of the Center for Academic Excellence, directly reporting to the Dean of
Academic Services who, in turn, reports to the Vice President of Academic Affairs. The Center has one
full-time administrator: the Director of Testing and Adaptive Services. There is currently two full-time
support staff positions assigned to the Testing Center: one Test Administrator Technician (MT) and one
Administrative Assistant I. In addition, there is one Administrative Assistant II who is 2/3 dedicated to
the Testing Center and 1/3 to the GED Testing Center. The support staff serves as proctors for the
growing number of tests administered by the Testing Center and is responsible for all of the operational
work of the office as well. The GED Testing Center is staffed by the full-time GED Chief Examiner
(MT) and a full-time GED Examiner who are fully dedicated to GED matters. The Administrative
Assistant II has dual responsibilities, providing proctoring and clerical support for the Center and in
support of the GED testing function. As we build our partnerships with Pearson for GED and distance
learning, ATI for TEAS, and develop new relationships to expand our revenue-earning potential while our
role in coordinating and administering Perkins major assessments increases, we will need to increase
proctoring and administrative support by converting our part-time staff to full-time, and improve/increase
the use of reserve proctors. In addition, we will need to improve our proctoring abilities by installing
surveillance and monitoring equipment, which is becoming an industry standard for a number of the
vendors with whom we want to partner.

The Testing Center continues to experience an increase in activities, expanding its “Fee for Proctoring
Service” and generating revenue from these proctoring fees. In addition to providing proctoring services
for paper and pencil make-up tests and tests for on-line courses, The Testing Center also provides
accommodation testing for students with disabilities not only for OCC students but also for those who are
enrolled at Kean@Ocean, often requiring the space and proctors for private testing. Our need to
accommodate more students for placement and course-related tests has required borrowing space from
other departments and increasing the use of reserves to proctor in areas where the Testing Center has no
central visibility. (Overall volume continues to increase on a rolling 12-month basis: 12,298 tests were
administered in calendar 2008; 13,764 were administered in 2009; 14, 354 were administered in 2010.)

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The Accuplacer® with the online Writeplacer essay continues to be the placement test of choice for the NJ
Community Colleges. The Test Administrator Technician successfully converted all of the placement
tests to a new electronic platform in 2007 and, together with the Director of Testing and the Deans of
English and Mathematics, the Center is implementing the new, state-wide cut scores and SAT scores as
established by the Statewide Placement Testing Initiative driven by the NJ Community College
presidents. In 2009, Accuplacer® changed platforms again, and the Testing Center successfully converted
to the new software. In addition, new cut scores had to be determined for this new platform in connection
with the scoring change from a 12-point essay to one with a maximum score of 8. We continue to work
with the English and Math departments to monitor the validity of the placement scores, and are also
involved in the NJCCC Big Ideas project, which is likely to recommend additional diagnostic testing for
students requiring remediation, and an increase in early testing of high school students to try to alleviate
the some of the need for remediation at the college level.

Continued IT efforts are helping to improve the upload of scores and placement results into Datatel. This
is still a somewhat time-consuming process, requiring monitoring of the one hour+ upload, and the results
of Challenge tests are still being reviewed for accurate programming results in Datatel. However, these
improvements together with increased placement testing schedules during peak periods have significantly
improved the registration process for students because they can be tested more quickly following
application, and their scores are usually entered into Datatel within 24 hours of taking the test, improving
the ability of Advising to properly register them.

The Testing Center continues to work with the Office of Recruitment in offering Accuplacer® testing at
local high schools. High schools students are able to take the Accuplacer® right at their own schools, and
the Director of Testing continues to work with the Office of School Relations to address the concerns of
the K-12 districts who want to begin placement testing of Sophomores and Juniors, offer preparation
courses for Accuplacer® in their high schools and help with interventions to reduce the need for
remediation once those students enter college. The Bridge Program expanded to include all prospective
OCC applicants in all of the Toms River High Schools during in Spring 2010, requiring training for high
school faculty to administer and proctor the Accuplacer test. All of the administrative activity associated
with this program remains with The Testing Center. Additional districts are looking to implement more
wide-spread, early testing in 2011. This early testing will be recommended as part of the Big Ideas
project being conducted by the NJCCC, so our early involvement with other school districts puts us ahead
of that curve.

The GED Testing Center, funded by a grant from the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce
Development and contracted through the Ocean County One-Stop Center, continues to be one of the most
active centers in the state. We hold three monthly testing sessions and make-up sessions at our Main
Campus. The College is obliged to provide work space, PCs and telephones for the two full-time GED
staff and the part-time proctor/administrative assistance. As a result, the Testing Center is even more
limited in its capacity to accommodate the growing needs of the College, particularly in the areas of
tutoring and accommodation testing. Furthermore, the State is going to partner with Pearson to convert
the paper and pencil GED test into online format and create “for profit” testing centers. If OCC is to
remain the primary GED testing site for Ocean County, we will have to upgrade our testing facilities to
accommodate the online GED test and to meet Pearson testing center requirements. These changes can
only improve our capabilities to provide high quality test administration and proctoring for our students,
the community and help them achieve success in their academic endeavors.




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3a. Assessment-Part One: Center for Academic Excellence:
 OBJECTIVES                         STATUS/REASONS                     ASSESSMENT                   IMPACT ON FY11
 Coordinate campus                A presentation by the          Implementation plan with        Information and
 participation in Foundations     College President and a        accountability and              recommendations from
 of Excellence (FoE)              Board of Trustee               timelines needs to be           the self-study being
 program.                         member, in conjunction         developed.                      incorporated into
                                  with John Gardner, our                                         assessment activities,
                                  advisor, was conducted                                         hiring procedures, and
                                  for NJCCCP. A webinar                                          planning and budgeting
                                  for the NJ Community                                           activities as evidenced by
                                  Colleges is scheduled.                                         inclusion in new Strategic
                                  Recommendations are                                            Plans.
                                  being implemented; a
                                  final report has been
                                  submitted to the
                                  President and VPs of
                                  Academic Affairs and
                                  Student Affairs.
 Initiate Tutoring Community      Completed; Community           Message board active, but       Ocean Cruiser virtual
 on Ocean Cruiser by              active for students,           IT unable to provide a          communities are
 resolving current technical      faculty and staff.             mechanism to count the          established for Tutoring
 difficulties and training peer                                  actual number of “hits” on      information, all students
 tutors to maintain and                                          this program.                   enrolled in ACAD 155
 respond to tutoring message                                                                     and students receiving
 board that is part of this                                                                      disability services.
 community.                                                                                      Information provided to
                                                                                                 students on these
                                                                                                 communities can be
                                                                                                 tracked as received and/or
                                                                                                 read using Ocean Cruiser
                                                                                                 features. Membership in
                                                                                                 communities is updated
                                                                                                 each semester.
 Facilitate CHE funded            Grant funding cut              NA                              NA
 statewide speakers series
 scheduled for 5 New Jersey
 campuses; plan and
 coordinate the days to be
 held at OCC.



3b. Assessment-Part One: Testing Center
 OBJECTIVES              STATUS/REASONS                            ASSESSMENT
                                                                                                  IMPACT ON FY11
 Increased availability to        Ongoing with the need for        No significant decrease in     The Testing Center
 professors and students.         increased testing security       activity associated with       continues to require
                                  and full-time, dedicated         the increased use of           additional resources:
                                  staff; work-study students       online testing for distance    supplies, computers,
                                  and reservists have limited      learning courses or            staff and space for the
                                  capacity and access to           changes in enrollment;         increased number of
                                  College records; part-time       increases in make-up           IBTs that are offered and
                                  support staff also works for     testing across the             the anticipated increased
                                  GED and must adhere to           curriculum and increased       roll on-site for Perkins
                                  that testing schedule.           TEAS IBTs (internet            Assessment testing. In
                                                                   based tests) testing for       addition, we will need to
                                                                   Nursing. Also, increase        make staff changes to
                                                                   in 504 accommodations          meet the needs of
                                                                   requiring private testing      anticipated remote
                                                                   space or distraction-free      placement testing in
                                                                   space.                         connection with the


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                                                                                                   anticipated growth of
                                                                                                   our distance learning
                                                                                                   programs, especially
                                                                                                   overseas and in different
                                                                                                   time zones. Additional
                                                                                                   revenue can be assigned
                                                                                                   to cover some of these
                                                                                                   expenses, and the need
                                                                                                   to increase testing
                                                                                                   security and surveillance
                                                                                                   and provide space for
                                                                                                   accommodation testing
                                                                                                   is still needed.
 Improve GED support              Ongoing. Increased                Volume of callers, walk-       GED testing still
 services and participate in      financial responsibilities        ins and prospective            requires additional
 State committee activities.      were added to this                candidates remains             support services to
                                  function, requiring more          constant; follow-up            maintain accurate
                                  complex paperwork and             activities in connection       records and
                                  reporting in connection           with last-minute test          accommodate the
                                  with use of revenue and           registration and retests are   additional changes in
                                  decreased State funding           still an issue. Regular        State requirements.
                                  available.                        attendance at meetings         Plans to convert to
                                                                    and communications via         online testing will need
                                                                    email to support               to be developed to meet
                                                                    administrative changes         State implementation
                                                                    are necessary and              plans in 2013. Also,
                                                                    ongoing.                       Pearson test center
                                                                                                   guidelines will need to
                                                                                                   be implemented by 2014
                                                                                                   in connection with the
                                                                                                   impending ACE/Pearson
                                                                                                   partnership.
 Install surveillance cameras     Media services have been          Increased traffic in the       With no immediate plans
 in Testing Center.               unable to provide                 Center requires improved       to move the Testing
                                  assistance. Requested             surveillance capabilities      Center, it is not
                                  input and advice from             as the number of incidents     appropriate to wait on
                                  Security as to the most cost      increases. In-person           this expenditure and
                                  effective solutions. They         proctoring by staff is         installation. In addition,
                                  can also assist with              impeded by increased call      if we are to become
                                  installation and monitoring       volume to schedule             more involved with
                                  instruction.                      testing appointments, test     Pearson as a testing
                                                                    dissemination, IBT test        partner for GED,
                                                                    administration and other       distance learning and
                                                                    student-related issues, as     revenue-earning
                                                                    well as administrative         opportunities, this kind
                                                                    responsibilities.              of surveillance may be
                                                                                                   necessary to meet their
                                                                                                   requirements.

3a. Assessment-Part Two: Center for Academic Excellence
          STRATEGIC GOALS                                     ACTIVITIES
 Note: These are the Goals from the new  Identify the major processes, actions and activities in your
     OCC Strategic Plan (2010-2015)      department (in general terms) that address the relevant
                                                               strategic initiative(s) and how you have measured their
                                                               success, if applicable.
    1.   Offer comprehensive educational programs              Incorporate campus services and resources information in
         that develop intentional learners of all ages         ACAD 155. Plan, coordinate and train faculty for ACAD
         and ensure the full assessment of student             155 to present comprehensive campus view.
         learning in these programs.
    2.   Provide broadly-based student support,                First Year Connection Day hosted before fall semester.
         starting from our initial contact with every          Academic and Student Affairs personnel provide welcome


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        individual, regardless of his or her needs.      messages and peer mentors host focus groups. Emphasis is
                                                         placed on getting connected from the first day.
                                                         Structured intake interviews for all students with
                                                         documented disabilities seeking disability services.
   3.   Measure employee attitudes toward the            Student reaction forms are reviewed and analyzed by dean
        workplace and student attitudes toward the       with instructors teaching the courses.
        learning experience and make responsive
        adjustments in institutional strategies.

   4.   Provide a well-designed campus and facilities    Perkins funding sought for text to speech technology
        with advanced technology.                        (Kurzweil) using web-based workstations accessible by
                                                         students on campus and from home.
   5.   Address our human resources needs by             Recruit and train Perkins funded professional tutors.
        recruiting and hiring highly-qualified people    Facilitating and attending 6 week Perkins funded course on
        and continuing to develop the potential of       Academic Coaching provided for 15 OCC faculty,
        every employee.                                  counselors and administrators
   6.   Generate and manage fiscal resources to best     Work study program utilized to offset cost of paying peer
        serve strategic priorities.                      tutors and peer mentors. Volunteerism encouraged.
   7.   Organize a leadership team committed to
        outreach, development, engagement,
        institutional effectiveness, and a fully-
        realized implementation of the College’s
        vision.
   8.   Reach out to members of the Ocean County         Communications with Child Study Teams and Guidance
        community and beyond in order to create          Counselors in Ocean County school districts.
        meaningful, fulfilling and mutually beneficial
        partnerships.

3b. Assessment-Part Two: Testing Center
          STRATEGIC GOALS                                                      ACTIVITIES
   9.   Offer comprehensive educational programs         The Testing Center works directly with faculty in trying to
        that develop intentional learners of all ages    offer the best practices in the area of placement and delivery
        and ensure the full assessment of student        of services to all students. Continued collaboration with
        learning in these programs.                      School Relations and Ocean County High Schools on the
                                                         Bridge Pilot Program; expansion of that program to include
                                                         wide spread testing of high school juniors and development
                                                         of interventions. Partner with Perkins Grant administrator
                                                         and Deans to help manage the assessment process and
                                                         handle back-office activities as required by test vendors to
                                                         maintain test integrity.
   10. Provide broadly-based student support,            Testing center staff stays abreast of changes in Financial
       starting from our initial contact with every      Aid, Admissions, Advising, and Student Life to help answer
       individual, regardless of his or her needs.       students’ questions. We are expanding testing services to
                                                         Kean University students at OCC, and we are improving
                                                         processes for off-site testing for students who may want to
                                                         complete their studies entirely through distance learning.
                                                         We also provide accommodations as required to ensure
                                                         equal access in accordance with ADA; offer placement
                                                         testing opportunities at high schools; offer on-site testing in
                                                         the evenings and on Saturdays.
   11. Measure employee attitudes toward the
       workplace and student attitudes toward the
       learning experience and make responsive
       adjustments in institutional strategies.
   12. Provide a well-designed campus and facilities     Collaborate with physical plant and security to try to
       with advanced technology.                         identify the most cost effective and efficient means for test
                                                         proctoring, including the identification of surveillance
                                                         equipment for installation in the Testing Center.
                                                         Collaborate with IT and physical plant to provide a well-
                                                         designed testing center that meets industry standards and
                                                         provide appropriate accommodation testing facilities.

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     13. Address our human resources needs by              Membership and participation in professional organizations,
         recruiting and hiring highly-qualified people     including NCTA and TASIG; participation in cost-free
         and continuing to develop the potential of        professional development opportunities.
         every employee.
     14. Generate and manage fiscal resources to best      Continue to partner with test vendors to become testing
         serve strategic priorities.                       centers for multiple products in efforts to increase revenue.
                                                           Continue to offer proctoring services to members of the
                                                           community. Improve revenue utilization to procure
                                                           necessary testing materials and supplies and offset costs for
                                                           increased staff and equipment.
     15. Organize a leadership team committed to
         outreach, development, engagement,
         institutional effectiveness, and a fully-
         realized implementation of the College’s
         vision.
     16. Reach out to members of the Ocean County          See activities for No. 6 above; partner with virtual colleges
         community and beyond in order to create           and distance learners to provide proctoring services; offer
         meaningful, fulfilling and mutually beneficial    early testing and develop interventions together with high
         partnerships.                                     schools to help improve college readiness. The Testing
                                                           Center also provides services to both OCC students and the
                                                           community through the GED testing program, CLEP,
                                                           DANTES and business certification tests. We collaborate
                                                           with all departments on campus by providing the placement
                                                           tests, make-up tests, nursing exams, and testing with
                                                           accommodations.



4a. Planning Objectives: Center for Academic Excellence
Departmental Planning               Rationale or                   Responsibilities/             Estimated Cost
Objectives for July 1, 2012-        Justification                  Participants/Time             (if applicable)
June 30, 2013 (FY 13)                                              Frames
Establish bi-annual on campus       Facilitate distribution of     Learning Disabilities         Copying of flyers and
meetings for Special Education      complete disability service    Specialist                    announcements
Coordinators and Child Study        information to students        fall/spring
Teams from Ocean County             and parents for effective
public and private schools.         transitions from K-12 to
                                    post secondary
                                    educational settings.
                                    Reduced CAE staff no
                                    longer allows time for
                                    attending multiple
                                    transition fairs for special
                                    needs students at high
                                    schools.
Part time tech                      Increase use of adaptive       Dean of Academic              $7,200
assistant/professional tutors for   technologies by providing      Services; Learning
adaptive software and adaptive      regular group and              Disabilities Specialist;
equipment.                          individual training
                                    sessions.                      Tech
                                                                   Assistant/professional
                                                                   tutors fall, spring and 1st
                                                                   5 week summer
                                                                   semesters – 400 hours
Professional memberships            Maintain state and             Dean of Academic              $500
AHEAD, NJAHEAD, NJANSA,             national awareness w/          Services ; Learning
CRLA                                opportunities for              Disabilities Specialist;
                                    professional development       Academic Support
                                    in First Year Experience,      Specialist
                                    Peer Tutoring and
                                    Disability Services


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Work with faculty to establish    Address students’               Dean of Academic
linked course with ACAD 155       academic and support            Services ; Learning
for Dev. Math, Dev. English and   needs more thoroughly to        Disabilities Specialist
A&PI                              enhance retention.
Provide CRLA certification for    Expand the peer                 Dean of Academic          $1,000
peer tutors and mentors.          tutor/mentor program into       Services, Academic
                                  a comprehensive,                Support Specialist,
                                  integrated program              Learning Disabilities
                                  serving more students and       Specialist, Writing
                                  academic areas with a           Skills Tutor.
                                  focus on the first year
                                  student. Link mentors and
                                  tutors with first year
                                  courses.
Support Centralized Tutoring      In a visible location,          Vice President of
Space.                            encourage students              Academic Affairs, Dean
                                  working with students;          of Academic Services,
                                  extended hours where            Director of Library,
                                  faculty, professional and       Academic Support
                                  peer tutors with                Specialist and Writing
                                  supervision can provide         Skills Tutor
                                  tutoring/academic support
                                  with wireless access to
                                  resources to all students.



4b. Planning Objectives: Testing Center
Departmental Planning             Rationale or                    Responsibilities/         Estimated Cost
Objectives for July 1, 2012-      Justification                   Participants/Time         (if applicable)
June 30, 2013 (FY 13)                                             Frames
Convert part-time support staff   Additional proctoring and       Dean of Academic          $6,000 salary and
to full-time and add part-time    student service support is      Services, VP of           benefits for
evening/weekend supervisor.       needed for testing as we        Academic Affairs,         conversion of part-
                                  continue to experience          Director of Human         time to full-time;
                                  growth in IBT                   Resources.                $12,000-$13,000 for
                                  administration. This will                                 new part-time.
                                  become even more
                                  important as we expand
                                  remote placement testing
                                  into different time zones.
Acquire additional space for      Need for private,               Director of Testing,
Testing                           distraction-free testing in     Dean of Academic
                                  accordance with ADA             Services, VP of
                                  regulations and 504 Plans;      Academic Affairs, VP
                                  GED registration and            of Planning &
                                  testing facility availability   Administration, IT.
                                  to comply with GED
                                  conversion to online tests
                                  and partnering with
                                  Pearson.
Install security cameras in       Increased traffic and           Director of Testing,      $5000 - $15000,
Testing Lab                       cheating incidents requires     Dean of Academic          depending upon the
                                  improved surveillance and       Services, VP of           number of cameras
                                  monitoring capabilities for     Academic Affairs, VP      and monitoring
                                  effective test proctoring.      of Planning &             capabilities
                                  This will become                Administration,
                                  increasingly important as       Director of College
                                  we partner with outside         Security and Security
                                  vendors to administer           Information Resource
                                  additional on-line tests in     Technician


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                               connection with Perkins
                               majors and distance
                               learning for OCC and for
                               other institutions of higher
                               learning.
Additional computer at front   To automate sign-in and        Dean of Academic        $6,000 including
desk with signature pad        improve ability to collect     Services, VP of         sign-in software,
                               data and tract Testing         Academic Affairs, IT,   hardware
                               Center activity                Facilities
Offset testing expenses with   The costs of test materials    Director of Testing,    $10,000 more from
revenue.                       and supplies have almost       Dean of Academic        revenue earned to
                               doubled in the last year.      Services, VP of         cover increased test
                               In addition, proctoring        Academic Affairs,       expenses and reserve
                               demands have required          CFO.                    payroll (revenue
                               greater use of reserves.                               projected at
                               Revenue can be used to                                 approximately
                               offset these some of these                             $60,000; current
                               expenses.                                              allocation is only
                                                                                      $30,000)




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                                Off Campus and Academic Outreach Programs
                                        Planning Document, FY 13

       1. Departmental Mission/Goals

        The mission of Off-Campus and Academic Outreach Programs, as a department within the
        Division of Academic Affairs, is to address the diverse educational needs of the college and the
        wider community by delivering demand programming locally. Through Off-Campus Programming
        and the Southern Education Center (SEC) (an extension center for Ocean County College in
        Southern Ocean County), the department delivers high quality, flexible and responsive educational
        programs and services to sites conveniently situated in communities throughout the county. Regular
        site visitations and adjunct faculty observations at off-campus sites ensure the consistency of
        instructional quality and content at all locations. Additionally, the department seeks to strengthen
        and develop partnerships with senior institutions through vigorous articulation agreements aimed at
        promoting the seamless transfer of credits for all Ocean County College students, while also
        engaging the participation of local high school students in college learning through the Jump Start
        and Middle College (Dual Enrollment) programs.

        In accordance with the stated strategic initiatives for the college1 to develop programming that is: a)
        comprehensive, b) student support oriented, c) assessment oriented, d) technologically well-
        designed, e) grounded in prioritized fiscal strategy, and f) committed to the development of mutually
        beneficial partnerships with the Ocean County community and beyond, Off-Campus and Academic
        Outreach Programs has established the following goals:

          To offer convenient and easily accessible degree programming options for the mutual benefit of
           the college community, area school districts and the general public, that delivers sound, transfer-
           oriented coursework at all off-campus locations and the SEC, and which is taught by connected,
           well-trained faculty who are highly qualified in their disciplines. (a, b, f)
          To foster educational partnerships with community agencies, businesses and government, as well
           as collaborative programs with other colleges, universities, and local school districts. (a, b, f)
          To meet community needs for an array of conveniently located degree and non-degree programs,
           course work, workshops, seminars, and other services for professional development,
           advancement, retraining and personal growth through collaborations with the Academic Deans
           and Continuing and Professional Education. (a, b, e, f)
          To continue to explore opportunities to expand or find new opportunities for on-site baccalaureate
           degree programs at the SEC, such as through the Kean@Ocean partnership. (b, c, f)
          To sustain and improve the efficiency of daily operations at the SEC through the careful
           management of existing facilities and human resources. Emphasis will be placed on the
           maintenance of facility integrity and on effective and efficient staffing through the recruitment
           and hiring of quality security, administrative and support personnel. Facility and staffing
           requirements will be reassessed as enrollments continue to grow. Opportunities for continued
           professional development of existing staff will be encouraged, in order to cultivate a highly
           qualified workforce which operates to its maximum potential and delivers excellence in all
           services. (c, e)
          To expand Student Services and co-curricular activities at the SEC to cover five days per week
           with comprehensive day and evening operational hours. (a,b)



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    From the Ocean County College website: http://www.ocean.edu/welcome/about/strategic_initiatives.htm

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   Each operational component of Off-Campus and Academic Outreach Programs is dedicated to making its
   services accessible to those who live or work in Ocean County. Education, training, enrichment and
   services are offered in a community-oriented, decentralized environment.

2. Departmental Summary - Due to Reduction in Force and related restructuring at the start of FY12,
   the departmental structure of Off Campus and Academic Outreach was reorganized to improve efficiency
   in operational administration.
   2
                                                           Richard Strada
                                                       Executive VP, Instruction



   -                                                          Francis Polk
                                                   Provost for Off Campus Programs
                       Eileen Schilling                & Manahawkin Campus
                      Executive Director             Operations (SEC & MATES)
                       Off Campus and
                      Academic Outreach
                          Programs

                                                          Kathleen Grofik                Kathryn Vanone
            Robert Paolo                                       SEC                          MT SEC
           Site Coordinator                             Evening & Weekend                  Operations
              for Off-Site                                  Supervisor                    Coordinator
              Operations


             Off-Campus                                    Cynthia Sims                    Jeffry Kurz
            Administrative                                     SEC                          MT SEC
              Assistant                                     PT Evening                      Facilities
                                                           Administrative                  Technician
                                                             Assistant
             Off Campus
            Site Assistants
                                                                                        Vivian Lombardo
                                                       Thomas DiDomenico                      SEC
                                                          MT Security                    Administrative
             Off Campus                                    Technician                       Assistant
           Reserve Evening                                  MATES
            Administrators

                                                              Reserve                   Nancy Polonitza
                                                           Administrators &             Counselor/Advisor
                                                           Admin Assistants             Student Services


                                                            PT Tutors
                                                           Mathematics &
                                                              English




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Assessment Results:
   Part One:
   OBJECTIVES                 STATUS/REASONS                 ASSESSMENT                     IMPACT ON FY11.

   To expand facilities and   Access to the OCVTS            The MATES building is          Shared maintenance and
   programming at the         MATES building added 5         open and running sections,     utility costs at MATES
   Manahawkin Campus          science labs, additional       servicing an additional        could be impacted by
   (MACA) through mutually    classrooms, and a              250-300 students each          rising oil prices and current
   beneficial partnerships    conference room;               semester                       economic climate, driving
   FY11                       dedicated OCC office.                                         up shared facility costs.
                                                             Enrollments at the SEC
                                                             continue to grow               Prime-time classroom
                              Kean@Ocean delivers            (Unduplicated Head Count       space is currently utilized
                              Baccalaureate and              1,211 FY10, up 28.3%           at near capacity. The
                              Graduate Nursing degrees       from FY09).                    addition of 3 classrooms
                              at the SEC                                                    and a dedicated library
                                                             Demographic and                space would help to further
                                                             enrollment data indicates      expand enrollments and
                              An increase in non-credit
                                                             the need for additional        better serve the growing
                              programming is viable and
                                                             classes to support nursing,    population in Southern
                              necessary at the SEC,
                                                             education, and social          Ocean County.
                              especially for certificate
                                                             service areas, including
                              programs, job training and
                                                             criminal justice, as well as   Kean’s undergraduate and
                              summer camps
                                                             professional, technical and    Graduate Nursing
                                                             science fields                 programs continue to grow,
                                                                                            necessitating the possibility
                                                             Economic and                   of extended hours of
                                                             demographic data predicts      operation.
                                                             an increase in workers
                                                             aged 45-64, creating
                                                             increased market demand
                                                             for related educational
                                                             services

                                                             Kean’s Graduate and
                                                             Undergraduate Nursing
                                                             Programs continue to
                                                             expand, impacting
                                                             enrollments and need for
                                                             supporting OCC courses.
                                                             (Total Kean@Ocean
                                                             Undergraduate enrollments
                                                             increased 20.6% between
                                                             FY09 and FY104)
   To continue to develop     Addition of new                State budget cuts are          Current economic
   new revenue streams for    educational partners for       strongly impacting funding     conditions continue to
   Off Campus Programs        certain programs and new       at the local high schools      drive up the costs of
   through market analysis    off-site locations - ongoing   who host OCC credit            operations for all our host
   FY11                                                      course offerings, resulting    locations, while state
                                                             in potentially large           funding to these locations
                                                             increases in rental            has been seriously
                                                             expenditures.                  curtailed. OCC may need
                                                                                            to eliminate host sites, and
                                                                                            concentrate on those that
                                                                                            are most profitable, or may
                                                                                            need to consider renting
                                                                                            space in targeted areas, if
                                                                                            shared service
                                                                                            arrangements cannot be
                                                                                            made or rentals increase
                                                                                            significantly.



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                                                                                         Most host locations are
                                                                                         also demanding direct
                                                                                         operational supervision of
                                                                                         OCC courses, since their
                                                                                         own evening programming
                                                                                         has been eliminated, and
                                                                                         there is a lack of
                                                                                         professional supervisory
                                                                                         personnel available during
                                                                                         the hours of operation.
To maintain standards of     Building maintenance and       Facilities are routinely     More advanced
academic excellence by       enhancement continues to       monitored for issues of      technological systems and
securing proper furniture,   be an ongoing project.         wear and tear and need for   classroom equipment allow
fixtures, technology and
                                                            updated equipment and/or     for less down time due to
equipment                    The recent addition of an
                             onsite OCC facilities          technology.                  equipment failure.
                             person has helped to
                             improve response time          Enrollments and revenues     Upgrades in technology on
                             efficiency and efficacy for    at the MACA campus have      site uphold academic
                             routine maintenance            continued to increase, and   excellence objective;
                             related issues.                showed robust stability      increase enrollment and
                                                            even in light of recent      student satisfaction/
                             The SEC Computer Lab
                             chairs have been falling       declines in enrollment on    retention.
                             apart for some time and        the main campus.
                             need to be fully replaced to                                A smart classroom will be
                             avoid injury. During FY10      Multipurpose science labs    added at the SEC without
                             some computer lab chairs       and additional classroom     the expense of building.
                             were replaced, but there       space allow for assignment
                             continues to be a need
                                                            of courses that support      Multipurpose science labs
                             Office furniture               health and science           and additional classroom
                             replacement scheduled for      employment areas thereby     space at MATES allow for
                             FY10 has been completed.       increasing enrollment at     science classes to support
                                                            MACA generating              Health, Science and liberal
                             Classrooms now all have        enrollment revenue.          arts program areas;
                             mounted LCD projectors;
                                                            MATES paid for creation
                             security cameras are in
                             place, but need updating.      of science labs              Physical building
                                                                                         improvements and
                                                                                         additions keep facility
                                                                                         standards high encouraging
                                                                                         student
                                                                                         satisfaction/retention

                                                                                         Upgrades in technology on
                                                                                         site uphold academic
                                                                                         excellence objective;
                                                                                         increase enrollment and
                                                                                         student satisfaction/
                                                                                         retention.

                                                                                         Ongoing technological
                                                                                         training on site for staff
                                                                                         professional development

                                                                                         Physical building
                                                                                         improvements and
                                                                                         additions keep facility
                                                                                         standards high,
                                                                                         encouraging student

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                                                                                         retention
To expand student services    Financial Aid information     Foundations of Excellence    Development of enhanced
in order to provide broadly   is disseminated; dedicated    surveys and outcome          student learning
based student support and     Scholarship board             reports, as well as OCC      environment increases
enhance student centered      maintained on site
                                                            college student surveys      student satisfaction,
learning environment
                              Advising with full time       collected at orientations,   continued educational
                              faculty and addition of       continue to emphasize the    interest, and retention.
                              Reserve Advisor during        importance of ease of        Inter-department
                              peak advising time periods    access to student services   collaboration enhanced;
                                                            to promote retention and     sense of college
                              Information Literacy          success among new college    community and student-
                              workshops held in
                                                            students.                    centeredness strengthened.
                              computer lab each semester

                              Open lab hours with lab                                    On site faculty and
                              assistance is necessary on                                 administrative advising
                              site and currently                                         assignments satisfies
                              performed by SEC staff                                     student needs and deceases
                                                                                         demand in TR
                              Professional and Peer
                              Tutoring Program – Math,
                              Writing/ English, & other                                  Expansion of online
                              demand academic                                            resources posted for
                              disciplines; enrollment                                    students - increases access
                              growth is assessed to                                      to technological support
                              determine the need for                                     and student services,
                              additional tutoring hours
                                                                                         enhances student
                              Career and transfer                                        empowerment, increases
                              workshops held on site;                                    retention
                              Kean@Ocean program
                              information available for                                  Already a “One Stop”
                              dissemination; Transfer                                    Enrollment Services
                              Days with articulated four                                 Center, staff familiarization
                              year partners held
                                                                                         with cross section of
                              throughout each academic
                              year                                                       college operations is
                                                                                         augmented; each staff
                              Educational and cultural                                   member serves in
                              student events and                                         leadership role for
                              programming, health                                        students, thereby
                              programs and literature                                    empowering students in
                              dissemination that bring
                                                                                         their academic journey
                              the students/faculty/staff
                              together and enhance the
                              student centered learning                                  Partnerships strengthened,
                              environment                                                intellectual growth, student
                                                                                         satisfaction increases,
                              E.O.F. advising services                                   thereby increasing
                              are available twice monthly
                                                                                         retention
                              starting 2010SP.

To focus on the needs of      The SEC has had 1005%         Enrollment data              By supporting economic
the SEC for expansion and     growth since it opened in     Economic data; Ocean         growth areas, enrollment
space for delivery of         2000; MATES adds an           County Factbook              increases
additional student services   additional 500 students
and classroom space, to       taking classes on the
meet growing needs.           Manahawkin Campus.            Safety and security          Safety and Security
                                                            enhancements                 measures answer needs on
                              Satellite students are in     implemented: phones in       site reducing accidents and
                              need of adequate,             classrooms, additional       congestion in the SEC

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                                  convenient library                  security phone in student       parking lot
                                  resources                           lounge, one-way traffic
                                                                      directions and pedestrian
                                  Enrollment growth has
                                                                      crossing signage
                                  made Security concerns an
                                  emerging and growing
                                  issue, especially in light of
                                  the Virginia Tech Incident
    Continued expansion of        This strategic initiative of        New partnerships continue       This is an ongoing
    educational partnerships to   advancement, partnering             to be developed in              endeavor which will
    serve OCC students and        and outreach is fulfilled           response to the                 continue to provide
    county residents seeking      through degree completion
                                                                      development of new              programs responsive to the
    degree completion,            and graduate programs,
    graduate and professional     expanded off-campus                 programming, such as new        needs of our students and
    development opportunities,    programs and sites, use of          agreements with Stockton        our programming for
    local teachers and            MATES building and                  in Public Health                innovative partnerships.
    vocational and secondary      enriched educational                Administration and
    schools                       programs.                           Education and NJIT for a
                                                                      Communication degree to
                                                                      service graduates of our
                                                                      AAS in Sign Language
                                                                      Interpreting
    To support business                                               Demographic data5               Visibility as a community
    community training needs      Expansion of non-credit                                             leader increases
    and underserved               and/or certificate programs         Industry projections5           partnership opportunities
    constituencies such as        and business training
    displaced workers and         programs are necessary-             Occupational demand data        Workforce development
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    adult learners                partner with CPE and                                                increases as highest
                                  CBET5                                                               employment growth
                                                                                                      industries’ demands’ are
                                                                                                      met

                                                                                              Expansion of services to
                                                                                              include more CPE/CBET
                                                                                              related programming can
                                                                                              be accommodated at the
                                                                                              OCVTS/MATES facility.
5
  Southern Ocean County saw a commercial property increase of 70,000sf commercial projects, 13% in the county.
http://www.co.ocean.nj.us/databook. From 2000-2010, the most substantial occupational increases are in management, business,
finance (12.8%), professional and related occupations, which includes health care and social work, (23.6%). Although housing
starts are declining in Southern Ocean County, Tuckerton, Manahawkin, and Barnegat have not reached their build out.
Manahawkin anticipates a 10% and Barnegat a 30% population increase by 2011. NJ Department of Labor, Labor Market and
Demographic Research/Occupational and Demographic Research, May 2003, NJ Bureau of Labor Statistics-Monmouth-Ocean
Economy, Aug.-Dec. 2003; Market Data Retrieval-Successful School Marketer/D&B, 2001; The College Board-Trends in
College Pricing, October 2003.Employment in Health Care, Social Services, Tourism and Retail will see the most growth in
Southern Ocean County. Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce, January, 2009, State of the Chamber.




Part Two: (Optional) Additional Remarks on Departmental Assessment Practices:

            STRATEGIC GOALS                                                           ACTIVITIES
     OCC Strategic Plan (2010-2015)
    17. Offer comprehensive educational programs                          Course scheduling at all Off Campus locations and
        that develop intentional learners of all ages                      the Manahawkin Campus is developed with
        and ensure the full assessment of student                          collaborative input from the Academic Deans,

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    learning in these programs.                         Manahawkin Campus staff, staff at Off Campus
                                                        locations and student programming requests in
                                                        order to provide demand access to general
                                                        education course work, and specialty coursework
                                                        works as determined by assessed need.
                                                       Off campus faculty and students are an active part
                                                        of ongoing faculty and learning assessment
                                                        activities.
                                                       Continued development and assessment of the
                                                        Middle College and Jump Start programs through
                                                        local high school partnerships.
                                                       Continued development and assessment of Off-
                                                        Site operations.
                                                       OCC continues to utilize partnerships to expand
                                                        high demand offerings; our partnership with
                                                        OCVTS/MATES allows OCC students in
                                                        Southern Ocean County local access to laboratory
                                                        science requirements, and the Kean@Ocean
                                                        program delivers baccalaureate and graduate
                                                        programming in Nursing to the SEC.
18. Provide broadly-based student support,             Executive Director of Off Campus and Academic
    starting from our initial contact with every        Outreach Programs assists in the maintenance,
    individual, regardless of his or her needs.         development and negotiation of new and existing
                                                        articulation agreements, in conjunction with the
                                                        appropriate academic Deans and the Vice
                                                        President of Academic Affairs.
                                                       Site Coordinator for Off Site Operations visits off-
                                                        campus classes to deliver important student
                                                        service oriented messages and connecting off
                                                        campus students and staff to the main campus.
                                                       SEC staff continues to develop and expand the
                                                        availability of on-site student services, including
                                                        admissions services, advising, registration, EOF,
                                                        Veterans Affairs, transfer services, counseling,
                                                        financial aid services, testing, academic tutoring
                                                        and cashier functions.
                                                       SEC staff continues to develop student clubs and
                                                        organizations in the southern end of the county
                                                       The Provost utilizes college wide and locally
                                                        generated assessment data to assess the degree of
                                                        student     satisfaction,  and     to    implement
                                                        improvement plans for programming at the
                                                        Manahawkin Campus.
                                                       The Provost collaborates with Division of Student
                                                        Affairs, Division of Academic Affairs, and
                                                        Academic Skills Support to enhance One-Stop
                                                        Enrollment Services, academic skills support
                                                        services at the Manahawkin Campus, and
                                                        produces co-curricular activities programming
                                                        which contribute to a comprehensive learning
                                                        environment.
19. Measure employee attitudes toward the
    workplace and student attitudes toward the
    learning experience and make responsive
    adjustments in institutional strategies.

20. Provide a well-designed campus and facilities      The Provost at the SEC collaborates with Media
    with advanced technology.                           and Information Technology to assess
                                                        technological advancement as it relates to
                                                        learning, growth, and overall effectiveness
                                                       The Provost at the SEC, Exec Dir OC & AOP

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                                                           work with appropriate leadership on campus to
                                                           assess the potential for facility expansion at the
                                                           SEC
                                                          Exec Dir OC & AOP continues to work with the
                                                           administration at partner high schools to improve
                                                           access to technology at off campus locations.
                                                          At the SEC, development of Computer Lab
                                                           Assistant position and promotion of open lab
                                                           hours supports teaching and learning.
21. Address our human resources needs by
    recruiting and hiring highly-qualified people
    and continuing to develop the potential of
    every employee.
22. Generate and manage fiscal resources to best          Off Campus Scheduling (including MATES and
    serve strategic priorities.                            SEC) analyzed for expansion and efficacy of
                                                           offerings at each location
                                                          Off Campus and SEC planning is collaborative
                                                           (e.g. departmental staff, interdepartmental
                                                           partnerships) and data driven (state and county
                                                           demographics relating population growth and
                                                           residents’ ages, assessment of employment growth
                                                           areas and occupational demand, student surveys).
23. Organize a leadership team committed to          24.   All units of Off Campus and Academic Outreach
    outreach,     development,     engagement,             Programs have staff members participating in
    institutional effectiveness, and a fully-              professional     development      and    continuing
    realized implementation of the College’s               education, as well as active participation at all
    vision.                                                levels of college governance through Senate and
                                                           related committees; additionally professional staff
                                                           members are active participants in various
                                                           advisory boards and professional associations in
                                                           the local community and throughout the state.
                                                           Staff member feedback during the planning
                                                           process is solicited and encouraged from
                                                           employees at all levels (including students).
25. Reach out to members of the Ocean County         26.   Off Campus Programming continues to expand
    community and beyond in order to create                credit offerings through partnerships with high
    meaningful, fulfilling and mutually beneficial         schools and some businesses throughout the
    partnerships.                                          county.
                                                     27.   Exec Dir OC & AOP collaborates with the
                                                           Academic Deans and the Provost to meet demand
                                                           and opportunity for credit programming at all Off
                                                           Site Locations, including the SEC and MATES,
                                                           located on our Manahawkin Campus.
                                                     28.   Exec Dir OC & AOP continues to expand and
                                                           assess Dual Enrollment (Embedded) course
                                                           opportunities at high schools throughout the
                                                           county
                                                     29.   Kean@Ocean partnership brings baccalaureate
                                                           and graduate degrees to the SEC.
                                                     30.   Instructional space at the Manahawkin Campus
                                                           has been increased through utilization of the
                                                           OCVTS/MATES building, allowing the
                                                           development more enhanced and robust course
                                                           offerings in Southern Ocean County, particularly
                                                           in the sciences.
                                                     31.   SEC holds Transfer Days to deliver important
                                                           transfer information from 4 year partner
                                                           institutions to OCC students in Southern Ocean
                                                           County.
                                                     32.   Partnering with CPE addresses the needs of
                                                           occupational/vocational demand.


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                                                                  33. Membership and networking continue with
                                                                      southern area Chambers of Commerce and
                                                                      business organizations for assessment of
                                                                      occupational demand.

5.   Planning

Departmental Planning            Rationale or Justification        Responsabilités/         Estimated Cost
Objectives for July 1, 2012-                                       Participants/Time        (if applicable)
June 30, 2013 (FY 13)                                              Frames
To focus on the needs of the     The SEC has had                   VP of Academic Affairs   Construction cost to be
SEC for expansion and space      tremendous growth since it        Provost, AF & AOP        determined and funded
for delivery of additional       opened in 2000, with a            VP of Planning and       through VP Planning and
student services and classroom   28.3% increase in enrollment      Administration           Administration
space, to meet growing needs.    in FY10; MATES adds an
                                 additional 500 students           Exec Director of
                                 taking classes on the             Academic Outreach
                                 Manahawkin Campus.                Programs
                                                                   Director of the SEC
                                 Satellite students are in need
                                 of adequate, convenient
                                 library resources

                                 Enrollment growth has
                                 made Security concerns an
                                 emerging and growing issue,
                                 especially in light of the
                                 Virginia Tech Incident
Anticipated increase in rental   The current economic              VP Ac Afs                Potential rental increases
charges paid to local high       climate, increasing costs of      Exec Dir OC & AOP        of $5,000-$40,000 per
schools for off-campus           utilities and staffing, and                                semester/per school, OR
classroom space.                 anticipated state budget cuts                              costs associated with the
                                 are all going to have an                                   location and rental of 2-3
                                 impact on the rentals being                                targeted local sites for
                                 charged to OCC for                                         off-campus offerings OR
                                 classroom space. Requests                                  zero sum exchange on
                                 for shared service                                         shared services (i.e.
                                 arrangements could decrease                                access to the pool, etc.).
                                 the direct rental outlay, but                              The college should plan
                                 can impact other revenue                                   to increase rental
                                 streams (i.e. use of the pool,                             offerings to $10/student
                                 in exchange for continued                                  at locations that don’t
                                 low rental charges).                                       offer access to
                                                                                            technology (computers,
                                                                                            lcd projectors, etc.) and
                                                                                            $15/student for locations
                                                                                            where access is offered
                                                                                            to provide a more fair
                                                                                            and adequate rental rate
                                                                                            to our host
                                                                                            administrations at all
                                                                                            locations for courses.
Anticipated onsite               With the dissolution of most      VP of Academic Affairs   Direct supervision of Off
administrative oversight cost    evening programs (i.e.            Exec Dir OC & AOP        Campus sites by an
increases for Off Campus         Community Education and                                    Evening Administrator
Operations                       Adult High Schools) at local                               would run approximately
                                 high schools, OCC is                                       $3420/semester
                                 receiving increasing                                       ($6840/year) at each
                                 demands from high school                                   target location to provide
                                 administrations to provide                                 12 hours of oversight per
                                 direct professional                                        week, for 15 weeks (4
                                 supervision of credit courses                              hours per evening X 3

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                                   occurring at their locations                                 evenings). Target
                                   during for the full hours of                                 locations include Brick
                                   operations. The current                                      HS, Jackson HS, Lacey
                                   structure pays a small                                       HS, Pt. Pleasant HS, as
                                   stipend to a Site Assistant,                                 based upon locations
                                   and does not require, provide                                with the highest
                                   compensation for, being                                      enrollments and course
                                   present on all evenings and                                  offerings.
                                   hours of operation.
                                                                                                This increased cost will
                                                                                                replace the stipends paid
                                                                                                to Site Assistants at those
                                                                                                locations, and will
                                                                                                represent an increased
                                                                                                operational cost of
                                                                                                approximately $5390-
                                                                                                $5590/year at each of
                                                                                                these four (4) locations,
                                                                                                for a total increased
                                                                                                yearly operational cost of
                                                                                                approximately $21,560 -
                                                                                                $22,360/year
To maintain standards of           The strategic to provide a        Director of Physical
academic and personal growth       well-designed campus and          Plant, Director of Media
excellence by securing proper      facilities with advanced is       Services, Office of
furniture, fixtures, technology    fulfilled by continually          Information
and equipment.                     assessing technological           Technology, Director of
                                   needs, installing upgrades,       SEC
                                   and equipping classrooms.
                                   SEC Computer Lab chairs
                                   are falling apart and need to
                                   be fully replaced to avoid
                                   injury.
To manage the increase of          The strategic initiatives to      VP, Executive Director     Upgrade SSA position to
programming activities and         provide student support           of Academic Outreach       MT, $6000 for position
related support that result from   oriented services from the        Programs,                  upgrade
continued enrollment               point of first contact with the   Provost of Academic
increases                          individual, and to offer          Outreach                   Hire SSA Grade I
                                   comprehensive educational         HR                         position to fill void left
                                   programs for intentional                                     by upgraded position,
                                   learners are fulfilled by the                                $44,857
                                   comprehensive student-
                                   centered approach of SEC
                                                                                                Ongoing assessment for
                                   One Stop Enrollment
                                                                                                needs-N/A
                                   Services and Student
                                   Services’ operations.             Safety Officer; SEC
                                   Additional classroom and          Facilities Technician
                                   multipurpose space gained
                                   by the advent of the MATES
                                   building on site increases
                                   volume in programming
                                   (credit, non-credit, business
                                   training) and services
                                   offered, i.e. Admissions,
                                   Advising, Cashier, Financial
                                   Aid Info, Academic Support,
                                   Information Technology,
                                   Media Support,
                                   faculty/classroom support
                                   services, and co-curriculum
                                   programs, workshops,
                                   events, trip and discount

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                               ticket sales. The need for
                               traffic control, security and
                               custodial services during the
                               day has increased
                               dramatically.
To support expansion of:       The strategic initiative of     VP, Executive Director   N/A
educational partnerships       advancement, partnering,        of Academic Outreach
which serve OCC students and   and outreach is fulfilled       Programs, Director of
community residents seeking    through Kean baccalaureate      CPE, Director of SR,
degree completion and          and graduate programming        Provost, SEC
graduate opportunities (Kean   on site, development of         Evening/Weekend
and Stockton), as well as      additional programs with        Supervisor
continuing education, life     college partners such as
skills and career training     Stockton State College, and
programming with CPE, ALL      expanded programs through
and School Relations, and      use of MATES building.
customized training programs
for the business community.




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                                            Library Services
                                        Planning Document FY 2013

 1. Mission and Goals

Mission: The mission of the OCC Library is to support and enhance the curriculum and programs of the
College by providing relevant information resources, instruction, and services to the OCC community of
learners.

Goals: The goals of the OCC Library reflect the aims of the Ocean County College Strategic Plan,
2010-2015. Specifically, the Library strives to develop learners who “understand how to gather and
interpret information” and who “display critical thinking/problem-solving skills”.

To achieve these goals, the Library will:
    (a) Discover and analyze the teaching and learning needs of students and faculty;
    (b) Teach users to gather information succinctly and to evaluate it critically;
    (c) Build and preserve access to pertinent collections of information resources;
    (d) Create comfortable and dynamic physical and virtual environments for study and teaching;
    (e) Collaborate with faculty and staff members to enrich student learning;
    (f) Advance local, national, and international library and information initiatives;
    (g) Develop the expertise, commitment and innovative spirit of Library faculty and staff.

2. Summary

Library personnel consists of 4 professional librarians (faculty), 4 managerial technicians, 4
administrative support staff, 2 administrators, 1 director, and several student workers and reservists as
needed. It is located in the top two floors of the library building and is open from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
on Monday through Friday and from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday.

The Library is part of the Academic Affairs Division and reports to the Executive Director of E-Learning.
Its programmatic mandates include:
     (a) Acquiring and maintaining access to print and non-print research materials in support of the
         Ocean County College and Kean@Ocean curricula;
     (b) Establishing an Information Literacy Program that, through collaboration with faculty, permeates
         the curriculum and includes assessing information gathering competencies;
     (c) Providing reference service to assist patrons in accessing the information they need;
     (d) Comply with Federal Depository Library requirements by collecting, preserving and assisting
         users with information from the Federal, state, and county governments.




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3. Library Assessment Results:

Part One: Based on the FY 2011 Planning Document
        OBJECTIVES           STATUS/REASONS                                ASSESSMENT                 IMPACT ON FY
                                                                                                          2012
    To acquire, store and            College papers, photos and        Accomplished.
    provide access to College       other historical material in the   The Library has solicited      Archives functions
    archival material               offices of administrators and      and received accessions and    efficiently to preserve
                                    departments must be                materials for preservation     and promote recorded
                                    accounted for and stored           and has reorganized the        aspects of the
                                    correctly.                         location.
                                                                                                      College’s history.
    To conduct an inventory of      We must match what our             Partially accomplished.        A completed inventory
    our print holdings.             catalog says we have with          We’ve undertaken full-         will make catalog
                                    what’s on the shelves to           scale weeding of our           searching more
                                    ensure that our holdings are       holdings and purchased a       accurate and will
                                    accurate.                          hand-held scanner to           identify lost items to be
                                                                       prepare for the inventory.     replaced.


                                                                                                      Access to government
                                                                       Accomplished Marcive, a        documents has
    Acquire, store and provide      Standardization of records is
                                                                       bibliographic record service   improved because of
    access to Federal and State     necessary to improve access
                                                                       for government documents,      better description and
    government documents.           and ease maintenance.
                                                                       was procured.                  processing.



Part Two
        STRATEGIC GOALS: 2010-2015 (1-8)                                                 ACTIVITIES
    Offer comprehensive educational programs that develop              We continue to develop a collection of information
    intentional learners of all ages and ensure the full assessment    resources in all formats that directly supports the
    of student learning in these programs.                             curricular imperatives of the College and offer timely
                                                                       instruction on information gathering processes that we
                                                                       assess based on techniques endorsed by the
                                                                       Association of College and Research Libraries.
    Provide broadly-based student support, starting from our           We tutor students in library research techniques
    initial contact with every individual, regardless of his or her    through one-on-one consultations and we advise and
    needs.                                                             counsel students their academic plans.

    Measure employee attitudes toward the workplace and                We administered LibQual, a web-based survey that
    student attitudes toward the learning experience and make          measures the quality of Library services and
    responsive adjustments in institutional strategies.                collections and implemented changes based on survey
                                                                       results.
    Provide a well-designed campus and facilities with advanced        We instituted a “quiet area” on the entire second floor
    technology.                                                        to create more library space dedicated to academic
                                                                       study; reorganized study areas on the first floor to
                                                                       promote group study; and added 10 computers
                                                                       throughout the library.
    Generate and manage fiscal resources to best serve strategic       We continue to participate in VALE OLS, a statewide
    priorities.                                                        initiative to create a shared integrated library system
                                                                       dedicated to reduce dependence on and spending with
                                                                       commercial vendors and to leverage the personnel and
                                                                       resources of NJ academic libraries to reduce
                                                                       expenses.




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4. Planning Objectives FY 2013 (Prioritized)

                                                                                                             ESTIMATED COST
    DEPARTMENTAL                                                        RESPONSIBILITIES/
                                   RATIONALE OR
    PLANNING                                                            PARTICIPANTS/TIME
                                   JUSTIFICATION
    OBJECTIVES                                                          FRAMES

    To subscribe to additional     OCC students search for and          Librarian handling electronic        $30,000 to $35,000,
    databases to offer OCC         retrieve scholarly information       resources will broker deals.         depending on prices
    affiliates greater access to   from subject databases at                                                 negotiated with vendors.
    electronic information         increasing annual rates despite a    Time: FY13
    resources.                     slight reduction in the number of                                         Continuing cost.
                                   subscription databases since
                                   FY09. We must bolster full-text
                                   access to information in
                                   burgeoning subjects (homeland
                                   security/ CJ, media studies,
                                   counseling) and the underserved
                                   social and physical sciences to
                                   train students more intensively
                                   in research methods and tools
                                   they’ll be expected to use at 4-
                                   year schools. Currently, OCC’s
                                   database subscriptions amount to
                                   60% of Brookdale’s and 20% of
                                   Kean’s offerings to students. We
                                   believe increasing exposure to
                                   more research tools expands the
                                   opportunity to learn and prepares
                                   students for transfer.

    To increase the number         As our 2010 library survey           Library computer lab technicians     $35,000 for 15 to 20
    computers in the 1st-floor     indicated, students are clamoring    will configure and troubleshoot      computers, network drops,
    reference area.                for more access to computers in      new PCs.                             tables, and chairs.
                                   the library (as well as assistance
                                   with using them and accessing        Time: FY13                           One-time cost.
                                   information). We’ve found that
                                   most library research on
                                   computers occurs in the
                                   reference area, so extending
                                   computing services near the
                                   reference desk allows us to
                                   intervene more pointedly in
                                   student learning.

                                   We anticipate that OCC will          Library director, librarians, and    $55-65,000.00
                                   have more hybrid and wholly          support staff would participate in
                                   online learners, a shift that will   search process with other OCC        Continuing cost.
                                   increase our need to collaborate     community members.
                                   with faculty and instructional
                                   technologists to identify,           Time: FY13.
                                   implement and promote
                                   innovative online tools and
                                   services for both on-campus and
                                   distance users. The DS librarian
                                   would assist in managing the
                                   content and design of the
                                   libraries’ digital resources,
                                   would work with instructional
                                   technologists in implementing
                                   new technologies to enhance
                                   student learning, and would

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                              assume leadership for library
                              outreach activities.



                              To add a full-time Digital        Library director, librarians, and    $35,000-45,000
                              Services librarian to support     support staff would participate in
                              instructional technology and      search process.                      Continuing cost.
                              outreach.

                                                                Time: FY13

                              To fill vacant administrative
                              assistant III position for
                              circulation services.


To enlarge and automate our   Increased enrollment creates      Library faculty and staff.           Software: $3500 to $5000;
                              more demand for use of                                                 sliding scale depends on
interlibrary loan service.    materials we don’t own.           Time: Summer and Fall of             use. Training (one-time):
                              Therefore, we must advance our    FY13.                                $2000.
                              capacity to borrow materials
                              from other libraries. We should                                        One-time cost.
                              move to patron-initiated ILL in
                              which users can make
                              unmediated requests. To do so,
                              we must purchase ILLiad
                              Resource Sharing Management
                              Software. ILLiad automates
                              routine interlibrary loan
                              functions and permits users to
                              initiate ILL requests through a
                              simple Web interface.




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                                    Ocean County College Library Statistics
                                     Annual Comparisons (Fiscal Years)

                                           FY06           FY07          FY08      FY09      FY10

Information Literacy Program
Presentations                                   289            308          328       358            241
Attendees                                     6,399          6,334        7,141     8,028          5,727

Circulation
All Circulation Desk Transactions           16,969          22,791       36,619    25,089      18,155
Periodical Usage                             6,142           6,174        6,456     6,641       4,903
Reserve Material Usage                         814           1,990        2,039       841       1,170
Inter-Library Loan Transactions              1,339           1,549        1,093     1,335         496

Patrons-Exit Count                         131,106         140,349      165,328   167,566     213,712

Electronic Database Usage                  140,257         208,257      257,974   314,325     380,259

Go-Print Cost Center (installed 9/24/02; $0.10 per page as of 9/2003)
Total Pages Printed                          86,175          86,175     152,656   166,300     178,414
Avg. # Pages per Print Job                     3.17             3.17       3.03


Patron Assistance-TOTAL                     25,096          35,785       39,316    58,976      43,746
Directional                                 11,852          17,447       21,431    27,140      17.349
Technical                                    2,788           2,769        3,033     4,212       5,863
Reference                                    4,122           3,876        3,629     4,679       5,393
Telephone                                    6,334          11,693       11,223    15,763      10,432

Technical Services
Acquisitions:
Volumes Acquired                              2,333          2,783        2,461     2,657          3002
Volumes Discarded                             1,605          1,413        5,244     5,126          1392
Items Processed                               2,475          3,177        2,704     1,970          2231

Academic Computer Lab
Lab Usage                                   18,219          17,070       14,655    19,039      18,996




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                                          OCEAN COUNTY COLLEGE
                                            SCHOOL RELATIONS
                                           PLANNING DOCUMENT
                                               FY 2012–2013

      1. Departmental Mission/Goals

      I. Teacher Professional Development – Goal: Help teachers enhance the quality of their instruction in a
      21st century learning environment through professional development workshops geared to the New Jersey
      Core Curriculum Content Standards, College Board approved Advanced Placement (AP) workshops, and
      other essential training workshops for teacher certification.
         A. Credit
            1. New Pathways to Teaching in NJ (NPTNJ) “Alternate Route” – NPTNJ is dependent upon a
            Memorandum of Understanding between the community colleges, New Jersey City University,
            and the New Jersey Department of Education.
               2. Master’s Degree continuation program for NPTNJ students in ten disciplines
               3. High School for the Arts
               4. Ocean County College (OCC) and Ocean County Vocational-Technical Schools (OCVTS)
               Performing Arts Partnership for OCC’s Theater Productions
         B. Non-credit
            1. Professional Development Institute
               2. AP Summer Institute for AP Teachers
               3. Praxis II Exam Review
               4. Substitute Teacher and Substitute School Nurse Teacher Workshops
               5. 24-Hour Introduction to Teaching

                                  Community Partnerships

  School
Consortium                        8. Community 2. Broad-based
Partnerships                      Partnerships     Student
                                                   Support
                    7. Outreach                                                           Teacher Professional
                        and                                                                  Development
                   Development                          1. Educate/
                                                          Develop
                                    4. Advanced         Intentional
                                    Facilities and       Learners
                                     Technology




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II. School Consortium Partnerships – Goal: Encourage collaboration, coordination, and
communication among OCC departments and Ocean County Schools through Tech Prep, High School for
the Arts, Bridge Project and other related events. Contests are a recruiting technique to encourage
students to attend OCC, and through new presentation modes they promote educational excellence in
county schools.
    A. Ocean County Tech Prep Consortium
       1. High School to OCC Articulation and beyond
        2. Tech Prep funded contests – Cardboard Canoe Race, Wearable Electronics, Robotics Race,
           West Point Bridge Design Contest, Engineering Day
    B. COMETS Partnership – Math/Science Initiative partnership for Career-Oriented Math
       Engineering Tech Science (COMETS) organization.

    C. Bridge Program – Early testing on the Accuplacer (11th grade) program to identify skills &
       interventions needed prior to entering OCC.

    D. The Write Connection – OCC Honors students critique Toms River High School students’
       essays for rewriting.

    E. Dual Enrollment – Statewide partnership to encourage high school students to take college
       courses while in high school (Jump Start).

III. Community Partnerships – Goal: To maintain educational partnerships and collaborative programs
with organizations such as Ocean County Schools, Ocean County Superintendents, other community
colleges, private schools, Ocean County Sheriff’s office, Police Academy, Fire & First Aid, local business
and community leaders and county Advisory Boards, Ocean County Soil & Conservation District, Ocean
County Workforce Investment Board (WIB), the county’s senior population, the statewide Tech Prep
Task Force, and the statewide New Pathways to Teaching in NJ Coordinating Committee.
IV. High School for the Arts – Enhance high school arts programs by partnering with the New Jersey
Council for the Arts to offer one day a week arts curriculum to gifted and talented high school students for
college credit and expand partnerships with all Ocean County School Districts.
V. Ocean County Vocational-Technical Schools (OCVTS) Performing Arts Partnership –
Collaborate with OCVTS for theater performances by sharing talent, resources, facilities and revenue, to
include more student participation in performances.
2. Departmental Summary


                                          Dr. Nancy Gerry
                                      Director, School Relations




                  Christine Kelly           Diedra Jones           PT Workshop
                 Office Manager,          School Relations/         Leaders and
                 School Relations            Tech Prep             PT Curriculum
                                             Technician              Specialists



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3. Assessment Results

   OBJECTIVES       STATUS/REASONS                          ASSESSMENT                           IMPACT ON FY1
   New Pathways     In this difficult economic climate,     Bi-annual reports are compiled       Efforts to improve
   to Teaching in   OCC has maintained the Introduction     for the central NPTNJ                NPTNJ program include
   NJ (NPTNJ)       to Teaching 24-Hour program,            Coordinating Committee and           job search assistance,
                    NPTNJ Stage I and Stage II              NJDOE.                               information sessions to
                                                            Data indicate NPTNJ is serving       recruit, online question &
                                                            its niche market. Statewide 1 in 4   answer sessions, and
                                                            teachers go through the alternate    additional Master’s
                                                            route                                Degree completion
                                                                                                 options with NJCU.
   Teacher          The new five-year cycle in which        School District monitors a           Implement professional
   Professional     teachers are required by NJDOE to       minimum of 20 professional           development workshops
   Development      have 100 hours of professional          development hours per teacher,       to address updated 21st
   Workshops        development began September 1,          per year                             Century Knowledge and
   required by NJ   2010.                                                                        Skills professional
   Dept. of                                                                                      standards. Train leaders
   Education                                                                                     and faculty in new
   (NJDOE)                                                                                       teaching technologies.
   Ocean County     Schools continue to revise              Signed articulation agreements in    Expansion of Bridge
   Tech Prep        articulation agreements and fund        effect = 24. Ten school districts    Program Pilot to align
                    Tech Prep, promoting Jump Start         are in the Ocean County Tech         secondary school
                    classes in schools. Goals met towards   Prep Consortium with Ocean           standards with post-
                    refining the pathway between            County College and Kean              secondary education, as
                    secondary schools and OCC in            University.                          outlined in Middle States
                    updated articulations, including                                             Report and 2010 Revised
                    articulation review, OCC course                                              Core Content Standards.
                    offerings on HS campuses i.e. “Jump
                    Start,” Accuplacer test brush-up
                    workshops, and training of secondary
                    counselors.
   Bridge           Early Accuplacer Testing (end of 11th   Retest students                      Remediation concluded
   Program          grade)                                                                       in High School
   High School      OCC College exposure for gifted &       Jump Start enrollment figures        Expand arts offerings
   for the Arts     talented H.S. students
                    Art Department enhanced offerings




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         Optional Additional Remarks on Departmental Assessment Practices:

                 STRATEGIC GOALS                                                   ACTIVITIES
         OCC Strategic Plan (2010-2015)                        .
34. 1. Offer comprehensive educational programs that           Teacher Professional Development –outreach to community.
    develop intentional learners of all ages and ensure the
    full assessment of student learning in these programs.     SAT exam review for HS Juniors & Seniors – outreach to
                                                               schools.
                                                               School Consortium Partnerships – Liaison to both credit &
                                                               noncredit OCC programs. OCC credit courses embedded in
                                                               high school programs.
                                                               AP Summer Institutes – prepare teachers to teach more
                                                               rigorous courses.
                                                               New Pathways to Teaching in NJ (NPTNJ) “Alternate
                                                               Route” – enables qualified candidates who have not
                                                               completed teacher preparation in a traditional college
                                                               program to obtain a Standard Teacher License in NJ.
                                                               Expanded Bridge Program (early testing) in high schools for
                                                               college preparation to additional juniors in high school.
                                                               Instituted interventions prior to college.
35. 2. Provide broadly-based student support, starting from    Seamless articulated pathway from high school to OCC for
    our initial contact with every individual, regardless of   Tech Prep students.
    his or her needs.
                                                               Increased contacts to offer more embedded OCC courses in
                                                               high schools.
36. 3. Measure employee attitudes toward the workplace
    and student attitudes toward the learning experience
    and make responsive adjustments in institutional
    strategies.

37. 4. Provide a well-designed campus and facilities with       Use all connection and resources to work smart and
    advanced technology.                                       effectively.
38. 5. Address our human resources needs by recruiting
    and hiring highly-qualified people and continuing to
    develop the potential of every employee.
39. 6. Generate and manage fiscal resources to best serve      All employees’ input is held in high esteem. Employees are
    strategic priorities.                                      encouraged to participate in training and to generate
                                                               improved work strategies.
40. 7. Organize a leadership team committed to outreach,
    development, engagement, institutional effectiveness,
    and a fully-realized implementation of the College’s
    vision.
41. 8. Reach out to members of the Ocean County                School Consortium Partnerships – Consortium members
    community and beyond in order to create meaningful,        participated in Professional Development.
    fulfilling and mutually beneficial partnerships.
                                                               All Ocean County School Consortium Partnerships – Tech
                                                               Prep Agreements reviewed each year and new ones signed.
                                                               Encouraged Jump Start classes in schools. Encouraged OCC
                                                               school partnerships that enhance instruction, such as “The
                                                               Write Connection” between Toms River Schools and OCC.




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4. Planning Objectives

Year     2012


Departmental Planning Objectives                                                       Estimated Cost
                                       Rationale or            Responsibilities/       (if applicable)
                                       Justification           Participants/Time
                                                               Frames
I. Teacher Professional Development
Continue to offer AP Summer
Institutes.
Maintain enrollment in New
Pathways to Teaching.
Integrate professional development
workshops to address updated 21st
Century Knowledge and Skills
professional standards and K-12
Common Core Standards.
II. School Consortium Partnerships
Bridge Program – Aligning secondary
school standards with post-secondary
education. Expand early testing to
other schools.
III. High School For the Arts
IV. Department Productivity            Work smarter            SR Director / July 1,   Request desk & chair
                                                               2013                    replacement Rooms
(1) Technology upgrades,               Upgrades for existing                           L24 & L25.
(2) Supplement any campus-wide         Administrators/ Staff                           Upgrade existing
upgrades to wireless technology in                                                     computers.
Library Building offices.




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5. Summary

           CRITERIA                                 ACTIVITIES                      FY 12 IMPROVEMENTS
List below each criterion for your        Identify the major processes, actions    Identify how your FY 12 new
division listed in Appendix A.            and initiatives in your division (in     objectives (generally and grouped
                                          general terms) that address each of      together when necessary) will
                                          the criteria and how you have            address improved effectiveness for
                                          measured their success, if applicable.   relevant criteria (if applicable).
Non-credit offerings are designed,        Professional Development Institute –     Work smarter with fewer people.
approved, administered, and               the course proposals for every
evaluated under established               workshop are submitted to the
institutional procedures.                 Council of County Colleges for
                                          evaluation.

                                          Advanced Placement Institute – All
                                          AP workshops have College Board
                                          approved instructors and course
                                          materials. At the end of every AP
                                          workshop, College Board course
                                          evaluation forms for instructor and
                                          student are filled out and returned to
                                          the College Board for review.

                                          New Pathways to Teaching in NJ –
                                          All NPTNJ curriculum originates
                                          from the central NPTNJ Coordinating
                                          Committee that includes
                                          representatives from all partners.
                                          Bi-annual reports are compiled for
                                          the NPTNJ Coordinating Committee
                                          and NJDOE.

Institutional offerings at branch         Professional Development Institute,      Partner for external funding, i.e. Next
campuses or other instructional sites     Off-campus School In-service Days –      Generation Wave II for high school/
meet institutional standards for          Workshops are held to identical on-      college curriculum alignment.
quality of instruction, academic rigor,   site evaluation procedures.
and educational effectiveness.
                                          Bridge Program Pilot – Analysis of
                                          students who pass and those who
                                          need intervention is examined by
                                          OCC Institutional Research and
                                          Testing Center. Feedback reported
                                          by School Relations.




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