Meeting_Community_Needs_2010-10-04 by wuzhenguang

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									Dr. J. Laurel Jones, President, Mission College
WVM Foundation Board, October 4, 2010
                                 CALIFORNIA POPULATION = 36,961,664



California Community Colleges
 • 112 community colleges
 • Serve more than 2.7 million students state wide
 • Largest system of higher education in the world
 • Nearly 60% of CSU graduates and 30% of UC graduates
   transfer from a California Community College
 • Access-Equity-Affordability
                              CALIFORNIA POPULATION = 36,961,664



California’s Per-Capita Expenditures on Public
         Services in Relation to the US
               Data: NEA (06-07)

  •   Highways………………………………… -19%
  •   Higher Education………………………... -2%
  •   Public Welfare……………………………      0%
  •   Public K-12 Schools……………………..  6%
  •   Health and Hospitals…………………… 24%
  •   Police and Fire………………………….. 39%
  •   Corrections………………………………       53%
California State Dynamics
                                 CALIFORNIA POPULATION = 36,961,664



California State Dynamics
  • NO approved budget
  • NO advocacy going on related to the budget
            -except for unions
  • Some colleges experiencing financial “cash flow”
     issues after the month of October
                               CALIFORNIA POPULATION = 36,961,664



California average tuition and fees

  • At public 4-year institutions……..….. $5,254
  • At public 2-year institutions………....   $586
  • At private 4-year institutions……….. $26,032
                              CALIFORNIA POPULATION = 36,961,664



California colleges sources of financing

  •   Federal government…………….. 57.7%
  •   State and local government…….. 4.7%
  •   Industry…………………………… 6.0%
  •   The institution itself……………… 19.7%
  •   Other……………………………… 11.9%
Mission College Today
Enrollment Patterns and Expectations
 • 2008-2010 enrollment count has increased over 30%
 • Won’t have enough classes to meet the demand for another 1-2 yrs
 • Efficiency of our courses will increase; however faculty are
    adding students beyond class max.
 • Need for transfer courses will increase as students are unable to
    enroll at UC/ CSU
 • Classified staff have been impacted by budget reductions,
   meaning:
             “MORE PEOPLE DOING MORE WITH LESS”
Expectations…
• Adding new programs are difficult when existing programs have
   students waitlisted
• Preparing for an economic rebound when students will have
  greater choices
• Increasing numbers of fulltime student enrollment ratio
Current High Demand Programs
 •   All General Education courses
 •   English as a Second Language courses
 •   Math and English basic skills courses
 •   Nursing and related health occupation courses
Key Initiatives
 • Increase opportunities in Health Care and Wellness
 • Certificate to Degree Opportunities:
             -Green Chemistry
 • Sustainability Competencies across the Curriculum
 • Service Learning
 • Professional Development:
              -Teaching and Learning Center for all staff
 • Online Degree
Key Initiatives…
 • Increase Grant applications specific to college planning
 • Increase K-12 partnerships modeled after Middle
    College and Tech Prep models
 • Increase internships with community business
 • 21st Century technology infrastructure and leadership
                Student Success…
                     •   Faced tremendous obstacles:
                                -Major health issues
                                -Caring for his aunt and grandmother
                                -Lived in the Salvation Army Homeless Shelter
                     •   Maintained his college education, earning 3 college
                         degrees from Mission College:
                                -Social Sciences, Liberal Arts, and Sociology
                     •   Maintain a 3.55 GPA
                     •   Won Soropimist and Access scholarships: total $1,200
                     •   Won fall 2009 Speech and College Brain Dive contest
                     •   On graduation, he was commended by councilmember
                         Ash Karla and the City of San Jose for his tireless
                         efforts for success whiling helping those around him…..
  Artie Lashbrook
Graduated May 2010

								
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