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									CMI Outcome Matrix

A.    Annual Performance Measures (Outcomes 10, 11, and 12) CMI, FY06
CMI Impact Indicators By Outcome
Output and Impacts: CMI Outcome 10: Improve               1Q FY06      2Q FY06                 3Q FY06                       4Q FY06                     Data Areas
Academic Performance on Learning Outcomes
   Number and/or percent of courses reviewed/updated         39           100%                                      1 new course developed                 Course outline reviews
   Number students seeking advanced degrees (i.e. CMI     602 (Fall     619 (Spring         231 (Summer       646 (Fall 2006 Semester, as of Sept.         Number/type of Marshallese courses offered
    enrollment)                                              2005      2006 Semester)       2006 Semester)                      4)                          Voc-ed offerings
                                                          Semester)                                                                                         CMI enrollments and admission testing
   Number Marshallese Studies/related classes offered         5              6            6 Spring Semester               6 Fall Semester                  Faculty Audit
    (constant or increase)                                                                                     + 1 non-credit course on Marshallese         Community Feedback on Their Needs
                                                                                              4 Summer         culture (offered in the evenings for 10      Student Satisfaction Surveys
                                                                                               Semester                        weeks)
   Enrollment in Vocational Programs (i.e. Business,     Business:    Business: 155         Business: 32                   Business: 146
    Education, or Nursing Majors)                            163       Education: 167       Education: 133                 Education: 189
                                                          Education:    Nursing: 128         Nursing: 31                    Nursing: 118
                                                             180                                                     (as of September 4, 2006)
                                                           Nursing:
                                                             113
   Completion rate of vocational students                                                     2005-2006
                                                                                             Academic Year
                                                                                               Graduates:
                                                                                              20 Business
                                                                                               Graduates
                                                                                              29 Education
                                                                                               Graduates
                                                                                               16 Nursing
                                                                                               Graduates
   Enrollment in Adult/Continuing Ed                      120 GED      165 (600 on        140 completed the   170 GED students (Fall 2006 semester
                                                           students    waiting list) for    academic year in    as of September 22, 2006) and 500
                                                          (Fall 2005    GED (Spring               GED                    on the waiting list
                                                          Semester)    2006 Semester)

                                                                       2 Continuing Ed      60 summer GED
                                                                           Courses              students
   Completion rate of Adult/Continuing Ed                                                 34 GED graduates

   CMI graduation rate (college age)                                                         2005-2006
                                                                                            Academic Year
                                                                                             Graduates:
                                                                                            23 Certificates
                                                                                               awarded

                                                                                             80 Diplomas
                                                                                               awarded

                                                                                             2 Honorary
                                                                                           Doctoral Degrees
                                                                                               awarded
   Faculty Retention                                                    8 new hires                            2 new hires, in addition to 1 JOCV.

                                                                                                                 The college also lost 4 full-time
                                                                                                                             instructors
   Academic Program Reviews                                                                                   Math Department Review completed
                                                                                                                (with outside consultant on-island
                                                                                                                 during 4th Q.); Nursing Review
                                                                                                               underway (with outside Consultant
                                                                                                                      on-island during 4th Q.
Output and Impacts: CMI Outcome 11: Improve fiscal,
personnel, physical plant, student services, governance
and planning operations
   Update fixed assets inventory                                                                                              100%                         Current Asset Inventory
                                                                                                                                                            School Minder database records
   Improve accuracy of student records                                100% entered                                                                         Completion of Personnel Manual to include re
B.       Accomplishments by Output, Financial Status and Impact of Accomplishments, CMI (Outcome 10, 11, 12) FY06

MOE Outcome 10: Improve Academic Performance on Learning Outcomes (CMI)


Outcome Group 1.1: Increase Academic                Status Narrative (Link accomplishments with the impacts that relate               Financial Status    Interim Performance Measures
Performance                                         to achievement)                                                                   Used/Budgeted
Output 10.1.1                                       1Q: 39 different Course Outlines for Spring 2006 semester course offerings        $22,638/$102,134    Measurement 10.1.1
Course outlines are reviewed and updated            were reviewed for content updating and changes. The Curriculum and                                    Impact
($102,134)                                          Assessment Committee (CAC) continues to meet and review Course Outlines                                  Up-to-date courses, using the
                                                    per the established timeline.                                                                             most recent texts, tests, and
Expected Results FY06                               2Q: All courses in the active course inventory now have assessable Student        $49,626/$102,134        methodologies
   All academic departments check status of        Learning Outcomes (SLOs).                                                                                Every active course can be
    course outlines – 2 years old or older                                                                                                                    assessed using a standard
   Faculty review outlines, update content         3Q: As part of its ongoing review of the curriculum, the CAC reviewed and         $72,547/$102,134        procedure.
   Curriculum Committee review updated outlines    accepted changes for six (6) course outlines                                                             Accessible copies of all CMI
   Dean of Academic Affairs                                                                                                                                  course outlines so that other
    reviews/approves/disapproves outlines           Electronic copies of all of the latest course outlines were gathered and                                  institutions can better determine
                                                    prepared to be uploaded onto the college’s website. This time-consuming                                   if/how CMI courses will transfer.
                                                    process was completed by the Curriculum and Assessment Committee before
                                                    the end of Spring Semester 2006, which ended on May 26, 2006.
                                                    4Q: The CAC did not meet during the months of July and August due to the          $122,857/$102,134
                                                    Summer Semester holiday for regular faculty members. Upon the beginning of
                                                    the 2006-07 academic year, the CAC continued working on completing
                                                    electronic copies of all updated course outlines. It was discovered that the
                                                    electronic copies gathered in 3Q were not complete.
Output 10.1.2                                       1Q: With the completion of course outline reviews, the CAC has established a      $22,638/$102,134    Measurement 10.1.2
Develop and Implement Academic Programs             timeline and plan for the review of programs and departments. Program                                 Impact
($102,134)                                          reviews will be greatly enhanced by the completion of the process of adding all                          Program reviews allow faculty to
                                                    student records into the electronic student database system, School Minder.                               ensure that student needs are
Expected Results FY06                               (See Output 11.2.1)                                                                                       met. If student performance does
   Use Program review process developed on FY                                                                                                                not improve, the program review
    04                                              The chair of the CAC introduced rubric writing as a means of giving students                              process must be reexamined.
   Develop schedule of departmental reviews, and   ownership of their scholarship.                                                                          Use of numerical data as means
    ensure that the scheduled review timeline is                                                                                                              of evaluating programs.
    followed                                        2Q: Outcomes have been developed for each instructional department. All           $49,626/$102,134       Improved decision making as a
   Executive Council Review of Process             instructional departments have developed specific matrices to link individual                             result of using data. i.e. more
                                                    department courses to the overall department outcomes. In January 2005,                                   student-centered decisions
                                                    consultant Dr. Karen Nulton addressed assessment and rubric work in open                                  regarding class offerings
                                                    forums and workshops with faculty. This training was continued during
                                                    another visit by Dr. Nulton in March 2006.

                                                    Comparable, meaningful analysis of past student performance has been used
                                                    in program reviews. This has been a direct result of the completion of School
                                                    Minder records and efforts coordinated between the CAC and the Institutional
                                                    Research office.
                                                     3Q: The Institutional Research office continued its work in supplying the           $72,547/$102,134
                                                     Academic Dean and the faculty chairs with data regarding class section
                                                     enrollments; student GPAs by academic semester and by major; historical
                                                     enrollment patterns; and other class-related information. This information was
                                                     used to not only create a data-driven Summer Semester class schedule, but
                                                     also it influenced the academic program review preparations and the academic
                                                     affairs FY07 budget process. All-in-all faculty are increasingly using more data
                                                     to help drive decision making and to improve academic programs to be meet
                                                     student needs.

                                                     The Institutional Research office worked with the Math department chair to
                                                     gather and analyze data for their program review. This data examined initial
                                                     student placement, student progression throughout developmental math
                                                     courses, and student progress from developmental level to credit level courses.

                                                     35 class sections are currently underway for Summer Semester 2006, and this
                                                     includes one section of ED 283 (TESL Assessment)) that was added due to
                                                     enrollment demand.

                                                     In addition, the CAC approved a course in Chinese (FL 199, Conversational
                                                     Chinese offered this summer, and FL 111, Introductory Chinese I, to be offered
                                                     in the Fall). Also, a new course, SS 105 College Experience, was approved and
                                                     is now required of every new student at CMI.

                                                     4Q: The Math Department, along with the assistance of an outside consultant,        $122,857/$102,134
                                                     completed its Program Review and recommended changes are pending
                                                     approval by the CAC.

                                                     The Nursing Department has continued its work on it departmental Program
                                                     Review, and has contracted an outside consultant to assist in making
                                                     recommendations for changes and updates to the CAC.
Output 10.1.3                                        1Q: In November 2005, the faculty and academic administration undertook an          $384,845/$1,737,271   Measurements 10.1.3
Improve faculty and retention ($1,737,271)           aggressive recruitment to fill vacant faculty positions with well-qualified,                              Impact
                                                     experienced instructors.                                                                                     In 2Q Eight (8), full-time faculty
Expected Results FY06                                                                                                                                              were added to the college. This
   Use faculty evaluation form to better assess     Professional development widely encouraged for under-qualified faculty as part                                was a 20% increase in the size of
    faculty performance                              of successful evaluation process. Lack of professional development linked to                                  the faculty.
   Personnel Committee to review effectiveness of   possible non-renewal of contracts.                                                                           Faculty audit results show a
    process                                          2Q: A faculty audit was conducted to determine the levels of qualifications and     $843,635/$1,737,271       substantial difference between the
   Executive Council to review results              experience for all full-time faculty and to compare the qualifications and levels                             newly hired faculty and the
   Vice President uses evaluation results to        of experience of the newly hired faculty to those of the continuing faculty.                                  continuing faculty. There has
    determine professional development needs and                                                                                                                   been a cumulative improvement
    make a recommendation on contract renewal.       Eight (8) new, well-qualified faculty were hired for Spring Semester 2006.                                    in the quality of the faculty as a
                                                  3Q: Campus supervisors have been actively carrying out 6-month and/or 1-              $1,233,291/$1,737,271       whole.
                                                  year evaluations of employees and all special work contracts. This work has                                      Recruit of better qualified faculty
                                                  added a new dimension of accountability to special work contracts.                                               Professional Development for
                                                                                                                                                                    unqualified faculty – i.e. upon
                                                  The Academic Affairs office administered completely online/electronic end-of-                                     degree completions, the faculty
                                                  the-semester student faculty evaluations. The electronic format of these                                          will be more qualified to teach.
                                                  evaluations allowed for nearly instant feedback to be given to faculty regarding                                 Quick return of student faculty
                                                  their classroom performance, as evaluated by their students.                                                      evaluations allow faculty to adjust
                                                                                                                                                                    their teaching methods to better
                                                  The College continued offering substantial institutional support and                                              meet the needs of the students.
                                                  encouragement to faculty members who need to study off-island in order to                                        Increase faculty retention leads to
                                                  complete their degrees and reach at least the minimum required educational                                        more stable academic programs
                                                  qualifications for their position. Currently, ten (10) of fourteen (14) under-                                    and delivery methods.
                                                  credentialed faculty have been successfully encouraged to enrollment in                                          Having all faculty TESOL certified
                                                  degree programs.                                                                                                  not only serves as a “best
                                                                                                                                                                    practice” model for other Pacific
                                                  Five (5) full-time faculty members are studying off-island: three (3) English                                     Island colleges, but also
                                                  instructors are attending summer classes at the University of Guam and two                                        demonstrates CMI’s commitment
                                                  nursing instructors are studying at the University of Hawaii, Manoa.                                              to surpass its ACCJC accreditation
                                                                                                                                                                    standards.
                                                  Three (3) others are enrolled in on line programs: a computer science                                            Continued faculty development is
                                                  instructor enrolled full time in a master’s degree program in information                                         an expression of CMI’s
                                                  technology; a math instructor enrolled in a part time bachelors program; and                                      commitment to support lifelong
                                                  another math instructor enrolled in a part time teaching and learning program.                                    learning of its employees so that
                                                                                                                                                                    they can utilize the newest
                                                  Two (2) others (English and Education) are scheduled to complete their                                            instructional methods in their
                                                  Masters degrees by December 2006.                                                                                 classroom delivery.
                                                                                                                                                                   Losing faculty due to personal
                                                  One faculty member’s contract was not renewed due to the failure to complete                                      reasons is often beyond the
                                                  course work toward the bachelors degree in fulfillment of the terms of a                                          control of the college; however,
                                                  probationary contract                                                                                             better recruitment and hiring
                                                  4Q: Three (3) faculty members were sponsored to attend Summer Courses at              $2,088,562/$1,737,271       processes should result in better
                                                  the University of Guam in order to help them complete their Bachelor’s                                            qualified and dedicated faculty
                                                  Degrees.                                                                                                          members teaching at the college.
                                                                                                                                                                   Losing faculty caused other
                                                  Approval was given for financial assistance for four (4) faculty members                                          instructors to increase the number
                                                  working towards their Master’s Degrees on-line.                                                                   of classes that they teach. This
                                                                                                                                                                    allowed for no classes to be
                                                  CMI contracted Dr. Ballendorf from the Micronesian Area Research Center at                                        cancelled, thus showing the
                                                  UOG to present a series of lectures on the history of educational development                                     college’s and the faculty’s
                                                  in Micronesia to the Faculty at Fall faculty orientation, as well as to the public.                               commitment to our students.

                                                  CMI also contracted a TESOL trainer from the School for International Training
                                                  (SIT) to train our faculty in TESOL Best Practices.

                                                  Two (2) new instructors were hired in Fall 2006, one English instructor and one
                                                  Math instructor. In addition, a replacement JOCV volunteer was supplied by
                                                  the JICA office in order to continue Japanese language instruction.

                                                  CMI also lost four (4) full-time instructors due to personal reasons.
Output 10.1.4                                     1Q: All academic departments continued the work on developing Student                 $22,638/$102,134        Measurement 10.1.4
Develop and implement student learning outcomes   Learning Outcomes that was commenced in the prior academic year.                                              Impact
($102,134)                                                                                                                                                         Full compliance with new
                                                                                                                                                                    accreditation standards for
Expected Results FY06                              2Q: All courses in the active course inventory now have assessable Student         $49,626/$102,134        Student Learning Outcomes
   Learning outcomes for each class utilized in   Learning Outcomes (SLOs).                                                                                 Every active course can be
    teaching                                                                                                                                                  assessed using a standard
   Revise teaching, and evaluation methods                                                                                                                   procedure.
   Determine effectiveness of learning outcomes   3Q: As much as developing SLOs is related to program reviews, faculty are          $72,547/$102,134       The General Education Core
    process                                        increasingly using more data to help drive decision making and to improve                                  requirements for CMI students
                                                   academic programs to be meet student needs. During the last two months of                                  accurately and adequately cover
                                                   Spring Semester 2006 (April and May), the Institutional Research office                                    the basic skills that CMI requires
                                                   received a number of data requests from faculty.                                                           all students be taught.
                                                                                                                                                             Increase data use helps faculty
                                                   The CAC was able to create a sub-committee to begin the review process for                                 make better decisions.
                                                   the General Education Core program. This sub-committee developed Student
                                                   Learning Outcomes for the General Education Core, as well as developed a list
                                                   of action items to complete once the faculty returns in August. The original
                                                   notion was for the sub-committee to complete its work by November 1, but
                                                   that is probably unrealistic and the work will most likely be completed in early
                                                   Spring 2007.

                                                   4Q: The CAC approved the proposed Student Learning Outcomes for the                $122,857/$102,134
                                                   General Education Core. It also approved the process by which individual
                                                   course objectives will be assessed throughout Fall 2006.

Output Group 10.2: Increase Success Rate           Status Narrative (Link accomplishments with the impacts that relate                Financial Status    Interim Performance Measures
Among Students Pursuing Advanced Degrees           to achievement)                                                                    Used/Budgeted
Output 10.2.1                                      1Q: Successfully started new Upward Bound classes for the new academic year        $26,341/$162,681    Measurement 10.2.1
Increase number of students seeking advanced       under a newly-arrived Director.                                                                        Impact
degrees ($162,681)                                                                                                                                           Upward Bound “success” is
                                                   Tutoring and counseling services offered by the Student and Community                                      measured on an academic year
Expected Results FY06                              Services Division. Tutors are located in two different locations on Majuro, thus                           basis, and impacts will realized at
   Offer Upward Bound Program for high school     increasing the availability to students.                                                                   the time of graduation in May.
    students to prepare for college work           2Q: Continue on tutoring and counseling services offered by the Student and        $57,524/$162,681        “Success” is measured by
   Provide tutoring assistance to improve         Community Services Division.                                                                               improved high school
    academic performance                      3Q: The college continued working towards the full implementation of the            $95,021/$162,681       performance and an increase of
   Increase the number of students who are   Student Transition Program by Fall Semester 2006, with separate training                                   students applying for college
    prepared for degree level work at CMI.    programs scheduled in July for tutors, peer mentors, counselors, and the                                   admission.
                                              newly-elected officers of the Student Body Association. In June, participants in                          Tracking students after graduation
                                              the Student Leadership Program staffed and administered an entirely student-                               allows Upward Bound to assess
                                              designed, student-led tutoring program on campus for a total of fifty-nine 4th                             the successes and challenges that
                                              and 5th graders.                                                                                           its programs face.
                                                                                                                                                        Leadership program provide
                                              In April 2006 recruitment and testing was carried out with all of the 8th grade                            opportunities for students to
                                              students at the 14 elementary schools on Majuro. This is the first time that                               demonstrate their skills and share
                                              Upward Bound has tested all 8th graders on island. There are a total of 375 8th                            them with the community – i.e.
                                              graders on Majuro, but not all of the students were present on the day their                               CMI students are giving back to
                                              school held the testing. Only 56 students passed the Upward Bound entrance                                 the community in a positive way.
                                              test. The students who passed were given applications and a deadline by                                   Recruitment of high school
                                              which to complete and submit all the necessary information. There are only 18                              student leaders improves the
                                              open slots in Upward Bound, so the 36 students not admitted were added to                                  overall quality of the Upward
                                              the program’s waiting list. Upward Bound has a maximum capacity of serving                                 Bound program.
                                              70 students.                                                                                              Renewal of the Upward Bound
                                                                                                                                                         TRIO grant will lead to several
                                              Current Upward Bound students took part in many activities during the third                                more years of the program. Non-
                                              quarter, including the following:                                                                          renewal of the program will lead
                                                                                                                                                         to a quick termination of a
                                                       Romeo & Juliet play at MIHS                                                                      successful education program
                                                                                                                                                         operating in the RMI.
                                                       Out Town play at Laura HS                                                                       The Student Leadership program
                                                                                                                                                         allows other CMI students to
                                                       Student Officers for their respective classes or for the entire student                          realize their leadership potential
                                                        body at their respective HS                                                                      and demonstrates how to better
                                                                                                                                                         use talents and skills. A
                                                       Volunteering at different governmental and non-governmental                                      successful Student Leadership
                                                        agencies all over Majuro                                                                         program during the 2006-07
                                                                                                                                                         academic year will show that the
                                              Upward Bound has 21 students graduate, who all graduated with honors from                                  program is sustainable and is
                                              their respective high schools. Of the graduates, 4 have been accepted to                                   worthy of continued, dedicated
                                              attend universities in Hawaii or the United States mainland; while the rest of                             resources.
                                              the students intend to continue their education at CMI.

                                              11 Upward Bound alumni and 1 Upward Bound staff member graduated from
                                              CMI in May. Upward Bound tracks its graduates and offers them academic
                                              counseling and help needed to complete their goals at the post-secondary
                                              level.

                                              Upward Bound also administered its first exit interview with students, in order
                                              to find out what their next steps will be. The goal is to make sure that the
                                              students get into and graduate from college with a four-year degree.

                                              8 Upward Bound students were selected to attend other Upward Bound
                                              programs in Kosrae, Arizona, California, and Palau.
                                                         4Q: The Student Leadership program is successfully running, with 19 students        $142,592/162,681
                                                         participating in the program. They students assist with teaching the new
                                                         College Experience 105 course, tutoring and mentoring their peers, and
                                                         helping run student activities.

                                                         The summer session of Upward Bound, which ended in July, had an enrollment
                                                         of 68 students. At the conclusion of the six week summer session, the
                                                         students and staff traveled to the outer island of Aur to live with host families
                                                         and learn about traditional Marshallese living and skills.

                                                         The month of August was spent completing academic year end financial and
                                                         reporting obligations, properly storing academic files, and helping students
                                                         complete college applications and admission requirements. Upward Bound has
                                                         tracked recent graduates, and records show that 48 recent graduates are
                                                         attending college in six different countries. An additional six students are
                                                         serving in the United States military, and another five students are currently
                                                         working in the RMI.

                                                         The month of September was dedicated to preparing the Fall semester of
                                                         Upward Bound’s program. Entrance tests were administered, and interviews
                                                         and screening of applications for students was completed.

                                                         The Upward Bound TRIO grant is up for renewal, and the office is working with
                                                         the United States Department of Education to finalize the next grant
                                                         submission. This is a long process, and this is the first time that the 50+ grant
                                                         renewal application will be submitted entirely online.

Output 10.2.2                                            1Q: Exploration of the institution of additional articulation agreements. The       $26,341/162,681    Measurement 10.2.2
Increase success of students attending institutions of   college has numerous articulation agreements in place, but only a small                                Impact
higher learning after CMI ($162,681)                     number of students take advantage of these agreements.                                                    Upward Bound “success” is
                                                                                                                                                                    measured on an academic year
Expected Results FY06                                    Tutoring and counseling services are offered by the Student and Community                                  basis, and impacts will realized at
   Update articulation agreements with other            Services Division, and the college has an Upward Bound program. (See Output                                the time of graduation in May.
    colleges                                             10.2.1).                                                                                                   “Success” is measured by
   Upward Bound Program conducting student              2Q: A Regents Professor was hired by CMI to help the college follow national        $57,524/$162,681       improved high school
    follow ups                                           standards and guidelines for its tutoring, counseling, and student support                                 performance and an increase of
   Analysis of Scholarship Board Data concerning        services. A Student Development Program is in the beginning stages of                                      students applying for college
    CMI transfer credits - Ongoing                       implementation. This program will develop the non-academic side of students                                admission.
                                                         while also providing academic support.                                                                    Feedback from graduates informs
                                                                                                                                                                    CMI administration on areas of
                                          3Q: In May 2006, CMI administered its first graduating student exit survey.       $95,021/$162,681        concern. Administrators can place
                                          This survey, which was completed by 43 graduating students, solicited                                     more emphasis and allocate
                                          feedback on student and academic services, accessibility of administrators, and                           appropriate budget resources to
                                          overall college experience. The survey contained questions about CMI                                      these areas.
                                          graduates’ plans after graduation. 74% of the survey respondents indicated                               Establishment of new articulation
                                          that they will attend another higher education institution after CMI. Even                                agreements allows CMI graduates
                                          though 74% intent on attending another institution, about half of these                                   to more easily transfer to other
                                          students (47%) do not know where they will be attending. Of the students                                  colleges and universities –
                                          who know where they will attend, the most popular choices were Guam and                                   particularly without having to
                                          Hawaii.                                                                                                   worry about which earned credits
                                                                                                                                                    will be recognized and which will
                                          The fact that so many CMI students intend to attend another institution is a                              not.
                                          positive sign for CMI. The fact that almost half of the students do not know                             Students taking personal
                                          where they will be attending is an opportunity for CMI to increase its student                            assessments allow RMI youth to
                                          services in future career and academic planning.                                                          better understand themselves and
                                                                                                                                                    better develop goals to grow and
                                          4Q: The Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs visited Eastern           $142,592/$162,681       learn.
                                          Oregon University in late July and discussed articulation and other issues with                          All new students required to enroll
                                          college administrators. In the end, while there may be other projects CMI can                             in College Experience 105 allows
                                          work on with Eastern Oregon, it is unlikely that CMI be sending many students                             all students to become better
                                          there, largely because of the poor success rate of Marshallese students who                               prepared for college-level studies
                                          attend that institution. It is doubtful that CMI will pursue the articulation                             and live. In the long run, a
                                          agreement with Eastern Oregon.                                                                            retention study of this class’s
                                                                                                                                                    graduates will allow the college to
                                          There are on-going e-mail talks regarding articulation agreements with                                    determine if the goals of the
                                          Dickinson State University and Jamestown College. Conversations are about to                              course are being achieved.
                                          start with Ball State University. No agreements have been entered, and no
                                          agreements have been discontinued. CMI has long-standing agreements with
                                          Chaminade, BYUH, and Hawaii Pacific; however, it is not known if those
                                          institutions still honor the agreements or consider them current.

                                          CMI purchased 350 copies of a student assessment instrument to measure:

                                                   Self Assessment: Developing skills and values for personal and
                                                    career goals
                                                   Needs Assessment: Identifying priorities for advising, counseling
                                                    and program strategies
                                                   Outcomes Assessment: Focusing research on co-curricular learning
                                                    and institutional or retention effectiveness

                                          A small pilot study of these instruments was administered in September, 2006,
                                          and a larger scale administration of the instruments has been scheduled for the
                                          coming months.

                                          A new course, College Experience 105, was introduced during the Fall 2006
                                          Semester. This course, which all new students are required to take, better
                                          helps students prepare for college-level life and studies.

Output Group 10.3: Maintain Marshallese   Status Narrative (Link accomplishments with the impacts that relate               Financial Status    Interim Performance Measures
Studies Program                           to achievement)                                                                   Used/Budgeted
Output 10.3.1                                          1Q: Continued regular Marshallese culture, government and language                $23,906/$205,528    Measurement 10.3.1
Continue to offer Marshallese culture, government,     (orthography and grammar) oriented courses for the Fall 2005 semester and                             Impact
orthography and related courses ($205,528)             planned course offerings for the Spring 2006 semester (including introductory                            Increase Marshallese cultural
                                                       Marshallese language course for non-speakers).                                                            understanding and preservation.
Expected Results FY06                                                                                                                                           Introduce Marshallese language
   Education Department to recruit qualified          There were six Marshallese courses offered, which was an increase of one                                  and culture to non-Marshallese
    teachers for Marshallese Culture, Government,      course compared to past semesters.                                                                        students
    and Orthography classes                            2Q: New course offered, Marshallese 101, a credit introductory Marshallese        $62,682/$205,528       Ensuring that the College of the
   Liberal Arts Dept. to maintain Pacific geography   language course for non-speakers.                                                                         Marshall Islands addresses its
    and Literature classes                                                                                                                                       place as the only college
                                                       The college hosted the national Nuclear Victims Remembrance Day on March                                  dedicated to Marshallese and their
                                                       1, 2006. This event was planned by the director for the Nuclear Institute and                             culture.
                                                       by student members of the Nuclear Club.                                                                  Faculty involvement in RMI
                                                       3Q: During Summer Semester 2006, four (4) Marshallese courses are being           $109,862/$205,528       community events illustrated
                                                       offered. This is the same number as Summer Semester 2005.                                                 CMI’s commitment to being a true
                                                                                                                                                                 “community” college.
                                                       The Facilities Master Plan incorporates a Marshallese space, where scholarship                           Improved faculty dialogue,
                                                       and cultural events will be offered and researched. In preparation for this                               understanding, and orientation
                                                       space, the developers of the Facilities Master Plan have collected information                            create a more unified faculty,
                                                       about traditional Marshallese and Micronesian architecture, and ideas from this                           which in turn helps improve the
                                                       information will be added to the Marshallese space’s design.                                              overall quality of the college.
                                                                                                                                                                Non-Marshallese understanding
                                                    4Q: During Fall Semester 2006, six (6) Marshallese courses are being offered        $155,679/$205,528       the Marshallese culture not only
                                                    for credit. In addition, a non-credit, 10-week course is being offered in                                   allows college employees to be
                                                    Marshallese culture, history, and society for non-Marshallese employees of the                              more respectful of the customs of
                                                    College.                                                                                                    the RMI, but also allows
                                                                                                                                                                employees to better understand
                                                    The Fall 2006 Faculty Orientation also included a session on Marshallese                                    the customers they serve –
                                                    Culture and its implications towards teaching in the RMI.                                                   namely the students.

                                                    During the Faculty Orientation, the faculty prioritized and outlined action steps
                                                    to achieve three visions for CMI. One of these visions was the creation of a
                                                    Marshallese Institute.

                                                    In addition, Pacific Literature and Pacific Geography are also being offered in
                                                    Fall 2006.


                                                    The college’s Nuclear Institute also saw many visitors during the 4th quarter:

                                                             Nine students from the SS260: Nuclear Tests in the Pacific visited
                                                              the office to talk about assignments
                                                             More than twenty members of the Nuclear Club and their friends
                                                              visited the office to chat and ask questions related to CMI classes;
                                                              study; talk about the Nuclear Club; and browse through the books
                                                              and magazines in the office
                                                             A student who was taking a BYU extension course came to the office
                                                              looking for sources of information pertaining to the RMI nuclear
                                                              issues
                                                             A married couple visited the office to talk about grant proposals
                                                              regarding preserving Marshallese history and culture
                                                             A writer and director for Ecriture-Realisation came to the office with
                                                              her camera crew to conduct an interview for Focus: Project 4.1

                                                    A student activity survey was administered to Fall 2006 students to gauge their
                                                    interest in traditional Marshallese arts, crafts, and customs. As a result of the
                                                    survey information and in honor of Manit Day (Culture Day), the college
                                                    offered informal classes in Marshallese skills, such as weaving and coconut
                                                    husking.

                                                    One of the CMI counselors has also taken groups of students spear fishing on
                                                    Friday evenings. This has not only allowed students to practice traditional
                                                    fishing skills, but only has served as a productive form of weekend
                                                    entertainment.

                                                    CMI has also continued offering 1-hour presentations entitled Friday Forum
                                                    Community Awareness Series, where members of the RMI community discuss
                                                    timely, relevant issues to attendees. Both members of the CMI community and
                                                    the general public are welcome to attend these events, and advertisements for
                                                    the events are placed in the local newspaper, the Marshall Islands Journal.

Output Group 10.4: Develop Vocational               Status Narrative (Link accomplishments with the impacts that relate                 Financial Status    Interim Performance Measures
Programs to meet RMI Needs                          to achievement)                                                                     Used/Budgeted
Output 10.4.1                                       1Q: GED/Adult education has been moved to Marshall Islands High School              $43,534/$213,162    Measurement 10.4.1
Develop adult and vocational programs to meet RMI   (MIHS) which offers a better location and facility; a full “class” of students                          Impact
needs based on RMI Labor Market Report              enrolled in the program for the 2005-06 academic year.                                                     The impact of the GED/RMI High
($213,162)                                            2Q: For Spring Semester 2006, there is a waiting list for admittance of             $88,175/$213,162        School Equivalent Program is
                                                      approximately 600 students for GED program. There are approximately 165                                     measured on an academic year
Expected Results FY06                                 enrolled students.                                                                                          basis, and impacts will realized at
   Provide GED/RMI High School Equivalent            3Q: At the end of April, the number of GED students was at 140. On May 23,          $146,581/$213,162       the time of graduation in May.
    Program to students not completing high school                                                                                                               Continued recruitment of students
                                                      GED completed its academic year with a graduation ceremony, where 34
   Expand program to additional students through     students successfully completing their studies.                                                             into the GED/RMI High School
    National Vocational Technical Institute                                                                                                                       Equivalent to ensure that the
    coursework                                                                                                                                                    maximum number of allocated
                                                      On June 13, 2006 GED summer classes began and will run until July 8, 2006.
                                                                                                                                                                  student seats is utilized.
                                                      Total enrollment for the summer is 60, as only the remedial Math and English
                                                                                                                                                                 Open dialogue between CMI and
                                                      classes are being offered.
                                                                                                                                                                  RMI government
                                                                                                                                                                 Continued interest in the GED
                                                      In an effort to better publicize the program, the GED Director visited Jaluit
                                                      Islands from April 28 to May 05, 2006. During this recruitment trip to Jaluit,                              program demonstrated to the
                                                                                                                                                                  Ministry of Education and RMI
                                                      study materials were given to 32 GED candidates and volunteer tutors were
                                                      identified. It is hoped that by December 2006, these 32 students will be tested                             government the importance of
                                                                                                                                                                  funding this program that
                                                      and their suitability for admission into the GED program will be determined.
                                                                                                                                                                  educates students who otherwise
                                                                                                                                                                  have no other place in the RMI to
                                                      On May 9-10, 2006 the GED test was administered to 32 Level V (the highest
                                                      level) students. 23 of the 32 students passed the test.                                                     further their education.
                                                                                                                                                                 GED reaches a segment of the
                                                      It is anticipated that 112 returning GED students will enroll for the semester.                             population that the K-12 school
                                                                                                                                                                  system does not cater to. The
                                                      If they do, then only 38 slots are open for new students. There is still a
                                                                                                                                                                  program gives hope to these
                                                      waiting list of over 600 students for the GED program.
                                                                                                                                                                  students.
                                                      CMI’s Research and Planning are has fostered a relationship with the RMI’s
                                                      Economic Policy, Planning, and Statistics Office to share CMI data with the RMI
                                                      government. This data sharing shows CMI’s commitment to work with the RMI
                                                      government to disseminate college information so that RMI government
                                                      officials may make more informed decisions.

                                                      4Q: There are a total of 170 students registered for GED for Fall Semester          $220,520/$213,162
                                                      2006.

                                                      Funding for GED for the 2006-07 academic year has been an issue. GED
                                                      would like to start offering Evening Sessions for adult students during the
                                                      semester, but this is dependent on finding funding. GED also might re-visit its
                                                      addendum sites, Ebeye and Jaluit, if funding permits. There is also a growing
                                                      need for more GED classrooms, as enrollment is growing.

Output Group 10.5: Increase Continuing                Status Narrative (Link accomplishments with the impacts that relate                 Financial Status    Interim Performance Measures
Education Offerings                                   to achievement)                                                                     Used/Budgeted
Output 10.5.1                                         1Q: The college began planning for continuing education course offerings.           $4,837/$23,685      Measurement 10.5.1
Expand Adult and Continuing Education Offerings to                                                                                                            Impact
meet Community Needs ($23,685) (Cross reference                                                                                                                  Demonstration that CMI, within its
SEG 5.4.3)                                            2Q: Two (2) non-credit courses for legal assistant training were offered to train   $9,797/$23,685          capacity to do so, is beginning to
                                                      Marshallese to become paralegals. These two (2) courses were offered in                                     serve the needs of the community
Expected Results FY06                                 cooperation with the Department of Justice.                                                                Increase in the number of adults
   Reach out to the community and its associated     3Q: The college has had discussions about creating a Continuing Education           $16,287/$23,685         involved in continuing education
    groups to determine course needs                  department, which will survey community needs and create lost cost, non-                                   Locating alternate means of
   Develop list of continuing education courses to   credit classes that meet the community’s interest. As the FY07 budget is being                              funding the education expenses of
    teach                                             finalized, this idea is still being considered.                                                             the college’s students not only
   Assess effectiveness of courses offered                                                                                                                       allows the students to continue
4Q: The 4th quarter was a break from the regular academic year. This allowed   $24,502/23,655       their education, but also allows
several faculty members to become more involved in community projects and                           the college obtain the tuition
initiatives:                                                                                        revenue it needs to continue
                                                                                                    operations.
Three Education Department faculty members helped with the training of                             Faculty involvement in RMI
instructors for the Ministry of Education's English Language Institute.                             community events illustrated
                                                                                                    CMI’s commitment to being a true
Two Education Department faculty and one member of the CMI Library Staff                            “community” college.
gave 1-2 hour orientation sessions to the new group of World Teach
Volunteers.

Four faculty members continued the Saturday Morning Story Hour, where
members of the community bring their children to come and listen to stories
outside of the Alele Museum, the RMI’s National Museum and Library.

Some other faculty took the summer time to work on grant funded projects
with other RMI Ministries and Offices:

         A science instructor attended a water quality workshop in Palau.
         A science instructor and three students participated in research
          projects under the Undergraduate Mentoring in Environmental
          Biology (UMEB) project out of the University of Hawaii-Manoa.
         Four faculty members serve on the Coastal Management Advisory
          Council (CMAC), an interagency NGO under MIMRA, the Marshall
          Islands Marine Resources Authority
         A faculty member help facilitate the All Micronesia Fishing
          Tournament
         A science faculty member is the chair of Environmental Committee
          for the Majuro Chamber of Commerce
         A science faculty member is the national focal person for the GEF
          small grants program.
         Another science faculty member is the Executive Director for the
          Marshall Islands Conservation Society
         CMI faculty members have worked at the college’s Arrak campus on
          a fin fish hatchery with ICDF out of Taiwan. This is a CMI and
          MIMRA partnership.
         Other faculty members work with Majuro CARE to hold a weekend
          science program for middle schools at the Arrak campus. Faculty
          involvement includes providing curriculum and resources for the
          program.
         Preparations are also underway by faculty who will work on the
          Rongelap monitoring project that will occur in November/December
          2006. This project will monitor the effects the resettlement of
          people will have on the marine resources.
         Two faculty members also have worked with the High Court to
          develop law courses. This was done with funding from the United
          States Ministry of Justice.

The college also began a community men’s basketball league and intramural
basketball and volleyball leagues for the students. These efforts were meant
to provide exercise and friendly competition for the community and students.

Due to changes in Compact Funding, CMI has worked with the RMI National
Scholarship Board to find funding for previously-funded Federal Work Study
and FSEOG students.
FY05 CMI Outcome 10



MOE Outcome 11: Improve fiscal, personnel, physical plant, student services, governance and planning operations (CMI)

Output Group 11.1 – Improve fiscal operations            Status Narrative (Link accomplishments with the impacts that relate to              Financial Status    Interim Performance Measures
                                                         achievement)                                                                        Used/Budgeted
Output11.1.1                                             1Q: Closing of Fiscal Year 2005 Books and preparation of audit schedules for the    $125,447/$917,477   Measurement11.1.1
Improve Fiscal Operations to include budget policies     audit. Updating fixed assets and creating the Bookstore Inventory System.                               Impact
and guidelines, Long Range Capital Plan, revise Fiscal   Audit Field work for FY2005 has been completed.                                                            Improvement in budget and
Procedures to remove audit findings and review                                                                                                                       asset management, oversight
management policies ($917,477)                           A building conditions surveys are completed in the 1st quarter.                                             and accountability – as shown by
                                                                                                                                                                     the unqualified audit
                                                         2Q: CMI not only completed the first FY05 audit in the RMI, but also this audit     $271,669/$917,477      Adequate Board Finance
Expected Results FY06                                    was an unqualified audit.                                                                                   Committee oversight of the
   Implement updated Accounting Manual                                                                                                                              finances of the College
   Update fixed assets inventory                                                                                                                                   Budgets are now being
   Review risk management polices                       3Q: The third quarter at CMI was used to create the FY07 budget for the             $379,083/$917,477       monitored regularly by the
   Obtain BECA maintenance and building survey          college. The campus was engaged in open and transparent budget discussions.                                 Comptroller, Department Head,
    to draft proposal for development of                 A list of new initiatives was created, and a representative campus group                                    the President and the Board of
    maintenance program and long range plan              prioritized that list according to accreditation recommendations and feedback                               Regent’s Finance Committee.
                                                         obtained from campus-wide planning efforts.                                                                Campus-wide buy-in in the
                                                                                                                                                                     budget process.
                                                         The final facilities master plan discussed building maintenance issues and plans.                          Solicitation of new ideas and
                                                         The report was received on May 31, 2006.                                                                    initiatives that will be
                                                     4Q: The FY07 budget was completed during the 4th quarter, and the budget was        $515,501/$917,477       appropriately allocated to future
                                                     approved by the college’s Board of Regents on September 4, 2006.                                            year budgets shows good
                                                                                                                                                                 planning on the part of the CMI
                                                     The end of the FY06 was on September 30, 2006, and the Business Office was                                  campus community.
                                                     busy during August and September (a) updating fixed assets information, (b)                                Completing a new fiscal year
                                                     completing FY06 purchasing orders, and (c) organizing information for the yearly                            budget allows the college
                                                     audit.                                                                                                      function, implement new
                                                                                                                                                                 initiatives, and carry out its
                                                     The driving forces of the Fiscal Year 2006-07 budget process were the college’s                             mission on a yearly basis.
                                                     mission statement and the results of the college’s visioning retreats. Meetings                            Commitment of funding to new
                                                     with stakeholders from all college areas participated in the budget meetings, and                           initiatives allows the college to
                                                     the group created a list of five (5) priority areas to be included in the budget:                           grow and adjust to new trends
                                                                                                                                                                 and methods of offering higher
                                                              Testing/Assessment Instruments – including English testing; Diagnostic                            education to students.
                                                               testing, and AdvisorTrac, TutorTrac, and ACT assessment – however
                                                               the group request more details about the last three items to ensure
                                                               that they meet identified needs for all students and do not simply
                                                               address a select group of students.

                                                              Employee Development – for Staff and Faculty, including Consultants
                                                               to work with Faculty

                                                              Planning – CCSEE benchmarking surveys for students and faculty

                                                              Program Reviews (the primary focus was on academic program
                                                               reviews, although non-academic reviews might be included) –
                                                               consultants to help with the reviews, use of campus data and research
                                                               tools (i.e. appropriate statistical software, maintaining the student
                                                               records database, etc.)

                                                              Software/Hardware – there are two branches to this priority. (1)
                                                               instructional software upgrades to ensure that classes are delivered
                                                               utilizing the latest methods and (2) campus-wide technology upgrades
                                                               to ensure that software and hardware are kept current. This includes
                                                               requests for statistical software and student records database
                                                               information stated in “Planning” above.

                                                     These five budget priorities further demonstrate an ongoing commitment to
                                                     assess the effectiveness of the institution’s programs and dedicate resources to
                                                     these efforts.

Output Group 11.2 – Improve student services         Status Narrative (Link accomplishments with the impacts that relate to              Financial Status    Interim Performance Measures
                                                     achievement)                                                                        Used/Budgeted
Output 11.2.1                                        1Q: The new Dean, new Admission Director and the acting Database                    $89,262/$458,821    Measurement11.2.1
Improve Student Services Operations to include       Administrator, worked together to put together the student database and                                 Impact
development of central computer database,            complete the data entry requirements for the new students and returning                                    Maintenance of a manageable
enforcement of Admission policies, and development   students.                                                                                                   student records system.
of additional student services ($458,821)            2Q: All present and past student records have been entered into the School          $249,521/$458,821      Completion of data entry of all
                                                     Minder database.                                                                                            student records allows for
Expected Results FY06                                                                                                                                            meaningful data analysis to
   Begin to use School Minder Database system                                                                                                                   enhance decision-making and
   Develop list of database system tasks for     3Q: During the third quarter, the Institutional Research office began auditing the      $306,252/$458,821       assess college programs and
    academic year                                 electronic student database and identifying data entry errors. The list of errors                               policies (see Output10.1.2)
   Implement database system tasks               was given to the Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs so that the                                   Complete and accurate student
   Provide employee training on School Minder    errors could be corrected during the fourth quarter, before the Fall Semester                                   records that will allow CMI to
   Review admissions policies                    begins in August.                                                                                               better research itself and make
   Develop draft conditional admissions policy                                                                                                                   better decisions utilizing correct
   Change admission policies as indicated by     Additionally, the Information Technology office began analyzing methods for                                     information.
    review                                        increasing the security of the student database and pricing an additional,                                     Ability to meet the information
                                                  dedicated server on which to host the existing student database.                                                technology demands of the CMI
                                                                                                                                                                  campus community.
                                                  The Database Administrator completed a prototype new student database, which                                   Understanding student interests
                                                  includes greater functionality and increased user-friendliness. This “home                                      allows the college to offer
                                                  grown” system will continue to be developed, with the hope that it will eventually                              programs and services tailored to
                                                  replace the “off the shelf” system that the college implemented several years                                   its students needs.
                                                  ago.

                                                  The college has been examining its information technology infrastructure in order
                                                  to create an improved backbone system to support the needs of its users.
                                                  Experts from the University of Hawaii have been worked with the CMI IT
                                                  Department to analyze the college’s current information technology infrastructure
                                                  and make recommendations for increasing the system’s capacity.

                                                  Two new IT Technicians were hired to help with the increasing workload of
                                                  maintaining the college’s workstations and computer systems.

                                                  4Q: Efforts are underway to upgrade the college’s student database, develop a           $396,228/$458,821
                                                  compatible database for GED and Upward Bound, and implement a Human
                                                  Resources database with links to the student database. The supplemental
                                                  student database being developed was tested during the Fall 2006 semester
                                                  registration process, and adjustments to improve the database are being made.
                                                  There is an aggressive timetable for implementing all of the new databases, as
                                                  there is a growing demand for the information.

                                                  The Fall 2006 Semester Student Activity survey allowed the college to gauge the
                                                  interests of its current students. This survey, which allowed students to give
                                                  feedback on over 60 different activities, allows the college to better provide
                                                  activities and services to its students.

                                                  Regarding other student services held during the 4th quarter:

                                                  The Student Development Program held a student retreat at the Arrak Campus.
                                                  20 students were involved in the retreat.

                                                  A three day New Student Orientation was held on August 11, 12, and 14. 85
                                                  students attended orientation on the 11th; 125 attended on the 12th; and 75
                                                  participated on the 14th.

                                                  During the 4th quarter, there was increased use of the college’s counseling
                                                  services, with a total of 151 visits to the counseling center. Part of this increased
                                                  counseling service use can be attributed to the beginning of the 2006-07
                                                  academic year.
Output Group 11.3– Improve personnel                   Status Narrative (Link accomplishments with the impacts that relate                   Financial Status    Interim Performance Measures
operations                                             to achievement)                                                                       Used/Budgeted
Output 11.3.1                                          1Q: Additional personnel hired to assist with the functioning and services            $73,308/$391,462    Measurement 11.3.1
Improve Personnel operations to include revision of    offered by Personnel Department.                                                                          Impact
faculty evaluation process, professional development                                                                                                                Improve services offered to all
of employees, revise hiring procedures and revise      Personnel Director was been hired and will start during the 2nd reporting                                     college personnel, as indicated
Personnel Manual ($391,462) (Cross reference           quarter.                                                                                                      in the personnel manual
SEG 5.5.2)                                                                                                                                                          Improved dissemination of
                                                       A staff development plan was completed by a consultant, and this plan will be                                 personnel manual
Expected Results FY06                                  reviewed and revised by the newly hired Personnel Director                                                   Increase funding and programs
   Revise Faculty Evaluation: See Outcome 1.3.1       2Q: The personal manual was reviewed by the Personnel Director, and changes           $165,238/$391,462       for professional development
   Include funds for professional development in      were recommended to the Board of Regents. Additionally, the Personnel                                         (cross referenced to SEG 5.5.2)
    FY06 Budget                                        Director worked with the staff and faculty senates to gather their collective input                          Recruitment of employees from
   Departments to decide on use of professional       into proposed policy changes.                                                                                 internationally recognized talent
    development funds                                                                                                                                                pools
   Review CMI hiring procedures and CMI               3Q: In Spring Semester 2006, the College continued its recent efforts to focus        $279,492/$391,462      Better recruitment and hiring
    employment application                             on strengthening its faculty through recruitment, professional development, and                               processes result in better
   Review Personnel Manual                            education.                                                                                                    qualified and dedicated faculty
   Add External Grants section to Personnel                                                                                                                         members teaching at the
    Manual                                             For the first time in many years, the College advertised faculty vacancies in The                             college.
   Executive Council to review Personnel Manual       Chronicle of Higher Education. Qualified candidates were plentiful. Four                                     Fully staffed college offices allow
                                                       searches are now complete. All candidates were directed to the College website                                for more productivity, trial of
                                                       to view an informational video about the College, Majuro, and life in the                                     new techniques, and an
                                                       Marshall Islands. Each semi-final candidate underwent a lengthy telephone                                     increased source of employment
                                                       interview with the search committee. All final candidates submitted evidence of                               for RMI citizens.
                                                       successful and appropriate teaching experience in the form of CDs of classes,
                                                       syllabi, lesson plans, and/or evaluations by peers, supervisors, and students. All
                                                       final candidates had advanced degrees, teaching experience, and other
                                                       specialized credentials and/or experience.

                                                       The Personnel Office has been renamed the “Human Resources Office” as an
                                                       indication of the greater support and empowerment role it is expected to play in
                                                       implementing the “learning organization” concept at the College.

                                                       4Q: In September 2006, the Dean for Academic Affairs, Human Resources                 $313,918/$391,462
                                                       Director, Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, and the Vice
                                                       President for Research, Planning, and Grants debriefed on the Spring 2006
                                                       faculty hiring process. The result of this debriefing was an outline for
                                                       conducting future hiring processes and ensuring that all hiring processes are
                                                       conducted in an unbiased, uniform manner.

                                                       The IT Department and Human Resources Office teamed up to prepare basis
                                                       computer classes to college employees. Classes will be offered in Marshallese
                                                       and English and will begin on October 1, 2006.

                                                       Two additional college employees were hired during the 4th quarter: a Staff
                                                       Development Specialist and an Assistant Director of Institutional Research.
                                                       Additionally, an existing employee changed positions and became the
                                                       Coordinator of Student Athletics and Recreation. A Grants Coordinator position
                                                       was also advertised, with applications for the position due on October 20, 2006.


Output Group 11.4 – Improve Physical Plant             Status Narrative (Link accomplishments with the impacts that relate                   Financial Status    Interim Performance Measures
operations                                             to achievement)                                                                       Used/Budgeted
Output 11.4.1                                            1Q: The new student services office was completed. The new GED office was        $218,524/$2,074,842   Measurement 11.4.1
Improve physical plant operations to include             established on the MIHS Campus.                                                                        Impact
development of maintenance priorities and                                                                                                                          A physical environment that
development of long term physical plant master-plan      Business Studies offices and an additional computer lab were created.                                      meets the needs of students,
($2,074,842)                                                                                                                                                        faculty, staff and administration
                                                         Construction is ongoing for the temporary Student Body Association (SBA)                                   is the focus of all facility plans.
Expected Results FY06                                    offices and computer room.                                                                                Adequate, temporary space has
   Develop list of emergency maintenance                                                                                                                           been built for the SBA and
    priorities                                           In December 2005, the RMI pledged $25 million to CMI, which will be paid in $5                             bookstore so that they may
   Begin development of list of emergency               million annual installments over five years.                                                               continue to function until their
    maintenance priorities                                                                                                                                          permanent offices are completed
   Revision of Physical Plant Committee                 2Q: The master facilities plan began with the demolition of the other SBA        $990,040/$2,074,842       as part of the Facilities Master
    responsibilities and members                         offices, in order to make room for the new dormitory. Bids were accepted for                               Plan.
   Review of draft Physical Plant responsibilities by   the Project Management Unit (PMU) for the new dormitory, as per RMI                                       Campus excitement continues as
    Executive Council                                    regulations.                                                                                               old buildings are torn down and
   Approval of revised Committee responsibilities                                                                                                                  plans for new buildings continue.
    by Board of Regents                                  The Bookstore was (temporarily) relocated to accommodate SBA offices while                                Breaking ground on the Facilities
   Committee to draft Long Term Master Plan             the new Student Center was completed.                                                                      Master Plan allows for new
                                                                                                                                                                    teaching and learning areas to
                                                         A Building Condition Survey of the Uliga campus and the Arrak Cooperative                                  be created.
                                                         Research Extension Science Station was conducted by Beca International. Field                             Hiring a PMU for the
                                                         work is completed and a draft report, with specific recommendations for                                    redevelopment of the Uliga
                                                         prioritizing urgent projects has been submitted to CMI.                                                    campus also for proper,
                                                                                                                                                                    controlled use of dedicated
                                                         A campus health audit was conducted by an MD living in Majuro. The findings                                funding and streamlined
                                                         of this report point to areas of immediate concern, which will be addressed as                             management of all phases of
                                                         part of the Facilities Master Plan.                                                                        building construction.
3Q: Several campus improvements and special projects were completed during         $1,312,950/$2,074,842
the third quarter. A summary of these projects is given below:

         Construction of the Foundation Day and Graduation Stage at the Uliga
          Campus

         Groundbreaking and commencement of the Student Dormitory Project

         Official opening of the new, temporary Student Center

         Completion of Wave Protection Placement on the Oceanside of the
          campus.

         Acquisition of three (3) residential properties behind CMI and
          demolition of two (2) of these properties in order to clear space for
          the college’s Facilities Master Plan

         Construction of a Maintenance Workshop on the CMI Arrak campus

         Improvement were made to the fresh and salt water catchments and
          storage containers on campus

         The Board of Regents approved funds for the college to acquire a
          standby generator for both the Uliga and Arrak campuses

         The college’s physical plant staff continued working on projects from
          its maintenance list. Projects completed during the third quarter
          included: ongoing electrical upgrades; repair of cracks in the
          Administration Building and Marine Science classrooms; repairing the
          lights and air conditioner at the Arrak campus cafeteria building;
          renovating the Research and Planning offices.

         Assist Youth-to-Youth in Health with their stage for their Summer
          Program Closing Ceremony

In May, two staff members also took part in a Facilities Master Plan Training in
Honolulu, Hawaii.

The final Facilities Master Plan document was delivered to the college on May
31, 2006.
                                                     4Q: A Project Management Unit (PMU) for the redevelopment of CMI’s Uliga             $1,655,455/$2,074,842
                                                     campus was a major focus of facilities work for the 4th quarter. A Request for
                                                     Proposals (RFP) was distributed to the public on July 3, and a pre-proposal
                                                     conference was held on campus on July 14. Six companies expressed interest
                                                     in the RFP. Four companies attended the pre-proposal conference, and two
                                                     companies submitted qualifying proposals. The PMU was awarded to Beca
                                                     International on August 21, with PMU duties set to begin on October 1.

                                                     Other facilities work completed during the quarter included:

                                                     Obtained four houses along the oceanside of the campus; demolishing these
                                                     houses, and preparing the space for college use. The space is now a sandy
                                                     area where numerous college events have already been held.

                                                     Adding bench seats along walkways on campus. This work was done in
                                                     response to a request from students for more space to sit, relax, and converse
                                                     with other students.

                                                     The contract for constructing the college’s new dormitory (the 1st phase of the
                                                     Facilities Master Plan) was put out to bid, and the contract was awarded to
                                                     Pacific International Inc.

Output Group 11.5 – Improve governance and           Status Narrative (Link accomplishments with the impacts that relate                  Financial Status        Interim Performance Measures
planning                                             to achievement)                                                                      Used/Budgeted
Output 11.5.1                                        1Q: Several policies including a contract renewal policy were introduced and are     $153,797/$444,035       Measurement 11.5.1
Improve governance and planning to include           still being reviewed for improved operations                                                                 Impact
Regents self evaluation, develop comprehensive                                                                                                                       Improvement in governance of
board policies, and evaluation of President          Completed draft Master Plan for the College. This draft was endorsed by the                                      the College.
($444,035)                                           Board of Regents, and the next phase will strategic planning will begin in the 2nd                              Self-assessment of CMI’s
                                                     quarter.                                                                                                         President and appropriate
Expected Results FY06                                                                                                                                                 oversight by the Board of
   Development of Regents Self Evaluation process   The Board of Regents created two, new standing committees: the Finance                                           Regents.
   Development of Comprehensive Board Policy        Committee and the Planning Committee.                                                                           New Committees with
    Manual                                                                                                                                                            appropriate Board of Regents
   Conduct Presidents performance Evaluation                                                                                                                         leadership to address current
   Develop Policy development Process               2Q:                                                                                  $362,818/$444,035           campus needs.
   Develop comprehensive set of Standing                                                                                                                            Campus-wide input into the
    Committees                                       The Master Plan for the College was review to determine the plan’s current                                       planning process allows CMI to
   Create Standing Committee Roles and              relevance, given the new leadership at CMI. This review resulted in a new                                        accurately reflect its employees’
    Responsibilities                                 format for matching the published goals and programs, objectives and projects,                                   thoughts about the future
                                                     and initiative and plans of the College with ACCJC’s new 2002 Accreditation                                      direction of the college.
                                                     Standards. This document will also act as a point-by-point guide to developing
                                                     assessment methods and instruments.

                                                     At its February 2006 retreat, the Board of Regents worked with facilitators from
                                                     the Association of Governing Boards to develop a two-year Action Agenda. As a
                                                     direct result of this retreat, the Board of Regents created a new standing
                                                     committee: Academic and Student Life.

                                                     The President of CMI has completed his self-assessment as part of his six-month
                                                     review. Faculty, staff, and administration have been invited to take part in a
                                                     “leadership assessment” of the President. Together these items will be
                                                     forwarded to an ad hoc Board Evaluation Committee which will share its review
                                                     with the full Board.
3Q: During the May 2006 AGB workshop with the BoR, the topics of                     $595,619/$444,035
Presidential Evaluation and the Board of Regents’ role in student and academic
affairs were discussed.

Research and Planning gathered student characteristic, human resource, and
finance information in order to create dashboard indicators. These at-a-glance
charts show 5-year trends in areas of importance to the college, and examples
of these indicators were shared with Board of Regents during their May 2006
meeting. Similar charts comparing student enrollment characteristics for CMI
and nine (9) other Pacific island institutions were shared with the Board at their
June 2006 meeting.

The President and Vice President for Research, Planning, and Grants, under the
direction of the Board of Regents, have begun carrying out a series of visioning
and planning retreats with campus stakeholders. These retreats allow for
broad-based input into the college’s planning process and formulation of the
college’s next strategic master plan. The first retreat was held with the
President’s Cabinet on April 6. This retreat focused on SWOT Analysis and
visioning.

The second retreat was held with the Executive Council on May 2. This retreat
focused on best practices in higher education, visioning, and action steps for the
college.

A Friday Forum discussing college planning efforts was held on May 5. This
Friday Forum - which was part of the ongoing weekly, college-wide forums held
on issues of assessment as well as on topics of general interest to the college
community - addressed the topic of strategic planning, invited participants to
use wooden blocks to build their ideas for CMI’s future, demonstrated how all
college employees are able to participate in the college planning efforts, and
outlined the timeline for completing CMI’s next strategic master plan.

A retreat with the faculty was held on May 23. At this retreat faculty members
developed a better understanding of student values and core competencies as a
surrogate for organizational values. This retreat was well attended, with 37
faculty members in attendance.

A retreat with all CMI staff members was held on May 29. This retreat, which
was held off-campus, allowed all staff members to voice their thoughts and
opinions about the future direction of CMI. Specifically, staff members were
asked about the values that they would like to see in CMI students and their
visions of CMI five years from now.

During the next quarter, additional retreats will be held to gather feedback from
other areas of campus, and the retreats will conclude this fall with the Board of
Regents.
4Q: A small visioning retreat was held for the BoR on Aug.14. The purpose of         $876,938/$444,035
this mini retreat was to not only disseminate information for other campus
stakeholder retreats, but also to prepare the BoR members for the AGB-led
visioning and mission retreat that will be held Oct. 19-20.

At the Sept. 4 BoR meeting, a new shared governance structure for the college
was approved. The Executive Council is the central feature of in the college’s
shared governance structure. It provides advice to the President; is a
clearinghouse for policy matters considered by College Standing Committees; is
an essential communications channel across employee groups and to the
administration; and contributes to the college-wide planning process.

The Faculty Senate, Staff Senate, SBA, and College Standing Committees all
have representation on the Executive Council, with the appropriate
administrative staff representing the various college Standing Committees
(except the CAC which is represented by the Faculty Senate representatives).

It should be noted that the Faculty Senate, Staff Senate, SBA, and College
Standing Committees do not report to the Executive Council. Rather, members
of the Executive Council are charged with reporting activities of their respective
committee(s) to the Council and report back to their respective groups (and
subordinates, in the case of administrators) the actions of the Council.
MOE Outcome 12: Increase Agricultural, Aquacultural, and Extension Projects (CMI)

Output Group 12.1 – Increase agriculture and        Status Narrative (Link accomplishments with the impacts that relate to               Financial Status   Interim Performance Measures
aquaculture research projects                       achievement)                                                                         Used/Budgeted
Output 12.1.1                                       1Q: An Agriculture Extension Proposal entitled: Staple Food Crop Production in       $98,706/$430,099   Measurement 12.1.1
Increase agriculture and              aquaculture   Atolls of Ailuk, Ebon, Namu and Mejit was approved by the Cooperative                                   Impact
                                                    Extension Director and ready for implementation.                                                           Identification of new and or
research projects ($430,099)
                                                                                                                                                                better crops for consideration as
                                                    The Agriculture Staff and CRE Dean met with the Mayors of Ailuk, Ebon, Namu                                 viable opportunities to be grown
Expected Results FY06
                                                    and Mejit to discuss and to explain the project’s goals and objectives and                                  in the RMI (coordinate with
   Review of Agricultural research projects
                                                    timeline.                                                                                                   R&D)
   Review of Aquaculture research projects
                                                                                                                                                               Improve coordination with R&D,
   Determine areas of need for
                                                    The Agriculture staff visited Mejit atoll where they spent two weeks working with                           MIMRA and other organizations
    agricultural/aquaculture research
                                                    the local government and community in helping them to establish backyard home                               associated with agriculture and
   Develop proposals to meet needs
                                                    gardens. Twenty-four backyard home gardens were established. The first                                      aquaculture
   Revise internal grant reporting procedures
                                                    harvest of corns was estimated around Christmas Day.                                                       Increase production by adopting
                                                                                                                                                                a practice or new technology
                                                    A certificate ceremony was held for the trainees of the Community Based Black                              More jobs are created
                                                    Lip Pearl Oyster Farming project. 5 trainees from Rongelap, Bikini, Ebon, Likiep                           Improved eating habits
                                                    and Maloelap including two Land Grant staff underwent a two months training on                             Anticipated decrease in illnesses
                                                    hatchery and nursery growout of pearl oyster spat and juveniles. The five
                                                    trainees were ready to return back to their respective atolls to oversee the
                                                    project.

                                                    Long lines, nets and other related materials were shipped to the respective atolls
                                                    since it would be very costly to send them on AMI.

                                                    The Aquaculture staff visited Rongelap, Likiep, and Ebon atolls to deliver about
                                                    20,000 live oyster spat to be placed in the long lines. It is the trainee’s
                                                    responsibility to monitor the growth of the spats and to clean them on a weekly
                                                    basis.
2Q: The Aquaculture staff visited Maloelap and Bikini atolls to deliver live oyster    $203,689/$430,099
spats to be placed in the long lines. This completes the last phase of the Pearl
Farming training project. The 6 trainees and their trainer communicate via CB
radio on weekly basis to monitor the growth of the spats and the project in
general.

Nineteen female participants from Jenrok village attended and completed the
Expanded Food Nutrition & Education Program workshop. The participants were
provided basic information on food group, six nutrients, calories in foods,
malnutrition, diabetes, hypertension, food storage & sanitation, food preparation,
personal hygiene, labeling, price comparing, and food safety. They were shown
how to cook six healthy and delicious meals that always included meat with
vegetables, which they can prepare for their families to enjoy and to live healthy.
Also, they got to play the nutrition bingo game which was very popular among
the group.

The CRE Dean and staff have been busy working on developing their 5 year Plan
of Work (2007 – 2011). They have targeted 5 programs areas which are
agriculture, aquaculture, nutrition, 4-H/Youth and water quality. Their POW will
be incorporated with CRE PCC and COMFSM’s POWs to be submitted to USDA
CSREES before the June 1, 2006 deadline. This was good exercise for the staff
because they got to review their ongoing activities to see whether it’s worth
continuing or not. Also, they were able to propose new activities that they
would like to work on in the next five years.

A Homeowners Water Catchment’s Workshop sponsored by CMI-CRE and South
West States & Pacific Islands Regional Water Program was held at the CMI Arrak
campus where more than 30 residents from the rural villages on Majuro
attended. A water quality trainer from University of Hawaii – Hilo helped in
facilitating the workshop. Participants were provided vital water quality
information that will help them and their families to live healthy.

A resident instruction grant was awarded to the Land Grant programs in the
insular territories. The title of the grant is “Developing Resident Instruction in
food and agricultural related sciences at Land Grant Institutions in the Pacific and
Caribbean Islands.” The overall goal of the this project is to be able to offer
academic programs in food and agricultural sciences through various workable
distance education methods that would eventually lead our students to receive a
certificate/degree in the future. This is a two year project, where the first year
will be spend on upgrading the distance education facilities at the local
colleges/universities.
3Q: The Agriculture staff began the phase II of the Staple Crop Production in        $300,136/$430,099
the outer islands Project, where it involves evaluating the project sites in the 4
selected atolls. So far, Mejit and Ailuk were visited and reports have stated that
the participants of the gardening project have already harvested their
fruits/vegetables. Accompanying the agriculture staff was CRE’s Nutrition
extension agent, where she provided cooking demonstrations on the various
grown crops available on island and also information on food safety and
nutrition.

CRE staff was involved in this year’s Earth Day celebration. Displays on water
quality, aquaculture/pearl farming, agriculture, and composting were available
for the audiences to view.

CRE’s 2007-2011 Plan of Work was submitted to COM Land Grant Program Office
in Pohnpei to be compiled with PCC and COM-FSM’s POWs to be sent off to
USDA-CSREES in Washington, DC prior to the June 15, 2006 deadline. The 6
programs that CMI-CRE will be addressing in the next five years are: (1) Small
Islands Agricultural Systems, (2) Nutrition, (3) Aquaculture, (4) Water Quality,
(5) Youth Development and (6) Soil.

CMI-CRE’s water quality program and RMIEPA sponsored the 2nd Homeowners
Water Catchment’s workshop for residents of the urban villages on Majuro. The
workshop was held at the CMI conference room. 15 participants were provided
vital water quality information that will help them and their families to live
healthy.

The College of Micronesia Board of Regents held their 2nd quarter meeting in
Majuro. The main issues discussed during the meeting were: budget guidelines
for fy07 budget and available funds for matching to support new and current
CRE projects.

A total of $22,727.50 was provided by RMIEPA and Waan Aelon in Majol (WAM)
to be matched with CRE funds to support extension related projects on Youth
development and Water Quality Monitoring and Surveillance in the outer islands.
CRE Dean will be working closely representatives from RMIEPA & WAM to work
on writing the project proposals before submitting them to COM LG Program
office in Pohnpei for final approval.
4Q: The College of Micronesia Board of Regents held their 3rd quarter meeting in            $413,390/$430,099
August to review and to approve the FY07 proposed budget, which included
Cooperative Research Extension initiatives. The COM-CRE budget for FY07 was
unanimously approved by the board. The CRE programs at CMI, COM-FSM and
PCC, come October 1, 2006 will have an approved budget to work with.

Two extension agents’ openings were advertised in the Marshall Islands Journal.
The CRE Dean is soliciting from local stakeholders on what expertise is needed in
order to hire a 3rd Researcher for CRE. So far, the areas where experts are
lacking on are in animal feed/husbandry, bio-fuel, and agronomy.

The CRE Agriculture Researcher is teaching AG 101: Intro to Agriculture, this
semester at CMI. There are 23 students including two CRE agriculture staff
attending this course.

The Nutrition Extension Agent visited Ebon, Mejit and Jaluit atolls to conduct a
workshop on food safety and sanitation, nutrition, and cooking demonstrations.
Some of the ingredients used during the cooking demonstrations were taken
from the gardens of the individuals who participated in the CRE-CES Food
Security Project.

The oyster spat project in the 5 selected outer atolls and Majuro is still ongoing.
The trainees are still monitoring the oyster spats and communicating with CRE
aquaculture personnel on a biweekly basis.

The Water Quality Extension Agent visited Ebon and Namu to follow up and
interview the community regarding the Solar distillation unit which was set up in
the atolls last year. As a result of the trips, it turns out that the units were still in
workable condition, but no one was able to set up one in their own backyards
due to the fact that they cannot afford to purchase the necessary materials
needed to build one. The community asked if CRE can assist in identifying funds
for the project. The Extension Agent has begun communication with USDA Rural
Development (Farmer’s Home) to see if micro loans can be provided to
interested individuals to purchase the materials needed to set up similar units.
Hopefully, more information will be provided in next quarter’s report.

CRE staff had the opportunity to attend a local or off island sponsored
workshop/training to upgrade their work skills. The CRE Dean attended work
related meetings pertaining to program.

CRE Researchers have written new research proposals addressing RMI oyster
spats production and ways to improve RMI soil fertility. These proposals were
submitted to USDA Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension
Service (CSREES) for final approval.

								
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