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                                     Table of Contents

Appendix A
SELF-STUDY TEAM MEMBERS                                                                                     1
  MPCC Expanded Steering Committee ....................................................1
  MPCC Study Committee Membership ....................................................2
    Introduction and Response to previous concerns.................................2
    General Institutional Requirements .....................................................2
    Criterion 1 ............................................................................................2
    Criterion 2 ............................................................................................2
    Criterion 3 ............................................................................................3
    Criterion 4 ............................................................................................4
    Criterion 5 and Federal Compliance ....................................................4
    Conclusion ...........................................................................................4

Appendix B
GENERAL INSTITUTIONAL REQUIREMENTS                                                                             5
  Mission.....................................................................................................5
  Governance ..............................................................................................6
  Faculty......................................................................................................7
  Educational Program ................................................................................8
  Finances .................................................................................................10
  Public Information .................................................................................11

Appendix C
CABINET, COUNCIL, AND COMMITTEE STRUCTURE                                                               13
  College Cabinet ......................................................................................13
  MPCC Councils .....................................................................................13
    1. Administrative Council .................................................................13
    2. Instructional Services Council ......................................................14
    3. Student Success Council ...............................................................14
    4. Extended/Distance Learning Council ..........................................15
    5. Technology Council ......................................................................15
    6. Safety Council ...............................................................................16
    7. Institutional Effectiveness Council ...............................................16
  MPCC Committees ................................................................................17
    8. Student Learning Assessment Committee ....................................17
    9. NPCC Student Life Committee ....................................................17
    10. MCC Student Life Committee ....................................................17
    11. MCC Safety Committee ..............................................................18
    12. NPCC-McDonald-Belton Safety Committee ..............................18
    13. NPCC-Technical Safety Committee ...........................................18
    14. Technical Instructional Services Committee ..............................18
    15. Academic Instructional Services Committee ..............................19




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Appendix D
ADMINISTRATOR RESUMES                                                                                    21
  Michael R. Chipps .................................................................................21
    Education ...........................................................................................21
    Professional Experience: ....................................................................21
    Military Experience - United States Army Reserve ........................23
  Patricia A. Allison..................................................................................24
    Education ...........................................................................................24
    Administrative Experience.................................................................24
    Teaching Experience ..........................................................................25
  Marilyn McGahan ..................................................................................27
    Education ...........................................................................................27
    Administrative Experience.................................................................27
    Experience Associated with Public Entities ......................................28
    Experience Associated with Nebraska Department of Education and
    Vocational/Technical Education ........................................................28
    Teaching Experience ..........................................................................28
  Richard Tubbs ........................................................................................30
    Education ...........................................................................................30
    Professional Experience .....................................................................30

Appendix E
REQUEST FOR INSTITUTIONAL CHANGE                                                                       32
  The Proposed Change ............................................................................32
    The Change Request ..........................................................................32
    Expected Outcomes Resulting from Change .....................................32
    Impact of Proposed Change on MPCC ..............................................32
    HLC Policies Relevant to the Proposed Change................................35
  Factors That Led the Institution to Undertake the Proposed Change ....35
    The Change and Ongoing Institutional Planning ...............................35
    Expressed Needs for Additional Development of Off-Campus
    Centers and Involvement of Various Constituencies in Definition of
    Those Needs .......................................................................................36
  Necessary Approvals to be Obtained .....................................................36
    The Change and Required Internal Approvals...................................36
    The Change and Required External Approvals .................................36
  What Impact Might the Proposed Change Have on Challenges
  Identified by The Higher Learning Commission as Part of or
  Subsequent to the Last Visit? .................................................................37
    1999 Challenge 1 ...............................................................................37
    1999 Challenge 2 ...............................................................................37
    1999 Challenge 3 ...............................................................................37
    1999 Challenge 4 ...............................................................................38
    1999 Challenge 5 ...............................................................................38
    1999 Challenge 6 ...............................................................................38
    2001 Challenge 1 ...............................................................................38
    2001 Challenge 2 ...............................................................................39


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      2001 Challenge 3 ...............................................................................39
      2001 Challenge 4 ...............................................................................39
   What Are the Institution’s Plans to Implement and
   Sustain the Proposed Change? ...............................................................39
   What Are the Institution’s Strategies to Evaluate
   the Proposed Change? ..........................................................................40
   Organizational Chart by Name ............................................................. 69


Appendix F
BASIC INSTITUTIONAL DATA FORMS                                                                      42

Appendix G
  Strengths and Challenges ......................................................................70




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Appendix A
SELF-STUDY TEAM MEMBERS
MPCC Expanded Steering Committee
The Expanded Steering Committee consists of six faculty members, two
classified staff members, ten administrators, and one Board member. The
committee was designed to ensure representation/communication from all
levels and all locations.

 Member                        Position
 The Governing Board
 Mr. Royce Norman              MPCC Board
 Administration
 Dr. Michael Chipps            President
 Dr. Ford Craig                Self-Study Coordinator/Dean of Institutional
                               Research, Planning, and Grants
 Dr. Richard Tubbs             MCC Vice President/Area Vice President for
                               Academic Education
 Ms. Marilyn McGahan           NPCC Vice President/MPCC Vice President of
                               Technical Education
 Mr. Bill Eakins               Assistant Self-Study Coordinator/Dean of Career
                               Services
 Ms. Pat Allison               Vice President of Educational Services and Student
                               Development
 Ms. Mari Jo Widger            Registrar
 Mr. Ted Fellers               Financial Aid Director
 Mr. Ryan Purdy                Business Officer
 Ms. Kelly Rippen              Area Recruiter
 NPCC – McDonald-Belton
 Dr. Glynn Wolar               Student Learning Assessment Committee &
                               History/Philosophy Instructor
 Ms. Carol Garrison            Administrative Assistant
 Ms. Ruth Wohler               English Instructor
 Ms. Debi Martin               Mathematics Instructor
 NPCC – Technical Campus
 Ms. Julie Goans               Information Technology Instructor
 McCook Community College
 Ms. Carol Schneider           Administrative Assistant
 Mr. Robert Bear               Student Learning Assessment Committee &
                               Biology Instructor
 Mr. Ken Shobe                 Computer Science Instructor




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MPCC Study Committee Membership
Introduction and Response to previous concerns
    Member                       Position
    Dr. Ford Craig               Self-Study Coordinator/Dean of Institutional
                                 Research, Planning, and Grants

General Institutional Requirements
    Member                       Position
    Mr. Ken Shobe                Computer Science Instructor (Co-Chair)
    Ms. Carol Schneider          Administrative Assistant (Co-Chair)
    Mr. Roger Volentine          Mathematics Instructor
    Dr. Ford Craig               Self-Study Coordinator/Dean of Institutional
                                 Research, Planning, and Grants



Criterion 1
    Member                       Position
    Dr. Michael Chipps           President (Chair)
    Mr. Royce Norman             MPCC Board Member
    Dr. Richard Tubbs            MCC Vice President



Criterion 2
Human Resources
    Member                       Position
    Ms. Carol Garrison           Administrative Assistant (Chair)
    Mr. Bruce Dowse              Dean of Outreach and Training
    Ms. Winnie Dolph             Nursing Instructor
    Ms. Crystal Weaver           Administrative Assistant
    Ms. Amy Woods                Administrative Assistant
    Mr. Dolyn Brown              Computer Tech IV
    Dr. Richard Tubbs            MCC Vice President

Physical Resources
    Member                       Position
    Ms. Julie Goans              Information Technology Instructor
    Ms. Mary Schriefer           Student Advisor
    Ms. Pat Barczak              Computer Technician
    Mr. Ike Nickerson            Electrical Instructor
    Mr. Ron Axtell               Director of Physical Plant- NP
    Ms. Marla Sanders            Administrative Assistant
    Mr. Jon Burkey               Director of Physical Plant – MC



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Fiscal Resources
 Member                        Position
 Mr. Ted Fellers               Financial Aid Director (Co-Chair)
 Mr. Ryan Purdy                Business Services (Co-Chair)
 Ms. Deb Martin                Administrative Assistant
 Ms. Sharon Brown              Senior Accounts Payable Technician
 Ms. Wendy Schramm             Staff Accountant



Criterion 3
Programs and Assessment
 Member                        Position
 Mr. Robert Bear               Student Learning Assessment Committee/Biology
                               Instructor (Chair)
 Dr. Glynn Wolar               Student Learning Assessment Committee/History &
                               Philosophy/Divisional Chairperson
 Ms. Diane Hoffmann            Student Learning Assessment
                               Committee/Divisional Chair Health Occupations
 Ms. Lois Stebbins             Nursing Instructor
 Mr. Doug Joyce                English Instructor
 Ms. Sue Watts                 Divisional Chairperson -English/Humanities
 Dr. Pete Johnson              Psychology Instructor
 Ms. Marilyn McGahan           NPCC Vice President
 Mr. Mike Janecek              Automotive Instructor
 Ms. Pat Allison               Vice President of Educational Services and Student
                               Development
 Mr. Tim Brighton              Student

Student Services/Student Academic Support and Assessment
 Member                        Position
 Ms. Kelly Rippen              Area Recruiter (Chair)
 Ms. Ruth Wohler               English Instructor
 Ms. Juanita Czarnick          Associate Director of Financial Aid
 Mr. Keith Saathoff            Media Specialist
 Mr. Chet DeVaughn             Geography/History/Political Science Instructor
 Ms. Mary Schriefer            Student Advisor
 Mr. Cody Villarreal           Student

Human Resources and Assessment
 Member                        Position
 Ms. Debi Martin               Math Instructor (Chair)
 Ms. Ruth Wohler               English Instructor
 Ms. Wilma Douty               Administrative Assistant



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    Ms. Elaine Maseberg           Nursing Instructor
    Ms. Jean Condon               Business and Office Technology Instructor
    Mr. Jim Garretson             Chemistry/Physical Science/Physics Instructor
    Ms. Joyce Hipwell             Student



Criterion 4
All members of the Self-Study Expanded Steering Committee listed
earlier in this appendix.

Criterion 5 and Federal Compliance
    Member                        Position
    Ms. Mari Jo Widger            Registrar (Chair)
    Ms. Jeanie Weedman            Administrative Assistant
    Mr. Ryan Purdy                Interim Director of Human Resources
    Mr. Martin Steinbeck          Medical Lab Technician Instructor
    Ms. Brenda Costin             Director of Enrollment Management
    Ms. Lana Stewart              Administrative Assistant



Conclusion
    Member                        Position
    Dr. Ford Craig                Self-Study Coordinator/Dean of Institutional
                                  Research, Planning, and Grants




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Appendix B
GENERAL INSTITUTIONAL
REQUIREMENTS
The content of Appendix 2 demonstrates that MPCC meets the General
Institutional Requirements for institutions affiliated with The Higher
Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

Mission
1. It has a mission statement, formally adopted by the governing board
   and made public, declaring that it is an institution of higher education.

   On August 28, 1996, the Mid-Plains Community College (MPCC)
   Board of Governors adopted the mission statement developed by the
   college’s HLC steering committee. The Board adopted a revised
   mission statement on August 25, 2002, following completion of its
   2001-2002 review of the Board Policy Manual. On January 28, 2004,
   the Board adopted revised scope, purposes, and values statements
   developed by members of the Criterion 1 self-study team to reinforce
   the 2002 mission statement. The current mission statement reads as
   follows:
       The mission of Mid-Plains Community College is to provide
       educational opportunities for lifelong student learning.
   The mission statement is published in the College Catalog, Board
   Policy Manual, 2003-2006 comprehensive plan, and Internet home
   page. Nebraska statute 85-1501 specifies the general mission of
   Nebraska’s community colleges, while statutes 85-959 through 85-
   966.01 provide more specific role and mission assignments.

2. It is a degree-granting institution.

   MPCC grants Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Applied Science
   (AAS), Associate of Science (AS), Associate Degree of Nursing
   (ADN), and Associate of General Studies (AGS) degrees. The College
   also awards certificates and diplomas in program areas as described in
   the College Catalog.

3. It has legal authorization to grant its degrees, and it meets all the
   legal requirements to operate as an institution of higher education
   wherever it conducts its activities.

   Nebraska statute 85-961 grants community colleges sole responsibility
   for the awarding of associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates in


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    less-than-baccalaureate-degree program areas, except for those
    program areas specifically exempted. The College’s educational
    activities, as authorized in Nebraska statutes 85-1501 through 85-1507,
    are conducted within the boundaries of Nebraska statutes 85-1413 and
    85-1414. The geographic boundaries of the Mid-Plains Community
    College Area are specified in 85-1504.

4. It has legal documents to confirm its status: not-for-profit, for profit,
   or public.

    MPCC was established in July 1973 under LB 759, which provided
    evidence of the state’s approval and recognition of the institution.
    This action was later codified in Nebraska statutes 85-1501, 85-1504,
    and other such enabling laws. Documentation of the College’s public
    status is on file at the Area Business Office.

Governance
5. It has a governing board that possesses and exercises necessary legal
   power to establish and review basic policies that govern the
   institution.

    An eleven-member board governs the College as stipulated by
    Nebraska statute 85-1506. The powers and duties of the Board of
    Governors are established by Nebraska statutes, Article 15, 85-1511 to
    85-1542.

    Official minutes of board meetings demonstrate that the Board has the
    necessary authority to govern the college area and exercises that
    authority appropriately. Board minutes are available in the Resource
    Room. Copies are also available in the NPCC and MCC libraries.

6. Its governing board includes public members and is sufficiently
   autonomous from the administration and ownership to assure the
   integrity of the institution.

    As stipulated in Nebraska statute 85-1512, two members of the Board
    of Governors reside in and are elected from each of the five districts.
    The eleventh member of the board is elected from the area at large.
    Members of the governing board and the district each represents are
    listed on page 2 of the MPCC 2003-04 Course Catalog.

7. It has an executive officer designated by the governing board to
   provide administrative leadership for the institution.

    The Board of Governors approved the hiring of Dr. Michael R. Chipps
    as College President on May 9, 2003. The board delegates the


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   execution of its policies to the President as set forth in Board Policy
   2111.

8. Its governing board authorizes the institution’s affiliation with the
   HLC.

   The MPCC Board of Governors authorizes the college’s affiliation
   with The Higher Learning Commission annually through explicit
   board action that includes approval of the payment of institutional
   dues.

Faculty
9. It employs a faculty that has earned from accredited institutions the
   degrees appropriate to the level of instruction offered by the
   institutions.

   Faculty members (2002-03) possess appropriate degrees and/or
   occupational experience in their instructional areas. Formal and
   experiential credentials of the faculty are complemented with
   significant classroom teaching experience. Seventy-four percent of all
   full- and part-time faculty possess a bachelor’s degree or higher, and
   nearly half (47%) possess at least a master’s degree. Among all full-
   time faculty, 67% hold a master’s degree and 9% possess a doctorate.
   Faculty that do not possess a bachelor’s degree or higher are primarily
   in the career and technical programs and have certifications and
   appropriate work experience in their field. Faculty qualifications and
   professional development plans are discussed in more depth in Chapter
   5. The full text of the College’s plan to upgrade remaining faculty
   qualifications can be found in the Resource Room.

10. A sufficient number of the faculty are full-time employees of the
    institution.

   In 2002-2003, MPCC had 182 faculty members. Sixty three (35%)
   were full-time and 119 were part-time (65%). Each of the College’s
   19 programs has at least one full-time faculty member. Of the total
   number of semester credit hours taught in 2002-2003 at the College,
   70% were taught by full-time faculty and 30% were taught by part-
   time faculty.

11. Its faculty has a significant role in developing and evaluating all of the
    institution’s educational courses and programs.

   Faculty members are encouraged to bring new ideas for courses,
   curriculum changes, and additional programs to the department level
   and to discuss those proposals within the department. Once the


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    department instructors agree on recommendations, those
    recommendations go to the division, then to the Instructional Services
    Committees for input, and finally to the Instructional Services Council.
    Any new courses, program requirement changes, or new programs
    must be approved first by the Instructional Services Council and then
    by the College Cabinet before being implemented.

    Faculty members also develop methods of course evaluation, assist in
    program evaluation, and conduct student course evaluations for each
    course taught each semester. Instructors are directly involved with
    state-wide program evaluation on a continuing scheduled basis as
    required by the Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary
    Education.

    The College’s shared governance structure, discussed in more depth in
    Chapter 5, formalizes the central role faculty play in the acceptance
    and evaluation of educational courses and programs. Faculty comprise
    the either the majority or a significant portion of the Technical
    Instructional Services Committee, the Academic Instructional Services
    Committee, and the Instructional Services Council, which monitor and
    recommend new courses and programs. Faculty also comprise a
    majority of the Student Learning Assessment Committee, which is
    responsible for overseeing program assessment.

Educational Program
12. It confers degrees.

    During the five-year period 1998-2003, 1740 students at MPCC
    completed programs of study. Of the total, 1170 (67%) received an
    associate degree. The remaining 570 students (33%) received
    diplomas and certificates.


13. It has degree programs in operation, with students enrolled in them.

    Students are enrolled in all of the College’s 19 programs. Further
    details about program enrollment can be found in Chapter 5 of this
    report.

14. Its degree programs are compatible with the institution’s mission and
    are based on recognized fields of study at the higher education level.

    The course offerings support the College’s mission and purposes and
    are commonly recognized fields of study. Programs fall into two
    categories: academic transfer programs and occupational-technical
    programs. The academic transfer programs are designed to conform to


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   lower division offerings in recognized fields of study at the four-year
   institutions where most of MPCC’s students transfer. The
   occupational-technical programs offered by MPCC are generally
   recognized as being within the purview of postsecondary education.

15. Its degrees are appropriately named following practices common to
    institutions of higher education in terms of both length and content of
    the programs.

   The Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Applied
   Science, Associate of General Studies, and Associate Degree in
   Nursing, as described in the 2003-2004 MPCC Course Catalog, are all
   two or more years in length. The degrees follow common practice
   with regard to length and content.

16. Its undergraduate degree programs include a coherent general
    education requirement consistent with the institution’s mission and
    designed to ensure breadth of knowledge and to promote intellectual
    inquiry.

   Every MPCC degree requires students to complete general education
   requirements, as shown in Table B.1. The College’s general education
   philosophy and objectives statement, as published in the MPCC 2003-
   2004 Course Catalog, is as follows:
       Mid-Plains Community College believes general education requirements
       are designed to be the academic foundation for lifelong learning….The
       purpose of the requirements is to prepare students to function effectively
       as citizens in a democratic and technological society. The broad
       selection allows students an opportunity to explore and to gain
       knowledge through diverse stimulating courses and instructors.
    Table B.1: General education semester credit hour requirements
        Category               AA           AS          AGS           AAS
        Communication           9            9           6             6
        Humanities             12                        3             0
                                             9
        Social Sciences         9                        3             3
        Natural Sciences        4
                                            10             3           3
        Mathematics             3
        Total                  37           28           15            12

17. It has admission policies and practices that are consistent with the
    institution’s mission and appropriate to its educational programs.

   MPCC’s admission policies and practices are consistent with its
   mission as a public, two-year, comprehensive community college with
   an open-door admissions policy. The College’s philosophy is that all


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     individuals should have the opportunity to develop individual abilities
     and interests through education. Through testing and placement
     services, the college strives to identify those students who are capable
     of succeeding in its programs. Admission to certain programs,
     however, may require basic abilities or aptitudes for entrance. For
     students who do not meet the basic requirements for college-level
     study, remediation is available through the college. Admissions
     policies are outlined in the College Catalog.

18. It provides its students access to those learning resources and support
    services requisite for its degree programs.

     MPCC is actively committed to providing, in a professional manner,
     the best possible combination of library/learning resources and
     services to meet the informational, educational, cultural, and
     recreational needs of the varied student population. In addition to print
     resources and interlibrary loan, computer labs are available for
     research via the Internet and electronic indexes/databases. Through
     student services, the college provides support to students via tutoring,
     academic advising, transfer advising, career counseling, financial aid,
     housing, and food services. These services are published in the
     College Catalog. Recent remodeling of facilities has resulted in the
     creation of “Student Success Centers” that will further strengthen
     academic support services at MCC and NPCC. Academic support
     services are discussed at more length in Chapter 9.

Finances
19. It has an external financial audit by a certified public accountant or a
    public audit agency at least every two years.

     The area’s financial statements and enrollment records are audited
     annually by a certified public accounting firm as required by Nebraska
     statute 85-1511 (6) and MPCC Board Policy 1200. Each annual audit
     report is presented to the Board of Governors for review. MPCC has
     had audit reports with no material findings in the FTE, general
     financial, and financial aid categories for FY 2001-02 and FY 2002-03.

20. Its financial documents demonstrate the appropriate allocation and
    use of resources to support its educational programs.

     The percentage of expenditures for MPCC for fiscal years 1998-2003
     is compared with composite percentage expenditures for six Nebraska
     community colleges in Table 7.5 in the financial resources chapter of
     this document.




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   The financial resources of MPCC are detailed in the annual audits.
   This information is also located in research memos, financial aid
   audits, and board books. These additional sources are available in the
   Resource Room and at the MCC and NPCC libraries. All sources
   indicate an appropriate allocation of resources adequately support
   educational programs.

21. Its financial practices, records, and reports demonstrate fiscal
    viability.

   Annual public financial audits and financial aid audits reflect that the
   College demonstrates fiscal viability and accountability. It has met all
   agency reporting requirements and has provided monthly financial
   reports to the Board and the public. Despite large fluctuations in its
   funding from the state and the impact of lids that restrict its ability to
   levy property taxes, MPCC has shown remarkable financial stability.
   This is evidenced by the completion of several major capital projects
   within the last three years while simultaneously growing MPCC’s
   reserve fund. As of FY 2002-03, the College had a reserve fund of
   $4,911,491, an amount equal to approximately 34% of its annual
   general fund budget.

Public Information
22. Its catalog or other official documents include its mission statement
    along with accurate descriptions of its educational programs and
    degree requirements, its academic calendars, learning resources, its
    admissions policies and practices, its academic and non-academic
    policies and procedures directly affecting students, its charges and
    refund policies, and the academic credentials of its faculty and
    administrators.

   MPCC publishes, in its catalog and in other appropriate places,
   accurate information that fairly describes its programs, policies,
   practices, and personnel. This information is made available to
   prospective students, current students, and other interested persons.

   The College Catalog contains the mission statement, descriptions of
   educational programs and degree requirements, academic calendars,
   learning resources, admissions policies and practices, academic and
   non-academic policies and procedures, charges and refund policies,
   and the academic credentials of faculty and administrators. The
   mission statement also appears in the assessment program, the human
   resource development plan, and on the College’s web site.
   (http://www.mpcc.edu)




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23. It accurately discloses its standing with accrediting bodies with which
    it is affiliated.

     MPCC’s accreditation and affiliation status is stated on page 17 of the
     College Catalog.

24. It makes available upon request information that accurately describes
    its financial condition.

     Information pertaining to financial resources, including the current
     budget and the most recent financial audit report, is available upon
     request from the business office.




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Appendix C
CABINET, COUNCIL, AND
COMMITTEE STRUCTURE
College Cabinet
The purpose of the College Cabinet shall be to serve as a final review
entity for issues that are to be forwarded to the Mid-Plains Board of
Governors for review or action. These items could include, but are not
limited to the following:
    • Cabinet action items
    • a monthly report from a representative of the Administrative
        Council
    • reports submitted by various other College councils and
        committees
    • by various MPCC personnel speaking before the cabinet on
        specific issues as requested

Membership: (6)
  • President
  • Vice President for Educational Services and Student Development
  • Vice President of North Platte Community College
  • Vice President of McCook Community College
  • Area Business Officer
  • Area Director for Information and Marketing

The combined expertise of the following Councils and Committees of
Mid-Plains Community College collaborate and cooperate to provide
quality programs and services making Mid-Plains Community College a
leader in education.


MPCC Councils
Administrative Council
Administrative Council is a cross-functional team of administrators who
insure effective services at Mid-Plains Community College.
Recommendations from this council are forwarded to the College Cabinet.

Membership: (15)
  • Directors of Physical Plant
  • Area Director of Enrollment Management
  • Area Dean of Institutional Research, Planning and Grants



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     •   Area Dean of Career Services
     •   Area Director of Financial Aid
     •   Area Director of Information Technology
     •   Area Dean of Student Life
     •   Area Coordinator of Distance Learning and Advanced Studies
     •   Area Accounting Director
     •   Area Director of Human Resources
     •   Area Registrar
     •   Dean of Outreach and Training
     •   Dean of Community Services
     •   Dean of Business and Community Education
     •   Division Chair representative

Instructional Services Council
The MPCC Instructional Services Council is responsible for
recommending college programs, curriculum, academic/technical
standards, graduation/completion requirements, cooperative programs
with other institutions and other instructional services policies and
procedures that have college-wide implication/concerns.
Recommendations from the Instructional Services Council are submitted
to the College Cabinet.

Membership: (17)
  • Area Vice President for Educational Services and Student
     Development (Chairperson)
  • VP MCC/Area VP for Academic Education
  • VP NPCC/Area VP for Technical Education
  • Area Director of Enrollment Management
  • Area Registrar
  • Area Advisors (2)
  • Area Division Chairpersons (7)
  • Dean of Community Services
  • Dean of Outreach and Training
  • Dean of Business and Community Education

Student Success Council
The MPCC Student Success Council will oversee and continually work to
improve policies and procedures regarding the recruitment, success and
overall opportunities of MPCC students. Recommendations from the
Student Success Council are submitted to the College Cabinet.

Membership: (22)
  • Area Director of Enrollment Management (Chairperson)
  • Area Dean of Student Life



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   •   Area Advisors (2)
   •   Area Registrar
   •   Area Director of Financial Aid
   •   Area Director for Information and Marketing
   •   Area Dean of Institutional Research, Planning and Grants
   •   Area Dean of Career Services
   •   Area Recruiter
   •   Area Director of ABE
   •   Dean of Outreach and Training
   •   One student each from McDonald-Belton, Technical and McCook
       Campuses and one ABE student (4)
   •   Directors of Housing/Student Activities (2)
   •   Elected Representative of MPVEA – one McCook and one North
       Platte (2)
   •   Elected Representative of MPEA – one McCook and one North
       Platte

Extended/Distance Learning Council
The Extended/Distance Learning Council is responsible for the
coordination of all MPCC off-campus credit offerings as well as all non-
credit offerings. The council will oversee the integration of technology
into distance and online delivery of all courses for the college.
Recommendations from the Extended/Distance Learning Council are
submitted to the College Cabinet. (In some cases recommendations may
also be routed through the Instructional Services Council.)

Membership: (16)
  • Area Coordinator of Distance Learning and Advanced Studies
     (Chairperson)
  • Area Dean of Career Services
  • Dean of Outreach and Training
  • Dean of Community Services
  • Dean of Business and Community Education
  • Extended Campus Coordinators (4)
  • On Line/Distance Learning faculty representatives from each
     division (7)

Technology Council
The MPCC Technology Council is responsible to coordinate projects and
purchases involving information technology and recommend related plans
and policies across the college area. Recommendations and information
from the Technology Council are submitted to the College Cabinet.

Membership: (12)
  • Area Director of Information Technology (Chairperson)


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     •   Data Technician
     •   Area Coordinator of Distance Learning and Advanced Studies
     •   Area Business Officer
     •   Area Registrar
     •   Area Director for Information and Marketing
     •   System Administrator
     •   Network/Web Technician
     •   MCC Computer Technician
     •   NPCC Director of Physical Plant
     •   Faculty members appointed by College Cabinet every other year
         (2)

Safety Council
The Safety Council has the Area responsibility of overseeing and
maintaining a safe and healthy working environment to assure the health
and well being of its employees. Recommendations from the Safety
Council are submitted to the College Cabinet.

Membership: (6)
  • Directors of Physical Plant (Chairpersons)
  • Area Business Officer
  • Area Human Resources Director
  • MCC Vice President
  • NPCC Vice President

Institutional Effectiveness Council
The Institutional Effectiveness Council is responsible to evaluate the
overall effectiveness of the College and provide an objective viewpoint of
major priorities and accomplishments. Findings from the Institutional
Effectiveness Council are submitted to the College Cabinet.

Membership: (14)
  • College Cabinet (1)
  • Area Dean of Institutional research, Planning and Grants (1)
  • Administrative Council (3)
  • Faculty--one member each from McDonald-Belton, Technical and
     McCook (3)
  • Classified Staff--one member each from McDonald-Belton,
     Technical and McCook (3)
  • Students--one member each from McDonald-Belton, Technical
     and McCook (3)




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MPCC Committees
Student Learning Assessment Committee
(Formerly known as Faculty Assessment Panel--FAP)
The Student Learning Assessment Committee is designed to provide for
the continuous improvement of life long student learning in a changing
educational environment. Recommendations from the Student Learning
Assessment Committee may be routed to the Instructional Services
Council.

Membership: (13)
  • Area Vice President for Educational Services and Student
     Development (1)
  • Coordinators--one faculty from each campus; McDonald-Belton,
     Technical and McCook. Chairperson will be selected from this
     group. (3)
  • Liaisons--Two faculty from each campus; McDonald-Belton,
     Technical and McCook (6)
  • Student Representatives--One student from each campus;
     McDonald-Belton, Technical and McCook (3)

NPCC Student Life Committee
The NPCC Student Life Committee is responsible for all non-academic
activities at NPCC which support the total student experience. The NPCC
Student Life Committee reports directly to the Student Success Council.

Membership: (10)
  • NPCC Director of Housing/Student Activities (Chairperson)
  • NPCC Students (3)
  • NPCC Faculty (2)
  • NPCC Administrators (2)
  • NPCC Classified Staff (2)

MCC Student Life Committee
The MCC Student Life Committee is responsible for all non-academic
activities at MCC which support the total student experience. The MCC
Student Life Committee reports directly to the Student Success Council.

Membership: (10)
  • MCC Director of Housing/Student Activities (Chairperson)
  • MCC Students (3)
  • MCC Faculty (2)
  • MCC Administrators (2)
  • MCC Classified Staff (2)



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MCC Safety Committee
The purpose of the MCC Safety Committee is to promote, implement and
evaluate safety procedures for the college. The MCC Safety Committee
reports recommendations to the Area Safety Council.

Membership: (7)
  • MCC Director of Physical Plant (Chairperson)
  • Area Dean of Student Life
  • MCC Health Occupations Instructor
  • MCC Faculty--Selected by the MCC Faculty (1)
  • Classified Staff--Selected by the MCC Classified Staff (1)
  • MCC Students (2)

NPCC McDonald-Belton Safety Committee
The purpose of the NPCC McDonald-Belton Safety Committee is to
promote, implement and evaluate safety procedures for the college. The
NPCC McDonald-Belton Safety Committee reports recommendations to
the Area Safety Council.

Membership: (6)
  • NPCC Director of Physical Plant (Chairperson)
  • NPCC Vice President
  • McDonald-Belton Faculty--Selected by the MB Faculty (1)
  • Classified Staff--Selected by the MB Classified Staff (1)
  • McDonald-Belton Students (2)

NPCC Technical Safety Committee
The purpose of the NPCC Technical Safety Committee is to promote,
implement and evaluate safety procedures for the college. The NPCC
Technical Safety Committee reports recommendations to the Area Safety
Council.

Membership: (7)
  • NPCC Director of Physical Plant (Chairperson)
  • NPCC Vice President
  • Area Accounting Director
  • Technical Faculty--Selected by the Technical Faculty (1)
  • Classified Staff--Selected by the Classified Staff (1)
  • Technical Students (2)

Technical Instructional Services Committee
The Technical Instructional Services Committee is responsible to advise
and make recommendations to the MPCC Instructional Services Council.
This committee will monitor programs, courses, curriculum,


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academic/technical standards, graduation/completion requirements,
cooperative programs with other institutions and other instructional
services, policies and procedures as they relate to MPCC.
Recommendations from the Technical Instructional Services Committee
will be routed through the Instructional Services Council.

Membership: 25
  • Area VP for Educational Services and Student Development
     (Chairperson)
  • VP NPCC/Area VP for Technical Education
  • Library Director
  • Area Technical Division Chairpersons (4)
  • Faculty Representative(s) from each technical discipline (18)

Academic Instructional Services Committee
The Academic Instructional Services Committee is responsible to advise
and make recommendations to the MPCC Instructional Services Council.
This committee will monitor programs, courses, curriculum,
academic/technical standards, graduation/completion requirements,
cooperative programs with other institutions and other instructional
services, polices and procedures as they relate to MPCC.
Recommendations from the Academic Instructional Services Committee
will be routed through the Instructional Services Council.

Membership: (9)
  • Area VP for Educational Services and Student Development
     (Chairperson)
  • VP MCC/Area VP for Academic Education
  • Library Director
  • Area Academic Division Chairs (3)
  • Faculty Representative(s) from each academic discipline (3)




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NOTES:

1. This document on MPCC Cabinets, Councils and Committees is a
   “living document” and therefore, changes and updates can be made as
   necessary and/or appropriate.
2. Ad Hoc Committees may be created to address specific issues and
   accomplish tasks as needed. MPCC Ad Hoc Committees are created
   by the MPCC College Cabinet. Campus Ad Hoc Committees are
   created by the appropriate MCC/NPCC Campus Vice Presidents.
3. All faculty and staff members are welcome to attend any of the MPCC
   Council and Committee meetings.

MEETING SCHEDULE:

     •   College Cabinet – Every Monday
     •   Administrative Council – First Wednesday
     •   Instructional Services Council – Third Thursday
     •   Student Success Council – Second Wednesday
     •   Extended/Distance Learning Council – Third Tuesday
     •   Technology Council – First Tuesday
     •   Instructional Assessment Council – Fourth Thursday
     •   Institutional Effectiveness Council – Fourth Tuesday
     •   Safety Council – As needed
     •   NPCC Student Life Committee – Second Thursday
     •   MCC Student Life Committee – Second Tuesday
     •   MCC Safety Committee – First Thursday
     •   NPCC McDonald-Belton Safety Committee – First Thursday
     •   Technical Instructional Services Committee – Second Thursday
     •   Academic Instructional Services Committee – Second Tuesday

This is a suggested schedule for monthly meetings. Changes may be made
when necessary and appropriate.




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Appendix D
ADMINISTRATOR RESUMES
Michael R. Chipps
Education
1989 University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska
Doctor of Philosophy: Educational Administration, Curriculum and
Instruction, Specialization: Management of Colleges and Universities

1980 University of Nebraska, Kearney, Nebraska
Master of Science: Education, Specialization: Counseling

1978 University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska
Internship: Psychiatric Counseling, Specialization: Psychiatry

1972 University of Nebraska, Kearney, Nebraska
Bachelor of Science: Education, Specialization: Sociology/Psychology


Professional Experience:
MID-PLAINS COMMUNITY COLLEGE - NORTH PLATTE AND
MCCOOK, NEBRASKA
President - Mid-Plains Community College 2003 – Present
   • Serve as the chief executive officer of a multi-campus college,
       encompassing 18-counties and 20,000 square miles
   • Responsible for three major campuses, four permanent extended
       campuses, and 39 community education sites
   • Oversee $17 million operational and capital improvement funds
   • 129 full-time and 420 part-time faculty and staff
   • Nine intercollegiate athletic programs
   • 19 academic and technical associate degree programs

Vice-President - North Platte Community College 2002 to 2003
   • Served as the chief executive officer of two campuses
   • Responsible for all daily campus operations
   • Supervised department chairs, faculty, administrative, and
       administrative support personnel
   • Coordinated campus activities with community services, student
       services, management information systems and physical plant
       operations
   • Coordinated operations with college administration
   • Developed, proposed and administrated over $5 million budget


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     •   Enhanced work and social relationships with local communities
     •   Provided leadership for developing, implementing, evaluating and
         improving instructional programs
     •   Conducted and evaluated program, faculty and staff performance
     •   Led and served on multiple college and community committees.

CENTRAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE - HASTINGS, COLUMBUS,
AND GRAND ISLAND, NEBRASKA
Assistant to College Vice-President of Educational Services 1997-2002
   • Provided college-wide team leadership for major college initiatives
       such as enrollment management, registration, federal compliance,
       program and regional accreditation (HLC and AQIP), summer
       session redesign, minority recruiting, computer-based systems,
       web-based student services, marketing, research and grants.
Dean of Students 1988 – 1996
   • Supervised and managed student recruiting, admissions,
       enrollment management, registration, records, counseling, child
       care, wellness, career planning, foreign students, activities,
       intramurals, housing, food service, financial aid, veterans affairs
       and placement.
Associate Dean of Students (Registrar/Financial Aid Director) 1986-1988
   • Supervised student records, including statistical information
       development and maintenance for local, state, and national reports.
   • Coordinated/facilitated transfer credit, credit for experience,
       program credit requirements, and veterans affairs activities.
   • Administered and staffed financial aid office.
   • Administered federal student loans and grants.
   • Coordinated and administered scholarships and foundation
       donations.
Associate Dean of Instruction for Allied Health Division 1984 – 1985
   • Provided leadership for the largest instructional division with over
       forty full and part-time supervisory, faculty, and support personnel.
   • Provided leadership for the development and modification of
       program curriculum, budgeting, inventory, equipment and facility
       maintenance, advisory committees, new programs, and recruitment
       of faculty and students.
Assistant to the President 1982 – 1984
   • Assisted with the management of the President's office,
       encompassing both single and multi-campus operations.
   • Provided institutional analysis, including research about
       educational needs, services, and demographics.
   • Responsible for the yearly preparation, coordination, and
       maintenance of more than forty national, state, and local reports for
       the multi-campus college.




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Career Development Center Director 1981 - 1982
   • Researched, developed, and opened the new Career Development
       Center.
   • Developed and implemented a total system complex, which
       incorporated a: women's center, career information library, special
       services for veterans, job corps services, counseling, support
       services for disabled students, academic tutoring, vocational
       testing, and job placement.
   • Provided special assistance for students as: Chief GED Examiner;
       Counselor for Business and Office Division including Office
       Technology, Data Processing, Broadcasting, Accounting, Business
       Management, Dietetics Technology, and Hotel, Motel and
       Restaurant Management; and Coordinator for Campus Recruiting
       and Marketing.
Social Sciences Instructor 1979 – 1981
   • Taught courses in Sociology; Social Problems and Human
       Relations. Taught Assertiveness course utilizing group interactive
       counseling model. Taught General and Developmental
       Psychology during summer sessions.

BELLEVUE UNIVERSITY – BELLEVUE, NEBRASKA
Adjunct Professor 2002- Present
   • Teaching on-line Graduate Program: Master of Arts in Leadership

NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION – DIVISION OF
REHABILITATION SERVICES, HASTINGS, NEBRASKA
Counselor-Examiner 1975 – 1979

Military Experience:
Retired, Major, United States Army Reserve 1994
5th Training Brigade - Lincoln, Nebraska
    • Brigade Logistics Officer 1993 - 1994
    • Chief Testing Officer 1991 - 1993
5049th United States Army Reserve School - Omaha, Nebraska
    • Instructor, Officer Advanced Course 1989 - 1991
561st Support Group - Omaha, Nebraska
    • Staff Officer 1987 - 1988
295th Ordnance Company - Hastings, Nebraska
    • Company Commander 1984 - 1987
Additional Military Positions 1974 - 1984
    • Staff Officer
    • Detachment Commander
    • Personnel Systems Management Officer
    • Executive Officer




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Patricia A. Allison
Education
Kansas State University      Manhattan, Kansas
Admitted to Ed.D. Program in Curriculum and Instruction, June, 1996 to
Present. Have completed all coursework and admitted to candidacy in
September, 2000. Dissertation on interactive television.

University of Nebraska       Lincoln, Nebraska
Master of Science in Education Degree with emphasis in Business
Education, Career Education and Adult Education, December, 1976

University of Nebraska       Lincoln, Nebraska
Bachelor of Science Degree in Education with Business Education Major
and English Minor, January, 1970

Southeast Community College         Fairbury, Nebraska
Associate of Arts Degree in Education, May, 1967


Administrative Experience

Mid-Plains Community College                 North Platte, Nebraska
      Vice President for Educational Services and Student
      Development
      July, 2003-Present. Responsible for state and college coordination
      of all MPCC educational and student services. Provide primary
      support for ensuring institutional focus is maintained on
      instructional and student services. Responsibilities include the
      coordination and guidance of program and curriculum design and
      development. Provide senior leadership in assisting with new
      program development and implementation. Provide leadership for
      all enrollment management activities including recruiting,
      admissions, new student orientation, registration, financial aid and
      advising. Coordinate and evaluate student development activities
      including student life, career planning and placement. Provide
      primary leadership for distance education, Center for Advanced
      Studies, institutional research, planning and grants. Conduct
      program reviews and provide information to the CCPE. Publish
      course schedules and supervise the catalog content pertaining to
      instructional and student services. Represent MPCC on NCCA
      Chief Instructional Officers. Serve as member of the College
      Cabinet. Supervision of Deans, Directors, Coordinator and support
      staff.



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       Dean of Curriculum and Instruction
       July, 2002-2003. Responsible for all aspects of curriculum and
       instruction. Responsibilities included the publication of all course
       schedules and the supervision of the development of the college
       catalog. Provided input to the area president relative to staffing,
       scheduling, instructional methods, material, equipment and facility
       needs. Represented MPCC on NCCA Chief Instructional Officers.
       Provided leadership for distance education and the Center for
       Advanced Studies. Conducted program reviews and submitted
       information to the CCPE. Provided primary leadership for
       articulation and development of programs and services with senior
       institutions. Evaluated non-tenured faculty.

Dodge City Community College Dodge City, Kansas
      Division Chair for Business, Computer Science, Mass
      Communications, Child Care, Cosmetology, and Criminal
      Justice Programs
      August, 1989-2001. Responsibilities included development of
      budget recommendations and administration of budgets,
      recommended to the Dean of Instruction schedules of teaching
      assignments, class, and room assignments, served in a liaison
      capacity between the eleven faculty of the division and
      administration, furnished data for the college catalog pertaining to
      the division, developed informational materials for publication,
      including brochures and pamphlets, provided leadership in the
      development of programs and curriculum and promoted,
      organized, coordinated and developed division programs to include
      day, evening, and summer sessions as well as short-term training
      courses. Assisted in grant-writing activities for technical areas.
      Administered instructor/class evaluations. Served on selection
      committees for all departments for staff, faculty, and
      administrative positions. Oversaw academic (transfer) and
      technical career programs.

       Doctoral Internship, Dodge City Community College and
       Kansas State University
       Chaired the writing of the Student Assessment Plan for the
       College. Hosted workshop on techniques of student assessment.
       Assisted the Dean of Instruction in technical grant writing, student
       assessment, and other administrative matters.


Teaching Experience
Dodge City Community College Dodge City, Kansas
      Professor/Coordinator, Administrative Assistant Technology
      1974-2002


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       Taught Business Communications, Word/Information Processing,
       Machine Transcription, Records Management, Personal and
       Professional Development, Administrative Assistant Internship,
       Financial Accounting, Bookkeeping, Administrative Support
       Procedures and Technologies, Introduction to Computers and other
       related business and office occupations courses. Developed
       competency-based curriculum for all courses. Advised transfer
       and career program students. Taught traditional, short-term, and
       non-traditional classes.

Kansas Newman University Western Campus, Dodge City Kansas
      Adjunct Faculty Member, College of Education
      Fall 2000-Present
      Taught Technology in the Classroom to upper division education
      majors. Developed curriculum and integrated new technology.

Southeast Community College         Milford, Nebraska
      Business Instructor, Related Department
      1970-1974
      Taught business subjects including Personal Finance, Grammar,
      and Business Communications and developed curriculum based on
      technical department needs.




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Marilyn McGahan
Education
   •   Post graduate courses, Chadron State College, Fort Hays State
       University, Wayne State College, University of Nebraska -
       Kearney
   •   Master of Arts in Education, Vocational & Technical
       Education/Business, University of Nebraska- Kearney
   •   Bachelor of Arts, Business Education Major, University of
       Nebraska - Kearney


Administrative Experience
Experience Associated with Mid-Plains Community College
   • North Platte Community College CEO /Mid-Plains Community
      College Vice President of Technical Education
   • Served as first Division Chair of combined Mid-Plains Community
      College Area Business and Computer Technology Division,
      including Electronics, Computer Science/Information Technology,
      Office Technology, and Business; 14 full-time faculty members
      located at the technical and academic campuses in North Platte and
      McCook Community College in McCook. Major
      accomplishments: built a cohesive, cooperative multi-campus unit,
      coordinated budget development and review, coordinated all
      faculty and class schedules, oversaw curriculum and program
      reviews, facilitated strategic planning, led assessment planning and
      implementation, worked closely with advisory committees,
      developed cooperative agreements with other institutions, and
      completed other projects as needed. January 2000-May 2002.
   • Worked with the six other MPCCA Division Chairs and the
      Campus Vice Presidents to plan and implement Mid-Plains
      Community College Area goals—included budget, schedule,
      strategic plans, etc. 2000-2002.
   • Served as Office Technology Department head and Business
      Division Chair, Mid-Plains Community College, 1998-2000.
   • Served as Assistant Coordinator for MPCCA’S North Central
      Accreditation (NCA) Comprehensive Study—1999.
   • Served on NCA Steering Committee and chaired appropriate study
      committees for four NCA Comprehensive studies for Mid-Plains
      Community College. Attended three NCA national conferences.
      Coordinated committee work, conducted productive meetings,
      acquired appropriate data, and wrote effective reports. Committees
      consisted of administrators, faculty, staff, students, and board
      members from all campus locations. 1981, 1985, 1991, 1999.


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     •   Coordinated all aspects of delivery of online courses for MPCC
         Area including training, scheduling, administrative maintenance,
         and contracts with outside vendors. 2000-2003.
     •   Represented Mid-Plains Community College at State-wide Online
         Course Delivery Forums for all levels of education—Kindergarten
         through graduate level. 2002.
     •   Chaired the Implementation Committee and served as a member of
         the MPCCA Computer Task Force that resulted in an integrated
         information system for the Mid-Plains Community College Area
         for both business office and student services. 1997-2000.
     •   Implemented and coordinated the Health Information Management
         Program at MPCC. 1989-1999.


Experience Associated with Public Entities
     •   Development Corporation of North Platte (DEVCO), current
         Board Member; member of Executive Committee
     •   Great Plains Regional Medical Center, board member two
         consecutive terms, 1991-1999; member of Finance, By-Laws,
         Nominating, Public Relations, Home Health, and Information
         Systems Committees; co-chair of 20th Anniversary Celebration;
         participated in board retreats and strategic planning retreats.
     •   North Platte Hospital Authority, member elected by North Platte
         City Council. 2003-2006.


Experience Associated with Nebraska Department of
Education and Vocational/Technical Education
     •   Served as an invited participant on Essential Schools Policy Forum
         for the Nebraska State Board of Education, Spring 2003.
     •   Served as Nebraska’s career and technical education representative
         on the National Center for Career and Technical Education
         Teleconference 2001, 2002.
     •   Coordinated Western Nebraska Career and Technical Education
         State Conference. 1993.
     •   Served as President of the Nebraska Vocational Association,1993-
         1994; Executive Board, 1988-1995; various committees and
         offices; Nebraska Vocational Foundation Board, 1993-1995;
         President of Nebraska State Business Education Association, 1986-
         1987.


Teaching Experience
     •   Mid-Plains Community College Area, North Platte, Nebraska,
         Business and Office Technology Division, Instructor, 1971-2003.


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       Taught on the McDonald-Belton campus utilizing on-campus,
       interactive television, and online delivery.
   •   St. Patrick High School, North Platte, Nebraska, Business
       Instructor, 1967-1970.




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Richard Tubbs
Education
1984   Ph.D. University of Colorado, Boulder, CO           English
1974   M.A. University of Georgia, Athens, GA              English
1972   B.A. Shorter College, Rome, GA                      English


Professional Experience
2000 – Present: CEO McCook Community College / Area Vice President
for Academic Education, Mid-Plain Community College
       Responsible for all aspects of college operations for McCook
       Community College serving over 500 full-time equivalency
       students in southwest Nebraska, northwest Kansas, and eastern
       Colorado; a $3,000,000 annual budget; 20 full-time faculty and 40
       support staff.

2001-02: Adjunct Faculty for On-line courses in Literature, Community
College of Aurora, Aurora, CO

2000: Adjunct Faculty in Humanities, Red Rocks Community College,
Lakewood, CO

1999-2000: Service Training Supervisor, Wagner Equipment Co., Aurora,
CO
   • Provided leadership for four service trainers and two instructors in
      diesel technology apprenticeship program
   • Developed and managed budget
   • Managed development of quarterly training schedules for Wagner
      service technicians and Wagner customers
   • Assessed training needs of all branches and provided leadership for
      development of new programs
   • Facilitated Wagner’s support of the Community College of
      Aurora’s Equipment and Transportation Technology A.A.S. degree
   • Served as Board Member on Colorado Technical Education
      Coalition (CTEC), an industry supported 501 (c) (3) foundation
      formed to support technical education programs in Colorado

1996-1999: Dean/Vice President, Community College of Aurora, Lowry
Campus/Advanced Technology, Aurora, CO
   • Administered academic and occupational programs at the Lowry
      Campus, including Insurance, Biotechnology, Metrology, Early
      Childhood Professions, Equipment and Transportation
      Technology, and Heavy Equipment Operator




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   •   Facilitated the operation of CCA Student Services at the HEAT
       Center at Lowry (Higher Education and Advanced Technology
       Center), including registration, financial aid, advising, business
       office, and learning skills lab
   •   Served as liaison to all academic and business partners at the
       Lowry Campus
   •   Partnered with other Colorado colleges and universities to design
       articulation agreements for both academic and vocational
       programs, including University of Colorado, Denver; University of
       Northern Colorado, Extended Campus Program; Colorado State
       University Degree Completion Program; and Front Range
       Community College
   •   Planned, developed, implemented, and managed unit’s budget
   •   Supervised program development and review for all vocational
       programs in the unit
   •   Guided annual work plans and unit short term and long term goals
       in concert with institutional goal
   •   Hired, supervised, and evaluated staff

1983-1996: Faculty/Department Coordinator/Division Chair, Arts and
Humanities, Community College of Aurora
   • Taught courses in composition, literature, and humanities
   • Planned, developed, implemented, and managed $750,000.00
      budget for CCA's largest instructional division
   • Hired, supervised, and evaluated all faculty and office staff
      assigned to the division, including supervision of professional
      development and work plans
   • Assisted in College transfer articulation with the other Colorado
      colleges and universities
   • Represented the College on the Colorado Community College
      Faculty Transfer Curriculum Council
   • Taught the following courses: Developmental, Beginning, and
      Advanced Composition, Technical Writing, Study Skills, Business
      Communication and Report Writing, Introduction to English
      Literature I and II, Introduction to Shakespeare, Short Story, Short
      Novel, Masterpieces of Literature I and II, Survey of American
      Literature I and II, Survey of Humanities I and II, Introduction to
      Philosophy, Ethics

1980-1983: Part-time Instructor, English, Community College of Denver,
Aurora Education Center

1977-1983: Graduate Teaching Assistant, English, University of Colorado
at Boulder, Boulder, CO

1974-1977: Instructor, English, Auburn University, Auburn, AL


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Appendix E
REQUEST FOR INSTITUTIONAL
CHANGE
The Proposed Change
The Change Request
Mid-Plains Community College (MPCC) advances the following request
to The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association: it
is proposed that MPCC be granted Higher Learning Commission approval
to offer associate’s degree programs at the Valentine, Nebraska site.
MPCC plans to deliver more than fifty percent of the coursework needed
to complete an Associate of Arts Degree.

Expected Outcomes Resulting from Change
The most important outcome will be affording educational access via
delivery of an associate’s degree program to a section of the service area
that is quite distant from the major campus locations. Valentine is 130
miles north of NPCC.

A second key outcome is providing visible and tangible evidence of
MPCC’s commitment to meaningfully serving taxpayers throughout the
eighteen-county service area.

A third expected outcome is to sustain, and to the extent possible, increase
student enrollment numbers - both traditional age students as well as non-
traditional.

A fourth goal will be to provide students at this site with student support
services essential to the courses and programs through which they are
matriculating.

Impact of Proposed Change on MPCC
The proposed change is in keeping with the role and mission of MPCC
and will serve to make its role and mission even more functional and
operational. However, there will be some areas of impact, listed below.
   • Human Resources (including student enrollments). A half-time
       Extended Campus Coordinator has been hired for Valentine
       Extended Campus. The Coordinator possesses materials, provided
       by the MPCC Office of Human Resources, that are necessary for
       hiring and processing faculty at the extended campus. Materials
       include a new hire form, a W-4 form, an I-9 form, a Drug Free
       Workplace Policy form, a general information questionnaire, a


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       direct deposit agreement, a request for official transcripts form,
       and employment contract forms for faculty. For enrolling and
       processing students at these locations, the MPCC Director of
       Admissions provides current MPCC Application for Admissions
       forms and current student Registration forms. The MPCC
       Accounting Director works with the Extended Campus
       Coordinators to collect the required tuition and fees.

       Enrollment at the Valentine campus location for the previous two
       years appears below.

       Table E.1: Enrollment at Valentine Extended Campus
                  Year                 Unduplicated head count
                                         (part-time students)
                2001-2002                          64
                2002-2003                         121

       These enrollment numbers are for MPCC classes that have been
       delivered, as requested and scheduled – absent any goal or promise
       to deliver a degree program. The numbers reflect need and
       willingness to matriculate by individuals in this geographic locale.
       The Valentine Extended Campus Location serves Cherry, Thomas,
       and Hooker counties in Nebraska.

   •   Physical Resources, Maintenance, Inventory and Related Matters.
       The Valentine location has office space, furniture and equipment
       including necessary desks, chairs, file cabinets, telephone service,
       a computer with Internet service, an overhead projector, TV, VCR,
       and LCD projector. At this time, there are no maintenance issues,
       and inventory control over the equipment is maintained by the
       main campus Director of Physical Plant in North Platte.

       The Valentine Extended Campus office is located at 113 North
       Hall Street in Valentine, a storefront building that was formerly a
       Christian bookstore. The Extended Campus Coordinator works
       closely with schools, businesses, and churches in the service area
       to secure additional space for traditional or distance learning
       classes.

   •   Fiscal Resources. MPCC’s operating budget for fiscal year 2002-
       2003 contained start-up costs of approximately $50,000 for the
       Valentine location. This budgeted amount included the following
       items: salary and benefits for the Coordinator, travel
       apportionments, general operating expenses, and equipment.
       During the fall of 2002 and the spring and summer of 2003, the
       Valentine location experienced about $20,000.00 in labor and


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         materials costs to organize the office and develop scheduling and
         operational plans. The area office budgeted $32,641 in FY 2003-
         2004 for operating the Valentine Extended Campus.

     •   Instructional/Educational Services. Instructional and educational
         services are overseen by the Extended Campus Coordinator in
         conjunction with the Dean of Outreach and Training, the Vice
         President of Educational Services and Student Development, the
         Area Distance Learning Coordinator, and the Division Chairs. The
         Division Chairs’ responsibilities are College-wide, so the Chairs
         are involved in faculty selection and hiring at the Extended
         Campus. The Chairs, along with the Extended Campus
         Coordinator, have also established a cycle of classes to be offered
         at the Extended Campus to ensure that all courses needed to attain
         an Associate of Arts degree are offered in a timely fashion. Course
         curriculum at the Extended Campus is the same as that used at the
         main campus locations.

     •   Student Services, Student Academic Support Services. The area
         Dean of Outreach and Training, Dean of Student Life, Director of
         Enrollment Management, Director of Financial Aid, Advisors,
         Dean of Research, Planning, and Grants, the Media Specialist, and
         staff from the Assessment Center continue to work with the
         Valentine Extended Campus Coordinator to ensure that appropriate
         student support and student academic support services are
         provided. An example of this type of coordination is to make
         certain that the center has available the computerized COMPASS
         placement test so that new students entering MPCC by way of this
         outreach location can be properly assessed and placed. The
         Extended Campus Coordinator also has established a solid
         connection with both local public library staff and public school
         library staff members in order to afford students library resources
         they will need to support their studies. Students will also have
         access to MPCC’s on-campus libraries via Internet connection.

     •   Student Assessment Institutional Effectiveness. Students at the
         Valentine center will meet the same assessment requirements as
         MPCC main campus students. As noted above, staff from
         MPCC’s Assessment Center have installed the COMPASS
         computerized assessment test for placement of incoming students.
         The Dean of Research, Planning, and Grants will work with the
         Extended Campus Coordinator in order that students are
         appropriately assessed by way of several well-established surveys
         and such outcomes tests as the ACT CAAP exam and ACT Work
         Keys. Extended Campus Coordinators have been and will




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       continue to be encouraged to attend the all-college in-service,
       many of which have focused on assessment.

   •   Centers to be Included in the Regular Evaluation and Planning
       Sessions. The coordinators from each location have been directly
       involved in several planning sessions devoted to the evolution and
       continued development of each location. In addition, continued
       input from the coordinators will be sought after as the MPCC
       Comprehensive Plan is updated and reaffirmed.


HLC Policies Relevant to the Proposed Change
Nearly all of the Commission’s policies are relevant to the proposed
change. However, the most specific policy that pertains is section 3 of
“Changes in Educational Sites” I.C.2.c). Commission approval is required
to extend accreditation to include [when] “An off-campus site at which
the institution offers 50% or more of the courses leading to one of its
degree programs and at which the institution enrolls 100 or more students
(unduplicated headcount) in an academic year.” Additionally, “In
keeping with federal regulations, the Commission will conduct an on-site
visit of each of the first three sites begun by an institution, and it will
require an on-site visit before extending accreditation to include a new site
for an institution under Commission sanction, or experiencing serious
financial problems, or already known for having an inadequate quality
assurance process.”

Factors That Led the Institution to Undertake the
Proposed Change
The Change and Ongoing Institutional Planning
Plans for this Extended Campus location began to be formulated during
the 2001-2002 academic year and were solidified and written into the
“Educational Programs” section of the 2002-03 Comprehensive Plan.
Strategic Goal 4 contained in this document reads, “To enhance and
expand MPCC’s outreach and partnership emphasis for its educational
programs.” This strategic goal is followed by a secondary enabling goal:
“To continue to build ‘partnerships’ through the development of outreach
centers.”

As the College’s Comprehensive Plan continues to evolve and receive
periodic updates, Extended Campus Coordinators will have an opportunity
to provide input.




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Expressed Needs for Additional Development of Off-Campus
Centers and Involvement of Various Constituencies in
Definition of Those Needs
As noted earlier in this document, numerous courses have been offered for
many years at the Valentine location. However, (1) hiring a half-time
Extended Campus Coordinator for each location; (2) making office
arrangements for the coordinator; and (3) promising to deliver coursework
needed to complete an Associate of Arts Degree represent further
enhancement and development of these operations. These enhancements
were brought about as a result of needs expressed to the MPCC Board
Members, President, and Administrators (including the Extended Campus
Coordinator) in formal and informal ways such as:
    • Annual MPCC budget hearing meetings with the County
       Commissioners of all eighteen counties specified as being the
       district or service Area.
    • Through many conversations that have occurred between
       community members in these respective locations and MPCC’s
       Dean of Outreach and Training.
    • At public meetings held in the fall of 2002 with substantial
       representation by numerous community and business leaders.

Necessary Approvals to be Obtained
The Change and Required Internal Approvals
     •   On June 19, 2002, the MPCC Board of Governors took official
         action to create the Valentine Extended Campus Center and to
         approve the search for a half time Extended Campus Coordinator.
         This action is reflected in minutes of that particular meeting,
         available in the Resource Room.
     •   On August 28, 2002, the MPCC Board of Governors granted
         formal approval for the hire of a one-half-time Extended Campus
         Coordinator.

The Change and Required External Approvals
The Academic Programs Coordinator at Nebraska’s Coordinating
Commission for Postsecondary Education was made aware of the
Extended Campus Centers and viewed them as “moderate and reasonable”
extensions of MPCC’s operations.

The other external approval currently being sought after (this current
document) is that of The Higher Learning Commission of the North
Central Association.




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What Impact Might the Proposed Change Have on
Challenges Identified by The Higher Learning
Commission as Part of or Subsequent to the Last
Visit?
This “Request for Institutional Change” document is an appendix of the
2004 MPCC Comprehensive Visit Self-Study Report. Chapter 2 of this
Report contain summary details regarding MPCC’s efforts to address the
challenges identified by the (a.) May 1999 HLC Comprehensive Team
(and as further refined by the Review Committee), and (b.) the October
2001 Focused Visit Team. In brief, the Challenges and MPCC’s response
are as follows:

1999 Challenge 1
The implementation of appropriate internal financial controls.

This challenge has been addressed as evidenced by the processes and
procedures that the MPCC Business Office has implemented in the time
since the 1999 Comprehensive Visit. No findings in the financial audits
for the past two years substantiate MPCC’s progress.

Since its beginnings, the Valentine Extended Campus operation has been
carried as a regular budget line item in the annual budget. The business
office has worked with the Extended Campus Coordinator regarding the
maintenance of appropriate business controls.

1999 Challenge 2
The need for a guide that outlines the college’s responsibility to
individuals with disabilities.

As noted earlier, an MPCC ADA Guide has been prepared and distributed,
and the Extended Campus Coordinator has a copy of it.

1999 Challenge 3
The implementation of an Area organizational structure.

After the 1999 Comprehensive Visit, MPCC’s President in concert with
the Board began the process of reorganizing the College’s organizational
structure and accomplished satisfactory results by October 2001. In the
time since May 2003, the President and the Board of Governors have
continued to adjust the organizational structure. Reporting lines have been
redefined or clarified. Evidence of these changes and adjustments appear
in Chapter 4 of this Self-Study Report.




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As detailed previously, Extended Campus Coordinators report to the Dean
of Outreach and Training and coordinate with the other MPCC Deans and
Directors.

1999 Challenge 4
The need for continued planning and following the directions set in the
MPCC Strategic Plan.

MPCC has continued to follow the initiatives established in the
Comprehensive Plan, and Extended Campus operations have been
included in updates of the Plan.

1999 Challenge 5
The verification of appropriate credentials for all faculty members and
administrators.

The Office of Human Resources has been working diligently to ensure
that faculty and administrators at all locations have appropriate and
official credentials. This effort has been highlighted in Chapter 5 of this
report, and documentation is available in the Human Resources Office.
Extended Campus Coordinators know the faculty hiring requirements and
have the appropriate MPCC forms to facilitate the employment process.

1999 Challenge 6
The implementation of a faculty-owned program to assess student
academic achievement.

With the advent of the Student Learning Assessment Committee and the
adjustments and changes they have implemented or continue to
implement, the focus of decision-making control for assessment of student
academic achievement have been placed in the hands of the faculty.

2001 Challenge 1
The need for more progress on student assessment.

Progress has been documented in earlier sections of this current document.
Extended Campus operations at Ogallala and Broken Bow have been
included in the student assessment loop. For example, in the past two
years, they have administered the ACT Entering Student Survey, the ACT
Student Opinion Survey for Two-year Colleges, the Community College
Survey of Student Engagement, and the CAAP Outcomes Exam.
Valentine will also become part of this process.

The Valentine Extended Campus Coordinator, as part of the preparation of
this current chapter, has been apprised and updated about matters of


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student assessment including the process and outcomes measures currently
in use. The Dean of Outreach and Training, members of the Student
Learning Assessment Committee, and the Dean of Research, Planning,
and Grants will assist the Extended Campus Coordinator in facilitating
student assessment at Valentine.

2001 Challenge 2
Credentials are not on file for all part-time faculty.

Since the October 2001 focused visit, MPCC has examined the part-time
faculty transcripts to identify any that are incomplete. Faculty members
have been advised of any missing transcripts, and the College is finishing
the process of comparing credentials with the courses being taught. All
transcripts are kept in the Human Resources Office.

2001 Challenge 3
Instructors need to have the proper credentials.

MPCC’s Vice Presidents now have a monitoring process in place. By the
spring semester of 2006, the qualifications of all MPCC faculty members
will be in accordance with HLC guidelines.

2001 Challenge 4
The need for a nucleus of print materials appropriate for higher education
at outreach locations.

The Dean of Outreach and Training and the Extended Campus
Coordinators have taken action to meet this challenge. The College has
letters of agreement with the city and public school libraries at the
Extended Campus to provide services to College students. This includes
access to reference materials and other holdings, Internet access to search
the College’s holdings in North Platte and McCook, and interlibrary loan
services. In addition, the Extended Campus site maintains a nucleus of
specialized texts, particularly nursing texts, not generally found in the
public libraries. This nucleus of materials is added to upon the request of
College instructors.

What are the Institution’s Plans to Implement and
Sustain the Proposed Change?
MPCC’s ability to implement and sustain operations at the Valentine
Extended Campus Center has been established. MPCC has had a presence
at Valentine (to deliver courses on an as-needed-as-requested basis) for
over ten years. The change as recommended in this document increases
instructional activities that had their early origins several years past. Of



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course, until July 1, 2004, there was never a promise to deliver an entire
degree program.

Earlier sections of this current chapter contain information about MPCC’s
plans and design to continue to support and sustain the Extended Campus
Centers for the foreseeable future. In brief, points that have already been
enumerated in this document include the following:
     •   The Extended Campus Centers are well within the mission of
         MPCC. The Center has been carefully researched, developed and
         implemented. It is the result of careful planning and enthusiastic
         community support from residents of Valentine.
     •   Administratively, each Extended Campus Center has its
         Coordinator who reports to MPCC’s Dean of Outreach and
         Training. The Valentine Extended Campus Coordinator adheres to
         MPCC’s Human Resource faculty hiring guidelines and
         coordinates on matters of curriculum with the Vice President for
         Educational Services and Student Development, the Dean of
         Research, Planning, and Grants, and the Division Chairpersons.
     •   Beyond the hiring of faculty for this Center, the Coordinator will
         work with the Dean of Outreach and Training and other college
         Deans and Directors to secure and facilitate necessary and
         appropriate student support, student academic support, financial
         aid, and distance learning services and resources.
     •   The Valentine Extended Campus Center has adequate physical
         resources – including office space and supplies, an overhead
         projector, LCD projector, a computer loaded with COMPASS
         software (for placement testing), and access to the Internet.

The Valentine Extended Campus Center is clearly reflected in the MPCC
budget document. For fiscal year 2002-2003, $50,000.00 was allocated
for start up costs, and for FY 2003-2004, $32,641.00 is marked in the
College budget for the Valentine Extended Campus.

What are the Institution’s Strategies to Evaluate the
Proposed Change?
For those students pursuing the Associate’s Degree in business
administration at the Valentine location, student outcomes will be
evaluated in the same manner as students at main campus locations.
Assessments will be stipulated by the Student Learning Assessment
Committee and coordinated by the Dean of Research, Planning, and
Grants, the Dean of Outreach and Training, the Valentine Extended
Campus Coordinator, and the Extended Campus faculty.




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Students will be placed in core requirement classes according to the ACT
COMPASS test. While students are completing the classes in their
Associate’s degree program, they will be evaluated by way of traditional
methodologies, including but not limited to graded quizzes, tests, written
essays, projects, presentations, and reports.

Outcomes measures near the completion of a student’s program of studies
will include a graduating student outcomes survey, the ACT CAAP exam
(which includes a linkage report to measure academic growth between the
student’s entering COMPASS scores and the exiting student’s CAAP
scores). An MPCC Alumni Follow-up outcomes based survey will be
administered during the first year after the student graduates. An MPCC
Employer’s Follow-up Survey will be mailed to employers (only with the
written permission of the student)– for those students who enter the
workforce.

Other measures of operational processes/productivity at the Valentine
campus will include but not be limited to:
       • number of students in for-credit classes enrolled each semester;
       • number of student completing degrees annually;
       • annual cost per Reimbursable Educational Unit (REU)
          generated compared with MPCC’s system wide cost per REU;
          and
       • periodic surveys of student satisfaction with course offerings at
          the Valentine Extended Campus.




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Appendix F
BASIC INSTITUTIONAL DATA FORMS
The following pages contain the College’s 2002-2003 Basic Institutional
Data forms. Draft forms for the 2003-2004 academic year can be found in
the Resource Room.




42                   Request for Institutional Change           Appendix E
                               North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
                                Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
                           30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504
                              (800) 621-7440; (312) 263-0456; Fax: (312) 263-7462

                                        Basic Institutional Data Form A

                          PART 1 – FULL-TIME ENROLLMENT (HEADCOUNT)

                 Opening Fall Enrollment for Current Academic Year and Previous Two Years

Name of institution/campus reported: Mid-Plains Community College
                                                 Two Years Prior           One Year Prior   Current Year
UNDERGRADUATE                                       2000 - 2001              2001 - 2002     2002-2003
   Freshman Degree Oriented
            (Definition I-A & B)
            Occupationally oriented
            (Definition I-C)
            Undeclared
            (Definition I-D)
  Sophomore Degree Oriented
            (Definition I-A & B)
            Occupationally oriented
            (Definition I-C)
            Undeclared
            (Definition I-D)
Junior
Senior
TOTAL UNDERGRADUATE                                    1,111                    1,194          1,222
Graduate
 Master’s
 Specialist
 Doctoral
TOTAL GRADUATE
PROFESSIONAL (by degree)




TOTAL PROFESSIONAL
TOTAL ALL LEVELS                                       1,111                    1,194          1,222
OTHER




Appendix F                                Basic Institutional Data Forms                                   43
                               North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
                                Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
                           30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504
                              (800) 621-7440; (312) 263-0456; Fax: (312) 263-7462

                                          Basic Institutional Data Form A

                          PART 2 – PART-TIME ENROLLMENT (HEADCOUNT)

                 Opening Fall Enrollment for Current Academic Year and Previous Two Years


Name of institution/campus reported: Mid-Plains Community College

                                                  Two Years Prior              One Year Prior         Current Year
                                                     2000 - 2001                  2001 - 2002           2002-2003
UNDERGRADUATE                                  Resident     Extension       Resident   Extension   Resident   Extension
     Freshman   Degree Oriented
                (Definition I-A & B)
                Occupationally oriented
                (Definition I-C)
                Undeclared
                (Definition I-D)
  Sophomore     Degree Oriented
                (Definition I-A & B)
                Occupationally oriented
                (Definition I-C)
                Undeclared
                (Definition I-D)
Junior
Senior
TOTAL UNDERGRADUATE                               1,622                       1,780                  1,727
Graduate
 Master’s
 Specialist
 Doctoral
TOTAL GRADUATE
PROFESSIONAL (by degree)

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL
OTHER (COMMUNITY SERVICES
                                                               3,558                      3,419                 2,872
HEADCOUNT)
TOTAL ALL LEVELS                                  1,622        3,558          1,780       3,419      1,727      2,872




44                                         Basic Institutional Data Forms                                Appendix F
                                 North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
                                  Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
                             30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504
                                 (800) 621-7400; (312) 263-0456; Fax (312) 263-7462

                                             Basic Institutional Data Form A

                               PART 3 – FULL-TIME EQUIVALENT ENROLLMENT

                 Opening Fall FTE Enrollment for Current Academic Year and Previous Two Year

Name of Institution/campus reported:              Mid-Plains Community College

Formula used to compute FTE: 30 Semester Hours Equals 1 Annual FTE.
                                  Two Years Prior      One Year Prior                 Current Year
                                     Fall 2000            Fall 2001                     Fall 2002
Undergraduate – (see definitions              709.01                 700.00              744.00
I.A thru D)
Graduate – (see definition II)
Professional – (see definition III)
Unclassified – (see definition VI)
Annual FTE                               (1999-00) 1,525.71    (2000-01) 1,562.21   (2001-02) 1,644.85

                                             Basic Institutional Data Form A

                      PART 4 – OTHER SIGNIFICANT INSTITUTIONAL ENROLLMENTS
                                    (e.g., non-credit, summer session, other)
                                 Most Recent Session and Previous Two-Years

Identify types of enrollment reported:    Summer Enrollment

                                              Two-Years Prior      One Year Prior           Current Year
                                                  2000-01                2001-02              2002-03
Total Undergraduate
Total Graduate
Total Professional
Total Non-Credit Continuing
Education Enrollments (headcount)
Total Non-Credit Remedial and
Developmental Enrollments (FTE)
Total Other                                         118.69                 126.24                 142.55
Total                                               118.69                 126.24                 142.55




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                                  Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
                              30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504
                                 (800) 621-7440; (312) 263-0456; Fax: (312) 263-7462

                                              Basic Institutional Data Form B

                                     PART 2 – ABILITY MEAURES OF FRESHMEN

Name of institution/campus reported: Mid-Plains Community College

Specify quarter/semester reported:                Fall 2002

Scores used or routinely collected

         A. Class ranking of entering freshmen                         C. Mean ACT scores for entering freshmen

Percent in top 10% of high school class              4.4          Composite                              19.8

Percent in top 25% of high school class              19.6         Mathematics                            19.3

Percent in top 50% of high school class              51.2         English                                19.0

Percent in top 75% of high school class              83.2         Natural Sciences                       20.1

                                                                  Reading                                20.1


        B. SAT scores for entering freshmen
                                     Verbal      Math
Class average SAT score               N/A         N/A              D. Other tests used for admission or placement
                                                                Test Name
Percent scoring above 500             N/A         N/A                                Writing   Reading          Numeric
                                                                (COMPASS)
                                                                Mean or
Percent scoring above 600             N/A         N/A                                67.52      81.85            50.66
                                                                Composite
Percent scoring above 700             N/A         N/A           Range                 1-99      1-99              1-99

                                              Basic Institutional Data Form B

                    PART 3 ABILITY MEASURES OF ENTERING GRADUATE STUDENTS
                                    (Report for last full academic year)


A. Graduate Record Examination                                                   Range
   (for total Graduate School excluding professional schools)                    High                   Low
B. Miller Analogies Test                                                         Range
   (for total Graduate School excluding professional schools)                    High                   Low

C. On a separate sheet, indicate other data used for admission to professional programs.




46                                             Basic Institutional Data Forms                                   Appendix F
                                 North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
                                  Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
                             30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504
                                (800) 621-7440; (312) 263-0456; Fax: (312) 263-7462

                                           Basic Institutional Data Form B

                           PART 4 – UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT FINANCIAL AID
                                        (Report for last full fiscal year)

Name of institution/campus reported:            Mid-Plains Community College

                SOURCE OF FUNDING                             TOTAL $ AMOUNT                NO. OF STUDENTS AIDED
FEDERAL                         Grants and Scholarships                 1,690,514.00                           779
                                Loans                                   1,150,490.00                           476
                                Employment (fed. Only)                        41,611.00                         74
STATE                           Grants and Scholarships                         94,439                         182
                                Loans                                              0.00                             0
INSTITUTIONAL                   Grants and Scholarships                   396,265.00                           805
                                Loans                                              0.00                             0
                                Employment                                    26,746.00                         93
FROM OTHER SOURCES              Grants and Scholarships                   307,579.00                           372
                                Loans                                              0.00                             0
                            Unduplicated number of undergraduate students aided:          1,752
Number of students receiving institutional athletic assistance: 119 total assistance       $154,517.00
Percentage of institutional aid for athletic assistance: 36.53 percent of total waiver aid

                  PART 5 – GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL STUDENT FINANCIAL AID
                                     (Report for last fiscal year)
                SOURCE OF FUNDING                             TOTAL $ AMOUNT                NO. OF STUDENTS AIDED
FEDERAL                         Grants and Scholarships
                                Loans
                                Employment
STATE                           Grants and Scholarships
                                Loans
INSTITUTIONAL                   Grants and Scholarships
                                Loans
                                Employment
FROM OTHER SOURCES              Grants and Scholarships
                                Loans
                                    Unduplicated number of graduate student aided




Appendix F                                   Basic Institutional Data Forms                                     47
                                    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
                                     Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
                                30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504
                                   (800) 621-7440; (312) 263-0456; Fax: (312) 263-7462

                                                 Basic Institutional Data Form C

                Part 1 – FULL-TIME INSTRUCTIONAL STAFF AND FACULTY INFORMATION

Name of institution/campus reported: Mid-Plains Community College

Specify quarter/semester reported:          Fall 2002

Include only personnel with professional status who are primarily assigned to resident instruction and
departmental or organized research. Exclude all nonprofessional personnel and those professional personnel
whose primary function is not resident instruction, departmental research, or organized research.

                          Distribution by                       Distribution By Race                          Distribution by Age
                                Sex                                                                                  Range




                                                                                                                                       66 - Over
                                                                     Hispanic




                                                                                                         25 – 35

                                                                                                                   36 – 50

                                                                                                                             51 – 65
                                        Female




                                                                                        Native
                                                    White

                                                            Black




                                                                                Asian




                                                                                                 Other
                         Male




                                                                                        Am.
Professor
Associate Professor
Assistant Professor
Instructor
Teaching Assistants &
other teaching
personnel
Research staff &
Research Assistants

Undesignated Rank               34         29      62       0       0           1       0        0       6         27        29        1

Number of
instructional staff
                                2           2      4        0       0           0       0        0       2         1         1         0
added for current
academic year

Number of
instructional staff
employed in previous
                                7           1      8        0       0           0       0        0       1         2         4             1
academic year, but not
reemployed for current
academic year




48                                                Basic Institutional Data Forms                                                       Appendix F
                                         North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
                                          Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
                                     30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504
                                        (800) 621-7440; (312) 263-0456; Fax: (312) 263-7462

                                                       Basic Institutional Data Form C

            Part 1 continued – FULL-TIME INSTRUCTIONAL STAFF AND FACULTY INFORMATION

Name of institution/campus reported: Mid-Plains Community College

Specify quarter/semester reported:               Fall 2002

Include only personnel with professional status who are primarily assigned to resident instruction and departmental or organized research.
Exclude all nonprofessional personnel and those professional personnel whose primary function is not resident instruction, departmental research, or
organized research.

                                                                             HIGHEST DEGREE EARNED
                                              Diploma,
                                             Certificate,       Associate         Bachelor’s          Masters        Specialist         Doctoral
                                              Or None
     Professor
     Associate Professor
     Assistant Professor
     Instructor
     Teaching Assistant & other
     teaching Personnel
     Research Staff & Research
     Assistants
     Undesignated rank                             4                 5                  6                42                0                6
     Number of instructional staff
     added for current academic                    0                 0                  1                 3                0                0
     year
     Number of instructional staff
     employed in previous
     academic year, but not                        0                 0                  0                 8                0                0
     reemployed for current
     academic year

                    Part 2 – SALARIES OF FULL-TIME INSTRUCTIONAL STAFF AND FACULTY
                                                                       RANGE
                                          Mean               High                 Low
     Professor
     Associate Professor
     Assistant Professor
     Instructor
     Teaching assistants and other teaching personnel
     Research staff and Research assistants
     Undesignated rank                                 43,592               60,159                                             31,949


Appendix F                                              Basic Institutional Data Forms                                                            49
                                    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
                                     Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
                                30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504
                                   (800) 621-7440; (312) 263-0456; Fax: (312) 263-7462

                                                 Basic Institutional Data Form C

                Part 1 – PART-TIME INSTRUCTIONAL STAFF AND FACULTY INFORMATION

Name of institution/campus reported: Mid-Plains Community College

Specify quarter/semester reported:          Fall 2002

Include only personnel with professional status who are primarily assigned to resident instruction and
departmental or organized research. Exclude all nonprofessional personnel and those professional
personnel whose primary function is not resident instruction, departmental research, or organized research.

                          Distribution by          Distribution By Race                                      Distribution by Age
                                Sex                                                                                 Range




                                                                                                                                      66 - Over
                                                                    Hispanic




                                                                                                        25 – 35

                                                                                                                  36 – 50

                                                                                                                            51 – 65
                                        Female




                                                                                       Native
                                                    White

                                                            Black




                                                                               Asian




                                                                                                Other
                         Male




                                                                                       Am.
Professor
Associate Professor
Assistant Professor
Instructor
Teaching Assistants &
other teaching
personnel
Research staff &
Research Assistants

Undesignated Rank               51         68      118      0       0          0       1        0       24        45        43        7

Number of
instructional staff
added for current
academic year

Number of
instructional staff
employed in previous
academic year, but not
reemployed for current
academic year




50                                                Basic Institutional Data Forms                                                      Appendix F
                                 North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
                                  Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
                             30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504
                                (800) 621-7440; (312) 263-0456; Fax: (312) 263-7462

                                            Basic Institutional Data Form C

         Part 1 continued – PART-TIME INSTRUCTIONAL STAFF AND FACULTY INFORMATION

Name of institution/campus reported: Mid-Plains Community College

Specify quarter/semester reported:     Fall 2002
Include only personnel with professional status who are primarily assigned to resident instruction and
departmental or organized research. Exclude all nonprofessional personnel and those professional personnel
whose primary function is not resident instruction, departmental research, or organized research.

                                                             HIGHEST DEGREE EARNED
                                   Diploma,
                                  Certificate,   Associate   Bachelor’s   Masters   Specialist   Doctoral   Unknown
                                   or None
  Professor
  Associate Professor
  Assistant Professor
  Instructor
  Teaching Assistant & other
  teaching Personnel
  Research Staff & Research
  Assistants
  Undesignated rank               31       7       43      33       1       4                                    0
  Number of instructional staff
  added for current academic
  year
  Number of instructional staff
  employed in previous
  academic year, but not
  reemployed for current
  academic year
               Part 2 – SALARIES OF PART-TIME INSTRUCTIONAL STAFF AND FACULTY
                                                                  RANGE
                                     Mean               High                  Low
   Professor
   Associate Professor
   Assistant Professor
   Instructor
   Teaching assistants & other teaching peers
   Research staff and Research assistants
   Undesignated rank                        $450/cr.hr.               $450/cr.hr                   $450/cr.hr.


Appendix F                                   Basic Institutional Data Forms                                          51
                                  North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
                                   Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
                              30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504
                                 (800) 621-7400; (312) 263-0456; Fax: (312) 263-7462

                                            Basic Institutional Data Form D

                                    LIBRARY/LEARNING RESOURCE CENTER
                Report for current year and previous two years – Estimate if necessary (identify estimates)

Name of institution/site reported:         NPCC – McDonald-Belton Campus
Do you have specialized libraries not included in this data? Yes __ No X If you do, please identify these specialized
libraries or collections on a separate page.

                                                                    Two Years           One Year         Current
                                                                       Prior              Prior            Year
                                                                    1999 – 2000        2000 – 2001      2001 - 2002
A. USE AND SERVICE
Total use of the collection (number of books or other materials        9,521              9,381               4,985
circulated annually)
Total circulation to students                                          7,210              7,865               4,225
Per capita student use (circulation to students divided by the          7.9                7.4                 3.7
number of enrolled students)
Total circulation to faculty                                           1,985              2,038                720
Per capita faculty use (circulation to faculty divided by              60.1               33.9
number of FTE faculty)
Total circulation to community users                                    142                 68                 102
Number of items borrowed from other libraries via interlibrary          128                161                 133
loan
Number of items lent to other libraries via interlibrary loan           56                 123                 158
Hours open per week                                                     64                 65                  65
On-line electronic database searches (usually mediated by             10,800              8,185               3,750
library staff)
Total library staff presentation to groups/classes                      472                295                 159
Tours and one-time presentations                                         47                 36                  4
Hands-on instruction for using electronic databases                     325                205                 130
Hands-on instructions for Internet searching                            100                54                  25
Semester-length bibliographical instruction                              0                   0                  0
B. COLLECTIONS
Total number of different titles in collection                        25,400             35,900               33,260
Books and other printed materials                                     25,260             26,735               27,600
Print serials/periodicals                                               140               102                    68
Electronic serials/periodicals                                         3,380             3,460                5,800
Other electronic material (except serials/periodicals)                 2,670             2,800                 2,858
Microforms                                                            33,750              119                   119
Non-print materials (e.g. films, tapes, CDs)                           2,370              2,578               2,635
Government documents not reported elsewhere                              0                  0                   0
Computer software                                                       20                 18                  30
Number of subscribed/purchased electronic on-line databases             24                 20                  22
Number of CD-ROM databases available for students                       68                 71                  79


52                                            Basic Institutional Data Forms                                     Appendix F
Number of subscriptions to scholarly journals                               15            15            6
C. STAFF (1 FTE Staff = 35-40 hours per week)
Number of FTE professional staff                                            2              2           1.3
Number of FTE non-professional staff                                        0              0           0.7
Number of FTE student staff                                                 1              1            1
Number of other FTE staff (please explain on attached sheet)                0              0            0
D. FACILITIES
Seating ratio (number of seats divided by student headcount               .102            9.5          .046
enrollment)
Number of publicly accessible computers                                    22             28           25
Estimated linear shelving space remaining for expansion                    450            45            0
Estimated linear feet of materials stored off-site                          0              0            0
E. EXPENDITURES
For staff (exclude fringe benefits):                                [$76,500.00]Est    $58,510.00   $63,345.00
Total professional staff salaries                                   [$76,500.00]Est    $58,510.00   $59,250.00
Total non-professional staff salaries                                       0               0        $4,100.00
Total student staff salaries                                              N/A             N/A           N/A
For collection
Books/other printed materials                                       [$9,500.00] Est.   $13,450.00   $10,677.00
Print serials/periodicals                                              $3,510.00        $2,975.00    $2,875.00
Microfilms                                                              $545.00          $260.00         0
Non-print materials (e.g. films, tapes, CDs)                           $3,725.00        $2,425.00    $1,260.00
Government documents not reported elsewhere                                                 0            0
Computer software                                                      $1,470.00         $210.00      $725.00
E. EXPENDITURES
Access and other services                                                   0              0             0
Interlibrary loan                                                       $100.00         $850.00      $850.00
On-line database searches                                              $3,690.00       $6,650.00    $5,745.00
Network membership                                                     $1,030.00       $1,030.00        0
Binding, preservation, and restoration                                  $465.00         $100.00      $185.00
Production of materials (on-site or off-site)                           $200.00         $100.00      $100.00
Other equipment and furniture purchase/replacement                     $2,650.00        $470.00     $1,500.00
Other operating expenses (excluding capital outlay)                    $1,550.00        $930.00      $350.00
Total Library expenses                                                $104,935.00      $87,960.00   $87,610.00
F. OTHER                                                                                  YES          NO
Output Measures
Does the library attempt to measure/record patron visits to the library?                   X
Does the library attempt to measure/record reference questions answered?                   X
Does the library attempt to measure/record user satisfaction?                              X
Does the library attempt to measure/record in library use of other resources?              X
Agreements and policies:
Are there formal, written agreements to share library resources with other                 X
institutions?
Are there formal, written consortorial agreements for statewide or regional use of         X
library materials?
Are there formal, written agreements allowing the institution’s students to use            X
other institutions’ libraries?




Appendix F                                     Basic Institutional Data Forms                                    53
                                  North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
                                   Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
                              30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504
                                 (800) 621-7400; (312) 263-0456; Fax: (312) 263-7462

                                            Basic Institutional Data Form D

                                    LIBRARY/LEARNING RESOURCE CENTER
                Report for current year and previous two years – Estimate if necessary (identify estimates)

Name of institution/site reported:         MPCC – McCook
Do you have specialized libraries not included in this data? Yes __ No X If you do, please identify these specialized
libraries or collections on a separate page.

                                                                    Two Years           One Year          Current
                                                                       Prior              Prior            Year
                                                                    1999 - 2000        2000 – 2001       2001-2002
A. USE AND SERVICE
Total use of the collection (number of books or other materials                9,488            6318           5712
circulated annually)
Total circulation to students                                                  9,291            6073            5333
Per capita student use (circulation to students divided by the                  12.2            12.3            10.5
number of enrolled students)
Total circulation to faculty                                                    197              125             379
Per capita faculty use (circulation to faculty divided by                       7.9              3.1              15
number of FTE faculty)
Total circulation to community users                                            N/A             N/A             N/A
Number of items borrowed from other libraries via interlibrary                   80              88              54
loan
Number of items lent to other libraries via interlibrary loan                  62                 61              84
Hours open per week                                                          74.5               74.5            72.0
On-line electronic database searches (usually mediated by                  38,940             32,000          35,000
library staff)
Total Library staff presentation to groups/classes                              574              508             757
Tours and one-time presentations                                                199              158             157
Hands-on instruction for using electronic databases                             350              350             300
Hands-on instructions for Internet searching                                    200              200             300
Semester-length bibliographical instruction                                      -0-              -0-             -0-
B. COLLECTIONS
Total number of different titles in collection                             27,929             28,384          25,127
Books and other printed materials                                          26,181             28,209          24,330
Print serials/periodicals                                                     248                175             147
Electronic serials/periodicals                                                500                500             500
Other electronic material (except serials/periodicals)                     1,000+             1,000+          1,000+
Microforms                                                                 62,643             65,000          65,000
Non-print materials (e.g. films, tapes, CDs)                                3,711              3,740             812
Government documents not reported elsewhere                                    -0-                -0-             -0-
Computer software                                                              20                 20              40
Number of subscribed/purchased electronic on-line databases                    92                100              90
Number of CD-ROM databases available for searches by                             8                10                6
students


54                                            Basic Institutional Data Forms                                  Appendix F
Number of subscriptions to scholarly journals                                   N/A           N/A             N/A
C. STAFF (1 FTE Staff = 35-40 hours per week)
Number of FTE professional staff                                                 1.0            1.0            1.0
Number of FTE non-professional staff                                             2.0            2.0            2.0
Number of FTE student staff                                                      0.3            .25            .15
Number of other FTE staff (please explain on attached sheet)                     -0-            -0-            -0-
D. FACILITIES
Seating ratio (number of seats divided by student headcount                      0.9            .13            .14
enrollment)
Number of publicly accessible computers                                           28             27             30
Estimated linear shelving space remaining for expansion                     Limited        Limited            Ltd.
Estimated linear feet of materials stored off-site                               -0-            -0-            -0-
E. EXPENDITURES
For staff (exclude fringe benefits):                                     $60,260.00                      62,720.00
Total professional staff salaries                                        $35,000.00     $61,350.00     $37,570.00
Total non-professional staff salaries                                    $22,260.00     $23,850.00     $23,850.00
Total student staff salaries                                               $3000.00       $2000.00       $1,300.00
For collection
Books/other printed materials                                            $15,000.00     $18,000.00     $15,000.00
Print serials/periodicals                                                  $7000.00       $7000.00     $10,000.00
Microfilms                                                                $3,290.00      $4,000.00       $1,000.00
Non-print materials (e.g. films, tapes, CDs)                               $2000.00        $500.00         $500.00
Government documents not reported elsewhere                                      -0-            -0-            -0-
Computer software                                                         $9,300.00        $600.00         $750.00
Access and other services                                                   $500.00            .-0-       $4000.00
Interlibrary loan                                                           $750.00        $100.00         $250.00
On-line database searches                                                 $4,000.00      $1,000.00       $5,000.00
Network membership                                                          $500.00       $4000.00       $4,000.00
Binding, preservation, and restoration                                      $100.00        $500.00         $500.00
Production of materials (on-site or off-site)                               $800.00        $300.00         $300.00
Other equipment and furniture purchase/replacement                        $6,500.00        $950.00       $3,000.00
Other operating expenses (excluding capital outlay)                             .-0-            -0-            -0-
Total Library expenses                                                  $109,910.00    $101,300.00    $107,020.00
F. OTHER                                                                                 YES               NO
Output Measures
Does the library attempt to measure/record patron visits to the library?                  X
Does the library attempt to measure/record reference questions answered?                                    X
Does the library attempt to measure/record user satisfaction?                             X
Does the library attempt to measure/record in library use of other resources?             X
Agreements and policies:
Are there formal, written agreements to share library resources with other                X
institutions?
Are there formal, written consortorial agreements for statewide or regional use of        X
library materials?
Are there formal, written agreements allowing the institution’s students to use           X
other institutions’ libraries?
Prepare separate reports for each campus. Please add attachments and additional sheets wherever necessary.




Appendix F                                  Basic Institutional Data Forms                                           55
                                   North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
                                    Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
                                 30 LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602 – 2504
                                  (800) 621-7440; (312) 263-0456; Fax: (312) 263-7462
                                            Basic Institutional Data Form E

                                   INSTITUTIONAL COMPUTING RESOURCES

                                          Report for Academic Year 2002-2003

Name of the institution/campus reported:          MPCC – McCOOK

WorldWideWeb (WWW) URL Address:               www.mpcc.edu

(Please attach an organizational chart. Include names) (See on page 68)

  ORGANIZATION, PLANNING, and POLICIES                                                 YES           NO
  Designated administrator(s) for institutional computing?                              X
  Designated administrator(s) for Administrative computing?                             X
  Designated administrator(s) for Academic computing?                                                 X
  Centralized computing services?                                                          X
  Formal, written, and approved technology plan?                                           X
  Technology plan linked to institutional mission and purpose?                             X
  Computing resources included in institutional strategic plan?                            X
  Policies on the purchase, replacement, and repair of hardware?                           X
  Policies on the purchase, and updating of software?                                      X
  Institutional computing responsible/ethical use policy?                                  X
  Institutional policies that include institutional computing issues?                      X
  Institutional policies that include administrative computing issues?                     X
  Institutional policies that include academic computing issues?                                      X

  FACILITIES                                                                           YES           NO
  Institutional network backbone?                                                          X
  Computer labs networked?                                                                 X
  Classrooms functionally networked?                                                       X
  Multi-media computers in labs?                                                           X
  Administrative offices networked?                                                        X
  Academic offices networked?                                                              X
  Residence halls wired?                                                                   X

      Number of non-networked computer labs                  1             Total number of stations 10
      Number of networked labs                              10             Total number of stations 196
      Type of access?
       X Wired through network           X Wired ports           X Remote dial-up access
        X Personal computers            X Internet            X Slip/ppp connection to WWW



56                                            Basic Institutional Data Forms                              Appendix F
                                      North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
                                       Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
                                    30 LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602 – 2504
                                     (800) 621-7440; (312) 263-0456; Fax: (312) 263-7462

                                          Basic Institutional Data Form E – Continued

 A.     FUNCTIONS: ADMINISTRATIVE (Place checks where appropriate)
                                 Access Available To:                                                                Via
                                                                                                        Direct       Remote Access
                                 Students        Faculty     Staff   Administrators        Public
                                                                                                        Access       Modem WWW
College Activity Calendar             X            X          X              X               X            X               X
College Catalog                                    X          X              X                            X                X
Class Schedule                        X            X          X              X               X            X                X
Financial Aid                                                 X              X                            X
On-line Registration
Student Academic Record                                       X              X                            X

 E-mail: Intra-institution?    X     Yes                     No             Inter-institution?      X   Yes      _____No

 FUNCTIONS: ACADEMIC
                                                                                                              YES           NO
 Computers in all full-time faculty offices?                                                                   X
 Computers in full-time faculty offices networked?                                                             X
 All part-time faculty have access to computers?                                                               X
 All divisional / departmental offices networked?                                                              X
 All students required to have computers?                                                                                      X
 Internet access available from all faculty offices?                                                             X
 Library access available from all faculty offices?                                                                            X
        If YES, is access available to
        the institution’s library(ies)?
        the state-wide or region-wide library system?
        other libraries?
 Library access available from all classrooms?                                                                                 X
 Computers integrated into instruction?                                                                          X
        If YES, is off-campus access available by
        the institutional network?
                                                                                                                 X
        the academic network?
        the Internet?
        If NO, Plans to provide off campus access within three years?
        Courses on Internet                                                                                      X
         Interactive courses in real-time (i.e., 2-way video and voice?)                                                       X
E-mail:
   Intra-institution?    X    Yes           No         Inter-institution?    X     Yes           No



 Appendix F                                       Basic Institutional Data Forms                                                   57
                                 North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
                                  Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

                                30 LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602 – 2504
                                 (800) 621-7440; (312) 263-0456; Fax: (312) 263-7462

                                    Basic Institutional Data Form E – Continued

B.    SUPPORT and TRAINING
      Number of FTE technical staff?                3        Number of programmers:            0
      Number of FTE training staff?          0             Integrated with Human Resources unit (Y/N) N
      Name and Title of the designated educational specialist?                               N/A


C.    FINANCES/BUDGET for COMPUTING (Current Fiscal Year)                                    AREA WIDE
      Total Annual Academic Outlay, Operating Funds:                                               22,513
      Total Annual Administrative Outlay, Operating Funds:                                     601,676
      Capital funds available: Academic
      Capital funds available: Administrative
      Amounts of grants/restricted purpose funds available:                                          0
      Technology fee assessed? (Y/N)                                                                 N
                 If YES: amount per academic year?


 D.   EVALUATION                                                                                     YES        NO
      Formal system of evaluation by students of academic computing?                                     X

      Formal system of evaluation by students of administrative computing?                               X

      Formal system of evaluation by faculty of academic computing?                                             X

      Formal system of evaluation by faculty of administrative computing?                                       X

      System of evaluation linked to plan to evaluate overall institutional effectiveness?                      X

      Results of evaluation linked to institutional planning and budgeting processes?                           X




58                                           Basic Institutional Data Forms                                  Appendix F
                                   North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
                                    Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
                                 30 LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602 – 2504
                                  (800) 621-7440; (312) 263-0456; Fax: (312) 263-7462

                                         Basic Institutional Data Form E
                                   INSTITUTIONAL COMPUTING RESOURCES
                                        Report for Academic Year 2002-2003


Name of the institution/campus reported:         NPCC: Technical Campus

WorldWideWeb (WWW) URL Address:                           www.mpcc.edu

Please attach an organizational chart. Include names              (See Page 68)

  ORGANIZATION, PLANNING, and POLICIES:                                                YES        NO
  Designated administrator(s) for institutional computing?                              X
  Designated administrator(s) for Administrative computing?                             X
  Designated administrator(s) for Academic computing?                                              X
  Centralized computing services?                                                      X
  Formal, written, and approved technology plan?                                       X
  Technology plan linked to institutional mission and purpose?                         X
  Computing resources included in institutional strategic plan?                        X
  Policies on the purchase, replacement, and repair of hardware?                       X
  Policies on the purchase, and updating of software?                                  X
  Institutional computing responsible/ethical use policy?                              X
  Institutional policies that include institutional computing issues?                  X
  Institutional policies that include administrative computing issues?                 X
  Institutional policies that include academic computing issues?                                   X
  FACILITIES:
  Institutional network backbone?                                                      X
  Computer labs networked?                                                             X
  Classrooms functionally networked?                                                   X
  Multi-media computers in labs?                                                       X
  Administrative offices networked?                                                    X
  Academic offices networked?                                                          X
  Residence halls wired?                                                                           X

      Number of non-networked computer labs               1 Total number of stations         10
      Number of networked labs                        __10__Total number of stations       204
           Type of access?
             X Wired through network                 X Wired ports        ______Remote dial-up access
             X Personal computers                    X Internet           __ X Slip/ppp connection to WWW



Appendix F                                    Basic Institutional Data Forms                                59
                                      North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
                                       Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
                                    30 LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602 – 2504
                                     (800) 621-7440; (312) 263-0456; Fax: (312) 263-7462

 Basic Institutional Data Form E – Continued
 E.     FUNCTIONS: ADMINISTRATIVE (Place checks where appropriate)
                                 Access Available To:                                                                Via
                                                                                                        Direct       Remote Access
                                 Students        Faculty     Staff   Administrators        Public
                                                                                                        Access       Modem WWW
College Activity Calendar                          X          X              X                            X               X
College Catalog                                    X          X              X                            X               X
Class Schedule                        X            X          X              X               X            X               X
Financial Aid                                                 X              X                            X
On-line Registration
Student Academic Record                                       X              X                            X

 E-mail: Intra-institution?    X     Yes                     No             Inter-institution?      X   Yes               No

 FUNCTIONS: ACADEMIC                                                                                          YES           NO
 Computers in all full-time faculty offices?                                                                   X
 Computers in full-time faculty offices networked?                                                             X
 All part-time faculty have access to computers?                                                               X
 All divisional / departmental offices networked?                                                              X
 All students required to have computers?                                                                                     X
 Internet access available from all faculty offices?                                                             X
 Library access available from all faculty offices?                                                              X
        If YES, is access available to                                                                           X
        the institution’s library(ies)?                                                                          X
        the state-wide or region-wide library system?                                                            X
        other libraries?                                                                                                      X
 Library access available from all classrooms?                                                                   X
 Computers integrated into instruction?                                                                          X
        If YES, is off-campus access available by
        the institutional network?
                                                                                                                 X
        the academic network?
        the Internet?
        If NO, Plans to provide off campus access within three years?
        Courses on Internet
         Interactive courses in real-time (i.e., 2-way video and voice?)                                         X
E-mail:
   Intra-institution?    X    Yes           No         Inter-institution?    X     Yes           No




 60                                               Basic Institutional Data Forms                                        Appendix F
                                  North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
                                   Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
                                30 LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602 – 2504
                                 (800) 621-7440; (312) 263-0456; Fax: (312) 263-7462

                                    Basic Institutional Data Form E – Continued

 F.    SUPPORT and TRAINING
       Number of FTE technical staff?       5         Number of programmers:     0
       Number of FTE training staff?        0         Integrated with Human Resources unit (Y/N) N
       Name and Title of the designated educational specialist?                           N/A


 G.    FINANCES/BUDGET for COMPUTING (Current Fiscal Year)                                AREA WIDE
       Total Annual Academic Outlay, Operating Funds:                                        122,513
       Total Annual Administrative Outlay, Operating Funds:                                  547,988
       Capital funds available: Academic
       Capital funds available: Administrative
       Amounts of grants/restricted purpose funds available:                                    0
       Technology fee assessed? (Y/N)                                                           N
                 If YES: amount per academic year?


  H.     EVALUATION                                                                                 YES   NO
  Formal system of evaluation by students of academic computing?                                     X

  Formal system of evaluation by students of administrative computing?                               X

  Formal system of evaluation by faculty of academic computing?                                           X

  Formal system of evaluation by faculty of administrative computing?                                     X

  System of evaluation linked to plan to evaluate overall
                                                                                                          X
          institutional effectiveness?

  Results of evaluation linked to institutional planning and
                                                                                                          X
          budgeting processes?




Appendix F                                      Basic Institutional Data Forms                                 61
                                   North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
                                    Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
                                 30 LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602 – 2504
                                  (800) 621-7440; (312) 263-0456; Fax: (312) 263-7462

                                         Basic Institutional Data Form E
                                   INSTITUTIONAL COMPUTING RESOURCES
                                        Report for Academic Year 2002-2003


Name of the institution/campus reported:         NPCC – McDonald-Belton

WorldWideWeb (WWW) URL Address:                  www.mpcc.edu

  Please attach an organizational chart. Include names. (Please see page 68)

  ORGANIZATION, PLANNING, and POLICIES:                                               YES           NO
  Designated administrator(s) for institutional computing?                             X
  Designated administrator(s) for Administrative computing?                            X
  Designated administrator(s) for Academic computing?                                               X
  Centralized computing services?                                                       X
  Formal, written, and approved technology plan?                                        X
  Technology plan linked to institutional mission and purpose?                          X
  Computing resources included in institutional strategic plan?                         X
  Policies on the purchase, replacement, and repair of hardware?                        X
  Policies on the purchase, and updating of software?                                   X
  Institutional computing responsible/ethical use policy?                               X
  Institutional policies that include institutional computing issues?                   X
  Institutional policies that include administrative computing issues?                  X
  Institutional policies that include academic computing issues?                                    X
  FACILITIES:
  Institutional network backbone?                                                       X
  Computer labs networked?                                                              X
  Classrooms functionally networked?                                                    X
  Multi-media computers in labs?                                                        X
  Administrative offices networked?                                                     X
  Academic offices networked?                                                           X
  Residence halls wired?                                                                            X

      Number of non-networked computer labs                  2    Total number of stations   8
      Number of networked labs                               7    Total number of stations 193
           Type of access?
            X Wired through network                  X Wired ports               Remote dial-up access
            X Personal computers                     X Internet                X Slip/ppp connection to WWW



62                                            Basic Institutional Data Forms                                  Appendix F
                                     North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
                                      Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
                                   30 LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602 – 2504
                                    (800) 621-7440; (312) 263-0456; Fax: (312) 263-7462

                             Basic Institutional Data Form E – Continued
 I.       FUNCTIONS: ADMINISTRATIVE (Place checks where appropriate)
                                 Access Available To:                                                               Via:
                                                                                                       Direct       Remote Access
                                 Students        Faculty    Staff    Administrators      Public
                                                                                                       Access       Modem WWW
College Activity Calendar                          X         X               X                           X
College Catalog                                    X         X               X                           X               X
Class Schedule                       X             X         X               X               X           X               X
Financial Aid                                                X               X                           X
On-line Registration
Student Academic Record                                      X               X                           X

 E-mail: Intra-institution?    X     Yes                    No      Inter-institution?   X       Yes         No


 FUNCTIONS: ACADEMIC                                                                                     YES            NO
 Computers in all full-time faculty offices?                                                                    X
 Computers in full-time faculty offices networked?                                                              X
 All part-time faculty have access to computers?                                                                X
 All divisional / departmental offices networked?                                                               X
 All students required to have computers?                                                                                    X
 Internet access available from all faculty offices?                                                            X
 Library access available from all faculty offices?                                                             X
        If YES, is access available to
                                                                                                                X
           the institution’s library(ies)?
           the state-wide or region-wide library system?                                                        X
           other libraries?                                                                                     X
 Library access available from all classrooms?                                                                  X
 Computers integrated into instruction?                                                                         X
        If YES, is off-campus access available by
           the institutional network?
                                                                                                                X
           the academic network?
           the Internet?
        If NO, Plans to provide off campus access within three years?
        Courses on Internet
         Interactive courses in real-time (i.e., 2-way video and voice?)                                        X
E-mail:
      Intra-institution?   X   Yes          No         Inter-institution?     X    Yes            No




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                                     North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
                                      Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
                                   30 LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602 – 2504
                                    (800) 621-7440; (312) 263-0456; Fax: (312) 263-7462

                                       Basic Institutional Data Form E – Continued
J.        SUPPORT and TRAINING
          Number of FTE technical staff?        2       Number of programmers:         0__
          Number of FTE training staff?          0      Integrated with Human Resources unit (Y/N) N
          Name and Title of the designated educational specialist?    _____N/A____


K.        FINANCES/BUDGET for COMPUTING (Current Fiscal Year)                                AREA WIDE
          Total Annual Academic Outlay, Operating Funds:                                       122,513
          Total Annual Administrative Outlay, Operating Funds:                                 547,988
          Capital funds available: Academic                                                     _____
          Capital funds available: Administrative                                              _______
          Amounts of grants/restricted purpose funds available:                                 _____
          Technology fee assessed? (Y/N)                                                          N__
                    If YES: amount per academic year?                                          __N/A_


     L.     EVALUATION                                                                            YES       NO
     Formal system of evaluation by students of academic computing?                                X

     Formal system of evaluation by students of administrative computing?                          X

     Formal system of evaluation by faculty of academic computing?                                          X

     Formal system of evaluation by faculty of administrative computing?                                    X

     System of evaluation linked to plan to evaluate overall institutional effectiveness?                   X

     Results of evaluation linked to institutional planning and budgeting processes?                        X




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                                    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
                                     Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
                                  30 LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602 – 2504
                                   (800) 621-7440; (312) 263-0456; Fax: (312) 263-7462

                                               Basic Institutional Data Form F

                              CERTIFICATE, DIPLOMA, AND DEGREE PROGRAMS

                                                   Previous Three Years

Name of institution/campus reported: MPCCA (Page 1) Prepared January of 2003
Certificates, diplomas and degrees offered by the institution: curricula or areas of concentration leading to each certificate,
diploma and/or degree: number of students graduates in the past three years. Include all fields or subjects in which a
curriculum is offered. If degree programs were not in effect during one or more of the years, please indicate. The report
form may be copied if additional space is needed.

  CERTIFICATE, DIPLOMA                                                        GRADUATES IN PROGRAM
        OR DEGREE                      CURRICULUM OR MAJOR
                                                                                1999-00   2000-01   2001-02
  Associate’s Degree                   General Academic Transfer                      112       134      154
                                       Information Technology                               0                4            11
                                       Business and Office Technology                    *53              *40            *30
                                       Medical Lab Tech                                     5                0            10
                                       Building Construction                                0                1              5
                                       Electronics Technology                               1                3              2
                                       Heating, Ventilation and A/C                         0                1              0
                                       Auto Mechanics Technology                            0                1              6
                                       Diesel Technology                                    0                5              2
                                       Auto Body Technology                                 0                0              2
                                       Welding and Machine Shop Tech.                       0                0              0
                                       Associate Degree Nursing                           24               21             25
                                       Electrical Technology                                0                1              0
                                       Childcare/Development                                0                7              2
                                       Total                                              30              218            249




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                                    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
                                     Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
                                  30 LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602 – 2504
                                   (800) 621-7440; (312) 263-0456; Fax: (312) 263-7462

                                              Basic Institutional Data Form F

                              CERTIFICATE, DIPLOMA, AND DEGREE PROGRAMS
                                            Previous Three Years

Name of institution/campus reported: MPCCA (Page 2) Prepared January of 2003
Certificates, diplomas and degrees offered by the institution: curricula or areas of concentration leading to each certificate,
diploma and/or degree: number of students graduates in the past three years. Include all fields or subjects in which a
curriculum is offered. If degree programs were not in effect during one or more of the years, please indicate. The report
form may be copied if additional space is needed.

  CERTIFICATE, DIPLOMA                                                       GRADUATES IN PROGRAM
        OR DEGREE                     CURRICULUM OR MAJOR
                                                                             1999-00   2000-01   2001-02
     One-Year Certificate/ Diploma
              Graduates
                                      Architectural Drafting                              2                3              0
                                      General Academic Transfer                           0                0              0
                                      Information Technology                              9                8              1
                                      Childcare/Development                               0                0              1
                                      Business and Office Technology                     *2               *6             *8
                                      Dental Assisting                                   10               10              8
                                      Practical Nursing                                  33               33             26
                                      Building Construction Technology                    9               10              0
                                      Electrical Technology                               7               16             13
                                      Electronics Technology                              4                4              0
                                      Heating, A/C & Refrigeration                        8                8              0
                                      Auto Body Technology                                9                9             10
                                      Welding Technology                                 10               12              2
                                      Auto Mechanics Technology                           4                8              6
                                      Diesel Engine Technology                           15                6              2
                                      Total                                             122              133             77




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                                    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
                                     Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
                                  30 LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602 – 2504
                                   (800) 621-7440; (312) 263-0456; Fax: (312) 263-7462

                                             Basic Institutional Data Form F

                              CERTIFICATE, DIPLOMA, AND DEGREE PROGRAMS

                                                    Previous Three Years

Name of institution/campus reported: MPCC (Page 3) Prepared January of 2003

Certificates, diplomas and degrees offered by the institution: curricula or areas of concentration leading to each certificate,
diploma and/or degree: number of students graduates in the past three years. Include all fields or subjects in which a
curriculum is offered. If degree programs were not in effect during one or more of the years, please indicate. The report
form may be copied if additional space is needed.

   CERTIFICATE, DIPLOMA                                                              GRADUATES IN PROGRAM
           OR DEGREE                   CURRICULUM OR MAJOR
                                                                                  1999-00   2000-01    2000-01
  (e.g.) Bachelor of Arts              History
                                                                                          195              218             249
  Associate’s Degree
  Less than 2-year                                                                        122              133              77
  certificate/diploma graduates
  TOTAL                                                                                   317              351             326




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                                     North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
                                      Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
                                 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504
                                    (800) 621-7400; (312) 263-0456; FAX (312) 263-7462

                                           Basic Institutional Data Form G
                                        INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS
  Name of Institution/Campus reported: Mid-Plains Community College

  Intercollegiate athletic programs (as opposed to intramural and or/physical education programs) involve: a) formal
  agreements (association, league) to compete with other institutions; b) student athletes identified as members of a
  particular team; and c) professional staff.

  Provide the name(s) of the intercollegiate athletic associations in which the institution holds membership and the level of
  membership:
                    National Junior College Athletic Association, Region IX, Division 1

                            FOR MOST RECENT ACADEMIC YEAR
                # of Students
                Participating   Number of                  Number of                                    Operating Budget for
 Name of              in         Athletic   Mean Amount of Scholarship                  Number of         Intercollegiate
  Sport        Intercollegiate Scholarships  Scholarship    Students                      Staff          Athletic Programs
                   Athletic                                Completing                                      (List Current
                  Programs                                  Degrees                                         Year Last)
                 M        W     M       W    M        W    M       W                    M        W
2000-2001
Basketball      30      23      29       23      1,260     1,260    11/12     4/4       .20      .20
                                                                                                        Salaries:   Operations:
Volleyball              26               26                1,260             13/14               .20    $24,151      $211,427
Softball                14               14                1,260              2/2                .20
Golf            6                6               1,260                1/3               .20
2001-2002
Basketball      30      24      30       26      1,440     1,440      7/8     9/9       .20      .20    Salaries:   Operations:
                                                                                                        $27,019      $168,807
Volleyball              24               24                1,440              9/9                .20
Softball                18               18                1,440              7/7                .20
Baseball        22              22               1,440                0/0               .20
Golf            6                2               1,440                0/0               .20
2002-2003
Basketball      32      27      30       27      1,332     1,332    14/15    12/13      .20      .20    Salaries:   Operations:
Volleyball              27               27                1,332             12/13               .20    $37,500      $160,487
Softball                16               16                1,332              4/6                .20
Baseball        25              25               1,332                6/6               .20
Golf            5                5               1,332                4/4               .20
    Prepare separate reports for each campus. Please add attachments and additional sheets wherever necessary.




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                                        Strengths and Challenges

                                         Goals of the self-study
      The following goals were established for the 2004 comprehensive visit:

       1. Follow the approved plan for conducting and writing the self-study.
       2. Provide continuing education about accreditation to faculty, staff, and board in order to
       encourage involvement in and commitment to the self-study process.
       3. Review the challenges established by the 1999 comprehensive visit team and address the
       challenges set forth by the October 2001 focused visit team.
       4. Evaluate MPCC in relation to the General Institutional Requirements.
       5. Evaluate MPCC against the framework of the five HLC criteria for accreditation, placing
       special emphasis on Criterion 3 (accomplishment of purposes/assessment/meaningful utilization
       of assessment data) as it pertains to and informs Criterion 4 (institutional continuity/planning).
       6. Review and summarize progress made on concerns of the past, and identify strengths, areas in
       need of improvement, and strategies for improvement.
       7. This Self-Study is a source of information and will serve as an essential planning document
       for the future.

                                                  Chapter 3
       Strengths
       1. The College has clear and publicly stated purposes appropriate to an institution of higher
          education.
       2. The mission statement has undergone regular, periodic review and validation by multiple
          constituencies.
       3. The Board continues to build upon and clarify the mission and purposes of the institution
          through the adoption of a values statement and the identification of Board priorities.
       4. The mission statement is published in its course catalog, Board policy
          manual, comprehensive plan, and student assessment documents, as well as on its web site.
       5. The 2003 mission statement validation survey demonstrated a high level of agreement that
          the overall mission statement is correctly stated.

       Challenges
       1. Board Policy 6000 needs to be reviewed to make sure that the College's commitment to
          excellence in student learning is consistently expressed in the College's guiding documents.
       2. Ensuring continued awareness of the College's mission as MPCC's internal and external
          publics change over time.

                                                  Chapter 4
       Strengths
       1. The Board of Governors recognizes its role as a policy-generating body and has embraced a
          series of retreats to help Board members build their skills.
       2. The Board of Governors has addressed the issue of institutional naming, which had been one
          of the major barriers to the development of a "one institution" culture.
       3. The President and the three Vice Presidents bring valuable skills and experiences to their
          positions.



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     4. Faculty, staff, and students are explicitly included within a shared governance structure.

     Challenges
     1. The College should continue moving toward a single-college orientation while retaining
        strong campus identities.
     2. High administrative turnover has left employees with concerns about governance and
        communication, as indicated on the PACE survey. Work done by the Board and current
        administrators will need time to filter throughout the College.
     3. The current council and committee structure is new, and staff will need time and
        encouragement to make the most of their inclusion in the formal governance structure.


                                                 Chapter 5
     Strengths
     1. MPCC faculty are well-qualified, and the College has a working plan to ensure compliance
        with its stated qualifications standards.
     2. All categories of employees show a commitment to professional development as evidenced
        by high participation rates in development activities.
     3. The College is committed to staff development as evidenced by increasing expenditures for
        development activities.
     4. The College has a good ratio of full-time to part-time faculty which leads to full-time faculty
        teaching a high percentage of semester credit hours.
     5. The Board has delegated authority over much of the hiring process to the College president,
        which has streamlined and restored faith in the process.
     6. MPCC offers an attractive benefits package that is highly valued by existing staff and helps
        draw new employees.
     7. The College is attracting a more balanced student population.

     Challenges
     1. The College needs to establish a record of administrative and classified staff stability.
        Turnover rates of these groups will need to be monitored.
     2. An evaluation process needs to be developed to assess the performance of part-time faculty.
     3. New employee orientation needs to be expanded, and the mentoring of part-time faculty
        should be revisited.
     4. A downward trend in the number of high school graduates in the service area will increase the
        need for effective recruitment to maintain or increase enrollment.
     4. The College needs to develop processes to increase the number of program completers.



                                                Chapter 6
     Strengths
     1. MPCC's existing facilities are well-maintained.
     2. Catalogs of the library collections at McCook Community College and at NPCC's
        McDonald-Belton campus have been integrated and are available to students at all delivery
        sites via the Internet.
     3. The number of full-text magazine and other serial publications has been greatly increased
        due to subscriptions to new electronic databases.


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       4. The College has extensive distance learning facilities and is prepared to play the lead role in
          providing distance education in the service area.
       5. The College is committed to having a clear understanding of its facilities needs through
          satisfaction and perceived needs surveys and through a formal space utilization analysis.
       6. MPCC has a master facilities plan that it has used to guide its capital growth and
          expenditures.

       Challenges
       1. The College has several needs regarding libraries:
       • The use of compact shelving would create space for additional student seating in the Learning
          Resource Center at NPCC's McDonald-Belton Campus.
       • NPCC's Technical campus houses several department libraries, but with the exception of the
          nursing library, these titles have not been cataloged.
       • The process of acquiring new materials for the libraries needs to be updated to engage faculty
          in a College-wide acquisition process.
       2. The college administration needs to develop a system for optimizing classroom utilization.
       3. Three major construction and remodeling projects and the addition of computers in many
          classrooms have made the 2001 facility utilization analysis outdated. A new analysis needs
          to be performed to identify current space needs.

                                                  Chapter 7
       Strengths
       1. The College has been able to operate within its revenues and has positioned itself with a
          substantial reserve fund.
       2. The College has continued to develop its financial software system by bringing additional
          modules online and continuing to train personnel.
       3. A cadre of new financial staff has been hired that have the skills necessary to fortify
          institutional internal controls and implement an evolving financial system.
       4. An inclusive budgeting process has been implemented that allows all budgeting personnel to
          participate in funding prioritization.
       5. The College is able to help students with need receive some form of financial aid.
       6. The College has the financial health to successfully undertake major capital projects, most
          recently student housing and a welcome center at NPCC's McDonald-Belton campus and
          MCC's McMillen Hall and Brooks Hall renovations.
       7. The McCook College Foundation is a strong source of financial and moral support for MCC
          and its students.
       8. MPCC's Board of Governors is committed to maintaining a healthy reserve fund to ensure
          continued financial stability and growth.

       Challenges
       1. The College should implement its plan to move from an annual to a multi-year capital
          expenditures planning process.
       2. The Nebraska community college funding formula has been reduced significantly. This has
          increased reliance on other revenue sources and makes the College's financial future harder
          to predict. Strategic financial planning is vital to the College moving progressively forward.
       3. Nebraska statute significantly limits the ability to generate property tax dollars. Although
          authority has been granted to exceed the tax levy lid to make up for state funding shortfalls,
          this authority sunsets in 2005. Contingency plans to address continued reductions in state


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        funding are being developed. These plans need to be in place should the authority be
        removed with continued cuts in state funding.
     4. Recoding of general fund expenditures to accurately reflect item use, such as computers and
        travel, needs to be completed. Cost center managers need to be educated on the new methods
        for more clearly identifying and monitoring function costs.
     5. The Mid-Plains Technical Community College Foundation needs to be revitalized and
     6. An alumni database needs to be developed and utilized for the McCook College Foundation
        and for the Mid-Plains Technical Community College Foundation.

                                               Chapter 8
     Strengths
     1. The College's career and technical program is strong, with these programs accounting for
        more than half of all graduates.
     2. The College's cooperative agreement with Chadron State College in elementary education
        and business has been successful at attracting a growing percentage of students to this
        program.
     3. The wide use of COMPASS testing allows the College to accurately gauge incoming student
        knowledge, and places the student in more appropriate courses.
     4. The College is the source of distance learning courses in its service area, including both
        MPCC-generated courses and courses originating in other institutions.
     5. The creation of the Centers for Advanced Studies in the wake of the University          of
        Nebraska's reduction of its Extended Education program is an exciting opportunity for the
        College.

     Challenges
     1. The College needs to complete the human resources and other planning necessary to utilize
        the newly built Student Success Centers.
     2. The tutoring program needs to be strengthened.
     3. Although the College has increased its services for special needs students with the addition
        of ADA-compliant housing, services for first-generation college students and disabled
        students could be strengthened. The College is planning to pursue a TRIO grant to address
        these needs.

                                               Chapter 9
     Strengths
     1. The Student Learning Assessment Committee takes on an active and energetic leadership
        role.
     2. Faculty is demonstrating responsibility for the assessment process.
     3. There is administrative support for assessment in the institutional support area, including
        budget and institutional research.
     4. New full- and part-time instructors are educated about assessment by an annual Instructor
        Assessment Academy within the institution.

     Challenges
     1. Divisional purpose and educational goals to reflect the mission statement of lifelong student
        learning and the use of assessment results to enhance student learning.
     2. Assessment results need to be brought fully into the College's comprehensive plan and
        budgeting process.


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       3. The need for greater student involvement and direct participation in the assessment process is
           being addressed.
       4. An incentive and reward system for assessment advances may help advance the assessment
           process to become even more a part of the institutional culture.

                                                 Chapter 10
       Strengths
       1. With a Director of Enrollment Management in place, Advising, Admissions, Financial Aid,
          Registration, and Recruitment have started to make College-wide procedures and protocols
          that are consistent and more student friendly.
       2. Recruitment efforts are now uniform across the institution.
       3. With the new apartment-style housing facilities at NPCC's McDonald Belton Campus, the
          duplex-style housing on NPCC's Technical Campus and the traditional dormitory-style
          housing at MCC, students are able to choose which campus is most suitable for them per
          their housing preference.
       4. Having students living in on-campus housing has created a greater demand for student
          activities. Weekly activities help students get to know other students and provide a collegiate
          atmosphere that many community colleges are not able to replicate.
       5. Active program advisory committees exist for all of the career and technical programs.
       6. The College has formed a wide array of contractual relationships with area businesses and
          organizations both as a recipient of external support for its degree programs and as a provider
          of educational services to the community.
       7. A strong relationship with the Union Pacific has resulted in the creation of a unique program
          offering to address railroad needs.

       Challenges
       1. There is a need to continually work to improve coordination between the Community Service
          and Community Education offices in North Platte and McCook.
       2. Registration and enrollment in Community Service and Community Education courses are
          handled entirely by these offices. It is a labor-intensive, manual process, not currently
          integrated with the College's Jenzabar information system.
       3. College employees gave "The extent to which this institution has effective marketing and
          advertising" the lowest score on the recent PACE survey. This perception should be
          explored, particularly in relation to the College's recruiting efforts.
       4. While many student support processes/events have been centralized and unified, this is still a
          work in progress.
       5. A lack of on-campus childcare at North Platte Community College may hamper recruitment
          of students with infants or preschoolers. A needs assessment is required to determine if on-
          campus childcare should be pursued.
       6. A centralized college-wide placement operation is currently begin implemented. It needs to
          be refined and expanded.

                                                 Chapter 11
       Strengths
       1. The Board of Governors has played a substantial role in developing and articulating the
          comprehensive plan.
       2. The current Comprehensive Plan ties all major planning efforts together into a unified,
          consistent whole.


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     3. The recent PACE survey showed a healthy campus climate that will support and promote
        implementation of the Comprehensive Plan.
     4. Faculty, financial resources, and physical resources are well-positioned to contribute to the
        successful implementation of the Comprehensive Plan.

     Challenges
     1. Seamless alignment between the Comprehensive Plan and the Cabinet, Council, and
        Committee structure is being defined. Clear lines of responsibility will be important to the
        ongoing success of the Plan.
     2. Inclusion of assessment data into the planning process is new, and the Student Learning
        Assessment Committee will need time to become comfortable with the data needs of the
        planning process.
     3. Continued declines in high school graduations will make successful recruiting a priority.
     4. A perception among employees that the College needs to market and advertise itself more
        effectively bears further study.

                                                Chapter 12
     Strengths
     1. College publications fairly and accurately represent the institution.
     2. Grievances among employees and students are handled effectively at the early stages of the
        grievance process.
     3. Employee perceptions of College integrity are good.

     Challenges
     1. Review of historical transcripts to ensure accuracy is an ongoing effort. A faculty module
        that allows faculty members to input grades directly into the Jenzabar database will improve
        accuracy and efficiency in updating current transcripts.
     2. The College website is increasingly being used as an avenue for disseminating information
        to a variety of constituencies. Better mechanisms need to be in place to ensure that
        information gets updated in a timely manner.
     3. The Area Business Officer needs to become the central repository for contractual
        agreements.

                                       Chapter 13: Conclusions
     This self-study report documents that the College fulfills the five criteria for accreditation and
     meets the General Institutional Requirements set forth by the Higher Learning Commission of
     the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The purposes of the Self Study were
     followed and the goals were achieved.

     Therefore, Mid-Plains Community College is requesting continued accreditation by the Higher
     Learning Commission of the North Central Association for a period of ten years.




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