Conducted By:
          Dr. Todd Roenbeck
 Assistant Dean for Student Personnel
Services/Athletics and Athletic Facilities

      Clinton Community College
        Plattsburgh, NY 12901

                                    PROGRAM REVIEW
                                  TABLE OF CONTENTS                             2
        PROGRAM REVIEW                                                           4
        PREVIOUS REVIEW                                                         4
        PROGRAM OVERVIEW                                                         4
        Introduction (History & Description) of Program                          4
        Mission, Goals, and Objectives                                           6
        PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION & OPERATIONS                                      7
        Assistant Dean for Student Personnel Services and Athletic Facilities    7
        Athletic Departments-supervision and Advisement                          8
        Physical Facilities                                                      9
        Program Evaluations & Student Outcomes Assessment                       10
        Athletic Program                                                        15
        Intramural Program                                                      13
        ATHLETICS STAFF                                                         14
        Staff Profile                                                           14
        Part-Time Typist                                                        15
        Athletic Trainer                                                        16
        HPER Specialist                                                         16
        Event Staff                                                             16
        Effectiveness of College Professional Service and Development           17
        Community Recreation Programs                                           17
        Coaching Effectiveness                                                  18
        Post-Season Play                                                        19
        STUDENT-ATHLETES                                                        19
        Admissions and Enrollment                                               19
        Academic Achievement of Student-Athletes                                20
        Participants/Clinton County Participants                                21
        Enrolled Student Demographics                                           22
        PROGRAM RECOMMENDATIONS                                                 24
        Director of Athletics Recommendations                                   24
        Athletic and Intramural Recommendations                                 24
        Program Improvement Recommendations                                     25
        REFERENCES                                                              25

                                          List of Tables                        2
        Table 1.         Program Evaluation Surveys and Timetables              11
        Table 2.         NIC Championships                                      12
        Table 3.         2005-2006 Student-Athletes and Coaching Staff          13
        Table 4.         Coaching Stipends                                      14
        Table 5.         Head Coaching Staff                                    15
        Table 6.         Student-Athletes/Scholar Athlete Awards                20
        Table 7.         Number of Participants                                 21
        Table 8.         Clinton County Participants                            22
        Table 9.         Age of Eligible Student-Athletes                       22
        Table 10.        Ethnic Origins of Eligible Student-Athletes            23
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        A. Student Services Assessment Timeline

        B. NJCAA Region III Conference Request
        C. Mountain Valley Conference (MVP) Membership
        D. Assessment Report Athletics and Intramurals 2005-2006
        E. Job Description: Assistant Dean/Director of Athletics
        F. Student Services Organizational Chart
        G. New York State Rules and Regulations, Part 600, 2005-2006
        H. Facility Rental Policy at CCC
        I. Title IX: Equity in Athletics
        J. Student Opinion Survey Results
        K. Institutional Utilization Report
        L. HPER Facility Daily Logs
        M. Activity Course Survey
        N. NJCAA Eligibility Rules
        O. NJCAA Eligibility Form
        P. CCC Athletic Summer Camps 2005-2006
        Q. MVP Student-Athlete Initiative
        R. CCC Admission Policy
        S. Student-Athlete Profile
        T. On-line Student-Athlete Questionnaire

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                                            PREVIOUS REVIEW

                 One of the hardest aspects of conducting assessment is getting started (Schuh
        and Upcraft, 2001). It is especially difficult at Clinton Community College as the
        Athletic/Intramural Program is undergoing its first self-study and therefore has no trend
        analysis available to refer to or compare with. Schuh and Upcraft (2001, pgs. 442-445)
        list several barriers that impede assessment projects; no available money, lack of
        assessment expertise, lack of commitment and support from leadership and lack of
        support staff.
                 The Athletic Department experiences none of these potential obstacles as the
        Institution strongly supports the effort and has a source of expertise, employing an
        Institutional Research Coordinator, Dr. Rita Ward-Slater. Though no previous program
        reviews have been conducted in Athletics, this initial attempt shall serve as a model in
        future years when conducting subsequent Program Reviews. As well, this initial effort
        demonstrates progressive, forward thinking by the Administration of Clinton Community
        College, as Assessment in Student Services is not mandated. However it is recognized
        that there is significant benefit (Appendix A).

                                           PROGRAM OVERVIEW


        The Athletic/Intramural Department at Clinton has been in existence since the inception
        of the College some 40 years ago. During this period it has at times been combined with
        Physical Education and been included in the umbrella of Math, Science and Allied
        Health (Nursing and Medical Laboratory Technology). Until 1989, the position of Director
        of Athletics was held by Physical Education Faculty members who received a course
        load reduction to serve in this capacity. The Athletic Director had two supervisors, for
        Health and Physical Education classes. The Athletic Director was formally responsible to
        the Division Coordinator for Math, Science and Allied Health. For Athletics and
        Intramurals, the Dean of Students supervised the Athletic Director.
                 Clinton Community College is a member institution of the National Junior College
        Athletic Association (NJCAA) and is designated as a Division III member. This means
        that no athletic financial aid may be given and there is no aid offered based on athletic
        achievement. Division I and Division II Institutions may offer aid based on previous
        athletic achievement, Division III schools offer aid based on need or academic
        achievement only.
                 The NJCAA is made up of twenty-four Men’s and Women’s Regions and CCC is
        a member of Region III, the largest in the country. All Region III schools are within the
        confines of New York State, except for Mercyhurst College in Pennsylvania. Region III
        has twenty-nine member schools, with membership made up of a mixture of Division I, II
        and III institutions.
        In 1989, a new management confidential position was created, Assistant Dean for
        Student Personnel Services/Athletics and Athletics Facility Management, effectively
        separating Athletics and Intramurals from Health and Physical Education. As well, the
        position of Program Coordinator for Physical Education was created with a
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        corresponding load reduction for this individual to manage the department, at less
        compensation than a Division Coordinator would receive. While the Director of Athletics
        was responsible to the Dean of Students, the Program Coordinator continued to be an
        academic position responsible for all the HPE courses and answered to not only the
        Division Coordinator but also the Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA).
                 Several other significant events have occurred since 1989. In 1991, the Forrence
        Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building opened, allowing athletics,
        intramurals, recreation, credit courses, Intercollegiate basketball, a myriad of intramural
        options and community events to be held on the campus. In the Fall of 2000, a Student
        Support Services Admission Advisor/Athletic Program Specialist position was created
        and the position filled. The person in this position works primarily for the Admissions
        Department and coaches two sports, directs two summer camps per year and one
        intramural activity per year.
                 In April of 1994, the Northern Independence Conference (NIC) was created and
        dedicated to women’s athletic teams, which historically did not consistently compete
        successfully. Original membership included Clinton CC, Paul Smith’s College, North
        Country Community College, SUNY Canton, Albany College of Pharmacy and Trinity
        College. Later, members also included Mater Dei College and Word of Life Bible
        Institute. Mater Dei and Trinity College eventually closed their doors and SUNY Canton
        was invited to become a member of the NJCAA Region III Mid-State Conference. Only
        CCC, North Country CC, Paul Smith’s College, Word of Life and Albany College of
        Pharmacy presently constitute the NIC and only CCC and North Country CC are
        presently members of the NJCAA.
                 The NIC eventually grew to include Men’s Intercollegiate Athletic Teams and now
        includes Men’s and Women’s Soccer and Men’s and Women’s Basketball. Beginning in
        February 1999, Clinton has regularly petitioned to become a member of the NJCAA
        Region III Mountain Valley Conference (MVC), which is comprised of all NJCAA
        members, but has been rejected for financial reasons in each case (Appendix B).
                 Members of the MVC (Appendix C) are reluctant to travel to Plattsburgh, NY
        because of the significant costs associated with their distance from CCC. Such costs
        include gasoline, meals, tolls, vans/bus rentals, and hotel reservations. Becoming a
        member of a Regional Conference would add to the credibility of the Athletic Department
        and allow it to increase its level of competition. As it stands, CCC and North Country CC
        are the only two members of Region III without a Regional Conference Affiliation.
                 The Athletic program is an integral part of the total educational experience at
        Clinton and is based on an Academic Model rather than a Business Model, most
        concerned with the needs and interest of the students. In this model, athletics is viewed
        as part of the total educational process, just like any academic area. The purpose and
        objectives of the academic model are to complement and supplement the goals of
        general education, to provide as many athletic opportunities for the greatest number of
        students and to place the welfare of students above all other concerns.
                 Other objectives of this model include character development of the students,
        providing the best available coaches, equipment and facilities for athletics, providing
        skills for lifelong enjoyment of athletics and sport, physical development and the
        opportunities for skilled participants to compete against other schools (Scott). Clinton
        Community College supports and values this model.
                 Recreation and Intramural activities include both competition and recreational
        levels of play geared towards the interest of all students, full and part-time. These
        activities are geared to students who seek physical activities and competition without the

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        demanding commitments and requirements of the intercollegiate activities. These
        activities vary from year to year and semester to semester.

        Mission, Goals and Objectives

                In the summer of 2004, the Vice President for Student Services (VPSS), formerly
        known as the Dean of Students, asked each Department in Student Services to develop
        a Mission Statement. The following was submitted and accepted for
                The Clinton Community College Department of Athletics
                supports the College mission by providing student-athletes with
                high     quality   educational     and     athletic   opportunities.
                Athletics/Intramurals are viewed as part of the total education
                process with the purpose and objectives of complementing and
                supporting the goals of general education, to provide as many
                opportunities for the greatest number of students, and to place
                the welfare of the students above all others. The Department
                strives to provide a strong message to students to join our teams
                with pride and spirit. The Department encourages students to
                participate on one or more athletic/intramural teams while
                providing a positive public identity to the institution. The entire
                staff is dedicated to achieving the program goal of providing
                services to ensure a successful student-athlete experience
                academically, personally and athletically. We hope that each
                student-athlete will realize the social opportunity that comes with
                being a part of Clinton Community College and take full
                advantage of this time they are with us so they are better
                prepared for life after college.

                 As a Department, we value the following:
                      Higher education.
                      The community and community service.
                      Equal opportunity.
                      Health, safety and security.
                      Rules, regulations and standards.
                      Financial responsibility.
                      Sportsmanship.
                      Pursuit of physical excellence.

               Based on the Mission Statement, the following Goals and
        Objectives/Benchmarks were developed for the 2005-2006 school year:

        GOAL #1

        To meet the intercollegiate athletic and physical education and recreation needs of
        students, staff and the community.

        1.       Develop a campus wellness program.
        2.       Re-institute summer camps for 1-2 weeks.
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        3.    Begin evening recreation/intramurals and add one (1) activity.
        4.    Increase the number of intercollegiate female basketball and softball players by
        5.    Comply with Federal Title IX as measured by acceptance.
        6.    Increase the number of events in the HPER Facility as
        measured by count.

        GOAL #2

        Increase the number of athletes living in the Residence Halls.

        1.       Send letters to prospective student-athletes from the Director of Athletics and
        Faculty Student Association (FSA) beginning in the Fall 2005 semester as measured by
        2.       Provide tours to prospective student-athletes for every visit and Open House.
        3.       Residence Hall Resident Assistant to serve as liaison with Director of Athletics to
        provide intramural activities to Residence Hall students in the HPER Facility from zero
        activities to at least one.

        GOAL #3

        Communicate to Clinton Community College Campus Community (faculty, staff and
        students) and the off-campus community to increase the number of people at athletic

        1.      Increase by 33%, the number of special events that attract spectators to
        intercollegiate athletic events.
        2.      Implement a new website.
        3.      Increase the number of youth teams attending Clinton County Day by two.
        4.      Add special events such as ice cream socials, antenna ball give-a-ways, Faculty
        Day, and souvenir ball giveaways.
        5.      Increase the number of Clinton County Youth workshops by one.
        6.      Advertise in the Residence Halls.

                  The above objectives have recently been assessed and measured and have
        been sent to The Vice President of Student Services (Appendix D). The Athletic
        Department Mission Statement is similar to that of the College’s Mission Statement in
        that it is committed to “enhancing the well being of each individual by providing access to
        a college educational experience which promotes the intellectual, social and personal
        development of all who wish to enter and demonstrate the ability to benefit.”

                               PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION & OPERATIONS

        Assistant Dean for Student Personnel Services/Athletics and Athletic Facilities

               The general responsibilities of this position are to manage the Health, Physical
        Education and Recreation facilities and fields and to provide for, administer and evaluate
        a balanced program of intercollegiate athletics and intramurals which meet the needs of
        the students, are within the mission of the College and are conducted with in the general
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        policies set forth by the College Board of Trustees. The Assistant Dean shall be
        responsible for the enforcement of the Student Code of Conduct and shall serve in an
        advisory capacity for Student Senate and Student Activities. Student Advisement is also
        an area of responsibility (Appendix E).

        Athletic Department Supervision and Advisement

                The Assistant Dean for Students Services along with the Director of College
        Relations, the Associate Dean of Student Retention Services, the Director of Admissions
        and Financial Aid, the College Nurse and the Faculty Student Association are
        supervised by the Vice President for Student Services (VPSS). All purchases, initiatives,
        evaluations, etc,. must be approved by the VPSS. The Assistant Dean in turn is directly
        responsible to supervise the following: Part-time Typist, Athletic Team Coaches, HPER
        Specialists and members of the Lower Judicial Board (Appendix F).
                Further advising to the program is provided both the Clinton Community College
        Student Senate and the Faculty Student Association, the primary sources of funding for
        athletics and intramurals. The Student Senate is the student-elected governance body of
        Clinton Community College. Annually, the student body elects a president, vice-
        president, treasurer, secretary and senators to represent their interest and to promote
        democratic participation.
                The Faculty Student Association (FSA) is a self-supported, through the sale of its
        services, not-for-profit organization. Any income after operating expenses and funding
        requirements is used to benefit the college by supporting numerous campus programs.
        The mission of the Faculty Student Association is to identify and provide appropriate
        goods and services, which may not be otherwise provided by Clinton Community
        College or SUNY. Central to this effort is the ability to recognize the variety and dynamic
        nature of the population involved in an attempt to maximize customer satisfaction while
        maintaining the financial integrity of the Corporation.
                The FSA oversees the daily operation of the Campus Store, Child Development
        Center, Food Service and Residence Life.
                Services provided directly through the FSA Office include:
                 Emergency student loans.
                 Campus store book vouchers.
                 Housing assignments.
                 Meal plan and Cougar Cash.
                The third source of funding for the Athletic Program is the college budget.
        According to the 2005-2006 New York State Rules and Regulations, Part 600 (Appendix
        G), personal services and fringe benefit expenses for coaches may be paid for with
        college operating expenses. Cost for transportation of intercollegiate athletic teams or of
        students to attend athletic contests shall be a direct charge to the student-athletic
        association. Other expenses, such as payment of officials, purchases of uniforms and
        athletic equipment, guarantees and other related intercollegiate athletic expenses, shall
        not be included in the operating budget of the institution. They shall be paid by the FSA
        and Student Senate.
                Further support for the Athletic/Intramural Programs from the College budget
        include, but are not limited to, the following:
                       Director of Athletics salary.
                       Part-Time Typist salary.
                       Hourly employees (HPER Specialists).
                       Office supplies (inventory).
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                        Supplies (outside purchases).
                        Telephone, duplicating, printing, postage, shipping/handling.
                        Books.
                        Maintenance of office machines.
                        Maintenance of facility equipment.
                        Special Events (i.e. Open House).
                        General equipment.

               The Athletic Department also does a significant amount of fundraising, collecting
        more than $7,000.00 in 2004-2005 through the Cougar Golf Classic, a walk-a-thon and
        various and numerous raffles. This money is deposited in a special College Foundation
        Account, which allows for funds to carry over from year-to-year, which the Student
        Senate is unable to do (money left at the end of the year goes back to the Senate
        General Fund).
               Funds are raised from the Clinton Cougar Golf Tournament, a Walk-A-Thon,
        various donations, and from admission donations to Men’s and Women’s Basketball
        games. The money raised is used by the coaching staff to purchase shoes, warm-ups,
        and athletic travel bags that the Student Senate is financially unable to annually

        Physical Facilities

                Clinton Community College’s William H. Forrence Health, Physical Education
        and Recreation Center (HPER) is a 34,717 square foot complex. Inside the complex are
        an 800 seat gymnasium, indoor running track, weight and fitness room including Nautilus
        machines, two racquetball courts, aerobics room, locker rooms, classrooms and faculty
        offices. The state-of-the-art facility allows those using the center to work out their bodies
        while working out their minds.
                Activities held in the HPER Facility include; intercollegiate basketball,
        intramurals, credit courses, workshops and special college events such as the College
        Foundation, graduation, child care, clubs, organizations and meetings. The facility is
        available and accessible for community use when it is not being used for college classes
        and activities, subject to availability and rental rates which have been established by the
        CCC Board of Trustees (Appendix H).
                Many community events have been held including; CVTec Graduation, Saranac
        Central School Graduation, Police Academy training, local varsity high school basketball
        games, concerts, auctions, Clinton County CSEA training, and many others.
                The facility is open the following hours during the Fall and Spring Semesters:

                         Monday-Thursday              8am-8pm
                         Friday                       8am-4pm
                         Saturday                     8am-Noon
                         Sunday                       Closed

                Use is minimal during the weekends and during the summer. Two factors affect
        this; number one, the college residence halls are situated over two miles from campus,
        and the summer temperatures in the facility. The Master Facilities Planning Committee
        is addressing the heating and cooling system this summer. Hours of operation have
        varied over the years in an attempt to determine the most practical times to be open.

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        During school breaks and vacations, the facility is open 10am-4pm, Monday through
                On-campus outdoor athletic playing fields include one softball field, one soccer
        field used by both the Men’s and Women’s Soccer teams and two sets of tennis courts
        adjacent to the Forrence HPER building. The Men’s Baseball team uses both the City of
        Plattsburgh field at Bailey Avenue and SUNY Plattsburgh’s Baseball diamond for it’s
        home games. Physical Education classes also use the College grounds, including the
        soccer and softball fields, for classes such as cross-country, skiing, and golf.

        Program Evaluation and Student Outcomes Assessment

                 Program evaluation is conducted both formally and informally, formally with the
        use of the SUNY Opinion Survey prepared by ACT Educational and Social Research,
        and the Federal Title IX Survey (Appendix I). Various surveys and information sheets are
        distributed to incoming students and currently-enrolled students. The Student Opinion
        Survey contains two questions specific to Athletics/Intramurals; satisfaction with athletic
        facilities and satisfaction with Recreational and Intramural programs. The last Student
        Opinion Survey data is available from 2003 (Appendix J). The 2006 survey has been
        completed but the results have not yet been distributed to SUNY institutions that took
                 Informally, the Athletic Program does evaluation with the following three surveys:

                         Institutional Utilization Report- Monthly record of use of indoor and
                 outdoor Athletic/Recreation venues (Appendix K).
                         Daily Log- Records daily use of the HPER Facility designating type of
                 user such as Student, Faculty, Foundation, etc. (Appendix L).
                         Activity Course Survey- Survey offered by Athletic and HPE to determine
                 activity interest (Appendix M).

              Table 1 contains a list of all surveys used for program evaluation and student

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                     Table 1: Program Evaluation Surveys and Timetables
          Surveys used for                                      Distribution
         Program Evaluation           Evaluation of:             Timetable
        SUNY Student Opinion
        Survey                                                                Every 3 years
                                    Student opinions of Athletic/recreation   (2006,2009,etc)
                                    facilities and Recreational and
                                    Intramurals Programs
        Institutional Utilization
        Report                      Use of the indoor recreation/athletic     Monthly
                                    venues by user groups
        Daily Log                   Use and count of individual users of      Daily
                                    the HPER Facility
        Activity Survey Results     Satisfaction of intramurals, courses, and Annually
                                    activities offered
        Post Season                                                           End of each sport
        Intercollegiate Team        Satisfaction as a member of an            season
        Conferences                 intercollegiate athletic team
        QGPA                        Eligibility and need for additional       Each semester
                                    educational/tutorial services
        Federal Title IX Equity in
        Athletics Survey           Gender equity in intercollegiate athletics Annually

                The Director of Athletics works closely with the HPE Faculty, Buildings and
        Grounds, Coaches, and the VPSS to assess the results of the Student Opinion Survey.
        Recently, the Residence Halls have had a Resident Assistant (R.A.) work with the
        Director of Athletics to provide intramural and recreational activity to Residence Hall
        students such as flag football and basketball after surveying and determining the interest
        level of the residents. Recommended and approved activities are then coordinated either
        at the Halls or on-campus.
                Additionally, informal surveys have been done in the past by the Athletic
        Department and the Office of Admissions to determine if incoming students are
        interested in intercollegiate sports that are not presently offered at CCC. These have
        been assessed sporadically, with no formal consistent schedule. Further, when there
        has been some substantial interest, lack of funding generally precludes the opportunity
        to consider an additional sport.

        Athletic Programs

               Clinton Community College has six Intercollegiate Sports to choose from, and
        they are offered to all of our full-time students. Athletics meet the needs of men and
        women who excel in certain physical education activities and desire to represent the
        college in competition with other institutions. Many of our student-athletes choose to play
        more than one sport.
               The following are requirements of the National Junior College Athletic
        Association (NJCAA) in order to be eligible to participate (NJCAAA Handbook and
        Casebook, pgs. 44-48, Appendix N):
                High school graduate or General Education Development Test (GED).
                Making satisfactory progress within an approved college program or course
                    as listed in the College Catalog.
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                   Enroll in twelve or more hours of college work as listed in the college catalog
                    during each term of athletic participation. Student-athletes that drop below
                    twelve (12) credit hours become immediately ineligible for athletic
                 Must be in regular full-time attendance within
                    fifteen calendar days from the beginning of classes of the term in which the
                    student-athletes choose to participate.
                 May participate no more than two years per sport at an NJCAA institution.
                 Must have passed a physical examination administrated by a qualified health
                    care professional prior to the first practice for each academic year in which
                    they compete.
                Each college must submit a completed NJCAA Eligibility Form electronically
        (Appendix O) for each of the NJCAA certified sport that the college sponsors as a varsity
        sport. The number of sports at CCC is limited by several factors:
                 Lack of outdoor facilities.
                 Limited FSA and Student Senate Funding to support additional teams.
                 Lack of enough and adequate transportation to transport more than one team
                    at a time.
                However, even with the above constrictions, the teams have experienced
        significant athletic success. The Men’s and Women’s Soccer and Basketball Teams
        (The Northern Independence Conference is limited to these four sports) have won
        twelve Conference titles, more than any other member institution. While many NJCAA
        Region III teams have experienced a drop in team members, with numerous teams
        canceling seasons or dropping to club status, the Clinton Women’s squads have
        consistently had healthy numbers, especially Women’s Soccer. The Women’s Soccer
        team has set new standards in each of the past two years, increasing their respective
        rosters to all-time highs. As well as significant numbers, the Women’s Soccer team has
        won the last five Conference Championships. The Women’s Basketball team has played
        in numerous Conference finals, winning twice (see Table 2).

                                               Table 2 NIC Championships*
                           Team                        Number             Years
                       Men's Basketball                  3           1999,2004, 2006
                         Women's                         2            1995, 2001
                       Men's Soccer                            1                       2004
                      Women's Soccer                           6                 1996,2001,2002,
                                                                                 2003, 2004, 2005
                     *(The NIC does not include baseball and softball. Men’s Basketball was added as a NIC
                     Sport in 1997-1998 and the Men’s Soccer team joined the NIC during the 2003-2004
                     Source: NIC Archives, Office of Athletic Director, Fall 2006

                On the Men’s side, the number of team members has remained healthy. The
        Basketball Team has won two NIC Championships, while the Men’s Soccer Team has
        played in the last two championship games, winning once and setting a record with
        twenty-four eligible participants this past year. The Baseball Team set a record for both
        eligible participants and wins in a season in 2004-2005 and had eighteen players this
        year (see Table 3).

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                 Table 3 2005-2006 Student –Athletes and Coaching Staff
                                 Number of
                 Team           Participants        Coaches: Gender
         Women's Soccer                22    Head Coach (Female); Assistant Coach (Female)
         Men's Soccer                  24    Head Coach (Male); Assistant Coach (Male)
         Women's Basketball            9     Head Coach (Female); Assistant Coach (Female)
         Men's Basketball              8     Head Coach (Male); Assistant Coach (Male)
         Women's Softball              13    Head Coach (Female); Assistant Coach (Female)
         Men's Baseball                18    Head Coach (Male); Assistant Coach (Male)
         Source: Federal Title IX Report, Fall 2006

                Over the years, the college has looked at a range of sports to consider adding,
        the last proposal was submitted October 10, 2006 to the College President and Board of
        Trustees, for ice hockey. At this time adding new sports is not being explored because
        of the lack of funding for the six present athletic teams.
                The member institutions of NJCAA Region III appear to be satisfied with our
        Athletic Program, we schedule with all members except those on the far western side of
        the state. As well, the Director of Athletics was chosen to serve on the NJCAA Region
        III Board of Directors, the Men’s Basketball Division III Sports Committee and the
        Women’s Softball Division III Committee.
                Several deterrents to the program include poor outdoor soccer and softball fields,
        our distance from most other NJCAA Region III opponents, a limited budget and limited
        transportation options. The inadequate quality of our outdoor venues combined with our
        remote location, limits our abilities to schedule. Opponents often refuse to travel to CCC
        for baseball, softball and soccer games. Our limited transportation options limit our ability
        to schedule Men’s and Women’s games at the same opponents sites the same day,
        which is how most schools schedule. Also there is a lack of serviceable vans requiring
        the Athletic Department to rent vans, which further depletes the funds available for

        Intramural Program

                 The Mission of the Intramurals Program at Clinton Community College is to
        provide recreational, physical and wellness activities to students, faculty and staff.
        Unlike Intercollegiate Athletics which is limited to full time students, any student enrolled
        at CCC (one credit or more during the current semester) is eligible to participate.
                 The intramural program offers opportunities for students to be involved in
        competitive or non-competitive sports if they do not have the skills and/or time to
        participate in intercollegiate sports. Further, intramurals provide opportunities for men
        and women (all activities are co-ed) to participate in supervised, recreational activities for
        leisure, fun and exercise.
                 Several individuals, including Ms. Donna Dixon, whose contract calls for
        intramural direction, and a Resident Assistant at the Residence Halls who is responsible
        for intramural activities for the residents, direct campus and Residence Hall Intramurals.
        The R.A. works closely with the Director of Athletics to provide varied
        intramurals/activities on campus as well at the dormitories. Several activities supervised
        by the R.A. have welcomed non-Resident Hall students, which increases the number
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        participating. Ms. Dixon’s evaluation for 2005-2006 includes Goals and Objectives for
        2006-2007, one of which requires that she add a new intramural offering.
                A list of intramural activities offered in the past includes, but is not limited to:
                        Basketball.
                        Indoor Soccer.
                        Volleyball.
                        Wallyball.
                        Racquetball.
                        Ping-pong.
                        Flag football.
                        Kickboxing.
                Activities vary from semester to semester, depending on interest or perhaps a
        specific group of students who wish to have something offered that is not currently
                While adequate funding and staff are available, scheduling continues to be the
        biggest obstacle. As a commuter institution with the Residence Halls two plus miles
        away on the former Air Force Base, determining a satisfactory time to hold intramurals
        can be a logistical hurdle. Times vary, again semester to semester, depending on the
        most convenient time for the majority. Times have generally been during the College
        open hour, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Friday’s at Noon, at 4:00pm, or in the evenings.

                                               ATHLETICS STAFF

        Staff Profile

                 The Program of Athletics and Intramurals relies on a disparate group of part and
        full-time employees from several college departments. The coaching staff has several
        members who are employed by the institution full-time, as well as three adjunct coaches.
        All HPER Specialists are part-time, are paid minimum wage and are paid through the
        college budget. Coaching stipends are all paid by a combination of money from the FSA
        and Student Senate regardless if they are full-time or adjunct. The Athletic Trainer is
        remunerated by the FSA. Table 4 depicts stipends paid during the 2005-2006 school
        year. Basketball season is a two-semester sport approximately twice-as-long as
        Baseball and Softball. Soccer season is several weeks longer than Baseball and
        Softball seasons.

                              Table 4 Coaching Stipends(2005-2006)
                                               Head Coach Assistant Coach
                                   Sport       Stipend in $$ Stipend in $$
                            Women's Soccer         4,000         1,500
                            Men's Soccer           4,000         1,500
                            Women's Basketball     7,000         2,500
                            Men's Basketball       7,000         2,500
                            Women's Softball       3,500         1,250
                            Men's Baseball         3,500         1,250
                            Source: CCC Faculty Student Association, (FSA), Fall

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                  The six intercollegiate athletic teams are coached by individuals; the Women’s
           Soccer and Basketball teams are both coached by Donna Dixon. Table 5 depicts a
           summary of the head coaching staff during the 2005-2006 school year.
                                               Table 5 Head Coaching Staff
   Sport         Head Coach          Years        Full/Part       Highest        Department       Other Licensure/ Credentials
                                   Coaching       Time or         Degree           at CCC
                                    at CCC        Adjunct
Women’s        Donna Dixon             7             FT        B.A., Health &    Admissions      CPR/AED Training, Women’s
Soccer                                                         Recreation        and Athletics   Basketball, Coaches Association,
                                                               Services                          Member of SUNY Plattsburgh
                                                                                                 Athletic Hall of Fame
Women’s        Donna Dixon             11             “
Men’s          Eric Arnold             12            FT        Masters      of   HPE Faculty     Professional Ski Instructor of
Soccer                                                         Physical          (Associate      America, Lifeguard, CPR and
                                                               Education/        Professor)      First Aid, School Violence and
                                                               Sports                            Child Abuse Neglect Training
Men’s          Kevin                    1          Adjunct     B.A. in History        N/A        Basketball Coaching Association
Basketball     Daugherty                                                                         of New York
Women’s        Amanda Deyoe          3 (one        Adjunct     A.A. Liberal           N/A        Certified Lifeguard,
Softball                             year as                   Arts, B.A. in                     Member of Ausable Forks
                                      Head                     Elementary                        Volunteer Fire Department
                                     Coach)                    Education
Men’s          Tom Neale               15          Adjunct     B.S.       in          N/A        NYS Department of Education
Baseball                                                       Elementary                        Teaching Certificate, Volunteer
                                                               Education                         Coach Plattsburgh Little
Source: Human Resource Office, Fall 2006; Faculty Student Association, (FSA),

                 Other individuals provide significant time, support, frequently beyond their
           scheduled work schedules. Those positions are; Part-Time Typist, Athletic Trainer,
           HPER Specialists, and individuals who serve as the Athletic Event Staff, as timekeepers,
           bookkeepers, intramural referees and linekeepers at soccer games.

           Part Time Typist

                   Ms. Maureen Provost-Connell’s responsibilities are defined in the job
           description as primarily routine clerical work involving full-time or part-time typing.
           Work is performed under supervision on standard assessments and in accordance
           with defined procedures. Supervision is available for consultation on unusual
           problems and for instructions on new or difficult assignments. Excepting the ability to
           type, this class is equivalent to the class of Clerk.
                   Ms. Provost-Connell has worked in the Athletic Department for five years and
           her responsibilities certainly exceed typing. She assists the Director of Athletics with
           Student-Athlete eligibility for the NJCAA, plans and organizes two large-scale
           fundraisers, arranges travel and officials for the athletic teams, assists with and
           electronically files the Athletic Department’s Federal Title IX Disclosure Act and
           provides support to the Coaching Staff.
                   Maureen has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology and has significant work
           experience in the area of Recreation Management. She is certified in CPR/AED

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        training, is fluent in American Sign Language and has been asked several times to
        serve on various College Search Committees.

        Athletic Trainer

                Ms. Angela Alphonso has served as the Athletic Trainer for the Program
        since the Fall of 2003. The Athletic Training position is part-time and is paid a stipend
        from the FSA, as coaches are. The stipend for 2005-2006 was $8250.00 and will
        remain the same for 2006-2007. Her responsibilities include; home game coverage,
        evaluation, prevention and care of injuries, development of rehabilitation programs,
        several days coverage in the training room and some post-season travel. Ms.
        Alphonso has also taken the responsibility of offering weight room training to
        members interested in learning how to use exercise equipment.
                Ms. Alphonso is currently employed by the institution full-time as an Assistant
        Professor of Health/Physical Education and offers several workshops through the
        Department of Continuing Education. Angela has a Master of Science in Education
        from Old Dominion University with an emphasis on Athletic Training. She received
        her Bachelor of Arts from SUNY Plattsburgh, majoring in Mathematics with a minor in
        Athletic Training.
                Angela’s list of other credentials is significant; she is National Athletic
        Trainer’s Association certified, a NSCA certified strength and conditioning specialist,
        is a certified instructor for Red Cross in the area of CPR/AED for Professional
        Rescuers, First Aid/CPR/AED instructor, and regularly attends professional
        development seminars and workshops, the most recent in July 2006 in Washington

        HPER Specialists

                HPER Specialists are hourly employees, paid minimum wage and have
        duties, which involve stewardship of the HPER indoor and outdoors venue and their
        relative Health, Physical Education, Recreation, athletic and intramural programs.
        They are responsible for overseeing the daily physical operation of facilities,
        assisting with intramurals, distribute and maintain control of equipment and supplies,
        perform minor and routine maintenance of equipment, inspect the facilities for health
        and safety standards and line and marks playing fields. Recently it has been noted
        and recognized by several patrons, that the HPER Specialists have increased their
        knowledge of the weight equipment, have offered to instruct others and are generally
        doing an excellent job supervising. This position requires a high school diploma or a
        high school equivalency diploma and they are offered the opportunity to receive
        training in basic first aid.

        Event Staff

                 Finally, individuals are paid per/game to do the following tasks:
                     College van drivers. (All drivers must be possession of a valid NYS
                         driver’s license)
                     Scorekeepers.
                     Timekeepers.
                     Intramural Official.
                     Soccer Ball Retriever Specialist.
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                 The money to compensate these individuals is paid from the FSA.

        Effectiveness of College and Professional Service and Development

                 The effectiveness of college and professional service is difficult to analyze.
        There is currently no expectation or requirement among adjunct coaches. The Director
        of Athletics, faculty members and Admission’s Advisor are full-time College positions
        and all serve on one of the Faculty Council Committees (Retention, Cultural Affairs,
        Assessment, etc.) and participate in college-wide activities (search committees, ad-hoc
        committees, Open House, graduation, student activities, etc.).
                 Adjunct coaches, head and assistant, are encouraged to participate in college
        activities, but there is no requirement. The athletic training profession requires yearly
        continuing education and professional development. Active involvement in the mission
        of these organizations is often a requirement of membership.
                 Proof of professional service by all staff may be evidenced by memberships in
        relevant, professional organizations including national and state coaching
        associations, sports committees, safety and first aid organizations, and advisory
        committees. All coaches are members of their respective sport committees statewide
        and within the NJCAA.

        Community Recreation Programs

                Like college and professional service, there is neither requirement nor
        expectation for staff to provide community recreation programs. However, all members
        of the Program have at one time or another provided something to the local
        community. Examples of community service in the past several years are
        demonstrated by the following:

                 Angie Alphonso
                      Safety and First Aid, CPR/AED Red Cross instructor.
                 Eric Arnold
                      Town of Willsboro Youth Commission Board Member.
                      Essex County Youth Bureau Board Member.
                      Volunteer Coach, Willsboro Youth Basketball and Soccer.
                 Kevin Daugherty
                      Organize and direct along with CCC team members, several clinics for
                        both Clinton County and The City of Plattsburgh School District.
                      Basketball Summer Camp Lecturer.
                 Amanda Deyoe
                      Volunteer for Ausable Forks Clock Restoration Fundraiser.
                      Member of Ausable Forks, NY Volunteer Fire Department.
                      Volunteer Coach, Little League Softball.
                 Donna Dixon
                      Organizer of Annual Softball Tournament
                      Fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness.
                      Director of Basketball and Soccer Summer Camps at Clinton CC
                        (Appendix P).

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                      Provide clinics with CCC team members for Clinton County Youth
                 Tom Neale
                     Volunteer Coach, Plattsburgh Little League.
                     President, Board of Trustees, Plattsburgh Public Library.
                 Maureen Provost
                     Volunteer, Meals on Wheels, Monroe, NY.
                 Todd Roenbeck
                     Volunteer, Clinton County Youth Bureau Board Member.
                     Volunteer Coach, City of Plattsburgh Indoor Soccer.
                     Volunteer Coach, Plattsburgh Little League.

Coaching Effectiveness

     The evaluation of coaching effectiveness is traditionally measured in terms of wins and
losses, most frequently at institutions that place a significant emphasis on winning as the
number one criteria in evaluating a coaching staff. At many institutions, especially those in
which athletics and intramurals are designed to complement and supplement the goals of
general education, several other means are used to measure effectiveness. At Clinton
Community College, while coach’s records are reviewed, their effectiveness is actually
measured in several other ways, including:

                        Professional Development.
                        Post season play.
                        Academic Achievement of Student-Athletes.
                        Number of participants/number from Clinton County.

                 In an earlier section of this report, other licensures and credentials were listed
        for each coach. Further activities are undertaken and completed by the staff, which
        increases their effectiveness. College workshops and seminars are offered each year
        to all full and part-time employees. In the past several years, the staff has voluntarily
        taken part in many, if not all of the following workshops offered by the college:

                Drug Use in the Workplace: User Identification Training.
                Emergency Action and Fire Prevention Training.
                Hazard Communication Training.
                Bloodborne Pathogen Training.
                CPR/AED Certification.

                Currently, the entire staff of the Athletic/Intramural Program is taking part in a
        grant-funded initiative at CCC. The Athletic/Intramurals Program is the first Community
        College to receive a grant from the Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) Program at
        Northeastern University’s Center for the Study of Sport in Society geared towards
        student-athletes and coaches. This is a gender violence prevention and education
                The MVP Student-Athlete Initiative is funded by the United States Department
        of Justice Office and will offer education to the entire Department (Appendix P). As a

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        precursor to this program, the staff attended the “Violence Against Women” webinar on
        campus, April, 2006.

        Post-Season Play

                 The best indication of the athletic team’s athletic ability can be measured by
        success in the Northern Independence Conferences for the Soccer and Basketball
        teams, as again, the NIC does not include baseball and softball.
                 In eleven seasons of competition, the Women’s Basketball team has played in
        five NIC Championship games, the Women’s Soccer Team has participated in six
        finals in eleven (11) years, the Men’s Basketball Team has participated in five finals in
        eight years and the Men’s Soccer team has been in both final games since joining the
        League. In total, Clinton Athletic teams have participated in eighteen Conference
        Championship Finals out of thirty-two, with twelve championships (37.5%).
                 A second measure of success is measured by participation in NJCAA Region
        III post-season invitations. Both the Men’s and Women’s Soccer teams have been
        invited in 2004 and 2005 and the Women’s team has reached the Final Four, four (4)
        years in a row, receiving recognition from the Clinton Community Legislature in 2003.
                 The Women’s Basketball team was invited in 2005. It has been several years
        since the Men’s Basketball Team has received a bid, which is most likely attributed to
        the Department’s commitment to local, Clinton County student-athletes. Most
        opponents have recruited heavily from outside their sponsoring county in search of
        talented basketball players.

                 The Baseball and Softball teams have never been invited to the NJCAA Region
        III playoffs. This is attributed to three factors:

                The weather: Often too few contests are played to qualify.
                Adjunct Coaches: In seventeen years, the Softball team has not had a full-time
                 college employee on campus able to put forth coaching efforts twelve months
                 per year. The Baseball team has never had a full-time employee as head
                 coach. Historically, the teams on campus exhibiting the most success have had
                 full time college employees leading them. The most obvious example is the full-
                 time employment of Ms. Donna Dixon. Since her promotion, the success of her
                 soccer and basketball teams has soared.
                Facilities: The College does not have a baseball field and uses facilities from
                 the City of Plattsburgh and SUNY Plattsburgh. The Softball Team does play on
                 campus, however the field is partly owned by the public golf course next door.
                 In addition, it can hardly be recognized as a College softball- worthy facility.


        Admissions and Enrollment

                As stated in the College Catalog (Appendix R), “The College maintains a
        full opportunity open admissions policy. This means that Clinton will admit to its
        student body any person who has completed a high school diploma or its
        equivalent. The College believes that every person who has demonstrated a

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        sincere interest in higher education should be given an opportunity to experience
        college level study.”
                There are numerous means by which team rosters are filled. Many of
        Clinton’s players simply appear at the first day of practice or athletic physicals,
        never having met with any members of the Athletic Department. As detailed in an
        earlier section, no student who tries out for a team is cut; all interested prospective
        players are invited to play. As the college has an open admission policy, any
        student that is enrolled full time and meets NJCAA eligibility requirements may
                The Department actively recruits as well. The following is a list of activities
        employed to add participants:

                Student-Athlete Profile (Appendix S) – This form is
                 disseminated to all first-time, full-time enrollees at Orientations
                 and Registrations. It is also disseminated to all visiting
                 prospective students, at high schools and high school sporting
                On line website Student-Athlete Questionnaire- Available to
                 anyone visiting the college website and Athletic page
                 (Appendix S).
                Athletic Open House- Held in April of each year.
                School visits.
                High School Athletic Contests while recruiting.

        Academic Achievement of Student Athletes

               Academic achievement by CCC student-athletes has been significant. Two
        measures are used by the Department to do so, the in-house recognition called
        Scholar-Athletes, as well as NJCAA Region III Academic All Region Scholar-Athletes.
        Table 6 displays the number of recipients of each:

                             Table 6 Student-Athletes/Scholar Athlete Awards by
                                Year       CCC Scholar-       NJCAA Region
                                              Athletes         III All-Region
                             2001-2002           36                  1
                             2002-2003           28                  3
                             2003-2004           28                  4
                             2004-2005           28                  4
                             2005-2006           26                  0
                             Office of the Athletic Director,
                             Source: Annual Reports, Fall 2006

                To be designated a NJCAA Region III All Region, a student
        must have a GPA of 3.50 or better, with a minimum of 45 completed
        semester hours. CCC Scholar-Athletes are members of athletic teams
        who have earned a semester GPA of 3.0 or better (Basketball players
        are eligible in the Fall and Spring Semesters).

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               Additionally, in 2004-2005 three of four NIC Academic Awards
        went to CCC student-athletes, and in 2005-2006 one, student-athlete
        was recognized.

        Participants/Clinton County Participants

                The coaches of the teams have had success in putting together team rosters with
        adequate numbers of players. Each have been able to consistently field teams.
        Many athletic programs within the Region have experienced precipitous decreases in the
        number of females who want to play, resulting in a substantial number of women’s
        teams either being reduced to club or intramural status and even having to cancel entire
             Two problems do exist. With many of our women playing more than one sport,
        several choose not to play Intercollegiate Softball when the Spring arrives. While the
        team numbers for Softball are consistent, an increase of two to three players would allow
        for more flexibility. Secondly, the numbers presented (See Table 7) for both Men’s and
        Women’s Basketball reflect Fall Semesters, the semester the season begins. The
        average numbers for Spring Semesters is lower because of graduations, personal
        circumstances, academic reasons, etc.
             The College is sponsored by Clinton County and the Athletic Department relies
        heavily on Clinton County student-athlete participation. The College has a policy for
        seventeen (17) years of not cutting anyone from a team. This results in being able to
        keep more on a roster, which for the most part are Clinton County residents. Table 7 and
        Table 8 demonstrate the number of total participants and participants from Clinton
        County over the last five years.

                              Table 7 Number of Participants by Number
         Sport                2001-2002 2002-2003 2003-2004 2004-2005 2005-2006 Total   Year
         Women's Soccer          20        17        19        17        22      95      19
         Men's Soccer            19        20        23        21        24      107    21.4
         Basketball               13          12           9      12    12      58      11.6
         Men's Basketball         10          13          15      15    16      62      12.4
         Women's Softball         14          12          11      12    13      62      12.4
         Men's Baseball           19          14          16      19    18      86      17.2
         NJCAA Office of Eligibility, on file at CCC, Fall 2006

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                                 Table 8 Clinton County Participants
                            Sport              2001-2002 to   Number from
                                                 2005-2006   Clinton County
                            Women's Soccer           95         64 (67.4%)
                            Men's Soccer            107         65 (60.7%)
                            Women's Basketball       58         34 (58.6%)
                            Men's Basketball         62         18 (29.0%)
                            Women's Softball         62         34 (54.8%)
                            Men's Baseball           84         43 (55.1%)
                            Office of the Athletic Director, Fall 2006

        Enrolled Student Demographics

             The majority of eligible student-athletes can be described as “traditional” with 99.0%
        falling between the ages of 18-21 in the most recent two years. The data does not
        include the demographics of part-time students; they are not eligible to participate in
        intercollegiate athletics at the NJCAA level. Neither the NJCAA not the Institution, unlike
        the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), have any guidelines regarding age
        restrictions. Table 9 displays age range for the years 2004-2005 and 2005-2006. The
        year 2004-2005 is the first year the NJCAA required a students DOB as part of Athletic

                                   Table 9 Age of Eligible Student-
                                   Athlete: Reported in Percentages
                                     Age            2004-2004            2005-2006
                                                      N=96                 N=105
                                    18-19              97.9%               100%
                                    20-21               2.1%                 1
                               Office of Athletic Director, Fall 2006

                 Clinton CC is required to enforce Title IX of the Education Amendments of
        1972. Title IX, prohibits sexual discrimination in education programs and activities
        operated by educational institutions that receive federal financial assistance. The
        equity in Athletics Disclosure Act further requires the CCC Athletic Department to
        submit statistics and information to the U.S. Secretary of Education regarding our
        men’s and women’s collegiate teams. The Act is designed to make prospective
        students aware of the school commitment to providing equitable athletic opportunities
        for it’s men and women. The EADA further requires schools to make the report
        available upon request to students, potential students, and the public. The report is
        due to the Secretary of Education annually by the last day of October.
                 The ethnicity of the Athletic Program is predominately of white, non-Hispanic
        origin (Table 10). This is reflective of the population base of the College’s local service
        area and overall ethnicity of the College. However, the decrease in the Asian ethnic
        group since 2002-2003 is probably attributed to the elimination of the college’s English

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        as a Second Language (ESL) Program when the college recruited a significant number
        of students from Human International University in Japan.

               Table 10 Ethnic Origins of Eligible Student-Athletes
               Origin               2001-      2002-   2003-    2004-            2005-
                                           2002             2003   2004   2005   2006
                                           N=92             N=98   N=93   N=96   N=105
               White, Non-Hispanic         83%               84%   88%    90%    94%
               Black, Non-Hispanic          8%               8%    8%     8%     5%
               Hispanics                   0                 3%     3%    1%     0
               Asians                      9%               5%     1%     1%     0
               American Indian             0                0      0      0      0
               Office of the Athletic Director, Fall 2006

                As required by the NJCAA, all eligible participants must be the recipient of a
        high school diploma or a GED. Two teams, Men’s and Women’s Soccer rely
        predominantly on Clinton County residents.
                In the past five years, the women’s soccer rosters are made-up of 67% Clinton
        County residents, the Men’s team 60.7%. This may be due to the strong high school
        soccer programs within the county, and less of a need to expand recruiting. The two
        biggest feeder high schools for the soccer teams are Northern Adirondack Central and
        Northeastern Clinton Central, neither of which have interscholastic football teams.
                Over the past five years, only 29% of the Men’s Basketball teams have been
        graduates of Clinton County High Schools. The reason for this may that Men’s
        Basketball is perceived to be the strongest, most competitive sport within NJCAA
        Region III. With a significant number of those institutions in rural areas, it has been
        necessary to heavily recruit outside of sponsoring counties to remain competitive.
                Within Clinton County, there are eight high schools (seven public and one
                     AuSable Valley Central School
                     Beekmantown Central School
                     Chazy Central School
                     Northeastern Clinton County Central School
                     Northern Adirondack Central School
                     Peru Central School
                     Plattsburgh High School
                     Seton Catholic Academy (private)

                 An increase in students from outside the county may be attributable to the
        availability of residence halls since 2000 and greater marketing efforts to locations
        outside Clinton County. In 2000-2001, the college, in conjunction with the FSA opened
        the first residence hall on the former Air Force Base, and the following year opened a
        second building. There is presently space for approximately 250 residents in single
        rooms, doubles, or triple occupancy.

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                                      PROGRAM RECCOMENDATIONS

        As a result of the program review data:

        Director of Athletics Recommendations

             Develop and maintain an effective assessment regimen of the Athletic and
        Intramural Programs.
              o       Assessment of the programs, students, faculty and staff must be
              conducted on a consistent basis. Standard assessment methods need to be
              developed and implemented to assure quality programs and to capture changing
              needs and interests of the entire college population, especially in Intramurals,
              and areas where new games and activities increase and change in popularity.
             Develop, repair, and maintain athletic/intramural facilities, especially outdoor
              o       The soccer and softball fields need to be significantly updated for safety,
              recruiting and scheduling purposes. The racquetball courts and gymnasium floor
              need to be resurfaced on a regular basis. If left unprotected, future, significant
              problems may develop.
             Increase funds from the Student Senate, Faculty Student Association, and the
              o       Without additional support, it is not possible to consider additional athletic
              and intramural programs, though the present financial circumstances at the
              college are recognized. Presently, costs for travel, equipment, and officials are
              increasing, though the budget has not kept up. Results have been an inability to
              travel to some NJCAA Region III institutions, no recent increases in meal money,
              and an inability to request bus travel. Additionally funds would provide for
              adequate meal allowances, additional practice equipment, supplies, and uniforms
              to be purchased more often.
             Make resources available for improved methods of athletic team travel.
              o       As is now done at most institutions within our region, travel needs to be
              done on reserved buses as opposed to the use of four (4) college vans driven by
              coaches and/or students. Four vans are not adequate to transport two teams on
              the same day, which necessitates renting another van with the cost paid with
              Athletic Department funds. Van travel has also been found to be unsafe. The
              National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA), has twice, in the past two
              years, issued a warning advisory about rollover hazards of 15-passenger vans.
              The NHJSA made this information available because of their findings and
              because of several highly publicized rollover accidents involving 15-passenger
              vans loaded with college students often driven by a fellow student rather than a
              professional driver. Renting buses with professional drivers would be the request
              from the entire Athletic Department.

        Athletic and Intramural Staff Recommendations

              Increase the opportunity provided to student-athletes to improve their academic
        abilities and to increase retention rates.
               o       According to Rob Jenkins (2006), athletics increase enrollment and
               retention. Members of CCC        six intercollegiate athletic teams make-up the
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              largest defined group of students in the institution. The following should be
                       Create a small computer lab in the HPER Facility
                       Create a First Aid/CPR Athletic Training Lab at the HPER Facility
                       Add Smart Classroom Capabilities to rooms H207 and H208
                       Schedule tutors in the HPER Facility several hours/week, perhaps the
                      same time as study halls.
                       Create a full-time position, which includes coaching, intramurals and
                      recreation. As is done on many campuses, this position, would allow for a
                      significant increase in activities, either intramurals, or outdoor programs
                      off-campus. Coaching an intercollegiate sport would allow for the
                      elimination of an adjunct coach.

        ●        Develop a User Satisfaction Survey Instrument for the HPER Facility.

        Program Improvement Recommendations not supported by data in review

         Reduce the high summer temperatures in the HPER Facility. The gymnasium is
        rarely used during this time as temperatures approach 90º.
         For safety purposes, seal the gymnasium ceiling leaks.
         Provide internet and cable television to offices, lobbies, and both classrooms.
         Obtain an ID scanner for the HPER Facility
         Increase the size of both the Training Room and Weight Room with a
        corresponding increase in money to purchase weight training/cardiovascular
         Convert one (1) racquetball court to a climbing wall. The racquetball courts are
        underutilized and a climbing wall is frequently requested.


        National Junior College Athletic Association (2005). 2005-2006 Handbook and
        Casebook. Colorado Springs: NJCAA

        Jenkins, R. (2006, March 24). Athletics Aren’t a Luxury at Community Colleges. The
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