July 23, 2015
Northeast Lakeview College News
Students Participate in Summer Math Immersion Program
The Department of Workforce Development and Continuing Education at Northeast Lakeview College partnered with Judson ISD to pilot a two week Summer Math Immersion course. The purpose of the class is to prepare at-risk Judson ISD juniors and seniors for the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment in Mathematics. While on campus students, students were able to take advantage of the college experience with a full tour of the campus and a visit from Student Services to talk with them about preparing for college. While the students are preparing to take the TSI this week, studies show that these types of focused immersion courses show a significant success rate in placement testing, which reduces the number of developmental math courses a student will need to take, ultimately increasing time to degree completion.
Universal City Hosts President's Advisory Council Meeting
The City of Universal City hosted the July 2015 meeting of the Friends of Nighthawks (FON), the NLC President’s Advisory Group. The meeting was facilitated by Kim Turner, Economic Development Director at Universal City and also the Chair of the FON. To ensure that each committee member is knowledgeable about the cities and surrounding areas that Northeast Lakeview College serves, each committee member will host a session, on a rotating basis. The focus of the July meeting was to provide an overview of Universal City demographics and highlight key employers in the area. Invited guests from the Universal City area included additional city officials, local business owners, and community members who learned more about NLC. Additionally, the meeting provided two-way communication between employers looking for qualified workers and NLC who can develop and tailor instruction to meet the demand of local businesses. The next meeting is scheduled for October 2015 and will be hosted by the City of Cibolo.
NLC Representatives Visit THECB
Four NLC employees visited The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board on July 15. The representatives included Marty Fortner, Director of Institutional Advancement, and other members of the NLC community who routinely pull and analyze institutional data. The experience allowed participants to learn more about the Coordinating Board Management (CBM) reports and how the report data is collected, reported, disseminated, and applied toward the institutional mission. This becomes significant as NLC continues to enhance its data and continuous improvement assessment as it relates to SACSCOC and its candidacy site visit.
NLC Represented at SACSCOC Conference
Three NLC representatives, Dr. Follins, President, Dr. Wood, Vice President for Academic Success, and Martin Fortner, Director of Institutional Advancement, participated in the recent SACSCOC Conference on Quality Enhancement and Accreditation at Kissimmee, FL, from July 19-22. The Institute highlighted successful assessment practices and provided a case study approach to enhancing a culture of continuous improvement. Participating in institutes like this one is important as Northeast Lakeview College prepares for its candidacy site visit.
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