Academic Program Short and Long-term Goals

It is the Divisionís goal to provide quality educational opportunities in the areas of technology, engineering, mathematics, and energy, construction, and industrial technologies. To do such the Division has identified strategies for success.PDF File Along with these strategies, each of the programs has been updated with short and long-term goals as discussed by the faculty in the Division Meeting on December 9, 2011.

AAS in Oil and Gas Production Technology

These are the goals developed for the Oil and Gas Production Technology program by the faculty in the September 19, 2011 advisory board meeting:

Short-term Goals

  1. Begin campaign plans on developing new integrated teaching building for engineering, oil and gas, industrial technology.
  2. Pursue Shell, Chesapeake, Encana and Petrohawk internship opportunities for students in the internship program (students will apply for the appropriate internships in spring).
  3. Continue to pursue grant opportunities.
  4. Enhance laboratory environments with the appropriate industry recommended technology.

Long-term Goals

  1. Pursue industry support for the new Engineering/Energy building.
  2. Implement the Rapid Response grant with the assistance of the advisory board members.
  3. Increase contact with high school through dual enrollment programs.
  4. Pursue planning for federal grants in collaboration with the office of Institutional research.
  5. Explore green and renewable energy curriculum in the CERT grant.
  6. Increase student retention with a coordinator from the CERT grant.

AAS in Construction Technology and Management

These are the goals developed for the Construction Technology and Management program by the faculty and the advisory board in the October 24, 2011:

Short-term Goals

  1. Work on increasing the strength of the advisory board.
  2. Work on planning spring and fall class plans due to low student enrollment.
  3. Pursue grant opportunities to increase program advertising and increase enrollment.

Long-term Goals

  1. Increase enrollment in the program through student recruitment in area high schools
  2. Incorporate advisory board recommendations to update the curriculum to ensure its relevance to industry.
  3. Increase contact with high school through dual enrollment programs, to increase student enrollment in the program working with Innovative Learning.

Computer Information Systems

The Learning Outcomes were reviewed by faculty, both on August 15, 2011, and in the Division meeting on September 7, 2011. The long and short-term goals were reviewed by the fall 2012 advisory board meeting. The goals for 2012-2013 are:

Long Term:

  1. Develop new courses based on new technologies that will emerge.
  2. Consistently monitor and update program goals and learning outcomes for CIS.

Short Term:

  1. Ensuring that students are prepared for class on the first day of the semester.
  2. Continue to create additional CIS course involving current topics that will enhance the student’s educational experience.