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1 May 2012 L. Bryan Williams, Ph.D. Social Ethicist McCall CollegeMay 2012L. Bryan Williams, Ph.D. Social Ethicist
2 A College Takes a TeamPlease stand when your area of involvement or interest is announced. Hold your applause.Board of DirectorsCoordinators: Academic, Student, Curriculum, Business PlanFacultyStudentsStaffDonorsInterested CitizenPlease thank each other for our commitment to higher education in Central Idaho
3 Organizing DirectorFormer Associate Professor of Ethics & Religion and Administrator, Warner Pacific College, Portland ORHelped rejuvenate WPC with the Adult Degree Completion program that redeveloped office buildings into numerous college extensions.Serves as Pastor, McCall Church of the Nazarene. Sees the problems of a lack of higher education in our regionL. Bryan Williams, Ph.D.
4 Higher Education Challenges for Rural/Resort Idaho SuccessesMcCall-Donnelly High School is one of the top 3 HSs in Idaho. It is ranked in the top 1000 in the US.Idaho is 15th out of 50 states in students graduating from High SchoolProblems41st out of 50 on # who enter college50th out of 50 on Fresh college student entering Soph. year. WHY??41st out of 50 on # who graduate within 6 years (B.S.)Success11th out of 50 on # who graduate from Community college within 3 yearsBut 30,000 people in 3 counties do not have a community college within 100 miles from McCall.
5 McCall College McCall College Foundation, Inc., Mission: is a non-profit, independent college, has been formed with the purpose of starting a Community/Destination College, offering post-secondary programs in targeted areas and eventually granting Associate of Arts, Applied Science, or Science Degrees when able under accreditation guidelines.Mission:Provide meaningful post-secondary education for students of all ages helping them achieve their individual and social goals to develop a whole person in community and the world
6 Market Niche Students who want a 2 year Community/ Destination College Students who want Computer ClassesAdults who want additional educationProfessionals who want Executive SeminarsCitizens and visitors who want Summer ProgramsStudents who want to finish their GED
7 Target Market & Timeline Year 1 onward:Local residents who were never able to start college or were not able to complete a degreeGraduating seniors from Valley County and beyond who cannot afford to leave home to attend school, orGraduates who are not ready to make the leap from rural to urban life where other community colleges are usually locatedYear 2 onwardDestination students who want to attend college and be near McCall and Cascade amenities: skiing, white water, hockey, curling, hospitality, recreation and environmental career opportunities
8 What our Students Need (Survey Results to date) TotalsTotal Responses401Total Students160Total Staff18Total Faculty75Total Citizens140Survey at
9 Type of Student (n=158)? Students High School 53 Some College 46 Earned Degree37ResidenceHave Accommodations ; Need Dorm living- Pilgrim Cove98 15Attend Year2012342013Not sure56
10 Type of College desired (n=156)? Type: Prof Tech25Type: Community College51Type: 4 year liberal arts15Type: 4 year research21Type: not sure42Would you attend a college in McCall that met your needs?Yes97
16 Accredited College or University Key MilestonesAccredited College or UniversityPartnersIRSDonorsProgramsOpen theDoorsPlacesPeople
17 Key Milestones Partners State Board of Education Accredited Programs Regional AccreditationNon-CreditOpen theDoorsPlacesPeople
18 Key Milestones Partners Programs Open the Doors Students Places Staff People
19 Key Milestones Partners Programs Housing Open the Doors Classrooms/LabsStudent CenterStudentsPlacesLibraryOfficesStaffComputer CenterBookstorePeople
20 Key Milestones Partners Programs Open the Doors Places Volunteers PeopleProfessorsSpecificStaffPaidNon-specific
21 All Milestones Accredited College or University Partners IRS Donors State Board of EducationAccreditedProgramsRegional AccreditationNon-CreditOpen theDoorsClassrooms/LabsHousingStudent CenterStudentsPlacesLibraryOfficesStaffComputer CenterBookstoreVolunteerPeopleProfessorsSpecificPaidStaffNon-specific
22 Our ProgramWe are designing a college that meets regional accreditation standardsPhase I:Phase II: Health & Wellness; Sports & Recreation; Performing Arts; Ethics & LeadershipPhase III: Professional Technical Campus in Valley CountyAS Degrees (with partner)Certificates (no partner)Business (Entrepreneur)BusinessSocial ScienceLife SkillsArtCreative ArtsEnvironmental ScienceGEDComputer ScienceComputer Skills
23 Accreditation We are in conversation with accreditation partners. With partner such as Lewis-Clark State College4-6 year process for McCall College accreditationRegional accreditation comes with partnershipOffering their degrees and transcriptNo partner (proprietary college)Individual program development4-6 years for national accreditation (no transfer)6-10 years for regional accreditation (transfer)
24 Our Strategic Imperatives SI I: Build an Effective College OrganizationSI II: Identify & Meet Community Educational Needs. What other programs would be helpful?SI III: Develop and Effective Infrastructure of Campus BuildingsGoal A. Outcome #1: Use furniture and equipment in each classroom that is equivalent to the HS experienceGoal A. Outcome #2: Use furniture and equipment in each Tech Center that is equivalent to the HS experience
25 Strategic Imperative (con’t) SI III.Goal E: Develop a publically funded Professional Technical School to serve Valley County and the regionSI IV: Develop outstanding StudentsSI V: Develop outstanding Faculty and StaffSI VI: Insure Institutional effectiveness
26 FacilitiesThe Foundation has arranged for 5 – 7,000 sq. ft. of space & utilities in the Park Center Professional Center on Park Street to houseAdministrative Offices,Academic & Student Center,Bookstore,4 Classrooms1 Technology Center.The owner is willing to wait for students before billing for space.
27 AffordabilityWe are striving to develop a college that remains affordableWe are targeting a tuition in the range of $ per credit equivalent. Most classes are 3 credit equivalent classes.We are currently all volunteers.We have access to college equipment contracts to equip college at wholesale costsA Lili grant (through local library) makes EBSCOhost available to Idaho free of charge (leading collegiate search engine/ online library).Our current expenses are the permits, fees, development costs (marketing, office supplies, advertising, engineering), and insurance required for start-up
28 Advantages to Our Region Staff jobs:Minimum 7 full time staff and managementTeaching jobs:Minimum of 64/3=21 classes per program5 programs means over 100 teaching assignments.We believe that most of these can be filled by regional residentsFill under-utilized office space & seasonal housing during Sept. - MayEconomic impact of over $3.2 mil / year
29 3 Month Action Plan Cultivate Higher Ed Partner Program and catalog development for either trackIdaho State Board of Education applicationStudent and Faculty RecruitingGrants (Albertson, Murdock, Micron)Fund RaisingConditional Use PermitP&Z meeting: July 10th City Hall 6pm
30 How can you help? Survey Response Volunteer: Donations 5 minute surveyCrucial to grant supportVolunteer:Fund Raising, marketing, Facebook,Contact Dr. Williams or WoodyDonationsMake checks out to MCIC – McCall College. McCall Community Improvement Corporation (MCIC) will forward your tax receipt.Hat at the door.