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1 Wichita Area Technical College A Year of Transition and Growth

2 ACADEMIC AFFAIRS AND LEARNER SERVICES Aviation Business & Technology Manufacturing/Engineering/Skilled Trades Health Sciences General Education Goals Aviation Tech Center Aviation/Energy and Automotive Business, Math, Computers and Technology Distance Education Social/Behavioral Sciences and Humanities Manufacturing Health Sciences Business and Industry – Workforce Education Workforce Education Business and Industry – Business Professional Development Business Professional DevelopmentMarketing Learner Enrollment Learner Success Integrated Media and Military Relations

3 Aviation Tech Center Accomplishments Graduated 50 students in Airframe and Powerplant Spring semester 2009 *Single semester high.Graduated 50 students in Airframe and Powerplant Spring semester 2009 *Single semester high. AMT awards: 33 students received bronze thru silver. School received gold for 75% participation of faculty.AMT awards: 33 students received bronze thru silver. School received gold for 75% participation of faculty. Kicked off the Avionics program (day/night).Kicked off the Avionics program (day/night). Received over 200K dollars in donations for the Avionics program from Garmin and Cessna.Received over 200K dollars in donations for the Avionics program from Garmin and Cessna. Two Women graduates were featured in a national publication.Two Women graduates were featured in a national publication. Sent a representative to the Aviation Expo.Sent a representative to the Aviation Expo. One full time faculty completed the FAA requirements to become a Designated Mechanic Examiner.One full time faculty completed the FAA requirements to become a Designated Mechanic Examiner. Expanded to 5 sessions day and evenings at both East and West campuses.Expanded to 5 sessions day and evenings at both East and West campuses. Goals Preparation to transition to NCAT.Preparation to transition to NCAT. Hire and train new Director.Hire and train new Director. Begin recruiting for Fall 2010 program at NCATBegin recruiting for Fall 2010 program at NCAT Complete all simulators that are in the process of being built for AvionicsComplete all simulators that are in the process of being built for Avionics Complete professional (NACT) certification for our avionics instructors and our avionics curriculumComplete professional (NACT) certification for our avionics instructors and our avionics curriculum

4 Aviation/Energy and Automotive Accomplishments Automotive – Snap-On Regional Training CenterAutomotive – Snap-On Regional Training Center Aviation – WIRED grant funded new Composite Repair program and equipment.Aviation – WIRED grant funded new Composite Repair program and equipment. Energy – Wind; two grants pending for renewable energy. Developed Snap- On Torque CertificationEnergy – Wind; two grants pending for renewable energy. Developed Snap- On Torque Certification Goals Automotive – NATEF Recertification for Automotive CollisionAutomotive – NATEF Recertification for Automotive Collision Aviation – Snap-On, National Training Center for Aerospace.Aviation – Snap-On, National Training Center for Aerospace. Develop additional NDT tracks within aerospace and energy.Develop additional NDT tracks within aerospace and energy. Energy – Develop new certifications in renewable energy opportunities.Energy – Develop new certifications in renewable energy opportunities.

5 Business, Math, Computers &Technology Accomplishments Increased the number of Business Administration degree options:Increased the number of Business Administration degree options: –Accounting TC now offered as an AAS degree. –Administrative Office Technology TC now offered as an AAS degree. –Entrepreneurship COC, TC and AAS –Banking & Finance Successfully completed articulation agreement with Youth Entrepreneurship of Kansas (YEK).Successfully completed articulation agreement with Youth Entrepreneurship of Kansas (YEK). Established relationship with Derby High school (faculty participating on the Business Advisory Board).Established relationship with Derby High school (faculty participating on the Business Advisory Board). Goals All Business curriculum available in online/hybrid format. All Business curriculum available in online/hybrid format. Assist in recruiting to create feeder schoolsAssist in recruiting to create feeder schools More involvement with DECA (marketing/business) programs and develop student organizations for students attending WATC (Delta Epsilon Chi).More involvement with DECA (marketing/business) programs and develop student organizations for students attending WATC (Delta Epsilon Chi).

6 E-Learning Accomplishments Expanded the number of course offerings to 102 new classes for the year – up from 29 in the previous yearExpanded the number of course offerings to 102 new classes for the year – up from 29 in the previous year Successful transition from Axio to Angel Learning Management SystemSuccessful transition from Axio to Angel Learning Management System Developed rubric for assessment of online course contentDeveloped rubric for assessment of online course content Goals Offer more technical and program related online coursesOffer more technical and program related online courses Incorporate the Oxygen curriculum into existing programsIncorporate the Oxygen curriculum into existing programs Increase online enrollments and number of courses offeredIncrease online enrollments and number of courses offered Increase the usage of ITV classroomsIncrease the usage of ITV classrooms

7 Social/ Behavioral Sciences & Humanities Accomplishments New Program Guide for Public Speaking along with new rubric for speech evaluationNew Program Guide for Public Speaking along with new rubric for speech evaluation New General Education Assessment program implementedNew General Education Assessment program implemented Goals Revise Comp I and Comp II Program GuidesRevise Comp I and Comp II Program Guides

8 Manufacturing Accomplishments Improved relationship with Haas Equipment – entrustment secureImproved relationship with Haas Equipment – entrustment secure AAS Degrees in ACR, Welding and Machine ToolAAS Degrees in ACR, Welding and Machine Tool Added CATIA to Machine Tool and Mechanical DesignAdded CATIA to Machine Tool and Mechanical Design Every program in Department won either Gold or Silver Medal in Skills USA State CompetitionEvery program in Department won either Gold or Silver Medal in Skills USA State Competition Three instructors certified to teach 10 hours OSHA General Industry Three instructors certified to teach 10 hours OSHA General Industry Goals Work with WATC Foundation and Equipment Manufacturers to acquire additional equipment for NCAT facilityWork with WATC Foundation and Equipment Manufacturers to acquire additional equipment for NCAT facility Work with Faculty to incorporate new technologies into the classrooms to enhance student learningWork with Faculty to incorporate new technologies into the classrooms to enhance student learning Improve recruitment and enrollment efforts to support new department programsImprove recruitment and enrollment efforts to support new department programs Incubate a Certificate of Completion (Energy Auditing) provided the Kansas Department of Energy Grant is approved.Incubate a Certificate of Completion (Energy Auditing) provided the Kansas Department of Energy Grant is approved.

9 Health Sciences Accomplishments Health programs has new home with fully functional state of the art science and health labsHealth programs has new home with fully functional state of the art science and health labs Significantly improved relations with health science advisory boards and department facultySignificantly improved relations with health science advisory boards and department faculty New Programs: EMT-B, evening MA, evening LPN, online medical coding & insurance, MLT articulation agreement with Seward Co., increased the number and locations of CNA and CPR classesNew Programs: EMT-B, evening MA, evening LPN, online medical coding & insurance, MLT articulation agreement with Seward Co., increased the number and locations of CNA and CPR classes Goals Add 18 month evening LPN programAdd 18 month evening LPN program Begin research for a 2 year RN programBegin research for a 2 year RN program Work with R&D to develop new health science programs for fall 2010Work with R&D to develop new health science programs for fall 2010 Increase the number of articulation agreements, offer dual credit in health sciences to surrounding high schools, add CNA classes at Winfield & increase transferable gen ed credits for health science programsIncrease the number of articulation agreements, offer dual credit in health sciences to surrounding high schools, add CNA classes at Winfield & increase transferable gen ed credits for health science programs

10 Faculty Development 2009 Accomplishments In collaboration with R&D: Focused on Technology TrainingFocused on Technology Training Faculty members trained on online course delivery – 85 Trained in Technology Boot Camp Developed Instructor Academy Certification ProgramDeveloped Instructor Academy Certification Program Developed and Implemented Faculty ImpactDeveloped and Implemented Faculty Impact 2010 Goals Implement Instructor Academy Certification Program – July 2009Implement Instructor Academy Certification Program – July 2009 Implement Technology Integration Certification ProgramImplement Technology Integration Certification Program Implement Pittsburg State Pedagogy Certification ProgramImplement Pittsburg State Pedagogy Certification Program

11 Goals: Goals: Develop and implement peer faculty assessment tool and evaluation systemDevelop and implement peer faculty assessment tool and evaluation system Continue to increase Transfer and Articulation Agreements with High Schools and 4 year UniversitiesContinue to increase Transfer and Articulation Agreements with High Schools and 4 year Universities All Full Time Faculty to develop a web pageAll Full Time Faculty to develop a web page Foster relationships with Advisory Council membersFoster relationships with Advisory Council members Revise program review process and continue to improve student learning assessment planRevise program review process and continue to improve student learning assessment plan 20+ Faculty Certified by the Instructor Academy20+ Faculty Certified by the Instructor Academy

12 Learner Enrollment Accomplishments Successful blending of WATC/Cowley programs and student servicesSuccessful blending of WATC/Cowley programs and student services Implementation of BannerImplementation of Banner Enrollment goals met Enrollment goals met Goals Smooth transition to NCATSmooth transition to NCAT Implementation of social media into recruiting processesImplementation of social media into recruiting processes Meet enrollment goalsMeet enrollment goals

13 Unduplicated Head Count (number of students) Fall 20082,652 Spring 20092,460 Summer Total Student Headcount6,048 All data is of June 6, final figures available after July 1, 2009

14 Learner Success Accomplishments Achieved placement rate of 81.1% (based on responses received)Achieved placement rate of 81.1% (based on responses received) Relocated Library to SouthsideRelocated Library to Southside Academic Success helped generate 2300 credit hours/$175,455 revenueAcademic Success helped generate 2300 credit hours/$175,455 revenue Goals Provide job fairs for all programsProvide job fairs for all programs Establish Library presence on-lineEstablish Library presence on-line Implement retention programImplement retention program Redesign Academic Success programRedesign Academic Success program

15 Marketing Accomplishment Completed brand research and planningCompleted brand research and planning Facilitated relationship-building with community partnersFacilitated relationship-building with community partners –Four career/enrollment fairs –USD 259 counselors meeting –Tour of Spirit for USD 259 instructors and counselors (Industrial Systems program) Doubled number of unique visitors to watc.eduDoubled number of unique visitors to watc.edu Goals Implement brand overhaulImplement brand overhaul Web site improvement for usabilityWeb site improvement for usability Increase the usage of social media for marketingIncrease the usage of social media for marketing Increase public awareness of the collegeIncrease public awareness of the college

16 Business & Industry – Workforce Education Accomplishments Trained 950 Cessna employees on Crew Chief Leadership from March 08 to present Trained 950 Cessna employees on Crew Chief Leadership from March 08 to present Strengthened relationship with 6 area Apprenticeship groupsStrengthened relationship with 6 area Apprenticeship groups Developed 6 training programs with key OEM’s and suppliers which lead to repeat business throughout 2008 and 2009.Developed 6 training programs with key OEM’s and suppliers which lead to repeat business throughout 2008 and Goals Develop and market additional training programs in aviation, machining, transportation and environmental health and safety to be delivered in the surrounding counties (MSA).Develop and market additional training programs in aviation, machining, transportation and environmental health and safety to be delivered in the surrounding counties (MSA). Develop opportunities/market and incorporate (sell) Oxygen Education training in to companies in Kansas and Oklahoma.Develop opportunities/market and incorporate (sell) Oxygen Education training in to companies in Kansas and Oklahoma. (Re) develop industry training for green jobs in Green Alliance program.(Re) develop industry training for green jobs in Green Alliance program.

17 Business and Industry – Business Professional Development Accomplishments Providing Boeing Six Sigma TrainingProviding Boeing Six Sigma Training Increased Computer Training for Spirit from 2007/08Increased Computer Training for Spirit from 2007/08 New programs/certificates developed since January: New programs/certificates developed since January: –Six Sigma – yellow, green and black belt –Lean – for services, engineering, operations –Lean Sigma –Operations Management –Project Management –Supply Chain Management –SHRM preparatory course – and the only school to be able to offer it to western Kansas –Emarketing Goals Secure the PMI and APICS certifications, adding the LEED Certification/Energy certificateSecure the PMI and APICS certifications, adding the LEED Certification/Energy certificate Active involvement with Green SymposiumActive involvement with Green Symposium Implement Lean Healthcare along with Six Sigma Healthcare Implement Lean Healthcare along with Six Sigma Healthcare Expand computer training programs and offerings to companies and working with workshops/certificates for the healthcare industry.Expand computer training programs and offerings to companies and working with workshops/certificates for the healthcare industry.

18 Integrated Media and Military Relations Accomplishments Standup Integrated Media ProgramsStandup Integrated Media Programs –Equip creative people with digital skills –Focus on Adobe Creative Suite & Flash Media –Oxygen courseware is created using Flash Partner with City Arts in Old Town to add 2/4 Apple Mac Labs in underused roomsPartner with City Arts in Old Town to add 2/4 Apple Mac Labs in underused rooms –Create WATC presence downtown for eMarketing and WATC Business programs Add IMG sponsored Studios and Apple Mac Labs to ComotaraAdd IMG sponsored Studios and Apple Mac Labs to Comotara Goals Triple military enrollments into WATC – GI BillTriple military enrollments into WATC – GI Bill Create Awareness in the Military Community about WATC, 20% Discount and online programsCreate Awareness in the Military Community about WATC, 20% Discount and online programs Pipeline USAF Maintenance airman into A&P and other FAA certified coursesPipeline USAF Maintenance airman into A&P and other FAA certified courses Persuade USAF to add WATC as the 5 th College allowed to conduct classes at McConnell AFBPersuade USAF to add WATC as the 5 th College allowed to conduct classes at McConnell AFB Connect NCAT with the U.S. Air ForceConnect NCAT with the U.S. Air Force

19 RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT Program Research Program Development Language Institute Adult Literacy Integrated Media

20 Program Research 2009 Accomplishments Conducted training needs assessments of Business and Industry throughout South Central Kansas – 87 total companiesConducted training needs assessments of Business and Industry throughout South Central Kansas – 87 total companies Conducted Health needs assessment for new programs – 24 total companiesConducted Health needs assessment for new programs – 24 total companies Administered an Aviation, Manufacturing & Engineering survey to area high school students through partnership with Kansas Career PipelineAdministered an Aviation, Manufacturing & Engineering survey to area high school students through partnership with Kansas Career Pipeline –10,804 high school student portfolios or s Received feedback from over 300 Business and Industry Partners on our programs and graduatesReceived feedback from over 300 Business and Industry Partners on our programs and graduates Goals for 2010 Conduct Integrated Media Needs AssessmentConduct Integrated Media Needs Assessment Conduct Wind Energy Needs AssessmentConduct Wind Energy Needs Assessment Research Integrated Media Best PracticesResearch Integrated Media Best Practices

21 Program Development 2009 Accomplishments Increased program offerings from 68 to 115Increased program offerings from 68 to 115 Developed 10,367 curriculum hoursDeveloped 10,367 curriculum hours –7,410 aviation hours –2,957 other programs 2010 Goals Continue development of aviation and manufacturing programsContinue development of aviation and manufacturing programs Develop programs for Health CareDevelop programs for Health Care Develop programs for Integrated MediaDevelop programs for Integrated Media

22 Language Institute 2009 Accomplishments Developed Course Standards for English for Composites course targeted to Vietnamese communityDeveloped Course Standards for English for Composites course targeted to Vietnamese community Secured WIRED grant funding to develop Curriculum for English for Composites courseSecured WIRED grant funding to develop Curriculum for English for Composites course Goals for 2010 Research to determine a health sciences course to develop as an ESL for specific purposes course using the Monterey Institute of International Studies ModelResearch to determine a health sciences course to develop as an ESL for specific purposes course using the Monterey Institute of International Studies Model Continue to offer English for Composites courseContinue to offer English for Composites course

23 Adult Literacy 2009 Accomplishments Secured $10,000 Dollar General Literacy Foundation Grant.Secured $10,000 Dollar General Literacy Foundation Grant. Served 20% more participants in 2009 than in 2008—680 to 816. Served 20% more participants in 2009 than in 2008—680 to 816. With Workforce Development, secured $81,000 contract to provide assessments and remedial instruction to 200 Kaman Aerostructures employees.With Workforce Development, secured $81,000 contract to provide assessments and remedial instruction to 200 Kaman Aerostructures employees. Goals for 2010 Secured $20,000 Dollar General Literacy Foundation Grant.Secured $20,000 Dollar General Literacy Foundation Grant. Serve 10% more participants than in 2009.Serve 10% more participants than in Secure Verizon Technology Grant.Secure Verizon Technology Grant. Secure a minimum of one additional business contract to provide remedial instruction.Secure a minimum of one additional business contract to provide remedial instruction.

24 New Media – Faculty Development Multiple Media LiteracyMultiple Media Literacy –Offer faculty development workshops on new media –Support course development initiatives –Outfit classrooms with appropriate classroom technology

25 FINANCE AND OPERATIONS Facilities Information Technology Financial Banner Enterprise Resource Program

26 Facilities Accomplishments Accomplishments Sell Central – SoldSell Central – Sold Remodel Southside – On time and within budgetRemodel Southside – On time and within budget Move Health programs to Southside – On time and ready for classesMove Health programs to Southside – On time and ready for classes Move Adult Literacy to Schweiter - On time and ready for classesMove Adult Literacy to Schweiter - On time and ready for classes Lease and remodel Comotara - On time and within budgetLease and remodel Comotara - On time and within budget Goals Goals Sell Seneca & SchweiterSell Seneca & Schweiter Move to GatewayMove to Gateway Planning of Infrastructure (Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment) and move to NCATPlanning of Infrastructure (Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment) and move to NCAT Maintain existing facilitiesMaintain existing facilities

27 Information Technology Accomplishments Accomplishments Comotara & Southside IT infrastructureComotara & Southside IT infrastructure NCAT IT PlanningNCAT IT Planning Implementation of New Phone SystemImplementation of New Phone System Goals Goals IT infrastructure at GatewayIT infrastructure at Gateway Implement Virtualization TechnologyImplement Virtualization Technology Wireless installation at Comotara and SouthsideWireless installation at Comotara and Southside

28 Financial Accomplishments Accomplishments Banner conversionBanner conversion Accounts Receivable collection processAccounts Receivable collection process Bookstores established at Grove and SouthsideBookstores established at Grove and Southside Goals Goals Provide real time financial informationProvide real time financial information Process improvement driven by BannerProcess improvement driven by Banner New Budgeting ProcessNew Budgeting Process

29 Banner Enterprise Resource Program 2009 Accomplishments months Conversion (normal months)12-15 months Conversion (normal months) Student and Financial Aid live April 2009Student and Financial Aid live April 2009 Intellecheck and Form Fusion ImplementationIntellecheck and Form Fusion Implementation Human Resources, Finance and Firefly tested – go live July 1Human Resources, Finance and Firefly tested – go live July Goals Workflow ImplementationWorkflow Implementation Integrate Banner with Document ImagingIntegrate Banner with Document Imaging Online Payment SolutionsOnline Payment Solutions Firefly to be fully implementedFirefly to be fully implemented

30 HUMAN RESOURCES

31 Human Resources Accomplishments Compensation and Benefits -payroll conversion to banner -Negotiations -benefit renewal -expanded employee benefit package Policies/Process & compliance Setting a standard for excellence -Recruiting -Recognition -Accountability Goals Staffing Customer service Organizational culture Strategic workforce planning Increased retention efforts Measurement and accountability

32 EXTERNAL AFFAIRS Grants Foundation Accreditation Strategic Planning Relationships

33 Foundation Accomplishments Separated Foundation Director position from grant positionSeparated Foundation Director position from grant position Search campaign launched for new directorSearch campaign launched for new director Received $283,525Received $283,525 Goals Hire Foundation Director (completed – July 2009)Hire Foundation Director (completed – July 2009) Develop Strategic PlanDevelop Strategic Plan Launch Capital CampaignLaunch Capital Campaign

34 Grants Accomplishments Hired grant coordinatorHired grant coordinator Received $1,204,675 in grant fundingReceived $1,204,675 in grant funding  Perkins Program Improvement - $255,375  Library - $3,987  WIRED - $585,000  KS Innovative Technology Grant - $85,831  Kan Ed - $3,000  Perkins Leadership (Avionics Accreditation) - $9,862  Workforce Solutions (Oxygen) - $250,000  KBOR Internship Grants - $3,620  Boeing – Skills USA - $8,000 Goals Pursue Grant funding:Pursue Grant funding:  Perkins – Program Improvement Funds - $245,211  Stimulus Dollars  Grants for equipment for NCAT, Health Care, Integrated Media, and other new programs Develop Strategic PlanDevelop Strategic Plan Pursue Educational Model Grants from CorporationsPursue Educational Model Grants from Corporations

35 Accreditation Accomplishments Received HLC-NCA accreditation in OctoberReceived HLC-NCA accreditation in October Human Resources Report to be filed with HLC-NCA in AugustHuman Resources Report to be filed with HLC-NCA in August Goals Submit Assessment of General Education Report to HLC-NCASubmit Assessment of General Education Report to HLC-NCA Develop Timeline for Re- affirmation - next site visit Develop Timeline for Re- affirmation - next site visit

36 Strategic Planning Accomplishments Completed 2 nd year of three-year planCompleted 2 nd year of three-year plan Overall Target is On Track (79%)Overall Target is On Track (79%) Final report to be presented to Board in AugustFinal report to be presented to Board in August Goals Strategic PlanningStrategic Planning  Complete 3 rd year of three-year plan  Finalize new 5-year plan

37 State and Local Relationships Accomplishments Kansas Postsecondary Technical Education Authority meetingsKansas Postsecondary Technical Education Authority meetings Kansas Board of Regents meetingsKansas Board of Regents meetings Kansas Association of Technical Colleges meetingsKansas Association of Technical Colleges meetings Workforce Alliance meetingsWorkforce Alliance meetings Chamber eventsChamber events Goals Expand and maintain relationshipsExpand and maintain relationships


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