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1 Development of SPC Baccalaureate Programs A Model for Providing Baccalaureate Access to the Non-traditional Student 1

2 About SPC Florida’s first two-year college (founded in 1927) Comprehensive Community College Mission State’s First Community College authorized to offer baccalaureate degrees (2001) Fall Headcount Enrollment: 32,532 (credit) Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) 2

3 Presenters Deveron Gibbons – Chairman, Board of Trustees (sends regrets) Bill Law, PhD – President Anne Cooper, PhD – Senior VP Instruction and Academic Programs James Coraggio, PhD – Associate VP Institutional Effectiveness, Research and Grants 3

4 Session Goals 4 Describe how SPC developed the 1 st community college-based baccalaureate programs in Florida. Provide information regarding the original rationale for creating the these baccalaureate programs Describe the model for implementing and developing them.

5 Florida Need State is not prepared to meet economic demands due to limited baccalaureate access (Master Plan for Florida Postsecondary Education, 1998) Florida ranked 46 out of 50 states in Baccalaureate access Community College System developed a strategic plan on Baccalaureate access 5

6 Pinellas County Need Ranked 67 of 67 counties in Baccalaureate access Employers identified needs for IT managers, teachers, BSN educated nurses Geographic uniqueness: – Peninsula with heavy traffic volume – Most densely populated county in Florida 6

7 Opportunity 7

8 New Legislation Provided SPC the authority to offer four-year baccalaureate degrees (2001) Included a million dollar appropriation for start- up costs (multi-year commitment) Three areas of emphasis – Teacher Education – BSN Nursing – Technology Management 8

9 Making Public Policy Work SPC has produced 6,432 baccalaureate graduates since inception Of the graduates (in-state) – 78% are employed with an average annual wage of $42,890 – 14% are continuing their education Over 1,200 SPC graduates a year which leads the other 22 state colleges 9

10 Making Public Policy Work Programs322 Enrolled6485,366 % of Total Enrollment1.9%11.5% Graduates91,155 % of Total Graduates0.3%18.9% Growth of SPC Baccalaureate Program

11 Finance Formula Originally began at 20% less than state universities Has now widened to 44% 11 Full-Time Tuition and FeesFY2011FY2012FY2013 Florida College – Associate$2,765$2,987$3,091 Florida College – Baccalaureate $3,083$3,328$3,541 State Universities (Difference) $4,936 +$1,853 $5,531 +$2,203 $6,069 +$2,528 Note: In-state tuition of 30 credit hours

12 SPC Challenge Be ‘true’ to the historical Community College Mission Maintain an ‘open-door’ policy and keep instruction as a top priority Serve our ‘community’ with 4-year workforce focused bachelor’s degrees in high need areas Seamless integration of services for all students 12

13 Quality Degree Standards Mirror State University System academic policies for quality Time to degree: 120 hours Common pre-requisites Specialized accreditation Ability of graduates to transfer into state/ private graduate programs 74% of UD faculty with PhDs or terminal degree 13

14 Becoming One College Startup initially included some separate resources until critical mass was reached Move to One College included… Combined Governance – Individual Colleges: One Dean – One curriculum and instruction process – One planning and budgeting process Seamless and integrated approach to student resources – Financial Aid, Library Services, and Student Services 14

15 Program Development Current and projected labor market analysis (number of current and needed professionals in field) Employer and student surveys DACUM Process - interactive session with field practitioners to gather information on necessary skills and traits Over 450 Advisory Committees – assist in developing and improving academic programs 15

16 Current Programs 16 College/Department/SchoolBS/BAS Programs College of Business Business Administration, International Business, Management & Org. Leadership, Sustainability Management College of Computer and Information Technology Technology Development & Management College of Education 7- Teacher Certifications 1 – Non-teacher Certification College of Health Sciences Health Services Administration, Dental Hygiene, Orthotics and Prosthetics College of Nursing RN-BSN Nursing College of Public Safety Public Safety Administration Natural Science Department Biology School of Policy and Legal Studies Paralegal Studies, Public Policy and Admin. School of Veterinary Technology Veterinary Technology

17 Student Demographics Fall ,067 Headcount Enrollment Older: 34.5% are 36 or older Part-Time : 68.2% (Avg.=8 CHs) Female: 66.4% Diversity: 72.1% White; 9.8% Black/African American; and 9.0% Hispanic/Latino Online Only: 58.8% of students New Students: 221 students were ‘new’ to SPC 17

18 18 SPC produces non-traditional workforce focused graduates:  Older: Median age is 31 with one third over the age of 36  Committed: Ninety percent completed the program within 3 years with almost all enrolled at least one summer term (94%)  Employed: Over three quarters (78%) are employed with an average annual wage of $37,325 for education majors and $51,178 for non-education majors  Local: Three quarters of graduates received their previous degree within the local area. Program Outcomes

19 Keys to Success Leadership support and commitment Quality degree standards and stay ‘true’ to community college teaching and learning mission Program majors from high demand workforce areas by collaborating with industry Initial funds for planning and implementation Seamless integration of resources for students One College focus 19

20 Resources Florida Department of Education – SPC – Djuan Fox, Baccalaureate Liaison or (727) – Baccalaureate Website 20

21 21 Questions


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