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4 EnrollmentNapolesDecrease this last year due to dual credit charge
5 ConceptualizationFaculty-driven response to industry’s work ethics epidemicGraduates have strong skills, but poor work ethicCollaboration between SKYCTC faculty and Program Advisory Committee membersReviewed industry human resource policiesHarlan
6 ConceptualizationBased on feedback from educators, community leaders, and business and industry partners, workplace ethics practices promoting success in the classroom are incorporated into course expectations.Originally established “Attendance Policy”Revised to “Workplace Ethics” making other expected behaviors more prominent.Harlan
7 Workplace Ethics Agreement In addition to course and program competencies, student success will be measured by:Being Present and PunctualParticipating in academic activitiesMaintaining Professional behaviorHarlan
8 ImplementationFaculty Senate voted to implement practice for on-campus courses beginning Fall 2011Not used in online, BIT, dual credit, or fire rescue trainingCommon statement placed on all on-campus course syllabiStudents sign the syllabiSteve-Agreement is used with high school students that take courses on any SKYCTC campus
9 Implementation Attendance Expectation Students missing 15% of class sessions:Withdrawn by faculty if it occurred before mid-term withdrawal deadlineReceive a failing grade if it occurred after mid-term withdrawal deadlineFaculty keep own records, but must report last day of attendanceSteve– stop and give time for each of our faculty to share thoughts on implementationLate arrivalsNo excused absencesteaching students to plan aheadChallengesFaculty experience during implementation
10 Impact Reports from Faculty Students Program Advisory Committees CommunityNational OrganizationsSusanThe Workplace Ethics had the impact we expected, preparing students for the workplace
11 A Faculty’s Perspective “Students arrive on time in the morning and after lunch, and they are ready to start when class begins. The students tell me that they are glad that there are no longer late comers interrupting class.”SusanTardinessFaculty report tardiness has decreased dramaticallyReports of students running to classClassroom Behavior ProblemsFaculty report fewer classroom behavior problemsFaculty EmpowermentFaculty report more control in classroomSKYCTC selected as a Best Place to Work in 2012 and 2013
12 Faculty Report… Faculty Empowerment - more control in classroom Tardiness has decreased dramaticallyClassroom behavior problems are fewerSKYCTC selected as a Best Place to Work in Kentucky in 2012, 2013, and 2014.SusanTardinessFaculty report tardiness has decreased dramaticallyReports of students running to classClassroom Behavior ProblemsFaculty report fewer classroom behavior problemsFaculty EmpowermentFaculty report more control in classroomSKYCTC selected as a Best Place to Work in 2012 and 2013
13 A Student’s Perspective “I just wanted to write you and tell you how much I respect and appreciate the education that I received from the [SKYCTC] Nursing program…. I have several classmates in my [work] orientation class and we behave in a total different manner than our peers.…Rules were hard, … but it was necessary and taught us discipline. I am very thankful the school I attended was very structured, organized and respectful.In this day and time, respect and professionalism are sometimes hard to instill and maintain. Please hold fast to these aspects in Glasgow, it is what makes your graduates unique!”Susan“I just wanted to write you and tell you how much I respect and appreciate the education that I received from the BCTC Nursing program. I am currently in orientation at MCBG. This orientation is very extensive. We are spending two weeks in the classroom. Today, we had scheduled rotations with several departments that we will be utilizing after we are on the floor. It is so obvious who attended BGTC and who attended another nursing program. I have several classmates in my orientation class and we behave in a total different manner than are peers. We are disciplined not to be drinking or eating during speakers or while we are visiting other departments, have our cell phones out texting, or talking to each other while the educators are talking.Rules are hard, I didn't always like not being able to have my diet coke for six hours a day or be able to have a drink during clinical hours (except lunch) but it was necessary and taught us discipline. I am very thankful the school I attended was very structured, organized and respectful.Several nurses and managers have already communicated to me that they are very impressed with the RN program at BGTC. Specifically, nurses in open heart recovery and the clinical manager, and two additional clinical managers that were speakers during orientation.In this day and time, respect and professionalism are sometimes hard to instill and maintain. Please hold fast to these aspects in Glasgow, it is what makes your graduates unique!Student quote
14 Students Report… Positive impact on their own behavior Learning self disciplineIncreased motivation and success, due to expected attendanceLess serious students who were disruptive either leave or are withdrawnSusanStudent ReportsPositive student reports of attendance’s impact far outweigh negative complaintsStudents report becoming increased motivation and success, due to expected attendance
15 Program Advisory Committees’ Perspective… “Finally, someone is listening to our needs. Thank you for listening to us.” “There is a different kind of student coming from the college. They are showing up on time and taking initiative.”BrianBusiness/Industry ReportsBusiness leaders are responding well to this practice“Finally, someone is listening to our needs”“Thank you for listening to us”Program Advisory Committee members believe this will change the landscape for hiring
16 Graduates’ Work Attitude BrianThe question is just a 1-5 rating on employee work attitude… It is in a line listing with several other things.I do not know the number of employers, as some employers hired multiple graduates, and therefore completed more than one survey. Below are the response counts.=99=75=98The responses for this graduates will be gathered this May.
17 Community Members Report… Barren River Area Development District is promoting SKYCTC’s Workplace Ethics practice to businesses.Chamber of Commerce is showcasing this practice to prospective and existing businesses as evidence of how SKYCTC is responding to workforce needs.BrianCommunity ReportsBarren River Area Development District is promoting SKYCTC’s Workplace Ethics practice to businessesChamber of Commerce is showcasing this practice to prospective and existing businesses as evidence of how SKYCTC is responding to workforce needs
18 National RecognitionNISOD published a best practices article on SKYCTC Workplace Ethics (May 2012).CCSSE is requesting SKYCTC publish Workplace Ethics practice as a national best practice.League of Innovations recognized Workplace Ethics as an Innovation of the Year (May 2013).NapolesTarrent County in Texas has implemented a similar policy.
19 GradesNapolesW: more student withdrew the year we started the agreement, but that number has decreasedMP: the math competencies are more difficult so fewer complete in one semesterGrades as a % of the total grades (DSS report, Valid Attempt=Y, Class Type=E, Subject not BIT or FRT, and Instruction Mode=BP
20 Persistence Fall-to-Spring Persistence Fall 2013 to Spring 2014 No Workplace Ethics Policy71% persistenceFall 2013 to Spring 2014Workplace Ethics Policy Implemented72% persistenceNapolesThe implementation with all of its benefits has not had a decrease in persistence. Long term impact of persistence on retention.
21 R2T4 Increase in numbers of students receiving Federal Financial Aid. Increase in Federal Financial Aid dollars.Continuing decrease each year in percent of returned to federal government.NapolesThere has been a small dropoff in the % returned to title 4, but even a small % is a very nice indicator, because you would usually associate a policy of increased demand and rigor as a cause for increase, and we have not really seen that….Return amounts though have been dropping small % each year.
22 Thank you for the opportunity to share what we are learning. Questions? Brian
23 WORKPLACE ETHICS AGREEMENT IntroductionSouthcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKYCTC) is committed to student success and improving employability of the students. Based on feedback from educators, community leaders, and business and industry partners, workplace ethics practices promoting success in the classroom are incorporated into course expectations. In addition to course and program competencies, student success will be measured by:being present and punctualparticipating in academic activitiesmaintaining professional behavior
24 Present and Punctual Students are expected to demonstrate a strong work ethic by being present and punctual for all class sessions. Students will be considered absent if they are tardy or leave before class is dismissed. If a student is absent for more than 15% of the scheduled class sessions, the student will be withdrawn from the course. If this occurs prior to the official withdrawal date, the student will be withdrawn from the course and a “W” issued on their transcript. After the official withdrawal date, the student will be issued a failing grade “E” on their transcript. *Note: Due to programmatic requirements, some programs may require students to be present for a higher percentage of classes (more than 85 percent).
25 ParticipationStudents are expected to demonstrate strong work ethics by actively participating in all class sessions and completing academic activities. Participation includes but is not limited to:engaging in and completing activitiesputting forth full effort for the entire class sessionseeking assistance when neededmaintaining clean and orderly work areasIf at any time a student does not participate in a class session, laboratory, clinical or other scheduled academic activity, it is the student’s responsibility to make satisfactory arrangements for any make-up work, if permitted by the instructor.
26 Professional ConductStudents are expected to conduct themselves professionally, as outlined in the Student Code of Conduct located on the KCTCS website. Professional conduct includes but is not limited to:dressing appropriatelyengaging instructors, college employees, and students with respectutilizing technology appropriatelyrefraining from disruptive behaviormodeling behavior appropriate to his/her chosen professionAny conduct within a course that disrupts the learning environment will result in the student being dismissed, counted absent, and may result in disciplinary action.