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CHIPOLA COLLEGE Going from A to B (Associate to Baccalaureate Degrees) How one underserved rural Florida college is addressing the lack of access to baccalaureate degrees in it’s district.
CHIPOLA COLLEGE An Overview Founded in 1947 – third oldest in the state Serves a large, sparsely populated district of five counties Has a reputation of academic excellence Employs 90% full-time faculty Enrolls approximately 2500 full-time students with close to 6000 total Awards Certificates and AA, AS, and BS degrees
Florida’s Community College System 2 is Not Enough Florida’s CC system, created in the 60’s, was put in place to ensure that all residents would have access to two years of postsecondary education. 2 is not enough –Florida’s place-bound residents need access to baccalaureate degrees. Over 50% of Chipola’s AA graduates do not continue their education. There is no four-year institution in the district. Many students cannot relocate or commute to earn a baccalaureate degree.
THE UNIVERSITY CENTER AT CHIPOLA COLLEGE Initiated in 2000. FIPSE grant Universities delivering baccalaureate degrees on Chipola’s campus. Over 250 students currently enrolled Third group of graduates will receive their degree this spring.
The University Center (Universities deliver & award the degrees, not Chipola College)
Florida State University BS, Nursing – Part-time program MS, Social Work
University of West Florida BA, Criminal Justice BA, Special Education/Elementary Education BA, Social Work BS, Instructional Technology MS, Ed.S. & Ed.D Degrees in Educational Leadership with Administrative Certification in Administration MS, Ed.S. & Ed.D Degrees in Curriculum and Instruction
TROY STATE UNIVERSITY FLORIDA REGION MS in Guidance and Counseling – K-12 School Guidance Counselors – Individual Counseling
CHIPOLA COLLEGE A Higher Degree of Success In 2001, the Florida Legislature established procedures to further expand access to baccalaureate degree programs through the use of community colleges. As stated in Section 240.3836, Florida Statutes: A community college may be authorized by the Florida Board of Education to offer a limited number of baccalaureate degrees designed to meet local workforce needs through one of the following processes : – A community college may develop a proposal to deliver specified baccalaureate degree programs in its district.
Chipola jumped at this opportunity to serve its constituents Conducted degree needs assessments. Applied for permission to offer BS degrees in Secondary Math and Science Education, Business Administration, and Nursing Florida Education Commissioner Jim Horne and then FSU President Sandy D‘Alemberte forged a partnership with Chipola for FSU to deliver the Business and Nursing degrees at Chipola. (Unfortunately, FSU withdrew from the partnership a year and a half later.) Chipola was authorized to offer BS degrees in Math Education & Science Education.
CHIPOLA COLLEGE A Higher Degree of Success EXPANDING CHIPOLA’S MISSION Fall,2001 – Application to Florida Board of Education SBOE Spring, 2002 – Approval to offer BS degrees in Mathematics Education and Biology Education from the FLBOE June, 2003 – Name change approved by Florida Legislature – SACS approved Chipola to offer baccalaureate degrees August, 2003 – Chipola District Board of Trustees officially changed our name to Chipola College. January, 2004 – The first students began classes in Chipola College’s baccalaureate programs. May 2005 – first group of students graduate
State of Mathematics & Science Education in Florida Nature of Math and Science Teacher Education Programs Very rigorous – Math prerequisites exceed those for engineering – Biology prerequisites comparable to those for premed Small enrollments and graduating classes – 13.8 - Average number of Math Ed. graduates per institution per year. – 11.6 - Average number of Science Ed graduates per institution per year. Chipola’s first graduating class, Spring 2005: Eight qualified math educators and five qualified biology educators.
State of Mathematics & Science Education in Florida National and state critical shortage of qualified math and science teachers. 14% of Florida math and science teachers were teaching out of field in 2003. 2005-06 projections: – 147 math ed grads/2306 math job openings. – 120 science ed grads/1938 science job openings. – ICUF and SUS graduates supply only 6% of demand.
CHIPOLA COLLEGE A Higher Degree of Success Chipola College is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Chipola Teacher Education Program satisfies all state requirements. Chipola Teacher Education Program follows guidelines of all national professional organizations All students are certified to teach math or biology in high or middle schools upon graduation.
CHIPOLA COLLEGE Going from A to B An Arduous Journey Student Support Services Organization Faculty Curriculum Regional Accreditation - SACS State Teacher Education Program Approval Collaboration With Local School Districts Marketing & Recruitment
Student Support Services Admissions Registration Financial Aid – Federal – State – Chipola Foundation Student Records Academic Advising
Organization New Department for the BS Programs Combine with Mathematics and Natural Science Departments Department Chair Facilitators: – Math Education – Mathematics – Science Education – Biology – Professional Education
Faculty SAC’s Requirements Faculty – Math/Math. Ed: 4 of 7 hold Ph.D.’s – Science/Science Ed: 5 of 7 hold Ph.D.’s Salaries Work Load
Curriculum State Requirements Courses of Study Course Development