July 18, 2011
Delaware One-Year Celebration tomorrow
…And you are invited! We will celebrate the successful first year of the Delaware Campus tomorrow (July 19) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the café area and on the patio, so stop up and join us – sign the memory wall, watch a slide show of photos from groundbreaking (July 2008) to opening (June, 2010), and have some birthday cake, hot dogs, hamburgers and fixings!
Summer numbers up 6.8 percent
As of the official census date of July 11, enrollment for Summer Quarter 2011 was 19,699 paid students as compared to the summer 2010 headcount of 18,444. This represents a 6.80% increase. The total Full Time Equivalent (FTE) number for Summer 2011 is 11,699.22 as compared to 10,780.72 FTE from Summer 2010—an 8.52%% increase. Both numbers are records for Summer Quarter.
The Quick Glance data for Summer Quarter 2011 can also be found online. Itincludes comparison headcounts and FTEs by College, distance and off-campus centers. You will also see three-year census day trends for total enrollments and FTE, distance enrollments and FTE, and off-campus center enrollment and FTE.
If you have any questions about this enrollment data, please contact Jim Hamberg, program coordinator, Knowledge Resources and Planning.
Christopher’s is back for the summer!
Visit Christopher’s, the student-run dining experience held every Thursday night from 6 – 7:30 p.m. in Eibling Hall Room 05. Pork loin and salmon are on the menu for Thursday evening, July 21. Check out the whole menu here.
Taste the Future drawing closer
Columbus State is getting closer to the most delicious day of the year...Taste the Future! This gourmet special event will be held on Tuesday evening, September 13 outside on the beautiful campus mall.
You can expect an evening of magnificent food from the area's brightest culinary stars, to benefit the future through scholarships and special projects at Columbus State.
Fourteen teams to compete for annual Quality Awards
Fourteen teams from across campus have stepped up to compete for the 2011 Continuous Quality Improvement Team competition. Three prizes totaling $8,000 will be awarded at a luncheon on July 27. Seven of the teams competing include the:
Instructional Cost Model Team. In only three months, staffers from HR, Academic Affairs, and Business Services built a database tool from scratch to project and align expenses as we switch from quarters to semesters.
Dental Hygiene Alumni Network Team. What do you call it when over half of your graduates return for a first-ever alumni event? A whopping success! The Dental Hygiene and the Development Foundation’s alumni get- together is now an annual education conference and fundraiser.
Wrap-up Sheet Team. Imagine your department received 26,000 phone calls last month or 44,000 last September. Barb Simpson and her team at the Telephone Information Center love their new online tool that tracks calls and improves their customer service.
Developmental Education Block Program Team. Boosting new students' academic skills is what this team is all about. "Along with high success and retention rates, we see confidence levels flourish as students discover a sense of belonging in academia," wrote team member Tracy Koski.
Welcome Team. For the first two days of every quarter, these enthusiastic volunteers help make our college what it is—a friendly and nurturing place for students.
Adjunct Orientation Team. With a new set of web tools and specialized training, Adjunct Orientation not only improves the academic focus of adjunct staff but also raises their comfort level as ambassadors of the college.
Math 099 Summer Bridge Team. Students who placed into Dev 031, Math 102 and 103 were offered this custom go-at-your-own-speed pilot program. Focusing on student retention, this team's efforts also saved significant student time and money.
Read about more teams in the next issue of Update!