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Preface to the 2013 Institutional Profile

Cumberland County College offers programs of study leading to Associate Degrees, Academic Certificates, Career Certificates, and Short-Term Training Certificates. As of Fall 2012, over 3,900 students were enrolled in these programs. An additional 1,100 students were enrolled in Professional and Continuing Education courses.

 

During 2012-2013, the College completed work in its first year of its new 2012-2017 Strategic Plan. Included in the Plan is a revised Mission statement. The Plan emphasizes three strategic directions: Student Success and Completion; Leadership and Service Learning; Workforce and Economic Development.

 

The Cumberland County College 2013 Institutional Profile contains information about the College, its students, faculty, staff, and programs. This year’s Profile supports the College’s commitment to providing the public with information about its students and their educational outcomes.

 


Should you have questions about any information in the Profile, please contact the College’s Assessment, Planning and Research or Public Relations Offices. Additional information about the College may be found on the College website http://www.cccnj.edu/.

 

 

Thomas Isekenegbe, Ph.D.
President


 

 




Introduction

This 2013 Institutional Profile includes the legislatively mandated information about Cumberland County College’s students, faculty, trustees, programs of study, public service activities and major capital projects. The Profile is organized according to the "Form and Content of the Institutional Profile" defined by the New Jersey Higher Education department. In addition to this Profile, the College provides reports on many other aspects of its mission, as described below. Because the information required by the New Jersey Higher Education department in its "Form and Content of the Institutional Profile" requirements has changed, this Profile is limited to the specific data elements requested. 

Cumberland County College Mission, Affirmation, Vision and Diversity Statements

MISSION...
Cumberland County College is a comprehensive community college that is accessible, learning-centered and dedicated to serving a diverse community of learners and employers through quality, innovative programs and services. The College is committed to student success and completion, and to the core elements of liberal arts, transfer, career, technical, professional and community education.

VISION...
Cumberland County College serves as a catalyst for creating collaborative relationships across the county that enhance the quality of life through excellence in education, community leadership, and economic growth.

DIVERSITY STATEMENT...
Cumberland County College will value and ensure a faculty, staff and student community that closely reflects all segments of Cumberland County. Goals include: 

Promote, celebrate and embrace cultural, racial and ethnic diversity across the curriculum and through co-curricular and social events.
Hire and retain individuals that reflect cultural, racial and ethnic diversity.
Improve student success rates.

Report on the Institution’s Success in Meeting Its Goals and Objectives
Numerous reports are provided by the College concerning achievement of its mission, goals and objectives. These reports include the 2012-2013 Report to the Community, the College’s annual report, as well as annual evaluation and progress reports submitted to external agencies to monitor achievement of program goals and objectives. The College also reports to accrediting agencies such as the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The College also assesses student learning outcomes and institutional effectiveness through annual reports, Student Right to Know information, retention and other reports. During the past year, the College completed the first year of its 2012-2017 Strategic Plan which has three strategic directions and 10 strategic goals as listed below:

Strategic Direction 1: Student Engagement and Completion – Cumberland County College will increase student success and completion.
Goal 1. Increase the college readiness of entering students. Goal 2. Increase the number of students successfully completing developmental courses and reduce the time students spend in developmental education. Goal 3. Increase the number of students enrolling in and successfully completing gatekeeper courses. Goal 4. Increase retention rates for all students. Goal 5. Increase the number of students completing degrees and certificates. Goal 6. Make comprehensive and fundamental college-wide changes in order to support student success.

Strategic Direction 2: Leadership and Service Learning – Cumberland County College will Integrate Leadership and Service Learning across the curriculum.
Goal 7. Align all of the College’s leadership programs and establish a leadership component in relevant college courses. Goal 8. Collaborate with community groups to develop and integrate Service Learning into academic and non-academic programs.

Strategic Direction 3: Economic and workforce Development – The College will serve as a catalyst for local and regional economic and workforce development initiatives.
Goal 9. Revise current programs and create new programs and options in key sectors to match the needs of the local and regional economy. Goal 10. Collaborate with local and regional businesses, industries, community groups and related institutions to implement appropriate partnerships for entrepreneurial initiatives.





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