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Fletcher Technical Community College
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Last updated: 12/6/2019
Fletcher Technical Community College
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1407 Highway 311
Louisiana
70395   [ Map ]
985 446-3308 (Fax)
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  Associate Degree
  State
  http://www.fletcher.edu/index.cfm?md=pagebuilder&tmp=home&pid=322
  Yes
  A - Fully Accredited
  2019
  10 Years
  Ms. Lynette Callahan
  Dept. Head - Business
  No
  Strengths (8)Overview and Organizational Profile for Accreditation The mission of the Business and Technology Department is to enrich and empower its students and the community it serves by preparing students for successful professional careers with high-quality business, technology, transfer, and non-transfer programs. Categories: Approach, Deployment, Results Verified: This Strength was verified on site. Institution Comment There is no Institution Comment. Commissioner Comment There is no Commissioner note or condition.Criterion 1.1 Leadership Strategies The business unit, administrators, and staff are involved in achieving leadership strategies through a diversity of means inclusive of program review, quality assurance reviews, professional development, dual enrollment/dual credit, tutoring, advising, and program analysis. Effective communication exists and is maintained throughout the business unit, Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR), community committees, among stakeholders, advisory councils communicate through email, formal departmental meetings, and curriculum chair communications. Categories: Approach, Deployment, Results Verified: This Strength was verified on site. Institution Comment There is no Institution Comment. Commissioner Comment There is no Commissioner note or condition.Criterion 2.3 Finance The business unit participates in by completing the Motlow State Community College (MSCC) request form for funding, specifying which strategic goals the request is associated with and describing how the budget request enhances the strategic goal. Funding is adequate and is expected to remain so. Categories: Approach, Deployment, Results Verified: This Strength was verified on site. Institution Comment There is no Institution Comment. Commissioner Comment There is no Commissioner note or condition.Criterion 2.4 Facilities A tour of various campus facilities and interviews of the business unit faculty and administrators revealed that physical facilities at Motlow State Community College (MSCC) are state of the art, remarkably up-to-date, and exemplary smart classrooms which are designed to meet the needs of all students, faculty, staff, and guests. The business unit has four campuses - Moore County, McMinnville, Smyrna, and Fayetteville where business students can receive associate degrees. Facility planning is a major strategic initiative at Motlow State Community College and continues to be of importance to adequately satisfy the needs of students. Categories: Approach, Deployment, Results Verified: This Strength was verified on site. Institution Comment There is no Institution Comment. Commissioner Comment There is no Commissioner note or condition.Criterion 2.5 Equipment The business unit has impeccable equipment, to include 23 smart classrooms with eleven (11) featuring interactive television (ITV) video conferencing equipment throughout the campuses. Equipment planning is an important part of the strategic plan. The Learning Space Technology division continuously pursues a goal of providing equipment that is current, high quality, commercial, maintained, and periodically replaced based on availability of technology access fees (TAF) to meet current trends and instructional needs. Categories: Approach, Deployment, Results Institution Comment There is no Institution Comment. Commissioner Comment There is no Commissioner note or condition.Criterion 4.3 Student Assessment The Completion Coach approach used to advise students during the first year is well thought out and executed. Students may choose to stay with their initial Coach or transition to a full-time faculty member in their major. Motlow State has the state's highest retention rate and this system is a significant contributing factor. Categories: Approach, Deployment, Results Verified: This Strength was verified on site. Institution Comment There is no Institution Comment. Commissioner Comment There is no Commissioner note or condition.Criterion 5.2 Faculty Qualifications All full-time faculty's personnel files were examined and hours and transcripts verified. A random sample of adjunct files were likewise examined. One adjunct file was missing the masters degree transcript but it was located and verified before the team left. Overall, MSCC has a very highly qualified faculty. Categories: Deployment Verified: This Strength was verified on site. Institution Comment There is no Institution Comment. Commissioner Comment There is no Commissioner note or condition.Criterion 6.8 Support Services Career coaches are a strength of the business unit. The business unit connects students with coaches during the initial orientation. Students stay with coaches until they complete their first year (24 credit hours) then are assigned to faculty mentors and advisers. Students have the option of staying with the career coach after their first semester. Categories: Approach, Deployment, Results Verified: This Strength was verified on site. Institution Comment There is no Institution Comment. Commissioner None/OFI The commissioners comment the Business Unit for make career coaches available to its students. Opportunities for Improvement (OFI) (3)Criterion 4.1 Student Learning Outcomes Assessment At the time of the self-study, two of the Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) listed in Table 2 have only two years of data points. This issue should self-correct this year with additional data. Categories: Results Verified: This OFI was verified on site. Institution Comment Additional assessment data for the ECON 2100 and ECON 2200 SLO's (for AY's 2012-13 and 2014-15) has been provided in the attached updated TABLE 2 - Standard 4. We will begin to assess these SLO's annually starting in AY 2020-21 in order to provide more data points in the future. Commissioner Comment There is no Commissioner note or condition.Standard 5 Faculty and Staff Focus The satisfaction measure in Table 3A "Faculty Turnover is zero" is true and has been zero for three years in a row. A new measure would be appropriate in the interest of continuous quality improvement. Categories: Improvements Verified: This OFI was verified on site. Institution Comment We will quantify faculty professional development hours beginning AY 2020-21 in order to provide an additional measure of faculty satisfaction. Table 5.3 is attached here to show that faculty are engaging in significant, quality professional development. Commissioner Comment There is no Commissioner note or condition.Criterion 6.9 Educational Innovation The business unit awards teaching excellence to full-time and adjunct faculty. At this time, a rubric for evaluating nominees' portfolios does not exist. Selection committee members use their own criteria for evaluating nominees' faculty excellence portfolios. A rubric will ensure open and transparent evaluation of portfolios. Categories: Approach, Deployment, Results, Improvements Verified: This OFI was verified on site. Institution Comment Attached here is a document describing the procedures used to select the Faculty Excellence Award winners annually. Procedures include eligibility requirements, portfolio formulation, nominating committee makeup, the nomination process, the selection process, and the award process. Also attached is a document showing Portfolio Instructions. These were obtained from the Executive Director of Community Relation, Ms. Brenda Cannon. Ms. Cannon works with the Motlow College Foundation to administer the award process. Commissioner Comment