Letter to Faculty & Staff from Richard Zollinger
Dear Faculty and Staff,
Welcome back to a new year! Whether you spent the summer in the classroom, working on projects and administrative tasks, traveling, or relaxing at home, I hope you found a few quiet moments of rest to renew you for the year ahead.
Thank you so much for attending our recent Student Success Seminar with Dr. Terry O’Banion. I was energized by the overwhelming number of faculty attending each of the sessions and hope you found them valuable and meaningful. Your support is indicative of how our faculty continue to embrace student success.
New Degree Programs
This fall we will welcome students to three new associate degree programs (pending SACSCOC approval). The Global Logistics and Distribution Technology program will help prepare Charlotte as a global transportation and distribution hub. The Biomedical Equipment Technology program will train students to install, operate, and repair the technical equipment used in health care settings. Finally, the Broadcasting and Production Technology program will utilize our WTVI studios to prepare students for careers in television, radio, and other broadcasting industries.
The General Education and Core4 Alignment Initiative Committee has been working hard to provide students and faculty with a clear understanding of how the General Education program and CORE4 provide a connected and enhanced learning experience for students. This year the committee is developing a plan that includes equity, documentation, linkage, communication, transparency, consistency, and concordance. Objectives for the year include:
• Clarification of General Education as a program within established programs of study.
• Designation of General Education courses within the General Education Program, with specified policy, procedures, and outcomes.
• Clarification of the CORE4 as a program across programs of study.
• Review of courses designated for CORE4, with specified policy, procedures, and outcomes.
• Alignment of the General Education Program to Core4, specifically as it relates to assessment.
STAR (Success through Academic Reporting)
This fall STAR (Success through Academic Reporting) will expand to all 8-week, 12-week, and 16-week courses. The goal of the STAR program is to improve the success of students through enhanced student support and ongoing strategic communication. Faculty will submit STAR reports through the Online Student Profile (OSP) at two critical points during the term, early in the term and at the midterm point. As Dr. O’Banion noted at the forum, intervening during a student’s first term is key to their retention and ultimate success. The STAR reports you file for your students help provide that intervention and subsequent support for students who need it the most.
Completion by Design & MAP
Last year most of you received training on using the new MAP tool to advise students through their program of study. These are ready to use, as approximately 8000 students now have a MAP in place. This will be even more beneficial as the last component of the proactive advising model, pairing second year transfer students with faculty who teach courses in the student’s area of interest, is implemented.
Over the summer CPCC continued to grow in exciting ways with the opening of the Ballantyne Center! Corporate and Continuing Education courses began in mid-July and over 160 students have already been served. The initial focus is on courses in banking and financial services, computer and information technology, project management, notary, small business, and personal enrichment. This beautiful facility provides another avenue to provide high quality instruction to our community.
I would also like to welcome the 26 new faculty and staff members joining our team this fall. These new faculty bring with them dedication, expertise in their fields, and an enthusiasm for teaching. Along with the passion and numerous talents of our existing staff, these new team members will help us to continue our emphasis on quality programs and student success. I am including a list of all new hires.
Hired January 1, 2015 – August 6, 2015
|Position Title||Employee's Name||Department|
|Academic Advisor/Transcript Analyst||Jaclyn Sroda||College & Career Readiness|
|Administrative Assistant I||Nazirah Pearson||Health Sciences|
|Administrative Assistant II||Nichitia Ethridge||Nursing Education|
|Administrative Assistant II||Latissha Springer||STEM|
|Administrative Assistant III||Janice Hall||Library Services|
|Coordinator||Emma Dechant||Workplace Learning|
|Corporate Training Advisor||Thomas Elmore||CCE|
|Course Management Specialist||Sabrina Mils||Instructional Course Management|
|Instructinal Lab Coordinator||Serenity Stokes-Cox||Science|
|Instructional Lab Coordinator||Claudia Cardenas||Science|
|Instructional Lab Coordinator||Yaleaka Currie||Science|
|Instructional Lab Coordinator||Richie Skaggs||Science|
|Instructional Lab Facilitator||Leonard O'Shields||Engineering Technologies|
|Instructional Lab Facilitator, Dental Assisting||Stefanie Michael||Health Sciences|
|Instructional Office Assistant||Ingrid Schlotterbeck||College & Career Readiness|
|Instructional Office Assistant||Angela Cook||Arts: Visual, Performing & Interior Design|
|Instructor, Accounting||Baseemah Hasan||Business & Accounting|
|Instructor, Adult High School||Sonya Burney||College & Career Readiness|
|Instructor, Advertising & Graphic Design||Lindy Dobbins||Applied Technologies|
|Instructor, Architectural Technology||Melanie Riddick||Construction Technologies|
|Instructor, Biology||Tanya Williams||Science|
|Instructor, Biology||Lauren Jackson||Science|
|Instructor, Biology||Kimberly Miller||Science|
|Instructor, Business Administration||Joanne Euripides||Business & Accounting|
|Instructor, Communication||Ashley Sherrill||Digital Media, Journalism & Communication|
|Instructor, Cosmetology||Melissa Martin||Medical Careers & Cosmetology|
|Instructor, Cytotechnology||Danielle Hensley||Medical Careers & Cosmetology|
|Instructor, Dental Assisting||Pamela Feeney||Health Sciences|
|Instructor, Diesel & Heavy Equipment||Peter Hentze||Transport Systems|
|Instructor, Diesel and Heavy Equipment||Chris Winchester||Transport Systems Technology|
|Instructor, Economics||Vivian Wright||Business & Accounting|
|Instructor, Emergency Medical Science||Christopher Goenner||Public Safety|
|Instructor, English||Timothy Robinson||ACA, English & Humanities|
|Instructor, English||Jennifer Graham||ACA, English & Humanities|
|Instructor, Foundational Skills||Bree Rivers||College & Career Readiness|
|Instructor, Global Logistics & Distribution Management||Omar Kazzaz||Business & Accounting|
|Instructor, Health & Physical Education||Karla Jones||Health & Human Services|
|Instructor, History||Stacy Moore||Behaviorial & Social Sciences|
|Instructor, Horticulture Technology||Kelly Black||Professional Careers|
|Instructor, Mathematics||Hai Ngo||Mathematics|
|Instructor, Mechatronics Engineering||Matthew Calvin||Engineering Technologies|
|Instructor, Medical Assisting||Sheryl Bell||Medical Careers & Cosmetology|
|Instructor, Nursing||Lisa Scott||Nursing Education|
|Instructor, Nursing||Lynne Ordoyne||Nursing Education|
|Instructor, Nursing||Hortense Turner||Nursing Education|
|Instructor, Nursing||Emily Nelson||Nursing Education|
|Instructor, Nursing||Kelly Wright||Nursing Education|
|Instructor, Nursing Assistant||Alicia Hincemon||Nursing Education|
|Instructor, Psychology||Dennis Wilson||Behaviorial & Social Sciences|
|Librarian||Kory Paulus||Library Services|
|Librarian||Christy Case||Library Services|
|Librarian Senior||Emily Leachman||Library Services|
|Library Assistant||Giselle Gomez||Library Services|
|Library Specialist||Sharon Nance||Library Services|
|Library Specialist||Chad Fortner||Library Services|
|Library Specialist||Michele Birmingham||Library Services|
|Program Coordinator, Career Technical Education||Margaret Thornton||Harper Campus|
|Program Coordinator, NC STEM Alliance||Amber Griffin||STEM|
|Program Developer||Susan Castelli||Construction Technologies|
|Program Developer||Amber Shannon||Applied Technologies|
|Program Developer, AAAF||Katherine Williams||Public Safety|
|Program Developer, Computer Training||Sharon Jones||CCE|
|Project Manager, NC STEM Alliance||Michelle Bilodeau||STEM|
|Senior Coordinator, Art Gallery||Cassandra Richardson||Arts: Visual, Performing & Interior Design|
Employees On The Move
|Position Title||Employee's Name||Department|
|Administrative Assistant III||Kathleen Anderson||Levine Campus Administration|
|Assistant to the Vice President (Academic)||Amy Bruining||Vice President for Learning & Workforce Dev.|
|Associate Dean, Allied Health and Cosmetology||Kay Miller||Health, Human Services, Early Childhood Education, and Cosmetology|
|Coordinator||Kimberly Amory||English, Reading & Humanities|
|Director, Human Resources Development||Sheena Ashley||College & Career Readiness|
|Director, STAR||Sarah Wilde||Learning & Workforce Development|
|Instructor, Dental Hygiene||Deborah Marcantonio||Health Sciences|
|Program Assistant||Lizanette Lopes||CCE|
Best wishes for a great fall semester!
Vice President for Learning & Workforce Development
Central Piedmont Community College