CCPRO 2006 Post-Conference Session Recap 

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February 27 – March 1, 2006


Monday, February 27, 2006


1st Timers Meeting: Mark Puterbaugh, Davidson CC

For planners and researchers new to CCPRO, or those who might like a refresher, this session will be an informal opportunity to hear what CCPRO has to offer.


General Session I: Dr. Mark Milliron, SAS


General Session II Dr. Linda Hagedorn, University of Florida


Tuesday, February 28, 2006


Break Out I: CCSP 2007.  Gabe Rench, CCBenefits

Come see the next generation of the CCSP (Community College Strategic Planner)!  You

will learn how to use the new “one-click” reports and integrated IPEDS data to save time

and give your college the data it needs to lead your local economy.


Break Out II: Calculating Transfers for IPEDS: Dr. Rex Clay, Gaston College

The purpose of the presentation is to demonstrate a procedure to use SAS software to

report COHORT students to the National Student Clearinghouse and then use its

information to count the number of COHORT students who transferred to 2 and 4-year

colleges prior to completion.  It is of the utmost importance to report the number of students

who transfer out prior to graduation.  Otherwise, they will be counted as noncompleters, thus

artificially lowering the graduation rate reported to IPEDS, and often to the media and



Break Out III: 10 Things to Know About SACS: Dr. John Gossett, Mayland

The Compliance Certificate is the internal check of the organization that begins the

reaffirmation process.  Learn ten things to do (or not do) as you navigate the process of

determining – and documenting – the extent of your institution’s compliance.


Break Out IV: Online Surveys: A Panel Discussion: Dr. Polly Davis, Fayetteville TCC; Dr. Ramona Kearney, Lenior CC; Dr. Rex Clay, Gaston College; Emily Williamson, Western Piedmont CC; Earl Hawkins, Lenoir CC; Kimberly Blue, Sandhills CC. Six planners at different stages in their college’s online survey/evaluations will discuss their unique systems, share start-up struggles, offer suggestions to ensure stress free sessions with faculty, and emphasize the benefits of this streamlined approach to using technology to our advantage.


Break Out V: FTE Cost Centers: Dr. Janice Gilliam, Haywood CC

An overview of various reports produced for critical decision making will be presented.  A

major objective will be to share how we have used technology at HCC to improve the

efficiency of gathering reports.  Access, Excel, and SPSS are all used to manipulate the

data to produce reports.  We will also share our “homegrown” strategic planning model,

now in the third year of implementation.


Break Out VI: From IR Office to the Classroom: Dr. John Quinley, Isothermal CC.

Assessment efforts maintain buy-in and foster wider improvement when the effort is shifted

from indirect measures of student learning and the IR office to direct measures of student

learning and the classrooms of faculty members.  This presentation will share the progress

made by Isothermal Community College in making this change of focus.  Information will be

provided from the college’s self-study documents.


LUNCHEON: Dr. Leila Gonzalez-Sullivan, NILIE - Creating the Climate for Change

The fundamental task of any leader is change. Otherwise, who needs a leader?

Understanding a college's culture and creating an environment that welcomes and rewards

change is essential for leaders at all levels who wish to guide their institution successfully

into the future.


Related links:

Community College Survey of Student Engagement -

 National Initiative for Leadership amd Institutional Effectiveness (NILIE) -

Lumina Foundation - Data Don't Drive Report - http://www/



Break Out VII: Introducing Class Climate from Scantron:  Glen Evans

Class Climate is Scantron's ultimate tool for survey-based evaluation in education. It allows

you to conduct hundreds of surveys using a mixed online and paper approach through a

central server. Distributed scanning and a web-based form designer add additional

functionality for distributed campus environments. Class Climate handles questionnaires for

programs of study, student services, seminars, alumni surveys and more. The integrated

norm and benchmarking options, PDF feedback reports, and quality management views

give you all you need for the implementation of enterprise-wide feedback reporting. Class

Climate's ability to operate with an imaging scanner (including Scantron's new Clarity

Imaging/OMR scanner) allows it to capture comments directly from paper and insert them

into a report.


Break Out VIII: Small Light, Big Tunnel: Matt Smith, Pitt CC

Attendees will be exposed to alternative methods of working with Colleague data and be

able to apply these concepts in their work.


Small Light, Big Tunnel Presentation (.ppt)


Additional CCPRO Presentation Files


Break Out IX: SACS Panel Discussion:  Dr. Kathy Baker-Smith, Guilford Tech CC;

Dr. John Boone, Wake Tech CC; John Quinley, Isothermal CC



General Session III: System Update and Strategic Planning: Keith Brown and Dr. Betty Adams, NCCCS Office

Strategic Planning Presentation (.pdf)


Wednesday, March 1, 2006


General Session IV: Business Continuity Plan: Debbie Burton, Surry CC; Dr.

Sherry Shaw, Surry CC; Bob Blackmon, NCCCS Office


General Session V: CCPRO Business Meeting: Dr. Kathy Baker-Smith, Guilford



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