Monday, April 23, 2012: 11:30 AM-1:00 PM
Lightning Room 1-Table 2 (Exhibit Hall) (Orlando World Center Marriott)
Program Description: Enrollment in community colleges around the country is booming, even as resources shrink. College-age students are seeking the best value before transferring to a four-year institution, the unemployed return to school for training, and even four-year graduates are seeking out specific job skills through certificates, diplomas or career-oriented associate degrees. The same economic forces that have led to this boom have also resulted in colleges having reduced resources as state budget allotments plummet. So, how can community colleges — many already at capacity — make room and time for these students, without increased resources? This session presents five strategies used by Midlands Technical College to increase its capacity and to serve students in credit courses, along with examples of the tools used to implement the strategies.
Key Contact and Panelist:
Diane Carr, Associate Vice President for Arts and Sciences, Midlands Technical College, SC