Month: August 2015

Computer Technologies Division Meeting

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PPT files of this presentation can be found at the shared drive, so go ahead and request them if necessary.


Watch the hell out for shingles.

We gave thanks to Connie, Amy and Jean, our 3 staff members. We have really raised the bar for performance with staff. We are also looking to see AMY training administrative staff above our dean.

Benchmarking: Amber johnson and Tyler Dockery recognized in efforts to propose and achieve benchmarking grants and we’re encouraged to continue pushing efforts in monetization within our schools


Our dist-ed support has changed over to E-Learning Support. we have accessibility technologists (2), and instructional technologist and technical assistance. Call or email for assistance at any time

ECU Amy Frank 

Amy Frank is with Program Operations at ECU. She spoke with us regarding transfer options at ECU, department of Technology Systems. Transfer programs included:

  • BS in Design
  • BS in Information & Computer Technology
  • BS in Instructional Engineering Technology
  • BS in Distribution and Logistics

48 new hires in Instructional Engineering Technology in the last 12 months.

  • BS in industrial tech
    • 8 concentrations on main campus
    • 6 concentration available online

Important note here: when you have reached over 140 credit hours, ECU will charge you 1.5 x the standard tuition costs.

Transfer Admission Requirements:

  1. cumulative GPA 2.5
  2. ENG111
  3. 24 hrs of transfer AAS Credits
  4. High School transcript if under age 21

Failing to complete minimum high school requirements means you will need to complete those at ECU before admittance to program

TSYS Graduate Program Options

MS Admission to ECU

  1. Resume and Statement of Purpose
  2. Offical transcripts
  3. GPA
  4. Standardized Exam (GRE waiver for those hlding a Masters Degree. Professional Admission Option (GRE Waiver) if 10yrs+ related work experience).

Graduate Certification Admission to ECU

  1. Resume and Statement of Purpose
  2. Offical transcripts
  3. GPA
  4. Two References

Further information can be garnered at:


Dayna Burton. Sadly, the number of DSS students are on the rise, with 28,000+ active students, and roughly 4% of students self-identified as DSS. PTSD is on the rise, but self-id is bringing mre to the fore, but god, because they could get more help.

What is required for DSS?

  • Must self-disclose their Disability to receive accommodations. no longer have IEP because they are not covered with IDEA. However, the IEP may be included.
  • Post-secondary students are governed under the ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, specifically subpart E.
  • Wake Tech community college provides reasonable accommodations for students with the documented disabilities.

The purpose of accommodations: DSS students receive accommodation in order to have equal access to programs, materials and facilities.





reduce online learning abilities for students

faculuty design and deliver online courses in accorance with wake tech standards

  • Quality standards are ready for distribution in fall 2015.
  • Peer review process (pathway 2) approved and ready to move forward FALL 2015
  • Peer review process pilot planned for fall 2015
  • First EPIC PD course (pathway 1) created and In review, ready for launch fall 2015
  • EPIC 101
  • working assessment plan in final stages. First outcomes report will be delivered fall 2015

PATHWAY 1: Planning for online learning: 7hrs

  1. ACC101 intro to accessibility 3h
  2. EPIC 101 Best Practices in course navigation and design 4h  (launch SEP2015)
  3. EPIC 102 Best practices in onliune comm and collab 4h (ct 2015)
  4. EPIC 103 best pract in online assess (Feb 2016)
  5. EPIC 104 capstone course self-eval an online course (april 2016)
  6. TLS 101: intro to univ desing for learning

Epic MUSt use estab qulait


navigation, cmmunication, collaborations, assignments

EPIC Quality eLerning Standards

  • Rubric for use in peer review (path 2 for certification)
  • rubric develped by team

LMS course menu template

  • quiz
  • announce
  • get started
  • faculty info
  • lessons
  • collaboration-discussion
  • course resources
  • tools
  • my grades
  • student support


Make notes on how you will schedule your goals in the following semester or year. Include:

  • EPIC training and/or EPIC prep
  • Applied Benchmarking
  • Professional Development
  • Certifications


  • NCCIA Rowan Cabarrus [ DATE TBA ]
  • CISCO Conference
  • NCCCFA- Wilmington, OCT 14-16


The calendar has changed Fall Break.



Travel requests need 1 month leeway time for reimbursement. Further, costs for traininig need to be given 1 month ahead. Give all information for this, including descriptions, costs, locations, dates, and content.

CBEN (Competency-Based Education)

all 58 community colleges. we are one of the 5 colleges to use Competency Based Education. From the Registrar’s office on down through teachers. The ball is rolling, and we are getting on top of this.


Curriculum Division Meeting 2015

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Change is the new norm. Our major mantra will become: access, success, quality. We, as faculty, make those three things happen, and happen well for our community.


DSS for students. We make the education accessible to students with disabilities. These three are the what they do. we hope to assure that students with disabilities should be able t do what non-disabled students do. Disabled students should be able to access books on the bus, 2am study sessions just the same as a non-disabled student.

documentation will be received from DSS Students, and those will be interpreted and forwarded to you.

Testing time is important. Extended testing time holds our DSS students to the same standards within the framework of the class. IDEA laws in high school are different than those in the college curriculum. We are really interested in access. We cannot modify the curriculum just based on their DSS Status. Assistance may be given in one form or another, although these things are not

Don’t hesitate to reach out ot students, but also don’t be offended if you are contacted by DSS and requested to have full access to the course materials. Department heads may be notified to discuss accommodations.


Applied Technologies: Applied Engineering,  Skilled Trades, and Engineering Technologies. We recently received 4 grants: DOL grant for mission critical operations, duke energy acquisition grant, duke energy robotic welding grants. Close to $500,000 in total. New staff members hired.

100% interior design students received job offers through WBL work-based-learning, 4 sections had 100% retention, 100% success.

NC apprenticeship program has 7 sponsors uniting industry and program needs.

Business & Public Services Technologies: New staff members hired. 3 faculty members moved to administrative department head status. 3 new associate degree programs have been opened. We’ve had our first graduate from our business analytics dept $2.9million grant.

12% growth with 12,000+ students. Department-heads very actively recruiting adjuncts.

Many new certificates have been added: 2 in business analysis, 2 in CGA exams.

Computer Technologies: 3 departments now: admin department head Medical Office. Cindy Halliday or computer science and digital art dept. Cyndi foster, alison consol, phil eckhardt (cs/db). Networkiing computer tech. Bob miller and carolyn desimone. building structures and supprt. Sme new hires, but we’re still growning

big alignment project. MATT, CINDY, BOB on board with realigning classes with groups across the state. New classes developed, classes offered, books and pre-reqs developed. Grant realignment with Medical Office.

Partnership with NETAPP, success on hiring. Netapp has offered WBL for students, ALL STUDENTS. Excellent partnership is CISCO systems has hired more students through WBL than we can count over the years. This year, RED HAT is hiring our students through WBL. We’ll be pushing industry relationships in new RTP Campus.

In 2017 we’ll be ffering many classes at RTP

oHealth Science: 6 new faculty hired. New asistant to the dean, new associate dean, interrim department head, new department heads. over 4,000 registered students, and 711 are completely new this semester. Several departments are growing their departments, but passing rates at this time is 99%. We feel it is due to mentoring and dedicated advising. Searchtag will be phased out at the end of the year due to student success with employment or lack thereof- the program did not work.

95% of health science classes are accredited through discipline. Nursing program has been recently reaccrivdited, med assist, ems will also be re-accrediting this year.


100% challenge. $600,000 in Perkins grant funding. We want to ramp up advising skills. We will hire and embed professional advisors to train you. Know your students.

We want you to get certified and accredited. If there is a certification in your field, we want you to have it. We want to have the most skilled faculty on the planet. She challenges us t learn those certifications. If there aren’t any for us in the discipline, find something and share.

Foundation giving. Remember that money can circle back t you. That money can be used for things in which the department cannot use. Specify that the department should receive that funding. earmark that money back to your department/division. Host a scholarship or grant, its easier than you think.

New 954 form (missed or cancelled from) is going away. New instructions will cover this change and r materials.

Big initiatives are here. We need t advise our students of a one-way track to success. We are always looking for new students to complete their success. Create pathways to success for your students so that they can build on success and be job-ready as soon as humanly possible.

Competency-based education.we want to help NC Community College create the framework for competency-based education. how fast will they move, how will they pay, when will they graduate, what will accreditors say, how will financial aid take this? CBEN website for more.

Benchmarking should be targeted to student success. we are measured on completion. we are not measured on job or college acquire. Benchmark new and innovative ways t benchmark student success.

We are looking into automatically awarding certificates and degrees upon completion. However, this may trigger loan payback through some organizations. We are looking into this. We already collect courses from students who transfer to 4-year schools, and then award Associate degrees for work completed at those levels.

Ask your students to ask for certificates early and often. Ask them NOT to apply for their certification until they have completed them, and ensure that students have changed/declared their major on the way to completing the declaration.

[  what should these meetings talk about? what should department heads discuss. New hires, promotions, # of programs, certifications, high% pass, success, graduation. grants, partners, partnerships, large projects, intern news. new building, equipment, successes, rank increases. ]

Wake Tech 2015 Convocation

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On August 13th 2015, I attended Wake Technical Community College’s Fall 2015 convocation presentation at 9am  in the Student Services Building at Wake Tech’s Main Campus in Raleigh, NC.

As August approaches, the faculty at Wake Tech renew and re-invigorate as they go where no college has gone before. The theme for this years convocation was based around star trek, the Wake Trek Convocation

We watched a short STEM STARS video, noting that applications are due by September.

We discussed the new 3D printers, and using them to create items. Students in mechanical engineer, interior design, structural engineering will create a Perkins-funded grant for the creation of a 3D map of campus. Using 3D technology, visually impaired students will soon have the ability to utilize this material for traveling.

Building and Construction Updates

7-29-15. North campus 87,000 sqft will open the library, building F. We will also add 800 space parking deck in late august. Pedestrian bridgies being revisited

PSEC phase III renovation complete jan 2016. Indoor firing range, defensive tactics and classrooms

nov 4 2015 for hlding hall, finished jan 2016. Expansion f lot P for additional 215 spaces.

Wake Tech RTP campus RTI 1 building being designed fall 2017 completion date


Sam Strickland one-stop location for veterans and success. Completion and success t be determined upon completion, although preliminary work is quite favorable.

Wake Tech faculty association join $2.
concerning faculty needs and desires.


Cyber security: enhance and expand our software. Training is underway for students and several groups of student-based learning for helping our student adopt this tech.

Entrepeneurship: partner with wells fargo to inspire small business owners. STARTUP connects school activities with external entrepeneur culture

Veteran training completed 55 programs

Workforce training has added career pathways program for career training couching, advancement reseources and financial assistant

CALEA reaccreditation only having this accreditation in state, and one of 2 in the united states.

Cosmetology program now added. short term, fast track program as well as content in prof ethics and infection control.

AARP include PLUS 50 expo classes in social media, resume writing, job seeking skills.


job assessments do not agree. review job duties. apologize for delay, but materials must be completed properly.


Referrals for the staff member council are requested. 57 staff council members, but looking for more. Please fill out referrals online or visit executive committee.


The employee portal has now been made available. Common links to outlook, eagles nest, announcements and forms, webadvisor, colleague. You MUST use internet explorer to access it.

[  How can IE be the preferred browser for blackboard? It remains unknown ]


Epic will require much work. This future-forward thinking will release us from silos and standardized testing. May require us to become comfortable with chaos at warpspeed. The epic quality enhancement force. The force is strong in our team. Faculty learning standards will encompass all student courses, and students will require E-Learning preparedness. Faculty will design and deliver online courses using epic standards for availability in the FALL 2016

Certification for EPIC Master Instructor will be available PD available in the FALL in Pathway 1.

Students are required to take the E-LEARNING INTRO before registering for an online course. 5,021 have already taken the course, and 93% have successfully completed this training.


All generations and crossover and traveling distance and meeting new challenges covered. Dr. Stephen Scott addressed the us.

Benchmarking has been praised..

Employee assessments do not meet the advisor assessments. Hard choices are made ver equipment and new faculty appointments. per-student funding has been declining. New resources are interesting, and we’re seeking out new sources at all time. We need grants with sustainability in the mix. Some employees are partially or wholly funded by grants. When the grants run out, what is the model for sustainability?

When you discuss special funding at different schools, how were these things funded sustained? We want more funding sustainable.

[Is faculty ranks funded? For now, yes.]

initiative 1: Completion by design. We have a graduation rate which could be increased. We want this to beat averages. COmpletins are becoming a measure of success. Our step up to a degree program will help achieve the completions. 30hrs transferred to a 4-year school has become a positive mark.

initiative 2: EPIC. Epic standards will be the standard for seated and online classes. All lessons from online offerings should be brought to bear to seated classes.

initiative 3: benchmarking. Has improved, but must evolve. Intent is to find someting we want improved and find the best at it- talk to them and then apply those differences within our budgets. Some projects require additional funding to make this happen.

43 faculty and staff achieved faculty rank increases, and 15 prjects were recognized.

Grant awards for Applied Benchmarking large projects were announced. I won an upcoming benchmarking grant for my sustainable grant

TAG video shows how the ripple campaign and other giving prgrams allow us to build a better tomorrow.

Vicki Sharpe, the next Scott Scholar (student and mother of two). School has changed her life. She began in 2013, but givin up was never an otpion. She worked collaboratively and grew as a student and leader. Through mentorships and believing in herself and other s believing in her. Wake Tech has really helped her. and thank you.