Author: Jennifer Truesdale

San Diego campus shines at HLC visit

In January the San Diego campus was visited by a Higher Learning Commission peer reviewer as part of a multi-site visit. The multi-site visits occur every five years and are a part of the overall requirements for accreditation. San Diego was one of many campuses visited as part of the overall visit. As part of the San Diego visit, the HLC peer reviewer met with faculty and students to learn more about the campus experience and quality of education. The reviewer provided positive feedback on his experience at the San Diego campus. “He enjoyed speaking with education specialist officers, adjunct faculty and students,” says Diana Schriefer, director of the San Diego campus. “He was extremely impressed with the students. It was clear to him that students appreciate the support they receive from the staff, especially their academic advisors.” One student shared his CC experience with the HLC peer reviewer, focusing on the personal attention he receives from his academic advisor. The student stated that his advisor emails him regularly to ask how he is progressing in his courses and informs him of upcoming courses to take during the next academic session. “The student was happy to share that this personal attention keeps him on track to complete his degree and gives him confidence that his advisor knows all the ‘ins and outs’ of the degree program,” says Schriefer. “And other students agreed. This is a great example of the...

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CC blasts United Way campaign goal — again

The Heart of Missouri United Way headquartered in Columbia concluded its 2015 campaign on Jan. 31, 2016, and on Feb. 8 announced that it raised $2,927,520 — 4.6 percent more than last year — to benefit 31 local agencies that fight poverty. Once again, the Columbia College main campus was proud to contribute to this community campaign by raising more than $17,600 in just under a month. Finishing out the year with the return of the Walking Taco Extravaganza in November, followed by a mini-event a Federal Hall and a month-long blitz of selling Jeans Day stickers and raffle tickets for awesome prizes, the Columbia College community rallied to blast its campaign goal for another consecutive year. The college’s goal for the campaign, which began with the return of the Walking Taco Extravaganza Nov. 3, was to raise $15,500. At the campaign’s conclusion on Dec. 1, the tally was in. Giving through monthly payroll deduction, vying for raffle prizes and indulging in the ever-popular Jeans Day stickers, faculty and staff ultimately raised a generous $17,643.36. The 2015 CC campaign raised more than $1,500 than in 2014. The 2014 campaign also beat its goal of $15,000 by raising $16,136.52. Columbia College also benefited. Coinciding with the United Way campaign, employees had the opportunity to make a contribution to the We are CC Employee Giving campaign. In total, 38 employees participated, which...

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