Quality Improvement teams, individuals, to be recognized July 27

The winners of the 2nd Annual Quality Team Awards will take the stage at a luncheon on Wednesday, July 27
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Columbus State climbs into top 40 of degree producers

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Columbus State continued a strong showing in Community College Week magazine’s 2011 annual Top 100 Associate Degree and Certificate Producers.
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Previous Stories:

July 14, 2011

Switch2Semesters course

"Talent Search" funded

Apply for Leadership Institute

"Dress for Success" clothes needed

Mileage rate increased

DX fashion sale

Leeman exhibits in CA

Computer class renamed

HPC: Healthy Grilling

Heart Walk Aug. 27

Wellness Challenge X

New Colleague interface continues rollout

ITDL seminars

July 11, 2011


Delaware campus birthday

Foundations of Excellence to celebrate accomplishments

Send in your recipes

Health & Fitness news

International program seeks mentors

July 7, 2011

Lifeline race to cross campus

Teams to be recognized

ITDL "strength" training

Pono community seeks members

Jazz in July

DX shopping deals

June 30, 2011

Hooping it up

Red, White & Boom

S2S testing July 11-15

DARS also unavailable

Help The First Tee

Wellness Incentive

Video of recent forums

McGraw-Hill customized training program

Voluntary Cash Separation

June 27, 2011

Summer enrollment up

Red, White and Boom

CS climbs into top 40

Weight Watchers begins 7/5

Wellness seminar

Adjunct exhibits

Leeman exhibits

Apply for scholarships

Cougar pride

This week at Columbus State
Monday July 18

Open Gym, 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

ITDL Seminar: "How to Manage Your Millenials (aka Gen Y),12-1 p.m., CT 107

Tuesday July 19
Wednesday July 20
Thursday July 21
Friday July 22

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Christopher's restaurant

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July 18, 2011

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Delaware One-Year Celebration tomorrow

…And you are invited!  We will celebrate the successful first year of the Delaware Campus tomorrow (July 19) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the café area and on the patio, so stop up and join us – sign the memory wall, watch a slide show of photos from groundbreaking (July 2008)  to opening (June, 2010), and have some birthday cake, hot dogs, hamburgers and fixings! 

Summer numbers up 6.8 percent

SunAs of the official census date of July 11, enrollment for Summer Quarter 2011 was 19,699 paid students as compared to the summer 2010 headcount of 18,444.  This represents a 6.80% increase.  The total Full Time Equivalent (FTE) number for Summer 2011 is 11,699.22  as compared to 10,780.72 FTE from Summer 2010—an 8.52%% increase.  Both numbers are records for Summer Quarter.

The Quick Glance data for Summer Quarter 2011 can also be found online. Itincludes comparison headcounts and FTEs by College, distance and off-campus centers.  You will also see three-year census day trends for total enrollments and FTE, distance enrollments and FTE, and off-campus center enrollment and FTE.

If you have any questions about this enrollment data, please contact Jim Hamberg, program coordinator, Knowledge Resources and Planning.

food photoChristopher’s is back for the summer!

Visit Christopher’s, the student-run dining experience held every Thursday night from 6 – 7:30 p.m. in Eibling Hall Room 05.  Pork loin and salmon are on the menu for Thursday evening, July 21.  Check out the whole menu here.


Taste the Future drawing closer

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Columbus State is getting closer to the most delicious day of the year...Taste the Future! This gourmet special event will be held on Tuesday evening, September 13 outside on the beautiful campus mall.

You can expect an evening of magnificent food from the area's brightest culinary stars, to benefit the future through scholarships and special projects at Columbus State.

There are two ways to get involved! Attend: Tickets are $100 each and can be purchased here.  Or Volunteer: Many different volunteer opportunities exist for Taste the Future. You can sign up here!


Fourteen teams to compete for annual Quality Awards

graphicFourteen teams from across campus have stepped up to compete for the 2011 Continuous Quality Improvement Team competition. Three prizes totaling $8,000 will be awarded at a luncheon on July 27. Seven of the teams competing include the:

Instructional Cost Model Team.  In only three months, staffers from HR, Academic Affairs, and Business Services built a database tool from scratch to project and align expenses as we switch from quarters to semesters. 

Dental Hygiene Alumni Network Team. What do you call it when over half of your graduates return for a first-ever alumni event?   A whopping success!  The Dental Hygiene and the Development Foundation’s alumni get- together is now an annual education conference and fundraiser.

Wrap-up Sheet Team. Imagine your department received 26,000 phone calls last month or 44,000 last September. Barb Simpson and her team at the Telephone Information Center love their new online tool that tracks calls and improves their customer service.

Developmental Education Block Program Team.  Boosting new students' academic skills is what this team is all about.  "Along with high success and retention rates, we see confidence levels flourish as students discover a sense of belonging in academia," wrote team member Tracy Koski

Welcome Team.  For the first two days of every quarter, these enthusiastic volunteers help make our college what it is—a friendly and nurturing place for students.

Adjunct Orientation Team.  With a new set of web tools and specialized training, Adjunct Orientation not only improves the academic focus of adjunct staff but also raises their comfort level as ambassadors of the college.

Math 099 Summer Bridge Team.  Students who placed into Dev 031, Math 102 and 103 were offered this custom go-at-your-own-speed pilot program.  Focusing on student retention, this team's efforts also saved significant student time and money.

Read about more teams in the next issue of Update!