ALABAMA SOUTHERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE “High Technology and Economic Development Partnerships” Building Institutional Capacity Rural Community College Alliance Memphis, Tennessee October 8, 2002 Alabama Southern Community College Rural Southwest Alabama “Alabama’s Most Rural Region”
ALABAMA SOUTHERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE“High Technology andEconomic Development Partnerships”Building Institutional CapacityRural Community College AllianceMemphis, TennesseeOctober 8, 2002
Rural Southwest Alabama
“Alabama’s Most Rural Region”
Alabama Population Density
Per Square Mile: 79
Service Area Population Density
Per Square Mile: 19
Merger in 1991:
New Shared Vision!!
(1) Best rural community college in America
(2) Catalyst and coordinator of community and economic development
Dr. Fred Gainous, Chancellor,
The Alabama College System
I believe that every individual has infinite and eternal worth.
I believe that recognition of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice, and peace in the world.
I believe that every individual is entitled to dignity and respect, without prejudice toward race, color, gender, disability, language, religion, creed, national origin, property, age, or other status.
I believe that every thought and every act of such prejudice is harmful.
If it is my thought or act, then it is harmful to me as well as to others.
THEREFORE, I will strive every day of my life to eliminate such prejudice
from my thoughts and actions.
I will discourage such prejudice by others at every opportunity.
I will treat all people with dignity and respect.
I will strive daily to honor this pledge, knowing that the world will be a better place because of my effort.
-- adapted from the Birmingham Pledge and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Then to be Understood
Reduce staff largely through retirement and attrition
Garner additional revenues (largely through contracts and grants) to support existing salaries (thereby reducing relative labor costs)
Eliminate unnecessary or low priority functions and activities to optimize labor effectiveness.
In order to increase budget for:
equipment for instruction
comfort/security with continuous changeAlabama Southern Budget Strategy
What is distinctive about region?
About individual community?
What are advantages?
How to create or enhance advantages?
Guarantees of Quality
are the heart and soul
of the economy
of southwest Alabama.
(Large, high technology industries)
in-plant training courses
Forestry Technology, Industrial Maintenance, Electronics and Instrumentation, Electrical Technology, and Paper and Chemical Technology
reduces training costs
Lab Volt Corporation, 2000
National Science Foundation
Visiting Committee, 2001
American Chemical Society,
American Chemical Society, 1998
National Science Foundation
Visiting Committee, 2001
Dr. Harry Cullinan, Auburn University,
Pulp and Paper Research Center
(at least one percent of faculty/staff
National network of professionals:
(a) content/evaluation mentor
(b) instructional methodologies mentor
Electronic Periodical Research
Mainframe Ability to Schedule and Advise
Front Page (40% and growing)100% Full-Time Faculty are Technologically Competent Perhaps the most technologically competent faculty in America!!
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”Margaret Mead
ALABAMA SOUTHERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE“CLEARLY ONE OF THE MOST INNOVATIVE COMMUNITY COLLEGES IN AMERICA!!”Visit our website: http://www.ascc.eduE-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Colleges and universities play an integral part in the economic development of the communities in which they are based.
(1) Leadership in visioning and planning
(2) Technical Assistance to Existing Business/Industry
(3) Business Incubators
(4) Workforce Training
(B) Basic Skills
(C) Traditional Programs
(D) High Technology
(E) Customized Contract Training
(5) Manufacturing Extension Services
(6) Partnerships for Education
1992 Fred Gainous, Chancellor, Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education:
“Alabama Southern has achieved the most dramatic turnaround of any college in the history of the Alabama College System.”
1993 Debbie Dahl, Director of Finance, Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education:
“Alabama Southern is one of the five most efficient community colleges in Alabama.”
1994 Selected by the Ford Foundation to be a charter member of Rural Community College Initiative,based exclusivelyon the college’s reputation.
1997 George Baker, North Carolina State University:
“Alabama Southern is clearly one of the most innovative community colleges in America.”
1998 Alabama Southern selected to receive 1998 David Pierce Organizational Leadership Award from National Initiative for Leadership and Institutional Effectiveness (NILIE) and North Carolina State University.
“Managing Change: A Model for Community College Leaders.”
1998 One of only three colleges/universities cited for excellence in MDC’S The State of the South 1998.
ALABAMA SOUTHERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE“CLEARLY ONE OF THE MOST INNOVATIVE COMMUNITY COLLEGES
Alabama Southern Teaching/Learning Initiative“Perhaps the nation’s most coherent, comprehensive,state-of-the-art approach to the Learning Paradigm”
Multiple learning styles assessment
for every entering student: