At a Glance
MARC S. HERZOG, Chancellor
Established - 1965
Statutory authority - CGS 10a-71 through 10a-80
System office -
Approximate number of full-time employees - 2,203
Number of credit students - 46,227 fall 2005; non-credit students - 43,682
Recurring operating expenditures (in thousands of dollars) -
General Fund* $135,500 * excluding fringe benefits
CTC Operating Fund $107,528
Capital Outlay $10,035
Organizational structure - A system of 12 colleges governed by an appointed Board of Trustees responsible for the system’s growth and development with operations coordinated by the System Chancellor’s Office.
Mission and Statutory Responsibility
The statutory responsibility of the community colleges, as reflected in Connecticut General Statutes 10a-80, is (1) to provide programs of occupational, vocational, technical and career education designed to provide training for immediate employment, job retraining or upgrading of skills to meet individual, community and state workforce needs; (2) to provide general programs including, but not limited to, remediation, general and adult and continuing education designed to meet individual student goals; (3) to provide liberal arts and sciences and career programs for college transfer; (4) to provide community services and continuing education to respond to workforce needs or to address career, personal, instructional, cultural and public interests; (5) to provide student support services including, but not limited to, admissions, counseling, testing, placement, individualized instruction and efforts to serve students with special needs.
In the 2005-06 academic year,
the system continued to enroll nearly 50 percent of all undergraduates in
The US Department of Labor awarded a $2.1 million Community-Based Job Training Grant for Career Pathways in Nursing and Allied Health to the Connecticut Community Colleges to increase the number of students succeeding in and graduating from Allied Health and Nursing programs. This grant initiative also advances strategic partnerships between the community colleges, business & industry, including hospitals, K-12 and postsecondary education, and the workforce investment system. This Career Pathway initiative has received additional support from another national initiative sponsored by the US Department of Labor and the US Department of Education, the Strategic Partnership for a Competitive Workforce. This supporting grant will strengthen strategic partnerships for the Community Colleges with Adult Education, Vocational Education, Workforce Investment Boards, business and industry, and the Office For Workforce Competitiveness.
Partnerships with State Agencies and with Business and Industry
The colleges continued to serve as the
primary provider of in-service training for state agencies through the
Department of Administrative Services.
Cooperative ventures with the Department of Economic and Community
Development and the Governor’s Competitiveness Council have involved the
colleges in numerous efforts, particularly the development of industry clusters
to expand business growth, investment, and jobs in
Labor Relations and Employee Relations
An initiative to increase the number of full-time faculty at the colleges during 2005 and 2006 received legislative support and funding in recognition of the important role played by college faculty in program development and oversight, quality assurance and student advising. In addition, an historical analysis of faculty diversification and a study of affirmative action reporting assessed progress and coordination in each area. New functionality and databases, including new job aids and public queries, were introduced with the Core-CT system upgrade.
Collective bargaining agreements were reached with the unions representing the professional staff and faculty of the system colleges related to distance learning, wages, and the unit placement of adjunct faculty. To ensure compliance with federal laws affecting student affairs, a new “code of student conduct” is in development to replace the long-standing policy on student discipline.
Ongoing enhancements for the Core-CT Project have resulted in improved integration of the colleges' information systems and Core-CT for payroll, financial reporting, budget management, interagency billing, receipts and invoicing. Enhanced capabilities have led to significantly improved reporting and data exchange with other state and federal agencies for telecomm billing, contract compliance reporting, the Academic Competitiveness Grant and CONNTAC/EOC reporting requirements.
Further development and upgrades within the colleges’ integrated Management Information System (Banner) continued to provide for administrative efficiencies and service enhancements for students, faculty and staff. Online self-service tools are now available for student admissions, advising, degree audit, class search, registration, financial aid, tuition, survey, graduation honor eligibility, clearinghouse student tracker, fee payment, and faculty services. Upgrades have also introduced both functional and technological enhancements, such as, user interface enhancements and support for the course management system, WebCT VISTA, for both online and on-ground instruction.
Supporting the Information Technology needs of the 12 colleges involved providing ongoing upgrades and enhancements of the IT infrastructure including a system wide (MIIS) Identity Integration project, Banner & Oracle upgrades, implementation of a power distribution system (ups/generator), core LAN upgrade, WAN reports and monitoring, security enhancements, automated Windows patch management, in addition to the development of several new policies, standards and procedures.
Information Reported as Required by State Statute
On going efforts to advance equity, eliminate discriminatory barriers, and ensure a diverse workforce were advanced by:
· The Minority Fellowship Program, begun in 1989, is an initiative sponsored jointly by the Board of Trustees and a coalition of professional staff unions to enrich each college’s community by attracting minority graduate students to serve as teaching and administrative fellows, mentors, and role models for system students.
· Diversity Training, utilizing a train-the-trainer approach, continues to deliver training throughout the system.
Quinebaug Valley CC, Danielson - Dianne Williams
Members of the Board of Trustees as of June 30, 2006: Murali Atluru, North Haven; Hilary Barhydt, Litchfield; Louise S. Berry, Chair, Danielson; David H. Blackwell, Manchester; Reverend David L. Cannon, Preston; Hugh Cox, Middletown; Stephanie Labanowski, East Hartford; Jules Lang, Norwalk; Diana McCarthy-Bercury, Wolcott; William McGurk, Somers; Jesse McIntyre, Watertown; Win Oppel, Shelton; Marie M. Spivey, Secretary, Hartford; Kelly Straniti, Norwalk; Mary Lou Strom, Enfield; Carol P. Wallace, Middlefield; Virginia D. Zawoy, Clinton.