At a Glance
MARC S. HERZOG, Chancellor
Established - 1965
Statutory authority - CGS 10a-71 through 10a-80
System office - 61 Woodland Street,
Hartford, CT 06105
Approximate number of full-time employees - 2,232
Number of credit students - 46,489 fall 2,065; non-credit students - 39,162
Recurring operating expenditures (in thousands of dollars) -
General Fund* $145,087 * excluding fringe benefits
CTC Operating Fund $114,360
Grants $ 45,646
Capital Outlay $ 6,445
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 2006-07 academic year, the system continued to enroll nearly 50 percent of all undergraduates in Connecticut public higher education. Fall 2006 headcount enrollment in credit courses totaled 46,489, and Full-Time Equivalent enrollments reached 26,050. 2006 marked the third year of record high enrollments in both headcount and FTE, with each year showing increases beyond the historic highs of 1992. Since 1998 headcount enrollment has grown by 18% and FTE enrollment has grown by 37%. The growth in the number of full-time students attending the colleges since 1998 stands at 74%, an increase that has significant implications for delivery of instruction, facilities planning, and demand for services by a younger, more traditional-age student population. Approximately 64% of students attended part-time while 36 percent attended full-time. The average age of students was 28, with more than 50 percent of the students in the system over age 22. Women comprised 62.5 percent of the student population; minority enrollments represented 32.5 percent, with African-Americans and Hispanics constituting 29 percent of the student population. These African-American and Hispanic students represent two-thirds of the African American and Hispanic undergraduates enrolled in public institutions of higher education in Connecticut. Approximately one-third of college enrollments (35%) were in Liberal Arts, General Studies and the College of Technology, a statewide pathway curriculum, all of which offer the first two years of baccalaureate education for students interested in transfer. Another twenty percent of enrollments were in non-degree courses that expand the student’s knowledge base while improving literacy, communication, and workforce skills. The remaining credit enrollments, (45%) are in occupational, vocational, technical, and career-related degree and certificate programs that provide training for immediate employment, job retraining, and upgrading of skills to meet the needs of Connecticut’s workers and employers. Non-credit programs, focused on skill building and personal interests, serve more than 39,000 students each calendar year. On average, forty-six percent of non-credit registrations are related to workforce development as individuals look for career advancement, retraining, new or upgraded skills by continuing their educations.
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, the Governor’s Competitiveness Council, the workforce investment boards, and industry organizations have involved the colleges in numerous efforts to expand business growth, investment, and jobs by expanding access to the educational resources and services that will ensure a skilled workforce for Connecticut.
Labor Relations and Employee Relations
An initiative to increase the number of full-time faculty at the colleges during 2006 and 2007 continued to generate legislative support in recognition of the important role played by college faculty in program development and oversight, quality assurance and student advising. Special funding was directed at recruitment and retention of faculty and staff for nursing and allied health programs. A comprehensive Core-CT data audit program was implemented to ensure data quality, accuracy and reliability, and training was delivered for system human resources, benefits and payroll staff in the areas of State retirement programs and benefits administration.
Data and Information Management
Continued support of the Management Administrative Systems, including enhancements and upgrades, have resulted in 24/7 system availability. These Management Systems (Banner and Core-CT) help the Community Colleges maintain student records, financial aid, human resources and payroll, financial reporting, budget management, interagency reporting, billing, receipts and invoicing. Supporting online system access offers many services for students and faculty including registration, payment of tuition and fees, direct deposit, online courses (via WebCT Vista), grading, and acceptance of Financial Aid awards.
The Information Technology support for all 12 colleges involved providing ongoing improvements of the IT infrastructure including a WAN upgrade, a web portal project, Banner and Oracle upgrades, a system wide Identity Integration project, implementation of a main telecommunications room, a wireless network project, LAN reports & monitoring, information security risk assessment, backup tape library replacement, enhanced patch and virus management, Citrix upgrade, SAN implementation, various hardware and software upgrades, in addition to the development of several new policies, standards and procedures.
Information Reported as Required by State Statute
Ongoing 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.
Names, Locations, and Presidents of the 12 Community Colleges
Asnuntuck CC, Enfield – Martha McLeod
Capital CC, Hartford – Calvin Woodland
Gateway CC, New Haven – Dorsey L. Kendrick
Housatonic CC, Bridgeport –Anita Gliniecki
Manchester CC, Manchester – Jonathan M. Daube
Middlesex CC, Middletown – Wilfredo Nieves
Naugatuck Valley CC, Waterbury – Richard L. Sanders
Northwestern CT CC, Winsted – Barbara Douglass
Norwalk CC, Norwalk – David Levinson
Quinebaug Valley CC, Danielson - Dianne Williams
Three-Rivers CC, Norwich - Grace S. Jones
Tunxis CC, Farmington – Cathryn L. Addy
Members of the Board of Trustees as of June 30, 2007 - Timothy Ackert, Coventry; Murali Atluru, North Haven; Hilary Barhydt, Litchfield; Louise S. Berry, Chair, Danielson; David H. Blackwell, Secretary, Manchester; Reverend David L. Cannon, Preston; Hugh Cox, Middletown; Carolyn Fabbri, West Hartford; Sonia Googins, Glastonbury; Jules Lang, Norwalk; William McGurk, Somers; Jesse McIntyre, Watertown; J. Ashley Odell, Manchester; Win Oppel, Shelton; Marie M. Spivey, Vice Chair, Hartford; Carol P. Wallace, Middlefield; Virginia D. Zawoy, Clinton.