Student Affairs

Goal 1 Sustain and enhance excellence in teaching and learning

Students in Chemistry Lab

International Programs

  •  Review and upgrade the IIE curriculum to relfect current idustry best practice and the needs of our students.  Objective 1A, 1D, 1E, 1F
  • Increase “internationalization” of LCSC and local community  Objective 1A, 1D, 1E
    • Involvement of international students in academic, cultural, recreational and social activities
    • Increased international focus in LCSC curriculum
    • Increased opportunities for LCSC faculty, staff and students to participate in international activities (e.g. training, exchanges, joint programs, study abroad) 

Student Counseling

  • LC Non-Smoking Campus - Smoking Cessation Initative – (Pilot project – FA, 2013) Key components: Objective 1F
    • 1-800-Quit line; two private phone access points to call this resource
    • Assessment for medical assistance (meds, nicotine replacement therapies, etc)
    • Brief, time limited specific behavioral change counseling sessions
  • Student Health 101 Key Components:  Objective 1F
    • Students will gain highly relevant health and wellness information related to college life from both a national and local perspective.
    • Increases communication with students by student service offices and other campus departments and divisions related to important topics, campus resources, specific activities/events, etc..
    • Customization and use of six separate “columns”/spaces each month to be shared by participating or interested/necessary offices/departments/divisions.
  • ACHA-National College Depression Partnership – 15 month national, learning collaborative Key Components:  Objective 1F
    • SHS/SCC staff trained in a 15 months, quality improvement, collaborative process regarding the treatment and follow up care of students with depression.
    • Improved screening for depression by both SHS/SCC with the goal of serving at least 75 students through this program (Likely many more)
    • Student’s positive for depressive symptoms in primary care (SHS) setting will receive follow up “care management” services through SCC as well as SHS offices.
    • Will ultimately provide “evidence based,” “research informed” treatment of depression.
    • Will give our offices a format for caring for additional problems in a similar fashion;
    • Ultimately, the follow up, “care management” component will lead to better outcomes (less depression); less depression leads to better academic performance, increased student success.
    • Assist SHS/SCC to document success rates/contribution to overall LCSC retention efforts.
  • Step UP LCSC Program Key Components:  Objective 1F
    • Pro social, bystander training adaptable to a myriad of campus wide needs/concerns/issues to increase student safety and responsibility.
    • “Vehicle” to incorporate several educational and training needs to all members of the campus community.
    • “Best practice” standard for raising awareness and affecting positive, pro-social change on college campuses.
  • Student Support Network – Peer Advocacy Training Program Key Components:  Objective 1F
    • Key students will be identified and/or recruited primarily through one of the helping professional programs (Psych, BSW, CJ, Social Sciences, Kinesiology, etc) who would agree to Student Support Network Training provided by SCC staff and Security as part of a program internship/practicum experience.
    • Students will learn how to connect with others, gain knowledge and skill to effectively intervene with others (within their ability) others, and advocacy skills to learn to advocate for others as necessary.
    • As part of the internship/practicum experience these students will then participate in a campus rotational system to provide peer advocacy services as necessary for students in need/crisis or as requested by LCSC administration.
    • Work under the supervision of the Director of Student Counseling Center/VP of Student Affairs.

 Student Success Program

  • Student Engagement Communication: SSP will convene a staff and student committee to identify student newsworthy activities and the best way to disseminate information to students. A freshmen student activities survey will help the SSP office to “target” market activities to self-identified populations. This will help with CCI and other retention initiatives.  Objective 1D
  • Freshmen Student Involvement and Engagement Survey: A survey designed to gather student specific information regarding their interests, communication preferences, and feelings about college (concern/excitement).  Objective 1A, 1D
  • Student Planning: A web-based program designed to help students create an academic plan, correspond with advisors and register for courses. This tool will allow for clear academic direction for students as well as more focused time for advisors to discuss professional and life goals.  Objective 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D
  • First Year Seminar Pilot Course - SD 192: SSP will support the development and deployment of a First Year Seminar course that will help students better identify and navigate LCSC resources which lead to student success, retention and degree completion.  Objective 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D

Tech Prep

  • End of Course Assessments – Blackboard:  An assessment designed to assess students understanding of course competencies. Utilizing BB technology will help familiarize students to the Blackboard environment.  Objective 1A, 1C
  • Review Existing Articulations & Identify/Establish New Articulations: To maintain quality of existing articulation agreements and to establish new agreements which lead students to postsecondary program options.  Objective 1A, 1C

TRiO

  • Revising TRIO courses and workshops. Evaluating for effectiveness and devising new ways to attract students/increase attendance.  Objective 1A, 1D