ET Update – Chemeketa Connects

Tuition and Fees to Increase

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The Chemeketa Board of Education voted unanimously at its Wednesday, February 22 meeting to increase the cost of taking classes at the community college next year. Starting summer term, Chemeketa students who are Oregon residents will pay either $4 or … Continued

Updated guess our budget

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We are about to engage in that biennial exercise we call, “Guess our budget.” The Legislature establishes our budget every two years, so we alternate between years where we know our funding level and years when we wait and see. … Continued

Roadmap for the future

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Executive Team has completed it’s annual review of the college roadmap for the future, the 2015-16 Strategic Plan. The 12-page document succinctly summarizes college priorities and action items for the upcoming year and beyond. You can find the full text on … Continued

Hispanic Serving Institution status

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Executive Team renewed its commitment to Chemeketa becoming a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) at its November 3 meeting. The college met the minimum enrollment threshold for the first time this fall with 25.2% of our degree or certificate seeking students declaring themselves … Continued

Remember the Effectiveness Project?

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Once upon a time we decided our employee satisfaction research would not be relegated to dust collection on a remote shelf. We organized the feedback into seven categories. Three categories were new priorities and we invited volunteers to serve on … Continued

Budget planning demystified

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Our budget is built from program and department requests that committees, deans and vice presidents scrutinize before taking to Executive Team. All that thought, conversation and effort put into unit planning culminates in meetings in February when ET develops the … Continued

Oh, you are the boss of me

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Human resources director Alice Sprague updated us on trainings for supervisors at our January 27 meeting. We seem generally satisfied with our supervisors. Anyway, that’s what the employee satisfaction survey indicated back in 2012. At that time there was strong … Continued

Funding innovation

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Last year Executive Team distributed innovation grants to fund projects for student success.  This year we decided to dedicate all of the $25,000 budgeted for innovation grants to the initiative to provide our students greater access to open educational resources. … Continued

Assessing community relations

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How to increase community awareness of Chemeketa programs and services was one of the discussion topics at Executive Team’s November 25th meeting. It’s one thing for future students and their families to become aware of what we offer, but what … Continued

Are we prepared for emergencies?

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In a way we are sorry to report there is no drama here because we love stories packed with thrills. In the case of emergency preparedness though, it is clearly in our best interest that this is a subject Chemeketa addresses … Continued

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