We're in the midst of our accreditation team visit and the campus is bustling with a significant increase in students and enrollments!
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Enrollment is Up, LMC's Future is
The good news about enrollments, and therefore the district and college financial picture, isn't just anecdotal. The projected increase as of September 30 in FTES (full time equivalent students) for LMC compared to Fall 2007 is 12.1%, with the number of enrolled students ("headcount") up 9.5%. A comparison of those two statistics indicates that students are taking more classes, on average, than they did last fall. Productivity (FTES/FTEF), an indication of how effectively we are aligning instructional resources with student demand, is up 9%. This last statistic is particularly impressive, because the deans and department chairs worked to carefully "grow the schedule" to take advantage of our new facilities in order to serve more students and they clearly made a lot of good decisions. It is obviously also important for us to grow as a district, so the projection of a 1.7% district increase in FTES is good news as well.
Multiple efforts to support student success, both ongoing and newly created, should help us meet our goal of improving outcomes for this semester and persistence into the spring term. With support from the Hispanic Serving Institutions grant, the Basic Skills Initiative and college operational funds, student support services such as the Reading/Writing Center, a new and expanded approach to tutoring, redesign of the curriculum and services in ESL, and a collaborative effort involving all of the learning communities and the Honors Program, are all aimed at assisting us to do a better job of helping students meet their goals.
Serving all of these new and returning students is a lot of work, but it's good and important work. Many thanks to all you have done, and will do, for them this year. For a district enrollment report, as of September 30, click here to view our PDF...
Accreditation Team Visit Week is
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District and Environment
- Output/Savings Update
Annualized projections (now that they're up and running, and we know how well they operate) show the district saving an anticipated $813,000 in the first year of operation. For more details, click here...
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Dan Henry was quite an entertaining MC, Peter was a great stand-in for Tom Torlakson (busy voting for the state budget....), and Richard Livingston was incredibly inspiring with his comments about other higher education schools suffering with an "Edifice Complex" where for us, these new facilities are all about education and our students. Lindy Wille outdid herself with planning many of the details, not to forget the great food!
The family of Stanley H. Chin, LMC President 94-95, joined us for a memorial recognition and hanging of a memorial plaque in the science building lobby. If you haven't already seen the photo gallery of the experience, here you go.....
Update on LMC EmployeesNEW and PROMOTED CLASSIFIED STAFF
Kendra Carr, Student Services & Instructional Support Coordinator, EOP&S
Jeffrey Biles, Grounds Worker/Gardener II
Andre White, Grounds Worker/Gardener II
Yvette Simmons, Grounds Worker/Gardener II
Greg Ericson, Grounds Worker/Gardener II
Kathy Cullar, Administrative Assistant/Outreach
CLASSIFIED TEMPORARY OUT-OF-CLASS
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Friends of the LMC Library to Hold First Annual Book Sale The Friends of the Los Medanos College (LMC) Library announce the 1st Annual LMC Book Sale. It will take place on October 20 - 23 (Monday-Thursday) from 7:45 am to 8:45 pm, on October 24 (Friday) from 7:45 am to 2:45 pm, and on October 25 (Saturday) from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, and be held at LMC's library.
The sale will feature wide variety of books including fiction, non-fiction, classics, science, history, and art as well as a wide selection of media items such as CDs, DVDs and videos.
The general public is invited to attend this special event. The event is free, but attendees will need to purchase an LMC parking permit for $2.00. Payment for materials purchased at the sale will be cash only.
The Friends of the Los Medanos College Library is a newly formed group created to raise funds to support the education and information mission of the LMC Library. The annual book sale is one of the chief means to raise funds for the library.
For more information about the sale or becoming an active member of the Friends of the LMC library, call (925) 439- 2181 x 3275 or click here
Early Child Development and Education Conference The LMC Child Development department is preparing to host the 29th annual "Fall Harvest Conference" on Saturday, October 25th from 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Registration fees for the conference is $40 before October 17, $50 after. Registration information is available at www.cocokids.org. A continental breakfast and lunch are included.
The conference will consist of 36 unique workshops related to working with and educating young children and their families. It will consist of training and information on the upcoming statewide standards and curriculum guidelines that will impact many preschool, Head Start, and child care programs in Contra Costa County, along with topics on accreditation, assessment techniques, interaction strategies, family partnerships, developmental needs of infants and toddlers, programming for school-aged children, and more.
Presenters include college faculty from LMC and other local campuses, community professionals, and regional experts who focus on early childhood development and education.
Optional LMC college credit for ½ unit is available for interested participants (typically, 60-75% of attendees request college credit).
For more information or to register, visit www.cocokids.org. Questions? Contact Janice Townsend at email@example.com or (925) 439-2181 x3240.
LMC Football Alum,
Brandon Washington, Making His Mark in Tennessee