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CEC - College Effectiveness 2010-2011




To monitor and to ensure completion of the Annual Action Plan, the Long Range Strategic Plan, Assessment of Student Learning, and Assessment of Institutional Effectiveness. The primary responsibilities for these functions are assigned as follows:

    The President’s Administrative Council led by the  Director of Institutional Effectiveness is charged with:

    • Development and completion of the Annual Action Plan and Long Range Strategic Plan.
    • Defining, developing, and implementing systematic processes that ensure institutional effectiveness is consistent with college expectations, state expectations and all accrediting bodies’ requirements.

    The Academic Council led by the Dean of Instructional Services  is charged with:

    • Development of processes and procedures which ensure student learning measures are consistent with College expectations, state expectation and all accrediting bodies’ requirements.
    • Follow-up and documentation of measures of student learning to ensure the instructional programs are effective and that student learning is taking place.
    • Implementation of the approved assessment calendar.  


College Effectiveness Annual Report 2011 

Agendas, Exhibits and Minutes

September 27, 2010


Exhibit A – Committee Membership 

Exhibit B – August 3, 2010 Agenda 

Exhibit C – June 29, 2010 Minutes 

Exhibit D – Planning Calendar 10-11, Corrected 

Exhibit E – Assessment Activity and Report Calendar 10-11 

Exhibit F - August 3, 2010 Minutes 


October 18, 2010


Exhibit A – Governance thru Committees 

Exhibit B – September 27, 2010 Minutes 

Exhibit C – Annual Plan 09-10 

Exhibit D – Primary Goals 10-11 

Exhibit E – Priority Initiatives 10-11 

Exhibit F – Strategic Plan 06-10 

Exhibit G – Working Timeline 10-11 

Exhibit H – September Assessment and Report Presentations 

Exhibit I – General Glossary 


November 15, 2010


Exhibit A – October 18, 2010 Minutes 


December 2010 – electronic

November 15, 2010 Minutes 

Long Term Objectives for discussion:


Institutional Improvement 



January 31, 2011


Exhibit A – November 15, 2011 Minutes 

Exhibit B – Long Term Objectives 11-15 


March 1, 2011 (for February meeting)


Exhibit A – January 31, 2011 Minutes 

Exhibit B – Institutional Improvement Plan 11-12 

Exhibit C – Facilities Plan 11-12; Facilities All Campus Priority Rating; Committee Meeting Notes                                            

Exhibit D – Personnel Plan 11-12 

Exhibit E – Technology Plan 11-12 


March 29, 2011


Exhibit A – March 1, 2011 Minutes 

Exhibit B – Personnel Committee Recommendations 11-12 


April 18, 2011


Exhibit A – March 29, 2011 Minutes 

Exhibit B – Institutional Improvement Plan 11-12 

Exhibit C – Planning Calendar 10-11 

Exhibit D – KPIA Calendar 


May 16, 2011


Exhibit A – April 18, 2011 Minutes 

Exhibit B – Technology Committee 

Exhibit C – Annual Action Plan by PI 11-12 

Exhibit D – Planning Calendar 11-12 

Exhibit E – KPIA Calendar 


August 2, 2011


Exhibit A – May 16, 2011 Minutes 

Exhibit B – Charts and Tables 2011 




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1970 marked the beginning of Vernon College. Throughout this decade the College continued to grow and more students enrolled in both on- and off-campus courses. On January 20, 1970, a majority of the citizens of Wilbarger County voted to create the Wilbarger County Junior College District. Following that decision, Vernon Regional Junior College was established and on April 9, 1970, the newly elected Board of Trustees appointed Dr. David L. Norton as the College’s first president. Campus construction began in May 1971, and included an Academic Science Center, Administration-Fine Arts Center, Applied Arts Center, Library, and Student Center. The following year, on September 5, 1972, classes met for the first time on the Vernon campus with a total of 608 students. On August 1, 1974, Dr. Jim M. Williams became the College’s second president. In the fall semester of that year, combined on- and off-campus enrollment exceeded 800 students. During the 1975-76 academic year, the College expanded its services to include a learning center on Sheppard Air Force Base. During this year, enrollment in credit courses, both on- and off-campus, rose to a level of 1,199. The scope of the Vocational Nursing Program was enlarged during the 1976-77 academic year with the assumption of the Bethania School of Vocational Nursing in Wichita Falls. In August 1976 the Physical Education Center was dedicated in honor of Dr. and Mrs. Thomas A. King longtime benefactors of Vernon College. Growth and changes continued during the 1980s. In August 1980 a Student Residence Center, designed to house 128 students, opened for occupancy. Further expansion of program offerings in the Wichita Falls area was accomplished through absorption of an existing proprietary school that was renamed the Vernon College Technical Center and the integration of the nursing program from the Wichita Falls Independent School District. On March 22, 1982, Dr. Joe Mills took over the leadership of the College as the third president. That fall, the College fielded its first intercollegiate rodeo team. During 1983-84, the Department of Cosmetology and the Career Development Center (previously known as the North Texas Skills Center) were established in Wichita Falls. On the Vernon campus, the Chaparral Center was completed, and the Pease River farm purchased through a state land trade. The following academic year, 1984-85, Vernon College reached a record credit enrollment of 1,863 and a record continuing education enrollment of 7,056 registrations. A Vocational Nursing Program opened in Seymour, and the Board of Trustees established a college foundation and approved an agreement to allow construction of the Red River Valley Museum on the Vernon campus. In February 1987 the College played its first intercollegiate baseball game on the Vernon campus. During May of that year, the new Natatorium was opened in the King Physical Education Center. A newly constructed Athletic Dormitory opened to house 28 athletes in August 1988. In October, Trustees voted to add women’s volleyball as a varsity sport, effective with the fall 1989 semester. In May 1989 Vernon College moved all Wichita Falls programs to one centralized location—Century City Center. Since the College opened its doors 38 years ago, many individuals, corporations, foundations, and organizations have made an investment in our students through the creation of endowed and annual scholarships. As of this year, more than 100 scholarship funds are available to help students pursue their educational dreams.VERNON COLLEGE PHILOSOPHY: Vernon College is a constantly evolving institution, dedicated primarily to effective teaching and regional enhancement. With this dedication to teaching and to the community, the College encourages open inquiry, personal and social responsibility, critical thinking, and life-long learning for students, faculty, and other individuals within its service area. The College takes as its guiding educational principle the proposition that, insofar as available resources permit, instruction should be adapted to student needs. This principle requires both flexibility in instructional strategies and maintenance of high academic standards. Strong programs of assessment and accountability complement this educational principle. VC accepts the charge of providing a college atmosphere free of bias, in which students can exercise initiative and personal judgment, leading to a greater awareness of personal self-worth. It strives to provide every student with opportunities to develop the tools necessary to become a contributing, productive member of society. Vision VERNON COLLEGE VISION: Vernon College will promote a culture of success for our students and communities through learner-centered quality instructional programs and exemplary services. Values VERNON COLLEGE VALUES: Vernon College promotes a culture of success through our shared values and commitment to: Accessibility Accountability Building Relationships Diversity Inclusion Innovation Leadership Quality Student Success Teamwork Our values define who we are and guide us in conducting our business every day. Our values are our morals – what is important to us at our college. Mission VERNON COLLEGE MISSION The mission of Vernon College is teaching, learning, and leading. Vernon College is a comprehensive community college that integrates education with opportunity through our instructional programs and student support services by means of traditional and distance learning modes. Therefore, to fulfill its mission, the College will provide access, within its available resources, to: Career technical/workforce programs up to two years in length leading to associate degrees or certificates; Career technical/workforce programs leading directly to employment in semi-skilled and skilled occupations; Freshman and sophomore courses in arts and sciences, including the curricula leading to associate and baccalaureate degrees; Ongoing adult education programs for occupational upgrading or personal enrichment; Compensatory education programs designed to fulfill the commitment of an admissions policy allowing the enrollment of disadvantaged students; ; A continuing program of counseling and guidance designed to assist students in achieving their individual educational goals; Career technical/workforce development programs designed to meet local and statewide needs; Support services for educational programs and college-related activities; Adult literacy and other basic skills programs for adults; and Other To help prospective and current students, faculty, and staff locate important information about Vernon College, this webpage provides links to helpful information on a variety of government mandated and consumer information. Examples are academic programs, cost of attendance, financial aid, safety and security, and institutional financial reports. Vernon College’s presentation of this information complies with the Higher Education Act, as amended, and implementing regulations.