The SCE 2011 Summer Term registration is now open at SCE’s three continuing education centers in Anaheim, Cypress, and Wilshire (Fullerton) and online at sce.edu/register. Classes and camps start throughout the summer beginning the week of June 20, 2011. The online class schedule has full course descriptions, as well as fees, listed at sce.edu/schedule. Classes will remain available until the day before the class begins or until the class is full.
NEW SUMMER CLASSES
The Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Schools (WASC ACS) six-member accreditation visiting team spent three productive days, March 14-16, 2011, visiting North Orange County Community College District’s (NOCCCD) School of Continuing Education (SCE) classrooms, meeting with faculty and staff, and interviewing students. The WASC team’s visit marked SCE’s first self-study since being granted initial accreditation in July 2008.
The WASC team presented their self-study visit findings to SCE Provost Christine Terry and over 100 SCE staff, faculty and administrators at a meeting held at the Anaheim Campus on Wednesday, March 16, 2011. NOCCCD Board of Trustee members Leonard Lahtinen and Molly McClanahan as well as Chancellor Dr. Ned Doffoney were also present for the meeting where the SCE strengths and areas of future focus were shared.
The final WASC report, developed by the visiting team, is now posted on the SCE website:
SCE was given commendations in many areas, but most notably in the following:
Areas of future focus for SCE included providing for more student input, particularly by adding a student representative to the decision-making body of the school, Provost’s Cabinet; reviewing research data on a systematic basis and finalizing the development of the SLO assessment cycle. Other suggestions included sharing SCE success stories with the NOCCCD as well as the community, media, and legislators; continuing to cross-train employees in critical business areas of SCE; cultivating additional funding sources for matriculation and professional development programs; enhancing long-term planning for fiscal resources; and looking at additional space for growth to accommodate students on expanding program waitlists.
SCE’s WASC accreditation chair Kay Palush summed up the findings by emphasizing the tremendous focus on learning throughout the school. Provost Terry gave credit and thanks to the faculty and staff members who contributed to the self-assessment report and the preparation for the visit. From adding documents to SCE’s virtual evidence room to physically preparing the campuses, SCE was fully prepared for the accreditation visit. A special note of gratitude was given to SCE’s WASC accreditation chair, Adam S. U. Gottdank, Ph.D.
The self-study final report created by the visiting team has been sent to the WASC commission with the team’s recommendation for full, partial or temporary accreditation for SCE as well as the accreditation cycle term, which, if granted full accreditation, could be up to a maximum of six years. This final recommendation from WASC will be sent to the SCE Provost’s Office in July 2011.
The School of Continuing Education (SCE) 2011 Spring Term Registration began on Tuesday, February 22. Registration for all classes is now open until the day before the class begins or until the class is full. An online registration tutorial, and handy registration worksheet, is available at all times at http://sce.edu/registration
For a full list of class offerings, visit the schedule at http://sce.edu/schedule
2011 SCE Spring Term will begin the week of March 21, 2011; Kids College and Teen Program 2011 Spring Term classes begin the week of April 2, 2011.
New Classes for Spring
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES: Small Business Marketing Strategies; Legal Issues for Small Business
CLOTHING DESIGN: Technical and Creative Use of Serger Machine I: Knits
DANCE: Ballroom Dancing-Rhythm and Latin Style: Cha Cha, Swing, Rumba, Mambo, Samba; Ballroom Dancing-Smooth Style: Fox Trot, Waltz, Tango
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION: Children with Special Needs
ENGLISH & COMMUNICATION: Networking-Basics of Building Relationships
KIDS’ COLLEGE & TEEN PROGRAM: Calculus III [Integral Calculus] (Grades 10+, Basic Hand Sewing (Grades 4-6), Practical Summer Crafts (Grades 7-12), Basic Clothing Construction (Grades 8-12)
PARENTING FOR PARENTS ONLY: Raising Caring Kids
With the popularity of the SCE Career Technical Education (CTE) certificate programs growing, it is highly recommended that NEW students attend the Information Workshop for their respective certificate program of interest. The Information Workshops provide students with an overview of the program, certificate and course requirements, the registration process, and the employment outlook for that career.
Students can RSVP to any of the following CTE certificate program Information Workshops by calling 714-808-4681. Students are urged to be on time; late arrivals will not be admitted.
– Monday, February 14, 2011, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., AC/Board Room
– Tuesday, February 22, 2011, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, AC/Room 105; if you cannot attend, join this session via telephone by calling (888) 886-3951 and entering pass code: 529127.
– Wednesday, February 23, 2011, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., AC/Room 105; if you cannot attend, join this session via telephone by calling (888) 886-3951 and entering pass code: 631595.