Registration for the School of Continuing Education (SCE) 2011 Fall Term begins Tuesday, August 23, 2011; classes start the week of September 12, 2011. To view the fall schedule, visit sce.edu/schedule. Following are the specific registration dates:
Online registration will begin at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 23 for CTE registration and Wednesday, August 24 for SCE registration. Computers for online registration are available on August 23 and 24 at the SCE registration offices at the following times: Anaheim Campus and SCE Wilshire Center at 7:00 a.m. SCE Cypress Center at 7:30 a.m.
A clock symbol has been placed in the class schedule to indicate the CTE courses that are eligible for registration on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at 7:00 a.m.
NEW CLASSES FOR 2011 FALL
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.