Timothy R. Oxley, Ed.D.
Vice President for Student Services
Turley Center, Room 307
Phone: (304) 367-4303
Robynn K. Shannon, Ph.D.
Director of Institutional Assessment and Effectiveness
Turley Center, Room 206
Phone: (304) 367-4646
Amantha L. Cole, M.A.
Director of Planning and Grants
Turley Center, Room 205
Phone: (304) 367-4981
COMMUNITY EDUCATION STRATEGIC TASK FORCE FINDINGS
The Community Education Strategic Task Force makes the following report to the Fairmont State Strategic Planning Steering Council.
Members: Veronica Gallo, Maggy Helwig, Geneva Hines, chair, Ruby Losh, Paul Schreffler, Kevin Smith, Mary Stewart
When we first set out, our immediate goal was to identify programs currently in place that might come under the umbrella of Community Education and, hence, ran into our first challenge. What should constitute Community Education? Should it be those events/offerings provided only through Community Education?
After compiling lists of offerings, we divided these into Gear Up Programs, Substantive Education, Arts, Personal Enrichment, Events, Camps and Health & Wellness. It became evident that we do offer a wide variety of events through Community Education and, perhaps, advertisement and marketing are what’s missing. This is true more so of the immediate area than our surrounding counties that we service.
In gathering of information, we looked at inquiries made to chairs of departments, archived evaluations of past offerings, informal questionnaires sent to residents in our service counties, demographics of our service area through Region VI Planning & Development Council, and solicited response from faculty, students and community members.
Our findings were as follows.