As Butler Community College works to ensure student success, certain goals must be met.
During Tuesday's Board of Trustees meeting, executive director of research and institutional effectiveness Dr. Gene George presented results from goals established in the 2010-2012 Kansas Board of Regents Performance Agreement.
Butler met or exceeded its target in eight of the 10 performance indicators.
The 10 performance indicators evaluated were:
• Increase student success in pre-algebra as measured by percent of students earning a C or better.
• Increase student success in fundamentals of algebra as measured by percent of students earning a C or better.
• Increase student success in intermediate algebra with review, as measured by percent of students earning a C or better.
• Increase the number of adult education students at BCC who enroll at Butler as new students.
• Increase the number of participants in professional institutes (targeted non-credit training programs).
• Increase the number of minority participants in workforce skills training.
• Increase number of Hispanic students from South-Central Kansas enrolled full time at Butler.
• Increase spring-to-fall retention of Hispanic degree-seeking students attending Butler.
• Pilot placement testing for sophomore Hispanic students in area high schools.
• Retest Hispanic students as they progress through high school.
The two targets not met during 2012 were increasing student success in pre-algebra as measured by percent of students earning a C or better and increasing spring-to-fall retention of degree-seeking Hispanic students.
Because of the high percentage of goals met, Butler is eligible to receive its full share of any new state funding that might become available.
The Trustees approved the report, which will be submitted to the Kansas Board of Regents by March 1.
In other business, the Trustees:
• received a report from interim president Dr. Karla Fisher.
• approved the conversion of an Internal Auditor position to an Accounting position.
• approved a policy review timeline.
• approved a payment of $16,178.82 to the Educational Facilities Authority.
• accepted the retirement of Martha Gregg.
• accepted the retirement of Janice Jones.
• heard a report on the Division of Behavioral Science, Math, Science and Physical Education from Dean Lori Winningham.
• held a budget work session.
• recessed to executive session to discuss non-elected personnel.