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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

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Liaison Preston Jacobsen
Submission Date April 7, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Haywood Community College
PAE-8: Support Programs for Under-Represented Groups

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Sustainability Technician
Academic Services and Work Force Development
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Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support, affinity groups, academic support programs, or other programs in place to support under-represented groups on campus?:
Yes

A brief description of the programs sponsored by the institution to support under-represented groups within the student body:

T.L.C. (Teaching and Learning Center) conduct mentoring and academic support programs.

From website...
TLC Mission & Purpose
The mission/purpose of the Teaching & Learning Center is to support teaching and learning opportunities for students. The Teaching & Learning Center of Haywood Community College believes that personal fulfillment, self-sufficiency, and student success can be fostered through instructional support services. These services include a peer tutoring program, on-line tutoring, faculty math, writing, and science labs, diagnostic testing, and supplemental instructional materials. The center also provides proctoring for traditional and distance learning exams.

Desired Outcomes:

1.Improve study skills of participating students.
2.Improve student success in coursework.
3.Increase student participation in the TLC.
4.Provide employment and leadership opportunities for Student Tutors.


A brief description of the programs sponsored by the institution to support under-represented groups within the faculty:

Math Emporium...
The Math Emporium features five pods, each of which house six computers. These pods work ergonomically to maximize the student’s ability to see the instructor and work independently on the computer. Instructors have more ease to navigate among the pods and more easily interact with students during the class. There is an Instructor Station, from which the instructor can manipulate projection of information and data, and an Instructional Assistant Station, for use by the Emporium Instructional Assistant (qualified instructor) and lab tutors for data collection such as attendance, testing information, and etc. The Emporium also features a remote projector and instructor offices for three math faculty which are connected directly to the Emporium.

The Math Emporium Concept is a result of HCC’s Quality Enhancement Plan initiative which focuses on developmental math. The concept centers on the redesign of math instruction from a strictly lecture-based classroom environment to a combination of both lecture and lab-based instruction. Instructors and students employ MyMathLab™, an interactive web-based software program comprised of interactive math tutorials, exercise demonstrations, practice exercises, and assessment instruments. Students have the benefit of lecture, hands-on assistance from instructors and tutors, and relative freedom to work at their own paces.

The QEP is a requirement for reaffirmation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). SACS accreditation is important because it enables the College to offer Federal financial aid to students and to be recognized as a high quality educational institution. The College has maintained SACS accreditation since 1973.


A brief description of the programs sponsored by the institution to support under-represented groups within the staff:
The website URL where more information about the programs in each of the three categories is available :

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