SCF Board Report: October 23, 2013

(Bradenton, Fla.,October 23, 2013) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) District Board of Trustees held its regular monthly meeting on Oct. 23 at SCF Lakewood Ranch.

The board gave approval for SCF to enter into a contract with DeLesline Construction Inc. to renovate the Student Union at SCF Bradenton to include a café-type dining area with video gaming stations, an expanded Club Hub, a new university admissions office, and reconfigured public safety offices.

Dr. Donald R. Bowman, vice president of student affairs, presented a report from the Strategic Enrollment Management team about student feedback, engagement and satisfaction. SCF actively measures and monitors students' success and seeks feedback through surveys to determine their engagement in college life and their satisfaction with the services and programs offered by SCF.

Barry Wolfson, a Sarasota-based management consultant, gave a presentation to the board about performance evaluation and measurement at SCF. Potential performance management standards for SCF may include student achievement, financial performance, organizational excellence and stakeholder satisfaction.

Trustee Ann Moore, who serves as the board's liaison member with the SCF Foundation Inc., reported on the recent scholarship luncheon, describing the students' stories as inspirational. Moore encouraged trustees to support athletic teams and other student events.

Trustee Rick Hager attended a recent Association of Florida Colleges trustees' conference and presented information about new and pending legislation that will affect how SCF identifies and assists incoming students who need help to succeed in college. Hager also showed enrollment and staffing charts showing a trend analysis since 2000 and suggested that SCF is at the levels he would expect.

In official board action, the board approved:

• the financial agenda including the monthly financial report, budget amendments, SCFCS financial statement, gifts and grants and the annual financial report.

• The 2012-13 athletic report, which recognizes SCF teams and individual student-athletes for earning academic honors and participating in community service projects. Six student-athletes were named National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Athletes of Distinction, 54 student-athletes were named to the Suncoast Conference All-Academic Team and 39 student-athletes earned Florida College System Activities Association (FCSAA) All-Academic Team honors based on their grade point averages. SCF Manatees women's volleyball, women's softball and men's baseball teams were named 2012-13 NJCAA All-Academic Teams. SCF softball also was named the FCSAA Female Academic Team of the Year.

•Articulation agreements with the SCF Collegiate School, Manatee County School Board, Sarasota County School Board, Charlotte County School Board and private schools.

•A $5 fee increase for DUI Level I and Level II courses offered by the SCF Traffic Safety Institute. The cost, which also was approved by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, is now $250 for Level I and $390 for Level II.

The next meeting is scheduled for Nov. 19 at 6 p.m. at SCF Lakewood Ranch.


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