LCOOC Celebrates Successes | January 1 - June 30, 2020
Academics • HLC Approval of Business and Human Services bachelor’s degree programs • Development of new system for Faculty to write academic program reviews
Business Development • Submitted Rural Development TCU grant for the residing of a portion of the main campus, 100 and 200 wings. We have been notified that RD has more funding available due to several TCU’s not requesting funds under this program. • Developed activities, justifications and budget for CARES Act funds. • Began assessing fiscal management processes. • Assisted with the submission of a request to the State for CARES Act funding.
Continuing Ed & Extension • Successfully transitioned Extension workshops and Continuing Education courses to a virtual format to include registration, content, and evaluation measures • 10 students participated in Youth Council for 2019-2020 • Assisted Hayward High School Language Class with Traditional Arts – Approximately 40 students • 2 Youth attended the UNITY virtual conference • Ogimakaa Summer Youth Program – 14 students, primarily virtual on Zoom taking 3, 1 credit courses • Transitioned Transportation Alliance for New Solutions (TrANS) Road Construction Program to 90% virtual program (9 students currently attending) • 75% of the TrANS graduates from February’s class were hired with local contractors and are working in the road construction industry • Held 2 National Summer Transportation Institute Programs for middle school students, following COVID19 guidelines (14 students) • Received $220,000 grant from USDA-NIFA for a special emphasis award focusing on youth development • Partnered with College of Menominee Nation and UW-Madison on a successful NIFA proposal for New Beginnings for Tribal Students (sub-award approx. $165,000 for 2 years) • Kristina Estrada hosted as the Volunteer In Service to America (VISTA) to assist with increasing LSARS capacity for youth sustainable agriculture programming and partnerships, 1 year • LSARS Manager received certification in Farm Food Safety and Tribal Farm Food Code Training • LSARS Manager invited as guest presenter to National Science Foundation regarding soil health research at LSARS • Increased vegetable production at LSARS due to improved soil health
Human Resources • Created the position of Chief of Staff, Director of Marketing and Communication, and Solution Creator; each position filled by a current employee. • Filled the vacancy of Chief of Business Development. • Hired an Accounting Assistant and a COVID Protocol and Protection Coordinator.
Institutional Advancement • Launched a $250,000 Capital Campaign in support of Student Scholarships • Developed relationships with two new major donors • Developed initial Advancement policies • Developed a system for tracking donors, donations, and communications in Jenzabar • Launch of Alumni Facebook group • Director named as President of the Sawyer County/Lac Courte Oreilles Economic Development Corporation board of directors • Director named to Visions Northwest board of directors • Director interviewed for Northwest Wisconsin Workforce Investment Board’s podcast
Institutional Research and Registrar • All data continues to be audited internally for accuracy and completeness. • A variety of strategies have been implemented for gathering, presenting, and using data to make data-informed decisions across campus. • The Registrar’s Office has to date digitized over 3,900 student records and files. • We are working on all compliance issues with an eye toward the HLC 2021 visit date
Marketing & Communications • New Logo launched • Re-design of marketing materials | business cards, nametags, letterhead, envelopes, rack cards • Development of College Mascot, Desaash • Created Virtual Celebration of the Class of 2020
Student Services • TRIO | Refunded for another five years, 2020-2025. • Student Conference Spring 2020 | Total Attendance 165 • Newly added Early Alert Software: Dropout Detective | Implemented Spring 2020 to identify students at risk by analyzing course performance and completion. In order to facilitate proper interventions with students, this system links students to advisors and course instructors. • NetTutor Platform Added for Spring 2020 and beyond | Linked to all CANVAS courses. NetTutor is a 24/7 online/virtual tutoring service • President’s Meet & Greet | Hosted by St. Croix (2/5) and Bad River (3/4) • Hosted an evening of Storytelling with Migizi Mike Sullivan and Val Barber (2/26) | Funded by SAMSHA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) and in collaboration with Bizhikii Wellness Center-LCO Behavioral Health, Gina Krizan • Received Virtual Student Services and Supports Consultation | Jennifer Hill-Kelley, Achieve The Dream on 3/23 and 4/6 • American Indian College Fund Cultivating Native Student Success Grant Convening with Oglala Lakota College, Salish Kootenai College, Stone Child College, and United Tribes Technical College | Held virtually on 5/26,27,28, 2020 • Emergency Aid| Average Persistence & Retention: 90%, over 120 awards issued this year | Almost 50% of awards occurred during the COVID-19 safer at home order. • • Perkins | Spring 2020 Mid Term Study Week | 46 tutoring sessions, 30 students • Laptops & other technology– 21 college students • WBL, Perkins, & TRIO – College Visits • Canvas - WBL funded Canvas for this year
Technology • Transitioned to remote work and learning.