Annual Report 2015 - Finger Lakes Community College

Health Care Partnership
REPORT to the
Community colleges are known for being
affordable — FLCC’s full-time tuition is just
$4,180 per year – and accessible to anyone
with a high school diploma or its equivalent.
Community colleges are increasingly known
for their excellence. With strong community
connections and a faculty committed to
teaching, we provide a critical link between
our students and the world they will enter,
or in the case of our older students seeking
a new career, re-enter.
Honors courses and seminars allow
students to pursue excellence by exploring
a subject or a theme in depth. FLCC gets
high marks in this region for its excellence
in supporting advanced manufacturing
with credit and non-credit programming.
The college is recognized across the country
for its innovations in teaching science
through original research in which students
know they are contributing to the body
of scientific knowledge.
This report features descriptions of how
we work with our students and partners
to foster excellence at FLCC. We hope
you find it inspiring.
Barbara G. Risser, Ed.D.
President, Finger Lakes Community College
Nursing students at The College at Brockport graduated in January from
a certified nurse assistant (CNA) program FLCC offered at the Brockport
campus. Kathleen Peterson, director of nursing at Brockport, wanted her
nursing students to have the added career edge of a CNA license and the
hands-on experience required to earn it. The credential also allows Brockport
students to work in health care as they pursue a bachelor’s in nursing.
Celebrating with Industry
The FLCC Viticulture and Wine
Center in Geneva opened for the
spring 2015 semester. Dozens of
individuals and businesses
supplemented the $3.6 million
state construction grant with a total
of $272,000 in financial and $60,000
of in-kind contributions. Industry
professionals have also contributed
time and expertise in making sure the building and program develop vineyardists
and winemakers who can take Finger Lakes wine to a new level.
So, That’s a Laker
FLCC student leaders decided that the lack of
a school mascot had gone on long enough and
initiated a mascot development project. After
speaking to a local historian, developing options
and surveying the college community, they chose
a Lake Monster, in the tradition of Loch Ness.
Recognizing Excellence
One hundred and one students
with GPAs of 3.5 or better were
inducted into Phi Theta Kappa,
the international honor society
for two-year colleges, during a
ceremony in March. The honor
society has been active at FLCC
since the early 1980s and provides
leadership, service and scholarship
opportunities for members.
FLCC is a State University of New York (SUNY) community college
serving Ontario, Seneca, Wayne and Yates counties.
FLCC by the
A New High School-to-College Model
FLCC is a partner in the new Wayne-Finger Lakes Early College Tech school, which
opened in September in the former Midlakes Middle School in Phelps. The school
takes students from throughout the region seamlessly from grade 9 through an
associate degree. The program is funded by a state grant program to encourage
alternative educational environments that graduate students in high-need
occupations. All students will receive one of three FLCC degrees: information
technology, instrumentation and control technologies or mechanical technology.
Machinist Training Expansion
FLCC puts more of its
resources into teaching:
of its annual budget,
compared to the state
average of 47 percent
students graduated
with a degree or
certificate in 2015
FLCC celebrated the 50th anniversary of the historic
Ontario County Board of Supervisors vote on
Sept. 16, 1965, to create a college in Ontario County.
Fifty years to the day, a group of college officials,
current supervisors and the lone surviving supervisor from
1965 re-dedicated the original cornerstone plaque to the
main campus and unveiled a new plaque for the Student Center.
A Historic Vote
The success of the FLCC Advanced
Manufacturing Machinist training
program at G.W. Lisk Co., which
began in 2011, has led to its expansion
at ITT Goulds Pumps in Seneca Falls.
ITT Goulds Pumps launched its
first class in March and celebrated
its first graduation in September.
As with the G.W. Lisk program, nearly all of the new program graduates had
job offers before completing the course.
A Home in Geneva
Longtime plans to develop a permanent FLCC campus center in the city of Geneva
have been fulfilled with the completion of a combination of renovation and new
construction at the former site of a high school on Pulteney Street. The Geneva
Campus Center features a biology lab, general classrooms and computer classrooms
and serves as a home base for the emergency medical service programs that train
basic EMTs through paramedics in this region.
Uniting Donors and Students
Dozens of students who received more
than $110,000 in private scholarships
from the FLCC Foundation broke
bread with donors to those scholarship
funds at the 31st Annual Constellation
Brands Honors Dinner in September.
This longtime FLCC tradition builds
connections between students and
community members who support them.
FLCC’s faculty
to student ratio is
15 TO 1
The state average is 17.7 to 1
FLCC’s operating cost
per full-time equivalent
student (FTE) is
FLCC beats the statewide
average of $10,157
Leading the Nation
The National Science Foundation awarded the college a $1.5 million grant
to continue its work developing undergraduate research programs in its
classrooms and laboratories and at other community colleges across the country.
The funding was a renewal of a previous grant of more than $3 million.
Source: SUNY Community Colleges
2013–14 Annual Report Summary
The FLCC Board of Trustees is supporting the college’s 2014-2018 Strategic Plan with funds to cover the costs of initiatives
designed to advance the goals set forth in the plan. The board voted in 2014 and 2015 to set aside funding for an internal,
competitive grant program. Below are examples of the selected projects.
A Regional Approach
One of the college’s strategic goals is to provide regional educational leadership by partnering with service area school districts
to strengthen the educational pipeline.
Why this is important
While K-12 schools must focus on meeting Common Core and Regents standards, colleges must prepare students for the workforce
and transfer institutions. FLCC sought to reconcile these different goals by helping high school teachers understand what college
expectations are and help college faculty understand what is being taught in high schools. The goal is to build relationships between
high schools and FLCC to improve college readiness among local high school graduates.
How we responded
FLCC has formed the Regional Education Continuum (REC), which in its first year paired 10 FLCC faculty members with
10 Canandaigua Academy teachers. They visited each other’s classrooms during the spring 2015 semester then met over the
summer to discuss what they learned. Pairs also created an action plan for one “small, significant, solvable” problem they
discovered. REC will bring in the next high school in spring 2016, pairing teachers with even more faculty from FLCC.
The goal is to foster conversations between FLCC and all high schools in the region.
Promoting Persistence
Another college goal is to identify the reasons students leave before getting a degree and give them the resources they need to be successful.
Why this is important
People with two-year degrees experience less unemployment and have higher lifetime earnings than those with a high school
education, and a two-year degree is a stepping stone to baccalaureate degrees and higher.
How we responded
The Aspiring Nurses initiative focuses on students with an interest in nursing who are not academically ready for the program
and at risk for leaving college. An educational planning coach has been hired to advise pre-nursing students, monitor their academic
progress and guide them through alternative programs, if necessary. After one year, the number of aspiring nurses who returned
for their second year of college increased from 47 to 57 percent.
The College Achievement Program, launched in fall 2015, uses a predictive analytics model to identify new students at high risk
to be on academic probation and assigns them a personal coach to support their success.
2015–2016 BUDGET
Tuition and general fees $18,696,200
State aid $12,887,406
Ontario County $3,704,228
Other NY counties* $6,431,738
Other Revenue $1,380,531
Fund balance $3,717,457
TOTAL REVENUES $46,817,560
*When residents of counties outside Ontario attend
FLCC, those students’ home counties pay a share
of their education, called a “chargeback.” The chargeback
fee to counties is determined by a state formula.
Salaries $25,920,306
Equipment $1,126,020
Contractual $8,782,884
Employee Benefits $10,051,950
Utilities $936,400
TOTAL EXPENSES $46,817,560
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