Thursday, July 16, 2009
Voicemail alert lights working again! The message waiting lights are operating properly again on the phone system. All voice mail functions have been fully restored. A message has also been sent to all current students noting the problem, and instructing them to call again if they have not heard back from an instructor or staff member they tried to call during the recent outage.
Good as Gold program changes to “audit-only” July 27 The “Good as Gold” program will change beginning July 27—the first day of Autumn Quarter 2009 registration. The change involves enrollment in credit courses, which will now be on an audit-only basis. Formerly, Good as Gold students were able to take courses for credit.
All students who have participated in the program since Spring Quarter 2008 have been sent e-mails on two separate occasions explaining the changes.
Currently, the new description of the Good as Gold program reads as follows:
As a community service, Columbus State Community College offers senior citizens who are 60 years old or older the opportunity to enroll in credit courses for self-enrichment tuition free, on a space available basis for audit “R” only.
To register for credit courses, senior citizens who are 60 years old or older and who have been certified as eligible for the Good as Gold Educational Program pay the one-time, non-refundable $50 matriculation fee, which covers the cost of enrolling at the college, including application and permanent record maintenance and a student identification card.
The matriculation fee will appear and be due for the academic quarter in which the student initially registers for a course, even if the class is dropped by the student or cancelled by Columbus State. Good as Gold participants are responsible for payment of lab fees, books, instructional supplies, parking permits and any additional educational expenses required of other students.
Student rates to concerts and activities are available to Good as Gold students. Financial aid is not available for Good as Gold registration, as courses are taken for audit “R” only, and students cannot enroll for courses granting academic credit and audited Good as Gold courses during the same term.
For information regarding the Good as Gold Educational Program and to make an appointment, please call (614) 287-5538.
On Summer census day, FTE enrollment up 20% The preliminary Summer Quarter 2009 headcount and Full Time Equivalent (FTE) numbers as of census date, July 13, are now available from the Knowledge, Resources and Planning Department.
The summer headcount stands at 16,490 paid students, compared to the Summer 2008 headcount of 14,047. This represents a 17.39 percent increase from a year ago. The total FTE for Summer 2009 is 9,474.65, compared to 7,834.93 from Summer 2008, which is a 20.93 percent increase.
To see total comparison headcounts and FTEs by college, distance and off-campus centers, visit the Knowledge, Resources and Planning site here.
A more detailed report with department summaries will be forthcoming; watch for an announcement soon as to their availability on the intranet.
Fitness Center almost finished
Eric McMillon of Planning and Construction, recently led visitors from Institutional Advancement around the nearly complete Fitness Center expansion in Delaware Hall July 10. The new Fitness Center is part of the total $4.8 million renovation to Delaware Hall that includes a new Public Safety Department, expanded and renovated fitness facilities, Massage Therapy Department, athletic offices, storage and team rooms, and an aerobics/yoga/Zumba studio! The project is expected to be completed in August.