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WE S T CH E S T E R C OMMUN I T Y C O L L E G E

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OUR INNOVATION IN TEACHING AND

LEARNING, THROUGH HIGH IMPACT

INSTRUCTIONAL PRACTICES, NEW

PROGRAMS OF STUDY, AN EXPANDED

HONORS PROGRAM, AND INCREASED

ONLINE AND BLENDED LEARNING

OPPORTUNITIES, EXEMPLIFY A RICH

AND VARIED CURRICULUM THAT

ENGAGES AND EXPANDS THE CAPACITY

OF OUR LEARNERS.

Our Phi Theta Kappa (Honor Society) continues to

grow providing experiences where our students excel

– including participation at regional and national

competitions. Data from our transfer and career

center also illustrate how our students and graduates

are advancing.

Faculty continue to produce scholarship, participate in

local and regional conferences, consult with regional

business and the private sector, and garner new resources

for teaching and learning. The successful faculty effort

to secure a National Science Foundation grant to further

grow our Photonics program, especially with an eye

on increasing the number of female and underserved

students in the major, is only one of many college-wide

initiatives to bolster our academic offerings and ensure

their ongoing relevance to the community and the needs

of employers. We have added other new programs

this year: Personal Training Certificate, Environmental

Studies, and refined Medical Billing and Coding options.

Transfer Articulation Agreements grew from 84

agreements in 2015 to 304 current agreements,

including pathway options to two Historically Black

Colleges and Universities. These articulations provide

individualized pathways from our curriculum to area and

regional colleges and universities creating tremendous

opportunity for our students who want to study at the

baccalaureate level.

And the good news keeps coming. We’re part of a

$700,000 Hispanic Serving Institution collaborative grant

with Mercy College to support Hispanic and low-income

students completing degrees in STEM fields. We also

have a renewed Con Edison Bright Future Partnership

to prepare students for careers in the energy field. Our

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