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Bunker Hill Community College Vision Project Performance Incentive Fund Grant
Bunker Hill Community College Vision Project Performance Incentive Fund Grant
Bunker Hill Community College Vision Project Performance Incentive Fund Grant
Bunker Hill Community College Vision Project Performance Incentive Fund Grant
Bunker Hill Community College Vision Project Performance Incentive Fund Grant
Bunker Hill Community College Vision Project Performance Incentive Fund Grant
Bunker Hill Community College Vision Project Performance Incentive Fund Grant
Bunker Hill Community College Vision Project Performance Incentive Fund Grant
Bunker Hill Community College Vision Project Performance Incentive Fund Grant
Bunker Hill Community College Vision Project Performance Incentive Fund Grant
Bunker Hill Community College Vision Project Performance Incentive Fund Grant
Bunker Hill Community College Vision Project Performance Incentive Fund Grant
Bunker Hill Community College Vision Project Performance Incentive Fund Grant
Bunker Hill Community College Vision Project Performance Incentive Fund Grant
Bunker Hill Community College Vision Project Performance Incentive Fund Grant
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Bunker Hill Community College Vision Project Performance Incentive Fund Grant

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The Vision Project Performance Incentive Fund is designed to support innovative work that will advance the Vision Project goals for Massachusetts' national leadership in certain key educational …

The Vision Project Performance Incentive Fund is designed to support innovative work that will advance the Vision Project goals for Massachusetts' national leadership in certain key educational outcome areas in higher education. How is Bunker Hill Community College spending its $200K grant to advance these goals? Presented at a meeting of the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education on January 31, 2012.

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  • 1. Mary L. Fifield, Ph.D. President Vision Project: PerformanceVision Project: Performance Incentive Fund (PIF) GrantIncentive Fund (PIF) Grant January 31, 2012
  • 2. BHCC’s Vision Project Performance Incentive FundBHCC’s Vision Project Performance Incentive Fund (PIF) Grant(PIF) Grant Award for Year One: $200,802 Vision Project Outcome Areas: College Participation College Completion Workforce Alignment Student Learning Elimination of Disparities
  • 3. Vision ProjectVision Project Aligned with BHCC Strategic PlanAligned with BHCC Strategic Plan An inclusive strategic planning process is held every three years. Goals and objectives developed by the combination of business and civic leaders; college trustees; faculty; staff; alumni; and student leaders Action plans from goals drive College budget
  • 4. Shirley Singleton, Chairman, President and CEO of Edgewater Technology, Inc. Beverly Edgehill, President and CEO of The Partnership Stephen R. Woods, President of Citizens Bank Richard Taylor, chairman of Taylor Smith Realty, Inc. “Bunker Hill Community College is a pathway to success for our young people. When you consider the doors that are open to the many talented students at BHCC, you can see the opportunity that awaits our next generation of leaders. These are exciting times for BHCC, for current and future students. The world stands at your doorstep filled with dreams to explore and the chance to challenge yourselves to be the best that you can be.” —Gary L. Gottlieb, President and CEO, Partners HealthCare System, Inc. More than 100 Business and Community LeadersMore than 100 Business and Community Leaders Contribute to College Goals.Contribute to College Goals. Gary L. Gottlieb, President and CEO, Partners HealthCare System, Inc. Jeanne-Marie Boylan Chair, BHCC Board of Trustees
  • 5. Compatibility of GoalsCompatibility of Goals BHCC Strategic Goals Create Pathways and Partnerships to Promote Student Success Identify and Close Workforce Gaps Expand Technology throughout the College Demonstrate Strength through Diversity Foster Wellness, Growth and Lifelong Learning Develop and Cultivate College-wide Sustainability Initiatives Institute a Culture of Evidence and Accountability Vision Project Goals 1. College Participation Increase college-going rates of high school graduates. 2. College Completion Increase graduation and success rates of the students we enroll. 3. Student Learning High academic achievement by our students on campus-level and national assessments of learning. 4. Workforce Alignment Alignment of our degree programs with key areas of workforce need in the state’s economy. 5. Elimination of Disparities Achievement of comparable outcomes among different ethnic/racial, economic and gender groups.
  • 6. Vision Project Goal: College ParticipationVision Project Goal: College Participation BHCC Strategy: Boost college readiness through onsite interventions at partner high schools and CBOs. RESULTS Accuplacer Testing • 32 school/CBO staff trained to administer Accuplacer. • More than 550 students tested in Fall 2011 and Spring 2012. Dual Enrollment Courses • Builds on BHCC’s scholarship-based dual enrollment program, funded by DHE ($30,000) and College funds ($96,000). • 174 HS students enrolled in 216 courses during 2010-2011, 69% pass rate (C or better). • In Fall 2011 and Spring 2012, 201 HS students enrolled in 278 courses, enrollment still open for Summer. • Students enrolled in introductory courses in key workforce areas (IT, Health Care, Culinary Arts). Intensive Boot Camps • Four-week, Summer 2011 Reading/Writing Review course, 35% placed into a higher course level. • Four-week, Summer 2010 Math Review course, 60% placed into a higher course level. • Twelve high school/CBO staff trained at BHCC to administer Boot Camps. • Twenty Boot Camps will take place during Spring and Summer 2012.
  • 7. Vision Project Goal: College CompletionVision Project Goal: College Completion BHCC Strategy: LifeMap • LifeMap links all of the components of BHCC (faculty, staff, courses, technology, programs, services, etc) into a personal itinerary to help students succeed in attaining their educational, career, and life goals. • LifeMap design and implementation driven by interdisciplinary design teams involving 121 faculty, staff & students.
  • 8. LifeMap ResultsLifeMap Results Accomplishments to Date:  Personalized Student Success Plan. More than 5,800 students have been introduced to and begun LifeMap Student Success Plan during “StartSmart” sessions. Students refine plan in Learning Community Seminar, with support of Success Coach.  Customized Career Exploration. More than 1,000 students have completed “Do What You Are” online tool to explore career interests/skills and access up-to-date data on high demand fields.  Proactive Early Advantage. Online tools and integrated support systems to identify and assist academically at-risk populations. Software selected and tested. Pilot planned for Spring 2012, with 14 faculty and 1,836 students to identify those that are at-risk.  Student E-portfolio. Students display and reflect on written, visual, audio and other work throughout their college experience. In 2011-2012, BHCC increased the number of courses integrating E-portfolio from 73 to 127. BHCC students using E-Portfolio = 2,529.  Targeted Financial Literacy. Design team researching online tools to adapt within LifeMap. Will include Financial Aid TV informational videos currently available on BHCC website. More than 1,000 “hits” on videos by students in December 2011.  Social Networking. Will enable students to develop an online support network of peers, faculty and support staff. Online tool to be selected.
  • 9. More College Completion Strategies and ResultsMore College Completion Strategies and Results Learning Communities  180 Learning Communities reach more than 4,000 students per academic year.  Fall-to-Spring retention 14% higher for participants; Fall-to-Fall retention 30% higher.  New career-oriented offerings in key workforce areas (Health Care, IT, Science, Business). Success Coaching  Integrated into 70 sections of required Learning Community Seminars.  More than 70% of students had two or more contacts with a Coach; 60% had three or more. Peer Mentoring  Expanded learning community peer mentor program from 25 to 35 students. Emergency Assistance Fund  One-time grants up to $1,000 per year (average award $730) to students to help with financial emergencies that could lead to stopping out.  Retention 22% higher for Emergency Assistance Fund recipients. Single Stop  National non-profit organization that partners with trusted community colleges to connect students and families with state and federal resources such as food stamps, health insurance, financial counseling, free tax preparation, legal assistance.  BHCC’s Single Stop Center inaugurated.
  • 10. Vision Project Goal: Workforce AlignmentVision Project Goal: Workforce Alignment BHCC Strategy: Work closely with major regional employers in growth industries, to address their workforce needs and expand internship and employment opportunities for students. Signed an MOU with The Massachusetts Competitive Partnership (MACP), to pilot a corporate/higher education workforce development model. MACP is a non-profit, non-partisan, public policy group comprised of CEOs of some of the Commonwealth’s largest businesses Goals are to promote job growth and competitiveness in the Commonwealth, in collaboration with public officials, business and civic leaders.
  • 11. Workforce Alignment ResultsWorkforce Alignment Results “Learn and Earn” Pilot – Internships to Jobs Spring 2012 internship pilot program includes: Raytheon, Suffolk Construction, State Street Bank, BJ’s Wholesale Club and EMC. o BHCC provides focused workforce curriculum. o Corporations provide paid internships ($14/hr.) and transportation stipends, and offer job opportunities for students. Twenty BHCC students participating in Spring 2012. Raytheon State Street Corp. BJ’s Wholesale Club Suffolk Construction EMC Corp. No. Positions 5 5 4 3 3 Assignments Identified • Paralegal • IT • Communications • Finance • HR • HR- Talent Acquisition • Finance • Procurement • Investment Services Training • Global Credit Services • Finance • Sales Operations • HR- Training • IT • Engineering • Marketing • Finance • HR- Global Relocation • Corporate Community Involvement • Social Media Marketing
  • 12. Workforce Development in STEM Fields.Workforce Development in STEM Fields. Biotechnology  STEM Enrollments increased by 129% to nearly 1,300 STEM Enrollments  BHCC Biotechnology Programs received Silver Endorsement of Massachusetts Life Science Education Consortium, for alignment of College Programs with industry needs. STEM Internships  BHCC students participated in 2011 summer internships in Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Bio-medical Engineering, and Engineering, provided at Tufts, MIT, BU, UMass Boston, Harvard, Dana Farber, Brandeis.  Stipend: $4,000 - $5,000 per student for the Summer Targeting Underserved Students  BHCC is a partner in the Urban Massachusetts Lewis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Grant Targets under-represented students of color for STEM related fields.
  • 13. Identification and Development of New WorkforceIdentification and Development of New Workforce ProgramsPrograms Key industry areas potentially to include Engineering, Health, Retail Management, IT and Finance. New programs will: incorporate “learn and earn” internships. be developed in “stackable” certificate-to-degree model to promote seamless educational and career advancement, as in current BHCC offerings / career tracks such as: Nursing: CNA Cert. LPN Cert. RN / ADN BSN Health Careers: Sustainability: Sustainability Certificate Transfer to 4-year programs BS Degree in Environmental Sciences Emergency Medical Technician Courses State Exam Credentials Paramedic Certificate Paramedic AS Degree AS Degree in Environmental Sciences
  • 14. Vision Project Goal: Student LearningVision Project Goal: Student Learning BHCC Strategy: Integrate E-portfolio as an added tool within the College’s student learning outcomes assessment framework. Results Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Program (SLOAP). •Faculty-driven SLOAP has established learning outcomes and assessment tools for 577 courses and 86 degree and certificate programs. •Vision Project grant supports SLOAP by • integrating E-portfolio as an added tool within the College’s learning outcomes assessment framework. • Thirty five, full-time BHCC faculty members participated in a half-day workshop on alignment of SLOAP rubrics to the LEAP National outcomes.
  • 15. Vision Project Goal: Elimination of DisparitiesVision Project Goal: Elimination of Disparities Results: BHCC’s coordinated, institution-wide efforts have led to the College’s designation as an Achieving the Dream Leader College. Gains in student success indicators: •An increase in year-to-year retention of all students enrolled at the College, from 41% for the Fall 2006 cohort to 47% for the 2009 cohort. •An increase in retention of students of color from 45% for the 2006 cohort to 51% for the 2009 cohort. Students of color constitute 63% of the total student population. •Gains in retention of low-income students. Fall 2009 retention was 9% higher for Pell Grant recipients, as compared to all BHCC students (42% of whom received a Pell grant). •Over the past ten years (2002-2011), the increase in the number of degrees and certificates awarded (159%) has greatly outpaced the increase in enrollment (79%). BHCC Strategy: focus on low-income students and students of color.

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