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Goal 1: To transform the advising community through new intrusive advising training and processes that will foster academic success
Student Learning Outcome 1A:
Student will demonstrate progress toward their educational goal through continued interactions with better trained advisors.
Goal 2: To help students connect and engage with campus resources
Student Learning Outcome 2A:
Students will use appropriate campus and technological resources that will contribute to their educational goals.
Student Learning Outcome 2B:
Students will develop positive and continuous relationships with their academic advisor.
Goal 3: To instill an individual sense of responsibility in students
Student Learning Outcome 3A:
New students will participate in a pre-advisement assignment to become engaged in the advising process from inception.
Student Learning Outcome 3B:
In subsequent terms, returning students will be prepared for their academic advising session by completing a pre-advising plan.

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  • Creation of an Advising Syllabus
  • Expansion of the Student Success Center
  • eLEARN Advising Course
  • Professional Development and Training for Academic Advisors

WSCC Foundation Holds Fall Meeting
Posted October 21, 2015

The Walters State Community College Foundation held its fall board meeting on Monday, Oct. 19, at the college’s Morristown campus.

In presenting the college’s annual report to foundation trustees, Walters State president Dr. Wade B. McCamey thanked trustees for their support and acknowledged their many contributions to the college’s successes during the 2014-15 academic year.

McCamey reported that the college received national recognition during the last year for its use of technology in the classroom. Walters State was named the No. 2 most tech-savvy community college in the nation for mid-sized community colleges. Also, two Walters State employees, Dr. Lori Campbell, vice president for academic affairs, and Dr. Matthew Smith, assistant professor of chemistry, were named 2015 Apple Distinguished Educators for transforming teaching and learning in creative ways.

In the area of athletics, McCamey said the Senators baseball team finished their season ranked third in the nation while the Lady Senators basketball team finished fourth in the nation.

McCamey also reported on a new scholarship program initiated at the college last year. Called the Walters State Promise, this new scholarship program guarantees scholarships to area students who meet certain academic criteria. It funds costs, such as textbooks and other expenses, not covered by the Tennessee Promise scholarship program.

Trustees also heard an update regarding the college's quality enhancement plan related to SACSCOC reaffirmation of accreditation. They were asked to complete a survey and provide input on how Walters State can improve students' learning experience.

In other business, Dr. Mark Hurst, vice president for college advancement and treasurer of the foundation, reported that the foundation has a fund balance of $18.8 million. He also reported that over $346,000 was awarded in scholarships for the fall 2015 semester.

The foundation, the official fund-raising arm of the college, is governed by a board of trustees and managed by a 15-member executive committee. The current president of the foundation is Glenn Thompson of Morristown.