Posted at 10:20 a.m. Sept 21

Improvement seen in the college report card

Laramie County Community College’s annual report card for the 2014-2015 academic year increased overall from a “C” to a “B”.
LCCC President Dr. Joe Schaffer updated the LCCC Key Performance Indicators Report Card during the State of the College Address on Aug. 25.

The college’s report card lays our nine key performance areas including student participation and achievement and college affordability. “The report card is a component of measuring how effective and successful we are as an institution,” Schaffer said.

Each key performance indicator is based on upward and downward trends, which compound to form the overall grade-point average. The overall higher grade shows that there were more upward trends than downward trends last year.

Although the theme of the presentation was the college’s progression, there were certain aspects mentioned by the president that the college continues to struggle with.

Three out of the nine key performance indicators remained at “C” level. These areas are academic preparation, campus climate and student participation and achievement. However, one aspect of the college’s performance that sticks out from the rest is the overall grade of college affordability.

For the 2014-2015 academic school year, the LCCC foundation received more than $1.6 million in donations, which is one of six criteria measured in college affordability that brought the grade up to a “B”.

The college is moving forward, and Schaffer said he attributes the rise to the willingness of the college to be innovative, and to the passion of the faculty and staff that helps to bring personal insight and implement new ideas.