TMCC Student Services and Diversity Annual Report (2016-2021)

2 Message from the vice president of student services and diversity Welcome to the second annual Student Services and Diversity Annual Report. Our assessment process is guided by, and informs, the strategic master plans for the institution and division. In fall of 2017, the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) undertook a strategic planning process. As a result of the process, NSHE adopted five goals: ACCESS, SUCCESS, CLOSE THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP, WORKFORCE and RESEARCH. Departments, programs and services across the SSD Division contribute directly to four of the five goals (access, success, close the achievement gap, workforce). Several of our initiatives are designed to meet the NSHE goals and metrics; those initiatives are identified in our strategic master plan. We completed our second assessment cycle in 2017-18 and have used the information to make programmatic and budget decisions. We modified our assessment calendar, added additional measures to our annual Institutional Research report, and requested additional funding for initiatives that proved successful. On October 12. 2018, we held our first Annual Report Forum that allowed us to “close the loop” by communicating our assessment results to, and soliciting feedback from, our TMCC constituents. The Division is excited to add another element to support student access, success and engagement: athletics. Student survey results in 2016 and 2017 indicated student support for development of an athletics program as well as a per-credit fee to build and maintain sports and health facilities. The Student Government Association (SGA) worked in collaboration with TMCC Administration to make the dream a reality. In the fall of 2017, TMCC President, Dr. Karin Hilgersom, and SGA President, Kimberly Tran presented the plan to the Board of Regents, and received approval to build and fund a Sports and Health Complex. The 20,000 square foot Fitness Center will include a weight room, multi-use basketball area, three exercise rooms, office space, storage, lockers, and restrooms. The 170,000 square foot Recreation Field will include a multi-use sports area, 3-lane walking/running track, bleacher seating, storage and a concession area. Construction of the Complex will be completed during the 2019-2020 academic year. The Recreation Field is planned to be completed by August 15, 2019. During the 2018-2019 academic year, TMCC will hire an Athletic Director to realize our students’ vision of fielding Men’s and Women’s Soccer Teams! EstelaGutierrez Vice President of Student Services andDiversity