Centers of Excellence High Impact Report
A report demonstrating the CTC system support and value state Centers of Excellence provide was created and presented at the Workforce Education Council’s quarterly meeting in Vancouver, Washington on February 11, 2010.
The report includes an executive summary, and the eleven Centers of Excellence each provide a Center description, an initiative with system savings (or, the return on the investment), as well as a vision for 2010-2011.
“This is really helpful and will be put to immediate use as we are in the process of writing program reviews. I am truly grateful and impressed. I’ll be interested to see which of the suggestions we decide to incorporate into our program over the next year.”
Sharon Buck, Dean of Business and Workforce Education at Everett Community College
Systems Savings and Impact:
The Centers of Excellence have created an impact report to demonstrate the state’s return on investment, highlight positive achievements, describe individual center impact on the community and technical college (CTC) system as a whole, demonstrate connections made between industry and educators, and report cost savings by showcasing Center events, products, projects, research and services.
The return on investment from these highlighted projects, services, research, or products from the eleven Centers’ approximates $1.792 million dollars. The annual core funding for the Centers is $1.2 million, with performance funding at a minimum of $0 to a maximum of $550,000. The Center initiatives have recovered the initial annual investment of $1.2 million. The aggregate return on the combined value of each Center’s projects and initiatives far exceed the annual core and performance funding.
The Center of Excellence for Information and Computing Technology compiled and funded the publication of the Impact Report on behalf of the Centers of Excellence. We would like to thank Dr. Boyum for the concept and Amy Smith-Rubeck for review guidance. Additionally, Robyn Bell-Bangerter and Dianne Harbolt are thanked for the design, printing, and graphics that made this report possible.