The Clackamas print. (Oregon City, Oregon) 1989-2019, April 10, 1996, Image 1

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    Vol. XXIX No. 18
;amas Community College
Wednesday, ABril 10,1
AT A GLANCE
Manufacturing Magic
Students
finish major
project
Compiled by Cori Kargel
Business Manager
Attention club members: Club
dates can now be found in the Club
Calendar located in the Feature Sec­
tion.
Join in the fun!!! Attend the CCC
Club Fair today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
in the Community Center.
Manufacturing students
Roland Gerchow, Brian
Newton, Ron Rubrecht
and Eric Hansen
revealed their
masterpiece last week, a
new type of backhoe.
This project took over
100 hours to complete
and will be used in the
Horticulture Department
and in plans to replant
trees lost last season.
The 1996 CCC Women’s Get-
Away Weekend will be April 26
through 28. Come enjoy the music,
workshops and relaxation, while stay­
ing in heated cabins and enjoying fam­
ily-style meals. The fee is $150. For
more information, call ext. 2268.
Synesthesia, the literary maga­
zine, is accepting submissions for this
year’s publication. All submissions
need a cover page with name, SSN,
address, telephone number and a brief
bio. Limit three poems OR one cre­
ative fiction OR on creative non-fiction,
2000-word limit. All submissions are
due Friday. For more information, call
ext. 2371.
Petitions for graduation are still
being accepted in the Registrar’s office.
A petition must be filed to indicate a
student’s desire to have a completed
certificate or degree posted to their tran­
script. A separate petition must be filed
for each certificate or degree. Informa­
tion regarding the graduation ceremony
will be sent to you during Spring Term.
The ceremony will be held June 7. For
more information, see the Registrar’s
office or the Help Center,
Poet Naomie Shihab Nye, of
Texas, will read some of her poetry at
7:30 p.m., April 18 in the McLoughlin
Hall Theatre. Shihab Nye has traveled
to the Middle East and Asia for the'
United States Information Agency pro­
moting good will through the arts. For
more information call Diane Averill at
ext. 2370.
Grow your own food, flowers—
CCC’s Recreation office is now accept­
ing registrations for thé 1996 Green
Fingers Community Garden Project.
There are 150 individual garden sites
available and each garden is about 700
square feet. Gardens wil be open from
mid-May through mid-Nov. The fee
for a garden site is $15. For more in­
formation, call ext. 2211.
Photo by Karin Redston
College gears up for accreditation
The ten-year
term is over,
and now it is
time for the
school to get
its report
card.
Get into a life saving habit—give
blood-April 29 in the Gregory Forum,
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information,
contact Carrie Blake in Student Activi­
ties, ext. 2247.
Damon Fouts
News Co-Editor
CCC has been cramming for
over two years in preparation for
an “exam” that could affect the
college’s federal aid and grant
funding, as well as the ability to
apply course credits to four-year
college degree requirements.
The process is called accredi­
tation and all accredited colleges
go through it at least every 10
years, as CCC did a decade ago.
A twelve-member committee of
evaluators sanctioned by the fed­
eral government will be on cam­
pus April 17 and 18 to review
course curricula, sit in on classes
and talk to student-body and fac­
ulty to determine whether CCC is
in compliance with accreditation
standards.
These 10 standards, drawn
from the Commission on Col-
leges, are described in a 231 -page
Accreditation Self-Study booklet
that administrators, staff and fac­
ulty throughout the campus have
created. Complying with the
standards ensures that CCC re­
mains attractive to students who
have qualified for Veterans’ ben­
efits, federal aid or a federal grant
to pay for college, or to students
who want to cut costs by attend­
ing CCC for two years before
transferring their course credits to
a four-year institution.
Without accreditation, CCC
gets no federal money and offers
no courses transferable to four-
year colleges. And students get
no guarantees regarding the qual­
ity of the education they’re receiv­
ing.
“It’s quality assurance for
education. It’s a process to make
sure each school meets some level
of excellence,” Associate Dean of
Instructional Services Dian
Connett said. Without accredita­
tion, “(Students are) just not get­
ting an assurance the college is
giving them the education they
should be getting.”
Consequently, preparation
for the evaluation has had staff
secretaries collecting course out­
lines from instructors from one
end of the campus to the other and
has had administrative leadership
analyzing college procedures and
policies and statistically measur­
ing the college’s effectiveness.
“Outcomes are a big thing.
The government says you should
measure what you’re doing,”
Connett said. So the college is
statistically measuring such
things as the level of satisfaction
with counseling and career plan­
fee ACCREDITATION, page 5
Competition causes Recycling Center closure
ELC Plant Sale -April26 & 27
at the ELC Nursery. For more infor­
mation, call ext. 2351.
Come enjoy a full barbecue
meal in the quad, in front of the Com­
munity Center. All proceeds will ben­
efit Childcare Scholarships. The bar­
becue will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.,
today. Cost is $3 for a complete meal.
A representative from Eastern
Oregon State College will be on cam­
pus tomorrow, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.,
in the CCC mall.
What’s Inside...
Women’s Weekend
Page 10
Death Valley
Page 9
Track Team
Page 12
Pamela Sirianni
News Co-Editor
The John Inskeep Environ­
mental Learning Center was
forced to shut down its once-in-
novative but now unprofitable re­
cycling center after 15 years of of­
fering recycling services.
When the ELC began the re­
cycling program, curbside recy­
cling did not exist and the Metro
Transfer Station was not even an
idea.
“When we started the center
curbside recycling wasn’t avail­
able. Garbage haulers didn’t pick
that (recyclables) up. The Trans­
fer Center wasn’t there,” said
Chuck Scott, associate dean for
science, math and allied health
and ELC board member.
The recycling center pro­
vided a valuable service educat­
ing the public and lobbying the
legislature for mandatory recy­
cling.
“It was set up not only to pro­
vide recycling services, but to also
teach people about recycling and
to raise public awareness,” said
Scott. “I think over the 15 years
it’s done a terrific job of doing
that.”
With a depressed market and
lack of other revenue to support
the recycling center, the ELC
board of directors voted on April
2 to close the recycling services
at the end of the day on Friday,
April 5.
“If you’re not getting enough
for the goods that you sell then
you’re losing money and that’s
where they (ELC) were. They
couldn’t continue to operate it,”
said Scott. “When markets were
better it was self-supporting but
lately that hasn’t been the case.”
The ELC has been respon­
sible for handling the recyclable
materials for the college. The
Continued on page 4
Photo by Paul Ulmen
The Environmental Learning Center closed down its
recycling center last Friday due to lack of funds. Batch
Downing, recycling center manager, was layed off when
the center closed.