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VOL. 8, NO. 6
North Carolina Wesleyan College, Rocky Mount, N.C.
MONDAY, DEEMBER 14,1992
goals for college
AT WORK —New Dean Charles Bennett has been working on
ambitious goals for the college. (Photo by Beth Sherrard.)
By NICOLE COX
Academic Dean Charles
Bennett held an open forum Dec.
7 to discuss changes taking place
and being planned at Wesleyan.
About 100 students, faculty,
and staff attended the forum, or
ganized by Jason Mathews as a
Nash Hall RA Program, to find
out the truth behind all the ru
mors floating around campus.
The purpose for the forum, ac
cording to Bennett, was to talk
about his plans and students’ con
cerns. He said that the main goal
of the college right now is to in
crease enrollment, as well as re
tention, which he said is way be
low the national average.
“How do we move from where
we are to where we need to be?”
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Nurse Stump is working
on bringing the AIDS quilt to
Rocky Mount. If you would
like to volunteer your time
and/or energy with this ef
fort, please contact Connie in
the Wellness Center.
The SG A has a Gameroom
Task Force to look into and
make some changes. If you
would like to serve on this
task force, call 5225.
Luminaires were prepared
and set out by members of all
campus organizations as part
of the community Christmas
Ornaments for homeless
The College Republicans
are conducting a Christmas
community service fund
raiser. Ornaments are being
sold in Doc’s for $1.25, with
proceeds going to a local
By ELLEN STANTON
Early registration for the 1993
spring semester is complete, and
a Nov. 22 memo reported better
figures for pre-registered students
than in the spring semesters of
1991 and 1992.
This spring semester, 642 stu
dents have registered, 536 full
time and 106 part-time. The num
ber of residents who pre-regis-
tered was 384, and there were 177
day commuters. In all, 561 day
students pre-registered. In the
adult degree program (ADP), 82
Full-time students for the 1993
spring semester are taking 536
semester hours. The day part-time
students are taking 278 semester
hours. ADP part-time students are
taking 387 semester hours, and
the only full-time ADP student is
taking 12 semester hours.
Dean Bennett’s Academic Agenda
1. We undertake to improve the quality of instruc
tion by committing ourselves to the principle of active
2. We define and plan for the implementation of a
3. We adopt a strategy for fostering vital skills (i.e.,
reading, writing, critical thinking, quantitative rea
soning, speaking, listening) across the whole of the
4. We identify our students’ developmental and re
medial needs and prescribe more effective correctives.
5. We re-examine and revalidate the existing cur
ricular menu (i,e„ the number and appropriateness of
6. We re-examine the allocation of the curriculum
(i.e., the proportion of a student’s curriculum devoted
to the major, to general education, to electives, etc*)
7. We nurture a campus climate conducive to learn
8. We develop a strategy for assessing educational
9. We initiate a program of faculty mentoring.
10. We review our faculty development and evalua
tion criteria to assure that they are coiKistent with the
College’s mission and objectives.
II* We negotiate articulation agreements with com
munity colleges assuring community college graduates
junior standing at NCWC.
12. We restructure acadenuc jgovernance to better
accomplish the agenda enumerated above.
13. We cooperate to develop an Interim plan to
place the College on a sounder financial footing.
Area colleges reach agreement
Officials of North Carolina
Wesleyan College and both Nash
and Edgecombe Community Col
leges reached a formal agreement
Dec. 3 allowing graduates of the
two community colleges to con
tinue their education at Wesleyan.
Signing the articulation agree
ment, the first of its kind in the
Rocky Mount area, were Wes
leyan President Dr. Leslie H. Gar
ner, Jr., Nash Community Col
lege President Dr. J, Reid Parrott,
Jr., and Edgecombe Community
College President Charles B.
The renewable agreement will
go into effect in the next aca
demic year and run until May 31,
Under the agreement, students
who receive associate degrees
from the two community colleges
will be granted junior standing at
Wesleyan with 64 semester hour
eredits towards the college’s bac
calaureate degree program.
Wesleyan College also agreed
to provide those students a $2,000
tuition grant if they elect to con
tinue full-time study at Wesleyan.
The college’s regular annual tu
ition is $7,250.
The grant will be renewable in
a student’s second year at Wes
leyan if the student completes 24
ci^t hours during the junior year
with a grade point average of not
less dian 2.0.
Nash and Edgecombe students
admitted under the agreement will
be required to satisfy all program
and degree requirements at Wes
leyan effective at the time of en
Wesleyan, m consultation with
the two community colleges, will
establish and make pubUc a table
of Wesleyan course equivalents
to each credit-bearing course at
the community colleges. Admis-
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