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From the President

Carl E. Haynes, President

We live in a time of numbers. Big data. Standardized tests. Reporting and more reporting.

Numbers are useful. We have long been committed to internal analysis and
data-driven decision making, so much so that in recent years we have
implemented a deep data tracking system on campus with numerous trained master analysts. But data cannot tell the whole story.

And in my annual report this year I've focused on the true story of TC3: its people.

From student mentors to innovative and creative members of the faculty and staff, TC3 has always been driven by the passion to help our students succeed.

Explore my annual report and venture further down this page to see expanded content with links to videos and other sections of the website to learn even more about these amazing people and initiatives.

Expanded Annual Report 2013-14

President's Annual Report

Digging Deeper into our stories

Farm to Bistro
The introduction of our Farm to Bistro concept, complete with a sustainable, organic farm on campus and a multi-faceted culinary center, Coltivare, in downtown Ithaca was one of the highlights of the year.

The program support four degree programs, two of which are new, Culinary Arts and Sustainable Farming and Food Systems, as well as existing programs in Hotel and Restaurant Management and Wine Marketing.

The Network Peer Mentor Program
What began with 10 students has blossomed into a 60-student program that provides social and academic support for first-generation college students and students who are members of traditionally underrepresented groups. There are plans to continue to grow the Network Peer Mentor Program, with community connection a priority.

Staying ahead at the TC3 Library
Major efforts at the TC3 Library in the past few years have led to the expansion of services with the goal of providing distance learners the same opportunity and access as on-campus students; as well as providing all students with access to cutting-edge technologies and databases.

The Community's College
Community connections and service have always been focal points for our students, and our student activities group has continued in that tradition while adding some engaging wrinkles of their own. From the Panther Passport program to various events on campus ranging from professional development to cultural sharing, our students develop a strong connection to their surrounding communities while cultivating a passion for service.

Bringing the world to TC3 (and vice versa)
TC3 has long been an innovator in international education among community colleges, with partnerships in throughout the world that attract international students to our campus.

We also offer an array of study abroad programs that give our students a chance to explore different cultures and locations without the commitment of a full semester abroad. From Colombia to Ireland, Spain, Nicaragua, and more, are students are uniquely positioned among community colleges for success in a world in which international relationships grow increasingly important.

Exploring the Themes of Our Success


We organize our assessment under themes that guide of mission of supporting student success. The following items represent a cross-section of our work, with further links to explore on our site.

Instruction and Curriculum

Saw students transfer at a higher rate than 25-campus comparison group.

Used Perkins funding to improve student advisement.

Continued to add online courses and increase enrollment in those courses.

Increased enrollment in Global Connections programs.

Held our second collaborative teaching and student engagement conference.

Student Engagement

Saw the Student Government Association continue to rebuild and rework campus government.

Grew student clubs by six.

Saw student athletes continue to succeed in the classroom as well as on the playing fields and courts.

Boasted four All-American athletes and two coaches of the year, and won two conference championships.

Earned the NJCAA Region III Award for Sportsmanship for the fourth consecutive year.

Community Connections

Hosted the Regional Basketball Tournament of the Special Olympics, the Tompkins and Cortland Home Builders Association Show, and the 2014 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Regional Championship in partnership with SUNY Cortland, among many other sporting events.

Grew concurrent enrollment registrations 2.8 percent and offered all-time highs in course sections.

Saw 2,193 local seniors graduated with 22,558 college credits through CollegeNow.

Continued partnerships with Keuka College, SUNY Delhi, and Empire State College to provide a range of onsite and online baccalaureate programs for local students.

Hosted 47 visiting faculty from eight universities in Colombia, Peru, the Dominican Republic and Mali participated in our five-week Summer Intensive English Institute.

Hosted 12 upper-level undergraduate students in science and technology from Brazil.

Saw financial aid applications increase again last year with a 6.5 percent increase. 

Awarded 2,300 students book deferrals and processed $10,918,538 in student loans.

Capacity Builders

Received 578 gifts received from 404 donors to the 2013-14 annual campaign, raising more than $230,000 for the annual campaign and administering another gift of three million dollars. 

Awarded $409,000 to 225 scholarship students.

Began construction of a new solar array on campus that will provide 90 percent of the campus’s power.

Continued success with the Pathways scholarship program for adult students with the very generous support from Arthur Kuckes – totaling $10.5 million.

Offered opportunities for full-time and adjunct faculty and staff to build community while developing teaching methods and techniques at the College Teaching Center.

Began a professional development consortium with sister colleges – Onondaga Community College and Mohawk Valley Community College – focused on leadership development.

Organizational Alignment

Enhanced orientation programming for incoming students.

Continued to save money on energy, once again coming in well under budget.

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