As a result of its ninth annual Digital Community Colleges Survey, the Center for Digital Education announced that Paul D. Camp Community College tied for sixth place in the nation in the “Small Colleges Category-5,000 students or Less” for its digital technology.
“We do a very good job of staying on top of technology trends in order to achieve first-rate student learning environments,” said College President Paul Wm. Conco, Ph.D. “Everything requires us to be technologically savvy these days, and it’s great to know that for a small college of more than 2,600 students, we are keeping up with other community colleges in the country.”
Survey questions and criteria examined and scored areas of digital and emerging technologies, such as use of mobile devices and technology integration into curriculum’ strategic planning and data management, and professional development, including availability of technology tools and training for faculty and students. Technology priorities, infrastructure and networks, collaboration and outreach efforts and use of technology innovations were also considered in the survey.
This honor is relevant for the academic year ending in 2012. PDCCC tied with Halifax Community College in North Carolina, and made the grade as a result of the College’s variety of online resources and tools available to faculty, staff and students.
“Community colleges across the country are employing technology in exciting ways to develop unique learning environments on campus and to expand online learning opportunities 24/7,” said Alan Cox, senior vice president for the Center for Digital Education. “Many of the colleges honored this year have employed various technologies and social media to improve resources to further instructional goals. We are honored to acknowledge these community colleges’ technology advancements.”
The Center for Digital Education is a national research and advisory institute specializing in K-12 and higher education technology trends, policy and funding.
2013-14 Digital Community Colleges Survey Winners are noted in the below chart. For more information contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at 757.569.6792.
Small Colleges Category (Less Than 5,000 Students)
1st — Carl Sandburg College, Ill.
2nd — Rappahannock Community College, Va.
3rd — Tompkins Cortland Community College, N.Y.
4th — Patrick Henry Community College, Va.
5th — Kirtland Community College, Mich.
6th (tie) — Halifax Community College, N.C.
6th (tie) — Paul D. Camp Community College, Va.
7th (tie) — Panola College, Texas
7th (tie) — Southwest Virginia Community College, Va.
8th — Blue Ridge Community College, Va.
9th (tie) — Jefferson Community College, N.Y.
9th (tie) — Mountain Empire Community College, Va.
10th — Bay de Noc Community College, Mich.
Mid-Sized Colleges Category (Between 5,000 and 10,000 Students)
1st — Lord Fairfax Community College, Va.
2nd — Virginia Western Community College
3rd (tie) — Laramie County Community College, Wyo.
3rd (tie)– Walters State Community College, Tenn.
4th (tie)– Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Minn.
4th (tie)– Southside Virginia Community College, Va.
5th — Hostos Community College, N.Y.
6th — Darton State College, Ga.
7th — Lake Land College, Ill.
8th — Temple College, Texas
9th (tie)– Central Virginia Community College, Va.
9th (tie)– Piedmont Virginia Community College, Va.
10th (tie) — Walla Walla Community College, Wash.
10th (tie) — South Mountain Community College, Ariz.
Large Colleges Category (10,000 Students or More)
1st — Johnson County Community College, Kan.
2nd — Northern Virginia Community College, Va.
3rd (tie) — Fayetteville Technical Community College, N.C.
3rd (tie) — Lone Star College System, Texas
4th — Northampton Community College, Penn.
5th (tie) — Howard Community College, M.D.
5th (tie) — Delaware Technical Community College, Del.
6th — Kingsborough Community College, N.Y.
7th (tie) — Harrisburg Area Community College, Penn.
7th (tie) — Delta College, Mich.
7th (tie) — Monroe Community College, N.Y.
8th (tie) — Thomas Nelson Community College, Va.
8th (tie) — Tidewater Community College, Va.
9th — Germanna Community College, Va.
10th (tie) — Community College of Allegheny County, Penn.
10th (tie) — Montgomery County Community College, Penn.
10th (tie) — Jefferson State Community College, Ala.