The Barton Community College Board of Trustees gathered Tuesday for its regular meeting and discussed one of its nine overarching goals, known as ENDs, one of which is “Barton Experience.”
This END states, “Students will be positive about their Barton experience. In exit surveys and other feedback report mechanisms, students will speak positively of their experiences at Barton. Students will cite individual, personal, caring attention from faculty and staff as a significant factor in how they perceive their experience at Barton.”
Barton student Quick Stukes of Baltimore, Maryland, offered a testimonial to the board.
“Barton people really treat you like you belong and my experience here was definitely needed. It opened my eyes and I met a lot of different people,” said Stukes, sophomore in sports administration and a track and field athlete. “I was the first of my brothers to graduate from high school and go to college. I didn’t know what to expect – if I would be smart enough or fast enough. I’ve maintained a 3.0 GPA and helped put another banner in the Kirkman. It’s not Baltimore, but now it’s another family.”
Highlights from the ENDs report include:
• Post Graduation Survey responses are about 90 percent positive.
• Barton Community College Survey of Student Engagement shows Barton students are satisfied with the services they receive.
• BARTonline survey reveals 95 percent of students were satisfied or neutral toward their online experience.
A survey is given to students when they apply for graduation. Of the students who indicated they used the various Barton services available, 99 percent said their overall education experience at Barton was positive, and 96 percent would recommend Barton to others.
For instruction, 92 percent said their post secondary credential provided a variety of useful education experiences and 93 percent said it will allow fulfillment of their educational goals.
They were mostly positive about student services: 92 percent expressed satisfaction with the admissions office; 86 percent with the business office; 88 percent with the advising office; 70 percent with financial aid; and 88 percent with registrar/enrollment service.
Additional reporting by Susan Thacker/Great Bend Tribune.