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Title III Personnel - MCC

Melissa Renfrow
Title III Project Manager
Metropolitan Community College - KC
3201 Southwest Trafficway 
Kansas City, Missouri 64111-2764
816.604.1157
Melissa.Renfrow@mcckc.edu

Jason Pallett
Title III Activity Director/Curriculum Designer
Metropolitan Community College - KC
3201 Southwest Trafficway 
Kansas City, Missouri 64111-2764
816-604-1233
Jason.Pallett@mcckc.edu

Title III Administrative Assistant
Metropolitan Community College - KC
3201 Southwest Trafficway 
Kansas City, Missouri 64111-2764

Title III Advising Services Developer
Metropolitan Community College
3201 Southwest Trafficway 
Kansas City, Missouri 64111-2764

Title III Advising Services Developer
Metropolitan Community College- Maple Woods
3201 Southwest Trafficway 
Kansas City, Missouri 64111-2764

Susan Rufledt
Title III First Year Services Developer
Metropolitan Community College - KC
3201 Southwest Trafficway
Kansas City, Missouri  64111-2764
816-604-1070
Susan.Rufledt@mcckc.edu 

Kimberly Sides-Steiger
Supplemental Instruction Coordinator
Metropolitan Community College - KC
3201 Southwest Trafficway
Kansas City, Missouri 64111-2764
816-604-1224
Kim.Sides-Steiger@mcckc.edu

Research Analyst
Metropolitan Community College - KC
3201 Southwest Trafficway
Kansas City, Missouri 64111-2764

 

Title III Project Manager

The Title III Project Managers serves the grant full-time and reports to the MCC Chancellor.

The manager works closely with Title III staff to ensure the proper and timely implementation of all grant activities. The manager supervises and evaluates the Title III administrative assistant, Title III Activity Director/Curriculum Designer, and Research Analyst.  The manager conducts weekly staff meetings, writes and reviews necessary reports and documents required of Title III (i.travel, time and effort, monthly progress reports, purchase orders, budget review, etc.), and chairs the grant Advisory Board comprised of the chancellor, vice chancellors, deans, campus presidents, and deans.  In addition to submitting all federal performance reports for each project year, the manager works closely with stakeholders to institutionalize practices and improvements implemented by grant initiatives. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide overall project leadership and supervision, keeping college administration apprised (monthly, weekly, as necessary) of project progress and concerns
  • Supervise/evaluate the Activity Director/Curriculum Designer and Administrative Assistant
  • Lead recruitment/selection of project personnel
  • Approve expenditures, maintain budget control, and assume responsibility for appropriate use of funds
  • Oversee preparation of project fiscal reports for USDE & PV
  • Facilitate, oversee development and implementation of effective, objective, project evaluation
  • Establish, maintain effective communication procedures to assure project congruence with institutional goals   
  • Remain current regarding Title III and U.S. Dept. of Education policies, grant terms and conditions to assure program compliance throughout the grant period

 

Title III Activity Director/Curriculum Designer

The Title III Activity Director/Curriculum Designer serves the grant full-time. The Activity Director/Curriculum Designer supervises development course redesign initiatives, including coordination of faculty and staff professional development. The institution begins absorption of salary and fringe costs for this position during Year 2 of the grant.  

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee daily activity implementation, ensure completion of strategies and accomplishment of annual activity objectives
  • Supervise FY Services Developer, Advising Services Developer, SI Coordinator, and faculty designing and piloting curricula
  • Supervise instruction/services in project labs
  • Oversee, provide leadership for curricular design
  • Coordinate faculty professional development 
  • Assist in evaluation data collection and analysis
  • Assist in institutionalizing redesigned curricula, student support systems

 

Title III Administrative Assistant

The Title III Administrative Assistant is a full-time position supporting the grant manager and other grant staff as assigned in carrying out project objectives.  The Assistant provides skilled, confidential secretarial support and administrative assistance, paying attention to detail and making routine work decisions independently, and performing duties requiring advanced computer skills and use of perceptive judgment. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Creation and implementation of an organizational plan for grant recordkeeping needed for compliance and college processes
  • Drafting business correspondence and composing meeting agendas/minutes
  • Helping organize and implement training and professional development activities
  • Developing and reconciling purchase orders/check requests, and processing staff travel
  • Coordinating with a broad range of college administrators, faculty and staff on the details surrounding grant activities

 

Title III Advising Services Developer

The Advising Services Developer serves the grant full-time leading the design, development and pilot of the new case management system for advising and peer mentoring. This position develops and delivers intrusive advising appropriate to individual academic and support needs, supervises and provides appropriate training for case managers and peer mentors, and trains other advising staff in case management and intrusive advising strategies—thereby increasing our capacity to institutionalize this new practice. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead development of case management system for advising and peer mentoring 
  • Coordinate FYE Services Developer to ensure coordination with other FYE services
  •  Pilot intrusive advising to identified caseloads of first-year students
  • Train and supervise Case Managers, Peer Mentors 
  • Provide PV staff/advisor training in case management, intrusive advising
  • Assist in data collection, analysis  
  • Assist in institutionalization of initiatives

 

Title III First Year Services Developer

The First Year Services Developer serves the grant full-time and reports to the Activity Director/Curriculum Designer.  This position works closely with the Activity Director, Advising Services Developers, the SI Coordinator, and individual Campus Life and Leadership programs to design and coordinate the FYE of developmental and gateway students, which includes New Student Orientation, orientation, early alert, degree audit, and career planning.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead redesign/development of student services as part of new FYE system
  • Coordinate with instructional tech., other appropriate divisions to integrate FYE services into PV’s support structure 
  • Coordinate with Advising Services Developer to integrate new services with case management advising, peer mentoring 
  • Provide staff training in FYE services  
  • Assist in data collection, analysis  
  • Assist in institutionalizing FYE

 

Title III Supplemental Instruction (SI) Coordinator  

The SI Coordinator is a full-time position responsible for designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating an SI program for developmental English, math, reading, and discipline-specific gateway courses.  The Coordinator trains SI faculty, administrators, staff, and student leaders in the SI model, supervises and mentors SI leaders throughout the institution, and works with the Research Analyst to collect and analyze SI data.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Designs, develops and implements the SI program in traditionally difficult courses
  • Trains SI faculty, administrators, and staff on the SI model
  • Facilitates faculty-student relationships and SI session lesson-planning
  • Trains, coordinates, and mentors SI leaders during pilot courses
  • Collects and analyzes SI data for program evaluation

 

Title III Research Analyst

The Research Analyst is a full-time position responsible for the design, coordination, production, and reporting of institutional studies relating to student tracking, assessment, program evaluation, and academic program and enrollment needs.  The Analyst is also responsible for consultation with institution personnel regarding design and interpretation of grant research.

  • Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develop and maintain a system for organizing and reporting data
  • Produce systematic reports to support annual performance report and institutional decision-making
  • Collaborate with the grant team, administrators, faculty, and staff to prepare, disseminate, and interpret pilot data
  • Construct surveys, rating scales, and other data gathering instruments necessary to meet grant objectives and inform institution decision-making

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Last Modified: 11/14/17