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HLC Mock Visit Next Week

April 10, 2018
Next week, April 16-17, is the Higher Learning Commission mock visit. TCC has been preparing for the September visit from the HLC peer review team for five years, and as the date nears, it’s vital all TCC employees understand the importance of institutional accreditation and their role in the...

TCC Account Password Changes Coming Soon

April 10, 2018
In the coming weeks, TCC will be updating its Password Standard Guidelines. “This change is being made to help strengthen the college’s IT security practices and better align TCC with established security standards,” says Michael Siftar, TCC chief technology officer. “...

Campus Store Transition This Week

April 3, 2018
This Wednesday, April 4, Follett Higher Education officially takes over management of TCC Campus Stores on all four main campuses. “In making the decision to hire a company to manage the TCC Campus Stores, we wanted to ensure TCC students and faculty have a high level of service as well as...

Waitlists for Classes Go Live

April 3, 2018
Beginning with priority enrollment for Summer and Fall 2018, students will be able to utilize the new Waitlist function in Banner if a class they want is full. “We believe students are going to love it,” says Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Management Eileen Kenney. “Even...

Easing Enrollment: Expanding the Payment Window

April 3, 2018
Efforts to help students secure their class enrollments have resulted in an expanded payment window – from 24 hours to one week. It’s another example of removing barriers to student success. An examination of the policy revealed that in the fall 17 and spring 18 semesters, 1,649...

What's Up with the President's Update?

March 27, 2018
In less than two years, with our Strategic Plan and Pathways guiding us, TCC has experienced remarkable student success milestones, from increased fall-to-fall retention, to student-to-advisor ratio changes, to a greater focus on professional development, all while continuing to do our most...

Answer Center Specialists Coming to TCC

March 13, 2018
When construction is finished on the Southeast Campus’s new Student Success and Career Center in a year, it will house not just new facilities, such as The Answer Center, but new services aimed at removing barriers to student persistence. The Answer Center will serve as a first point of...
Dan Musgrave

TCC Adjunct Profile: Dan Musgrave

March 6, 2018
TCC adjunct professor Dan Musgrave tried not to become a writer. “I didn’t want to be, you know? I really kind of avoided it,” he says. “I only took one class during undergrad, and chose to go into science instead.” He conducted cognitive research with apes for seven...