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MILESTONES SINCE 2012-17 STRATEGIC PLAN

  • Pursued state funding and received $4.5 million for the new academic building, which opened for students for Fall 2016 semester
  • College Study Skills (CSS) increased to 4 classes and overall enrollment increased; made mandatory for ENG 088 and ENG 086
  • Development of a new Student Success Center located on second level above library currently underway
  • Implemented case-load advisor model (First Year, Transfer, and Healthcare/Career) and increased the number of advisors
  • Dual credit courses in Morton East/Morton West have expanded to include liberal arts subjects
  • MC awarded $354,643 in Perkins Grant funds for FY18
  • MC awarded an Adult Volunteer Literacy Grant in the amount of $30,000 to be used for the Project Care Literacy Program FY18
  • MC Nursing Department received a Special Populations support grant from ICCB in the amount of $10,000. This grant will assist MC’s Nursing program in implementing academic coaching in nursing to improve retention and student success
  • MC awarded STEM grant in partnership with National Louis University of $748,681
  • MC awarded $620,000 for grant in collaboration with School Districts 99 and 100 to offer quality preschool
  • The Higher Learning Commission conducted a comprehensive Reaffirmation of Accreditation evaluation visit in October 2016; HLC continued the College’s accreditation with the next Reaffirmation visit in 2026-27
  • The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) granted continuing accreditation to the College’s associate nursing program with the next evaluation visit scheduled for Spring 2025