Central Ohio Technical College
Newark, OH, US
|Rating||Score||Valid Through||Liaison||Submitted||Executive Letter|
|Bronze - expired||40.97||Sept. 11, 2016||Joseph Argiro||Sept. 12, 2013||Download|
|Full-time Equivalent Enrollment||1,228|
|Number of Undergraduate Students||2,368|
|Number of Graduate Students||0|
|Full-time Equivalent Employees||122|
|Percentage of students that are Residential||0.0|
|Percentage of students that are Full-time commuter||34.0|
|Percentage of students that are Part-time commuter||66.0|
|Percentage of students that are On-line only||Not Available|
|Gross square feet of building space||488,000.0|
|Gross square feet of laboratory space||Not Available|
|Acres of cultivated grounds||159.0|
|Acres of undeveloped land||Not Available|
|Feature||Is Present?||Is Included in Report|
|Agricultural experiment station||No||No|
At Central Ohio Technical College, students can earn one of 50 associate degrees (including all options and majors) or certificates, and obtain the high-tech skills and training needed to compete in today's workforce. Students choose COTC to gain hands-on, applicable experience to begin working in the field, or to transfer those credits toward a bachelor's degree program. One of the unique features of COTC is four full-service campus locations throughout the region, as well as convenient online classes. Through the newly developed Workforce Development Innovation Center, COTC is well prepared to meet the customized training and education needs of the business communities.
The data reported during the 2013 submission are focused on the Newark, OH campus. COTC also operates extended campuses in Coshocton, Mount Vernon and Pataskala, OH, however, in conjunction with Ohio State Newark, Newark is the primary focus of this report.
Where appropriate, figures including building square footage, water consumption, grounds, and many other areas, are for Newark, Only.
Student data are based on autumn semester 2012 enrollment for the Newark campus of COTC, only.
Endowment figure is as of 6/30/2013.
Full-Time Equivalent Employees is COTC-paid Staff and Cost-Shared Staff, only. Ohio State Newark-paid Staff and Cost-Shared Staff are not included in this figure.
The unofficial number of FTE teaching faculty as of the autumn semester 2012 semester census day is 149, (57 Full-Time; 92 Part-Time). This is not included in the FTE employee figure.
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At Central Ohio Technical College, students can earn one of 50 associate degrees (including all options and majors) or certificates, and obtain the high-tech skills and training needed to compete in today's workforce. Students choose COTC to gain hands-on, applicable experience to begin working in the field, or to transfer those credits toward a bachelor's degree program. One of the unique features of COTC is four full-service campus locations throughout the region, as well as convenient online classes. Through the newly developed Workforce Development Innovation Center, COTC is well prepared to meet the customized training and education needs of the business communities.<< show less
|Student Sustainability Educators Program||Not Pursuing|
|Student Sustainability Outreach Campaign||Complete|
|Sustainability in New Student Orientation||Not Pursuing|
|Sustainability Outreach and Publications||Complete|
|Organic Garden||Not Pursuing|
|Model Room in a Residence Hall||Not Pursuing|
|Themed Housing||Not Pursuing|
|Sustainable Enterprise||Not Pursuing|
|Outdoors Program||Not Pursuing|
|Themed Semester or Year||Not Pursuing|
Central Ohio Technical College has identified student learning outcomes for each department, technology and program offered at the College. These outcomes are the driving force behind content and learning experiences in courses offered at COTC.<< show less
|Sustainability Course Identification||Complete|
|Sustainability Courses by Department||Complete|
|Sustainability Learning Outcomes||Complete|
|Undergraduate Program in Sustainability||Not Pursuing|
|Graduate Program in Sustainability||Not Applicable|
|Sustainability Immersive Experience||Not Pursuing|
|Sustainability Literacy Assessment||Not Pursuing|
|Incentives for Developing Sustainability Courses||Complete|
Faculty research is not a key component to COTC Faculty promotions. As a two-year technical college, faculty are not expected to provide research as a part of their job responsibilities.
|Sustainability Research Identification||Not Applicable|
|Faculty Engaged in Sustainability Research||Not Applicable|
|Departments Engaged in Sustainability Research||Not Applicable|
|Sustainability Research Incentives||Not Applicable|
|Interdisciplinary Research in Tenure and Promotion||Not Applicable|
The Department of Facilities Planning and Operations oversees six major buildings and three lesser structures totaling 488,000 sq. ft. and 225 acres of grounds at the Newark Campus. The Project Management office is responsible for campus construction, renovation and restoration projects, and current and future space planning.<< show less
|Building Operations and Maintenance||Complete|
|Building Design and Construction||Not Applicable|
|Indoor Air Quality||Complete|
Central Ohio Technical College is pursuing initiatives to respond to impacts on the climate from the existence of the facilities. Initiatives include being a signatory of the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment, and, the adoption of a 15 year energy conservation plan with the goal of reducing the College's energy consuption by 20 percent from 2004 to 2014.<< show less
|Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory||Not Pursuing|
|Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction||Complete|
|Air Travel Emissions||Not Pursuing|
|Local Offsets Program||Not Pursuing|
Food service on the Newark campus is ultimately managed by Ohio State University Dining Services. Dining Services include The Table of Contents, a state-of-the-art, market-style dining facility, the Cyber Cafe, a full-service, gourmet coffee shop, and catering services for faculty, staff, and student meetings and events.<< show less
|Food and Beverage Purchasing||Complete|
|Trayless Dining||Not Pursuing|
|Guidelines for Franchisees||Not Applicable|
|Pre-Consumer Food Waste Composting||Not Pursuing|
|PostConsumer Food Waste Composting||Not Pursuing|
|Food Donation||Not Pursuing|
|Recycled Content Napkins||Complete|
|Reusable Container Discounts||Complete|
|Reusable To-Go Containers||Not Pursuing|
The Department of Facilities Planning and Operations oversees six major buildings and three lesser structures totaling 488,000 sq. ft. and 225 acres of grounds at the Newark Campus. The Project Management office is responsible for campus construction, renovation and restoration projects and current and future space planning.<< show less
|Building Energy Consumption||Complete|
|Clean and Renewable Energy||Not Pursuing|
|Timers for Temperature Control||Complete|
|Vending Machine Sensors||Not Pursuing|
|Energy Management System||Not Pursuing|
Newark campus grounds staff are responsible for the care of campus grounds, which includes mowing, weeding, leaf removal, turf renovation, ornamental and herbaceous planting, pruning and removals; fertilization of turf and plant material, and the application of pesticides and herbicides.
Also, activities include daily policing of campus grounds and the Rotary Pavilion complex to remove trash and debris from lawn, roadways, parking lots, sidewalks, building entryways and handicapped playground.
Maintenance and repair of trucks, tractors, bat-wing mowing deck, Versavac lawn sweeper, Grasshopper riding mowers, John Deere Gators, maintenance van, golf carts, snow plows, lawn mowers, weed eaters, chainsaws and hand tools are provided by this department.
During the winter, grounds staff is responsible for the removal of snow and ice from parking lots, roadways and sidewalks.
They provide landscape design services, coordinate activities of the "Adopt-a-Garden" Club composed of faculty, staff and volunteers, and assist with office moves.<< show less
|Integrated Pest Management||Complete|
|Tree Campus USA||Not Pursuing|
|Snow and Ice Removal||Complete|
|Landscape Waste Composting||Not Pursuing|
The mission of the Purchasing, Receiving and Travel department is to process related activities and to procure high quality goods and services for the best value.
|Cleaning Products Purchasing||Complete|
|Office Paper Purchasing||Complete|
|Vendor Code of Conduct||Not Pursuing|
|Historically Underutilized Businesses||Complete|
|Local Businesses||Not Pursuing|
Central Ohio Technical College is mainly a commuter campus with students attending from throughout Ohio. A ride-share is available through the Office of Student Life and Newark City bus services includes the Newark Campus on their route.<< show less
|Student Commute Modal Split||Not Pursuing|
|Employee Commute Modal Split||Not Pursuing|
|Bicycle Sharing||Not Pursuing|
|Facilities for Bicyclists||Complete|
|Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan||Complete|
|Mass Transit Programs||Not Pursuing|
|Condensed Work Week||Complete|
|Cash-out of Parking||Not Pursuing|
|Carpool Discount||Not Pursuing|
|Local Housing||Not Pursuing|
|Prohibiting Idling||Not Pursuing|
|Car Sharing||Not Pursuing|
The Newark Campus is pursuing initiatives to respond to the creation of waste generated by student, faculty, and staff activities and events, as well as campus building, renovation and construction projects.
|Waste Reduction||Not Pursuing|
|Waste Diversion||Not Pursuing|
|Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion||Not Applicable|
|Electronic Waste Recycling Program||Complete|
|Hazardous Waste Management||Complete|
|Chemical Reuse Inventory||Not Pursuing|
|Move-In Waste Reduction||Not Pursuing|
|Move-Out Waste Reduction||Not Pursuing|
The Newark campus facilities department has introduced and maintains many successful water-conservation practices, including utilizing low-flow fixtures, infra-red faucet controls, and geothermal air-conditioning chilled by an underground well water loop.
|Waterless Urinals||Not Pursuing|
|Building Water Metering||Complete|
|Non-Potable Water Usage||Not Pursuing|
The Central Ohio Technical College Vice President for Institutional Planning and Human Resource Development leads college representative through many year-round activities including strategic planning, action planning, self-studies and accreditation support. This individual also serves in the role of Director of Human Resources, Campus Relations and Planning Support for The Ohio State University at Newark.<< show less
|Sustainability Coordination||Not Pursuing|
|Physical Campus Plan||Complete|
|Climate Action Plan||Complete|
The mission of the Office of Multi-Cultural Affairs is to promote cultural awareness events and programs both on and off campus and create an environment that is conducive to the overall collegiate experience for students regardless of ethnicity, socio-economic status, origin, gender, race, sexual orientation or disability.
The Office of Multi-Cultural Affairs strives to develop comprehensive programs to increase retention of minority students for academic success and professional development as well as collaborate with other offices and the community to create an inviting and relaxed atmosphere that promotes inclusiveness for all students.
The Office of Financial Aid is responsible for administering funds for students to use towards education progress. Resources include grants, scholarships, student employment and federal work study, student loans, and entrance and exit counseling.<< show less
|Diversity and Equity Coordination||Complete|
|Measuring Campus Diversity Culture||Complete|
|Support Programs for Underrepresented Groups||Complete|
|Support Programs for Future Faculty||Complete|
|Affordability and Access Programs||Complete|
|Gender Neutral Housing||Complete|
|Employee Training Opportunities||Complete|
|Student Training Opportunities||Complete|
The Office of Human Resources is committed to fostering a culture that attracts, inspires and celebrates excellence in people to ensure that Central Ohio Technical College is successful in realizing its mission.
|Employee Satisfaction Evaluation||Complete|
|Staff Professional Development in Sustainability||Complete|
|Sustainability in New Employee Orientation||Complete|
|Employee Sustainability Educators Program||Not Pursuing|
|Employee Wellness Program||Complete|
|Socially Responsible Retirement Plan||Complete|
The accounting department is responsible for managing the general ledger of Central Ohio Technical College and The Ohio State University at Newark, as well as adhering to financial policies and procedures. The department performs the functions of general accounting, payroll, budget, and accounts payable. The responsibilities of the office include the following:
Payment of vendor invoices, such as utilities, independent contractors, and construction expenses
Review and payment of travel expenses
Preparation and disbursement of quarterly and annual financial statements
Budget preparation and maintenance
|Committee on Investor Responsibility||Not Pursuing|
|Shareholder Advocacy||Not Pursuing|
|Positive Sustainability Investments||Not Pursuing|
|Student-Managed Sustainable Investment Fund||Not Pursuing|
|Sustainable Investment Policy||Not Pursuing|
The Ohio State University at Newark and Central Ohio Technical College are highly active in and around the community. Multiple events per year are hosted on campus, and students, faculty and staff are active in service projects, volunteerism, and other public engagement opportunities in central Ohio.<< show less
|Community Sustainability Partnerships||Complete|
|Inter-Campus Collaboration on Sustainability||Complete|
|Sustainability in Continuing Education||Not Pursuing|
|Community Service Participation||Complete|
|Community Service Hours||Complete|
|Sustainability Policy Advocacy||Complete|
|Trademark Licensing||Not Pursuing|
|Graduation Pledge||Not Pursuing|
|Community Service on Transcripts||Not Pursuing|
|Farmers' Market||Not Applicable|
|New Student Orientation||Not Pursuing|
|Food and Beverage Purchases||Not Started|
|Confinement-Free Food Purchases||Not Started|
|Vegetarian-Fed Food Purchases||Not Started|
|Hormone-Free Food Purchases||Not Started|
|Seafood Purchases||Not Started|
|Energy Initiatives||Not Started|
|Energy Use by Type||Not Started|
|Bike Sharing||Not Started|
|Water Initiatives||Not Started|
|Sustainability Staffing||Not Started|
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