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posted on: May 03, 2010
Why is it that we college graduates have to have a combined graduation with the ged people? role: student
The College Board of Trustees decided to cut taxes for residents this year by not accepting the effective tax rate. This decision reduced the college's revenue budget by almost $2 million dollars. In order to balance the budget for next year the college must cut expenses by the same amount. We are doing everything that we can to cut expenses including combining graduations. This is not a new concept for COM. We have done this before. Many universities do the same thing to help manage costs and maximize personnel effort. It is important for me to do everything that I can to keep our college running efficiently and to keep all of our employees working. We will do everything that we can to ensure that the ceremony is memorable for all. President Elam
posted on: Jul 08, 2009
I was at the Texas City Town Hall meeting and Dr. Elam stated that the COM Nursing program had a 100% pass rate. Well, that is NOT true! I know for a fact that there were some students that did not pass the HESI test and therefore, cannot even receive a well DESERVED diploma! The same happened last year and the Nursing Dept. reported a 100% pass rate then too. Why lie to the public? Why not be honest and let them know that there are those who don't pass. Why does COM have to have a 900 on the test instead of 850 like most other Texas colleges? role: community
The Program has had a 100% pass rate on the NCLEX-RN Examination for the past 8 years. The Texas Board of Nurses calculates a Nursing Program's NCLEX-RN examination annual pass rate based on how many graduates pass the NCLEX-RN exam on their first attempt. This Program has never declared a 100% pass rate for all students enrolled in the Nursing Program. Unfortunately, some students are not successful in completing all of the Program requirements as stated in the College catalog. Students cannot receive a Diploma and graduate with an AAS degree unless all Program requirements are met. Some students are not successful in the Nursing Program due to course failures across the curriculum. One of the Nursing Program's graduation requirements includes passing a nursing exit examination. At present, the Program uses the HESI Exam as their required exit exam. The Nursing Program has had a small number of students in the May 2008 and May 2009 classes who were not successful on the "HESI Exit Exam" after an intense summer school remediation course and 5 total attempts to pass the examination. The Program has set the HESI Score of 900 as a requirement for graduation because this is the score recommended by the HESI test developers. This Nursing Program provides 5 total attempts for students to take this exit exam and a special summer school remediation course in an effort to assist students in achieving this benchmark.
posted on: Dec 31, 1969
COM has not preserved college history and archived material. If this is not true, then where are those things currently housed and why isnt it easily accessible to students, faculty, staff, and community users? Who is in charge of this material? What is being done about this? role: other
The COM library has taken on the role of college archives through its COM History Room. The public is welcome to come and peruse the contents. Tillie Hansen is happy to help anyone find COM information they are seeking. Some history through videos can also be found in the Media Services section of the library and our Marketing and Communications department also archives media clippings and photos.