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Issues that will be addressed through the Master Plan Phase 1A and 1B projects on the Hopewell campus?

Academic issues:

  • Significant technology upgrades are needed in classrooms; our students report that they are taking a step backwards from high school in regards to classroom technology
    • New faculty ‘grew up’ with technology and use it heavily in instruction
    • Many textbooks now come with CD-ROMs that bring illustrations and diagrams to life through animation and interactive features
    • Internet is a powerful learning tool
  • Current configuration includes too many very small classrooms, which results in class size being determined not by what is appropriate academically but rather by the number of chairs that fit in the room
    • Creating more classrooms that will accommodate 30 – 35 students will allow for more efficient scheduling
  • Science labs were designed 35 years ago and are seriously outdated; additional science labs are needed to meet the demand
  • One of our signature programs, Music Recording Technology, draws students from as far away as New York City; the program has run out of room and is turning students away
  • Nine classrooms are currently located in a trailer with no running water and poor acoustics
    • Modern general purpose classrooms in the space vacated by Student Life will accommodate enrollment growth in coming years

Student life issues:

  • Cafeteria in current building is outdated and very small
    • A modern food service operation will allow us to meet the needs of our commuter students as well as the 650 resident students expected by Fall 2010 which will generate additional revenue
    • A larger cafeteria will accommodate events such as athletic banquets, campus receptions, community dinners, etc.
  • College currently has no space available that is large enough for all-college meetings or large student events or activities
    • Multi-purpose auditorium will accommodate guest speakers, ceremonies, large groups of visiting prospective students, student productions and college-wide meetings
  • Current enrollment process is inefficient and requires students to visit numerous separate offices
    • One Stop Enrollment Center will streamline the enrollment process, eliminating duplication of services, saving money and making enrollment a more efficient and student-friendly process
  • Insufficient space is available for student clubs and activities (ie., Phi Theta Kappa, the college honor society and one of our most active clubs, is located in a trailer outside of the gym)
    • Student Services building will house student clubs and activities in one location, allowing better coordination and supervision
    • Resident students require activities on campus to keep them occupied; commuter students make a connection to the college through campus life activities, an important retention tool
  • Current bookstore is small, cramped and located in an isolated location
    • Bookstore needs to expand and include a “convenience store” to accommodate the needs of resident students
    • Expanded bookstore will provide significantly more revenue to the FLCC Association
  • Currently, the college has no clear “front door” and visitors often wander around the building; the new student center building would provide us with architectural detail that points visitors to one main entrance and we will be able to assist them to their destination

Safety issues:

  • Pedestrians on campus must now cross the main campus ring road when walking from the parking lots and residence halls, a safety concern
    • Campus ring road will be relocated to eliminate this problem

Issues that will be addressed by the new Geneva Campus Center?

  • Finger Lakes Community College will have a permanent home in Geneva
  • Our current campus center in Geneva is in a good location but has inadequate parking and is housed in a former secondary school that requires significant and costly renovation; the people of Geneva need their community college to be a vibrant community asset and to inspire them to seek education as the way to a bright future.
  • A new or renovated building will allow us to design a building that supports the value proposition developed for the Geneva Campus Center in collaboration with the Geneva Campus Center Community Advisory Board.