Crump named Professor Emeritus

Elizabeth F. Abu | Mar 28, 2018

Jim CrumpNorth Central Texas College Chancellor Dr. Brent Wallace announced Monday night at the Board of Regents meeting that NCTC Professor Jim Crump would be named Professor Emeritus.

This announcement came after the board voted and accepted Crump’s retirement. Crump served NCTC for over 53 years as a Biology Instructor. Though the emeritus position is non-paid, Wallace noted that Crump will retain email access and his office access. “Professor Crump will be fully retired, but he will still have the ability to work in the tutoring lab and be a part of our community,” said Wallace. “We are very proud to offer this to him and I thank him for his service to our students and to the college.”

Regent Jon Grime gave an update from the Buildings Subcommittee, noting that the opening for the Bowie Industrial Technology Complex is set for Friday, April 6, 2018. The Flower Mound complex, in which NCTC will share space with Midwestern State University, is almost complete, with classes expected to be held in it by the end of May.

During his Chancellor’s Administrative Report, Wallace introduced the plans for NCTC to move forward with Achieving the Dream, a three-year program where a team comes into the college to help evaluate data points and identify places to advance student success.

“Currently we are in the final stages of the application process,” said Wallace, “once this is completed a visiting team from Achieving the Dream will come to campus, aid us in creating a workgroup and guide us through the project.

Vice Chancellor of Fiscal Affairs Dr. Janie Neighbors gave a financial report to the board, reporting normal fiscal activity.

Regents voted to accept the proposed tuition and fees changes, effective for Fall 2018. The changes include a $2 per semester credit hour (SCH) for all tuition categories for Texas residents and a $5 per SCH increase for out-of-state tuition. There will also be a $4 per SCH increase in the general use fee, as well as an increase to the out-of-district fee, for students residing outside of Cooke County of $5, and $7 for out-of-state residents. The increase in the general use fee will allow the college to do away with lab fees that are currently charged for certain classes.

The new tuition rates are $91 per SCH for In-District, $101 per SCH for the branch campus (Graham ISD Residents), $161 per SCH for in-state tuition, and $266 per SCH for out-of-state tuition.

Dual-credit rates remain discounted at $34 per SCH for in-district, $44 per SCH for the branch campus (Graham ISD Residents), $113 per SCH for in-state tuition, and $206 per SCH for out-of-state tuition. No changes were recommended for non-credit classes in the Adult and Continuing Education Department.

The board also approved an amendment to the 2018-2019 Academic Calendar to move the dates for Spring Break up a week, to keep in line with other colleges and the local school districts. The dates for Spring Break will be March 11 through March 16, 2019.

Board members also approved minor updates to the NCTC Mission Statement, so that it now reads, “The North Central Texas College is dedicated to student success and institutional excellence. NCTC encourages student achievement by providing affordable, quality learning environments, and comprehensive student support.”

Additionally, the board approved the hiring of Nursing Faculty Aisha Stone-Corr. Regent Jerry Don Henderson was unable to attend Monday’s meeting.