Letter to Faculty
I am pleased to provide you with this guide that has been developed to help you succeed as a faculty member of Jefferson Community and Technical College. Jefferson is one of 16 colleges in the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS), and one of the largest. With six campuses in Jefferson, Bullitt, Carroll,and Shelby counties; Jefferson offers 70 programs of study and more than 300 degree, diploma and certificate options. Along with an extensive offering of on-line learning programs, Jefferson has an extensive workforce program that provides customized development and training programs for several hundred companies and over 5,000 employees each year.
You can look forward to exciting opportunities to work with your colleagues, along with professional development to assist you in fulfilling the college's mission and to help our students reach their goals. The handbook contains local college policies and procedures and provides links and references to KCTCS policies that are not reproduced in this handbook. Please make yourself familiar with KCTCS Administrative Policies and Procedures.
Our goals at the college include offering the courses and programs, faculty and staff, facilities, services, and wrap-around resources that help students meet their educational goals. Jefferson also supports and contributes to local businesses and communities in our work. We have decided to place a laser focus on student success. Quite frankly, students do not persist at Jefferson as successfully as we need. Often they stop out, drop out, or transfer prior to meeting their educational goal with us. We need your help in transitioning this student culture to one of persistence and success. As a faculty member whose focus is primarily instructional, you are in a unique position to help change this culture. I encourage you to think deeply about your student’s success and design interactions with them that motivate them to persist, that let them know they individually matter to us, and that demonstrate we care deeply about them and their aspirations.
I look forward to working with you in pursuit of student excellence and achievement. I wish you every success in meeting your own career goals. My hope is that you will find satisfaction and fulfillment in your service here at Jefferson.
Ty J. Handy
Jefferson Community and Technical College