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Projected Merger Timeline


Projected Merger Timeline

January 2018 

  • Timeline and tasks for consolidation established. Completed
  • FAQ’s for students, staff, faculty, and community published on website. Completed
  • Committees and workgroups appointed and begin work. Completed
  • Schedule of communication for consolidation developed. Completed 
  • HLC committees updated with CRTI members. Completed

February 2018 

  • Board of Trustees meeting. Completed
  • Recommended Academic Calendar and Holiday Schedule presented to Board of Trustees for approval. Completed
  • Curriculum transition planning to ensure smooth transfer of student credits. Completed
  • Registration and admissions planning to ensure smooth enrollment processes for the fall semester. Completed
  • Degree plans reviewed by advisory committees. Completed
  • Assessment process, timeline, and cycle reviewed and renewed for new combined institution. Completed
  • Review of mission and vision statements. Completed
  • Review of institutions’ policies and procedures. Completed
  • Higher Learning Commission Board of Trustees meeting. Completed
  • Budget planning for consolidated institution. Completed
  • CRTI faculty and staff begin use of EACC email address. Completed

March 2018 

  • Technology and facilities planning for consolidated institution. Ongoing
  • Bookstore consolidation. Completed
  • Align staff and determine need for remaining location changes. Completed
  • Transition of CRTI information to EACC website and CRTI website re-direct. Completed
  • Recruiting, marketing, and communications planning. Ongoing
  • Preliminary revised curriculums reviewed by College administrative leaders. Completed

April 2018 

  • Summer and fall course schedules published as one institution with exception of any programs still under consideration for revision or conversion. Completed
  • Curriculum changes presented to Academic Standards Committee.  Completed
  • Separate enrollments discontinue; from this point on all new students enroll in EACC and receive active EACC email address and student ID card. Completed
  • All returning students participate in early registration and advising for summer and fall classes via EACC advising process, with exception of programs still under consideration for revision or conversion. All returning students receive active EACC email address and student ID card upon registration. Completed

May 2018 

  • Board of Trustees meeting. Completed
  • Budget presented to Board of Trustees for approval. Completed
  • Any necessary recommended revisions to mission and vision statements submitted to Board of Trustees for approval. Completed
  • Any necessary recommended strategic priorities submitted to EACC Board of Trustees for approval. Completed
  • Any necessary recommended policy changes submitted to EACC Board of Trustees for approval. Completed
  • Technology and facilities plan for next academic year presented. Completed
  • EACC graduation and nursing pinning. Completed
  • Training for JenzabarEX (quickstart for summer users). Completed
  • Student records merged and archived. Ongoing
  • Results of assessment for first semester of newly consolidated institution reviewed. Ongoing

June 2018 

  • Final CRTI graduation ceremony. Completed
  • Recruitment, marketing, and communications plan for next academic year presented. Ongoing
  • Faculty/staff handbook revised. Completed
  • Contracts issued for all faculty and staff. Completed
  • Final curriculum changes presented to Academic Standards Committee. Completed
  • Changes to 2018-2019 catalog made. Completed

July 2018 

  • Curriculum changes presented to Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board at July meeting for approval if necessary. Completed
  • New catalog printed (must be approved by Board of Trustees at August meeting before dissemination). Completed
  • Need for any final changes in faculty office locations or classroom facilities determined. Completed
  • Long-range technology and facilities plan presented. Ongoing
  • Long-range recruitment, marketing, and communications plan presented. Ongoing
  • Curriculum changes presented to Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board at July 27 meeting for approval if necessary. Completed

August 2018 

  • Board of Trustees meeting. Completed
  • Catalog including student handbook presented to Board of Trustees for approval. Completed
  • New students enroll in EACC for all programs. Completed
    Students register for classes via My EACC portal or new student advising. Completed
  • One orientation for all students. Completed
  • If necessary, final changes in faculty office locations and/or classrooms or facilities. Completed
  • Faculty/Staff handbook orientation. Completed
  • Training for JenzabarEX (full version for all users plus position-specific training).
  • Training for MyEACC staff/faculty portal.
  • Adjunct faculty orientation to new institution.
  • HLC Focus visit on merger (tentative)

September 2018 

  • CELEBRATE OUR NEW INSTITUTION!
  • Continue to engage in planning for continuous improvement

Note: This timeline is subject to updates as needs arise. An entry on the timeline for tasks involving planning indicates that the task begins at that time, but in some cases the task may actually be completed in a subsequent month, as noted where appropriate.

(All items are tentative and contingent upon pending Higher Learning Commission approval of merger, anticipated at the end of February.)

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