PI: Marcia Schenck, Department Chair of Computer and Engineering Technologies, SCCMarcia will lead faculty to cross-reference the current curriculum to KSA s to identify gaps and oversee modification of curriculum to embed concepts designated by the BILT. She will seek approval needed to implement curriculum changes according to college policies. She will also oversee the piloting of new and modified courses using current college assessment procedure.
Co-PI: Mike Reuter, Computer Technology Instructor, SCCMike will work to identify new course content and necessary course modifications. He will identify resources to enhance the lab experiences and create new critical thinking projects to include in course content. He will develop new course(s) and modify existing courses. A veteran, Mike will also work to connect with and recruit veterans.
Co-PI: Brian Duncan, Spartanburg School District One/NSF K-12 Cybersecurity CoordinatorBrian will recruit high schools and high school students for Cyber Patriot activities, career fairs, and summer camps and make more of these high school students aware of SCC s offerings in networking/cybersecurity. A veteran, Brian will also work to connect with and recruit veterans.
SCC Mentor: Dr. Ann BehelerSCC received mentor Dr. Ann Beheler though the Mentor-Connect project, which is funded through the National Science Foundation's Advanced Technological Education program and formed out of Florence-Darlington Technical College s South Carolina Advanced Technological Education Center of Excellence (SC ATE): National Resource Center in Florence, SC (see Contact Information).
Dr. Beheler has been in the Information Technology industry for over 30 years, and she is now responsible for Emerging Technology grants at Collin College. In that capacity she leads the National Convergence Technology Center, a five-year $4 million National Science Foundation grant. The work of the National CTC builds on a previous four-year $4.4 million National Science Foundation grant. Ann is known for effectively bringing together business and industry using a streamlined process to identify with them the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) they predict will be needed by "right-skilled" job candidates in the future. She proved a valuable resource during SCC s grant application phase and continues to guide our work.
External Evaluator: David M. Hata
Mr. Hata has served as External Evaluator for ATE projects and centers for the past 17 years. To this task, he brings 32 years of community college teaching experience, experience as a PI and Co-PI for ATE projects, and 20 years of experience evaluating technical programs as a visitor on TAC of ABET accreditation teams. Mr. Hata uses a value-creation evaluation framework and will annually visit SCC.
For more information about SCC s grant project, please contact:
Mentor Connect: Mentor-Connect@fdtc.edu