CMC conducts resident survey about campus |

CMC conducts resident survey about campus

Colorado Mountain College student David Reilly heads outside after spending time working in a campus computer lab Monday morning.
John F. Russell

Mid-semester courses offered at college

Colorado Mountain College is offering five courses mid-semester to its students and other residents. The courses range from a single-day class on photography and scrapbooking to a month-long class on unlocking the creative juices in the right side of the brain.

The courses:

Utopia Dystopia - exploration of utopias and dystopias through film, philosophy and religion. The instructor is Susan Kipfer.

Survivable Shakespeare - exploration of modern film interpretations of Shakespearean plays. The instructor is Susan Kipfer.

Talking Tobacco: Quit Now - course offering students the opportunity to explore the whys of tobacco use and the strategies for cessation. The instructor is Pat Rada-Sidinger

Drawing on the right side of the brain - set of basic exercises designed to release creative potential by tapping the special abilities of the right side of the brain will be provided in this course. The instructor is Kathy Olsen.

Images: Your life your way - capturing and displaying your life and what's important to you through photography and photo albums and scrapbooks. The instructor is Darcy Trask.

People interested in enrolling in any of the classes can contact CMC's Alpine Campus in Steamboat Springs at 870-4444 or visit http://www.coloradomtn.e... or stop by the campus at 1330 Bob Adams Drive

Tuition for locals and in-district residents is $43 per credit. In-state tuition is $72 per credit. A special industrial rate is $82. Out-of-state tuition is $231. Senior citizens' tuition fee is $21.50.

— Community needs are important to Colorado Mountain College administrators, which is why Steamboat Springs residents will be surveyed about their perception of the local community college.

CMC staff and volunteers will be going door-to-door in Steamboat to ask residents about the college and to listen to suggestions for the future.

The surveyors will be walking through neighborhoods from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 4.

“I’d like to get feedback from the community on what they’d like to see at our campus,” said CMC Alpine Campus Dean Kerry Hart.

CMC Accounts Manager Carol Richards, the chairwoman of the survey committee, also is seeking requests for classes that CMC does not currently offer.

CMC’s student population extends beyond those just out of high school. Adults already out of college or adults interested in going back or refreshing their skills in an area also take classes at CMC, which is why a survey of the community is more beneficial than just a survey of current students, Richards said.

“Since the majority of our revenue comes from our community constituents through tax dollars, it is critical that we bear in mind the necessity of keeping in close and constant touch with those taxpayers who, each year, willingly give a portion of their income to have CMC serve the communities in our district,” Hart said.

The survey includes demographical questions to help identify those surveyed. It also includes questions related to the type and times of courses offered.

In addition, Richards and Hart added they are always looking for community members interested in teaching a class or classes at CMC.

Once the survey results are compiled, they will be shared with the community through the college’s Web site at If you are contacted, the staff at CMC asks you to take time that evening to complete the survey, so the college can offer the classes and services the community wants.

If you are not contacted at home, the survey will be available online at from April 5 to 30. Or you can pick up a copy of the survey at Bristol Hall on the CMC campus at 1330 Bob Adams Drive.

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