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Tell us what’s on your mind! Is it more convenient class times or locations? Is it reaching a new goal in your life through education? Is it simply a personal interest course you have wished for?Colorado Mountain College volunteers will gather information from the community in a door-to-door survey during the evenings of May 23 in Glenwood Springs and May 24 in Carbondale.Volunteers will bring the survey to homes, explain briefly how to fill it out, and leave it with homeowners. Later in the evening, they will return to gather completed surveys from doorsteps or homeowners.”We will concentrate on higher population areas in these communities,” said Bill McGreevy, assistant campus dean of continuing education at the Roaring Fork Campus. “We hope to have at least 600 surveys completed in order to achieve a statistically valid sample of the community.””We will challenge our assumptions on how to best serve our students,” McGreevy said. “The surveys get into detail on what time of day and what days of the week people want to take classes, and how to have instruction delivered; in a classroom, on Internet or on videotape. We will ask questions about transportation and child care. We will ask specific questions about degree programs, and look for input on short and one-day courses. People will have a chance to write in their thoughts.”CMC also will use a Spanish-language survey. In addition, CMC will offer an abbreviated version to business owners to serve training and educational needs better. The college will report results back to the community.If you are not contacted at home, you can still give CMC your thoughts by filling out a survey. Call the Glenwood Center at 945-7486, Spring Valley Campus at 945-7481 or the Lappala Center in Carbondale at 963-2172, and ask for a copy of the survey.Time to registerfor summer classesClasses are starting this week, but it’s not too late to register for many of them. Students seeking degrees in other Colorado colleges and universities still have time to register for Colorado State Guaranteed Transfer Courses this summer to transfer back to their institutions.”The benefits of these classes are that they are more affordable than at four-year schools, there are smaller class sizes and students can pick up credits during the summer to stay on target for a projected graduation date,” said Terri Kinkade, division director, CMC Rifle Campus. “These classes start in June and go eight weeks so that students can get a shorter session and still have time for summer. We try to end them by early August so they will transfer back to schools they come home from.”At the Rifle Campus, core classes and their start dates are: college algebra – June 7, art appreciation – June 6, English composition I – June 7, public speaking – June 7, small business management – June 7, introduction to literature I – June 3, science of biology – June 1, U.S. history II – June 7, and principles of macroeconomics – June 7.At the Roaring Fork Campus, core classes and start dates include: college algebra – June 1, introduction to philosophy – June 7, introduction to literature – May 31, and art appreciation – May 31; check the bulletin for more.Renelle Lott writes a CMC column for the Post Independent. If you have questions, please call the CMC Public Info Office, 384-8506.


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