Accountability and Integrity Plan

Policy Number
Board of Trustees
Date Approved
Effective Date
Responsible Division
Corporate and Community Education
1D SBCCC 300.4(a); 1B SBCCC

The Accountability and Integrity Plan for Corporate and Community Education at Carteret Community College is a reference document that addresses existing internal control processes and emerging best business practices within the division, which demonstrate compliance to state reporting and adherence to the College’s mission of providing quality education. 

The Accountability and Integrity Plan is a living document guided by ongoing internal and external compliance measures, impacted by the programs within the NCCCS framework. 

This plan has been adopted by Carteret Community College’s Board of Trustees. It will be monitored and reviewed at least twice per year and as needed by a continuing education internal team, as well as reviewed for approval every three years by the Carteret Community College Board of Trustees. This plan replaces the Continuing Education Internal Audit Plan. Each area goal and the accompanying objectives support the mission of the NCCCS (Align4NCWorks) and Carteret Community College’s mission to foster student success. 

The accountability and integrity planning framework provided in this plan encompasses three primary areas: 

  1. Governance Priorities 
  2. Academic Integrity/Program Accountability 
  3. Market Forces 

This plan solidifies the college’s ongoing effort to: 

  1. Review programs for relevancy, rigor, and quality 
  2. Develop goals for growth and sustainability 
  3. Ensure state budget compliance 
  4. Respond to demands that align programs with a broad collection of governing requirements and industry needs

Legal Citation: NC State Board of Community College Code: 1D SBCCC 300.4(a) Program Accountability and 1B SBCCC 400.98(a) Program Review


Primary Goals and Objectives 

Governance Priorities

Goal 1: Demonstrate accountability and credibility of operational functions. The responsibility of ensuring division operations are efficient in terms of resources and effective in terms of meeting requirements. 

  • Objective 1: Expand course offerings available for Instant Enrollment and e-commerce in Colleague to expand student’s ability to register and pay online. 
  • Objective 2: Develop a review process that assesses internal support structures between Continuing Education, Career and College Promise coordinators and college registrars. 

Goal 2: Demonstrate operational accountability for data reported to the state for funding. The responsibility of meeting NC General Statues and NC State Board of Community College Code relevant to hours reported for state budget resources.  

  • Objective 1: Respond effectively to issues, both material and non-material, identified in biennial compliance review of records. 
  • Objective 2: Conduct class visits for continuing education courses as outlined in the Class Visitation Procedure.  

Goal 3: Demonstrate accountability to performance aligned with state and federal agencies. The responsibility of meeting performance benchmarks as defined by state or federal agencies.  

  • Objective 1: Pass all external credentialing agency audits and program assessments (including but not limited to: DHHS, NC OEMS, NCDOJ, NC OSFM).

Academic Interests  

Goal 1: Students will meet specific course criteria to attain relevant licenses/credentials or demonstrate course completion requirements. Responsibility to align and demonstrate student learning outcomes as defined in college documents to actual student learning culminating in demonstration of competency and/or attainment of licesure or credential.  

  • Objective 1: Students will successfully demonstrate skills required within the course syllabus. 
  • Objective 2: Students will successfully attain industry credentials/licensure. 

Goal 2: Instructional programs will demonstrate relevance, rigor, viability, and student success. Responsibility to provide quality training that is relevant to student learning and workforce needs.  

  • Objective 1: Utilize program reviews to demonstrate program relevancy, rigor and student success. 

Goal 3: Faculty qualifications will support program relevancy and student success. Responsibility to ensure that faculty are appropriately qualified (experience, credentials, licensure, etc.) to deliver relevant, quality training.  

  • Objective 1: Faculty will hold appropriate qualifications for credential and certification programs. 

Market Forces  

Goal 1: Demonstrate development or enhancement of connections with workforce and economic development entities to leverage resources and strengths. Responsibility to ensure that education/workforce partners collaborate to identify strategic solutions for current and future workforce needs.  

  • Objective 1: Workforce Board members, Economic Development groups and industry partners’ participation on college advisory groups and ad hoc panels. 
  • Objective 2: Collaborate with Workforce Boards and Economic Development groups in planning and development of training programs supporting industry sectors identified in labor market data and industry growth.

Goal 2: Demonstrate proactive and reactive response to industry training needs. Responsibility to develop workforce training programs based on industry standards and documented business needs.  

  • Objective 1: Develop training programs in response to specific businesses or industry sector needs learned from collection of annual surveys, group discussions, and industry visits.  
  • Objective 2: Partner with business and industry sectors to support internal HR training needs. 

Goal 3: Demonstrate development of a quality NC workforce prepared to succeed in employment. Responsibility to develop workforce employability programs to support development of NC talent pool.  

  • Objective 1: Develop training programs improving employability of the workforce. 
  • Objective 2: Collaborate with industry partners to define employability requirements. 
  • Objective 3: Collaborate with NCWorks Career Center to leverage resources impacting student access to quality jobs.