The Teaching-Learning Centers (TLC) at Pasco-Hernando Community College (PHCC) is a student academic support center that provides free tutoring, test administration, and various other student support services as needed for college success. In addition to serving the college students on each of our four campuses, the TLC also facilitates an Adult Education/GED preparation program at each TLC for adults looking to prepare for their GED test. The current enrollment at PHCC is just below 18,000 students and in 2012 the TLC’s across all four of our campuses received approximately 70,000 student visits.
Prior to implementing AccuLite in the Fall semester of 2011, the TLC’s used a hard copy sign in sheet to monitor and track all center activity, which then had to be manually tabulated into a spreadsheet and was not differentiated by the student. This was a time consuming process and only provided general numbers. In an effort to maintain more detailed data and improve the efficiency of our reporting, we looked into purchasing Engineerica‘s AccuLite program. This program was able to provide the basics of what we needed while fitting into our conservative budget. Students now come into the TLC, immediately go to our sign in station, either swipe their student ID card or type in their ID number and select their purpose for visit. Staff can easily pull up data for any time period either from our sign in station or desktop computers.
AccuLite has been able to generate data easily and is stored on our college server. The implementation of AccuLite has improved our department in a variety of ways.
A view of the sign in screen students’ access when they visit the TLC
Sample of report created by using the AccuLite data for the Spring 2012 semester at the Spring Hill Campus TLC
Sample of an activity summary report generated to show our overall usage for a given time period
Sample page of an individual student activity report
Overall, the implementation of our AccuLite tracking system has helped to streamline our reporting process and provide more detailed and meaningful data. We have only had it in place at one TLC location for one full calendar year, but we have already seen the benefits. Now that it is in place at all four of our campuses, the data will be used to generate a report to help review our overall department effectiveness. In a time of heightened accountability and a greater attention to efficiency and effectiveness, the AccuLite sign in station is helping to improve that for the TLC department at our institution.
Teaching-Learning Center Coordinator
PHCC Spring Hill Campus
Spring Hill, FL