Reaching your educational and life goals is why you chose to enroll in college. HCC and the Ybor City Campus are proud that you chose us. Make sure to read our First-Week Learning Principles to help set the tone for what you should expect from us and what we should expect from you. These principles have been updated to reflect the understanding that principles are guidelines for best practices which allow for flexibility in achieving the goal of student learning and student achievement. HCC Ybor City is a place of learning and personal growth - not just for the students, but for everyone who connects with the campus.
For our faculty and staff, full-time and part-time who are seeking to improve student learning and their ability to positively impact the student experience, we will be holding a series of professional development seminars to make that happen. I encourage all students, faculty, and staff to get involved in campus governance through the Campus Advisory Council, Campus Learning Council, Campus Planning Council, Student Government, or by serving on one of the many campus committees. These groups have worked on projects from improving student engagement and authentic learning models to campus beautification, pedestrian safety, and technology enhancements. Shared governance is an important part of the campus environment. Everyone has a voice and an outlet for it.
On the campus, there will be many opportunities for students and employees to show their campus and college spirit in meaningful ways. Our Spirit Days remain strong at the Ybor City Campus where everyone is encouraged to wear HCC clothes each and every Thursday. Please visit the Bookstore on Thursdays to receive discounts with your HCC HawkCard. Student Government is active throughout the year with great programming focused on developing the student outside of the classroom and to keep students connected to the college. Don’t forget about the HCC Olympics in the Spring which is co-sponsored by the Campus Advisory Council and Student Government.
To further the co-curricular theme, the Student Success Seminar Series continues to diversify its programming to include more issues of importance to students and their success in the classroom and in life as well as link up with other campus programs.
I will close as I have done before. Never settle for less than excellence. I look forward to a great year in which a focus on student learning, student empowerment, teaching excellence, campus and college pride, community engagement, and camaraderie is what will take the Ybor City Campus to the next level.
Here’s to great times ahead at the Ybor City Campus!!!
Dr. Shawn H. Robinson
Ybor City Campus President