2012-2017 College Goals

I. Deliver student centered programs and services that maximize intellectual and economic growth.  

College Strategies   

1. Promote engagement among students and among students/faculty  

2. Provide flexible and effective program and course offerings  

3. Provide the most effective academic support and career development services available to impact success  

4. Provide students with effective teaching practices  

5. Maintain a safe and secure environment for employees, students, and visitors  

6. Allocate resources that reflect need and priority, and are tied back to the Mission  

7. Provide for effective utilization of space and facilities  

8. Provide adequate financial resources to students  

9. Provide funds in support of effective academic initiatives

10. Identify and implement the necessary technologies to support faculty, staff, and students  

11. Provide reliable and valid qualitative and quantitative data to make informed decisions  

12. Foster the development of workforce and social skills needed for today’s diverse workplace  

13. Promote student leadership and provide opportunities for leadership development  

14. Provide extra-curricular and co-curricular activities that promote self- reliance, social justice, civic engagement, intercultural competence, and economic development  

II. Align enrollment management processes that promote growth and improve our ability to meet the needs of employers and prepare students for transfer.  

College Strategies   

1. Effectively recruit and retain students through relationship building, entry-level advisement, counseling services, and outreach activities  

2. Effectively recruit and retain students through relationship building and intrusive advisement  

3. Support enrollment management efforts through the College website, data analytics, social media and appropriate community publications  

4. Increase relationships with community partners through Foundation and marketing efforts  

5. Increase relationships with college partners (K-12, 4-year, industry, etc.)  

6. Support education partner relationships through K-12 and 4-year College outreach initiatives  

7. Establish clear pathways for the attainment of educational goals

III. Create an organizational environment that is effective, efficient, and committed to future growth.  

College Strategies    

1. Provide professional development focused on student success and maintaining disciplinary currency  

2. Provide organizational, financial and technological currency through professional development  

3. Provide professional development focused on the environment needed to support student success  

4. Support faculty and staff who demonstrate a commitment to the success of students and to one another  

5. Support open communication across all academic programs and campus organizational units  

6. Ensure open and transparent communication of human resources, safety and security, and financial practices across the organization  

7. Ensure open and transparent communication regarding enrollment management, student support services, and financial aid compliance across the organization  

8. Create opportunities for collegiality and partnerships  

9. Effectively prepare for pending retirements  

10. Effectively prepare and budget for grant positions coming to a close  

11. Effectively market the college to the community at large and potential students, including appropriate community fund-raising initiatives  

12. Cultivate the relationship with past, present, and future donors