Strategic Plan

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2017-2022 College Goals

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

College Strategies

1. Promote student success through engagement among students and among students/faculty

2. Provide flexible and effective programs, course offerings, and entry, exit points to improve student outcomes

3. Provide the most effective academic support and career development services available to improve student outcomes

4. Provide adequate financial resources to students to improve student outcomes

5. Provide funds in support of effective academic initiatives

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

7. Provide reliable and valid qualitative and quantitative data to create a culture of continuous improvement

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

9. Promote student leadership and provide opportunities for leadership development

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

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

College Strategies

1. Create a mission driven culture by effectively attracting/retaining students through:  utilization of data, cultivation of relationships, and establishment of partnerships in the community

2. Create a mission driven culture by effectively retaining students through: engagement, effective advisement, counseling services, and outreach activities

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

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

5. Increase relationships with college’s educational partners

6. Ensure clear pathways for the attainment of educational goals

7. Establish clear pathways for the attainment of educational goals

III. Create an organizational environment of engaged and qualified employees who are effective, efficient, and committed to future growth.

College Strategies

1. Provide professional development focused for faculty/staff needed to support student success

2. Provide growth opportunities for facility and staff who demonstrate a commitment to the college, to the success of students, and to one another

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

4. Provide students with teaching practices that reflect research based pedagogical best practice

5. Provide for effective utilization of space and facilities

6. Ensure open and transparent communication throughout the college and the community

7. Create opportunities for collegiality and partnerships

8. Effectively prepare for pending retirements and for grant positions coming to a close

9. Raise the college’s profile through multiple mediums in the service area, the state, and throughout the United States

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