2005-2006 Goals

Student Success
Goal: Ensure student success by all employees assuming collective responsibility for placing the needs of learners first.

  • Foster a culture in which services, policies, procedures, practices, and personnel support learning as a major priority
  • Ensure that the student’s earliest experiences with the College are positive, nurturing, and focused on student learning and academic success
  • Engage students as responsible partners in the lifelong learning process
  • Make accessible a variety of services and programs that address diverse cultures and learning needs
  • Use technology to expand opportunities for student learning and student services

Organizational & Professional Development
Goal: Foster an organizational culture that makes learning the primary value in every action of the College.

  • Throughout the organization, hire, develop, support, and empower employees who take an active role in student learning and success
  • Create an integrated and adaptable organizational structure that responds to the changing needs of learners
  • Promote a culture of inclusiveness, participation, collaboration, and mutual respect that recognizes and celebrates the value of employee contributions
  • Offer and support professional development programs and opportunities to enhance staff and faculty effectiveness as facilitators of learning
  • Ensure that part-time employees are supported in facilitating a quality learning experience
  • Use cross-functional and interdisciplinary teams to shape the learning culture of the College in line with the College’s vision and mission
  • Strengthen the leadership skills of College faculty and staff
  • Enhance the economic, academic, and social environment of the College to attract and retain quality employees

Community/Economic Development & Partnerships
Goal: Promote the health and economic vitality of the community through partnerships, coalitions, and collaborations.

  • Encourage community/business partnerships in the learning process
  • Increase the availability of skilled workers to meet changing community needs
  • Respond to the diverse learning needs of the community we serve
  • Continue to expand certification and short-term training programs that meet learners’ needs and market demand
  • Improve and expand linkages with educational partners and community agencies for mutual benefit
  • Engage students in contributing to the well being of their community through service-learning initiatives
  • Encourage faculty and staff to take leadership roles in community initiatives

Institutional Growth
Goal: Plan and coordinate student enrollment, programs, services, and facilities to meet community needs.

  • Achieve targeted growth through an integrated enrollment management process
  • Ensure an equitable delivery of quality programs and services at all campuses
  • Achieve a balance between virtual and classroom learning
  • Improve the utilization of human, physical, technological, and fiscal resources

Institutional Advancement
Goal: Increase available public and private funds for educational programs, capital projects, and general operations.

  • Increase the coordination of all institutional advancement (fundraising) activities to enhance resource synergy
  • Enhance student opportunities through increased scholarships and endowments
  • Promote responsible stewardship of resources and public trust
  • Encourage an innovative and entrepreneurial spirit
  • Continue to generate business and community support to increase program viability
  • Collaborate with business and educational entities to lobby for appropriate levels of state and county support
  • Communicate the value and benefit of the College to the community

Institutional Effectiveness
Goal: Improve learning outcomes and College programs, processes, and services through a systematic and continuous process of planning, assessment, and improvement.

  • Integrate the College’s annual planning with budgeting and resource allocation
  • Support a planning process to involve individuals at the grassroots level
  • Improve the system of defining and assessing student learning outcomes
  • Use cross-functional teams to recommend organizational changes to more effectively and efficiently serve customer needs
  • Build flexibility into staffing, resource allocation, and administration to enable campuses to use different approaches while working toward the College’s vision and mission
  • Increase the understanding of and support for the institutional effectiveness process