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1 Florida College System Strategic Plans Brevard Community College... 2 Broward College... 3 Chipola College... 6 College of Central Florida... 8 Daytona State College... 9 Edison State College Florida Gateway College Florida Keys Community College Florida State College at Jacksonville Gulf Coast State College Hillsborough Community College Indian River State College Lake-Sumter Community College Miami Dade College North Florida Community College Northwest Florida State College Palm Beach State College Pasco-Hernando Community College Pensacola State College Polk State College Santa Fe College Seminole State College of Florida South Florida Community College St. Johns River State College St. Petersburg College State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota Tallahassee Community College Valencia College Cross Referencing Index. 67

2 Brevard Community College Mission: To engage our diverse population in quality, accessible, learning opportunities which successfully meet individual and community needs. Brevard Community College fulfills its mission by offering the following: Undergraduate Studies and Associate Degrees to pursue a Baccalaureate Degree Technical and vocational training for Associate Degrees and Certificates for entering the workforce, improving professional skills, and developing new competencies Instructional support services such as advisement and career guidance Activities supporting cultural enrichment, economic development, sports, wellness and quality of life Workshops and classes for personal growth, developmental instruction, and lifelong learning Goals, established in February or 2012 are in place through 2014: 1. Improve Academic Performance 2. Make Students Ready for the Job Market 3. Improve Students' Collegiate Experience 4. Improve College's Financial Position 2

3 Broward College Education Master Plan Goals (revised August 2009) Goal 1 - Student Success Promote student success through high quality learning-centered programs and services while continuously evaluating and improving student learning outcomes that reflect the highest academic standards. We will assist our students in establishing their educational goals and in reaching their desired levels of academic achievement, career development, and leadership development, while offering financial assistance to support them. Objectives 1.1 Freshman "Pipeline" Experience Roadblocks and barriers that historically may have prevented students from making the most out of their educational experiences at Broward College have been removed and/or transformed to ensure a positive freshman experience from the time they inquire through the end of their first year. 1.2 Improved College Readiness Many students applying to Broward College are not prepared to succeed in traditional college level classes due to skill deficits in math, english, reading and/or language obstacles. We will successfully move Broward College students through required college prep course sequences and provide all learners with collaborative and creative opportunities to progress to a college ready status. 1.3 Learning-centered Environment The teaching and learning environment motivates and encourages success by providing for involvement, interaction, and socialization through expanded learner-centered activities and faculty engagement. Goal 2 - Human Capital Investment Enhance the College s strategic human capital capability and competitive advantage by recruiting, developing and retaining diverse and talented faculty, staff, and administrative and professional leaders. Respond directly to the demographic changes in Broward County and perpetuate the College s reputation as a premier learning institution that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion. Objectives 2.1 Recruitment, Development and Compensation Broward College will be recognized as a leader for our diverse, talented faculty & staff through improved recruitment, the development of professional competencies and the offering of total reward solutions. 2.2 County Demographic Trends Respond to the demographic trends in Broward County through demonstrated progress toward the attainment of equity and affirmative action goals established at the division and discipline levels in order to maintain competitive advantage and create a workplace of inclusion. 2.3 Foster Collegewide Organizational Learning 3

4 Foster Collegewide organizational learning in support of the College's core values and the creation of a welcoming, affirming, and empowering culture of respect and inclusion. Goal 3 - Access, Enrollment and Workforce Demand Monitor and provide maximum access to learners to support increased workforce and enrollment demands and align workforce education programs with skill requirements of the new economy. Develop and implement the most emergent technologies and teaching/learning methods and strategies that are flexible and responsive to local, national, and international needs. Objectives 3.1 Broward County Public School Partnerships Middle school and secondary school students will be inspired to pursue post-secondary education at Broward College through creative recruitment, program exposure and collaborative partnerships with the Broward County Public School (BCPS) system. 3.2 Flexible Learning Options Design, develop and provide alternative, on-line and accelerated course formats and programs that will meet the current and future demand by providing learners with increased choice, convenience and socially-constructed learning environments. 3.3 American Graduation Initiative Innovate and implement programs that meet the needs of the 21st century workforce by providing valuable skills and program completions in high-growth job fields to ensure that curricula are continuously reviewed, improved and aligned with workforce needs. Goal 4 - Resource Development and Cost Efficiencies Increase and/or improve innovative entrepreneurial actions across the College by creating new revenue sources. Advance community relationships and partnerships and ensure effective, efficient use of College resources while implementing fiscally sound practices, in a healthy and safe environment while also supporting environmentally sustainable initiatives. Objectives 4.1 Facilities Master Plan Conduct a systematic study of facilities and design for "green" smart building technologies that improve efficiency and real-time control over building operations and costs. 4.2 Legislative Funding & Influence Support the college's legislative agenda to maintain and increase community college funding through increased awareness and the development of community advocates. 4.3 Revenue Generation Engage in activities that produce a quantifiable return in Gifts, Grants, Contracts and auxilliary funds. 4.4 Emergency Management Provide for a healthy and safe environment for our employees, students and visitors. 4

5 Goal 5 - Quality Improvement and Accountability Expand our efforts to engage in on-going, institution-wide research-based planning and evaluation processes that incorporate a systematic review of academic programs, educational and administrative support services that result in continuous improvement and institutional quality. Objectives 5.1 Educational Programs Student learning outcomes have been identified in all educational programs and we provide evidence of improvement based on the assessment and analysis of the results. 5.2 Administrative Support Services Administrative support units have identified expected outcomes, and provide evidence of improvement based on the assessment and analysis of the results. 5.3 Educational Support Services Educational support units have identified expected outcomes and provide evidence of improvement based on the assessment and analysis of the results. Goal 6 - Community Awareness and Image Communicate the partnership role that the college and community share and embrace, by coordinating consistent messages that reflect the importance of those relationships, as demonstrated through the vision, mission, goals, and core values of the institution. Objectives 6.1 Faculty and Staff Accomplishments Faculty and staff receive ongoing recognition for their accomplishments, through featured announcements and publications such as press releases, awards and conference presentations, to showcase academic excellence in the community. 6.2 Student Achievement Student achievement and program success, such as awards, scholarships, and athletic accomplishment, is publicized to the community to promote a positive image and brand BC as a premier learning institution. 6.3 Partnerships and Advocacy Advance community and international relationships and partnerships, both public and private, for the benefit of our students and the community we serve, and for the purpose of advocacy. 5

6 Chipola College Statement of Mission Motto A Higher Degree of Success Vision Chipola College promotes learning and student achievement through excellence, opportunity, diversity, and progress. Mission Chipola is a comprehensive public college whose mission is to provide accessible, affordable, quality educational opportunities to the residents of Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty and Washington counties and to all others who choose to attend. The college creates a student-oriented atmosphere of educational excellence and maintains an intellectual environment which inspires the full development of each individual s goals, abilities, and interests. Because there is no substitute for quality instruction, the college empowers faculty members to establish and achieve the highest possible standards. The college also promotes a strong working relationship with communities, businesses, state agencies, and other educational institutions. Chipola provides the following: Educational programs which include general and pre-professional classes leading to the Associate in Arts degree for transfer into baccalaureate degree programs; Baccalaureate degree programs which produce educated and capable professionals prepared for successful careers or advancement to graduate degree programs; Workforce Development programs leading to Associate in Science degrees and Certificates of Training to prepare students for careers; Continuing education opportunities for professional and personal development; and A broad range of enrollment and student services and instructional and administrative support to facilitate student success. --Adopted September 21, 2010 Success Factors and Institutional Goals Chipola has adopted the following success factors and institutional goals: Success Factor 1: Quality Educational Programs Institutional Goal 1: Provide quality instruction in academic, workforce development, and continuing education programs, including sufficient instructional support to meet the needs of students. Success Factor 2: Effective Marketing, Recruitment, and Enrollment 6

7 Institutional Goal 2: Present the college and its programs in positive ways, making every effort to attract and enroll as many students as possible by marketing the college in a variety of methods and enrolling students in efficient and customer-oriented ways. Success Factor 3: Student Retention, Satisfaction, and Completion Institutional Goal 3: Provide a wide-range of academic, developmental and support services to help retain students in programs by increasing the percentage of students who remain continuously enrolled through completion of a degree or certificate. Success Factor 4: Responsible Resource Management Institutional Goal 4: Promote the responsible management of resources by maintaining sound fiscal operations, seeking additional resources, improving college facilities, and providing an environment conducive to progressive implementation of technology. Success Factor 5: Staff and Organizational Development Institutional Goal 5: Encourage staff and organizational development by supporting an efficient and productive work environment where employees demonstrate competence, integrity, and professional excellence. Success Factor 6: Community Involvement and Development Institutional Goal 6: Foster strong community involvement and workforce development by supporting local and state economic growth and encouraging intellectual, civic, cultural, recreational, and service activities. Success Factor 7: Post-Chipola Student Satisfaction and Success Institutional Goal 7: Maintain a strong reputation for promoting student satisfaction and longterm success by equipping students with the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue their goals and become more productive citizens. Success Factors are the things that must go right for an organization to flourish and achieve its goals. DeAnza College 7

8 College of Central Florida Vision Statement Energetic, purposeful, creative, College of Central Florida promotes learning in an open, caring, inclusive environment which encourages individual and community development inspired by shared values of integrity, service, responsibility and dignity. Mission Statement College of Central Florida offers educational opportunities which are accessible, affordable and high quality. In a climate that nurtures excellence, CF provides undergraduate instruction and awards associate degrees, baccalaureate degrees and certificates; prepares students for careers requiring professional and technical training; encourages student success through a variety of support services; and promotes the economic, social and cultural development of the community. Guiding Principles and Major Directions To guide the college in the pursuit of its vision, four major directions have been developed. Each year, a set of college goals is developed for each major direction, and all annual planning relates to one or more college goals. The college also focuses on five guiding principles. Major Directions To provide accessible, affordable, high quality learning opportunities which meet students lifelong learning needs. To provide a caring environment which supports learning and development. To contribute to the cultural, social and economic development of our communities. To value our employees. Guiding Principles: 1. We will partner with those who share our vision for learning and development. 2. We will strive to improve continuously every aspect of the college. 3. We will strive to exceed the expectations of those we serve. 4. We will strive in all our actions to honor the public trust placed in us by our community. 5. We will promote the concept of sustainability by preserving the natural environment and conserving our resources for future generations. 8

9 Daytona State College Strategic Plan ( ) Vision Daytona State College will be the destination of choice for education. Mission The mission of Daytona State College is to advance teaching, learning and innovation. Daytona State College, a comprehensive public college, provides access to a range of flexible programs from community enrichment to the baccalaureate degree, emphasizing student success, embracing excellence and diversity, and fostering innovation to enhance teaching and learning. Values Community The College community encompasses our students, faculty, staff and the public we serve. Our community is built upon mutual respect, effective and open communication, and civic responsibility. Integrity Daytona State College strives for the highest ethical standards in all areas of operation, including the fair and consistent treatment of all members of the College community. The college fully supports academic freedom and the right of intellectual pursuit. Excellence To achieve academic excellence, professionalism, and quality in all the programs and services we offer, Daytona State College employs a system of continuous improvement based on assessment, accountability and engagement with the entire community. Diversity Diversity of people, thought and expression provides energy and vitality for the learning process. Daytona State College celebrates both the originality and distinction of individuals and cultures, while at the same time valuing the common bonds that unite us as a global community. Innovation Innovation and creativity are the keys to our growth as an institution, as well as the growth and success of our students. Daytona State College prides itself on its ability to adapt to a rapidly changing world, finding positive and creative solutions to the challenges it faces. Student Success There is no value more important than the success of our students. Our main goal is to provide students with the skills, knowledge and drive to succeed in the classroom, the workplace and in life. Beyond this success, we hope to instill in our students a lifelong love of learning. Strategic Direction To fulfill its vision, carry out its mission, and live its values, Daytona State College has established the following strategic directions as the foundation for its future: Emphasize student success Provide access Embrace excellence Embrace diversity Foster innovation Enhance teaching and learning Create Community Connections Strategic Priorities Provide Access To facilitate student access to education opportunities, the College will 9

10 1.1. Implement best practices and resources for superior customer relationship management that will increase the quality, efficiency and accessibility of student services on all campuses. Emphasize Student Success To provide opportunities for students to succeed, the College will 2.1. Foster a sense of community and connection among students, faculty, and staff. Embrace Excellence To embrace excellence, the College will 3.1. Explore emerging technologies and adopt those that enhance teaching and learning, promote access, and foster student success. Embrace Diversity To facilitate the appreciation of cultural diversity, the College will 4.1. Provide faculty and staff with education, training and leadership development to increase awareness, understanding and effectiveness in meeting the needs of a diverse student population Increase opportunities for students to gain an appreciation of diversity by learning about and experiencing different cultures. Foster Innovation To foster innovation, the College will 5.1. Develop virtual resources that provide students access to all services and programs through an online environment. Enhance Teaching and Learning To advance teaching and learning, the College will 6.1. Enhance the quality of academic instruction through a continued focus on student learning outcomes assessment Identify baccalaureate level educational needs of the region and offer programs to address those needs Maximize the utility and function of land, facilities, information technology, and instructional systems to provide a positive and safe environment for effective learning at all College campuses. Community Connections To promote community connections, the College will 7.1. Offer activities and programs that meet the needs of the community for cultural enrichment, community engagement and lifelong learning Take a leadership role in economic development and provide education and training that strengthens the region s economy and workforce competitiveness. Operational Responsibilities: Underlying the Strategic Plan are four operational focus areas: academic and student services, teaching and learning, functional support and community connections. Each focus area plays an integral part in pursuing the strategic directions and achieving the desired strategic outcomes. Academic and Student Services The College will provide high quality student development and academic services including student information, admissions, assessment, advisement, counseling, services to students with disabilities, placement, career planning, learning resources, learning support, financial aid, student activities, student records, and registration. Teaching and Learning The College will provide high quality academic programs and courses in selected baccalaureate programs; two-year college transfer programs; market-driven career 10

11 programs (degree and certificate); college preparatory, adult and continuing workforce education; and community educational services. Functional Support The College will provide high quality administrative services in the areas of fiscal affairs, facilities management, information services, enrollment development and public relations, comprehensive planning, research, institutional effectiveness and assessment, fundraising and grants, investment in people, academic management, faculty/staff development, and executive leadership. Community Connection The College will provide high quality cultural, recreational, and lifelong learning opportunities for students and the community; the College will support economic and community development through service to civic, charitable, business and professional organizations. 11

12 Edison State College Vision Edison State College will be the catalyst for creating an innovative education system which provides accessible educational pathways that prepare students to be enlightened and productive citizens. (Vision statement approved by the District Board of Trustees April 27th, 2010) Values We value student success, integrity, intellectual inquiry, and academic rigor. (Values statement approved by the District Board of Trustees April 27th, 2010) Mission The mission of Edison State College is to inspire learning; prepare a diverse population for creative and responsible participation in a global society; and serve as a leader for intellectual, economic, and cultural awareness in the community. (Mission statement approved by the District Board of Trustees April 27th, 2010) Strategic Priorities As an open-door regional State College, Edison will: 1. Develop and maintain a learning-centered culture 2. Provide educational pathways for under-prepared students 3. Provide vibrant relevant programs 4. Provide an array of effective student support services 5. Identify and develop short and long-term financial, facility and technology resources of the College 6. Promote, develop and retain a culture that supports professional growth of faculty and staff 7. Develop, maintain and enhance collaborative partnerships 8. Enhance the regional image of Edison State College. 12

13 Florida Gateway College Five Year Strategic Plan Strategic Priority 1: STUDENT SUCCESS Florida Gateway College (FGC) will prepare students for successful futures through supporting each student s academic, professional, and personal growth. The college will continue to improve support services to enhance student engagement in the classroom and on campus, will offer diverse instructional approaches in an effort to provide a stimulating learning environment, and will identify barriers to success and implement strategies to overcome challenges faced by our diverse student body. Goals 1. Provide academic programs that challenge students to become collaborative learners and engaged in the learning process. 2. Foster proactive planning for academic, career and personal goals. 3. Create a student centered campus through quality social activities, leadership development, and volunteer opportunities. 4. Provide learning resources and support through access to new technologies. 5. Streamline admissions, advising, registration, financial aid and tuition payment processes. Strategic Priority 2 FACULTY, STAFF AND ADMINISTRATION Florida Gateway College (FGC) will promote employee engagement and effectiveness through establishing a cohesive and supportive environment, encouraging teamwork, and supporting professional growth and development. FGC will encourage open communication and the free exchange of ideas between faculty, staff, and administration. FGC will recruit and retain a fully engaged faculty, staff and administration that is committed to the mission of the college. Goals 1. Increase campus wide engagement between administration, faculty and staff. 2. Assist faculty and staff in the achievement of academic, career, personal, and wellness goals. 3. Recruit, hire and retain a quality, diverse faculty and staff. Strategic Priority 3 INSTITUTIONAL PLANNING AND ASSESSMENT Florida Gateway College (FGC) will support student learning through ongoing assessment of instructional and non instructional areas, student learning outcomes and overall institutional effectiveness. The college will update programs and course offerings in response to assessment results, program review findings, student interests, and community and workforce needs. Goals 1. Improve the institutional assessment and program review processes. 2. Increase the efficiency of the Institutional Effectiveness Committee. 3. Institutionalize the management of SACS accreditation data and compliance processes. 4. Expand distance learning opportunities. Strategic Priority 4 COMMUNITY AWARENESS AND INVOLVEMENT Florida Gateway College (FGC) will participate in regional strategic planning, supporting the effectiveness of existing businesses and the recruitment of new ones. FGC will review marketing and public relations initiatives to increase community awareness of the college s locations and offerings. Goals 13

14 1. Facilitate economic growth and innovation. 2. Align new and existing educational programs with industry demands. 3. Develop marketing and public relations plans to include promotion of the college. Strategic Priority 5 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT AND AFFORDABILITY Florida Gateway College (FGC) will maintain a sound fiscal base and expand revenue sources in order to maintain the affordability and quality of our educational programs and facilities. FGC will also use and promote sustainable practices and technologies in order to maximize the impact of financial resources. Goals 1. Cultivate financial resources from development activities, donations and grants. 2. Utilize results from assessment and program reviews to make budget and planning decisions. 3. Implement sustainable technologies and practices into facilities maintenance processes. 14

15 Florida Keys Community College Strategic Plan ( ) Vision Statement: FKCC will be a leader in quality education, innovative learning and a unifying force within the community. Mission Statement: Florida Keys Community College is an open-access, educational institution dedicated to serving the intellectual, diverse, cultural, and occupational needs of the Florida Keys as well as the global community. The college is committed to student-centric academic programs and services, workforce development, continuing education, diverse partnerships, electronically delivered instruction, and sustainable practices that prepare students for personal success and responsible citizenship. Values: At FKCC, we value: Academic Excellence continuous improvement and growth in all areas of the college Student Success and Achievement fulfillment of intended educational and personal goals Faculty and Staff Engagement collaboration, teamwork, and cooperation among faculty and staff Individualism and Diversity respecting diverse views, fostering an open exchange of information, ideas, and feelings Civic and Environmental Responsibility individual, institutional, and societal accountability Community Partnerships community pride, economic development, and unity Institutional Goals and Strategic Objectives: 1. Uphold a student-centered environment that promotes excellence in teaching and effective learning 1. Encourage and support quality education through innovation in content, services and delivery methods 2. Ensure quality education and student learning through effective assessment measures 3. Develop a systematic and integrated approach to foster student persistence and success 15

16 4. Create new programs, revise existing programs, and plan for possible baccalaureate degree development in response to identified needs 5. Ensure equitable access to quality education and services among the college s centers 2. Engage the Keys community to strengthen relationships and develop identified programs and services 6. Actively pursue relationships and collaborations with community organizations, including but not limited to, business, industry, military, governmental, and educational institutions 7. Strengthen the workforce and continuing education offerings 3. Foster a sustainable, healthy, and productive organizational environment focused on achieving the college s mission 8. Procure and sustain resources that support the college s mission 9. Provide a safe, clean, and accessible environment to meet the needs of students, faculty, staff and community members 10. Recruit and retain quality faculty and staff 11. Establish a culture of continuous improvement and integrity 4. Promote the college and its unique offerings throughout the Keys and global community 12. Capitalize on the unique geographical location of the Keys and the talents of its residents and visitors 13. Enhance accessibility and awareness of the college 16

17 Florida State College at Jacksonville Strategic Plan Motto: Commitment to the Community in the New Millennium Mission Statement The mission of Florida State College at Jacksonville is to provide optimal access to high quality, affordable and relevant degree, career and community education to enhance the lives of our students and the economic development of Northeast Florida. Distinctive Values and Attributes Florida State College at Jacksonville is a values-driven institution of higher education committed to ensuring that every student has an extraordinarily positive overall experience by providing: Excellence in teaching High quality courses, services and learning environments Innovation and flexibility in the delivery of courses and services Advanced academic technology Significant local scholarship resources Responsiveness to student, employer and community needs Emphasis on community quality of life and prosperity Encouragement and support of lifelong learning Collegewide Goals The mission of Florida State College at Jacksonville will be fulfilled, in significant measure, through the continuous, responsive pursuit of academic excellence through the following collegewide goals: 1. Prepare students for distinctive success in their academic, career and personal goals through collaboration within the College community and individual initiative. 2. Inspire students to a lifetime commitment to continued learning, informed civic engagement, ethical leadership, cultural appreciation, social responsibility and multicultural awareness in an interconnected world. 3. Optimize access to College programs and services. 4. Provide to students an extraordinarily positive experience in every engagement with the College. 5. Contribute significantly to the ongoing economic development of the Northeast Florida region. The College will be innovative, resourceful, effective and accountable in the pursuit of these goals. Student completion of degrees and certificates is a priority. Standards of performance for employees and organizational units will be of the highest order with a clear expectation of continuous quality improvement. Ultimate accountability shall pertain to demonstrated outcomes and other definitive evidence of success pursuant to the College's comprehensive institutional effectiveness program. 17

18 Gulf Coast State College Strategic Plan ( ) Statement of Values Holding true to its vision and working continuously on mission, Gulf Coast Community College affirms these values as essential to all the college is and does: Boldness of Vision Responsiveness to the Community Culture of Honesty and Trust Open Expression of Ideas Diversity of Thought and Culture Flexibility and Agility Ease of Access and Affordability Outstanding Teaching and Service Creativity and Innovation Purposeful Work Vision Gulf Coast Community College will deliver life-changing learning opportunities and will join as a full partner in dynamic cultural and economic development of the region. Mission Gulf Coast Community College holds students and community of central importance. The college provides many opportunities for learning and offers a range of programs and services to help students become well-educated, productive citizens. The college is equally dedicated to collaborating with the community to help create or improve economic well-being and to offer the space of the college for social dialog, events of art and culture, and other moments that enhance our quality of life. Major Initiatives Expanding Learning Opportunities Gulf Coast Community College strives for continual improvement in learning, seeking wide-ranging gains in all areas of education, from the flexibility and quality of instruction to the range of resources available to students as they learn, from the technology that aids content delivery to the range of fields of study provided, from what occurs within classroom walls and in the e-learning class without walls to learning in extraordinary new ways, from learning as a part of life to learning as a way of life. Fostering Success of Our Students Gulf Coast Community College is wholly committed to offering students every opportunity for success. Aware of the many demands on the lives of students, families, and the communities in which they live, the college stands ready to provide the resources and tools necessary as students pursue their educational goals and to assist them in making successful learning choices. Collaborating with Our Community 18

19 Gulf Coast Community College believes community is a valued and honored part of its name, and this community college resolves to work with our community, partnering on many levels, communicating openly and freely, and cultivating the many benefits of education in a vital, growing community. Advancing Economic Development of Our Region Gulf Coast Community College accepts a central role in the economic well-being of the region, we of the college fully aware of our need to address new and changing workforce requirements, to adapt current programs to help our student-citizens take their productive place in society, and to create new programs to meet the rapidly changing regional, national, and world economies of today and tomorrow. Goals Expanding Learning Opportunities ELO1 Promote and support outstanding teaching and learning ELO2 Establish and expand ongoing program review processes ELO3 Improve college decision-making and communication ELO4 Expand course and program offerings ELO5 Expand learning opportunities for students beyond the classroom ELO6 Establish children s early college connections ELO7 Demonstrate leadership in community cultural and intellectual development Fostering Success of Our Students FSS1 Improve retention in all programs FSS2 Assist students with the transition between programs, including high school to college, GED to college, and certificates and credentials to associate degrees FSS3 Improve student services FSS4 Recruit and retain quality faculty and staff FSS5 Develop technology and infrastructure FSS6 Improve student access to financial opportunities Collaborating with Our Community CWC1 Promote individual, program, and college-wide community service activities and service learning CWC2 Expand physical presence and access in all three counties, offering more courses and programs CWC3 Grow college financial resources CWC4 Expand joint development and utilization of resources with educational and community organizations CWC5 Enhance community mentoring and tutoring initiatives CWC6 Expand teaching and learning opportunities for high school and middle school students and faculty CWC7 Join with military partners to increase learning opportunities and technology transfer CWC8 Initiate programming efforts with other postsecondary institutions CWC9 Cultivate relationships with public officials and chambers of commerce CWC10 Improve minority outreach CWC11 Expand cooperative education opportunities CWC12 Develop a process for utilizing the services of talented retired college faculty and staff, GCCC alumni, and the larger community of retirees, including military veterans Advancing Economic Development of Our Region 19

20 AED1 Respond with agility to targeted workforce needs AED2 Promote small business development opportunities AED3 Expand professional continuing education offerings, certificate programs, and other technical training to meet business and industry needs AED4 Pursue exceptional opportunities to develop regional, state, or national programs or centers of excellence in fields of study AED5 Reexamine and refocus the college s advanced technology resources to meet economic needs AED6 Facilitate the application and growth of green technology and eco-tourism AED7 Explore workforce needs in a global economy AED8 Expand corporate/business programs AED9 Develop programs to retrain the age 50 and over population for new careers Key Performance Indicators Baselines will be established for all key performance indicators during summer-fall Expanding Learning Opportunities EI 1. Increase enrollment by 5% annually beginning with EI 2. Increase the number of associate degree students transferring to universities and graduating with a bachelor s degree within 6 years beginning with EI 3. Implement the Learning College model by fall 2010 EI 4. Establish opportunities to complete degrees/certificates at all campus sites by fall 2009 EI 5. Expand the number of courses offered through E-learning by 10% per year beginning with EI 6. Develop two new certificate or degree programs per year based on a strategic enrollment plan/initiative Fostering Success of Our Students FI 1. Increase certificate and degree graduation rates by 2% annually beginning with FI 2. Improve comparative scores on the Community College Survey of Student Engagement beginning with 2009 (In fall 2008, baselines will be set in all areas, a timeline created, and improvement percentage identified.) FI 3. Improve retention rates by 2% annually beginning in (Target/cohort groups will be identified, and retention, as it applies to each group, will be defined and measured.) FI 4. Increase the number of students who enroll in consecutive fall and spring semesters/terms and do not stop-out beginning in (By fall 2009, a baseline will be established and the targeted increase will be identified.) FI 5. Improve first-time student Common Placement Test (CPT) scores by 3% by fall 2010, thereby reducing the number of students who test into the lowest level of developmental coursework or into developmental coursework altogether in the areas of English, mathematics, or reading FI 6. Increase by 1% per year the number of students taking technical dual enrollment credit classes beginning in FI 7. Implement a new academic advising model by fall 2010 Collaborating with Our Community CI 1. Formalize agreements with FSU-PC for joint advising and admissions, joint grants, and joint marketing by fall

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