We will improve access and advance student success by strengthening evidence-based
practices and resource allocation. To enhance student access we will expand proven practice and explore new initiatives
in vertical teaming, dual enrollment, college readiness, and course and program delivery
models. To advance student success, we will implement high impact practices that support
core student success skills and close achievement gaps. Institutional student learning
outcomes for our graduates will be clear, transparent and well-integrated throughout
the students' college experience. Ongoing, college-wide assessment will foster continuous
improvement and drive resource allocation.
We will transform learning by integrating academic, workplace and global experiences
to meet personal, professional and community needs. Global perspectives, real-world experiences and professional skills will enrich our
academic programs and be authentically assessed. We will provide a relevant and transformative
academic experience through the expansion of opportunities for career planning, experiential
learning, cooperative education, internships, externships, undergraduate research,
service learning and international education. In response to industry and community
needs, we will design programs in emerging fields that include short-term and accelerated
training models and non-credit articulation.
We will drive innovation, enrich community and broaden the learning experience for
all by fulfilling our shared responsibility for diversity through expanded activities that promote a broader understanding and appreciation
for diversity and recognize the importance of globalization. We will improve policies
and practices to recruit, support and retain a more diverse student body and workforce.
Together, students, faculty, and staff will create a working and learning environment
that values diversity in all its forms as the essential element inspiring improvement
and innovation. We will focus on research, pedagogies, and initiatives that assist
in identifying and closing achievement gaps for diverse student populations and effectively
support student success for all.
We will empower all members of the college community to be educators, mentors, advocates,
entrepreneurs and lifelong learners through enhanced professional development, curriculum and co-curricular activities.
We will expand engagement opportunities for part-time faculty and support staff; increase
the use of mentoring, advocacy and peer support models; and continue to build a college
environment that encourages on-going reflection, wellness, improvement and entrepreneurship.
To enhance student responsibility, self-advocacy and leadership, we will increase
student representation on college-wide committees and create new roles for students
as peer mentors, advisors, tutors and leaders.
We will foster greater college engagement through improved communication, personal
connections and collaborative partnerships by creating new opportunities for students, faculty and staff to interact, learn
and work together to build community, to enhance student learning outcomes and to
achieve strategic college priorities. We will strengthen college-wide communication
and information dissemination through the effective use of next-generation technology
tools, the establishment of innovation and interest groups and the inclusion of student
voice in all we do.
We will build partnerships that stimulate innovation and address the educational,
social, economic, and workforce development needs of our communities. We value our role as a convener for active partnerships aimed at creating innovative
solutions to significant community challenges. By maximizing relationships with our
workforce investment and advisory boards, employers, career centers, and alumni, we
will be positioned to best meet emerging education and training needs. Internal college
teams will reach out to community partners to highlight and creatively address local
and regional issues. We will proactively demonstrate and market the value of our resources
and programs, attaining a new level of community awareness, responsiveness and impact.