Strategic Goals

  1. Adopt Strategic Change and Continuous Quality Improvement Systems

    • Embrace mission-based outcomes assessment, planning, and budgeting
    • Maintain high morale through effective communication and employee involvement
    • Support and promote shared campus governance and open and timely decision making
    • Utilize self-studies, both with or without certification or accreditation linkages (Middle States and others), to bring about needed changes
  2. Promote Teaching Excellence and Maintain a Responsive and Dynamic Curricula

    • Expect and maintain student-centered teaching excellence
    • Maintain effective and efficient instructional delivery systems, including distance learning and workplace learning models
    • Develop new curricula as needed and phase out outdated or undersubscribed courses, services, and programs based on community and student needs
    • Develop and maintain student and faculty learning support services (for example: library, instructional technology, tutorial services) that contribute significantly to faculty and student success
  3. Maintain Proactive Enrollment Management, Student Support Services, and Marketing Strategies

    • Develop and maintain strategies to increase student enrollments and the diversity of student populations served
    • Increase the retention of students who have not completed their educational goals
    • Establish marketing and retention plans to maintain student enrollments in all of the College’s traditional service areas
    • Serve a diverse array of students in all our mission based areas, providing special services to reach out to underserved populations.
    • Develop and maintain co-curricular and extra-curricular activities that enhance student development and success
  4. Align Facilities Development and Management with Mission Based Priorities

    • Plan space improvements to promote student, faculty, and staff success
    • Align facility planning and management to directly support strategic directions, especially instructional and enrollment develop plans
    • Study and maintain a master campus plan that addresses both short term and long term college facility needs and the related funding 
  5. Increase Technology Applications in a Cost-Effective Manner

    • Expand the College’s Internet capabilities and Web presence
    • Enhance technology infrastructure in support of future growth
    • Equip instructional spaces and offices with the necessary technology to assure faculty, student, and staff success 
  6. Improve Human Resources Development Systems

    • Improve recruitment, selection, and orientation processes aimed at securing and maintaining a diverse and competent faculty and staff
    • Maintain employee development and evaluation systems which are supportive of the College’s mission, vision, and strategic directions
    • Establish and maintain externally competitive and internally equitable salary and benefit packages for all employee groups
    • Support quality improvements by providing the training needed by people to do things differently and to feel competent in a dynamic work environment 
  7. Enhance Resource Development, Allocation, and Reallocation Strategies

    • Make efficient and effective use of available funds and resources
    • Make resource reallocations as needed
    • Establish strategies and plans to enhance revenues from both traditional (state and county aid, tuition and fees, Foundation and Alumni Association contributions, grants, et cetera.) and non-traditional sources (consider innovative revenue enhancement strategies, including developing revenue centers and establishing revenue enhancement partnerships) 
  8. Expand Community Services and Strategic Partnerships and Alliances

    • Collaborate with business and community leaders and organizations in shaping the College’s future
    • Expand strategic partnerships and alliances in fulfilling the mission
    • Cooperate with other educational and community organizations in seeking educational solutions to local economic and social problems.
    • Maintain the College’s role as the hub of intellectual, social, and cultural development in its service area.