West Virginia Northern Community College

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2011-2016 Strategic Plan Summary

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Objective

Action Items

Accountable Administrator

 

GOAL I:  Prepare students to be successful in education and the workplace.

 

1.1 Meet the state requirement for graduation rate

 

Determine base rate

Dean of Enrollments Management

 

Year 1

 

Determine impact of project graduation

Dean of Enrollments Management

VP Academic Affairs

Dean of IT

 Year 1

 

Provide graduation rate by program division to academic area

VP Academic Affairs

 

 Year 1-5

 

Develop strategies to improve health care certificate

VP Academic Affairs

 

Year 1-5

 

Develop schedule so that course offerings match graduation requirements

VP Academic Affairs and Campus Deans

 

Year 1-5

 

Place emphasis on identifying and counseling undecided students

Dean of Enrollments Management Dean of IT

VP Academic Affairs

Year 1-5

 

1.2 Increase retention rate by 6% over 5 year period

 

 

Determine base rate by each type of student at each campus

Dean of Enrollments Management

Dean of IT

Year 1

 

Implement Plans from the Student Success Summit

Wheeling Campus Dean

Year 1-5

 

 

 

Implement mandatory orientation or workshops

Dean of Enrollments Management

VP Academic Affairs

Campus Deans

Year 1-5

 

Review and assess academic advising processes

VP Academic Affairs

Dean of Enrollments Management

Campus Deans

Year 1

 

Implement recommendations from advising process review to improve advising and resource utilization

VP Academic Affairs

Dean of Enrollments Management

Campus Deans

Year 2-5

 

Review college policies and practices and their effects on retention

VP of Adm Services/CFO, VP Economic and Workforce Development, Dean of Enrollments Management, Campus Deans, Dean of IT

Year 1-5

 

Increase retention of evening and part-time students

Dean of Enrollments Management

VP Academic Affairs

Year 1-5

 

Increase technology awareness and preparedness among faculty, staff and students

 VP Academic Affairs, Dean of IT Dean of Community Relations,  Dean of Enrollments Management,

Year 1-5

 

Address retention issues of select populations

Dean of Enrollments Management, VPWorkforce and Economic Development, VP Academic Affairs, Campus Deans

 Year 1-5

 

Implement professional development opportunities for staff to enhance service to students

VP Academic Affairs, Human Resource Director

Year 1-5

 

Target recruiting after determining who is successful

Dean of Enrollments Management  Dean of IT, VP Academic Affairs

Year 2-5

 

Determine financial aid impact on success

Dean of Enrollments Mgmt, VP of Adm Services/CFO

Year 1-5

 

1.3 Instituting engaging families using best practices

 

Implement a family orientation which models in New Martinsville pilot

Campus Deans, Dean of Enrollments Management

Year 1-5

 

Implement outreach programs to high schools

Campus  Deans, Dean of Enrollments Management

Year 1-5

 

Develop promotions for high school students and their parents

Dean of Community Relations, Campus Deans

Year 1-5

 

Create programs to reach students early to emphasize college preparedness

 

Year 1-5

 

Connect high school faculty and college faculty to meet college entrance requirements

VP Academic Affairs, Campus Deans

Year 1-5

 

1.4  Assist student with the use of technology

 

Require the use of email

President’s Cabinet and students

Year 1-5

 

Require online registration

Dean of  IT, Dean of Enrollments Management, Campus Deans

Year 1-5

 

Add a technology component to mandatory student orientation

Dean of IT, Campus Deans

Year 1

 

Determine student help desk needs

Dean of IT, Dean of Enrollments Management

Year 1

 

Make website enhancements

Dean of Community Relations

Year 1

 

Implement a plan to get emails to students consistently

Dean of IT

Year 1-5

 

Implement greater technology integration and consistency in curriculum

Dean of IT, VP Academic Affairs

Year 1-5

 

1.5  Develop and implement a comprehensive Career Planning and Preparedness Program

 

Teach students about appropriate career documents

VP Workforce and Economic  Development,, Campus Deans

Year 1-5

 

Establish an effective professional network

Campus Deans , Human Resource Director

Year 1-5

 

Offer an “Intro to Workplace Basics” training (expectations, dress, resume, drug testing, social media, professionalism, basic customer service)

Dean of IT, VP Academic Affairs, Human Resource Director, VP Economic and Workforce Development, Campus Deans

Year 1-5

 

Use employer relations advisory committees to network students

Dean of IT, VP Academic Affairs, Human Resource Director, VP Economic and Workforce Development, Campus Deans

Year 1-5

 

Revisit internships/capstones

Dean of IT, VP Academic Affairs, Human Resource Director, VP Economic and Workforce Development, Campus Deans

Year 1-5

 

Change job placement to job recruiter

Dean of IT, VP Academic Affairs, Human Resource Director, VP Economic and Workforce Development, Campus Deans

Year 1

 

Hold on-campus job fair opportunities

Dean of IT, VP Academic Affairs, Human Resource Director, VP Economic and Workforce Development, Campus Deans

Year 1-5

 

 

GOAL II:  Continue to provide educational opportunities for all students.

 

2.1 Strengthen the use of financial aid for maximum institutional and student benefit

 

Maintain institutional compliance with regulatory requirements

President’s Cabinet

Year 1-5

 

Educate students regarding financial aid responsibilities

Dean of Enrollments Management, Campus Deans

Year 1-5

 

Reduce default rates by 3% each year

Dean of Enrollments Management, VP of Adm Services/CFO

Year 1-5

 

Increase scholarship opportunities

President, Executive to the President for Development, Foundation Board members

Year 1-5

 

Increase students’ financial literacy

Dean of Enrollments Management

Year 1-5

 

2.2 Continue to increase recruitment efforts

 

 

Determine a baseline

Dean of Enrollments Management, Dean of IT

Year 1

 

 

Determine target populations

Dean of Enrollments Management, VP Academic Affairs, Dean of IT,

Year 1-5

 

Increase the recruitment of minority and special populations

Dean of Enrollments Management, VP Academic Affairs

Year 1-5

 

Assist middle and high school students with the transition to further their education

Dean of Enrollments Management, VP Academic Affairs

Year 1-5

 

2.3 Enhance services to students with disabilities

 

 

Determine baseline

Dean of Enrollments Management, VP Economic and Workforce Development, Dean of IT 

Year 1

 

Determine space and resources needed

VP Economic and Workforce Development, VP Academic Affairs, Campus Deans, Human Resource Director, Dean of IT

Year 1

 

Determine and secure necessary funding

VP Economic and Workforce Development, Human Resource Director , VP of Adm Services/CFO, Executive to the President for Development

Year 2-5

 

 

GOAL III.  Provide workforce and community engagement programs that anticipate and respond to constituent needs and contribute to economic and community development.

 

3.1 Increase participation of workforce programs

 

Increase enrollment in workforce programs by 2% per year

VP Economic and Workforce Development

Year 1-5

 

Increase number of new employers served by workforce by 2% per year

VP Economic and Workforce Development

Year 1-5

 

Increase continuing education enrollment by 4% per year

VP Economic and Workforce Development, Campus Deans

Year 1-5

 

Integrate workforce data collection/reporting into the institution systems

VP Economic and Workforce Development, Dean of IT

Year 1-5

 

Explore and determine continuing education budgetary needs

VP Economic and Workforce Development, Campus Deans

Year 1-5

 

3.2  Add three new technical degree programs

 

Implement mechatronics program

VP Economic and Workforce Development

Campus Deans

Year 1 (Weirton)

Year 2 (Wheeling)

 

Assess employer needs for new program development

VP Economic and Workforce Development,  VP Academic Affairs

Year 1-5

 

3.3 Further cultivate and expand partnerships and coalitions

 

Actively participate in energy sector partnerships, consistent with CTC goals

VP Economic and Workforce Development, VP Academic Affairs

Year 1-5

 

Document activities with all constituents

Campus Deans

Year 1-5

 

Establish early entrance baseline

Dean of Enrollments Management

Campus Deans

Year 1

 

Increase early entrance by 2% each year

Dean of Enrollments Management

Campus Deans

Year 1-5

 

3.4 Increase the functionality of the college’s website

 

Implement effective use of mobile web

Dean of Community Relations

Year 1-5

 

Implement effective use of social media outlets to share information

Dean of Community Relations

Year 1-5

 

Create a campaign to kick off new website

Dean of Community Relations

Year 1

 

Purchase ads that utilize various advertising opportunities

Dean of Community Relations

Year 1-5

 

3.5 Improve effective internal communication

 

Create a communication pathway for sharing information internally

President’s Cabinet

Year 1-5

 

Use social media outlets and resources for effective internal communication

President’s Cabinet

Year 1-5

 

Implement effective use of mobile web to share information internally

President’s Cabinet

Year 1-5

 

Create a campaign kicking off new website for faculty and staff

President’s Cabinet

Year 1

 

3.6 Promote and support service learning opportunities

 

Adopt a centralized method of logging service hours of students

VP Academic Affairs, Campus Deans, Dean of Enrollments Management

Year 1

 

Identify and establish benchmark of service learning

VP Academic Affairs, Campus Deans, Dean of Enrollments Management

Year 1

 

Utilize a vehicle to measure and track service learning hours

VP Academic Affairs, Campus Deans, Dean of Enrollments Management

Year 2-5

 

Integrate service learning in every academic program

VP Academic Affairs, Campus Deans, Dean of Enrollments Management

Year 1-5

 

 

 

GOAL IV.  Enhance the human, fiscal, physical and technological resources of the college to better support teaching and learning.

 

4.1 Increase outside funding sources

 

 

Sustain plan to increase state funding

College President Executive to the President for Development

 

Year 1-5

 

Submit a minimum of 12 grant applications annually with awards totaling $100,000 or more

Executive to the President for Development

 Year 1-5

 

Increase special event fundraising by 10% each year

Executive to the President for Development, Campus Deans

Year 1-5

 

Continue to research and appropriately pursue federal funding sources

Executive to the President for Development

Year 1-5

 

 

Increase endowment for more scholarship opportunities

Executive to the President for Development

Year 1-5

 

Improve and refine the planned giving program by one mailing per year

 

College President

Executive to the President for Development

Year 1-5

 

Identify, cultivate and, when appropriate, solicit donors at a rate of 3-5 per month

College President

Executive to the President for Development

Year 1-5

 

Solicit donors with a goal of increasing gifts by 1% each year and new donors by 1% each year

Executive to the President for Development

College President

 Year 1-5

 

4.2 Enhance facilities to meet the growth and expansion needs of the college

 

Complete structure in Weirton

President’s Cabinet

Year 1

 

Complete structure in Wheeling

President’s Cabinet

Year 2

 

Develop a strategy to meet the technical needs in New Martinsville

President’s Cabinet

Year 1-3

 

4.3 Create a data system

 

Determine data needs in each area

President’s Cabinet

Year 1-5

 

 Validate current data at a rate of one area per year

President’s Cabinet

Year 1-5

 

Audit data to ascertain reporting needs

President’s Cabinet

Year 1-5

 

Provide access to needed data

President’s Cabinet

Year 1-5

 

4.4 Augment and align technological resources in meeting the equipment needs of  programs and services

 

Identify hardware, software, training and resource needed to achieve goals

 

VP Academic Affairs

VP of Adm Services/CFO

Campus Deans

Year 1-5

 

Purchase updated equipment

President’s Cabinet

Year 1-5

 

Audit/inventory current equipment

VP of Adm Services/CFO

Campus Deans

Year 1-2

 

Assess current equipment to ensure it is state-of-art and/or meeting technological needs

President’s Cabinet

Year 1-5

 

4.5 Maximize value of human capital

 

Assess human capital needs

President’s Cabinet

Year 1-5

 

Align resources against findings of assessment

President’s Cabinet

Year 1-5

 

Increase professional development opportunities

President’s Cabinet

Year 1-5

 

Monitor federal mandates

President’s Cabinet

Year 1-5

 

 

GOAL V.  Continue to provide quality education to the communities we serve.

 

5.1 Enhance technical fields of study

 

Develop new technical programs to meet community needs

VP Academic Affairs

VP Economic and Workforce Development

Year 1-5

 

Strengthen needs analysis to incorporate federal guidelines/regulations

VP Academic Affairs

VP Economic and Workforce Development

Year 1-5

 

Use assessment processes to enhance program quality

VP Academic Affairs

VP Economic and Workforce Development

Year 1-5

 

Determine and secure necessary funding

VP Academic Affairs

VP Economic and Workforce Development

College President

Executive to the President for Development

Year 1-5

 

Determine space needs versus availability

VP Academic Affairs

VP Economic and Workforce Development

VP of Adm Services/CFO, Campus Deans

Year 1-5

 

Cultivate new and strengthen existing partnerships

VP Academic Affairs

Campus Deans

VP Economic and Workforce Development

Year 1-5

 

5.2   Implement  academic best practices

 

Research current learning strategies, motivational models and retention models

VP Academic Affairs

Campus Deans

Year 1-5

 

Develop learning activities

VP Academic Affairs

Campus Deans

Year 1-5

 

Implement professional development for academic best practices

VP Academic Affairs, Human Resource Director

Year 1-5

 

5.3 Continue to enhance academic support services

 

Assess resource needs

VP Academic Affairs

Campus Deans

Dean of IT

Year 1-5

 

Align resources with findings of assessment

VP Academic Affairs

Campus Deans

Dean of IT

Year 1-5

 

Enhance the use of supplemental instruction

VP Academic Affairs

Campus Deans

Dean of IT

Year 1-5

 

5.4 Enhance distance learning opportunities

 

Implement distance education programs

VP Academic Affairs

Year 1-5

 

Gain HLC approval of change request to offer online programs

VP Academic Affairs

Year 2

 

Augment support for online programs

VP Academic Affairs, Dean of Enrollments Management

Year 1-5

 

Provide professional development for faculty creating online courses

VP Academic Affairs, Human Resource Director

Year 1-5

 

5.5 Enhance utilization of technologies in instruction

 

Assess technological needs

VP Academic Affairs

Campus Deans

Dean of IT

Year 1-5

 

Align resources with findings of needs assessment

VP Academic Affairs

Campus Deans

Dean of IT, VP of Adm Services/CFO

Year 1-5

 

Provide professional development for awareness and use of technology

VP Academic Affairs

Campus Deans

Dean of IT, Human Resource Director

Year 1-5

 

Assess effectiveness of technology use by faculty and staff

VP Academic Affairs

Campus Deans

Dean of IT

Year 1-5

 

5.6 Increase use of new modalities in delivery of instruction

 

Assess technological needs to utilize new instructional modalities

VP Academic Affairs

Campus Deans

Dean of IT

Year 1-5

 

Align resources with findings of needs assessment

VP Academic Affairs

Campus Deans

Dean of IT, VP of Adm Services/CFO

Year 1-5

 

Provide professional development for awareness and use of new instructional modalities

VP Academic Affairs

Campus Deans

Dean of IT

Human Resource Director

Year 1-5

 

Assess effectiveness of use at program, course and faculty level

VP Academic Affairs

Campus Deans

Dean of IT

Year 1-5

Awards and Accreditations