Goals 2011-2012

Germanna Community College Goals aligning with Chancellor's Goals Supporting Achieve 2015 And the College's Mission & Strategic Plan

July 2011 through June 2012


To contribute to the economic and civic vitality of the commonwealth and its international competitiveness, Virginia's Community Colleges commit to increasing access to affordable education and training for more individuals so they acquire the knowledge and skills to be successful in an ever-changing global economy.

In support for the above, Germanna Community College has established strategic planning initiatives considered critical to achieving its Mission and realizing its Vision. These initiatives are:

  • Become a Learning-Centered college, where quality teaching and support services foster student learning and success.
  • Develop outreach efforts, programs, and services that fulfill the promise of affordable access to educational opportunities and workforce development for all the constituents of our service area.
  • Develop partnerships and alternative resources to better enable the College to achieve its mission.
  • Invest in people through professional development, recognitions and rewards systems.
  • Develop systems of continuous improvement and a culture of accountability to be better stewards of the resources and mission in our care.


Increase the number of individuals who are educated and trained by Virginia's Community Colleges by 50,000 to an annual total of 423,000, with emphasis on increasing the number from underserved populations by at least 25,000 individuals.

Increase Enrollment from Underserved Populations

Goal 1:Increase enrollment from underserved populations by at least 10% over 2010-11.

Educational Programs

Goal 2: Develop at least two new academic programs (degree, certificate, or career studies certificate) that respond to emerging, critical workforce needs, particularly in STEM-related areas (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Planned: Associate degree in Emergency Medical Services; certificate in physical therapy assisting.

Increase Enrollment in Postsecondary Programs by Middle College Participants

Goal 3a: Enroll at least 50% of Middle College GED recipients in postsecondary community college programs.

Goal 3b: Expand the number of students enrolled in Germanna's Middle College program by at least 5 students.

Increase Enrollment in Community Colleges by Students Served by Career Coaches

Goal 4: Increase the percentage of high school graduates from high schools served by a career coach who, within one year of graduation, enroll in a community college, by 10% as compared with 2010-11.

Expand Great Expectations Enrollments

Goal 5: Expand the number of students in the Great Expectations program by 25% over 2010-11.

Increase Use of Virginia Education Wizard:

Goal 6: Increase the total number of profiles created in the Virginia Education Wizard by 10% created by Virginia students in grades 7 through 12 (within GCC's service region) and 400 profiles by GCC students.


Goal 7: Increase dual enrollment headcount by at least 5% over AY 2010-2011.

Goal 8: Increase FTE enrollment by at least 3% over the AY 2010-2011 and headcount enrollment by at least 3%.


Maintain tuition and fees at less than half of the comparable cost of attending Virginia's public four-year institutions, and increase the annual number of students who receive financial assistance and scholarships by 36,000.

Goal 9a: Increase the number of GCC students who complete applications for financial aid by 10% over AY 2010-11.

Goal 9b: Monitor and report on implementation of pilot shared services model to process and award financial aid.

Goal 9c: Increase the number of Pell Grant awards for GCC students by 10% over AY 2010-2011.

Goal 10a: Increase the number of scholarship awards available to students by 10% over AY 2010-2011.

Goal 10b: Increase the amount of Germanna Guarantee Program funds available by 10% over 2010-11.

Student Success

Increase the number of students graduating, transferring or completing a workforce credential by 50%, including increasing the success of students from underserved populations by 75%.

Goal 11a: Increase the number of students graduating, transferring or completing a workforce credential by 5%, over 2010-11.

Goal 11b: Increase the number of students from underserved populations graduating, transferring or completing a workforce credential by 7% over 2010-11.

Redesign Developmental Education

Goal 12: With VCCS leadership, implement developmental math redesign in testing, curriculum, and teaching methods, investing in expanded math labs, expanded academic support services, and close tracking of student success in math.

Encourage College Readiness

Goal 13: Develop and implement collaborative partnerships with area high schools to achieve updated communication regarding VCCS math redesign efforts; math curriculum alignment between Germanna and area high schools; faculty and staff collaborative professional development.

Student Success Reporting

Goal 14a: Continue enhancement of Data Element Reports for internal decision-making and launch of GCC Factbook.

Goal 14b: Study student behaviors that enhance student success and systems to help improve using SENSE and CCSSE.

Support Teaching Excellence

Goal 15a: Continue to expand professional development opportunities (both face-to-face and virtual) for adjunct faculty.

Goal 15b: Continue to support and encourage faculty participation in onsite workshops on active teaching and learning and teaching with computer technologies, and exploring teaching methodologies and learning styles.

Goal 15c: Provide extensive training to developmental math and English faculty in preparation for implementation of curriculum redesign.

Goal 15d: By October 1, 2011, the College will provide the Chancellor with an update on the action plans developed by Germanna's participants in the 2011 Chancellor's Developmental Education Institute.

Increase the Number of Students Completing Career Readiness Certificates

Goal 17: Continue the development of the culture of evidence through implementation and expansion of the outcomes assessment system.

Goal 18a: Implement graduate follow-up survey/data collection as mechanism for organizational improvement.

Goal 18b: Develop and begin implementation of plan to improve new student experience using the 2010 SENSE results.

Goal 19: Develop plan for integrating environmental sustainability/green concepts into general education learning outcomes.

Goal 20a: By March 2012, the College will develop a guaranteed course schedule for the academic year 2012-13.

Goal 20b: By March 2012, and after discussions with the faculty, Faculty Senate, and student services, the Learning Centered College Committee will present recommendations regarding:

  • Requiring all FTIC students to take some version of the college success course
  • Eliminating or reducing the registration of students into classes that have already met at least once

Improve Student Success Rates

Goal 21a: Increase the number of graduates who successfully transfer to four-year institutions by at least 5% over AY 2010-2011.

Goal 21b: Improve Fall to Spring retention rates for full- and part-time students by 2% over AY 2010-2011.

Goal 21c: Improve Fall to Fall retention rates for full- and part-time students by 2% over AY 2010-2011.

Goal 21d: Award 5% more General Education certificates of completion over the total number awarded in 2010-11.


Double the annual number of employers provided training and services to 10,000, with a particular focus on high-demand occupational fields.

Serve Employers through College Courses and Programs

Goal 22a: Increase the number of employers served through non-credit courses, customized training, and other workforce outreach efforts by 5%.

Goal 22b: Develop and implement two new Workforce Programs.

Increase Customized and Open Enrollment Training

Goal 23a: Increase employer repeat business by 5%.

Goal 23b: Expand outreach by offering Workforce courses in Caroline County and/or Orange or Madison County.

Goal 23c: Increase by 3 % the revenue received from customized training, open enrollment, and other workforce development programs and services.

Goal 24: Increase our social networking outreach Facebook "likes" (fans) by 50%.


Raise at least $550 million in cumulative gifts and grants to support the mission of Virginia's Community Colleges.

Increase VFCCE Fundraising

Goal 25a: Obtain gifts and contributions totaling $300,000.

Goal 25b: Increase total College resource development (including grants, gifts, contributions in-kind or cash, endowment income, investment income, capital gifts, and additions to permanent endowments) from FY11 total of $2,487,632 to at least $3,300,000 in FY12.

Goal 25c: Seek revenues to expand transitional programs (Middle College, Career Coach, and Great Expectations).

Goal 26: By Fall 2011, review and analyze campaign feasibility study and decide whether to conduct a full scale or targeted major gifts/capital campaign.

Goal 27: Further develop the Foundation Board through:

  • Revitalizing Board Relations committee function.
  • Continuing to recruit new board members with high-level skills in Development, strategic gift planning, and high-level connections with potential donors.
  • Providing workshop/retreat on major and planned giving.

Obtain Support for Career Pathways

Goal 28: Secure at least $350,000 in grants to develop and expand workforce and career pathways activities that involve colleges and local workforce partners.

Develop Capital Outlay Six Year Plan

Goal 29: Monitor GCC capital outlay six year plan so that it supports implementation of Achieve 2015 goals and ensures that facilities needs are communicated effectively.

Increase Grants

Goal 30: Apply for at least three (3) new grant opportunities.

Develop Collective Fundraising Initiative

Goal 31: Work collaboratively with the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education and the colleges and foundations of the 22 other Virginia community colleges on the collective fundraising initiative aligning with Achieve 2015.

Leverage VCCS Purchasing Volume

Goal 32a: Initiate at least one procurement in which other colleges may participate.

Goal 32b: Seek to use existing contracts of other agencies to improve efficiencies and save costs in procurement.

Management Goals

In order to accomplish the goals set forth in Achieve 2015, the Chancellor's Goals, and Germanna's Strategic Plan, various management goals are necessary. Monitor Achieve 2015

Goal 33: Monitor implementation/achievement of College goals through implementation of Phase II of the Balanced Scorecard Initiative.

Meet Management Standards

Goal 34: College will meet specified academic, administrative, and financial Institutional Performance Standards (IPS) required to receive incentives provided for in the Higher Education Restructuring Act.

Enhance Institutional Effectiveness

Goal 35: Support and utilize the implementation of decision support system and initial reporting capabilities.

Continue Re-engineering Task Force

Goal 36: GCC will continue institutional participation in the Chancellor's Re-engineering Task Force and implement recommendations as appropriate, including:

  • Participation in the distance Learning Pilot in collaboration with NVCC
  • An aggressive strategy to increase the proportion of students receiving financial aid and increasing commitment to fulfill unmet financial needs of all middle-income students
  • The implementation of developmental mathematics project
  • The implementation specific efforts to leverage VCCS purchasing volume and reduce procurement costs

Implement Faculty Employment Spectrum

Goal 37: Create an institutional plan for broadening use of full faculty employment opportunities.

Goal 37: Continue implementing Adjunct Task Force Report through payment for selected meetings and professional development, by holding two Faculty-to-Faculty workshops, through phase one of job redesign, through faculty rank designation and other activities.

Conduct Credit Audit

Goal 38: College will participate as requested in credit audit of academic programs.

Continue Emergency Preparedness

Goal 39a: Conduct at least one mock disaster exercise.

Goal 39b: Begin process of supplementing security staff with deputized force.

Goal 39c: Review COOP Plan with various college teams and modify/improve plan based on review.

Project Management

Goal 40: The College will participate in VCCS initiatives and comply with VCCS requirements for fulfillment of project management standards and guidelines relative to Level 2 delegated authority for technology by March 2012.

Expand Diversity Recruitment

Goal 41: Increase the number of minority part-time teaching faculty by 10% though expanded discipline participation in the Faculty Diversity Initiative.

Additional Management Goals

Goal 42: Review initial SACS Audit Team report in Fall 2011.

Goal 43: Implement year 4 of the QEP and prepare SACS report.

Goal 44: Develop a web-based tool for gathering success stories to better celebrate the work of students, faculty, and staff.

Goal 45: Perform an analysis of the employee recognition reward system investigating wage compression, equity, and market analysis and develop a plan and begin implementing as approvals are granted.

Goal 46: Review employee evaluation system to align better with strategic planning and the College Mission and Values and develop pilot programs for:

  • Administrative faculty and classified management staff
  • Other classified staff
  • Teaching Faculty (in harmony with the VCCS task force)
  • Faculty and staff recognitions beyond those currently in place

Goal 47: Complete the Phase III redesign of the college organizational chart for implementation as conditions allow.

Goal 48: Begin systematic review of department and cross-functional processes, seeking system ad process improvement, automation where possible, and more complete process manuals.

Final 7/14/2011