Goals 2012-2013

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

July 2012 through June 2013

Preamble

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.

Access

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.

1.

Increase Enrollment from Underserved Populations

Increase enrollment of underserved populations at GCC by 5% over 2011-2012.

 

2.

Develop Marketing Plan for URP Students

In collaboration with marketing leaders from Virginia's Community Colleges, develop and execute a strategic communications and marketing plan to convince more URP Virginians to attend college.

Develop and begin implementation of institutional communications and marketing plan to enroll more URP Virginians.

 

3.

Educational Programs

Annually develop 10 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).

Develop 2 new academic programs (degree, certificate, or career studies certificate) that respond to emerging, critical workforce needs, particularly in STEM-Health career areas.

 

4.

Increase Enrollment In Postsecondary Programs By Middle College Participants

Increase the percentage of Middle College students who, within one year of completing the GEED, enroll in a community college, as compared with 2011-12.

Increase the percentage of Middle College students at GCC who, within one year of graduation, enroll in a community college, as compared with 2010-11. (2011-12 data were skewed by the earthquake.)

 

5.

Virginia Educational Wizard

Increase the total number of profiles created in the Virginia Education Wizard by 70,000, to include 45,000 profiles created by Virginia students in grades 7 through 12 and 12,000 profiles by Virginia community college students.

Increase the number of profiles created by students in the GCC service region in grades 7 through 12 by 2,500 and 10% increase of profiles created by GCC students.

 

6.

Initiate Student Level Tracking Of Career Coach Services

Initiate a case based management system for Career Coaches that allows for individual student tracking.

Provide appropriate input to System office

Participate in the creation of the case-based management system. Implementation when available.

 

7.

Expand Great Expectations Enrollments

Expand the number of GCC students in the Great Expectations program by 25% over 2011-12 totals.

Affordability

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.

8.

Increase Financial Aid Recipients

Increase the number of students receiving financial aid by 5% over 2011-12 with special focus on middle class students.

Increase the number of GCC students receiving financial aid by 5% over 2011-12 with special focus on middle class students.

 

9.

Increase Financial Aid For Noncredit Workforce Instruction

Increase the proportion of students provided with financial aid for noncredit workforce instruction leading to credentials through the On Ramp program.

Not Applicable

 

10.

Benchmarks for Financial Aid Shared Services Model

Create and monitor benchmarks to compare performance at colleges not participating in Financial Aid Shared Services model to the performance of the shared services unit at TCC.

Not Applicable

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%.

11.

Enhance Veterans Services

Expand and enhance services for veterans and active duty military personnel through participation in System wide efforts to articulate prior learning.

Explore the creation of a Center for Veteran Support and Retraining.

 

12.

Encourage College Readiness

Analyze and report on outcomes of college readiness initiatives between colleges and K-12 partners.

Per System Office directive and guidance, GCC will review and report outcomes data on college readiness initiatives.

 

13.

Continue Developmental Education Redesign

Implement developmental English redesign and evaluate effectiveness of developmental mathematics redesign.

Develop and Successfully implement collaborative partnerships with area high schools to achieve outcomes associated with VCCS math and the developmental English redesign to ensure alignment at Germanna and analyze effectiveness.

 

14.

Develop Student Services Initiatives

Develop college and career plans using the Virginia Education Wizard and implement an automated early alert system (eWISE).

Design and implement streamlined, effective Early Alert System. Participate in the use of the early alert system when available.

 

15.

Develop Professional Development Plan

Create a professional development plan for developmental education faculty through collaboration with college leaders.

Provide intensive professional development opportunities for faculty teaching developmental courses. Develop a supportive plan for Germanna faculty and analyze results.

 

16.

Explore Emerging Learning Technologies (New)

Identify and investigate new and evolving learning technologies and promoting those that offer the greatest promise for effective teaching and learning and improved student success.

Continue to explore the use of technologies to support effective teaching and improved student learning by (1) analyzing the results of the use of iPads and (2) making good use of the new Information Commons.

 

17.

Develop Digital Textbooks for High Volume Courses

Assemble a group of faculty, designers, and other subject matter experts to develop and promote the adoption of an openly licensed digital textbook for a high volume VCCS course.

Germanna will collaborate with the task force as appropriate while continuing to explore other alternatives to traditional textbooks. Participate in this initiative as requested and required.

 

18.

Support Apprentice Related Instruction

Initiate annual reporting of the number of apprentices earning actual or articulated college credits through Apprenticeship Related Instruction (ARI) and establish annual performance metrics to increase the number and percentage of apprentices earning college credits through ARI (Success).

Provide support for and data to inform this initiative.

 

19.

Support Employment Attainment (New)

Increase job placement rates by On Ramp participants by 35% and provide job placement services via TAA-funded Adult Career Coaches and Job Placement Coordinators.

Not applicable

 

20.

Support Credit And Noncredit Credential Attainment By Dislocated Workers (New)

Increase the number of credentials earned by On Ramp participants.

Not applicable

 

21.

Increase the Number of Students Completing Career Readiness Certificates

Meet individual college targets established for number of individuals receiving a Career Readiness Certificate.

Continue to promote the CRCs despite resistance from employers.

 

22.

Student Success Reporting

Provide comprehensive reporting on a variety of student success measures aligned with Achieve 2015 and the Reengineering Task Force recommendations.

Respond to VCCS reporting requirements concerning student success measures.

Workforce

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

23.

Serve Employers through College Courses, Programs, and Outreach

Increase the number of employers served through college credit and noncredit courses, customized training, and other outreach efforts by 9% and report annually all their employer activities.

  1. a) Increase the number of employers served by GCC credit and noncredit courses, customized training and other outreach by 9%.
  2. b) Expand awareness of GCC workforce programs through implementation of external outreach plan with minimum of 30 new unserved employers visited.
  3. c) Retain and grow business customers through implementation of external outreach plan with minimum of 20 previous served employers visited.
  4. d) Use creative strategies to increase and renew the workforce faculty pool by 8 instructors with the appropriate skills, knowledge and abilities to meet the needs of the marketplace.
  5. e) Add 4 new programs/courses to the workforce portfolio of offerings.
 

24.

Implement Workforce Enterprise System

Implement Workforce Enterprise System per VCCS directives/guidelines.

Resources

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

25.

Leverage Support From The Virginia Workforce System (New)

Leverage funding and in-kind contributions from workforce partners and workforce funding streams.

Better coordinate fundraising efforts with efforts to build workforce clients through use of a shared database and though regular meetings of Foundation, Workforce, and President.

 

26.

Obtain Support for Career Pathways

Secure at least $1,000,000 in grants to develop and expand workforce and career pathways activities that involve colleges and local workforce partners.

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

 

27.

Leverage VCCS Purchasing Volume

Achieve full compliance with purchasing regulations and leverage economies of scale when system-wide contracts can result in better pricing and administrative efficiencies.

Identify and participate in opportunities to leverage purchasing volume.

 

28.

Increase VFCCE Fundraising

Increase the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education fundraising totals by 10% from 2011-12.

Obtain gifts and contributions totaling $1,000,000 of which $375,000 will be unrestricted. Proceed with the major gifts and capital campaign, finalizing a goal of at least $10,000,000, and securing commitments of at least 60% of that goal.

Management Goals

VCCS SYSTEM MANAGEMENT GOALS:

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

29.

Plan Cloud-based Library Initiatives

Plan the move of key library services to a hosted environment in order to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of library services.

Per System Office directive and guidance, will execute move of key library services to hosted environment in order to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of library services. Provide cooperation and support in achieving this goal.

 

30.

Implement Decision Support System

Per System Office directive and guidance, will Implement the Finance and Budget component of the Decision Support System.

Locally implement the System when available.

 

30.

Monitor Achieve 2015

Monitor continuing implementation of Achieve 2015.

GCC will collect and report its progress on Achieve 2015 as part of its quarterly institutional effectiveness updates.

 

31.

Meet Management Standards

College will meet specified academic, administrative, and financial Performance Standards required to receive incentives provided for in the Higher Education Restructuring Act.

Provide cooperation and support in achieving this goal.

 

32.

Continue Re-engineering Task Force

Continue the Chancellor’s Re-engineering Task Force and implement recommendations as appropriate.

Per System Office directives, implement recommendations of Chancellor’s Re-engineering Task Force as appropriate.

Continue to leverage the system reengineering effort while looking for opportunities to initiate local reengineering of procedures, processes and systems by reviewing at least 20 such at the department and/or college level and making needed adjustments or redesigns as appropriate.

 

33.

Continue Emergency Preparedness

Continue to improve and test Continuity of Operations Plans and procedures.

GCC will conduct at least one mock disaster exercise to evaluate its Continuity of Operations Plan. GCC will also rewrite the Emergency Plan and COOP in light of the lessons learned by the earthquake.

 

34.

Project Management

By March 1, 2013, colleges will submit reports on the current status for implementation of the technology project management standards and guidelines relative to Level 2.

GCC will submit status report on implementation of technology project management standards and guidelines relative to Level 2.

 

35.

Technology Innovation

Complete the work of the Innovation and Technology Task Force and begin implementing recommendations in this fiscal year.

Per System Office directives, assist in development. Support and collaborate in such implementation of Technology Task Force recommendations.

 

36.

Implement Revised Faculty Evaluation System

Complete planning for implementation of a revised faculty evaluation system.

Review and implement recommendations from the Adjunct Faculty Task Force to include expanded roles and responsibilities, reclassification, promotion and compensation of adjunct faculty. Develop Germanna’s revised Faculty Evaluation System, consonant with the system plan, and move to implementation.

 

37.

Expand Diversity Recruitment

Continue college efforts to increase diversity among full-time faculty.

Strengthen recruitment, selection and retention practices by applying best principles and expanding participation in the Chancellor’s Diversity Initiative.

 

 

38.

Complete Internal Audit Plan

Complete the FY 2013 Internal Audit Plan.

 

39.

GCC Dashboard

Implement Phase II of GCC Dashboard Project

 

40.

Enhance IE Tracking/Reporting

Successfully transition IE software to new product

 

41.

Accreditation Review

Review SACS Audit Team finding and make adjustments to ensure timely/accurate submission of Fifth Year Interim Report

 

42.

College Threat Assessment

Review College’s Threat Assessment procedures and Team and systematize referrals to and agreements with external agencies for psychological/crisis counseling to assure compliance and alignment with good practice. Participate as required.

 

43.

Provide Legal Services (New)

Expand and develop templates and online training relative to legal issues to streamline advice and services.

Not Applicable
 

44

Provide Legal Services (New)

Expand and develop templates and online training relative to legal issues to streamline advice and services.

Not Applicable

GERMANNA MANAGEMENT GOALS:

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

45.

Continue the planning and development of a Student Success Plan to include the following initiatives:

  1. a. More coordinated use of curricular activities/clubs with classroom
  2. b. Required experiential learning to give real-world component to every program/curriculum
  3. c. Specialized advising program for students on academic probation
  4. d. Annual Welcome Day
  5. e. Mandatory orientation (of some kind) for most students
  6. f. Extended orientation first year experience for most students
  7. g. Mandatory career planning including using the Virginia Wizard for all (non-degreed)students
  8. h. Reduced course selection combined with Standardized curricula
  9. i Improved faculty mentoring of students
  10. j. Peer mentoring and some role for peers in basic advising
  11. k. Improved advising including some way to reach online registering students
  12. l. SDV course redesign and requirements based on risk level of student
  13. m. Mandatory midterm and 3rd week grading with entry into SIS
  14. n. Mandatory attendance reporting first 2 weeks etc.
  15. o. Improved adjunct teaching thru professional development & better monitoring
  16. p. End of late registration
  17. q. Better way to achieve higher participation rate on student evaluations and feedback

Begin implementation of specific strategies when possible.

 

46

Continue part-time faculty support initiative with exploration of changes to use of part-time faculty including Primary and Secondary teacher roles.

 

47

Continue the employee wage compression evaluation and remediation with part-time faculty by December 2012 and then classified staff. Implementation will be budget dependent.

 

48

Complete the move into the newly constructed automotive service center in Stafford in time for Fall classes.

 

49

Complete the remediation, repair, remodeling and rejuvenation of the Dickinson Building so that the move back in can occur Fall 2012 and full operations can restart January 2013.

 

50

Make a five-year college-wide review of progress on college strategic initiatives and Achieve 2015. Make adjustments as needed.

Approved by the SBCC: 5/17/12