Goals 2013-2014

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

July 2013 through June 2014

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 85,000 individuals.

1.

Increase Enrollment from Underserved Populations

Increase enrollment from underserved populations by 3% over 2012-13.

Goal 1a: Increase headcount enrollment of underserved populations at GCC by 3% over 2012-2013.

 

2.

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).

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

Goal 2b: Update the Engineering Technology Certificate.

Goal 2c: Review current portfolio of credit programs for continuing viability and marketability.

Goal 2d: Research employment trends and plan portfolio of new programs for next 5 years.

Goal 2e: Add six new programs, certificates, or courses to the workforce portfolio of offerings.

   

3.

Virginia Education 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. Achieve 15,000 Career and Course Plans by community college students

Goal 3a: Increase the number of profiles created by enrolled students at GCC by 10%.

Goal 3b: Provide materials on Wizard to high school counseling offices when recruiter visits.

 

4.

Implement Student Level Tracking Of Career Coach Services

Establish access to student data at the division level for career coaches via agreements with division superintendents or school principals.

Goal 4a: Participate in the creation of the case-based management system.  Implementation when available.

 

5.

Expand Great Expectations Enrollments

Adopt and implement a strategic plan for the program identifying goals and outcome measures that align with Achieve 2015-Take Two and other VCCS system-wide measures of student success. Increase by 10% the number of GE students who successfully earn at least 16 hours of credit per year.

Goal 5a: Increase the number of GCC students in the Great Expectations program who successfully earn at least 16 hours of credit per year by 10% over 2012-13 totals.

 

6.

Expand Shared Distance Learning Model

Expand participation in shared distance learning model to all remaining colleges. Explore the feasibility of adding more course originating colleges to the model.

Goal 6a: Expand the number of shared distance learning courses by 10% over 2012-13.

 

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.

7.

Increase Financial Aid Recipients

Increase the number of students receiving financial aid by 5% over 2012-13 with special focus on middle class students.

Goal 7a: Increase the number of GCC students receiving financial aid by 5% over 2012-13 with special focus on middle class students.

 

8.

Benchmarks for Financial Aid Shared Services Model

Implement and monitor the performance benchmarks of the Financial Aid Shared Services model.

N/A

 

Student Success

Triple the number of students graduating, transferring, or completing a workforce credential to 91,173, including tripling the success of students from underserved populations to 39,393.

9.

Enhance Veterans Services

All colleges will develop plans to expand and enhance services for veterans and active duty military personnel with attention to prior learning. Plans will be submitted to the Chancellor by October 1, 2013.

Goal 9: The GCC Center for Veteran Support and Retraining will expand services to veterans and active duty military personnel by accomplishing the following:

  • Goal 9a: Offer courses through interactive video to active duty personnel on base at Dahlgren
  • Goal 9b: Develop and implement systematic training of faculty and staff on issues related to this population
  • Goal 9c: Expand advanced standing opportunities
  • Goal 9d: GCC Veterans Office in partnership with Workforce Development will apply for Veterans Benefits eligibility for two noncredit workforce credentialing programs.
   

10.

Encourage College Readiness

All colleges will develop plans to strengthen college readiness initiatives between colleges and K-12 partners. Plans may be sequenced over several years. Plans will be submitted to the Chancellor by November 1, 2013.

Goal 10a: Develop plans to strengthen college readiness initiatives and submit by November 13.

 

11.

Develop Student Services Initiatives

Implement an automated early alert system (eWISE) to strengthen persistence.

Goal 11a: GCC will implement and use the early alert system when available. GCC will add the Starfish Connect module as soon as it is feasible to do so.

 

12.

Evaluate Developmental Education Redesign

Evaluate effectiveness of developmental mathematics and developmental English redesign.

Goal 12a: GCC will continue to lead 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.

 

13.

Explore Emerging Learning Technologies

Develop new and evolving learning technologies and promote those that offer the greatest promise for effective teaching and learning and improved student success.

Goal 13a: 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.

  • Using LibGuide for individual faculty to provide the class related information and resources
  • Recording library instruction to be used online
  • Recreate Library website
  • Prepare to move to Mobile for library
 

14.

Develop Digital Textbooks for High Volume Courses

Continue development and promotion of the adoption of openly licensed digital textbooks for high volume VCCS courses.

Goal 14a: Engage faculty in researching alternatives to traditional textbooks. We will examine and try to resolve any financial aid implications of additional fees required for non-traditional textbooks.

 

15.

Increase Employment Attainment By Students Served By On Ramp And Adult Career Coaches

Meet individual college targets established for job placement of individuals served by On Ramp and the Adult Career Coach Program’s Experiential Learning/Job Placement Coordinators.

Goal 15a: The Center for Workforce will support an average of 65 participants in job placement activities.

Goal 15a: The Center for Workforce will support an average of 65 participants in job placement activities.

 

16.

Support Credit And Noncredit Credential Attainment By Dislocated Workers And Middle College Participants

Increase the number of credentials earned by individuals served through On Ramp, Middle College, and Adult Career Coaches.

Goal 16a: Increase number of credentials earned by Middle College students by 10% over 2012-13.

Goal 16b: The Adult Career Coach, with other related college departments, will track and support the annual increase in the number of credentials earned by targeted populations in Germanna’s identified programs.

Goal 16c: The Adult Career Coach will maintain an average caseload of 65 participants during the grant year

 

17.

Increase the Number of Students Completing and Businesses Recognizing Career Readiness Certificates

Meet individual college targets established for number of individuals receiving and businesses recognizing the CRC.

Goal 17a: Workforce will continue to promote the CRC and businesses recognizing the CRCs to attain a 5 percent increase.

 

18.

Student Success Reporting

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

Goal 18a: Review report when available and incorporate appropriate strategies into existing student success plan.

 

19.

Dual Enrollment Success

Monitor college dual enrollment efforts and assist colleges in implementing HB 1184

Goal 18a: Germanna will implement and continuously improve agreed upon partnerships that have been developed in accordance with HB1184.

 

Workforce

Increase the number of employers provided training and services to 13,000, with a particular focus on high-demand occupational fields.

20.

Serve Employers Through College Courses, Programs, And Outreach

Increase the number of employers served through college credit and noncredit courses, customized training, layoff aversion, and other outreach efforts by 6% and report annually all their employer activities.

  1. Goal 20a: Workforce will increase employers served by 6% through noncredit courses, customized training, layoff aversion, and other outreach efforts.

    Goal 20b: Expand student internship recipients by 10% over 2012-13.

    Goal 20c: Test offering credit classes at the University of Mary Washington, Dahlgren Campus beginning Fall 2013.

    Goal 20d: Six new programs, certificates, or courses will be added to the workforce portfolio of offerings.

    Goal 20e: The workforce faculty pool of subject matter experts will increase by a minimum of 6 instructors.

 

21.

Implement Workforce Enterprise System

Monitor and report on the multi-year implementation of a workforce enterprise system.

Goal 21a: Workforce will implement tasks and processes for the Workforce Enterprise System per VCCS directives and guidelines.

Resources

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

22.

Leverage Support From The Virginia Workforce System

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

Goal 22a: Leverage relationships workforce partners in our service area to increase in-kind or direct contributions to major gifts/capital campaign.

 

23.

Leverage VCCS Purchasing Volume

Obtain Level II delegated authority for procurement for the system.

Goal 23a: Support VCCS in compliance activities to enable Level II delegated authority.

 

24.

Increase VFCCE Fundraising

Increase the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education fundraising totals by 10% from 2012-13.

Goal 24a: Germanna will increase total fundraising from grants, institutional and individual giving by at least 10% over 2012-13.

Goal 24b: Hire a full-time Grants Coordinator to increase number of applications and improve awarding success.

 

25.

Increase Online Donations

Increase the number of online donations to the VFCCE by 20% over 2012-13.

Goal 25a: Germanna will increase the number of online donations by at least 20%.

 

26.

Launch Rural Virginia Horseshoe Initiative

Launch Rural Virginia Horseshoe Initiative pilot across the seven community colleges within the rural horseshoe region.

N/A

 

27.

Increase Revenues Generated By Workforce Development Services

Meet individual college targets established for revenues generated in excess of covering the direct costs in delivering workforce development services.

Goal 27a: Workforce will meet an average overall total of 30% revenues generated over direct costs in delivering workforce services.

Management Goals

VCCS SYSTEM MANAGEMENT GOALS:

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

28.

Expand Data In Decision Support System

Complete implementation of the financial aid and human resources modules and plan for adding new data to Quinn.

Goal 28a: Participate in implementation of QUINN and effective use by campus decision-makers.

 

29.

Monitor Achieve 2015-Take Two

Monitor implementation of Achieve 2015-Take Two.

Goal 29a: Assure Germanna strategic plan supports Achieve 2015-Take Two.

 

 

30.

Meet Management Standards

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

Goal 30a: Germanna Community College will comply with these standards.

 

31.

Improve Efficiencies In Administrative Services

Identify best opportunities to improve efficiencies in administrative services across the system and begin implementation.

Goal 31a: Germanna will participate in VCCS re-engineering teams as requested.

 

32.

Continue Emergency Preparedness

Host or sponsor a series of threat assessment team training programs and functional exercises throughout the VCCS.

Goal 32a: Establish and train a Germanna Community College Campus CERT Team.

Goal 32b: Hold at least one mock functional exercise to test the college’s emergency response plan.

Goal 32c: Have at least two campus police personnel attend Crisis Intervention TEAM (CIT) certification training and join the local CIT.

Goal 32d: Hold a minimum of three internal Threat Assessment Team and Emergency Preparedness training sessions.

 

33.

Project Management

By March 1, 2014, colleges will submit reports on the current status for implementation of the technology project management standards and guidelines relative to Level 2.

Goal 33a: Germanna will comply with this requirement.

 

34.

Implement Revised Faculty Evaluation System

Complete implementation of a revised faculty evaluation system.

Goal 34a: GCC will revise draft for approval and begin implementation in Fall 2013. When it becomes available, all academic deans will participate in training. Review and implement recommendations from the Adjunct Faculty Task Force in alignment with the new full-time evaluation system, to include expanded roles and responsibilities, reclassification, promotion and compensation of adjunct faculty.

 

35.

Develop VCCS Leadership

Offer opportunities to develop promising VCCS leaders for senior roles.

Goal 35a: Explore a second level (advanced academy) for graduates of our President’s Leadership Academy.

 

36.

Complete Internal Audit Plan

Complete the FY 2014 Internal Audit Plan.

Goal 36a: Support VCCS as appropriate.

 

37.

Create Diversity Taskforce

Create a diversity taskforce to define VCCS policies and practices for recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and leadership. A VCCS president should serve as chair and a State Board member should serve as co-chair.

Goal 37a: Germanna will recreate a Diversity Council to improve recruitment and retention of students and employees from under-represented groups. A draft plan will be ready for incorporation into the 2014-15 goals.

GERMANNA MANAGEMENT GOALS:

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

38.

Extend revisions of planning-based employee evaluation systems and employee recognition systems to other employee groups.

  1. Goal 38a: Implement Pilot of Administrative Evaluation by having selected administrative volunteers pilot the draft evaluation process and provide feedback on process and recognition.

  2. Goal 38b: By Spring 2014, convene a Task Force for developing a Part-Time faculty evaluation and recognition system that will adapt appropriate elements of the full-time plan to part-time faculty. Eventual plan will include rewards, recognitions, promotion process, rank and evaluation.

    Goal 38c: By Spring 2014, convene a Task Force for developing a Classified and Wage Employee evaluation and recognition system. Eventual plan will include rewards, recognitions, and evaluation within allowable limits set by DHRM and VCCS.

    Goal 38d: Continue the employee wage compression evaluation and remediation for part-time faculty and classified staff, as budget allows.

 

39

Prioritize hiring of additional full-time faculty.

Goal 39a: Budget and hire so that the number of full-time faculty positions is at least 87 by Fall 2013-14, an increase of 30 since 2007.

 

40

Continue implementation of Technology Task Force recommendations

Goal 40a: The Distance Learning Committee will be expanded to work with faculty to identify and review any innovative technologies which may improve teaching and students success for year 2013 to 2014

 

41

Continue the multi-year development and implementation of the Student Success Plan:

Goal 41a: Continue to improve coordinated use of co-curricular activities/clubs with classroom and program learning outcomes.

Goal 41b: Continue efforts to require an experiential learning to give real-world component to every program/curriculum.

Goal 41c: Continue implementation of specialized advising program for students on academic probation.

Goal 41d: Continue implementation of some form of mandatory orientation for most students.

Goal 41e: Continue development of some form of extended orientation first year experience for most students

Goal 41f: Continue implementation of mandatory career planning including using the Virginia Wizard for all degree-seeking and undecided students.

Goal 41g: Continue implementation more prescriptive curriculum and reduced course selection.

Goal 41h: Continue improving faculty mentoring of students.

Goal 41i: Implement use of peer student advisors to assist with non-academic advising and new student orientation. of specialized advising program for students on academic probation.

Goal 41j: Continue efforts to improve advising especially for online registering and self-advising students.

Goal 41k: Continue exploration of mandatory midterm and 3rd week grading with entry into SIS.

Goal 41l: Continue planning to end late registration with limited exceptions.

Goal 41m: Continue implementation of mandatory career planning including using the Virginia Wizard for all degree-seeking and undecided students.

 

42

Improve fact-based planning and decision making.

Goal 42a: Improve regular use of analytics from QUINN and other sources by college faculty and staff in planning and decision-making through dissemination of regular digests and training.

 

Approved by the Chancellor July 23, 2013