Strategic Plan Summary 2015 – 2021
Transforming Lives and Advancing Communities
The mission of Glen Oaks Community College is to provide quality educational programs that meet the life-long learning needs of its students and the communities it serves.
VALUES – “GLEN OAKS CARES”
C – Communication and Civility: Glen Oaks values the open and responsible exchange of ideas. We uphold the importance of interacting in ways that demonstrate caring, civility, and respect while encouraging improved models for using technology to connect and improve the linkages among individuals and communities.
A – Access and Academic Success: Glen Oaks values having an open door to all students and believes that appropriate support is vital to the success of all students. Holding students and ourselves to high expectations, we celebrate learning within an educationally transformative environment: one that embraces diverse perspectives and creates meaningful connections between students, faculty, and student affairs professionals.
R – Responsiveness and Service: Glen Oaks values targeted actions to address community needs and internal needs within available resources. Recognizing that existing needs change dynamically, we value the role of the college in helping our communities prepare for the future as they develop, succeed and prosper.
E – Ethical Conduct and Transparency: Glen Oaks values acting on the basis of mutual respect. We hold ourselves accountable to the communities we serve and seek to model integrity in all we do. Information related to the college and its performance is understood as public and is made accessible and transparent.
S – Sustainability and Stewardship: Glen Oaks values habits and skills to improve our ability to acquire, develop, use, and manage resources to sustain the college’s mission. We exercise appropriate control over the college’s human, financial, and academic and support services, and physical plant as essential to effective public stewardship.
Goal 1: Our Students will Succeed
Objective 1: By August 2021, increase the percentage of students attaining career/technical associate degrees or certificates by 3%. The 14/15 VFA* percentage of students attaining a degree or certificate was 7.5%.
Objective 2: By August 2021, increase the percentage of students attaining a non-career/technical associate degree or certificate by 3%. The 14/15 VFA percentage of students attaining a degree or certificate was 13.3%.
Objective 3: By August 2021, increase the percentage of students transferring to a 4-year institution by 5%. The 14/15 VFA percentage of students transferring to a 4-year institution was 28.8%.
Objective 4: By August 2021, of those testing at a pre-college level in math, increase the proportion of students who successfully complete college level math by 4%. The 14/15 VFA baseline was 19.9%.
Objective 5: By August 2021, of those testing at a pre-college level in writing, increase the proportion of students who successfully complete college level writing by 7%. The 14/15 VFA baseline was 23.1%.
Objective 6: By August 2021, of those testing at a pre-college level in reading, increase the proportion of students who reach college level reading by 7%. The 14/15 VFA baseline was 26.3%.
Objective 7: By August 2021, increase the proportion of part-time students who are retained Fall to Winter by 5%. The 14/15 VFA baseline was 43.4%.
Objective 8: By August 2021, increase the proportion of part-time students attaining an associate degree or certificate by 3%. The 14/15 VFA baseline was 11.0%.
Objective 9: By August 2021, establish a job placement/career counseling program in the Student Services office.
Goal 2: We will increase Financial Security and Growth
Objective 1: By August 2021, increase the number of annual full-time equivalent students (as measured by the fiscal year equated students, or FYES**) by 6% to 790 students. The 2013-2014 FYES was 745 students.
Objective 2: By August 2021, increase grant applications submitted by 25%. Baseline data will be established in 2015-16.
Objective 3: By August 2018, the Early Middle College program will experience a minimum growth of 25 students each year. Baseline data will be established in 15/16 school year.
Objective 4: By the end of each fiscal year (6/30/16, 6/30/17, etc.), achieve and maintain a zero or positive net asset balance. Measure: Ratio analysis of assets to liability.
Objective 5: Maintain the sustainability of the current and future physical plants, IT infrastructure, and institution’s academic capital. Measure: Fiscal year-to-year comparison of capital reserves and depreciation funding.
Goal 3: We will Continue to Build Our Community through Collaboration
Objective 1: By August 2017, host a minimum of 10 new organized community events on campus.
Objective 2: By August 2017, participate in a minimum of 6 new community events in which the college is represented.
Objective 3: By August 2017, establish an Alumni and Friends Plaza.
Objective 4: By August 2017, establish an Alumni Association.
Objective 5: By August 2017, increase the number of employers utilizing GOCC for training by 10.
Objective 6: By August 2017, increase the number of internal individuals/groups donating to the Foundation by 50%.
Objective 7: By August 2017, increase the number of external individuals/groups donating to the Foundation by 50%.
Objective 8: By August 2017, increase the financial contributions (including in kind) that GOCC gives to the community by 10%.
* The VFA is the principle accountability framework for community colleges with measures defined to encompass the full breadth of the community college mission and the diversity of students’ goals and educational experiences.
** State definition of determining how many full-time equivalent students we serve.
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