Strategic Plan Summary 2017 – 2022
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. 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 the 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 2022, increase the percentage of students attaining career/technical associate degrees or certificates by 3%. The 14/15 VFA* percentage of students attaining a career/technical degree or certificate was 7.5%.
Objective 2: By August 2022, increase the percentage of students attaining non-career/technical associate degree or certificate by 3%. The 14/15 VFA percentage of students attaining a non-career/technical degree or certificate was 13.3%.
Objective 3: By August 2022, 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 2022, 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 2022, 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 26.3%.
Objective 6: By August 2022, 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 2022, 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 2022, 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 2022, establish a job placement/career counseling program in the Student Services office.
Objective 10: By August 2022 Meet or exceed the national benchmark (50th percentile) for Engaged Learning on the Survey for Entering Student Engagement. The 2016 baseline rate is 44/7.
Objective 11: By August 2022, decrease the performance gap to ≤ 0.70 for the following items on the Student Satisfaction Inventory (SSI):
- I receive ongoing feedback about progress toward my academic goals.
- Faculty provide timely feedback about my academic progress.
Objective 12: By August 2020, the percentage of newly enrolled African American/Black students who graduated from a St. Joseph County High School will increase by 2%. The three-year mean baseline for fall term is 29.4%.
Objective 13: By August 2020, the fall to fall retention rate of new African American/Black students to Glen Oaks will increase by 3%. The mean baseline retention rate is 25%.
Goal 2: We will increase Financial Security and Growth
Objective 1: By August 2019, 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 and re-applications submitted by 25%. Baseline data will be established in 2015-16.
Objective 3: By August 2019, the Early Middle College program will experience a minimum growth of 50 students each year. Baseline data was established in 15/16 school year.
Objective 4: By the end of each fiscal year (6/30/16, 6/30/17, etc.), maintain a 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.
Objective 6: By June 20, 2020, the college will fully implement all currently held Ellucian software packages and explore a minimum of two new modules or software packages to streamline or improve processes. Benchmark: State of Ellucian implementation as of Aug. 2018, with targets and mile markers to June 30, 2020.
Goal 3: We will Continue to Build Our Community through Collaboration
Objective 1: By August 2019, we will maintain 10 successfully organized hosted events, with the addition of 3 newly organized community events on campus.
Objective 2: By August 2019, participate in a minimum of 8 community events in which the college is represented, two of which are new.
Objective 3: Secure minimum of 10 new alumni donors to the GOCC Foundation in FY ’19, FY ’20 and FY ’21.
Objective 4: Increase the number of employers utilizing GOCC training by 15 by August 2021.
Objective 5: Increase annual giving donation participation goals for faculty and staff. Strive to reach faculty and staff participation of 25% in FY ’19, 30% in FY ’20 and 35% in FY ’21.
Objective 6: Strive for $40,000 in unrestricted giving to the GOCC Foundation in FY ’19. Strive to increase unrestricted giving by 15% in FY ’20, and ’21.
- Strive to reach 100% annual giving for the following: Board of Trustees and GOCC Foundation Board of Directors by December of 2018. Repeat annually in 2019, 2020 and beyond.
- Secure donations from 5 new corporations/businesses in FY ’19, FY ’20 and FY ’21. Keep all new donors in successive years.
- Secure donation from 1 new grant in FY ’19, FY ’20 and ’21. Keep all new donors in successive years.
Objective 8: Establish a baseline for financial contributions GOCC makes to the community, including in-kind donations, in FY ’18. Increase the amount donated in FY ’19 by 5%, the amount in FY ’20 by 7% and the amount in FY ’21 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.