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Strategic Plan

Core Values, Themes and Objectives

Students at Commencement

The values, themes and objectives from within Green River's Strategic plan outline broad programmatic areas of the college, specific shared values and objectives relevant to each core theme. These three core elements are defined in the strategic plan as noted below. Then the objectives, specific to each programmatic area, are indicated in the drop down sections beneath each theme.

Core Themes

  • College transfer education - provide programs and services that prepare learners for transition to and success in further degree programs
  • Career and technical education - provide programs and services that prepare learners for professional and technical career readiness, transitions and advancement
  • College readiness education - provide pre-college programs and services that prepare learners for successful transition to college
  • Continuing and community education - provide programs and services that reflect a commitment to the professional, social and personal enrichment needs of the community

Core Objectives

  • Access - students have opportunities and pathways to access learning, certificates, and degrees at the college
  • Success - students are successful in achieving their educational goals
  • Equity - increase accommodation of the diverse needs of our students and communities
  • Responsiveness - increase responsiveness to community, employer, and educational needs
  • Collaboration - increase partnerships and collaboration with community organizations, local and state government and civic organizations, local business, public schools, and universities

Core Values

The core values for Green River Community College are (not listed in order of priority - all are important):

  1. Student success - we support student engagement, retention, completion and post-program success through excellent teaching and learning and comprehensive support services
  2. High quality - we provide high quality in teaching, learning and support services in an environment of compassion and integrity
  3. Student access - we meet student needs for access to and inclusion in their educational pursuits
  4. Community engagement - we collaborate, stimulate and contribute to the educational, economic and social development of our external and internal communities through continued learning
  5. Equity- we encourage, foster respect for and respond equitably to diverse perspective and needs
  6. Global awareness - we foster citizen responsibility by cultivating a global perspective on critical issues and challenges affecting our community and the world
  7. Stewardship - we strive to maintain sound financial management, increase effective and efficient operations, develop state-of-the-art infrastructure (to include staffing, technology and facilities), and be forthcoming and transparent in accountability for resource use
  8. Innovation - we seek to encourage, create and adopt innovative perspectives, policies and practices that will help achieve the College's mission
  9. Campus environment - we preserve the safety, ecology and sustainability of our campus environment
 

College Transfer Ed

Core Theme: College Transfer Education - provide programs and services that prepare learners for transition to and success in further degree programs

Core Objective - Access

Access - Priority Level 1 - increase student access through availability of needed classes, advising, collaboration among programs and alternative educational strategies with special attention to diverse student populations

  Core Indicators

  1. Priority Level 1: Number of entering/new students with educational/learning plans and who receive first-quarter mandatory advising; Gator Success Project
  2. Priority Level 2: Number and percent of class offerings available by frequency, times, locations; Time of day: morning, afternoon, evening; Number of days per week; Frequency = Number of quarters per academic year
  3. Priority Level 3: Number and percent of College Transfer learning resources available in multiple languages
  4. Priority Level 1: Affordability of transfer education programs; Number and percent; Ratio of entering students vs. received Financial Aid

Core Objective - Success

Success - Priority Level 1 - increase student retention, completion, transfer rates, and proficiency in four-year programs for all students with special attention to diverse student populations

  Core Indicators

  1. Priority Level 1: Number and percent of students who successfully transfer to a four-year college or university; Entering cohorts of domestic transfer students; Note: This indicator represents students who transfer irrespective of number of credits
  2. Priority Level 3: Grade point average (GPA) of College transfer students in college level courses; GPA 2.5 or higher
  3. Priority Level 1: Number and percent of students prepared to succeed at four-year college and university; Transfer students who achieved or 45 college-level credits with a minimum 2.0 college level grade point average or a transferable AA degree

Core Objective - Equity

Equity - Priority Level 1 - increase accommodation for our students and communities with diverse needs

  Core Indicators

The core indicators for the core objective of Equity will be applied as appropriate to the indicators for each of the other objectives for this core theme - access, success, responsiveness and collaboration as in relation to diverse student and community needs. These indicators will address:

  1. Priority Level 3: Disaggregation of students by special populations; Disaggregation of Success Core Indicators 1,2, 3; complete disaggregation by the following student characteristics: age, gender, disability status, ethnicity (excluding international students), and of color (excluding international students). Note: Student characteristics showing a differential success rate of 5% are listed
  2. Priority Level 1: (pending): Survey students from special populations with respect to student engagement and satisfaction

Core Objective - Responsiveness

Responsiveness - Priority Level 3 - increase responsiveness to regional, state and national educational and employment needs (e.g., STEM [Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics], applied baccalaureate degrees)

  Core Indicators

  1. Priority Level 3: Students experience efficiency in transfer in terms of time to transfer; Transfer Ready Ratio comparing 100% (2 years) transfer ready time to 150% (3 years)
  2. Priority Level 3: Number of students transferring into four-year college and university educational programs in high-demand employment fields; Transferred (Success Indicator 1) + transfer ready (Success Indicator 3)

Core Objective - Collaboration

Collaboration - Priority Level 3 - increase external collaboration with four-year baccalaureate institutions involving transfer pathways including course requirements, advising, and curriculum changes relevant to evolving career fields and improve and increase efficiency of internal collaboration to prepare students to be transfer ready

  Core Indicators

  1. Priority Level 3: Improve collaboration with top 10 transfer institutions
  2. Priority Level 3: Improvements in existing community connections in terms of frequency and focus that improve the College’s responsiveness in areas of economic need

Career & Technical Ed

Core Theme: Career and Technical Education - provide programs and services that prepare learners for professional and technical career readiness, transitions and advancement

Core Objective - Access

Access - remove barriers to enrollment in career and technical programs and provide relevant training opportunities

  Core Indicators

  1. Number and percent of students who complete their education profile package (e.g., financial aid application, enrollment application, placement, transcripts).
  2. Number and percent of students whose time to complete programs aligns with the published program completion time.

Core Objective - Success

Success - increase support for student progress and completion of their goals while at college, achievement of nationally recognized credentials (where available), and placement in family wage-earning employment after college

  Core Indicators

  1. Number and percent of students who achieve credentials, certificates or degrees.
  2. Number and percent of students who are employed after leaving the College.

Core Objective - Equity

Equity - increase accommodation for our students and communities with diverse needs

  Core Indicators The core indicators for the core objective of Equity will be applied as appropriate to the indicators for each of the other objectives for this core theme - access, success, responsiveness and collaboration as in relation to diverse student and community needs. These indicators will address:

  1. Disaggregation of students by special populations.
  2. Survey students from special populations with respect to student engagement and satisfaction.

Core Objective - Responsiveness

Responsiveness - increase pace of response to current and emerging employment needs of business and industry and student interests

  Core Indicators

  1. Number and percent of programs in high-demand employment fields as defined by Workforce Development Council
  2. Number of program completers in relation to projected labor market demand in related employment field (local, regional, or state)

Core Objective - Collaboration

Collaboration - increase partnerships with K-12 schools, business and industry, community, and College alumni to improve awareness of programs and funding

  Core Indicators

  1. Number of partnerships with K-12 schools, business and industry, and community.
  2. Information on where/how students learned about educational program of interest.

College Readiness Ed

Core Theme: College Readiness Education - provide pre-college programs and services that prepare for successful transition to college

Core Objective - Access

Access - increased student access by strategically locating classes and wrap-around services throughout the community and the College.

  Core Indicators

  1. Number of off-site classes. Number of students in community-based classes.
  2. Extent of wrap-around student services for college readiness in terms of frequency, time commitment, and type of service.

Core Objective - Success

Success - students will demonstrate needed competency in reading, writing, mathematics, and technology that prepare them for success with their identified goals and/or college-level courses in a reduced amount of time.

  Core Indicators

  1. Number and percent of students who meet their stated educational goals.
  2. Number and percent of students who move from pre-college to college level classes within 2 years.
  3. Number and percent of Transitional Studies students transitioning into classes in other college areas within two years, including pre-college education, Career and Technical Education, and College Readiness Education.

Core Objective - Equity

Equity - increase accommodation for our students and communities with diverse needs.

  Core Indicators

The core indicators for the core objective of Equity will be applied as appropriate to the indicators for each of the other objectives for this core theme - access, success, responsiveness, and collaboration as in relation to diverse student and community needs. These indicators will address:

  1. Disaggregation of students by special populations.
  2. Survey students from special populations with respect to student engagement and satisfaction.

Core Objective - Responsiveness

Responsiveness - increase variety and innovativeness in strategies to attain Transitional Studies and the clarity, availability and navigational literacy for transition pathways to College programs.

  Core Indicators

  1. Number of students indicating high confidence in coping with the College’s culture and learning opportunities.
  2. Number of student completing high school exiting credentials.
  3. Number of pathways to Transitional Studies attainment.
  4. Student gains in Transitional Studies courses.
  5. Number of languages used in our communities and relation to College's language responsiveness in educational programs and services.

Core Objective - Collaboration

Collaboration - improve collaboration with K-12 schools and other appropriate community partners to increase College readiness.

  Core Indicators

  1. Number of community-based organizations/partnerships.
  2. Number of students served through community partnerships.

Continuing & Community Ed

Core Theme: Continuing and Community Education - provide programs and services that reflect a commitment to the professional, social and personal enrichment needs of the community

Core Objective - Access

Access - increase access by offering diverse learning opportunities at multiple locations on and off campus and providing guidance to assist in taking advantage of these opportunities

  Core Indicators

  1. Number of classes per year offered at a non-College site or alternative delivery mode.
  2. Number of informational events provided to campus and community to increase knowledge of continuing and community education.

Core Objective - Success

Success - increase student success in terms of meeting their needs, continued enrollment, and positive recommendations to others and pathways to enrollment in credit-bearing and certificated learning

  Core Indicators

  1. Number and percent of repeat students.
  2. Number and percent of continuing and community education students that would refer others.
  3. Number of outreach events and needs analyses conducted to determine needs.

Core Objective - Equity

Equity -- increase accommodation of the diverse needs of our students and communities.

  Core Indicators The core indicators for the core objective of Equity will be applied as appropriate to the indicators for each of the other objectives for this core theme - access, success, responsiveness, and collaboration as in relation to diverse student and community needs. These indicators will address:

  1. Classes targeted at diverse students and communities.
  2. Weighted component of Core Indicators: Access 2, Success 3, Collaboration 1 and 2 as they apply to Equity.

Core Objective - Responsiveness

Responsiveness - increase opportunity for community members to enrich their lives personally, socially, culturally and professionally through relevant and renewing life-long learning

  Core Indicators

  1. Number of new classes offered.
  2. Number and percent of courses that run.

Core Objective - Collaboration

Collaboration - increase collaboration and partnership with business and industry, K-12 education, community organizations and other continuing education providers to meet community needs

  Core Indicators

  1. Number of partnerships with K-12 schools, business and industry, and community.
  2. Number and nature of offerings for business, community groups and organizations. Disaggregation of Responsiveness Core Indicator 2 into community areas: K-12 schools, Business & Industry, Community, & Higher Education.
  3. Number of offerings that qualify or apply to maintaining professional certification/license or enhance post-degree/certificate skills.