College Goals and Planning Priorities

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College Goals and Planning Priorities for FY 1998-1999

Goal #1 Anticipate and prepare for the consequences of CFCC's continual growth.

1a. Determine desirable FT/ PT faculty ratios and the resources needed to maintain.

1b. Build into the campus facilities planning process steps to assure that the same services and quality of services are provided to students at all campus locations.

1c. Investigate alternative transportation systems with the Wilmington Transit Authority (WTA) such as evening bus service and a "shuttle" connecting the North and Downtown campuses.

1d. Identify CFCC employees eligible to retire in the next 1-5 years and develop strategies to address severely affected departments.

1e. Assist and encourage faculty and staff in seeking private, state, and federal funding to ensure excellence in programs and services.

1f. Address infrastructure issues including maintenance, safety, security, and adequacy of facilities.

1g. Develop steps within the curriculum development process to increase involvement of appropriate faculty and staff in addressing the resource requirements.

Goal #2 Incorporate the appropriate use of technology for students, faculty and staff and provide training in accessing and applying the technology.

2a. Provide more professional development opportunities to improve the use of technology in the classroom and instructional support areas and that accommodates employee schedules.

2b. Establish minimum competencies for faculty and staff in the use of computers and related information technology resources .

2c. Pursue the use of technology to improve services to students and the public such as closed caption monitors, registration by telephone and Internet, student e-mail, touch screen Kiosks, and a "touch tone" telephone information line.

2d. Utilize technology resources to automate, simplify internal processes, and reduce paperwork.

2e. Continue to upgrade program specific technology.

2f. Review and update the CFCC Technology Plan to address training, access, and resources for adoption by the President and College Council.

Goal #3 Improve internal communications and relationships among faculty, staff, and students.

3a. Explore the possibility of locating closed circuit televisions, electronic bulletin boards, and an "information help desk" on campus to communicate information to students and employees.

3b. Further develop CFCC Intranet capabilities and train faculty and staff in the use of this resource for improving communications.

3c. Explore and implement ways to recognize the value of all employees such as increasing recognition and reward opportunities, inviting part time employees to participate in meetings and events, and providing access to computers and office space.

3d. Schedule informal gatherings of faculty and staff hosted by the President, VPs or their designees on a rotating basis to spotlight programs and share items of interest in an open forum.

Goal #4 Strengthen linkages with entities outside the college including businesses/industry, public schools, universities and various agencies.

4a. Develop assessment tools to assist businesses in identifying their training needs.

4b. Develop joint curriculum and continuing education teams to focus proactively on industry training needs.

4c. Identify organizations outside the service area or region that are considered CFCC's competition for training programs and develop strategies to address this issue.

4d. Place greater emphasis on literacy and occupational education.

4e. Identify additional courses targeting seniors.

4f. Create awareness of CFCC and community college opportunities through programs targeting middle schools.

4g. Work closely with high schools to increase awareness and partnerships, and to develop training opportunities within the Huskins Bill and articulation agreements.

Goal #5 Further promote CFCC's presence in the community.

5a. Promote the college's presence in the community, both past and present, through a CFCC 40th Anniversary Celebration event.

5b. Utilize the local cable educational network to promote the college.

5c. Develop a policy statement that supports and recognizes employee participation in community service activities.

5d. Recognize student participation in community activities.

Goal #6 Develop a "campus" atmosphere through physical enhancements and beautification to the various CFCC locations.

6a. Establish a campus focal point or focal points.

6b. Provide additional signage that is attractive and strategically located.

6c. Investigate closing a portion of Front Street and the Front Street Bridge permanently.

6d. Improve the appearance and cleanliness of the college facilities.

Goal #7 Enhance institutional quality through the all-inclusive Institutional Effectiveness process.

7a. Review methods currently used to evaluate faculty, adopt a better system linking faculty evaluations with training to improve performance, and provide resources for implementation.

7b. Review the existing college standing committee structure and, where appropriate, solve problems using trained "cross-functional" teams as an alternative.

7c. Identify ways to improve relations with the program advisory committees and to utilize them for program improvement.

7d. Improve usefulness of survey data by increasing the sample size and the response rates for employer satisfaction surveys.

7e. Increase the understanding of institutional effectiveness as a continuous quality improvement process.

7f. Seek resources to improve the college's capabilities to develop databases that are readily available for research studies, grant proposals, reports, and to meet other faculty and staff information needs.

Goal #8 Increase and enhance services which benefit students.

8a. Design and implement an appropriate customer service training program for employees to better serve students and the public.

8b. Provide workshops for employees to become familiar with ways to serve an increasing number of students with special needs and disabilities.

8c. Develop additional student activities made possible by the completion of the Schwartz Center such as intramural athletics, cultural activities, and guest speakers.

Goal #9 Promote the health and well-being of the college family.

9a. Investigate establishing a wellness program and a wellness center for students and employees.

9b. Develop and communicate clearly defined procedures and the roles and responsibilities of employees and students in emergency and evacuation situations for their safety and well being.

9c. Investigate and remedy health concerns related to buildings.

Goal #10 Promote Diversity at all levels of the institution.

10a. Identify and address CFCC high wage programs with low minority participation.

10b. Explore the issues surrounding minority awareness and enrollment.

Goal #11 Maintain an aggressive schedule for construction of new facilities to accommodate growth.

11a.Conclude the purchase of six parcels of land for the North Campus and develop the Master Site Plan and design of the first building.

11b.Work with area legislators to obtain funding for the planning and construction of a Regional Public Safety Training Center.

11c. Collaborate with New Hanover County to plan and develop recreational areas at the North Campus for joint CFCC and community use.

11d. Renovate the Von Oesen Building for continuing education offices and classrooms.

11e. Acquire additional classroom space for continuing education programs.

11f. Continue to utilize leased facilities to accommodate new and existing programs.

11g. Complete Phase II construction and occupy the Schwartz Center, the Allied Health/Learning Resources Center and the Science Building.

Approved by College Council July 28, 1998

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