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Goal 2

Ensure sufficient learning opportunities and enhance resources to support students' progress through academics, workforce development and student services. Improve key indicators of student success, including retention, graduation, transfer and placement rates. Enhance curricula to ensure they are designed for students to acquire and demonstrate essential competencies.

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Subgoal 1: Adopt best practices for developmental education

  • Objective 1 - Decrease the percentage of students placed into developmental education courses by 5 percent.
    Timeline: June 2019
  • Objective 2 - Accelerate transition from lowest level developmental courses to college-level courses: from four semesters to three semesters for developmental math and from three to two semesters for developmental English.
    Timeline: June 2019
  • Objective 3 - Position a developmental education coordinator to lead the developmental education council, annual developmental education forums, and increased communication and coordination across various departments working with students in developmental education classes.
    Timeline: June 2019


Subgoal 2: Ensure College services are appropriately aligned to allow students to achieve their academic goals.

  • Objective 1 - Create a relational student-advising model to increase student satisfaction with availability and accuracy of advising by 2 percent as measured in the student satisfaction survey (Fall 2018 to Fall 2019).
    Timeline: June 2019
  • Objective 2 - Expand the in-class tutoring (ICT) program to improve student retention by 5 percent (ICT-supported classes vs non-ICT classes) as compared to 2015 retention rates.
    Timeline: June 2019
  • Objective 3 - Complete business process engineering (BPR) to map registration process through Ellucian/Banner for the workforce development department that allows payment at the time of registration.
    Timeline: June 2019
  • Objective 4 - Increase student engagement with orientation by one percent, using the 2015 SENSE participation rates as a benchmark.
    Timeline: June 2019


Subgoal 3: Implement innovative strategies to positively impact enrollment, retention, graduation, transfer and placement rates.

  • Objective 1 - Create a comprehensive strategic-enrollment-management and student success-plan.
    Timeline: June 2016
  • Objective 2 - Create recruitment and marketing plans to ensure enrollment trends are better than Pennsylvania community colleges' average.
    Timeline: December 2018
  • Objective 3 - Increase student satisfaction with course availability by one percent on the Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE)
    Timeline: June 2018
  • Objective 4 - Increase fall-to-fall retention by one percent by implementing large-scale strategies to improve student success.
    Timeline: December 2018
  • Objective 5 - Recruit and retain high-performing students and increase enrollment in the Honors Program by two percent.
    Timeline: June 2017
  • Objective 6 - Strengthen partnerships with high schools to increase college-readiness and dual-enrollment rates by five percent.
    Timeline: June 2019
  • Objective 7 - Develop a comprehensive outreach and recruitment plan to increase the recruitment, engagement, and success of traditional and virtual students belonging to historically underrepresented or underserved populations.
    Timeline: August 2018
  • Objective 8 - Identify, assess, prioritize current actions, and develop new initiatives aimed at increasing retention and graduation rates of students belonging to historically underrepresented or underserved populations, including those that have an identified ability gap or accommodative need.
    Timeline: August 2019