Goals and Annual Priorities 2014-2017

Strategic Plan and Annual Plans

The strategic plan consists of six strategic goals, each of which represents the mission of a particular Student Success Council (SSC) committee. The six SSC committees represent key elements of the student’s experience at the College of the Mainland. The committees are each dedicated to a particular mission identified to support student success. The strategic goals, approved by the Board of Trustees for the period of 2014-2017, are listed below:

  1. College of the Mainland will develop processes and procedures to ensure that students have a successful start to their college experience.
  2. College of the Mainland will eliminate obstacles from the student’s pathway as they proceed on their academic journey.
  3. College of the Mainland will enhance student engagement, keeping the students interested in staying on course.
  4. College of the Mainland will provide high-quality instruction and instructional support services.
  5. College of the Mainland will provide services/processes that enhance the integrity/safety/quality of the institution (including physical facilities) and that enhance the quality of the faculty and staff.
  6. College of the Mainland will provide services/processes that connect the College to the community in a mutually growth-enhancing cycle.

Strategic Goal #1

College of the Mainland will develop processes and procedures to ensure that students have a successful start to their college experience.

Strategic Goal Reports Annual Priority
2013-14 Support for professional development
2014-15 Early intrusive intervention
2015-16 Implement proactive advisement
2016-17 Identify and remove obstacles that prevent students from proceeding on their academic journey.

Strategic Goal #2

College of the Mainland will eliminate obstacles from the student’s pathway as they proceed on their academic journey.

Strategic Goal Reports Annual Priority
2013-14 Lack of welcoming environment
2014-15 Remove financial obstacles for students.
2015-16 Identify and eliminate financial obstacles for students through enhanced resources and family financial literacy.
2016-17 Expand resources for part-time and evening students.

Strategic Goal #3

College of the Mainland will enhance student engagement, keeping the students interested in staying on course.

Strategic Goal Reports Annual Priority
2013-14 Create a Teaching and Learning Center.
2014-15 Increase opportunities for extracurricular activities for part-time and evening students.
2015-16 Increase opportunities for part-time, evening, and weekend students to access College
2016-17 Create a Teaching and Learning Center.

Strategic Goal #4

College of the Mainland will provide high-quality instruction and instructional support services.

Strategic Goal Reports Annual Priority
2013-14 Career planning
2014-15 Continue to support professional development to enhance innovation in the classroom.
2015-16 Provide professional development for faculty and staff to support a culture of engagement in the instructional environment through innovation in the classroom.
2016-17 Career planning

Strategic Goal #5

College of the Mainland will provide services/processes that enhance the integrity/safety/quality of the institution (including physical facilities) and that enhance the quality of the faculty and staff.

Strategic Goal Reports Annual Priority
2013-14 Aging infrastructure and lack of positive community image
2014-15 Provide the necessary technology and teaching resources for all classrooms and learning formats.
2015-16 Develop a campus facility master plan which identifies and prioritizes campus improvements regarding aesthetics, functionality, safety and technology.
2016-17 Acquire the resources the College needs to enhance teaching and learning.

Strategic Goal #6

College of the Mainland will provide services/processes that connect the College to the community in a mutually growth-enhancing cycle.

Strategic Goal Reports Annual Priority
2013-14 Community partnerships
2014-15 Improve the sense of community ownership of the college.
2015-16 Improve COM’s image in the community.
2016-17 Create a community volunteer corps

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