Strategic Plan 2017-2021

Goal 1: Connect

Objective 1

Assess and enhance the community's perception of the quality of an Atlantic Cape Education.

Objective 2

Enhance the effectiveness of outreach programs, including financial literacy and prior learning assessment, to traditional and nontraditional students.

Objective 3

Increase the number of incoming students through merit-based programs and scholarships in collaboration with the Atlantic Cape Foundation.

Objective 4

Ensure diversity, equality inclusiveness, and accessibility to promote a welcoming learning and working environment.

Objective 5

Increase the proportion of college-ready recent high school graduates enrolling by fostering community partnerships with area school districts through dual credit/articulation agreement programs and concurrent enrollment.

 

Goal 2: Plan

Objective 1

Educate, facilitate and support students in the creation and implementation of an effective career plan to meet their educational goals in a timely manner.

Objective 2

Increase the number of programs with a curriculum that includes experiential learning opportunities such as internships and service learning.

Objective 3

Create career pathways for students by developing and enhancing connections between workforce development programs, economic development efforts and the institution through community partnerships.

Objective 4

Develop new and strengthen existing pathways to increase utilization for students to transition to baccalaureate-granting institutions.

Objective 5

Establish, then assess, a baseline to increase employer satisfaction with career program graduates' competencies and skills to meet community employer needs.

 

Goal 3: Complete

Objective 1

Increase student satisfaction with the institutional communications to the student body.

Objective 2

Increase the success rate of students in the developmental English and math course sequence.

Objective 3

Increase the success rate of students in gateway English and mathematics courses.

Objective 4

Minimize achievement gaps for traditionally underrepresented/underserved populations through institutional programs and community partnerships.

Objective 5

Continue to develop, assess, support and sustain equitable initiatives and/or programs and services to increase educational goal attainment and maximize student success on all three campuses.

 

Goal 4: Lead

Objective 1

Annually maintain a balanced budget through the development of strategies that encourage cost containment, cost avoidance, revenue enhancement, and resource development.

Objective 2

Increase overall satisfaction of institutional communications with internal stakeholders and community partners.

Objective 3

Periodically, all academic, workforce development programs, and non-academic units will undergo an assessment process and will utilize the results to enhance institutional and educational effectiveness.

Objective 4

Continuously improve service to the college community through campus safety, security, and health and wellness initiatives.

Objective 5

Offer opportunities of mentoring, professional and leadership development, and recognition that will motivate, empower and increase satisfaction of faculty and staff.

Objective 6

Support projects to foster facilities renewal, improve technology and technology-based educational platforms, promote the efficient use of resources and sustainable practices, and minimize deferred maintenance to ensure a high quality learning and working environment.

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