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Strategic Plan for 2014-2017

End#1: Student Success Pathways
A student-centered experience will ensure opportunities for students to learn the skills necessary to achieve their educational goals.

Strategy 1.1 Access
Improve services and outreach initiatives to students considering GRCC

CAP 1.1.1: Improve outreach and recruitment of new students

CAP 1.1.2:  Improve access through strengthening the GRCC brand

Strategy 1.2 Persistence
Provide college programs, resources and systems to support students in their educational pathway.

CAP 1.2.1:  Student success in developmental education

CAP 1.2.2: Retention of undecided students

CAP 1.2.3: Increase the readiness of students taking on-line courses

CAP 1.2.4: Reduction of financial barriers for students

Strategy 1.3 Student Support 
Improve support services to instill in students the skills necessary to be effective learners, citizens and individuals

CAP 1.3.1: Improve the support systems for cohort groups of students 

CAP 1.3.2: Create and improve student services for part-time, evening and weekend students as well as at regional sites

CAP 1.3.3: Provide additional student support for Latino students

CAP 1.3.4: Support an academic leadership program (Alpha Beta Omega) to support the success of the College’s most challenged students

Strategy 1.4 Student Learning
Improve student success through the creation, revision, and monitoring of curriculum and assessment

CAP 1.4.1:  Implement institutional assessment of student learning

Strategy 1.5 Completion
Increase the number of students who earn degrees or certificates at GRCC

CAP 1.5.1:  Design graduation initiatives to increase degree or certificate completion

CAP 1.5.2: Implement college-generated graduation processes and procedures

Indicators of Success

  1. Persistence rate (fall to winter, part and full time (NCCBP definition), Michigan metric
  2. Completion (150% graduation rate) for first time/full time students
  3. Course success rates (percent of A – C grades)
  4. Students who enroll in AFP courses at GRCC are subsequently able to complete college level work.
  5. Retention rate (fall to fall for first time, degree-seeking students)
  6. Student engagement benchmarks (CCSSE)
  7. Entering student benchmarks of effective practice (SENSE)
  8. Grant dollars for a full Pell Grant recipient are adequate to cover tuition, fees, and books for a full-time student at GRCC

End #2: Workforce Pathways
GRCC will prepare students for the workforce in our community and the world.

Strategy 2.1 Knowledge and Infrastructure 
Ensure that  resources, and infrastructure are effectively organized and consistently aligned to provide students and other stakeholders with an efficient, successful, user-centered system to promote the attainment of skills necessary to enter the workforce

CAP 2.1.1:  Construct core competencies in workforce development

CAP 2.1.2: Increase use of labor market information forecasting

Strategy 2.2 Student Pathways
Provide expanded engagement opportunities for students related to work goals         

CAP 2.2.1: Integrate all career and job placement service

CAP 2.2.2: Create and expand career learning experiences

Indicators of Success

  1. Percent of GRCC career graduates who are employed in their fields of study.
  2. GRCC workforce student performance against state standards (Perkins)
  3. GRCC student performance on state/national certification exams

End #3: Transfer Pathways
GRCC prepares students to transfer to the college or university of their choice.

Strategy 3.1: Knowledge and Infrastructure
Ensure that college messaging, alignment with secondary and other post-secondary institutions, resources, and infrastructure are effectively organized to provide students and other stakeholders with an efficient and effective system to promote transfer

CAP 3.1.1 – Promote best practices among academic disciplines and departments in order to improve student transfer to four-year institutions

CAP 3.1.2: - Improve GRCC’s infrastructure and ability to develop collaborative programs to enhance student preparedness for post-secondary education through high school and community partnerships, articulation agreements, and early and middle college initiatives

Strategy 3.2: Student Pathways
Provide students with the experiences, preparation, and support necessary for successful transfer to a four-year college

CAP 3.2.1 – Integrate services for students on a transfer pathway

CAP 3.2.2– Provide outreach to targeted groups of students who are eligible for transfer

Indicators of Success

  1. Student performance at transfer colleges compared to native student performance
  2. Percent of students who successfully transfer/graduate within 6 years of first attending GRCC (either earning a degree first or not). Michigan metric
  3. Number of articulated programs and number of pre-major programs (including the number of students participating in these programs)
  4. Student satisfaction of GRCC experience after transfer as measured by a survey
  5. Percent of students who successfully transfer after 8 years