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Achieve 2015

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To contribute to the economic and civic vitality of the commonwealth and its international competitiveness, Virginia's Community Colleges commit to increasing access to affordable education and training for more individuals so they acquire the knowledge and skills to be successful in an ever-changing global economy.

  • Access
    Increase the number of individuals who are educated and trained by Virginia's Community Colleges by 50,000 to an annual total of 423,000, with emphasis on increasing the number from underserved populations by at least 25,000 individuals.
  • Affordability
    Maintain tuition and fees at less than half of the comparable cost of attending Virginia's public four-year institutions, and increase the annual number of students who receive financial assistance through grants and scholarships by 36,000.
  • Student Success
    Increase the number of students graduating, transferring or completing a workforce credential by 50%, including increasing the success of students from underserved populations by 75%.
  • Workforce
    Double the annual number of employers provided training and services to 10,000, with a particular focus on high-demand occupational fields.
  • Resources
    Raise at least $550 million in cumulative gifts and grants to support the mission of Virginia's Community Colleges.

President's Goals

July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015
Supporting the Six Major Goals of Achieve 2015
As considered by the Local Advisory Board, May 15, 2014

1. Goal: Access

  • Increase Enrollment from Underserved Populations
    Increase enrollment from underserved populations by 2% over 2013‐14.
  • Educational Programs
    Develop two new academic programs (degree, certificate, or career studies certificate) that respond to emerging, critical workforce needs, particularly in STEM-H related areas (science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and health).
  • Virginia Education Wizard
    Increase the total number of profiles created in the Virginia Education Wizard and increase the total number of Career and Course Planners in the Wizard.

2. Goal: Affordability

  • Increase Financial Aid Recipients
    Increase the number of students receiving financial aid by 3% over 2013-14, with special focus on middle class students.
  • Reduce Textbooks Cost
    Reduce the cost of required textbooks and related course materials.

3. Goal: Student Success

  • Enhance Veterans Services
    Continue to monitor progress on plans submitted to Chancellor on veteran friendly services. Monitoring reports will be submitted to the Chancellor by October 1, 2014.
  • Implement Student Services Initiatives
    Continue implementation of the automated early alert system (SAILS) to strengthen persistence with 70% of faculty creating progress reports.
  • Update the VDOE/VCCS Dual Enrollment Plan
    Work with ASAC, Dual Enrollment Coordinators and VDOE to review and revise current dual enrollment plan. Implement the new Dual Enrollment Financial Model and continue to revise HB1184 Plans.
  • Increase Professional Development Opportunities to Enhance Faculty and Student Success
    Increase faculty development opportunities including training geared toward student success measures and faculty performance measures.

4. Goal: Workforce

  • Serve Employers through College Courses, Programs and Outreach
    Increase the number of employers served through college credit and noncredit courses, customized training, layoff aversion and other outreach efforts and report annually all their employer activities.
  • Implement Workforce Enterprise System
    Implement the Workforce Enterprise System (WES) bringing it online by May 2015 with the assistance of the VCCS implementation team.
  • Improve College and Career Transition for Students in Training and Coaching Programs
    Meet Career Transition Coaching targets established for training and education plans created, credentials earned, and employment gained through adult coaching efforts. Expand outreach and increase the number of participants by 10% in VWCC programs and /or coursework or training to upgrade employability skills. Increase number of Plus 50 Adult Learner support services and outreach activities on campus and in the community by 10%.

5. Goal: Resources

  • Leverage VCCS Purchasing Volume
    Implement structure needed to support Level II delegated authority for procurement for the system. Obtain authority by June 30, 2015.
  • Explore Planned Giving Opportunities
    Expand the planned giving program through targeted solicitations of planned gifts.
  • Increase Online Donations
    Increase the number of online donations to the Educational Foundation by 10% over 2013-2014.
  • Leverage Support from The Virginia Workforce System
    Expand efforts to provide adequate funding through grants.

6. Management Goals

  • Implement Diversity Plans
    Recommendations from the VCCS Diversity Taskforce will be assessed by the college’s Executive Staff for implementing diversity initiatives in hiring and employment practices.
  • Develop Strategic Plan for 2021
    Develop and complete the College’s strategic plan for 2021.
  • Develop Statewide Marketing Campaign
    Increase marketing and advertising purchases of social media outreach and connect to increases in followers and likes.
  • Improve Efficiencies In Administrative Services
    Initiate plan to implement best opportunities to improve efficiencies in administrative services across the system based on the Benchmarking Study / Opportunity Assessment Project. The college’s Human Resources Director will be actively engaged in the VCCS assessment of business process changes as recommended in the 2014 benchmarking survey and the VCCS HR Transformation and Strategy initiatives. System-wide transformation initiatives will begin in the 2014-15 fiscal year that will result in multi-year, multi-phase business process changes in HR.
  • Consolidate Equipment Purchasing
    Complete research and develop a program to consolidate computer equipment so that all colleges can participate during the remainder of the fiscal year.
  • Facilities and Amenities
    Maintain/upgrade campus structures and amenities to enhance College appeal to remain a competitive choice for prospective students

President's Goals and Outcomes

Click here for a pdf copy of the President's goals and outcomes for the 2014-2015 year.

Click here for a pdf copy of the President's goals and outcomes for the 2013-2014 year.

Click here for a pdf copy of the President's goals and outcomes for the 2012-2013 year.


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