Strategic Plan 2012-2016
Goal 1: Maximize Student Success
All instructional programs will be assessing curriculum and program quality, analyzing student learning outcomes, and using results to enhance institutional effectiveness.
Increase the number of degree and non-degree programs that incorporate service learning, internships or co-ops prior to graduation by 2% annually.
Increase the progression rates of first-time, full-time students from developmental to college-level education by 3% annually.
Develop and implement a comprehensive completion program for first-time degree and certificate-seeking students that increases educational goal attainment by 25%.
Goal 2: Strengthen Community Partnerships
Increase awareness and enhance the image of the college among key stakeholders by 10% from the baseline established by 2009 branding research.
Increase Atlantic Cape’s participation and success rates with emphasis on underserved/under-represented populations in demographic areas (gender, age and ethnicity) and socio-economic statuses.
Respond to the academic, training, research and conference/meeting needs of business and industry, and increase the number of stakeholders with whom the college actively collaborates by 10% over a baseline established in 2011-2012.
Enhance the career planning system to increase students’ employment opportunities and
Continue a collaborative partnership between the college and the Atlantic Cape Foundation to increase advocacy, visibility and financial support for the college.
Goal 3: Demonstrate Effectiveness, Continuous Improvement, and Efficient Use of Resources
All support programs and services will be reviewed and a periodic assessment process will be established to enhance institutional effectiveness.
Increase classroom utilization by 10% over a baseline established in 2011-2012.
Maintain satisfaction of relevant stakeholders with the college’s effectiveness of the technological infrastructure, innovative technology applications, and equipment.
Implement the Diversity Plan to ensure equity from an established baseline in 2011-2012 .
Increase employee professional development and job-related training initiatives by 5% annually.
Establish a baseline by 2011-2012 to assess the flow of college information to key stakeholders to increase overall stakeholder satisfaction.
Improve safety statistics and stakeholders’ satisfaction with campus safety and security by providing a safe working and learning environment for all faculty, staff, students and the college community.
Reduce the college’s carbon footprint by 5% from baselines established in 2011-2012.
Support capital projects as defined in the Blueprint 2020 Master Plan and reduce the deferred maintenance by 2% annually from a baseline established in 2011-2012 to ensure a high quality learning environment.
Maintain a balanced budget through the development of strategies that encourage cost
containment and revenue diversification from an established baseline in 2011-2012.
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