Strategic Planning

We invite you to share our plans for the future by exploring our Strategic Plan and related objectives and measures!

Goal Objectives Measures
Strategic Initiative 1: Increase student access and success.
1.1: Strategically manage
college enrollment to
optimize student access
and success.
1.1.1
Develop and implement enhanced strategies to increase
enrollment.
Annual headcount enrollment; enrollment of targeted populations.
1.1.2
Improve processes to support ease of access to financial aid
and scholarships
Number and amount of scholarships awarded;
affordability
– average net
price; student
surveys.
1.2: Strengthen academic
and student services to
support student
engagement and
completion.
1.2.1
Integrate and intensify advising and career development
services to guide each student’s individual academic
plan
and
promote career pathways.
Credentials earned; IPEDS 3
-
year graduation rate;
student surveys; graduating student survey
links
to business and industry in area of interest.
1.2.2
Build upon the first
-
year
-
experience initiative as a primary
retention strategy.
IPEDS fall
-
to
-
fall retention rate; fall
-
to
-
fall retention
rates
;
credit hours completed
.
1.2.3
Provide integrated academic resources for student support,
both on
-
campus and online.
Survey ratings; pass
rates in online and in
-
person
courses
.
1.3: Increase the number
of students who
successfully transfer to
Bachelor’s degree
programs.
1.3.1
Pursue early outreach to incoming students interested in
transfer, particularly those from underserved populations
Transfers f
rom under
-
represented populations.
1.3.2
Engage with bachelor’s degree granting institutions to increase
transfer opportunities and support available to students.
Transfers within a year of non
-
enrollment at BCTC;
transfers with Associate degrees.
1.4: Decrease gaps in
academic achievement by
supporting students who
have barriers to success.
1.4.1
Develop and implement academic strategies to actively
facilitate persistence and completion for at
-
risk students.
Underrepresented
/Low
-
Income/Underprepared
populations: enrollment, retention rate, credentials
earned, graduation rate.
1.4.2
Strengthen partnerships to address barriers to retention such
as issues of transportation, child care, poverty, and hunger
Low
-
income students: retention rate, credentials
earned, graduation rate, referrals to agencies,
number of students
receiving personal counseling
or disability services.

 

Goal Objectives Measures
Strategic Initiative 2: Promote excellence in teaching and learning.
2.1: Develop and support
educational programs that
prepare students for
successful careers in a
changing economy.



2.1.1
Expand and integrate workforce, academic, and technical
programs to prepare students for emerging and sustaining
careers.
External program accreditations;
completers in
targeted industry sectors.
2.1.2
Strengthen programs and
job placement by using workforce
data and meaningful employer involvement.
Licensure pass rates;
graduating student survey
links to business and industry in areas of interest.
 
2.1.3
Expand
opportunities for experiential learning including learn
-
and
-
work programs, internships, and apprenticeships for
students in career and technical programs.
Participation in experiential learning: clinicals, co
-
ops, internships, service learning, awards of credit
for prior learning.

2.2: Enhance college and
career readiness of
entering students.


2.2.1
Use K
-
12 partnerships and other strategies to better prepare
students for the demands of postsecondary education.
Dual credit success: dual credit enrollment;
partn
erships
with area high schools; Adult Ed/GED
Completers.
2.2.2
Accelerate completion of developmental education
requirements.
Pass rates in Math,
English
, and Reading
developmental courses;
course redesigns (Title III
);
co
-
requisite courses
offered.
2.2.3
Collaborate with adult education programs to support GED
completions, assist underprepared students, and improve
transition of students to college.
GEDs earned; GED earners
transitioning to
BCTC.
2.3: Develop and support
quality, engaging, pace
-
optimized learning
environments.



2.3.1
Infuse creative thinking, collaborative learning, and
technology
-
rich activities in courses to enhance skills for
tomorrow’s workplace.
Number of redesigned courses with
infusion of
collaborative and technology
-
rich learning activities
(Title III); student learning outcome measures
;
CCSSE active learning score.
2.3.2
Improve strategies and assessments to support successful
completion of
gateway courses.
Pass rates in identified gateway courses.
2.3.3
Continue to explore and implement flexible options for class
schedules and delivery of services.
Number and variety of session and class options;
enrollment in alternative schedules.

 

Goal Objectives Measures
3.1: Enhance college
services and activities to
recruit, retain, and
graduate diverse students.


3.1.1
Expand outreach and retention efforts to increase access and
success for underserved or underrepresented populations.
Enrollment and completion for
-
underrepresented
minorities,
veterans, students with disabilities;
student diversity
.
3.1.2
Provide a
supportive environment for success of international,
migrant, and refugee students.
Survey ratings; outreach and support services
available for international, migrant, and refugee
students.
3.2: Create more
awareness of and
sensitivity to diversity to
promote inclusiveness.


3.2.1
Recruit and retain a diverse faculty and staff to reflect the
changing demographics of the student population.
Employee diversity.
3.2.2
Provide rich multicultural and inclusion experiences that
enhance global awareness and
cultural competencies of
faculty, staff, and students.
Survey ratings; activities of campus environment
team;
training and experiences in cultural
competency provided for faculty, staff, and
students.

3.3: Provide for
collegewide
interaction,
communication, and
involvement of faculty,
staff, and students.
3.2.1
Recruit and retain a diverse faculty and staff to reflect the
changing demographics of the student population.
CCSSE student engagement measures
;
work climate
& student satisfaction surveys.
3.2.2
Provide rich multicultural and inclusion experiences that
enhance global awareness and
cultural competencies of
faculty, staff, and students.
Use of social media for information and
communication.
Strategic Initiative 4: Enhance strategies for
economic, workforce, and community development.
4.1: Provide educational
opportunities to meet
current needs and
emerging trends in
economic and workforce
development.
4.1.1
Improve
educational support and
outreach to business and
industry by aligning
academic offerings with workforce needs.
Workforce credit hour conversion; number of
companies served;
number of
individuals served.
4.1.2
Collaborate with workforce and governmental agencies, using
internal and external data, to respond to economic
development initiatives.
New or revised programs responding to workforce
needs
; number of new credentials.

 

Goal Objectives Measures
Strategic Initiative 5: Build resources for an effective and sustainable college.
5.1: Maximize college budgetary, development, and human resources to promote efficient
operations throughout the
college

5.1.1
Conduct budget development, allocation, and management
processes that focus on strategic needs, involve broad
participation, and
enhance efficiencies
Annual end-of-year operating budget positive balance, BCTC fund balance positive, work climate
survey.
5.1.2
Accelerate resource development efforts to enhance student
support and scholarships, academic quality, and facilities
expansion and renovation.
Financial contributions; number of new donors; number/amount of scholarships
for student and
program support.
5.1.3
Provide for excellent training, services, and development resources to support a highly qualified and committed faculty and staff.
Number and variety of professional development opportunities offered.

5.2: Plan and develop facilities and infrastructure for optimum learning environments.


5.2.1 Plan and guide evolution of Newtown Campus with related transitions at Leestown and Cooper campuses. Progress on and/or updates to facilities master plans.
5.2.2 Enhance regional campuses as integral parts of their communities. Community partnerships and activities; campus enhancements.
5.2.3 Support safe campuses through enhanced security, training, and facilities upgrades. Progress on and/or upgrades to facilities master plans; security and safety training activities; work climate & student satisfaction surveys
5.2.4 Provide up-to-date technology and equipment resources for instructional and administrative support. Maintenance and upgrading of workstations, file servers, network infrastructure, and audio/visual equipment; ongoing upgrades of instructional equipment; work climate & student satisfaction surveys.
Maintenance and upgrading of workstations, file servers, network infrastructure, and audio/visual equipment; ongoing upgrades of instructional equipment; work climate & student satisfaction surveys. 5.3.1 Enhance mechanisms for assessing and reporting progress toward strategic goals. Annual strategic plan progress report; dissemination of progress measures.
5.3.2 Seek continuous improvement through broad-based planning, use of data, and benchmark comparisons. Participation in and use of unit annual plans; dissemination of data and benchmark comparisons; work climate survey.

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The following documents will assist BCTC Faculty and Staff with planning activities: