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.
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.
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%.
Double the annual number of employers provided training and services to 10,000, with a particular focus
on high-demand occupational fields.
Raise at least $550 million in cumulative gifts and grants to support the mission of Virginia's Community Colleges.
July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013
Supporting the Six Major Goals of Achieve 2015
As considered by the Local Advisory Board, May 17, 2012
1. Goal: Access
- Increase Enrollment from Underserved Populations
Increase enrollment from underserved populations by 3% over 2011‐12.
- Develop Marketing Plan for URP Students
Develop and execute a strategic communications and marketing plan to increase awareness among URP individuals in our region and promote their enrollment.
- Educational Programs
Develop two new academic programs (career studies certificate, certificate or degree) that respond to emerging, critical workforce needs, particularly in STEM related areas (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).
2. Goal: Affordability
Increase Financial Aid Recipients
Increase the number of students receiving financial aid by 3% over 2011-12, with special focus on middle class students.
3. Goal: Student Success
- Enhance Veterans Services
Expand and enhance services for veterans and active duty military personnel with attention to prior learning.
- Continue Developmental Education Redesign
Implement developmental English redesign and evaluate effectiveness of developmental mathematics redesign.
- Develop Student Services Initiatives
Develop college and career plans using the Virginia Education Wizard and implement an automated early alert system (eWISE).
- Develop Professional Development Plan
Create a professional development plan for developmental education faculty through collaboration with college leaders.
- Explore Emerging Learning Technologies
Identify and investigate new and evolving learning technologies and promoting those that offer the greatest promise for effective teaching and learning and improved student success.
- Support Employment Attainment
Increase job placement rates by On Ramp participants by 5% and provide job placement services via TAA-funded Adult Career Coaches and Job Placement Coordinators.
- Support Credit and Noncredit Credential Attainment by Dislocated Workers
Increase the number of credentials earned by On Ramp participants.
- Increase the Number of Students Completing Career Readiness Certificates
Meet realistic targets established for number of individuals receiving a Career Readiness Certificate within college service region.
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, and other outreach efforts by 3%, and report annually all employer activity.
5. Goal: Resources
- Increase Private Fundraising
Increase the Virginia Western Educational Foundation's fundraising totals by 10% from 2011‐12.
- Continue to Obtain Support for Career Pathways
Develop and expand workforce and career pathways activity that focus on high demand and high growth occupations.
- Leverage Virginia Western Purchasing Volume
Maintain compliance with purchasing regulations and leverage economies of scale when system-wide contracts can result in better pricing and administrative efficiencies.
6. Management Goals
- Initiate and Complete "Cloud-Computing" Environment
Initiate and complete the migration of key library services to a hosted "cloud computing" environment in order to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of library technology services.
- Monitor Achieve 2015
Monitor continuing implementation of Achieve 2015.
- Continue Re‐engineering Task Force
Continue the Chancellor's Re-engineering Task Force and implement recommendations as appropriate.
- Continue with Emergency Preparedness
Continue to improve and test Continuity of Operations Plans and procedures.
- Expand Diversity Recruitment
Continue college efforts to increase diversity among full -time faculty.
President's Goals and Outcomes, 2011-2012
Click here for a pdf copy of the President's goals and outcomes for the 2011-2012 year.