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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, 2013 – June 30, 2014
Supporting the Six Major Goals of Achieve 2015
As considered by the Local Advisory Board, May 16, 2013

1. Goal: Access

  • Increase Enrollment from Underserved Populations
    Increase enrollment from underserved populations by 3% over 2012‐13.
  • 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).
  • Implement Student Level Tracking of Career Coach Services
    Establish access to student data at the division level for career coaches via agreements with division superintendents or school principals.
  • Expand Shared Distance Learning Model
    Continue to participate in VCCS Shared Distance Learning Model and explore the feasibility of participation in added distance learning course offerings by other colleges to the shared model.

2. Goal: Affordability

  • Increase Financial Aid Recipients
    Increase the number of students receiving financial aid by 5% over 2012-13, with special focus on middle class students.
  • Benchmarks for Financial Aid Shared Services Model
    Implement and monitor the performance benchmarks of the Financial Aid Shared Services Model.

3. Goal: Student Success

  • Enhance Veterans Services
    Develop plans to expand and enhance services for veterans and active duty military personnel with attention to prior learning. Plans will be submitted to the Chancellor by October 1, 2013.
  • Encourage College Readiness
    Develop plans to strengthen college readiness initiatives between college and K-12 partners. Plans may be sequenced over several years and will be submitted to the Chancellor by November 1, 2013.
  • Develop Student Services Initiatives
    Implement an automated early alert system (eWISE) to strengthen persistence.
  • Dual Enrollment Success
    Monitor dual enrollment efforts in implementing HB 1184.

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 by 6%, and report annually all employer activities.
  • Implement Workforce Enterprise System
    Monitor and report on the multi-year implementation of a workforce enterprise system.

5. Goal: Resources

  • Leverage Support from the Virginia Workforce System
    Leverage funding and in-kind contributions from workforce partners and workforce funding streams.
  • Increase VWCC Fundraising
    Increase the Virginia Western Educational Foundation's fundraising totals by 10% via a comparison of amount of funds raised in 2011 and 2012.
  • Increase Online Donations
    Increase the number of online donations to the Educational Foundation by 10% over 2012-2013.
  • 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

  • Expand Data in Decision Support System
    Support implementation of the financial aid and human resources modules and plan for adding new data to Quinn.
  • Monitor Achieve 2015 - Take Two
    Monitor implementation of Achieve 2015 - Take Two.
  • Continue with Emergency Preparedness
    Continue to host, sponsor and participate in threat assessment training programs and functional exercises.
  • Implement Revised Faculty Evaluation System
    Complete implementation of a revised faculty evaluation plan.
  • 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, 2012-2013

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