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President’s Goals for Supporting Achieve 2015

2013-2014

Chancellor’s Preamble:  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.

Rappahannock Community   College’s mission is to promote the personal growth of its students and prepare them for success as learners, professionals, and citizens by providing quality educational experiences.

To support achievement of Achieve 2015 goals, RCC will accomplish the following in 2013-2014 under each of the VCCS goals.

GOAL:  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 85,000 individuals

  • Increase annualized FTE enrollment by at least 1.5 percent over 2012-13.
  • Increase full-time student enrollment at RCC by at least 2 percent over 2012-2013.
  • Increase enrollment from underserved populations by 2 percent over 2012-2013.
  • Increase the number of profiles created in the Virginia Education Wizard by 2 percent.
  • Develop or expand academic programs that respond to emerging, critical workforce and STEM needs:
    a. expand Engineering enrollment by 15% over 2012-2013,
    b. expand Administration of Justice enrollment by 10%,
    c. develop one additional health related curriculum.
  • Enroll at least 50 percent of Middle College completers in RCC credit programs.
  • Increase the number of career coaches serving area schools by 5.
  • Update RCC’s published and online marketing materials with a unified look and message:
    a. transition course schedule to online only,
    b. convene marketing committee to determine implementation of materials and processes.
  • Add local offerings in New Kent, King George, and Kilmarnock:
    a. increase credit and noncredit offerings at Kilmarnock by 5% over 2012-2013,
    b. increase credit offerings at New Kent and King George by 2%.

GOAL:  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 and scholarships by 36,000.

  • Increase the number of students who apply for and who receive financial aid and scholarships by 10 percent over 2012-13.
  • Study and implement textbook adoption standards that faculty exercise to reduce textbook costs for students using the VCCS study and other sources.

GOAL:  STUDENT SUCCESS

Triple the number of students graduating, transferring or completing a workforce credential to 91,173, including tripling the success of students from underserved populations by 39,393.

  • Increase the number of Career Readiness Certificates awarded by 2 percent, the number of career and technical education awards by 2 percent overall, and the number of career and technical education awards for underserved students by 2 percent over 2012-13.  Report through a September 2013 VCCS survey on the specific number of individuals and businesses to be served.
  • Develop plans to strengthen college readiness initiatives with K-12 partners, to submit to the Chancellor by November 1, 2013.  Include strategies to identify weaknesses and remedy those by high school graduation.
  • Develop a plan to expand and enhance services for veterans and active duty military personnel by October 1, 2013.
  • Achieve “military friendly” status by May 2014.
  • Increase student On Ramp participation and placement by 4 percent.
  • Expand the number of students served by job placement services by 10 percent over 2012-2013.
  • Analyze student outcomes results from of the VCCS Developmental Mathematics and English Redesign and make improvements by January 2014.
  • Support weekly activities for FYE, freshman students.
  • Evaluate and report on student success across college populations and programs.

GOAL:  WORKFORCE

Increase the number of employers provided training and services to 13,000, with a particular focus on high-demand occupational fields.

  • Increase the number of employers served through college credit and noncredit courses, customized training, lay off aversion and other outreach efforts by 3 percent over 2012-13.
  • Improve RCC recording of financial and data systems to capture and report revenue figures for noncredit courses and programs and other workforce services.  Implement WES.

GOAL:  RESOURCES

Raise at least $550 million in cumulative gifts and grants to support the mission of Virginia’s Community Colleges.

  • Revise the RCC Educational Foundation Strategic Plan to guide fundraising activities.
  • Maintain current giving levels for the RCC Educational Foundation.
  • Increase revenues generated in excess of covering college direct costs by 3% through workforce and community development.  Report through a September 2013 VCCS survey the revenue goal.
  • Recruit successfully to replace retiring Dean of College Advancement.
  • Continue to work with all 12 counties in the service region to raise over $3 million for campus site work.

MANAGEMENT GOALS

In order to accomplish the goals set forth in Achieve 2015 and other local goals, other RCC management goals are necessary.

  • Charge RCC committees to assure quality and documentation for SACS, COC five-year report and provide ongoing updates for substantive changes.
  • Increase RCC workforce diversity by 2 percent over 2011-12.
  • Implement revised faculty evaluation system.
  • Develop RCC workforce for succession planning for key personnel.
  • By March 1, 2014, submit a report on the status of implementation for technology management standards and guidelines relative to Level 2 for the VCCS.

2012-2013

Chancellor’s Preamble:  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.

Rappahannock Community   College’s mission is to promote the personal growth of its students and prepare them for success as learners, professionals, and citizens by providing quality educational experiences.

To support achievement of Achieve 2015 goals, RCC will accomplish the following in 2012-2013 under each of the VCCS goals.

 GOAL:  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

  • Increase annualized FTE enrollment by at least 1.5 percent over 2011-12.
          Down 3.3%.
  • Increase full-time student enrollment at RCC by at least 2 percent over 2011-2012.
    Full Time enrollment has declined for the year.
    Efforts are underway to strengthen programs such as Engineering (lost
    instructor) and EMS.
  • Increase enrollment from underserved populations by 2 percent over 2011-2012.
    Non-white up 1.2%.  First generation down 7.6%.
    Middle College and Youth Services students will be a part of this population.
  • Increase the number of profiles created in the Virginia Education Wizard by 2 percent.
          Goal is met.
  • Develop or expand two academic programs that respond to emerging, critical workforce and STEM needs.
    Added:  AA&S specializations in Pre-Engineering, Teacher Education, and
    Psychology/Social Work.

    Certificate in Gaming, Modeling and Simulation.
  • Enroll at least 50 percent of Middle College completers in RCC credit programs.
    Goal met with 59%.
  • Increase the graduates from high schools served by a career coach who, within one year of graduation, enroll in RCC by 5 percent, as compared with 2011-2012.
    Goal not met because of lack of funding for career coaches.
  • Update RCC’s published and online marketing materials with a unified look and message.
    A marketing study is underway currently which will help guide upgrades to
    RCC’s brand.

    New electronic signs are up.
  • Add local offerings in New Kent, King George, and Kilmarnock.
    Bridging Communities in New Kent expands RCC presence there.
    Increased headcount and FTE at King George site by 50 percent over 2011-2012.
  • Increase credit enrollment at the Kilmarnock Center by 20 percent to increase local access, economic development, and workforce training.
    Up 502%.
  • Pursue a STEM building to increase access to occupational and STEM academic programs.
          This is included in the site work capitol request to the counties, 2013-2014.

GOAL:  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 and scholarships by 36,000. 

  • Increase the number of students who apply for and who receive financial aid and scholarships by 5 percent over 2011-12.
          Down 1.2% as of June 25.  Final report due in September.
    Financial Aid awarded to 1,484 students (up 1.2 percent).
  • Study and implement textbook adoption standards that faculty exercise to reduce textbook costs for students.
    A VCCS study is underway to conclude in the summer.
    RCC VPISD has charged an Ad Hoc committee of faculty to study open source       textbook use and cost of materials for students.

GOAL:  STUDENT SUCCESS 

Increase the number of students graduating, transferring or completing a workforce credential by 50 percent, including increasing the success of students from underserved populations by 75 percent.

  • Increase the number of Career Readiness Certificates awarded by 2 percent, the number of career and technical education awards by 2 percent overall, and the number of career and technical education awards for underserved students by 2 percent over 2011-12.
    CRC is now required of students in the AAS, Business Management Capstone
    course.

    160 overall awards as of  June 26, 2013.
  • Analyze and report on college readiness indicators with K-12 partners.
    All RCC region high school students now may take the VCCS placement
    instruments.

    Readiness reports have gone to all Superintendents.
  • Increase student On Ramp participation and placement by 4 percent.
          Increased by 25%.
  • Expand the number of students served by job placement services by 10 percent over 2011-2012.
    Increased by 50%.
  • Analyze student outcomes results from of the VCCS Developmental Mathematics Redesign and make improvements by January 2013.
    Complete
    Improvements to facilitate retention were implemented in December 2012.
  • Implement the placement instrument for developmental English by Spring 2013.
    Complete.  Awaiting evaluation.
  • Complete renovation of learning resource centers in September 2012.
    Completed for spring 2013 opening.
  • Increase student activities and expenditures by 5 percent over 2011-12.
    Complete.
  • Support weekly activities for FYE, freshman students.
    Complete.

GOAL:  WORKFORCE 

Double the annual number of employers provided training and services to 10,000, with a particular focus on high-demand occupational fields.

  • Increase the number of employers served through college credit and noncredit courses, customized training, and other outreach efforts by 3 percent over 2011-12.
    Appears on track for goal achievement.  Report due July 31.
  • Improve RCC recording of financial and data systems to capture and report revenue figures for noncredit courses and programs and other workforce services.
    Standardization of workforce course designation is being done to enable more accurate financial information on noncredit coursework.

GOAL:  RESOURCES 

Raise at least $550 million in cumulative gifts and grants to support the mission of Virginia’s Community Colleges.

  • Revise the RCC Educational Foundation Strategic Plan to guide fundraising activities.
    Ad Hoc Planning Committee is currently being formed.
    Nominations Committee is currently developing new EFI Board members to help    with fundraising activities.
  • Maintain current giving levels for the RCC Educational Foundation.
    One new corporate sponsor has been added for the Preakness Party.
    Scholarship, Annual Giving, and Preakness participation appear to be on target.

    Preakness admission price was raised this year.
  • Identify and implement sources to sustain career coaches in regional high schools.
    New funds have not been identified; however, a new grant transition specialist is     helping transition non-traditional students.
    The student recruiter has also been re-assigned to the dual enrollment dean to         provide more attention to the high school students.
     

MANAGEMENT GOALS 

In order to accomplish the goals set forth in Achieve 2015 and other local goals, other RCC management goals are necessary.

  • Implement initiatives from RCC’s Environmental Sustainability Report.
        On target to achieve.  More efforts are needed to assure maximum practice of  recycling.
  • Charge RCC committees to assure quality and documentation for SACS, COC five-year report and provide ongoing updates for substantive changes.
        Being facilitated currently by the IR office.  Committees are at work to meet the five-year goals.
  • Increase RCC workforce diversity by 2 percent over 2011-12.
    Increased by 1.7 percent to date.
  • Assure that the college community is aware of safety and security procedures by holding two college-wide training sessions and increasing the frequency of drills.
        November full functional exercise held.
    March tornado drill, both campuses.

    Emergency response presentations made at both convocation and administrative retreat.

    RCC received Governor’s Commendation for its COOP plan for emergency readiness.
  • Give adequate and timely resources to the health-related curricula to assure that industry accreditation processes are complete and positive.
    Underway and data is being evaluated.

    Dean of Health Occupations hired.

    NLN accreditation process is well underway.

    Board of Nursing expectations have been met.

 2011-2012

Chancellor’s Preamble:  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.

Rappahannock Community   College’s mission is to promote the personal growth of its students and prepare them for success as learners, professionals, and citizens by providing quality educational experiences.

To support achievement of Achieve 2015 goals, RCC will accomplish the following in 2011-2012 under each of the VCCS goals.

GOAL:  ACCESS

Increase the number of individuals who are educated and trained by Virginia’s Community Colleges by 50,000to an annual total of 423,000, with emphasis on increasing the number from underserved populations by at least 25,000 individuals

  • Increase annualized FTE enrollment by at least 4 percent over 2010-11.
          Annual FTE enrollment increased 0.5 percent.  Credit enrollment has only a slight
    increase, due to a drop in Developmental Math and Engineering.
  • Increase the percentage of full-time student enrollment at RCC by at least 4 percent over 2010-2011.
          Increased by 1.2 percent.
  • Increase enrollment from underserved populations by 3 percent over 2010-2011.
          Increased as follows:  first generation, 2.6 percent; black male, 7.8 percent; hispanic
    male, 20.5 percent; Native American, 12 percent.
  • Increase the number of profiles created in the Virginia Education Wizard by 5 percent.
          Accomplished.
  • Develop or expand two academic programs that respond to emerging, critical workforce and STEM needs.
         Expanded Nurse Aid training to Kilmarnock.
    Three STEM grants written with one received.
    Revising and expanding Engineering program; new A & S Engineering major; new dual
    enrolled pre-engineering program at New Kent.
    Developing new pipeline of students with EMS curriculum.
  • Enroll at least 50 percent of Middle College completers in RCC credit programs.
          Currently at 30 percent.
  • Increase the percentage of graduates from high schools served by a career coach who, within one year of graduation, enroll in RCC by 3 percent, as compared with 2010-11.
          Not met.  Funding for Career Coaches was cut this fall, leaving RCC with very few in the schools.  The college is devising ways to fund the positions for 2012-13.
  • Update RCC’s marketing materials online.
          Continuing.  The college received a national award for its website this past fall.
  • Explore additional local offerings in New Kent and King William.
          The Bridging Communities Technical Center opens this fall 2012.  This will provide dual
    enrolled and night adult classes at New Kent and serve King William.
  • Open a new Kilmarnock site to increase local access, economic development, and workforce training.
          Open, with coverage, credit and non-credit coursework, meetings, and the SBDC with University of Mary Washington.
  • Pursue a STEM building to increase access to occupational and STEM academic programs.
          The building is in the college and VCCS Capital Plans.
  • Partner with the University of Mary Washington to offer entrepreneurial training.
          This has been initiated at Kilmarnock and Warsaw, with a shared, specially-equipped         computer lab.
       

GOAL:  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 and scholarships by 36,000. 

  • Increase the number of students who apply for and who receive financial aid and scholarships by 10 percent over 2010-11. Met:  10.2 percent increase in financial aid applications; 116 percent increase in
    scholarship applications; over 10 percent increase in aid awarded.  RCC scholarship
    application was put online this spring, and school visits took place.

GOAL:  STUDENT SUCCESS 

Increase the number of students graduating, transferring or completing a workforce credential by 50 percent, including increasing the success of students from underserved populations by 75 percent.

  • Increase the number of Career Readiness Certificates awarded by 10 percent, the number of career and technical education awards by 2 percent overall, and the number of career and technical education awards for underserved students by 3 percent over 2010-11.
           CRC awards increased by 74 percent.  Career and technical education awards (Applied
    Science degree, certificates, and career studies certificates), increased by 5 percent.
    Transfer degree awards increased by 11.5 percent.  Total number of transfer and career
    and technical education awards increased by 6.5 percent.   

    (Query does not currently exist to disaggregate data for the underserved.)
  • Implement appropriate recommendations of the VCCS Developmental Mathematics Redesign Team by January 2012.
           Accomplished.  Involves a heavy resource commitment with placement, tutoring, lab
    work, and evaluation.
  • Implement the placement instrument for the new developmental English structure by May 2012.
           Postponed by the VCCS to January 2013.
  • Discuss college readiness with K-12 partners.
           Discussed with superintendents, principals, and counselors. 
  • Complete renovation of instructional areas at both campuses in September 2011.
           Complete.
  • Increase student activities and expenditures by 10 percent over 2010-11.  
           Activities have increased by 10 percent.  College Board has approved a student fee
    increase to cover additional activities.  A full time student activities coordinator was
    hired.
  • Support weekly activities for FYE, freshman students.
           Weak results in fall semester, but resumed activity in spring.

GOAL:  WORKFORCE 

Double the annual number of employers provided training and services to 10,000, with a particular focus on high-demand occupational fields.

  • Increase the number of employers served through college credit and noncredit courses, customized training, and other outreach efforts by 5 percent over 2010-11.
          Increased 34 percent.
  • Improve RCC recording of financial and data systems to capture and report revenue figures for noncredit courses and programs and other workforce services.
          Ongoing, RCC is getting better data from the VCCS, including comparisons to other colleges.
  • Partner with the University of Mary Washington to implement entrepreneurial training.
          This has been initiated at Kilmarnock and Warsaw.
  • Prepare to adopt the Middle Peninsula Adult and Basic Education region program in 2012.
          Not met.  The Middle peninsula did not convert from its current structure, based on changes from the Department of Education requirements.

GOAL:  RESOURCES 

Raise at least $550 million in cumulative gifts and grants to support the mission of Virginia’s Community Colleges.

  • Revise the RCC Educational Foundation Strategic Plan to guide further fundraising activities.
           Ongoing.  To be completed fall 2012.  Annual giving and event fundraising at record
    amounts.
  • Identify and implement sources to sustain career coaches in regional high schools.
           Ongoing.  Will be funded with grants, local matches, and college funds.
  • Implement auxiliary model to build student commons buildings on both campuses.
           On hold.  The Governor did not put the projects in his capital plan.
  • Outline a grant pursuit program with the new IR director.
           This is ongoing.

MANAGEMENT GOALS 

In order to accomplish the goals set forth in Achieve 2015 and other local goals, other RCC management goals are necessary.

  • Implement initiatives from RCC’s Environmental Sustainability Report.
           Ongoing and impressive.  “Green” cleaning products/renovation materials.  Energy
    saving HVAC systems.  Warsaw water gardens, runoff management, and parking lot
    improvements.
  • Establish and charge RCC committees to assure quality and documentation for SACS, COC five-year report.
           Much activity here.  The college needed to update notifications to SACS-COC
    concerning curriculum and off-campus offerings.  Dr. Haynie, Dr. Alexander, and
    others are doing a marvelous job and have brought the college up to date with
    substantive change notifications for off-site offerings.
  • Increase RCC workforce diversity by 5 percent over 2010-11.
           Ongoing.  Thirty-three (33) percent of new full time faculty and three (3) percent of new
    adjuncts are minorities.
  • By March 1, 2012, submit a report on RCC plans and current status for implementation of the technology project management standards and guidelines relative to Level 2.
           Completed.
  • Assure that the college community is aware of safety and security procedures by holding two college-wide training sessions and increasing the frequency of scenario drills. 
          Numerous methods of notification have been employed.  The text messaging system has been utilized in weather         emergencies, and drills have been conducted in conjunction with  community emergency services providers throughout the region.

2010-2011

Chancellor’s Preamble:  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.

Rappahannock Community College’s mission is to promote the personal growth of its students and prepare them for success as learners, professionals, and citizens by providing quality educational experiences.

To support achievement of Achieve 2015 goals, RCC will accomplish the following in 2010-2011 under each of the VCCS goals.

GOAL:  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.

  • Increase RCC annualized FTE enrollment by at least 4 percent over 2009-10.
  • Increased 8.7%.
  • Increase the percentage of full-time student enrollment at RCC by at least 3 percent over 2009-2010.
  •  Increased 8.4%.
  • Increase enrollment from underserved populations by 3 percent over 2009-2010.
  • Increased 7%.
  • By November 1, 2010, submit to the chancellor a plan to promote the Virginia Education Wizard as a career and college planning tool in their college environment.
  • Plan submitted on October 28, 2010.
  • VA Ed Wizard sessions for RCC counselors; area principals, career coaches counselors are held on campus.
  • Webinars about Wizard are available to RCC faculty advisors and SDV instructors.
  • Wizard assignment is included as part of all SDV courses.
  • Wizard is utilized by the On Ramp adult career coaches as they advise program participants.
  • Wizard is linked to faculty advising pages.
  • Wizard is accessed and utilized by all Regional Adult Education and Middle College participants.
  • Develop two new academic programs that respond to emerging, critical workforce needs, to include millwright and health information technology.
  • 5 New Career Studies Certificates:  Human Services; Legal Assisting; Millwright (in partnership with Bay Consortium Workforce Investment Board and Potomac Supply Corporation); Historic Preservation; Medication Aid.
  • Revised Associate Degree in Nursing program to provide more clinical and lab experience.
  • Revised Accounting Certificate to meet needs of business.
  • New associate degree specialization:  Business Administration.
  • New Associate of Applied Science Degree:  EMS-Paramedic (Partnership with NVCC).
  • Enroll at least 50 percent of Middle College completers in RCC credit programs.
  • Ongoing.
  • Increase the percentage of graduates from high schools served by a career coach who, within one year of graduation, enroll in RCC, as compared with 2009-10.
  • Previous tracking is by number of participants.  Study will be complete in May 2011. 
  • Increased the number of career coaches by 16%.
  • Increased the number of school divisions served by career coaches by 20%.
  • Update RCC’s marketing materials and complete the new RCC website launch.
  • Created program brochures/fliers to promote the college’s academic programs and the benefits of attending RCC.  These are currently being redesigned to make them more student/recruiter friendly.
  • Coordinated press releases and image creation with webmaster to make RCC website informative, user friendly, and attractive.  New website successfully launched in Fall 2010.
  • Student Development:  RCC recruiter hired in January 2010.  100% of High Schools in service region visited by recruiter during spring 2010.  Recruitment “events” participation by recruiter in all but one high school in fall 2010.  Mailing to high school seniors with return card in May 2010.  Mailing to high school seniors in November/December 2010 in 9 high schools.  388 prospective students added to data base developed by recruiter from return cards from mailings, contacts, etc., with email, letter, Facebook and Twitter follow up.  
  • Learning Resources: Library home page and content developed and launched; specific components align with curriculum; testing center home page created; RCPL web page created.
  • Distance learning:  Website launched and contributors trained; live chat deployed and plan for manning the Chat system; online distance learning orientation delivered; increased videos on website.
  • Marketing plans and goals are reviewed on a weekly basis.  Current strategic planning will produce a formal plan for college marketing.

GOAL:  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 and scholarships by 36,000.

  • Increase the number of students who apply for and who receive financial aid and scholarships by 10 percent over 2009-10.
  • 26% increase in number of students receiving FA from 2009 to 2010.
  • 37% increase in number of Pell Grant recipients.
  • Increase the amount of total training funds received from local workforce investment boards on behalf of unemployed and underemployed individuals by 5 percent over current awards for 2010.
  • The college previously received little-to-no funds from the Bay Consortium Workforce Investment Board (BCWIB).  This year, the WIB contributed $129,494 for Youth Services and $30,855 to support Millwright Incumbent Workers’ tuition ($160,349).

GOAL:  STUDENT SUCCESS

Increase the number of students graduating, transferring or completing a workforce credential by 50 percent, including increasing the success of students from underserved populations by 75 percent.

  • Increase the number of RCC regional students in grades 7 through 12 who have created profiles in the Virginia Education Wizard, the number of students who have created profiles, and number of Wizard users who have created a transfer plan by 15 percent over 2009-10.
  • Rate of Wizard account creation among 14-17 population in RCC service region is 10.2% compared to VCCS rate of 7.3%. 
  • Increase the number of Career Readiness Certificates by 10 percent, the number of career and technical education awards by 2 percent overall, and the number of career and technical education awards for underserved students by 3 percent over 2009-10.
  • Percentages are under study and will be published at year-end.  Progress is very good.
  • Implement appropriate recommendations of the VCCS Developmental Mathematics Redesign Team by April 2011.
  • Math faculty are actively participating in VCCS Developmental Math Redesign Team (Linda Deptola and Bob Parker serving as leads for each campus).
  • Increasing efficiency by reducing the percent of faculty workload in developmental math.  Percent of decrease will not be clear until modules have been developed and implemented.
  • Increasing retention of students who start in developmental math by expediting their progress through their developmental math requirements.  Progress will be measured in 2012.
  • Complete renovation of student services areas at both campuses in December 2010.  Increase student activities and expenditures by 15 percent over 2009-10.  Provide two new vans for student travel and activities.
  • Renovation on phase one at both campuses is complete in March 2011.  The student activities budget increased 24 percent over 2009-2010.  Activities will be measured at year end.  Two vans have been purchased.
  • Support weekly activities for FYE, freshman students.
  • New student welcome events held at the beginning of fall and spring semesters.  Over 200 students participated in fall sessions. 
  • Express registration sessions held in fall 2010 for students registering for spring 2011.  Less than 50 students participated.
  • Workshops and field trips held.
  • Classes designed to support FYE cohorts.
  • Develop additional concurrent high school completion program with New Kent High School.
  • Web Design dual enrollment implemented with New Kent High School.
  • Discussion underway with 3 additional school systems to develop a concurrent completion program.

GOAL:  WORKFORCE

Double the annual number of employers provided training and services to 10,000, with a particular focus on high-demand occupational fields.

  • Increase the number of employers served through college credit and noncredit courses, customized training, and other outreach efforts by 5 percent.
  • 31% increase to date.
  • Improve RCC recording of financial and data systems to capture and report revenue figures for noncredit courses and programs and other workforce services.
  • Reporting and data capture have improved.
  • Continue to expand the RCC green curriculum.  Offer at least two related courses each semester and offer part II of the Green Summit (vendor fair) in Fall 2010.
  • Eleven non credit courses offered in partnership with Northern Neck Soil and Water Conservation Department; Green Vendor Fair scheduled for September 17, 2011; RCC sustainability report to be completed May 2011; installed wind turbine at Warsaw campus for training.
  • Increase the number of Career Readiness Certificates awarded by RCC by 10 percent.
  • Percentages are under study.  Progress is very good.
  • Implement the Northern Neck Adult and Basic Education program in 2010, and prepare to transition the Middle Peninsula region program in 2011.
  • Northern Neck Regional and Gloucester County Adult Education Programs transitioned to RCC in July 2010.

GOAL:  RESOURCES

Raise at least $550 million in cumulative gifts and grants to support the mission of Virginia’s Community Colleges.

  • Revise the RCC Educational Foundation Strategic Plan to guide further fundraising activities.
  • This activity follows the College Strategic Planning exercise, completed February 2011.
  • Achieve target resource goals for FY2011, $960,700.
  • Fundraising is on target.
  • Increase the RCC Educational Foundation annual fund totals by 10 percent from   2009-2010.
  • To date, the increase is 54%.
  • Increase local support from school divisions, grants, foundations, and other for Career Coaches by 10 percent over 2009-2010 levels.
  • The following school divisions are contributing to support of career coaches in their divisions: Gloucester, Essex, King William, New Kent, and West Point.
  • Host an RCC 40th anniversary event that recognizes donors.
  • An event was held on January 9, 2010.  Campus renovation has caused RCC to  cancel such a celebration this year.

MANAGEMENT GOALS

In order to accomplish the goals set forth in Achieve 2015 and other local goals, other RCC management goals are necessary.

  • Complete a new 2010-2015 RCC Strategic Plan by December 2010.
  • The 2010-2015 RCC Strategic Plan is published on the college website.
  • Assure appropriate time schedule and quality for 2010-2011 RCC dual-campus instructional renovation.
  • Technology Equipment and supplies on hand and ready to be installed as soon as phase I is completed; contracted Bay Electric to install/terminate multimode fiber on both campuses; contracted Mid Atlantic Communications to terminate 600 data drops; installed portable air conditioning unit to ensure IT operability during power loss.
  • Punch list completion and safety inspections have been rigorous.
  • Establish and charge RCC’s Environmental Sustainability Committee.
  • The committee has been meeting and will publish its report to the president in May 2011.
  • Establish and charge RCC’s Distance Learning Committee to assure quality and documentation for five-year report.
  • Plan is developed and ready for implementation; developing professional development courses to support plan; providing distance learning certification courses for faculty.
  • Increase workforce diversity by 5 percent over 2009-10.
  • Not met.
  • Develop and submit a diversity recruitment plan for teaching faculty positions by April 1, 2011.
  • Underway.
  • By March 1, 2011, submit a report on RCC plans and current status for implementation of the technology project management standards and guidelines relative to Level 2.
  • Information Security Plan is developed and implemented.
  • Equipment used to monitor and provide information safety is utilized.
  • MOAT training is provided to help endusers protect themselves and RCC assets.
  • Remote access is developed to provide security and access to workers.
  • Providing RCC ALERT services for emergencies and for weather-related events and better access to alert students to emergencies through desktop alert.
  • Supporting the development and deployment of a secure and efficient human resource program for all employees, to include training.
  • Reviewing and sustaining SIS security measures to include single EMPIDs review.
  • Assure that the college community is aware of safety and security procedures by holding two college-wide training sessions and increasing the frequency of scenario drills.
  • Both campuses participated in shelter-in-place and tornado drills.  
  • A Functional Exercise is scheduled for May 2011.

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