The President’s Goals

 

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2017-2019

Fall 2017 Update

Chancellor’s Objectives for the Complete 2021 Goal

In order to meet the VCCS Complete 2021 Goal of tripling the number of credentials awarded annually by 2021, the Chancellor establishes biennial objectives for the system. Objectives are organized using the Loss-Momentum Framework for Student Success, with an additional objective for increasing college affordability and sustainability. The system office and colleges will identify strategies for meeting these biennial objectives.

CONNECTION

System: Increase VCCS fall admissions applications for credit programs to 120,000 in AY 2019.

Increase admissions application enrollment yield for credit programs to 50% systemwide in AY
              2019.

College Objective:

  • Increase RCC Fall admissions applications for credit programs by 3% in AY 2019.
  • Increase application enrollment yield from 50% (2016) to 55% in AY 2019.

    Actions
  • Establish ASCC (Advising and Student Connection Center) wherein the college reapplies recruiting and advising resources.
  • Tie a marketing initiative to the ASCC strategies of targeting and supporting students.
  • Link the application to all points of the College website.
  • Seek bodies from underserved population in region.

System: Increase enrollment in the Workforce Credentials Grant by 20% over FY 2017.

College Objective:

  • Increase 2017 WCG enrollments by 25% in AY 2019.

Actions

  • Add approved programs.
  • Capitalize on 2017 successes with marketing and word of mouth.

ONBOARDING

System: Increase percentage of first-time-in-college (FTIC) credit students who earned 12 college
              credits with GPA of 2.0 or higher in their first year from 51% to 55%.

College Objective:

  • Increase FTIC credit students earning 12 college credits with GPA of 2.0 or higher in their first year from 60.5% (2016) to 64% in AY 2019.

    Actions
  • Train College staff and faculty on VIP-Pass application.
  • Establish ASCC as the foundational enterprise for student intake, onboarding, and success.
  • Integrate financial aid, scholarship and advising functions.

RETENTION AND SUCCESS

System: Increase from 33% to 35% the percentage of students who complete career studies certificates

              and industry certifications and then return for additional education within one year.

College Objective:

  • Increase from 45% to 47% in AY 2019 the percentage of students who complete career studies certificates and industry certifications and then return for additional education within one year.

    Actions
  • Engage CSC and certification students through ASCC and OCATS (Office of Career and Technical Services) to persist in pathways. Tie in financial aid and internships.

System: Increase overall VCCS Fall-to-Spring Retention of credit students to 74%; Fall-to-Fall

              Retention credit students to 65% systemwide in AY 2019.

College Objective:

  • Increase Fall-to-Spring retention of credit students from 68% (2016) to 74% in AY 2019.
  • Increase Fall-to-Fall retention of credit students from 51% (2016) to 60% in AY 2019.

    Actions
  • Engage students through ASCC with support and intrusive advising.
  • Increase federal financial aid and private scholarship awards.
  • Expand OER resources and opportunities for students.
  • Advise and support students toward more full time enrollment.

COMPLETION AND CREDENTIALING

System: Increase overall annual VCCS completers in associates degrees, certificates, career studies certificates and industry recognized certifications by 12,000 over FY 2017.

College Objective:

  • Increase RCC completions in associates degrees, certificates, and career studies certificates by 8% in AY 2019 over 2017.
  • Increase industry recognized certifications by 15% in AY 2019.

    Actions
  • Define and implement intrusive advising routines through ASCC.
  • Revise existing curricula and introduce 2 new programs to make curriculum more relevant and streamlined.
  • Improve articulation agreements with senior partners.
  • Continue to improve student life activities on campus.

MEASURES

System: Establish a baseline from which to measure wage increases stemming from credential attainment.
Actions

  • VCCS collects wage data from VEC, WRIS and OMB on all enrolled students.
  • SCHEV provides updated wage information on completers by college and program on a three-year rolling average.

AFFORDABILITY AND SUSTAINABILITY

System: Develop and implement VFCCE plan for transformational change with the goal of hastening

economic and social mobility through education for under-employed and lower income

residents of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Continue to implement and collaborate for efficiencies in college and system office operations

through shared services to reduce costs and increases in tuition.

College Objective:

  • Pursue targeted grants to supplement College initiatives to grow enrollment.
  • Implement objectives of recent Title III grant to establish ASCC (Advising and Student Connection Center) as possible. If not federally funded, create with RCC Educational Foundation assistance and re-engagement of College funds.  Fiscal strength depends on increased enrollment of post-secondary program-enrolled students who are retained to goal achievement.
  • Implement fundraising campaign through the Educational Foundation to meet strategic College goals for enrollment and employee development. Tie to the 50th College anniversary and engage alumni significantly.

 

Actions

  • Purchase and populate Alumni database application.
  • Put together Alumni Council.
  • Strengthen RCC Educational Foundation Board with new membership and educational programs.
  • Increase annual giving by 15% in AY 2019, with concentration on unrestricted funds.
  • Train board members on “the ask” for giving.cms: 7/13/17

 

2015-2017

Chancellor’s Objectives for the Complete 2021 Goal: (AY2016-AY2017)

In order to meet the VCCS Complete 2021 Goal of tripling the number of credentials awarded annually by 2021, the Chancellor establishes biennial objectives for the system. Objectives are organized using the Loss-Momentum Framework for Student Success, with an additional objective for increasing college affordability and sustainability. The system office and colleges will identify strategies for meeting these biennial objectives.

CONNECTION OBJECTIVE

System: Increase VCCS annual (Fall) admissions applications from 110,000 to 130,000 by 2017.

College Objective:

Original:

  • Increase RCC admission applications by 5 percent in 2015-16 and an additional 2 percent in 2016-17.
  • Decreased 1.5% in 2015 over 2014. Fifteenth of VCCS colleges.

Adjusted:

  • Increase RCC Fall admissions applications by 2 percent in 2016 over Fall 2014.

College Strategies to Achieve Objective:

  • Utilize college recruiters to further engage high school students with admissions testing and college planning.
  • Continue middle school visits to recruit for specific RCC programs. Hold technology camps on campuses.
  • Increase visibility and marketing of application and scholarships online.

ENTRY OBJECTIVE

System: Increase (Fall) admissions application enrollment yield to 60% system wide.

College Objective:

Original:

  • Increase RCC application to enrollment yield by 5 percent in 2015-16 and an additional 2 percent in 2016-17.
  • Decreased 5.53% so far for 2015. Fifth yield of VCC colleges.

Adjusted:

  • Increase RCC application to enrollment yield by 2 percent in 2016 over Fall 2014.

College Strategies to Achieve Objective:

Establish individual mentors/advisors for high school students who have expressed interest.

  • Increase scholarship availability and allow for earlier notification of awards.
  • Improve curricular attractiveness and access.
  • Phone survey follow-up for those who have applied, but not enrolled.
  • Be aggressive with campus visits and faculty-led involvement on campus.
  • Improve the web site and access to onboarding resources in all media.

 

PROGRESSION OBJECTIVES

System: Increase percentage of FTIC students who earned 12 credits with a GPA of 2.0 or higher in their first year from 51% to 53%.

College Objective:

Original:

  • Increase the percentage of FTIC students earning 12 college credits with a 2.0 GPA or higher in the first year by .5 percent.
  • Increased 5% in 2016, moving from 13th in VCCS to 11th.=

Adjusted:

  • Increase the percentage 1.5% in 2016 over 2015.

College Strategies to Achieve Objective:

  • Fully engage students with success coaches and Student Support Services grant.
  • Assure engagement of at risk and potentially-enrolling students with financial aid counseling.

System: Increase overall VCCS Fall-to-Spring Retention to 71% system wide.

College Objective:

Original:

  • Increase RCC Fall-to Spring retention by 3 percent in 2015-16 and an additional 3 percent in 2016-17.
  • Decreased 2.55%, 2015 to 2016.

Adjusted: 

  • Increase RCC Fall-to-Spring retention by 3 percent in 2017 over 2016.

College Strategies to Achieve Objective:

  • Evaluate this figure minus dual enrollment students.
  • Strengthen academic programs and program recruiting with greater faculty involvement and recruiter reassignment.
  • Demonstrate job opportunities and transfer benefits of persistence to completion.
  • Strengthen advising for first year experience.
  • Tie credential opportunities to programs. 

System: Increase overall VCCS Fall-to-Fall Retention to 60% system wide.

College Objective:

  • Increase RCC Fall-to-Fall retention by 3 percent in 2016 and an additional 2 percent by Fall 2017.
  • Increased 7.6% from 2014 to 2015.

College Strategies to Achieve Objective:

  • Demonstrate the benefits of full-time enrollment and persistence to program completion and/or credentialing.
  • Strengthen advising, first year experience.
  • Strengthen the scholarship continuation cycle.
  • Utilize summer scholarships and off-cycle discretionary funds from RCCEFI to encourage students to persist.

COMPLETION OBJECTIVES

System: Increase the overall annual VCCS Graduates in associates degrees, certificates and career studies certificates by 6,000 over FY2015.

College Objective:

  • Increase RCC graduates in all programs by 5 percent in 2016-17 over 2014-15 levels.
  • Increased graduates 9% 2014 to 2015 (221). Increased 2% in 2016. Expect 1.5% increase in 2017.

College Strategies to Achieve Objective:

  • Utilize industry grants to encourage shorter occupational certificate completions and certifications.
  • Encourage summer enrollments to persist in programs, to help for summer and fall completions.
  • Review academic advising assignments and protocols, with the view to train advisors in completion mentoring.
  • Review and strengthen pathways with high schools so that more transitioning students will want to complete RCC programs before transfer. 

System: Collect college-generated baseline information on top business-demanded industry certifications and licenses offered at each college and college-generated evidence of the number of students earning the intended industry certification or license as a numeric value and as a percent of students who complete noncredit training in preparation for the industry certification or license. (Year 1)

College Objective:

  • Work with regional businesses and agencies to produce relevant baseline data.
  • Underway with good results. Michelle March is coordinating.

College Strategies to Achieve Objective:

Utilize RCC Curriculum Advisory Committees to begin review of certifications and licenses needed in the region.

  • Involve additional business and agency focus groups to round out coverage of industry areas.
  • Assign someone in house to lead this initiative and set a timeline for completion.
  • Develop curricula that respond to the identified needs.
  • Determine the best way to get data on certifications received by students, who are notified independently of the college.

System: Increase the number and percent of students for which the college obtains evidence of industry certification or license completion * system wide. (Year 2)

*To be determined by baseline data collected in year 1.

College Objective:

  • By Fall 2019, increase the number of students achieving determined certifications and licensures by 5 percent over 2015 baseline.
  • RCC is confirming eligible curricula and certifications, as well as determining how to collect data on licensure and certifications achieved by completers.

College Strategies to Achieve Objective:

  • Review RCC curricula to make necessary changes and inclusions to meet certification needs of the region.
  • Develop new programs to build a workforce, in areas such as Information Technology, etc.
  • Assure that data is attainable and students are tracked for license and certification completions.

AFFORDABILITY AND SUSTAINABLITY OBJECTIVES

System: Secure resources for an outcomes based funding formula for workforce credentials.

College Objective:

  • Assist the VCCS in securing statewide funding for workforce training during 2016 campaign.
  • Crowther, staff members, board members, and business leaders have been engaged in following up with legislators to assure bills supporting new funding for workforce training stay alive in the General Assembly. Congratulations, Chancellor!

College Strategies to Achieve Objective:

  • Attract new leadership from Virginia business to support the cause.
  • Deliver clear, consistent messages to legislators concerning the payoff to Virginia economic development with workforce funding investments.
  • Talk to business leaders to build advocacy for state workforce training.

System: Secure funding for philanthropic and other investments for Year2 of the Rural Horseshoe Virginia Initiative (RHVI).

College Objective:

  • Assist the VCCS to secure legislative funding for the RHVI. 
  • Funding exists in the legislature still for RHVI. Congratulations, Chancellor!

College Strategies to Achieve Objective:

  • Deliver clear, consistent messages to legislators concerning the benefit of reaching training in disadvantaged areas of the Commonwealth.
  • Deliver good models of economic development and training situations in rural areas of the state.

System: Identify and implement efficiencies in college and system office operations. College Objective:

  • Review RCC systems and policies and determine ways to work more efficiently. Ongoing and Successful.
  • RCC is actively engaged in planning for implications on personnel and the budget due to the VCCS Shared Services Center initiative, which will centralize some operational functions.
  • RCC employees are serving on System wide workgroups to design the Shared Services Center model, the WES Workforce Information System, and the Student Success Initiative Program.
  • New leadership in Finance and Facilities and Advancement is reviewing processes and staffing under direction from the president and guidance from the Human Resources officer.

College Strategies to Achieve Objective:

  • Include governance committee charges to review and recommend more efficient operations.
  • Continue to support VCCS initiatives with RCC talent and participate in pilot programs.
  • Assist employees to become highly qualified and credentialed in their fields.
  • Provide training internally for primary users of systems that promote efficiencies.

2016-2017 NEW GOALS FROM THE CHANCELLOR

System: Increase the percentage of new high school graduates matriculating into VCCS colleges.

College Objective:

  • Increase by 1% the overall yield of new high school graduates matriculating to RCC in Fall 2017.

College Strategies to Achieve Objective:

  • Utilize the RCC website to engage students in RCC programs.
  • Increase visibility of financial aid and scholarships on social media and website.

System : Increase the number of prospective students completing the FAFSA forms for financial aid.

College Objective:

  • Increase the number of students completing the FAFSA forms at RCC by 2% in 2016-2017.

 

College Strategies to Achieve Objective:

  • Increase the numbers of financial aid workshops on and off campus.
  • Increase the visibility of financial aid information on the college website.

2016-2017 NEW GOALS FOR RCC LOCALLY

Affordability and Sustainability

College Objective:

  • Increase scholarships awarded by 5 percent; utilized by 10 percent over 2015-2016.
  • Increase Annual Fund giving by 10 percent over 2015-2016.
  • Increase new funds for scholarship endowment in RCC Educational Foundation by 2% over 2015.

College Strategies to Achieve Objective:

  • Adopt new scholarship management software, timelines for application and award, and discretionary award policies for off-cycle assistance.
  • Encourage college employees and current donors to re-engage in annual giving.
  • Target specific donors to give to augment RCC’s General Endowed Scholarship Fund.
  • Complete a Strategic Plan for the RCC Educational Foundation. 

Connection and Entry

College Objective:

  • Increase industry training by 5 percent in 2016-2017 over 2015-2016.
  • Implement the new Workforce training model for individuals, increasing individual credential/certification awards by 2 percent over 2015-2016.

College Strategies to Achieve Objective:

  • Re-assign Workforce Development personnel to better place skills.
  • Conduct sales training and “closing” skills training for WCD personnel.
  • Set realistic goals for training delivery based on assessments conducted with regional business advisory representatives.

2014-2015

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 2014-2015 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

  • Maintain FTE enrollment at 2013-2014 level, but continue pathway and recruitment work to increase enrollment.
  • Increase student participation in articulated programs by 4% over 2013-2014.
  • Increase enrollment from underserved populations by 2 percent over 2013-2014.
    • Respiratory Therapy, with JSRCC, and
    • health specialization in the AA&S degree.
  • Increase the number of career coaches serving area schools by 2 over 2013-2014.
  • Continue to improve RCC marketing and recruitment efforts and results:a.  implement new website,
    b.  improve scholarship process and timing to be a more effective marketing device
  • Add local offerings in New Kent, King George, and Kilmarnock:a. increase credit and noncredit offerings at Kilmarnock by 5% over 2013-2014.
    b. increase credit offerings at New Kent by 2%;
    c.  increase noncredit offerings in King George by 200%;
    d.  increase credit offerings in King George by 5%, including two day courses.

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 percentage of students who receive federal financial aid and scholarships by 5 percent over 2013-2014.
  • Implement textbook adoption standards that faculty exercise to reduce textbook costs for students, using guidelines in the VCCS study.

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 2013-2014.
  • Analyze results from plans to strengthen college readiness initiatives with K-12 partners, that were submitted to the Chancellor on November 1, 2013.  Implement strategies during 2014 to remedy weaknesses.
  • Further implement plans to expand and enhance services for veterans and active duty military personnel.  Submit a follow up report on efforts and results to the Chancellor by October 1, 2014.
  • Sustain current levels of professional development and mentoring programs for staff and faculty members, to include tuition reimbursement.
  • Develop a plan and structure for increasing apprenticeship and internship opportunities for students.
  • Continue to analyze student outcomes results from the VCCS Developmental Mathematics and English Redesign and make improvements by January 2015.
  • Continue to evaluate and report on student success across college populations and programs, folding this into student outcomes assessment improvement routines.

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 2013-2014.
  • 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.
  • Increase current giving levels for the RCC Educational Foundation:a.  reinvigorate the annual giving campaign to increase unrestricted revenue by 5%;b.  reduce expenses for Preakness Party fundraising event;c.  explore adding a smaller event to raise awareness and unrestricted funds;d.  develop an approach to organize and involve alumni during the 45th college anniversary year, to include a focused campaign to be realized in year 50 (2019);e.  develop a fast campaign to raise funds in the General Endowed Scholarship Fund.
      
  • Continue to work with all 12 counties in the service region to raise over $1.6 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.

  • Complete a successful Fifth Year Report and Substantive Change visit for SACS, COC.
  • Increase RCC workforce diversity by 2 percent over 2013-2014.
  • Develop a college plan to meet the performance funding component of the new VCCS Funding Model.
  • Develop a new RCC Strategic Plan by March 2015.
  • Develop the RCC workforce for succession planning of key personnel.


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.
    Summer FTE was up 5%, Fall down 5%, Spring down 3%, annualized FTE down .
  • Increase full-time student enrollment at RCC by at least 2 percent over 2012-2013.
    Decreased by 5%.
  • Increase enrollment from underserved populations by 2 percent over 2012-2013.
    Credit: Minority down 4%, 1st generation down 3%, Pell eligible about the same.
    Non-credit: goal achieved.
  • Increase the number of profiles created in the Virginia Education Wizard by 2
    percent.
    Down nearly 50% from last year’s similar timeframe.
  • Develop or expand academic programs that respond to emerging, critical workforce and STEM needs:a. expand Engineering enrollment by 15% over 2012-2013.
    Course enrollment up 97%.

    b. expand Administration of Justice enrollment by 10%.
    Program headcount up 5%; course enrollment down 25%.

    c. develop one additional health related curriculum.
    Added phlebotomy program at King George.
  • Enroll at least 50 percent of Middle College completers in RCC credit programs.
     Goal achieved.
  • Increase the number of career coaches serving area schools by 5.
     Goal not achieved.  Looking for funding.
  • Update RCC’s published and online marketing materials with a unified look and message:a. transition course schedule to online only.
    Schedule is fully online.  Mailed tabloid improved.b. convene marketing committee to determine implementation of materials and processes.
    Work is progressing well through vice president’s council and executive staff.  All materials are reflecting the new brand and look of “My RCC.”

          2011/2012/2013 combined three-year College/Foundation report published.

  • Add local offerings in New Kent, King George, and Kilmarnock:a. increase credit and noncredit offerings at Kilmarnock by 5% over 2012-2013.
    Determine by June.b. increase credit offerings at New Kent and King George by 2%.
    Increase is 43%.

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. 

Activities underway toward meeting this goal include:

RCC/EFI staff is presenting at all area high school Financial Aid workshops

RCC scholarship applications printed version is 5,000 copies, with increased  distribution to area high schools, libraries, public offices.

Online scholarship application revised for improved effectiveness and useful data  was made available prior to the semester break, and will remain up until the scholarship deadline of March 17, 2014.

News Release to area newspapers announcing online application available will be sent.

Recurrent email blasts sent to all RCC students with link to online scholarship application

Result:  data cleaning still in progress.

 

  • Study and implement textbook adoption standards that faculty exercise to reduce textbook costs for students using the VCCS study and other sources.     Numerous supplements, book substitutions, and OER projects are having an
    ameliorating effect on student costs.

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.

     As of 6-19-14, we have matched our previous goal but will not have a 2%  increase.

 

  • 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.Rappahannock Educational Consortium is providing excellent services to school  systems and strengthening bonds and awareness.  Aggressive College Readiness Plan was submitted to the Chancellor in November 2013, and a new Recruiter is  working with school systems to strengthen Pathways.
  • Develop a plan to expand and enhance services for veterans and active duty military personnel by October 1, 2013.A plan was submitted.  Personnel are attending Veterans’ service conferences and enhancing services at RCC.  A one-stop webpage for veterans was added in fall  2013.
  • Achieve “military friendly” status by May 2014.

Application was submitted in fall 2013 to achieve military friendly status.

  • Increase student On Ramp participation and placement by 4 percent.

Participation rate declined and placement rate declined slightly.

  • Expand the number of students served by job placement services by 10 percent over 2012-2013. Unit is on track to meet this goal.
  • Analyze student outcomes results from of the VCCS Developmental Mathematics and English Redesign and make improvements by January 2014.Student success rates have improved in developmental math and English, with the greatest initial success improvements coming in developmental math. Improvement actions included instructor professional development, better scheduling, and changes to instructors assigned.
  • Support weekly activities for FYE, freshman students.
    Ongoing.
  • Evaluate and report on student success across college populations and programs.

This has been accomplished as evidenced by the number of reports with disaggregations, which are available on the RCC website under Institutional Research.  Reports include those from Success Coaches, Student Support Services grant program, SAILS early alert, student outcomes assessments, and VCCS flag resolution reports.

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.
    Goal was met.  72 served in 2012-13 and 185 served in 2013-14.
  • 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.
    Ongoing.  RCC programmer devoting 50% time to WES project since summer 2013. January 2015 implementation.

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.

    The RCC Educational Foundation is currently conducting a vigorous Nominations Committee campaign to add new members of the board of directors. Simultaneously, an ad hoc committee to develop a revised the current strategic plan is being formed.
  • Maintain current giving levels for the RCC Educational Foundation.RCC/EFI is on target to meet this goal by means of scholarship contributions, new endowed funds, annual giving campaign response, and Preakness Party net  proceeds.  The annual giving campaign has already raised $83,000, more than double its baseline goal of $40,000.
  • 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.
    Data will not be available until July 2014.
  • Recruit successfully to replace retiring Dean of College Advancement.
     A new Dean of College Advancement/Executive Director for the RCC Educational Foundation has been hired and began work February 19, 2014.
  • Continue to work with all 12 counties in the service region to raise over $3 million for campus site work.
     Ongoing.  Three counties are doing something, and others are “warming” to the request, to consider contributing in some amount.

 

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.
    Accomplished.
  • Increase RCC workforce diversity by 2 percent over 2011-12.
    Not met entirely, but affected most by adjunct instructor lack of diversity.
  • Implement revised faculty evaluation system.
    Accomplished.  Excellent faculty activity.
  • Develop RCC workforce for succession planning for key personnel.
    Ongoing.  Several employees are being specially mentored, encouraged towards additional degree work, and given growth assignments, based on their potential and interest in progressing at RCC.

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.  Submitted.


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.