Achieve 2015

Achieve 2015

Chancellor’s Goals Supporting Achieve 2015
July 2014 through June 2015
Approved by the State Board on May 22, 2014

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.

  1. Increase Enrollment from Underserved Populations
    Increase enrollment from underserved populations by 3% over 2014-15.
  2. Educational Programs
    Annually develop 10 new academic programs (degree, certificate, or career studies certificate) that respond to emerging, critical workforce needs, particularly in STEM-related areas (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).
  3. Virginia Education Wizard
    Increase the total number of profiles created in the Virginia Education Wizard by 70,000, to include 45,000 profiles created by Virginia students in grades 7 through 12 and 12,000 profiles by Virginia community college students. Increase the total number of Career and Course Planners in the Wizard by 3,000. Increase the total number of Wizard Mobile users by 3,000.
  4. Establish and Implement Core Elements across all VCCS Coaching Services
    Coaching participants will receive services in each of the four key coaching elements of college and career transition: career assessment, career planning, financial aid, and college or career entry, and all colleges will see a 10% increase in the percentages of participants in each program with who have completed all four services.
  5. Expand Shared Distance Learning Model
    Expand participation in shared distance learning model to all remaining colleges. Explore the feasibility of adding more course-originating colleges to the model.

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.

  1. Increase Financial Aid Recipients
    Increase the number of students receiving financial aid by 5% over 2013-14 with special focus on middle class students.
  2. Implement Rural Virginia Horseshoe Initiative at Pilot Colleges and Establish Four-Year Success Benchmarks
    Working with the pilot colleges, develop and operationalize processes for the GED incentive and full-time high school coaching program and track success toward enrolling 50 GED completers at each college and achieving agreed upon coaching progress measures and outcomes, using year one data to set a baseline and subsequently to project years two through four annual goals for measures and outcomes.
  3. Reduce Textbooks Cost
    Reduce the cost of required textbooks and related course materials in 10% of all course sections offered in 2014-15. Colleges will provide a list of the course sections in which the cost of textbooks and related course materials were reduced, the method of reducing the cost, and the estimated cost savings for enrolled student in each course by May 15, 2015.

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

  1. Enhance Veterans Services
    Continue to monitor progress on plans submitted to Chancellor on veteran friendly services. Monitoring reports will be submitted to the Chancellor by October 1, 2014.
  2. Implement Student Services Initiatives
    Continue implementation of the automated early alert system (SAILS) to strengthen persistence.
  3. Explore Emerging Learning Technologies
    Develop new and evolving learning technologies and promote those that offer the greatest promise for effective teaching and learning and improved student success.
  4. Improve College and Career Transition for Students in Training and Coaching Programs
    Meet individual college targets established for retention, credentials, and/or transition to employment for participants in Perkins, On Ramp, Middle College, Great Expectations, and high school, college success, and adult coaching by developing standardized processes at the state and college levels for data collection, reporting, tracking, and validation of credential and employment outcomes of students in these programs.
  5. Student Success Reporting
    Provide comprehensive reporting on a variety of student success measures aligned with Achieve 2015-Take Two and the Reengineering Task Force recommendations.
  6. Update the VDOE/VCCS Dual Enrollment Plan
    Work with ASAC, Dual Enrollment Coordinators and VDOE to review and revise current dual enrollment plan.
  7. Increase Professional Development Opportunities to Enhance Faculty and Student Success
    Increase regional faculty development opportunities by 5%, reconstitute 10% of inactive Peer Groups, and increase visibility of adjunct faculty development opportunities in all OPD-sponsored events in direct support of faculty professional development and evaluation goals and objectives.

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

  1. Serve Employers Through College Courses, Programs, And Outreach
    Increase the number of employers served through college credit and noncredit courses, customized training, layoff aversion, and other outreach efforts and report annually all their employer activities.
  2. Implement Workforce Enterprise System
    Monitor and report on the multi-year implementation of a workforce enterprise system.
  3. Increase the Number of Students Completing and Businesses Recognizing Career Readiness Certificates
    Meet individual college targets established for number of individuals receiving and businesses recognizing the CRC.

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

  1. Leverage Support From The Virginia Workforce System
    Leverage funding and in-kind contributions from workforce partners and workforce funding streams.
  2. Leverage VCCS Purchasing Volume
    Implement structure needed to support Level II delegated authority for procurement for the system. Obtain authority by June 30, 2015.
  3. Explore Planned Giving Opportunities
    Work with VCCS Institutional Advancement staff to develop or expand planned giving programs at colleges.
  4. Increase Online Donations
    Increase the number of online donations to the VFCCE by 20% over 2013-14.
  5. Research VCCS Alumni Services
    Explore opportunities to work with a consultant to conduct research for the development of alumni services for the VCCS.
  6. Increase Revenues Generated By Workforce Development Services
    Meet individual college targets established for revenues generated in excess of covering the direct costs in delivering workforce development services.
  7. Develop Fundraising Goals
    Establish annual fundraising goal for VFCCE by September 30, 2014. Begin evaluation of long-term planning process to assist in the development of fundraising goals to support the VCCS.

In order to accomplish the goals set forth in Achieve 2015- Take Two and these Chancellor’s Goals, various management goals are necessary.

  1. Develop Strategic Plan for 2021
    Develop and have approved the VCCS 2021 Strategic Plan.
  2. Meet Management Standards
    Meet specified academic, administrative, and financial Performance Standards required to receive incentives provided for in the Higher Education Restructuring Act.
  3. Performance Funding Initiation
    Initiate performance funding model. All presidents will develop plans to strengthen student success during presidential evaluations in July. Plans will be submitted to the Chancellor by September 1, 2014. Outcomes of first year efforts will be submitted by June 30, 2015.
  4. Develop Measures for Strategic Performance Model
    Develop comprehensive measures and metrics for distributing funding according to performance standards.
  5. Improve Efficiencies In Administrative Services
    Initiate plan to implement best opportunities to improve efficiencies in administrative services across the system based on the Benchmarking Study / Opportunity Assessment Project.
  6. Develop VCCS Leadership
    Develop structure to encourage internal mobility as well as external advancement.
  7. Consolidate Equipment Purchasing
    Complete research and develop a program to consolidate computer equipment so that all colleges can participate during the remainder of the fiscal year.
  8. Move Data Center
    Complete the move of the VCCS enterprise data into a co-location facility, and work with the colleges to identify potential resource-saving measures related to the data center.
  9. Migrate to Cloud Email
    Develop plans to migrate all VCCS email to cloud-based solutions within the next two years.
  10. Complete Internal Audit Plan
    Complete the FY 2015 Internal Audit Plan.
  11. Complete High Risk Program Inventory
    Develop and collect inventory of best practices for high risk instructional programs. Implement policies and reporting structures. Include training in all peer group meetings.
  12. Implement Diversity Plans
    Implement appropriate recommendations from the diversity taskforce.
  13. Develop Statewide Marketing Campaign
    Develop a marketing campaign promoting community college education statewide.

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