Objectives

To achieve the broad objectives of the FLCC Forward strategic plan, we have established individual goals and metrics to hold ourselves accountable. Process metrics are the steps we need to take to get on the right course and impact metrics tell us if we are making progress along that course.

Goals

  1. Enhance a shared culture of student learning, self-advocacy, and fulfillment of students’ individual goals
  2. Full implementation of new advising model
  3. Full implementation of first-year experience requirement in all programs
  4. Increase student success in areas of perseverance and self-advocacy
  5. Support ongoing development of high impact practices for improving retention and persistence in curricular and co-curricular teaching

Metrics

Process Metrics

By end-of-plan, have full integration of Degree Works to support student planning and retention; progress reported each year

By end of plan, full integration of Academic Success Network into organizational practices; progress reported annually

By end of plan, all programs will have created and assessed the first year experience; progress reported annually

Fully articulate new and existing processes for supporting high risk students (e.g. students on academic probation, students on financial probation, undecided students); progress reported annually

Impact Metrics

Show upwards trend for retention of all students

Show upwards trend in completion of individual educational goals (persistence)

Show upwards trend in course completion

Goals

  1. Develop and implement comprehensive programming, instructional innovations, delivery modality (e.g. online, synchronous learning), scheduling, advising and enrollment processes that best support adult students in FLCC’s service area
  2. Develop and implement comprehensive programming, instructional innovations, scheduling, advising, ongoing support and enrollment processes that best serve students from underrepresented groups
  3. Develop comprehensive plan for recruitment of faculty and staff to enhance diversity

Metrics

Process Metrics

Meet the enrollment targets for students from underrepresented groups, set by Strategic Enrollment Planning

Meet the enrollment targets for students aged 24 and older set by Strategic Enrollment Planning

Impact Metrics

Show an upwards trend of enrolled students age 24 and older

Show an upwards trend in the percentage of enrolled students from underrepresented groups

Increase the percentage of faculty/staff from underrepresented groups over 2018 numbers

Goals

  1. Work with area industry and trade groups to develop curricula that meets middle-skills and trade needs with a variety of credit or non-credit credentials that may include badges, certificates, certifications and Associates of Occupational Science degrees, may be offered in more than one modality (e.g. concurrent enrollment, online, synchronous learning) and may incorporate critical thinking and communication skills
  2. Develop program opportunities in high demand sectors (e.g. healthcare, tourism, advanced manufacturing) that have non-credit to credit connections

Metrics

Process Metrics

By fall 2019, develop process for vetting, developing and implementing short-term, non-credit programs in response to area industry identified needs

By fall 2019, identify and develop non-credit to credit pathways within existing curriculum

By 2020, implement plan for program development to meet middle skills needs; progress reported annually

Impact Metrics

Show upwards trend in non-credit to credit pathways

Show upwards trends in non-credit programs identified by local industry as being a high need

Show evidence of new program development for middle skills needs; progress reported annually

Goals

  1. Increase both internal and external opportunities for applied learning in programs
  2. Launch a centralized system for tracking and developing applied learning (e.g. capstone projects, student internships, co-ops and service learning)
  3. Develop a comprehensive plan for managing interactions with K-12 districts (e.g. Early College Awareness, Regional Education Continuum)
  4. Implement a college and community-wide awareness campaign to leverage college and external community interactions
  5. Enhance use of advisory boards for credit and non-credit programs and units (e.g. A.A.S. business, honors program, certified nursing assistant program)

Metrics

Process Metrics

By fall 2019, and each subsequent year of the plan, advisory board meetings for each program or unit will demonstrate use of best practices

By fall 2019, create centralized tracking for all K-12 interactions; each subsequent year complete an assessment of K-12 programming based on best practices

All academic programs will implement and assess capstone outcomes; progress reported annually

Impact Metrics

Each year of the plan, increase the number of students who participate in applied learning (e.g. capstone projects, internships, co-ops and service learning)

Each year show year-over-year increase in number of alumni who engage with FLCC

Goals

  1. Incorporate organizational sustainability considerations into routine processes
  2. Adopt and implement an interconnected planning model that fosters systems thinking and idea sharing and allows for a more adaptable work culture
  3. Develop and improve the skills of all supervisors to promote and manage change, especially given the need for continuous improvements in administrative and academic functions
  4. Fully integrate the Learning Framework into academic processes
  5. Full implementation of new advising model

Metrics

Process Metrics

Complete interconnected planning model and begin initial cycle; progress reported annually with each unit completing three cycles during plan time period

By 2022, all academic and student affairs programs and General Education courses will be aligned to Learning Framework and complete one cycle of assessment

All supervisors will participate in leadership development; progress reported annually

By end of plan, full integration of Academic Success Network into organizational practices

Impact Metrics

Divisions will report year-over-year gains on questions related to planning at institution and division level in the Great Colleges survey or other comparable instrument

Goals

  1. Establish plans for long-term reductions in energy and resource use
  2. Implement plans for reductions in energy and resource use appropriate to curricular and co-curricular teaching

Metrics

Process Metrics

By fall 2019, make environmental sustainability a guiding principle in college planning by incorporating environmental statement into budget requests, position requests, etc.

By fall 2019, complete plan for energy and resources reduction

Incorporate NYSERDA standards in facilities and planning and complete one cycle of assessment based on these standards

Impact Metrics

Each year of the plan, achieve year-over-year reductions in energy use and waste within same square footage footprint based on the 2019 plan

Show reduction in energy footprint in curricular and co-curricular teaching; progress tracked annually