Institutional Strategies

Instruction

  • Scale up promising practices in student engagement for increased student persistence (first year experience course, fast-track developmental education, paired developmental and gateway courses, studio learning environments).
  • Integrate reading and critical thinking (QEP) into core curriculum and general education course and program outcomes.
  • Redesign core curriculum and general education assessment practices to meet statewide changes.
  • Update student learning outcomes and assessment practices at the course and program level.
  • Pilot one promising practice in instructional program areas and assess the effectiveness annually.
  • Align high school and college curriculum to increase college readiness and reduce remediation.
  • Develop an active Pre-K through Grade 16 Council to address college access, readiness, and persistence issues.

Student Affairs

  • Expand student orientation and advising to include faculty participation for returning students to increase student engagement and persistence to gainful employment or university transfer.
  • Enhance self-service opportunities for students to access information through mobile technology and the Web.
  • Expand financial literacy program.
  • Evaluate allocation and effectiveness measures that model Student Affairs services at a cost per FTE or staff/student ratio.
  • Cooperatively develop with Instruction a 5-year enrollment projection model that produces a rolling 3-year semester schedule.
  • Pilot and assess four promising practices in Student Affairs effectiveness before 2016.

Technology, Research, and Planning

  • Implement best practices in security and risk management for data, software, and hardware.
  • Transition to a virtual desktop hardware and software strategy by 2015.
  • Support a forecast of the technology needs of Student Affairs, Finance/Administration, Huntsville Center,
  • Institutional Advancement, and Instruction.
  • Configure technology to support mobile and social networking enhancements to Instruction, Student Affairs, Administration, and community.
  • Expand the use of data and develop an instructional culture of data-informed decisions modeled after the
  • Voluntary Framework of Accountability for student progress and outcome measures; workforce, economic and community development; and student learning outcomes.

Finance and Administration

  • Promote fiscal soundness through implementation of a strategic resource allocation budgeting model.
  • Make bookstore and Rebel Roost into sustainable profit centers.
  • Provide safe, sustainable working and learning environment through passing 12 of 12 external inspections.
  • Improve operational sustainability through reduced electrical, gas, and water consumption.
  • Create more meaningful campus evaluation procedures for faculty, staff, and administration.
  • Support and recognize employee professional enrichment and educational completion goals.

Institutional Advancement

  • Improve the function, design and responsiveness of the college’s website to better support student communication and success.
  • Develop a rich season of diverse performances for the students and community at the Performing Arts Center to increase student and community engagement.
  • Reorganize and improve corporate training and services at Lee College to better serve business and industry while providing more opportunities for students.
  • Increase external funding for the college, and improve oversight of that funding.

Huntsville Center

  • Develop post-custodial planned career paths for Huntsville Center students to transition into employment opportunities.
  • Promote the benefits of education credits through expanded Applied Sciences awards (degrees and certificates).
  • Enhance community relationships through increased participation in partnerships like the Good Shepherd Mission.