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.
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.
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.
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.