VCCS Achieve 2015 / TNCC 2015



Goals and Expected Outcomes for 2012 – 2013 in Response to Achieve 2015 and TNCC 2015

Goal 1: Access» Goal 2: Affordability» Goal 3: Student Success» Goal 4: Workforce» Goal 5: Resources» Goal 6: Management Goals for the Chancellor» Goal 7: Empower Innovation in Teaching and Learning» Goal 8: Improve Student Success» Goal 9: Demonstrate Excellence» Goal 10: Strengthen Leadership in Community Engagement» Goal 11: Increase College Resource Capacity»

Important Note:
For each outcome in this plan, one or more Cabinet-level units are designated as having leadership responsibility. It is recognized that achieving outcomes is often a collaborative process requiring the involvement of multiple college units.

  • AA Academic Affairs
  • FA Finance and Administration
  • HR Human Resources
  • HT Historic Triangle Campus
  • IA Institutional Advancement
  • IT Information Technology
  • P President
  • SA Student Affairs
  • WD Workforce Development

Increase the number of individuals who are educated and trained by Virginia’s Community Colleges, with emphasis on increasing the number from underserved populations.

  • 1.1 Annual Headcount (SA/AA)
    Headcount enrollment will increase 2% over 2011-12, from 16,404 to 16,732.
  • 1.2 Full-Time Equivalent Students (SA/AA)
    FTES will increase 2% over 2011-12, from 7,236 to 7381.
  • 1.3 Underserved Populations (SA)
    Underserved populations will increase 2% over 2011-2012, from . . . .
    (Final data for 2011-12 are not yet available.)
  • 1.4 Middle College (WD)
    The number of Middle College students will increase to 70 students; at least 35 (50%) will be placed in a postsecondary credit programs.
  • 1.5 Career Coaches (SA)
    The number of graduates from high schools served by career coaches who enroll at TNCC within one year of graduation will increase by by 2% over 2011-12, from 709 to 723.

Maintain tuition and fees at less than half the comparable cost of attending Virginia’s public four-year institutions, and increase the annual number of students who receive financial assistance and scholarships.

  • 2.1 Financial Aid Applicants (FA)
    The number of students who apply for financial aid will increase by 3% over 2011-2012, from . . . .
    (Final data for 2011-12 are not yet available.)
  • 2.2 Financial Aid Recipients (FA)
    The number of students receiving financial aid will increase by 2% over 2011-2012, from . . . .
    (Final data for 2011-12 are not yet available.)
  • 2.3 New Scholarships (IA)
    The Foundation will establish at least two new scholarships, including one to support workforce development or non-credit students.
  • 2.4 Scholarship Awards (IA)
    The Foundation will award more than 100 students scholarships and/or emergency assistance grants.

Increase the number of students graduating, transferring or completing a workforce credential, including increasing the success of students from underserved populations.

  • 3.1 Academic Awards (SA/AA)
    The number of academic awards will increase by 5%, from 1,810 to 1,900.
  • 3.2 Graduates (SA/AA)
    The number of graduates will increase by 5%, from 1,377 to 1,446.
  • 3.3 Transfers (SA/AA)
    Transfers will increase 3% over 2011-2012, from . . . . (Final data are not yet available.)
  • 3.4 Enhanced Services for Veterans and Active Duty Personnel (FA/WD/SA)
    TNCC will develop a plan for coordinating and expanding its academic, financial, and student services for veterans and active duty personnel; as a result, TNCC will maintain its national ranking as a top military friendly college.
  • 3.5 College Readiness (AA)
    TNCC will partner with at least one local school division to develop a plan for reducing the number of graduates who need developmental mathematics before enrolling in college-level courses.
  • 3.6 Developmental Math Redesign (AA)
    TNCC will identify and strengthen effective components of the developmental math redesign to improve student success rates from 62% to 64%.
  • 3.7 Developmental English Redesign (AA)
    TNCC will successfully implement the redesigned curriculum and course structure for developmental English in Spring 2013.
  • 3.8 Automated Early Alert System (SA/AA)
    In conjunction with the VCCS, TNCC will pilot an early alert system in Fall 2012.
  • 3.9 Apprentice-Related Instruction (WD)
    TNCC will increase enrollment in apprentice-related instruction by 3%, from 804 to 828.
  • 3.10 Career Readiness Certificates (WD)
    TNCC will increase Career Readiness Certificates awarded by 10%, from 433 to 476.
  • 3.11 Workforce Development Credentials (WD)
    TNCC will increase the number of completers with workforce credentials by 3%, from 979 to 1,008, to include career studies certificates, continuing education credentials, and industry certifications.

Increase the number of employer provided training and services with a particular focus on high-demand occupational fields.

  • 4.1 Employers Served (WD)
    The number of employers served through college credit and non-credit courses, customized training, and other outreach efforts will increase by 3%, from 1,122 to 1,155.
  • 4.2 Workforce Enterprise System (WD)
    In partnership with the VCCS, TNCC will successfully implement the workforce enterprise system as a web-based enrollment and payment portal for non-credit training.
  • 4.3 Trades (WD)
    TNCC will launch one new non-credit training program for the trades in partnership with business and regional providers.
  • 4.4 Allied Health (WD)
    TNCC will launch one new non-credit training program in allied health in partnership with business and regional providers.
  • 4.5 Transition Programs (WD)
    TNCC will initiate one new workforce transition program with partner organizations serving unemployed adults.
  • 4.6 Career Center (WD)
    TNCC will develop an Employment Coordination Plan for placing TNCC students in jobs or work experience in their field of study.

Raise significant dollars in grants and gifts to support the mission of the Virginia’s Community Colleges.

  • 5.1 Private Gifts and Grants (IA)
    The College will raise at least $2.0 million in private gifts and grants.
  • 5.2 Leverage Support from the Virginia Workforce System (WD/FA)
    TNCC will collaborate with the Virginia Workforce System to attract training grants from the Workforce Investment Act, Trades Adjustment Assistance, and Veterans Affairs sources for unemployed individuals to access training leading to employment.
  • 5.3 Grant Submissions (IA)
    The college will produce grant proposals consistent with identified college needs and the 2012-13 Development Plan, with a goal of acquiring $1.7 million in grants funds.

  • 6.1 Decision Support System (IT)
    In partnership with the VCCS, the IT division will successfully implement the Decision Support System.
  • 6.2 Emergency Preparedness (FA)
    The College will develop and implement a comprehensive quarterly training plan that will build upon the existing strengths of the Crisis Action Team and develop “cross training and leveling” capabilities.
  • 6.3 Project Management (IT)
    By March 1, 2013, the College will submit its report to the VCCS on its plans and the implementation status of technology project management standards and guidelines relative to Level 2.
  • 6.4 Revised Faculty Evaluation System (AA)
    TNCC will develop a new plan for evaluating full-time teaching faculty based on the final report of the VCCS Reengineering Task Force.
  • 6.5 Faculty Diversity (AA/HR)
    TNCC will increase the diversity of full-time teaching faculty by at least one percentage point over 2011-2012, from 21% to 22%.
  • 6.6 Internal Audit Plan (FA)
    The college will respond in a timely manner to any requests for information from the VCCS Internal Audit Department and the Auditor of Public Accounts.

Embrace technological competencies and innovation in teaching and learning to enhance student success and global awareness.

  • 7.1 Emerging Learning Technologies (IT/AA)
    • a. The IT department will increase wireless access capacity in 15 classrooms.
    • b. The IT department will increase the number of faculty assigned IPads by 20% from 60 to 72.
    • c. The Audio/Visual department will upgrade six classrooms with Smart technologies.
  • 7.2 Distance Learning (IT/AA)
    • a. The IT/Distance Learning department will re-establish the Distance Learning Advisory Committee for 2012- 2013.
    • b. The Distance Learning department will increase the average success rate in the top five distance learning programs with enrollments over 1,000 from 62% to 70%.
  • 7.3 Professional Development for Faculty (AA/IT)
    TNCC will develop guidelines for professional development objectives as a component of the redesigned Full-Time Teaching Faculty Development and Evaluation Process.
  • 7.4 Development of Academic Proposals for Major Gifts (AA/WD/IA)
    The College will identify at least five major projects to enhance academic and workforce development programs that can be promoted to potential donors for funding.
  • 7.5 Expanded Capabilities and Offerings in STEM (AA/WD)
    TNCC will work closely with business to develop at least two new credit and/or non-credit programs targeting the region’s high-demand STEM occupations.
  • 7.6 Health Professions (AA/HT/WD)
    TNCC will work closely with business to develop at least two new credit and/or non-credit programs targeting the region’s high-demand health occupations.

Create a student-centered environment that meets the social, academic, and community involvement needs of our diverse student population.

  • 8.1 Enrollment Management (SA)
    The College will implement a redesigned enrollment system that will significantly improve services to students and provide increased satisfaction for staff who carry it out.
  • 8.2 Early College (SA/AA)
    The College will complete the process for successful implementation of an Early College Model for the Newport News Public School System.
  • 8.3 Increased Communication with Students (P/SA)
    The president and associated Cabinet members will meet several times with students at both campuses for Q & A and an exchange of ideas about the student experience at the college.

Build a culture of shared responsibility and accountability for excellence and institutional success throughout the college.

  • 9.1 Institutional Effectiveness (AA/P)
    • a) The College will complete a full cycle of Institutional Effectiveness (identify, assess, and use outcomes for improvement) for college-level goals and for all major administrative, academic, student services, and community/public service units.
    • b) The College will implement a comprehensive plan for Institutional Effectiveness in relation to all educational programs.
  • 9.2 Diversity and Inclusion (HR/SA)
    The College will expand opportunities of diversity and inclusion to increase awareness of the diversity present throughout the campus community.

    • a) The newly formed Cultural Affairs Committee will implement two cultural affairs events during each semester.
    • b) The number of students participating in diversity related student organizations will increase by 10% over 2011-12, from 128 to 141.
    • c) A special diversity and inclusion training opportunity will be offered for students.
    • d) The number of faculty and staff participating in the Institute for Diversity and Inclusion will increase by 10% over 2011-2012, from 53 to 58.
    • e) To expand opportunities for awareness, a quote/message to promote diversity and inclusion will be featured every Monday on NelsonLink.
  • 9.3 Historic Triangle Campus (P/HT)
    • a) To increase the sense of engagement and inclusion for the Historic Triangle Campus, the president and associated members of the Cabinet will hold at least two regularly scheduled college meetings each semester at the HT Campus.
    • b) In addition, the president will hold at least one meeting each semester to interact directly with members of the HT Campus.
  • 9.4 External Recognition of Excellence (AA/FA/HR/IA/IT/P/SA/WD)
    The College will be successful in securing recognition of students, faculty, and staff for excellence by external groups, e.g., Phi Theta Kappa, Jack Kent Cooke, VCCS, SCHEV.

Improve TNCC’s visibility and its role in advancing the social and economic vitality of the region.

  • 10.1 Southeast Center for Higher Education (SA)
    The College will develop a plan for the Southeast Center for Higher Education to expand course enrollments, enhance community interactions, and develop a stronger relationship with An Achievable Dream High School.
  • 10.2 Website (IA)
    The College will restructure the website and social media communications to provide accurate and timely information on the College’s academic and workforce development programs and services in such a way as to be and be more user friendly for students, faculty, staff and the public.
  • 10.3 Marketing (IA)
    To better position the College competitively in the Hampton Roads media market, the College will engage an advertising agency for such things as leading a branding campaign to identify key marketing messages, producing high quality radio and television commercials and other marketing media, and securing high volume placement for College advertising.
  • 10.4 Presidential Inauguration (P/IA)
    The presidential inauguration will be an occasion for celebrating and communicating the role of the College in the larger community.
  • 10.5 Presentations to Community and Civic Groups (P/IA)
    The president will make a presentation about the College to community and civic groups for an average of at least one such presentation per month.
  • 10.6 Leadership Institutes (AA/FA/HR/IA/IT/P/SA/WD)
    TNCC faculty, staff, and administrators will participate in leadership institutes, such as those sponsored by the Peninsula Chamber of Commerce and CIVIC.

Broaden and increase financial resources to support institutional growth and innovation to fulfill the mission and vision of the college.

  • 11.1 Development Function (IA)
    • a) The Foundation will reactivate the Development Committee to provide guidance in raising funds and friends.
    • b) The College will employ a full-time Director of Development and a Coordinator for the Annual Fund and Alumni Giving to support development efforts.
    • c) The College will employ a full-time Grant Writer and Administrator to advance its grant development efforts.
    • d) The Foundation will add 5 new directors and retain current directors or fill any announced vacancies to reach its full capacity of 25 directors.
    • e) The College will draft and implement a Development Plan identifying four to five primary fund raising projects for 2012-13 to guide its development efforts.
  • 11.2 Capital Outlay (FA)
    The College will work with the VCCS and an external consultant to determine whether to pursue renovation or new construction for the current Diggs, Harrison, and Moore Halls.
  • 11.3 Full-Time Faculty (AA/FA)
    TNCC will increase the number and percentage of full-time faculty in accordance with projected student demand, workforce needs, and curricular plans.