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Engagement Matters - Pathways to Completion

FY2017-FY2020
April 21, 2016

Institutional Goal
Increase completion by transforming the culture of the institution to ensure equity and that the college remains student-ready and committed to academic excellence. 

GOAL: ENGAGEMENT & ENTRY
Increase connection and enrollment of all students through a college-wide emphasis on equity, student success, and academic excellence.

Objectives:

Engage all students from entry to the first day in class.­
  • Implement mandatory new student orientation.
  • All award-seeking students will complete an academic plan prior to registration.
  • Implement areas of academic focus.
Improve recruitment and entry experience for students to increase enrollment.
  • Re-engineer application and registration processes.
  • Overhaul and re-launch college website.
  • Identify and implement a plan that results in an increase in the number of nontraditional age students who apply and enroll.
Engage internal and community stakeholders to increase college readiness.
  • Expand and enhance dual enrollment offerings with Anne Arundel County Public Schools.
  • Scale Accuplacer preparation programs to reduce number of developmental courses needed by incoming students.
  • Secure external resources that support student success initiatives.

GOAL: PROGRESS
Increase progress of all students through a college-wide emphasis on equity, student success, and academic excellence.

Objectives:

Increase student engagement with faculty, staff, and resources by leveraging technology.
  • Implement and use student planning module to increase (1) use of academic plans and (2) student engagement with faculty, staff, and resources and (3) career exploration opportunities.
  • Redesign the faculty referral and early alert system.
Focus on teaching excellence to implement college-wide professional development opportunities.
  • Eradicate achievement gaps at the course level.
  • Increase gatekeeper course success rates.
Scale up and develop programs college-wide to increase progress toward completion.
  • Implement developmental education pathways.
  • Scale Student Achievement and Success Program (SASP).

GOAL: COMPLETION
Increase completion of all students through a college-wide emphasis on equity, student success, and academic excellence.

Objectives:

Use data regarding entry, progress and completion to scale programs that advance students toward completion, transfer, licensure, certification and/or job placement.
  • Develop, implement, and scale college-wide programs to track post-completion placement.
Build internal bridges to fulfill and operationalize a continuum of learning.
  • Develop credit on-ramps for students exiting noncredit programs.
Build a community of inclusive excellence that promotes success for all students.
  • Establish a college-wide framework that intentionally addresses issues of diversity, equity and inclusion.