North Central Texas College
institutional frameworks are broad, measurable priorities which enable the
college to fulfill its mission and vision, reflect its values, and take into
consideration the opportunities and challenges which confront it. NCTC fulfills its mission through the
college’s instructional programs, lifelong learning, and student services.The five major frameworks and identified
goals provide guidance for all planning and budgeting processes of the
Goals have been carefully established for each of the major
frameworks to assist the college in achieving its vision of becoming a recognized leader in higher education and a catalyst for economic,
cultural, and community development. Under each goal, example initiatives have
been included that will help guide the development of our annual
objectives. As part of the
college’s strategic planning and institutional effectiveness process, each
department will set objectives on an annual basis to assist the college in
reaching these goals. In addition,
Framework Champions have been identified for each of the major frameworks to
ensure system-wide progress.
Institutional Effectiveness/Strategic Planning Action Plan &
To complete Column 2 on the IE/SP form (Link to the
Strategic Plan), please review the following major
frameworks from the 2010-2015 Strategic Plan and include the goal number that
corresponds with your objective.
1 Objective: Improve student knowledge of the formal elements, their
definitions, and applications.
In column 2 list Goal 2.1. As a link to the strategic plan
framework # 2 Student Readiness, Learning, and Success, Goal 2.1 - Facilitate the achievement of teaching excellence and
in-depth learning through innovative faculty and student programs and
Column 1 Objective: To employ a new maintenance staff
Column 2 list Goal 5.3. As a link to the strategic plan framework # 5 Resource
Development, Goal 5.3 –
Create a comprehensive master staffing plan that aligns with and supports the
educational needs of the service area.
Framework 1 || Framework 2 || Framework 3 || Framework 4 || Framework 5
#1: College Awareness and Access
College awareness and access framework will establish initiatives
to promote community college course accessibility, affordability, and academic
preparation for college. Increase course offerings via dual credit, online,
hybrid, and in the traditional delivery model in order to promote accessibility
and to meet the academic needs of the individual learner. Develop college funding revenue
strategies to ensure that tuition remains affordable.
- Goal 1.1:
- Establish and implement an integrated marketing
communication plan for all campuses that articulates the mission and purpose of
NCTC to the public- to promote
awareness, visibility, understanding, appreciation, and accessibility to all
- Develop and implement a centralized
data-driven, market based plan that integrates with all areas of the college.
- Expand target marketing by promoting
specific programs and services.
- Expand presences on social networking
systems such as Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace to communicate with prospective
- Redesign the college’s website to support
the marketing communication plan.
- Goal 1.2:
access to the college by expanding course offerings and delivery methods, and
maintaining affordability of classes.
- Increase on-line course offerings.
- Expand dual credit offerings including online courses.
- Offer new academic and technical courses.
- Explore ways to reduce the cost of textbooks.
- Utilize latest technology to expand
accessibility of courses
- Framework Champions: Rodger Boyce
#2: Student Readiness,
Learning, and Success
students to achieve their full potential requires an institution to clearly
define paths towards a variety of educational goals. With increasing
system-wide student enrollment, it follows there is a greater need for specialized
student services, faculty, and retention strategies to support student success.
- Goal 2.1:
the achievement of teaching excellence and in-depth learning through innovative
faculty and student programs and activities.
- Establish an honors
- Ensure equality
of services for all students.
appropriate learning environment.
- Establish student
- Expand student engagement.
- Implement the
quality enhancement plan (QEP).
- Provide faculty
and staff with professional development – Latest Trends in Education.
- Effectively serve
demographic segments of our communities beyond traditional college-aged
- Goal 2.2:
- Implement a holistic model of student advising.
- Adopt the
intrusive advising model.
- Track and improve
retention and completer rates.
- Track and improve
retention in online classes.
- Expand active and
collaborative learning, service learning, and learning communities.
- Monitor transfer
and graduation readiness.
- Expand career
- Goal 2.3:
student success in college prep and gatekeeper courses.
- Monitor student assessment
- Expand MathQuest.
- Provide fast track
- Create vertical
alignment between college prep and credit courses.
- Expand early
- Create module or open
- Provide study skills
- Expand Learning
- Goal 2.4:
partnerships with area high schools to align courses and curriculum to prepare
students to be successful at all levels.
- Monitor and
ensure dual credit readiness.
- Establish early
college high school.
- Create vertical
- Focused efforts
on improving dual credit services.
professional development opportunities for area teachers.
partnerships with high schools in response to community demand for vocational
- Framework Champions: Dr. Lee Ann Nutt & Dr. Larry Gilbert
#3: Economic, Workforce, and Program Development
in a fast-changing global society and meet the workforce demands in North
Texas, it will be important for NCTC personnel to analyze employment trends,
design programs to meet identified needs, and collaborate with public and
private entities to ensure a long-range economic impact.
- Goal 3.1:
- Develop new and enhanced mission-driven credit and/or
non-credit training programs and offerings.
- Work with area high schools to add
demand occupation vocational dual credit programs.
- Explore early college high school
program and vertical alignment of curriculum to ensure college readiness.
- Seek THECB approval and start an alternative energy
- Goal 3.2:
- Prepare students for success in a global economy.
- Include “sustainability and
globalization” as part of the core curriculum.
- Incorporate “service learning”
concepts into curricula.
- Institute a career and job placement
- Develop regional ESL/Language
- Framework Champions: Djuna Forrester & Doug
effectiveness framework focuses on increasing the overall effectiveness of the
college. It will accomplish this
by improving technology infrastructure, providing better access to technology,
encouraging the use of technology, providing access to needed information, and
utilizing assessments and accountability systems to ensure continuous
improvement throughout the institution.
- Goal 4.1:
- Create a more technologically advanced institution.
- Encourage innovation and utilization
of technology through training and development of faculty and staff· Improve technology infrastructure.
- Expand the college’s bandwidth.
- Require ANGEL training for all faculty teaching dual
- Increase on-line courses.
- Provide a 24/7 accessible computer
laboratory on each campus.
- Provide wireless access to students.
- Goal 4.2:
- Facilitate employee empowerment and professional growth.
- Improve formal and informal communication with
- Promote employee professional development.
- Support a culture of collegiality and collaboration.
- Enhance college awards and recognition programs.
- Goal 4.3:
- Ensure access to information necessary
to improve college services and program effectiveness.
- Evaluate college-wide information needs and develop a
plan to ensure information is available when and where needed through a system
of web-based reports and query capability.
- Develop standards and procedures for
data collection and analysis, resulting in data-driven decisions.
- Expand comparative benchmark studies
with peer institutions to improve institutional effectiveness.
- Expand data-informed student learning outcomes
- Goal 4.4:
systematic assessments and accountability systems to ensure continuous quality
improvement throughout the college.
- Follow systematic approach to Institutional
Effectiveness and Strategic Planning.
- Institute a structure and
comprehensive evaluation process of all programs, services, and general
- Strengthen faculty and course
- Enhance departmental and college-wide
- Fulfill SACS re-affirmation requirements by 2011.
- Framework Champions: Dr.
Steve Broyles & Dr. Janie Neighbors
#5: Resource Development
Resources are essential to the effectiveness of the college’s
operation. NCTC must address the
challenges created by increasing enrollment and expanded needs for programs and
costs and declining revenue streams will continue to challenge NCTC to identify
alternative funding mechanisms. This
framework seeks to establish an inclusive process to ensure that the college’s
strategic plan guides the allocation of the college’s resources. Long range facilities needs, funding
plans, and cost effectiveness strategies should also be included in this
- Goal 5.1:
- Enhance financial strength through ensuring fiscal
stewardship of the institution.
- Expand and support fundraising and
- Conduct cost analysis for programs
- Promote cost effectiveness including
“green” systems such as energy-efficient lighting, recycling program, alternative
energy sources, etc.
- Goal 5.2:
- Update College’s facilities master
plan that aligns with and supports the educational needs of the service area.
- Establish a long-range capital
construction schedule and funding plan.
- Ensure alignment of budget priorities
and strategic plan.
- Expand existing locations to serve
our growing communities.
- Explore opportunities to add new
college locations in our service area.
- Goal 5.3:
- Create a comprehensive master staffing plan that aligns with
and supports the educational needs of the service area.
- Identify staffing needs and implement
a plan to provide adequate faculty/staff to meet student needs.
- Framework Champions: Dr. Eddie Hadlock & Debbie Sharp