Action Steps Streamlined

Strategic Direction 1: Improve Student Success and Academic Achievement

Goal 1.1: Support Student Success in Developmental Education    

Work Group Leader:  Dr. Brenda Kelly

1.1.1 Redesign, enhance, and improve developmental education curriculum

1.1.2 Mandate Developmental Track Sequence

1.1.3 Provide additional technology and information support in classrooms

Goal 1.2: Improve the Quality of Student Learning Outcomes at the Course, Program, and Institutional Levels   

Work Group Leader:  Mrs. Karisse Whyte

1.2.1 Continue to enhance and fully support student learning outcome assessment

1.2.2 Use outcome assessment data to modify curriculum and improve teaching and learning

1.2.3 Map career course learning outcomes to program learning outcomes

1.2.4 Promote best practices in assessment

1.2.5 Enhance and fully support faculty and staff development programs

Goal 1.3: Enhance the Institution-wide Commitment to Student Success         

Work Group Leader:  Mr. Shawn Derritt

1.3.1 Implement intrusive student advising

1.3.2 Provide more robust student orientation

1.3.3 Improve Student Early Alert System

1.3.4 Implement continuous degree audit and planning

1.3.5 Leverage technology to expand student services

1.3.6 Continue to enhance and fully support faculty and staff development in student advising

1.3.7 Track and evaluate the impact of changes designed to improve student services

1.3.8 Create a seamless experience for students from point of entry through goal achievement

1.3.9 Allocate financial and human resources to improve the process



Strategic Direction 2: Improve Responsiveness to Evolving Workforce and Community Needs

Goal 2.1: Enhance employability of and employment opportunities for our varied constituents

Work Group Leaders:  Larry Hill, Richard Piper

2.1.1 Develop and fully support an integrated/comprehensive workforce and career system

2.1.2 Integrate credit and non-credit workforce development strategies

2.1.3 Increase college and business/industry partnerships

2.1.4 Explore green job training opportunities

Strategic Direction 3: Enhance Organizational Effectiveness and Culture

Goal 3.1: Support an Organizational Culture Focused on Excellence   

Work Group Leader:  Mrs. Barbara Clark Evans

3.1.1 Enhance internal communication  

3.1.2 Promote a Climate of Trust

3.1.3 Promote Cross-Functional Teams for College-wide Committees

3.1.4 Solicit input from and provide feedback to constituents regarding committee activities

Goal 3.2: Enhance Organizational Effectiveness  

Work Group Leader:  Ms. Susan Stuart

3.2.1 Leverage Technology to improve resource utilization & to expand service delivery

3.2.2 Update technology and facility plans linked to budget, sustainability, and initiatives that emerge

3.2.3 Explore requirements to achieve silver or gold LEED building certification

3.2.4 Promote environmentally sustainable practices in all areas of campus operation

3.2.5 Develop a structure for submission, discussion, review, and evaluation of innovations

Goal 3.3: Change/Shape Institutional Image and Awareness   

Work Group Leader:  Mr. Jim Beechwood

3.3.1 Develop and implement a marketing plan

3.3.2 Develop a positive college image and awareness of achievements among target markets

3.3.3 Leverage and monitor social media sites to enhance college’s public image

3.3.4 Advocate for the institution’s dual identity as a liberal arts/transfer and technical education college

3.3.5 Develop an external communication plan

Core Team

Dr. Doris Givens, President
Dr. Denise McDowell, Co-Chair
Dr. Sangki Min, Co-Chair
Dr. Susan J. Lindahl, Interim Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Karalin Alsdurf, Staff Senate Representative
Ms. Jessie Johnson, Faculty Senate Representative

Strategic Plan Development Team

Dr. Doris Givens, President
Dr. Denise McDowell, Co-Chair
Dr. Sangki Min, Co-Chair
​Dr. Michael Vitale, Vice President
Dr. Susan J. Lindahl, Interim Chief Financial Officer
Dr. Baz Abouelenein, Dean
Mr. Shawn Derritt, Staff
Mr. Darren Elliott, Faculty

Ms. Jessie Johnson, Faculty
Ms. Anita Krondak, Staff
Ms. Karalin McKain, Staff Senate
Ms. Faith Moody, Staff Senate
​Mr. Cliff Smith, Dean
Dr. Curtis V. Smith, College Senate
Mrs. Karisse Whyte, Faculty Senate
Student Senate Representative

Strategic Plan Work Group Updates - Spring 2015

Strategic Direction 1: Improve Student Success and Academic Achievement 

Student Needs Assessment
Strategic Direction 1 Goal 1.1: Support Student Success in Developmental Education 

Computer Workshops 
Basic Computer Skills, Navigating the KCKCC Website 
Offered at the Main Campus and Leavenworth Center 

Challenges 
Increase time needed to advertise Workshops. 
Increase need to get the logistics for Workshops resolved in a more timely manner. 
Locating more affordable instructors who are available during the work day and week. 
Identify a cost effective way to underwrite instructional cost for Workshops. 

Next Steps 
Offer Workshops on: 
Tuesday Feb 24, 2015, from 6 pm to 8 pm 
Location to be announced 


Assessment Training
Strategic Direction 1 Goal 1.2: Improve the Quality of Student Learning Outcomes at the Course, Program, and Institutional Levels 

A total of 10 faculty members were in attendance 
6 out of the 10 attendees were full-time faculty; 4 out of the 10 attendees were adjunct faculty 
3 out of the 10 were program coordinators 
4 out of the 10 have participated in professional development assessment conferences that have been funded by KCKCC 

Challenges 
KPI review and modification – recurring concern that our KPIs don’t actually match the goals and work of the Work Group. 

While the change from assessing competencies to assessing KBOR outcomes will modify the assessment and reporting practices of less than 50% of faculty. This adjustment will require several semesters for full implementation. 

Next steps 
All faculty will continue to be invited to 4th Wednesday Student Learning Outcomes Assessment (SLOA) Work Group meetings for working sessions on a variety of assessment topics 

Conversation & Feedback sessions on updating course syllabus outcomes will be repeated at Division and/or Departmental meetings 


Mandatory Advising
Strategic Direction 1 Goal 1.3: Enhance the Institution-wide Commitment to Student Success 

The mandatory advising process rolled out during the Spring 2015 enrollment period that began November 1 

3,183 students were under 30 credit hours and were degree seeking during the fall 2014 semester, of these students 2,121 students enrolled for the spring 2015 semester. This shows a 66% retention rate from Fall 2014 to Spring 2015 among this population. When compared to a 55% retention rate from Fall 2013 to Spring 2014, this is an 11% increase. 

Challenge
Some students with transfer credit that had not yet been posted were caught in the less than 30 credit hour net which meant they were not able to enroll online and had to connect with an advisor.

Next Step
Continue to adjust process as needed

Strategic Plan Work Group Updates - Spring 2015

Strategic Direction 2: Improve Responsiveness to Evolving Workforce and Community Needs

Workforce Development Strategies 
Strategic Direction 2 Goal 2.1: Enhance employability of and employment opportunities for our varied constituents

Challenges 
Students unaware of services offered by KCKCC Career and Entrepreneurship Center. 
Increase contact between our students and local employment agencies. 

Next Steps 
Student focus group to discuss student perceptions of services offered by our center and student ideas for improved services. 
Employment agencies with job openings will visit campus in February. 
Partnership between our Career Center and Fire Science Dept. to provide workshops and mock interviews for students, bringing in industry professionals to conduct the training. 


Business/Industry Partnerships 
Strategic Direction 2 Goal 2.1: Enhance employability of and employment opportunities for our varied constituents

Mr. Larry Hill and Mr. Rich Piper have accepted the invitation to be Co-Work Group Leaders
CNC Laser Training (first in KC area) in Dec 2014 for 7 employees of A&E Custom Manufacturing
Gibbs software training in Jan 2015 for 4 employees of Taylor Product Manufacturing
Henke Manufacturing joined our welding advisory board. KCKCC hopes to provide beginning and advanced welding training for Henke workers. 

Challenges 
Determine barriers in marketing internship programs effectively. 
Gather internship data into a central database to establish baseline and show growth. 
Reach out to more businesses & industries to explore possible partnerships. 

Next Steps 
Student focus group on internship awareness. 
Training for coordinators in reporting internships into our database. 
Explore partnership between Fire Science and the National Testing Network. 


Environmental Sustainability 
Strategic Direction 3 Goal 3.2: Enhance Organizational Effectiveness

Assure indoor air quality with adequate ventilation and control of air pollution contaminants and support a Tobacco-Free Campus in order to promote healthy students, employees and community members. 

KCKCC Tobacco-Free Campus was approved by BOT, effective Fall Semester 2015 

Challenges 
Notification Process 
Next Steps 
Notification to College Community, personnel, students, and external stake holders 

Strategic Direction 3: Enhance Organizational Effectiveness and Culture

Improve Communications 
Strategic Direction 3 Goal 3.1: Support an Organizational Culture Focused on Excellence

In order to improve communications at KCKCC the Strategic Planning Committee for Organizational Culture and the College Senate has sent a survey to all college employees. Welcoming feedback and comments by Wednesday, February 18. 

Challenge 
Securing enough response to have a representative sample from all employees. 
Minimize the fear of retribution 

Next Steps 
Analyzing responses and submitting a report for review and consideration 


Branding KCKC 
Strategic Direction 3 Goal 3.3: Change/Shape Institutional Image and Awareness

Trozzolo Communications hired August 2014. 
Fact finding interviews conducted September-December 2014 
(Administration, community, faculty, staff, students) 
Brand audit and overall marketing and communications plan development September-December 2014. 
Initial research findings and branding recommendations to be presented to Leadership December 2014 

Next Steps 
December/January - review results of fact finding and agency recommendations 
January/February - begin implementation of agency recommendations 


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