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 - Fall 2014

Require mandatory advisement for all students for Spring 2015 semester with 30 or less credit hours.Effective November 1, 2014 (SD:1 G1.1)

Awards for best assessment projects will be announced at the Fall In-service; for Spring 2015 presentations, evaluation, and selection of winners. (SD:1 G1.2)

Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Licensed Practical Nurse, and Registered Nursing programs re-accredited(SD:1 G1.2)

Mandatory Student Orientation is listed in the Enrollment Checklist (SD:1 G1.3)

Retention Alert module has been purchased and built. Implementation will take place campus wide Fall 2014 (SD:1 G1.3)

Testing and implementation of Degree Audit (SD:1 G1.3)

KCKCC GO Mobile App was rolled out to students, faculty and staff (SD:1 G1.3)

The AO-K grant program will allow students to enroll in TEC programs before completing their GED beginning Fall 2014 (SD:1 G1.3)

New KCKCC website rolled out Fall 2014 (SD:1 G1.3)

Create Center for Workforce Development and Entrepreneurship (CWDE) combining Workforce Development and Career Center (SD:2 G 2.1)

Renovated Business Innovation Center (BIC); second BIC at TEC (SD:2 G 2.1)

Kauffman Foundation invited KCKCC to join Slingshot Network, and we applied for the Entrepreneur in Residence Program (SD:2 G 2.1)

Upgraded curriculum for FLEET (SD:2 G2.1)

Waffles with Wendell and Doris (SD:3 G3.1)

Installed new voice mail system to include adjunct faculty mailboxes (SD:3 G3.1)

ALICE, Title IX, and Clery Act presentations ongoing (SD:3 G3.1)

Text Messaging for school closing and emergencies is in place (SD:3 G3.1)

Web shells are available for all courses Fall 2014 (SD:3 G3.2)

KCKCC/Chevron Energy Project2014 in progress (SD:3 G3.2)

Opened Art Gallery in lower Jewell (SD:3 G3.2)

Installing Vending Misers to conserve electricity (SD:3 G3.2)

Trozzolo Communications selected to facilitate and support an integrated marketing and communications plan for the college (SD:3 G3.3)

2014 - 2015 Meeting Dates


Contact Information

Dr. Denise McDowell  - Co-Chair

Dr. Sangki Min - Co- Chair
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