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Goals & Objectives

The strategic plan was formally adopted by the Board in August 2013. These directions will guide the college through 2016. Annual goals for each strategic direction have been articulated and implementation has begun. The key measures and targets will be monitored by college administration and the Board.

2013-2016 Strategic Plan Brochure (PDF)
FVTC Strategic Alignment Model (PDF)


Address any questions regarding the planning process to Dr. Patti Frohrib at frohrib@fvtc.edu

Strategic Directions

1. Learning Agility

Offer multiple access and delivery avenues to build and refine knowledge and skills 

Areas of Focus 

  • Expand flexible delivery options for students
  • Advance the assessment of technical skill attainment to more programs
  • Expand high school student enrollments in dual credit programs

2. Innovation Leader

Focus our entrepreneurial spirit on new designs for education linked to emerging opportunities

 Areas of Focus

  • Strategic investment proposals
  • New initiative requests
  • Benchmark best practices of other colleges
  • Explore new programs and certificate offerings 

3. Student Success

Improve learning outcomes through the redesign of organizational practices

Areas of Focus

  • Strengthen course completion rates
  • Support student persistence to complete credentials
  • Improve graduation rates
  • Assist basic skills students in completing post-secondary courses
  • Strengthen graduate employment rates in related fields
  • Graduate more students in high demand fields

4. Robust Partnerships

Energize regional economic potential through strong and dynamic partner connections 

Areas of Focus 

  • Connect with today's workplace through active advisory committees
  • Target dialogue with key industry sectors 
  • Design more program pathways for K-12 students 
  • Expand contract services for employers 
  • Increase workforce training enrollments
  • Collaborate with community organizations

5. Cohesive Culture

Build on strong working relationships to create a more cohesive organizational culture.

Areas of Focus

  • Advance cross-functional team projects
  • Foster cohesiveness of the college culture
  • Assess and respond to employee feedback

Annual Objectives 2015-2016

Accreditation objective – Prepare for and complete the HLC Comprehensive Quality Review accreditation visit in the spring of 2016 resulting in the reaffirmation of College Accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission.

Strategic planning objective
– Engage college and community stakeholders in creating the “Vision 2020” strategic plan for approval by the College Board of Trustees in July 2016. 

Enrollment objective
– Implement strategies to achieve a 65% conversion rate of applicants to enrollees, an overall program student fall-to-spring retention rate of 80%, and reverse the enrollment trend by serving at least 6,900 full-time equivalency students. 

Financial objective
– Build upon the College’s solid financial health by meeting or exceeding the planned budget parameters for FY 2016 in all major funds. 

Regional skills gap objective – Address critical skills shortages in our District workforce by successfully completing 19 grant-funded projects in the State’s “Blueprint for Prosperity” initiative.

Regional service objective – Expand our engagement with local community businesses, schools and other organizations through regional center and regional campus initiatives to increase programming, expand services, and address important community needs.

K-12 partnership objective – Develop a three-course career pathway with at least ten District high schools that have not yet offered dual credit pathways. 

Facilities objective – Prioritize District remodeling projects, complete related space and financial planning, and have several projects underway by June 30, 2016. 

Operations objective – Conduct and complete an analysis of internal processes and systems related to fixed asset/equipment management and recommend any necessary process changes for implementation in the subsequent year.

Information technology objective – Successfully complete major PeopleSoft administrative computing upgrades for PeopleTools, Finance, Human Resources and the Student systems. 

Human resources objective – Implement the new Faculty Quality Assurance System (FQAS), ensuring the system addresses WTCS policy requirements in the hiring and professional development of all teaching faculty and supports the College’s strategic directions.

Customer service objective – Improve the registration process and system for a wide range of classes and events in order to streamline the online customer experience.