Grayson College Strategic Goals - 2016

GOAL #1: ACCESS 

Be a best in class institution for student access in credit, non-credit, and online instruction. Close the gaps in these areas, ensuring participation of students representing the diversity of our community.


A1. Increase Enrollment
  • By 2016, have a 20% increase in enrollment overall, ensuring representation of the diversity of our community. 

 

A2. Increase Online Enrollment 
  • By 2016, have a 30% increase in online enrollment, ensuring representation of the diversity of our community.   

 

A3. Increase Non-Credit Enrollment 
  • By 2016, have an increase in non-credit enrollment by 20%, ensuring representation of the diversity of our community. 

 

 

GOAL #2: SUCCESS 

Be a best in class institution for student success, especially in the areas of course completion (including developmental courses), fall-to-fall retention, transfer, and graduation. Close the gaps in these areas, ensuring the performance of students representing the diversity of our community.


B1. Improve Course Completion
  • By 2016, have a 20% increase in course completion rates (C or better). 
  • By 2016, have a 20% increase in developmental course completion rates.

 

B2. Improve Student Retention
  • By 2016, have a 25% increase in fall-to-spring retention.
  • By 2016, have a 20% increase in fall-to-fall retention.

 

B3. Increase the number of students progressing toward a degree, ensuring representation of students representing the diversity of our community
  • By 2016, have a 20% increase in the number of students earning 15 hours of credit.
  • By 2016, have a 20% increase in the number of students earning 30 hours of credit.
  • By 2016, have a 20% increase in the number of students earning 45 hours of credit.
  • By 2016, have a 20% increase in the number of students earning a certificate.
  • By 2016, have a 20% increase in the number of students earning an associate's degree. 

 

B4. Improve time to degree, ensuring representation of students representing the diversity of our community
  • By 2016, have a 25% decrease in the time to degree.
  • By 2016, have a 25% decrease in the number of hours taken by a student who ultimately earns a degree. 

 

B5. Increase student transfer success
  • By 2016, have a 100% increase in the number of students who transfer after earning 30 hours of credit.

 

 

GOAL #3: ENGAGEMENT 

Be a best in class College for student and community engagement.

 

C1. Increase student engagement.
  • By 2016, have improve all CCSSE measured benchmarks to be at least to the 50 percentile, with those over the 50th percentile increasing by at least a decile.

 

C2. Increase business and industry partnerships.

 


GOAL #4:  STEWARDSHIP/EXCELLENCE

Demonstrate operational excellence and maintain a healthy fiscal operation that realizes and plans for declining state resources, while providing an affordable, world-class education.


D1.  Operational excellence in all areas of service 


D2.  Recognition of the College, program, employees, students, or alumni by external bodies for excellence (i.e. Achieve the Dream, STAR Awards, accreditations, etc.)


D3.  Align operational expenses to the goals of the college


D4. Best in Class Fundraising
  • Provide scholarships through the Foundation and other revenue streams to keep education affordable. 

 

D5. Provide alternative revenue streams through GC Enterprises