Cerro Coso Community College

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College Goals

Cerro Coso Community College has established the following goals that relate to various aspects of the college in concert with our mission.

Strategic Goal #1: Student Success

  1. Increase Completion
    • Improve just-in-time communication to students
    • Improve CTE completion rate
  2. Improve Milestone Achievements
    • Increase persistence at KRV and among CTE students
    • Improve basic skills achievement
  3. Increase Student Engagement
    • Increase scope and use of ESCC Learning Assistance Center
    • Expand EOPS opportunities supportive of educational goals
    • Improve online student engagement

Strategic Goal #2: Equity

  1. Close Achievement Gaps
    • Narrow gaps in access for underrepresented groups
    • Narrow gaps in matriculation completion by underrepresented groups
    • Narrow gaps in performance by underrepresented groups
    • Improve success rates for DSPS and EOPS students, particularly in basic skills
    • Review and analyze equity gaps at the campus level

Strategic Goal #3: Access

  1. Optimize Student Enrollment
    • Grow enrollments
    • Increase assistance with prospective and first year students in Financial Aid and Admissions and Records
    • Expand student enrollment in engineering pathway to CSULB
  2. Be the Higher Education Option of First Choice
    • Optimize strategies for recruitment and outreach
    • Improve public awareness and participation in the college programs, services, and activities
    • Increase high school yield

Strategic Goal #4: Community Connections

  1. Provide Workforce and Economic Development Programs that Respond to Local Industry
    • Increase college prominence in local workforce development
    • Implement Adult Education Plan (AB86)
  2. Reflect the Communities We Serve
    • Promote a diverse workforce and provide specific plans for ensuring equal employment opportunity
    • Increase the percentage of available child care opportunities going to student families

Strategic Goal #5: Organization Effectiveness

  1. Provide Effective Professional Development
    • Provide targeted professional development for faculty to support goals, objectives, strategies, and actions in this Strategic Plan
    • Establish an infrastructure for ongoing professional development
    • Improve employee understanding of board policies and procedures
  2. Meet and Exceed Internal and External Standards and Requirements
    • Meet External Standards for SLO Assessment and Internal Standards for Program Review Completion
    • Improve the effectiveness of the Continuing Education program
    • Improve the effectiveness of the Budget Development committee
  3. Increase Trust and Create a Collaborative Culture
    • Improve communication internally
  4. Improve Facilities and Maintenance
    • Complete the main building modernization project
    • Complete Kern River Valley campus renovation project
    • Improve M&O response time for work requests
    • Improve grounds
    • Keep technology current
  5. Improve Institutional Effectiveness
    • Increase opportunities for ongoing feedback to Financial Aid and Admissions and Records
    • Increase automated processes in Admissions and Records
    • Ensure consistency of HR functions
    • Foster Fiscal Responsibility
  6. Generate Revenue
    • Actively pursue CTE grants that align with the mission of the district and the college
    • Improve alumni base, interactions, and relationships
    • Strengthen CCCC Foundation, Inc. through providing vision, leadership, strategic direction, and administrative oversight

For more details see the complete Strategic Plan 2015-2018

Kern Community College District