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: Maximize Student Success And Access

Objective #1: Improve Onboarding

Success Metrics 2020 2024 Target
Increase FTES 2,965 3,420
Increase the # of students taking at least 1 class at the IWV (Excludes ADMJ Police In-Service Courses)  1,292 1,545
Increase the # of students taking at least 1 class at East Kern 2,084 2,182
Increase the # of students taking at least 1 class at ESCC Bishop 315 318
Increase the # of students taking at least 1 class at ESCC Mammoth 239 251
Increase the # of students taking at least 1 class with CC-Online 6,328 6,518
Increase the # of 1st time degree seeking students taking 12 or more units in their 1st term 333 496
Increase High School enrollment 2,206 2,821
Increase the # of incarcerated students taking at least 1 class with CC 1,119 1,480
Decrease the % of enrollments dropped before 1st day of class 17.7% 15.6%
Decrease the % of students dropped from all courses before 1st day 9.9% 8.9%
Decrease the % of enrollments dropped between 1st day & census 16.2% 15.2%
Decreases the % of students dropped between 1st day & census 14.8% 11.0%
Increase the % of students completing advisement / counseling as part of onboarding 69.3% 74.9%
Increase the % of students completing abbreviated education plans as part of onboarding 48.6% 55.4%
Increase the % of students completing orientation as part of onboarding 65.1% 68.7%

Objective #2: Improve Momentum Points

Success Metrics 2020 2024 Target
Increase the % of students completing comprehensive education plans in 1st term 23% 35%
Increase the % of 1st time degree seeking students persisting from term 1 to term 2 66% 73.1%
Increase the % of 1st time degree seeking students persisting from term 1 to term 3 45.4%
(2019)
52.1%

Strategic Goal 2: Narrow Student Equity Gaps

Objective #1: Improve Onboarding

Success Metrics 2020 2024 Target
Decrease the % of students aged 20 to 24 dropped from all courses before the 1st day 12.9% 12.0%
Decrease the % of first-generation students dropped from all courses before 1st day 12.9% 12.0%
Decrease the % enrollments dropped by Black of African American students before 1st day 20.1% 14.0%
Decreases the % of Black or African American students dropped from all courses between 1st day & census 14.8% 10.0%
Decreases the % of students aged 25 to 29 dropped from all courses between 1st day & census 15.9% 13.0%
Increase the % of Black or African American students completing advisement/counseling as part of onboarding 57.1% 63.0%
Increase the % of students aged 25 and older completing advisement / counseling as part of onboarding 47.5% 61.0%

Objective #2: Improve Momentum Points

Success Metrics 2020 2024 Target
Increase the % of American Indian or Alaska Native students completing comprehensive education plans in 1st term 23.3% 30.0%
Increase the % of students aged 20 to 24 completing comprehensive education plans in 1st term 15.3% 18.0%
Increase the % of students with no financial aid completing comprehensive education plans in 1st term 7.9% 10.0%
Increase the % of first-generation students completing comprehensive education plans in 1st term 16.4% 20.0%
Increase the % 1st time degree-seeking Black of African American students successfully completing 12 to 23.9 credits 25.9% 33.0%
Increase the % 1st time degree-seeking students aged 20 and older successfully completing 12 to 23.9 credits 20.1% 29.0%
Increase the % 1st time degree-seeking students with no financial aid successfully completing 12 to 23.9 credits 26.3% 37.0%
Increase the % 1st time degree-seeking American Indian of Alaska Native students successfully completing 24 to 30+ credits 7.7% 13.0%
Increase the % 1st time degree-seeking Black or African American students successfully completing 24 to 30+ units 5.2% 7.0%
Increase the % 1st time degree-seeking students aged 20 or older successfully completing 24 to 30+ units 2.1% 7.0%
Increase the % 1st time degree-seeking students with no financial aid successfully completing 24 to 30+ units 6.5% 10.0%
Increase the % 1st time degree-seeking first-generation students successfully completing 24 to 30+ units 8.0% 9.0%
Increase the % of 1st time degree seeking students aged 20 to 29 persisting from term 1 to term 2 50.9% 53.0%
Increase the % of 1st time degree seeking students aged 30 and older persisting from term 1 to term 2 64.9% 72.0%
Increase the % of 1st time degree seeking students aged 20 to 29 persisting from term 1 to term 3 26.4% 31.0%
Increase the % of 1st time degree seeking students aged 30 and older persisting from term 1 to term 3 29.1% 34.0%

Strategic Goal 3: Strengthen Organizational Effectiveness

Objective #1: Strengthen Community Connections

Success Metrics 2020 2024 Target
Increase the # of Career Technical Education degrees and certificates awarded 391 437
Increase the # of annual enrollments in CTE courses 11,273 12,078
Increase the # of students completing 9 or more CTE units in their first year 750 811

Objective #2: Improve Professional Development

Success Metrics 2020 2024 Target
Increase the percentage of employees who have attended professional development activities 54% 82%
Increase the percentage of employees who feel there are opportunities at the college to learn & grow 45% 73%
Increase the percentage of employees who feel they are provided adequate training to do their work 54% 82%
Increase the percentage of employees who feel the college provides encouragement & support for professional growth & development 53% 80%
Increase the percentage of employees who feel they have had input into the professional development that concerns them (faculty, staff, management). 73% 81%

Objective #3: Improve Atmosphere

Success Metrics 2020 2024 Target
Increase the number of employees who feel their immediate supervisor keeps them informed of issues relevant to my job 70% 77%
Increase the number of employees who feel their immediate supervisor asks for their input before making decisions that affect their work 67% 72%
Increase the number of employees who feel valued as an employee of the college 51% 80%
Increase the number of employees who feel consulted & listened to regarding decisions in the workplace 48% 75%
Increase the number of employees who feel interactions with their immediate supervisor are positive or very positive 81% 85%

Objective #4: Improve Participatory Governance

Success Metrics 2020 2024 Target
Increase number of employees who feel relevant information affecting the college is communicated throughout the organization 41% 71%
Increase number of employees who feel that representatives in governance committees adequately inform me about important college issues 60% 82%
Increase number of employees who feel their representatives on governance committees ask for their input on important issues 51% 73%
Increase number of employees who feel that information flows well upward through the organizational structure 23% 77%
Increase number of employees who feel information flows well downwards through the organizational structure 24% 63%
Increase number of employees who understand the decision-making process at the college 57% 79%
Increase number of employees who feel that the decision-making process at the college is effective 39% 53%

Objective #5: Improve Facilities and Maintenance

Success Metrics 2020 2024 Target
Increase number of employees who feel that the college where they work is adequately maintained 61% 72%
Increase number of employees who feel that the environment in which they work is conducive to productivity 60% 72%
Increase number of employees who feel that the college or location where they work is attractive 58% 71%
Increase number of employees who feel that the college or location is kept clean 82% 86%

Objective #6: Improve Safety and Emergency Preparedness

Success Metrics 2020 2024 Target
Increase number of employees who feel safe at their work location 72% 89%

For more details see the complete Strategic Plan 2021-2024.