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Strategic Planning

Strategic Planning

We began the strategic planning process in the fall of 2013, and the final product is the result of a campus-wide collaborative effort. Our 2018-2022 Strategic Plan will serve as a road map to lead the College into the future and ensure that Clark State is focused on student success and serving our communities. Our students are our number one priority, which is why we invest so much in providing the necessary resources to see them succeed and leave Clark State prepared for the workforce or ready for their next step in higher education.

Strategic Plan Initiatives

Based on research we know that students who have a comprehensive introduction to Clark State and all that we have to offer will have better chances of completion. With that in mind, we have set out to create a comprehensive journey for our students. We continually review and improve our intake process, as well as our teaching and academic support in order to help our students reach their goals and succeed.

Goal 1: Develop and strengthen quality, innovative academic programs.

  • Identify new certificate programs, associate degrees, bachelors degrees, and industry credentials.
  • Expand integrated co-op programs to promote workforce development.
  • Provide instructors with the technology, supplies, and equipment necessary to maintain and develop innovative academic programs.
  • Create professional development for faculty to support innovative programs.

Goal 2: Increase enrollment, student success, retention, and completion.

  • Identify special populations with low completion/retention rates and develop targeted retention initiatives.
  • Develop and implement an electronic early alert system that includes the ability for faculty to report possible retention issues and for students to create an early alert for themselves.
  • Increase awareness of student support services among all staff, faculty, and students.
  • Implement an intrusive and mandatory advising model that increases student preparedness, retention, and completion.

Goal 3: Facilitate a culture that recognizes, embraces, and reflects the diversity of the communities we serve.

  • Explore diverse methods for advertising open positions to ensure employees represent the communities we serve.
  • Promote a culture where differences are respected and appreciated.
  • Provide education and training for faculty, staff, and students related to diversity and inclusion.
  • Provide wrap around services and resources to underserved populations.

Goal 4: Cultivate effective communication strategies and collaboration within the college.

  • Develop and improve digital presence, communication, and collaboration internally and externally.
  • Leverage technology to increase internal communication and collaboration.
  • Establish official communication protocol across the college to define the flow of information.

Goal 5: Promote collaboration with our diverse communities, businesses and industries.

  • Engage with agencies in our service areas, advocacy groups, and business and community stakeholders to make students aware of services available to them.
  • Collaborate with K-12 schools to enhance program awareness of technical program options.
  • Create, sustain, and engage the business, industry, and community stakeholders.
  • Partner with industries to offer specific degrees online and onsite.

Questions? We're here to help!

Shani Newton Co-Chair

Karen Benton Co-Chair