MADISON, FL – As part of its ongoing 2012-2017 Strategic Plan, North Florida Community College adopted new vision and mission statements for the College. The statements, approved by NFCC’s District Board of Trustees on June 19, are: Vision: To be our communities’ first choice for education and cultural enrichment.
Mission: An exceptional college dedicated to an individualized and supportive academic atmosphere, accessible education, lifelong learning opportunities, and professional growth for our students and communities.
“The College is always aware of its responsibility to our six-county district and we feel that the new vision and mission statements articulate well our commitment and obligation to the students and communities we serve,” said NFCC President John Grosskopf.
Development of the college’s new vision and mission statements was a collaborative effort. NFCC used surveys to gather input from NFCC students, employees, alumni, and the community. Draft statements, developed in late 2012, were sent out via survey for additional input and suggestions. According to Tara Orlowski, NFCC Institutional Effectiveness Coordinator and Strategic Planning Committee Chair, the drafts received positive responses from the campus and community.
“It was exciting to be able to present the new statements to the NFCC District Board of Trustees in June,” said Orlowski. “The College’s new strategic plan has been in motion for 19 months and we continue to see positive results.”
The evaluation of NFCC’s mission and vision statements is one of many objectives outlined in NFCC’s 2012-2017 Strategic Plan, which was also developed with input from across the NFCC campus and service district. The plan, adopted by the NFCC District Board of Trustees in November 2011, identifies four major planning and assessment goals to guide NFCC through 2017; they are: (1) Improve performance accountability: Create and maintain a sustainable and data-driven decision-making campus environment; (2) Strengthen communication: Strengthen information sharing procedures at NFCC; (3) Increase resource acquisition and allocation: Ensure campus funding acquisition, expenditures and resource allocation are aligned with strategic plan; and (4) Provide a holistic campus experience: Provide a holistic campus experience for students, faculty, and staff. Committees comprised of NFCC employees from different departments and areas on campus oversee the various goals and objectives.
“NFCC’s Goal 2, Objective 2 Strategic Planning Team did an excellent job bringing everyone’s input together to develop our new statements,” said Orlowski.
For more information about NFCC’s 2012-2017 Strategic Plan, visit www.nfcc.edu/about-nfcc/strategic-planning- or contact Tara Orlowski at (850) 973-1789 or firstname.lastname@example.org.