NFCC forges its future through a careful strategic planning process that involves all elements of the NFCC community, including students, staff, faculty, trustees, administration, and community members.
Strategic planning establishes key initiatives upon which the College focuses to meet the needs of its students and the community, and to fulfill its mission.
On Nov. 15, 2011 the NFCC District Board of Trustees approved a revised Strategic Plan for 2012-2017 to provide a framework for a five-year planning cycle and assessment process.
For more information about the strategic planning process at NFCC, contact NFCC President John Grosskopf at (850) 973-1601 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
North Florida Community College 2012-2017 Strategic Plan
North Florida Community College is committed to excellence in teaching and learning and has identified the following institutional values upon which to base these efforts:
- Positive Attitude – approach situations in an optimistic manner.
- Accountability – demonstrate quality standards are being upheld.
- Commitment – promise to provide the best service to our students and community.
- Excellence – adhere to the highest standards of teaching, learning, and professionalism.
- Respect – treat all individuals with fairness and dignity.
Goal #1: Improve performance accountability:
Create and maintain a sustainable and data-driven decision-making campus environment.
- Objective 1. Complete comprehensive program reviews. (Comprehensive Program Reviews)
a) Conduct comprehensive program reviews for all academic and non-academic departments.
b) Analyze student learning outcome assessment data and document continual improvement of instruction.
c) Conduct market surveys to ensure program offerings meet the educational needs of our students and district.
- Objective 2. Strengthen employee development. (Employee Development)
a) Provide leadership, development opportunities, and resources for staff and faculty to work effectively.
b) Align campus committee and work team assignments with identified employee interests and strengths.
c) Analyze predicted employment changes and develop a succession plan.
d) Develop an alluring employee recruitment package.
e) Create and implement a comprehensive employee orientation.
Goal #2: Strengthen communication:
Strengthen information sharing procedures at North Florida Community College.
- Objective 1. Design and implement a plan to ensure information is effectively shared. (Campus Communication)
a) Create and implement a protocol to ensure internal and external communication.
b) Identify and improve procedures and/or process to address employee concerns.
- Objective 2. Align institutional policies with comprehensive procedures. (Policies and Procedures)
a) Review all existing institutional policies for consistency.
b) Identify and develop procedures for each policy.
c) Develop operations manuals for department activities.
- Objective 3. Ensure students, faculty, and staff are knowledgeable about safety procedures on campus. (Safety)
a) Provide training to share the safety procedures and available resources.
b) Conduct drills to practice the safety procedures.
- Objective 4. Create a comprehensive campaign to brand the NFCC image. (Image)
a) Capture and publish stories about the impact of NFCC on students, alumni, employees, and the district.
b) Evaluate the mission and vision to ensure they reflect institutional values.
Goal #3: Increase resource acquisition and allocation:
Ensure campus funding acquisition, expenditures, and resource allocation are aligned with strategic plan.
a) Increase external funding through grants, donors, endowments, alumni, and other resources.
b) Implement a transparent process for budget planning and disbursement of funds.
c) Review foundation policies and procedures to best provide financial support to the widest range of students.
d) Promote self-sufficiency for auxiliary enterprises on campus.
a) Evaluate technology needs of students and employees.
b) Analyze and plan for future technology needs of students and employees.
c) Align technology purchase decisions with identifiable needs of students and employees.
a) Increase awareness of sustainability through professional development workshops.
b) Ensure all departments on campus include a sustainability goal in their institutional effectiveness plans.
Goal #4: Provide a holistic campus experience:
Provide a holistic campus experience for students, faculty, and staff.
a) Analyze the existing advising, recruitment, and retention activities on campus and align them into a seamless delivery of services.
b) Create a one-stop center for advising, recruitment, and retention.
c) Analyze the scheduling needs of students, including time and location based on all student types.
d) Increase graduation rates.
a) Conduct satisfaction, usage, and needs surveys.
b) Integrate services to reflect optimal utilization and creativity.
Approved by the NFCC District Board of Trustees Nov. 15, 2011
NFCC Strategic Plan 2012-2017 (PDF)