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North Lake College Strategic Priorities for 2018-19

To guide our work, the 2018-19 priorities are organized in alignment with the DCCCD Board of Trustees' Goals (Student Success, Employee Success, Community Engagement, Institutional Effectiveness), and Board Strategic Priorities titled below.  The bulleted NLC priorities are reflected in the NLC Educational Plan and will help us achieve our college goals.

Board Priority 1. Meet the Goals of 60x30TX:

  • Improve in-course student success rates for Developmental Education through the implementation of North Star Math and Co-Requisite programs
  • Decrease average time to degree and average credit hours at degree through the implementation of Guided Pathways
  • Increase dual credit enrollment through implementation of ECHS and dual credit options
  • Increase enrollment in CTE and non-credit programs
  • Increase degree and certificate graduates
  • Develop a First-Year Experience program aligned with GPS to include career exploration and orientation
  • Implement Student Progress Reporting to improve in-course retention
  • Revise all online courses to meet accessibility requirements
  • Increase professional development opportunities for adjunct faculty
  • Improve student success by providing an environment that is socially diverse and reflective of our students

Board Priority 2. Impact Income Disparity:

  • Strengthen student support and resources through the Connections program in partnership with Brookhaven College, Metrocrest and Irving Cares
  • Increase enrollment at the North and South Campuses by reviewing program mix and seeking community partnerships

Board Priority 3. Streamline Navigation:

  • Improve the student experience by implementing enrollment management strategies for optimal course scheduling, registration, orientation, and recruitment processes
  • Improve wayfinding for our students as identified in the NLC Master Plan
  • Increase successful transfers for students by growing and simplifying articulation agreements with universities

Board Priority 4. Integrated Higher Education Network:

  • Analyze findings and implement recommendations from the Program Review process for Career and Technical programs
  • Develop a franchisee model of program sharing that can be a model across the district beginning with NLC, El Centro and Mountain View
  • Continue implementation of GPS approach to educational planning

Board Priority 5. Primary provider in the Talent Supply Chain:

  • Grow CISCO Academy and suite of IT programs to prepare individuals for high-demand careers
  • Meet the demands of the regional construction industry by planning for incorporating construction education into the North Campus
  • Develop a comprehensive strategic plan for Workforce and Technical Education

NLC Priority. Institutional Effectiveness

  • Implement NLC findings from DCCCD safety and security audit
  • Grow our Sustainability and Global Citizenship profile on campus and in the community
  • Support high quality instruction and services, along with opportunities for employee growth and development, through a rich array of professional development programming.
  • Develop a comprehensive Data Communication Plan to share data across the college and support our Achieving The Dream work
  • Foster and demonstrate our commitment to diversity, inclusion and equity (DEI) across all areas of the college by initiating awareness and deliberate educational programming

North Lake College 2018-19 Goals

By focusing on the priorities listed above, our intention is to achieve the following goals at NLC:

  • Increase Credit Enrollment by 3%
  • Increase Dual Credit Enrollment by 7%
  • Increase the number of annual degree and certificate awards to reach 1,000 by 2020, 2,100 by 2015, and 3,290 by 2030
  • Improve In-Course Success for Developmental Education by 5%
  • Improve Fall-to-Spring Retention Rates by 3%
  • Decrease Average Credit Hours to Degree and Average Time to Degree by 3%
  • Increase the diversity of our faculty, staff, and administrators