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2014-15 Lord Fairfax Community College Goals

GOAL: ACCESS

LFCC will increase enrollment, especially focusing on the number of underserved students

LFCC will Increase Enrollment from Underserved Populations

  • Increase enrollment from underserved populations by 3% over 2013-14.

LFCC will increase enrollment in Middle College

  • LFCC will increase enrollment by 5% in the fourth year of our Middle College Program for the fall semester 2014.

LFCC will increase enrollment and FTE by 1%

LFCC will develop educational programs

  • Develop at least two new academic program (degree, certificate, or career studies certificate) that respond to emerging, critical workforce needs.

LFCC will begin the third year of the Great Expectations Program

  • LFCC will increase participation in Great Expectations Program by 4% over the fall semester 2013.

GOAL: AFFORDABILITY

LFCC will reduce costs and increase the amount of financial aid awarded to students

LFCC will Increase Financial Aid Applicants and Recipients

  • Increase the number of students who apply for and who receive financial aid and scholarships by 3% over 2013-14.

LFCC will monitor the benchmarks for the financial aid shared services model

  • Monitor the results of the financial aid shared services model and compare our performance to the performance benchmarks to determine our participation status.

LFCC will encourage faculty to choose lower cost textbooks and participate more in open resource materials

  • Reduce the cost of textbooks in a minimum of 10% of all course sections offered in 2014-15.

GOAL: STUDENT SUCCESS

Increase the number of students graduating, transferring or completing a workforce credential, including increasing the success of students from underserved populations. LFCC will improve retention and provide more learning opportunities

LFCC will enhance veteran services

  • Monitor the College's previously approved plan to expand and enhance services for veterans and active duty military personnel with attention to prior learning.

LFCC will continue to implement and monitor the SAILS system

  • The College's early alert system (SAILS) will continue to be used, and track the usage and effectiveness on student persistence.

LFCC will improve college and career transition for students in training and coaching programs

  • Increase retention, earning of credentials, and/or transitioning to employment for participants in Perkins, On Ramp, Middle College, Great Expectations, and career and adult coaching by developing standardized processes for data collection, reporting, tracking, and validation of credential and employment outcomes of students in these programs.

LFCC will continue to explore emerging learning technologies

  • LFCC currently offers an impressive professional development training program in the use of emerging technologies; the College will continue to offer training in these areas, and will increase the number of faculty using these tools by 5% in 2014-15.

LFCC will continue to participate in the development of digital textbook study for high-volume courses

GOAL: WORKFORCE

Increase the number of employers provided training and services to 13,000, with a particular focus on high-demand occupational fields; LFCC will develop new programs and partnerships for career readiness and career and technical education programs/p>

LFCC will serve employers through college courses and programs

  • Increase the number of employers served through college credit and noncredit courses, customized training, and other outreach efforts by 3%.

Increased customized and Open Enrollment Training

  • LFCC Workforce Training will increase the numbers of businesses returning for customized and open enrollment training by 3%.

Implement Workforce Enterprise System

  • LFCC piloted the WES system in 2009 with excellent results; the College will continue to serve as a resource for the expansion of this pilot system wide.

LFCC will support employment attainment

  • We will increase job placement rates by On Ramp participants by 5% and provide job placement services via TAA-funded adult career coaches and job placement coordinators.

Rebuild the Workforce Investment Board (WIB) partnership

  • Continue to have a representative on the WIB board and executive board; reframe the WIB partnership with the new One-Stop contractor.

GOAL: RESOURCES

Raise at least $2 million in cumulative gifts and grants to support the mission of Virginia's Community Colleges. LFCC will be transparent, build relationships and seek grants

LFCC will increase fundraising

  • LFCC will increase fundraising by 10% over 2013-14.

LFCC will submit new grant/contract proposals and receive additional funding

  • Submit a minimum of 3 grant/contract proposals for funding from new sources, and will receive $200,000 in additional contract/grant funding.

LFCC will implement a planned giving program

  • Establish a donor society and steward 10 prospective planned giving donors.

LFCC will host a fundraiser in each of the 3 jurisdictions where it has a campus (Fauquier, Luray, and Middletown)

  • Fundraisers will net $50,000 in unrestricted funding to support the Foundation.

LFCC will research the possibility of entering into a major gifts campaign

GOAL: INFRASTRUCTURE

LFCC will address space and facilities needs

LFCC will successfully manage the design and construction of a major renovation to Fairfax Hall at the Middletown campus

LFCC will successfully manage the design and construction of a major renovation to the Barn at the Fauquier campus that will result in greatly increased functionality and usability

LFCC will continue to successfully manage the new fitness center in the Student Union at the Middletown campus

LFCC will continue a classroom redesign project where faculty input will drive classroom set up and technology improvements.

GOAL: ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

LFCC will streamline, improve decision-making and promote one college

LFCC will continue to promote a one-college climate

  • Hold 3 professional development events for staff that promote a coherent, consistent college-wide philosophy.
  • Promote a successful event to celebrate commencement in a common location.

LFCC will pursue the Chronicle of Higher Education's Great Colleges to Work For designation in 2015

 

LFCC provides a positive, caring and dynamic learning environment that
inspires student success, values diversity and promotes community vitality.