Priority 1

Student Success

Provide services and resources that empower students to attain their goals

GOAL 1 | Enhance student centered services and processes

Initiatives

1
Create and implement a college-wide process for strategically scheduling classes to meet student needs
2
Increase educational opportunities and services to historically underrepresented populations and the Greater KC region
3
Develop and implement a plan to engage more students in service-learning, undergraduate research, apprenticeship and similar opportunities
4
Examine and determine added value of implementing national student success initiatives such as Complete College America and Achieving the Dream

GOAL 2 | Increase year to year retention of all students by 2.5% annually

Initiatives

1
Enhance academic advising and wrap-around student support services
2
Coordinate intentional outreach and interventions for students based on known risk categories, and/or students experiencing academic challenges
3
Design and implement an individual student success plan that assists students in identifying and obtaining their educational pathway
4
Enhance the developmental education process to expedite students entrance to college-level work

GOAL 3 | Increase student completion by 2.5% annually

Initiatives

1
Implement a year-long schedule to assist student planning of classes needed for graduation
2
Increase accessibility of student support services to meet the needs of all students
3
Create targeted initiatives that assist second year students to achieve degree and certificate completion
4
Increase use of different instructional modalities to enhance student choice for degree completion

GOAL 4 | Increase student engagement and satisfaction

Initiatives

1
Expand activities that recognize students for academic or other accomplishments
2
Add extra- and co-curricular activities and services that target historically underserved student populations
3
Evaluate opportunities to expand supplemental instruction and/or mentoring to enhance active and collaborative learning
4
Expand services and opportunities to provide career readiness and employment placement services