Strategic Plan

President's Office


LaGuardia 2016-17 Strategic Plan

Goal A: University Goals

Objective 1: Increase opportunities for students to be taught by full‐time faculty

Objective 2: Increase faculty scholarship and research impact

Objective 3: Ensure that students make timely progress toward degree completion

Objective 4: Increase graduation rates

Objective 5: Improve student satisfaction with academic support and student support services

Objective 6: Improve student satisfaction with administrative services

Objective 7: Increase revenues

Objective 8: Use financial resources efficiently and prioritize spending on direct student services

Objective 9: Increase the proportion of full-time faculty from under-represented groups

Goal B: Sector goals - Goals for Community Colleges

Objective 1: Create more efficient remediation pathways

Target Lead (Partner)
B1a.: Increase the percentage of students fully proficient by the end of the first year (of those initially needing any remediation) by 2 percentage points from to 43.8% to 45.8%. AA
B1b.: Increase pass rate in mathematics by 1 percentage point from 44.3% to 45.3% through several initiatives including: the continued expansion and assessment of both MAT117 (which combines MAT096 & 115), and also Statway-MAT119 (which combines MAT96 & 120). AA
B1c.: Increase pass rate in reading by 1 percentage point from 44.9% to 45.9% within three years through improved advisement, tutoring services, workshops, and several accelerated courses including ESC99 & ESE99. AA (SA)
B1d.: Maintain pass rate in writing at 52.8% or higher through professional development for faculty and improved enrollment process for Accelerated Learning Program (ENA101) . AA (SA)

Objective 2: Prepare students for transfer to baccalaureate programs

Objective 3: Increase (or maintain high) pass rates on professional licensure exams

Goal C: College Focus Area Goals

Objective 1: Strengthen Advisement, First Year Experience, and other Alignment initiatives

Target Lead (Partner)
C1a.: Strengthen advising through various initiatives including professional development for faculty, staff (including front-line staff), and peers advisors to support student success and establish and address key advisment benchmarks according to advising plan. Work with 75 faculty and staff to pilot new tiered advisement structure, AA,SA (IT,IA)
C1b.: With support from all divisions, CTL will develop, deliver, and assess sustainable, comprehensive professional development programs for at least 100 faculty, staff (including front-line staff), and peers advisors to support implementation of the new advisement model and the First-Year Seminar program. AA (ALL)
C1c.: Increase awareness of Knowledge Management on campus via marketing campaigns. SA (AA,IA,IT)
C1d.: Increase the number of non-credit students transitioning to credit programs by 3% from 1,468 to 1,512 through targeted recruitment efforts. ACE (SA,AA,IA)
C1e.: Strengthen the First Year Experience (FYS) through various initiatives including professional development for all FYS faculty, staff, & peer mentors and maintain at least 10% increase in first semester retention for students who take FYS. AA (SA,IT)
C1f.: Through an improved and targeted referrel system we will increase semester to semester re-enrollment rates of full-time public benefits eligible students who utilized the Single Stop Benefit Access Program by 2% (from 63% to 65%) and increase the number of students who change enrollment status from part-time to full-time by 2% (from 18% to 20%). SA
C1g.: Enhance SEMS (Student Engagement Management System) to integrate team-based student advisement calendars, email, chat, texting and workflow, and support Business & Technology to advance C2C from prototype to pilot. IT (AA,SA)
C1h.: Improve recruitment and enrollment practices to increase enrollment targets by 3%. SA (AA,IT,IA)

Objective 2: Enhance the use of Digital Technology to support student learning and success.

Objective 3: Engage LaGuardia’s Outcomes Assessment process to improve student learning.

Target Lead (Partner)
C3a.: The Center for Teaching and Learning [CTL] will collaborate with the Assessment Leadership Team [ALT] to implement seminars for faculty from all academic programs in order to design and implement appropriate assignments and activities based on our new core competencies and abilities which will be assessed with finalized rubrics to establish baselines. AA (SA)
C3b.: Prepare 4 programs for PPR's: Biology AS; Environmental Science AS; Veternary Technology AAS; Liberal Arts AA (IT)
C3c.: Conduct PPRs for the following programs: Computer Operation: Network Admin and Security Option, Computer Science, Computer Technology, and Programming and Systems programs, Radiologic Technology, Philosophy, and Food Services Management. AA (IT)
C3d.: Academic Affairs and CTL will support faculty and programs implement year one PPR recommendations with mini-grants for the following programs: Commercial Photography, English as a Second Language [ESL], Nursing & Practical Nursing, Philosophy, Physical Therapy Assistant [PTA], Spanish Translation, and Composition & Literature. Implement year two PPR recommendations for the following: Accounting; Music Recording Technology; and Travel, Tourism & Hospitality Mgmt. Implement year three PPR recommendations for the following programs: Business Administration; Business Management; Communication Studies; Modern Languages; Library; Criminal Justice; and Writing and Literature. AA (IT,ADM,IA)

Objective 4: Strengthen the connection between college learning experiences and the evolving labor market.

Objective 5: Advance Global Learning – prepare students to address our signature competency and develop as global citizens.

Target Lead (Partner)
C5a.: Complete the American Council on Education Internationalization Lab Report in order to generate an institutional strategy for international engagement for faculty, students, and staff that includes: Building Global Learning assignments utilizing the Global Learning rubric; Supplementing classroom-base learning with faculty-sponsored speakers and presentations on Global Learning themes; Developing a co-curricular Global Learning model through experiential learning and Student Life activities. AA (SA,ACE)
C5b.: CTL will continue to offer seminars and mini-workshops (See target C3a) related to the assessment process to support the development of lessons, assignments, activities and units that address global learning issues for 50 faculty. AA