Strategic Plan

President's Office


Strategic Planning 2015-2016

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

Objective 10: Increase Faculty Satisfaction

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 2.2 percentage points from to 44% to 46.2% (year 2). AA
B1b: Increase pass rate in mathematics by 3.6 percentage points from 42.4% to 46% through several initiatives including: the continued expansion and assessment of both MAT117 (which combines MAT096 & 115), and also Statway-MAT119 (which combines MAT96 & 120; year 2). AA
B1c: Increase pass rate in reading by 3.5 percentage points from 41.8% to 45% within three-years through improved advisement, tutoring services, workshops, and several accelerated courses including ESC99 & ESE99 (year 2). AA (SA)
B1d: Increase pass rate in writing by 3.7 percentage points from 44.1% to 47.8% within three-years through professional development for faculty and improved enrollment process for Accelerated Learning Program (ENA101) (year 2). AA,SA

Objective 2: Prepare students for transfer to baccalaureate programs and the workforce

Target Lead (Partner)
B2a: Increase percentage of first‐time freshmen transferring to any within CUNY baccalaureate program within 6 years by 1.5 percentage points from 31.9% to 33.4% (year 2 of 3 year goal). AA
B2b: Maintain high transfer rate of AA/AS graduates to any baccalaureate program at 69.5% or higher. AA
B2c: Maintain mean first‐semester GPA of baccalaureate transfers from CUNY community colleges at 2.76 or higher. AA
B2d: Increase the percentage of graduates employed within 6 months of graduation from 21% to 22% ("working only," based on July 2015 graduation survey; current "working and studying rate" now at 51%, highest in 5 years) AA,SA
B2e: Finalize the dual-joint agreements between LaGuardia's Nursing program and both York and SPS colleges Nursing programs, and present to CAPRA. AA

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: Indicator: Implement and assess the re-designed advising model to establish an integrated and comprehensive system (year 3). AA,SA (ACE,IA)
C1b: Indicator: 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 (IT,SA)
C1c: Indicator: Increase awareness of Knowledge Management on campus via marketing campaigns. SA (AA,IT,IA)
C1d: Indicator: Increase the number of non-credit students transitioning to credit programs by 5% from 1,399 to 1,468 through targeted recruitment efforts. ACE (IT,SA)
C1e: Implement and assess the implementation of over 260 sections serving 6,000 students of a First-Year Seminar for the Business & Technology, Health Sciences, Engineering & Computer Sciences, Natural Sciences, Criminal Justice, Psychology, Social Sciences, Liberal Arts (AA and AS) programs. SA (AA,IT)
C1f: Indicator: Develop a comprehensive cycle-specific recruitment plan to increase market share yield of first-time full-time freshmen applications by 3% over fall 2013 baseline with 22,982 applications; transfer and special population student applications will also increase by 3% over fall 2013 baseline of 5619 (year 2). SA
C1g: Indicator: Evaluate the persistence of registered veterans in degree and ACE based non-degree programs. Implement a full services Veteran Affairs office to provide and track benefits, mental health, academic, and career counseling services to degree and ACE non-degree veteran students to increase persistence to degree. SA (ACE)
C1h: Through an improved and targeted referral 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 percentage points from 63% (as a baseline) to 65%; and increase the number of students who change enrollment status from part-time to full-time by 2 percentage points from 18% to 20%. SA
C1i: Enhance SEMS (Student Engagement Management System) to integrate student success network elements to include: 1. student to/from communication with advisor/faculty with qualitative and action needed indicators; 2. universal single sign-on faculty/staff portal to enable team/major based connections among students and advisement team members; 3. on-demand/on-line chat among faculty, staff, and students; 4. establish SEMS Data Collector independent SQL Data Warehouse for expansion of student engagement data inputs and operational/institutional assessment. Pilot to complete in year 1 dependent on award of Innovation Grant with subsequent multi-year effort to scale across all college functions and students. IT (AA,SA,IA)
C1j: Pilot CUNY's upgrade to current version of DegreeWorks, deploy web services integration with local systems, implement advanced data query capabilities, and advocate for real-time updates to student data from CUNYfirst to DegreeWorks to FACTs to support effective course selection, scheduling, and graduation planning for students. IT (SA)

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

Target Lead (Partner)
C2a: Indicator: Increase the number of online/hybrid sections by 15 from 165-180 based on increased offerings from specific programs in English (focus on ENG102), Communication Studies (focus on HUC106), Math (focus on MAT200 and MAT120), Linguistics (focus on ELL101), Natural Sciences (focus on Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Anatomy & Physiology), and others. AA (IT)
C2b: CTL will offer ongoing professional development/mini-grant seminar to 100 faculty and staff focused on creating a clear, scaffolded trajectory for the meaningful development of the student’s ePortfolio throughout their program experience. AA (SA)
C2c: Indicator: Support student enrollment and retention rates by increasing LaGuardia's social media presence -- including increasing Facebook likes from 2,200 to 5,000. IA
C2d: Upgrade and enhance campus WiFi network to enable multiple wireless devices for individuals, at higher speed, greater availability, and persistence. Specifically enhance capacity to support all smart classrooms and computer labs to promote innovative pedagogical approaches with portable wireless devices. (Multi-year project) IT (AA)

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

Target Lead (Partner)
C3a: Indicator: Finalize and implement six assessment rubrics for our general education competencies based on LaGuardia's values on learning, Association of American Colleges & Universities Liberal Education and America's Promise [LEAP] learning outcomes, Pathways learning objectives, Middle States, and our First-Year Experience recommendations (year 3). AA (IT,SA)
C3b: Indicator: The Center for Teaching and Learning [CTL] will collaborate with the Assessment Leadership Team [ALT] to implement the mini-seminars to faculty from all academic programs in order to map out the revised curriculum, design, and implement appropriate assignments and activities based on our new general education competencies and abilities (year 2). AA (IT,SA)
C3c: Indicator: Prepare the following programs for PPR's: Computer Operation: Network Admin and Security Option, Computer Science, Computer Technology, and Programming and Systems programs. AA (IT)
C3d: Indicator: Conduct PPRs for the following programs: Commercial Photography, English as a Second Language [ESL], Food Service Mngt., Nursing & Practical Nursing, Physical Therapy Assistant [PTA], Spanish Translation, and Composition & Literature. AA (IT)
C3e: Indicator: Academic Affairs and CTL will support faculty and programs implement year one PPR recommendations with mini-grants for the following programs: Accounting; Music Recording Technology; and Travel, Tourism & Hospitality Mgmt. Implement year two PPR recommendations for the following programs: Business Administration; Business Management; Communication Studies; Modern Languages; Library; Criminal Justice; and Writing and Literature. Implement year three PPR recommendations for the following programs: Basic Skills Math, Fine Arts; Human Services: Gerontology & Mental Health; New Media Technology; and Occupational Therapy Assistant. AA (IT)

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

Target Lead (Partner)
C4a: The Experiential Learning Task Force will establish a definition of experiential learning and use it to identify, assess and expand the number of experiential learning opportunities available to students. AA (ACE,IA,SA)
C4b: The Experiential Learning Manager will collaborate with faculty from A.A.S degree programs, Student Affairs, and ACE to increase, enhance, and track student internship opportunities and attract industry partners to join Academic Advisory Boards as part of the Jobs Linkage initiative. The Experiential Learning Manager will spearhead a cross-divisional team to forge a community presence at LaGuardia via the web. AA (IT,ACE,SA)
C4c: Indicator: Implement an employment and internship pipeline for students in ACE and credit programs by engaging 50 small businesses and achieving a 70% job fill rate. ACE (SA,AA)
C4d: Indicator: Expand the Career Ladders program, launch and assess the new certificates in Mammography, Cat Scan (CT), & MRI; revise Programming & Systems curriculum; implement the new Finance, AS program grounded in the Business Administration PPR recommendation to develop majors connected to in-demand jobs. AA (ACE,SA)
C4e: Indicator: Increase enrollment and retention of women in STEM fields by strengthening advisement AA (ACE,IA,SA)

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