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Approved by the Board of Trustees on 04/21/2020

Goal 1: Classroom

Fully empower NWFSC students through quality instruction, faculty connection, and supportive learning communities to maximize their individual potential.

Strategic Plan 2020 - Goal 1

Strategies

  • Conduct annual student surveys and focus groups to determine where we can better meet their needs for timely completion.
  • Increase enrollment of students who use acceleration mechanisms such as internships, apprenticeships, prior learning credit, and industry certifications that lead to college credit
  • Increase percentage of 8-week courses

Annual Targets

  • 2%-point increase
  • Weight – 40%

Strategies

  • Expand the number of short-term certificates and credentials earned by Associate in Arts students.
  • Fully implement the Last Mile Scholarship Program for near completers.
  • Continue to pursue legislative action to improve the funding formula for dual credit students.

Annual Targets

  • 2%-point increase
  • Weight – 40%

Strategies

  • Fully implement the Center for Innovative Teaching & Learning to increase the number of online Quality designators in online cours
  • Increase student transparency of online courses with Quality designators.
  • Use course feedback more robust

Annual Targets

  • 2%-point increase
  • Weight – 30%

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Goal 2: Campus

Thoroughly enhance NWFSC employee experiences through talent management practices that focus on recruitment, retention, professional development, and recognition to optimize our greatest asset.

Strategic Plan 2020 - Goal 2

Strategies

  • Develop incentives for active participation in on-campus events.
  • Increase the number of faculty-led student and professional organizations.
  • Expand the number of faculty trained in best-practices of institutional effectiveness.

Annual Targets

  • Baseline Year

Strategies

  • Fully utilize all staff and professional development (SPD) funding annually through aggressive internal marketing of the program.
  • Conduct annual employee surveys and focus groups to determine where we can better meet their needs for employee retention
  • Require professional development for all employees and assess on annual evaluations.

Annual Targets

  • Baseline Year

Strategies

  • Expand diversity & inclusion training with a focus on creating an organizational culture of inclusiveness.
  • Conduct routine focus groups to assess the employee retention needs of a diverse faculty & st
    • Convene a team of diverse faculty to revise the current student learning outcom

Annual Targets

  • Weight — 100%

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Goal 3: Community

Effectively engage with the community through initiatives focused on community, workforce, and economic development.

Strategic Plan 2020 - Goal 3

Strategies

  • Increase the number of industry certifications earned by students.
  • Expand the in-field job placement of students with industry certifications.
  • Expand the number of graduates receiving in-field employment within one year.

Annual Targets

  • Baseline Year

Strategies

  • Expand monetary support for the College and its programming.
  • Expand the Foundation support (excluding bequests) to the College and its programming.
  • Expand paid work opportunities for students.

Annual Targets

  • 3%-point increase
  • Weight – 100%

Strategies

  • Conduct annual surveys and focus groups with the top service area employers to determine where we can better meet their needs.
  • Conduct routine meetings with school district administrators to collect feedback related to dual enrollment programs and how to meet dual students’ needs.
  • Increase the number of employees and students actively involved in community, economic, and civic engagement activities.

Annual Targets

  • Baseline Year

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