CCC governing board approves 2016-20 Strategic Plan

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- The Coconino Community College District Governing Board has approved a new five-year strategic plan for the college at their regular meeting Nov. 17.
The 2016-2020 Strategic Plan outlines four goals that focus on student success. To achieve the goals set, staff and faculty at CCC will institute more than 100 initiatives during the five-year plan, and will use measures to track the success of the initiatives. The four goals are:
Goal 1: CCC will provide learners educational opportunities that are accessible and affordable, while also being economically feasible for the college. The objectives are to increase enrollment numbers including targeted under-represented groups, and to expand and enhance scholarship and financial aid opportunities to increase access for students.
Goal 2: CCC will promote a learner-centered environment that incorporates innovative strategies and support structures intended to reduce student attrition and increase retention. The objectives are to align strategic enrollment management initiatives with clear objectives defined by strategic key performance indicators, to increase learning and social support and build academic success skills, and to implement “Intrusive Academic Advising Practices” and continued implementation of new advising models and strategies. Additional objectives are to evaluate and enhance distance-learning modalities to increase student success, to evaluate and enhance student technology support and services to maximize student success, and to investigate and develop clear pathways for developmental education (English, Reading and Math) certificates and programs.
Goal 3: CCC will empower students to achieve their individual learning goals and implement strategies to increase certificate and degree completion rates. The objectives are to streamline and automate operations for degree completion, to increase student completion rates using targeted institutional scholarships, and to investigate initial strategies of student completion and transfer rates and realign with strategic enrollment management initiatives. Additional objectives are to strengthen partnerships with NAU/ASU/UofA and other four-year, accredited institutions aligned with the purpose and goals of CCC, and to increase the number of students completing educational goals.
Goal 4: CCC will strengthen the college’s working environment by maximizing college resources, expanding community outreach, and implementing effective personnel management and employee development strategies. The objectives are to evaluate professional development, retention and internal communication to enhance a positive campus climate, to evaluate strategies to promote a more safe and environmentally friendly learning and working environment, to create a diverse, inclusive and supportive climate for students and employees, and to explore options for alternative revenue sources. Additional objectives are to evaluate and enhance administrative efficiency and effectiveness, to optimize allocation of resources for student success, to enhance and broaden the image of the college with internal and external stakeholders, and to improve student experience with enrollment, registration and payment processes.
“The 2016-2020 Strategic Plan will focus our efforts as a college community to enhance the student experience at CCC and improve student performance outcomes,” said CCC Interim President Veronica Hipolito. “The college was successful with the implementation of the previous strategic plan, and we’re excited to continue our efforts in student access to higher education, workforce development and increased completion of degree attainment in Coconino County.”
Nearly 95 percent of 239 initiatives were completed during the previous 2012-2015 Strategic Plan. For more information on the Coconino Community College 2016-2020 Strategic Plan, visit

About Coconino Community College
Student success is the heart and purpose of Coconino Community College. CCC provides affordable tuition and a wide variety of certificates and degrees including career/technical programs with nearly 50 certificate programs and two-year associate degrees in various fields including nursing, fire science, law enforcement and business. The award-winning CCC2NAU program provides an innovative way to smooth a student's path toward a bachelor's degree at Northern Arizona University with tailored advisement and institutional collaboration, including access to amenities at NAU.

Since 1991, CCC has served residents across 18,000 square miles of Coconino County. CCC has helped create the region's skilled workforce, which is improving overall health, safety and the economy in the region. Today, CCC serves more than 7,500 students per year with two campuses in Flagstaff.

CCC reaches out to the more rural portions of the County including Williams, the Grand Canyon/Tusayan, Page/Lake Powell, Fredonia, Tuba City and other remote areas on the Navajo, Hopi and Supai Tribal Lands. Instructional sites offer classes through online, in-person and Interactive Television classes to meet the needs of students in these rural and remote areas. Nearly 25 percent of CCC's students are Native American learners.


Wednesday, 25th November 2015

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  • Wednesday, 25th November 2015