Strategic Plan Overview
The purpose of strategic planning at NWCC is identify and meet educational needs by:
- Enabling student success
- Ensuring institutional effectiveness
- Ensuring program quality.
To this end, NWCC’s strategic plan focuses on three functions of the college: instruction, student support, and institutional support, as shown in Figure 1 – Functions of the College. Institutional support is the foundation of the college, the facilities and services needed for all other areas of the college to operate. This includes the Physical Plant, our financial and personnel support operations, information technology, and other related programs. The student support function encompasses those activities that provide access to education and personal development. These services include admissions, registration, and financial aid; educational support including developmental courses and library services and study support labs; and recreation, fitness, and wellness counseling activities. Instruction includes educational activities that lead to graduation, transfer, employment, and workforce skills. The strategic plan implemented by NWCC focuses on ways to improve these three functional areas.
Figure 1- Functions of The College
Based on the work of committees in each of the three functional areas, NWCC developed the following Strategic Plan for 2014-2019