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Results:

Objectives for Area 1: Enrollment

1.1

Continue to strengthen relationships with K-12 partners to increase the percentage of high school graduates who attend college and who attend Mid. Mid’s Recruitment Plan lays out operational objectives for maximizing this opportunity. Enrollment Management

1.2

Diversify the enrollment profile across locations, gender, age, and targeted populations. Mid’s Marketing Plan identifies initial approaches for maximizing this opportunity. Enrollment Management

1.3

Proactively increase and manage Mid’s enrollment by improving its prospect-to-enrolled student yield, encouraging full-time enrollment, and identifying and responding to emerging educational markets. Enrollment Management

1.4

Analyze and adjust our enrollment, orientation, and advising processes, remembering that Mid is more about how students experience the College than it is about how the College processes its students. Co-curricular Advisory Committee

1.5

Expand the outreach to nontraditional students through approaches like distance education, competency-based education, summer course offerings, and short-term certificates. Enrollment Management

1.6

Continue to identify and reach out to special-target markets such as international students, non-traditional students, those enrolling through Michigan Colleges Online (MCO), and guest students from state universities. Enrollment Management

1.7

Reinforce our commitment to affordable higher education through tuition and financial aid strategies, student employment opportunities, and the pursuit of lower textbook costs. For further discussion of this opportunity, see Enduring Goal #4. Director’s Council
Objectives for Area 2: Placement and Developmental Education

2.1

Identify and implement multiple measures, both cognitive and non-cognitive, to provide students and faculty with the information they need to maximize student success. Assessment Committee

2.2

Identify and implement measures that build on the strengths of each student to progress beyond developmental coursework. Curriculum and Academic Standards Committee

2.3

Continue the successful strategies identified through the Title III grant and implement the Student Services Success (SSS) Grant from the Department of Education, providing particular support for first-generation, high-risk students. Co-curricular Advisory Committee

2.4

Continue to identify and implement ways to shorten the developmental pipeline and promote enrollment in college-level coursework. Curriculum and Academic Standards Committee
Objectives for Area 3: Progress

3.1

Analyze and adjust the course schedule for greater effectiveness and efficiency on both the Harrison and Mt. Pleasant campuses. Council of Chairs and Deans

3.2

Improve student course evaluation mechanisms and classroom observations to provide useful feedback on instructional quality. Council of Chairs and Deans

3.3

Improve feedback to students regarding their progress by using Moodle and Early Alerts. Academic Council

3.4

Foster student engagement through co-curricular activities and active learning strategies. Co-curricular Advisory Committee.

3.5

Advance Mid’s work with the Degree Qualifications Profile (DQP) and Tuning as well as the T-Shaped Professional strategies to ensure that learning intensifies across the curriculum. General Education Committee

3.6

Use assessment results to assist instructors in improvements to the structure and delivery of course material. Assessment Committee

3.7

Determine what level of proficiency students should obtain in the use of technology and develop learning outcomes to achieve that goal. General Education Committee

3.8

Monitor achievement results for all demographic subsets of Mid’s population to ensure equity in all educational programs. Assessment Committee

3.9

Maintain and improve the quality of Mid’s academic programs by meeting accreditation standards for its career-focused programs. Curriculum and Academic Standards Committee

3.10

Identify and implement opportunities for undergraduate research, honors programs, and other best-practice strategies to enhance the academic quality of the student experience. Council of Chairs and Deans
Objectives for Area 4: Transfer and Completion

4.1

Continue and complete Mid’s work with the Guided Pathways initiative. Curriculum and Academic Standards Committee.

4.2

Identify courses in the curriculum with limited transfer value and take steps to address the situation. General Education Committee

4.3

Continue to work with Mid’s primary university partner, Central Michigan University, to strengthen academic collaboration. Curriculum and Academic Standards Committee.

4.4

Identify new courses and programs that could contribute to bachelor degree completion opportunities. Council of Chairs and Deans

4.5

Identify momentum points and milestones to program and degree completion and provide recognition and reinforcement to students along the way in order to incentivize completion. Co-curricular Advisory Committee.

4.6

Analyze and address the situations of those students who earn 45 or more credits at Mid but who do not complete their degrees. Enrollment Management Committee

4.7

Analyze and address enrollment and completion by academic program area. See Strategic Goal #4. Council of Chairs and Deans

4.8

Build laddered non-credit and customized training programs that lead to certificates and degrees. Council of Chairs and Deans
Objectives for Area 5: Workforce Preparation and Employment Opportunities

5.1

Provide students with recommended course selections that are relevant to each area of study. Curriculum and Academic Standards Committee.

5.2

Provide students with recommended course selections that are relevant to each area of study. Curriculum and Academic Standards Committee.

5.3

Develop a system of skill-based certificates that ladder to academic degrees. Council of Chairs and Deans / Technical Education Division

5.4

Develop experiential learning options for students in each academic program. Such options include but are not limited to internships, apprenticeships, service-learning, and clinical coursework. Council of Chairs and Deans / Technical Education Division

5.5

Undertake an analysis of the role that technology and distance education should play in the academic curriculum and adopt appropriate strategies to fulfill that role. Council of Chairs and Deans

5.6

Be more intentional about Mid’s use of competency-based education. Council of Chairs and Deans

5.7

Ensure that Mid’s laboratory settings and equipment enable students to develop the skills needed for future careers. Facilities Committee

5.8

Develop a career center to support student exploration and pursuit of meaningful careers after graduation. Co-curricular Advisory Committee / Technical Education Division

5.9

Develop academic programs that align with the region’s economic development and anticipated workforce needs. Council of Chairs and Deans

5.10

Expand Mid’s customized corporate and community-education offerings. College College Advancement Advisory Committee / Technical Education Division

5.11

Find ways to be ahead of the curve on emerging trends and technologies. Technology Services Advisory Committee / Technical Education Division
 
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