Goal 1
  • Implement an embedded advising model to increase student access to specialized advising support.
  • Use external best practices and employee ideas to pilot advising programs with the creation of an Advising Task Force to review pilot results for scalability.
  • Utilize the OTC-101 course to provide students with early advising guidance including information on financial literacy, information literacy and college expectations.
  • Develop sequenced course pathways for every OTC degree and top transfer pathways within the Associate of Arts degree.
  • Improved integration of career guidance into the onboarding process prior to the student’s selection of a degree or pathway.
  • Provision of cost and career information for each OTC degree program to aid students in selection.
  • Improve access to relevant information and training for faculty and staff who provide students with advising support.
Goal 2
  • Increase student life and engagement opportunities at every OTC location tailored to meet student needs.
  • Provide support services and resources that promote a welcoming environment and success in educational goal attainment for a diverse student population.
  • Create an oversight structure for student communications to coordinate efforts and ensure that student communications are helpful, timely and relevant.
  • Provide a centralized access point for student help requests, allowing for immediate answers to frequently asked questions, and identify resources to aid in college communication efforts.
  • Evaluate services at every OTC location to identify opportunities, such as cross-training or co-location of relevant services, to improve student experiences.
  • Implement an online system for all OTC students and employees to share feedback and ideas; evaluate an incentive structure for ideas that improve college operations.
Goal 3
  • Recognize faculty with high rates of course success and encourage sharing of instructional practices that produce that success.
  • Create a faculty center for teaching and learning to promote professional development and the sharing of effective instructional practices.
  • Provide forums for faculty and staff to share best practices learned from conference attendance.
  • Encourage professional development opportunities for faculty and staff aligned with institutional priorities and employee feedback.
  • Recognize innovative departmental and divisional initiatives that promote student success.
Goal 4
  • Identify opportunities to integrate personal and financial support resources into existing student services and seek external funding for the addition of wrap-around student services.
  • Work with local school districts to increase the number of residents who have access to in-district tuition, reducing the cost of accessing education.
  • Take steps to reduce the cost of textbooks and supplies for students while maintaining quality and accessibility.
  • Continue efforts to increase the enrollment of underserved student groups and provide support services to promote successful outcomes once enrolled.
  • Increase the provision and awareness of support services that aid in addressing specific barriers to education faced by students.
  • Evaluate student technology and internet access needs to identify opportunities for improved access.