TC3 Strategic Plan

Connecting

In January 2019, Tompkins Cortland Community College began a strategic planning process to bring focus to institutional priorities that will guide the College over the next three to five years. Over the course of the next year, more than 1,000 individuals – including students, faculty, staff, community members, and business leaders – participated in the development of this strategic plan.

Through the process, one theme consistently emerged: CONNECTING. Using that theme as guidance, the College has defined five overarching goals in the broad areas that will us to advance our ambitious mission: connecting to students, employers, the community, resources, and to each other.

Read the reports

The College’s Strategic Plan was released in early 2020 after a year of development.

The Strategic Plan Research Appendix gives details about the surveys, research, and data that informed the Strategic Plan.

The Strategic Plan identifies five themes under the overarching goal of Connecting, each with a defined goal.

Follow our progress

Action Items

Each goal is assigned action items – specific projects to help accomplish the goal.

Conveners are members of the College’s Executive Council responsible for the implementation of the action items. Below is a chart indicating all of the assigned action items, the conveners responsible, and progress made toward the goal.

Progress Indicators

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 Still Significant work to be done.

Yellow Progress Indicator Circle

 Moving along but still working on this issue.

green progress indicator circle

 Project is completed or a specific statistical milestone is reached/maintained.

Connecting Students to the College

Goal 1: Enhance student learning and development experiences to ensure success inside and outside the classroom.

  Strategy Lead Covener Progress Indicator
1.1 Review and Revise processes and policies to remove barriers to student entry, retention, and completion. Greg McCalley
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1.2 Empower and Engage all College staff in developing strategies for student success, retention, and completion. Greg McCalley
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1.3 Foster an environment that is diverse, equitable, welcoming and responsive. Seth Thompson
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Connecting the College and the Community

Goal 2: Strengthen the College's relationship with the community to better serve the broader interests of students, families, employers and the region.

  Strategy Lead Covener Progress Indicator
2.1 Inform the community about the offerings and achievements of the College and opportunities for the community to become more involved and engaged at the College. Deb Mohlenhoff
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2.2 Leverage partnerships with local high schools to ensure strategic recruitment and seamless transfer. Deb Mohlenhoff
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2.3 Maintain a demonstrated, visible, and active presence in both sponsoring counties. Deb Mohlenhoff
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Connecting to Employers

Goal 3: Foster partnerships and build stronger relationships with local employers to enhance job placement opportunities for students.

  Strategy Lead Covener Progress Indicator
3.1 Develop relationships to understand the needs of local employers and the jobs are available. Deb Mohlenhoff
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3.2 Develop mechanisms to evaluate and predict future local workforce trends and needs. Malvika Talwar
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3.3 Develop and secure applied learning opportunities for students with local employers. Deb Mohlenhoff
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Connecting to Resources

Goal 4: Secure needed resources to implement the College's strategic priorities.

  Strategy Lead Covener Progress Indicator
4.1 Develop Strategies for leveraging alternative funding sources (grants, auxiliary services, etc.) Julie Gerg
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4.2 Create and implement a strategic enrollment management plan. Greh McCalley
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4.3 Develop a long-term campus master plan. Bill Talbot
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4.4 Engage campus community in resource needs allocation discussions. Julie Gerg
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Connecting to each other

Goal 5: Embrace opportunities to connect with and support colleagues, supporting all faculty, staff and students in creating a welcoming and helpful campus environment in which to learn, work and thrive.

  Strategy Lead Covener Progress Indicator
5.1 Develop communication strategies that provide opportunities for input, allow for an understanding of the decision-making processes and reinforce the culture of effective collaboration and communication. Sharon Clark
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5.2 Ensure faculty, staff and students are provided with opportunities to fully engage in fostering and promoting the College's culture and image. Seth Thompson
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5.3 Celebrate points of pride that highlight the College, its values, its employees and students. Bryan Chambala
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More information

While the College is already in the process of implementing the Strategic Plan, we continue to appreciate and value input from our constituents. To share feedback or suggestions, or get more information, email @tompkinscortland.edu.