Summary of College Objectives
This document contains the annual plan for Moraine Valley Community College, including our mission and purpose, vision statement, core values, strategic priorities and directions, and annual continuous improvement objectives. The priorities, five broad directions supported by more specific statements, help set the framework and the focus for annual planning.
Planning promotes positive change. It is an ongoing process that includes strategic and annual planning through a process, a series of critical decisions that shape future directions. In all of our work, we are guided by our promise to dedicate all college resources to the achievement of our ultimate goal: student learning, student development, and student success.
Listed under each of the Strategic Priorities are the college’s continuous improvement objectives for 2013-14. Note that while all objectives are listed, some require special funding. Since the college budget had not been approved at the time of this printing, the listing here of these objectives does not indicate funding approval.
MISSION AND PURPOSE
The mission of our college is to educate the whole person in a learning-centered environment, recognizing our responsibilities to one another, to our community, and to the world we share. We value excellence in teaching, learning and service as we maintain sensitivity to our role in a global, multicultural community. We are committed to continuous improvement and dedicated to providing accessible, affordable, and diverse learning opportunities and environments.
The college fulfills its educational mission through:
General Education—Courses and concepts integrated into the curriculum that foster critical thinking and enable informed judgment and decision making
Transfer Programs—Courses in arts, sciences, and business leading to an associate’s degree and fulfilling the first two years of a bachelor’s degree
Career Education—Occupational courses and skill development that respond to industry and community needs and lead to professional credentials, a certificate or an Associate in Applied Science degree
Community Enrichment—Opportunities for residents to engage in lifelong education and cultural enrichment in a learning community
Workforce Development—Partnerships with and customized training for business, government, social, and civic institutions resulting in organizational and economic improvement
Student Development—Programs and services to support and enhance academic, career, and personal growth and success for our diverse student population
Developmental and Enrichment Education—Courses, programs, and services to support and advance academic success leading to high school equivalency, English language proficiency, or entry to college-level courses
We promise to provide a student-centered environment and to focus all college staff and resources on student learning, student development, and student success.
We envision a world-class college that meets current and emerging community needs for education and training through excellent service and outstanding programs offered in stimulating learning environments.
As a learning-centered college, we dedicate all programs, services, and resources to student success with a commitment to continuously monitor, assess, and improve our performance. New and continuing projects and their impact on staff and college resources will be examined within this framework.
To foster continuous improvement, Moraine Valley will:
A. EMPHASIZE AND PROMOTE STUDENT SUCCESS
- Increase student success and retention within individual courses, across terms, and through completion and graduation rates by assessing how well students are meeting objectives, the quality of the student experience, and how these factors measure up against established benchmarks
- Identify the needs and barriers to success for our growing developmental education student population (Strategic Planning-Academic Quality Improvement Program project)
- Implement a permanent system of General Education assessment at the college (Strategic Planning-Academic Quality Improvement Program project)
- Identify and implement a holistic college-wide counseling and advising student success model with early intrusive interventions for at-risk students (Strategic Planning-Academic Quality Improvement Program project)
- Use the strategic process to identify and develop new curriculum
- Maintain and enhance high-quality, high-standard academic programs
- Support faculty and staff development in areas of creative learning strategies, technology, leadership, student learning styles, and global learning
- Maintain and enhance well-designed, coordinated, and proactive student support services
- Assess and improve technology support systems that advance student access to learning
- Integrate sustainability concepts into the curriculum
- Continue to provide a safe, comfortable, healthy, and welcoming learning environment
CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT OBJECTIVES — 2013-2014
- Research what skills are needed to achieve digital literacy and investigate adding a digital literacy requirement at the college.
- Form a learning community for the fall 2014 semester for COM-090 and RDG-091.
- Revise curriculum to increase student success, retention, graduation rates, and national pass rates in the Radiologic Technology Program.
- Integrate SimMan scenarios into the clinical courses in the Medical Assistant Program and use to validate clinical competencies.
- Implement Mammography Certificate Program approved by ICCB in FY13.
- Use a hi-res tablet device that will allow instructors to hand draw complex electrical circuits for automotive classes.
- Develop a HAC lesson plan with student activity for students to complete on Blackboard.
- Provide students with a curriculum that is current to recommended practices in SNT-TC-1A: Personnel Qualification and Certification in Nondestructive Testing (NDT) and an operational facility with equipment currently used in the field.
- Train Basic Nurse Assistant students to use a sit-to-stand hydraulic lift in interactive learning lab sessions.
- Create a new math lab setting for developmental math courses and tutoring.
- Expand our Learning Assistant pilot program to include 24 course sections in fall/spring 2013-2014.
- Investigate and initiate the development of a psychology laboratory.
- Continue implementing computer-assisted review mechanisms to help students review and prepare for credentialing exams for Addictions Studies, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Science Operations, Polysomnography, and Radiologic Technology.
- Adopt the Lippincott Electronic Medical Record online software as an additional resource for the nursing students.
- Develop and implement a comprehensive assessment for all psychology courses.
- Revise and implement a final assessment tool for Philosophy 101, Introduction to Philosophy.
- Maintain and enhance humanities and fine arts programs by growing college bands and choirs, inviting guest artists to perform with the students on stage in front of an audience, and bringing in guest groups and speakers.
- Continue to develop a final assessment tool for Western Humanities 102.
- Work with Developmental Education faculty to develop “stretch” courses for COM-090 and COM-101, including an analysis of the current COMPASS cut scores.
- Expand the implementation of classroom response system (CRS) “clicker technology” in MRT-110 sections to reinforce classroom instruction of medical terminology, create more engaging/interactive classes, and to increase student success in learning medical terminology.
- Align, enhance, and reinforce COS-100 support activities for RDG-041, including study skills, inference, summarization, and vocabulary.
- Expand the Health Sciences curriculum to include a regional history program.
- Use consultant assistance in incorporating iPads strategies into the education curriculum.
- Infuse technology into the learning process and the creativity process involved in working with students as teachers or para-professionals.
- Prepare three student information hand-out cards explaining tuition, appeal, 1098T, and miscellaneous cashier information, and continue documentation updates.
- Install Stanley Vidmar automotive storage system to keep critical auto supplies close and convenient for student use, while securing them in a lockable system to minimize loss.
- Review requirements for redesigning the online application to be more user-friendly, more interactive, and better designed to accommodate special populations of students, such as current high school (dual credit).
- Install lockable storage cabinets, tables, and shelving for auto rooms.
- Install new piping and manifolds for mixed gasses in 10 welding booths in the MIG/TIG welding room.
- Install new electrical conduit, breakers, panels, wires and well plugs to bring six new 480 volt 3-phase power supplies to six MIG/TIG welding booths.
- Obtain a professional engineering survey for T200 classroom to develop plans to convert a classroom into a working commercial technician lab space.
- Create student awareness of the potential of violence in the workplace and on campuses, by utilizing available Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on-line learning programs.
- Develop and implement a plan for commencement in the Health, Fitness and Recreation Center.
- Keep up with textbook issues in alliance with legislative hearings on textbook affordability.
- Expand the college’s bridge course program to eight classes.
- Investigate the possibility of purchasing an Electronic Health Record and Practice Management System that can be used for all Medical Assistant courses.
- Assimilate the Gerontology Program into routine Health Science Department functions.
- Allow students to attend the national forensics tournament (Phi Rho Pi).
- Increase the graduation rate for the Honors Program from 41 to 50 percent by spring 2014.
- Improve, upgrade, and expand seating capacity for large and small music ensembles rehearsing and performing in the Fine and Performing Arts Center.
- Remodel two classrooms used for early childhood courses to be developmentally appropriate and sustainable.
- Convert one of the existing social science classrooms to a computer lab.
- Update systems to align with the newly required Microsoft system resources for the current technology.
- Develop/review standardized course material and course content for MDT-145 Introduction to CAD.
- Develop a weekly workshop for MTH-141 students run by students in Honors Calculus.
- Redesign two math classrooms into the Math ELITE (Engaged Learning Interactive Technology Environment).
- Maximize student success in CHM-132 and Organic Chemistry labs by replacing old and poorly functioning centrifuges with new and updated models.
- Modernize the electronics components of the laboratory experiments in PHY-204 and PHY-151 and determine whether to pursue the creation of a new electronics course for engineering and physics majors.
- Use Anatomy and Physiology models as visual aids during lectures.
- Evaluate and investigate an online web-conferencing and teaching platform.
- Use clickers (hand held remote controls) to support student learning and provide real-time assessment for both students and faculty.
- Continue investigating an appropriate Link Resolver product.
- Organize, promote, and implement the 2013-2014 One Book, One College Program.
- Offer a one-day event in fall 2013 that provides leadership and technology development opportunities for faculty and staff.
- Develop and implement a mobile technology lab that will utilize Apple iPads to enhance collaborative instruction in selected classes.
- Pilot a lecture capture system in several classrooms to help enhance student engagement and retention.
- Assess the need to circulate library materials to the students at the Blue Island and Southwest Education Centers.
- Improve knowledge of the BlackBoard Assessment module and acquire more resources to help instructors fully utilize BlackBoard.
- Host the 2014 Illinois Community College Assessment Fair.
- Develop an enrichment course to meet the needs of nursing students who have failed a nursing course or withdrawn because they were struggling.
- Provide an opportunity for staff and faculty from Student Development, Academic Affairs and Institutional Research to attend The National Symposium on Student Retention, to obtain emerging research and best practices on student retention and completion.
- Provide a web-based alcohol and sexual assault prevention course for college students designed to change student perceptions, reduce risk, and impact campus culture by supporting campus civility at Moraine Valley.
- Develop, implement, and evaluate a campus-wide financial literacy campaign to teach students to be more responsible, as well as educate faculty, staff, and students on financial literacy.
- Implement a more proactive recruitment plan to attract more students to Educational Talent Search (ETS).
- Engage students, faculty, and staff in civic learning and promote democratic skills through both curricular and co-curricular programs (The Democracy Commitment).
- Develop a focused tutoring program for at-risk student-athletes who are enrolled in two or more developmental courses.
- Partner with the Honors Student Program in designing a STEM component to be incorporated into the preschool curriculum.
- Prepare a presentation for staff and faculty on post-traumatic stress disorder and transitional issues that affect student veterans to support a deeper understanding of this group of learners.
- Create and implement a New Student Convocation program that will function as an effective complement to both online and campus-based new student orientations and that reinforces the value of degree completion.
- Develop and implement a new assessment rubric for College 101 courses.
- Create a Veterans Center to provide a “one-stop-shop” for all veteran-related services.
- Install a new dimming system for the Dorothy Menker Theater and John and Angeline Oremus Theater to control the intensity of theatrical and audience lighting.
- Enhance the student veteran retention and graduation rates through the use of assessments and data analysis.
- Investigate using counseling center records management software to collect and analyze data on student mental health and counseling needs, and help make decisions on programming designed and offered to students.
- Develop and implement a tracking system and tools to assess academic progress, students’ knowledge of college policies affecting academic standing, students’ understanding of processes for developing an effective educational plan, and the quality of student experience, for SOAP students who attend an Academic Success Workshop.
- Provide pre-enrollment transcript evaluations to reduce course enrollment duplication, assist timely and accurate educational planning and advising assistance, and to bolster degree completion.
- Develop and implement an assessment cycle to determine the effectiveness of the Academic Advising Syllabus and the impact of this tool on student success.
- Create more interactive instructions for students to access transfer and articulation information while working with Academic Advising information and resources.
- Hold more major/career-specific transfer fairs/events to most effectively reach targeted groups of students.
- Shorten time-to-degree by increasing the number of students taking the Internet-Based Test (iBT) College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) and receiving college transferable credit based upon Prior Learning Assessment (PLA).
- Equip general chemistry laboratories with spectrophotometers that allow students to gain a valuable hands-on application of laboratory instruments.
- Permanently implement web-based program-specific mock certification and licensure exams piloted in the Title III Grant Project.
- Update the music library inventory; update music supplies such as reeds, music stands, and music folio cabinet, and maintain up-to-date software for music classes.
- Develop processes for students to demonstrate proficiency in transfer-level Spanish, French, Arabic, and German courses.
- Develop an online or hybrid section of BUS-200 (Consumer Behavior).
- Work with the Corporate, Community and Continuing Education subdivision to discuss incorporating their 17-credit-hour certificate in Supply Chain Management into business programs as an additional area of concentration for the Business Administration A.A.S. degree.
- Change the delivery mode of the Internet course development showcase from a face-to-face session into an online showcase.
- Create varied training options to meet the needs of faculty interested in teaching online or hybrid courses.
- Create a mandatory college information session for parents of incoming students served by the Center for Disability Services.
B. ENHANCE COMMUNITY AWARENESS, CONNECTIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS
- Develop, strengthen, and maintain community relationships and partnerships to maximize resources and identify opportunities to meet the needs of our educational partners, business partners, and community members
- Develop and nurture relationships with P-20 faculty and staff, students, and their parents
- Support seamless and successful high school to college transitions
- Develop and implement programs for adults and senior citizens and strategies to recruit and retain them
- Continue to provide support to help local governments attract and retain business
- Strengthen our role as an economic resource and leader in our community, region, state, nation, and world
- Strengthen alumni relations
- Promote the college as a community resource and cultural center
CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT OBJECTIVES — 2013-2014
- Coordinate activities related to the development of a new/updated Strategic Plan for the college.
- Design and pilot a STEM summer bridge program to provide a head start for high school students interested in engineering, biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, pre-health, technology, and related STEM careers.
- Create the Moraine Valley Center for Civic Engagement (MVCCE) to fully develop Moraine Valley’s membership in the Democracy Commitment Project.
- Coordinate data collection for an economic impact study and write a report summarizing results.
- Implement a community involvement project into the Respiratory Therapy Program curriculum to promote the importance of community involvement and professional activity.
- Explore the possibility of developing an alumni group for the Addictions Studies Program.
- Plan and help implement a communications/marketing plan to promote the Health, Fitness and Recreation Center.
- Write an overall summary report and an individual report for each high school that administered the high school senior survey in spring 2013.
- Use a professional service to monitor and analyze online news and social media references to the college.
- Increase bookstore sales by acquiring a lease for an off-campus bookstore.
- Plan and help implement a plan for the grand opening and dedication ceremony of the Health, Fitness and Recreation Center.
- Facilitate multimedia recruitment presentations and help students complete online applications at off-campus recruitment events.
- Increase availability of recycled (non-textbook) merchandise in the bookstore, such as school supplies, gifts, and clothing.
- Evaluate the Pilot Basic Nurses Assistant Training dual enrollment program conducted in spring 2013.
- Provide firefighter training facilities on the college campus (burn tower) that would realize additional revenues through renting.
- Identify sustainability courses and program offerings and share that information with the campus community.
- Update and create new curriculum for the Beverage Management certificate.
- Explore ways to keep all bookstore staff engaged to keep up with current trends.
- Develop a Travel Planning Conference/Fair using current students to plan the conference and using our advisory board to invite vendors from the travel and meeting industry to participate.
- Produce promotional videos for Computer Integrated Technologies programs.
- Invite guest speakers to share knowledge and expertise in sustainability issues relevant to economics courses.
- Meet NLNAC accreditation requirements by holding a dinner for nursing graduates to obtain feedback about their experience in the program.
- Institute an on-campus financial aid workshop coordinated and hosted by Admissions for high school students and parents during Financial Aid Awareness Month.
- Create a video that can be used as an admissions and recruitment tool highlighting courses and services at the Southwest and Blue Island Education centers.
C. EMBRACE DIVERSITY
- Foster programs and support services that make students, faculty, and staff feel welcome, that provide positive and meaningful interactions, and that are designed for a variety of backgrounds and experiences
- Continue to integrate global and intercultural perspectives into programs and services
- Acknowledge the different needs of specific groups and individuals—traditional and non-traditional, native and international, younger and older, online and on-campus, minority and majority—and provide specific services to meet those needs
- Lessen existing barriers, including those of access, financial means, and preparedness
- Cultivate a faculty and staff rich with cultural competencies—to respect the cultural, social, and academic needs of all learners—and to increase awareness of diversity and knowledge of inclusive practices
- Continue hosting community dialogues on promoting diversity and inclusion that will provide opportunities to translate conversations into community actions
CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT OBJECTIVES — 2013-2014
- Provide Multicultural Student Affairs staff and members of the Latino Student and Community Outreach Committee with the opportunity to attend professional development opportunities.
- Use the student survey developed, piloted and revised in 2012-2013 to better understand the obstacles that affect student success and help students develop stronger success strategies.
- Focus on initiatives related to enhancing programs and services to meet the needs of student veterans through the Vista Volunteer Grant.
- Plan, coordinate and conduct a CCSSE survey (Community College Survey of Student Engagement) and a CCFSSE survey (Faculty Engagement) in spring 2014.
- Provide students and community members a Sign Language Interpretation Program to meet the current job demand for this career.
- Complete the year 5 objectives of the Title III grant focused on the development of intervention strategies to increase retention and student success.
- Develop a comprehensive recruitment plan to aid in the selection and addition of new TRIO/SSS participants to the roster as early as possible each year.
- Continue to enhance technological support systems for career-related and job search information that will improve service delivery and increase accessibility for people with disabilities, distance learners, international, and English as a second language students with the goal of raising retention and completion rates.
- Develop an orientation to support students transitioning from the IEL program to general education courses.
- Assess and improve the services of the Internship Program and help increase student participation, especially for students of color, with the goal of increasing retention and completion rates.
- Expand workshops and programs offered by the English Language Learners staff and provide an intrusive advising model to increase recruitment and retention.
D. PLAN, ACHIEVE, AND MANAGE GROWTH
- Develop, communicate, and execute plans, processes, and procedures consistent with student and community needs and the college’s mission
- Maintain a process to allocate and/or reallocate resources based on the college’s Strategic Priorities
- Pursue alternative sources of revenue to support growth and keep tuition affordable
- Continue to look for opportunities to maximize resources and contain costs
- Hire and retain an appropriate mix of full-time and part-time faculty and staff
- Enhance the reporting capabilities of the college’s new business system (Datatel’s Colleague) and ensure that staff are fully utilizing all of its capabilities.
- Continue to plan for sustainable growth and consider environmental issues in plans for new and remodeled facilities
- Complete an environmental scan that will inform the development of a new Master Facilities Plan and future Strategic Plans
- Investigate and evaluate the feasibility of adding to the number of off-campus sites to expand regional outreach efforts and improve accessibility
CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT OBJECTIVES — 2013-2014
- Continue to promote the Agree-to-Degree initiative through marketing and advertising media placements.
- Improve the coordination of the library’s catalog, periodicals, acquisitions, and library database through departmental restructuring.
- Establish a long-term financial planning tool for strategic, long-term planning.
- Fully integrate an improved Admissions prospect database and identify a more efficient tracking system.
- Review and revise the library’s collection development policy.
- Develop a consistent evaluation system/plan for the Upward Bound services.
- Increase enrollment in the Honors Program by 30 percent through increased recruitment and retention efforts.
- Maintain and enhance high-quality, high standard theater productions to strengthen student learning and success.
- Purchase and install monitoring meters, called sub-meters and data-loggers, to enable targeted monitoring of energy and water use per building or building area.
- Implement a process to send all necessary travel documentation via email.
- Design a process to notify students that they have an outstanding refund check.
- Implement a web-based budget developer program.
- Install a 15-unit Apple MacBook Learning Lab to be used to deliver digital content in courses located in the Fine and Performing Arts Center.
- Initiate a comprehensive assessment of the Fine and Performing Arts Center to gain specific insights into both the qualitative and quantitative success of its public programming.
- Replace/upgrade eight-year-old library system central hardware and proprietary software and adopt new replacement program.
- Replace the soft seating in the library.
- Replace 21 printers in student labs throughout the campus.
- Review possible options to increase points on the STARS Rating Report.
- Complete construction of new college signage.
- Replace old and worn classroom furniture and student lounge areas to continue to improve the appearance of the college buildings.
- Plan replacement of the Building A roofing system.
- Sealcoat and restripe parking lots and replace broken sidewalks campus-wide.
- Expand the storage area network to a three-tier storage system.
E. BUILD ORGANIZATIONAL CAPABILITY THROUGH CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT
- Use the college’s continuous improvement model to review institutional processes, systems, and structures to ensure efficient operations, strategic thinking, and improved curricula, programs, and services
- Update and expand the current technological infrastructure and increase automation in all technology and operating systems
- Review procedures and processes to eliminate redundancy as well as tasks that do not support the mission or strategic plan of the college
- Make data-driven decisions with input from stakeholders across the organization
- Improve internal communication mechanisms to achieve greater collaboration and efficiency
- Emphasize comprehensive professional development, including training employees to keep pace with technological advancements
- Support the college's commitment to sustainability through energy and water conservation, waste reduction, and strategies for a healthier work and living environment
- Promote innovation and risk taking to strengthen organizational capability
CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT OBJECTIVES — 2013-2014
- Sustain and support the college’s AQIP accreditation initiatives.
- Continue Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery initiative.
- Assess online resources to prepare for the implementation of Colleague’s E-Advising tools, which will allow students to run their own degree audit reports along with increased online planning interaction with academic advisors.
- Secure a content management system (CMS) for the college website.
- Implement new tracking methods for faculty and staff hours worked to ensure compliance with newly effective provisions of the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA).
- Review the Avatar/HR survey findings and identify actions that will build a stronger department.
- Expand and improve use of the online course articulation server engine for shared statewide course articulation, transfer matriculation, and automated degree audit (U. Select)
- Develop and implement tools and resources to assist grant managers with measuring the effectiveness of their grant programs.
- Review transfer and occupational graduate survey reports for improvements (such as adding time-to-degree and more demographic information).
- Secure an online catalog management system for the college website.
- Investigate and implement, where appropriate, the Communications Management module of Datatel Colleague to track and send Human Resources-related correspondence. (continued from FY12-13)
- Formalize a process to assess and implement new features available in the Blackboard Learning Management System in order to successfully extend functionality and fully utilize its capabilities.
- Implement new methods for tracking compensation earned by currently employed SURS annuitants to ensure compliance with recent state “Return to Work” legislation.
- Implement 2014 Affordable Health Care requirements.
- Redesign the annual employee wellness program requirements.
- Increase engagement score of human resources assistants by the next employee engagement survey in 2014.
- Upgrade PeopleAdmin to version 7.0.
- Provide data support for newly recreated AQIP teams.
- Replace UPS system in the primary data center in Building L.
- Purchase a bandwidth aggregator to manage the college’s Internet bandwidth.
- Upgrade two of the six firewalls protecting the network.
- Migrate Internet content to MVConnect portal.
- Create mini-fact book and other environmental scanning materials for the Strategic Planning work teams.
- Investigate the applicability, benefits, and costs for instituting ITIL as the service management framework in the Information Technology subdivision.
- Add additional disk space to the Dell Compellent SAN to provide increased performance and more robust capabilities at minimal cost.
- Migrate the fiber channel switches that connect the Colleague Business System onto the Cisco fiber channel switches that currently connect the non-Colleague environment.
- Replace 152 UPS batteries that are end-of-life during 2014.
- Replace the UPS support backup power requirements for network and telephone access.
- Upgrade the Server Switch environment to provide a more robust environment that would alleviate the need for loss of service during switch maintenance, and move current switches to the new Health, Fitness and Recreation Center.
- Obtain recommendations from mechanical and electrical engineers to improve the air flow in four data closets that current have issues with overheating.
- Continue the development and implementation of an effective Payroll Policies, Procedures, and Forms Manual.
- Automate travel authorization process to enable a more cost efficient, sustainable, and time-saving process.
- Complete portions of the STARS report to help increase the 2011 rating of Bronze to Silver.
- Evaluate requisition to purchase order process to possibly decrease the timing between creating P.O.s out of requisitions.
- Evaluate campus operations and facilities to identify potential energy efficient measures that could realize at least a 5 percent reduction in energy demand.
- Develop a PowerPoint presentation to train staff on the receiving and shipping process.
- Enroll police officers in supervisory first-line training school, and then expand training to staff and command-level training.
- Purchase a new police patrol car (replacing an existing aging vehicle) to ensure that the Moraine Valley Police Department maintains a reliable method of responding to emergency calls and a continuing deterrence to crime.
- Increase direct-deposit participation through various events at the college.
- Create a centralized location for all employees to update/change their 403(b) and/or 457 plans.
- Complete documentation of internal processes and procedures relating to unclaimed property.
- Monitor and ensure compliance with established policies, procedures, and external reporting requirements for the fixed asset inventory and reconciliation.
- Update our Image Silo file storage database by deleting state approved accounts payable records.
- Improve the accuracy of fixed asset data in Colleague.
- Improve the process for grant collections to reduce grant receivables.
- Join the State of Illinois Local Debt Recovery Program to collect old receivables and increase cash flow.
- Set up and initiate ACH vendor payments.
- Complete internal and external approval process for an A.A.S. Degree Program in Sleep Technology to begin in fall 2014.
- Develop an action plan to address topics highlighted in the Avatar HR Solutions employee satisfaction survey data.
- Revise the Coding Specialist, Medical Billing, and Health Information Technology curriculums to include the ICD10 coding system, an introduction of the electronic health record, and a practice management course.
- Contract with an architectural firm to redesign the existing datacenter in Building L to conform to best practices.
- Create a marketing campaign around the new stackable IMS certificates to raise awareness about the benefits of completing them.
- Convert all IMS department offerings to Office 2013 and investigate the feasibility of Windows 8 and its impact on the job market.
- Update Introduction to Computer Animation course to align with the latest software version and the Fundamental Industry Certification examination.
- Develop standardized course material and course content for MDT-101 Introduction to Drafting.
- Upgrade to a new digital sound board for the two performance spaces in the Fine and Performing Arts Center.
- Support our information literacy curriculum through professional development workshops designed specifically to meet the needs of librarians.
- Provide leadership for a newly formed Online Learning Technology Team.
- Create a whole-day conference dedicated to the implementation of mobile technology in higher education.
- Review and analyze trend data to assess CTL programs (e.g., number of workshops offered and number of attendees, fall 2012-spring 2013).
- Continue to develop and revise the CTL marketing plan.
- Continue and enhance the Dr. Vernon O. Crawley Leadership Academy.
- Continue to develop professional development opportunities to align with the needs identified by the Staff Development Advisory Committee and the steering team.
- Fully implement the institutional calendaring and conference room scheduling modules of the Ad Astra scheduling system.
- Install an audio/visual cabinet and corresponding computer in the B236 conference room.
- Implement and make fully operational the newly purchased photo identification system.
- Use document imaging to streamline accessing student data for file completion and to expedite workflow.
- Assess if each student who participates in the student conduct process will be able to explain the process and his/her charges and sanctions.
- Work with IT to develop new reports and move existing ones into Business Objects Info View for more immediate response to department, faculty, and student needs.
- Use an online student conduct database to more efficiently and effectively track and follow-up on our Student Conduct, Threat Assessment Team, and students-of-concern processes.