In 2013/14, legislation established a new system of indicators and goals to encourage improvement in institutional effectiveness at California community colleges. Education code 84754.6 stipulates that, as a condition of receipt of Student Success and Support Program funds, each college develop, adopt and post a goals framework that address four areas:
- Student Performance and Outcomes,
- Accreditation Status,
- Fiscal Viability, and
- Programmatic Compliance with State and Federal Guidelines.
In 2016, a fifth area was added: E. College Choice.
For the second year of the initiative, the Chancellor’s Office is requiring all California Community Colleges to submit data on several additional indicators. For 2016, Taft College has adopted the framework of indicators approved by the Board of Governors and, through the Governance Council and its subcommittees, has established goals as follows:
|Area||Indicator||1 Year Goal||6 Year Goal|
|A. Student Performance and Outcomes||1. Math Remedial Rate||35.9%||37.9%|
|2. Successful Course Completion||77.7%||79.7%|
|B. Accreditation Status||3. Accreditation Status||Fully Reaccredited||Fully Reaccredited|
|C. Fiscal Viability||4. FTES||2,623||2,757|
|5. Fund Balance||25%||25%|
|D. Compliance w/ State & Federal Guidelines||6. Audit Opinion||Unmodified w/ No Findings or Recommendations||Unmodified w/ No Findings or Recommendations|
|E. College Choice||7. English Remedial Rate||46.2%||48.2%|
|8. Spring Successful Course Completion||85.0%||86.0%|
These goals were approved by the Board of Trustees on June 8, 2016, and were submitted to the Chancellor’s Office on June 9, 2016.