Strategic Action Plan Progress Reports

Presented on this page are the Progress Reports on the Taft College Strategic Action Plan 2015-2016 to 2017-2018. All five areas of the SAP are presented here, and for each area all of the objectives associated with that area include progress reports. A SAP Progress Report Template can be downloaded, filled out, and returned to the IR Office for inclusion into this page.

Educational Master Plan Recommendation Area 1: Student Learning/Success

1.1 Establish a consistent method for measuring how well its offerings are meeting student, community and industry needs.

Objective Action Step Due Date Outcome Champion Progress Report
1.1.1 Develop and implement a new/revised enrollment management plan. (see Objective 2.1) Oct-16 Better alignment of course offerings and schedules based on students, community and industry needs. * VPI
* Access Committee
SAP Objective Progress Report 1.1.1
1.1.2 Fully implement DegreeWorks; build SEPs online and customized reports in DegreeWorks; utilize data from DegreeWorks to predict student demand and adjust course offerings in 2017-2018 in support of student planning. Jun-17 Better alignment of course offerings and schedules based on students’ needs. * VPSS
* Coordinator, Student Success and Support Program
Progress Report
1.1.3 Assess DegreeWorks SEP/course demand reporting data and implement refinements as necessary. Jun-18 Use data to identify patterns of demand to inform schedule building to support student goal completion. * Coordinator, Student Success and Support Program Progress Report
1.1.4 Provide professional development for faculty on high impact practices and pedagogy to promote success. Jun-18 Improve Student Learning/Success by expanding and replicating effective practices for students as they interact with the college. * Co-Chairs, Staff Development Committee Progress Report

1.2 Increase successful course completion rate by 5%.

Objective Action Step Due Date Outcome Champion Progress Report
1.2.1 Research course completion rates and barriers to success that students’ experience as explored in the Loss/Momentum Framework. Dec-15 Identify barriers for students in course completion and work to remove them. * VPI
* VPSS
* Access Committee
* Success Committee
SAP Objective Progress Report 1.2.1
1.2.2 Implement a plan to increase course completion rates for the courses with the lowest completion rates. Jun-16 Improve the successful course completion rate for the courses with the lowest completion rates. * VPI
* VPSS
* Access Committee
* Success Committee
SAP Objective Progress Report 1.2.2
1.2.3 Assess completion rates of the identified classes and make modifications as needed. Jun-17 Improve the successful course completion rate for the courses with the lowest completion rates. * Coordinator, Student Success and Support Program Progress Report
1.2.4 Complete the incorporation of course level SLOs into all CORs (Course Outline of Record). Jun-18 Establish basis for assessing success and completion. * Co-Chairs, Curriculum Committee Progress Report
1.2.5 Provide professional development for faculty on high impact practices and pedagogy to promote success. Jun-18 Improve Student Learning/Success by expanding and replicating effective practices for students as they interact with the college. * Co-Chairs, Staff Development Committee Progress Report

1.3 Improve scorecard degree completion by 5%.

Objective Action Step Due Date Outcome Champion Progress Report
1.3.1 Review, analyze and document college student success data in light of the Completion by Design Model. Dec-15 Analyze and understand the common barriers and momentum points that students experience. * VPI
* VPSS
* Access Committee
* Success Committee
SAP Objective Progress Report 1.3.1
1.3.2 Implement the Completion by Design Model to support students at each of the four key phases of the student experience. Jun-16 Improve degree completion by focusing on the student interaction with the college at each of the four phases: connection, entry, progress, and completion. * VPI
* VPSS
* Access Committee
* Success Committee
SAP Objective Progress Report 1.3.2
1.3.3 Assess the student interaction with the college at each of the four phases of the student experience. Jun-17 Use data to determine the impact of the student interaction with the college during each phase of their educational experience. * VPI
* VPSS
* Access Committee
* Success Committee
Progress Report
1.3.4 Develop broad, comprehensive strategies for improving student success. Jun-17 Improve scorecard degree completion.
Ensure students encounter systems, structures, and support that facilitate their progression through each of these four phases.
* VPI
* VPSS
* Access Committee
* Success Committee
Progress Report
1.3.5 Provide professional development for faculty on high impact practices and pedagogy to promote success. Jun-18 Improve Student Learning/Success by expanding and replicating effective practices for students as they interact with the college. * Co-Chairs, Staff Development Committee Progress Report

1.4 Increase basic skills course success and completion rates by 5%.

Objective Action Step Due Date Outcome Champion Progress Report
1.4.1 Review basic skills data compiled from the Basic Skills Initiative (BSI), Quest for Success (QFS), and Annual Program Review (APR), and identify data trends. Dec-15 Identify basic skills data trends. * Chair, Academic Development Committee SAP Objective Progress Report 1.4.1
1.4.2 Identify barriers for students in basic skills courses and report these findings to the Access and Success Committees. Jun-16 Identify barriers for students in basic skills and work to remove them. * Chair, Academic Development Committee Progress Report
1.4.3 Implement a plan to increase basic skills course success and completion rates. Jun-17 Increase basic skills course success and completion rates. * VPI Progress Report
1.4.4 Assess basic skills course improvement and success rates and make modifications as needed. Jun-18 Use data to determine the impact of the basic skills strategies implemented. * VPSS Progress Report
1.4.5 Provide professional development for faculty on high impact practices and pedagogy to promote success. Jun-18 Improve Student Learning/Success by expanding and replicating effective practices for students as they interact with the college. * Co-Chairs, Staff Development Committee Progress Report

1.5 Increase retention rates by 5%.

Objective Action Step Due Date Outcome Champion Progress Report
1.5.1 Determine the cohort of first-time students that have the lowest retention rate within the first two semesters, and report these findings to the Access and Success Committees. Dec-16 Increase retention rates. * Coordinator, Institutional Assessment, Research and Planning SAP Objective Progress Report 1.5.1
1.5.2 Implement a plan that includes data collection from students to increase student retention for the target population identified. Jun-16 Increase retention rates. * VPI
* VPSS
* Access Committee
* Success Committee
SAP Objective Progress Report 1.5.2
1.5.3 Assess retention of the target population and make modifications as needed. Jun-17 Direct Student Success and Support Program services to students least likely to complete and persist. * VPI
* VPSS
* Access Committee
* Success Committee
Progress Report
1.5.4 Provide professional development for faculty on high impact practices and pedagogy to promote success. Jun-18 Improve Student Learning/Success by expanding and replicating effective practices for students as they interact with the college. * Co-Chairs, Staff Development Committee Progress Report

1.6 Increase persistence rates by 5%.

Objective Action Step Due Date Outcome Champion Progress Report
1.6.1 Determine the cohort of first-time students that drop at the highest rate within the first three semesters, and report these findings to the Access and Success Committees. Dec-15 Increase persistence rates. * Coordinator, Institutional Assessment, Research and Planning SAP Objective Progress Report 1.6.1
1.6.2 Implement a plan to increase student persistence for the target population identified. Jun-16 Increase persistence rates. * VPI
* VPSS
* Access Committee
* Success Committee
SAP Objective Progress Report 1.6.2
1.6.3 Assess persistence of the target population and make modifications as needed. Jun-17 Direct Student Success and Support Program services to students least likely to complete and persist. * VPI
* VPSS
* Access Committee
* Success Committee
Progress Report
1.6.4 Provide professional development for faculty on high impact practices and pedagogy to promote success. Jun-18 Improve Student Learning/Success by expanding and replicating effective practices for students as they interact with the college. * Co-Chairs, Staff Development Committee Progress Report

1.7 Increase completion of 30-unit momentum point by 5%.

Objective Action Step Due Date Outcome Champion Progress Report
1.7.1 Review the four key phases of the student experience explored in the Completion by Design Model and Loss/Momentum Framework. Dec-15 Improve completion of 30-unit momentum point.
Ensure students encounter systems, structures, and support that facilitate their progression through each of these four phases.
* VPI
* VPSS
* Access Committee
* Success Committee
SAP Objective Progress Report 1.7.1
1.7.2 Provide at least an abbreviated SEP to all entering students with a priority on students who enroll to earn degrees, certificates or transfer preparation. Dec-15 Increase student success and completion of 30-unit momentum point. * Coordinator, Student Success and Support Program SAP Objective Progress Report 1.7.2
1.7.3 Provide students with any assistance needed to declare a specific course of study after completion of 15 semester units of degree applicable credit coursework and develop a comprehensive SEP by the end of the second semester in attendance. Jun-16 Increase student success and completion of 30-unit momentum point. * Coordinator, Student Success and Support Program SAP Objective Progress Report 1.7.3
1.7.4 Provide follow-up services, especially to students identified as at-risk
(students enrolled in basic skills courses, students who have not identified an education goal and course of student, or students on academic or progress probation.
Jun-16 Provide intrusive interventions, services, and instruction to support students needing more help. * Coordinator, Student Success and Support Program SAP Objective Progress Report 1.7.4
1.7.5 Assess completion of 30-unit momentum point and make modifications as needed. Jun-17 Use data to determine the impact of the student interaction with the college during each phase of their educational experience. * VPI
* VPSS
* Access Committee
* Success Committee
Progress Report
1.7.6 Provide professional development for faculty on high impact practices and pedagogy to promote success. Jun-18 Improve Student Learning/Success by expanding and replicating effective practices for students as they interact with the college. * Co-Chairs, Staff Development Committee Progress Report

Educational Master Plan Recommendation Area 2: Access

2.1 Develop an enrollment management plan that meets FTES targets with efficient use of resources while providing equitable access to students.

Objective Action Step Due Date Outcome Champion Progress Report
2.1.1 Create enrollment criteria for offering/cancelling class sections. Jul-15 Create process for systemic decision making. * VPI
* Access Committee
* Division Chairs
SAP Objective Progress Report 2.1.1
2.1.2 Create a “growth opportunities” plan that identifies sources and sets targets for FTES growth. Jul-15 Provide foundation for data analyses. * VPI
* Access Committee
* Division Chairs
SAP Objective Progress Report 2.1.2
2.1.3 Create a “growth opportunities” plan that identifies sources and sets targets for FTES growth. Jul-15 Create criteria for growth decisions. * VPI
* Access Committee
* Division Chairs
SAP Objective Progress Report 2.1.3
2.1.4 Create a two-year schedule of baseline/core offerings and optional/marginal offerings. Oct-15 Provide basis for long-term planning by students and the college. * VPI
* Access Committee
* Division Chairs
SAP Objective Progress Report 2.1.4
2.1.5 Develop an outreach and marketing plan that supports the enrollment management plan. Dec-15 Complete the plan. * VPSS
* Access Committee
* Division Chairs
SAP Objective Progress Report 2.1.5
2.1.6 Update scheduling criteria and two-year schedule. Oct-16 Improved basis for long-term planning. * VPI
* Access Committee
* Division Chairs
SAP Objective Progress Report 2.1.6
2.1.7 Assess effectiveness of enrollment management plan. Dec-17 Complete the assessment. * VPI
* Access Committee
* Division Chairs
Progress Report

Educational Master Plan Recommendation Area 3: Business, Industry and Community

3.1 Increase the employability of students by developing an integrated system with a central repository that aligns students’ career-transferable skills with employment opportunities.

Objective Action Step Due Date Outcome Champion Progress Report
3.1.1 Develop and begin implementation of a Staff Development Plan that will provide opportunities for counselors & instructional faculty to learn more about employer expectations and standards. Oct-15 Integrate employability skills target into staff development plans. * Director, CTE
* Division Chairs
SAP Objective Progress Report 3.1.1
3.1.2 Analyze the top ten technical and professional career-transferable skills needed for employment. Dec-15 Provide employability skills target. * Director, CTE
* Division Chairs
SAP Objective Progress Report 3.1.2
3.1.3 Expand experiential learning for students in all majors with internships, learn & earn, on-campus student employment, work experience, job preparation, career guidance. Dec-15 Increase as much as possible the opportunities for experiential learning for students. * Director, CTE
* Division Chairs
SAP Objective Progress Report 3.1.3
3.1.4 Create a “partnership plan” that will provide opportunities for instructional programs to partner and work with applicable industries/employers on real-life application on discipline content and learning materials. Dec-15 Systematically approach integrating employability skills into SLO’s across the curriculum. *Director, CTE *Division Chairs SAP Objective Progress Report 3.1.4
3.1.5 Create detailed implementation plan to integrate career-transferable skills into student learning outcomes. Oct-16 Systematically approach integrating employability skills into SLO’s across curriculum. *SLO Coordinator SAP Objective Progress Report 3.1.5
3.1.6 Comprehensive program review – analyze effectiveness of designated “employable” skills, staff development plan, and partnership plans. Dec-16 Test outcomes against predictions. * Director, CTE
* Division Chairs
Progress Report

Educational Master Plan Recommendation Area 4: Facilities and Infrastructure

4.1 Increase instructional space utilization efficiency.

Objective Action Step Due Date Outcome Champion Progress Report
4.1.1 Analyze per-term contributions to FTES by room, week/day, time. Dec-15 Provide analytic basis for decisions. * VPI
* Access Committee
SAP Objective Progress Report 4.1.1
4.1.2 Set targets for instructional space utilization efficiency improvements. Oct-16 Establish targets that are realistically feasible. * Co-Chairs, Governance Council Progress Report
4.1.3 Integrate instructional space utilization analysis into the two-year schedule. Oct-16 Systematically work targets into schedule decision making. * VPI
* Division Chairs
SAP Objective Progress Report 4.1.3
4.1.4 Re-analyze instructional space utilization efficiency and integrate into updated two-year schedule. Jun-18 Systematically work targets into schedule decision making. * Co-Chairs, Governance Council Progress Report

4.2 Develop a land acquisition plan.

Objective Action Step Due Date Outcome Champion Progress Report
4.2.1 Analyze the quality of current space in addition to the quantity of current space when updating the Facilities Master Plan. Jul-15 Plan reflects the need for space on both a quantitative and qualitative level. * EVP, Administrative Services
* Facilities Committee
Facilities Master Plan
4.2.2 Update the 2015-17 Facilities Master Plan. Jul-15 Plan reflects the 2014-24 Educational Master Plan * EVP, Administrative Services
* Facilities Committee
Facilities Master Plan
4.2.3 Create a land acquisition plan linked to the identified needs of the Educational Master plan and the Facilities Master Plan. Dec-15 Plan outlines timing of future needs and specific types of land needed as well as proximity. * EVP, Administrative Services
* Facilities Committee
Land Acquisition Plan
4.2.4 Identify options and strategies for financial support of the land acquisition plan. Dec-15 Options and strategies will position the district to implement the land acquisition plan. * EVP, Administrative Services
* Facilities Committee
SAP Objective Progress Report 4.2.4

Educational Master Plan Recommendation Area 5: Institutional Planning and Effectiveness

5.1 Develop centralized and standardized processes regarding data analysis methodologies for decision-making.

Objective Action Step Due Date Outcome Champion Progress Report
5.1.1 Identify the institution level data needs and develop standard reports on a published calendar. Sep-15 More consistent use of data for decision making with established processes for using, interpreting and reporting data. * Superintendent/President
* Coordinator of Institutional Assessment, Research and Planning
SAP Objective Progress Report 5.1.1
5.1.2 Develop standardized methods for use of data (analysis and interpretation). Jan-16 More consistent use of data for decision making with established processes for using, interpreting and reporting data. * Superintendent/President
* Coordinator of Institutional Assessment, Research and Planning
SAP Objective Progress Report 5.1.2
5.1.3 Design and conduct training on how to analyze data and interpret results. Jun-16 More consistent use of data for decision making with established processes for using, interpreting and reporting data. * Superintendent/President
* Coordinator of Institutional Assessment, Research and Planning
SAP Objective Progress Report 5.1.3
5.1.4 Design and conduct training on the institution’s expectations for the use of data to support decision-making. Sep-16 More consistent use of data for decision making with established processes for using, interpreting and reporting data. * Superintendent/President
* Coordinator of Institutional Assessment, Research and Planning
SAP Objective Progress Report 5.1.4
5.1.5 Strengthen the link between ad hoc research requests and institutional goals. Dec-16 More consistent use of data for decision making with established processes for using, interpreting and reporting data. * Superintendent/President
* Coordinator of Institutional Assessment, Research and Planning
Progress Report

5.2 Improve quality of institutional level student learning outcomes.

Objective Action Step Due Date Outcome Champion Progress Report
5.2.1 Develop and apply a rubric to measure quality of current institutional level SLOs. Jul-15 Institutional SLOs reflect the institutional mission. * SLO Coordinator  SAP Objective Progress Report 5.2.1
5.2.2 Conduct an annual dialogue day to refine the Institutional SLO and assessment measures. Jul-15 Broad dialog across the institution on the effectiveness of Institutional SLOs * SLO Coordinator SAP Objective Progress Report 5.2.2
5.2.3 Improve visibility of SLOs to students and other constituents. Jul-16 Institutional SLOs reflect the institutional mission. * SLO Coordinator SAP Objective Progress Report 5.2.3
5.2.4 Investigate the use of DQP (Degree Qualifications Profile) as an indicator of associate degree level competencies. Jan-16 Institutional SLOs reflect the institutional mission. * SLO Coordinator SAP Objective Progress Report 5.2.4
5.2.5 Evaluate and align discipline/course level SLOs with program level and Institutional SLOs. Jun-16 Institutional SLOs reflect the institutional mission. * SLO Coordinator SAP Objective Progress Report 5.2.5
5.2.6 Establish a systematic approach and timeline to conduct all SLO assessments. Jul-16 Institutional SLOs reflect the institutional mission. * SLO Coordinator SAP Objective Progress Report 5.2.6
5.2.7 Establish baseline for student achievement on Institutional SLO performance and use data for continuous improvement. Jun-17 Institutional SLOs reflect the institutional mission. * SLO Coordinator
SLOASC
Governance Council
Progress Report

5.3 Establish a comprehensive staff development program.

Objective Action Step Due Date Outcome Champion Progress Report
5.3.1 Review the charter of the staff development committee. Sep-15 Increased focus of staff development on student success and institutional effectiveness. * Co-Chairs, Staff Development Committee SAP Objective Progress Report 5.3.1
5.3.2 Evaluation of current staff development activities. Dec-15 Complete Assessment. * Co-Chairs, Staff Development Committee SAP Objective Progress Report 5.3.2
5.3.3 Complete an institutional level staff development needs assessment. Mar-16 Complete Assessment. * Co-Chairs, Staff Development Committee  SAP Objective Progress Report 5.3.3
5.3.4 Design an institutional level staff development plan. Sep-16 Complete staff development plan. * Co-Chairs, Staff Development Committee SAP Objective Progress Report 5.3.4
5.3.5 Implement the institutional level staff development plan. Jan-17 Improve Student Learning/Success by expanding and replicating effective practices for students as they interact with the college. * Co-Chairs, Staff Development Committee Progress Report
5.3.6 Evaluate the institutional level staff development plan. Jun-18 Improve Student Learning/Success by expanding and replicating effective practices for students as they interact with the college. * Co-Chairs, Staff Development Committee Progress Report

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