A VIEW TO 2020

FIVE ASPIRATIONAL OBJECTIVES

THE 2016-2020 SALISH KOOTENAI COLLEGE STRATEGIC PLAN

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Strategic Objective #1

SKC is committed to recruitment and retention of a diverse student body that aspires to self and community betterment. (Core Theme 1)

Objectives
Lead Department(s)
Indicator
Reference Documents
Objective

Increase outreach to reservation schools and regional schools with tribal students as specified in the comprehensive recruitment plan.

Lead Department(s)

Enrollment Services
Academic Affairs

Indicator

Number of high school students from reservation and regional high schools meets annual targets. Number of students in dual enrollment courses and programs of study (POS).

Reference Documents

Annual Recruitment Plan
Annual Enrollment Report

Objective

Develop a national marketing campaign to focus on college strengths and student outcomes.

Lead Department(s)

Marketing Team

Indicator

Number of potential students reached by marketing material, web, social media, and email. Number of potential students that were engaged by marketing material and became students. Qualitative analysis of engagement stories to determine effectiveness of marketing campaigns.

Reference Documents

Annual Marketing Summary

Objective

Create an introductory first year experience or first year course that promotes academic skills and college connections.

Lead Department(s)

Academic Affairs and Curriculum Committee

Indicator

Number of students who are satisfied with supports for developing academic skills.

Student demonstration of academic skills in specified courses.

Reference Documents

General Education Report

Objective

Create articulation agreements with tribal colleges, high schools, and other tribal entities.

Lead Department(s)

Academic Affairs

Indicator

Number of articulation agreements

Reference Documents

Annual Enrollment Report

Objective

Create outreach centers to reach American Indian students with limited access to higher education programs and services.

Lead Department(s)

Academic Affairs

Indicator

Number of offsite and outreach centers

Reference Documents

Annual Enrollment Report

THE CORE THEMES OF SALISH KOOTENAI COLLEGE

  1. Provide Access to Higher Education for American Indians
  2. Maintain Quality Education for Workforce or Further Education
  3. Perpetuate the Cultures of Confederated Salish and Kootenai Peoples
  4. Increase Individual and Community Capacity for Self Reliance and Sustainability

RETURN TO ASPIRATIONAL OBJECTIVE [1]  [2]  [3]  [4]  [5]

SP-Goal-2

SKC’s campus environment fosters student success through culturally relevant instruction, engaged learning, and a vibrant student life. (Core Theme 2)

Objectives
Lead Department(s)
Indicator
Reference Documents
Objective

Create a plan for faculty and staff development that enhances faculty and staff skills in teaching and student-centered service.

Lead Department(s)

SKC Administration and SKC Faculty Association

Indicator

Student satisfaction surveys demonstrate student perception of receiving student-centered service.

Faculty evaluation of teaching skills.

Reference Documents

Faculty/Staff Development Report

Faculty Satisfaction Report

Objective

Revise faculty development and faculty evaluation processes to emphasize faculty utilization of effective, engaging, research-based instruction.

Lead Department(s)

SKC Administration

SKC Faculty Association

Indicator

Student course evaluations demonstrate that faculty use effective and student-centered teaching strategies.

Faculty surveys demonstrate that faculty are utilizing effective, engaging instructional strategies.

Reference Documents

Summary of Course Evaluations

Objective

Develop and implement a student services philosophy and learning outcomes for student services areas.

Lead Department(s)

Student Services

Indicator

Number of students who are satisfied with supports for developing academic skills.

Student demonstration of academic skills in specified courses.

Reference Documents

General Education Report

Objective

Infuse academic skills and life skills across the first year of all curricula.

Lead Department(s)

Student Services

Indicator

Written student services philosophy is implemented in annual student services unit plans.

Reference Documents

Student Services Report

Objective

Increase student centered activities including evening, weekend, cultural, and family activities through a coordinated Student Life program.

Lead Department(s)

Academic Affairs

Indicator

Number of student centered activities offered; participation in student activities.

Student satisfaction with availability of student life activities.

Reference Documents

Student Services Report

SP-Goal-3

SKC will be recognized as an academically robust and competitive institution that prepares students who are successful in their careers and leaders in their communities. (Core Theme 2)

Objectives
Lead Department(s)
Indicator
Reference Documents
Objective

Revise the college’s service learning component to provide all students with an opportunity to engage in service and leadership.

Lead Department(s)

Academic Affairs

Curriculum Committee

Indicator

Established service learning outcomes for Associate and Bachelor level programs.Number of students who meet

Number of students who meet service learning outcomes.

Reference Documents

Learning Outcomes

Assessment Reports

Objective

Increase the effectiveness of career counseling and mentoring to enhance students’ career preparation.

Lead Department(s)

Career Services

Faculty

Indicator

Student satisfaction with career preparation counseling and mentoring.

Student and employer surveys of student first destination.

Reference Documents

Student Satisfaction Survey Report

Employer Reports via Program Advisory Committees

Objective

Create an Honors Program that provides student development in leadership and service.

Lead Department(s)

Academic Affairs

Indicator

Number of students who are satisfied with supports for developing academic skills.

Student demonstration of academic skills in specified courses.

Reference Documents

General Education Report

Objective

Infuse academic skills and life skills across the first year of all curricula.

Lead Department(s)

Academic Affairs

Indicator

Objectives, curriculum, and procedures for Honors Program developed.

Student leadership and service outcomes

Reference Documents

Student Services Report

Objective

Develop an Academic Master Plan that includes an academic planning and review process to promote development or retirement of academic programs.

Lead Department(s)

Academic Affairs

Indicator

Revised academic master planning and review process in place.

Reference Documents

Academic Master Plan

Objective

Create a process for partial faculty release for research or curriculum revision.

Lead Department(s)

Academic Affairs

Faculty Association

Indicator

Faculty release process developed and implemented.

Quality of faculty projects completed during partial sabbaticals.

Reference Documents

Policy Manual

Objective

Develop model courses that integrate curriculum with the 4 Cs and leadership; create at least five interdisciplinary courses.

Lead Department(s)

Curriculum Committee

Indicator

Student outcomes from courses demonstrate increased critical thinking and interdisciplinary thinking.

Reference Documents

Student Outcomes Report

SP-Goal-4

SKC creates and nurtures partnerships with a broad set of organizations that provide students, faculty, and staff with opportunities for research, service, and cultural exchange, as well as provides the reservation community with opportunities for social, economic, and environmental improvement. (Core Theme 3) (Core Theme 4)

Objectives
Lead Department(s)
Indicator
Reference Documents
Objective

Partner with the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes and the culture committees to strengthen language and cultural preservation efforts.

Lead Department(s)

Administration

Native American Studies

Indicator

Number of students who meet specified levels of language proficiency.

Reference Documents

To be developed

Objective

Increase the verbal and physical usage of the Salish and Kootenai languages on the campus.

Lead Department(s)

Administration

Native American Studies

Indicator

Number of faculty and staff that reach specified language proficiencies.

Reference Documents

To be developed

Objective

Define cultural values that should permeate campus and integrate into student and faculty/staff life.

Lead Department(s)

Culture Committees

Board of Directors

Administration

Indicator

Cultural values are defined, disseminated, and embedded into faculty/student/staff handbooks and evaluations.

Reference Documents

Document of defined values, handbooks

Objective

Create a Community Advisory Board that provides input on the College’s relevance, progress, and effectiveness.

Lead Department(s)

Administration

Indicator

Membership roster of Community Advisory Board.

Reference Documents

Minutes from Community Advisory Board

SP-Goal-5

SKC has effective and transparent processes for communication, planning, and resource utilization that increase financial sustainability and employee commitment to college success.

Objectives
Lead Department(s)
Indicator
Reference Documents
Objective

Revamp new faculty and staff orientation and mentoring to provide an effective introduction to the tribal college environment and ongoing support in achieving work competencies.

Lead Department(s)

Administration

Faculty Association

Indicator

New faculty and staff satisfaction with orientation and onboarding.

Reference Documents

Faculty Orientation Manual

Objective

Revise the college organizational structure and workload to allow increased communication with and participation by faculty and staff members.

Lead Department(s)

Administration

Indicator

Organizational structure revised to provide increased supervisor-supervisee communication, increased communication.

Reference Documents

Organizational Chart

Objective

Define budgeting and resource allocation processes to increase transparency and efficiency.

Lead Department(s)

Administration

Financial Affairs

Indicator

Revised budget policies and procedures.

Reference Documents

Annual Budget Report and Summary

Objective

Develop, reinforce, and communicate college planning processes including one-year and multi-year plans for departments, academic and student affairs and SKC administration.

Lead Department(s)

Administration

Indicator

One-year planning processes tie to five-year strategic plan and direct resource allocation.

Reference Documents

Faculty and staff satisfaction surveys

SKC Policy Manual

Objective

Enhance college processes that provide improved communication with students, faculty/staff, administration, and the SKC Board of Directors.

Lead Department(s)

Administration

Indicator

Faculty, staff, students, and the SKC Board of Directors are satisfied with communication processes.

Reference Documents

Faculty, Staff

Student Satisfaction Surveys

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