GRCC Indicators of Success

GRCC Strategic Plan - 2014 – 2018

End #1: Student Success Pathways

A student-centered experience will ensure opportunities for students to learn the skills necessary to achieve their educational goals.

Strategy 1.1: Access and Inclusion

Improve services and outreach initiatives to students considering GRCC while creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all at GRCC.

CAP #1.1.1: Improve outreach and recruitment of new students

CAP# 1.1.3: Implement projects related to Campus Climate Study to foster an inclusive, welcoming college.   

Strategy 1.2: Persistence and Completion

Provide college programs, resources and systems to support students in their educational pathway including the attainment of a credential.

CAP #1.2.1: Student success in developmental education

CAP #1.2.3: Increase the readiness of students taking on-line courses

CAP #1.2.4: Reduction of financial barriers for students

CAP #1.2.5: Implement First Scholars Project: Increasing completion rates for first time/full time students

Strategy 1.3: Student Support

Improve support services to instill in students the skills necessary to be effective learners, citizens and individuals

CAP #1.3.3: Provide additional student support for Latino students

CAP #1.3.4: Support an academic leadership program (Alpha Beta Omega) to support the success of the College’s most challenged students

CAP #1.3.5: Implement the Women Empowering Leadership and Learning (WELL) program to increase success of female, African-American students

CAP #1.3.6: Strengthen our systems to better support students with food assistance and housing assistance

Strategy 1.4: Student Learning

Improve student success through the creation, revision, and monitoring of curriculum and assessment

 CAP #1.4.1: Implement institutional assessment of student learning

Indicators of Success:

Student Success

  • Fall to winter retention (first time students by gender, ethnicity, age, full time /part time status), % of all attending students who return for winter semester (State of Mi indicator)
  • Fall to fall retention (first time students by gender, ethnicity, age, full time /part time status)
  • 3-year cohort rates (still attending, graduated, transfer without degree, transfer with degree, unknown)
  • Graduation yield (% of all students attending in an academic year who earn a credential)

End #2: Workforce Pathways

GRCC will prepare students for the workforce in our community and the world.

Strategy 2.1: Knowledge and Infrastructure

Ensure that  resources, and infrastructure are effectively organized and consistently aligned to provide students and other stakeholders with an efficient, successful, user-centered system to promote the attainment of skills necessary to enter the workforce

CAP #2.1.2: Increase use of labor market information forecasting

CAP #2.1.3/#3.1.4: Implement the Academic Pathways initiative

Strategy 2.2: Student Pathways

Provide expanded engagement opportunities for students related to work goals          

CAP #2.2.3: Strengthen our systems to support students in increasing employability skills, seeking employment, and job placement

Indicators of Success:

Workforce Pathways

  • Perkins indicators reported at the college level
  • Licensure pass rates for workforce programs

End #3: Transfer Pathways

GRCC prepares students to transfer to the college or university of their choice.

Strategy 3.1: Knowledge and Infrastructure

Ensure that college messaging, alignment with secondary and other post-secondary institutions, resources, and infrastructure are effectively organized to provide students and other stakeholders with an efficient and effective system to promote transfer

CAP #2.1.3/#3.1.4: Implement the Academic Pathways initiative

Strategy 3.2: Student Pathways

Provide students with the experiences, preparation, and support necessary for successful transfer to a four-year college

CAP #3.2.1: Enhance transfer resources throughout the college and Integrate services for students on a transfer pathway

CAP #3.2.2: Strengthen our systems for the assessment of general education

Indicators of Success:

Transfer Pathways

  • GPA comparison of GRCC transfers vs native students at top two transfers (GVSU, Ferris)
  • 6-year transfer rate (with or without graduating first)