Every year, the Administrative Council — the college's senior leadership — creates and approves a key goals update of the college’s overall transformational plan.
These goals are like a roadmap, showing where the college has been, where it is now and where it is going.
So how is Columbia College doing for the 2011-2012 academic year?
Here’s a rundown:
|Increase Day student enrollment.||The college approved five new sports for the 2012-13 academic year. These new sports could bring 40-70 new students to the college in the first year alone.|
|“Good fit” will be the focus of all venues with regard to recruitment and retention.||Military Spouse Tuition Grant availability expanded to all in-seat venues.|
|New markets will be created and existing markets expanded.||New office opened at Naval Base San Diego, expanding services in one of the world’s largest military concentrations.|
|A stand-alone Division of Graduate Studies will be created.||A stand-alone Division of Graduate Education was created and will soon have its own building.|
|Necessary property will be acquired.||Building purchased in Rolla, Mo., due to generosity of donor Jim D. Morris. Planning for remodeling is underway.|
|Space planning, acquisition and construction will be coordinated with and account for actual and planned staff and faculty growth.||Federal Hall renovated and occupied by Online Campus and Nursing Department in August 2011.|
|The website will be improved.||Rebranding of the website incorporating the new logo completed in September.|
|Online content will be enhanced.||A media production lab is now available in Federal Hall for enriching media content creation.|
|A cross-venue brand that represents the institution’s mission and values will be developed and nurtured.||The re-discovered Columbia College brand was launched in September and will be fully implemented over the next two fiscal years.|
|Student services will be integrated across all venues.|
Here’s a sample of what’s coming:
|Undergraduate and graduate degrees will be selectively added and strategically retained or eliminated.||Five new programs/tracks are under development:|
|Increase Day student enrollment.|
|New markets will be created and existing markets expanded.||Relocating Christian County (Ozark, Mo.) campus to the Springfield area.|
|A state of the art science facility will be built and furnished.||The Tradition Meets Tomorrow campaign groundbreaking is scheduled for April 2012.|
|The website will be improved.||A Web-based virtual commencement ceremony is in the final stages of development; graduates will soon be able to participate in commencement from anywhere.|
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Questions or comments? Contact Dr. Terry Smith, executive vice president and dean for Academic Affairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org.