The strategic plan under which Virginia’s Community Colleges have been operating since 2003 is called Dateline 2009. As suggested by its name, the plan’s six-year window is approaching an end. You can see the progress that has been made on it by visiting this dashboard.
As you can read in this VCCS news release the process is beginning for establishing the next strategic plan:
A group of VCCS officials, led by Glenn DuBois, chancellor of the VCCS, [is conducting] a series of community discussions across Virginia to understand how the colleges can improve the service they provide to students, families and businesses. A dedicated email address, firstname.lastname@example.org, is also being launched to collect comments.
…The regional meetings will include business, community and elected leaders along with economic development officials, students and other stakeholders.
The email address mentioned above is open to everyone both inside and outside of Virginia’s Community Colleges. It’s an effort to ensure that no good ideas are left behind for a network of colleges that serve more than 360,000 people across Virginia each year.
So the question is what can your community college do, or do better, to contribute to your success and to that of the larger community?
Posted by Jeff Kraus