DRAFT | 2013 Strategic Bold Steps and Goals


Bold Step 1: Formalize the design and continue to implement an institution-wide improvement plan that advances student success and college completion

Goal 1A: Develop and submit for approval the Southern State College Completion Plan to the Ohio Board of Regents as specified in law

Goal 1B: Develop and submit for approval a Quality Initiative related to student success and completion to the Higher Learning Commission

Goal 1C: Participate in Reverse Transfer agreement initiative by the OBOR


Bold Step 2: Take a Quantum LEAP in Technology

Goal 2A: Complete end-user training, data conversion and fully implement Jenzabar EX student information management software system (ERP) for fall semester 2013

Goal 2B: Continue to infuse the use of digital resources and discipline specific relevant technology throughout the curriculum and classroom setting

Goal 2C: Expand across the institution efforts to digitize college records to promote efficiency, transparency, and sustainability


Bold Step 3: Vigorously Pursue Outside Funding (Your Best Investment)

Goal 3A: Seek partner(s) to pursue grants for targeted projects

Goal 3B: Articulate the rationale, purpose, program, and desired facilities for meeting the educational needs and demands of the population; enter into partnership agreement(s); and secure remaining funds required for construction of an Adams County campus


Bold Step 4: As we build a new campus, seize the opportunity to design not only a building, but a new brand/identity and orientation that demonstrates flexibility and a dynamic nature throughout the College

Goal 4A: Finalize programs, services, and tentative schedules for Mt. Orab campus that best utilizes facilities, serves the students, and meets local employer needs; begin marketing plan for successful opening in fall 2014

Goal 4B: Utilize data to develop and implement additional recruiting and marketing strategies to increase the numbers of recently graduated high school students in our service area pursuing post-secondary education and training


Bold Step 5: Enhance the Working Environment for Students and Employees

Goal 5A: Prioritize and complete projects funded by the 2013 and 2014 biennium capital budget

Goal 5B: Explore potential shared service opportunities with state and local law enforcement agencies

Goal 5C: Provide training and implement the SSCC Professional Development and Strategic Involvement plans for administration and staff

Goal 5D: Explore, evaluate, and initiate a comprehensive health and wellness program for employees


Bold Step 6: Realize Synergy through Strategic Partnerships

Goal 6: Serve as a “convener” of a “Southern Ohio Education Compact” among interested school districts (and colleges) in order to improve college readiness, increase the numbers of college-bound students in the region, raise overall educational attainment, and provide a trained workforce in our region






January 15, 2013 at 9:06 pm 4 comments

Strategic Visioning Follow-Up | 10.29.10 | 11:30 a.m. | Central Campus Auditorium

Beginning with the large group visioning process that many of you participated in during opening week, the college began building the foundation for what would ultimately take the shape of a realistic, credible, and attractive vision that would lead our college into the next five years and beyond. 

Through the valued insight of the open meeting and then through two consecutive days of follow up meetings, the vision to be a First-Choice College emerged.  From there, immediate bold steps necessary to claim this vision were articulated: 

  1. Establish a vision implementation team
  2. Cultivate a culture that embraces the vision
  3. Take a quantum leap in technology infrastructure
  4. Vigorously pursue outside funding
  5. Establish continuous comprehensive assessment of student success

November 10, 2010 at 4:27 pm 13 comments

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