Institutional Mission Achievement Plan (MAP)

Mission Statement

Metropolitan Community College delivers relevant, student-centered education to a diverse community of learners.

Guiding Principles for Daily Operations

  1. Provide student-focused learning and service

  2. Engage and respond to community needs

  3. Manage resources responsibly

  4. Celebrate inclusivity and diversity

2017-18 Strategic Focus

  1. Focus learning delivery systems on student success

  2. Smooth student pathways

  3. Proactively plan our future

  4. Successfully launch the Fort Omaha Campus expansion project

  5. Increase participation across the four-county area

Strategic focus areas with key goals and primary responsibilities:

  • Along with continuous improvement within each department, MCC will focus together on the following key goals:

1. Focus learning delivery systems on student success

  • Develop and launch at least one competency-based career degree programs (Academic Affairs)
  • Upon completion of the HLC academy, devise a focused strategy to continue the work on a comprehensive persistence and completion plan (Academic Affairs; Student Affairs; Enrollment Services)
  • Develop and implement policies, procedures and support to make all MCC courses LMS-enhanced (Academic Affairs; IFEX; IDS; eLearning Team)
  • Review and implement updated general education competencies for 2019 catalog (Academic Affairs)
  • Launch and promote at least one fully online AAS degree for 2019 catalog (Academic Affairs)
  • Increase number of active learning spaces on all campuses (Academic Affairs, IFEX; Campus Planning; Facilities)
  • Provide faculty development on active learning strategies (Academic Affairs, IFEX; IDS)
  • Increase number of students completing associate degrees, certificates of achievement and career certificates (Student Affairs; Academic Affairs)

2. Smooth student pathways

  • Review catalog offerings; prioritize areas to simplify degree pathways for 2019 catalog (Academic Affairs)
  • Fully implement RECRUIT for incoming and prospective students (Enrollment Services; Academic Computing)
  • Integrate Title III activities into institutional practices (Student Affairs; Academic Skills Center team)
  • Develop and implement a plan to improve financial aid systems that includes technology-enhanced solutions (Financial Aid; Student Services)
  • Fully implement plans to improve academic advising per Title III and NACADA recommendations (Student Services; Academic Affairs)
  • Improve the use of scholarships with the student award process (Financial Aid)
  • Examine and improve the online user experience for current and prospective students (Marketing; IT; Enrollment Services; Student Affairs; Academic Affairs)

3. Proactively plan our future

  • Engage the Board of Governors in strategic conversations (President's office)
  • Develop and implement short-and long-term plans for college-wide integrated planning, including academic affairs, student affairs, enrollment services, marketing, IT and facilities master planning (Campus Planning; Institutional Effectiveness)
  • Develop a comprehensive enrollment and retention plan (Enrollment Services; Academic Affairs)
  • Improve internal communication as measured by next PACE survey (All)

4. Successfully launch the Fort Omaha Campus expansion project

  • Complete construction, furnishings and move-in (Campus Planning; affected departments)
  • Celebrate opening with staff, students and the community (Events; Foundation; All)
  • Fully implement classes and support systems within CEC, CAET and CASC (Affected departments)

5. Increase participation across the four-county area, as measured by:

  • Credit hour growth; Non-credit contact hours; High school career academy participation by schools and students; Business partnerships; Community outreach impact;  On-campus community events (all college goal)