More than a year ago, we embarked on an ambitious plan – with achievable goals – to position Lansing Community College for success into the future.
This was a critical undertaking. The dramatically shifting landscape of higher education – increasing calls for accountability, new regulations, competition, the increasing need for post-secondary credentials in our labor markets, and the increase in non-traditional students – all present opportunities for Lansing Community College to improve service to our students and simultaneously strengthen our regional economy.
As a member of the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the accrediting body for LCC, the College is involved in the HLC’s Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) as a means of continuous improvement and accreditation. The College planned a framework of improvement which is laid out in the Strategic Plan, 2013-16. Over the last 18 months, many of you have spent time accomplishing many of the strategies in the plan.
In the course of working on the strategies, the College surveyed faculty and staff to discover areas where we might make improvements. The survey, conducted by the Higher Education Survey of Employee Engagement (HESEE) will help the College create a roadmap of those areas needing the most attention.
As we all work to continue our progress, we will soon begin discussing and developing a student success initiative, Achieving Excellence in Student Learning and Success at Lansing Community College, referred to as “Operation 100%,” an inspiring vision to focus the College on supporting our students.
Shortly after Spring semester begins, we will host a series of campus-wide discussions on these important and – I believe – exciting topics that will continue to make LCC A College Like No Other.
Our campus-wide discussions will take place in the Health & Human Services building, Room 005. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m., immediately followed by facilitated discussions and working sessions that will conclude by 2 p.m. We encourage your involvement and participation. The dates and topics are as follows:
- Friday, February 6 – Strategic Plan Status Update and Operation 100%
- Friday, February 13 – Operation 100% and Climate Survey Results
- Friday, February 20 – Operation 100% and Data Informed Decision-making
- Friday, February 27 – Strategic Plan Projects Years 2 and 3
So that we may accommodate all who wish to attend, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org, by the Tuesday prior to each session.