Strategic Plan Brochure (PDF)
2018-2023 Strategic Plan assumptions
- Community college students are workforce; even those who intend to transfer to another institution seek a job or promotion.
- On-target workforce training to business and industry partners will contribute significantly to the workforce economy and, therefore, the ENMU-Ruidoso community.
- Leveraging of resources through formal and informal relationships/partnerships can maximize the success of students and the community.
- Achieving results requires a data-informed culture that utilizes information to inform decision making for leadership, faculty, staff, and community leaders.
- ENMU-Ruidoso, whether in its physical space, at its outreach efforts, or online, invites all constituents to come to the college to make a better life.
GOAL ONE: Student Ready
The college is ready and able to help students make a better life.
- Clear pathways that build marketable skills and careers
- Create an onboarding process that is student-focused and reduces time from application to enrollment.
- Guide students to connect their interests to practical career plans.
- Maximize schedule to support student completion.
- Design dual credit offerings to accelerate educational attainment for under-prepared students.
- Engaging co-curricular and learning activities that promote student success a. Provide effective tutoring and college-ready resources (e.g., iBest, mentoring).
- Establish a learning signature across classrooms and curriculum.
- Provide consistent instructional technologies to support active learning and engagement.
- Continuous improvement of the student experience throughout the college
- Integrate learning across training, credit, and community education.
- Whether face-to-face or online, students experience high caliber instruction.
- Utilize data analysis to remove barriers and inspire innovation.
- Provide professional development opportunities that support serving students.
- Clear pathways that build marketable skills and careers
GOAL TWO: Employer Ready
The college is ready and able to help business and industry strengthen the economic vitality of the region.
- Primary workforce solutions provider to business and industry
- Be agile and responsive to fluctuations in employer needs.
- Identify skills, technical proficiencies, and coursework needed through focus groups.
- Implement responsive scheduling (workforce training does not t an academic schedule).
- Leverage customized training and employee assessment services.
- Responsive partnerships with area employers to reduce the skills gap between job seekers and employer needs
- Use real time economic and labor market data (e.g., Burning Glass) to design robust curriculum to industry specific skills identified in current job descriptions.
- Market the college as a one-stop-shop business and industry solution to the regional economy.
- Cultivate relationships through creation of advisory committees.
- Create ‘maker space’ to foster innovation and development of new businesses.
- Stackable credentials as an onramp from entry-level jobs to credit pathways
- Offer short and specialized training certificates developed with the goal for completion in two to three months.
- Develop credits for prior experience and/or industry credentials.
- Utilize a skills-to-employment assessment (e.g., WorKeys) that identifies training opportunities and career paths for potential students.
GOAL THREE: Community Ready
The college is ready and able to promote personal growth, lifelong learning, and civic engagement.
- Proactive outreach that addresses the educational needs of residents in Lincoln County
- Reach out to under-served populations and rural communities to provide access to higher education and training.
- Build sustainable relationship with Mescalero Apache Tribe recognizing their unique standing in the region and community.
- Active partner in supporting a vibrant community life
- Connect small businesses to agencies and resources.
- Host local civic organizations, regional, and state meetings, community activities, conferences, and conventions.
- Develop service learning, community- based under graduate research, and community service projects.
- Promote the arts and cultural events, supporting creativity and personal expression.
- Strong champion for civility and civic engagement
- Build community engagement through dialogue.
- Provide space for gatherings and trainings that address health and safety of the community.
- Become a partner and/or sponsor of discussions that deal with emerging social issues that confront our residents.
GOAL FOUR: Mission Ready
The college is ready and able to fulfill its mission in a user-friendly online and on-campus environment where student and community life thrive.
Quality presence online and on-campus
- Prioritize technology and eLearning innovation to support a student-, employer-, and community-ready college.
- Redesign and maintain online and on-campus infrastructures to meet needs of students and community in an engaging, inspiring and approachable manner.
- Establish continuous and sustainable renovation.
- Design and implement campus security measures for campus facilities.
- Incorporate “green” building design and LEED (Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design) construction standards in all future projects.
- Sustainable development of additional financial resources
- Grow out-of-state student enrollments in courses and programs.
- Support legislative efforts to establish statutes that allow school districts to join the college district.
- Pursue approval from residents of other Lincoln County school districts to join the college district.
- Review viability of local bonds.
- Support statewide initiative for community college tax levy.
- Develop a strong alumni base to support the college’s mission and sustainability.
- High visibility and strong brand
- Define the college brand and provide leadership and professional development to align program and service delivery with the brand.
- Create annual marketing plan and framework.
- Publish polished, professional marketing materials that are consistent with the brand.
- Redesign client-friendly website that pulls businesses in and focuses on student needs.
- Create website links and inquiry follow-up for individuals and businesses seeking training and staff development solutions.