Redlands Strategic Plan

Goal 1: Improve Redlands Student success, retention and graduation rates

Objectives

  • Increase full-time student retention rates to 58% through the Early Alert System.
  • Achieve graduation rate of 20%.
  • Transition 15% of Redlands concurrent students to Redlands freshman the fall following their high school graduation, resulting in an overall increase in enrollment of 7%.
  • Refine College Success curriculum.
  • Develop mentoring programs to increase student connectivity to the campus community aiding in increased retention and graduation rates.

Goal 2: Elevate Teaching and Learning

Objectives

  • Prepare students to enter the workforce by offering degrees that are in alignment with the projected workforce growth as well as provide interdisciplinary and hands-on training.
  • Promote and extend a collaborative student learning environment.
  • Develop an effective and user-friendly online strategy for teaching and learning.
  • Evaluation of faculty teaching.
  • Develop, support and recognize faculty in the use of innovative practices leading to enhanced teaching, student learning and student opportunities.
  • Ensure student learning outcomes are being met.
  • Enhance partnerships and/or collaboration with other educational institutions to further academic opportunities.

GOAL 3: Cultivate Community Integration

Objectives

  • Promote service learning initiatives to complement academics and partnerships within the community, including community-building activities.
  • Develop and leverage collaborative and cooperative agreements and memberships with local, regional and national partners.
  • Promote and market Redlands Community College as a central and western Oklahoma hub for community and educational resources and outreach.
  • Cultivate alumni relationships to increase alumni engagement and participation and expand donor database.

Goal 4: Maintain operational accountability by maximizing effective uses of resources

Objectives

  • Continue regular communication of the budget to the College Board of Regents and the public.
  • Evaluate all programs and services for demonstrable value to students, business industry, and/or community.
  • Pursue private or grant/contract funding as a funding resource for campus programs.  
  • Reduce the financial aid default rate.
  • Enhance partnerships and/or collaboration with other educational institutions that have common funding priorities, including Fiscal Solutions, Efficiencies, Affordability, and Technology.
  • Continually update and prioritize the master/financial plan for capital funding needs across campus.  
  • Continue to monitor and evaluate student fees and tuition rates and communicate the need to students.  

Goal 5:  Utilize technology to support and enhance college operations

Objectives

  • Move from POISE (PX) to a more current/modern computing system for the Redlands Enterprise Resource Planning and Student Information System.
  • Ongoing analysis for network and datacenter improvements
  • Continue upgrade/replacement of classroom instructor workstations, computer lab workstations, classroom equipment (projectors, doc cams, etc.)
  • Partner with DELT Committee in support of online course enhancement and uniformity
  • Assist with design and analysis support for the Early Alert System with Retention Office
  • Provide ongoing support of Public Marketing Website with Communications Office (new website)
  • Continually research, propose, and provide avenues for network/data security
  • Promote additional expansion of use of video conferencing (Zoom) for faculty/students
  • Enhance communication and disbursement of IT objectives college wide