The Planning Review and Budget Committee have come up with a new Strategic Plan to better serve Chabot students through 2013 and 2014.
The PBRC has one goal to achieve from the Strategic Plan. That is, “Increase the number of students that achieve their educational goal within a reasonable time by clarifying pathways and providing more information and support.”
Jan Novak, business instructor here at Chabot, explained, “The plan is all about students. Helping you to figure out what you want to do with your life, finding your passion, trying to provide the classes you most need when you need them, learning more about students and their goals, providing more information and support. It has helped us to refine our class schedules as we try to offer more of the classes that almost all students need and that are often difficult to get.”
The Strategic Plan involves strategies and tactics such as, “Learn more about our students: their goals (and the intensity of commitment to those goals) and their time frames for completions, provide information/training to everyone in the Chabot community to help our students achieve their goals, help the undecided to define a goal, and get students on to their ‘critical path’ quickly.”
To support these four goals, the PBRC suggest modifying Class-Web registration so that it is up to date on student goals, pointing out the main keys to student success and to create public web tools to help students make career decisions.
Novak also explained that it is required for Chabot to have a strong planning process.
“More importantly, though, is that we always want to be thinking about how we can improve to better serve our students. The college exists for students, and we need to keep working to make it great. It also helps us to focus our money and our time on those things that we think will best serve students.”
Tactics of the Strategic Plan also include, “Help students to monitor their progress along their pathway, integrate and streamline, (where possible) those pathways, build pathway learning communities to support students and to secure funding to support this goal.”
Solutions to support these tactics include implementing DegreeWorks to automatically award certificates and/or degrees and seek ways to make “bottleneck” courses more available to students and provide more seats in those courses. The PBRC also hopes to develop a funding plan to support this strategic goal.