Student success requires a superior student experience in every step of each student’s journey. Building on clear and well-defined pathways for students to achieve a degree or transfer, we will infuse the whole college experience with an inclusive and robust support system. We will reduce barriersto success by expanding our support for students from diverse backgrounds throughout their journey with FRCC, from connection through completion. We will promote superior instruction in the classroom and online that is built on best practices and rigorous assessment and that actively engages students in rigorous yet flexible learning opportunities. We will benefit from the creativity, expertise, and innovation of our employees, and we will promote collaboration among instruction, student services, and other departments.
Student success grows from a culture that fosters inclusivity, innovation, collaboration, and excellence. In all of our activities and dialog, we will strive to include and respect the diverse experiences, values and perspectives of our students and employees, and we will actively work to ensure that FRCC is a welcoming and inclusive environment. Because an investment in our employees is an investment in our students, we will recognize employee contributions and support training and professional development that help our employees, both full-time and part-time, grow. We will focus on agility and efficiency in our organizational processes since they ultimately affect our students’ ability to navigate the college experience smoothly. We will invest in safe, accessible, and appealing facilities on all campuses that meet student and staff needs. We will also commit to fiscal responsibility and efficiency in all operations so that our resources can be focused on best assisting students, and we will invest in in successful grant development and fundraising to broaden our funding sources. Finally, we will continue to assess our work and use data to make informed decisions.
Student success requires dynamic, current, and relevant programs that lead to sustainable employment at a living wage. We will work closely with our business and community partners to educate and train highly qualified employees, develop a strong regional workforce, and identify opportunities for appropriate and responsible program development. We will develop and maintain relevant programs and partnerships that educate students for viable careers, promote life-long learning, and improve the communities we serve. We will continue to strengthen our partnerships by effectively communicating our mission, values, and contributions to our stakeholders.