ERIC Number: ED445749
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Positioning the College for the 21st Century, 1999-2004.
Midlands Technical Coll., Columbia, SC.
This 1999-2004 strategic planning report by Midlands Technical College (MTC, South Carolina) includes summaries of college vision, statement of values, and mission statement as well as ten institutional goals with accompanying priority initiatives by which to accomplish those goals. As part of an outcomes-based assessment process to measure institutional success, the college has identified six Critical Success Factors, namely: (1) dynamic educational programs; (2) student outcomes; (3) quality support services; (4) economic development and community involvement; (5) effective leadership and management; (6) collaborative organizational climate. Each of these Critical Success Factors is correlated with four to six Indicators of Effectiveness, quantifiable measures chosen to evaluate related college programs and services. For example, the Critical Success Factor, "student outcomes," is evaluated by reference to student goal attainment, graduation rates, placement rate in the workforce, transfer rates and performance, retention rates and licensure exam rates. An overview of the process used to develop this report, and a summary of emerging trends in higher education and their impact on Midlands Technical College concludes the report. (PGS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Midlands Technical Coll., Columbia, SC.