Strategic Plan 2013-2016
Message from President Joan M. Baillie
Guided by the 2013-2016 Strategic Plan, Salem Community College is positioned well to deal with the current and future issues facing community colleges throughout New Jersey and across the nation.
The three institutional priorities – improve fiscal stability, improve student success and improve image – address these critical issues. After years of growth, New Jersey community colleges now must reverse the trend of stagnant enrollments and, as government funding shrinks, do more with less. Therefore, aligning college offerings with job availability is critical to increasing enrollments and confirming the value of an associate degree education. In addition, community colleges must seek nontraditional resources to help students complete their degrees and certificates.
The College’s mission of offering an affordable, quality education to prepare students for college transfer and workforce development is attainable if we meet our strategic goals.
In closing, I extend special thanks to the nearly 100 individuals who participated in the strategic planning process. The plan accurately reflects the input of College stakeholders and community leaders.
Salem Community College has identified three major institutional priorities. Improve Fiscal Stability. Improve Student Success. Improve the College's Image. Under each priority the Committee identified a number of tactical objectives that will help the College achieve the priority. While there are other objectives, these objectives were identified as having the most significant impact on each of the three priorities.
Priority 1 - Improve Fiscal Stability
- Expand Alternative Sources of Revenue
- Increase Enrollment
- Become a More Efficient Organization
Priority 2 - Improve Student Success
- Increase completion rates (retention)
- Offer more workforce development programs and academic certificates
Priority 3 - Improve the College's Image
- Enhance, advance and build partnerships that enrich the position and image of SCC