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The Strategic Plan for Anoka Technical College and Anoka-Ramsey Community College

Goal 1. Commit to Student Success    

Foster an unwavering commitment to student success through a pervasive student-centric attitude and innovative models for serving students.

  1. Infuse a proactive student-centric attitude college-wide.
  2. Increase retention and academic progress.
  3. Increase number of students transferring or completing a certificate, diploma, or degree in a timely manner.
Goal 2. Promote Academic Excellence

Deliver a high-quality educational experience for students.

  1. Support and promote teaching excellence in all disciplines.
  2. Actively assess that learner outcomes are being met effectively in all courses.
  3. Ensure learning environments and delivery methods support diverse, state-of-the-art, student-centric learning experiences.

Goal 3. Foster a Vibrant, Sustainable Organization

Create an organizational culture that values employees and benefits students.

  1. Foster a culture of caring for all students and mutual respect for fellow employees.
  2. Encourage strategic innovation and invest in high-quality, high-impact programs and practices.
  3. Ensure that decision-making is transparent and evidence-based.
  4. Recruit, hire, and retain high-quality, diverse faculty and staff, and encourage continuous improvement through professional development.
  5. Evaluate and implement equitable, financially sustainable practices.

Goal 4. Establish a Strong Identity and Reputation for Excellence

Articulate a shared identity that is pervasive in the region, while emphasizing the strengths and distinctiveness of the two colleges and three campuses.

  1. Identify and preserve the uniqueness of each college and campus within a unified learning network.
  2. Establish an identity that unifies the two colleges and three campuses.
  3. Build a reputation for excellence in the region.

Goal 5. Strengthen and Extend Meaningful Partnerships

Cultivate relevant, integrated pathways with educational, business/industry, and public sector partners to assist students in achieving their goals.

  1. Solidify and expand relationships with K-12 schools, institutions of higher education, and business/industry and public sector partners to provide educational and career pathways for students.
  2. Be responsive to evolving student, community, and industry needs.
  3. Expand and maintain strategic resource partnerships for grant funding, in-kind donations, leveraged equipment, and other innovative funding models to enhance the student learning experience.


Implementation

The work of the Strategic Planning Task for is ongoing as the plan's implementation process unfolds.  

Check back for details about task forces that will be formed for each one of the Strategic Plan's goals and their process toward implementation of the Strategic Plan objectives.

Open Houses

Attendees from all three campuses provided feedback on the Strategic Plan Goals and Objectives, please review the feedback below.

Strategic Plan Goals and Objectives Feedback

Sense Making

Please review the Planning Task Force Sense Making Day results. 

 Partnerships/Relationships

 

 Focus on Quality

 

 Identity

 

 Revolutionize Student 
Services

 

 Visibility/Public
Image

 

Community 
Partnerships
High Quality  Who are we?
Who determines 
this?  How do we 
determine this?
Can't be all things
to all people 
Start where the 
students are 
Visibility
         
Other-Oriented 
Focus-K-12
Students - Business
Partners 
Quality matters:  Do
it well or don't do it
at all 
Define Alignment  Promote and 
improve career
exploration and 
advising 
How can we
improve our public
image?
         
Establishing/
Nurturing internal 
and external
relationships 
Quality Advising
across campus
(Involve faculty) 
Narrow our 
Missions
Use a delivery
method that is 
appropriate for the
student
(communication) 
 
         
Partnerships, 
community
connections, and 
transitions 
Institutional 
research "decisions"
based on data 
Knowing strengths
leveraging
(marketing) our
distinctiveness 
Emphasis on
personal attention 
 
         
Inclusive    Leverage expertise Clearly defind and 
well-articulated 
pathways 
 
         
      Seamless mobility  

Vision Conference

May 19th the Strategic Planning Task Force and invited guests reviewed a draft of the Strategic Plan Vision Statement - the statement that was reviewed may be viewed by clicking here:  Draft Vision Statement

The Stragegic Planning Task Force and invited guests were asked to review the Vision Statement draft and make comments - all of the comments made may be reviewed here: 

Vision Statement (draft) comments

 

Data Gathering

Please review the Planning Task Force Data Gathering Plan and final documents for the results of their hard work.

 Partners Stakeholder Group  Design                 How many people?  Results 
Jane Schleusner
Jennifer Liberty-Clark
Court Administration
Judges Meeting
General Psych 1110 Student Pop.
Customized Design

S.W.O.T.
30 Judges 
9 CA
Judges and students

Gen Psych 1110 
         
Godwin Saporu 
Jesse Oldenburg
High Schools 
Alumni
One to One interview 20
50+
 
         
Gary Cook
Jill Gromberg 
Student Athletes  S.W.O.T. 
Customized
20-30  Student
Athletes
         
Mary Jacobson 
LeAnn Brown
District 11
Counselors/Career & Guidance
Homeschool Leadership
S.W.O.T. 
Mind Map
Round Table
25-30 

10-15
Dist 11 Counselors 
         
Anne Duerksen
Peter DeLong 
PSEO Students 
PSEO Parents
Interview
 
20
20 
PSEO students
PSEO parents
         
Cheryl Tefer
Kim Lynch
Hospitals 
Nursing Student National Assoc.
Interview 
Carousel (students)
2-5 
20 x 2 campuses

Nursing CC

Nursing CR

         
John Ivansuskus 
Dee Dee Peaslee
4 year Business faculty

HS Students - BPA  
Group discussion
TBD 
10-20
200+ students
25 teachers
Metro State 

BPA
         
Jamie Barthel  Anoka Chamber
North Branch Chamber
Metro North Chamber
Cambridge Chamber  
Part Electronic 
and interview
10 interviews
100-300 Electronic Surveys

Anoka

North Branch

Metro North 

Cambridge

         
Tom McCarthy
Kent Hanson 
Advisory Committee CR

Advisory Committee CC

Foundation ARCC
 
Foundation ATC
Carousel 
S.W.O.T.
Selected Questions
S.W.O.T.
45 
45
Advisory CR

Advisory CC

Foundation CR

Foundation ATC
         
Kelly Befus
Nora Morris 
Chem 1050 Interview Design 
12 CR Chem 1050 02

CC Chem 1050 01

CR Chem 1050 01
         
Heidi Haagenson 
Amy Moberg
Division Chairs - ATC 
3-4 ATC Program Advisory Groups
Mind Map 2-3 
Questions
Mind Map and or Survey
20-25 
30
Program Advisory 
         
Marc Robichaud 
Julie Myers
High School Counselors 
Businesses in Sherburne County
Anoka Tech Info Technology Students
One on one intro 
Cascading
Interview
20 
20


ATC Info Tech Students 
         
Teresa Truckenbrod 
Lois Hippen
Nursing ATC Board
Athletic Event ARCC 
Survey 
In person interview
25-30 
25-30
ATC Nursing Board 
         
Zakia Robbins 
Jon Olson
Kimberly Roan
Anoka Chamber of Commerce Mfg. Cohort 
CSS Students
Qualitative 
Electronic Survey Design
25-30 mfgs.
60 students
 
         
Will Bear 
Donald Lewis
Staff - CR, Anoka, Cambridge 
Carousel/S.W.O.T.  50 x 3 campuses  Staff CC 

Staff CR a.m.

Staff CR p.m.

Staff ATC a.m.

Staff ATC p.m.
         
Dawn Alexander-Payne 
Mark Widdel
Bonnie Boese
Students, Rotary & Community 
(Braham, Cambridge, Princeton, North 
Branch, Ogilvie, etc.)
Students (Cambridge)
Survey (electronic),
carousel, one on one
interview design 
200+ 

Community Rotary 

Barriers to Complete

Barriers to Success

Employer Survey

Interest in Degree

Students (Cambridge)

         
Anne Klein 
Barbara Prince
Legislators (2)
Jim Rostberg VA Services Office, Cambridge
1 on 1 interviews  3 each time  Jim Rostberg
Pine Co. residents 
         
Laura Cleveland 
Jay Boyle
ATC Alumni 

Business H.E.I.P. & Government
Survey 
Carousel/S.W.O.T.
35-40 
30-50


H.E.I.P. & Gov
         
Lisa Glendower 
Belinda Mulligan
High School students

High School parents
Survey 
1 on 1 interviews
50 
30
STEP HS students

HS Parents 
         
Andy Aspaas 
Noah Strom
Biofuels - Evercat Pres. 
ATC Students
Round table interview 
Carousel in ATC cafeteria

30-50
EverCat
ATC Students 
         
Brandy Eddings 
Melissa Bergstrom
ABE at ARCC & ATC (staff & students) 


Alumni/students (chorale)
TBD 5-30
10-30 
CC ABE

CR ABE

Chorale
         
Strategic Planning Task Force  Faculty  S.W.O.T.  400  Faculty 
         
Jennifer Liberty-Clark 

Andy Aspaas

Jay Boyle
CR Student Government 

Cambridge Student Government

ATC Student Government
S.W.O.T. 

S.W.O.T.

S.W.O.T.
  CR SG

Cambridge SG

ATC SG
         
Andrew Aspaas
Nora Morris 
President's Council     President's Council