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NOVA Strategic Plan 2017-2023: Pathway to the American Dream

NOVA is dedicated to ensuring every student succeeds, every program achieves, and every community prospers. These strategic goals are grounded in our college’s commitment to equity, excellence, empathy, evidence, and economic and social mobility (NOVA’s 5Es). Our success in achieving our strategic plan is measured by key performance indicators associated with each objective.

Every Student Succeeds

Objective 1 Adopt a college-wide approach to advising

HOW WE MEASURE SUCCESS

Retention, Completion, Credit at Graduation

RELATED 5Es

Equity | Excellence | Empathy | Evidence

Objective 2 Achieve equity in student outcomes

HOW WE MEASURE SUCCESS

Disaggregated1 Retention, Graduation, Industry Recognized Credentials, College Level Math & English

RELATED 5Es

Equity | Excellence | Empathy | Evidence | Economic & Social Mobility

Every Program Achieves

Objective 3 Establish comprehensive, fully-integrated Informed Pathways (high school to NOVA to four year college/university) for every program

HOW WE MEASURE SUCCESS

Transfer within 3 years, Credits at Grad, College Level Math & English, BA/BS in 6 years

RELATED 5Es

Equity | Excellence | Evidence | Economic & Social Mobility

Objective 4 Sustain and, where needed, establish effective, equity-minded NOVA collegewide processes, protocols, policies, and accountabilities for services and programs

HOW WE MEASURE SUCCESS

Disaggregated Retention, Graduation, Industry Recognized Credentials, and College Level Math & English; Diversity Climate Survey Results

RELATED 5Es

Equity | Excellence | Empathy | Evidence

Objective 5 Align NOVA’s culture, structure, and talent management/development with its access and equity mission and commitment to inclusive excellence

HOW WE MEASURE SUCCESS

Employee Demographics; Disaggregated Diversity Climate Survey and Great Colleges to Work For

RELATED 5Es

Equity | Excellence | Empathy

Objective 6 Stabilize, grow, and sustain resources required to support mission and innovation

HOW WE MEASURE SUCCESS

Enrollment, Retention, Non-Credit Workforce Enrollment, Grants Received by NOVA, Annual Foundation Fundraising, Schedule Efficiency

RELATED 5Es

Equity | Excellence | Empathy | Evidence

Every Community Prospers

Objective 7 Elevate and empower NOVA as the region’s leading workforce provider across all essential and high demand industry sectors

HOW WE MEASURE SUCCESS

Disaggregated Industry Recognized Credentials/Certs/Grads, Retention, Job Placements, Wage Gains, and Non-Credit Workforce Enrollments

RELATED 5Es

Equity | Excellence | Evidence | Economic & Social Mobility

1 Data is disaggregated by race, ethnicity, gender, and socioeconomic status

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