Rochester Community and Technical College Strategic Plan 2016-2020

vision2020Strategic Priority 1:
Provide high-quality, affordable, learner-centered educational pathways, workforce training, support services, and resources to meet the diverse needs of students, the region, and the global community.

1.1: Advance programs and services that support student success through evidence-based systemic planning, assessment, and review.

1.2: Achieve excellence in teaching and learning through rigorous and relevant educational offerings, engaging and innovative instructional delivery, and superior support services.

1.3: Nurture a comprehensive, learner-centered culture to support student from inquiry through completion.

1.4: Advance educational, business, and community partnerships to create opportunities for students to attain their educational and career goals.

Strategic Priority 2:
Collectively develop strategic approaches to systemically plan, prioritize, and implement future-focused initiatives.

2.1: Implement continuous environmental scanning processes to strategically position the College for the future.

2.2: Engage college-wide stakeholders in the planning and allocation of resources to create innovative learning and working environments.

2.3: Create on-going employee professional growth and advancement opportunities.

2.4: Advance continuous quality improvement processes to ensure College-wide accountability.

Strategic Priority 3:
Cultivate a culture of collaboration and communication that values diversity and mutual respect.

3.1: Foster an environment to encourage collaboration across College units that embraces our Core Values.

3.2: Improve internal communication structures and processes.

3.3: Provide exemplary, engaging service to students, employees, alumni, and the greater community.

3.4: Expand community partnerships that focus on diversity and inclusiveness to encourage multi-cultural experiences.

Strategic Priority 4:
Enhance RCTC’s image as the region’s college and employer of choice.

4.1: Communicate the value of RCTC’s high-quality, affordable, and accessible programs and services.

4.2: Heighten RCTC’s reputation as a world-class educational institution.

4.3: Recruit and retain exceptional and diverse employees.

4.4: Improve the effectiveness and efficiency of hiring and onboarding processes.

Executive Summary (PDF file). This summary contains RCTC's history, strategic priorities, mission, vision, and core values.

Complete Strategic Plan (PDF file). This is the complete version of Vision 2020. It includes the following elements.

  • Priorities that "reflect those fundamental elements that will allow RCTC to fulfill its Mission over the course of the plan."
  • Goals that "represent the coordinated efforts that will most likely allow RCTC to achieve its stated priorities."
  • Initiatives with measurable outcomes that "state specific actions to best allow RCTC to implement its goals."

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Rochester Community and Technical College
851 30th Ave SE :: Rochester, MN 55904-4999
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Rochester Community and Technical College, a member of Minnesota State.
RCTC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity educator and employer.
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