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Strategic Planning at Valencia

Join One of Our Strategic Initiatives Work Teams!

While last year was the year of reflection, this year we will focus on creating Valencia’s next strategic plan. During this planning process, we will continue to build on our current mission and vision, and the four strategic goals (Build Pathways, Learning Assured, Invest in Each Other, Partner with the Community) from the previous plan will remain.

As we discussed at Academic Assembly, we are not starting the planning process with a blank slate. There are a number of significant initiatives that are already underway, such as the New Student Experience, the redesign of online learning, assessment for learning, part-time faculty development and DirectConnect 2.0. It is very important for us to capture that work in the new plan and build upon it. It’s equally important that we collaborate to identify new work that may not yet have been identified. In addition to planning for the next steps in our learning-centered journey, a concerted emphasis will be placed on deepening our work and impact within the community.

We need your help. Planning at Valencia is a collaborative effort, and your participation is needed. You are invited to join one of five work teams: Assessment for Learning, DirectConnect 2.0, New Student Experience, Online Learning or Part-Time Faculty Engagement. These strategic planning teams will assess the progress of these collegewide initiatives and make recommendations on how to further the work over the next three to five years. Teams will also recommend potential initiatives that the College might explore.

Please respond by Friday, September 11, 2015. We look forward to working with you in the development of the new collegewide strategic plan. If you would like more information on the strategic planning process, or have questions about the work teams, contact Noelia Maldonado Rodriguez, planning support specialist, at nmaldonado5@valenciacollege.edu or extension 3487.

 

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Valencia’s most recent strategic plan, commissioned in 2008, has run its course. The Division of Academic Affairs and Planning is leading the work to develop a process for creating the next iteration of Valencia’s strategic plan. As a part of this process, a Strategic Planning Steering Committee was formed in April 2015, led by Susan Ledlow, vice president of Academic Affairs and Planning, and Karen Borglum, assistant vice president of curriculum and assessment.

To date, input has been gathered from faculty and staff (and some students) during the Invitation to Reflection events held on each campus this spring. Feedback from the Learning in Our Community Symposium also served as a resource, providing information and insights on Valencia as a learning-centered institution — helping to frame the long-range vision of the College.

During this planning process, we will continue to build on our mission and vision. The four strategic goals, or pillars, from the previous plan will remain the focus of the new plan, incorporating the large initiatives that are currently underway, including the New Student Experience, the redesign of online learning, assessment for learning, part-time faculty development and DirectConnect 2.0.In addition, a concerted emphasis will be on deepening our work and impact within the community

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The committee has reviewed Dr. Shugart’s strategic visioning framework, along with the feedback from the Invitation to Reflection events and the Learning Symposium, which has informed the preliminary strategy for developing the plan. The strategic planning timeline has three phases with completion scheduled for August 2016. Phase One included the spring visioning sessions. Phase Two began in May and will involve selectionof work team facilitators and members, data collection and review, and identification of major projects for each strategic initiative. Phase Three, set to begin in November 2015, will focus on the drafting and finalization of the strategic plan.

As we proceed with the strategic planning work, several opportunities for involvement in creating our strategic plan will be available and your input and participation are needed. This week, we will be forming strategic planning work teams that will assess the progress of current, collegewide initiatives, and make recommendations on how to further the work over the next three to five years. Participation on work teams will be open, and faculty and staff will be able to sign up to serve on a strategic planning work team.

Additional information will be shared at this year’s Academic Assembly, in subsequent campus communications and in The Grove and The Juice newsletter. If you would like more information on the strategic planning process, contact Karen Borglum, Assistant Vice President of Curriculum & Planning at kborlgum@valenciacollege.edu or extension 3455. You can also contact Noelia Maldonado Rodriguez, Planning Support Specialist, at nmaldonado5@valenciacollege.edu or extension 3487.

 

Strategic Planning Process Steering Committee

   

Susan Ledlow

Sponsor

VP, Academic Affairs & Planning

Karen M. Borglum

Facilitator

AVP, Curriculum & Assessment

Noelia Maldonado Rodriguez

Co-Facilitator

Planning Support Specialist

Bill White

VP, Info Technology and CIO, IT Office

Daryl Davis

Dir, Institutional Research

Deidre Holmes DuBois

Past Faculty President, Professor of Speech

Jeff Goltz

Executive Dean, School of Public Safety

John Niss

Professor of Mathematics

Michelle Foster

Campus Dean, East Campus

Mike Bosley

Executive Dean, Lake Nona Campus

Suzette Dohany

Faculty President, Professor of Speech

Chara Young

Dir, Organizational Communications

Allen Bottorff

AVP, Facilities & Sustain, Plant Operations

Elisha Gonzalez Bonnewitz

Dir, Community Affairs

Linda Herlocker

Dean of Students, West Campus

Nicholas Bekas

Campus Dean, West Campus

 

Strategic Initiatives Work Teams

Impact on Student Learning

Work Teams
Facilitators
Co-Facilitators
Assessment for Learning

Laura Blasi

Dir, Institutional Assessment

Roberta Carew

Professor, Mathematics

DirectConnect 2.0

Joyce Romano

VP, Student Affairs

Karen Borglum

AVP, Curriculum & Assessment

New Student Experience

Christina Hardin

Dir, New Student Experience

Kim Foster

Professor, New Student Experience

Online Learning

Wendi Dew

AVP, Teaching & Learning

Liza Schellpfeffer

Professor, Speech

Part-time Faculty Development

Amy Bosley

VP, Organizational Development & Human Resources

Dori Haggerty

Campus Director, Faculty & Instructional Development

 

 

 

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Contact Information:

 

Susan Ledlow
Sponsor
VP, Academic Affairs & Planning
P: 407-582-3423
E: sledlow@valenciacollege.edu

Karen M. Borglum
Facilitator
AVP, Curriculum & Assessment
P: 407-582-3455
E: kborglum@valenciacollege.edu

Noelia Maldonado Rodriguez
Co-Facilitator
Planning Support Specialist
P: 407-582-3487
E: nmaldonado5@valenciacollege.edu