An effective planning process includes multiple steps. The college must determine where we want to go; how to get there; who does the work; and what measures are used to assess progress.
For the purposes of this plan, a Strategic Framework was developed to organize the Strategic Plan’s content. Several central themes emerged from our community discussions, as well as informative evidence and data gathering. Many of these central themes were often mentioned as part of RIC’s history, academic fabric and as keys to future success. The environmental scan (Appendix B) also points to these themes as being essential to what RIC represents today and where we need to be in the future. If the mission, vision and values serve as our foundation, then these concepts will serve as our pillars. They represent the strategic investments prioritized within this three-year action plan and provide the framework for our goals, objectives and work plans.
• Learning Innovation
– A college ethos that elevates the teaching and learning enterprise in effective, innovative and extraordinary ways with leading instructional practices
• Student Success
– A student collegiate experience that helps students identify their strengths, talents and passions and encourages, supports and challenges them to achieve their goals and receive a college degree
• Inclusive Excellence
– A college campus that intentionally designs welcoming and inviting learning experiences for all students, regardless of background, income, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion or politics, for the benefit of the entire college community
• Community Partnerships
– Purposeful collaborations with local, state and national partners, both public and private, to provide the highest quality college degree and address critical issues for the broader community
• Institutional Effectiveness
– An administration and college community committed to being exceptional stewards of public funding while incorporating evidence-based, high impact practices