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Academic Plan - Tulsa Community College by niusheng11


    Academic Planning Resource Allocation

              Prepared for the
 Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education

                October 2009

ANNUAL REPORT ................................................................................................................. 1
       Technology........................................................................................................................ 1
       Academic Efficiencies ...................................................................................................... 3
                     Workforce Development .................................................................................... 3
                     University Transfer ............................................................................................ 5
                     Global Education ................................................................................................ 6
                     Student Outreach and Civic Engagement .......................................................... 7
                     Tulsa Achieves Scholarship Program ................................................................ 7
                     Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count .......................................... 7
                     Academy of Assessment of Student Learning ................................................... 8
       Learning Site Activity Report ........................................................................................... 8
ACADEMIC PLAN FOR THE COMING YEAR ................................................................ 9
       Summary of the Institution‘s Future Plans ....................................................................... 9
       2010 Short Term Goals ................................................................................................... 10
       Campus Academic Priorities ........................................................................................... 11
                     Metro Campus .................................................................................................. 11
                     Northeast Campus ............................................................................................ 13
                     Southeast Campus ............................................................................................ 15
                     West Campus ................................................................................................... 15
       Enrollment Projections .................................................................................................... 17
       Technology...................................................................................................................... 18
       Academic Efficiencies .................................................................................................... 19
       Other................................................................................................................................ 21
APPENDICES ........................................................................................................................ 23
       Appendix A ..................................................................................................................... 24
       Appendix B ..................................................................................................................... 27
       Appendix C ..................................................................................................................... 28

                                   Tulsa Community College
                                  Institutional Academic Plan

                                      ANNUAL REPORT


         Tulsa Community College recognizes the importance of state-of-the-art technology as it
relates to academic programs. The administration feels strongly about its commitment to
providing the type of technology that assures students are adequately prepared for workforce
placement, retraining, and university transfer. To meet this endeavor, the administration reviews
annually its technology commitment. Tulsa Community College (TCC) acquired new technology
to enhance teaching and learning, student support services, and administrative offices for process
improvement, expanded communications and access.
     ICD-9 for medical coding programs, SharePoint and other project management programs,
         and air traffic control simulations are among the many new software programs used in
         Workforce Development programs. Other cutting edge technology is used in programs
         such as Bio-Tech, Alternative Energy, Nursing (patient simulators), Nanotechnology, and
     The TCC Learning Resources Center (LRC) is a college-wide electronic library that
         emphasizes digital, networked resources while retaining some legacy print materials
         when appropriate. The LRC‘s are equipped with desktop computers for student use but
         resources may be accessed via wireless from any learning area in the LRC. The LRC has
         recently added Libguides software allowing specially tailored study aides to be created
         from the LRC website.
     TCC developed the web site so that students may access electronic learning resources in
         the LRC and other specialized learning centers, such as mathematics laboratories, reading
         and writing laboratories, and computer science laboratories, not only from any campus
         laboratory or classroom, but also from home or office 24 hours a day and seven days a
     The TCC online application has been upgraded and our service model redesigned so that
         more than 95% of applications for admission are received online. Students receive timely
         emails regarding admission status or requests for additional documentation. The change
         to a new IT product has allowed us to improve the quality of web enrollment by adding
         elements to the academic schedule such as a course detail sorting mechanism.
     The Financial Aid Department has developed a robust set of self-service features within
         the new student information system which allow students to track the status of their
         financial aid process online. Students receive email communications from Financial Aid
         instead of waiting for information through paper mail. There is a forms library with
         electronic links to allow students to download documents to be completed and turned in.
         Students can now accept their awards electronically. The use of imaging technology,
         automated workflows within the student information system, and software-based
         reporting tools has significantly improved the efficiency and accuracy of the aid award
         process. The Financial Aid staff has worked closely with Business Affairs to expedite the
         posting, disbursement and student refund process.

   TCC has enhanced our online environment by re-building the student portal (MyTCC) to
    include multiple channels for college content and direct access to college email accounts.
    The portal is now the official means for College communication to students. Online
    communities such as Tulsa Achieves have been built for student populations.
   TCC has established a student services call center to manage phone traffic for the
    academic advisement, enrollment services and financial aid areas. During peak volume
    the help desk handles over 600+ calls per day. The call center uses parature software to
    create electronic tickets for student issues that cannot be resolved during initial contact.
    These tickets are emailed to designated college staff. The software has a tracking
    mechanism which allows help desk management to monitor the resolution process.
    Approximately 80% of student calls are resolved on the phone. The average ticket
    resolution time is two days.
        o Through technology, the International Language Center offers 14 international
            languages throughout the state and nation that decreases time and place
            constraints for students.
        o Program modifications and curricular changes are tracked by many student
            services areas through the integrated use of TCC‘s student information system.
        o Students are provided a variety of web-based career discovery and investigation
            tools to maximize their curricular choices. Academic advising and career
            counseling personnel collaborate through the use of the student information
            system to provide resources to students.
        o Students may request degree-check services through a web-based interface with
            their student account. Faculty advisors also use this system to advise students.
        o The Blackboard Academic Suite is receiving enhanced usage for online and on
            campus courses, academic support, administrative projects, continuing education,
            and as a repository for resources during our Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
            Self Study process. The Blackboard Content Management system has been used
            extensively college wide by various groups to manage disparate document
            resources more effectively. Two recent examples include the Banner
            Implementation project and the HLC Self Study electronic resource collection.
            Currently over 1.7 gigabytes of electronic documents are stored on Blackboard so
            that they can be shared with the public during TCC‘s self study process.
        o TCC supports the acquisition of technology skills and knowledge through staff
                 TCC offers a three-year staff development program through the Academy
                     for Teaching Excellence (ATE) for new faculty members including a
                     component for assisting the faculty in the integration of technology into
                     the curriculum. The program also educates the faculty on pedagogical
                     techniques, student learning styles, the latest in brain research, assessment
                     and learning outcomes, diversity, legal issues such as FERPA, and a
                     comprehensive orientation to all of TCC‘s campuses.
                 TCC, along with Tulsa Technology Center (TTC), operates a technology
                     and learning center for K-College instructors/staff members called The 8th
                     Floor. Membership is open to schools in the TTC sending school area for
                     a fee. Through this consortium, state-of-the-art instruction is provided for
                     educators in the infusion of technology into their curriculum and offices.

                        Courses offered include: Using Smart Boards, Clickers, Blackboard,
                        online offerings, tips and techniques with particular software packages,
                        Web 2.0 tools, and application packages.
                     The Staff Professional and Organizational Development Program is a staff
                        development program for faculty and staff at TCC. A variety of classes
                        that range from courses that improve communication skills to making web
                        pages, and from understanding TCC‘s software operating systems to
                        preparing budgets using Excel are offered during the year. Faculty and
                        staff are encouraged to submit requests for training needs. Surveys are
                        conducted periodically to gather information regarding training and staff
                        development needs.
        Tulsa Community College has dramatically improved the availability of critical online
resources for faculty, staff and students by extending student and faculty web hours of operation
from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. to 24 hours per day. This has been accomplished as part of a
complete overhaul of the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system which connects all of
TCC‘s key electronic resources. The ERP implementation has been an ongoing project which
will ultimately improve efficiencies and overall services to students.
        TCC has also increased availability to all information services with the installation of an
additional ―redundant‖ internet connection through Cox Communications. This secondary
Internet Service Provider has augmented the One Net service to include an alternate path for
network traffic resulting in nearly zero internet downtime since implementation.
        TCC implemented a ―best in class‖ 10 Gbps network backbone in the new Center for
Creativity setting a benchmark for bandwidth and network access for students. Users enjoy
network services at a rate 10 times faster than standard desktop network connections (1 Gbps to
the desktop). Additionally, students at TCC enjoy access to the most current and fastest Wi-Fi
technology throughout every building and in every classroom college-wide.

                                     Academic Efficiencies

Workforce Development

       TCC works with area businesses through employer advisory groups, ad hoc focus groups,
and surveys to determine employer needs. TCC facilitates an ongoing dialogue to ensure
maximum learning opportunities for traditional and non-traditional students.
       TCC consistently evaluates its programs and explores opportunities to add or revise
programs to meet the needs of the local community. More than 475 advisory board members
working in appropriate fields of study provide input that assists TCC in establishing and
maintaining appropriate learning objectives in its curriculum.
    Partnership examples: English as a Second Language Nursing program held at TCC‘s
       Outreach Center, taught by TCC faculty, supported by Workforce Investment Act and
       Community Action Project funding for students; Computer Information Systems-
       Transaction Processing Facility program industry sent incumbent workers—TCC
       provided the instructor; Air Traffic Control partnership for facilities with Jones Airport,
       Tulsa Technology Center, and TCC faculty and professional staff.
    Programs in early to late development stages due to employer and student demand:
       Polysomnography, Project Management; Sustainability, Logistics (aerospace, other

        transportation, and manufacturing options), Sales/Wireless Industry IT combination,
        General Sales as Business/Marketing option, and Engineering Technician-several
     TCC has participated in numerous American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant
        opportunities with other partners as the lead as well as taking the lead on some in hopes
        of financing some of our new programs or additional sections of our Nursing and Allied
        Health programs.
     TCC will announce a 16-week ―Entrepreneurial Journey‖ in spring 2010 designed to
        provide the tools, business model, connections, and resources that will lead to ―start-ups‖
        in the Tulsa area.
        TCC has a number of articulation agreements with institutions of higher education that
enable the Associate in Applied Science graduates to continue their education.
            o Oklahoma State University accepts up to 72 credit hours for TCC graduates in
                Aviation Sciences; Southwestern College in Wichita, Kansas, a total transfer for
                up to 64 credit hours from any TCC associate degree program (applied science as
                well as associate in arts or sciences); OU-Tulsa allows a seamless transition for
                TCC students wishing to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Pittsburg State
                University, Kansas, accepts Associate in Applied Science degrees from all
        TCC is in its second year of a Department of Labor Employment and Training
Administration Information Technology grant in the amount of $1.74 million to develop new
Information Technology programs and to train incumbent workers for high-demand, high-wage
positions within their existing companies. The grant enables TCC to train high school teachers in
new IT curriculum and to assist with IT career exploration activities and summits for K-12
        Formal workforce related articulation agreements exist with the following secondary
education institutions and technology centers.
     Broken Arrow High School (Marketing)
     Central Career Technology Center
     Tri-County Career Technology Center
     Tulsa Technology Center, multiple agreements
     Webster High School (Computer Information Systems, Web Design, and Accounting)
        TCC recognizes its responsibility to participate with its local and regional constituencies
in identifying workforce needs.
     TCC has representatives who serve on the Tulsa Area Workforce Investment Board, the
        Mayor‘s Committee on Entrepreneurship, the Governor‘s Council for Economic
        Development, Job Corp, OSRHE Economic Development Council as well as working
        actively with the Tulsa Chamber of Commerce and Oklahoma Department of Commerce
        in order to stay abreast of the most recent trends and needs for the workforce.
     TCC supports the Business Assistance Center (BAC), a joint venture of TCC and Tulsa
        Technology Center. The BAC assists small businesses in a variety of ways, including
        developing business plans, seeking financial assistance, and meeting other needs that
        individuals may have as they move forward in their business development.
     The Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance is a not-for-profit organization working to
        improve Oklahoma‘s manufacturing industry. TCC houses one of the Manufacturing
        Extension Agents who provides free technical assistance and business advice, helping

       manufacturers become progressively more successful. The Oklahoma Manufacturing
       Alliance offers TCC the ―connection‖ with regional manufacturing entities to help guide
       programs and classes to meet their real needs on a relevant and timely basis.

University Transfer

        TCC collaborates with public and private institutions to provide students with efficient
pathways to associate degrees, baccalaureate degrees, advanced degrees, and a lifetime of
scholarship. Agreements vary widely from the comprehensive institutional agreements involving
OU-Tulsa, OSU-Tulsa, Langston University and Tulsa Technology Center to specialized
program and curricular agreements with Northeastern State University and the University of
Phoenix. Most recently, TCC and Oral Roberts University signed a total of 19 articulation
agreements and transfer guides. In addition, a wide range of new articulation agreements with
Northeastern State University-Broken Arrow have been created and are awaiting the completion
of all appropriate administrative signatures.
     Formal articulation agreements exist with the following institutions of higher education.
            o Bacone College
            o Emporia State University, Kansas
            o Langston University
            o Midwestern State University, Texas
            o Northeastern State University
            o Northwest Missouri State University, Missouri
            o Oklahoma City University
            o Oklahoma State University
            o Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City
            o Oklahoma State University-Okmulgee
            o Oklahoma Wesleyan University
            o Oral Roberts University
            o Pittsburg State University, Kansas
            o Rogers State University
            o Southern Nazarene University
            o Southwestern College, Kansas
            o St. Gregory‘s University
            o University of Arkansas at Little Rock
            o University of Oklahoma
            o University of Phoenix
            o University of Texas
            o University of Tulsa
        TCC‘s traditionally strong transfer curriculum, along with active participation of
discipline faculty representatives at the OSRHE Course Equivalency Project meetings, enables
many TCC students to transfer courses from TCC to Oklahoma‘s four-year institutions with little
or no loss of credit.
     Financial aid consortium agreements with Oklahoma State University, Northeastern
        State University, the University of Oklahoma, and Langston University are continually
        reviewed for process improvement.

      The Honors Program has formal articulation agreements with the Oklahoma State
       University Honors College and the Oral Roberts University Honors Program. In addition,
       graduates of TCC‘s Honors Scholar program are eligible to transfer into the University of
       Oklahoma Honors College and the honors program at Northeastern State University.
       Additionally, transfer scholarships for all TCC Honors Scholars are provided by The
       University of Tulsa, Rogers State University, and Oral Roberts University.
    TCC, in collaboration with Northeastern State University, Langston University, and
       Oklahoma State University, provides academic advisement for students who need
       transfer information while in attendance at TCC. An advisor on the OSU-Tulsa campus
       coordinates both transcript requests and financial aid transcript needs for the student
       requiring transfer assistance for enrollment at OSU-Tulsa.
    TCC, in collaboration with Northeastern State University, offers 53 degree programs that
       are fully articulated with four-year plans of study.
   TCC grants credit for high school and/or other language experiences through proficiency
   certification allowing students to move quickly through degree plans. TCC offers the College
   Level Examination Program exam for students with prior Spanish language knowledge.
   Students can earn up to 18 credit hours of Spanish course credit by meeting the appropriate
   criterion score. In addition, TCC offers undergraduate language course options for OU-Tulsa,
   OSU-Tulsa, NSU-Broken Arrow, Langston-Tulsa and UCO-Edmond through a variety of
   course delivery options.

Global Education

         The Office of Global Education provides learning opportunities for students, faculty and
staff to deepen their understanding of global issues and to foster cross-cultural perspectives. In
addition, the office supports innovative faculty projects, study abroad programs, and outreach
activities. We believe that international exchanges nurture global perspectives and play a key
role in developing our local community.
     Formal sister college agreements exist with the following international institutions of
         higher education:
             o Jilin Normal University, Siping City, China
             o Huraimla Community College of King Saud University.
     Our International Campus Programs (informally known as study abroad) are a major part
         of our efforts to link students and faculty to international destinations. In spring/summer
         of 2010 our destinations include Mexico, Costa Rica, Peru, France, England, Wales,
         Italy, Greece, China and Japan.
     Faculty development is critical to internationalizing the curriculum. A funding means is
         in place to provide small stipends to faculty to develop an international component for
         their curriculum. This is a new endeavor and we will be assessing its utility later in the
         spring semester.

Student Outreach and Civic Engagement

        The principal goal of the Student Outreach and Civic Engagement Program is to provide
Tulsa Community College students with community service opportunities for learning outside
the traditional classroom by reaching out to our community. The program is based on TCC's
belief that the purpose of education includes the development of the total person. Therefore, the
Student Outreach and Civic Engagement Program creates "learning communities outside the
classroom‖ for the specific intent of promoting student development. The area, which consists of
fourteen departments and programs, also serves to reinforce the general education goals at TCC.
The program also reinforces TCC‘s Core Value of Diversity.
        Tulsa Community College‘s service learning activities enhance student learning and
simultaneously meet the needs of our community. Service learning is increasingly becoming
embedded in more courses at TCC.
        The Education Outreach Center in East Tulsa is in its third year of operation and is
committed to serving and developing the community by creating access to successful educational
experiences at TCC. The Center serves all interested individuals and provides programs
specifically designed to help build pathways to college for low income and first generation
students, as well as underrepresented and underserved populations.
        In the nineteen years that the Student Outreach and Civic Engagement Program has been
in existence, our underrepresented student population at TCC has increased significantly from
2,213 students to over 7,611 students of color. In addition, during the past six academic years,
9,851 students performed 239,772 hours of community service (both service learning and
outreach) for an estimated savings of $4,115,190 to the Tulsa community. During the previous
year, 1,273 students participated in service learning activities, contributing 20,736 hours at 433
different sites.

New Initiatives

Tulsa Achieves Scholarship Program

        The Tulsa Achieves financial award provides gap-funding for Tulsa County high school
and home school graduates. In its second year of implementation, the Tulsa Achieves Program
continues to evolve and undergo modifications including increasing the number of credit hours
covered by the award to 63 to accommodate a new requirement that students enroll in an
orientation class. College funds are applied to tuition and fees after all federal grants and state
funded scholarships are applied. The Tulsa Achieves program will cover any remaining balance
so there is no additional cost to the student.

Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count

        TCC is one of 80 participating Achieving the Dream community colleges across the
nation committed to helping more community college students succeed, complete courses, and
earn degrees. This four-year initiative is built on the belief that broad institutional change,
informed by student achievement, is critical to achieving student success. TCC will ―build a
culture of evidence‖ by collecting and analyzing data, then identifying and implementing
specific interventions designed to improve student outcomes.

Academy of Assessment of Student Learning

        TCC has been a member of the Higher Learning Commission Assessment Academy since
2007. During the 2008-2009 academic year, TCC developed a pilot model for assessment of
general education outcomes in co-curricular activities. For year one, indirect measures were used
to assess improvement in critical thinking as a result of specific co-curricular activities. A control
group was matched demographically to the pilot (experimental) group. Using Bloom‘s
Taxonomy to assess critical thinking, the pilot group reported significantly enhanced levels of
competence in the highest level of critical thinking, evaluation. For the 2009-2010 academic
year, TCC will develop a college-wide assessment plan for all general education outcomes and
program outcomes using both direct and indirect measures.

                                  Learning Site Activity Report

         TCC is continuing in its commitment to support our sister institutions and Tulsa residents
as they seek education not currently available from local two and four year colleges. The use of
ITV sites throughout our campuses has continued to allow TCC to host classes and workshops
that provide academic opportunities not currently available to Tulsa citizens.
         Tulsa Community College used the ―receive-site‖ grant from OSRHE for purchases and
activities to provide flexibility and upgrade all campus receive-sites. TCC employs a full-time
ITV technician devoted to supporting ITV classrooms at all four campuses and the Conference
Center. In the past year we have upgraded two older PolyCom ViewStation to the Polycom HDX
7001XL to add to the new C4C ITV class room, also we have added two new classrooms at
Metro, MC2011 and MC2012 . We are working with the Resource Center for the Deaf and Hard
of Hearing to accommodate remote interpreting. The institution has upgraded all twelve ITV
classrooms utilizing the latest in software for H.323 interactive television.

ITV Receive Site Report – 2008-2009

From                To               Course name                   Sections   Sessions    Attendance
Rose State          MC/SEC           Court Reporting                      3          80             6
UCO                 MC/SEC           ESL for Instructors                  3          48            96
UCO                 MC               Instructional Evaluation             1           6             8
                                     Advanced Instructional
UCO                 MC               Evaluation                           1           6             6
UCO                 MC               Ed Psychology                        1          16             2
UCO                 MC/SEC           Teach Reading to ESL                 2          20             2
UCO                 C                Cultural Linguistics                 3           4             2
                                     Intro Counseling &
SWOSU               MC               Guidance                             1           4             8
                                     Advance Tests &
SWOSU               MC               Measurement                          1           8            17
SWOSU               MC               Epidemiology                         1          32            32
SWOSU               MC               Management                           1          16            16
SWOSU               MC               Health Care Admin                    1          32             1

From               To              Course name              Sections Sessions Attendance
SWOSU              MC              Psychological Statistics        1       15         15
SWOSU              MC              Epidemiology Adv                1       15         15
SWOSU              MC              Language Development            1        8           8
                                   Management Leadership
SWOSU              MC              and Budget                      1        8           8
SWOSU              MC              Marketing Strategy              1        8           8
SWOSU              MC              Management                      1        8           8
                                   Financial Accounting
SWOSU              MC              Decision Making                 1        8           8
SWOSU              MC              Introduction to Research        1        8           8
                                   Recreation & Sports
SWOSU              MC              Management Law                  1        8           8
SWOSU              MC              Managerial Jurisprudence        1        8           8
OK Board of
Regents            Central                                            1         8            10
OK LOTTORY         MC                                                 1         1             1
Hospitals          NEC             Health Care Education            18         18            10
OK Global
EdCommission       Central         Educational coordination           1         6             6
Network            MC              OkHIMA planning                   1          1             8
                                                      Totals        51        410           325


                         Summary of the Institution’s Future Plans

        The current Tulsa Community College Vision statement and strategic priorities are located at In the fall of 2006, TCC revised its Vision statement to align with
recently revised Mission and Values statements, completing the set of three foundation documents for
TCC. See Appendix A, B, and C for TCC‘s vision, mission, and core values.

                                    2010 Short Term Goals

Student Success

      Increase fall to fall retention for first-time freshmen (full-time and part-time) by 3%
              (Target > 53% for 2010)
      Increase fall to spring retention for first-time freshmen (full-time and part-time) by 3%
              (Target > 78% for 2010)
      Increase developmental reading success rate (C or better) within the first year by 3%
               (Target > 71% for 2010)
      Exceed our peer institutions‘ three-year average first-time, full-time freshman college
       graduation rate.
      Exceed our peer institutions‘ six-year graduation rate of part-time students.
      Increase the number of degrees and certificates awarded annually to place TCC in the top
       20 community colleges nationally (currently 24th).

Student Access

      Increase the number of fall 2010 Tulsa Achieve applications to 2300
      Increase TCC‘s spring 2010 headcount enrollment at NSU – BA to 400 students.

Safety and Environment

      Develop and implement a comprehensive safety and security training program for
       employees at all locations.
      Implement National Incident Management Systems (NIMS) standards and provide
       leadership training to become fully NIMS compliant by December 2010.
      Identify an H1N1 crisis management team and develop pandemic response plans,
       including a plan for academic continuity.

Finance and Budget

      Implement a single provider payment system for student tuition and fees that is flexible,
       affordable and efficient.
      Maximize Banner finance tools with a resulting budgeting system that is more efficient,
       user friendly and will accommodate budgets with an ability to ―go live‖ on July 1st.

Organizational Development

      In consultation with the board chair, design and implement a board retreat that utilizes
       market research and environmental scanning to guide the development of a general
       statement of direction for TCC for the next 3-5 years.
      Develop a college wide strategic plan as recommended by the Higher Learning

      Develop a comprehensive communication plan as recommended by the Higher Learning
      Develop and implement a standardized new employee orientation/training program to be
       conducted by departmental supervisors/managers.
      To improve student relations and service, develop cross functional service teams and
       provide them with training, performance assessment and recognition for quality service.

Resource Development

      Secure $1 million in private contributions to remodel and equip TCC‘s clinic site at
       815 S. Cincinnati.
      Raise a minimum of $50,000 in private contributions to support TCC‘s scholarships for
       student inmates at Dick Conner Correctional Center in Hominy.
      Develop and pursue a major grant to increase the recruitment, persistence and success of
       Native American students at TCC.

Thomas K. McKeon, President
September, 2009

                                  Campus Academic Priorities

Metro Campus

Academic Growth and Goals

       The following areas on the Metro Campus experienced growth during 2008-09 and will
be developed during 2009-10:
     To support expansion and provide dedicated and focused leadership in Allied Health,
       Nursing and new programs in Health Sciences, create and establish the Dean of Health
       Sciences position to accomplish the following goals:
           o Develop and administer an enrollment management plan, including marketing,
              student and faculty recruiting and retention, statistical data analysis and reporting;
           o Establish new clinical affiliates, and expand clinical sites;
           o Increase community outreach through implementation of a physical therapy clinic
              and mobile medical service clinics, collaborate and establish partnerships to
              obtain alternative funding to provide health care for the underserved and
     To maximize the potential of the Center for Creativity (C4C), encourage development of
       and increase opportunity and support for collaborative education programs, projects, and
           o Faculty experts from different disciplines, especially from the three C4C host
              divisions (Liberal Arts/Business and IT/Communications) work collaboratively to
              help students leverage new skills:
                   Current Sociology/Web Design/Journalism--collaborations in a Social
                      Problems course;

                    New collaboration between Metro and Northeast Business and IT
                     Divisions in the Management area, which will transfer to Southern
                     Nazarene University;
                  Articulations in Web Design and Graphic Design with NSU.
        o Support innovation and student participation in collaborative projects, through
            available and new technologies.
        o Increase awareness of the Center for Creativity as a college, community, and
            business resource, by communicating successes of collaboration across
   Academic plans require TCC to reach out to potential students, especially in underserved
    populations, to meet TCC‘s mission and goals. Metro Campus fulfills these goals with
    the following:
        o TCC‘s Nursing Division will offer the Licensed Practical Nurse-Registered Nurse
            Advanced Placement option program at Central Technology Center in Drumright
            beginning in January, 2010, in accordance with Oklahoma Board of Nursing
            approval. Contacts from area rural healthcare facilities have expressed interest in
            partnering with TCC Health Sciences programs with college level courses and
            program options offered on their sites.
        o Digital Media faculty from the Business and IT and Communications Divisions
            will renew and revise current articulations with Webster High School.
        o Business and IT faculty involvement in the Northeast Tech Prep Consortium will
            focus on workforce development and attend the National Career Pathways
            Conference as TCC representatives to increase contact opportunities with area
            high schools and career techs.
   The University Transfer Dean is working with the Associate Deans at the Metro Campus
    and the Deans at Northeastern State University to finalize the articulation agreements in
    Medical Technology and Speech-Language Pathology which allows students to
    seamlessly pursue their bachelors‘ degrees in these specialty degree programs.
   In response to ever changing technology, faculty needs, and growth in the number of
    faculty members, Academic and Campus Services, with the assistance of Associate
    Deans, full-time and part-time faculty members, and institutional research, is developing
    a standardized curriculum of professional development for the part-time faculty. This
    professional development will be based, in part, on the Academy for Teaching Excellence
    already in place for our full-time faculty. It contains aspects relevant to ―TCC
    Technology Tools,‖ familiarizing the participant with the numerous technology based
    functions required to teach at TCC. It also contains pedagogical training, and exposure to
    evaluation techniques and reporting paradigms as well as familiarization with College
    policies and services.
   Development of an Undergraduate Research Program in collaboration with other
    campuses. For the Metro campus, this will include the following:
        o Biology – Development of an Endangered Amphibian Research Center that will
            allow students to participate in a global initiative to save specific species of frogs
            affected by the deadly chytrid fungus. Preliminary work has been done including
            a trip to Costa Rica to meet with officials and collaborations established through
            the American Zoological Association and the World Association of Zoos and

             o Physics - Resubmit National Science Foundation grant in Physics with a student
               research component that will allow students to participate in research here and
               abroad. This will allow students to do research with renowned scientist and
               faculty member, Dr. Kozhevnikov, here at TCC and then a select few students to
               travel abroad to study advanced physics and participate in a project utilizing a
               nuclear semiconductor.


        The following are facility goals for the Metro Campus during 2009-10:
       The TCC Nursing Division is in need of additional classroom and lab space due to the
        expansion of our nursing programs, i.e. Part-Time Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical
        Nurse-Registered Nurse and Certified Nursing Assistant Career Ladder programs. The
        Patient Care Technician and Certified Nursing Assistant classroom space is limited at this
        time and is limiting enrollment and course offerings of these popular programs. Future
        plans for renovation to include a shared critical care/advanced medical/surgical care
        laboratory between nursing and allied health programs.
       The development of a physical therapy clinic in downtown Tulsa for the underserved and
        uninsured continues to progress. In preparation for the clinic, property has been
        purchased, architectural drawings have been rendered, and budgets have been prepared.
        The remodeling project schedule is waiting funding and approval for implementation.
       The Deans of Student Services have implemented at the Metro Campus a college-wide
        First Stop Help Desk that responds to student inquiries over the telephone for concerns
        related to admission, enrollment, student accounts, financial aid, and educational
        planning. The First Stop Help Desk was equipped with office space at the Metro Campus
        and state-of-the art technology during the summer of 2009. It is staffed by student affairs
        professionals from various student services departments across TCC. TCC plans to
        develop this new function by continually updating its technology and providing
        formalized and systematic staff training.

Northeast Campus

Academic Goals and Growth

        The Northeast Campus is home to the Center for Addiction Prevention and Recovery
Support Services, which provides peer support and outreach services led by TCC students who
are in recovery from addictions. Sponsored by an experienced TCC faculty member, meetings of
the outstanding student organization, Total Addiction Counseling and Knowledge from Life
Experiences, are held in the Center, and privately-funded scholarships for students in recovery
are available. TCC‘s program for students in recovery is one of only two in the entire country,
located on a community college campus, according to the Association of Recovery Schools.
        The following areas on the Northeast Campus experienced growth during 2008-09 and
will be developed during 2009-10:
     Continue to pursue funding opportunities to support the development of a Center of
        Excellence for Energy Innovation. Project objectives include: 1. Construct a facility
        utilizing various types of alternate energy sources, control systems and environmental

        design benefiting the community and College with a lowered carbon footprint, improved
        indoor and outdoor environmental quality, improved human performance, and financial
        savings. 2. Create a center for excellence as a regional model for sustainability and a
        resource hub for emerging energy technologies, best practices, innovative curriculum and
        training opportunities in the above-mentioned facility. 3. Build a competitive, highly
        skilled workforce, businesses, and entrepreneurs to meet future demands of business and
        industry through the hands-on teaching and demonstration lab for sustainability and
        alternative energy.
       Continue to pursue an international flight training program partnership with China
        providing students an opportunity to complete the following FAA 141 certificates and
        ratings: Private Pilot Certificate, Instrument Rating and Single and Multi-Engine
        Commercial Certificate in a one year period.
       Expand the number of sections offered at Owasso High School by offering Saturday
       Continue to expand the partnership with the Tulsa Area Community Schools Initiative by
        offering more career presentations to the fifth graders in the five surrounding Community
        Schools which tie directly to the PASS objectives.
       Continue to work in partnership with Tulsa Public Schools Middle College High School
        staff and faculty to develop and support the Northeast Campus-Tulsa Public Schools
        partnership program and dual enrollment.
       Continue to develop the Tulsa Fire Department and Tulsa Community College Regional
        Fire Training Center physical design and create a transition plan for TCC to teach the
        Fire Emergency Services Cadet Training.
       Continue to conduct outside training events under Wavebreak, TCC‘s Department of
        Labor grant, and begin to develop the entrepreneurial track for the program.
       Continue to promote the A.A.S. Degree in Technology.
       Support the goals and interventions of Achieving the Dream.
       Continue to prepare additional orientation videos for part-time instructors with the
        eventual goal of having the orientation available in a digital form.
       Continue to explore opportunities to increase concurrent class offerings for Tulsa Public
        Schools students.
       Increase marketing and support for the Engineering Bridge Camp partnership with TTC.


        The following are facility goals for the Northeast Campus during 2009-10:
       Continue developing a strategic plan for the campus which maximizes the use of existing
        physical resources. This plan will include a process for assigning classrooms and faculty
        offices in order to gain efficiencies in facilities utilization and to help us to meet the
        needs of the Regional Fire Training Center education program area and Middle College
        High School expansion.

Southeast Campus

Academic Goals and Growth
    Increase the number of Southeast Campus full-time faculty in mathematics, psychology,
      history/political science, and developmental studies to support growing enrollments in
      these areas
    Increase the number of sections offered at Southeast Campus in developmental reading,
      writing, and mathematics to support additional enrollments resulting from Tulsa
      Achieves (TA) scholarships
    Provide appropriate and adequate student services for TA students through reallocation of
      staff especially during peak enrollment periods
    Work with Union Public Schools to identify areas of convergence as they expand and
      enhance their Collegiate Academy concept
    Collaborate with NSU to develop teaching opportunities for graduate students
    Increase online, short-term, and weekend class offerings
    Work with Continuing Education, Liberal Arts, and the Office of Global Education to
      develop a ―Global Issues‖ lecture series
    Increase faculty and discipline administration interaction with advisory committees
    Support the implementation of the Department of Labor Information Technology grant
    Participate in Achieving the Dream interventions/discussion/implementation
    Continue providing outreach to other communities through concurrent enrollments at
      Bixby, Union, and Coweta High schools
    Continue to support the Science and Math Division in implementation of the National
      Science Foundation/Academy for Teaching Excellence Grant
    Work with other campuses and Campus Public Safety to develop and implement a
      comprehensive crisis plan

    Continue to seek funding for a comprehensive state-of-the-art First Stop facility that will
        provide adequate space to fully support an integrated student development model for
        enrolling and retaining students and to accommodate increased enrollments.
    Improve parking and perimeter-road configuration to reduce current pedestrian/vehicular
        safety issues
    Remodel the Campus Police area
    Provide appropriate external signage to campus buildings to meet fire marshal
    Continue work with Johnson Controls, Inc., per physical facilities audit recommendations

West Campus

Academic Goals and Growth

       The following areas on the West Campus experienced growth during 2008-09 and will be
developed during 2009-10:

       Seek continued and additional funding for Child Development and Corrections
       Increase student enrollments by 20% in science and math classes to accommodate the
        new facility.
       Increase online, short-term, week-end, and community campus class offerings as needed
        after data analysis (enrollment trends and student surveys).
       Continue to foster partnerships with area high schools that include concurrent and dual
        credit classes.
       Continue to expand classes taught with alternative textbook options to assist students
        with the high cost of textbooks.
       Establish and foster an undergraduate research program in the sciences and child
        development as advocated by the Council of Undergraduate Research workshop
        sponsored by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and as directed by the
        Early Child Care Initiative Legislative Appropriation.
       Expand TCC‘s new Associate in Science degree in Environmental Science and Natural
        Resources degree, which is currently a 2 + 2 articulation with OSU Stillwater, and
        developing articulations with NSU and OU.
       Explore additional certificates appropriate for Conner Correction students such as
        Entrepreneurship, Small Business, or Horticulture.
       Explore a variety of ways to integrate the new greenhouse into biology and
        environmental science classes and research opportunities.
       Explore a partnership with Oklahoma School for Deaf to develop placements in the Child
        Development Center for preschool children who are hard-of-hearing and/or deaf.
       With successful approval and funding via the Tulsa Quality Urban Educators grant
        proposal, creation of the position of Director of Education.

Additional Locations

      TCC will successfully continue to develop and implement Community Campus locations
       that meet the needs for day and/or evening classes in following communities:
            o Cherokee Nation Enterprises, Catoosa
            o Cleveland High School
            o Dick Connor Correctional Facility
            o Central Tech at Drumright
            o City Hall Building in Glenpool
     In addition, West Campus offers concurrent classes at Cleveland, Glenpool, and Charles
       Page High School in Sand Springs.
    The above locations will have appropriate staff and technology to support teaching and
learning in a safe environment.


        The following are facility goals for the West Campus during 2009-10:
       Seek an expansion of the Student Union to permit additional indoor meeting space for
        students as well as space to conduct conferences. In addition, outdoor assembly and
        meeting space is needed for students and staff.

      Seek outside funding for a multi-disciplinary outdoor learning lab and exercise trail
       located within the Cross Timbers green belt surrounding the campus.
      Expand the Glenpool Community Campus site to accommodate more classes.
      Remodel Technology Learning Center (TLC) Student Help Desk with cabinets for
      Remodel TLC Student Station for storage
      Expand and improve the landscape to provide an inviting and positive learning
      Replace the deteriorated areas of the roof and re-attach metal for better insulation in
       buildings for greater energy efficiency.
      Finish the seal coating and painting of stripes on the parking lots. Also, provide for
       additional motorcycle parking areas.
      Evaluate the available building space made possible by the opening of the new Science
       and Math Building.
      Complete the remodel projects in the Hospitality and Gaming Operations classroom, the
       Child Development Center kitchen, and the new Veterans and Military Resource Center.
      Install additional computer stations in the new Cyber Café areas of the Student Union.
      Expand and renovate the Central Plant to meet the current needs and provide for greater
       energy efficiencies.
      Complete the lighting audit and create a lighting plan that includes energy efficiencies.
      Continue and expand the new recycling program.

                                   Enrollment Projections

2009, 2010, 2011 projections for fall headcount enrollment and annual FTE

       Enrollment Projections (based on Fall 2009 Preliminary Enrollment Report/State Tape)
      Fall 2009: Undergraduate Headcount: 11,556
      Fall 2009: Graduate (if applicable) Headcount: NA
      2009 Annual FTE: 12,430*
      Fall 2010: Undergraduate Headcount: 12,249*
      Fall 2010: Graduate (if applicable) Headcount: NA
      2010 Annual FTE: 13,175*
      Fall 2011: Undergraduate Headcount: 12,984*
      Fall 2011: Graduate (if applicable) Headcount: NA
      2011 Annual FTE: 13,966*

Source: Fall 2009 FTE based on Preliminary Enrollment Report. 2008-2009 annual FTE based
on UDS data at 11,726.

*Projected FTEs

        Fall 2009 enrollment has increased from fall 2008 by 1,283 students, a 12.5% increase.
This follows an unprecedented 13% increase in enrollment in fall 2008 over fall 2007. Based on
trends over the last two years and in conjunction with augmented enrollment of the new Tulsa

Achieves Program, TCC enrollment is projected to increase by an additional six percent each
year through 2011. Fall FTEs for the past five years and FTE projections for fall 2010 and fall
2011 are provided in both Table 1 and Figure 1. Fall FTEs are reported using the Preliminary
Enrollment Reports for comparison and will be amended for final reporting purposes as directed
by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education for the Unitized Data System (UDS).

                                            Table 1
                                 Student FTE and Projections
                                    Semester        FTE
                                   Fall 2004        9,537
                                   Fall 2005        9,444
                                   Fall 2006        9,234
                                   Fall 2007        9,099
                                   Fall 2008       10,273
                                   Fall 2009       11,556
                                   Fall 2010*      12,249
                                   Fall 2011*      12,984
                                        *Projected FTEs

                                          Figure 1
                                   TCC Fall FTE Projection

                                            Student FTE
                                                                      12249 12984
                 12000                                        11556
                 10000        9537
                                     9444    9234    9099
                            Fall Fall Fall Fall Fall Fall Fall Fall
                           2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011


       Incorporating technology in current and future building projects is a priority for TCC.
      Current facilities and classrooms at all four campuses and the Conference Center
       continue to be upgraded to meet demands for changing technology. TCC equipped all
       classrooms with multi-media equipment during the FY 07-09.
      TCC‘s Center for Creativity, primarily supported through the $10.53 million capital
       funds from the last Oklahoma Higher Education Bond initiative, will provide more

    flexible access to education. It will bring together the elements of modern digital
    broadcasting, video streaming, multi-media modules and internet technology. In addition,
    the new facility will house the computer operations department. The facility in which the
    current computer operations department is housed was built in the 1950‘s and does not
    provide sufficient infrastructure support to insure uninterrupted delivery of services. The
    new facility will provide 24/7 uptime, provide power generation, and uninterruptible
    battery backups for continuous power. As new technologies are acquired, the state of the
    art power distribution systems will facilitate easier implementation. Increased security for
    maintaining operations and improved support and delivery of services to and from the
    computer department will be provided through the new facility.
   Through a grant provided by the State of Oklahoma, TCC has led an initiative to develop
    a textbook trading website for students, who wish to buy, sell or trade used textbooks.
    The site provides increased opportunities for students to save money when purchasing
    textbooks in an effort to reduce the overall cost of education.
   TCC has installed a new secured remote access ―portal‖ that will ensure secured
    availability to essential business resources for all staff and faculty from home. This
    project provides employees with the resources they need to do their job on and off of
    campus while protecting TCC‘s network from increased vulnerability.
   With the conversion to the new Enterprise Resource Planning system, Banner 7.3, TCC
    will finalize the implementation process for student services in December of 2009. This
    new software has allowed us to enhance and develop new services for students and TCC
    community. The student information system has been branded ―TED‖ or the TCC
    Educational Database. We are improving the quality of the information available to
    students through the self-service web tool.

                      8/06 - 8/08                              Ongoing Enhancement
              Infrastructure & Policies

                      1/08                1/09                   1/10

             8/07                                                        7/10
                               Phase II - ERP Implementation
                                          7/07 - 7/10

                                     Academic Efficiencies

   TCC Reading faculty are conducting a research project investigating the impact of web-
    based Reading technology on student reading skills by allowing 24-7 student access to an
    online reading laboratory.
   TCC foreign language faculty members are conducting an experiment in the use of a
    multimedia technology package to determine its impact upon student performance.

   Also under development is an ‗avatar‘ in the form of a virtual librarian named Kim
    Monday who will be available on the system to answer questions from students. LRC
    resources are available to the entire college community on campus as well as to students
    off campus or studying from home. The TCC website and portal (MyTCC) allows
    students easier access to electronic learning resources not only in the LRC‘s but also in
    other learning centers and laboratories college-wide.
   New programs or delivery methods/locations developed: IT programs,
    English as a Second Language Certified Nursing Assistant (Nursing), Ready2Work
    Short-Term Accelerated Programs, TCC Nursing Program to be delivered in rural areas
    such as Drumright pending program funding.
   Other new programs to be developed include Polysomnography, Project Management;
    Sustainability, Logistics (aerospace, other transportation, and manufacturing options),
    Sales/Wireless Industry IT combination, General Sales as Business/Marketing option,
    and Engineering Technician-several options.
   Apply for needed change to Financial Aid at TCC to enable students to receive financial
    aid for Ready2Work programs
   More options in Workforce Development programs for Connors State Corrections
    Facility; expand prison education opportunities to other locations
   Delivery of TCC Nursing program at other sites in addition to the planned delivery at
    Drumright of the Registered Nurse Program for Licensed Practical Nurses.
   TCC is participating in a consortium of institutions to submit a competitive proposal for
    the Community College Initiative Program offered under the U.S. Bureau of Education
    and Cultural Affairs. If funded, the consortium will serve 48 students from developing
    countries for one year. Additional partnerships are being explored in Peru, Nicaragua and
   Increase the number of full time developmental faculty in reading, writing, and
    mathematics. The increase in Regents requirements and initiatives such as Tulsa
    Achieves has increased the enrollments in developmental studies. In addition, students
    must pay an additional $20 per developmental course, and part time instructors skilled in
    developmental studies are difficult to find for daytime classes. In order to best serve our
    students and support our goal of improving student success and retention through the
    Achieving the Dream initiative, additional developmental faculty is required.
   Collaborations and program expansion utilizing Geographic Information Systems:
   Development of collaboration between Web Development (Business and Information
    Technology) and Geographic Information Systems (Science and Mathematics) programs
    to add a critical mapping component tool to the web site development courses.
   Development of Institutional Research component for use in all areas of TCC.
   Development of student research component for use by students, staff, and faculty
    participating in undergraduate research.
   Tulsa Community College (TCC) and Tulsa Technology Center continue to collaborate
    on the logistical planning of a health sciences education facility at the Owasso, Oklahoma
    Campus. The medical specialty programs of Cardiovascular and Polysomnography
    Technology will be located at this campus. TCC continues to pursue funding for faculty
    positions and equipment in the specialties of Cardiovascular, Polysomnography, and
    Pharmacology Technology. Endowed chair positions are being sought for Dental
    Hygiene and the Physical Therapy Assistant program.

      Continue to pursue funding opportunities to support the development of a Center of
       Excellence for Energy Innovation.
      Continue to pursue an international flight training program partnership with China
       providing students an opportunity to complete the following FAA 141 certificates and
       ratings: Private Pilot Certificate, Instrument Rating and Single and Multi-Engine
       Commercial Certificate in a one year period.
      Expand the number of sections offered at Owasso High School by offering Saturday
      Continue to expand the partnership with the Tulsa Area Community Schools Initiative by
       offering more career presentations to the fifth graders in the five surrounding Community
       Schools which tie directly to the PASS objectives.
      Continue to work in partnership with Tulsa Public Schools Middle College High School
       staff and faculty to develop and support the Northeast Campus-Tulsa Public Schools
       partnership program and dual enrollment.
      Continue to develop the Tulsa Fire Department and Tulsa Community College Regional
       Fire Training Center physical design and create a transition plan for TCC to teach the
       Fire Emergency Services Cadet Training.
      Support the goals and interventions of Achieving the Dream.
      Continue to explore opportunities to increase concurrent class offerings for Tulsa Public
       Schools students.
      Establish and foster an undergraduate research program in the sciences and child
       development as advocated by the Council of Undergraduate Research workshop
       sponsored by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and as directed by the
       Early Child Care Initiative Legislative Appropriation.
      Expand TCC‘s new Associate in Science degree in Environmental Science and Natural
       Resources degree.
      Explore additional certificates appropriate for Conner Correction students such as
       Entrepreneurship, Small Business, or Horticulture.
      Explore a partnership with Oklahoma School for Deaf to develop placements in the Child
       Development Center for preschool children who are hard-of-hearing and/or deaf.


Campus Master Planning

        Tulsa Community College hired an architectural firm and a planning consultant firm that
specializes in Campus Master Planning, to provide professional master planning services for
TCC. The goal is to integrate facilities planning for all four campuses into a long-range master
plan. These firms will provide the professional services required for long-range development and
expansion of TCC‘s physical facilities. The college-wide Master Plan will include TCC‘s
inventory of facilities and infrastructure, evaluation of the need for future construction, and the
integration of advisory group data, demographics, and workforce development needs of the

Strategic Horizon Project

         Working with the Consortium for Community College Development, Tulsa Community
College has embarked on an initiative that will shape the future of its management and
leadership. TCC is at a critical crossroads in terms of retirements, changes in funding,
technology, and leadership, along with its preeminent position in the Tulsa area in workforce
development, distance learning and many other progressive initiatives. Through the Consortium
for Community College Development, TCC is developing a strategic horizon, which the
consortium defines as a ―state of functioning that is reached when a college is able to capitalize
on its strengths and use its resources in ways that enable it to create and pursue opportunities that
take it to a higher level of development.‖
         TCC is engaged in processes that:
     Cultivate new ways of thinking about and pursuing opportunities among employees at
         every level of the organization;
     Deepen our understanding of strategic management and how to enhance it;
     Create new ways of assessing the value created for stakeholders, and
     Develop and implement a fresh approach to the development of leaders at the institution.
         Having established a TCC baseline, the College is building the capacity for healthy
change by working with the Consortium for Community College Development. This capacity to
recognize a strategic horizon will allow TCC to respond to rapid societal and technological
changes. As part of this network, TCC shares in the experiences of all Consortium institutions in
designing and refining internal processes that will pay dividends to TCC in the future.
         In addition, TCC is participating in a collaborative pilot project on Alternative Course
Materials, along with two other Consortium for Community College Development member
colleges, Lorain Community College in Pennsylvania and Northern Essex Community College in
Massachusetts, in order to provide a menu of options and alternatives to a single, print textbook
for use in Chemistry and Political Science.


                                                                                      Appendix A

                                       Vision Statement

TCC will excel as an inclusive, engaged center of lifelong learning that transforms the
world by empowering learners intellectually, culturally, economically, and socially.

  Learning – for students, faculty, staff, and community members – comprises the heart of our
institutional mission, and our core values ensure the primacy of learning. An aspiration without
end, learning must be undertaken with passion, tended with reason, and shared with integrity. A
collaborative endeavor, learning reveals the possibilities of our world, thus making our lives
more meaningful and more productive.

 Accordingly, our priorities are as follows:

      TCC academic programs will be timely and timeless.

      TCC will foster a dynamic, collaborative intellectual environment wherein students
       are fully engaged in the learning process, thereby becoming independent, globally
       aware, lifelong learners.

      TCC will nurture the development of the whole student.

      TCC will promote professional development among faculty and staff.

      TCC will enrich the community through active participation and dedicated
       leadership in the public sphere.

      TCC will secure the financial and human resources necessary to achieve our vision.

 Priorities Defined
    TCC academic programs will be timely and timeless.
       TCC will fulfill the need for a well-rounded general education, a rigorous but flexible
       learning experience that embraces the erudition of the liberal arts and sciences and the
       innovations of business, industry, and the professions; TCC will ensure the vitality of all
       curricula through assessments of student learning and instructional effectiveness; TCC

    will communicate the value of certificate programs and Associate of Arts, Associate of
    Science, and Associate of Applied Science degrees as ends – each a worthy goal in and of
    itself – as well as a means – a gateway or pathway to further educational goals.

   TCC will foster a dynamic, collaborative intellectual environment wherein students
    are fully engaged in the learning process, thereby becoming independent, globally-
    aware, lifelong learners.
    TCC will offer student-oriented instruction and academic support that fosters critical
    inquiry, creativity, and scholarship, thus enabling students to become informed,
    independent thinkers; TCC will assist students in turning challenges into successes, from
    developmental studies to honors scholarship; TCC will offer learning opportunities that
    prepare students to be competent and compassionate decision-makers who contribute
    intellectually, culturally, economically, and socially to our world.
      Critical Thinking, Effective Communication, Engaged Learning and Technological
      Discipline Goals
      Service Learning
      Intercultural/Global Learning
      Developmental Education
      Honors Program
      Tutoring Services
      Multiple Curriculum Delivery Systems and Scheduling
      Extra-curricular Learning Activities
      Continuing Education

   TCC will nurture the development of the whole student.
    TCC will recognize the wide range of student needs from matriculation to graduation and
    beyond; TCC will develop early outreach and bridge programs that prepare students for
    admission; TCC will maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of the
    recruitment/admission/ enrollment process; TCC will endeavor to increase the amount of
    financial aid/ scholarships offered to students; TCC will facilitate student development
    through interdepartmental collaborations that support student retention and achievement
    at each stage of the educational journey; TCC will assure the safety and well-being of
    students within college facilities.
       Early Outreach Programs
       Attend College Early
       Recruiting Activities
       Financial Aid Services
       Counseling Services
       Health & Wellness Programs
       Student Activities
       Student Organizations
       Infrastructure (Organizational Schema, Technological Systems, Physical Facilities,

   TCC will promote professional development among faculty and staff.
    TCC will design and implement a comprehensive professional development program
    that will provide faculty and staff with opportunities to acquire and/or enhance the
    various skills needed to excel in a multifaceted learning environment; TCC will nurture a
    culture of shared vision, collaborative decision-making, and concerted action.
      Academy for Teaching Excellence
      Sabbatical Leave
      Leadership Development Academy
      SPOD
      Academic/Professional Conference Participation
      Research

   TCC will enrich the community through active participation and dedicated
    leadership in the public sphere.
    TCC will enter formal and informal alliances – with school districts, colleges,
    universities, businesses, industries, professions, civic organizations, cultural associations,
    and community groups, particularly groups representing historically underserved
    communities – to cultivate a broad-based culture of learning; TCC will serve as a
    coordinating agency for regional strategic planning; TCC will provide learning
    opportunities for people at various stages of life; TCC will enhance its stature as a
    steward of public trust; TCC will become a champion of responsible citizenship and
    dedicated service to our global community.
       Articulation agreements
       Vision 2025

   TCC will secure the financial and human resources necessary to achieve our vision.
    TCC will pursue local, state, and federal funding to achieve our vision; TCC also will
    pursue supplemental resources from a variety of private sources – including individuals,
    corporations and foundations – to support the scholarships, learning programs, and
    institutional services our vision entails; TCC will maintain, enhance, and/or create
    functional, attractive physical facilities; TCC will develop and manage appropriate
    information resources; TCC will attract, develop, and retain highly qualified personnel
    who share our institutional values and dedicate themselves to our mission and vision.
      Presidential Initiatives
      Administrative Initiatives
      Faculty Initiatives
      TCC Foundation

                                                                                      Appendix B

                                                 Tulsa Community College betters its community
through the intellectual achievement, creative energy, and responsible citizenship of its students,
faculty, and staff by their engagement in teaching, learning, and service opportunities that
transform and enrich lives. Tulsa Community College commits to innovative, flexible, and
affordable public higher education that responds to a dynamic global environment.

     Appendix C


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