Strategic Plan

In 2013-14, Madison College reviewed its mission, vision, and values statements. With the Madison College community's input, the college identified six Strategic Directives and associated actions, which were shared with external stakeholders. The directives focus on students, sustainability, support, preparedness, community, and outreach.

Strategic Directives

Ranked in order of importance based on input sessions and survey results.

  • Focus on successful outcomes for students
    • Easy and standardized process for enrollment
    • Improve advising
    • Mandatory orientation and advising
    • Pair basic education classes with credit courses or programs
    • Increase flexible offerings
    • Standardize and increase access to textbooks (including rental programs)
  • Ensure our sustainability
    • All locations to have adequate resources
    • Consolidate campuses
    • Address access (parking, transit)
    • Improve campus atmosphere and resources at all campuses beyond the classroom
    • Address continued affordability
    • IT infrastructure
  • Support our faculty and staff
    • Transparent and full communication
    • Professional ongoing development
    • Reassess positions and pay structure for all faculty, staff and students
    • Create a formal shared governance
    • Improve faculty space
    • Implement a succession plan
  • Address student preparedness
    • Expand testing and assessment to be more comprehensive “success predictors”
    • Develop an advising based profile to address learning styles and unique needs
    • Initiate better and stronger K-12 connections
    • Offer credit for prior learning
    • Improve Bridge programming
    • Improve early alert
  • Align with community needs
    • Gain more employer input and partnering across districts
    • Strengthen work/learning opportunities (internships, apprenticeships)
    • Provide community access to college resources (space, expertise, technology)
    • Increase opportunities to bring the community to campus(es)
    • Improve community input (business channels, non-profits)
    • Integrate entrepreneurship support services
  • Improve recruitment and strategic outreach
    • Comprehensive outreach
    • Easy registration and navigation on website
    • Outreach to non-traditional students
    • Market the affordability of our college
    • More recruiters representative of the districts they serve
    • Improve mobile access (including texting capabilities)

Other Madison College Plans

 

IMPACT INITIATIVE

As the world around us continues to change, so must we. This Impact Initiative reaffirms our 102-year commitment to offering a market-responsive, accessible and innovative academic portfolio to benefit our students, communities, partners and other stakeholders. Learn more from the Impact Initiative, also known as the Academic Plan for Fiscal Year 2014-15.

Pillars of Promise

Pillars of Promise will guide the development and implementation of services and programs that foster access, student growth and development, and promote a culture of student success and completion.

Facilities Master Plan

Plan fundamentally supports the Academic Plan by creating and improving the interior and exterior spaces where the College can provide accessible, high quality instruction and technical experience to meet the needs of its students, community and area employers. The Facilities Master Plan 2010 complete report is available upon request. Contact Fred Brechlin for more information.

Affirmative Action Plan

The purpose of the Affirmative Action Plan (PDF, 1MB) at Madison College is to establish a set of specific and results-oriented programmatic objectives, which provide for the recruitment, access and advancement of qualified persons of color, women and persons with disabilities with respect to employment and enrollment opportunities.  The goals and initiatives outlined in the Affirmative Action Plan coupled with the College’s good faith efforts will assist with ensuring Equal Employment Opportunity.

Equity & Inclusion Plan

A solid commitment to the success of our students and our community serves as the impetus to become an equity-minded institution in this Equity and Inclusion Plan. Madison College has made great strides to ensure access for our students. One example is the Scholars of Promise Program, which attempts to eliminate the financial barriers many students face. But there are other barriers that need to be addressed and this Plan is a beginning for Madison College to lead in eliminating the achievement and skills gaps that exists.

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