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Liaison Susan Dorward
Submission Date Aug. 5, 2011
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Raritan Valley Community College
PAE-2: Strategic Plan

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Susan Dorward
Sustainability and Energy Coordinator
Facilities and Grounds
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Year the strategic plan or equivalent was completed or adopted:
2008

Does the institution's strategic plan or equivalent guiding document include the environmental dimensions of sustainability at a high level?:
No

A brief description of how the strategic plan or amendment addresses the environmental dimensions of sustainability:

While the highest-level objectives within the plan do not reference environmental sustainability, there are second-tier objectives that address dimensions of it.

In strategic drivers about accessibility (#4, p. 4) and about financial sustainability (#5, p. 5), the strategic plan addresses the need for increased public transportation to campus and support for more remote or local learning that does not require commuting to campus.

"College’s strategy for course delivery throughout its service area is clear, rational, financially controlled, and not based on the development of stand alone
campuses."

"This strategy, based on partnerships, clarifies college service to all portions of the service area, is reliable, based on written policy regarding off campus course delivery."

"College is an active player in regional transportation decision-making providing information on unmet transportation needs of students."

"Strategic process for expanding number and quality of remote offerings, allowing all portions of the service area access. metric: College has a written plan/protocol for remote site programming."


Does the institution's strategic plan or equivalent guiding document include the social dimensions of sustainability at a high level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the strategic plan or amendment addresses the social dimensions of sustainability:

Diversity is the first guiding principle of the strategic plan (p. 1).

"The strength of the college’s future and the ability
of the college to grow its diversity, in all respects,
are intimately intertwined. We continue to
recognize and value the importance of diversity in
our institution at all levels: in the administration,
in the faculty, and in the student body. The board,
the administration, the faculty, and the staff will
continue to emphasize, monitor, and evaluate our
on-going efforts supporting this important goal." (p. 1)

The first strategic driver focuses on increasing college responsiveness to changing demographics, to growing diversity, and to changing needs in our community. (p. 2)

One success indicator for the second strategic driver focuses on outreach: "College K-12 programming incorporates specific outreach to minority and first generation college students and their families." (p. 3)

Strategic driver 4 is to ensure that programs and services are fully accessible, financially and from an ADA perspective. (p. 4)


Does the institution's strategic plan or equivalent guiding document include the economic dimensions of sustainability at a high level?:
No

A brief description of how the strategic plan or amendment addresses the economic dimensions of sustainability:

Strategic driver 5 focuses on economic sustainability: "Ensure a prudent approach to college
financial planning." (p. 5) Campus development includes the new student center (which will be LEED Gold; all new development will be LEED Silver or higher). Financial analysis, partnership, and diverse funding sources are priorities. Energy savings has proven to be an important factor in the financial analysis of projects.

Strategic driver 4 has a success indicator that addresses financial aid: "Foundation support for scholarships and programming ensure that students with financial need can fully participate." (p. 4)


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