Student Access, Support and Completion

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Student Access, Support and Completion

Objectives Key Performance Indicators
1. Offer a full array of educational programs and support services to meet the diverse needs of Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties. a. Participation rates in service district
b. Enrollment
2. Provide students with the support needed to pursue and achieve their educational goals. c. Student persistence (overall)
d. Completion (overall)
e. Student satisfaction with support services
f. Faculty-student engagement
g. Student satisfaction with instruction


Strategic Initiative: Simplify our onboarding, advising and related support services to get and keep more students, including those from historically underrepresented groups and vulnerable populations, on the path to completion.

Planning Category Annual Priorities
  • Continue to engage faculty in recruitment activities with prospective students, including building sustainable multicultural outreach to assist with developing key strategies, and planning and delivering events.
  • Continue to expand educational opportunities for high school students through the 'Open Doors' and 'College in the High School' programs.
  • Continue to work toward implementing alternative degree/certificate completion options for those pursuing selective admission programs such as nursing (e.g. pre-nursing DTA/MRP).
  • Identify and partner with culturally specific organizations and community leaders to better understand and support the needs of underrepresented students.
  • Continue to analyze data regarding barriers to onboarding and retaining underrepresented student populations.
  • Seek ways to increase enrollment of male students.
  • Refine comprehensive plan for college-owned housing for students.
Student & Community Engagement
  • Improve timely and effective communication with students regarding financial aid, transfer, and other services and resources.
  • Continue to implement Guided Pathways workplan.
  • Continue efforts to digitize student processes, including ongoing development of electronic forms, to promote accessibility and support modernization.


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