Institutional Planning Committee (IPC)

Statement of Purpose

The mission of the NVCC Institutional Planning Committee is to create and normalize the ongoing planning process to ensure quality of programs, effective use of resources and student success. Chaired by the President of the College, there shall be a steering committee and four working committees. The steering committee shall convene two times per semester to receive reports and to discuss recommendations regarding the outcomes of the current strategic plan, and the creation of the next strategic plan. The four working committees are designed to ensure campus-wide consultation and accountability in the following areas: Committee on Responsive Academic Leadership and Programs, Committee on Student Success, Committee on Institutional Effectiveness and Committee on Environmental Scanning.
Implementation of Integration Process:

Preceding each new academic year, there is a Cabinet meeting at which the President renews her charge to members of her Cabinet to lead the efforts of the Institutional Planning Committee and to work to provide and create mechanisms to fold activities and strategic initiatives into the NVCC Strategic Plan (2016-2026). Members of the President’s Cabinet are charged with scheduling meetings with their respective units and across IPC committees to ensure that there is wide consultation and input from multiple constituencies.

Institutional planning at Naugatuck Valley Community College is informed by the NEASC accreditation letter, State of Connecticut mandates on remediation and transferability, The Board of Regents Strategic Initiatives, The College’s Strategic Plan, and the President’s annual goals. A final report on our 2013-2016 Strategic Plan is available here.  Planning is supported by the work of the Management Team (the President’s Cabinet) leading campus colleagues in collaborative work dedicated to creating an environment supportive of student success. Annual goals are delineated in the priorities agreed upon between the President of the Board of Regents and the President of the College, and between the President of the College and colleagues on the Management Team. Annual goals are defined as Wildly Important Goals and serve as the College's Operational Plan. These goals are carried out by four sub-committees.

Committees of the IPC

Institutional Planning Council 2016-2018

President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Chair
Cabinet Members:
  • Kim Carolina
  • Angela Chapman
  • Sarah Gager
  • Waldemar Kostrzewa
  • Conal Larkin
  • Beth Monchun
  • Dr. Ron Picard
  • Dr. Irene Rios-Knauf
  • Dr. Lisa Rodrigues-Doolabh
  • Noel Rosamilio
  • Antonio Santiago
  • James Troup
2016-2018 Steering Committee Membership (non-Cabinet members)
  • David Clough (or Faculty Senate Representative)
  • Levi Reynolds, SGA Secretary
  • Megan Boyd
  • Dr. Peter Angelastro
  • Jared Simpson
  • James Cousins
  • Sydney Voghel-Ochs

Committees of the IPC

Institutional Effectiveness

  • Provost & Senior Dean James Troup, Chair
  • Academic Affairs- Kathy Taylor
  • Administration- Angela Moffat
  • Student Services - Bonnie Goulet
  • Institutional Research- Lisa Rodrigues-Doolabh
  • Responsive Academic Leadership and Programs
  • Dean Irene Rios-Knauf, Chair
  • Academic Affairs-Jaime Hammond
  • Administration- Neph Villanueva
  • Student Services- Susan Houlihan
  • Marketing- Tara Smith

Committee on Student Success

  • Dean Sarah Gager, Chair
  • Academic Affairs- Rob Sheftel
  • Administration- Antony Wormack
  • Student Services- Lisa Boyko
  • Human Resources- Kim Carolina

Committee on Environmental Scanning

  • Dean Waldemar Kostrzewa, Associate Dean Conal Larkin and Director Sydney Voghel-Ochs, co-chairs
  • Academic Affairs- Sandra Roosa
  • Administration- Deirdre D’Amore
  • Student Services- James Cousins
The Responsive Academic Leadership and Program committee guides the work on Strategic Goals Two and Three. The committee is currently focused on the following:
  • Strengthen the academic advisement program
  • Offer targeted professional development, including new hires
  • Continue to implement Academic Master Plan
  • Continue program reviews and implement recommendations.
  • The sub-committee is looking at how the various outcomes for Goal 2 (faculty advising, mentoring, visibility, professional development) and Goal 3 (program growth, completion rates, job placement, articulation agreements) are measured.

Members:
Dean Irene Rios-Knauf, Chair
Academic Affairs-Jaime Hammond
Administration- Neph Villanueva
Student Services- Susan Houlihan
Marketing- Tara Smith

    The Student Success committee guides the work on Strategic Goal One and is currently focused on the following outcomes:
    • Deepen the college-wide advising program.
    • Assess and fine-tune first year learning communities.
    • Redesign remedial and developmental course offerings.

    Members:
    Dean Sarah Gager, Chair
    Academic Affairs- Rob Sheftel
    Administration- Antony Wormack
    Student Services- Lisa Boyko
    Human Resources- Kim Carolina

    The Institutional Effectiveness committee guides the work on Strategic Planning Goals Four and Five. The committee promotes, through a systematic approach, a culture of evidence that supports student learning and institutional effectiveness. The committee has three goals:
    1. promote that every department/unit develop a mission statement and identify goals and outcomes.
    2. ensure that every department/unit systematically assess its outcomes.
    3. ensure that every department/unit use results to develop strategies for improvement.
    In AY 2009-2010, IE launched a major effort to institute assessment cycles (annual) in all primary administrative offices and departments at NVCC, beginning with an awareness/information campaign and multiple training sessions on conducting successful assessment.
    Thirty-three college offices and departments completed assessment reports in the first year and that number has grown. IE reviewed these reports and provided feedback to the respective offices/departments. All reports were ranked as either “good,” “satisfactory,” or “needs improvement.”
    The exercise is modeled after the NEASC exercise and calls for the writing of a mission statement, an accounting of what each office does, an assessment of strengths and weaknesses, and a projection of what improvements should be made. 
    In addition, each participant will assess how successfully last year’s projections were fulfilled. The subcommittee is also offering special one-on-one help to anyone who desires additional help in carrying out the exercise. This process has been continued each year.

    Members:
    Provost & Senior Dean James Troup, Chair
    Academic Affairs- Kathy Taylor
    Administration- Angela Moffat
    Student Services - Bonnie Goulet
    Institutional Research- Lisa Rodrigues-Doolabh


    Helpful documents:

    Beautiful Idea Grants
    Beautiful Idea Grant Awards are given to departments based on exemplary communications with our students; they must be clear, precise, informative, kind, and aesthetically pleasing and represent a student-centered approach. 

    The Environmental Scanning Committee (eScan) supports the five goals of NVCC's Strategic Plan. eScan also supports the other committees of the Institutional Planning Committee (IPC). eScan considers and reports on current and future factors that influence the direction and goals of our organization. Environmental Scanning organized the Seven Industry Sector Series to connect with employers in the Seven sectors defined by the Board of Regents:


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    The sixth in NVCC's series of seven industry summits was held in April with a focus on Horticulture and Hospitality, and brought together business and academia to inform the development of relevant curriculum that serves the needs of the employers in NVCC's service area and prepares its students to become successful professionals with rewarding careers. Previous summits focused on the Allied Health, Manufacturing, Information Technology, Bioscience, Energy, Financial Services industries. Read our most recent Summit report.


    Members:

    Dean Waldemar Kostrzewa, Associate Dean Conal Larkin and Director Sydney Voghel-Ochs, co-chairs
    Academic Affairs- Sandra Roosa
    Administration- Deirdre D’Amore
    Student Services- James Cousins




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