Institutional Planning Committee (IPC)

Core Values

The Core Values upon which the work of the NVCC Institutional Planning Committee is based are:

Academic rigor, respect and trust, accountability, effective communications, human diversity, community outreach, civic engagement, beautiful ideas and positive ideas.

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 three 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 (2013-2016). 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 following elements: 

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 the four working committees of the IPC:

Responsive Academic Leadership and Programs

Responsible for:
Goals 2, 3

Chaired by:
Dean of Academic Affairs

Student Success

Responsible for:
Goal 1

Chaired by:
Dean of Student Services

Institutional Effectiveness

Responsible for:
Goals 4, 5

Chaired by:
Provost/ Senior Dean of Administration

Environmental Scanning

Responsible for:
Goals 1-5

Co-Chaired by:
Associate Dean of Information Technology, Dean of Community Engagement and Director of Institutional Advancement