TOWARD A SPLENDID COLLEGE: NVCC, 2010 - 2016
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Free Local Bus Service for NVCC Students in Danbury Now a Reality

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United States Department of Education Ranks Naugatuck Valley Community College One of the Top 25 Colleges in the Nation to Advance Opportunities for...

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NVCC Welcomes New Students, Families as Spring Semester Commences

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Naugatuck Valley Community College Celebrates ‘Spring Fling’ on the Plaza

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Greater Waterbury Health Network Leads the Way in Support of the Naugatuck Valley Community College Center for Health Sciences

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Educator Martha Kanter Returns to NVCC for Fall All-College Meeting

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New England Association of Schools and Colleges Visits Danbury Campus

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NVCC Faculty and Students Selected to Show Work at Hartford Gallery

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Color Guard Procession, Patriotic Sing-Along among Highlights of All College Meeting

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SGA Tree Trimming Ceremony Kicks Off Month of Philanthropic Holiday Celebrations at NVCC

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NVCC Marks Manufacturing Month with ‘Women in Manufacturing—Inspire, Attract, Retain’

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Third Time the Charm for NVCC Nursing Student

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NVCC Celebrates Five Years of College Goal Sunday

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NVCC Hosts College Goal Sunday

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NVCC Awarded Third Fulbright Grant

A Regional Force in Education and Beyond

When you think of college, what kind of institution comes to mind?

In our experience, most people think of an ivy-covered four-year institution. It's rare that this question conjures up an image of a community college.

Yet, the 1,132 accredited community colleges in the U.S. enroll 44% of all domestic undergraduates. About half of all students at four-year colleges and universities in the U.S. attend community colleges prior to earning their degrees. In recent years that has translated into an annual community college enrollment of about 8 million students in credit programs and another 5 million for non-credit courses.

What is presented in NVCC's 2013-2016 Strategic Plan builds on the previous plan, maintaining the well-tested framework of five goals to serve as grounding forces in all that we do. Each goal then includes three initiatives, many of which got started or built momentum under our 2010–13 Strategic Plan. These goals and corresponding initiatives will drive activities on campus, focusing where in the higher education educational continuum—from pre-collegiate to program completion, graduation, employment and transfer—we think we can leverage significant impact to improve the 10 college-wide outcomes we will collectively strive for by 2016. Most importantly, they represent our efforts to even more fully realize our potential as a regional force in education and beyond.

Goal Framework
Institutional Master Plans
References

1 American Association of Community Colleges 2012 Fact Sheet. 2 Ibid. 3 College Board Center for Innovative Thought. Winning the Skills Race and Strengthening America’s Middle Class: An Action Agenda for Community Colleges. January 2008, p. 16.