TOWARD A SPLENDID COLLEGE: NVCC, 2010 - 2016
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iPhotographed This

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Student Open Mic and Art Show Brings Students to Downtown Danbury

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Principal-to-President Scholarship Helps 22 High School Students Earn College Credits in 2014

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Professor Commemorates History of JET Magazine in Final Print Issue

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Naugatuck Valley Community College Planning 50-Year Celebration Kick-Off

9/12/2014 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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Third Greater Waterbury Educational Leadership Forum Held April 28

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Student Nurses Present in Nashville at National Convention

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Fifth Bi-Annual Dominican Studies Conference Draws Scholars to NVCC

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New Milford-Danbury Community Ready to Address Manufacturing Skills Gap

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Four Students Earn STEM Awards from CT Space Grant Consortium

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Male Students Recognized for Drive, Success

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This Year’s Community Meeting Surpasses 100 Partners and Participants

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5th Annual Brass City Comic Con Promises Something for Everyone

7/20/2014 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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2014 Valedictorian and Salutatorian Recognized for High Academic and Community Achievements

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Advanced Manufacturing Centers Initiative Named NEDA Program of the Year

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NVCC Awards More Than 100 Students for Excellence at Honors Night

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Congresswoman Esty Announces Winners of National STEM Competition

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Finally finish college!

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Public Safety Delivers First Annual Meritorious Service Award

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1,325 Awards Given Out to NVCC's Largest Commencement Class (Yes, again.)

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.