Strategic Goal: Expand and promote community education.
- Community education participation will increase to meet the participation goals set by the West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education.
Action Step 1: Establish a central contact for community education and outreach programs.
- Create contact list for all community education services and personnel.
- Coordinate information for services provided through community education and other campus programs (web site and marketing).
- Coordinate services for community education programs (ticketing, registration, facilities assignment, and personnel procedures).
Action Step 1 Assessment: Track inquiries.
Action Step 2: Develop new offerings to meet community needs and interests.
- Inventory past and current community education courses, activities, and events.
- Conduct needs analysis and community interest surveys and distribute them throughout the service area.
- Establish a consortium of community leaders that includes at least one representative from each county in the service region; these leaders will serve as community education contacts who gather and distribute information and serve as a representative for that county’s population.
- Increase offerings based on outcomes of needs analysis and surveys.
- Establish offerings in underserved areas.
- Establish offerings directed at target populations (e.g., senior citizens/Elderhostel, homeschoolers).
- Explore use of technology to develop interest groups or learning communities, which could be primarily self-directed.
Action Step 2 Assessment: Track number of new offerings, their enrollments, and locations.
Action Step 3: Support community education providers.
- Develop a consortium of community education providers using alumni, faculty, adjunct faculty, staff, advanced students, and others affiliated with the institution.
- Prepare community education providers through an orientation.
- Ensure providers access to facilities, resources and contact with the institution.
- Recognize community education providers.
Action Step 3 Assessment: Survey satisfaction of community education providers.
Action Step 4: Increase involvement in community education.
- Develop a comprehensive, professional, attractive catalogue of offerings.
- Develop a comprehensive marketing plan based on the demographics of the service region.
- Develop a user-friendly web site about community education offerings.
- Assess the quality of community education courses, providers, and activities.
- Collaborate with community organizations to foster awareness.
Action Step 4 Assessment: Track enrollment and survey participant satisfaction.
Action Step 5: Institute a regular rotation of community education offerings.
- Create a database to track community education offerings.
- Monitor trends in community interest.
- Monitor trends in enrollment.
- Revise rotation as needed.
Action Step 5 Assessment: Inventory community education offerings.