South Piedmont Community College has developed a new strategic plan that will chart the direction of the College for the next three years. A multi-stepped approach began with the formation of a president’s cabinet in Spring 2022, analysis of the results and institutional research in Fall 2022, and gathering stakeholder feedback and information sessions in Spring 2023. Through this work, the College identified five overarching areas that will shape the priorities of the College. As we chart our course for the next three years, we welcome you to be a part of the journey as we set sail!
Objective 1A: Gateway Course Success
Students successfully complete an English and math course within three years of their first fall term of enrollment.
Students successfully progress in their educational pathway.
Students achieve successful educational outcomes by completing their program or pathway within four years.
Students successfully obtain the skills to achieve transfer and workforce success.
South Piedmont promotes excellence in teaching and addresses the academic needs of learners.
Objective 2A: Program and Industry Alignment
South Piedmont’s programs and training catalog align with forecasted labor market needs and industry demands.
South Piedmont fosters community partnerships with regional employers that facilitate economic mobility for families in the service area.
South Piedmont integrates a “career ready” culture into the campus ecosystem through early and meaningful student-employer connections.
South Piedmont effectively engages in comprehensive marketing and outreach efforts that clarify paths to student education and career goals.
South Piedmont employs strategies that increase access for non-traditional and underrepresented populations to move from initial interest to the application phase.
South Piedmont increases the conversion of application to enrollment for non-traditional and underrepresented populations.
South Piedmont increases enrollment in programs under capacity to create a robust pipeline of skilled workers.
South Piedmont recruits a highly qualified and diverse workforce that reflects the needs of the service area and all areas of the College.
South Piedmont retains a dedicated workforce to meet the needs of the College.
South Piedmont promotes diverse and inclusive practices that lead to innovation, productivity, retention, and overall employee engagement.
Objective 5A: Resource Growth
The college will maximize resources through state revenue generation, grants, private donor giving, and other revenue streams.
The college will strengthen the data and technology infrastructure to optimize business practices.
The college will strengthen effective communication and collaborative business practices to improve efficiencies.
The college will deliberately grow and maximize the use of physical facilities.
The college will demonstrate a commitment to excellence through ongoing innovation and evaluation.