The KCTCS 2022-2026 Strategic Plan establishes high-level goals, objectives, and performance measures that provide a roadmap for KCTCS to achieve its mission. The plan focuses on three core goals:
Goal 1: Increase Organization Success
Goal 2: Increase Employment Success
Goal 3: Increase Learner Success
Central to this plan is an Infused Priority which states that KCTCS will “Ensure diverse, equitable, and inclusive campus communities.” This infused priority includes the disaggregating of data to ensure accountability and continuous improvement. College Diversity Plan strategies are also represented in strategic plan objectives and action plan strategies and tactics.
The KCTCS 2022-2026 Strategic Plan was approved by the Board of Regents at their March 2022 meeting, along with the revised KCTCS mission statement, vision, and list of core values
To support the achievement of strategic plan goals, the KCTCS President’s Leadership
Team, with input and support from College and System Office faculty and staff, developed
the KCTCS 2022-2024 Action Plan. The Plan contains specific and actionable strategies,
tactics, and leading indicators of performance and aligns with Kentucky’s two-year
state budget cycle. A second
action plan covering the final two years of the KCTCS 2022-2026 Strategic Plan will be developed during the 2023-2024 academic year.
Objective 1.1: Invest in human, physical, and operational infrastructure to promote long-term sustainability.
Key Performance Indicator: Employee Retention Rate
1.1.1 Deploy strategies to recruit, retain, and develop KCTCS employees.
1.1.2 Review the sustainability of operational facilities and develop and implement an asset preservation plan that invests in the physical and operational infrastructure of all colleges.
1.1.1.a Develop and implement a plan to address compression and equity of salaries.
1.1.1.b Develop and implement a plan to increase salaries for KCTCS employees.
1.1.1.c Increase funding and opportunities for professional development for faculty and staff.
1.1.1.d Increase the diversity of faculty and staff through high-fidelity implementation of KCTCS Diversity Plan strategies focused on employee recruitment, hiring, and retention.
1.1.2.a Assess the sustainability and efficiency of operational facilities.
1.1.2.b Develop and implement an asset preservation plan.
Objective 1.2: Expand recognition of the value of the KCTCS System and its Colleges.
Key Performance Indicator: Alternative Revenue
1.2.1 Create and implement a continual and planned program for engaging influencers (legislators and business leaders) in supporting KCTCS through strategic and recurring investments.
1.2.1.a Create a system wide employer engagement asset map to inform the development of a program for engaging influencers in supporting KCTCS.
1.2.1.b Continue sponsorship engagement to monetize relationships.
Objective 2.1: Expand workforce training to ensure skilled talent to meet employer and economic development needs.
Key Performance Indicator: Targeted Industry Sector Credentials
2.1.1 Develop or enhance work-based learning (WBL) opportunities (short- and long-term) for each technical program of study to include apprenticeships, FAME-like models, internships, and clinicals.
2.1.2Expand business and community outreach to facilitate stronger business engagement and partnerships.
2.1.1.a Review each technical program of study to:
2.1.1.b Expand employer relationships and leverage the Handshake platform to increase apprenticeships, internships, and other WBL opportunities.
2.1.2.a Identify and engage employers to:
2.1.2.b Engage state Cabinet, Workforce Innovation Board, Chamber, and other stakeholders in collaborative services to:
Objective 2.2: Strengthen industry and transfer partnerships to enhance programs and improve speed to work to ensure a skilled talent pipeline to grow Kentucky’s economy.
Key Performance Indicator: Post-KCTCS Outcomes
2.2.1 Implement fair, equitable, and streamlined processes for awarding Credit for Prior Learning consistently across all Colleges through work with curriculum committees, employers, and other stakeholders.
2.2.2 Review/revise all general education and technical program/course competencies to ensure relevancy and alignment with transfer and workforce requirements.
2.2.1.a Ensure the equitable awarding of credit for prior learning and experience by updating KCTCS:
2.2.1.b Ensure the fairness and equitability of credit awarded for prior learning and experience consistently across all colleges through recognition of ACE military recommendations, industry-recognized certifications, and faculty-approved assessments.
2.2.2.a Engage employers in work with curriculum committees to:
2.2.2.b Engage university partners in work with curriculum committees to:
Objective 3.1: Grow enrollment at KCTCS institutions to meet the needs of the Commonwealth by expanding the number and diversity of learners achieving their career and lifelong learning goals.
Key Performance Indicator: Academic Year EnrollmentAction Plan Strategies
3.1.1 Enhance recruitment and simplify admissions and enrollment processes to make higher education more accessible, with a special focus on adult and underrepresented populations.
3.1.1.a Create an efficient and engaging experience for students by:
3.1.1.b Develop and implement targeted recruitment strategies highlighting high-demand careers and flexible program pathways to:
Credential-Seeking Applicants to Enrollment Yield Rate
Objective 3.2: Leverage proven practices to increase learner success through the completion of credential pathways and (credit and non-credit) industry training, including:
Key Performance Indicator: Two-Year Persistence Rate
3.2.1 Develop relevant and scalable high-quality, flexible program delivery models – online, hybrid, and face-to-face - to increase program recruitment, retention, and completion.
3.2.2 Leverage guided pathways proven practices (recruitment to completion) to provide wrap-around learner services focused on successful transfer and/or employment.
3.2.1.a Provide support and professional development to:
3.2.1.b Pilot faculty-driven competency-based education programs leading to a certificate, diploma, or degree.
3.2.2.a Allocate time and resources for faculty and staff development to:
3.2.2.b Develop consistent, effective, technologically- supported practices in holistic career and academic advising and other wrap-around student services.