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Goals & Objectives

The strategic plan was formally adopted by the Board in August 2013. These directions will guide the college through 2016. Annual goals for each strategic direction have been articulated and implementation has begun. The key measures and targets will be monitored by college administration and the Board.

2013-2016 Strategic Plan Brochure (PDF)
FVTC Strategic Alignment Model (PDF)

Address any questions regarding the planning process to Dr. Patti Frohrib at

Strategic Directions

1. Learning Agility

Offer multiple access and delivery avenues to build and refine knowledge and skills 

Areas of Focus 

  • Expand flexible delivery options for students
  • Advance the assessment of technical skill attainment to more programs
  • Expand high school student enrollments in dual credit programs

2. Innovation Leader

Focus our entrepreneurial spirit on new designs for education linked to emerging opportunities

 Areas of Focus

  • Strategic investment proposals
  • New initiative requests
  • Benchmark best practices of other colleges
  • Explore new programs and certificate offerings 

3. Student Success

Improve learning outcomes through the redesign of organizational practices

Areas of Focus

  • Strengthen course completion rates
  • Support student persistence to complete credentials
  • Improve graduation rates
  • Assist basic skills students in completing post-secondary courses
  • Strengthen graduate employment rates in related fields
  • Graduate more students in high demand fields

4. Robust Partnerships

Energize regional economic potential through strong and dynamic partner connections 

Areas of Focus 

  • Connect with today's workplace through active advisory committees
  • Target dialogue with key industry sectors 
  • Design more program pathways for K-12 students 
  • Expand contract services for employers 
  • Increase workforce training enrollments
  • Collaborate with community organizations

5. Cohesive Culture

Build on strong working relationships to create a more cohesive organizational culture.

Areas of Focus

  • Advance cross-functional team projects
  • Foster cohesiveness of the college culture
  • Assess and respond to employee feedback

Annual Objectives 2014-2015

Accreditation objective – Complete the submission of the AQIP Systems Portfolio in October of 2014 to include evidence of compliance with the Core Components of Accreditation and all requirements of the Higher Learning Commission.

Enrollment objective Achieve 7,020 full-time equivalency enrollment through programmatic expansion, increasing the volume of student applications in high demand programs by 5%, and maintaining conversion rates of 55% or higher in the number of applications to actual enrollments.

Financial objective – Build upon the college’s solid financial health by meeting or exceeding the planned budget parameters for fiscal year 2015 in all major funds.

Regional skills gap objective – Address critical skills shortages in our district workforce by successfully implementing 19 grant-funded projects in the State’s “Blueprint for Prosperity” initiative. 

Resource development objective Submit a minimum of $10M in grant proposals and secure at least $2.2M in cash and in-kind resources through the FVTC Foundation to support college initiatives and student scholarships.

K-12 partnership objectiveSuccessfully engage at least 18 district high schools in the initial development or expansion of program pathways of 3 or more courses leading to an FVTC credential, as well as establish dual enrollment opportunities in general education courses with at least 10 additional high schools.

Facilities objective Meet construction timelines, building completion targets and the overall budget for the remaining referendum projects—Student Success Center, Public Safety Training Center, Chilton Regional Center expansion and the Oshkosh land acquisition.

Operations objective – Complete the analysis of internal processes and systems related to state data reporting requirements and implement key process clarifications and efficiencies.

Instructional technology objective – Analyze the features and functions of the current Blackboard learning management system and determine a future direction for the application of this technology.

Human resources objective Develop strategies and actions to support the new handbook environment using results from the employee surveys and input from cross-functional employee groups.

Customer service objective Assess and improve the process and tools for class and event registration to improve the online customer experience.

Advocacy objective – Engage regional stakeholders in actively supporting the effective model of local governance and funding for Wisconsin’s technical colleges.