Trinity Valley Community College Student Achievement Goals FY 2016

Item

Goal

Baseline
2014 Almanac
2013 LBB Measures

Current Measures
2017 Almanac
2016 LBB Measures

Strategy to Achieve Goal/Improvement Plan

Graduate Success

Increase enrollment and employment rates of graduate students by 0.5% annually

% employed and/or enrolled
Academic Programs
92.2%
Technical programs
77.9%

% employed and/or enrolled
Academic Programs
91.9%
Technical programs
90.8%

TVCC is building a quality enhancement program (QEP) program to improve graduation and persistence rates. To accomplish this objective, college preparatory instruction in the form of a three-credit-hour course will be mandated for all FTIC degree-seeking students in both traditional and distance courses and those in academic and workforce programs of study. The skills and insights gleaned from the curriculum engage and support competence and confidence in students facing the college environment for the first time, sustaining self-reliance and adaptability that will enable them to productively overcome academic challenges.

Completion Rates

Increase graduation rates by 0.5% annually

Full Time (Fall 2010 3 year cohort)
3 year - 23.3%
4 year - 26.9%
6 year - 33.8%

Part Time
3 year - 8.4%
4 year - 14.3%
6 year - 31.8%

Full Time (Fall 2013 3 year cohort)
3 year - 21.1%
4 year - 26.8%
6 year - 36.4%

Part Time
3 year - 10.5%
4 year - 13.3%
6 year - 24.8%

TVCC is building a QEP program to improve graduation rates. To accomplish this objective, college preparatory instruction in the form of a three-credit-hour course will be mandated for all FTIC degree-seeking students in both traditional and distance courses and those in academic and workforce programs of study. The skills and insights gleaned from the curriculum engage and support competence and confidence in students facing the college environment for the first time, sustaining self-reliance and adaptability that will enable them to productively overcome academic challenges and complete their education goals.

Credential, Certificate, or Diploma Rates

Exceed the state targets for industry recognized credentials, certificates, or degrees.
Increase percent of CTE concentrators receiving award by 0.5% annually.

TVCC/State Target
28.42%/29.36%
2012 -2013 Carl Perkins

TVCC/State Target
34.19%/36.95%
2016 -2017 Carl Perkins

Provide peer tutoring for CTE students at the Palestine and Terrell TVCC centers.
Financial barriers to CTE student success will be minimized through the use of Perkins funds to provide child care assistance and CTE work-study positions.
All CTE Associate degree programs must conform to the new maximum 60 semester hour rule for fall, 2015 implementation. For many programs, this will mean a decrease in total semester hours necessary to graduate with an AAS degree. With few semester hours, students will be more likely to complete the degree. 

Underprepared Student Remediation

Increase the success rate of developmental course completion by 1% annually.

TSI Obligation Met
Math - 33.7%
Reading - 34.9%
Writing 38.5%

TSI Obligation Met
Math - 47.0%
Reading - 66.5%
Writing 49.4%

TVCC provides both the standard developmental classes as well as non-course-based-option (NCBO) developmental classes. The NCBO classes provide a customized developmental plan to aid the student in completing their developmental coursework in a shorted timeframe allowing them to more quickly complete their first college level course successfully. Additionally, TVCC is participating in the New Mathways Project with the Dana Center which is a math program that uses processes, strategies, and structures to help improve student success and completion. 

Underprepared Student Remediation

Increase first college course completion rate by 0.4% annually.

Completed College Course
Math - 12.5%
Reading - 17.1%
Writing - 14.2%

Completed College Course
Math - 15.3%
Reading - 33.9%
Writing - 21.9%

TVCC provides both the standard developmental classes as well as non-course-based-option (NCBO) developmental classes. The NCBO classes provide a customized developmental plan to aid the student in completing their developmental coursework in a shorted timeframe allowing them to more quickly complete their first college level course successfully. Additionally, TVCC is participating in the New Mathways Project with the Dana Center which is a math program that uses processes, strategies, and structures to help improve student success and completion. 

Licensure Rates

Licensure pass rate will be maintained at or above  90%. Until 90% is reached, licensure pass rate will increase by 2% annually.

92.70%

85.30%

TVCC programs provide training in all the knowledge and skills required for licensure. Training is both theory and hands-on application. TVCC updates the programs when licensure requirements are changed. Additionally, TVCC provides tutoring for those students who may need additional help in their coursework. 

Course Completion

Increase course completion rate (contact hours) by 0.5% annually.

89.62%

91.20%

TVCC provides freshman orientation, academic advising, and academic coaches to help prepare a student for success at college. The orientation and advising help a student select the program and classes that meet their needs and abilities. The coaching program helps a student during the academic year to identify goals and meet with success.

Transfer Rates

Increase transfer rate by 0.4% annually

20.20%

16.50%

TVCC provides academic advising to help prepare a student for success at TVCC and four year colleges. The advising help a student select the program and classes that meet their needs and abilities as well as prepare them to move to a program at a four year college. TVCC maintains partnerships with multiple universities. These universities periodically schedule their representatives to meet with students at TVCC. 

         
Trinity Valley Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Director of Human Resources, 100 Cardinal Drive, Athens, TX 75751, 903-675-6215, humanresources@tvcc.edu.