1. The Stella and Charles Guttman Community College will improve student learning, retention and graduation rates by implementing and refining a new educational model to serve our students.
To this end we will:
1.1 Continue to develop and refine a model of community college education that successfully integrates developmental and credit bearing coursework;
1.2 Create and coordinate pre college and immersion programs with the Guttman first year model;
1.3 Continue to develop effective academic support for all students;
1.4 Continue to develop advising and student support practices that are proactive, guided by inquiry and supported by research;
1.5 Continue to develop our peer mentor program to be a model for CUNY and nationally;
1.6 Continue to develop our use of ePortfolio and other innovative uses of academic technology in classroom instruction and institutional contexts;
1.7 Introduce additional programs of study as the college grows, compatible with our mission, student interests, and current soci etal and employment trends and p rovide students in these Majors with clearly defined pathways to degree completion, further education and entry to careers;
1.8 Promote connections between college and the workplace by engaging partners from New York City business, non-profit organizations and governmental agencies; arranging experiential learning opportunities; and making use of the city as an extension of the classroom;
1.9 Use ongoing assessment to inform decisions about student learning and professional development and to improve institutional practice.