Strategic Plan

Assessing Institutional Effectiveness

To determine the College's effectiveness in achieving its Mission, and to serve as a foundation for improvement planning, the following outcomes are expected and will be assessed:

  1. Placement: 80% of program completers will either be placed in field, a related field, military service, or continue their education. (A completer of a program who (1) is employed in the field of education/training pursued or in a related field, or (2) has received the appropriate credential and entered the military, or continued his/her education.) Means of Measurement: KMS Report DC108, Unduplicated Graduates and Total Placement Rate
  2. Licensure Exam: 85% of students taking a required licensure examination will pass. (For each educational program requiring a licensure examination, the number of students who successfully completed the exam vs. those that took the exam.) Means of Measurement: Compiled Institutional Annual Licensure Report
  3. Retention: The intended outcome is that 60% of first-time (at CGTC) students enrolled fall semester will either graduate by the end of the following fiscal year or will still be enrolled during the following fiscal year. The cohort includes full-time and part-time fall semester students who are in their first term at CGTC. (Learning support, High School (code H), and transient (TR00) students are excluded.) Means of Measurement: Postsecondary Credit Student Retention Report
  4. Graduation: 55% of students seeking a degree, diploma, or certificate will successfully receive a degree, diploma, or certificate. (Those students who successfully received an award compared to those who attempted to receive the award.) Means of Measurement: TCSG Scorecard
  5. Academic Attainment: 70% of students enrolling in General Education courses will successfully complete the course. (Those students achieving successful grades in academic courses [grade of C or better] compared to those enrolled in academic courses receiving a grade of A, B, C, D, or F.) Means of Measurement: Grade Distribution Report, Academic Attainment
  6. Work Ethics: 90% of all work ethic grades received meets or exceeds expectations. (Students who receive work ethic grades of 3 or 2 compared to those students who receive work ethic grades of 3, 2, 1, or 0.) Means of Measurement: Grade Distribution Report, Work Ethic
  7. Occupational Attainment: 80% of students enrolling in occupational courses will successfully complete the course. (Those students achieving successful grades in occupational courses (grade C or better) compared to those enrolled in occupational courses receiving a grade of A, B, C, D, or F.) Means of Measurement: Grade Distribution Report, Occupational Attainment
  8. Adult Education (basic skills): Meet or exceed the established local, state and federal benchmarks. Outcomes in enrollment, level completions, GED graduates, transition, and GED entered employment rate. Means of Measurement: TCSG Scorecard
  9. Economic Development: Meet or exceed the established annual benchmark of 225 companies trained. (Number of companies provided customized contract training by CGTC during the fiscal year.) Means of Measurement: TCSG Scorecard
  10. Economic Development: Meet or exceed the established annual benchmark of 750,000 trainee contact hours. (Total number of hours trained through CGTC's customized contract training during the fiscal year.) Means of Measurement: TCSG Scorecard
  11. Learning Support: Successful completers of Learning Support courses will achieve a comparable level of academic attainment in program-level Math and English with program ready students. (Those students who successfully completed a credit English, Math and or prior Learning Support English or Math course at CGTC versus those students with no prior Learning Support English or Math course.) Means of Measurement: Learning Support Completers Achievement Rate Review Report
  12. Graduate Preparedness: Graduates of degree and diploma programs will demonstrate workplace readiness skills as evidenced by attainment of an appropriate Georgia WorkReady Certificate. (Degree and diploma program graduates will achieve Math, Reading for Information, and Locating Information scores on the ACT WorkReady exam consistent with ACT mean scores for their chosen program of study.) Means of Measurement: WorkReady Institutional Report
  13. Resource Development: Institutional Advancement efforts in pursuing funding from external sources will increase yearly. Means of Measurement: Resource Development Annual Report.