CRCD Strategic Plan 2006-2010
The College of Rural & Community Development provides academic and vocational education and outreach that promote workforce preparation, economic development, life-long learning, and community development throughout Alaska, with an emphasis on Alaska Natives and underserved communities.
Goal: Develop a critical mass of indigenous faculty who can teach, conduct research, and serve as role models.
Information & Support Resources
Goal: Foster increased cross-campus/unit collaboration and expand opportunities for students in a way that avoids duplication of efforts.
Goal: Continue the exchange of ideas, best practices, and model programs involving the education of indigenous peoples with institutions of higher learning.
Goal 1: Each campus will develop a facilities master plan.
Goal 2: Each campus will develop an IT master plan.
Goal: Assist campuses with funding priorities
Goal 1: Increase the persistence rate at each campus and program.
Goal 2: Increase the completion rates for each campus and program.
Goal 3: Increase the number of graduates in high demand job areas as consistent with the employment opportunities in each region.
Goal 4: Increase the rate of AA and AAS majors transferring into baccalaureate programs as appropriate to student goals.
Goal 5: Develop an integrated student services management plan throughout CRCD.
Academic, Career and Technical Education
Goal 1: Identify and prioritize educational program opportunities on an annual basis with input from key stakeholders.
Goal 2: Coordinate program development and delivery across CRCD and UA.
Goal 3: Ensure that CRCD academic and vocational programs meet accreditation standards.
Goal 4: Improve the quality of Developmental Education.
Goal 5: Continue to build industry partners to train for high-demand growth sectors.
Goal 6: Continue to test, pilot, and improve distance education opportunities.
Goal 1: Provide professional development opportunities to CRCD faculty.
Goal 2: Provide a forum for faculty to share ideas, teaching methodology, and mentoring.
Goal 3: Ensure faculty support that allows for creativity, quality instruction, and success.
Goal 4: Support faculty in pursuit of advancing their education and support the advancement of Alaska Native Ph. D's across CRCD campuses.
Goal 1: Develop and foster productive and meaningful relationships between the university and Alaskan communities throughout the state.
Goal 2: Develop coordinated plan for public outreach and non-traditional education.
Goal 3: Demonstrate responsiveness to key partner stakeholders.\
Goal 4: Increase partnership and outreach to secondary schools and students.