KCC Academic Plan

THEME 1: ENGAGING LEARNERS WHERE THEY ARE Equity THEME 3: RESOURCING TEACHING AND LEARNING
THEME 2: INVESTING IN FACULTY AGENCY AND GROWTH THEME 4: RENEWING AND DEVELOPING PROGRAMS FOR EVOLVING NEEDS

 

The Academic Plan (AP) of the Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) was developed through a process of open meetings, feedback sessions, and writing groups, designed to facilitate inclusive faculty participation and feedback. The process began in October 2018 and the plan was published in October 2019. The Academic Plan has four themes, each of which has several goals. Woven throughout these themes is KCC’s commitment to equity, as articulated in KCC’s formal Equity Statement and enacted through our ongoing work with the Achieving the Dream (ATD) national network.


THEME 1: ENGAGING LEARNERS WHERE THEY ARE

Redesign and expand learning communities to varied meaningful pathways through majors and programs 

Provide varied, evidence-based, first year seminars in order to bolster students’ academic skills.

Design processes and structures to inform student choice and enable student agency 

Develop innovative, flexible, high quality, culturally responsive and integrated academic and non-academic supports for students horizontally (across all disciplines) and vertically (over the course of the student life cycle).


THEME 2: INVESTING IN FACULTY AGENCY AND GROWTH

Increase institutional support for scholarship and faculty development

Foster community, dialogue, and collaborative problem solving

Cultivate faculty leadership

Strengthen shared governance

Increase service and resources for part-time faculty


THEME 3: RESOURCING TEACHING AND LEARNING

Collaborate to design inclusive learning spaces

Reaffirm teaching as meaningful institutional value

Promote a college-wide culture of continual learning

Expand and develop HIPs as a core feature of teaching and learning


THEME 4: RENEWING AND DEVELOPING PROGRAMS FOR EVOLVING NEEDS

Develop seamless transfer articulation agreements, including pre-college articulation agreements

Review existing and develop new programs using labor market data to respond to trends in job development and engage with workforce/industry partners

Build capacity to better serve non-traditional populations

Provide students with career and future education information as part of their program of study

Renew commitment to the Liberal Arts program by celebrating its values, reviewing its structure, and linking program values, structure, and learning outcomes to students’ interests, career aspirations, or future educational goals

EMSI

EMSI Program Demand Gap Analysis

To support Theme Four, Renewing and Developing Programs for Evolving Needs, Kingsborough partnered with Emsi, a provider of labor market data, to complete a program demand gap analysis. This report outlines the region’s economy and uses the region’s average annual projected job openings between 2018 and 2028 as a measurement of labor market demand. Job openings are compared to the region’s supply of educational completions to determine how well KCC’s program offerings meet workforce demand. This report serves as a starting point as KCC continues to expand existing programs and develop new programs based on labor market data.