10 in 10 Strategic Plan

2004-2014

Introduction

The Associated Student Government is a diverse group of successful leaders who serve as a liaison between the administration and the student body in order to maximize student opportunities and experiences. Annually, each group considers a direction or focus while maintaining a consistent effort to provide long term direction for the students at Treasure Valley Community College. This document serves as a strategic guide to accomplish ten long term goals in ten years (10 in 10) and provide a continual focus for the capital projects which will be planned, promoted, facilitated, and executed through student leadership and collaboration with students, staff, faculty, administration, and the community.
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History and Overview

In the fall of 2001, the Associated Student Government provided a strategic outlook for capital projects by approving the development of a capital account within the annual student budget. Prior to the formation of the 10 in 10 strategic plan in the spring of 2005, the Associated Student Government provided the students with several capital expenditures which tremendously benefited the campus. The purchase of a campus wide identification card system was approved by the student leaders in the fall of 2001. In addition, performance staging, backdrop, and sound were also purchased for the campus. In late spring of 2002, the ASG approved $5500.00 of S & A funds to expand the weight room.

Following the projects of 2001-02, multiple capital projects were on the forefront for the Associated Student Government. The Associated Student Government completed the first phase of the Campus Wide Information System under the direction of the student leadership team. In the summer of 2003, a collaborative remodel of the dining facility occurred which was followed by the collaborative purchase of a second Chukar Bus. Finally, in 2004 the student leaders approved funds for Phase II of the Campus Wide Information System and additional funds to purchase a new campus mascot.

The 10 in 10 was implemented in the spring of 2005 to provide strategic direction for the next ten years of capital expenditures for the Associated Student Government. The ASG diligently researched the long term needs of students and the impact of the completion of projects included within the strategic plan. Through the careful collection of data distributed via random sample (see addendum), focus groups, and leadership discussions the Associated Student Government determined the ten items which will be the focus of the 10 in 10 strategic plan.
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Strategic Outcome #1 - Completed!

The construction of a new housing facility on campus to enhance student life.

The facility will provide enhanced and shared living arrangements for students at Treasure Valley Community College while adding a component of student life that creates a culture of active involvement. In addition, the facility replaces a residence hall which is in serious need of repair and lacks common space area to effectively program activities and events. The addition of a residence hall facility greatly enhances the appeal of Treasure Valley Community College.
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Strategic Outcome #2 - Completed!

The completion and utilization of the Campus Wide Information System.

The completion of the Campus Wide Information system provides an effective medium to inform and educate students, staff, faculty, and administration about activities, events, and deadlines on campus. It provides unity among the college and provides a single avenue to design the flow of information and communicate to all buildings on campus, thus informing all students of the important dates and times of events, activities, and deadlines. The completion of the CWIS includes the implementation of the Voc/Tech Building, Oregon Trail, Work Force Training Center, Albertsons Center, Athletic Building, and Residence Halls.
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Strategic Outcome #3 - Completed!

The construction or furnishing of student lounges on campus which provides study space for all students.

The construction or furnishing of student lounges on campus greatly enhances the opportunities for all students, particularly commuter students to socialize, study, or participate in campus activities. Specifically, the construction of the Barber Hall lounge which is located in the center of the building creates a student centered environment. It would allow students to congregate and mingle while providing a spontaneous area to study, socialize, enjoy food and drink, or meet. Furthermore, the addition of lounge areas in the Weese Building, Performing Arts, Athletic Facility, Voc/Tech, Oregon Trail, and Workforce Training Center would greatly enhance the same opportunities.
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Strategic Outcome #4 - Completed!

The development of a centralized outdoor student life area for student gatherings which contains a decorative fountain, gardens, and the possible construction of a clock tower.

The development of an area in front of student services adds to the beautification of campus and provides a student focal point between the admissions area and the student life area. It will additionally provide an area for quiet study, relaxation, activities and event promotion while creating a tangible element of college life that is not currently present on campus. Students will see a professional area where student life can thrive through the congregation of students to relax by the fountain.
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Strategic Outcome #5 - Completed!

The completion of a technologically advanced student performance area located in the Weese Building student production area.

The addition of permanent features to the Weese Building would allow the student production area to have an attractive and user friendly environment for all activities, clubs, and events. It would include the implementation of permanent sound, lights, computer monitors and projectors, cinema ready technology, and backdrops. It provides for fewer complications regarding set-up and tear down while enhancing the opportunities and attractiveness of the facility.
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Strategic Outcome #6 - In Progress

The implementation of an outdoor electronic readerboard located in a highly visible location (on or near the campus) to enhance communication with the campus and community.

The construction and implementation of an outdoor electronic readerboard greatly enhances the communication with the local community and the campus. It provides daily information that is relevant and important to the participation of others in campus activities and events and assists with recruiting students to the college. In addition, it reduces many of the small banners, signs, and fliers around the community which attempt to effectively promote campus events. It becomes an icon for the college as people travel by the readerboard on a daily basis.
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Strategic Outcome #7 - In Progress

The construction of a track and field complex on campus for student athletics, student recreation, and community use.

The construction of a track and field complex enhances the recreational opportunities on campus in addition to the growth of the athletic program. A track and field complex is simply another method to provide an area for community events and the invitation for community members to be an active part of the college.
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Strategic Outcome #8 - In Progress

The creation of a main entrance area for the campus which provides traffic flow through the campus and highlights main components of the campus for the outside community and students to utilize while on campus.

The creation of a main entrance to campus provides a landmark and recognizable area for students to enter and exit while being able to navigate through the campus. It also adds a beautification component and creates a symbolic landmark for Treasure Valley Community College. The creation of an area also helps the flow of traffic through campus and allows students to easily park in areas near their classes.
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Strategic Outcome #9

The construction of a library facility to thoroughly enhance educational opportunities and growth on campus.

The addition to a separate library facility on campus brings academia to the forefront at the college by providing a quality, spacious facility which has state-of-the-art technology. It allows students a personal space to study and meet with peers in an educational setting absent of distraction from events and activities in the Student Union facility. In addition, it would provide easy access for the disabled and contain a greater network of library services.
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Strategic Outcome #10 - In Progress

The creation of a formal student union facility which focuses on the continued growth, involvement, opportunity, and development of the Associated Students, clubs/organizations, activities, recreation, and food service.

The creation of a formal student union facility allows students to have a connection and understanding of student opportunities available at Treasure Valley Community College. The construction or development of a clubs/organizations center and a formal student board room area are critical to the ongoing success and development of student leaders at the college. In addition, the enhancement of the decor, amenities, and furnishings in the Student Union Building provide a high level of comfort and social environment which inevitably enhance student success. It provides additional opportunities for activity and event space, the continued growth of the student leadership program, community meetings, and the promotion of scholarly discussions among all students at Treasure Valley Community College.
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