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Strategic Plan


Message From the President

There was a time we planned an outing by unfolding a road map to determine exactly where we were headed. Now, we pull out our phones and type in the address. Both tools serve an extremely important function – they are necessary to chart a course for any journey. Northeast Community College is now mapping its next strategic direction as it establishes meaningful priorities at this most critical time.

Northeast has collected suggestions and perspectives of our constituents, members of the Board of Governors and Foundation Board of Directors, employees, students, industry partners, elected officials, and other stakeholders to develop our strategic direction. The information gleaned from these sessions has informed our priorities for the next several years.

enVision Strategic Plan

The components of an institutional strategic plan are an affirmation of its mission and values. Northeast's new strategic direction, enVISION, enforces the College mission, defines its vision, articulates its values, establishes priorities, and provides systems for each department to identify clear goals and objectives. It will become the daily work of all Northeast employees. This is how an organization operates in a continuous quality improvement environment - assessing its work to become more effective, efficient, and integrated. It establishes the foundation for creating a learning and student-ready culture.

Our student outcomes are incredible. With more intentionality, we can be even better than we are now, improving the experience for all students – full-time, part-time, credit, non-credit, traditional age, and post-traditional learners. Through enVISION, Northeast will chart a course to empower all of us to better address the needs of the 20-county service area by delivering programs and services that will drive the success of our graduates, the workforce, and the economy of our region.

Northeast Community College is focused on empowering every person in our region to achieve their academic and workforce development goals. It is how we envision success!

- Leah Barrett

We champion student success

Create an inclusive and welcoming environment that provides multiple pathways and services to meet all students where they are and help them reach their educational goals

We practice continuous improvement

Use data informed approaches to increase effectiveness, efficiency, and satisfaction through assessment of processes, programs, and services

We are mindful stewards of resources

Focus on the efficient management of our funds, workforce, facilities, land, and technology

We build partnerships and collaborations

Leverage the skills and knowledge of our students, co-workers, and trusted partners to advance our mission

We aspire to create an inclusive, diverse culture

Foster a culture where every person is heard, engaged, and feels valued. Communicate with transparency, assume positive intent, and be open to different perspectives and ideas

Strategic Priorities and Measurements

At Northeast, our student outcomes are incredible. By addressing the needs of the 20-county service area with programs and services, Northeast supports the success of our graduates, the workforce, and the economy of our region. Accomplishments related to the priorities represent the College’s dedication to realize our vision and empower every person in our region to achieve their academic and workforce development goals.

Strategic Measurements

Legislative Purpose

Our Statutory Purpose (Nebraska Revised Statute 85-962)

Student-centered, open-access institutions with the following instructional and service priorities…particularly targeting those who have been underserved in other educational settings:

  • applied technology and occupational education
  • transfer education
  • foundational education (English Language Learning, high school equivalency (GED), developmental education)
  • public service, continuing education, and personal development training
  • community and economic development, workforce training
  • work-based learning and applied research