Based on the Reboot Plan, committees comprised of senior officials of Eastern Shore Community College (ESCC), Tidewater Community College (TCC), and the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) have been formed to focus on those areas deemed critical to begin addressing the Year 1 goals and objectives. Those areas are:
Administrative Cost Savings
- Identify and execute cost-saving measures associated with consolidation of administrative functions with another VCCS institution, resulting in reduced annual administrative personnel costs without sacrificing the quality of teaching and learning.
- Identify and implement opportunities to consolidate select student services while maintaining support structures necessary for student success and documenting adherence of all SACSCOC requirements.
Workforce Development Resource Analysis and Realignment
- Establish ongoing internship and apprenticeship programs with key regional industries and employers, including but not limited to: healthcare, hospitality, poultry production (Tysons and Perdue), aquaculture, agriculture, and aerospace (NASA Wallops Flight Facility).
- Engage regional employers to identify workforce solutions and demands, particularly in the four areas identified in the Regional Economic Development Plan.
Opportunities for Enhanced Programmatic Offerings
- Expand access by implementing synchronous online training for general education courses with other VCCS colleges and offer synchronous training
- Identify and outfit synchronous online education stations within the new building
- Conduct internal program viability assessment and identify programs of greatest need
- Identify and pursue opportunities for joint programming with other VCCS colleges
- Identify program areas for which there is a modest community demand, but not great enough to sustain an independent program; create program agreements with other VCCS college(s) to deliver responsive curricula to meet the ebb and flow of demand
- Engage with other VCCS colleges to identify opportunities for equipment sharing (e.g., CDL and mobile labs) in order to minimize cost of program development, while still providing access to trades programs