Strategic Vision Nicolet 2020
I. Mission and Integrity
A. Nicolet College articulates the mission of our College clearly
B. Nicolet College recognizes the diversity of its learners,
constituencies, and the greater global society.
C. An understanding of and support for the integration and
connectedness of our academic and workforce/economic
development mission pervades all of the work of our learning-
D. Nicolet College promotes effective leadership and supports
collaborative processes in our governance and administrative
E. Employees uphold and protect the integrity of the College.
II. Preparing for the Future
A. Nicolet College prepares for a future which is shaped by
multiple societal and economic trends. Appropriate data
and feedback loops are available and used throughout
B. Nicolet College works to strengthen its resource base for
quality education and workforce development into the future.
C. Nicolet College evaluates and assesses processes,
providing reliable evidence of institutional effectiveness for
continuous improvement and accountability.
D. Our learning-centered College aligns all levels of planning to
ensure our capacity to fulfill our mission.
III. Student Learning, Effective Teaching, and Student Success
A. We align clearly stated student learning outcomes at the
institutional, program, and course levels with effective
direct and indirect assessments.
B. Nicolet College values and supports effective teaching.
C. Nicolet College promotes an effective learning environment
D. Nicolet College provides resources to support student
learning, effective teaching, and student success.
IV. Acquisition, Discovery, and the Application of
Knowledge and Skill in the 21st Century
A. As a learning-centered College, Nicolet demonstrates
through the actions of its Board, administrators, students,
faculty, and staff that it values lifelong learning and the
acquisition of our 21st Century Core Abilities.
B. Nicolet College demonstrates that acquisition of a breadth
of knowledge and skills and the exercise of intellectual
inquiry and creativity are integral to our education and
workforce development programs for the 21st Century.
C. Nicolet College assesses the usefulness of its curricula to
students who will live and work in a global, diverse, and
D. Nicolet College provides support services to ensure that
students, faculty, and staff can acquire, discover and apply
knowledge, core abilities, and skills responsibly and
V. Engagement, Service, and Public Trust
A. Nicolet College learns from the constituencies it serves and
forms PK-16 collaborations to enhance capacity to serve their
needs and expectations.
B. As a public institution of higher education, Nicolet College
commits to engaging and collaborating with our communities
in fulfilling our civic mission in our American democracy.
C. Nicolet College provides value and enrichment through the
educational and other services we deliver to the communities
and businesses of the Northwoods district and our state.
D. Nicolet College exercises fiscal responsibility throughout
College operations and serves as a thoughtful and trusted
steward of public resources.