The Scorpion Path: Applied

The Scorpion Path: Applied

    Aspiration

Maximize the likelihood of admission for student applicants from targeted populations.

    Audience

All students who have applied, with a particular focus on

  • Students at all levels of achievement and prior preparation
  • Historically under-represented students
  • Students interested in a wide range of majors (especially prospective education students)

      Goals

Collect Evidence & Routinely Assess

  • Maintain data and evidence that facilitate achievement of “applied not admitted” goals.

Increase Pursuit of Financial Support

  • Continue to improve knowledge of financial support options while ensuring that students take timely steps needed to receive support.

Enhance Community/Belonging

  • Engender excitement and a sense of community/belonging among applicants on the path to enrollment.

Implement Streamlined Application & Admissions Process

  • Ensure the application is clear, informative, and easy to complete, and provide a supportive admissions framework that guides the student through the process while increasing excitement and community/belonging.

     Action Plan

The Action plan outlines our deliverables, project leads, and priorities.

The Scorpion Path: Pre-Application

The Scorpion Path: Pre-Application

    Aspiration

Attract a student population that contributes to the fulfillment of our mission and the achievement of our strategic goals.

    Audience

Students who are:

  • Pioneering
  • Future leaders
  • Able to create student life experiences
  • Representative of our community’s diversity
  • Committed to earning a degree from NSC
  • Represent all levels of prior achievement and preparation
  • Pursuing a wide range of majors

      Goals

Collect Evidence & Routinely Assess

  • Maintain data and evidence that facilitate achievement of pre-application goals.

Promote NSC Programs

  • Engender knowledge of and interest in a full range of NSC degree programs.

Increase Financial Support Awareness

  • Increase awareness of and confidence in financial support options, including need-based aid, scholarships, and low-interest loans (note: loans have not been a prior area of focus).

Encourage Mission-Consistent Growth

  • Continue to attract a diverse, first-generation student population that reflects the surrounding community and underscores our pledge to provide educational opportunities.

Establish NSC as a first-choice destination for high-achieving students

  • To help ensure that opportunities are being provided to students with all levels of preparation, attract increasing numbers of high-achieving students who are pursuing our degrees and are committed to graduating at NSC.

 Action Plan

The Action plan outlines our deliverables, project leads, and priorities.

The Scorpion Path

The Scorpion Path

Student success is the bedrock upon which Nevada State College is built. It is a cornerstone of our institutional mission, where we pledge to offer educational opportunities that change our students’ lives for the better, and it anchors our strategic plan, which commits to significant increases in student success over the next several years. Our mission articulates that the path to these goals is paved by our own institutional excellence – that by doing our work exceedingly well, we foster the best opportunity for our students to achieve at the highest possible level.

This plan illustrates what this “excellence” entails. It examines the entire student pathway from pre-admissions to the attainment of a degree (and beyond) and describes how the full constellation of our efforts converge at critical points along that pathway to maximize the likelihood of student success.

In doing so, this document will demonstrate how different elements of the NSC experience, in areas ranging from instruction, to student services, to academic support, can best complement each other to promote positive student outcomes. Importantly, it also will help us identify areas for improvement, places where the path veers into unreasonably difficult terrain, sends students along unnecessary detours, or otherwise prevents us from achieving our mission.

Dr. Kebede Teaching