NC staff and faculty are encouraged to attend a Transform NC Town Hall meeting on April 25.
Town Hall meetings will be held at the Welland and NOTL campuses.
NOTL Campus: Yerich Auditorium (Rm E 101), 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m; and
Welland Campus: AHI Auditorium (Rm AH 141), 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
About Transform NC – A Recap
The Transform NC integrated planning process for Niagara College programs and services is driven by NC’s growing enrolment, an evolving economy, and the MTCU differentiation framework requiring post-secondary institutions to establish clear areas of specialization. The goal is to strengthen what we are doing well, focus on where to invest, and reinvent or improve areas facing challenges. Ultimately, this process is intended to support student success and our capacity to pursue the priorities set out in the College’s 2013-2016 Strategic Plan.
This planning initiative will be unique to Niagara College. It begins from a strong financial position, and is clearly focused on strategic and continuous improvement. While it may incorporate lessons and best practices identified by experts and similar organizations, it is driven by factors such as enrolment growth and a desire to ensure student satisfaction and success.
The project will include two tiers: Tier 1 will be a broad review that will take stock of all programs and services and sort them into three categories: enhance and invest; maintain; and revise and/or reallocate. Tier 2 will involve a detailed review of programs and services in category one (enhance and invest) and category three (revise and/or reallocate). The recommendations in Tier 2 will come from the areas in these categories, which will be reviewed by the Transform NC steering committee, and ultimately prioritized by the College Operating Group (COG). The Transform NC steering committee will participate in the development of criteria, metrics and a scoring system.
Transform NC is being led by Teresa Quinlin, vice president of finance and strategic planning, and the Office of Planning and Institutional Research (PaIR) is serving as an important resource and support to this initiative.