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CCG Campus Plans 2018 Updates

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Overview Webinar:

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Updates Timeline

April 30
Campus Plan Updates instructions released
Strategy Survey Available
May 4
Campus Plan Updates webinar
June 25
Validated Data distributed to Campuses
Deadline for Optional Draft Review
July 16 August 3 (extended)
Strategy Survey Closes
Optional Reviews returned to campuses
September 7
Update reports due to System Office
December 1
Reports submitted to Governor's Office

The CCG Campus Plan Updates are intended to be an opportunity for your institution to reflect on your past work and plan for next steps.  Updates are living documents rooted in your institutional mission and student body profile and reflecting the work that will most impact your goals for improved student success.  It is our intention for updates to be a part of a campus planning process that helps to identify success and challenges and communicates these to peers at institutions across the University System

For 2018, the Campus Plan Updates retain the reporting structure from the previous three years, with a few simplifications.  The 2018 update has two sections:

  • an online strategy survey (login required) for institutions to indicate the strategies and activities that they have pursued, and
  • a narrative section for more detailed discussion of the top priority work and progress of the past year. 

Together these elements will help to paint a comprehensive picture of the varied and productive work in place on our campuses.

Campus Plan Components

NEW FOR 2018

What's New for 2018


  • Narrative Report Improvements
  • Momentum Year 90-day update

Narrative Report Improvements

The narrative report section is intended to answer a few specific questions about your institution’s top priority completion work: What are you working on? Why is it important? What activities have you undertaken? What progress are you making? And what have you learned?

A Reminder: Demonstration of Priority or Impact

For 2018, we are again asking campuses to explicitly link the work they are highlighting in their reports to the priorities that emerge from the review of the institutional mission and student body profile.  Institutions are asked to briefly describe how successfully implementing a strategy will achieve a high priority, high impact objective highlighted in their reflection.  

High priority: a high priority strategy is one that addresses an immediate and clearly identified need on your campus, or is closely aligned with your institutional mission or student body.  High priority strategies should be those that would be first to be addressed in considerations of allocation of resources and attention on campus

High impact: a high impact strategy is one that affects (or has the demonstrated potential to affect) a large number of students, affects a more limited number of students in a critical area or has the demonstrated potential to have significant demonstrated impact on students regardless of scale.  These decisions should be aligned with the institution’s mission and its student body profile.



This brief survey is an opportunity for you to identify all of the high-impact strategies you are pursuing.  This first part of the update report enables the System Office to collect aggregate information about strategies that are being used across the.  The survey is available online at beginning April 27, and closing July 16.   The survey is more detailed this year in order to provide a more complete picture of work at the campus level.  You can save, exit, and return to the survey prior to reviewing and submitting your response. Each campus will have a single logon to the survey, distributed to the principal CCG contact (as identified by the institutional CCG team).


The 2018 status report features three areas of focus that will be reported to the governor: an institutional profile; institutional strategies, activities, and goals; and a 90-day Momentum Year update. 

Section 1. Institutional Mission and Student Body Profile

Provide a brief overview of your institutional mission and student body profile.  Please briefly describe enrollment trends, demographics (for example, % Pell grant-eligible, % first-generation college students, % adult learners), and how your institutional mission influences your completion work’s key priorities. 

Section 2.       Institutional High-Impact Strategies, Activities & Outcomes

Based on your review of data on completion indicators, your institutional mission, and the resources available, please identify and report on your institution’s high priority, high impact strategies. Your report should include a general overview and description of each activity, a summary of the work your institution has undertaken in the 2017-2018 academic year, the results or outcomes of this work, and any observations of lessons you have learned about this activity this year.  Your update may be structured in a manner similar to the previous year’s if that is most convenient, but you are equally invited to report in a fashion that supports your internal needs. 

Section 3. Momentum Year

For 2018, your work on the Momentum Year will just be underway, but this year’s updates will be an opportunity to provide a 90-day check-in on your progress and challenges in the areas of purposeful choice, clear paths for students and productive academic mindset. Specifically, reflect upon the work outlined in your Momentum Year Implementation Plan and indicate what has been accomplished, what remains to be done, and what obstacles and new opportunities have arisen in your initial implementation work.

Strategy narrative format

For 2018, institutions do not need to report on their strategy work in tabular form nor are they required to follow a specific template. Institutions who wish to adapt and adopt the model of reporting from previous years are free to do so.


Campus Plan Strategy Surveys should be completed online.  Narrative reports may be submitted beginning June 1 here as a Microsoft Word file.  Files not submitted through the CCG website should be sent via email to  Questions on your update can be directed to your institution USG-CCG liaison (see below), or to Jonathan Watts Hull at, 404-962-3129.

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