College of Southern Maryland
8730 Mitchell Road
PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910
CSM is positioned to enhance learning and achieve performance excellence by implementing its new Strategic Plan, which identifies five broad college initiatives, as well as strategies for success and measures for performance.
Though the initiatives are varied, they all embrace the mission of CSM — to prepare its students and community to meet the challenges of individual, social, and global changes — and they support the vision of changing lives through active learning!
College of Southern Maryland
2010 - 2015 Strategic Plan
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To view a copy of the college's accomplishments from the 2007 – 2010 Strategic Plan, click here.
Increase persistence and the graduation and/or transfer rates for all credit students.
Increase the percentage of African-American students who graduate and/or transfer.
Decrease the percentage of students who place into developmental education courses.
Increase the percentage of students who successfully complete their developmental coursework within four years.
Promote cultural diversity through academic instruction.
Increase the number of credit courses and credit sections offered in nontraditional and flexible formats.
Increase graduate (credit students) satisfaction with their job preparation.
Increase workforce development (continuing education) student satisfaction with job preparation.
Increase the academic performance of CSM students at transfer institutions
Integrate diversity and inclusion initiatives into all unit plans.
Increase the percentage of minority employees so that the college’s workforce better reflects the demographics of the region.
Increase retention rate of full-time faculty and staff.
Increase the retention rate of adjunct faculty.
Improve the hiring process to increase consistency, reduce time to hire, and increase the hiring of employees from underrepresented groups.
Enhance necessary skills and facilitate employee professional growth by expanding and developing new high quality training programs for employees.
Increase employees’ satisfaction with their contributions to the mission and the values of the college.
Improve management practices and work processes through the Quality Improvement Process (QIP).
Increase the level of student satisfaction with college services.
Increase the rate at which CSM’s students and employees believe the institution functions as "one college" across our three campuses and various service centers.
Implement policies, procedures and processes that reduce CSM’s "carbon-footprint."
Research and adopt appropriate best practices in internal controls in the financial area.
Research and adopt appropriate best practices in security controls for the information technology area.
Maximize existing funding streams in order to minimize future tuition increases.
Implement efficiencies that result in a more effective use of resources.
Acquire additional resources (e.g. land, equipment, technology, etc.) through grants, fundraising and new partnerships.