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Five Goals of Strategic Plan

The following goals serve as the grounding force in all we do. They drive activities on campus, focusing where we think we can leverage significant impact to improve college-wide outcomes.

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Five Goals of Strategic Plan

Goal One:
At NVCC, Students Achieve Their Goals.

Ensuring student success is the heart of what we do. And, it is complicated because it means different things to different students, depending on why he or she comes to NVCC: whether to secure a job, improve employment credentials, or to transfer and continue with education.

Goal Two:
NVCC Faculty and Staff Make a Difference

Cultivating the academic gravitas, administrative effectiveness, student engagement, and community involvement of our faculty and staff makes NVCC a stronger institution. 

Goal Three:
NVCC Programs Meet And Beat Academic And Industry Standards.

In higher education, it is not enough to have good programs. Colleges increasingly must demonstrate their competitive advantage to students, faculty and staff, potential employers, and community partners. That means being better at demonstrating value—as higher education providers helping students pursue their career dreams while offering very practical supports that facilitate their transfer and employment.

Goal Four:
NVCC is an engine of change within Waterbury, Danbury, and the broader community.

NVCC’s mission is grounded in its relationship with its service region—the big cities and small towns that surround it. When it leads or collaborates with its communities on issues from access to higher education to workforce development and employment growth, NVCC acts as a powerful force for regional transformation.

Goal Five:
NVCC Is An Effective, Performance-Based Institution.

NVCC embraces the higher education movement to become better at demonstrating effectiveness and performance, especially as it relates to student success. 

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Our Latest Accomplishments

5 February 2019

New Student Orientations Begin New Chapter for Many Students

New Student Orientations Begin New Chapter for Many Students

Naugatuck Valley Community College welcomed dozens of new students attending the school’s second orientation at its Danbury campus at 190 Main Street on Monday, January 14. Danbury Dean Antonio Santiago, and Assistant Director of Admissions Scott Farrell welcomed students and congratulated them on taking the first step towards their future. Representatives from the school’s library, Academic Center for Excellence (ACE), Center for Academic Planning & Student Success (CAPSS), and offices of Student Activities including officers of the Student Government Association (SGA) gave mini-presentations on the many resources available to help students succeed in their studies.

On NVCC’s Waterbury campus, orientation took place on Tuesday, January 15 from 5:00-7:30 p.m. “This is the evening of the first day of the rest of your life,” NVCC President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D. told students. “It takes a lot to get here sometimes,” she added and encouraged students in the audience to “stay curious.”

Every day that we are here, we are learning and it makes our job exciting,” said Christopher Rempfer, Assistant Professor of English in his welcoming remarks that he made on behalf of NVCC’s faculty. Rempfer noted the power of a community college education citing that both U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and U.S. Representative for Connecticut's 5th congressional district Jahana Hayes(D-Conn.) got their start at community colleges, with Hayes graduating from NVCC in 2002 and now representing the state as its first African-American woman in Congress.

On NVCC’s Waterbury campus, orientation took place on Tuesday, January 15 from 5:00-7:30 p.m. Orientation events included a parent boot camp, giveaways from the Student Government Association, break-out sessions for students and parents, and a trade-show-like set up featuring information tables on the myriad of resources available to students. Speakers at Waterbury included Sarah Gager, Dean of Student Services; President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D.; Dr. Lisa Dresdner, Dean of Academic Affairs; Christopher Rempfer, Assistant Professor of English, Public Safety Lieutenant Jeff D’Alusio; Bonnie Goulet, Director of Counseling and Advising and Student Success and Robert Sheftel, Director of the Academic Center for Excellence and Jaime Hammond, Director of Library Services. The College held events in Café East and West, the Prism Lounge, and the Cistulli Student Center. More than 100 students were welcomed at the Waterbury new student orientation.

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