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SUMMARY OF STRATEGIC PLAN OBJECTIVES

  • The Nursing Department is developing a partnership with MacNeal to admit a cohort of CNA’s who currently work there that want to become nurses. This will increase the College’s enrollment in the nursing program and allow admission to the program twice a year. The first MacNeal cohort is expected to begin in Fall 2018.
  • A campus committee, comprised of faculty and staff, has been formed to develop plans for a new Health Sciences building on campus to house Nursing, Physical Therapy Assistant, and Therapeutic Message programs as well as new health sciences programs under consideration.
  • Morton College is working with Chicago State University and four other community colleges, four science institutions, and selected P-12 high schools to apply for a STEM Teacher Preparation grant this August.
  • The library will host a Fall Computer Class for the Senior Citizens.
  • Capital improvement projects, including:
  • Building E – updates and renovations to fitness area and locker rooms
  • Theater – upgrades to theater entrance area and other areas in need of modernizing
  • Admissions and Advising – expansion to create one-stop center that will also house financial aid offices
  • Development of Rocket Property
  • Welding lab for new Welding program
  • Expanded teaching and learning technology in classrooms
  • Repairs and remodeling of bathrooms
  • Updates to stairwells
  • Replace Commons floor
  • Additional greenspace and grounds improvements
  • Development of new academic programs, including an Apple Coding Certificate program and One-to-One teaching and learning modalities
  • Updates and implementation of reorganization plan to achieve optimal staffing levels and cost savings
  • Creation of a Development Office
  • Strategic plan to achieve cost-savings, efficiencies, and customer-service improvements in the college bookstore and other auxiliary services.
  • Mobile Technology initiative in support of teaching and learning in the Nursing program