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College Readiness Strategic Action Plan - 2010-2013

Goal #1: To Build a Quality Student for Transition into College


  • Enhance critical thinking through project based learning activities
  • Early college exposure to P-16 students
  • Provide intensive academic/technical mentoring and advisement
  • Maintain strong academic alignments with educational partners

Goal # 2: Fiscal Responsibility


  • Self sustaining programs
  • Support services for students such textbooks, tools, supplies, meals, dorms, and testing fees through grant funds
  • Employment opportunities for students and staff
  • Increase federal, state, and local grants
  • Provide scholarships for secondary and postsecondary students

Goal # 3: Enhance the College Image


  • First in the TSTC College system to have a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Center
  • Provide highly qualified staff who serve on local, state, and national organizations
  • Evolve with changes and updates that DOE, TEA, or THECB implement
  • Collaborate with colleges and universities to align TSTC Harlingen College Readiness & Advancement initiatives
  • Continue to establish partnerships and working relationships with ISD's, workforce, local, state, and national organizations
  • Provide statistical data that tracks CR&A performance, measures, and benchmarks
  • Communicate with students, staff, and faculty senate on CR&A initiatives

Goal #4: Innovate Technology


  • Implement innovative technology into CR&A curriculum
  • Incorporate social media to promote and recruit for programs
  • Incorporate online/distance learning classes for off campus students
  • Enhance CR&A website by incorporating success stories, related statistics, and hyperlinks
  • Enhance CR&A computer labs by adding up to date technolgy (Smart Boards, Graphing Calculators, Promethian Learning)

"The illiterate of the 21st Century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn." Alvin Toffler

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