WFSNCC Implementation Plan Template and Appendices

The implementation plan serves as an action plan for integration and implementation of the WFSNCC strategy as an institution wide approach to serving low-income community college students and their families. As colleges implement their plans, they are expected to begin with scale and sustainability in mind. As a result, this plan will be a guiding tool throughout the next three years as the college progresses from implementation to scaling, and ultimately institutionalization.

This plan should emphasize the goal of transforming the institution’s culture and operations to holistically support low-income students and include plans for leadership engagement and commitment to the WFSNCC strategy. The implementation plan should align with each college’s respective logic model and support the college in reaching the outputs, outcomes, and impacts outlined in that logic model.

Each college will demonstrate how issues of equity will be intentionally integrated through culturally sensitive engagement of students and training for faculty and staff. Equity is a critical focus of WFSNCC and colleges are expected to serve a diverse population of low-income students and a significant percentage of students of color.

The implementation plan will specify how the college will implement WFSNCC services to support the needs of an increasing number of low-income students by providing a variety of both high- and low-touch services. Colleges will identify the services that will be implemented or expanded to support students in each of the three core WFSNCC core service areas and plan for internal and external partnerships that can be leveraged to support service delivery.

The implementation plan will also describe a plan for data collection, reporting, and information sharing to strengthen the evidence base for WFSNCC. This plan should show how the institution will seek to improve and streamline systems, and engage institutional leaders in support of culture change and sustainability.

Completing this plan is critical for successful WFSNCC implementation and will serve as an important element in identifying and aligning the right combination of technical assistance needs of each institution.

Implementation Plan Review Process:

Assigned WFSNCC coaches will provide feedback on the logic models to help guide implementation plan development. The same coaches will provide scheduled and as needed support to colleges as they work on their implementation plans. ATD, in consultation with the coaches, will connect colleges to a team of technical assistance providers ready to provide content specific support on issues such as culture change, benefits access, partnerships and more. Throughout the planning process ATD will host webinars, share resources, and identify a variety of other ways to be proactive about ensuring that the colleges have the needed resources to successfully implement and work toward scaling WFSNCC. 

Draft Due: November 14, 2014
Extended Deadline-Final Draft Due: January 31, 2015

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