Vision 2023 Strategic Goals


  • Develop pathways with degree plans to move students to completion.
  • Focus on non-traditional/adult students.
  • Develop a tuition and fee structure to become the best value in the Rio Grande Valley.
  • Increase engagement of faculty in student advising.
  • Provide a Freshman Seminar (student success course: ORIN0101) for all FTIC students (mandatory for all freshman and those transferring with less than 12 SCHs).
  • Mandate student participation in a high quality orientation.
  • Expand articulation agreements with universities.
  • Focus on literacy across the curriculum.
  • Holistically address the social issues faced by students.
  • Employ high impact strategies and services in academic and student support.
  • Create an Honors Program.
  • Support more collaboration between full-time and adjunct faculty.
  • Have a strong Center for Teaching and Learning.


  • Work with employers to develop programs and internships that are aligned with job market demands (e.g. trades, welding, solar, and wind turbines, etc.)
  • Strengthen and develop partnerships with business and industry.
  • Tailor marketing efforts to reach employers in the service region.
  • Pursue embedded industry certifications and third party program accreditations.
  • Expand continuing /community service education offerings.
  • Create a systematic way to evaluate program viability.
  • Identify and promote marketable skills.


  • Increase the number of college sponsored events for the community.
  • Establish a TSC/Fort Brown Information Center (provide memorabilia and tours).
  • Hold camps for middle and high school students.
  • Support an Academy for Lifelong Learning.
  • Initiate an alumni association.
  • Incorporate faculty into outreach programs.
  • Develop a monthly online newsletter.
  • Identify a sponsor(s) for the TSC Performing Arts Center.


  • Enhance teaching and learning spaces with updated equipment, furniture, and technology to reflect a collegiate environment.
  • Enhance student engagement outside the classroom.
  • Provide transportation to and from ITECC.
  • Provide food services on campus.
  • Create off-site instructional sites in cooperation with K-12 and community partners.
  • Maximize the use of learning technologies (ex: Canvas).
  • Conduct a study regarding the adequacy of library services.
  • Develop a robust college and programs of study marketing plan.


  • Develop a focused professional development program for all employees.
  • Create an Adjunct Academy.
  • Develop an onboarding program for new faculty and staff.
  • Conduct periodic salary surveys in an effort to remain competitive.
  • Support faculty in work on pathways, learning outcomes, and general education.
  • Continue a tuition assistance program for employees.
  • Undertake a process optimization effort across lines in the organization.