American Samoa Community College

III.B.4.  Long-range capital plans support institutional improvement goals and reflect projections of the total cost of ownership of new facilities and equipment.

The institution develops capital plans based on needs identified in Program Review. These needs are manifested into the goals and objectives of the Institutional Strategic Plan. The 2020 Campus plan was developed in 2008 with an external team and has been used as a guide to identify all facilities and the potential development and construction of new facilities to accommodate projected program and student growth.  In the 2009-2014 Institutional Strategic Plan, one of the strategic goals of the Physical Facilities and Maintenance plan was for the completion of identified projects described in the 2020 Campus Plan (Teacher Education, Trades and Technology, Nursing, and Samoan Studies classrooms/ buildings). During FY 2010 - 2011, ARRA provided funds for the completion of most of the long-range capital plans. The 2015 – 2020 Institutional Strategic Plan and the guiding manual 2020 Campus Plan provide a framework to follow for long range capital project planning and implementation. The Multipurpose Center, currently under construction, was conceptualized in the late 1990s, formally proposed in 2006, with the first DOI CIP funding becoming available in 2007. Construction began in December 2013, and completion is scheduled for February 2016. Approved CIP projects include the Trades and Technology building (2016-2017), and the Samoan Village (2018).

As detailed in the Total Cost of Ownership plan within the Institutional Strategic Plan 2015-2020, the elements of “total cost of ownership” include the integration of staffing, technology, and facilities with academic planning and budget planning.  The TCO plan links all planned activities to a budget and assists in the annual budget planning for the institution. The Resource Management Committee monitors the implementation and progress of each objective, according to the TCO Plan. Every division is accountable and responsible for resource management

All capital projects have to be aligned to the goals of the Institutional Strategic Plan and are identified as strategic focus goals. In each of the plans (USDA approved CNR Plan of Work, 2004 Master Plan, 2009-2014 Institutional Strategic Plan, 2015-2020 Institutional Strategic Plan) capital projects were identified based on data from program review, program growth and development, and community needs. Each capital project is carried through to completion as resources and funding are secured through CIP, ARRA, grants, or local funding.

Capital projects are a result of priorities identified in program review. The capital projects within the past 10 years include:

  • Library (completed)
  • ASCC Wellness Center (completed)
  • Lecture Hall, TED and Administrative wing (completed)
  • Trades and Technology equipment (completed)
  • ASCC Bookstore (completed)
  • CNR Experiment Station (completed)
  • CNR Manu’a Extension site (completed)
  • Renovation of all classrooms and classroom buildings (completed)
  • Multi-Purpose Center (in progress)

In 2008, the 2020 Campus Plan was developed and continues to be used as a guide for long-range capital projects. The 2009 -2014 Institutional Strategic Plan was used to determine all ARRA projects and monitored the progress toward successful completion of each project and the achievement of expected outcomes.  The 2015-2020 Institutional Strategic Plan guides and directs the institution in implementing activities toward achievement of long range capital projects which in turn address the identified institutional priorities.