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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

SPSC Updates Strategic Goals and Objectives


Campus community,

The SPSC met today and made revisions to the proposed strategic goals and objectives based upon comments received. The majority of respondents, 89.47 percent, felt they could see their department or division in the proposed strategic goals and objectives. 

We invite you to make comments this week via SurveyMonkey or your division’s representative. The survey is available at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/C9H7QJ9. The committee will be meeting to add some definition to the key values and will have one more meeting next Monday to discuss the connection to the College’s core themes and the goals.

Next week, the SPSC will make their final recommendation and forward the vision, mission, values, strategic goals and objectives to the Board of Trustees for consideration at the May 8 meeting. Once adopted, divisions and departments will be tasked with developing measurable strategies that are specific to their respective areas to meet the objectives and goals.

Thank you for your continued interest and involvement in our process!

Debbie and Claire

New Goals and Objectives (items in bold are changes):

1. Promote student success
i. Provide an environment that supports student retention, persistence and completion
ii. Invest in personal and professional growth for all employees
iii. Celebrate staff and student achievement, success and creativity

2. Champion equity
i. Create an understanding of equitable principles 
ii. Identify and implement opportunities for increasing equity 
iii. Identify and address achievement gaps

3. Build an educated community 
i. Ensure student learning outcomes are aligned with current professional standards 
ii. Respond to labor market needs and close workforce gaps 
iii. Expand lifelong learning and professional credentialing opportunities 
iv. Strengthen educational transitions between K-12 and higher education (reorganized bullet)

4. Enhance institutional capacity 
i. Create and improve systems to support a culture of inquiry and evidence-based decision making 
ii. Review and revise systems and processes for effectiveness 
iii. Judiciously manage the acquisition, use and maintenance of goods and materials 
iv. Integrate technology across the college

5. Promote innovation 
i. Upgrade the college’s innovation support structures 
ii. Create a culture where all ideas can be shared and validated 
iii. Develop entrepreneurial attitudes, behaviors and skills that can be applied across the college 
iv. Develop collaborative and innovation partnerships with internal and external stakeholders.

6. Create and maintain a sustainable college community 
i. Cultivate relationships and explore options to find and utilize alternative funding sources 
ii. Maintain and update existing infrastructure 
iii. Implement sustainable practices 
iv. Document our institutional knowledge 

7. Foster community engagement and social responsibility i. Build and maintain community partnerships 
ii. Promote and strengthen internship and service opportunities 
iii. Identify and develop opportunities for community education and outreach 
iv. Promote a welcoming and safe environment
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