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We will recruit, retain, and graduate increasing numbers of well-prepared students.
We will continually improve the quality of the educational experience we offer.
We will strengthen our connections and relationships with businesses, Organizations, and People to address needs in our region and further realize our metropolitan mission.
We will achieve new efficiencies and effectiveness through careful assessment, cost/benefit analyses, assignment of the right people in the right positions, and refinements to processes and procedures.
Strategic planning is the process of defining the institution’s direction and making decisions relative to allocating resources to achieve established goals. It involves setting goals, determining actions to achieve the goals, and mobilizing resources to execute the actions. It is both formulation and implementation.
In the spring of 2014 the first stages of a new and robust planning process were initiated. The first step was to invite widespread input from staff and faculty across our two campuses. Fifty employees met in focus groups for four months to consider hard questions about our identity, our priorities, and our practices. These questions and their answers became the platform for the strategic plan.
This is a “living” document, designed to meet the changing
needs of the institution and its students.
We will refine and expand the objectives that will guide each Division,
College, and Department. Over the next
three years, we will fulfill strategic objectives that we define for ourselves
through focus, dedication, collaboration, and transparency. Our
plan will be guided by a shared vision and grounded in mission with:
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