Strategic Priorities

Strategic Priorities

Drawing from the college’s Core Themes, 2016-2021 Strategic Plan, Institutional Effectiveness & Mission Fulfillment Report, and Board of Education direction, the College has identified the three priority areas of focus for 2018-2019: student success, access & equity, and Lane as a regional economic driver. These priorities will guide planning, decision-making, and resource allocation.

Student Success

Strategic Objectives:

  • Foster a collegewide culture of service to student learning, academic excellence and success
  • Define, build shared understanding, and implement practices that lead to student learning and success
  • Improve communications, services, systems, and structures to maximize access and opportunity for all students

Measurable Outcomes:

  • Increased student enrollment, progression, and goal attainment

Priority Initiatives:

1. Service Mindset
Lead: Brian Kelly, Vice President for College Services

Fostering a collegewide culture of service to student learning, academic excellence, and success. A service mindset will manifest in how we present ourselves and relate to each other, our students, and our community and will directly impact enrollment and both student and employee satisfaction and retention.

2. Guided Pathways
Lead: Dr. Paul Jarrell, Vice President for Academic & Student Affairs

Developing a structured, integrated framework for supporting student success from initial entry to goal attainment. The framework will include clear pathways for students, advising and academic planning, and extensive outreach and communications throughout students' course of study, resulting in increased access, affordability, and student success.

3. Centers of Excellence
Lead: Dr. Paul Jarrell, Vice President for Academic & Student Affairs

Identifying and promoting area Centers of Excellence that holistically incorporate the breadth of college programs and services in meeting student and workforce needs to include credit, non-credit, industry credentials, skills training, and incumbent workforce training and retraining.

Access and Equity

Strategic Objectives:

  • Integrate principles of social justice throughout the college learning and working environment
  • Develop a culture of inclusivity and respect through dialogue, outreach, education, and equitable policies and practices
  • Improve recruitment, retention, and support of diverse students, faculty, staff, and managers

Measurable Outcomes:

  • Increased recruitment, retention, and success of diverse students and employees
  • Increased enrollment and student success in online courses and programs, evening and weekend programs, and stackable credentials

Priority Initiatives:

1. Underrepresented & Underserved Communities
Lead (students): Dr. Paul Jarrell, Vice President for Academic & Student Affairs
Lead (employees): Dennis Carr, Chief Human Resources Officer
Lead (community): Dr. Margaret Hamilton, President

Developing structures and resources to engage, build meaningful relationships with, recruit, and support the success of underrepresented students and employees at the college.

2. Quality Online Education
Lead: Dr. Paul Jarrell, Vice President for Academic & Student Affairs

Continuing expansion of professional development and engagement opportunities to support development, use, and integration of online pedagogies and open and low cost education resources. Developing frameworks and enhancing systems to support online teaching, learning, and student success.

3. Non-Traditional Students
Lead: Dr. Paul Jarrell, Vice President for Academic & Student Affairs

Intentionally provide opportunities for non-traditional students to achieve academic and career advancement, to include weekend, evening, and hybrid programs and services

Regional Economic Driver

Strategic Objectives:

  • Contribute to the economic vitality of our community
  • Identify, evaluate, and agilely respond to evolving community needs, issues and opportunities
  • Strengthen the effectiveness of collaborative partnerships with employers, advisory boards, K-12 school districts, universities, and community organizations

Measurable Outcomes:

  • Increased enrollment and participation in Extended Learning programs and services
  • Increased funding to support program development and student success
  • Improved use of data and analysis to support program development, workforce and economic impact, and student success

Priority Initiatives:

1. Economic and Workforce Development
Lead: Dr. Paul Jarrell, Vice President for Academic & Student Affairs

Creating a robust and thriving business, industry, and civic hub through business and industry partnerships and training. A key part of this is to maximize the reach of Extended Learning and utilization of downtown Spilde Center resources.

2. Institutional Advancement
Lead: Vice President, Brian Kelly for College Services

Expanding the reach, opportunity, and impact of the college's foundation; grants; government, public, and corporate relations; community outreach and events programs.

3. Data Analytics
Lead: Dr. Paul Jarrell, Vice President for Academic & Student Affairs

Continued development of systems and structures for providing useful and meaningful data to support program review, institutional effectiveness and advancement.