Approved by the Community College Board of Trustees in June 2011, the 2011-21 Community Colleges of Spokane Strategic Plan includes updated values, vision and mission statements, in addition to four new strategic priority areas with corresponding strategic initiatives.
Those areas are:
- Student Success: Strengthening engagement
- Collaboration and Communication: Building productive communities
- Sustainability: Enhancing operational efficiency and effectiveness
- Innovation: Supporting a culture of continuous improvement
A team of students, faculty, staff, and administrators began work on the ten-year plan in fall 2010, completing it in June 2011. The team envisioned a future best-case scenario for CCS by studying data about CCS students, employees, college infrastructure, state and regional economy, workforce trends, and initiatives. They also met with students, faculty, staff, educators, business people, diverse community leaders and service providers to identify perceptions of CCS strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.
Each priority area included initiatives and key performance indicators (see link above to CCS Strategic Plan Summary on this page) that SCC, SFCC and district administration used to build their college, divisions and department objectives.
College administrators, faculty, staff and stakeholders will soon brainstorm what the next decade has in store for Community Colleges of Spokane, beginning in 2020 ahead of a 2021 launch. As we look forward to 2031 and beyond, it's our promise to implement a set of values, initiatives and principles that not only incorporate our past, but prioritize innovating our future – just like our diverse and ever-changing student body.