The Plan was built using information gathered from a number of sources, including documents from the Higher Learning Commission, CTE Advisory Committees, the Environmental Scan, and focus groups conducted through 2019. The Planning Teams connected the Strategies and Results to the College Mission and Vision, the Governor’s recent report A Plan to Revitalize the Illinois Economy and Build the Workforce of the Future (10/2019), the Higher Learning Commission Criteria for Accreditation, the Illinois Plan for the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (Perkins V), and other Illinois Community College Board planning initiatives. This collaborative effort reflects the principles of the Partners in Leadership Accountability template of See It, Own It, Solve It, Do It, relying on evaluation, evidence‐based decision making, and commitment to the success of the College.
Due to a slowdown of work during COVID, the Plan’s timeframe was extended into 2023. Goal Co-Champions are working on the final Plan report for presentation to the Board of Trustees in late fall 2023.
Strategic Plan for 2020-2022
2024-2026 Strategic Plan
Goal Teams are currently working on the development of the 2024-2026 Strategic Plan. Goal statements, metrics, and strategies are being developed for Teaching and Learning, Student Success, Workforce and Community Partnerships, and Operational Health. Goal Co-Champions include the following:
Goal 1 Teaching and Learning: Dr. Kona Jones and Dr. Chris Merli
Goal 2 Student Success: Andrew Hynds and Dr. Isaac Zúñiga
Goal 3 Workforce and Community Partnerships: Rev. Courtney Carson and Julie Melton
Goal 4 Operational Health: Joe Feinstein and Kristie Dawson
Regular updates are presented to College Council, all-College meetings, and the Board of Trustees. The Logistics Team — Professor Jill Feinstein, Jody Hall, Erin Spanberger, and Teena Zindel-McWilliams — is guiding progress on the Strategic Plan.