“Strategic Planning in Motion” at North Florida CC

After establishing the goals and objectives of a strategic plan, North Florida Community College put an implementation process in place with work groups. They call it “Strategic Planning in Motion” and it ensures that the plan has an active life after adoption. Read more about it on their website and send us your comments on how it might apply to BC.

Strategic Planning for Diversity

Earlier this month, the College of Education at Northern Illinois University published a Diversity Strategic Plan outlining its goals to improve shared understanding of diversity, close the gap on student success, recruit diverse faculty/staff, and embed diversity issues in the curriculum. In their introduction they note a theme that is also true for BC:

“Despite our commitment to these ideals as an institution, we continue to see a gap between our stated goals and values and the lived experiences of our student body. Most notably, we continue to see a dearth of students from historically marginalized groups enrolling in and graduating from our college. Therefore, it is imperative that the COE reexamine and create an institutional context, a curriculum that actively encourages respect for diversity, fosters students’ ability to understand the fundamentals of diversity (such as identity, cultural competence, and social justice), and nurtures education professionals for whom these values are indelible characteristics.”

Check it out – view a pdf of the full report here.

Strategic Planning at Muskegon Community College

President Dave Rule worked on the first of these two Strategic Plans when he was the President of Muskegon Community College in Michigan.

Some highlights of the first plan include goals around enhancing outreach, restructuring student services, and promoting professional development. The priorities of the second plan are much broader, focusing on academic foresight, community service, physical space, resource development and human resource management.

Let us know what you think.

U of Alaska planning emphasizes regional specificity

The University of Alaska’s Academic Master Plan includes the need to develop citizenship and the importance of the region’s context. Goal 1: Educate students to become informed and responsible citizens. Objective 4 of that goal: Embrace the cultural diversity of Alaskans and promote cross-cultural understanding.

To see the complete plan: http://www.alaska.edu/files/opa/AMP-2011.pdf

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