The Sacramento City College Strategic Planning System is designed to provide the framework within which the entire college community can work as a coordinated team.
In order to work efficiently in a complex environment, SCC uses a planning system that enables us to continuously evaluate our achievements and outcomes, establish goals, and from these goals, allocate supporting resources to ensure goals and objectives are achieved, and provide a framework for feedback and change, all aimed at continuous process improvement and mission accomplishment. The parameters of strategic planning at SCC are created through the alignment of SCC’s Mission, Vision, & Values statements, which can be found under the sidebar titled “Links to Planning Resources”. Common threads run throughout the strategic plan; these strengthen the organization and guide our work toward the future.
SCC Goals & Strategies
The College Goals are key elements of the SCC Strategic Plan and create an institutional fabric that connects the work of groups and individuals across the college into an overarching plan. The Strategies listed below each of the College Goals outline key actions and evaluation tools, which lead to feedback processes that are incorporated into the planning cycle.
Goal A. Deliver programs and services that demonstrate a commitment to high quality teaching and learning in support of student success and achievement.
- A1. Promote the engagement and success of all students, with a special emphasis on first-year students and disproportionately impacted groups.
- A2. Implement practices and activities that reduce achievement gaps in student success.
- A3. Deliver services, curriculum, and instruction that result in equivalent student outcomes for all modalities and locations.
- A4. Assess outcomes and student learning at the course, program, and institutional levels. Use those assessments to make appropriate changes that support student achievement.
- A5. Improve basic skills competencies in reading, writing, math, and information and technological competency across the curriculum.
- A6. Identify and disseminate educational research and practice-based information about curriculum and teaching methods that are effective for a diverse student body.
- A7. Ensure that students have opportunities to be involved in a range of activities at the college and in the community.
Goal B. Align processes and practices to assist students in moving from first enrollment to goal completion.
- B1. Implement an effective course scheduling system that is integrated with services to students.
- B2. Support community outreach, student recruitment, and “front door” programs and practices that assist students with the transition to college.
- B3. Provide students with clear maps to goal completion and ensure campus-wide communication about college pathways and programs.
- B4. Provide students with the tools and resources that they need to plan and carry out their education, complete degrees and certificates, and/ or transfer.
- B5. Provide programs and services that help students overcome barriers to goal completion.
- B6. Present relevant professional development opportunities about current innovations aimed at improving student success and completion.
- B7. Develop an effective multi-constituent process to make recommendations regarding new program opportunities.
Goal C. Support employee engagement and organizational effectiveness by providing an excellent working environment.
- C1. Review college processes and modify as needed in order to make them more effective and inclusive.
- C2. Implement modernized and coordinated business practices, information technology, and infrastructure.
- C3. Encourage a campus-wide culture of creativity and scholarly innovation.
- C4. Promote health, wellness and safety throughout the institution.
- C5. Utilize quantitative and qualitative data to guide decision-making throughout the institution.
- C6. Continue to exercise transparent and fiscally sound financial management.
- C7. Encourage collegiality, recognition of achievement and participation in decision-making at the college.
- C8. Maintain the quality and effectiveness of the physical plant in order to support access and success for students (i.e. modernization, TAP improvements, equipment purchases, etc.).
- C9. Coordinate and communicate college sustainability efforts to further implement best practices across the College.
- C10. Support participation in professional development activities for all college employee groups.
Goal D. Provide a college environment that embraces equity and diversity and reduces disproportionate impacts between student populations.
- D1. Identify and disseminate educational research and practice-based information about curriculum and teaching methods that are effective for a diverse student body.
- D2. Implement practices and activities that reduce achievement gaps in student success.
- D3. Scale up SCC programs that have demonstrated success in achieving positive outcomes for disproportionately impacted student groups.
- D4. Use multiple methods to disseminate information to diverse student groups in order to engage them with learning in the college community.
- D5. Provide programs and services that help students overcome barriers to goal completion.
- D6. Build and retain an effective staff that reflects the diversity of our students and community.
- D7. Develop direct student support programs that enable low-income students, unprepared students, and disproportionately impacted (DI) student groups to persist and complete educational goals.
- D8. Provide professional development related to student equity for faculty, staff, and administration.
Goal E. Enhance connections to the Sacramento region with a focus on serving the community, including meeting workforce needs.
- E1. Revise or develop courses, programs, schedules and services based on assessment of emerging community needs and available college resources.
- E2. Expand interactions with community partners in order to increase student opportunities for experiences that help them transition to college and careers.
- E3. Ensure that CTE program offerings, including dual enrollment align with emerging regional needs.
- E4. Expand college connections to community-based activities and workforce learning.
- E5. Establish partnerships with community groups with a primary emphasis on serving groups that show disproportionate impact (DI) at the college, e.g. community based organizations, businesses, and social service programs.
- E6. Increase the effectiveness of communication both within the college and between the college and the external community.