The Strategic Planning Team (above) met for an all-day retreat on Wednesday, Jan. 13. In the morning, they reviewed information gathered from internal and external stakeholders, focusing on the issues the college needs to address in the next five years. They also completed a S.W.O.T. analysis exercise on an enlarged fishbone diagram to explore the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (S.W.O.T.) from their external trends research.
The team has been working in small groups since last year, researching various trends in the following sectors: political, social, economic, technological, demographic and educational (K-12, community colleges, four-year colleges and universities). The day ended with the team reviewing the college’s current core values, mission and vision and doing a gap analysis.
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The team is scheduled to have a second retreat in February, where they will take the gap analysis and begin to draft S.M.A.R.T. (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time-Bound) goals and objectives.
A draft of the new strategic plan will be shared with all stakeholders this spring.