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About Our College

Our Strategic Plan

Strengthen our Diverse Community

Edmonds Community College provides programs, resources, services, and learning environments, which reflect and strengthen individuals and groups in our diverse global community.

  1. By June 2014, implement a college-wide diversity, equity and inclusion plan.
  2. By June 2014, implement an annual community relations plan.
  3. By December 2014, eliminate key barriers to employment and student success at the college.

Provide Educational Opportunities

Edmonds Community College provides programs, resources, services, and learning environments that enable individuals to achieve their unique educational goals.

  1. By December 2014, update and revise methodology for each transfer and work force instructional program (e.g., degrees and certificates) and student support service and activity areas that are to be reviewed via an ongoing, systematic process.
  2. By June 2014, implement a two-year cycle for reviews of all transfer and workforce instructional programs and student support service and activity areas, in order to evaluate the alignment of student/community needs with resource allocations for these programs, services, and areas.
  3. By December 2014, establish matrix for evaluating cost effectiveness for each program and service offered.

Help Students Access Career Opportunities

Edmonds Community College provides programs, resources, services, and learning environments that enable individuals to improve their career readiness and advancement.

  1. By March 2014, implement a comprehensive and coordinated plan that includes industry, educational institutions, and community partnerships to enhance and provide input on curriculum and content for our students to further their education and transition into their careers.
  2. By December 2015, increase industry and college partnerships that will advance students opportunities to gain real work experiences and connect with industry representatives.

Support Student Success

Edmonds Community College provides programs, resources, services, and learning environments that increase achievement and reduce achievement gaps for all students.

  1. By December 2013, establish required orientation and advising programs for all first time college degree/certificate-seeking students.
  2. By December 2013, implement a comprehensive service-oriented plan that provides professional development opportunities, evaluation/assessment of all services for students, and streamlines business processes to meet student needs more readily.
  3. By June 2015, eliminate key barriers for all degree/certificate seeking students to reduce the time to completion.

Encourage Innovation, Service, and Lifelong Learning

Edmonds Community College provides programs, resources, services, and learning environments that foster innovation, sustainability, service, and lifelong learning.

  1. By December 2013, develop a plan that encourages and supports innovative and sustainable practices across the college and through community partnerships. By March 2014, implement this plan. (See goal 2b above for including innovative and sustainable practices).
  2. By December 2013, develop a plan that promotes a culture of lifelong learning that encourages and facilitates adult continuous education and intellectual curiosity.
  3. By December 2013, establish programs that promote service learning opportunities to our global community and/or students’ chosen field of study.