VCCCD 2020-2026 Strategic Goals
The VCCCD Board of Trustees, at their June 24, 2019 planning session, discussed their three previous goals and added an additional goal; reviewed the four goals during the January 11, 2020 Mid-Year Planning/Communications Workshop; and approved the four goals during the January 21, 2020 Board of Trustees Meeting. These goals will be addressed in detail in the new VCCCD 2020-2026 Strategic Plan.
Strategic Goal 1. Increase access and student success
A. Promote access to educational opportunities for students across Ventura County.
B. Support student success at the colleges as students move to completion of degrees, certificates, transfer, and job placement.
C. Evaluate and implement the use of technology and online opportunities to increase the number of online classes, certificates, and degrees along with online services to support access and completion.
D. Identify and close equity gaps through the innovative use of resources to support Guided Pathways plans and student success initiatives.
E. Align student success and completion performance measures with the California Community College Chancellor’s Office Vision for Success goals and Student Centered Funding Formula metrics.
F. Support student-centered AB705 implementation resulting in successful and timely student completion of college level English and math.
G. Support college efforts to address student barriers to access including lack of finances, food insecurity, and housing insecurity as examples.
H. Support the development of a Districtwide Promise program for students.
I. Implement dual enrollment College and Career Access Pathways (CCAP) and Non-CCAP programs with interested high schools.
Strategic Goal 2. Actively support workforce and economic development in Ventura County through partnerships and relevant programs and pathways leading from education to careers.
A. Provide training and skill development for both incumbent and new workers for existing jobs.
B. Serve as an educational resource to provide workforce training that will help new businesses and employers meet their workforce needs in alignment with Ventura County Workforce Development Board.
C. Evaluate, maintain, and improve existing and establish new relationships with private, governmental, and educational agencies and institutions to actively engage in and support workforce and economic development.
D. Support the ongoing review of current and establishment of new career education certificates and degrees to meet student and local workforce needs with aligned career pathways with K-12, adult education, specialized training, non-credit, and credit programs.
Strategic Goal 3. Maintain sustainable management of all organizational resources aligned with established priorities and implemented with transparency and accountability.
A. Focus the colleges and the District Administrative Center on the importance of maintaining fiscal stability and using ongoing revenues to cover ongoing expenses.
B. Encourage efforts to find and leverage additional resources that include new contracts and grants.
C. Adjust the local funding allocation model to align with the Student Centered Funding Formula.
D. Analyze, prioritize, and implement selected organizational structure and process recommendations included in the Collaborative Brain Trust Organization Structure Review of the VCCCD study.
E. Support the maintenance and/or installation of District facilities to provide effective, relevant, and safe educational, work, and community spaces.
F. Promote implementation of safety mechanisms and communication networks to quickly and effectively respond to emergency situations.
G. Support implementation of the college-level sustainability plans and promote efforts to positively impact the environment and climate.
Strategic Goal 4. Develop a culture that values students, collaboration, and the success of each employee.
A. Promote professional development activities, leadership development programs, and opportunities to engage in participatory governance committees and activities for employees.
B. Support employee training in both mandated and non-mandated critical areas including safety, ethics, Title IX (discrimination/ harassment), and software use as examples.
C. Provide timely open communication on District plans, initiatives, actions, emergency situations and news items of interest including student and employee success stories.