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Strategic Plan

Core Values, Themes and Objectives

Students at Commencement

Green River purposefully, systematically and comprehensively links planning and assessment to the accreditation framework. The strategic planning cycle, budgeting, and resource planning correspond to the 7-year accreditation cycle for a systematic evaluation of resources, capacity, adequacy and institutional effectiveness. The core themes, objectives and values from within Green River's strategic plan outline broad programmatic areas of the college. The core themes of the College's mission and assessable core objectives are monitored and measured by core indicators. It is how we measure success. Each year core theme reports highlight the College’s efforts to fulfill its mission along with assessing our ability to monitor our environment and adapt and sustain our institution.

Core Themes

  • College transfer education - provide programs and services that prepare learners for transition to and success in further degree programs
  • Career and technical education - provide programs and services that prepare learners for professional and technical career readiness, transitions and advancement
  • College readiness education - provide pre-college programs and services that prepare learners for successful transition to college
  • Continuing and community education - provide programs and services that reflect a commitment to the professional, social and personal enrichment needs of the community

Core Objectives

  • Access - students have opportunities and pathways to access learning, certificates, and degrees at the college
  • Success - students are successful in achieving their educational goals
  • Equity - increase accommodation of the diverse needs of our students and communities
  • Responsiveness - increase responsiveness to community, employer, and educational needs
  • Collaboration - increase partnerships and collaboration with community organizations, local and state government and civic organizations, local business, public schools, and universities

Core Values

The core values for Green River College are (not listed in order of priority - all are important):

  1. Student success - we support student engagement, retention, completion and post-program success through excellent teaching and learning and comprehensive support services
  2. High quality - we provide high quality in teaching, learning and support services in an environment of compassion and integrity
  3. Student access - we meet student needs for access to and inclusion in their educational pursuits
  4. Community engagement - we collaborate, stimulate and contribute to the educational, economic and social development of our external and internal communities through continued learning
  5. Equity- we encourage, foster respect for and respond equitably to diverse perspective and needs
  6. Global awareness - we foster citizen responsibility by cultivating a global perspective on critical issues and challenges affecting our community and the world
  7. Stewardship - we strive to maintain sound financial management, increase effective and efficient operations, develop state-of-the-art infrastructure (to include staffing, technology and facilities), and be forthcoming and transparent in accountability for resource use
  8. Innovation - we seek to encourage, create and adopt innovative perspectives, policies and practices that will help achieve the College's mission
  9. Campus environment - we preserve the safety, ecology and sustainability of our campus environment
 

College Transfer Ed

Core Theme: College Transfer Education - provide programs and services that prepare learners for transition to and success in further degree programs

Access - Increase student access through availability of needed classes, advising, collaboration among programs and alternative educational strategies with special attention to diverse student populations

Success - increase student retention, completion, transfer rates, and proficiency in four-year programs for all students with special attention to diverse student populations

Equity - increase accommodation for our students and communities with diverse needs

Responsiveness - increase responsiveness to regional, state and national educational and employment needs (e.g., STEM [Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics], applied baccalaureate degrees)

Collaboration - increase external collaboration with four-year baccalaureate institutions involving transfer pathways including course requirements, advising, and curriculum changes relevant to evolving career fields and improve and increase efficiency of internal collaboration to prepare students to be transfer ready

Career & Technical Ed

Core Theme: Career and Technical Education - provide programs and services that prepare learners for professional and technical career readiness, transitions and advancement

Access - remove barriers to enrollment in career and technical programs and provide relevant training opportunities

Success - increase support for student progress and completion of their goals while at college, achievement of nationally recognized credentials (where available), and placement in family wage-earning employment after college

Equity - increase accommodation for our students and communities with diverse needs

Responsiveness - increase pace of response to current and emerging employment needs of business and industry and student interests

Collaboration - increase partnerships with K-12 schools, business and industry, community, and College alumni to improve awareness of programs and funding

College Readiness Ed

Core Theme: College Readiness Education - provide pre-college programs and services that prepare for successful transition to college

Access - increased student access by strategically locating classes and wrap-around services throughout the community and the College

Success - students will demonstrate needed competency in reading, writing, mathematics, and technology that prepare them for success with their identified goals and/or college-level courses in a reduced amount of time

Equity - increase accommodation for our students and communities with diverse needs

Responsiveness - increase variety and innovativeness in strategies to attain Transitional Studies and the clarity, availability and navigational literacy for transition pathways to College programs

Collaboration - improve collaboration with K-12 schools and other appropriate community partners to increase College readiness

Continuing & Community Ed

Core Theme: Continuing and Community Education - provide programs and services that reflect a commitment to the professional, social and personal enrichment needs of the community

Access - increase access by offering diverse learning opportunities at multiple locations on and off campus and providing guidance to assist in taking advantage of these opportunities

Success - increase student success in terms of meeting their needs, continued enrollment, and positive recommendations to others and pathways to enrollment in credit-bearing and certificated learning

Equity -increase accommodation of the diverse needs of our students and communities

Responsiveness - increase opportunity for community members to enrich their lives personally, socially, culturally and professionally through relevant and renewing life-long learning

Collaboration - increase collaboration and partnership with business and industry, K-12 education, community organizations and other continuing education providers to meet community needs