Strategic Planning Initiative

Strategic Planning Initiative

Transformation Initiatives

Clear Pathways to Student Success Initiative

Vision:  Cultivate an environment in which every student is equipped to enroll, participate, learn and succeed through individualized attention, effective pedagogical practices and technology.

Area of Focus #1: Develop individual and institutional cultural competencies
Metric 1: The percentage of students starting in basic skills courses who successfully complete college level courses in the same subject will increase by 1 percentage point each year.
Metric 2: Participation rates of underrepresented student groups in transfer-level math and science courses will equal each group’s representation of on-campus students stating a goal of transfer. Annual targets will be based on end-of-term data for the previous year.
Metric 3: Course success rates of underrepresented student groups in transfer-level math and science courses will be equal to other ethnic groups in the same courses. Annual targets will be based on end-of-term data for the previous year.
Metric 4: There will be no statistically significant differences among ethnic groups on annual campus climate indices, with improvement demonstrated each year.
Metric 5: The percentage of fall, first-time, degree-seeking students transferring to a UC within 3 years will be 20% for all ethnic groups. For students starting in fall 2007, there will be a 1 percentage point annual increase for each ethnic group.

Area of Focus #2: Individualize attention based on student need
Metric 1: On-campus FTES enrollment will increase 2% annually.
Metric 2: Fall-to-winter persistence rate of first-time degree-seeking students with a goal of transfer or degree will increase 1% each year from winter 2007 to winter 2009.

Area of Focus #3: Utilize effective technological tools for achieving student success
Metric 1: At least 90% of first-time degree-seeking students will use online systems to develop and modify educational plans by fall 2012, starting with 25% of new students in fall 2007.
Metric 2: Achieve a 90% satisfaction rate (currently <70%) on the annual technology survey, including questions regarding the use of technology to enhance student learning and being kept informed of new ways to use technology.

Collegiality and Empowerment Initiative

Vision:  Create a climate that empowers all employees to be actively engaged in the campus community and encourages mutual respect through open communication, morale-building and professional development.

Area of Focus #1: Consistent and frequent communication at the college, division and departmental levels
Metric 1: Double annual number of faculty and staff events (town halls, division-sponsored events, all-campus events, etc.)
Metric 2: Enhance communication with all employees through a variety of channels including electronic communication, staff newsletters, etc.
Metric 3: Ensure that all employees are using college e-mail and portal systems within one year of implementation of the initiative

Area of Focus #2: Enhance culture of learning and interaction
Metric 1: Increase number of staff and faculty social and learning learning events by one per quarter for the first year; two per quarter following years
Metric 2: Conduct annual climate survey; response rate 50% with satisfaction rate 85% by year 5.
Metric 3: Increase professional presentations/open houses by departments until every department does one each year.
Metric 4: Increase attendance at quarterly all-campus college gatherings (e.g. college hours or alternative events) 15% per year over 5 years

Area of Focus #3: Increase professional and personal opportunities for all employees
Metric 1: Increase by 10% annually:

  • Faculty/staff participation at professional meetings
  • Applications for professional and other growth awards
  • Number of employees seeking educational courses
  • Number of eligible employees seeking tuition reimbursements

Metric 2: Development of new career counseling options for staff

Participation and Support for Underserved Populations Initiative

Vision:  Attract, support and retain new and returning students from regional communities with low college participation rates including, especially, Latinas/os, African Americans and older adults.

Area of Focus #1: Targeted outreach & inreach: externally to regional communities and internally from divisions, departments and programs to targeted students underrepresented in their areas
Metric: Each instructional division and support program will increase its enrollment and/or capacity to serve students in targeted groups by 5% for each group each year; the first increase will be measured from fall 2007 to fall 2008.

Area of focus #2: Increased retention of new and returning target-group students through improved linkage to services and improved teaching
Metric: Increase retention of each target group by 7% per year, beginning with a measured increase between fall 2007 and fall 2008.

Area of Focus #3: Developing campus capabilities to accomplish areas #1 and #2 with accountability, support and feedback
Metric: All De Anza staff will receive learning opportunities in cultural competency. Targeted participation rates: by fall 2007, 15%; by fall 2008, 35%. Learning opportunities may be offered in a variety of formats including online, workshops and ongoing classes. All opportunities will carry PGA and/or PAA credit as appropriate.

Community Collaborations Initiative

Vision:
Increase and nurture community partnerships and collaborations that will strengthen the educational, cultural, economic, and environmental assets of both the college and the communities it serves.

Area of focus #1: Keep education current, vital, and relevant to the needs and interests of our students and the communities of which De Anza is a part.
Metric 1: Establish 3 new or revitalized program advisory groups per year over the next 5 years, or hold 3 community, business, and/or student focus groups per year over the next 5 years.  
Metric 2: Hold at least 3 faculty and staff development trainings per year over the next 5 years.

Area of focus #2: Teach and engage students to be agents of change and lifelong participants in the social, economic, environmental, and political realities of their lives, their communities and beyond.
Metric: Work areas (i.e., divisions, departments, programs, and offices) will increase the number of projects involving community and civic agencies and organizations, institutions, and businesses by 10% per year for the next 5 years.

Area of Focus #3: Facilitate the exchange of campus and community resources.
Metric: Increase the number of companies, organizations, and individuals involved in contributing materials, ideas and resources (e.g. tutoring and internships) by at least 5 partners per year for the next 5 years.




Strategic Planning Initiative
Building: Administration
Contact: Marisa Spatafore
Phone: 408.864.8672
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Last Updated: 11/11/10