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

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

Last Updated: 11/11/10