REDWOODS COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT Strategic Planning 1/24/12 Summary Notes Present: Rachel Anderson, Keith Snow-Flamer, Sheila Hall, Angelina Hill, Sydney Larson, Lee Lindsey, Jeff Cummings, Chuck Snowden, Roxanne Metz, Utpal Goswami, Julia Peterson, Julia Morrison, Mary Grace Barrick, Ahn Fielding, Pat Girczyc, Tim Flanagan, Carla Spalding, Paul DeMark, Geisce Ly (via phone), Anita Janis (via phone) Absent: Steve Stratton. Kathy Goodlive, Kerry Mayer, Michael Butler Timeline: The committee will aim to prepare a draft of the strategic plan that will be shared college-wide after the February 21st meeting. Selected Themes: The committee reviewed and discussed themes related to fiscal sustainability, advocacy, student accomplishment or success, pedagogy, technology, community partnerships, and leveraging available buildings. In addition to the notes reviewed at the meeting, the following points were discussed: Fiscal Sustainability: The institution must be able to flourish and thrive with some degree of autonomy from apportionment-based funding. Advocacy: The college may advocate for a change in Ed Code for non-apportionment revenue. Fee based credit courses Student Accomplishment: Implementation of degree audit, tracking student intent, identifying a pattern of course-taking, or tracking student activity on the CR web page or on Webadvisor. Focus on career education Create more tracks – cohorts are successful but expensive College engagement to improve persistence and success Better market programs – too many choices leads to confusion for students Basic Skills – remedial and developmental. The college must develop an understanding of the core constituents it will aim to serve Challenge by exam Pedagogical Innovations: Potential use of data mining and analytics to improve teaching Technological Best Practices: With Technology, CR can reach communities outside of the District and isolated communities within the district. Need to develop a platform robust enough to be able to take advantage of opportunity. Technology infrastructure should be flexible with appropriate rack space or redundant fibers Geisce Ly defined the Strategic Plan as a dynamic document that inspires the college to go in a certain direction. The committee discussed the need to ensure that the strategic plan includes the rationale or reasoning for each goal as well as measurable targets for the plan.