College-wide strategic planning is conducted every five years. Strategic planning includes a systematic review and affirmation of the College’s mission, vision, and values statements; comprehensive scans of internal and external environments; and strategic goal‐setting with collaborative input from the College community.

Collegewide planning is supported and facilitated by the Office of Planning and Policy Analysis within Strategy and Institutional Effectiveness.

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Single Page Summary MDC 2021-2026 Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan 2021-2026 Goals

GOAL 1: REIMAGINING FOR STUDENT SUCCESS

REDESIGNING THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE TO ELEVATE ENGAGEMENT AND SUCCESS

HIGH IMPACT STRATEGIES

1.1 Redesign and personalize the student experience by integrating technology and service excellence to elevate engagement and success.

1.2 Strengthen processes, practices and student support services that guide students through their academic and career pathways by leveraging technology, data and proven best in-class strategies.

1.3 Expand opportunities and eliminate barriers of access by offering flexible modalities and innovative curriculum to support equity and success.

1.4 Intensify partnerships to expand affordable pathways and access to early college programs for learners across the K-12 ecosystem.

GOAL 2: ACCELERATING ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE & INNOVATION

FOSTERING A CULTURE OF EXCELLENCE AND INNOVATION IN TEACHING, LEARNING AND SERVICE

HIGH IMPACT STRATEGIES

2.1 Enhance student transitions across the education pipeline through certificates, badges, industry certificates and workforce training programs to increase formal recognition of skill attainment and degree completion.

2.2 Establish MDC as the leader in the future of work and life-long learning, and a talent engine through high quality, robust offerings for all learnings.

2.3 Prioritize teaching and learning innovations and ensure that programs and course curriculum and offerings are agile, market-aligned and lead to high demand, high wage jobs.

2.4 Implement equity-minded, student centered high impact teaching strategies that promote student success and learning outcomes.

GOAL 3: VALUING A CULTURE OF CARE TO ADVANCE STUDENT OUTCOMES

CARING FOR STUDENTS AND ABOUT EACH OTHER & OUR COMMUNITY

HIGH IMPACT STRATEGIES

3.1 Design professional development to promote best practices for employee advancement, skill acquisition and support to enhance teaching, learning, and drive service and student excellence.

3.2 Ensure continuous workplace, business, and digital skills acquisition and develop deep expertise in all professional development opportunities.

3.3 Develop an organizational talent management strategy designed to attract, retain, manage, and motivate employees.

3.4 Position MDC to serve as a convener of people, innovation and changemaking.

GOAL 4: FUELING THE TALENT NEEDS OF A GLOBAL ECONOMY

PREPARING ALL STUDENTS FOR THE FUTURE OF WORK

HIGH IMPACT STRATEGIES

4.1 Ensure outcomes of all students including persistence, degree and certification completion as well as transfer success and job placement.

4.2 Provide all students access to high quality experiential based learning such as internships, apprenticeships, research and practicums to enhance workforce readiness.

4.3 Expand partnerships to strengthen the talent ecosystem for emerging industries.

4.4 Leverage technology to provide on-demand job training.

GOAL 5: SECURING OUR FUTURE

LEVERAGING INSTITUTIONAL CAPACITY AND AGILITY TO ENSURE SUCCESS

HIGH IMPACT STRATEGIES

5.1 Leverage a holistic strategic enrollment and communication plan that attracts, retains, and graduates reflective of our community.

5.2 Align the budget to organizational priorities and fortify financial stability through diversified revenue streams and partnerships.

5.3 Build a data-driven culture to enhance institutional outcomes and promote continuous success.

5.4 Ensure agility by maximizing organizational efficiencies to drive institutional success.