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Goal 1: Student Success

Goal 2: P-16 Pipeline

Goal 3: Workforce and Economic Development

Goal 4: Our People

Goal 5: Continuous Improvement

San Jacinto College intentionally provides high quality educational programs and support services to ensure our students explore, define and achieve their educational and career goals. We are dedicated to addressing the challenges of all students, from those in college preparatory courses to those in Honors courses and for those in credit and noncredit pathways. We will connect our students to the appropriate College resources and support services, along with providing a supportive learning environment based on the commitment of our dedicated and quality faculty and staff members. We will provide innovative methods of course delivery, teaching practices and delivery times. Our progress, focused on creating equity and closing achievement gaps for our diverse student body, will be evidenced by data.

Strategy 1:       
Establish a holistic pathways model to enhance student success at San Jacinto College.

Strategy 2:       
Ensure a supportive and rigorous teaching and learning environment from the classroom experience to an effective array of student support services, including personalized academic and career pathway planning.

Strategy 3:       
Align courses and curricula that delineate clear pathways for university transfer and/or entry into the workforce.

Strategy 4        
Eliminate barriers that prevent students from achieving their educational and career goals.

Strategy 5:       
Reduce student time and cost from entry to completion.    

San Jacinto College will take an active role in supporting the P-16 (preschool through grade 16) pipeline throughout our service area in an effort to create career and educational pathways, thus providing for a sustainable community. We will create seamless transitions among levels and institutions throughout the pipeline and will motivate learners to expand their educational aspirations. We will look for innovative methods and partnerships to facilitate the participation and achievement of the diverse populations of our communities.

Strategy 1:       
Lead and strengthen the efforts for a regional P-16 approach.

Strategy 2:       
Expand middle school and high school partnerships in an effort to create a college-going and college-ready culture of first-time-in-college students who are academically prepared for rigorous programs of study.

Strategy 3:       
Develop and enhance seamless articulations with baccalaureate-granting institutions for associate degree graduates.

Strategy 4:       
Explore and define University Center partnerships and options.

San Jacinto College will provide innovative and relevant solutions that strengthen our region’s economy and workforce competiveness. Our career and technical education programs will respond to employer and employee training needs and will provide pathways for employment opportunities and advancement. We will pursue new training opportunities in emerging growth areas through active business and industry partnerships.

Strategy 1:       
Create Centers of Excellence and develop requisite funding and timelines for implementation.

Strategy 2:      
Expand regional partnerships and connections to enhance the breadth and image of workforce training programs with students and employers.

Strategy 3:       
Enhance noncredit/credit career pathways and expand contract training to serve local industry better.

Strategy 4:       
Maximize participation and success in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) programs.

San Jacinto College is committed to recruiting, developing and retaining quality and diverse employees who are passionate about our educational mission. To meet the needs of our communities, the College requires exceptional levels of performance, achievement and teamwork. Through a commitment to professional development and learning, the College assists employees in expanding their knowledge, creativity and capabilities. Each faculty member, staff member and administrator has a responsibility to be accountable for his or her behaviors and job performance, which requires a system that clearly defines expectations, responsibilities, accomplishments and recognitions. We are intentional in the development of effective leaders throughout the College; we realize they are the foundation for the College’s innovative response to challenges and opportunities.

Strategy 1:       
Create a culture that embraces change readiness, high performance, teamwork and increased individual and organizational productivity.

Strategy 2:       
Build an agile organization to ensure successful execution of the College’s Strategic Plan.

Strategy 3:       
Create a learning organization to build competitive advantage through long-term opportunities for development and advancement within the College.

Strategy 4:       
Implement meaningful recognition, reward and benefit programs that support the highest level of affiliation by employees to the College.

Strategy 5:       
Attract, select and retain high-performing and diverse talent.

San Jacinto College is committed to a continuous improvement process in all areas and aspects of the College. We will utilize a PDCA (plan, do, check and act) quality model of execution and measurement to assess needed changes. Continuous improvement is an ongoing and evolving effort to improve and align programs, services, resources and processes of the College.

Strategy 1:    
Create a culture that embraces continuous improvement by emphasizing employee involvement and teamwork.

Strategy 2:     
Seek improvement on an incremental basis over time and for breakthrough improvement all at once.

Strategy 3:     
Utilize the four-step quality model—the plan-do-check-act (PDCA) cycle.

Plan: Identify an opportunity and plan for change.

Do: Implement the change on a small scale.

Check: Use data to analyze the results of the change and determine whether it made a difference.

Act: If the change was successful, implement it on a wider scale and continuously assess results. If the change did not work, begin the cycle again.