Underlying Assumptions

Underlying the Plan are five assumptions that relate to a one-college alignment; resources; institutional research; facilities, programming, and technologies; and communication.

Continue One-College Alignment: The Plan assumes that the College operates as one college with multiple campuses, centers, programs, and services. Common policies and procedures and consistent business practices will guide the College as the Plan is implemented. Leaders of the College may serve in multiple leadership roles but the priority role must always be to the college-wide focus, "What is best for the San Jacinto College community as a whole?" We will focus on providing students with a consistent, quality educational experience across all locations, programs, and services.

Optimize Resources: The Plan assumes that the College will allocate and repurpose funding sources to adequately support the initiatives and strategies in the Plan. It is also assumed that the College will leverage resources to adequately support the strategies and initiatives in the Plan by exploring and actively seeking additional funding sources. Finally, the College seeks to operate efficiently and examines methods to reduce costs.

Embrace Institutional Research: The Plan assumes that the College will support the institutional research functions necessary to develop and assess the strategies and initiatives in the Plan. We will continue to embrace data-informed decision making; it is assumed that decisions and actions must answer the ultimate question, "How does this improve student success?"

Align Facilities, Programming, and Technologies: The Plan assumes that the College will acquire and utilize appropriate technologies and facilities to support and advance the strategies and initiatives in the Plan. The Plan also assumes that current needs are addressed while envisioning requirements for the future.

Active Communication: The Plan assumes that the College will develop and disseminate information necessary to implement, support, and advance the strategies and initiatives in the Plan. Such communications will be open and transparent and will require active participation by all employees.