Our Goals

GOAL 1:  STUDENT SUCCESS

San Jacinto College holds student success as its foundational goal that informs and guides all aspects of the institution. Our credit and non-credit instructional programs maintain high standards and ensure currency in career and transfer programs that allow students to explore, define, and achieve their goals. We are dedicated to creating a learning environment that provides intentional and comprehensive support services and resources, innovative teaching strategies and delivery methods, and affordable course materials. Our faculty, staff, and administrators are dedicated to the goal of student success: serving every student in a culture of equity and achievement.

Strategy 1: Establish clearly defined pathways to the credentials needed for high-paying, entry-level careers.

Strategy 2: Establish associate degree transfer pathways that ensure courses apply toward completion of bachelor’s degrees.

Strategy 3: Provide a rigorous teaching and learning environment that supports students from entry to completion through an effective array of services and personalized academic and career planning.

Strategy 4: Continue development of programs and strategies that reduce time to completion and lower the costs of course materials.

Strategy 5: Eliminate barriers, both internal and external, that prevent students from entering college and achieving their educational goals.

 

GOAL 2:  WORKFORCE & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

San Jacinto College will advance area economic prosperity by serving as the hub for local and regional workforce development initiatives. By collaborating with business and industry, we will anticipate, create, and deliver superior experiential training that upskills and equips our region with an agile and adaptable workforce. Our goal is to ensure each student enters the workforce with the competencies, knowledge, and experience needed for career advancement that supports continuous industry innovation.

Strategy 1: Ensure workforce certification and training meet the current and future needs of local and regional business and industry, and support students in achieving gainful employment and career advancement.

Strategy 2: Optimize the membership and expand the charge of Advisory Committees.

Strategy 3: Collaborate with industry to create nationally recognized Centers of Innovation and Training that support specific industry development and workforce needs.

Strategy 4: Work with regional economic development organizations to advance workforce training, programs, and initiatives.

Strategy 5: Develop stackable industry certification courses that can be configured to complement a variety of professional and workforce needs. Enhance credit pathways by offering students industry certification.

Strategy 6: Expand internship and apprenticeship programs that deliver the experiential learning students need to gain employment and career advancement. Develop innovative internships in which part-time credit and non-credit students can participate.

 

GOAL 3:  OUR PEOPLE

San Jacinto College is committed to acquiring, developing, and retaining quality and diverse employees who are passionate about our educational mission. To serve the needs of our communities, the College requires highly effective performance, achievement, and teamwork. Our commitment to professional development and learning is supported by a partnership with employees to advance knowledge, creativity, and capabilities. All employees are responsible for their commitment to excellence through a system that clearly defines expectations, responsibilities, accomplishments, and rewards.

Strategy 1: Advance the organizational culture through a change management strategic model, readiness, high team and individual performance, and improved effectiveness.

Strategy 2: Cultivate organizational agility to ensure innovation and differentiation in higher education.

Strategy 3: Create a robust learning and development environment that expands knowledge, skills, and abilities for long-term strategic alignment, continuity planning, and opportunities for succession.

Strategy 4: Leverage meaningful recognition, benefit, and development programs that positively impact team member satisfaction and retention.

Strategy 5: Build effective teams that deliver innovative solutions through diverse experiences and contributions.

Strategy 6: Identify and develop high potential employees to grow and sustain the talent pipeline in key technical, professional, leadership, and executive positions.

 

GOAL 4:  OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE

San Jacinto College consistently pursues transparent, efficient, and effective operational practices and maintains standards that promote and encourage excellence throughout the College’s operations. Evaluation of current practices is encouraged, new ideas are welcomed and considered, and all decisions are made in the best interests of our students. Continuous improvement is required to address the College’s current and future challenges and to facilitate ongoing initiatives.

Strategy 1: Optimize the use of College resources to fund and facilitate strategic initiatives while maintaining fiscal viability and sustainability.

Strategy 2: Base daily decision-making on those items that encourage and advance the student success agenda.

Strategy 3: Remove barriers that hinder forward movement for students, employees, and external partnerships.

Strategy 4: Operate the College in a manner that bolsters the image and maintains the public trust.

Strategy 5: Prioritize and address current needs while envisioning and coordinating requirements for the future.

 

GOAL 5:  OUTREACH AND PARTNERSHIPS

San Jacinto College engages in partnerships with educational institutions, community groups, nonprofit organizations, governmental entities, businesses, and industries. By leveraging these partnerships, the College will reach all segments of our communities to provide educational opportunities. Through collaboration, we expand our capacity to meet the needs of our students and partners.

Strategy 1: Lead and strengthen work with school districts, other community colleges, and universities to expedite successful completion, transfer, and entry into the workforce.

Strategy 2: Create strategies that reach new student populations.

Strategy 3: Develop partnerships that help the College provide services that promote equitable outcomes.

Strategy 4: Advance partnerships that further economic development efforts in the region.

Strategy 5: Identify external funding opportunities that support initiatives benefiting the College, the community, and the regional economy.

Strategy 6: Expose students to activities, events, and opportunities that further their education and personal development through new experiences.