Strategic Plan

SPSCC's Mission and Vision

Our Mission:
SPSCC's Mission is to support student success in post-secondary academic transfer and workforce education that responds to the needs of the South Sound region.

Our Vision:
SPSCC supports student success and builds prosperity by collaborating with leaders in industry, education, and our community to offer innovative, accessible, and affordable learning experiences. We employ devoted people who mirror the diversity of our community and contribute to an inclusive, welcoming environment.

By investing in the creativity of our staff and faculty, we construct clear and compelling pathways that lead our students to successful outcomes on their educational journeys. We are fiscally strong and our mindful use of technology embedded in purposeful instruction helps students persist and achieve their academic goals. Our graduating class reflects the community we serve, and our students successfully transition from higher learning into the leaders and innovators of tomorrow.

Core Themes

1 – Expand Student Retention & Completion

Core Theme CompletionWe are committed to increasing student achievement by constructing clear degree and certificate pathways supported by measurable outcomes.

Strategic Objectives & Indicators of Achievement:

  • Increase student retention:
    • Fall to fall retention
    • Student Achievement Indicator (SAI): retention point
    • SAI: Points per student
  • Support student completion:
    • 3-year graduation and transfer-out rate
    • SAI: 45 point to completion point transition
  • Engage students:
    • SAI: Total points
    • CCSSE: Support for Learners, Student Effort

2 – Inspire Teaching & Learning Excellence

Core Theme ExcellenceOur faculty are inspired to continually grow as teachers and to lead instructional change that increases student engagement, achievement, and completion. Our students acquire the educational and professional skills they need to thrive in the world beyond the classroom.

Strategic Objectives & Indicators of Achievement:

  • Support faculty growth:
    • Amount invested for faculty development and training
    • Faculty participation rate
  • Increase learning:
    • CCSSE: College wide abilities
    • CCSSE: Active and Collaborative Learning, Academic Challenge, and Student-Faculty Interaction

3 – Advance Equity & Embrace Diversity

Core Theme DiversityWe embrace the diversity of our changing community and strive to reflect that diversity in our staff, faculty and student body. We cultivate an inclusive environment on campus while ensuring respect for all.

Strategic Objectives & Indicators of Achievement:

  • Reflect our community diversity:
    • Graduates/completers mirror community demographics
  • Cultivate an inclusive environment:
    • Fall to fall retention
    • 3-year completion
    • 30-45 College level credit point
    • Diversity of faculty and staff

4 – Champion Innovation

Core Theme InnovationWe promote a culture of creativity among staff and faculty by encouraging innovation leading to student success. Teamwork and collaboration across disciplines and work areas are essential aspects of the innovation we seek.

Strategic Objectives & Indicators of Achievement:

  • Establish culture of creativity:
    • Number of emerging, promising and excellent practices implemented collaboratively
    • Number of emerging, promising and excellent practices implemented by single source/unit
  • Reward innovation:
    • Number of faculty and staff recognized for innovation

5 – Build Community

Core Theme CommunityWe engage our community of students and stakeholders by enhancing campus culture, increasing access to college services, and growing economic development.

Strategic Objectives & Indicators of Achievement:

  • Deepen engagement:
    • External partnership experience
    • Campus giving campaign
  • Foster economic development:
    • Amount of funding (grants and foundation growth)