Pasadena City College will implement a new Educational Master Plan (EMP) to target student learning and success, a plan that will set the educational course for the campus over the next decade.
The purpose of the EMP is to guide the college’s transformation to educate students for this global 21st century. The EMP establishes the college’s most important priorities and goals as a continuing guide to PCC’s future actions and decisions about the allocation of resources.
“Project 90” is the opening phase of the EMP in conjunction with the 90th anniversary of the college during the 2014-2015 academic year. Many of the goals set in the EMP are expected to be fulfilled by the time of the anniversary celebration.
PCC developed a list of “Signature Goals” to be accomplished between now and 2015 which includes the following: 1. Guarantee enrollment for in-district high school students; 2. Turn PCC into the premier transfer school to four-year universities of the California Community Colleges; 3. Develop degree and certificate programs that address market-place needs; 4. Develop cutting-edge learning environments.
The EMP was created through an 18-month developmental process that included the input of some 1,000 members of PCC’s service areas and campus community.
More than 25 campus and community town hall meetings occurred over this period to help develop the college’s new EMP.
Twelve specific mission critical priorities have also been set through the Educational Master Plan:
- Student success, equity, and access
- Professional development
- Pathways: K-12, two-year, four-year and community connections
- Student support services
- Institutional effectiveness
- Enrollment management
- Revenue enhancement strategies
- Life-long learning
- Curriculum responsive to market needs
- Facilities and resource management