Beginning in fall 2021, Evergreen Valley College kicked off its process for developing a new Educational Master Plan (EMP) with the goal of approving and adopting in spring 2022.  The College formed an Educational Master Plan Committee to steward the project with the following guiding principles: 

  • Center student voice as primary source of data
  • Create opportunities for student, employee, and community input
  • Embed opportunity, equity, and social justice as foundation for Plan development
  • Make the plan actionable as a guide for the College's future direction

Tentative Timeline

August/September 2021

  • Publish Timeline

  • Constitute augmented President's Cabinet to create Educational Master Plan (EMP) Committee for stewarding development and campus-wide engagement

    • President
    • College Vice Presidents
    • Senate Presidents (academic, classified, student)
    • Research Analyst
    • PIO
    • Institutional Effectiveness Committee Chair
  • Convene planning work session with consultant/outside researcher (environmental scan) to plan focus groups questions, execution, etc.

October 2021

  • Conduct Environmental Scan

  • Compile EVC data

November 2021

  • Review foundational data and identify trends
  • Develop community engagement forums action-plan

December 2021-January 2022

  • Conduct Student Focus Groups

February 2022

  • Conduct community engagement forums (mission, vision, values & goals sessions) with stakeholders
  • Review feedback and identify trends

March 2022

  • Complete draft EMP, including mission, vision, values & goals
  • Receive community input on draft

April 2022

  • Shared governance review of final EMP

May 2022

  • Adopt final EMP
  • Board approval final EMP
  • Community announcement

Five Guiding Questions

Based on the guiding principles, the EMP Steering Committee crafted the following  questions to be utilized as focal points for stakeholder engagement, to organize the process and input around the student experience and student success, and to help inform student-centered EMP goals and objectives.

  1. Who are the students we serve now and who will our future students be?
  2. What are the needs of our current students and what will students' needs be in the future?
  3. Do our current delivery systems serve student needs? Will they serve students' future needs?
  4. How can we best serve the educational needs of the population in our service area?
  5. What resources (e.g., technology, facilities) and practices will best ensure equitable access and outcomes for our students.

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