Governing Board of Victor Valley College
District Goals (BP 1200 Updated August 2012)
Fiscal Stability: The College’s financial resources will remain sufficient to support quality programs and services, and the ongoing improvement of all college operations.
Student Success: The College’s Courses, programs, and support services advance student success.
Accreditation Recommendations: All recommendations from the ACCJC will be fully addressed to reaffirm and maintain the College’s accreditation status.
Image: The College’s reputation among High Desert residents will be that of a quality institution of higher education.
Board of Trustees Goals for the 2020-2021 fiscal year.
GOAL 1 Nurture a Culture of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Accordance with California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office – 2020 Report: Vision for Success Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force Report
a. Nurture a welcoming environment for all students, but in particular students less familiar with college, students of color, students from low-income households, and first-generation college students. These efforts can begin by ensuring that the recruitment of candidates for positions supports applicant pools representive of the rich diversity included in but not limited to the following dimensions: “race, ethnicity, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, immigration status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, political beliefs, religion, creed, military or veteran status, socioeconomic status, and any other basis protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation” (California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office – Vision for Success Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force Report, April 24, 2020).
b. Conduct a Board review of the “Vision for Success Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force Report and in particular Tier 1 and Tier 2 recommended strategies.
c. Working through the Superintendent/President, create a Victor Valley College Diversity, Equity entity to identify and develop recruitment, retention, and support activities aligned with the California Community College Chancellor’s Office Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force’s Tier 1 and Tier 2 activities which recommends strategies that involve policy changes, changes to existing procedures, and or activities that promote supportive and inclusive behaviors (https://www.cccco.edu/-/media/CCCCO-Website/Reports/CCCCO_DEI_Report.pdf?la=en&hash=69E11E4DAB1DEBA3181E053BEE89E7BC3A709BEE).
GOAL 2 Adopt the new Educational Master Plan and an Enrollment Management Plan to Address the Issues of Growth and Guided Pathways
a. Adopt the new Educational Master Plan (EMP) by October 2020.
b. Ensure the EMP has been developed through the participation of the entire campus community as well as consultation with the local leadership in education, business and government.
c. Review and adopt a new Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) Plan by December 2020.
d. Ensure that provisions of the SEM and EMP are consistent with the intent of the statewide initiative Guided Pathways that will encourage improvements in graduation and transfer rates while reducing the average number of units students have taken to achieve these goals.
GOAL 3 Create stronger community relationships
a. Establish a system to ensure Trustees are scheduled to attend important community events and request brief oral or written reports on the attendance to these events.
b. Ensure the Board of Trustees commits to keeping the Superintendent/President apprised of contacts from community members, students, faculty and staff, and the issues/concerns expressed during those contacts.
GOAL 4 Increase Student Access, Success and Completion
a. Working through the Superintendent/President to meet the goals established in the statewide initiative Vision for Success. These include increases in degrees and certificates; transfers, including those to the University of California and the California State University campuses; improvements in the number of career and technical education (CTE) certificates and degrees; and improvements in all of the above areas for underrepresented minorities and students from low income families.
b. As part of a college wide effort to achieve recognition as an Aspen Prize winner, to support efforts for the College to be recognized as one of the top 150 colleges in the United States. This will include improvements in all areas identified in the Vision for Success.
GOAL 5 Adopt and Support the Caring Campus Initiative
a. Working through the Superintendent/President to create a Caring Campus Initiative that will assist the College in efforts to encourage greater enrollment and participation from the local community, improve the image of the College and achieve the goals of the Vision for Success.
b. The objective of this program is to increase student retention and success in community colleges by creating and cultivating Caring Campus environments through the intentional inclusion of all staff and faculty in student success efforts.
c. Staff are often the first contact students have with the institution: a phone call to student services, a meeting with financial aid officers, landscape staff while walking across campus, bookstore clerks, and a wide range of other personnel. Faculty and staff interaction with students can set the stage for successful enrollment, persistence, and completion.
d. It is particularly important for students from historically underserved populations, students less familiar with college, students of color, students from low-income households, and first-generation college students to feel welcome and that they belong in college.
Victor Valley Community College District Board Goals for 2020-21
Adopted: August 11, 2020