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Learn Forward

At its meeting on Monday, March 18, 2013, the Lansing Community College Board of Trustees adopted "Learn Forward: Student Success and Institutional Growth," the College’s Strategic Plan for 2013-16.

The plan was developed following an extensive series of discussions with faculty, students, staff, trustees, and community members. More than 500 people shared their ideas on ways the College can address internal and external challenges while ensuring that our students have access to relevant and rigorous curricula that will help them reach their educational and career goals.

The plan describes how the College will position itself for the future and focuses on six Areas of Strategic Focus:

  • Competitiveness and Innovation
  • Learning
  • Student Success
  • Community Engagement
  • Leadership, Culture, and Communication
  • Resource Management and Fiscal Responsibility

Within each of these areas, specific strategies are described that will help us prioritize students and their success, maintain the integrity of our programs, innovate teaching and learning, and meet the needs of our community.

Next steps include creating implementation plans for each Area of Strategic Focus. Members of the campus community are invited to participate in this process. Please watch for future STAR Alerts for more information on how you can get involved.

A PDF of the Strategic Plan can be accessed here. Printed copies of the plan will be distributed in the coming weeks.

Strategic Challenges

The Strategic Challenges project considered internal and external issues that could have a substantial impact on the college’s operations. Several common themes emerged from discussions with faculty, students, staff, community members, and the Board of Trustees, including the potential impact of funding shifts; new rules, goals, and roles; new competition, the changing realities of our students’ lives; demographic and community factors; organizational climate and communications issues; and the ever-accelerating pace of change.

The Strategic Challenges project concluded in December 2012.

Related documents:

Conversations about Strategic Challenges: Stakeholder Themes and Comments with Direction from the Board of Trustees PDF file

Conversations about Strategic Challenges: Executive Summary PDF file

Strategic Challenges Project Wrap-Up: Presentation of the Board of Trustees, December 3, 2012 (Powerpoint)

Strategic Challenges Project and Strategic Planning, Presentation to Faculty, January 9, 2013 (Powerpoint)

Strategic Plan: Learn Forward 2013-16 Year 2 Status Report