Institutional Priorities
Academic Year 2022-23


Institutional Priorities are developed on an annual basis each spring during a joint meeting between the College Planning Council and Budget Advisory Committee. At this meeting, the Vice Presidents and their Academic Senate and Classified Senate tri-chairs present the Vice President-Level Plan goals, metrics, and prioritized resource requests to the council and committee members. Based on the goals and metrics of the Vice President-Level Plans, the College Planning Council and Budget Advisory Committee determine the annual Institutional Priorities, which drive the resource allocation process for the coming year. The Budget Advisory Committee ensures that the Institutional Priorities are included in the Tentative and Adopted Budget Assumptions. During the development of the tentative and adopted budgets, President’s Cabinet meets to discuss the resource requests that were prioritized through the planning process in the Vice President-Level Plans and determines which will be funded based on their alignment with the Institutional Priorities. Final decisions on the funding of the resource requests are communicated by the Vice Presidents in early fall to the College Planning Committee and directly to the staff in their areas. To learn more about the planning process in its entirety, refer to the  Participatory Governance and Institutional Planning Handbook and/or the Office of Institutional Effectiveness’ Planning and Program Review website.

Institutional Priorities for 2022-23

In alignment with the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office Vision for Success and Long Beach City College’s Strategic Plan goals, the College will primarily focus on:

  • Increasing student persistence, completion, transfer, and gainful employment while closing equity gaps by providing holistic student supports, including the implementation of cross-functional teams, within a guided pathways framework. 
  • Maintaining fiscal viability.
  • Expanding outreach to increase enrollment and investing in infrastructure to promote students’ persistence.
  • Creating spaces of belonging and inclusivity for our disproportionately impacted and marginalized students through culturally responsive, anti-racist, and inclusive pedagogy and services.
  • Supporting students with the resources they need to succeed, including through increased awarding of financial aid and scholarships, as well as through offering basic needs services.
  • Attracting and retaining a diverse workforce committed to anti-racism and equity-mindedness.
  • Establishing and strengthening relationships with local community organizations. 
  • Utilizing lessons learned from the pandemic and embracing a new normal through:
    • Continuing to enhance emergency operations, improve the safety of campus facilities, and implement systems security.
    • Cultivating a culture of care by supporting the wellness, safety, and health (mental and physical) of our employees and students, while also ensuring they feel welcomed, acknowledged, and understood.
    • Continuing to invest in and support the expanded use of online and hybrid technology for instruction, service delivery, and workplace efficiencies.