Institutional Priorities
Academic Year 2021-22

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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 2021-22

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 retention, completion, and transfer, while closing equity gaps through the implementation of cross-functional teams in a guided pathways framework. 
  • Maintaining fiscal viability.
  • Expanding outreach to increase enrollment and retain students.
  • Creating spaces of belonging and inclusivity for our disproportionately impacted and marginalized students through culturally responsive, anti-racist, and inclusive pedagogy and services.
  • Attracting and retaining an anti-racist, equity-minded, and diverse workforce.
  • Establishing and strengthening relationships with local community organizations. 
  • Managing and learning from the COVID-19 pandemic throughout the College’s reopening and beyond to create a culture of care and enhance emergency operations, planning, and training.
  • Continuing to expand and improve the use of technology to enhance classroom instruction and workplace efficiencies.