Institutional Priorities
Academic Year 2024-25


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 2024-25

  • Support the improvement of equitable course success rates, learning, and persistence
    • Increase Transfer-level math and English course completion rates for first-time, first-year degree-seeking students
  • Improve the efficiency of business processes and practices to support compliance, service delivery, and instruction
  • Provide continued support for campus safety initiatives
  • Increase students’ and employees’ sense of belonging and mattering by actively creating an inclusive, caring, and anti-racist environment in all spaces (virtual and physical) on campus
  • Establish and strengthen relationships and partnerships with community organizations, industry partners, and educational institutions