Mission Vision and Core Values Revisions

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<ul><li><p>8/2/2019 Mission Vision and Core Values Revisions</p><p> 1/7</p><p>. Mission:</p><p>The term mission refers to the overall function of an organization. The mission answers the question,What is this organization attempting to accomplish, for whom, so they can do what?</p><p>Current Mission Statement</p><p>In an era of civic renewal, economic change, and cultural revitalization that is unprecedented in the history of Los</p><p>Angeles, wethe faculty, staff, and administrators of the nine Los Angeles community collegesdedicate ourselvesto the goal of expanding access to educational opportunity across the many, diverse communities that contribute to</p><p>the greater Los Angeles area.</p><p>We serve all Angelenos by providing an unparalleled array of educational offerings, including programs that preparestudents for successful careers, for transfer to four-year colleges and universities, for the improvement of essentiallife and workplace skills, and for civic engagement and life-long learning.</p><p>To achieve this mission, we strive to create supportive instructional environments that challenge students to meet</p><p>rigorous academic standards, to become active, self-directed learners, to develop critical and creative habits of mind,and to develop an abiding appreciation for other peoples and other cultures.</p><p>Suggested Revisions to the Mission Statement</p><p>DRAFT 1 - In order for our students to achieve their goals, we create and support learning environments thatchallenge students to meet rigorous academic standards, to become active, self-directed learners, to develop critical</p><p>and creative habits of mind, and to develop an abiding appreciation for other peoples and other cultures.</p><p>The mission of the Los Angeles Community College District is to provide supportive learning environments that</p><p>challenge students to meet rigorous academic standards, to be active, self-directed learners, to develop critical andcreative habits of mind, and to develop an abiding appreciation for other peoples and other cultures.</p><p>DRAFT 2- We are committed to empowering the residents of this region to explore and achieve their goals related tobasic skills, career, and transfer preparation.</p><p>The mission of the Los Angeles Community College District is to empower the residents of this region to explore and</p><p>achieve their goals related to basic skills, career, and transfer preparation.</p><p>DRAFT 3- We, the faculty, staff, and administrators of the nine Los Angeles community colleges, dedicate ourselvesto the goal of expanding access to educational opportunity, promoting student success, and providing linkages to</p><p>business and industry for the diverse communities that contribute to the greater Los Angeles area.</p><p>We serve all students by providing an unparalleled array of educational offerings, including programs that prepare</p><p>students for successful careers, for transfer to four-year colleges and universities, for the improvement of essentiallife and workplace skills, and for civic engagement and life-long learning.</p><p>To achieve this mission, we strive to create supportive instructional environments that challenge students to meet</p><p>rigorous academic standards, to become active, self-directed learners, to develop critical and creative habits of mind,and to develop an abiding appreciation for other peoples and other cultures.</p><p>The mission of the Los Angeles Community College District is to create supportive instructional environments that</p><p>challenge students to meet rigorous academic standards, to become active, self-directed learners, to develop criticalhabits of mind, and to develop an abiding appreciation for other peoples and other cultures.</p><p>DRAFT 4-The mission of the Los Angeles Community College District is to provide an unparalleled array of</p><p>educational offerings, including programs that prepare students for successful careers, for transfer to four-year</p><p>colleges and universities, for the improvement of essential life and workplace skills, and for civic engagement and</p></li><li><p>8/2/2019 Mission Vision and Core Values Revisions</p><p> 2/7</p><p>life-long learning.</p><p>Vision:</p><p>The term vision refers to the desired future state of your organization. The vision describes where theorganization is headed, what it intends to be, or how it wishes to be perceived in the future. </p><p>Current Vision Statement:</p><p>Over the next 5 years, the LACCD will become a leader among urban community colleges by expanding educationalaccess and opportunity across the greater Los Angeles area and by offering a wide array of challenging, innovative,and student-centered academic and occupational programs that change student lives, enrich the areas many diverse</p><p>cultures, and make a lasting contribution to the regional economy.</p></li><li><p>8/2/2019 Mission Vision and Core Values Revisions</p><p> 3/7</p><p>Core Values:</p><p>The term values refers to the guiding principles and behaviors that embody how your organization andits people are expected to operate. Values reflect and reinforce the desired culture of an organization.Values support and guide the decision making of every workforce member, helping the organizationaccomplish its mission and attain its vision in an appropriate manner.</p><p>Current Guiding Principles:</p><p>Access &amp; Opportunity . We are committed to expanding educational opportunity and access to everyone who has</p><p>the desire to learn, and we actively welcome all students, including those from communities that have traditionally</p><p>been underserved by higher education or who require special accommodation or support.</p><p>Excellence &amp; Innovation. In all of our services and institutional activities, we strive to create a culture of excellenceand innovation, and we challenge our students to meet the highest educational standards.</p><p>Student Learning &amp; Success. All of our institutional efforts and resources are dedicated to one central purposethe support of our students as they work toward the achievement of their academic and professional goals.</p><p>Free Inquiry. We value the vigorous, critical and free exchange of ideas and opinions, and we work actively to</p><p>create communities of mutual respect and shared concern that support and sustain open debate and constructive,democratic discourse.</p><p>The Power of Diversity. We embrace diversity as a central part of our civic and institutional identity and as apowerful element in the education and development of every individual.</p><p>Community Connection. Our colleges must be rooted in the communities they serve, and we are determined to</p><p>build and maintain strong, durable, and responsive collaborations with our educational partners across Los Angeles,</p><p>and with business, labor, and other organizations that contribute to the fabric of our larger community.</p><p>The Promise of Technology. Technology plays a critical role in all of our institutional operations and educationalprograms, and we are committed to keeping both our District systems and classrooms on the forefront of</p><p>technological innovation and efficiency.</p><p>Public Accountability. We are accountable to the public for all aspects of our mission, and we owe the students we</p><p>serve, the people of Los Angeles, and the State of California regular and timely assessments of all of our efforts insupport of student learning and student success.</p></li><li><p>8/2/2019 Mission Vision and Core Values Revisions</p><p> 4/7</p><p>DISTRICT SWOT ANALYSIS</p><p>Strengths Weaknesses</p><p> Enhance the community by providing a bridge tosuccess</p><p> Accommodating to students Exceptional faculty that go above and beyond (just</p><p>need to be recognized)</p><p> Ability to serve students with limited resources Ability to develop grants Students can take courses at multiple colleges Large size Innovative, short-term programs Focus on students success (e.g., FTLA, SSIC,</p><p>ATD)</p><p> Diversity of our student population Shared governance</p><p> Communication (departmental, campus anddistrict; better dissemination of information tostudents)</p><p> Lack of sufficient course offerings Scheduling and sequencing of certain classes Classified Hiring/Personnel Commission Staff training and career advancement</p><p>opportunities</p><p> Inequities in the budget allocation model Inadequate staffing Outdated equipment (e.g. telephones, computers,</p><p>printers)</p><p> Lack of a structured road map for students Reductions in student support services (e.g.</p><p>tutoring, counseling, assessments, etc.)</p><p> Campus and district websites not kept up-to-dateand user friendly</p><p>Budget accountability</p><p> Instructor evaluations Insufficient budgets Cumbersome procurement and contracting policies</p><p>and procedures</p><p>Opportunities Threats</p><p> Connect the curriculum with career opportunities Distance education courses Mandatory assessment, orientation, and</p><p>educational plans</p><p> Capitalize on purchase power/economies of scale Centralized purchasing for common items Alumni tracking and fundraising Sharing of best practices across colleges Bridge programs and First Year Experience</p><p>programs to keep students connected</p><p> Keeping up with technology (e.g. social media,mobile applications, e-books, Wi-Fi, websites,online resources, global awareness)</p><p> Paperless systems The new Student Information System (SIS)</p><p> Our image (need to work to rebrand ourselves andmarket ourselves better)</p><p> Competition with for-profit institutions The digital divide (we need to close it) The underreporting of degrees and certificates due</p><p>to flawed data in DEC Lack of awareness regarding what our competitors</p><p>are doing</p><p> Inability to maintain new facilities Some provisions of union contracts Not keeping up with the pace of change in</p><p>education (e.g. acceleration, contextualizedlearning, compressed classes, etc.)</p><p> Leadership cultivation and administrative turnover Course sequencing and content is inconsistent</p><p>district-wide</p><p> Inconsistent policies and procedures acrosscampuses (e.g. placement testing, orientation, etc.)</p></li><li><p>8/2/2019 Mission Vision and Core Values Revisions</p><p> 5/7</p><p>BOARD OF TRUSTEES SWOT ANALYSIS</p><p>Strengths Weaknesses</p><p> Our building program We provide an economical education We have excellent programs We have a very positive reputation in the</p><p>communities we serve</p><p> Excellent presidents who work hard and have thestudents' interest as primary</p><p> Our size</p><p> Lack of fundraising efforts Public perception of the District Managing our finances Our low completion rates Not prepared for more budget cuts</p><p>Use of technology in education (helping ourprofessors to keep up where students have gonealready)</p><p> Nature of our bureaucratic process (i.e.complications of enrollment, information retrieval,lack of personalized service, wrap around servicessuch as EOPS and tutorial services)</p><p> Appropriate placement of students when they walkthrough the door</p><p> We don't have a student information system thatengages students</p><p> When student completes their education, theyshould be able to get a job</p><p>Opportunities Threats</p><p> External funding that does not rely on the state Mentoring (e.g. honors students mentoring new</p><p>students, faculty mentoring students)</p><p> Faculty training so that they can motivate students Expand online courses (i.e. nursing, engineering)</p><p>Create structured academic pathways for students Early counseling and mentoring Providing students with the faith that they can</p><p>complete their goals</p><p> Student retention, certificate success and transfer Green entrepreneurship Allied Heath Public and private sector opportunities Measure R (roadway and transit projects)</p><p> Budget cuts No business disruption plan Cutting class sections Changing employment skills that fit an employers</p><p>needs</p><p>Student discouragement with the number ofsemesters needed to complete their educationalgoal</p><p> Economic situation we are in (How do we take 9colleges and offer programs in a meaningful andefficient way?)</p><p> Transfer and a student's ability to get into a 4 yearcollege</p><p> Overly bureaucratic (Hard to navigate our systembecause we are so big</p></li><li><p>8/2/2019 Mission Vision and Core Values Revisions</p><p> 6/7</p><p>Strategic ChallengesThe term strategic challenges refers to those pressures that exert a decisive influence on an organizations likelihood offuture success. These challenges frequently are driven by an organizations future competitive position relative to other</p><p>providers of similar products or services. While not exclusively so, strategic challenges generally are externally driven.However, in responding to externally driven strategic challenges, an organization may face internal strategic challenges.</p><p>External strategic challenges may relate to customer or market needs or expectations; product, service, or technologicalchanges; or financial, societal, and other risks or needs. Internal strategic challenges may relate to an organizationscapabilities or its human and other resources.</p><p>Strategic Challenges:</p><p>1. Decline in public funding for California Community Colleges2. Lack of student readiness for college-level coursework3. Increasing accountability requirements4. Competitive pressures from other educational institutions5. Growth in occupations requiring post-secondary education, particularly AA degrees6. Low graduation and transfer rates and significant gaps in student achievement7. Low population growth in District service areas8. Utilizing and keeping up with changes in technology9. Complexity of district systems10. Ineffective communications11. Weak employee development12. CEO turnover</p><p>Strategic AdvantagesThe term strategic advantages refers to those marketplace benefits that exert a decisive influence on an organizationslikelihood of future success. These advantages frequently are sources of an organizations current and future competitivesuccess relative to other providers of similar products and services. Strategic advantages generally arise from either or both oftwo sources: (1) core competencies, through building and expanding on an organizations internal capabilities, and (2)strategically important external resources, which are shaped and leveraged through key external relationships and</p><p>partnerships.</p><p>When an organization realizes both sources of strategic advantage, it can amplify its unique internal capabilities bycapitalizing on complementary capabilities in other organizations.</p><p>Strategic Advantages:</p><p>1. Size2. Political clout3. Students can take classes at multiple locations4. Large number of alumni5. Low cost6. Variety of programs (CTE, transfer, basic skills,etc.)7. New state-of-the-art facilities8. Tradition of participatory governance9. Diversity (students and staff)10. Public support</p></li><li><p>8/2/2019 Mission Vision and Core Values Revisions</p><p> 7/7</p><p>Goals</p><p>The term goals refers to a future condition or performance level that one intends to attain. Goals can be both short-</p><p>and longer-term and address the critical issues faced by an organization. Goals are ends that guide actions. Theterm stretch goals refers to desired major, discontinuous (non-incremental) or breakthrough improvements,</p><p>usually in areas most critical to your organizations future success.Goals can serve many purposes, including</p><p> clarifying strategic objectives and action plans to indicate how you will measure success fostering teamwork by focusing on a common end encouraging out-of-the-box thinking to achieve a stretch goal providing a basis for measurin...</p></li></ul>