LCCC’s Vision 2015 Uses Community Feedback To Guide College’s Priorities

{mosimage}Lorain County Community College’s Board of Trustees recently adopted the Vision 2015 plan including a new mission statement, values, and six strategic priorities that will guide the College’s developmental strategies for the next eight years. This plan was developed by a 100-member Vision Council, which was comprised of external community and regional stakeholders, faculty, staff, and students and culminated an 18-month process of listening and learning sessions.

“Vision 2015 creates the future direction for LCCC and represents the collective input from those we serve in helping to shape and create priorities that will enhance our community’s educational attainment and competitiveness needed for this knowledge economy,” commented LCCC President Roy A. Church.

The College gathered input from more than 1,400 individuals representing constituency groups to offer building block ideas for their college of the future and asked for trends impacting their areas and how LCCC could meet those needs. More than 1,200 building block ideas were generated through the 104 community sessions and 45 campus dialogues. The Vision Council met four times from September through December to learn about trends influencing the future of the college in the areas of education, economy, community, and culture and to review and refine the ideas developed through the listening and learning phase.

This collaborative process resulted in the Vision 2015 Council’s recommendation for the following new mission statement: “Lorain County Community College, an innovative leader in education, economic, community, and cultural development, serves as a regional catalyst for change in a global environment through accessible and affordable academic and career-oriented education, lifelong learning, and community partnerships.”

To achieve this mission, the following six strategic priorities were developed:

  • Raise the Community’s Participation and Attainment in Higher Education
  • Prepare Globally Competent Talent to Compete in the Innovation Economy
  • Accelerate Business and Job Growth to Enhance Regional Competitiveness
  • Connect Lorain County with Regional Priorities and Partners
  • Serve as Catalyst for Enhanced Community Life
  • Build the College’s Resource Capacity

In addition, eight values were developed as a foundation for Vision 2015’s implementation and are focused on: excellence, learning, individuals, partnerships, innovation, diversity, stewardship, and engagement. During the next several months, the Vision 2015 planning will continue as faculty and staff refines the initiatives that will advance each of the priorities as well as the reviewing and refining of a vision statement.

LCCC’s Vision 2015 Uses Community Feedback To Guide College’s Priorities

{mosimage}Lorain County Community College’s Board of Trustees recently adopted the Vision 2015 plan including a new mission statement, values, and six strategic priorities that will guide the College’s developmental strategies for the next eight years. This plan was developed by a 100-member Vision Council, which was comprised of external community and regional stakeholders, faculty, staff, and students and culminated an 18-month process of listening and learning sessions.

“Vision 2015 creates the future direction for LCCC and represents the collective input from those we serve in helping to shape and create priorities that will enhance our community’s educational attainment and competitiveness needed for this knowledge economy,” commented LCCC President Roy A. Church.

The College gathered input from more than 1,400 individuals representing constituency groups to offer building block ideas for their college of the future and asked for trends impacting their areas and how LCCC could meet those needs. More than 1,200 building block ideas were generated through the 104 community sessions and 45 campus dialogues. The Vision Council met four times from September through December to learn about trends influencing the future of the college in the areas of education, economy, community, and culture and to review and refine the ideas developed through the listening and learning phase.

This collaborative process resulted in the Vision 2015 Council’s recommendation for the following new mission statement: “Lorain County Community College, an innovative leader in education, economic, community, and cultural development, serves as a regional catalyst for change in a global environment through accessible and affordable academic and career-oriented education, lifelong learning, and community partnerships.”

To achieve this mission, the following six strategic priorities were developed:

  • Raise the Community’s Participation and Attainment in Higher Education
  • Prepare Globally Competent Talent to Compete in the Innovation Economy
  • Accelerate Business and Job Growth to Enhance Regional Competitiveness
  • Connect Lorain County with Regional Priorities and Partners
  • Serve as Catalyst for Enhanced Community Life
  • Build the College’s Resource Capacity

In addition, eight values were developed as a foundation for Vision 2015’s implementation and are focused on: excellence, learning, individuals, partnerships, innovation, diversity, stewardship, and engagement. During the next several months, the Vision 2015 planning will continue as faculty and staff refines the initiatives that will advance each of the priorities as well as the reviewing and refining of a vision statement.

LCCC’s Vision 2015 Uses Community Feedback To Guide College’s Priorities

{mosimage}Lorain County Community College’s Board of Trustees recently adopted the Vision 2015 plan including a new mission statement, values, and six strategic priorities that will guide the College’s developmental strategies for the next eight years. This plan was developed by a 100-member Vision Council, which was comprised of external community and regional stakeholders, faculty, staff, and students and culminated an 18-month process of listening and learning sessions.

“Vision 2015 creates the future direction for LCCC and represents the collective input from those we serve in helping to shape and create priorities that will enhance our community’s educational attainment and competitiveness needed for this knowledge economy,” commented LCCC President Roy A. Church.

The College gathered input from more than 1,400 individuals representing constituency groups to offer building block ideas for their college of the future and asked for trends impacting their areas and how LCCC could meet those needs. More than 1,200 building block ideas were generated through the 104 community sessions and 45 campus dialogues. The Vision Council met four times from September through December to learn about trends influencing the future of the college in the areas of education, economy, community, and culture and to review and refine the ideas developed through the listening and learning phase.

This collaborative process resulted in the Vision 2015 Council’s recommendation for the following new mission statement: “Lorain County Community College, an innovative leader in education, economic, community, and cultural development, serves as a regional catalyst for change in a global environment through accessible and affordable academic and career-oriented education, lifelong learning, and community partnerships.”

To achieve this mission, the following six strategic priorities were developed:

  • Raise the Community’s Participation and Attainment in Higher Education
  • Prepare Globally Competent Talent to Compete in the Innovation Economy
  • Accelerate Business and Job Growth to Enhance Regional Competitiveness
  • Connect Lorain County with Regional Priorities and Partners
  • Serve as Catalyst for Enhanced Community Life
  • Build the College’s Resource Capacity

In addition, eight values were developed as a foundation for Vision 2015’s implementation and are focused on: excellence, learning, individuals, partnerships, innovation, diversity, stewardship, and engagement. During the next several months, the Vision 2015 planning will continue as faculty and staff refines the initiatives that will advance each of the priorities as well as the reviewing and refining of a vision statement.

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