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Development of the 2008-2012 Strategic Plan

The planning process officially got underway at Fall In-Service in September 2007. During that session a significant number of RCC staff and faculty reported they wanted a concise, updated mission statement that served as a motivational and purposeful ideal.

In August 2007, the Strategic Planning Steering Committee, made up of RCC and community representatives, was formed to monitor progress and make recommendations to improve the plan. In October, four Strategic Planning teams, each with 9-12 members, began meeting regularly.

The teams' Strengths-Weaknesses-Opportunities-Threats analyses revealed strategic challenges with considerable overlap between them.  At two retreats, teams shared their efforts and reached agreement on the best ways to strengthen RCC.  They drafted a new mission statement; developed institutional goals and objectives; prepared an inspirational vision statement to describe RCC once it has achieved its plans; and drafted new core value statements to express how the College staff will conduct business and themselves. The Synthesis Team, with representatives from each team, incorporated suggested changes. Draft versions of all work were posted at the strategic planning web-page and circulated widely to selected college councils, all campuses, Strategic Planning Steering Committee, and the Board of Education.

The 2008-2012 plan was adopted by the RCC Board of Education on June 17, 2008. Goal and objective champions were identified and work commenced. Champions prepared regular reports to the CEC and to the Board of Education. The following summer, the CEC (formerly IPEC) conducted an annual assessment. The assessment group evaluated progress on the annual benchmarks and recommended changes to the institutional goals and objectives. This process continues on an annual basis.

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