Pasadena City College will implement a new Educational Master Plan (EMP) to target student learning and success, a plan that will set the educational course for the campus over the next decade.
The purpose of the EMP is to guide the college’s transformation to educate students for this global 21st century. The EMP establishes the college’s most important priorities and goals as a continuing guide to PCC’s future actions and decisions about the allocation of resources.“Project 90” is the opening phase of the EMP in conjunction with the 90th anniversary of the college during the 2014-2015 academic year. Many of the goals set in the EMP are expected to be fulfilled by the time of the anniversary celebration.
PCC developed a list of “Signature Goals” to be accomplished between now and 2015 which includes the following: 1. Guarantee enrollment for in-district high school students; 2. Turn PCC into the premier transfer school to four-year universities of the California Community Colleges; 3. Develop degree and certificate programs that address market-place needs; 4. Develop cutting-edge learning environments.
The EMP went for final discussion and approval by the Pasadena Area Community College District (PACCD) Board of Trustees at their December meeting of 2010. The Board held a first-reading of the EMP at their November 17th, 2010 Study Session.
In July of this year, PCC Superintendent-President Dr. Mark Rocha established an EMP/Accreditation Faculty-Based Task Team to step up the college’s efforts to complete and launch the plan.
The EMP was created through an 18-month developmental process that included the input of some 1,000 members of PCC’s service areas and campus community, according to Bob Miller, Interim Dean, Educational Services.
More than 25 campus and community town hall meetings occurred over this period to help develop the college’s new EMP. During PCC’s annual Flex Day on September 29, college staff participated in an all-campus activity in reviewing elements of the new plan and the PCC College Council unanimously endorsed the plan.
Twelve specific mission critical priorities have also been set through the Educational Master Plan:
A list of 15 action plan items addressing the twelve priorities is part of an in-depth EMP summary guide that is attached with the release.
For more information on the Educational Master Plan, please contact the President’s Office at 626-585-7201.