Strategic Planning

Utilizing external and internal scans and other planning documents, decisions are made about the strategic directions of the college and the goals and strategies needed to move in those directions. Once a strategic plan is finalized, it will largely inform budgeting and other resource allocation decisions in conjunction with the needs of instructional programs and administrative units on campus as expressed in completed Program and Administrative Unit Reviews. The strategic plan will not predetermine decisions. Instead, it will provide a guide or framework within which decision making will take place.

2014-2020 Strategic Goals

  • Goal 1:
    Saddleback College will foster an environment characterized by creativity, innovation, respectful interactions, and collaboration.
    • Objective 1.1: Recognize and support innovative ideas that improve collaboration and respectful interactions district-wide.
    • Objective 1.2: Improve district climate in the areas of optimism, commitment, and respectful collaboration.
    • Objective 1.3: Improve the representative process through active engagement and communication.
    • Objective 1.4: Increase professional development that potentiates employees’ talents and interests.
    • Objective 1.5: Improve training for all employees to increase college and district-wide understanding of organizational structure, resources, processes, and procedures.
  • Goal 2: Saddleback College will promote students' success by enhancing the teaching and learning environment.
    • Objective: 2.1 Increase student completion rates (degrees, certificates, and transfer) while preserving access, enhancing quality, and closing achievement gaps.
    • Objective: 2.2 Increase professional development opportunities, for all employees that are focused on student success outcomes.
    • Objective: 2.3 Increase opportunities for student engagement inside and outside of the classroom, evidenced by co-curricular participation, student services, and instructional support.
  • Goal 3: Saddleback College will advance economic and workforce development through regional partnerships with educational institutions and industry and by strengthening career technical education.
    • Objective 3.1: Formalize collaborative partnerships with the business community and regional educational institutions to support workforce development.
    • Objective 3.2: Improve alignment between workforce development offerings and regional job opportunities.
    • Objective 3.3: Establish a training/education delivery structure (infrastructure) that will work in collaboration with industry to identify training needs, develop customized curriculum, and provide workforce training that is current, relevant and future oriented for at least one State sector.
    • Objective 3.4: Improve the college collaborative work experience programs by developing employer partnerships and increasing placements of Saddleback students in internships.
  • Goal 4: Saddleback College will strengthen long-term financial health and institutional effectiveness through integrated planning and resource allocation.
    • Objective 4.1: Systematically assess the effectiveness of planning and resource allocation district-wide.
    • Objective 4.2: Improve processes and procedures for efficiency, effectiveness, and responsiveness district-wide.
    • Objective 4.3: Develop and initiate multi-year financial planning.


Strategic Planning Updates: Public Sharing
2016 Documents:
2016 District-wide Planning Update/Retreat

2016 College Strategic Planning Update to District Planning Council
2016 Annual College Strategic Planning Update

2017 Documents:
Fall 2017 Strategic Plan Update
2017 District-wide Planning Update/Retreat

2017 Planning and Budget Committee Data Retreat- Campus Scan!

Strategic Planning Groups and Committees:

Consultation Council
Planning & Budget Steering Committee (PBSC)

  • Strategic Planning Group I
  • Strategic Planning Group II
  • Strategic Planning Group III
  • Strategic Planning Group IV

Strategic Planning Documents:

 College Planning Documents:
Strategic Planning 2014-2020 District-wide Strategic Plan
2014-2020 Saddleback College Strategic Plan (as of 9.21.16)
2010-2013 Saddleback College Strategic Plan
Education and Facility Master Planning 2011-2031 SOCCCD Education and Facilities Master Plan
2011-2031 Saddleback College Education and Facilities Plan
2006 Saddleback College Educational Resource Plan
2006 Saddleback College Campus Master Plan
Equity Planning 2015-2016 Saddleback College Student Equity Plan
2014-2015 Saddleback College Student Equity Plan
2005 Saddleback College Student Equity Plan
Technology Plan 2015-2020 Saddleback Technology Plan
2010-2015 Saddleback College Technology Master Plan
Economic & Workforce Development Plan 2015-2020 Economic and Workforce Development Plan
Student Success Coordinating Plan 2015-2016 Student Success Update and Plan
Basic Skills Plan 2015-2016 ESL/Basic Skills Expenditure Plan
2015-2016 Basic Skills Report to Student Success Coordinating Committee
College Integrated Plan (Draft) 2017-2018 Draft Integrated Plan

2014-2020 Strategic Plan

2010-2013 Strategic Plan
2010-2013 Strategic Plan Summary Update
2010-2013 Strategic Planning Process
Implementation Process (Year 1)
Planning Terminology

Internal Scan Documents:

2014 Internal Scan - Report SOCCCD Climate Survey
Internal Scan Executive Summary

2009 Employee Survey Results (with comments)
2009 Employee Survey Crosstabs
2008 Student Survey (with comments)
2008 Student Gap Survey

External Scan Documents:

External Scan Executive Summary
State Labor Market Information
National Labor Market Information