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.

2020-2025 Strategic Goals

  • Goal 1: Ensure Student Equity In Access And Achievement
    • Objective 1.1: Reduce and eliminate the achievement gap among underrepresented students
    • Objective 1.2: Reduce and eliminate the achievement gap for completion rates in transfer-level math and English
    • Objective 1.3: Reduce and eliminate the achievement gap between online and traditional classroom classes
    • Objective 1.4: Increase equity of access into college
    • Objective 1.5: Reduce and eliminate student Fall to Spring and Fall to Fall retention equity gaps
    • Objective 1.6: Cultivate culturally responsive and inclusive learning and working environment free from explicit/implicit bias
    • Objective 1.7: Cultivate a culturally responsive and inclusive learning and working environment free from institutional bias


  • Goal 2: Transform Lives Through Learning And Achievements
    • Objective 2.1: Increase the number of students annually who earn associate degrees, certificates, or 9 units in a CTE program that prepare them for an in-demand job
    • Objective 2.2: Increase the number of students transferring annually
    • Objective 2.3: Increase completion rates in transfer-level math and English
    • Objective 2.4: Increase course success in online and traditional classroom classes
    • Objective 2.5:Increase spring to spring and fall to fall retention
    • Objective 2.6: Increase the percent of exiting CTE students who report being employed in their field of study
    • Objective 2.7: Reduce average units accumulated by students who complete degrees
    • Objective 2.8: Implement educational programs and student services to Indicator non-traditional students
    • Objective 2.9: Increase and support the number of outside classroom learning opportunities available for students in each division (and participation in those opportunities)
    • Objective 2.10: Create and support inter-disciplinary learning opportunities both within and across the colleges
    • Objective 2.11: Increase the number of professional development opportunities for faculty and staff


  • Goal 3: Engage With The Community Through Athletic and Cultural Events, Enrichment Programs, And In Creating Economic Prosperity For All
    • Objective 3.1: Strengthen and expand industry engagement to support student learning, program development, and regional economic development
    • Objective 3.2: Increase the number of students who reporting obtaining a job closely related to their field of study that strongly support the regional economy
    • Objective 3.3: Increase participation in extended learning (community and adult education programs, and emeritus institutes)
    • Objective 3.4: Increase the number of students who earn college credits while still in high school
    • Objective 3.5: Increase partnerships with higher education institutions
    • Objective 3.6: Increase community participation in civic, athletic, and cultural events


  • Goal 4: Optimize Our Institutional Design And Structure With A Student-Centered Focus
    • Objective 4.1: Identify and streamline all institutional policies, practices, and processes pertaining to facilities and technology
    • Objective 4.2:Develop an organizational culture of collaboration across the district
    • Objective 4.3: Create a sustainable and robust participatory governance evaluation process
    • Objective 4.4: Provide enhanced student support with a student-centered design
    • Objective 4.5: Develop and build out the ATEP vision for the colleges including public-private partnerships

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 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