BSS Strategic Goals

1. Promote student success

  1. Action: Increase graduation rates while maintaining program excellence.
  2. Action: Eliminate the achievement gap for underrepresented minorities.
  3. Action: Encourage, support and grow internships and service-learning opportunities.

2. Maintain and develop innovative and high-quality learning experiences that provide skilled graduates to our North State service region, the State of California, and beyond.

  1. Action: Build and maintain the accreditation status for all current and potential academically accredited programs.
  2. Action: Encourage, support and grow high-impact learning practices and opportunities.
  3. Action: Utilize assessment to measure student learning and make evidence-based programmatic changes. 

3. Maintain, develop and grow community service and research partnerships that enhance student learning and community involvement.

  1. Action: Build upon and grow our community partnerships with public agencies, nonprofit organizations, and other entities to enhance student learning.
  2. Action: Conduct research and outreach that benefits our North State service region, the State of California, and beyond.

4. Facilitate innovative approaches that streamline student progress toward graduation.

  1. Action: Offer and staff courses to meet requirements for graduation.
  2. Action: Serve our student population by providing effective mentoring, tutoring, and related services.  
  3. Action: Implement two- and four-year advising plans to assure timely graduation rates.                        

5. Promote excellence in faculty teaching, research, and service.

  1. Action: Promote the teacher-scholar model.
  2. Action: Support faculty professional development and travel.
  3. Action: Enhance opportunities for collaboration and teamwork among College personnel.
  4. Action: Maintain and develop new tenure/tenure-track faculty positions that reflect changes in the field.

6. Promote excellence in staff development.

  1. Action: Maintain and develop new staff positions appropriate to program size and function.
  2. Action: Support staff professional development.
  3. Action: Recognize outstanding staff contributions.

7. Maintain, promote, and support inclusivity.

  1. Action: Be proactive in recruiting, employing, and enrolling diverse faculty, staff, and students.
  2. Action: Support and develop learning environments where inclusivity is taught and respected.

8. Develop strategies to optimize resources.

  1. Action: Provide incentives to encourage grant and contract development.
  2. Action: Utilize BSS Advancement and department events to communicate with alumni and donors.
  3. Action: Enhance the affinity for volunteers/alumni/donors through involvement in the BSS Advisory Board, departmental advisory and professional boards, projects, and activities where appropriate.
  4. Action: Refine the college advancement plan.