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2014-15 Focus for Clark College Advisory Committees



Overriding focus:

Make advisory committees more effective and utilize meeting time in the most productive manner to help ensure program quality.



Development of the

Clark College 2015-2020 Strategic Plan


A strategic plan is the set of strategies to achieve a collective set of purposes and includes these critical characteristics:

The Planning and Accreditation Committee, a college-represented group, leads the development of the strategic plan.  The Clark College 2015-2020 Strategic Plan will be developed with the participation of every member of Clark College for three reasons:

Based on last year’s feedback of Vision 2020 and best practices throughout the United States – it has become clear that student learning is our common outcome – whether it is providing access, ensuring an environment conducive to student learning, engaging students in learning, or helping students make the commitment to learn: we all support student learning.

We have already begun developing our shared vision.  We will continue this work over the next 18 months to develop the Clark College 2015-2020 Strategic Plan and student learning will be at the forefront of our focus in shaping the strategic plan.

What’s Next?

The college community will receive four readings; each reading will be used for each group discussion.   The readings should take no more than 30 minutes to read and consider. 

The Planning and Accreditation Committee will convene different taskforces to draft the Clark College 2015-2020 Strategic Plan.  If you are interested in serving on one of these taskforces, please contact Shanda Diehl or another member of the committee.

The Clark College Board of Trustees is expected to adopt the Clark College 2015-2020 Strategic Plan during spring quarter 2015.


Other Supporting Links and Resources:


Clark College Strategic Plan website -


Commitment to Learn Discussion Article:


Engagement to Learn Discussion Article:


Environment to Learn Discussion Article:

Warger, Tom and Dobbin, Gregory.  “Learning Environments: Where Space, Technology, Culture Converge.”  Educause; ELI Paper 1 (2009): n. pag. Web.  17 October 2013.


Access to Learn Discussion Article:

See Access to Student Learning at Clark College link on the Strategic Plan website.