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The ECC Mission »

Vision and Goals


Vision
Recognizing the unique opportunity offered by an urban multicultural college, El Centro will purposefully promote a global perspective, transcultural values and competencies, and responsible citizenship. The college will focus on student success and lifelong learning with an emphasis on systematic assessment of student learning outcomes.
Core Values
In pursuit of our Mission, we value:

Learning
  • By providing exemplary and innovative instruction, measured student learning outcomes, and personalized student support services
  • By providing professional development opportunities for all employees
Diversity
  • By challenging individuals to embrace diversity through broadened concepts of self, and by expanding their views of the world and recognizing their roles in a global society.
Integrity
  • By insuring equity and fair treatment in all policies, processes and procedures
  • By valuing academic freedom and respecting the rights and views of each individual; by encouraging an honest, respectful, and continual exchange of views among students, faculty, staff, and administration
Excellence
  • By creating high standards of performance through the acquisition of new knowledge and a commitment to constant responsiveness to the needs of our community of learners
Communication
  • By encouraging the individual viewpoints of the college community through collaborative shared governance
Goals

Goal #1:  Student Success

Objective 1:  To increase success rates in developmental math and first-tier math transfer courses

Objective 1:  By September 2015, there will be a minimum of a 5% relative increase in success rates for mathematics courses compared to the Fall 2009 baselines.

 

Math Courses

Success = A, B, C, Cr Grade

Success Rates

Fall 2009

Baseline

2015

Target

Arithmetic–066

54%

59%

Pre-Algebra –090

56%

62%

Elem Algebra –091

52%

57%

Interim. Algebra –093

53%

58%

College Math I – MATH 1332

45%

50%

College Algebra–MATH 1314

53%

58%

Trigonometry – MATH 1316

63%

69%

Business/Econ–MATH 1325

37%

45%

Pre-calculus – MATH 2412

46%

51%

Calculus I – MATH 2513

63%

69%

 

 

Objective 2: To increase the success rates in developmental level reading courses

Objective 2:  By September 2015, there will be a minimum of 5% relative increase in success rates for developmental reading courses compared to the Fall 2009 baselines.

 

 

Developmental Reading

Success = A, B, C, Cr Grade

Success Rates

Fall 2009

Baseline

2015

Target

Dev. Reading 090

42%

50%

Dev. Reading 091

43%

50%

Dev. Reading 093

32%

40%

Com. Skills in Reading 300

43%

50%

 

Objective 3:  To increase the success rates in developmental level writing courses

Objective 3:  By September 2015, there will be a minimum of 10% relative increase in success rates for developmental writing courses compared to the Fall 2009 baselines.

 

 

Dev. Writing Courses

Success = A, B, C, Cr Grade

Success Rates

Fall 2009

Baseline

2015

Target

Dev. Writing 090

18%

36%

Dev. Writing 091

28%

38%

 

 

 

Objective 4:  To increase the number of Associate Degrees earned by ECC students

By June 2015, increase the number of Associate Degrees awarded to 530 compared to a 2008-2009 baseline of 481 degrees.

 

Objective 5:  To increase the number of ECC students earning core requirements for transfer

 By 2015, increase by 33% the number of students earning core requirements for transfer over the 2008-09 baseline of 124 students.  2015 target = 165 students

 

 

Objective 6:  To articulate technical transfer degree programs for transfer to four-year institutions

By September 2015, there will be a minimum of 12 articulation pathway agreements signed for transfer of ECC technical degree programs to four-year colleges and universities, compared to a 2010 baseline of zero (0).

 

Objective  7:  To significantly expand and strengthen the personal and academic guidance and mentoring provided to ECC students who are not served by special programs

By September 2015, 60% of all students will be served by case management advising, mentoring, supplemental instruction, summer bridge and/or learning support compared to the 2010 baseline of 11% served by special programs.

 

 

Goal #2:  Employee Success

We will:

·         Equip employees with necessary tools and training

·         Encourage professional development through use of existing district and college resources (to be tracked through Colleague)

Goal #3:  Economic and Workforce Development

·         Increase Continuing Education contact hours by 5% by August 31, 2013

·         Increase contract training revenue by 5%  by August 31, 2013

Goal #4:  Sustainable College & Community Development

  • Establish benchmarks for recycling by June 1, 2011
  • Establish benchmarks for energy usage and reduction by June 1, 2011
  • Increase student participation in service learning by August 31, 2014
  • Utilize student organizations to expand outreach to community organizations
  • Survey employees to determine collective community service involvement amongst faculty and staff by October 1, 2011
  • Improve aesthetics of El Centro College’s campuses by using existing resources and increasing faculty and staff participation to promote a safe, attractive & engaging facility

Goal #5:  Streamlined Business & Fiscal Processes

·         Analyze annual Control Self-Assessment survey results; internally develop and deliver appropriate professional development to address deficiencies

·         Provide regularly scheduled training college-wide on business office procedures

·         Fully implement Paperwise throughout the college by September 1, 2012

Goal #6:  Organizational & Institutional Effectiveness

·         Increase enrollments with an emphasis on distance education

·         Ensure equal measurement of student learning outcomes and success factors in all courses, including Distance Education courses

·         develop annual division/department growth goals that align with the 2020 Completion Agenda

·         Increase emphasis on grant management and compliance through professional development and increased monitoring 

·         Increase to 100% the number of program and service areas with measurement outcomes identified, including appropriate ¡HOLA! (Honing Outcomes and Learn Assessment) and CIE outcomes.