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Strategic Planning Process

JCCC has a long-standing history of strategic planning. The four-year planning cycle focuses the College on fulfilling the mission, vision and values of the institution while providing annual accountability and evaluation of progress in the existing plan.


Graphic representation of the 3-year cycle. Information in the graphic is fully represented in text on this page.

First Year

  1. Monitor Institutional Priorities
  2. Environmental Scan (Aug/Sep)
  3. Accreditation Feedback (Aug/Sep)
  4. Evaluate Plan (Campus and Community Input) (Oct/Nov)
    a. Mission/Vision/Values
    b. Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats (SWOT)
    c. Evaluate Objectives
  5. Cabinet Retreat (Jan)
    a. SWOT
    b. Operationalize/Start/Stop/Change
    c. Update Plan
    d. Set Strategy Focus
  6. Inform Budget (Jan/Feb)

Second Year

  1. Monitor Institutional Priorities
  2. Environmental Scan (Sept/Oct)
  3. Cabinet Retreat (Jan)
    a. SWOT
    b. Operationalize/Start/Stop/Change
    c. Set Strategy Focus
  4. Inform Budget (Jan/Feb)

Third Year

  1. Monitor Institutional Priorities
  2. Environmental Scan (Sept/Oct)
  3. Cabinet Retreat (Jan)
    a. SWOT
    b. Operationalize/Start/Stop/Change
    c. Set Strategy Focus
  4. Inform Budget (Jan/Feb)

Fourth Year

  1. Monitor Institutional Priorities
  2. Environmental Scan (Sept/Oct)
  3. Cabinet Retreat (Jan)
    a. SWOT
    b. Operationalize/Start/Stop/Change
    c. Set Strategy Focus
  4. Inform Budget (Jan/Feb)