Strategic Objectives

Linn-Benton Community College

Strategic Objectives for 2017-18


1)      Continue to develop and/or modify existing policies and practices so that they represent intentional actions to build a culture that exhibits our Goals and Values

a)      Provide more resources for faculty and staff (including part-time faculty), including Professional Development opportunities for developing cultural competency.

b)      Develop polices and resources for employees to improve their ability to interact with others whose values, opinions, and/or beliefs differ from their own.

(Values, Inclusion, and Cultural Engagement Council (VICE), Javier Cervantes)

2)      Establish an educational experience that is increasingly designed around the student and for the student’s success by fully implementing Guided Pathways

a)      Develop multi-term schedules and registration capabilities for students.

b)      Create a common first and second term in each meta area. 

c)      Complete program maps and ensure that they are published in a manner that makes them readily accessible and used.

d)      Expand Pathways work into K-12 and Universities via coordination/integration with State Transfer Legislation implementation.

(Guided Pathways Steering Committee, Learning Innovations Council, Ann Buchele)

3)      Establish facilities that support and enhance the teaching-learning experience by  implementing and/or completing

a)      GO Bond Funded Projects, focusing efforts on

i)        Development of the Benton Center expansion.

ii)      CTE modernization and expansion on the Albany campus

b)      Seismic Retrofits in Willamette Hall and Industrial Arts Bldg. A

c)      Utilizing Facilities Master Plan and Emergency/Safety Plan in guiding facilities projects.

(Facilities Master Plan Advisory Committee (FMPAC), Dave Henderson)

4)      Continue to improve our responsiveness to the changing needs of regional industries and other community employers

a)      Expand and Update our Career-Technical Education (CTE) programs in response to (and in anticipation of) local industry needs and a State focus on the "Middle 40" of 40-40-20, giving special attention to:

i)        Welding

ii)      Mechatronics

iii)    Machine Tool

iv)    Non-Destructive Testing

b)      Continue to develop our relations with NC3 and a Partner and Resource, focusing especially on

i)        Automotive, with Fiat-Chrysler

ii)      Mechatronics, with Festo and Trane

iii)    Expansion of National Signing Day

iv)    Greater coordination with Pipeline

c)      Develop, coordinate, and expand Healthcare Occupations Programs, taking advantage of the opportunities afforded us with the new Healthcare Occupations Center

d)      Develop more Integrated and Intentional Internship/Apprenticeship/Cooperative Work Experience programs and employer partnerships

e)      Establish a STEM Hub (or functional equivalent) for our Region

f)       Expand the Pipeline Program to more schools in Benton County.

(Workforce and Economic Vitality Council (WEVC), Ann Buchele, Gary Price)

5)      Establish greater Affordability for all students, focusing on

a)      Develop an Integrated Student Financial Assistance model, connecting Financial Aid with other State and Federal economic assistance programs

b)      Continue to develop and adopt Open Educational Resources and other free or reduced cost instructional resources for our students

c)      Develop district-wide “Collective Impact” strategies with community service partners to make college more equitably “affordable” to all in the LBCC District

d)      Develop new revenue streams to reduce the need for tuition increases

(President’s Leadership Team, Greg Hamann)

6)      Establish technology resources that support and compliment the classroom, creating new points of access and new levels of adaptation to student needs, including

a)      Implementation of the LBCC Technology Plan, focusing on

i)        Completing “back to baseline” to allow for installation on new upgrades

ii)      Install and make ready DegreeWorks

b)      Full development of iLearn, including Financial Aid eligibility for students

(Technology Group, Ann Buchele, Michael Quiner)

7)      Establish a campus of true Equity and Inclusion, focusing on

a)      Implement Recruiting and Hiring Practices that result in increased diversity among faculty and staff

b)      Implement Student Recruitment and Support Strategies that increase diversity in our student enrollment and graduate numbers

c)      Continue to employ the “Bringing All of Ourselves to Work” Initiative, developing a positive connection between Self-Inclusion and Community Inclusion and increasing the variety of available role models for our students

d)      Develop and approve a Freedom of Expression Policy that provides a foundation for all in our community to have a voice and creates a richer learning environment

(VICE, Javier Cervantes, Bruce Clemetsen)