The page you’re reading is the result of 13 months’ worth of work to help Arizona Western College chart a course to 2025. To say I’m tremendously proud of the effort that has gone into this work would be an understatement.
I’m excited about what the next seven years hold – that’s the horizon we’ve set for this plan.
Here are some highlights from this year:
With the focus of our amazing faculty and staff, the support of our community members, and the tenacity and energy of our students, I know Arizona Western College is well-positioned to transform lives, to bring prosperity and equity to the communities we serve and to the world beyond.
I thank you for your dedication to our students.
Dr. Daniel P. Corr,
President, Arizona Western College
STRATEGIC PLANNING TIMELINE
More than 2,600 participants helped with the AWC Strategic Plan, including 200 students.
Strategic Plan Kickoff on campus
Task Force launched
Campus Surveys launched
Data Update to Campus, Task Force
Student Experience workshop
Faculty & Staff focus groups
Student focus groups
Community focus groups
District Governing Board Work Session
Faculty & Staff workshop
Scan Teams launched
Student Experience survey
District Governing Board Mission, Vision working session
Scan Team Impact Statement presentation
Scan to Plan workshop
Draft Strategy presentation
Values survey (secondary)
Mission, Vision, Values, Strategic Direction survey to Faculty & Staff
Strategic Direction and Objectives workshop
Strategy Review and Community Feedback
Strategic Plan completed, community presentation
AGILITY – We welcome change, anticipate stakeholder needs, identify flexible, innovative solutions, adapt to meet constituent needs, and are process focused.
PASSION – We dream big, propose creative solutions, exceed expectations, and foster an engaging and supportive environment.
TRANSPARENCY – We build trust through honesty and openness, include stakeholders in decision-making, and communicate thoughtfully and clearly.
UNITY – We collaborate to develop and achieve goals, find opportunities to create synergy and empowerment, and work holistically toward student success.
EMPOWERMENT – We are inspired to do our best work when governance and responsibility are shared equitably, individuals are encouraged to express diverse and innovative perspectives, and courage is esteemed over comfort.
RESPECT – We express the highest levels of professionalism and kindness, seek common ground with openness & inclusivity, challenge ideas with an empathetic mindset, and listen to and acknowledge others’ ideas with civility and courtesy.
The Students, Faculty, and Staff of Arizona Western College for your contributions to this plan through surveys, focus groups, workshops and research.
Strategic Planning Task Force:
Mary Kay Harton
Strategic Planning Consultant: CampusWorks, INC, Liz Murphy, CEO
Deep appreciation to the citizens, parents, students, community leaders, business people, elected and tribal officials, non-profit leaders, K-12, college and university partners of Yuma and La Paz counties.
INNOVATION FUND AWARDS
Congratulations to the 12 projects awarded funding during the inaugural Strategic Planning Innovation Fund selection process!
- AWC Welcome Center - $ 40k
- San Luis Home Away from Home - $ 35k
- KAWC Border Radio Project - $ 27.5k
- Business Incubator Project - $ 22.5k
- Student Seating & Charging Stations - $ 20k
- American Indian Student Recruitment - $ 8.5k
- Writing @ AWC - $ 7.5k
- Art Garden Beautification Project - $ 6.3k
- South County Ambassador Program - $ 6k
- Parker Student Engagement Fund - $ 5k
- Mobile Mini-Makerspace - $ 4.6k
- South County Mentoring Program - $ 1k
- Total - $183.7k
For more details about the process or to see project descriptions, view the PowerPoint.