Our Strategic Plan
Strategic Planning evolves from collaborative engagement with the campus, local, and regional communities to articulate a shared mission, vision, and set of values that drive all decision-making at Arizona Western College. The Strategic Plan that develops out of this process is dynamic and provides a flexible but focused framework for our future.
In November 2016 AWC President Dr. Daniel Corr launched a 15-month Strategic Planning Initiative. He worked with the Classified Association, Faculty Senate, and the President's Cabinet to select Biridiana Martinez, Ellen Riek, and Lori Stofft as tri-chairs for this process. Dr. Corr gave only two directions for the tri-chairs: make the strategic planning process inclusive, and make it transparent. Research into successful strategic planning at other institutions and preliminary discussions with consultants revealed that we should develop a Task Force with balanced representation from our three employee groups, to collaborate with President's Council and AWC students to drive our Strategic Planning process.
To ask questions, or to provide ideas and feedback, please email the tri-chairs:
In 2017, Dr. Corr and The District Governing Board launched the inaugural Innovation Fund to support the development of AWC initiatives aligned with Strategic Planning. This year, $86,000 in funds are available for one-time projects beginning in Spring 2019 that support Strategic Planning efforts, specifically projects that enhance the AWC Student Experience. This limited time funding is designed to encourage innovative thinking outside the parameters of the annual fiscal year budget.Learn More
Biri Martinez, Nick Byles, Laura Shepherd (team list)
The Agility Team hosted two workshops in the Fall semester focusing on educating the district on the four guiding principles of agility.
Stephen Moore, Ashley Macawile, Mandi Soulliard (team list)
Writing a charter for a new cross-functional technology advisory council; creating plans for increased automation in Student Services.
Kathy Ocampo, Eric Lee, Julissa Fitts (team list)
Piloting standardized scheduling to make room for a centralized scheduling module; seeking partnerships at regional high schools to develop and deliver developmental curriculum to reduce barriers to college-level courses; adopted a model for Guided Pathways and initiating three work teams to bring the plan to life.
Maria Aguirre, Bertha Avila (team list)
Adopted a shared set of Guiding Principles for Learning and initiating plans to embed these principles in the classroom and extracurricular activities; researching Prior Learning models from the state and across the nation; creating a joint workgroup to address workforce gaps for regional economic growth.
- July 25, 2019
- 2019 Strategic Planning Status Report
- December 6, 2018
- 2019 Innovation Fund Awards Announced
- November 13, 2018
- Pathways Framework Adopted
- May 03, 2018
- Strategic Innovation Projects in the Works Across District
- February 26, 2018
- Arizona Western College Unveils Strategic Plan: Technology, Agility, and Baccalaureate Degrees at the top of the list
- May 02, 2018
- AWC Governing Board approves a preliminary budget
- February 27, 2018
- Student-Focused Innovation Projects Bring Great Ideas to Life Across District
|Strategic Plan 2025 Booklet||Download|
|Strategic Plan Presentation - Dec. 2018||Download|
|Action Plans - Dec. 2018||Download|
|Implementation Workshop - May 2019||Download|
|Implementation Workshop Questions - May 2019||Download|
|Implementation Workshop Feedback - May 2019||Download|
|Project Funding Request||Download|