Arizona Western College
Growing Our Communities
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Strategic Plan 2025
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Strategic
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Values
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Student
Experience

Status Update

Sep. 2020 - Arizona Western College hosted a press conference at the Parker Learning Center on Thursday, September 10, to share about expanding partnerships with regional law enforcement and funding from Arizona@Work to enroll cadets in the college’s Law Enforcement Training Academy (LETA).

Our Strategic Plan

The Purpose

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.

 

The History

Photo of people walking on CampusIn 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.

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To ask questions, or to provide ideas and feedback, please email the tri-chairs:

Strategic.Planning@azwestern.edu


September 2020
Arizona Western College hosted a press conference at the Parker Learning Center on Thursday, September 10, to share about expanding partnerships with regional law enforcement and funding from Arizona@Work to enroll cadets in the college’s Law Enforcement Training Academy (LETA).
June 2020
We hosted the 2nd in a series of college-wide convenings (AWC Teams Streamline: Stop to Reinvent) with Liz Murphy, from CampusWorks Inc, to talk about how our teams can learn from the COVID-19 Pandemic and streamline their work to better serve our students.
May 2020
Over 120 colleagues joined us to at the Stopping to contemplate the early lessons of this huge shift in the work we do.
March 2020
In March, days (minutes?) before the shut-down, about 40 colleagues gathered for an Implementation Council meeting, to talk about how to streamline and collapse the list of 19 objectives, and to engage in conversation about our Values. We discussed how to set our teams up for success and completion on the Objectives, the need to remove barriers, the desire to add new talent to the Implementation teams.
October 9, 2019
AWC staff seek professional development on Strategic Planning work
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 Planning Documents File
Strategic Booklet - Status Report Fall 2019 Download
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
Newsletter File
October 2019 Download
September 2019 Download
April 2019 Download
March 2019 Download
February 2019 Download
Accessibility Document/File Name File
YCAT Email Download
YCAT Data for AWC Ridership Download
Summer Drop and Success Rate Data Download
Student Survey - Fall 2018 - Spring 2019 Download
Student Survey (Online) - Fall 2018 - Spring 2019 Download
Standard Time Model Feedback and Notes Download
Proposed Transfer & Career Pathways Framework Download
Agility Document/File Name File
Agility Processes, Procedures, and Policies Download
Agility Self-Assessment - Shared Governance Download
Deal Makers & Breakers Workshop Presentation Download
Deal Makers & Breakers Workshop Questions Download
Deal Makers & Breakers Workshop Responses Download
Notes from Focus Group on Section 8 Download
Combined Minutes - 03/28/18 - 09/03/19 Download
Disaggregated Data Party Documents File
Disaggregated Data Party Overview View
Observations and Discussion Download
Disaggregated Data Party Presentation Download
Q1 Student Application Demographics Download
Q2 FTSE Numbers vs Course Completion Download
Q3 1st Semester Gateway Course (ENG & MAT) Download
Q5 30 Credits 1st Semester Download
Q6 1st YR Degree Related Courses Download
Q7 Degree Completers - Total Credits Completed Download
Q8 FTSE Developmental (ENG & MAT) Students & SSC Download
Budget Documents File
Project Funding Request Download
Travel Proposal Download

 

 

STRATEGIC DIRECTION

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AGILITY

Cultivate an agile culture and institutional model that strengthens the future of AWC and the region

  • COMPLETE - Establish an equitable model of shared governance that builds a culture of empowerment by minimizing hierarchy and broadening decision making. January 2019
  • Review processes, procedures, and policies to improve efficiency and create sensible workflows to increase student and faculty/staff satisfaction. July 2019
  • Design a cross-training model to support collaborative staffing resource flexibility. July 2019
  • Create and fund a professional development model to grow bench strength and assist with succession planning. January 2020

TECHNOLOGY

Improve student success by leveraging technology that personalizes the student experience and increases organizational effectiveness

  • Deliver upgraded technology that increases automation in Student Services. July 2022
  • Develop a stable, well-supported, technology-rich teaching and working environment dedicated to current and equitable technological resources. August 2022
  • COMPLETE - Eliminate negative IT audit findings. December 2020
  • Develop a technology-literate workforce that embraces IT as a component to improve responsiveness, efficiency, pedagogy, and student learning. August 2021
  • Deliver upgraded technology that reflects best-practices in teaching and learning and supports an enriched student experience. August 2022

ACCESSIBILITY

Eliminate cultural, financial, time and place barriers to education

  • COMPLETE - Develop and implement a multiyear data-driven class schedule that aligns with program offerings and transfer/ workforce demands to increase enrollment by 5% at all campuses. June 2020
  • COMPLETE - Offer open educational resources in 50% of all classes. July 2022
  • COMPLETE - Allocate appropriate resources to meet the growing community and educational needs in South County and other district priorities as identified by the Facilities Master Plan. January 2025
  • Develop and deliver “wrap-around” services that accelerate student time to completion. January 2022
  • COMPLETE - Research and adopt a Guided Pathways model that aligns with AWC student & community needs. November 2018
  • Develop a partnership with the high school district to design and deliver aligned developmental curriculum at the High School level to reduce barriers to college-level courses. June 2020

PROSPERITY

Grow and sustain academic programs that leverage our competencies, fuel economic growth and position graduates for prosperity

  • Create regional economic growth by collaborating with key business and industry partners to develop programs tailored to meet the existing employee deficit. January 2020
  • Develop and deploy three interdisciplinary programs that t local industry needs using flexible delivery models. June 2020
  • COMPLETE - Explore learning processes to obtain credits based on experience, skills, and prior learning. July 2019
  • COMPLETE - Develop Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs) for all AWC students. October 2018

VALUES

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AGILITYWe welcome change, anticipate stakeholder needs, identify flexible, innovative solutions, adapt to meet constituent needs, and are process focused.

PASSIONWe dream big, propose creative solutions, exceed expectations, and foster an engaging and supportive environment.

TRANSPARENCYWe build trust through honesty and openness, include stakeholders in decision-making, and communicate thoughtfully and clearly.

UNITYWe collaborate to develop and achieve goals, find opportunities to create synergy and empowerment, and work holistically toward student success.

EMPOWERMENTWe 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.

RESPECTWe 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.

FRAMEWORK