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At the direction of SCO’s Board of Trustees, a new Strategic Planning process began in the fall of 2016. The college worked with consultants from Credo, a leading organization which assists academic institutions with the strategic planning process.
In October 2016, the Strategic Planning Committee – consisting of members of SCO’s President’s Council,leadership team, Board of Trustees, and student representation – met at a two-day retreat in which the group explored ideas for what could be achieved over the next five years.
Three mission-centric themes were outlined in a process that was repeated by small groups of SCO’s faculty and staff members who gave input about initiatives to fit the overarching themes. Those college-wide ideas were reviewed and prioritized by three different theme teams working in early 2017.
Once the theme teams finalized their prioritization, the Strategic Planning Team reviewed and refined goals and initiatives to develop the final plan for presentation and approval by the Board of Trustees in May 2017.