ERIC Number: ED426754
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Sep-11
Reference Count: N/A
External Strategic Planning Conference.
Los Angeles Community Coll. District, CA. Office of Research and Planning.
In response to a community reputation that has grown increasingly negative, the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) devised a strategic plan in 1998 to improve its programs and services and assure the educational success of its students. The planning process involved several steps: (1) revisiting the district mission statement; (2) defining the external entities that affect the district; and (3) requiring each participant in the project to state what personal values led them to work in the district, what they believe is the district's most serious weakness, and where they would like to see the district in three years. The document discusses each of these steps in detail, as they pertain specifically to LACCD. It also describes SWOT analysis, a brainstorming process that helped identify the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats to the district. This activity helped pinpoint six areas in need of improvement: (1) internal; (2) facilities; (3) revenue enhancement; (4) legislative; (5) marketing; and (6) operation. For each of these subgroups, the action plan specified at least two urgent proposals requiring immediate action, a concise statement of the issue, and a process for timely implementation. Includes a list of participants and their comments during the brainstorming activity and after the planning process. (EMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles Community Coll. District, CA. Office of Research and Planning.