MCC's District Strategic Plan 2016-2021
For two years, members of the MCC community worked to develop a new Strategic Plan that would guide Metropolitan Community College over the next five years. A strategic planning steering committee met regularly and all employees had opportunities to provide input at campus meetings and districtwide events.
During the fall of 2016, the discussions culminated in the development of six strategic themes, as well as overarching goals to support and develop each theme.
The six themes include:
Teaching and Learning
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Resource Development and Alignment
Culture and Environment
Structure and Processes
The MCC Board of Trustees was kept informed of progress, and in January 2017 the board approved the 2016-2021 District Strategic Plan to serve as the College’s guiding document. That spring, attention turned to discussions on the five MCC campuses to develop tactics for each campus and functional area to support the district plan.
Click on the link to read the entire 2016-2021 District Strategic Plan.
Strategic Planning and the link to The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) accreditation
In January 2016, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) accreditation review reported that all HLC criteria had been met and that the commission identified concerns consistent with those self-reported by MCC.
Those areas of concern include strategic planning and shared governance. MCC continues to focus on those areas, include input college-wide and report progress as the work moves forward.
The report also noted strengths, progress and innovation surrounding assessment, zero-based budgeting, financial stability, the Chancellor’s Policy Review Committee, increases in hiring individuals from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds in all employee groups, and overall diversity initiatives.
The HLC report included the review team’s collective impression that MCC employees are passionate in their desire to provide excellent higher education opportunities to the Greater Kansas City community.
The entire HLC report is available at blogs.mcckc.edu/mcchlc. Click “Metropolitan CC-Kansas City Final Report.”