Eduardo J. Padrón
Office of the President
300 N.E. Second Avenue
Miami, Florida 33132-2297
Message From the President
Thursday, January 07, 2010
Crafting MDC’s strategic plan: 2010-2015
The College’s strategic plan has served as an active blueprint, guiding our efforts for several years. And given the challenging economic environment, long-range planning has never been more essential.
The present plan has been updated several times over the past five years and is scheduled to sunset at the end of the 2009-2010 academic year. The 2010-2015 plan is now in development and your engagement in that process will be vital to its success.
Several steps in building the College’s new strategic plan will invite your input, beginning with the survey link below:
MDC Mission, Vision, and Values Statement survey: These statements reflect the College’s purpose, core values and evolving responsibilities amidst a dynamic external environment. The Strategic Plan Coordinating Committee has prepared a draft of the College’s proposed Mission, Vision, and Values Statements.
We need your comments and thoughts about the proposed revisions. Please take a few minutes to respond to this online survey: http://CTLSilhouette.wsu.edu/surveys/ZS97723.
Strategic plan themes & goals: Themes provide the broad outlines of the plan, identifying the primary expressions of the College’s mission and vision, and the goals shape these components of the College’s work into practical pathways. The Strategic Plan Coordinating Committee will use the results of college and campus leadership planning meetings to draft themes and goals. Your perspectives and input will be vital in reviewing this draft to ensure that the proposed themes and goals are rooted in the day-to-day realities and complexities of our work. We expect this survey to arrive in your email inbox in February.
Campus town hall meetings: Alongside the electronic review of themes and goals, we will also create opportunities to discuss the College’s overall direction and the challenges we face in the coming years. These conversations will include the internal and external environmental scan reviews conducted under the leadership of the Strategic Plan Coordinating Committee. These meetings will also be scheduled for early in the spring term.
This is a challenging yet exciting time, one that requires a clear vision and a down-to-earth plan for action. I look forward to your participation in making both a reality.