Components of Planning
The South Orange County Community College District's mission statement is "We provide a dynamic and innovative learning environment for diverse learners of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. We promote access, success, and equity to meet each student's goals of skills development, certificate, associate degree, transfer, or personal enrichment. We contribute to the economic vitality of the region." Fulfilling this mission depends on strategic planning and effective decision-making. Long-term and short-term planning coupled with effective decision-making is essential strategies to fulfill this mission. Effective planning and decision-making require a partnership of board members, faculty, staff, administrators, and students united by a collective, shared vision that student success is the most important endeavor.