Transformational Journey 2017-2022, SouthArk Strategic Plan

College Vision

South Arkansas Community College will strive to be the leading resource for accessible education, workforce training, partnerships and economic development for our region.

College Mission

South Arkansas Community College promotes excellence in learning, teaching, and service; provides lifelong educational opportunities; and serves as a cultural, intellectual, and economic resource for the community.

“When you’re surrounded by people who share a passionate commitment around a common purpose, anything is possible.”

-Howard Schultz

Transformational Journey 2017-2022
SouthArk Strategic Plan

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These strategic initiatives are aligned with the pursuit of institutional excellence at South Arkansas Community College. 

  Transformational Journey 2017-2022 SouthArk Strategic Plan (PDF) 

*Note: Outcomes and Key Performance Indicators are ongoing and will be added throughout the process.

STRATEGIC INITIATIVE 1
PATHWAYS
Initiative: Foster student success through pathways to completion

Components

I. Strengthen pathways for P-12 students to complete college-level work prior to high school graduation and progress to post-secondary enrollment.

II. Design efficient pathways to certificate and degree completion while guiding students through the process.

III. Grow and strengthen partnerships with other institutions to encourage certificate and degree completion leading to successful transfer.

IV. Meet the educational needs of the workforce through quality programs.

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” -Helen Keller

STRATEGIC INITIATIVE 2
CONNECTIONS
Initiative: Strengthen connections through communication and partnerships

Components

I. Enhance SouthArk’s identity and articulate SouthArk’s vision among all stakeholders.

II. Develop and strengthen connections through partnerships and communication.

III. Serve as a recognized resource for cultural enrichment activities.

IV. Develop and employ physical and financial resources for the continuous improvement of the college.

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” -Helen Keller

STRATEGIC INITIATIVE 3
CAMPUS CULTURE
Initiative: Broaden a campus culture of respect and awareness of individual needs, abilities, and potential

Components

I. Promote campus diversity.

II. Develop a campus-wide culture of community service.

III. Provide a culture of employee excellence.

“Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit.” -Jawaharlal Nehru

STRATEGIC INITIATIVE 4
STUDENT EXPERIENCE
Initiative: Enhance the student experience

Components

I. Engage students on campus through student organizations and activities.

II. Increase student involvement in workforce opportunities.

III. Foster a campus environment that promotes student success.

IV. Increase student engagement in the community.

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” -Maya Angelou


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