THRIVE 2022-2027, 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

SouthArk Strategic Plan
THRIVE 2022-2027

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

SouthArk Strategic Plan: THRIVE 2022-2027

STRATEGIC INITIATIVE 1
TEAM
Participation, Cooperation, Progress

Components

Sub-Initiative 1: Increase faculty and staff engagement.

Sub-Initiative 2: Improve employee retention.

Sub-Initiative 3: Optimize delivery of mandatory training.

Sub-Initiative 4: Cultivate, encourage, and support open and persistent communication across the institution.

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

STRATEGIC INITIATIVE 2
HUB
Heart, Center, Core

Components

Sub-Initiative 1: Expand outreach regionally.

Sub-Initiative 2: Strengthen connections with businesses and industry.

Sub-Initiative 3: Increase promotion of career services.

Sub-Initiative 4: Diversify community outreach.

Sub-Initiative 5: Improve response to regional work force demand.

Sub-Initiative 6: Increase arts, entertainment, and multicultural opportunities on campus.

"Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress.  Working together is success." - Henry Ford

STRATEGIC INITIATIVE 3
RESOURCES
Security, Provision, Expansion

Components

Sub-Initiative 1: Optimize facilities, equipment, and resources.

Sub-Initiative 2: Increase funding through grant awards.

Sub-Initiative 3: Increase external funding through the Foundation.

Sub-Initiative 4: Maintain a safe educational experience.

Sub-Initiative 5: Outline a financial sustainability plan for the institution.

Sub-Initiative 6: Optimize utilization of existing technologies.

"Human potential is the only limitless resource we have in this world." - Carly Fiorina

STRATEGIC INITIATIVE 4
INCLUSION
Access, Awareness, Value

Components

Sub-Initiative 1: Recruit a diverse student, faculty, and staff population that is reflective of SouthArk’s community population.

Sub-Initiative 2: Increase opportunities for DEI trainings on campus.

Sub-Initiative 3: Promote an inclusive environment.

Sub-Initiative 4: Enhance visibility of DEI at SouthArk.

Sub-Initiative 5: Increase the number of DEI and multicultural activities and events.

“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

STRATEGIC INITIATIVE 5
VIABILITY
Quality, Relevance, Success

Components

Sub-Initiative 1: Improve existing academic programs.

Sub-Initiative 2: Increase transfer opportunities.

Sub-Initiative 3: Increase concurrent/dual credit opportunities.

Sub-Initiative 4: Improve productivity metrics: credentials, progression, completion.

Sub-Initiative 5: Foster economic sustainability of quality programs.

"The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do."  - Michael Porter

STRATEGIC INITIATIVE 6
EXPERIENCE
Engage, Support Grow

Components

Sub-Initiative 1: Develop, maintain, and operate on-campus housing in accordance with student need.

Sub-Initiative 2: Improve support for students.

Sub-Initiative 3: Increase engagement with students.

Sub-Initiative 4: Maximize affordability for students without compromising quality.

Sub-Initiative 5: Improve recruitment and retention of student population.

"The only source of knowledge is experience" - Albert Einstein

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