Strategic Planning

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In 2014-2015, Blue Mountain Community College (BMCC) engaged in a comprehensive, college-wide participatory process to review and refresh its vision, mission, and strategic plan. During this process, core themes and values statements were added to the College’s overall strategic plan document and institutional assessment of mission fulfillment. On January 5, 2015 the BMCC Board of Education formally adopted this collective work resulting in new vision, mission, and value statements; integration of core themes; and a 2015-2020 Strategic Plan. The College maintains commitment to “deliberate, continuous improvement based on evidence” (BMCC strategic goal #8) and regularly engages the College community in institutional planning and assessment activities.

Strategic Plan 2015-2020



Institutional bi-annual assessment (fall and spring) of strategic plan outcomes is facilitated by each of the strategic plan goal leads who work with the respective areas responsible for objectives and targets reflected in the 2015-2020 Strategic Plan to collect needed data. The Goals Leads work collectively to complete a scorecard report that is then shared with President’s Cabinet, College Coordinating Council (CCC), and Board of Education. This bi-annual scorecard report is also shared college-wide through BMCC’s e-newsletter, TimberTalk, and at in-service events. All College departments are encouraged to regularly discuss and refer to the strategic plan and scorecard results with their respective areas. 

 Scorecards EOY Strategic Plan Score Card 2016-17



Under the direction of the President, institutional annual planning for the next academic year begins in August at which time the President, Vice Presidents, and Board of Education meet for a full day retreat to discuss end of prior year scorecard, accomplishments, and possible redirection or re-prioritization for the current year. In August, after the Board of Education retreat, College Coordinating Council also meets for a full day retreat with similar reporting and discussion about prior year outcomes and accomplishments. In September, as part of the all staff pre-service activities the President, Vice Presidents, and strategic plan goal leads provide a report out to the College community on previous year outcomes, as well as highlights for the current year and solicit additional input on changes and/or re-prioritizing of the goals/objectives within the strategic plan. With direction from the Board of Education and input from College community, the President, Vice Presidents, and strategic plan goal leads finalize priorities for the current year and begin forming direction for the next year. This information is then shared with President’s Cabinet, College Coordinating Council, and all department heads with the kickoff of annual department level planning in October for the next year. In keeping with the 3 year perspective for institutional planning, all departments are encouraged to also approach their planning in a similar “look back, present, and forward” manner.


 Annual Planning Cycle  3 Year Planing Cycle


2017-2018 Annual Departmental Planning Process and Timeline

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2017-18 planning and budget process kick-off for all department leads; overview of strategic priorities and direction

President, VP of Admin. Services, AVP of Business Operations

VP of Student Affairs


Meet with departments to assess outcomes from 15-16, review plans for 16-17, and discuss priorities for 17-18

VPs, AVPs, Deans


Department leads gather input from departments on 2017-18 priorities and complete the Departmental Planning template.

I Drive: Strategic Plan Document Folder, 2017-18 Folder, save to your unit folder

Department Chairs, Directors, Leads


Department leads finalize and submit for approval all 2017-18 departmental plans



Participate in group and/or individual planning and SPOL training time with the Office of Institutional Effectiveness

VPs, AVPs, Deans, Directors, Leads


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