Editor’s Note: In the midst of a pandemic that is evolving with every passing day, it is difficult to carry out institutional planning with any degree of certainty that future intentions and goals will ultimately prove to have been realistic.
But the college’s administration did just that recently, presenting St. Clair’s Board of Governors with a Strategic Directions Plan for the next five years (2020 to 2025).
The report, presented by President Patti France, explained:
“The Strategic Directions align the six pillars of the College – Academic Excellence, Students, Community Engagement, Human Resources, Facilities Enhancement and Financial Health and Sustainability – with the foundational principles, Mission, Vision and Values to achieve the goal for St. Clair College to “Rise Above the Ordinary”.
“At the Board of Governors Planning Session in January 2020, the President provided a presentation outlining the strategic considerations and operational focuses of?St. Clair College.
“The Strategic Directions for April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2025 consist of 18 goals, 32 objectives and 46 clearly defined measurable; and align the College to meet the established commitments of the Strategic Mandate Agreement 3 (SMA3).” (That last document is a comprehensive, “this is what we plan to do” agreement filed annually with the provincial Ministry of Colleges and Universities.)
Below are graphics outlining the Strategic Directions presented to the BofG by France.
Above is one of the architectural developments which will accommodate the program and enrolment growth mentioned in the report: the artist’s conception of the new academic complex (atop the existing Student Centre), to house the expanded School of Business and Information Technology.