San Diego Miramar College has been selected as the winner of the 2017 RP (Research and Planning) Group Excellence in Planning Award for its “Student Success Framework for Long-Term Integrated Planning” submission.
“Long-term integrated planning has been an ongoing focus of Miramar College,” said Dr. Patricia Hsieh, president of San Diego Miramar College. “In 2014, to maximize the College’s ability to proactively meet the needs of students, the College incorporated the student experience within its planning efforts with the goal of increasing student success.”
“It is quite an honor for the College to be recognized among the RP Group as having a Planning Framework that focuses on the student experience,” said Daniel Miramontez, dean, School of Planning, Research, & Institutional Effectiveness (PRIE), Library & Technology at San Diego Miramar College. “Everyone at the College plays a critical role in serving our students in realizing their educational goals. It is my distinct privilege to be part of the San Diego Miramar College team in helping to lead the College with innovative planning. This prestigious award solidifies the College’s efforts of working together in accomplishing wonderful things for our students.”
The college’s mission and vision statement provide the overall framework and basis for student focused integrated planning college-wide. This connection is achieved by the development of Strategic Plan Goals that directly support the mission and are used to guide college-wide planning over a 7-year period. Through the implementation of the Strategic Plan, the mission guides institutional decision-making, planning, and resource allocation. All instructional programs and service areas develop their goals in alignment with the Strategic Plan, thus ensuring that the college mission is central to planning at all levels of the College.
San Diego Miramar College’s Student Success for Long-Term Integrated Planning chart can be found at http://www.sdmiramar.edu/institution/plan/#plan.
The RP Group is a prestigious statewide professional organization and through professional and leadership development, technical assistance, research, and evaluation services, the RP Group strengthens the ability of California community colleges to discover and undertake high quality research, planning, and assessments that improve evidence-based decision making, institutional effectiveness, and success for all students.
A slot at the RP Conference in April has been reserved for San Diego Miramar College to present its work.