Annual Priorities

At San Jacinto College, the annual priorities serve as a roadmap that guides our actions and decisions throughout the year. Our annual priorities are approved by the Board of Trustees and provide the framework for optimizing resources and measuring progress as we all work toward our common goals.

2023-2024 Annual Priorities

San Jacinto College is actively focused on the following annual priorities in our commitment to our students, employees, and to the various communities that we serve.
  1. Maintain Our Commitment to a Culture of Access, Belonging, and Excellence

    Through the use of disaggregated data, inquiry, self-reflection, and analysis. Explore how existing instruction, student support, business practices, policies, initiatives, and programming promote accessible programs and student completion. Develop and implement strategies that address student outcomes by applying our collective knowledge, perspectives, and understanding of the many communities we serve. Implement lessons learned by providing a welcoming learning environment that fosters a sense of belonging and excellence for the advancement of students and employees of all backgrounds.

  2. Expansion of Transfer Opportunities and Awareness

    Improve collaboration with transfer institutions, focusing on institutions that offer exceptional opportunities for students. Review existing institutional- and program-level articulation agreements with an emphasis on benefits to students, scholarships, support strategies, and program placement. Identify and delineate specific courses, barriers, and solutions for success.

  3. Career and Workforce Pathways

    Expand workforce programs and develop a responsive talent pipeline. Evaluate curricula to ensure student outcomes reflect workplace culture and employer demand, result in short-term credentials for immediate entry or re-entry into the workforce, and open pathways to certificates and degrees. Strengthen employer relationships, continue sector-based Chancellor’s Advisory Councils, and reorganize Program Advisory Committees. Expand hands-on and experiential learning, implement competency-based and credit for prior learning models, strengthen incumbent worker training, and create pathways across noncredit and credit programs.

  4. Adaptive Student Support

    Continue to establish a holistic advising system for student career and transfer pathways, offering optimal balance between traditional and virtual student support and specialized advising based on pathways and unique student needs. Refine organizational structure and continue process and technology improvements.

  5. Expand Outreach Efforts Through College-Going Opportunities

    Create a strategic enrollment plan to enhance outreach, access, and support for community members who have been historically underrepresented in postsecondary education. Increase participation in Promise @ San Jac and develop responsive strategies to address non-college-going high school graduates. Create recruitment plans for adults who never attended college, did not complete a credential, or who need additional credentials. Design courses that meet the need for entry-level jobs, incumbent worker training, career advancement, basic education, language skills acquisition, and high school equivalency. Establish San Jac Online to market, enroll, and support fully online students.

  6. Positioning for the Future

    Respond to workforce demands and challenges in recruitment and retention in today’s competitive environment. Expand employee coaching, mentoring opportunities, and knowledge management for critical positions. Build employee and leadership capacity through professional development. Implement actions for sustained organizational wellness, based on employee engagement survey findings. Strengthen employee skills that support a diverse student population.

  7. Advance a Culture of Resiliency and Sustainability

    Implement innovative strategies that address regional opportunities and challenges. Demonstrate agility, resiliency, and flexibility through collaboration and proactive anticipation of future challenges. Foster continuous improvement focused on sustainability and aligned to increased student success.

Board Approved August 7, 2023