CBT Case Studies
Cuesta College expressed an interest in partnering with a consulting firm to develop a new strategic plan. The strategic plan was developed in cooperation with both the internal and external stakeholders of the district. When completed, it helped prompt institutional action leading to improvement in the services and programs designed to meet the needs of a diverse student population.
The specific goal of the strategic planning process was to identify the resources, facilities and actions necessary to meet the short and long-term goals of the district as determined by the comprehensive planning process. The strategic plan addressed how the district can utilize the mission and vision to implement planned improvements resulting in better quality services to students and the constituents of San Luis Obispo Community College District, its governing agency.
Working on campus and throughout the district across institutional lines with all district and campus groups as well as the larger service area, the College Brain Trust consultants worked to promote understanding and support among all college constituencies of the importance and value of a strategic plan, both in relation to accreditation and to the future success of Cuesta College.The Cuesta College Strategic Plan
The strategic plan is guided by the college’s mission, vision, and educational master plan. It places the goals and values of those documents in the context of the district’s relationship to its community, its students’ needs, and its human and fiscal resources. The plan proposes a series of concrete strategic goals buttressed by specific actions and activities within a set of timeframes.Elements of the Cuesta College Strategic Plan
College Brain Trust consulting team:
Dr. Richard Giese – former president of Mt. San Jacinto College.