Vision 2020: Strategic Plan
Vision 2020: Overview of SCC Strategic Plan
Role & Scope
Goals & Objectives
To change the lives and build the futures of our students and to be a
catalyst for economic development through innovation, collaboration and
excellence in educational programs and services.
Spartanburg Community College (SCC) provides affordable access to
high-quality technical, transfer and lifelong professional and personal
development programs in a teaching and learning environment that
prepares students for success. The College is a key community partner
in advancing the Upstate’s economy.
Role and Scope
Spartanburg Community College (SCC) is a public, two-year, multi-site,
suburban college serving the citizens and communities of Cherokee,
Spartanburg and Union Counties of South Carolina. SCC implements its
mission through programs, services and partnerships that include:
College Credit Programs
SCC serves 7,000 to 10,000 credit students annually through classroom,
hybrid and e-learning courses leading to associate degrees, diplomas
and certificates designed for direct job placement, as well as
associate degrees designed for transfer to four-year colleges and
Corporate and Community Education Programs
SCC delivers catalog and customized short-term courses to 10,000 to
14,000 students annually. The college also provides professional and
career advancement programs and courses to business, industry, health
care and government agencies. Non-credit courses for personal
enrichment are also offered.
Student Development Programs and Services
SCC readies students unprepared for college courses to enter a program
of study that builds academic skills and self-confidence. The college
also offers a wide variety of student support services to nurture
students’ academic, personal and professional growth.
Economic Development Services
SCC proactively seeks to promote business growth in the service area
through its Center for Business and Entrepreneurial Development.
We believe in the worth of individuals and their potential for growth
and development. We encourage students to reach their highest potential
by helping them acquire a strong work ethic and by promoting a desire
for lifelong learning. We build a community of learners who are
prepared for employment and/or further education.
We believe in the quality of our teaching and learning. We are
innovative and continuously search for ways to improve our programs,
services, and operations. We develop the professional potential of
faculty and staff so that we uphold high academic and customer service
standards. We recognize merit in both students and employees.
We believe in the necessity of access to programs and services for the
diverse populations we serve. We appreciate their perspectives and
experiences. We encourage each person to learn at the highest levels of
achievement through a variety of programs in a variety of formats. We
practice teamwork and effective communication while maintaining a
climate of mutual trust, and respect and fairness.
We believe in the strength of community. We instill a sense of college
pride in students. We build strong alliances with other educational
institutions, employers, organizations and communities to enhance
opportunities for our students and to improve the quality of life. We
participate in the community’s growth and development, and encourage
faculty and staff to serve as leaders and role models.
We believe in the power of responsibility. We stress students’ active
role in their own learning, growth and development. We give employees
responsibility for job performance. We strive to be cost effective and
efficient in providing quality education and services to our students
and communities. We actively seek additional resources to meet student
and community needs.
Approved by the Spartanburg County Commission for Technical and Community Education on March 15, 2010.
Approved by the South Carolina Commission for Higher Education on May 12, 2010.
Goals & Objectives
Goal 1: Strengthen, expand and develop courses and programs
1A: Establish an ongoing market research function that drives quality College offerings.
1B: Expand traditional, online and other non-traditional credit and
non-credit program offerings targeted to specific audiences – secondary
school, traditional, non-traditional and lifelong learners.
1C: Strengthen partnerships with business and industry.
1D: Ensure that credits are transferable through articulation, partnerships and/or comprehensive agreements.
Goal 2: Increase College outreach, access and impact in Cherokee, Spartanburg and Union counties
2A: Build an identity as an accessible and affordable value, ready to
meet the unique needs of its constituents, and market College programs
and offerings effectively.
2B: Develop each campus to meet the needs of its target population
while building a stronger whole and maintaining the central campus as
2C: Utilize the enterprise campus designation for the unique development of each campus.
Goal 3: Improve student success
3A: Strengthen academic support services including faculty advisement and evaluation of faculty.
3B: Expand quality student support services to respond to student needs.
3C: Support the development, implementation and assessment of a student learning focused Quality Enhancement Plan.
Goal 4: Lead through collaboration
with public, private and nonprofit partners in meeting the needs of
students, employers and our community
4A: Work with partners to identify employer needs and customize training to meet those needs.
4B: Work with economic development agencies to develop industry sectors targeted for the economic development of the Upstate.
4C: Design and implement strategies that target re-training and employment for adult workers.
Goal 5: Develop resources to be more effective and efficient in delivering programs and services
5A: Strengthen the College’s capabilities to generate revenue from
public and private resources and grants to support the expansion of
programs and services.
5B: Create the elements of a College climate that will value the
contribution of each employee, and expand quality professional
development opportunities for faculty and staff.
5C: Design strategies to utilize human and physical resources on all
campuses efficiently and effectively, and maintain a level of
technology that is standard across the College.