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About the College

Theinstitutionhasbeenprovidingpost secondaryeducationalopportunitiessince 1945,whenitwasfoundedasVallejoJun iorCollege,apartoftheVallejoUnified SchoolDistrict.In1967,theCollegebe

UniversityCenteronTravisAirForceBase, attheSolanoCountyAirport(Vacaville), andatotherlocationsthroughoutthe County,asneeded. TheCollegeoffers91associatedegrees and40certificatesofachievement.More than1,100degreesandcertificatesare awardedeachyearandbetween450to 600studentstransfereachyeartocam pusesintheUniversityofCalifornia,Cali forniaStateUniversity,andotherinstitu tionsinsideoroutsidetheState. AroundthreequartersofSolanostudents areparttime,takingoneortwoclasses eachterm.Currently70%80%ofincoming studentstestbelowcollegelevelinEnglish andmath.Thestudentbodyreflectsthe Countysethnicdiversity,withAfrican Americans,Latinos,andFilipinoscompris ingthelargestethnicgroups.

Mission, Vision, Core Values, Strategic Goals & Objectives

cameanindependenteducationalentity, renamedSolanoCountyCommunityCol lege,andin1971relocatedtoitscurrent 192acrecampusjustofftheInterstate80 corridornearthegeographiccenterof SolanoCountyinordertobetterservethe residentscountywide.Inthe1990s,the institutionsnamewaschangedtothe presentSolanoCommunityCollege(SCC). Aspartofthe109campus,statewide CaliforniaCommunityCollegeSystem,

Solano Community College

SolanoCommunityCollegeenrollsabout 12,000studentseachsemester,andabout halfasmanyduringthesummersession. Duringasingleacademicyear(summer

4000 Suisun Valley Road Fairfield, CA 94534-3197

throughspring),between18,000and 20,000studentsenrollinatleastonehalf unitofcreditattheCollege. SolanoCommunityCollegeoffersclasses atitsFairfieldcampusandatitstwonew centersoneona10acresiteinVallejo andtheotherona60acresiteinVaca ville.TheCollegealsoofferscoursesatthe

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MISSION, VISION, & CORE VALUES MISSION


SolanoCommunityCollegepreparesadi versestudentpopulationtoparticipate successfullyintodayslocalandglobalcom munities.
Weaccomplishourmissionbyproviding:

STRATEGIC GOALS & OBJECTIVES


Goal1:FosterExcellenceinLearning
Obj.1.1Createanenvironmentthatis conducivetostudentlearning. Obj.1.2Createanenvironmentthat supportsqualityteaching. Obj.1.3Optimizestudentperformance onInstitutionalCoreCompetencies.

INSTITUTIONAL CORE COMPETENCIES


TheInstitutionalCoreCompetencieshavebeendevel opedandadoptedbythefacultyatSolanoCommu nityCollegethroughtheirAcademicSenate.They definethefourcoreareaswithinwhichtheSolano studentdevelopsproficiencythroughhis/hereduca tionalexperiencesatSolano.

COMMUNITY COLLABORATION
AsweworktoachieveourMission,wearein spiredbyourVisionofwhatSolanoCommunity Collegecanbecome.OurCoreValuesguideusin oureffortstoaccomplishourobjectivesand meetourgoals.TheCollegeisthankfultothe membersofthecampuscommunity,ourexter nalpartnersandeducationalcolleaguesinhelp ingusdevelop,refine,andarticulatethesecom ponentsofourCollegeStrategicPlan.

qualityteaching innovativeprograms effectivetransferpreparation economicandworkforcedevelopment servicesthatareresponsivetotheneedsofourstudents lifelonglearning abroadcurriculum

I.Communication
A.Read B.Write C.Listen D.Speak&Converse

Goal2:MaximizeStudentAccess&Success
Obj.2.1Identifyandprovideappropriate supportforunderpreparedstudents. Obj.2.2Updateandstrengthencareer/ technicalcurricula. Obj.2.3Identifyandprovideappropriate supportfortransferstudents. Obj.2.4Improvestudentaccesstocol legefacilitiesandservicestostudents. Obj.2.5Developandimplementanef fectiveEnrollmentManagementPlan.

II.CriticalThinking&InformationCompetency
A.Analysis B.Computation C.Research D.ProblemSolving

VISION
SolanoCommunityCollegewillbearecog nizedleaderineducationalexcellence transformingstudentslives.

CORE VALUES
Integrityfirmadherencetoacodeofethical valuesinthoughtandbehavior CriticalThinkingtheuseofintellectuallydisci plined,logicallysoundprocessesinvolvingdata drivendecisionmaking MutualRespectvaluingtheintrinsicworthof eachpersoninanatmosphereofcollegiality Collaborationworkingtogetheracrossareasof responsibilityandinteresttoachievecommon goalsandobjectives Innovationthesearchforanduseofeffective processesorprocedures Accountabilityindividualandcollectiverespon sibilityforachievingthehighestlevelofperform ance StudentWellbeingconsideringandaddress ingtheimpactonstudentsofanyandallactions orinactions

III.GlobalAwareness
A.ScientificComplexities B.SocialDiversity&Civics C.ArtisticVariety

Goal3:StrengthenCommunityConnections
Obj.3.1Respondtocommunityneeds. Obj.3.2Expandtiestothecommunity.

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IV.PersonalResponsibility& ProfessionalDevelopment
A.SelfManagement&SelfAwareness B.Social&PhysicalWellness C.WorkplaceSkills FairfieldCampus,4000SuisunValleyRoad, Fairfield,CA94534,707.864.7000 VacavilleCenter,2000NorthVillageParkway, Vacaville,CA95688,707.446.2900 VallejoCenter,545ColumbusParkway,Vallejo, CA94591,707.642.8188 TravisAFB,530HickamAve.,Bldg.249,Travis AFB,CA94535,707.424.2431

Goal4:OptimizeResources
Obj.4.1Developandmanageresources tosupportinstitutionaleffectiveness. Obj.4.2Maximizeorganizationaleffi ciencyandeffectiveness. Obj.4.3Maintainuptodatetechnology tosupportthecurriculumandbusiness functions.

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