Educational Master Plan 2017-2022

Brief Description of Project:

With the passage of College of the Desert's recent 577 million-dollar bond, the next five years will be some of the most exciting in COD’s history as we re-envision our current classrooms and sites and plan the future programs that will lead us into the next decade and beyond. The College’s current Educational Master Plan was developed in 2010. In 2015-16, College of the Desert completed the College of the Desert Strategic Master Plan 2016 – 2021, and the College is in the process of conducting its self-ev aluati on for reaffirmation of accreditation from the Accrediting Commission for Community a nd Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The timing for updating the Educational Master Plan, in alignment with these two efforts, will provide direction for the College over the next several years as it continues to serve students and the communities of the growing Coachella Valley.

Educational Master Plan 2017-2022 Updates

COD EMP 2017-2022

College of the Desert Campus Sites and Programs

Three broad goals provide the direction and framework for the project:

  1. Refine and update the Educational Master Plan.
  2. Develop an Integrated Planning Model.
  3. Establish common data templates for instructional and instructional support areas to serve as evaluative instruments for College faculty and staff to establish long-term goals for program direction / redirection in support of student success.
    Project Phases and Timeline
    The project and its three goal areas will progress through Pre-planning and three phases: A Discovery Phase; Planning Phase; and Document Production, Review, and Finalization Phase.

Project Phases and Timeline

The project and its three goal areas will progress through Pre-planning and three phases: A Discovery Phase; Planning Phase; and Document Production, Review, and Finalization Phase.

Pre-Planning
Dec 2016 -
Jan 2017

Pre-Planning

Phase
one

Discovery

Jan - Feb
2017
Phase
two
Feb - Mar
2017

Plan Development

Phase
three
Apr - Jun
2017

Document Production, Review & Finalization

Approach and Activities

The CBT team will work with the EMP Task Force, collect extensive internal and external quantitative and qualitative data, and work within the culture of College of the Desert. Throughout the project, drafts of the Educational Master Plan, Integrated Planning Model, and Data Templates will be shared to provide the EMP Task Force and their colleagues the opportunity to review and offer feedback. When the final drafts are released, most of the material will have already been reviewed.

Project Deliverables

  • Goal 1: Educational Master Plan

  • Goal 2: Integrated Planning Model

  • Goal 3: Data Templates (Instructional & Support Services); Decision matrix

  • Final Report and Recommendations