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.
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.
Document Production, Review & Finalization
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.
Goal 1: Educational Master Plan
Goal 2: Integrated Planning Model
Goal 3: Data Templates (Instructional & Support Services); Decision matrix
Final Report and Recommendations