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Office of the Vice President for Planning and Institutional Effectiveness

Montgomery College 2020 Strategic Plan


FY16 - FY20 Strategic Initiatives Feedback

As part of the College’s efforts to implement the next phase of the Montgomery College 2020 strategic plan, the college community is invited to read and provide feedback on the FY16–20 draft Initiatives:

FY16-20 Strategic Initiatives Feedback Form (MyMC login required)

This effort this fall is intended to chart the complete path to the completion of the plan in 2020 as described in the plan’s Preferred Futures for each theme. In reading the strategic plan, keep in mind that the Preferred Future statements set the goal for realizing a Theme, and the Initiatives define the path to the future. Strategic Action statements delineate the details of an Initiative.

August 2013 Strategic Planning Kick-off Meeting

On August 22nd, the president, faculty, administrators, and staff convened for a strategic planning discussion where participants:

  1. reviewed Montgomery College 2020 progress;
  2. discussed initiatives for implementation from FY16 to FY20;
  3. heard emerging trends that will impact the College, the community, and the implementation of the remaining outlying years of Montgomery College 2020; and
  4. planned next steps in the fall process.

The documents and presentations from that meeting can be found below:

August 22, 2013 Meeting Agenda
MC2020 Preferred Futures
MC2020 Performance Canvas Update


Review of MC2020 Themes

Theme I: Educational Excellence
Theme II: Access, Affordability, and Success
Theme III: Economic Development
Theme IV: Community Engagement
Theme V: Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness


New and Emerging Issues Affecting the Future

Economic Trends
Affordable Care Act
Enrollment Trends and College and Career Readiness and College Completion Act (CCRCCA)


MC2020 Next Steps

FY16 to FY20 Initiative Planning and Feedback Timeline

Montgomery College 2020 (pdf)

Download the MC 2020 document here.

Montgomery College Economic Impact Report

New webpage that provides access to the full 2012 Montgomery College Economic Impact Report conducted by Economic Modeling Specialists.  Summary one-sheet reports and a summary PowerPoint presentation are also available here.  MyMC login required.


Click HERE to access the report

Montgomery County Environmental Scanning Data

New webpage that provides summaries and links to county-level demographic, occupational, and industry related data.


Click HERE to access the data.

Board of Trustees Perspective on Planning

During the past twelve months, strategic thinking and strategic planning for the College’s future have been the cornerstones of the Board’s goals and objectives. Beginning with the presidential transition and culminating with the presidential search for and inauguration of the College’s ninth president — Dr. DeRionne Pollard, the Board has demonstrated its commitment to strategic planning. Moreover, the Board established strategic planning as one of the presidential goals and objectives and a focus of their ongoing conversations with Dr. Pollard, senior leadership and internal and external College constituents, which included faculty, staff, students, alumni, the Foundation Board and elected officials.


The Board recognizes that a well developed process for planning is essential to documenting the College’s view of its strengths, providing indicators of weaknesses and challenges, and addressing opportunities. It is the responsibility of the Board to charge the chief executive of the College with the task of leading the strategic planning process at the College.  The role of the Board is to monitor progress of the plan development, approve the final Strategic Plan prepared by the President, and to ensure Plan updates as appropriate.  The report below identifies the Board’s role in institutional strategic planning and provides a set of broad goals for developing the College strategic plan.


Board Perspectives

Strategic Planning Steering Committee

To complete the task of crafting the College's 2020 Strategic Plan, the President established a Strategic Planning Steering Committee consisting of representatives from all constituency groups across the College.  This task force is charged with writing the goals and benchmarks that will form Montgomery College's 2020 Strategic Plan, making recommendations to the President's Executive Council, monitoring the implementation and success of the strategic plan, and communicating all aspects of the plan to their constituency groups.


Strategic Planning Steering Committee
Strategic Planning Steering Committee Charge

Strategic Planning Conference

At the start of the 2011 fall semester, over 160 faculty, staff, administrators, students, and invitees from the community gathered for the Montgomery College Strategic Planning Conference, which consisted of a regional data presentation, an educational panel, a workforce panel, and a series of smaller participant-led break out sessions to identify opportunities and challenges facing Montgomery College as we move forward.


Watch the full Conference Video:

Conference Pre-Reading Materials
Conference Agenda
Dr. Fuller's Regional Data Presentation
Planning Office Presentation
Small Group Responses to Challenges
Small Group Responses to Opportunities
Small Group Responses to Major Themes
Conference Survey Summary Report


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