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Strategic Planning

Jefferson College is committed to a collaborative strategic planning process that supports achievement of the Mission, Vision and Values of the College. Our strategic planning efforts are designed to effectively support a process of continuous improvement and to involve all of our stakeholders including the Board of Trustees, administration, faculty, staff, students and our community. Only through partnering with our community as a whole, can Jefferson College become the institution it aspires to be. Community involvement will help us advance educational and workforce opportunities within Jefferson County and beyond.

The primary purpose of long-range planning is to ensure that institutional resources are focused on the achievement of a set of strategic aims that support the College’s Mission and Vision.

The College develops a five-year Strategic Plan to guide overall operations. The current plan supports our efforts from 2015-2020. A task force was implemented in 2018 to develop and implement the planning process for the 2020-2025 plan.

Additional annual planning occurs at the department and institutional level. Action plans are put in place following assessment processes that identify areas of focus to support the overall Strategic Aims of the College. The Strategic Planning Committee is part of the institutional committee structure and provides support to ensure effective implementation of the Strategic Plan and resources to assist with departmental planning including overseeing the annual Capital Projects process that is tied to the institutional Strategic Aims. The Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Planning provides support to departments and committees to promote effective planning efforts.

The College’s strategic plan outlines how the mission and vision will be achieved under the Strategic Aims. Recent action plans and capital projects that are moving us forward include:

Action Plan/Project Description

Related Strategic Aim(s)

Renovation of Culinary Arts Kitchen in the Area Technical School

Student Learning and Support

Environment and Infrastructure

Automotive Technology Classroom and Shop Improvements/Renovation

Student Learning and Support

Environment and Infrastructure

Improvements to Physics Labs on the Hillsboro and Arnold Campuses

Student Learning and Support

Environment and Infrastructure

Solar Eclipse Event August 21, 2017 Sponsored by Cultural Events and Outreach Committee and Science Faculty

Student Learning and Support

Community Engagement

Child Development Center Renovation

Student Learning and Support

Environment and Infrastructure

Community Engagement

Increase Enrollment in AEL and Increase Students Transferring to Jefferson College After HiSET Testing

Student Learning and Support

Community Collaboration

Create Robust Employer Relationships and Increase Community Engagement

Community Collaboration

The information on these links support our long range and annual planning efforts:


The following institutional plans support achievement of the Strategic Aims to advance the Mission and Vision of the College:




Strategic Directions 2015-2020

Strategic Aim 1: Student Learning and Support

Jefferson College will facilitate positive learning outcomes through quality curriculum, excellent instructional strategies, and comprehensive support services.

Strategic Aim 2: Community Collaboration

Jefferson College will collaborate with the community to promote the intellectual, economic, and cultural enrichment of its diverse residents.


Strategic Aim 3: Support for Employees

Jefferson College will provide services, programs, and policies necessary to enable a diverse faculty and staff to contribute to the fulfillment of Jefferson College’s mission.

Strategic Aim 4: Environment and Infrastructure

Jefferson College will provide relevant, safe, energy efficient, and accessible environment, and use it to maximum efficiency to meet the needs of the students, faculty, staff, and community now and in the future.


Strategic Aim 5: Financial Responsibility

Jefferson College will maintain fiscal responsibility through a financial management system that promotes stability, flexibility, and transparency.