What is the Education Master Plan (EMP)?

  • The College comes together to determine what we need to focus on to live up to our Mission-Vision-Values
  • The EMP documents the College’s priorities for the next 5 years, and lays out a plan for the work ahead
  • The EMP is the “North Star” for the College; It informs all other planning and resource allocation

This first draft of the 2023-2028 EMP is the product of months of work by the College’s Strategic Planning and Allocation of Resources Committee (SPARC) and by all of you who have participated in EMP workshops and community input sessions:

  • January 2022 Flex Day
  • Spring 2022 student focus groups
  • Summer 2022 EMP Task Group
  • October 2022 Integrated Planning Summit
  • November 2022 Integrated Planning and EMP Town Hall
  • November-December 2022 Division meetings

Your valuable contributions to date are reflected in the current draft EMP. Now that we have consolidated and integrated your ideas and feedback for each of the 6 EMP Goals, we’d like you to take a look at the resulting draft document, and let us know what you think.

Please focus your attention on the 6 goals and accompanying strategies and activities. Rest assured that the final EMP will be pofessionally formatted and designed by the Skyline College Marketing, Communications and Public Relations (MCPR) Offce.

Thank you to the community members and interested public who provided feedback to our first draft during January and February 2023.

Draft Sections for Public Comment

Updated as of Jan 19, 2023

Who develops the EMP?

  • Strategic Planning and Allocation of Resources Committee (SPARC)
    • Constituent committee with representatives from each of the College’s constituent groups (Academic Senate, Associated Students, Classified Senate, and Management Council) plus the College’s Instructional and Student Services Divisions
    • Oversees and coordinates the EMP process; Votes to recommend to CGC
  • Office of Planning, Research, and Institutional Effectiveness (PRIE)
    • Carries out research to inform the EMP (External scan, internal scan, surveys)
    • Consolidates community input and develops EMP drafts for SPARC and community review
  • Skyline College Community (students and employees)
    • Generate ideas via workshops, Town Halls, and Division Meetings
    • Give input via their SPARC reps (divisional and/or constituent group)
    • Provide feedback on EMP drafts posted to the public website

CGC-Approved Goals for the 2023-2028 Education Master Plan:

Skyline College is committed to exploring, innovating, and reimagining our College, in alignment with District priorities, to meet the ever‑evolving needs of the communities we serve.

With this intention, our Education Master Plan for 2023-2028 is focused on the following goals:

  1. Be an antiracist and equitable institution.
  2. Increase student enrollment by being responsive to the communities we serve.
  3. Ensure that all students have the support and resources needed to achieve their educational goals.
  4. Foster a thriving learning and work environment.
  5. Cultivate civic-mindedness to empower self and strengthen society.
  6. Ensure fiscal stability to support the College mission and maintain public trust

Watch the Town Hall on the Integrated Planning and Leadership, which gave a review of the Summit as well as an overview of the EMP and EMP goals. Discussion on the EMP begins at 18:26.

Education Master Plan Timeline

Steps in the EMP Process Date
Strategic Planning Training – SCUP workshop for SPARC members Jun 14-15, 2021
SPARC reviews current EMP Goals and Outcomes Oct 28, 2021
Environmental Scan in SPARC (external opportunities and threats) Dec 9, 2021
SPARC reviews SMCCCD Strategic Plan to inform EMP goal alignment Jan 27, 2022
Internal Scan in SPARC (Skyline College enrollment trends) Feb 10, 2022
SPARC develops initial draft of EMP Goals Feb-Mar 2022
SPARC Members solicit constituent feedback on EMP draft goals Mar-Apr 2022
Student input on EMP goals and strategies – ASSC & Focus Group Mar-Apr 2022
Flex Day EMP Workshops on draft goals & strategy development Apr 21, 2022
SPARC reviews and incorporates community input on draft goals Apr 28, 2022
SPARC Approves tentative EMP goals May 12, 2022
College Governance Council (CGC) approves EMP goals May 25, 2022
EMP Task Group drafts strategies for EMP goals Summer 2022
First read of draft strategies in SPARC Aug 25, 2022
SPARC Members solicit constituent feedback on EMP draft strategies Sep 2022
Constituent group leaders engage in EMP exercises at Integrated Planning Summit Oct 18 & 22, 2022
Progress shared out at all-College Integrated Planning Town Hall Nov 3, 2022
SPARC Reps/PRIE Staff lead EMP exercises at Division Meetings Nov-Dec 2022
SPARC reviews and revises draft strategies Dec 8, 2022
PRIE Office consolidates community input into a first EMP draft  Dec 2022-Jan 2023
EMP draft posted to Skyline College website for public comment through Feb 15 Jan 19, 2023
SPARC welcomes community for review and discussion of draft EMP Jan 26, 2023
SPARC Members collect final input from constituents Feb 2023
SPARC reviews feedback to finalize EMP draft Feb 23, 2023
Final EMP draft posted to public website with last call for essential edits April 3, 2023
SPARC votes to send the draft EMP to CGC for approval April 13, 2023
Skyline College CGC Approves EMP; Forwards to President for approval April 26, 2023
Skyline College 2023-2028 EMP presented to SMCCCD Board of Trustees for approval May 2023