Coastline Community College
Strategic Master Plan
Educational Plan Component
Revised March 30, 2004
The Educational Component of the Coastline Community College Strategic Plan is of central
importance to the overall future plan for the College. The Educational Plan is not a stand-
alone plan, but rather is influenced by and derives support from the other components of the
plan. The planning process for all components has emphasized enhanced intra-institutional
communication, interdisciplinary ideas and opportunities to capitalize on synergistic
relationships among college programs, services and functions.
The material that follows is organized according to the College’s four strategic priorities
(goals) that emerged during the planning process. The content provided for each of the
strategic priorities (goals) presented in the Educational Plan is the result of the work of CCC
faculty and staff working in facilitated planning sessions and relies on their recommendations
regarding priorities. Detailed operational plans in support of various aspects of the overall
strategic master plan are a continuing responsibility of CCC staff and faculty for
implementation, evaluation and mid-course correction, as necessary.
Lead by President Ding Jo Currie, the faculty and staff of Coastline Community College
aspire to the highest standards of quality in programs and services. The priorities identified
by the College address the most fundamental strategic concerns for the future: client
satisfaction; program quality; and ultimately, Coastline’s overall contribution to the residents
of Orange County and the College’s global network of students and partners in education.
Priority 1. CCC will enhance existing, and establish new educational programs and
student support services that reflect the College’s global orientation and that
will attract, retain and successfully graduate students.
Priority 2. CCC will attain recognition as a national leader in the design and
development of technology-mediated learning for courses and programs
delivered in the classroom and through distance learning, and for
distribution through other higher education institutions and corporations
Priority 3. CCC will develop and implement a model student service program; which
will enhance student access and success utilizing state-of-the-art technology.
Priority 4. CCC will build new and expanded partnerships with business and industry,
governmental agencies and other institutions of higher education.
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Contributing to the realization of Coastline’s Strategic Priorities by 2007
Note: Although some strategies may support more than one Priority, each is listed only
once under the Priority considered most relevant.
Priority 1. CCC will enhance existing, and establish new educational programs and student
support services that reflect the College’s global orientation and that will attract,
retain and successfully graduate students.
ED 1.1. CCC will identify, design and deliver five new occupational/career programs that
lead to the associate degree and/or an appropriate advanced certificates and develop
civilian equivalents to the military certification/assessment components (up to 40
semester hours) for inclusion in the associate degree.
ED 1.2. CCC will leverage ESL support services to better serve the needs of the non-native
English speaking populations in the CCC District and successfully promote the
continued enrollment and retention of former ESL students in CCC programs
leading to certificates and degrees.
Ed 1.3. CCC will create and implement a DL instructional design template to be employed
in the development of all DL courses; which will complement the DL course
management template currently in use. A related technology mediated
orientation/training program will be created and implemented for all faculty
teaching DL courses.
ED 1.4. CCC will enhance its “pathways to student success” by:
• Ensuring that required courses (DL or site-based) are provided to students
seeking degree or certificate completion;
• Selectively adding courses that incorporate a global perspective;
• Expanding CCC’s K-12 relationship through DL and site-based courses;
• Creating additional learning objects and library databases through the library
• Evaluating the potential role of an honors math/science/technology program; and
• Focusing on student learning outcomes.
ED 1.5. CCC will establish an International Institute to design and promote a variety of
academic programs and services such as: study abroad; intensive international/business
language training; global issues courses; and specialized DL relationships with other
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Priority 2. CCC will attain recognition as a national leader in the design and development
of technology-mediated learning for course and programs delivery in the
classroom and through distance learning, and for distribution through other
higher education institutions and profit and non-profit corporations
ED 2.1. CCC will develop a model faculty professional development program for
technology-mediated learning to attract, nurture and retain exceptional full-time
and part-time faculty.
ED 2.2. CCC will provide the necessary technology and instructional design support for
faculty of DL and site-based courses.
ED 2.3. CCC will select three to eight DL and site-based courses each year, depending
on resources, to receive focused enhancement through technology-mediated
learning. Where appropriate, the ISD model and team approach in course design
will be employed.
Priority 3. CCC will develop and implement a model student services program; which will
enhance student access and success utilizing state-of-the-art technology.
ED 3.1. CCC will develop and implement with the District an on-line registration (OLR)
process that is user friendly and compatible with CCC’s present and future needs in
support of credit, non-credit, site-based and DL enrollment.
ED 3.2. CCC will supplement its on-line application and registration (OLR) process
with enhanced client centered and user friendly web services: intervention
systems including early alert and DL readiness assessment; “what if” strategies to
assess alternative pathways to certificates and degrees; degree and certificate
auditing; virtual career center; etc.
ED 3.3. CCC will support “Learning Communities” though online course chat rooms and
web-based “virtual” learning community opportunities for students.
ED 3.4. CCC will establish student/graduate placement services and increase CCC
contract course placements by leveraging the College’s partnership with the
Orange County One Stop Center.
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Priority 4. CCC will establish new and expanded partnerships with business and
industry, governmental agencies and other institutions of higher
ED 4.1. CCC will establish partnership-seeking teams to cultivate partnerships
with business and industry in Orange County. The purpose of these
partnerships will be to expand the occupational curriculum and enhance the
quality of resources available to CCC students through internships and
donated funds, talent and equipment.
ED 4.2. CCC will establish, each year, at least three guaranteed transfer
agreements for specific DL or site-based programs in conjunction with
four-year colleges and universities located in the U.S., Canada and, as
appropriate, other countries.
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