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Pathways to the Future – Thursday, Nov. 9, Friday, Nov. 10 & Sat.,
Nov. 11, 2006

Summary Documentation

Facilitators: Larry Knox and Rosemary Romero


    I.        WELCOME – Planning for the Next Seven Years - Sheila Ortego
    II.       Introductions
    III.      Larry introduces the process – Large Group Intervention – Emerged as a
              process for successfully producing organizational change –

              Future Search Basics:
              A. The Whole System is in the room
              B. Global Exploration before Local Action
              C. Future Focus and Common Ground
              D. Self Management and responsibility

              4-Rooom Apartment – Process of Change
              From Contentment to Denial to Confusion to Renewal

              Working Agreements:
              Facilitators responsible for the time, tasks, large ground discussions and
              keeping the purpose front and center
              Participants will give information and meaning; self manage; provide the
              future and action

              Ground Rules:
              All Ideas are valid
              Everything must go on flipcharts
              Observe timeframes
              Seek common ground and action not problems and conflicts
              May have some fun

              Self Manager Guide for each table




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    IV.       FOCUS ON THE PAST- Personal Experience Summaries
Table 1- Personal Timeline - Alternatives to the mainstream; started families, changed
family situations; obtained educations and expanded them; moved; traveled, moved to
Santa Fe; moved to new careers; changed careers; and retired.

The implication for the college is to help people through transitions; retraining; “re-
careering”; acclimating; learning about the community; changing careers; serve people as
they transition through different stages in their lives;


Table 2 –Local Timeline – The story of SFCC is the story of SF changing and growing
and coming of age over the last 30 odd years – small town becomes large – this change
meant we needed a cc – the initial vision was that it would be a feeder for 4 – yr. colleges
– and it grew – and SF grew – change in population – center of gravity moved south and
west – physical plant moves here – originally seen as too far away but now seen as the
epicenter. The community has grown and SFCC has grown with it.

The implication for the college - What’s the next step? Should we continue to grow for
the sake of growing? How do we answer this question? Does SFCC have an ongoing
way to meet the needs of SF as it continues to grow and change?

Table 3 – Personal Events – Graduation/self fulfillment/self actualization; lots of
migrants; personal meaning and life experiences; implying thqat rich personal
experiences shaped our lives.

In our SFCC village we have people who were born in Mexico, NM and in other
countries. Though we have many demands on our time, we want to contribute
meaningfully to our workplace.

Table 4 – Local Timeline - We evolved toward SFCC – but we didn’t begin there.
Tourism in SF – Most of us have moments in SF that we note – paving of roads-
marketing of tourism – loss of a sense of innocence – end of innocence SF style – by
1986 we see the political gestalt of the cost of tourism – rising cost of homes – loss of
authenticity –

Implications for SFCC - by 1996 – we begin to address changes in isolation/identity –
address need and design programs accordingly – as a group we began to address how
does the community perceive us – how do we begin to integrate ideas in ways we haven’t
done before – how do we quantify this?

Table 5 – Local Timeline - Events of SFCC
’82 – Twinkle in the EYE

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‘83 – 1,012 students & $2.5M in seed money
Housed in Valdez Industrial Park in ’83 and advised out of School for the Deaf
One custodian and one computer and first baby on campus with registrar as baby sitter
In “84 first accreditation visit and baby was part of the good feeling
Bio dept. had a huge snake -- Registrar also let it in out to sun
In ’85 – 1,012 – FTE was very low – no financial aid
In ’86 land was donated from Rancho Viejo and planning began
In’88 we moved in here and Bill Witter and Sheila started here
In ’90 – Community College the District Plan was created
In ’93 Witter died and Fitness Center opened
In ’96 Child Center Opened
In ’98 Distance Ed
In “01 – Vivelo
In ’03 – McLaughlin and Foundation Issues
In 06 – Sheila - $30 M Budget 14,000 students of different kinds
The past was about using opportunities when they presented themselves
Future is about working with community; making ourselves global; recognizing
opportunities when they present themselves.

Table 6 – Global Group -
How the World has changed since ’76:
    More Technology makes us more aware of global events
    Changes in economics – e-commerce
    America no longer #1
    From production to service-based economy to global economy
    Global problems – global-warming – AIDs -
    From sex-drugs and rock and roll to evangelical mass-religion and conservative
       thinking
    More corporate power concentration
    Energy Crisis
    Digital Immigrants versus Digital Natives
    Growing immigration debate
    More firm leadership
    Nuclear fears

Implications for SFCC:
    Diversity now ready or not
    Need to train people to address national and global issues as well as local issues

Table 7 – Global Group
1976 – The Ecology Movement – Earth Day – the 3 Little Pigs– the only options were
College of Santa Fe

Between 1981 and 83 people want more of an opportunity to realize the dream of
democracy = outside of the ivory towers we want to have SFCC. As the little pigs move
into the portables and took over ABE and the prairie dogs and pythons we were building

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a dream and preparing for the Berlin wall to fall we moved to this campus of peace and
beauty (still have the portables) but we now have affordable housing for the three little
pigs.

As we move toward 2001 – we start serving the community even more with the lottery
scholarship and start serving immigrants and open admissions.

Now we have all types of students.

Globally after 2001 there is a lot of fear and economic stress but at SFCC there is still a
lot of peace and hope. Now we have a virtual society and a sustainable society and
distance learning and are expanding into working with other school districts and with
outreach to other countries.

Table 8 – Global Group
Since 1976 we have:
    Higher level of communication but a lower level of socialization
    Lots of tools but do we use them well?
    Higher sense of fear that our institutions don’t work – we cannot keep our
       students, citizens, children safe
    Free trade and economic growth have shifted – specialized manufacturing and
       boutique economics
    Industrial Shift – to a more technologically based economy
    Globalization has increased knowledge and access to other cultures for both good
       and bad – we can work together better and can break stereotypes but can also see
       each other as more threatening

Implications for SFCC? - Students want everything NOW –and yet want the humanistic
approach – want two extremes – old values are important – how do we produce students
who will have the productive lives they want.

Summary:

The community college needs to be adaptable to the changing environment
    The community is the globe now not just SF
    We are in a maturing state – moving into the 21st century
    As we move from personal to local to global we must consider the political issues
      and personalize them
    We have new and profound problems and new opportunities to solve them with
      new tools
    The individual and the institution are resilient
    We are all here together for a common purpose-- to grow personally, locally, and
      globally
    Our responses and behaviors need to be different for the future
    Common theme is pride in the institution-- in its growth, hope for the future

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         As we rush forward it becomes important to provide personal support to each
          other
         Tension between global and local
         Institutional sclerosis is not an option
         We need our global leaders to sit down and communicate – and we need to bring
          this down to the local level as well.
         Deep commitment to service to the community is clear here
         In order to make the shift – Think globally and act REGIONALLY… and BE
          PERSONAL
         Progression is on such a fast track – but it would be so good if we could have a
          continuous method of communication with the community to keep the
          conversation going – i.e. teleconferencing
         Pride but also humility – the community college cannot develop programs in
          isolation
         Remind ourselves about multiculturalism – regionally and in this area.


    V. FOCUS ON THE PRESENT – MIND MAP
Trends affecting SFCC as we plan for the future:

         Trend implies direction of movement – “Observe what is happening – we
          don’t talk about them we just put them on the wall”
         This is brainstorming
         Person who names says where it goes
         Opposing trends are okay
         Give concrete examples of your trends – who, what, leads you to your
          observations

Trends
    Population is growing and moving closer and closer to the CC
    Population is aging in the area – we are serving more and more older adults
    24/7 high tech hi-touch world is emerging
    More and more undocumented students in the school
    More and more students have diverse expectations and outcomes
    Larger population will be Hispanic in NM
    Worldwide competition for manufacturing is affecting our workforce
      requiring CC to retool our workforce
    More students are opting out of high school and showing up here at some
      point
    Males are more turned off by education than females
    Education is more important to make a good income than it used to be
    Increase in high-tech manufacturing jobs
    Greater competition in distance learning
    There is a growing need for renewable resources
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         Trend toward shortening response times
         More and more corporations are doing their own education
         Greater number of students are completing high school unprepared for
          college
         More opportunity for state workers to be educated because they need
          credentials
         More women owning businesses and in the work place
         Education is becoming less affordable and more students are carrying
          heavier debts
         More problems with language barriers
         Local government is focusing more on economic development issues
         The virtual world is having an extraordinary effect on how the younger
          generation thinks and feels
         Technological changes in the work place are requiring more and more
          information be supplied visually, requiring visual literacy
         Affordable housing is less and less available
         More and more young people are migrating out of this community
         More competition for shrinking state and federal dollars
         More expectations for accountability
         Increasing Heritage tourism
         More need for alternative delivery systems
         Fastest growing job area is private services
         There is a national trend to revisit the need for vocational technical
          education
         Denegration of educational expectations to meet performance measures for
          funding sources – NCLB - Dumbing Down of education
         Greater participation in the creative economy
         Need to be nimble to change
         Greater trend toward regionalism
         More special needs students are coming into the CC
         Growing inability of teachers to teach to the skills that students have –
          There’s an increasing divide between instructional skills and student needs
         More technological communication but less real one on one communication
         Growing shortage in high demand careers
         We have more learners coming in for different reasons both a-vocational and
          vocational
         Trend of constantly changing SFCC administration
         Low local unemployment rate
         Trend of turning away from Liberal Arts education
         Increasing opportunities for global partnering
         Increasing opportunities to do outreach with the pueblos
         Global Climate Change
         As minimum wage rises education being put on the back burner


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         Increasing state and federal pressure for collaboration between educational
          institutions
         Increasing shortage of child care
         Growing employee dissatisfaction with workplace readiness of employees
         Increasing lack of knowledge and skills of parents re: education
         More young families
         Increasing pressure to have staff working smarter and harder
         Increasing number of helicopter parents
         New transportation systems coming
         Increasing “perception” among teenagers that they are affluent
         Increasing numbers of single parents
         Increasingly dangerous levels of debt among students
         Increased drug use and alcoholism among college students
         College intending to not fill vacant position and assigning their duties to
          someone else

    Process of selection of which trends are most important to SFCC at this time.

             Virtual world having greater impact on younger generations’s thinking
              and processing
             Worldwide competition in workforce
             College intending to not fill vacant position and assigning their duties to
              someone else 21
             Greater number of unprepared students 30
             Students opting out of High school 20
             Opportunity to take leadership role in renewable resources
             Technological changes in world
             More of everything
             Undocumented students
             Education is becoming less affordable
             Collaborating more with business/regionalization
             There is a disconnect between the student’s ways of learning and
              expectations regarding how they learn and instructors’ teaching styles
             Institutional lag time

    Comments of Group:
       Workplace Preparedness – students are seriously lacking/specific workplace
        skills
       Vocational/Academic/Life-skills/Un-preparedness
       Hi tech can mean loss of personal contact
       Education becoming important to the creative economy and the changing
        economy
       Negative social costs of technology
       Shifting Definitions of work

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             Need not to lose sight of holistic education – too much emphasis on
              vocational education is an error – teach people to learn-- teach people
              professional behavior and you WILL be teaching them how to work
             Gender gap is being ignored – where does gender fit into this discussion –
              what is the community college’s role in addressing the gender problem as well
              as the ethnic problem.
             Emotional and social intelligence need to be part of the curriculum as well
             Critical thinking skills need to be part of the curriculum too
             Leaning how to work as a team/problem solve as a team is a skill that is really
              needed --someone has to provide workforce training for older folks in the
              workforce as well, this is something that is a desperately needed skill for
              upgrading.
             We need to think about both training and retraining and HOLISTIC education
              that used to BE liberal arts education that provides the ability for people to
              change as they grew older


    VI. Moving Into Stakeholder Groups - How Trends Affect the
    System –
    Talking over the few key trends (3-5 of greatest concern to your stakeholder
    group) Draw a picture of how they are related.

    What are you doing right now to respond to these trends?

    What are you NOT doing that you want to do in the future?

Faculty Group Report

Key Trends:
    Technology
    Life and Work Place Skills
    Diverse Demographics of the Student Population

Major Concerns
   Incorporation of technology into faculty development is essential so that faculty
      can integrate it into the classroom to make up for the fact that students are coming
      to us at very different levels
   Not enough money to integrate media into all classrooms at desired levels
   Departments are “siloed” which affects ability to respond – we could do more
      with what we have if we all knew what resources we as a college already possess
   Perceptions of preparation of students varies widely – students coming in through
      developmental studies are very different from those coming for specific trades or
      arts.
   Faculty workload continues to be an issue


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         Distance Learning is a positive and we need to investigate our motives and how
          we are doing it and how faculty are being supported. Are we developing the kind
          of workplace skills we want from students through distance education or not?




Student Services Group Report

Trends:
1. Unprepared Students
2. Institution failing to fill key positions
3. More expectations for accountability
4. Demographic Diversity

Group focused on Under-prepared Students:

Doing:
    Skill Development – College Success/Assessment/Transition
       Classes/Restructuring Registration/and Advising/Retention Programs/New
       Approaches to Orientation; Career and Life planning classes/Counseling

Not Doing that we wish we were:
    Inventory at Entry
    Assigning every student to an advisor
    Providing consistent messages throughout
    Providing volunteer service/apprenticeships/internships
    Enhanced Workstudy Experiences


Other Administrators Group Report

    1. Underprepared Students
    Doing:
    Assessment/Placement/ABE/GED/AtD/Contract for a Better Tomorrow/Tutoring/Fin
    Aid/Scholarships/Enlace/
    Not Doing and Could: Better data collection/more flexible, more holistic
    approaches/better partnering and alignment K-12 – use more of a systems approach
    with everything we do, both internally and regionally; work more on transitions;
    especially for transfers; support the development of alternative learning modalities
    and delivery modes.

    2. Accountability
    Doing:
    Responding in a reactive way to our funding groups; beginning to collect data
    regularly,
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    Not Doing but want to:
    Need a more systematic approach to data collection such as would be required by
    AQIP or Baldridge; need more data on students; more useful data and need to use
    data more to make decisions; need to be more “proactive” and less “reactive.”



    3. Undocumented Students
    Doing:
    Gear Up; Literacy; ABE etc.
    Not Doing but want to:
    Need to do a better job of what is out there – more focused support - better job
    placement needed; more policy work; more partnering externally; more males in
    higher ed as role models – Alternative Licensure in Education – getting more males
    into K-12 teaching program is part of this – need to be more personal and aggressive.


    4. Education Less Affordable
    Doing:
    Financial Aid; Scholarships; Contract for a Better Tomorrow
    Not Doing but want to:
    We need to do more fundraising; better articulation with 4 –yr.; develop more
    internships; more loan forgiveness programs lobbying; controlling the cost of
    textbooks; look at the open source options for textual support;


Business Group Report

The community college has the potential of becoming a center of gravity with
commonality at the core of the curriculum—the common thread that allows people to
adapt to a specific situation. The college should take a leadership role in becooing a
center of creativity and a community mediator. The possibility exists for an educational
consortium. Art/Science/Business Model of Education – We would like to see them
move closer together – Social skills – need to teach a better balance of these skills;
Better collaboration, more rounded education

Not Doing:

     People have basic technical skills but lack the understanding of how to apply the
      skills in the profession.
     People need marketing, social, and listening skills, ethics and emotional
      intelligence.
     A disconnect exists between the preparedness of the local workforce and the well-
      paying jobs available.



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External Education Group

Skills/Education/Role of the Family
Need for Continuous Preparedness
Social/Technical/Cognitive
Successful Employee can relate to your client – social skills
Technical Skills – must constantly be updated
Cognitive – By 2012 90% of new workforce will be in jobs that don’t exist today?

Role of Family – No longer what it used to be in relation to education so we need more
mentors –

Changing World Paradigm – Systems thinking is now how we are educating.

Infrastructure Group Report

Trend: Institution trying not to fill open positions and shrinking staff by assigning
work to existing staff

    1. Personnel – Having the Staffing needed to support
       We are trying to work smarter not harder, but we would have to work harder to
       match greater demands on the college, but we can only do that for so long
       Not enough technology budgeting or adequate budgeting
    2. Personnel having the Skill
       We lack the resiliency to adapt to the constant organizational change
       Launching of the Leadership Academy is a plus to help identify techniques to
       work the organization “inside”
       Negative is professional and technical requirements are still needed.
    3. Infrastructure – can’t keep pace with the needs of the Digital Society

Doing – Configured to increase Software and Hardware demands - Good Software


Not – Not keeping pace with changes
Not planning for new classroom types
Need to test new types
Not looking just at technology as the answer


Community Group Report

Declining Educational Achievement
Accountability

Need for Holistic Education –
Government partnering with SFCC (e.g. Center for Community Sustainability)

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Linkage between the interpersonal and workforce training skills.
Important to value diversity and regional cultural competencies.
Increasing Gender Gap must be acknowledged and is creating increasing social problems
– suicide and incarceration for men


What are we Doing?
Partnering with SFCC
SFCC is studying the problem
Boys Newsletter

Not doing enough :
Providing Incentives
Developing Career Pathways
More Sports
Gender Specific Learning
Arts for Boys



Board and Top Administrators Report
Accountability
Preparing Students to Compete
Colleges Need to Compete at the Institutional Level

Accountability:
Doing: Student Learning/Outcomes/Fiscal/Risk Mangement/Community/
Not Doing: Spending on the right things? Program Reviews? Student Outcomes?

Need a more holistic approach to preparing students to compete:
Not Doing Enough:
College needs to identify those courses that could be marketing on a wider level
Partnering on many, many, levels better.
College needs to have better teamwork internally and with the community
Need better tracking of students after they leave the institution to develop an alumni base
How do we get more scholarship money?
How do we improve and increase communication overall/


VII. “PROUDS AND SORRYS”
Student Service Group:

Prouds:

Establishment ESS

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Bringing Up Banner
Continued Growth of Student Dev. Programs such as WIT, Student Ambassadors; Blue
Sharks; Monthly Counseling/Student Awareness Program; Stu. Info Program;
Collaboration going on between departments in the interest of student success;

Sorrys
Having a lack of staff and technology to go to the next level
Not always putting the student first in decisions we make
We can’t always be everything to everyone


Infrastrucutre Group

Prouds:
Clean Beautiful Campus
Courtyard
POM part of the family
Daytime Cleaning
Leadership Academy


Sorrys
Customer Service not as good as we’d like it to be
Not having enough time to communicate well with each other
Disappointment in the participation in the Sunshine Fund and Staff Senate


Faculty Group

Prouds:
Make a difference in people’s lives
Student’s achievements and tenacity
Faculty’s tenacity in the face of adversity to do a good job

Sorrys:
Lack of advancement opportunities on campus
Can’t respond to the community needs
That there are not enough full time faculty on campus
Not more technically savvy
Can’t retain more students
Lose good faculty members
Lack of support for adjunct faculty members
Can’t help more students who have financial need to attend SFCC
There isn’t more of a sense of community among students
Institutional restraints constrict our ability to respond to community needs
Inadequate compensation relative to cost of living

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Community Group

Prouds:
Sees SFCC as a valuable Resource for training and education’
Proud of the cultural assets of the city

Sorrys:
About the severe economic divide in the city
That we don’t do more to help each other
That education is not seen as a core value
That we don’t follow up on collaboration




Community Education Group

Proud:
Community Networking
Opportunity
Filling the non-tech gap

Sorrys:
Lack of Financial Aid accessibility
Lack of Community Involvement
Politics over Needs

Business Group:

Proud:
Mentoring Young People
Active Outreach and partnering by the Chamber
Proud to be here at this event representing business
Proud to be part of this process
SFCC’s inclusiveness and involvement
Proud of the Chamber’s active involvement in community issues
Proud of the Santa Fe community – its culture, history and diversity
Proud of Business as largely ethical, responsible and generous
Proud that community members are generous and give service
Proud that Santa Fe has a lot of “out of the box” thinkers – lots of creativity


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Sorry
We are unable to hire more recent grads because they need more mentoring than we
usually can provide
The community doesn’t understand collaboration too well
Sorry more businesses aren’t represented here
Sorry business isn’t seen as a more positive force
Business entrepreneurs are not used as well as they could be
We are not understanding or fixing the problems of our youth as well as we could be
We are still a divided community
We don’t embrace change well
There is still underutilized talent in the community


Senior Administrators

Prouds:
Thinking bigger and working with Partners better than before
Better overall communication and collaboration than we used to have
We have dramatically increased faculty pay and rank
Serving undocumented population
Improving the image of the college in the community
Making major improvements in staffing and infrastructure
Improved student retention

Sorry
Sense of reservation about stability
Technology needs are outpacing solutions and training
That we persist in thinking either/or about liberal arts and training
Still don’t have improved signage
Haven’t cracked the textbook problem
Don’t have the money to provide all the support we want to for all institutional priorities


Administrative Group

Prouds
More collaboration and breaking down silos
Growing our own leaders through the Leadership Institute
Growing enrollments in specific programs (STEM, Teacher Ed, Allied Health, Distance
Learning)
Quality outcomes through Teacher Academy, enterpreneurship, Project Lead the Way,
Career Pathways and Dual Credit
Grants for Outreach Programs
Valuing voices from various levels at SFCC
Professional Development of Faculty and Staff beginning
AQIP – Continuous Quality Improvement on the horizon

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Becoming an institution that is now willing to meet more than once every 7 years like this
Valuing voices/perspectives from various levels at SFCC

Sorry
Lack of collaboration and bonding and silo thinking
Time crunches prevent relationship-building
Disconnect between liberal education and career/technical training
Not maximizing our internal talents/creativity/skills/expertise
Lack of trust and lack of listening/valuing each other
Lack of institutional identity
Lack of collaboration with external stakeholders more
Lack of institutional identity as an organization that is growing and developing




VIII. DESIRED FUTURE SCENARIOS
Presentation I – Janet W, John W. Tom G. – Gip B., Architect and Frank Joy

TV report on Class of 2013 –

Today we’re reporting from Santa Fe Community College, with a spotlight on the calss
of 2013.

Today’s Commencement exercises were held in the new wing of the college’s Health
Sciences Building, where academic programs are dedicated to building sustainable
communities and demonstrating new technologies in energy resources.

The exercise included 200 students who joined in from such countries as Thailand,
Argentina, Guatemala, and Japan. The students have been taking part in a global
education effort to share successful strategies for improving the quality of life, economic
development and prosperity in their home communities. Today’s graduates are the first
in the college’s new interdisciplinary program in community sustainability, made
possible by a grant from the National Institute, which recently moved its headquarters to
Santa Fe.

Long time viewers will remember that Santa Fe Community College has established a
Center for Integrative Education, which combines forward-thinking business education
with the liberal arts in a new holistic approach to higher learning. Through the Center,
each student earns a certificate or degree with qualifies them for today’s every-changing
world where connections between disciplines are emphasized. In the program, students

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have an opportunity to apprentice with one of over 300 local, national and global
partners.

A high light of today’s celebration was the appearance of a special delegation from the
UNESCO Creative Cities program, who presented an award to the college for excellence
in interrelated education. The College has worked hard to put financial and human
resources together to create an atmosphere where private investors have been recruited to
help train today’s students for the global marketplace.

For a report on how the college made the partnerships possible, let’s go to Michele
Stobnicke, standing by at the ceremony.

Michele: Thanks, Janet. In 2008, the college established and enrollment center that uses
state of the art evaluation of student’s interests and aptitudes. They discovered that a
customized program for each student could be developed, in which there is academic,
emotional, social, and civic support. Each student is individually advised and mentored
on a path that includes not only high quality teaching, but community service, hands-on
training and exposure to some of the world’s most inspiring thinkers….


Presentation II – Meredith M., Bruce B., Gordon F., Rep. from Behavioral
Institute, Devon R., James M., Cecil
Advisor Phone Call - BFA program – Industrial Design; 4 – year program – Physical
therapy; surgicacl-tech; respiratory tech; community health; art therapy; good follow-up;
apprenticeship programs for young artists; excellent salaries; affordable housing;
networking assistance; help for older students; housing through a partnership with
restored spaces using students in construction projects using sustainable methods.
Volunteer services for retirees. Film studio on campus -Integrated courses and programs.

Presentation III – Lou S. A Reed; Student; Stu Dev.; Chamber of Commerce;
Theme: Virtual University
 Post 2013 - Chile famine –
 Bi-Lingual – 24/7 –– Identities are mapped – so they appear as avatars
Pueblos, tribal colleges, collaboration with the city, county, developers partnerships.
Train stop and on off ramp on I-25 and shuttle buses all over the area – all are linking the
college with City which is now wired – City and county are wireless –
Overcome polarization and nostalgia; lack of funding and luditism;
City/Learning/College/Community
University of South Richardson –

Presentation IV – Bruce M; Carol J., Mary W., Earnest
Techno-Train –
24/7 – Anywhere – US/Global/Expanded Opportunities/Cutting Edge Quality/Quality
Faculty/ Quality Standards/ - Interactive Technology and Socialization and Arts and
Family and Community.


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Barrier – Managing the Cost and Keeping it Human – Using it Effectively – Picking the
right tools – battling provincialism – having the systems and infrastructure to support
technology; and knowing what we are measuring.

Presentation V – Amy TV Report – Carla S. – League for Women Voters Rep,
Cultural Revolution – Alternate Energy Sources –
Online Registration
New Campus at Albertsons
New Transportation.

Presentation VI – Abad; Kris S;
Dream: Collective problem solving to unify the community and have a better
quality of life for all Santa Feans.
Santa Fe Educational Consortium of:
PK-12
Regional Post-Secondary
Non-Profits
Regional
Chamber of Commerce and SF Alliance
Vo-tech training Center

Projects of Consortium:
   1. Build Common Vision
   2. Think-tank research, Future trend analysis
   3. Prepare Regional ‘What Can I Do”
   4. Regional Problem Solving
   5. ID Work Fare Needs
   6. Ongoing Collaborative Actions
   7. Build target industry sectors
   8. Remove Govt. Regulatory barriers, change, zoning, finance

Results:
Articulation, curriculum assessments
Regional Community college system
Common Course numbering
Dual Credit shared collection and reporting system


Presentation VII –Dan P – Siegfried H. Paul G., Margaret G., Karen L., Marilyn B.

Train Stop/Green Energy/Hybrid Hummers/Training, drinking/selling and using green
energy.
Lots of on-line offerings
How do we create enlivening on-line environments
How do we meet the need for community
Deep-rooted relationship with community – Boys Athletic team

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Integrity and transparency in program – needs assessment
New Airport and expansion
New Industries in film and publishing and allied health, performing arts center,
Full on-line students support/strong vocational programs
Articulation
SFCC as first choice rather than as default
Barriers
Difficulty of timely response
SFCC as leader rather than REACTOR – ethical programming

Presentation VIII – Jim F, Andre R, Sheila O., Lorraine T., Barbara T.,
The Poem – We Dream of a World – Translated by Andre Rausch

We have a dream …
Of our college grown up
Of singing in amphitheatres,
Dancing on stages
Of reaching through the wires
To students everywhere
Of bringing them here to learn , to fly, to succeed.
We have a dream
Of honoring our planet
Through green building, environmental training, conservation

We have a dream
Of opening our arms
To the barrios, the pueblos, the immigrant communities, the world

We have a dream
Of science and art
Of logic and beauty
Of learning and joy, of mystery and discovery

We have a dream
Of a community gathering
Of friends at play, friends at work

We have a dream
Of trusting each other
Of working together
Of making a difference

We have a dream
Of a city where everyone is proud and strong
Where everyone is warm and fed
We have a dream

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That we had a hand in it

We have a dream
Of changing the world
One step at a time, one student at a time.


IX. INSTITUTIONAL PRIORITY STATEMENTS BASED ON
COMMON GROUND

TECHNOLOGY
24/7 online classes and support services
High tech/high touch
Distance Learning
Seamless connectivity from personal contact technology

Today’s technology natives expect their learning to make substantive use of current
communication methods and tools. They want to do business with the college using the
same means. We must not only equip ourselves and the non-digital natives appropriately
but train ourselves to use these technologies effectively.

All Aboard!

How sustainable is our expectation that a student living in Nambe drive to SFCC two
evenings a week to sit in a class room take notes from a lecture-based instructor.

Keeping it Human – The potential of online and distance learning will enhance social
community partnerships and interactions between students and students, students and
instructors, and community and business.

Understanding that Education is in a Relationship with Business
Economic Opportunity
Collaboration/Partnerships
Accountability

Community
Communication
Cost of Living in Santa Fe
Family Involvement
Partnerships
Satelite Campuses

destination” campus
Accessibility
Improved Customer relations
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SFCC will address the educational, developmental, and training needs of individuals,
educational institutions, businesses, governmental entities and non-profit organizations in
the Santa Fe area. This will be realized through building partnerships and strategic
collaborations. SFCC will strive to make its programs and services accessible through
community dialogue, satellite locations, on-line and distance learning, affordability, and
effective internal and external communications and support and a commitment to seeking
necessary funds and resources to implement our goals.


Curriculum
Interdisciplinary/integrative holistic approach to education
Integrated K-20 curriculum
Apprenticeships/Volunteering
Wide range of articulation agreements /ease of transfer
Allied Health
Global/Regional
Merged/Integrated Curriculum

To achieve a holistic student-centered and faculty-centered curriculum that encourages
best practices in contemporary education, we commit to the following:
     An approach to teaching that reinforces established core competencies (catalog pg
        2-3) in all classes in all disciplines to develop life and coping skills while students
        learn a specific subject
     To provide an environment that values faculty collaboration and encourages team
        teaching across disciplines and beyond the boundaries of SFCC
     Community partnership, internships and volunteer services will be integrated into
        this holistic approach, e.g., curriculum around environmental/ community
        sustainability. This will promote well-rounded, competent, confident, and
        adaptable citizens , be they students or faculty.

Individual Student Needs
Customer Service/Student Orientation
Specialized Advising
Lifelong Learning for children to retirees
Individualized Services
Advising/Mentoring
Preparedness
Helping SFCC students overcome barriers

Being student-centered
Customer-service – students feeling welcomed
Targeting miscommunication
Accessibility for all – disabled, undocumented, etc
Partnerships with other institutions

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Referrals
Child Care
Basic Life Skills
Political Issues
Partnership with IAIA
Work internally as a community – lack of internal communication
Mentoring and
Financial Aid specialist – More assistance to help students find aid
Advisement ratios
Cross Training


Being Green
Environmental and Renewable Energy Awareness
Mass Transportation Access
Train
Transportation


Green Practices –
Green values in the Curriculum
Green technology on campus
College as a model for the community
Local Sustainability
Advocate in the community by hosting symposiums/\
Educate and challenge the status quo by bringing them here
Educate and develop well-trained people as the jobs are created
Connect to national organizations/ideas/resources/and practices



System-Wide/Overarching
Sustainability
Keep it Human
Systems Approach
Pride in College
Global/International Consciousness


ACCOUNTABILITY
Student Success and Service to the community is central

To the community through collaboration/partnerships
with the public schools,
local businesses
economic opportunity

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Fiscal accountability
not only to our external auditors, but to following sound business practices in all ways;

Programatic Accountability
Needs assessment
Curriculum integrity
Assessment of learning
Program review
Market & needs analysis;

Internal
Systems
Evaluation
Customer service
Professional Development
Continuous Quality Improvement

External
Higher Ed
State
Public Ed
Federal

Restatement of Strategic Priorities- cleaned up

STRATEGIC PRIORITY STATEMENTS FROM PATHWAYS TO THE FUTURE

Overarching all priorities is the concern that whatever actions are taken they
address the need for sustainability of the college, take a systems-wide approach;
always strive to “keep it human”; and seek to develop global/international
consciousness.

Strategic Priority 1 – SFCC acknowledges the need to thoroughly adapt to
emerging technologies:

Today’s technology natives expect their learning to make substantive use of current
communication methods and tools. They want to do business with the college using the
same means. We must not only equip ourselves and the non-digital natives
appropriately but train ourselves to use these technologies effectively, 24/7.

How sustainable is our expectation that a student living in Nambe drive to SFCC two
evenings a week to sit in a class room to take notes from a lecture-based instructor?



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The potential of online and distance learning will enhance social and community
partnerships and interactions between students and students, students and instructors,
and community and business.

Strategic Priority 2 - SFCC will commit itself to deeper engagement with the
local/regional community.

SFCC will address the educational, developmental, and training needs of individuals,
educational institutions, businesses, governmental entities and non-profit organizations
in the Santa Fe area. This will be realized through building more partnerships and
strategic collaborations. SFCC will strive to make its programs and services accessible
through community dialogue, satellite locations, on-line and distance learning,
affordability, and effective internal and external communications and support, and a
commitment to seeking necessary funds and resources to implement our goals.

Strategic Priority 3 – SFCC is committed to revitalizing its curriculum

To achieve a holistic student-centered and faculty-centered curriculum that encourages
best practices in contemporary education, we commit to the following:
    An approach to teaching that reinforces established core competencies (catalog
       pg 2-3) in all classes in all disciplines to develop life and coping skills while
       students learn a specific subject
    To providing an environment that values faculty collaboration and encourages
       team teaching across disciplines and beyond the boundaries of SFCC
    To community partnership, internships and volunteer services integrated into this
       holistic approach, e.g., curriculum around environmental/ community
       sustainability. This will promote well-rounded, competent, confident, and
       adaptable citizens, be they students or faculty.




Strategic Priority 4 – SFCC will redouble its efforts to provide individualized
educational services to its diverse student body to help every student succeed to
their highest ability and desire.

Through creative use of internal and external resources SFCC will work to improve the
experiences and success of its students both young and old, degree/certificate seeking
and lifelong learner; in need of remediation and high performing. Through tailored
orientation programs; thorough assessment; well-informed and consistent advising;
cross-training, improved internal communication; mentoring of young adults; a greater
commitment of personnel and resources to access for all and development of clear
career pathways, SFCC will help all its students to realize their educational, personal,
and employment goals.


Strategic Planning Priority 5 - SFCC commits to being a “Green Campus.”

As a “Green” campus, we commit to specific green practices, i.e.
     Introducing green values into the curriculum where appropriate

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      Adopting green technologies on the campus
      Using the college as a model for the community to promote local sustainability
      Educating the community by challenging the status quo and bringing others here
           through symposiums and demonstrations
      Developing a well-trained workforce in sustainable technologies who can fill the
       jobs as they are created
      Connecting to national and international organizations to obtain ideas/ resources
       and best practices


Strategic Planning Priority 6 - SFCC commits to Accountability Including :

Community Accountability:
     Through student success
     Through Successful Partnerships with the Public Schools
     Through Successful Partnerships with local businesses and organizations
Fiscal Accountability:
     Not only through external Audits
     But through a commitment to sound and ethical business practices
Programmatic Accountability:
     Through market and needs assessment prior to program development
     Through course assessment of learning to ensure integrity in the curriculum
     Through program review to ensure currency and value of learning outcomes
Internal Accountability
     For quality control through evaluation of customer service and systems
     For ongoing professional development
     For commitment to continuous improvement
 External Accountability
     To accrediting agencies
     To the state higher education and public education departments
     To federal and state agencies and private grantors




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