Share Your Ideas and Help Valencia Meet Its Goals

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

A Message from Brandon McKelvey, Vice President, Analytics and Planning

How might we encourage high school students to attend college? How might we assist more students in graduating? And what are all the ways we can support students’ adjustment and transition to baccalaureate programs?

We need answers to these questions and more to help us meet the goals outlined in our Strategic Impact Plan.

You are invited to participate in our upcoming strategic planning idea gathering sessions starting next week. While our 2030 Strategic Impact Plan describes the “what” and the “why” of our work in broad aspirational goal areas, we are now ready to explore how we will reach the goals in that plan, and we need your input.

Beginning on Monday, January 25, 2021, several sessions will be offered where you can share:

  • Your ideas about how Valencia can reach the goals in the Impact Plan;
  • Your experiences as an employee or student (or both) that can help identify areas of improvement and;
  • Your thoughts about how to streamline current efforts and initiatives related to the goal areas of access, graduation, career credentials and transfer success.

Session Types

A variety of idea gathering sessions will be offered that provide you with opportunities to focus on all four or specific goal areas, as well as options to participate at a time that is convenient for you. Session types are as follows:

  1. Forum Sessions: Forums will start with a presentation about the process and time for questions and answers, followed by small group discussions.
  2. Brainstorming Sessions: These sessions will start with a creative warmup activity, followed by group discussions and idea generation in small groups.
  3. On-demand Sessions: Don’t have time to participate in a scheduled Forum or Brainstorming Session? You can still participate and share your ideas via an On-demand Session. This option will allow you to complete individually or with your team at a time that is convenient for you. All ideas generated in this space will be visible to all who participate. For details on how to participate in the On-demand Sessions, click here.

More information on the types of sessions is available here. Need help on deciding which session may be the best fit for you, click on the Idea Session Decision Guide to help you make your choice.

Scheduled Sessions

Forum Sessions

Event Focus: Access
Date: Monday, January 25, 2021
Time: 4 p.m.
Location: Zoom

Event Focus: Graduation
Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Zoom

Event Focus: Transfer
Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Zoom

Event Focus: Career
Date: Monday, February 1, 2021
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: Zoom
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Event Focus: All Goal Areas
Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Time: 9 a.m.
Location: Zoom
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Event Focus: All Goal Areas
Date: Monday, February 8, 2021
Time: 4 p.m.
Location: Zoom
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Event Focus: All Goal Areas
Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Zoom
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Brainstorming Sessions

Event Focus: Access
Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Time: 9 a.m.
Location: Zoom

Event Focus: Graduation
Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Time: 3 p.m.
Location: Zoom

Event Focus: Transfer
Date: Monday, February 1, 2021
Time: 4 p.m.
Location: Zoom
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Event Focus: Career
Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Zoom
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Event Focus: All Goal Areas
Date: Friday, February 5, 2021
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Zoom
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Event Focus: All Goal Areas
Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Zoom
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Event Focus: All Goal Areas
Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Zoom
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In addition to the sessions listed above, two sessions will be offered during Learning Day on Friday, February 12, 2021. Click here to register for Learning Day.

Your participation and input is so important to this process. I encourage you to attend a session or take advantage of the On-Demand option to share your ideas, thoughts and experiences that will shape our institutional plans. I look forward to seeing you there.

4 Comments

  • Brandon McKelvey said:

    Thanks to everyone who has already signed up for a session!

    I am very excited to listen and learn from these groups about how we can work together to support our students.

    AMWed, 20 Jan 2021 11:41:44 +0000Wed, 20 Jan 2021 11:41:44 +0000am21,11:41 am

    • Christina Savvidis said:

      Hello!
      How do we access the On-Demand Sessions?

      PMMon, 25 Jan 2021 15:06:18 +0000Mon, 25 Jan 2021 15:06:18 +0000pm21,3:06 pm

      • Brandon McKelvey said:

        Hi Christina!

        Information about the the on-demand sessions will be provided in tomorrow's Juice newsletter.

        Thanks,

        Brandon

        PMMon, 25 Jan 2021 15:21:20 +0000Mon, 25 Jan 2021 15:21:20 +0000pm21,3:21 pm

      • The Grove said:

        Check out this article to find out more about On-demand Sessions and how to participate: http://thegrove.valenciacollege.edu/strategic-pla

        PMTue, 26 Jan 2021 18:29:29 +0000Tue, 26 Jan 2021 18:29:29 +0000pm21,6:29 pm

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