District Goals


The Way Forward

Attention to the five areas of unity, standardization, alignment, funding, and facilities, will increase our ability to deliver excellence across the District.


Bringing us together will benefit everyone¾ particularly our students. The byword is cooperation throughout the organization. A commitment to cooperation in good faith will result in our building a community of mutual respect. Unity will enable us to make progress beyond that of any individual’s capacity. It will also enable us to work from a position of strength in the community and beyond.


Standardization can make life easier for many, simplify legal responsibilities, and save time, money, and energy. If the system is more efficient and less confusing, students will benefit. The District needs to address different approaches that are used to accomplish similar, or the same, goals. For example, there are presently two different applications for admissions to our colleges. The systems that drive our operations should be as straightforward as possible.


Aligning our curriculum will assist students in reaching their educational goals efficiently. Removing barriers to student success will mean new opportunities for students to benefit from our offerings at both colleges. Our high classroom standards and commitment to leading—edge methodologies for instruction must be reflected in alignment. Our requirements and processes must help students learn, graduate, transfer, obtain employment, and improve their lives. If we are to be driven by our desire to obtain the most beneficial student outcomes, we must make sure our operations are in line with our purposes.


Equitable funding is a necessity for the District and the colleges. We need to have our priorities in order so that our case is clear when we request more dollars. The District’s funding formula will support two independently accredited colleges, but part of our problem lies in the State’s fiscal formulas. We must be diligent in seeking resolution to the inequities in the state funding.


Our learning environment must be able to reasonably accommodate current students while anticipating future student needs. Educational and facility master plans must be completed and their initial implementation underway this year. This will ensure our readiness for all state funding possibilities for new and improved facilities. Because our needs are great, we should also explore local financing opportunities, including public/private partnerships.


Districtwide Strategic Planning

VISION: Educational Excellence for a Productive Citizenry

MISSION: Provide educational leadership through learning opportunities that anticipate, prepare for and meet the future challenges of a complex democracy and a global society.


The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District seeks to create a supportive learning environment that encourages innovation, faces unique challenges, and builds on proven successes. Technology is a tool to enhance the learning environment as well as transform current activities, processes, and structures into more efficient ones. Finally, the District implements a broad-based and integrated system of research, evaluation and planning to assess institutional effectiveness and uses the results for institutional improvement.


Learning and
Academic Excellence
The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District is committed to providing the highest quality educational programs and services using instructional technologies that fosters student retention and success. The District provides quality programs that respond to identified student and community interests, and the needs of a global society.
Student Access The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District strives to provide access to all who can benefit from higher education.
Diversity The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District recognizes the value and strengths of diverse backgrounds and perspectives and makes positive efforts to foster opportunity, understanding and respect for all.
Economic and
Community Development
The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District seeks civic responsibility and the economic vitality of the region through partnerships, staff and student involvement in civic affairs, and programs that are responsive to community needs.
Human, Fiscal and Physical Resources The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District strives to optimize human, fiscal and physical resources to ensure organizational integrity, effectiveness and accountability.