Actionable Improvement Plan
Southwestern College is committed to creating an environment that models respectful communication, multicultural competency, civility, and collegiality for students’ success and the community served by the College. While the College resolved Recommendation Eight from the 2010 ACCJC Action Letter, its goal is to engage in continuous improvement of campus morale through an institutional cultural change. The College has remained in a process of evaluation and planning in the area of campus morale since 2009. Previously the campus experienced rapid turnover in leadership positions and insufficient transparency in budget, planning, and communication. This culminated with the election of two new Governing Board (Board) members during the 2010 General Election. As a result a new Board majority was formed and a change in College senior leadership took place shortly thereafter. Read the full plan.
Equal Employment Plan
Southwestern Community College District (the “District”) recognizes that diversity in the academic environment fosters cultural awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, celebrates differences, and provides role models for all students. It is the District’s belief that taking active and vigorous steps to ensure equal employment opportunity and creating a working and academic environment which is welcoming to all, will foster diversity and promote excellence. This Equal Employment Opportunity Plan (“Plan), adopted by the District’s Board of Trustees, is a reflection of our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and equal opportunity. Read the full plan.
Strategic Diversity Plan