In 2017, Laney College adopted a new mission, vision and strategic plan with five specific goals aimed at ensuring students would be supported in their learning and feel inspired to excel in an inclusive and diverse learning environment.
Rooted in social justice, Laney College’s new mission and vision describes our community: a place where students receive access to the highest quality curriculum and instruction while they cultivate a sense of belonging that counters the pervasive inequities our students face in society.
With a focus on equity, the adopted goals from the college’s strategic plan aim to increase awareness and access for disproportionately impacted communities to complete their educational goals while fostering an institutional culture that is both collaborative and reflective.
As part of this commitment, during the spring semester of 2018, the College embarked on an assessment and dialogue about how to ensure that the institution’s instructional offerings — as well as student support services — recruited, retained and supported students throughout their educational journey. The ultimate goal was clear: we would work to both maximize enrollment and develop innovative solutions and supports.
In order to work toward this new vision of strategic enrollment management at Laney, the college president convened a group of classified professionals, faculty and administrators that would help revamp the Enrollment Management Committee and develop a two-year plan that supports students from recruitment through completion.
The group participated in the Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI) Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) Academy in the summer of 2018 and began creating an enrollment management plan that helps address the College’s needs. The purpose of the Laney College Strategic Enrollment Management Plan is to define strategies and concrete objectives that help to meet the College’s adopted strategic goals.