Key Imperatives

Teaching and Learning

Learning is fundamental to everything the college does and to everyone the college serves. Under Teaching and Learning Excellence, we develop goals to ensure that everyone has a role to play in advancing student-centered work. Goals under this imperative ensure that students not only learn but excel; faculty not only teach but innovate; and administrators and staff not only support but enact vital decisions and actions.

The specific college goals are:

  • Goal 1: Completion

    Increase percent complete from 35.7% to 39.5% with a stretch goal of 41% by June 30, 2023.

  • Goal 2: Mastery of Learning Outcomes

    Decrease the standards of achievement gaps between students of color and majority students in general educational learning outcomes to -5% with a stretch goal of 0% by June 1, 2023.

Lifelong Connections


Lifelong Connections encompasses the various ways that ECC interacts with students – from initial contact with the college; through orientation and admission; enrollment in programs and courses; and onto graduation and beyond. Regardless of where students are in life, whether they enroll for an entire program or only take a course or two, we want to build relationships that meet their current learning needs. At the same time, we want to be a trusted lifelong resource for their future needs as students or as community partners.

The specific college goals are:

  • Goal 3: Enrollment

    Increase annual unduplicated enrollment in FY23 from 12,559 to 13,500 with a stretch goal of 14,500 by April 3, 2023.

  • Goal 4: Credit Accumulation

    Increase the total annual credit hour count from 145,636 to 160,000 with a stretch goal of 170,000 by June 30, 2023.

ECC Experience


We want ECC to be an engaging and welcoming place. The ECC Experience captures this quality and gives life to our institutional identity or “persona”. The ECC Experience represents for:

  • Students - a college that remains open and accessible to all, supports their academic success, and advances personal and professional growth.
  • Employees - a college that rewards excellent service; cares about their professional development; and values their talents through hiring, retention, and succession planning.
  • Community - a college that designs programs responsive to their needs and delivered with a spirit of service.

The specific college goals are:

  • Goal 5: Student Experience

    Increase the % of students responding "very satisfied" or "satisfied" to a question about overall satisfaction on the fall 2022 administration of the Current Student Survey from 87% to 90% with a stretch goal of 93%.

  • Goal 6: Employee Experience

    Identify a consistent annual measurement to gauge employee engagement and satisfaction and get a baseline by June 30, 2023 to make this goal more specific for FY2024 goal plan.

  • Goal 7: Community Experience

    Identify a consistent annual measurement to use and get baseline by June 30, 2023 so FY24 goal can be specific.

Fortify Our Future


Fortify Our Future is a three-pronged imperative. First, from a Student perspective, this imperative ensures that we keep ECC affordable and that we support students’ goals while setting them on a path toward financial success. Secondly, from an Institutional perspective, Fortify Our Future ensures the financial health of the college and a future in which we manage budgets well, reduce costs, decrease overhead, and increase revenues. Third, from an Operational Efficiency standpoint, this imperative ensures our efforts pay off; funds and outcomes meet intended targets; and we consider internal and external opportunities to streamline and synergize for optimum efficiency.

The specific college goals are:

  • Goal 8: Student Affordability

    Decrease average net price to attend ECC per student from $4,159 to $4,000 with a stretch goal of $3,750 by Fall 2023.

  • Goal 9: Institutional Financial Health

    Increase the college average departmental actual to budget ratio from 90% to 92% with a stretch goal of 94% by June 30, 2023.

  • Goal 10: College Fundraising

    Raise unrestricted college campaign funds of at least $1.5 million with a stretch goal of $2 million by June 30, 2023.

  • Goal 11: Operational Efficiency

    Create request/project tracking system and follow-up survey for key departments for FY24 implementation by June 30, 2023.