Annually the Santa Barbara Community College District Board of Trustees establishes a set of goals which represent its priorities for the year. These goals provide a focus for the Board and institution and inform the public of issues of importance to Santa Barbara City College as it advances its mission and purpose.
SANTA BARBARA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
(Adopted on September 13, 2018)
Board Professional Development
Understand the need for continual education. We commit ourselves as a board to undergo professional development and training. We will consider regional and statewide conferences/workshops along with online trainings as appropriate. Further, we will commit to mentoring new trustee(s) as they integrate with the board and college.
Civil Discourse and Respect for Others
Support ongoing efforts to facilitate an environment that promotes civil discourse and the respect for persons with differing opinions. We encourage critical thinking and the expression of a diversity of ideas, whether expressed inside or outside of the classroom. A lack of civil discourse and respect for others endangers the fundamental principles of academic freedom and freedom of speech.
Commit to regular communications to and feedback from stakeholders, both internally at the college and in the wider community.
Support our ongoing commitment to our Student Equity Plan by focusing financial and organizational resources to students in need through programs such as Guided Pathways, UMOJA, EOPS, STEM, MESA, DSPS, TAP and SPARC. Similarly, we support faculty and workforce diversity.
Facilities Commit to the development of campus facilities that are safe, enhance student success and provide an appropriate workplace for our employees.
Allocate the necessary resources to support the phase-in of the new statewide Student Centered Funding Formula; approve a college budget that reflects both fiscal prudence and a strategic approach to increase median salaries across the college, hire mission critical positions, and close the budget deficit. Student success, excellence and equity will continue to be our guiding principles, as we consider how to spend any additional funds under the new state funding formula.
Encourage SBCC’s continued leadership, as one of California’s 20 Community Colleges selected to participate in the Guided Pathways initiative, and implement an integrated, institution-wide approach to student success through structured educational experiences that support each student from point of entry to attainment of high-quality postsecondary credentials and careers.
Commit to seeking innovative options to provide new housing stock for students most in need. We recognize that the availability of affordable housing is directly related to student success as well as to the process of faculty and staff recruitment and retention.
Partnerships with Education
Pursue new processes to facilitate more fruitful interaction and collaboration between SBCC and K-12, the University of California, California State University, and private institutions in order to provide a seamless educational experience from childhood to higher education. Particularly, we support integration of guided pathways with dual enrollment as well as developing Career and Technical Education in dual enrollment (AB 288 College and Career Access Pathways (CCAP) Partnership Agreements).
School for Extended Learning
Support the continued transition from primarily fee based programs to primarily tuition-free adult education noncredit programs. We similarly support the School’s response to community demands for robust and diverse course offerings. We also support efforts to provide both credit and noncredit options to adults in our community who seek to advance career and life skills.
Student Safety and Wellbeing
Commit to the principle that the safety and wellbeing of students is necessary for their academic success. We are dedicated to making available comprehensive mental health services for all students. We have zero tolerance for sexual assault and harassment and are committed to a campus that is safe for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors.