Strategic Plan

Message from the President

Tahnsi Colleagues and Friends,

2020 has clearly shown us how resilient we can be when we all work together. We were able to adjust our faculty, students and staff to telework and remote learning instantly. While the pandemic has caused significant disruption on how we operate, it has also taught us the importance of adaptability and flexibility and given us an opportunity to not let a crisis go to waste. Now we have taken the next important step in our development: the creation of a strategic plan.

SCC’s strategic planning process will map the future of SCC for the next five years but will only be successful if it benefits us both collectively and individually. A comprehensive and action-oriented plan, along with a transformative mindset, will capitalize on opportunities, partnerships and experiences that strengthen and more definitively establish our role as a higher education leader in our region. While working to construct a plan, we will offer many opportunities for community input on goals, and strategies as well as opportunities for feedback as the process unfolds.

I want to encourage you to get involved in the strategic planning process. Clearly the success of our strategic planning process will be directly proportional to its inclusiveness. We will need the active involvement of each and every member of our SCC community – each and every one of you – if the final result of our work is to identify the best possible path forward. With that involvement, we can ensure that our plan builds upon the legacy we have already created by a correct assessment of our College as it exists today and a sound plan for what our institution needs to be in the future.

Information about future opportunities to engage and updates will be posted periodically on the SCC Strategic Planning web site. We will also continue to communicate regularly through emails and social media, asking for your ideas and feedback.

Please take advantage of every opportunity to become engaged in our strategic planning process. We want to consider as many views and voices as possible. This input will help us begin to get a sense of the key issues and themes, as well as hopes and dreams, that will shape a shared vision for the future.

I look forward both to the lively discussion that will occur during the building of the plan and to the subsequent work of achieving its goals. Thank you in advance for participating in this important work. Kitahtahmiin!

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Process Overview

The approach for the strategic planning process is comprised of four phases accompanied by distinct work streams that support clearly defined objectives and manage logical work steps throughout the project.

Guiding Principles

Inclusivity – The planning process will engage all members of the Stone Child community, affording all the opportunity to provide input and feel vested in the outcome. 

Transparency (communication) – Sharing information and timely updates in addition to providing opportunities to engage directly in the process. 

Taking a broad (versus local, parochial) view – Determining goals and setting priorities based on what’s deemed best for the SCC as a whole rather than what’s best for oneself, an individual program, an individual department, or an individual division. 

Consensus decision making – Not every decision will be 100% supported by 100% of participants at the table. 

Respect – Respect for differing viewpoints, for process, and for confidentiality. 

Strategic Planning Committee

The Strategic Planning Committee is comprised of select faculty and staff members of the Stone Child team. 

Cory Sangrey-Billy — Project Sponsor
Tiffany Houle
Payroll Accounting
Beau Mitchell — Committee Chair
Institutional Research Director
Ann Johnstone
Human Service Faculty
Joy Bridwell
SCC Librarian
Gaile Torres
Jessie Demontiney
Institutional Research Analyst
Wilma Tyner
Dean of Academics
Kadene Drummer
Teacher Education Head


The project plan is based upon the milestones outlined in the timeline. 


Strategic Planning Stakeholder Survey This survey is appropriate for SCC staff, faculty, alumni, administrators, and community members.

Strategic Planning Student Survey This survey is appropriate for current SCC students.

Events & Activities

Please continue to visit for past and upcoming events. This page will be updated as events are scheduled


  • December Steering Committee Meeting – December 1st, 2020
  • January Steering Committee Meeting – January 27th, 2021
  • Strategic Planning Kick-Off/Monday Drum – January 25th, 2021

Strategic Planning Resources

Key strategic planning-related resources are provided below for your use.

Mid Cycle Evaluation Report 2020

Program Learning Outcome Assessment 2020

General Education Learning Outcome Data 2020

Disaggregated Persistence Retention Graduation Rate through spring 2020

Spring 2019 Mission and Core Themes Report

Spring 2019 Mission Fulfillment and Institutional Effectiveness

Fall 2018 Ad Hoc Report Accepted

Final Fall 2018 Ad Hoc Report Submitted

SCC Reaffirmation – July 2018

NWCCU Response Dec. 19, 2017 SCC

Stone Child Year 7 Evaluation Fall 2017

2017 Year 7 Self Evaluation Report

Contact Us 
For questions, suggestions, or concerns please contact BRG at: 
To maintain confidentiality, and promote candid conversations, all communications sent to the email address above are being delivered directly to our partners at Berkeley Research Group (BRG).