Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan Overview

Santa Fe College's Mission and Values

Expand the region's college-going culture and increase student success.

Clear Purpose

Work as a singularly focused, cohesive college to ignite and reinforce a love of learning.

  • Structure advisement to align selection of academic and workforce programs to students’ goals.
  • Use planning tools and systems that support students in staying on course while adapting to changing circumstances.
  • Elevate learning as central to personal and professional success.

Leverage design and technology to create complete, engaging learning environments – on-campus and online.

  • Structure learning experiences to serve as bridges to the end goal of instruction.
  • Enhance learning experiences by using digital and adaptive technologies.
  • Provide premier online learning experiences, programs, and learning support.

Embrace high impact practices that facilitate transformative learning experiences.

  • Cultivate collaborative problem-solving.
  • Reward creativity and innovative thinking.
  • Celebrate diversity of thought.

Design academic and workforce programs that make connections with lived experiences.

  • Implement practical curricula across all programs.
  • Create and assess student learning outcomes essential for constructive civic and social engagement.

Equitable Experience

Eliminate barriers to participation and achievement.

  • Revise institutional systems and processes to provide access, welcome, and inclusion for diverse students, faculty, and staff.
  • Be available to serve students when students are available to be served.
  • Form partnerships to expand internet and wi-fi access throughout SF’s service region.
  • Create a course scheduling philosophy that provides guidelines for distributing classes across modalities, learning styles, and meeting times.

Close performance gaps.

  • Address individual implicit bias as well as systemic challenges to equity.
  • Leverage technology to fully support students across a diversity of styles, preferences, and abilities.
  • Assess and improve achievement of access, retention, learning, completion, and labor market outcomes using disaggregated data.
  • Provide superior virtual and on-campus support for learning.

Create professional development to support a culture that meets students where they are and inspires them to thrive.

  • Adopt and assess faculty and staff learning outcomes essential for supporting student success.
  • Create a robust professional development program that focuses on pedagogy and high impact practices appropriate for a learning college.

Growth Mindset

Promote learning as a process.

  • Create and assess student learning outcomes essential for development of a growth mindset.
  • Empower students to make informed choices and strategic changes.
  • Reinforce the value of challenge and learning from mistakes; encourage tenacity to achieve success.

Integrate the use of learning supports with instruction.

  • Connect the Learning Commons to the curriculum as a place for experiencing individualized learning support
  • Use student success software to ensure unified support for student learning.
  • Promote health, wellness, and wholeness.
  • Build strong partnerships with community organizations offering services for basic needs.

Provide high quality timely feedback to support effective learning.

  • Demonstrate a growth mindset in assessing student learning.
  • Reinforce the value of strategic effort.
  • Individualize support for addressing skill gaps.
  • Provide students with customized information for quality decision-making.

Seamless Transition

Create academic and workforce ladders.

  • Create training, courses, and programs meeting employers’ needs and leading to the work of the future.
  • Create opportunities and clear paths for upskilling and re-skilling.
  • Ensure transferability and articulation of competencies, certificates, and degrees.
  • Expand access to technical programs and training throughout Alachua and Bradford Counties.

Build partnerships for a collective impact on our students and community.

  • Lead the community in collaborating to produce economic mobility.
  • Expand practical learning opportunities through internships, externships, and apprenticeships.
  • Establish a clear educational ecosystem guiding student progression from middle school through post-secondary education and training.
  • Connect community members to the college through personal enrichment and leisure programs, English language programs, and basic skills training.

Develop well-rounded problem solvers who are resilient and learn independently.

  • Equip students to be engaged, proactive, and responsible for their own goals and achievements.
  • Structure learning experiences to guide students in strengthening employability skills.

Increase economic and social mobility.

Download the SF Strategic Plan brochure here.