College-wide Strategic Planning and Evaluation

Updates for the 2021-22 Academic Year

In Fall 2021, Cuyamaca College began collecting and analyzing data, input, and information to frame our next 6-year strategic plan. Two strategic planning workshops were held in October 2021, and over 80 faculty members, students, classified staff, and administrators participated in breakout discussions regarding our college's strengths, challenges, opportunities, and directions for the future based on internal and external data. For more information on the fall workshops, visit the Fall Strategic Planning Workshop website.


Join the discussion at one of two Strategic Planning Workshops!

Two spring strategic planning workshops are planned for this spring semester to further validate and refine the College's strategic goals and overarching strategies for 2022-2028:

  • Thursday, March 17th 2:00-4:30pm - to register, click here
  • Friday, March 18th 9:30-12:00pm - to register, click here

Cuyamaca College engages in a continuous cycle of planning, implementation, evaluation, and improvement. In Spring 2022, the College developed its new 2022-2028 Strategic Plan goals, strategies, and performance measures. These components serve as the basis for college-wide planning for the next 6 years and will go forward to the Governing Board for approval in Summer 2022.


The 2016-2022 Strategic Plan is sunsetting this year but has served as the basis for college planning and resource allocation priorities. The College's 2016-2022 strategic goals are:

  • Acceleration
  • Guided Student Pathways
  • Student Validation and Engagement
  • Organizational Health

The College's strategic goals are linked to unit-level planning through the program review process. The College has identified several indicators of performance related to each of these strategic goals and evaluates progress on each goal throughout the year.


The annual planning and evaluation retreat, held each spring, is the culmination of college evaluation efforts for the academic year. During the retreat, members of the College's various constituent and governance groups discuss key performance indicator data and progress toward strategic goals in light of our established standards of performance and aspirational performance targets, which include Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI) indicator targets.

Documentation and materials from each of the retreats can be accessed via the links below.