PVCC Futures: Reimagining the Learning Experience 2023 is a compilation of aspirations, ideas and strategic directions forged into three plans to move Paradise Valley Community College (PVCC) boldly and confidently into the future.
While launching our 2021-2023 Strategic Plan, recent events across the country and in our community led us to take a closer look at the challenges we face preparing for the future. It forced us to assess on a deeper level how we can support our students, faculty and staff while moving through and beyond the global pandemic. In Spring 2020, several dozen faculty and staff stepped up and formed two task forces - Futures Think Tank and Take Action College Team (TACT) for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The groups collaboratively devised recommendations on ways PVCC can remain accessible, relevant, socially just, organizationally sustainable, and, above all else, a thriving college for upcoming generations of learners.These significant initiatives outline the following key objectives:
- Keep our college viable and relevant post pandemic
- Support cultural change
- Challenge the status quo
- Emerge as a substantially better college
We hope you find these reports both thought-provoking and inspiring as we reaffirm our commitment to our students, faculty and staff, and the community-at-large.
Amidst civil unrest and the ongoing global pandemic, PVCC President Dr. Paul Dale challenged his faculty and staff to delve deep into the college’s processes, systems, technology and learning modalities to discover ways to improve upon what we do to build a brighter future for the next generation of learners.
In President Dale's April 2022 "What's on My Mind" college message, he encouraged all of us "...to look for ways to support students by living the Puma Commitment" and thanked everyone "...in advance for that one extra nudge, word of encouragement, or positive affirmation – all of which make a positive difference" in supporting student success.
Student degree/certificate completion and transfer rates are driven by leading measures such as successful completion of college-level math and English during the first year, overall course success rates, and credit accumulation. This infographic shows PVCC’s current rates and our aspirational targets that are a part of our strategic plan; we are committed to sharing our progress with the PVCC community.