Educational Master Plan

During the 2017-2018 academic year, Merced College completed the 5-Year Merced College Educational Master Plan (EMP), which was a collaborative and participatory process and ultimately approved by the Board of Trustees.  The EMP is our guiding plan to lead the College through a five-year cycle.  The Educational Master Planning Committee (EMPC) is the governing body providing oversight and tracking/reporting the progress to constituencies throughout the College.

The EMP is our overarching guiding plan and the Strategic Implementation Plan (SIP) is the operational tasks and activities to get the important work of our master plan completed. 

Background and History

The EMP was drafted as a participatory governance process through the EMP Task Force.  The purpose of the EMP Task Force ias to serve as a working group for development of the Merced College 2018-2023 Educational Master Plan (EMP).  The EMP Task Force completed the following tasks:

Ensure representation of all areas of the College in developing the EMP;

  • Work in collaboration with the CBT Consultant Team, providing input and feedback throughout the process of the plan’s development;
  • Support alignment of the EMP with the College's Mission, Vision, and Values;
  • Keep students, student success, and service to the Merced College region at the center of discussion during EMP development;
  • Exemplify quality employee engagement, advocate for additional internal stakeholder engagement, and serve as a communication body to the rest of the internal Merced College community, including the Los Banos Campus; and
  • Abide by team guidelines.
The project will be conducted in three phases:
  • Phase One: Discovery Phase
  • Phase Two: Preparation of Data Portfolio
  • Phase Three: EMP Goal Setting

The EMP was adopted by the Board of Trustees on June 12, 2018. 

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