Strategic Plan

For over 50 years, Rock Valley College has provided high-quality education and lifelong learning for the residents in our district. Our mission is to empower students and community through lifelong learning.

The Four Pillars

Rock Valley College is guided by its 2022-2027 Strategic Plan which contains four strategic plan pillars. Learn more about each pillar and their related strategic goals.

Pillar I: Access

Provide district residents with improved access to college, training, and careers.

  • Strategic Goal 1: Provide district residents with improved access to credit programs and certificates.
  • Strategic Goal 2: Provide district residents with improved access to non-credit programs, certificates, and training.

Pillar II: Exceptional Educational Opportunities

Provide high-quality certificates, degrees, and co-curricular programs to meet district/community and regional needs and improve student success.

  • Strategic Goal 1 (Academic Plan): Ensure high-quality and relevant certificate, degree, and co-curricular programs.
  • Strategic Goal 2 (Academic Plan; Strategic Enrollment Plan): Improve student readiness, academic success, and sense of belonging.

Pillar III: Exceptional Training Opportunities

Provide high-quality training and professional development to align to college, district/community, and regional needs and where employees and learners can make progress towards their educational and career goals.

  • Strategic Goal 1 (Workforce Development Plan): Increase the number of grants, scholarships, and endowments to support students enrolled in credit and non-credit programs that meet the regional workforce’s need for skilled employees.
  • Strategic Goal 2 (Professional Development Plan): Provide high-quality training and professional development to improve human performance and bridge the gap between college needs and employees’ educational and career goals.

Pillar IV: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

Create and sustain a diverse, equitable, and inclusive campus that improves campus culture and accessibility, promotes accountability for the campus DEI effort, and increases the cultural competence of all employees, learners, and other stakeholder groups.

  • Strategic Goal 1 (DEI Plan): Improve the campus culture by establishing cultural competence, trust, a sense of belonging among employees and learners, and accessibility to working and learning environments and the information shared within them. 
  • Strategic Goal 2 (DEI Plan): Close equity gaps so that students from diverse racial, gender, and socioeconomic backgrounds can access and achieve their academic and career goals.
  • Strategic Goal 3 (DEI Plan): Employ a culturally competent workforce that reflects student and community demographics.

Quarterly Strategic Plan Updates

Leadership will review the Strategic Plan quarterly and report on updates using a scorecard. The latest Strategic Plan Quarterly Update was presented to the RVC Board of Trustees on January 28, 2023.

Latest Quarterly Update Board of Trustees