Our Path Forward

Our Path Forward

Our Path Forward

2021-2025 Strategic Plan

2021-2025 Strategic Plan

2021-2025 Strategic Plan

Explore Malcolm X College’s transformative five-year strategic plan for 2021-2025. Download the full plan below for more information.

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From the President

David A. Sanders, M.S., Ed

President, Malcolm X College

As one of the City Colleges of Chicago, Malcolm X College plays an integral role in shaping the advancement of Chicago’s landscape. As an institution of higher learning, we serve as an educational organization, a community hub, and a catalyst for economic mobility.  Read More

President David Sanders
Malcolm X College

“We believe that the entire College community bears a collective responsibility for realizing our mission to provide accessible liberal arts and health-focused education that fosters personal and professional achievement.”

Mission, Vision, and Values

Mission

The mission of Malcolm X College is to provide accessible liberal arts and health-focused education that fosters personal and professional achievement.

Vision

Malcolm X College serves with urgency as a catalyst for social change and economic growth in the Chicago community. We have the power to make change. In order to do that, we will:

  • Provide affordable, accessible, and exceptional education
  • Drive dynamic economic mobility in the lives of our students

Values

  • Accountability: We emphasize diligence and innovation in order to promote efficient and effective learning.
  • Community: We support our community by promoting collaboration and cooperation in activities that enhance the quality of life.
  • Diversity: We value differences among individuals and prepare ourselves to live successfully in a global society.
  • Empowerment: We lift up people, voices, and ideas.
  • Learning: We promote student-centered learning and lifelong learning among faculty, staff, and students.
  • Respect: We appreciate and consider the choices, endeavors, and relationships of others.

To read more about Malcolm X’s background, download the full Strategic Plan.

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It’s a perfect start. I got into four-year universities when I was a senior in high school, but they were too expensive. At City Colleges, I had the opportunity to save money, build a network, take advantage of small class sizes and use all the resources like tutoring. It’s a chance to get your grades together, join clubs, start clubs, then transfer to finish your bachelor’s. It was definitely the right decision.

It’s a perfect start. I got into four-year universities when I was a senior in high school, but they were too expensive. At City Colleges, I had the opportunity to save money, build a network, take advantage of small class sizes and use all the resources like tutoring. It’s a chance to get your grades together, join clubs, start clubs, then transfer to finish your bachelor’s. It was definitely the right decision.

It’s a perfect start. I got into four-year universities when I was a senior in high school, but they were too expensive. At City Colleges, I had the opportunity to save money, build a network, take advantage of small class sizes and use all the resources like tutoring. It’s a chance to get your grades together, join clubs, start clubs, then transfer to finish your bachelor’s. It was definitely the right decision.

Kaela Redd
Malcolm X College alumna, Star Scholar, transferred to DePaul University

Summary of Strategies

Six strategic levers form the framework for all of City Colleges’ plans. They serve as guiding principles and beliefs that are fundamental to the holistic success of our plans. The six strategic levers and their goals are:

Exceptional Student Experience
Equity
Economic Responsiveness
Excellence
Collaboration
Institutional Health
 

Our Goal – Create an exceptional student experience.

We promise that every experience with City Colleges, from pre-admissions to completion, will be exceptional. Every student will be able to maximize their learning inside and outside the classroom, navigate our institution with ease, make significant progress towards their goals, and feel welcome and supported by all City Colleges employees.

Build momentum to increase student and institutional success

Grow and provide an esteemed quality of teaching and learning to compete with elite institutions.

Focus on measuring learning.

Goal – Significantly narrow achievement gaps.

We will become a “student-ready” and equitable institution that is designed for all students to thrive—especially those from historically and present-day marginalized communities. We will equip students with the support and resources they need to succeed in the classroom and beyond.

Research and explore to identify and understand what is leading to inequities within the College.

Pilot and evaluate to create structures that increase equitable practices.

Scale and impact to dismantle institutional barriers to equity.

Goal – Respond to the economic needs of the City Colleges of Chicago

We will be forward-looking and agile in developing pathways and forging partnerships that unlock transformational career opportunities for CCC students and fuel the Chicago workforce with talent that is prepared to meet the needs of the economy.

Accelerate economic mobility.

Design and maintain relevant and innovative curriculum.

Increase value add to the community.

Strengthen agreements and partnerships with 4-year institutions.

Goal – Build a culture of Excellence

We will build a culture of excellence that inspires everyone to become the ‘best in class’ for our students and community. We hold ourselves accountable to delivering academics, experiences, and services of the highest quality. Our faculty and staff will continue to receive professional development across the district to continuously improve their practices.

Empower individuals to grow and self-advocate to impact personal and professional achievement.

Elevate MXC’s presence as the Healthcare Center of Excellence.

Increase productivity by identifying and growing talent, retaining high caliber employees, and recruiting.

Goal – CREATE A COLLABORATIVE AND CONNECTED ECOSYSTEM

We will create a more collaborative and connected ecosystem to foster coordination and communication that supports student success. At each college and across the district, we will implement people, data, and technology solutions to create holistic best practices with an inclusive approach to problem solving.

Expand shared governance.

Integrate organizational operations through an internal communication plan.

Create a culture of conversation, feedback, and action.

Goal – DEVELOP, MONITOR, AND IMPROVE CRITICAL INSTITUTIONAL HEALTH MEASURES

We will develop, monitor, and improve critical institutional health metrics that ensure financial sustainability and the well-being of our institution.

Ensure that institutional actions are economically and educationally justifiable.

Strengthen team effectiveness.

Strategically plan to drive operations.

To read more about the strategies and tactics that Malcolm X College will use to achieve its objectives, download the full Strategic Plan.

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