Our Path Forward

Our Path Forward

Our Path Forward

2021-2025 Strategic Plan

2021-2025 Strategic Plan

2021-2025 Strategic Plan

Explore Wilbur Wright 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 Potash

President, Wilbur Wright College

With pleasure, pride, and optimism – I am delighted to share Wilbur Wright College’s Strategic Plan. The plan – drawn from the collective wisdom, expertise, expectations, and aspirations of our broader college community – speaks to our commitment to our students, community, mission, and role as one of seven strong in the City Colleges of Chicago. Read More

President David Potash
Wilbur Wright College

“The plan – drawn from the collective wisdom, expertise, expectations, and aspirations of our broader college community – speaks to our commitment to our students, community, mission, and role as one of seven strong in the City Colleges of Chicago.”

The plan – drawn from the collective wisdom, expertise, expectations, and aspirations of our broader college community – speaks to our commitment to our students, community, mission, and role as one of seven strong in the City Colleges of Chicago.

Mission, Vision, and Values

Mission

Wright College is a learning-centered, multi-campus institution of higher education offering students of diverse backgrounds, talents, and abilities a quality education leading to baccalaureate transfer, career advancement and/or personal development.

Vision

Create a collaborative and connected College Community, dedicated to student success, fostered by caring individuals and strong teams.

Values

As published in Wright College’s Academic Plan, the college’s guiding values are innovation; student centered; diversity, equity, and inclusion; academic quality; and community.

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

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I wouldn’t be where I am without the ESL classes, the Gateway classes, and the credit classes I took at CCC.

I wouldn’t be where I am without the ESL classes, the Gateway classes, and the credit classes I took at CCC.

I wouldn’t be where I am without the ESL classes, the Gateway classes, and the credit classes I took at CCC.

Alexander Hernandez
Wright College alumnus, Google software engineer

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.

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.

Increase and strengthen faculty and staff coordination through college-wide efforts to improve the student experience on campus.

Increase student engagement by implementing High Impact Practices (HIPS): first-year experiences, learning communities, student research, collaborative research, writing across the curriculum, global learning, portfolios, service learning, internships, and capstone projects

Improve student financial wellness.

Promote Student Support Services to all students.

Our 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.

Uplift and institutionalize equitable practices across the College.

Focused workplace initiatives and programming to improve and cultivate a culture of equity.

Sustaining a teaching and learning environment that focuses on equity and quality for students and alumni.

Commitment that all students have access to academic, emotional, and career resources within the institution to advance student success.

Our Goal: RESPOND TO ECONOMIC NEEDS OF THE CITY

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.

Increase participation in Early College and improve transition from Early College to college status.

Strengthen responsiveness to whole families in the Wright service area through new and expanded programming through Continuing Education.

Strengthen existing and establish new community partnerships.

Use Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) to accelerate adults’ return to school by recognizing work experience and certifications.

Address the barriers that inhibit Adult Education students’ full participation as Wright College students.

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.

Create a Center of Excellence in engineering and computer science innovation.

Design and implement Engineering/IT programs and activities that address economic development and workforce needs.

Grow institutional programs for our Latinx Students.

Establish an Assessment Culture for the entire campus to contribute to Continuous Quality Improvement.

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.

Create a culture and practice of Continuous Quality Improvement.

Create a culture of service and collaboration.

Create a physical learning commons and atmosphere for collaboration and support

Expand architecture program to Wright College Humboldt Park, Olive-Harvey College, and Kennedy-King College.

Goal: Develop, Monitor, and Improve Institutional Health Measures                     

Develop, monitor, and improve critical institutional health measures that ensure financial sustainability and the well-being of our institution.

Strengthen tuition revenue stream.

Improve college safety.

Diversify the workforce per Equity Plan.

Operate and maintain the college campus in a functional and efficient manner.

Enhance sustainability efforts to beautify the campus and create learning opportunities for our communities.

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

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