Office of Strategic Initiatives

The Office of Strategic Initiatives manages strategic planning and implementation, coordinates attainment of institutional goals, completes related research projects, and keeps stakeholders informed and engaged with MCC updates and initiatives.  Sign up for the monthly MCC News Digest.

MCC’s Strategic Plans:

The Muskegon Community College 2022-2026 Strategic Plan

We’re Aspiring To Be The Best!  Learn more about our current plan and share your feedback

The Muskegon Community College 2017-2022 Strategic Plan

Review the final results of our MCC 2017-2022 Strategic Plan: Successful Students, Successful Communities

The Muskegon Community College 2010-2016 Strategic Plan

Read the Final Reports for 2010-2016 Strategic Plan

Office of Strategic Initiatives Posts

Glossary of MCC Terms Used in Strategic Planning Materials

Belonging: The positive output of doing our diversity, inclusion and equity work well. It’s the emotional connection we have when we truly believe, feel and trust that we can be and bring our whole selves to work, resulting in increased engagement and stronger connectivity to our teams and to the broader organization.  Also see underrepresented.

DEI Training: For the purposes of MCC’s 2022-2026 strategic plan, DEI training refers to Implicit Bias, Inclusive Workforce, Microaggression, and other training facilitated by MCC’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.  Review the brochure available at for details.

Diversity: The differences that makes each of us unique. This includes individuals from all racial and ethnic identities, ages, nationalities, social and economic status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, religious, political, and ideological perspectives, and physical and mental abilities.

Equity: Seeks to ensure fair treatment, equality of opportunity, and fairness in access to information and resources for all. We believe this is only possible in an environment built on respect and dignity.  We aim to meet each student’s unique needs so that all students have an equal opportunity to success.

First-Generation Student:  MCC defines a first-generation student as one who whose parent(s) did not complete an associate degree.  (Many four-year institutions use the definition cited in the Higher Education Act of 1965, so check with the institution if transferring.)

Inclusion: Builds a culture of belonging by actively inviting the contribution and participation of all people.  Also see underrepresented.

Institutional Key Performance Indicator (KPI): The quantifiable metric used to illustrate the general success of each of the three strategic plan priorities; access, equity, and excellence.  These three metrics are measured and reported each quarter to provide a dashboard for strategic plan progress.  (In addition, each department establishes an annual KPI in support of a specific strategic plan goal.)

Student Access Funds: For the purposes of MCC’s 2022-2026 strategic plan, Student Access Funds refers to Foundation for MCC funds that provide donor-funded support direct to students via scholarships, financial awards for books and other required classroom supplies, grants for transportation and other resources from the Jayhawk Hub, and other types of financial support that directly benefits students and improves access to higher education.

Underrepresented: For the purposes of MCC’s 2022-2026 strategic plan, underrepresented students includes students who are first-generation, Pell-eligible, Black/African-American, or Hispanic.  Strategic plan objectives related to underrepresented students help improve belonging and inclusion.

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Please contact our office to learn more about strategic planning at MCC:

Tine Dee

Tina Dee
Director of Strategic Initiatives
Room 2109H
(231) 777-0660