BC Priorities Project

October 24, 2022

As part of preparation for the search for a permanent college president, the Board of Trustees requested campus leadership to embark on a project to identify the priorities and values that will guide the College through the next 3-5 years. This project, the BC Priorities Project, was designed to help the Board and BC’s leadership team to focus on what is most important to the campus and the greater community and inform the development of materials and criteria to identify the best presidential candidates to continue moving our College forward. 

The project was intentional to be broadly inclusive of the needs and perceptions of those within our college community, the local community, and external people and organizations with whom we partner. The goal was to solicit a broad spectrum of candid contributions from our internal and external community members through a wide variety of anonymous and/or confidential methods such as surveys, focus groups, and interviews facilitated by an external consulting firm with experience in strategic planning for community colleges.

The feedback collected was then synthesized into the Bellevue College Priorities Report, a brief report that discussed the issues that the campus and local community identified as priorities, and possible action steps to be able to advance on those priorities. A draft of this report was made available for members of the campus community to review and suggest additions and revisions, with the intent of ensuring its effectiveness in representing the voices that had contributed to the effort.

Click Here to Download the Bellevue College Priorities Report

Project Timeline

  • September – November 2021: Setup, Procurement, & Kick-Off
  • December 2021 – January 2022: Stakeholder Outreach
    • Over 125 internal stakeholders invited
    • Over 275 external stakeholders invited
  • January – February 2022: Stakeholder Feedback Collection
    • 17 Focus Groups (7 internal; 10 external)
    • 26 One-on-One Interviews (15 internal; 5 trustees; 6 external)
    • 2 Town Halls (open to both internal and external)
  • March 2022: Priorities Project Survey & Environmental Scan
  • April 2022: Consultants delivered the Stakeholder Insights Report
  • April – May 2022: Iterative Draft Development of the Bellevue College Priorities Report
  • June 2022: Publication of the Bellevue College Priorities Report

Project Communications

Last Updated November 14, 2022