Welcome to EMP

Innovating To Support Student Success


For 90 years, the faculty and staff of Yuba College have continuously demonstrated their
commitment to the students, their achievement, and their success. Over the last year, through a
series of meetings and surveys, faculty, staff, students, administrators, and community
members participated in the EMP planning. The planning effort has been designed to advance
Yuba College’s strategic priorities. Guided by the District mission, values, and goals, established
by the Board of Trustees, the EMP provides a comprehensive framework for the planning,
implementation, and evaluation of the academic programs, certificates, and services offered at
Yuba College. The planning process has identified three areas that the College is committed to
focusing on over the next three years. These areas of emphasis are:
1) Improve college readiness;
2) Simplify and integrate student and academic support services; and
3) Increase completion.
To achieve progress in the above areas, the EMP has identified four main goals, with measurable
objectives and actions aligned to help accomplish each goal. The goals, objectives and key
actions are listed below.

Goal 1: Increase student success and maximize the student experience through learner centered
programs and services designed to enhance student learning and completion.

Objective 1: Increase the enrollment two percent a year, for the next three academic
years, for a total increase in enrollment of six percent.
Action 1: Develop and implement a plan to increase FAFSA applications. The
plan will include strategies, such as increased marketing activities, direct
communication with students, on-campus workshops, and classroom
Action 2: Develop and implement a plan to increase the number of first-time
students receiving an abbreviated educational plan (AEP) prior to registration.
The plan will include strategies and implementation timelines for activities, such
as the development of an online module, targeted marketing, and improved
data collection and reporting for AEP exemptions.
Action 3: Develop and implement a comprehensive and integrated outreach and marketing plan aligning high school outreach activities, targeted parent outreach, career technical education (CTE) activities, and peer ambassador outreach to increase student enrollments.

Objective 2: Increase the rate of students completing transfer-level math and English
coursework in two years by eight percent over three years.
Action 1: Attend the six California Guided Pathways Institutes and engage in
data analysis, planning, and evaluation.
Action 2: Engage the college community in collaborative discussions around how
to improve student success in areas, such as the number of college credits
earned in the first term and the first year, completion of math and English in the
student’s first year, persistence from term to term and rates of college-level
course completion.
Action 3: Implement multiple measures.
Action 4: Develop a dual enrollment program with all local high school districts.
Action 5: Scale the embedded tutoring and embedded peer mentors programs.
Action 6: Design and execute First Year Experience program.
Action 7: Design and implement a Summer Bridge program.

Objective 3: Increase the rate of students persisting from term-to-term by three percent
per year over three years, for a total of nine percent.
Action 1: Transition Early Alert to Student Services and expand the utilization of
Early Alert by increasing faculty awareness through Flex workshops, trainings,
and division presentations.
Action 2: Create a new interactive and searchable online catalog. Organize the
new catalog around programs tied to transfer and career pathways.
Action 3: Increase student participation in the Puente, Umoja, and Mathematics
Engineering Science Achievement Programs.

Objective 4: Increase the rate of students completing certificates, degrees, and
becoming transfer ready by five percent per year for three years, for a total of 15
Action 1: Research statewide best practices and create a Transfer Center
Program Plan.

Action 2: Perform degree audits to identify students who have completed their
degree requirements, but not yet applied for a degree. Students who have
departed the College, but are near degree completion will also be contacted