The 2022 Educational Master Plan (EMP or Plan) is a two-part document.  Part I features the analytics and current condition of Yuba College (College or YC)–i.e., it is the fact-finding document that provides the data to support the recommended actions. Part II is a recommended, action-based, “Program of Work” that is directed to 1) improve the success of students who attend the College and 2) address the key institutional conditions that need close attention for both students and the institution to succeed.

The EMP was created through the lens of students and supported by the viewpoint of the faculty and staff. It took advantage of the numerous studies, reports, surveys, and focus groups that date back to the Year 2015 as well as more recently gathered information (2021-2022). It is congruous with the goals, mission, and direction of the Yuba Community College District(YCCD), consistent with the planning efforts of the College, aligns with the California Community College Chancellor’s Office(CCCCO)Vision for Success, and supports the requirements for educational master planning outlined by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC).

As this EMP was being created, the College was emerging from the throws of the COVID-19 pandemic. The impact of the pandemic was devastating to the College. The educational delivery modality (and strength of the College) has traditionally been one of face-to-face teaching and learning. Students were not prepared to receive nor were faculty and staff prepared to deliver the program of instruction and support services via an online format. As the College emerges from the two-plus years of COVID-19, it finds itself in the position of having to climb out of a significant chasm just to regain the position it originally held. The intent of the EMP is to provide a road map for the climb and re-emergence of the College. It is also designed to serve as a resource for decision-making and action in the journey that lies ahead.

Outcomes we’ve committed to:

Access: We meet students where they are to provide equitable access to all

  1. Create a comprehensive outreach and recruitment framework.
  2. Implement a one-stop approach to providing “high touch” student support services.
  3. Simplify student onboarding through process improvements and website redesign.
  4. Implement an opt-out holistic survey for special programs and basic needs support.

Persistence/Retention: We identify paths to educational goals that are simple for students to follow and help students stay on those paths until completion

  1. Implement Student Success Teams to help students complete their educational mission in a timely manner.
  2. Fully implement equitable placement (AB 705) to increase students’ ability to pass gateway transfer-level math and English.
  3. Provide students access to basic needs programs (transportation, health, food).
  4. Ensure tutoring is adequately and actively provided to students so they can successfully stay in the classroom.

Completion: We break down systemic inequities that block students from attaining the career and life they want

  1. Implement student-centered scheduling strategies.
  2. Improve the alignment between the college’s courses and programs and the needs of our students and our communities.
  3. Implement a commitment to Yuba’s students that guarantees full-time students’ completion in two years
  4. Support high-quality learning through high-quality facilities/equipment/technology

Career: We ensure that CTE programs are elevated to a higher, more relevant level so that students can attain the skills necessary to achieve their career goal

  1. Create a Career Center that provides training/support for students seeking jobs/careers.
  2.  Partner with employers to increase CTE enrollments and increase the number of students who find high-wage jobs/careers.
  3. Ensure CTE technology and systems reflect the 21st-century workplace.

Transfer: We create curricular pathways that lead to seamless transfer and further education

  1. Partner with our four-year partners to make transfer easier for students.
  2. Create a Transfer Center that provides support for transfer-seeking students.

Actions that address meeting YCCD’s 3-Year expectations for enrollment growth

  •  Make the retention of existing students Yuba College’s primary point of focus.
  •  Reconnect with/reclaim students that left Yuba College during the pandemic.
  •  Pursue older students – 48% of the population 25 yrs+ are HS grads or have some college.
  •  Court Dual Enrolled students to select Yuba College for their postsecondary education.
  •  Provide welcoming facilities and support for new and existing students at Yuba College.

Actions that address meeting YCCD’s 3-Year expectations for FTES growth

  •  Encourage more students to pursue full-time student status (12-15 units).
  •  Provide greater support for students (new and existing) carrying greater academic loads.
  •  Bolster existing tutoring programs to keep more students in the classroom (persisting).

The key institutional actions that support Yuba College’s long-term viability

  •  Commission and implement a long-range Facilities Master Plan for the Marysville Campus.
  •  Reclaim the Sutter County Center as a multi-use educational hub (YC education, Online, Dual Enrollment).
  •  Reinvent the delivery and focus of Student Services – student-centered and user-friendly.
  •  Strategically allocate the human, fiscal, and physical resources required to support success.
  • Improve IT infrastructure, expand capacity, and support student connectivity.