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It is my pleasure to present Peninsula College’s Strategic Plan for

2008-2013. Our Strategic Plan is a living document, and it is reviewed

regularly throughout the college community to ensure that it remains

both responsive and relevant. The ensuing collegewide discussions help

to guide our actions and chart our future, ensuring that teaching and

learning always remain at the center of all that we do.

Dr. Thomas Keegan, Peninsula College President

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Peninsula College provides educational opportunities in the areas of

academic transfer, professional/technical, basic skills, and continuing

education. The College also contributes to the cultural and economic

enrichment of Clallam and Jefferson Counties.

Statement of Mission

Peninsula College Board of Trustees

February 14, 2006

Peninsula College will provide excellent instruction and

services in support of its mission; embrace a set of shared

principles; practice shared governance; pursue a “planful”

approach to decision making; and support the professional

development of faculty and staff.

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• To provide EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY in all

facets of the college mission.

• To maximize STUDENT ACCESS to higher education.

• To provide a COLLEGE ENVIRONMENT that places

teaching and learning at the center of institutional

practice, ensures quality services to students, and

demonstrates sound and planful STEWARDSHIP of

public resources.

• To foster COLLEGE/COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS

through active participation in civic organizations and

innovative partnerships that optimize public resources.

• To promote CULTURAL ENRICHMENT by providing

culturally rich and diverse programs.

• To promote and model PLURALISM—a culture of

mutual respect and appreciation that embodies diversity

and promotes a civil society.

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Global Awareness

. . . preparing students to live in an increasingly interdependent global society.

Rapid Change

. . . preparing students to succeed in a world characterized by rapid change in the

workforce and technologies.

Rural Economic Development

. . . providing leadership and support for the ongoing development of rural

communities.

Environmental Sustainability

. . . promoting sound environmental stewardship through the teaching and learning

process and institutional practices.

Outreach to Diverse Populations

. . . contributing to a healthy, vibrant community by engaging diverse populations.

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The Peninsula College community is guided by the following principles:

• The teaching/learning process is at the center of the mission of Peninsula College.

• Members of the campus community will treat each other with mutual respect and dignity.

• Members of the campus community will be open and honest in their communications.

• Members of the campus community shall promote a positive work environment and avoid

adversarial relationships.

• Each member of the campus community shall act ethically and with integrity.

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• The campus will engage in collaborative decision-making processes.


Forks Extension Site

Peninsula College is exploring several possibilities in Forks that would provide for a new facility

within five years. By working with city representatives and community residents, we are looking

at possible sites and funding sources that will support a first-class educational building that further

cements our commitment to educational excellence and student success on the West End.

Port Townsend Site

Peninsula College is partnering with the state capital matching program, the Washington State

Department of Parks and Recreation and the local community to fund the renovation of Building

202 at Fort Worden. Expected to be completed by mid-year 2011, the new East Jefferson County

facility will house seven classrooms, a Learning Center, casual study areas and office space.

Main Campus, Port Angeles

A new 70,000-square-foot Maier Hall instructional and arts facility is scheduled for completion

in 2011. It will house art, basic skills, business, mathematics, and music programs and include a 130-

seat performance hall, general classrooms, and faculty offices. Site preparation will begin in 2009.

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PC at a Glance

Student Enrollment

• 10,000 plus full- and part-time students

• International—80 from 16 countries

• Out-of-State—326 plus

• Students who work/attend classes—44%

College Sites

• Port Angeles

• Forks

• Port Townsend

Ninety-six percent of our

students say our faculty “are

approachable, helpful, and supportive.”

Faculty

• Total—277

• Full-time—46

• Associate—10

Employees

• Total—603

NATIONAL. In 2007, Peninsula College was one of

only 20 community colleges in the nation to be invited to

participate in a summit meeting on “Issues that Matter to

Community Colleges.” It was held at the U.S. Department

of Education (DOE) headquarters in Washington, D.C.

and chaired by the DOE Deputy Assistant Secretary for

Community Colleges. PC President Dr. Thomas Keegan and

19 other community college presidents and chancellors began

discussions that will bring community college presidents’

voices into the arena of high-level federal policy making. The

colleges were selected because they were deemed “to have

adopted innovative approaches to career parthways and

workforce education.”

STATE. Peninsula College, Battelle Marine Research

Operations Laboratory (Sequim) and the Clallam County

Economic Development Council are designated by Governor

Christine Gregoire as one of Washington’s 11 Innovation

Partnership Zones for marine biotechnology, coastal

assessment and restoration and forecasting stressors on

marine and estuarine systems.

NATIONAL MEDIA. Peninsula College is one of five

colleges in the Pacific Northwest and the state of Washington

to be invited to be showcased in the September 1 and 8 issues

of U.S. News & World Report America’s Best Colleges issue. The

others are Eastern Washington University, St. Martins College,

Argosy University and Walla Walla Community College.

Peninsula College was invited because researchers deemed

our learning environment to be unique in its emphasis on

outdoor learning opportunities and our use of the outdoors as

a natural setting for learning laboratories. We were also cited

for the diversity of our staff and programming.

Student Success

(2006-07 academic year)

• 680 degrees and certificates were awarded

• 111 students transferred to four-year colleges

and universities

• 86% of students completing a job-preparatory

program were employed within eight

months.

Economic Impact

For the 2006-2007 academic year, the most recent

year for which full data is available, Peninsula

College’s total economic impact in Clallam and

Jefferson Counties was $52 million.

Degrees/Certificates

• BAS, Applied Management

• Associate in Arts Honors

• Associate in Arts

• Associate in Arts DTA —business and

elementary and math education

• Associate in Science Transfer in biology,

general science and physics education;

biological and environmental/resource

sciences, chemistry, geology and earth

sciences; and engineering, computer science,

physics and atmospheric sciences.

Accreditation

Peninsula College is accredited by the Northwest

Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Accreditation was reaffirmed in 2007. We have

also been granted candidacy at the baccalaureate

level.

Peninsula College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability,

sexual orientation, or age in its programs and activities.

1502 East Lauridsen Boulevard, Port Angeles, Washington 98362

360.452.9277 • www.pc.ctc.edu

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