Strategic Planning Forums

Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) seeks the public’s input as it moves forward with its strategic planning process to set goals and priorities for the next five years.

The development of a new strategic plan comes at a crucial time for the college, as schools across the country have seen significant changes in how students access higher education and conditions created by the pandemic have revealed a variety of student needs in and out of the classroom. SBCC wants to hear from its local students and community members their thoughts on how to best move forward and meet their needs.

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SBCC has contracted the services of Gensler to assist it with this process. Interactive in-person and virtual forums to collect input from the communities which SBCC serves will be held in August.

Forum Details

Tuesday, August 9
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

The Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center
865 Linden Avenue, Carpinteria
Facemasks strongly encouraged

Wednesday, August 10
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Goleta Valley Community Center
5679 Hollister Avenue, Goleta
Facemasks strongly encouraged

Thursday, August 11
noon - 1:30 p.m.

Virtual - Zoom

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Thursday, August 11
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Santa Barbara High School
700 E. Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara
Facemasks strongly encouraged

Tuesday, August 16
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Wake Center Auditorium
300 N. Turnpike Road, Santa Barbara
Facemasks and proof of full vaccination or negative PCR-test REQUIRED

Each forum will begin with a brief presentation about SBCC’s current services and issues being considered as the college develops its five-year plan. Participants will then have the opportunity to share and discuss their ideas, needs and concerns regarding the college. Spanish-language and ASL interpretation will be available at each event. 

SBCC would especially like to hear from its community members about the following topics:

  • Programs and classes needed
  • Facilities improvements
  • Services and events
  • Modality of classes - in-person or online
  • Alumni engagement
  • Business community/employer engagement

The planning process is scheduled to be completed by December 31, 2022.