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About IVC:

Vision, Mission and Goals

Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI)

The Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI) is a collaborative effort to help advance the institutional effectiveness of California Community Colleges. The IEPI has asked all California Community Colleges to have a conversation about several metrics that reflect different aspects of the College’s operations. IVC’s Institutional Effectiveness Committee has reviewed these metrics and has established goals for the coming year. These goals will be monitored and discussed by the Institutional Effectiveness Committee and any changes will be reported to the college community. IVC looks forward to extending our involvement with the IEPI in the coming year and continuing to use data to drive improvements in student success and institutional effectiveness.

Vision Statement

Irvine Valley College is a premier educational institution that provides students avenues for success through exceptional services and dynamic partnerships.

Mission Statement

Irvine Valley College offers clear and guided pathways to transfer opportunities, certificates, associate degrees, employment, and further education to a diverse and dynamic local and global community. We support student access, success, and equity. IVC fosters economic and workforce development through strategic partnerships with business, government, and educational networks.

IVC 2014-2020 Strategic Goals

Goal 1:

IVC will foster an environment characterized by creativity, innovation, respectful interactions and collaboration.

Goal 2:

IVC will promote students' success by enhancing the teaching and learning environment.

Goal 3:

IVC will advance economic and workforce development through regional partnerships with educational institutions and industry and by strengthening career technical education.

Goal 4:

IVC will strengthen long-term financial health and institutional effectiveness through integrated planning and resource allocation.

IVC 2014-2020 Strategic Objectives


Recognize and support innovative ideas that improve collaboration and respectful interactions district‐wide.


Improve district climate in the areas of optimism, commitment, and respectful collaboration.


Improve the representative process through active engagement and communication.


Increase professional development opportunities that potentiate employees’ talents and interests.


Improve training for all employees to increase district wide understanding of organizational structure, resources, processes and procedures.


Increase student completion rates (degrees, certificates, and transfer) while preserving access, enhancing quality, and closing achievement gaps.


Increase employee professional development opportunities that focus on student success outcomes.


Increase opportunities for student engagement inside and outside the classroom, evidenced by co‐curricular participation, student services, and instructional support.


Formalize collaborative partnerships with the business community and regional educational institutions to support workforce development.


Improve alignment between workforce development offerings and regional job opportunities.


Provide relevant, innovative, and appropriate workforce training.


Improve student career preparation and readiness through experiential learning opportunities that allow students to explore career options, acquire work experience in their chosen field, and develop professional contacts.


Systematically assess the effectiveness of planning and resource allocation district‐wide.


Improve processes and procedures for efficiency, effectiveness, and responsiveness district‐wide.


Develop and initiate multi‐year financial planning.