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Strategic Initiatives

GRIT (Growth/Resilience/Integrity/Tenacity)

To enhance student success and enrich the college community by focusing attention on non-cognitive attributes like grit, perseverance, dedication, integrity, thoughtfulness, and engagement.

I3 (Institutional Imagination Initiative)

To envisage a future for the SMC community that—through responsive engagement and increased connection between and among all segments of the SMC community—focuses on fostering, nurturing, and valuing imagination, creativity, and innovation. This initiative will include the exploration of intriguing new pedagogical and structural models and the role of technology to guide the process of preparing students for accelerating change, careers that are yet to exist, and access to educational opportunity.​​