Strategic Plan 2020-2024

Strategic Plan - Future Summit Topics

On November 4, CampusWorks presented their findings from an environmental scan analysis conducted as part of the strategic planning process. After the presentation, participants were invited to complete a very brief survey to share their thoughts on which topics from the analysis would be most important for Bristol’s internal and external community members to hear more about at the Bristol Future Summit on Friday, February 7, 2020.

This half-day mini-conference will feature speakers and breakout sessions that will help inform our strategic plan. Please consider watching the presentation or reading the key findings in the Executive Summary of the report, both available below:

The Strategic Planning Committee and completed collecting data needed to start the Environmental Scan. In November 2019, CampusWorks will be presenting the results of the Environmental Scan to Bristol Community College. The presentation will be filmed and shared with the college community. From this presentation we will derive various themes, which will help inform us of the content of Bristol’s Future Summit on February 7, 2020.

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In November we will also circulate Bristol’s Student Experience Statement which will be developed with data collected at the various Student Experience Workshops hosted on our campuses on 8/29/2019 and 9/25/2019.

SWOT Analysis Survey – Thank you for your input!

We received 120 responses to the SWOT-survey, which was available to the college community through Tuesday, September 24, 2019. The raw data was redacted by CampusWorks to ensure anonymity and the data can be viewed here.

These results will be included inthe  Bristol's Environmental Scan Report, which in turn will identify the themes of Bristol's Future Summit, taking place on February 7th 2020. This Environmental Scan presentation will be videotaped and made available to you in November 2019.

Save the Date! Bristol’s Future Summit 

February 7, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Bristol’s Future Summit is an event designed to explore topics extracted from the data collected from the SWOT analysis and the Environmental Scan. During this event we will have workshops in which all stakeholders share their thoughts on these various topics. Workshop attendees include Bristol faculty, staff, and students, as well as Bristol’s community and industry partners. The outcome of this summit will provide a framework for Bristol to start to develop our strategies and objectives. We anticipate being able to provide more information about Bristol’s Future Summit at the end of the Fall semester.

Bristol Student Experience Workshops – 8/29/2019 & 9/25/2019

Bristol’s Student Experience Workshops were attended by over 300 students, faculty, and staff on every campus. The data collected during these workshops will result in a Student Experience Statement, which will be made available in November 2019. 

  • Bristol Student Experience Workshops in Fall River - complete
  • Bristol Student Experience Workshops in Taunton - complete
  • Bristol Student Experience Workshops in New Bedford - complete
  • Bristol Student Experience Workshops in Attleboro - complete

Bristol Strategic Planning Focus Groups

The majority of the facilitated focus groups are complete. We will be conducting three more in November and December, please see the schedule below.

The facilitated focus group that are scheduled below are part of the Environmental Scan Data Collection stage of the process. The data which is collected from this Environmental Scan and the SWOT analysis will provide content which we will explore during the future summit taking place on February 7th 2020. 

  • New Bedford Business Advisory Board Focus Group - complete
  • Attleboro Business Advisory Board Focus Group - complete
  • Civic Engagement/Co-op Advisory Board Focus Group - complete
  • Taunton Business Advisory Board Focus Group - complete
  • Alumni Association Focus Group - complete
  • Staff Senate Focus Group - complete
  • Facilities Staff Focus Group - complete
  • Adjunct Faculty Advisory Board - complete 
  • Taunton ESOL students - complete
  • New Bedford ESL students - complete

High School Superintendents and Principles Focus Group

Tuesday, November 12, 2019. This will be a closed session.

Legislators Focus Group

Friday, December 20, 2019. This will be a closed session.

Bristol Foundation Board Focus Group

Date and time to be determined. This will be a closed session 


As part of the environmental scan, we conducted surveys to three of our stakeholders; Bristol’s credit students (315 responses), Bristol’s Workforce Education Institute students (11 responses), and Bristol’s Workforce Education Institute partners (30 responses).  

These surveys are part of the data collected for the Environmental Scan and will be included in the data presentation in November 2019. All data which is collected from the Environmental Scan will provide content which we will explore during the future summit taking place on February 7th 2020.