At the heart of this data-driven review and planning effort is the intended outcome of student access and improving student success. The District has engaged the services of the Collaborative Brian Trust, a California-based firm providing technical support services to higher education and the private sector, to support development of the four colleges’ EMPs. A comprehensive internal and external scan is underway. Data analysis and the development of College Goals and Objectives will serve as a blueprint to be used in the Integrated Planning and Budgeting process at each college. The resulting four EMPs will be developed in alignment with the 2015 Peralta District Strategic Plan and its annual Strategic Goals and Objectives. Each College’s Educational Master Plan will be customized to its student population and service area, aligning resources to maximize student access and success. Both current and future needs of the region over the next five years will be considered. The EMP project will conclude Summer 2016. For more information on College of Alameda’s Educational Master Plan, click here.