ERIC Number: ED287534
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Plan for Planning: Butler County Community College's Long-Range Strategic Planning System. Revised.
Schilling, Judith S.
In 1985-86, Butler County Community College (BCCC) was awarded a Title III Planning Grant, which allowed the college to develop a long-range strategic planning process. Expected outcomes of the process were to define future directions for BCCC, capitalize upon present and future realities, provide systematic processes whereby the college is able to maintain or change its posture in fulfilling its mission, and achieve other objectives related to institutional image, resource allocation, program coordination, and college administration. The major aspects of the BCCC planning process included the following: discussion of mission and goals, internal assessment, external assessment, values clarification, development of planning assumptions, identification of strategic issues, campus-wide hearings, setting of priorities, and development of unit plans, dean plans, and the college plan. Within BCCC's planning structure is a Planning Council consisting of the five college deans and at least one representative apiece from faculty, staff, community, and the student body. The Council uses internal and external assessment data provided by the Dean of Institutional Research to develop planning assumptions, identify strategic issues, commission position papers, and set institutional priorities. This structure also calls for a close linking of budgeting and planning. Based on a spring 1987 evaluative meeting of the planning council, recommendations for improving the planning process were made, stressing the increased involvement of trustees, the president, and deans. (UCM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Butler County Community Coll., Butler, PA.