ERIC Number: ED357786
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
College of DuPage Planning Process: College of DuPage Planning, the Foundation for Decision Making.
College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL. Office of Research and Planning.
At College of DuPage (CD), in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, institutional planning is a multi-level, on-going process involving continuous college-wide input. The nine schematic levels in the CD planning process are interconnected and progress from global and broad-based issues, answering such questions as why the college exists, to concrete levels indicating specific steps to be taken at the college. The planning levels have their own calendar of events and procedures and consist of the following: (1) Mission, identifying the college's state-mandated programs and fundamental purposes; (2) Vision Statement, providing strategic direction to fulfill the mission through a list specific future goals of the college; (3) Master Planning, describing future needs in the areas of education, human resources, computing, and finances; (4) Five-Year Institutional Goals, global in content, and established with college-wide input; (5) Short-Term Institutional Goals, broad statements seeking to build an organizational framework for meeting the five-year goals; (6) Area Goals, specific in nature and written by area administrators; (7) Budget Development, allocating funds according to the Area Goals; (8) Action Plans and Tasks, driven by the area goals and defining the objectives and activities of the individual areas; and (9) Implementation. External to the planning process, but providing important planning information, are the needs assessment/environmental scan efforts, and evaluation and feedback activities. Other related activities include futures forums, 25-year enrollment projections, and a 5-year planning/goals calendar. Appendixes provide the Mission and Vision statements, timelines of specific planning activities, and other relevant planning process information. (PAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL. Office of Research and Planning.