ERIC Number: ED375917
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Planning Guidelines and Evaluation. Pima County Community College District Institutional Effectiveness Series: 6.
Pima County Community Coll. District, AZ.
To accommodate the complex needs of a large multi-campus district, the planning process used by Pima Community College in Arizona has five primary characteristics: planning is ongoing; it links strategic and program planning with budgeting and resource development; it is interactive among campuses; campus and district-level planning address master planning dimensions; and the chancellor's cabinet is the central planning team. The primary elements of the strategic planning phase of college planning are environmental scanning, identification of core values, college and campus mission assessments, indicators of success, planning assumptions, organization assessments, synthesis of strategic assessments and priorities to form strategic traveling directions. The College and campus master plans each contain five main elements; i.e., college mission review, planning review, planning and environmental assumptions, strategic directions and priorities, and implementation plans. Campus planning is the responsibility of the provost, working in conjunction with campus planning teams. Central support planning is the responsibility of the vice chancellor's cabinet, while college planning coordination is the responsibility of the chancellor's cabinet. Effective planning coordination contributes to overall institutional effectiveness as well as good strategic planning. Each year the college reviews the results of college plans and the effectiveness of the planning processes. Information on planning resources, the planning calendar, a college master plan outline, a glossary of terms, and a chart illustrating strategic planning, budgeting, and planning evaluation linkages are included. (KP)
Descriptors: College Administration, College Planning, Community Colleges, Long Range Planning, Master Plans, Strategic Planning, Two Year Colleges
Pima Community College, Office of the Vice Chancellor, 4907 E. Broadway, Tucson, AZ 85701-1030.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pima County Community Coll. District, AZ.