ERIC Number: ED448845
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Austin Community College Guidelines: Unit-Level Strategic Planning for 1999-2004.
Austin Community Coll., TX.
This document describes a two-step process that Austin Community College (ACC) (Texas) used to develop its 1999-2004 strategic guidelines. The first step involved guiding college task forces, programs, support areas, and committees through the process of reviewing college-wide strategic priorities; identifying those priorities to which each area needed to respond; identifying tactics each area would use to meet related key objectives; identifying specific personnel, timeframe, and resources needed to implement tactics; and specifying outcomes that would indicate that the objective had been met. A sample worksheet is included, as well as a table aligning general strategic priorities/key objectives with specific program/support areas. The second step of the process involved visioning--asking each program and non-teaching area to look out over the next five years and forecast how things will be different. Short consensus responses, focused on new initiatives that are significant to the "big picture" of ACC, were posted on the Web for wider consideration. Attachments include descriptions of organizational elements and responsibilities of the instructional area within the planning process; a timeline for the 1998-99 strategic planning process; and a description of the overall ACC strategic planning process and priorities. (PGS)
Descriptors: College Planning, Community Colleges, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Institutional Research, Long Range Planning, Needs Assessment, Organizational Objectives, Self Evaluation (Groups), Strategic Planning, Two Year Colleges
For full text: http://www2.austin.cc.tx.us/oiepub/stratplan.htm.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Community Coll., TX.