ERIC Number: ED461392
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Nov-15
Making It Happen: Handbook for Planning at South Texas Community College.
South Texas Community Coll., McAllen. Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness.
This report on Institutional Effectiveness (IE) at South Texas Community College (STCC) analyzes the evolution of IE over a 5-year period. The report identifies four phases: (1) assessment (1996-98); (2) assessment and follow-up (1998-99); (3) unit planning (1999-2000); and (4) institutional effectiveness. The phased-in planning was instituted because of STCC's start-up status and their rapid growth, both of which necessitated a more complex assessment model. The closest academic years were developed in the most detail, while those further in the future are outlined more generally. The plans were developed through consensus of faculty, staff, and leaders in each work unit. The report also defines the plans as living documents, to be revised as needed, with a new fifth year added annually to maintain a rolling 5-year horizon. The report concludes that plans in any area of the college cannot be efficiently managed in the absence of support and cooperation from other areas, making integration of planning, budgeting, and assessment critical. The college's planning and evaluation processes are expected to evolve along with the college. Planners understand and anticipate the changes, and continue to develop and refine planning models. Contains 10 appendices. (NB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Texas Community Coll., McAllen. Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness.
Note: Appendices B, C, D, and J are not available in the ERIC copy.