Strategic planning is a rigorous, cyclical assessment of where we are, where we want to be, how we get there, and how we measure progress. This process begins with an analysis of the external and internal environment in which the College operates enabling constituency groups engaged in collaborative and transparent decision making to see the institution as a whole in relation to its environment. This is one of the key accomplishments of effective planning. The results of the analysis should:
- Point out the most significant indicators of need;
- Aid decision makers by placing the institution's priority issues in context; and,
- Help define or describe the significance of a strategic issue.
College-level planning is largely achieved through the leadership of the Planning and Budget Committee. The Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness (IRE). IRE plays a support role for the institution by conducting research and analysis on student enrollment trends and student success, providing data to campus decision makers, and writing ad hoc reports for campus groups engaged in program evaluations.