The Academic and Student Affairs Planning (ASAP) will:
- be student and mission focused;
- make clear connections to the components of the PCC Strategic Plan;
- build on the thoughtful good work we are doing by strategically focusing, integrating and leveraging current efforts;
- identify gaps or weaknesses in our programs, services, or current initiatives;
- be data informed and position us well for the future;
- ensure lots of input and feedback, while creating a clear, deliberate, action plan for moving forward;
- incorporate short- and long-term measures of success to enable us to celebrate progress while keeping a mindful eye on the end goals;
- always look 3-5 years out and be a living plan that is never "finished";
- be a dynamic plan that enables us to be responsive when
- identified strategies are ineffective, and/or
- additional internal or external drivers come into play;
- inform our decision-making and resource allocation.
Preparation: Review the framework; Identify a Steering Committee of 12-15 people who will shepherd this work. This is a nontrivial amount of work.
- Phase 1:
- Phase 2:
- Gap Analysis
- Phase 3:
- Phase 4:
- Action Plan
Phase 1: Discovery
- Identify the initiatives and activities currently underway.
- Develop and implement a process for ensuring that the steering committee understands the work being done, the reasons for the work, and the recommendations for the ASAMP relative to this work.
Phase 2: Gap Analysis
- Based on internal and external drivers, what should be we addressing that we are not in our programs, services, and initiatives?
- Develop and implement a process for ensuring that the steering committee includes the information and related recommendations for the ASAMP.
Phase 3: Synthesis
- Study, interpret, analyze, integrate, prioritize and identify reasonable timelines for the products of Phases 1 and 2.
- Develop and implement communication and feedback strategies for key stakeholders and the broader college community.
Phase 4: Action Plan
- Identify 3-5 year priorities and action plan.
- Identify anticipated priorities and timelines for "on deck" actions.
- Include how the plan will be reviewed for progress and successful attainment of goals and by whom.
- Clarify how the plan will influence and be influences by the Strategic Plan, IT Master Plan and Facilities Master Plan.
- Clarify how the plan will influence decision making and resource allocation.
- Phase 1
- November – mid-January
- Phase 2
- December – mid-February
- Phase 3
- mid-January – April
- Phase 4
- mid-February – June