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- The College engages in ongoing, integrated, and institution-wide research-based planning and evaluation processes that (1) incorporate a systematic review of institutional mission, goals, and outcomes; (2) result in continuous improvement in institutional quality; and (3) demonstrate the institution is effectively accomplishing its mission.
- Every six years the College undertakes a college-wide review of the mission and develops a new strategic plan. The Strategic Plan informs the college’s budgeting allocations as well as all other ongoing planning at the college, including program and unit level planning.
- Progress toward attainment of the College’s strategic goals is evaluated annually by the President’s Council and adjustments are made accordingly to ensure continuous movement toward our goals.
- College programs and services are assessed annually and action plans for improvement are developed based on those assessments.
- The Office of Planning, Research, and Institutional Effectiveness guides the planning and evaluation processes at the College. Planning improves the efficiency at which the College functions, avoids conflicting goals among College offices, and results in better-informed decisions about the allocation of resources and the use of personnel. Planning also helps the College meet established guidelines from the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
- The Strategic Plan is approved by the Board of Trustees. All plans, including program and unit level plans, are presented to the Board of Trustees and widely disseminated to the College.