The College's institutional planning process ensures that the allocation of resources supports the College's strategic initiatives and priorities. College resources consist of the budget and other resources such as space or facilities, data and information, human resources, professional development and technology.
Strategic Master Plan
The development of a resource allocation plan starts with the Strategic Master Plan. The Strategic Master Plan represents the College's strategic initiatives and institutional priorities.
Unit Planning: Review
With the Strategic Master Plan, unit planning ensues. When unit plans require additional resources, the requests are made to the appropriate senior staff member, and justified with specific reference to the College's Strategic Master Plan. These requests are then reviewed by the appropriate senior staff member and, if approved, forwarded to the appropriate Vice President.
Budget Committee: Prioritizing
Unit resource allocation requests are then submitted to the Budget Committee, a broadly-representative body including faculty, staff and administration, who will prioritize and submit requests to the President's Cabinet.
The President and President's Cabinet then approve and match the ranked resource requests with the available resources, at which time the request will be added to the budget.
Note that because state allocation and student fees represent a significant source of the operating budget, the final decision as to the number of requests the College will fund for the upcoming budget year is determined only after the legislature's budget appropriation becomes final.