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    • Mesa Community College Overview of MCC’s Department Planning Process
    • College Strategic Plan Operational Plan Student Affairs Operational Plan Administrative Services Operational Plan Academic Affairs Departmental plans Operational Plan President’s Office                         *                                       College Operational Plan Departmental plans Departmental plans Departmental plans
    • Levels of Planning Strategic Planning – College-wide; on-going; multi-year Operational Planning – Synthesis of plans from Instruction, Administrative Services, Student Services, President’s Office for coming year. Departmental Planning – All college departments and units develop and prioritize initiatives and related needs.
    • Departmental Planning: 3 years Related Needs Related Strategic Goal(s) Initiatives (prioritized)
    • What is an Initiative?
      • A goal for the department/unit
      • Reflects growth or change, not a continuation of department’s function
      • Focuses the department on where it is headed
      • Helps accomplish the strategic goals of the college
    • What is not an initiative?
      • A need is not an initiative
        • (e.g., hire a research assistant, increase a supply budget)
      • A continuation of what the department does is not an initiative
        • (e.g., continue to maintain buildings and grounds)
    • Thinking About Initiatives
      • What is happening external to the college (e.g., in the community, with technology, at the district office) that might affect what we do in the future as a department?
      • What is happening internally at the college (e.g., student population, changes in business practices) that might affect what we do in the future as a department?
    • Thinking About Initiatives
      • Where are we headed as a department?
      • How do we want to grow and or change?
      • How do our department’s initiatives help accomplish the strategic goals of the college?
    • Examples of Initiatives
      • Plan and implement new departmental processes necessary for the new student system.
      • Expand fiscal services at the Red Mountain Campus.
      • Develop and implement employee training related to the MCC hiring process.
      • Explore and pursue grant funding opportunities to move toward a “green campus” environment.
    • How many initiatives?
      • NOT TOO MANY!
      • Try to limit the number of initiatives to reflect your department’s highest priorities for the coming year(s), and to what can actually be accomplished.
      • Ideally, limit the number of initiatives to between 5 – 10.
    • 3-year plan
      • 2006-2007
      • 2007-2008
      • 2008-2009
      • Plans will typically be most detailed for first year in the cycle and least detailed for last year.
      • 3-year cycle allows departments to phase in new initiatives and the resources needed to support them.
    • Linking Planning & Budgeting
      • Planning is not budgeting – it is driven by initiatives, not by needs
      • Planning allows departments to show where they are heading and what it will take to get there.
      • Planning drives budget decisions
        • Staffing
        • Operational
        • Capital
        • Facilities
    • The On-line Planning Form
      • http://everest.mc.maricopa.edu:888/orp/plans/