ACC’s Institutional Planning Process
The College has one distinct 3-year cycle of planning and assessment, which includes, College-Level Institutional Planning and Assessment and Unit-Level Planning and Assessment. The cycle falls under the umbrella of the ACC’s Mission, Vision, and Goals, and supports the College's Strategic Plan.
The College’s strategic plan consists of a vision statement, mission statement, and goals. A strategic plan establishes the overall direction for the College and serves as the foundation for annual goal planning and budgeting at all levels of the College.
Each year, the College’s educational, administrative and educational support leaders engage in the institutional (annual, operational) planning process. They are asked to report progress towards the achievement of their planning goals, objectives and actions for the previous year, and to propose their unit objectives and actions for the coming year.
The budgeting process is closely tied to college goals. All college units prepare budget requests based on (aligned with) College-wide strategic goals and departmental goals set for the upcoming year. The President’s Cabinet reviews anticipated ACC funding and establishes budget priorities. For additional information regarding the budgeting process see Budgeting Manual.