Valley Community College
The strategic planning and budgeting process used at Paradise Valley Community College stresses the important of setting priorities at all levels of the institution.
To strengthen the planning process a strategic planning council (SPC) oversees the planning and institutional research phases of the process. This council has representatives from all the various institutional constituencies and includes, faculty, administrators, professional and technical staff, students and community representatives. The SPC finalizes the strategic goals that will be emphasized and serves as a campus review board of all budget requests to ensure that the requests are in line with the established goals. The members of the council represent different viewpoints, provide important suggestions, and are key to the final acceptance and implementation of planning and budgeting initiatives.
This process strengthens the linkages between planning and budgeting and involves more faculty and staff in the decision-making process. The result is a process that focuses on the strategic planning directions of the college and allocates scarce resources to achieve these priorities. The goal is to increase participation and input in the planning and decision-making processes, and to maintain institutional flexibility by ensuring that resource allocation is predicted on planning assumptions.
The process used by PVCC is document on the following pages.
Planning & Budgeting Calendar
|January||Strategic Issues, Plan Focus & Priorities reviewed & entered into APB.|
|February||Operational Plan Training|
|. Planning Process|
|. Strategic and Operational Planning Relationship|
|. APB Navigation and Data Entry|
|. Faculty Staffing Budget Request Process|
|February||APB opens for entry of Operational Plans.|
|March||Division Operational Plans impacting Faculty Staffing to be entered into APB.|
|April||Operational Plan Development resumes for continued refinement until August.|
|August||Operational Plan Development Cycle temporarily closes in APB for Budget Development purposes.|
|September||Budget Cycle Begins.|
|September||Budget Cycle Notification to Division Chairs/Department Managers.|
|October||APB opens for Budget Request Submissions.|
|November||Budget Request Submission Deadline for Funds 1, 2 & 7 into APB.|
|November||Budget Request Submission Deadline for Base Budget Adjustments.|
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