SVCC HLC Self-Study Document

Sauk Valley Community College
HLC Self-Study Document

September 19-21, 2011

2D.1: Coordinated Planning and Budgeting

Sauk has undergone a transformation in the last ten years in its understanding of what it means to coordinate planning processes. Mission-driven planning is now embedded in the institution and is following an established process that should allow it to continue to improve itself at the same time it works to improve the college. All of the major planning systems are intertwined:

Sauk has also done considerable work to ensure that the entire planning cycle is timed to feed into the annual budgeting cycle. This reliability is evidenced by the timeline that directs various planning groups to have data discussed and action plans in place in time for the budget process deadlines to be met (link to an appendixAppendix). To further strengthen the link between the budgeting process and the Strategic Goals and Objectives, budget forms are being revised to create a direct link between the request and the planning process.

Although the data cycle which began with the FY09 revisions is just now completing its first cycle through the system, some of the successful timing connections between planning and budget are documented: