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2D.2: Planning is Implemented in Operations
Offices and academic areas throughout Sauk pursue numerous activities intended to meet college Strategic Goals and Objectives, as evidenced by Operational Plans. These efforts are summarized in annual reports, which are organized by Strategic Goal.
For example, FY07 Strategic Objective 2.1 calls for Sauk to "financially manage the college so an operating surplus occurs on an annual basis.” Annual reports show that a variety of activities occurred in various offices and academic areas to support this objective:
- Energy consumption outside of normal hours of operation was reduced by scheduling multiple activities within the same ventilation zones, during FY07.
- Health Careers saved $1,000 per year by revising its off-campus clinical schedule so faculty could consolidate site visits and reduce travel expenses, during FY08.
- The Special Needs Office reduced tutoring expenses for special needs students by linking them with other college tutoring resources, during FY09.
- The Physical and Life Sciences area purchased more than 90% of their lab materials in bulk to maximize quantity discounts, during FY10.
A review of annual reports on file on the college website demonstrates a similar cross-institutional implementation of many of the Strategic Objectives (Appendix).