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2D.4: Planning Supports Graduate Preparation
As has already been described, the intentional alignment of the planning processes ensures that all offices and academic areas contribute to Sauk's Mission and Strategic Goals. The desire that students leave the institution ready to be successful in pursuing additional education or in their careers is intrinsic in the Mission and defined through several components of the planning system:
- Strategic Directions: Several of the FY11 Strategic Objectives address the college’s definition of the current climate faced by students and graduates, especially those that seek to increase student access to education.
- Operational planning: Sauk’s Strategic Objectives for student success may be seen implemented in Operational Plans. Each planning unit is prompted to consider how it contributes to these objectives.
- Assessment: The four goals of the assessment system specifically seek to carry out the college Mission. The data from assessment of these goals flows into the planning system primarily through the Operational Plan ( 3A.2).