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2D.5: Planning Processes Involve Constituents
The FY04 revisions to the planning system incorporated shared governance as defined in the learning college philosophy. The planning system has retained its priority for shared governance as Sauk has personalized its system to a more sustainable learning organization model. Cross-institutional input has become embedded both in the systems themselves and in the expectations of the campus community. As evidenced in descriptions of the planning system, all members of the college community have the opportunity to participate in annual planning processes. To a lesser extent, students and external constituents are also involved in the planning processes:
- Students: Although students are members of selected committees (as indicated on the committee charges) and in program review, participation by student members is sporadic and actual meeting attendance is low. A student trustee has a voice in the planning activities of the Board.
- External constituents: The primary formal input of external constituents in the planning process comes through members of the Work Force Councils, although not routinely identified in Operational Plans. In addition, the Program Review Guidelines recommend inclusion of community participants to encourage input from stakeholders. A future objective of the strategic planning process as it continues to evolve is to create a mechanism by which the surrounding community may have input into reviewing and formulating the Strategic Directions.