Policies & Procedures

Policies & Procedures

POLICY OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES PEARL RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Strategic Planning

Adopted December 7, 1993

Revision Date October 15, 2003

Reference: Administrative

Policy: Pearl River Community College will utilize an institutional Strategic Plan as a general process to develop and maintain college goals, purpose, and direction.

Procedure: This ongoing plan which provides the structure to assess institutional effectiveness is reviewed at least annually and revised as needed. The process used in its development is institution-wide and based on research, planning, and evaluation. The results of this plan are demonstrated by continuous improvements being made college-wide and by accomplishing the mission of the College. The Strategic Plan committee structure is as follows: Section I Administrative Council/Management Committee is chaired by the President. Its members are the Vice President for Economic and Community Development; Vice President for Planning and Institutional Research; Vice President for Poplarville Campus and Hancock Center; Vice President for Forrest County Operations; Vice President for Enrollment Management; Vice President for Business and Administrative Services; Vice President for General Education and Technology Services; Director of Development Foundation and Alumni Association; Director of Public Relations; Chief Technology Officer; Director of Career and Technical Education Programs (Poplarville); Director of Counseling, Advisement, and Placement Center; Director of Financial Aid; Director of Retention and Adult Services; Director of Physical Plant; Director of the QEP; Director of Hancock Center; Director of Athletics; Title III Director, Director of Recruitment and Orientation; President of the Faculty Association (Poplarville Campus and Hancock Center); and President of the Faculty Association (Forrest County Center). Section II Planning and Effectiveness Committee is chaired by a faculty member appointed by the President. Its members are the Vice President for Planning and Institutional Research, Institutional Research Specialist, Director of Hancock Center, faculty representatives, and others as appointed by the President. Section III Policy and Procedure Committee is chaired by the Vice President for Forrest County Operations. Its members are the Vice President for Poplarville Campus and Hancock Center, Vice President for Business and Administrative Services, Director of Career and Technical Education Programs (Poplarville), Vice President for Planning and Institutional Research, the Student Government Association President, faculty representatives, staff members, and others as appointed by the President. Section IV Fiscal Management Committee is chaired by the Vice President for Business and Administrative Services. Its members are the President, Vice President for Poplarville Campus and Hancock Center, Vice President for Forrest County Operations, Vice President for General Education and Technology Services, and Director of Career and Technical Education Programs (Poplarville). Section V Instructional Council is chaired by the Vice President for General Education and Technology Services. Its members are the Vice President for Forrest County Operations; Director of Career and Technical Education Programs (Poplarville); Vice President for Enrollment Management; Director of College Libraries; Director of Counseling, Advisement, and Placement Center; Director of Nursing Education; faculty representatives; and others as appointed by the President. Section VI Professional Development Committee is chaired by a faculty/staff representative appointed by the President. Its members are the Institutional Research Specialist, Vice President for Planning and Institutional Research, Director of Hancock Center, faculty representatives, staff members, and others as appointed by the President. Section VII Student Services Committee is chaired by the Vice President for Poplarville Campus and Hancock Center. Its members are the Director of Recruitment and Orientation, Director of Student Life, Director of Financial Aid, Vice President for Enrollment Management, faculty representative(s), and others as appointed by the President. Members also include the President, Vice President and Secretary of the Student Government Association. Section VIII Workforce Education Committee is chaired by the Vice President for Economic and Community Development. Its members are the WIN Job Center Computer Instructor, Workforce Training Project Manager, WIN Office Technology Program Coordinator/Instructor, Director of Nursing Education, Workforce and Economic Development Specialist, Dislocated Worker Program Representative, Leadership Development, Secretary to Workforce Education, Director of Career and Technical Education Programs (Poplarville), GIS Training Manager, Director of Adult Education Services, and the Secretary to the Vice President for Economic and Community Development. REVIEW, REVISION, AND EVALUATION PROCESS Annual steps in the review, revision, and evaluation process are as follows: Step I In December, the Planning and Effectiveness Committee and the Administrative Council review the current year’s Strategic Plan (Mission Statement and Strategic Goals) and Internal Performance Indicators Interim Report. Step II In December, committee chairs involved with strategic planning review and propose next year’s Strategic Plan and Internal Performance Indicators. Step III In January, the Planning and Effectiveness Committee reviews and evaluates the proposed Strategic Plan and Internal Performance Indicators for the next year and prepares recommendations. Step IV In January, the Administrative Council reviews and evaluates recommendations from the Planning and Effectiveness Committee and submits recommendations to the Board of Trustees. Step V In February, the revised Strategic Plan and Internal Performance Indicators document for next year is completed, and the Board of Trustees is requested to take formal action. Step VI In February, the budget requests based on the Strategic Plan and Internal Performance Indicators are submitted to the Vice President for Business and Administrative Services. Step VII In June, the Vice President for Business and Administrative Services and respective administrators review budget allocations as assigned to Strategic Goals and Internal Performance Indicators. Step VIII At the end of the Fiscal Year, June 30, persons responsible for reporting accomplishments of the Strategic Plan and Internal Performance Indicators update the Interim Report with accomplishments from December to June. Step IX Early in the Fall Semester, the Planning and Effectiveness Committee, the Administrative Council, and the Board of Trustees review the Strategic Plan and Internal Performance Indicators assessment results from the previous year.