Goal Setting Process

The Annual Planning and Goal Setting Process

Early Spring

Individual units establish objectives for the next academic year to support the College’s five major goals from the strategic plan. Budget proposals and preparation are based on these objectives.

Late Fall          

Units do mid progress reports on objectives set for current year.

Late Spring 


Units complete a year-end assessment of objectives and report accomplishments, plans for improvement, and need for resource reallocation.


The Assistant to the President compiles the accomplishments of major planning units and notes progress toward goals. These accomplishments are formally distributed yearly in August to all employees.

Early Fall

The Cabinet, the Planning Council, and the Board of Trustees review institutional effectiveness reports based on the previous year’s accomplishments.