Master Planning

Sierra’s Planning, Governance and Budget Allocation Process

The college’s planning processes are integrated with resource allocation decisions through two distinct but connected processes that occur at the departmental level: 

  1. Program Review (completed on a three-year cycle); and
  2. electronic Program Assessment and Review (ePAR) that is completed annually. Most departments engage a significant portion of their staff in developing the reports. The Program Review committees for Academic and Student Services and Operations evaluate programs, develop a summary analysis of the review process and its findings, and present these results to their respective senates, the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee, and Strategic Council. Program Review evaluations and the executive summary provide assessment evidence for resource allocations; these reports also present each department’s three-year planning and needs assessments.