1300 College Planning

Original Date: 5/9/1996 * Last Revision Effective: 2/5/2015
Policy Contact: President


Bellevue College believes that developing, maintaining and implementing an ongoing process for planning is integral to the college’s progress and continuous improvement. Planning should be an iterative process that ensures the future strength, flexibility and effectiveness of the institution. Planning helps the college anticipate and adapt to change, respond to the learning needs of its students, incorporate the latest advances in knowledge, prepare for vagaries in its funding base, and prepare for future directions. For any planning to be effective it must fully integrate fundamental enterprises related to the college’s operation, such as budget allocation and distribution, hiring, program development, organizational planning, and enrollment planning. The college believes that inviting the advice and counsel of the various constituent groups and individuals across campus to participate in an open, inclusive and collaborative planning process will create a better and more effective plan.

To that end, the college shall implement an ongoing, coordinated and multifaceted planning process that considers the needs of the institution as a whole. These processes may include, but not be limited to, regularly updated strategic and master plans, institutional effectiveness program, outcomes assessment, program effectiveness measures, annual budget development planning, and/or other planning tools which help provide focus and institutional effectiveness.

Revision History

Original 5/9/1996
Revisions 3/22/2005; 5/21/2009; 2/5/2015

Approved By

President’s Cabinet

Last Updated February 5, 2015