Department Name

Institutional Planning

College Planning Committee

On May 12, 2011 the College Council approved the formation of a College Planning Committee (CPC). The purpose of the committee is to systematically review all aspects of the planning cycle under the direction of the College Council.


Download the 2011-2017 Planning Quilt.

6-year cycle planning chart

The College Planning Committee is charged with:

  • Publish the annual planning calendar (specific dates) through coordination with the various planning and budget teams
  • Assess institutional goals via an annual report
  • Review and propose revisions to the mission statement and Educational Master Plan
  • Evaluate the six-year planning cycle within the context of the Educational Master Plan review
  • Evaluate governance and decision making structures and processes

Membership includes:

  • College Researcher (Chair)
  • Member from the student learning outcomes team
  • Classified member of the Student Services Planning and Budget Team
  • Faculty member from the Instructional Planning and Budget Team
  • Administrative member of the Finance and Educational Resources Planning and Budget Team
  • Student representative from the De Anza Student Body Senate
  • College President

6-Year Planning Cycle - Integrated Planning and Resource Allocation Model 

The Planning Committee is charged with evaluating and updating the 6-year planning cycle. The documents below include the "planning quilt", and a detailed narrative of the process by year and by topic.

6-Year Detailed Planning Cycle -2011-2017
Integrated Planning Narrative - By Year
Integrated Planning Narrative - By Topic

Educational Master Plan

The Educational Master Plan 2010-1015 is one vehicle used by the college to share with the community its progress towards institutional goals and college wide planning and assessment. This year the college is highlighting its progress in the areas of:

  • Key Student Characteristics
  • Key Indicators of Access and Success
  • Key Institutional Metrics
  • Key Components of the Planning Cycle.

The Educational Master Plan is updated annually and presented to the shared governance groups for discussion. Annual Master Plan Updates

Annual Governance Assessment

As part of the 6-year planning cycle, all shared governance groups are asked to report on their accomplishments for the year and their goals moving forward. This information is captured annually in the Annual Governance Assessment Survey.

Annual Governance Assessment Survey, 2011-2012 (pdf file)
Annual Governance Assessment Survey, 2012-2013 (pdf file)

Annual Governance Assessment Survey, 2013-2014 (pdf file)

ACCJC Planning Agendas - Progress and Completion Template

In an effort to monitor and complete the colleges' planning agendas as outlined in the 2011-12 Self-Study report, the Planning Committee asks each body, responsible for completing a planning agenda, to report on their progress annually.

2013-14 Template

Planning Calendar

The Planning Committee works with the Planning and Budget Teams to draft a schedule that will guide planning each year.


Meeting Minutes

May 27, 2011 December 02, 2014
June 23, 2011 January 20, 2015
July 28, 2011 February 3, 2015
October 19, 2011 February 17, 2015
December 02, 2011  
February 02, 2012  
March 01, 2012  
April 19, 2012  
June 21, 2012  
November 15, 2012  
September 27, 2012  
February 21, 2013  
April 18, 2013  
June 20, 2013  
October 3, 2013  
January 30, 2014  
February 13, 2014  
February 27, 2014  
May 1, 2014  
October 16, 2014  


Student Learning Outcomes

The college has committed to infusing the Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Cycle process into program review, resource allocation, and Institutional Assessment Planning (IAP). The Student Learning Outcomes process is a foundational element of the six-year planning process driven by a college wide culture of inquiry. This culture of inquiry reaches beyond SLOs to all aspects of the college planning process including student services and instruction. Additional information on institutional planning in relation to SLOs can be found at: Student Learning Outcomes - Institutional Planning.


Institutional Effectiveness Indicators


Short-term goal (1 year)

Fund Balance


Audit Findings


Successful Course Completion


Accreditation Status

Fully Accredited - No Action

Indicators Adopted and Approved by College Council on June 11, 2015

Pursuant to Education Code section 84754.6, recently enacted legislation established a new system of indicators and goals that is intended to encourage improvement in institutional effectiveness (IE) at California community colleges. The Board of Governors (BOG) adopted a goals framework at its March 16, 2015 meeting to measure the ongoing condition of a community college’s operational environment (BOG Item Number: 2.2). This statute also requires that, as a condition of receipt of Student Success and Support Program funds, each college develop, adopt and post a goals framework that addresses, at a minimum, the following four areas: student performance and outcomes, accreditation status, fiscal viability, and programmatic compliance with state and federal guidelines.


In addition, it requires that the Chancellor’s Office post by June 30, 2015, and before each fiscal year thereafter, the annually developed system wide goals adopted by the BOG (i.e. System Scorecard Goals), and locally developed and adopted college/district goals. In this first year colleges are required to set goals for four indicators: Fund Balance, Audit Findings, Successful Course Completion, and Accreditation Status. For subsequent years goals must be set for all indicators. The Chancellor’s Office website of IE indicators and goals by district and college can be found at:

Additional information regarding these goals and its process can be found on the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office Institutional Effectiveness Division website.


institutional research and planning
Contact: Mallory Newell
Phone:  408.864.8777

Last Updated: 7/1/15