The OPRA team plays a partnering and leading role in College Planning and Non-Instructional Unit Assessment and evaluation. Please see the following links below for more information regarding our resource allocation process.
College Resource Allocation Information
- College Resource Allocation Process
- College Resource Allocation Process Model
- How to Put Your Resource Request into TracDat (updated for new TracDat!)
- 2014-2020 Saddleback College Strategic Plan (as of 9.21.16)
Unit Planning (Divisions, Non-Instructional, Student Services)
2017 AUO Handbook
2017 AUO Workshop: Empower and Clean
AUO How-to Flex Week
|Unit Planning (Unit Business Plan)||AUR Handbook|
Since 2016-2017, OPRA participates in unit planning by leading unit assessment completion and assessment assistance for core functional areas of the college.
Each unit of the college has a leader, staffing, a budget, and a charge/purpose for serving the college.
Each unit is expected to create a business plan (called an AUR) and update it every two years. Annually, each unit is expected to have 3-5 outcome statements that reflect what the unit would like to address in terms of increasing services, operational efficiency, or accountability. These outcome statements further refine and tighten up the unit's own business planning purpose and also align with our college-wide need for continuous quality improvement.
Each unit must complete a business plan (AUR) every two years and outcome statements (AUOs) that are measured annually.
Saddleback College recognizes that planning is critical for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the college, facilitates better-informed decisions about the allocation of college resources, and ultimately results in improved student achievement. Planning at Saddleback College is comprehensive, collaborative and designed to enable the college to effectively achieve its mission and move towards its desired vision of the future.
The purpose of this website is to document Saddleback College’s continuous and integrated planning efforts whereby the college collectively identifies and prioritizes college-wide goals and strategies, implements these goals and strategies, and measures and evaluates the outcomes.
Saddleback College uses a bottom-up approach to planning which both begins and ends with all instructional programs, student support and administrative service units as well as input from all campus constituent groups.
Periodic evaluation and review is also an essential part of continuous improvement at the college. Both the process and the resulting plans are critically evaluated on an ongoing basis in order to ensure that the needs of the college and all its constituent groups are being met.
Use of Data in Resource Planning at Saddleback: