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 Documents:

Administrative Unit Reviews (AURs) Due for 2018:

                                No AURs Due in 2018!

Unit Planning (Divisions, Non-Instructional, Student Services):

Item Resource Documentation
Administrative Unit Outcomes (AUOs)

AUO Handbook (2017-2019)

Step-By-Step Guide for Entering AUOs into TracDat

Instructions for Downloading the AUO Report for AURs from TracDat

2017 AUO Workshop: Empower and Clean

AUO How-to Flex Week

Administrative Unit Reviews (AURs)

AUR Handbook (2017-2019)

Step-By-Step Guide for the AUR Web-based Form in TracDat

Instructions for Downloading the AUO Report for AURs from TracDat

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.
AURs are Administrative Unit Reviews and are the college's unit-level business plans.  AUOs are outcome statements that reflect what each unit would like to measure within the year.  AUOs help inform and refne the AUR.

About Planning

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. 

 College Planning Documents:
Strategic Planning 2014-2020 District-wide Strategic Plan
2014-2020 Saddleback College Strategic Plan (as of 9.21.16)
2010-2013 Saddleback College Strategic Plan
Education and Facility Master Planning 2011-2031 SOCCCD Education and Facilities Master Plan
2011-2031 Saddleback College Education and Facilities Plan
2006 Saddleback College Educational Resource Plan
2006 Saddleback College Campus Master Plan
Equity Planning 2015-2016 Saddleback College Student Equity Plan
2014-2015 Saddleback College Student Equity Plan
2005 Saddleback College Student Equity Plan
Technology Plan 2015-2020 Saddleback Technology Plan
2010-2015 Saddleback College Technology Master Plan
Economic & Workforce Development Plan 2015-2020 Economic and Workforce Development Plan
Student Success Coordinating Plan 2015-2016 Student Success Update and Plan
Basic Skills Plan 2015-2016 ESL/Basic Skills Expenditure Plan
2015-2016 Basic Skills Report to Student Success Coordinating Committee
College Integrated Plan (Draft) 2017-2018 Draft Integrated Plan


Use of Data in Resource Planning at Saddleback:

Use of Assessment Data in Resource Allocation -Research Brief