At College of the Siskiyous, Planning, Assessment, and Budgeting are integrated into one cohesive system that allows employees to implement the Mission and Vision of the College. Through a six-year model, all college planning is a shared, functional system unified by common set of assumptions. College of the Siskiyous planning prioritizes collegial dialogue, effectiveness, and improvement and utilizes such tools as measurement, analysis, and feedback to reach goals that have been set through a college-wide process.
The Planning by Design Document is a handbook that guides Planning, Assessment and Budgeting at the College of the Siskiyous. The document is updated annually and is meant to be a document under continuous review and improvement.
The COS Educational Master Plan (EMP) serves as the College's Strategic Plan. The Plan is focused on student learning and success. All areas of the college contribute to the Educational Master Plan. By identifying clear and measurable outcomes, COS is able to put into operation the College's Mission, Vision, and Institutional Goals (PDF). The current Educational Master Plan is in place until 2014. At present, members of the college community are working on the 2011-12 EMP Implementation Plans. These plans provide detailed strategies and activities for achieving each EMP Outcome. If you would like to be involved in these efforts, please contact the Planning, Assessment, and Research Office.