Institutional Planning

College Planning Committee

Planning QuiltIn 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.


  • Serve as Accreditation Steering Committee when appropriate in the planning cycle.
  • 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


  • 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
  • Administrator
  • Classified Senate executive member
  • Academic Senate executive member
  • Student representative from the De Anza Student Body Senate
  • College President

Planning Calendar

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

Assessment of Shared Governance 

Starting in Spring 2016, each shared governance group is asked to annually reflect on their processes through two targeted questions. The results of the reflections will be published in the annual Educational Master Plan Update and will inform the college's planning processes. These questions replace the Annual Governance Assessment Survey:

1. Reflecting on the work of your governance group over the past year, how did this work help fulfill our mission, Institutional Core Competencies, and commitment to equity?

2. Reflecting on your governance group’s processes and practices over the past year, please identify what has been working and what changes you plan to implement over the next academic year to ensure continuous improvement?

2015-16 2016-17

Governance Assessment Survey

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.

2011-2012  2012-2013 2013-2014


Assessment of Institutional Metrics

Starting in Fall 2016, the College Planning Committee will review and assesses our Institutional Metrics. If any metrics are found to be falling behind, in that we believe the current rate of growth will not meet the Master Plan goal set for 2020, the Committee will notify College Council. At that time, College Council will determine ways in which the college can address the Institutional Metric in order to meet the Master Plan goal by 2020.

Meeting Minutes

May 27, 2011 April 18, 2013 February 4, 2016 March 15, 2018
June 23, 2011 June 20, 2013 March 3, 2016 April 19, 2018 
July 28, 2011 October 3, 2013 April 14, 2016  
October 19, 2011 January 30, 2014 May 5, 2016  
December 02, 2011 February 13, 2014 June 9, 2016  
January 12, 2012 February 27, 2014 October 13, 2016  
March 01, 2012 May 1, 2014 November 3, 2016  
April 19, 2012 October 16, 2014 December 1, 2016  
June 21, 2012 December 02, 2014 January 26, 2017  
November 15, 2012 January 20, 2015 February 16, 2017  
September 27, 2012 February 3, 2015 April 18, 2017  
February 21, 2013 February 17, 2015 May 30, 2017  
October 29, 2015 October 29, 2015 February 8, 2018  
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