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Annual Program Planning

The Skyline College Annual Program Plan (APP) is an integral piece of the planning and budget processes. The Skyline College model is an integrated one which allows each program and service area to maintain its identity and uniqueness, while creating a standardized approach to annual planning.

The purpose of the Annual Program Plan is to collect information to be used by the college planning bodies SPARC (Strategic Planning and Allocation of Resources Committee), ILT (Instructional Leadership Team), SSLT (Student Services Leadership Team), Full-Time Faculty Allocation Committee (FTEFAC) and may be used for Program Improvement and Viability (PIV).

Through this process, faculty/staff have the opportunity to review the mission and vision of their department/program. Then, using multiple measures and inquiry, faculty will reflect on and evaluate their work for the purposes of improving student learning and program effectiveness. This reflection will identify steps and resources necessary to work towards the program vision including personnel, professional development, facilities, and equipment. Annual program plans are completed by each program/department/unit yearly. The Annual Program Planning document can serve as the basis for completing the six-year Comprehensive Program Review.


As of Spring 2017, the APP has shifted from a paper-based submission to an online submission via Strategic Planning Online (SPOL), a cloud-based platform to integrate the process for program review, planning and resource allocation.  If you have questions about the process or SPOL, please contact the PRIE Office

Due Date

The Annual Program Plan (APP) is due on April 15, 2018