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Annual Program Planning

The Skyline College Annual Program Plan 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 IPC (Institutional Planning Committee), ILT (Instructional Leadership Team), SSLT (Student Services Leadership Team), CBC (College Budget Committee), 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.


If you have questions about the process, contact your Curriculum Committee representative, the Curriculum Chair, or the Office of Vice President of Instruction. Curriculum development is initiated at the departmental level and should include review by department or division faculty in cooperation with the division dean.

The Curriculum Committee, a standing committee of the Skyline College Academic Senate, is the college-wide review body for new programs, new courses, modified courses, and deleted courses.