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Los Angeles Harbor College Planning Model

Los Angeles Harbor College's (LAHC) data-driven planning model focuses on systematic improvement based on the continuous cycle of evaluationplanning, and implementation. In the College's planning model, the mission is at the center of all planning. The College's Strategic Educational Master Plan (SEMP), reflecting outcome measures from state required plans and the Institutional Student Learning Outcomes, were purposefully revised to reflect the College's mission.  All College plans are aligned with goals of the Strategic Educational Master Plan (SEMP) and Institutional Student Learning Outcomes (ISLOs), demonstrating the connection between College-wide planning and the College's mission. 

The College's institution-set targets in the Strategic Educational Master Plan (SEMP) were aligned with key state outcome measures in the Student Centered Funding Formula (SCFF), Chancellor's Vision for Success, the Los Angeles Community College (LACCD) District Plan, and other state required plans aligned with College mission.

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In the outcomes assessment process described in the diagram on the right above, outcomes data is collected at the course/service area, program, and institutional level and is evaulated as a part of the program review process, discussions at shared governance committees, learning/service area outcome assessments, college reports, and surveys. serve as the foundation for improvement plans and resource prioritization and allocation. Outcomes data is made available to the College through the College's Factbook, Annual College Profile, LAHC's data dashboard, the LACCD data dashboard, College and District reports, survey reports, the California Community College's Data Mart, California Community College's Student Success Scorecard, and the U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard. 

The actionable improvement plans generated from an evaluation of outcomes data in the program review process serve as the basis for resource requests. Divisions, clusters, and the College then prioritize plans and needs and allocate resources based on the resource request supported by the evaluation of data in the program review process. 

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Actionable improvement plans are then implemented and evaluated. Evaluations of the implementation of the improvement plans result in updates to the College’s plans. The College Planning Council (CPC) is the entity responsible for reviewing College-wide outcomes and plans. This continuous, data-driven planning model ensures that all College programs, planning, and resource prioritization and allocation are aligned with the achievement of the College mission.

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