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Institutional Planning

Institutional planning combines with research to help American River College administrators, faculty, and classified staff formulate data-driven decisions. ARC strives to facilitate broad dialogue about the effectiveness of college processes, programs, and services by continually moving the institution forward towards achieving its mission. 

By supporting the decision-making processes of the college and its centers, institutional planning supports departments, academic disciplines, service areas, and work units as they develop and maintain high-quality programs and services to enhance student learning.

  • An integrated planning cycle is synced to a seven-year accreditation cycle, allowing each major plan to be revisited prior to the institution’s next self‐evaluation.
  • Program Review follows this cycle with each of the six cohorts participating once per cycle. This sets the objectives which drive the activities or action steps to which resources are allocated on an annual basis.
  • Annual Unit Planning identifies the specific action steps the planning unit intends to take during the upcoming year and any resources needed for implementation so that institutional resources can be effectively allocated to the planned activities.

American River College developed this model based on a set of guiding principles reflecting an intent to create a supportive, streamlined process that is both meaningful and useful to the participants.

Learn more about ARC’s planning processes by exploring these websites.

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Accreditation Self-Evaluation (2020-2021)

ARC is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) and will receive its next site visit in fall 2022.

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Educational Master Plan Legacy Site

This website has information about the previous educational master plan process.

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Institutional Effectiveness and Innovation

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Innovation, works in coordination with College Administrators, Governance Councils and Teams, as well Senates.

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Institutional Governance Online Repository (IGOR)

Institutional Governance Online Repository (IGOR)

Welcome to the Institutional Governance Online Repository (IGOR). IGOR provides timely access to meeting agendas, notes, rosters, templates and other governance documents.

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Learn more about ARC’s planning processes by exploring these websites.

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Integrated Planning Portal

The integrated planning cycle is synced to a seven-year accreditation cycle, allowing each major plan to be revisited prior to the institution’s next self‐evaluation.

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Student Equity Plan 2019-2022

Learn about ARC’s student equity goals, activities, and project teams, as well as the college’s Guided Pathways work.

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