All planning activities at TSTC Harlingen first begin with a review of the TSTC Role and Mission and the TSTC Harlingen Expanded Statement of Purpose. It is with these in mind that all planning originates.
The seven Indicators of Success were adopted by TSTC Harlingen in 1993 as the primary responsibilities the college has to the students, employers, the state, and the taxpayers. These seven indicators were chosen by a consensus of the college community and set as performance measures of what the College expects of itself. It is through accomplishment of all established performance measures that TSTC Harlingen can demonstrate to the public that it accomplishes its role and mission.
The TSTC Role and Mission and TSTC Harlingen Expanded Statement of Purpose also guide the development of major plans that have been established to guide both overall operations and key planning areas. The major plans that guide college activities are TSTC Harlingen Strategic Plan and the TSTC Harlingen Master Plan.
These guiding plans set the framework for the creation of the TSTC Harlingen Operational Plan. The TSTC Operational Plan establishes goals for the review and evaluation of all revelent data and assessment information, which result in the formation of real institutional priorities, objectives, outcome measures, resources, and timelines.