Strategic plans guide and articulate the visions and expectations regarding the expected role of Texas State Technical College (TSTC) through its Expanded Statement of Purpose and the college’s vision of how it should develop, while maintaining its effort toward excellence and effectiveness. The TSTC strategic plan provides the general direction the institution will follow in the immediate and mid‐term future.
The strategic planning process model illustrates the different components of college‐wide planning and evaluation. Strategic level planning includes administration, faculty, staff and student representation through the Executive Management Council and the Institutional Effectiveness Monitoring Committee. The Executive Management Council provides leadership in developing the strategic goals and objectives.
The process through which all college planning and assessment occurs is a traditional “closed‐loop” system. It is a cyclical approach that involves constituent groups, incorporates needs assessment, establishes operational and/or program level student learning outcomes, assesses results, recommends strategies for improvement, and tracks follow‐up activities. Results from the various assessment efforts are used to guide future decisions, including allocation of resources and continuation of strategies/initiatives.