Southwestern engages in strategic planning as well as academic and operational planning. The planning processes allow the College to create a roadmap to guide the staff in their efforts to meet the core theme objectives and fulfill the Mission. The comprehensive planning process includes the institutional strategic plan (a compilation of academic and operational planning associated with the budget process), academic master plan, enrollment management plan, master facility plan, technology plan, sustainability plan, and the crisis management and disaster recovery planning. The plans are developed from input provided by faculty and staff during committee and taskforce meetings held throughout the year, as well as from a program review process that includes community and advisory committee meetings.