Support for Departmental and Professional Services
Annual Planning Process 2016-17
The annual strategic planning process is led by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor on
behalf of the Vice-Chancellor. As well as supporting the development of
departmental and professional services plans, the process also ensures that this
development is aligned to the work in implementing the University's Education
and Research strategies, the Annual review of Courses (ARC) and curriculum review.
Through a series of meetings, the development of plans and budgets for the
University's faculties and Professional Services are considered, alongside the
implementation of the Education and Research strategies.
Accessing the Planning Information Portal
Planning Information Portal (otherwise known as PIP) for a rich supply of
performance and sector benchmark data that supports the annual planning process
and annual review of courses.
The content is restricted to members of staff only and if you are prompted
for an ID and password, remember to use your full University email address
(including essex.ac.uk) and your current network password. If you are having
difficulty, accessing the site, please refer to the
Reporting Services faq page.
To support the annual planning process, the following guidance is available to departments and professional services.
An introduction to the annual planning process
For new and existing members of staff interested in knowing more about the
Annual Planning Process at the University of Essex, this iintroduction to the
annual planning Moodle course provides an overview of the steps involved in the process.
Annual strategic planning process guide
guidance document gives a detailed overview of the phases of the Annual
Strategic Planning Process in 2016-17.
The PIP guidance
contains information to improve your understanding of the information
provided on the Planning Information Portal (PIP) in support of the annual
planning process, including a frequently asked questions (FAQs) section and
Departmental 'PIP roadshows'
The Planning Office offers a 45 minute session to each department on how to
find and best use the new reports available, including giving an insight into
the available data relevant to your own department. If you would like us to run
a session for you, please contact the
Office to make the arrangements.