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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a master plan?

A master plan is a document that identifies and prioritizes the college's facilities needs and provides recommended options for addressing them.

In keeping with the college's commitment to continuous quality improvement principles, identification of needs and solutions will be evidence-driven, based on the best available data. Priorities will reflect the direction set by the college's new strategic plan.

What is the timeline for completing the new master plan?

The master plan is scheduled to be completed and submitted to the CLC board of trustees for approval in July 2011.

How will the master plan be used?

The master plan will identify where buildings and programs are located. The information will also be used as the basis of the college's annual submissions to the State of Illinois for the Resource Allocation Management Plan, the process used to seek state funding for facilities.

What will the master plan include?

The plan will cover all three CLC campuses-Grayslake, Lakeshore and Southlake. It will identify critical facilities issues, tied to mission-driven needs. It will also include recommended options for locating new facilities to meet future needs.

What is the steering committee's role?

Steering committee members have been appointed to represent various stakeholder groups-faculty, staff, community members, etc. As representatives of these groups, the members will assist with fostering open and transparent communication about the master planning process within the internal college community and the CLC district at large. The steering committee also will assist in reviewing data, analyzing the implications of the data for CLC's future facilities needs and in developing options for addressing these needs.

How can I participate in the process?

Updates on the master planning process will be provided at governance body meetings (such as employee senates), and these meetings will also provide opportunities for you to offer feedback. Surveys and focus groups will also be conducted, and a feedback form will be available on the master plan website.

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