COC Strategic Planning Policy and Biennial Review Process
· As referenced in the structural guidelines for Scientific Councils, status reports for each Council are to be completed every two years. The COC determines a schedule for Biennial Reviews for each two-year period and notifies the Councils of their presentation time to COC.
· ABiennial Report Template that includes the criteria to be evaluated is provided. COC will construct a formal response to each Council following the report. This response will be addressed to the Chair of the Leadership Committee. We are confident that these efforts will provide each Council with the opportunity to share, as well as showcase, its best practices and other successful initiatives.
· The Council Program Manager working with each Council supports the Chair in formulating these reports. They coordinate the planning and data gathering process.
Note: In order to reduce redundancy with the Biennial Review Process, COC eliminated the Self-Assessment review process, which formerly occurred every four years. This was approved during the September 2009 meeting.