Planning is concerned for, and focus its attention to, the following: congruence with the institutional vision and mission, academic unit's goals and program objectives, alignment with national, regional, and local goals and needs, adequate allocation of resources, participation of all sectors of the academic community in the planning process, formal documentation of all plans and progress of implementation, long and short term dimensions of planning, and mechanisms for periodic review and updating. The planning officer is also responsible for the coordination of the planning activity.