The use of assessment data in academic strategic planning [electronic resource] /
The Use Of Assessment Data
Academic Strategic Planning
Susan L. Aloi
This study was based on the philosophical premise that the mission of an institution
of higher education should be focused on student-learning outcomes, and all strategic
decisions need to be made in accordance with what has been proven to enhance student
learning. Because the assessment process results in data that can determine what
conditions positively affect student learning, these data should be used to make the
strategic decisions that affect the core student-learning mission of the institution.
The intent of this research project was to cull best practices in integrating assessment
with planning from institutions that have productive planning and assessment processes
and demonstrated success in linking the two. Information was gathered from three case
institutions by interviewing faculty and administrators involved in these institutions’
strategic planning and assessment processes, as well as through document review.
Analysis of this data resulted in a synthesis of ten best practices that can be shared with
institutional planners and other interested individuals as a model for colleges and
universities to follow in developing or modifying their own planning processes.
School:West Virginia University
School Location:USA - West Virginia
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:educational evaluation planning strategic
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