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Title: 2006 Fall Workshop


1
2006 Fall Workshop
  • PLANNING and ASSESSMENT
  • A TUTORIAL FOR
  • NEW DEPARTMENT CHAIRS A REFRESHER COURSE FOR
    OTHERS

2
Planning and Assessment Workshop
  • Session 1
  • NATIONAL/REGIONAL ISSUES AND UNIVERSITY POLICIES
  • T. Gilmour Reeve
  • Director of Strategic Planning
  • Office of the President
  • 100 145
  • November 10, 2006

3
Planning and Assessment Workshop Session 1
  • NATIONAL LEVEL
  • US Department of Education does not (at this
    time) accredit institutions but it does accredit
    the accrediting agencies
  • USDE does require that these accrediting agencies
    have standards regarding the quality of the
    institution and its programs, including student
    achievement
  • Institutions are eligible for Federal funding
    through accreditation by a recognized USDE
    agency.
  • Material from SCUPs Webcast Integrating Higher
    Education Planning and Assessment A Practical
    Guide September 28, 2006

4
Planning and Assessment Workshop Session 1
  • NATIONAL LEVEL
  • ACCREDITATION
  • Accreditation is voluntary if institutional
    doesnt want/need federal funds it doesnt have
    to be accredited (but students wont graduate
    from an accredited institution)
  • Accreditation agencies are self-regulating and
    use a peer-review process to ensure standards are
    met
  • Accreditation standards are institutional-wide
    and focus on improvement of programs and services
  • Program or discipline specific accrediting
    agencies generally wont accredit the program if
    the institution is not accredited
  • Material from SCUPs Webcast Integrating Higher
    Education Planning and Assessment A Practical
    Guide September 28, 2006

5
Planning and Assessment Workshop Session 1
  • NATIONAL LEVEL
  • ACCREDITATION vs. ACCOUNTABILITY
  • Growing Pressure from Federal and State
    initiatives to hold institutions accountable on
    performance measures
  • Spelling Commission Report of the Future of
    Higher Education
  • Funding for publicly reporting student learning
    outcomes
  • Move toward use of measures that place more
    emphasis on student learning
  • (see the Chronicle of Higher Education, October
    6, 2006)
  • Texas State Accountability System
  • http//www.txhighereddata.org/Interactive/Accounta
    bility/default.cfm

6
Planning and Assessment Workshop Session 1
  • REGIONAL LEVEL
  • For most universities, institutional
    accreditation is achieved via one of six regional
    accrediting agencies
  • Southern Association for Colleges and Schools
    (SACS) Commission on Colleges (COC) is the
    regional accrediting agency for Texas Tech
    University
  • SACSCOC accrediting standards are published in
    the
  • Principles of Accreditation
  • http//www.sacscoc.org/principles.asp

7
Planning and Assessment Workshop Session 1
  • REGIONAL LEVEL
  • SACSCOC standards related to planning and
    assessment
  • CR 2.5 The institution engages in ongoing,
    integrated, and institution-wide research-based
    planning and evaluation processes that
    incorporate a systematic review of programs and
    services that (a) results in continuing
    improvement, and (b) demonstrates that the
    institution is effectively accomplishing its
    mission. (Institutional Effectiveness)
  • CR 3.3.1 The institution identifies expected
    outcomes for its educational programs and its
    administrative and educational support services
    assesses whether it achieves these outcomes and
    provides evidence of improvement based on
    analysis of those results.
  • CS 3.4.1 The institution demonstrates that each
    educational program for which academic credit is
    awarded (a) is approved by the faculty and the
    administration, and (b) establishes and evaluates
    program and learning outcomes.

8
Planning and Assessment Workshop Session 1
  • REGIONAL LEVEL
  • There are three basic aspects to these SACSCOC
    standards
  • The institution DOES planning and assessment
  • The institution USES planning and assessment to
    improve programs and services
  • The institution DOCUMENTS the planning and
    assessment activities and the improvements made.

9
Planning and Assessment Workshop Session 1
  • Texas Tech University Planning and Assessment
  • Strategic Planning initiated in 2000-01
  • First Annual Assessment Reports prepared for 2002
    submitted Spring 2003 submitted annually
    since
  • All strategic plans and annual assessment reports
    are publicly accessible on Strategic Planning and
    Assessment Reports homepage
  • http//techdata.irs.ttu.edu/stratreport/index.asp

10
Planning and Assessment Workshop Session 1
  • Texas Tech University
  • Planning and Assessment
  • University Policies
  • OP 10.13 Strategic Planning and Assessment
  • The university, including all academic programs
    and support operations, is engaged in an ongoing
    and comprehensive process of planning and
    assessment. All areas (divisions and colleges)
    and units (departments, centers, and institutes
    within areas) must conform to the university
    policies as specified in this OP.

11
Planning and Assessment Workshop Session 1
  • Texas Tech University
  • Planning and Assessment
  • University Policies OP 10.13 (cont.)
  • Academic programs, including program content,
    quality, and assessment, are the primary
    responsibility of the faculty within the academic
    disciplines. Learning outcomes assessments of
    academic programs are included in the
    departments annual assessment reports.

12
Planning and Assessment Workshop Session 1
  • Texas Tech University
  • Planning and Assessment
  • University Policies OP 10.13 (cont.)
  • Academic department chairs, deans, and the
    provost/senior vice president for academic
    affairs are responsible for ensuring that
    academic programs are appropriately organized and
    outcomes of student learning are assessed
    annually for program improvement.

13
Planning and Assessment Workshop Session 1
  • Texas Tech University
  • Planning and Assessment
  • University Policies OP 10.13 (cont.)
  • Assessment reports are processed from the unit
    level to the area level through the university
    administrative organization. Administrators at
    each level are to ensure that assessment reports
    from all their units have been completed and
    submitted.
  • Assessment reports are used to improve the
    efficiency and effectiveness of programs and
    operations for all areas and units.

14
Planning and Assessment Workshop Session 1
  • Planning and assessment are not additional tasks
    to be accomplished
  • but serve as a systematic approach to
    accomplishing the universitys, the areas and
    units missions and goals.

15
Planning and Assessment Workshop Session 1
  • QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS?
  • THANK YOU!
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