Planning and Assessment
Assessment at every level is guided by the general principles outlined in the document titled Assessing Institutional Effectiveness at Utica College, which includes student learning outcomes (academic and cocurricular) as well as operational outcomes.
Assessment at the institutional level takes many forms and is the responsibility of many, including the Board of Trustees, the President, and the President’s Cabinet.
Institutional assessment is most directly evidenced by progress reports for the College’s strategic plan and its annual plans.
Requirements and expectations at the school and departmental levels are outlined in The Guide to Academic Assessment and the Academic Assessment Coordinating Committee Handbook. An overview of academic assessment can be found on the Academic Assessment web page.
In addition to reporting progress toward the strategic plan and annual divisional goals, administrative units conduct periodic program reviews.
Program reviews typically include a visit from a counterpart at a like institution, interviews with and surveys of constituents, and benchmarking against best practices that have been established by professional organizations.
The Planning Cycle
The process by which the College evaluates its ability to carry out its mission and, once institutional, divisional, school, and departmental plans have been established, measures progress against those plans
The institutional plan that sets the course for the decade
Presidential and vice-presidential goals that are informed by and support the Strategic Plan
The allocation of resources that allow the institution, divisions, schools, and departments to carry out their plans