ERIC Number: ED360001
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
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NMSU-Alamogordo Institutional Assessment and Strategic Planning (IASP) Process: A Handbook. (Version 1.1).
Lillibridge, Fred; And Others
New Mexico State University-Alamogordo's (NMSU-A) Institutional Assessment and Strategic Planning (IASP) process is designed to identify what the institution is doing, what the community is doing that may affect NMSU-A, how well NMSU-A is achieving its mission and purposes, and what the college should do in the future. The IASP is an integrated process involving the assessment of institutional effectiveness, institutional research, and strategic long-range planning. Data are collected from student surveys and focus sessions, a student long-range tracking system designed to follow student cohorts through NMSU-Alamogordo, as well as from faculty, staff, and the external environment. This handbook describes each component of the IASP, including flow charts and relevant forms. After tracing the development of the IASP process, the handbook details the assessment of the institutional effectiveness component. This component identifies institutional strengths and concerns and generates a series of action plans through a multi-step process of institutional evaluation and assessment. Steps in assessing instruction, student services, and instructional/institutional support are detailed. The next section focuses on the institutional research component, providing a schedule and brief descriptions of seven activities of the IASP committee ranging from the review of existing data and information reports to the contemplation of emerging trends. Finally, the strategic planning component is outlined. A schedule of activities for each component and a set of IASP forms conclude the handbook. A 44-item list of suggested reading is included. (MAB)
Descriptors: Accountability, College Outcomes Assessment, College Planning, Community Colleges, Educational Quality, Institutional Research, Institutional Role, Instructional Effectiveness, Outcomes of Education, School Effectiveness, Self Evaluation (Groups), Strategic Planning, Student Development, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Mexico State Univ., Alamogordo.