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ERIC Number: ED500983
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Creating a Quality Program by Linking Strategic Planning and Assessment through Collaboration
Good, Jennifer M.; Kochan, Frances
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (New Orleans, LA, Feb 2008)
Strategic planning is complex (Dodd, 2004), and when managed well, it requires deliberate incorporation of evidenced-based data and the collaboration of key stakeholders. Thus, it is essential that the planning process includes the integration of data that are collected regularly and that both internal and external professional partners have the opportunity to reflect upon and respond to these data in systematic ways. This paper presents a viable process for accomplishing the effective drafting of a strategic plan. It includes the following components: (a) an assessment system, which drives continuous improvement and includes feedback from professional partners, alumni, and program completers; program level goals based upon performance candidate and enrollment data; departmental goals based upon alignment with institutional goals and program goals; and goals established at the faculty level, as articulated through college-wide committees; (b) an organizational schemata in the form of a data matrix that streamlines and reports upon the goals as established by all constituencies; (c) a schedule of meetings among upper leadership, as represented through the administrative council and chairs of college-wide committees; and (d) a final faculty retreat and meeting scheduled to allow for presentation and reflection upon all data in the matrix, to collaboratively articulate clear and measurable goals and objectives for the strategic plan. The following are appended: (1) A Diagram of Internal and External Reporting Systems and Stakeholders Providing Input into the College of Education Strategic Plan; and (2) 2006-07 Data Matrix of Goals (table).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A