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plan-budget-implement-assess cycle with committee structure Cost Savings Assessment Committee Plan Planning Committee Budget Budget Committee Implement Council of Vice Presidents Revenue Enhancement Workgroup Academic Programming Workgroup Strategic Enrollment Workgroup Resource Allocation Workgroup

The accompanying graphic details how the Planning-Assessment Continuum is a continuous cycle of campus decision making. Four primary committees make up the continuum and the activities of each committee inform a subsequent committee in a perpetual cycle of leadership and decision making. Each committee is reflective of a diverse array of campus stakeholders and membership, including students, faculty, and staff. The continuum starts with the University Planning Committee (UPC) which helps set the strategic direction of the campus through continual revision and adherence to the University’s 2020 Strategic Plan. Secondly in the process, University Budget Committee makes budgetary decisions based on both the input of the UPC and its own committee membership. After budgetary decisions are made The Council of Vice Presidents, the third committee, is tasked with implementing budgetary decisions. And lastly, the fourth committee, The University Assessment and Accreditation Committee, assesses whether budgetary decisions and campus direction are in line with accreditation standards and the University’s own strategic goals. Recently five additional workgroups have been created to help inform the four main Planning-Assessment Continuum committees of potential solutions that will help keep the University on the leading edge of 21st century education. These five new workgroups are as follows: Cost Savings, Revenue Enhancement, Academic Programming, Strategic Enrollment, and Resource Allocation.



The University has just completed its self-evaluation for accreditation. This spring the University will submit its findings to the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities for review.  

This study was conducted as one of the continuing requirements for accreditation. Campus members across departments and business units have contributed to this publication and its development. The University Assessment & Accreditation Committee members have openly discussed and shaped this document from its foundation to meet the rigorous demands of NWCCU accreditation.

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The recommendations from the FY14 University Strategic Workgroups are being compiled, reviewed, and integrated into the Planning-Assessment Continuum.

These recommendations have been discussed over numerous University Budget and University Planning Committee meetings. The committee membership, representating all campus stakeholders, have openly discussed and debated the recommendations and their prioritization for agile, efficient, and appropriate implementation. 

Review: The Strategic Workgroup Recommendation Prioritization (DRAFT)