The submission of annual outcomes for the Student Affairs Strategic Plan is a key component that promotes consistency across the diverse departments within the Student Affairs division. The specific assessment needs and methodologies utilized by each department are as diverse as the services and learning experiences they provide. A key component to an overarching coordinated assessment effort by all departments within the division is the assessment of the outcomes that rise to prominence within the divisional strategic plan.
The Strategic Outcome Assessment Map was designed by the Student Affairs Assessment Committee (SAAC) to guide departments through the process of intentionally examining the assessment loop with regard to a specific strategic plan outcome. This map can be used internally by a department or in conjunction with consulting conversations with the Director of Planning & Assessment or the SAAC. The map template outlines a thought process that can be utilized with strategic outcomes, departmental activity planning and small scale program planning.