Integrating Strategic Planning and Outcomes Assessment
Outcomes assessment findings can and should be used to make curriculum changes, allocate funds in the budgeting process, inform strategic planning committees regarding future needs, develop faculty, and facilitate student advising and retention. Strategic management and assessment best practices share several underlying assumptions including: timely and relevant information; analysis of information with feedback and continuous improvement loops; shareability of information, results, and feedback; and commitment to excellence. In an effort to develop a culture of best practices, Angelo State University embarked on a journey to create and implement a university-wide integrated approach to assessment, strategic planning and academic budgeting processes.
Karen L. Shumway, Ph.D
Associate Professor of Management
Karen L. Shumway is the Assessment Coordinator for the College of Business at Angelo State University. She serves as an accreditation commissioner for the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs and is the current chair-elect. She has 18 years of experience in outcomes assessment for regional and specialized accreditation.