Building Accountability into the Strategic Plan
For some institutions a strategic plan is viewed as a document that must be available during an accreditation visit, but is otherwise a dust collector on many bookshelves. In 2009, Midland College revised its assessment process to link strategic initiatives with its instructional and non-instructional areas. While working through this linking process it was discovered that different degrees of assessment occur at various levels of the organization. Capitalizing on this knowledge allowed for a process that incorporated strategic planning objectives into annual assessment activities. Ultimately a system of strategic planning accountability can be realized through ongoing campus activities.
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- Thomas Corll, Ph.D.
Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning
Dr. Corll has worked in post-secondary education for eleven years; he is a member in the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) and Texas Association for Institutional Research (TAIR). Tom has served as Coordinator of Institutional Research and is now working as a Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning. He has facilitated numerous TAIR workshops, concurrent sessions, and served as a roundtable presenter. His education includes a Bachelor degree in Business Administration; Master of Science in Human Resources; and PhD in Education with a specialization in Training and Performance Improvement interventions. Tom is currently serving as the TAIR Professional Development coordinator.