The process for assessment of administrative effectiveness is designed so that the collective efforts of each university department are assessed to determine achievement of the strategic goals. Throughout the year, each department completes a comprehensive assessment of their department or unit within their department. These are reported using a summary assessment report (SAR) which includes the following:
- Description of unit being assessed and how the unit supports the university mission and strategic goals
- Description of the process of assessment and participants
- Description of the means of assessment
- Discussion of other information reviewed as part of the assessment
- Summary of data analysis
- Report of findings
Based on the SARs, each department submits an annual department plan aligning the departmental goals with the five university strategic goals. In accordance with the department plan, each department collects data in order to demonstrate progress toward the strategic goals. Data collection is ongoing. Department plans are submitted to the Steering Committee for prioritization and incorporation into the Strategic Plan. This is done annually as part of the strategic planning cycle.