SVCC HLC Self-Study Document

Sauk Valley Community College
HLC Self-Study Document

September 19-21, 2011

2C.4: Support for Planning and Assessment

Between the 2002 Reaffirmation of Accreditation Visit and the 2006 Focused Visit, Sauk made a significant investment in staff time to develop new systems for both assessment and strategic planning. In the Focused Visit report, the college expressed concern that the level of investment was not sustainable over the long term, but recognized that both systems would have to be supported adequately to maintain them. As the systems have matured, assessment and planning processes are clearly supported through multiple avenues:

Despite budgetary challenges, Sauk continues to provide adequate monetary support for strategic planning and for assessment of student learning. The mechanisms currently in place will remain vital to the college's ability to maintain its structured planning and assessment processes and continue the progress that has occurred over the last five years.