Link Between Assessment and Strategic Planning

One significant outcome of the assessment committee adopting the Nichols assessment model was the development in August 2004 of a Planning Relationship chart, adapted from the Nichols system, which defined the link between academic assessment data, the strategic planning process, and the budget. (See Illustration 5) Once approved by the task force, this graphic representation of the system (locally known by some as the mother slide), formed the basis of concurrent development of strategic planning and assessment systems, marking the end of the institution's attempt to address the subjects of the focused visit as separate concerns.

Illustration 5
Illustration 5: SVCC Planning Relationship Flow Chart