Planning for Higher Education Journal

Closing the Loop

Linking Planning and Assessment
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From Volume 37 Number 3 | April–June 2009
By Michael F. Middaugh

Institutions often engage in elaborate assessment and planning processes that have little or no relationship to each other. Highly effective institutions are characterized by strategic planning activities that are intentionally informed by assessments of both student learning outcomes and the extent to which human and fiscal resources are being maximized in support of teaching and learning. This article examines specific assessment strategies and ways of using those assessments to inform planning at a college or university.

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