Assessment planning is an invaluable process that can center your assessment around your goals and objectives. Some advantages of taking the time to implement an assessment planning process include:
- Ensuring that you are assessing the areas that matter to your operations, decisions to be made, resource allocation, and overall goals
- Helping you to consider all aspects of an assessment in order to collect data that will be useful (e.g., methodology, timing, challenges)
- Consistency between departmental assessment (if implemented division-wide)
Attached below is an assessment plan template and an assessment plan worksheet to help you to get started in developing your own process. These documents are meant to be starting points and should be customized to your institution's priorities and processes.