Strategic Planning and Assessment Bundle


About This Course

With this bundle, gain access to two programs focused on strategic planning and divisional assessment!

To purchase the bundle, click on "Take this Course" above. To access the recordings after you have registered, click on "Login" from the upper right hand corner of the screen and sign in with your NASPA user name and password.  You will be directed to your Dashboard in the Online Learning Community, and will see the sessions listed under "Enrolled."

Session One: Creating and Implementing a Purposeful Strategic Plan

with Ashli Grabau, Michelle Murphy

Starting with the end in mind, strategic planning is the key to true innovation for any organization. This program will allow attendees to lead a strategic planning process grounded in theory and assessment. This session will emphasize successful implementation strategies to keep the plan alive and the process moving forward. Participants will leave with tools and lessons learned that can be applied to their institution to help transform the vision and direction of programs and services, even in times of limited resources.

Learning Outcomes

  • Session attendees will be able to discuss the importance of strategic planning in the context of higher education and the college student experience.
  • Participants will recognize the components of a successful comprehensive strategic planning process grounded in assessment and evaluation.
  • Participants will be able to examine how the CAS standards and self-assessment process influences a successful strategic plan.
  • Participants will examine the components of a successful execution of a strategic plan including metrics to indicate progress.
  • Participants will identify ways to apply strategic planning best practices and lessons learned to their planning efforts on their campuses.
Session Two: Institutional Research and Student Affairs: Powerful Partners in Student Satisfaction

with Patricia Rissmeyer, Beth Ross, Julie Bryant

If you don't chat with your partners in institutional research (IR) on a regular basis, or find their work to be too mysterious to even begin to have a conversation with them, we invite you to join us for this 60 minute briefing that will introduce you to impactful ways that you can engage with IR staff. We will also explore how one institution collaborated on a successful effort to increase retention using the Ruffalo Noel Levitz Student Satisfaction Inventory (SSI). By the end of this briefing, you'll be ready to enhance your conversation with your IR partners.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  • understand the role and responsibilities of the director of institutional research;
  • identify the types of data typically collected by an office of institutional research; 
  • appreciate the potential for a mutually beneficial Student Affairs-Institutional Research partnership;
  • be able to see the applicability of the Ruffalo Noel Levitz Student Satisfaction Inventory to campus retention efforts;
  • be able to apply the concepts of the live briefing to the retention efforts on their campus; and
  • be inspired to meet with an institutional research professional on their campus and discuss a potential partnership.