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to University Planning and Assessment at Texas State University. It is our philosophy that these two processes go hand in hand and are critical to the success of every endeavor we take as a university. We strive to establish and maintain a comprehensive and integrated planning, budgeting, and assessment process that will spur Texas State closer to becoming one of the premier universities in the state of Texas.

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2016 University Plan Progress Report

The annual plan progress report for 2016, the fourth year of the 2012-2017 University Plan, has been completed and is available for review. All colleges and divisions submitted individual progress reports that have been summarized and integrated into a collective report for the university. The college and division reports for 2016 can be found at: For additional information, contact Dr. Lisa Garza at 512.245.2780 or

2016-2017 Outcomes Results Reporting

It is time to begin reporting results of outcomes assessment activities conducted during FY 2016-2017.  Deadlines are as follows: directors complete reports by July 15, 2017; unit heads review and approve results by July 21, 2017; University Planning and Assessment completes audits by August 8, 2017; and vice presidents review and approve final reports by August 15, 2017.  For additional information, contact Dr. Lisa Garza at 512.245.2780 or

New Policies Website

University Planning and Assessment is pleased to announce Texas State's new Policy and Procedure Statements website.  This umbrella site includes links to The Texas State University System policies, university policies (UPPSs), and all division policies (PPSs).  Content is now organized with a similar structure and presentation, is mobile device friendly, and ADA compliant.

The new site includes a homepage, where you can access an index for all available policies, along with a comprehensive policy review schedule and instructions for searching policy statements for specific content.

We hope you find this new website to be useful and efficient in meeting your policy information needs. Please send any comments or questions to Dr. Lisa Garza, Director of University Planning and Assessment, at (512) 245-2780 or via email at  The Web address is:

2016-2017 Outcome Revisions

With the fall semester underway, it is time to begin reviewing and revising missions, outcomes, and methods/measures for 2016-2017 using the Texas State Outcomes System.  Due dates are as follows: unit heads will approve outcomes reports for each of their departments by October 15, 2016.  The office of University Planning and Assessment will then audit reports for compliance by October 20, 2016.  When all corrections and final modifications are completed based on audit report findings, vice presidents will then review and approve reports for each department by October 31, 2016. For additional information, contact Dr. Lisa Garza at 512.245.2780 or at