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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2015-2016 Outcome Revisions

With the fall semester underway, it is time to begin reviewing and revising missions, outcomes, and methods/measures for 2015-2016 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, 2015.  The office of University Planning and Assessment will then audit reports for compliance by October 20, 2015.  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, 2015. For additional information, contact Dr. Lisa Garza at (512) 245-2780 or at lisagarza@txstate.edu.

2014 University Plan Progress Report

The annual plan progress report for 2014, the second 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 2014 can be found at: www.upa.txstate.edu/Annual-Plan-Progress/Division-and-College-Plan-Progress-Updates-5-27-2008.html. For additional information, contact Dr. Lisa Garza at 512.245.2780 or lisagarza@txstate.edu.

2-year Review of 2012-2017 University Plan

The Texas State community is in the process of formally reviewing its 2012-2017 University Plan.  During the development phase occurring this fall, all academic and administrative departments review and submit modifications to their unit heads by September 12, 2014. Unit heads review and submit modifications to their vice presidents, while deans and academic AVPs submit modifications to the director of University Planning and Assessment by September 26, 2014. VPs review proposed modifications for their divisions and submit to the director of University Planning and Assessment by October 17, 2014; with formal Cabinet approval by October 31, 2014.

UPPS No. 01.03.04, Outcomes Assessment for Continuous Improvement

Texas State University developed and adopted a NEW university policy and procedure statement in support of our outcomes assessment process.  This policy clarifies and outlines the outcomes assessment process for student learing, administrative support, academic and student support, research, and community/public service initiatives.