Planning efforts at Texas State have been growing tremendously with more faculty and staff direct involvement in the process. In an effort to meet our mission and expand our service efforts to better serve our faculty, staff and students, we will be undertaking two major new initiatives during this planning period. Aside from the current planning oversight function, the office will implement a new coordinated comprehensive assessment function that creates a clearinghouse for campus-wide assessment activities that are occurring in the various colleges and divisions within the University. We will also increase efforts and make process adjustments based on feedback received. Our focus during this planning period will be to "close the loop" and increase communication by sharing feedback with the campus regarding outcomes as a result of planning and assessment activities across the University. This will involve more reports and publications, both written and via the Web, sharing our progress toward achieving both academic and university goals.