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Planning and Assessment

The Division of Student Affairs at Cal State San Marcos is committed to promoting a culture of strategic planning and assessment in which decisions are driven by data. This is in an effort to maximize the application of resources to best meet the needs of our students. Our goal is for our students to succeed both academically and developmentally.

To support this effort, each department within the Division of Student Affairs engages in an ongoing cycle of strategic planning. This involves establishing aspirational multi-year goals, typically with a three year horizon, intended to either improve and enhance existing services, or implement new processes to best meet the needs of our students. Annual actions are then formulated to advance the goal in an intentional fashion. Periodic status checkpoints are established, and end of year summative action assessments are conducted and reported to provide vital information to campus constituents and decision makers. Assessment results are evaluated to refine and recalibrate goals as needed, and to inform the development of subsequent annual actions in a reflective manner.

For more information, contact:

Alan Brian, Director of Planning, Assessment and Professional Development 
Office: Craven 3400-D
Phone: (760) 750-3311


Student Affairs Strategic Plan 2015-2018 alignment with CSUSM

Internet Resources for Higher Education Assessment