Planning and Assessment Framework

In alignment with SACSCOC expectations, LSU demonstrates a commitment to the principles of continuous improvement, based on a systematic and documented process of assessing institutional performance with respect to mission in all aspects of the institution. The continuous improvement cycle includes the development of a plan, identification of expected outcomes and associated measures, assessment of the extent to which the outcome has been achieved, and evidence of seeking improvement based on analysis of the findings.

The following SACSCOC principles are addressed via the campus-wide strategic planning process:

SACSCOC Principle Expectation Required Participants

The institution engages in ongoing, comprehensive,and integrated research-based planning and evaluation processes that (a) focus on institutional quality and effectiveness and (b) incorporate a systematic review of institutional goals and outcomes consistent with its mission.

All Planning Units



The institution identifies expected outcomes of its administrative support services and demonstrates the extent to which the outcomes are achieved. (Administrative/operational outcomes)

All Planning Units


The institution identifies expected outcomes, assesses the extent to which it achieves these outcomes, and provides evidence of seeking improvement based on analysis of the results:

c. Academic and student services that support student success. (Student success outcomes, student learning outcomes)

Units Reporting to:

  • Academic Programs & Student Support
  • Student Affairs
  • Others as applicable


Related Documents

Planning Guidelines

Strategic Planning: Required Units

Taskstream Quickstart Guide


Dr. Sandi Gillilan
Associate Vice Provost

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