About the Webinar:
Planning for the future has never been more important to institutions of higher education than it is now. Unpredictability is our present reality. However, having a strategic plan offers the purpose and vision that can move a college or university forward together. This presentation will examine how offices of assessment can contribute throughout the lifespan of a strategic plan, from creation to a successful completion.
This webinar covered:
- Common uses of strategic planning in higher education
- Role of assessment professionals in strategic planning
- Integration of assessment and strategic planning as a means of increasing relevance to both
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About our Presenters
Christine Austin, Ph.D.
Director of Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness and a Professor of Student Affairs Administration at Arkansas Tech University
Dr. Christine Austin is the Director of Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness and a Professor of Student Affairs Administration at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, Arkansas, a public regional comprehensive university offering technical certificates through the doctorate. Christine holds a B.A. in Spanish Language and Literature from the University of Denver, an M.Ed in Education Administration from the University of Maine in Orono, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration also from the University of Denver. Dr. Austin worked at a variety of universities as a student affairs administrator prior to joining the Arkansas Tech faculty in 2007. She took over direction of ATU’s Office of Assessment in 2015 and has overseen the move to Weave assessment software, as well as monitoring of the university’s 2016-21 Strategic Plan and planning for the next. Currently, she is leading preparation for ATU’s upcoming reaffirmation visit from the Higher Learning Commission and turning grey.
Manager of Customer Engagement at Weave
Jordan spent five years doing assessment work on a campus, including working with faculty and staff to create meaningful assessment plans and get the most out of Weave. She continues that same great work as part of the team, and adds to it by helping people think through creative ways to use our solutions.