The planning and assessment component of IER manages and facilitates related processes
throughout the university. It utilizes an online system to facilitate planning, assessment,
use of results, and reporting. It also utilizes the online system to facilitate institutional
strategic planning, assessment, and reporting.
Jacksonville University (JU) Has A Comprehensive, Integrated Planning And Assessment
Process. Planning And Assessment Occurs At The Institutional Level And Extends To
The Classroom Level. It Is A Cyclical Process Whereby Plans Are Developed And Implemented
On An Annual Basis, Outcomes Are Assessed, And Findings Are Used To Guide Improvements.
To Achieve Systemic Integration Of Plans, The University Utilizes An Online Planning-Assessment
System That Allows Users To Align Their Goals And Objectives With Those Of Those Of
The University. This Website Is Designed To Facilitate Use Of The Planning-Assessment
System And As A Repository For Useful Information And Best Practices.
TracDat is an online system used by JU to facilitate planning and assessment. It provides
a central location for storing plans and assessments in a common format. It provides
relational database tools that enable systemic integration of plans, assessments,
and outcomes. It is a repository for storing and retrieving supporting documentation.
TracDat can generate pre-designed and ad-hoc reports for addressing internal needs
and external agencies.
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The following are services provided by OIER:
- Training and assistance in planning and assessment
- Training and assistance in using TracDat
- Assistance with designing and implementing assessment methods
- Assistance with collecting, managing, and using results
- Assistance with designing, generating, and distributing reports