Review of Institutional Effectiveness Plan First, we reviewed our Institutional Effectiveness Plan. We’ve selected an initiative from objective #1. OUTCOME / DEPARTMENT OBJECTIVES 1. Ensure development of all planning documents for the institution
The Strategic Planning Process Every year, each department creates an Institutional Effectiveness plan to ensure that their department’s plans support the mission and goals of the college. How can we create a strategic plan to help us achieve our clearly established and fundamental goals: • Academic and Professional Excellence • Operational Effectiveness • Regional and Global Partnerships • Growth
Mission: Strengthening through Simplification As part of the 2011-2012 strategic planning process, members of the college community expressed the need to examine the Mission Statement of The Art Institute of Pittsburgh. *
Mission: Strengthening through Simplification Campus consensus suggested that assessment our mission was too long, difficult to evaluation remember and possibly nebulous. survey knowledge criticismstudy critique survey Let’s explore how assessment was review assessment used to achieve this goal. evaluation knowledg assessment study criticism critique survey review evaluation knowledge criticism study critique review
The Strategic Planning Process This year, our discussions presented a serious challenge: How can we be certain that the work we do each day supports our mission if we cannot remember it? How might we make our mission more succinct and represent what we believe we are here to accomplish?
The Strategic Planning Process President Sebolt appointed a committee to review The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Mission Statement. His challenges to the committee: • Review the current Mission Statement. • Reflect on the college’s purpose and history; What are we here to do? • Construct a statement that is: meaningful, exact, memorable & powerful. • Finally, get feedback from the campus and online communities.
This sounds a little like assessment,doesn’t it?
Evaluating The Mission Statement THE TIMELINE & PROGRESSION OF OUR PROJECT February 3, 2012 February 22, 2012 Senior leadership meets to update the Mission Statement Committee meets and college’s Strategic Plan. It is determined the completes a new draft of the Mission State- college’s Mission Statement needs to be re- ment. Proposed statement is submitted to viewed and a new shorter, more memorable President Sebolt. Mission Statement developed. Senior leader- ship assigns a committee of faculty, staff and student representatives to draft a new February 23, 2012 proposed statement. President Sebolt presents proposed Mission Statement to Board of Trustees at quarterly meeting and asks for their input. February 15, 2012 Mission Statement Committee meets with President Sebolt and is charged with drafting a proposed statement to replace the current one.
Evaluating The Mission Statement THE TIMELINE & PROGRESSION OF OUR PROJECT March 1, 2012 March 27, 2012 Proposed Mission Statement is shared with New Mission statement is shared with Key faculty, staff and students and personal feed- Management Team. back is requested and encouraged. March 28, 2012 March 8, 2012 New Mission statement is shared with faculty, Deadline for feedback ends and all comments staff, and students. are collected and reviewed. April and May 2012 March 21, 2012 Feedback is evaluated and final draft is Proposed Mission statement goes to senior constructed. leadership for review and revision if deter- mined it is needed. June, 2012 AiP Board of Trustees approves the new Mission Statement.
Examples Of Feedback The Board questioned the term “creative arts” and suggested that “fields of design” may be a better choice. They encouraged that we “The Art Institute of Pittsburgh” be removed from the statement and suggested that this is implied and the statement should begin with action. The Board supported the adoption of a Mission Statement that is short and succinct.
Examples Of Feedback More than 75 responses were received from the college community. While feedback about wording choices varied dramatically, the college community universally supported the need for a succinct, memorable mission.
Examples Of Feedback One student’s response: I think that the proposal is a better Mission Statement for a number of reasons. 1. The current Mission Statement is too long. 2. The wording in the current Mission Statement is too much. There are too many “big words” in the current statement. Thus, making it hard to remember and recite. 3. The new proposal is “short and sweet.” Short and sweet makes people want to jump on board.
A Continuous Cycle of Improvement Working together, everyone has had an opportunity to contribute to developing a Mission Statement that closely reflects what we want to achieve. The outcome of our process is a simple, memorable declaration of the purpose we are here to fulfill.
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Mission To provide an education in design, media arts and culinary that prepares students for individual and professional success.
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Mission OUR SINCERE THANKS TO THE MISSION STATEMENT COMMITTEE Cyndi Flood Jackie Kirshtein Robert Peluso Stephanie Taylor ! Teresa Olivio Tyler Kozar
It’s Your Turn - The Assessment ChallengeSOME TIPS FOR YOUR DEPARTMENT’S ASSESSMENTCHALLENGE SLIDESHOWYes, it is mandatory, but don’t forget: judges will selectthe department with the best slideshow who will win agourmet lunch, and the afternoon off!Deadline:Presentations must besubmitted to:firstname.lastname@example.org Tuesday, July 24, 2012.
It’s Your Turn - The Assessment ChallengeRe-visit your department’s Institutional EffectivenessPlan (I.E. Plan).Select ONE example that illustrates how your depart-ment made a positive change to impact the mission and/or improve services to the college community at The ArtInstitute of Pittsburgh.
It’s Your Turn - The Assessment ChallengeWork backwards to detail the steps your department took toachieve this particular goal. Some possibilities could include:• How did the initiative begin?• Describe how the department evaluated the initiative? What data was used? Was any research conducted?• What steps were taken to complete the initiative?• What feedback was collected to support the importance of the initiative?• What feedback was collected to evaluate the implementation of the initiative?• How was the initiative introduced to the college community?• Summarize the benefits your initiative brings to the campus community.