New Student Programs uses annual assessment planning and reporting for continuous examination and improvement to programs and services based on a clearly articulated assessment plan. The result of annual assessment efforts document the achievement of stated goals, demonstrates accountability, provides evidence of improvement, and describes resulting changes in programs and services.

The review of operational and learning outcomes provides evidence of program contributions toward student learning and development. Assessment efforts include conducting assessments of student and parent needs, program evaluations, behavioral observations, satisfaction surveys, focus groups, and consultations with colleagues and on-campus partners.This process provides support for decision making, strategic planning, and external accountability.

After an analysis of the assessment plan results and reporting on these results, directors establish an assessment plan for the upcoming year and address any necessary improvements or modifications that will be needed. The assessment process facilitates evidence-based decision making that will lead to improvement over time.

Strategic Plan

The College of Charleston has a comprehensive and coordinated strategic planning effort that involves many members of our faculty, staff, students, alumni, community representatives and friends of the College.

The Office of New Student Programs develop programs that support the institution's three pillars of the strategic plan which include:

  • Student Experience & Success
  • Academic Distinction
  • Employee Experience & Success

Information about the strategic planning process may be found on the Strategic Plan website.

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)