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Office of College Planning and Evaluation

Office of College Planning and Evaluation

NOVA’s Office of College Planning and Evaluation provides leadership for College planning and institutional effectiveness, facilitates information-sharing for decision-making and organizational development across the College, and provides support for accreditation.

The Office of College Planning and Evaluation supports administrative and campus unit staff to ensure that all units are advancing NOVA’s mission and strategic plan to enhance institutional effectiveness and student achievement.

Mission and Vision

NOVA’s planning and evaluation process is informed by the Virginia’s Community Colleges (VCCS) Chancellor’s goals, the NOVA President’s goals, and the College’s Mission and Vision and Strategic Plan.

Annual Planning and Evaluation Reports (APERs)

Annual Planning and Evaluation Reports (APERs) for Administrative and Campus Units are administered by the Office of College Planning and Evaluation. (Please visit the Office of Academic Assessment page to access APERs for Instructional Programs.) The APERS for Administrative and Campus Units are found below:

Administrative Units
Campus Units

Accreditation Schedule

NOVA is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award certificates and associate degrees. For further details about NOVA’s accreditation, please visit NOVA’s Accreditation page. NOVA’s accreditation schedule is shown in the table below.

Accreditation Schedule

Date Step
March 2020 Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) topic approval
March 2021 Compliance Certificate due to SACSCOC
August 2021 QEP due
October 2021 On-site visit
March 2022 Response to on-site committee
June 2022 Reaffirmation vote by SACSCOC
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