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Administrative Unit Planning and Evaluation

Announcement for Administrative Unit Planning and Evaluation (AUPE)

In Spring 2022 and Summer 2022, Office of Strategic Insights (OSI) listened to feedback from Administrative Council members and faculty teams regarding planning and assessment efforts at NOVA. We thank everyone who was engaged in discussions and providing valuable insights to improve planning and assessment at NOVA.

Administrative Unit Planning and Evaluation (AUPE), formerly known as Annual Planning and Evaluation Reports (APER) for Administrative and Campus Units, will not submit a 2021-22 report this year. Instead, OSI will coordinate with stakeholders to review the process, update the templates, and set goals for Administrative Unit Planning and Evaluation (AUPE). Going forward, administrative units will report every three years.

Announcement for Administrative Unit Planning and Evaluation (AUPE)
Update Plan
There will be no Administrative Unit Planning and Evaluation reports due in 2022-23 N/A
Year 1: Administrative Units to be Reviewed in 2023-24 Academic Affairs
Enrollment Management and Student Success
Alexandria Campus Provost
Annandale Campus Provost
Year 2: Administrative Units to be Reviewed in 2024-25 Finance and Administration
Information and Engineering Technologies and College Computing
Loudoun Campus Provost
Manassas Campus Provost
Year 3: Administrative Units to be Reviewed in 2025-26 President’s Office
Strategy, Research, and Workforce Innovation
Medical Education Campus Provost
Woodbridge Campus Provost
Revised Template To be announced December 2022
Detailed Schedule To be announced December 2022
Planning and Evaluation Training Schedule To be announced December 2022

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Diana Bharucha.

The planning area 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.

Planning 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.

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.

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

Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)

Northern Virginia Community College is currently seeking reaffirmation of accreditation from the Southern Association of Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).  As part of the accreditation process, NOVA is expected to develop a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). According to SACSCOC a QEP must include the following: (a) a topic identified through our ongoing, comprehensive planning and evaluation process; (b) involvement of broad-based support of institutional constituencies; (c) a focus on improving specific student learning outcomes and/or student success; (d) allocation of resources to initiate, implement and complete the QEP; and (e) a plan to assess achievement.

We invite you to explore this website to learn more about NOVA’s QEP!

The QEP is formally directed by the Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Chief Academic Officer.

Explore the QEP

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