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Momentum is a newsletter of the Office of Planning and Research for the purpose of disseminating information, and creating a venue for sharing ideas about assessing, planning, reporting, and in general, supporting an environment of continuous improvement across the JSU campus.

Volume 6, Issue 1 (Fall 2013)

In this issue:

  • 2011-2016 Strategic Plan Update
  • SACS Quality Enhancement Plan
  • Need Help Developing A Grant Proposal?
  • Getting Ready For SACS -They're Coming!
  • Center For Collaborative Regional Education - CORE
  • Program Review - A Look Back
  • Decrease In Enrollment Reflects State And National Trends
  • JSU's General Education Competencies
  • Assessment In Academic Culture

Volume 4, Issue 1 (Fall 2009)

In this issue:

  • Moving Toward JSU's Future
  • Looking Back on 2008-2009
  • JSU Grad Retention Study Findings
  • Program Review Cycle 3 Participants Recognized
  • All Departments Need an Assessment Plan
  • Jacksonville State University PRISM Planning and Reporting Guidelines
  • Preparing for SACS Reaffirmation
  • Beyond Boundaries Project Underway

Volume 3, Issue 2 (Spring 2009)

In this issue:

  • Students Win Big with IDEA
  • Collegiate Learning Assessment Beginning Fall 2009
  • 23rd Annual ALAIR Conference
  • Simmons and Rosier Named to ALAIR Executive Committee
  • Jacksonville State University PRISM Planning and Reporting Guidelines
  • IDEA Update
  • Cost Calculator Now Available on JSU Web Site
  • C-BASE: Making it Meaningful

Volume 3, Issue 1 (Fall 2008)

In this issue:

  • University Assessment System now available
  • 2008 National Survey of Student Engagement (NESE) Results
  • Is Prior Learning Assessment for JSU?
  • Great IDEA!
  • JSU PRISM Planning and Reporting Guidelines
  • Moving to Online Assessment
  • What are E-Goals and E-Objectives?
  • Program Review Cycle 2 Participants Recognized

Volume 2, Issue 2 (Spring 2008)

In this issue:

  • JSU will participate in Voluntary System of Accountability
  • JSU leads state's regional universities in accreditation
  • Jacksonville State University's 38 accredited programs
  • OIRA publishes commemorative Fact Book for 125 anniversary
  • Strategic Plan watch
  • What's new in Program Review
  • JSU hosts 22nd ALAIR Conference
  • Campus community's hard work boosts NSSE participation
  • JSU PRISM Planning and Reporting Timeline, Guidelines and Checklist

Volume 2, Issue 1 (Fall 2007)

In this issue:

  • OIRA calls for Fact Book profiles
  • JSU Planning and Reporting timeline
  • PRISM Guidelines and Checklist
  • First-Year Freshmen Retention Study
  • OIRA publishes Assessment Quick Facts
  • OIRA shares results of own evaluation
  • Assessment for non-academic units
  • Program Review units recognized
  • OIRA offers sponsorships
  • OIRA staff present

Volume 1, Issue 2 (Spring 2007)

In this issue:

  • Students develop PRISM manual
  • JSU Will Participate in Penn State First-Year Study
  • 06-07 Fact Book available online
  • PRISM Planning and Reporting Timeline
  • President's Website, SACS Compliance
  • Tienhan Ma Promoted, Program Review enters Cycle 2
  • Trudy Banta: Assessment Expert
  • OIRA Offers Resource Library
  • Minhas Honored

Volume 1, Issue 1 (Fall 2006)

In this issue:

  • Assessment Survey Results
  • Assessment Subcommittee takes the lead
  • Institutional Effectiveness Committee
  • The Truth about "Scary Assessment"
  • PRISM Updates, JSU Planning and Reporting Timeline
  • Assessment Qs & As
  • Unit Planning Made Easy
  • Program Review is Good for You
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