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PRISM

PRISM is Jacksonville State University’s system for documenting operational goals, objectives and student learning outcomes that support the overall mission of the institution. PRISM provides a facility to report on departmental progress towards meeting those goals while providing evidence that JSU is committed to continuous improvement and meeting the requirements designated by SACSCOC Comprehensive Standard 3.3.1 which states that:

The institution identifies expected outcomes, assesses the extent to which it achieves these outcomes, and provides evidence of improvement based on analysis of the results in each of the following areas:

3.3.1.1   educational programs, to include student learning outcomes
3.3.1.2   administrative support services
3.3.1.3   academic and student support services
3.3.1.4   research within its mission, if appropriate
3.3.1.5   community/public service within its mission, if appropriate

To access PRISM, please click here...

Planning and Reporting Timeline

Reporting Year

October 15 All units complete reporting by completing:
  • Results of Evaluation/Assessment
  • Use of Results
  • Status Boxes for Each Objective

Planning Year

December 15 All units revise/develop and enter into PRISM their plans with goals, objectives, evaluation strategies and new funding requests for the year.
February 1 Deans/AVPs review, revise, and approve unit plan and requests.
March 1 Vice Presidents review and approve/disapprove unit plans and budget requests.


PRISM Reporting System Archive


The Office of Planning and Research will maintain the old PRISM system until the SACSCOC reaffirmation process is completed in 2014.  To access the old PRISM system, please click here...

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