PRISM planning and reporting refers to Jacksonville State University’s continuous improvement process for yearly planning and reporting of unit operational and assessment plans.  The planning and reporting process support the SACSCOC principles related to Institutional Effectiveness:

7.1 – Institutional Planning and Effectiveness

7.2 – Quality Enhancement Plan

7.3 – Administrative Effectiveness

8.1 – Student Achievement

8.2a – Student Outcomes: Educational Programs

8.2b – Student Outcomes: General Education

8.2c – Student Outcomes: Academic and Student Services

All academic, academic and student services and administrative units follow the yearly planning and reporting timeline below for their operational and assessment plans.

For assistance with developing assessment or operational plans, please contact the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness.

Planning and Reporting Timeline

Reporting Year

October 15 All units complete reporting by completing:
  • Results of Evaluation/Assessment
  • Use of Results

Planning Year

December 15 All units revise/develop and enter into PRISM form 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.