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:   educational programs, to include student learning outcomes   administrative support services   academic and student support services   research within its mission, if appropriate   community/public service within its mission, if appropriate

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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 Compliance Assist User Guide