Welcome! The NKU Planning and Performance website serves as a resource for the campus community by featuring key documents, communicating processes, and providing helpful materials to assist in the coordination of planning and accountability efforts.
This office strives for continuous improvement and is available to answer any questions you may have.
"Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success." --- Pablo Picasso
In early 2013 NKU initiated a strategic planning process to develop a plan for 2013-2018. Please review strategicplanning for the latest information on implementation and progress.
With thoughtful contributions from faculty, staff, students, community members, and our Board of Regents, we have developed a 2013-18 Strategic Plan, Fuel the Flame. This plan will guide us for the next five years toward the 50th anniversary of the founding of this institution.
Guidelines for writing four-year strategic plans for divisions, college, and major organizational units are available here.
The importance of planning to institutional effectiveness was recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in its 2008 Principles of Accreditation, which state the following expectations:
Core Requirement 2.5:
The institution engages in ongoing, integrated, and institution-wide research-based planning and evaluation processes that
(1) incorporate a systematic review of institutional mission, goals, and outcomes;
(2) result in continuing improvement in institutional quality; and
(3) demonstrate the institution is effectively accomplishing its mission
Comprehensive Standard 3.3.1:
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:
126.96.36.199 educational programs, to include student learning outcomes
188.8.131.52 administrative support services
184.108.40.206 educational support services
220.127.116.11 research within its educational mission, if appropriate
18.104.22.168 community/public service within its educational mission,if appropriate
In spring of 2009, the Office of Planning and Performance conducted an evaluation of NKU’s planning processes. Based on this evaluation, the University Planning and Assessment Council was formed to develop recommendations for process improvements and timelines for such activities. The Council has cross-functional representative membership, and makes use of subcommittees and work groups to address planning-related issues such as diversity, automation, and links to budgeting.