Assessment & Strategic Plan
The 2025 Strategic Plan outlines Mercy University’s key priorities, as developed, implemented, and reviewed by the Strategic Planning Committee, comprising faculty, administrators, staff, students, and alumni.
The planning process began in January 2019 with a Steering Committee co-led by the Provost and a faculty member. Workgroups were formed to address focus areas, and SWOT analysis was performed. College-wide Town Halls were held in May 2019 to share information and gather feedback, and a survey of the College community was conducted. The plan was also informed by the summary report for the previous strategic plan (ending 2020) and the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. From June 2019 to January 2020, plan objectives and assessment metrics were finalized. In October 2020, the Strategic Plan was presented to the Board of Trustees (BOT) for review and approval, while also undergoing a review by the Faculty Senate.
The annual reports listed below identify and track metrics to measure progress towards the strategic goals and facilitates regular communication with the University community about progress toward targets.
At Mercy University assessment is key to the institution's effectiveness and achieving its goal of supporting student learning and student success.
The Mercy University Mission and Strategic Plan provide the overarching philosophy, governing principles and standards that inform its system of assessment across schools, programs, administrative units and support services. Through its continuous assessment system, the University uses quantitative and qualitative measures to evaluate performance, inform decision making and support improvement at the institutional level and in each academic program and administrative unit.
The assessment system enables Mercy University to be effective and efficient, and provides for transparency, collaboration, documentation of learning and institutional outcomes, and priorities-based distribution of resources.
Faculty and staff are invited to visit the Assessment Tab on Mercy Connect for additional information, including assessment guidelines and templates.
Mercy University leadership endorses a robust assessment infrastructure, and provides the human, financial and technological resources necessary to sustain it. The assessment support structure includes the following offices and committees: