AR 1:4

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AR 1:4 - The Planning, Budgeting, and Assessment Cycle [PDF]



This Administrative Regulation establishes the policies, procedures, and responsibilities for institutional effectiveness activities at the University. Decisions regarding institutional effectiveness activities are a collaborative and consultative process among University stakeholders.

The University’s accrediting body, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) expects the University to engage in ongoing, integrated, and institution-wide evidence-based planning and evaluation processes that:

  • incorporate a systematic review of institutional mission, goals, and outcomes;
  • result in continuing improvement in institutional quality; and
  • demonstrate the institution is effectively accomplishing its mission


Topics Include

Planning, Budgeting and Assessment Cycle, Strategic Planning, Budgeting, Assessment, Funding


Regulation Information

Effective Date: 9/9/2013

Responsible Official / Office: Provost and Office of Institutional Effectiveness


Related Materials

GR II - Governance of the University of Kentucky

GR VII - University Organization

GR IX - Reviews of Organizational Units and Their Chief Administrative Officers

SACSCOC Core Requirement 2.5 and Comprehensive Standard 3.3.1, The Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement, 2012

Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, New Academic Programs: Policy and Procedures, Definitions related to academic programming, September 22, 2011