Administrative Programs and Services Review (APSR) seeks to promote the continuous quality improvement and alignment of non-instructional programs and services through a continuous process that evaluates administrative programs and services on a seven-year cycle, with a detailed, APSR-facilitated review of 5-10 programs each year.
In alignment with Goal 5, “Reposition for Change,” of the Strategic Directions 2020-2025 document, Seattle University will review non-academic programs and services* across the institution to better understand the strengths and contributions of each to the mission fulfillment and sustainability of the university. The APSR working group will design and implement a process for this review, resulting in recommendations to transition to a portfolio that ensures mission fulfillment, alignment with the Strategic Directions, financial sustainability, commitment to the student experience, risk management, and the continued investment in diversity, inclusion, and equity. Based on these recommendations, the university will: improve, modify, or discontinue programs and services. In addition, the review of programs and services will ensure continuous improvement and foster institutional accountability by collecting and analyzing relevant data, developing clear and measurable outcomes, tracking progress and communicating results to members of the campus community.
*Definition of Program or Service: An administrative program or service is a non-instructional program, service, or functional unit that is not assessed strictly in terms of academic goals and/or learning objectives. These non-instructional programs, services, or units may be housed within one Division, School, or College, or may be distributed across more than one.
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Strategic Directions website