Planning and Assessment is responsible for overseeing strategic planning, institutional assessment processes, and various research, surveys, and reporting functions. For enrollment, retention and tuition information, view the 2012 YHC Fact Book.
Planning at Young Harris College
The Planning and Assessment Council, which is a cross-functional team of faculty, staff, and administration, oversees all aspects of institutional effectiveness, along with serving as the guiding body for planning at the college. Its duties include:
- To periodically review the Mission, Goals, and Educational Expectations
- To guide the strategic planning process by creating a three-year strategic plan
- To provide the long-range vision for the institution
- To facilitate the creation of a Campus Master Plan
- To serve as a clearinghouse for assessment data
- To oversee the institutional effectiveness annual cycle and the use of results
- To link planning and assessment to the overall budgeting process at the institution
recent events in planning at YHC:
- In April 2007, the Board of Trustees approved the College's transition from a Level I (associate degree granting institution) to Level II (baccalaureate degree granting institution).
- In November 2007, the Trustees approved the College's Mission, Goals, Values and Vision Statements.
- In August 2008, the Master Plan was completed and approved, and the Application for a Member Institution Seeking Accreditation at a More Advanced Degree Level was submitted to SACS.
- In December 2008, Young Harris College earned approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to begin offering bachelor's degrees in the fall of 2009. Degrees offered in fall 2009 include BA in English, BA in Music, BS in Biology, and BS in Business and Public Policy.
- In December 2009, final approval was given to Young Harris College from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award baccalaureate degrees.
- In February 2010, SACS approved the addition of the following degrees for fall 2010: BA in History, BA in Communication Studies, BA in Music, BA in Musical Theatre, and BS in Outdoor Education.
- In February 2011, SACS approved the addition of the following degrees for fall 2011: BS in Education (Early Childhood Education), BS in education (Middle Grades Education), Bachelor of Music Education (P-12) and BS in Mathematics. SACS also approved the addition of the following post-baccalaureate 6-12 certification-only programs: English Education, History Education, Mathematics Education, Science Education.
- In June 2011, Young Harris College’s accreditation was reaffirmed by the Commission on Colleges/SACS.
For more information, email the Office of Planning and Assessment.