Resources, Planning, and Institutional Effectiveness: Criterion 5 - Summary

5.S - Criterion 5 - Summary

The institution’s resources, structures, and processes are sufficient to fulfill its mission, improve the quality of its educational offerings, and respond to future challenges and opportunities. The institution plans for the future.


Arizona State University has demonstrated a strong system of planning that enables the University not only to support current operations but also to lay the groundwork for future success. Due to its robust planning and budgeting processes and its institutional commitment to the Core Values of Excellence, Access and Impact, ASU has surmounted economic obstacles and continues to provide the fiscal, physical, human and technological resource base needed to support its mission and continue its trajectory toward a New American University. Since the last accreditation review, the entire ASU community, through its shared governance and administrative structures, has participated in shaping and affecting the broad and deep transformation of the institution. Through the continuous and systematic use of strategic planning, a sharp focus on mission success, the utilization of evaluative processes that provide critical feedback, and the inclusion of constituent feedback, ASU will continue to meet the challenges of the future for a global civilization and to work towards changing the world in a meaningful way for the citizens of the State of Arizona.


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