Systematic Evaluation Plan (SEP)

At Platt College, the Systematic Evaluation Plan (SEP) is a written document based on the January 2013 ACEN Baccalaureate Standards of Accreditation and the July 1, 2016 ACCSC Standards of Accreditation that reflect the process of the ongoing comprehensive assessment of all program elements. Areas of planning include but are not limited to: management and administrative capacity, fiscal condition and budget, administrative policies and procedures, student support services, faculty and staff development, educational program curricula, learning resources system, equipment, and supporting materials, facilities, and student achievement outcomes. 

Standard 1

Mission & Adminstrative Capacity

Standard 2

Faculty & Staff   

Standard 3


Standard 4


Standard 5


Standard 6




Program  Outcomes

Provider of Care, Leader/Manager, Member of the Profession

Strategic Planning Priority:

Mission and Administrative Capacity (Mission-Driven Assessment) (Systematic Evaluation Plan Standard 1)

Goal: Develop a uniform system for assessing the extent to which the College as a whole and its programs accomplish the institution’s mission and core values

Strategic Planning Priority:

Personal and Professional Development (Faculty and Staff) (Systematic Evaluation Plan Standard 2)

Goal: Promote faculty and staff professional development

Strategic Planning Priority:

Assess and Maintain the Adequacy of Student Services and Transparency in Practices (Systematic Evaluation Plan Standard 3)

Goal: Assess and maintain adequate student services and follow policies, procedures, and practices that are transparent for students

Strategic Planning Priority:

Excellence in the Learning Process (Academic Quality in Curriculum) (Systematic Evaluation Plan Standard 4)

Goal: Assess and make evidence-based decisions related to the quality of the nursing education program.

Strategic Planning Priority:

Resources (Systematic Evaluation Plan Standard 5)

Goal: Assess and maintain the fiscal, physical, and learning resources to promote the achievement of the College’s mission and its program

Strategic Planning Priority:

Outcomes (Systematic Evaluation Plan Standard 6)

Goal: Demonstrate that students and graduates have achieved each end-of-program student learning outcome and each program outcome.

Areas of IAIP included in Section 1: (1) management and administrative capacity, (2) mission/philosophy of the program and College, (3) communities of interest (PAC and BOD), (4) partnerships in nursing and community, (5) fiscal condition and budget, and (6) mission congruency with distance education

Areas of IAIP included in Section 2: (1) faculty and staff development, (2) achievement of student learning outcomes, mentorship and orientation of faculty, and (3) engagement in ongoing development for instructional and distance technologies

Areas of IAIP included in Section 3: (1) non-discriminatory and consistently applied policies and procedures, (2) transparent public information regarding outcomes and accreditation, (3) student support services, (4) protection of student records, (5) due process of complaints and grievances, (6) orientation to technologies, and (7) requirements and policies specific to distance education

Areas of IAIP included in Section 4: (1) program curricula, (2) student learning outcomes, (3) cultural, ethnic, and socially diverse learning, (4) educational competencies, (5) supporting learning materials, and (6) learning activities, instructional materials, and evaluation methods for all delivery formats

Areas of IAIP included in Section 5: (1) fiscal, physical, and learning resources, (2) facilities and equipment, and (3) sufficient resources for all delivery methods

Areas of IAIP included in Section 6: (1) student learning outcomes, (2) program outcomes, (3) role-specific competencies, and (4) external and internal outcome indices

Timeline for SEP Criterion


Winter Quarter

Spring Quarter

Summer Quarter

Fall Quarter

Odd Years: 2015, 2017, 2019

  • 5.2
  • 5.4 (Physical Resources)
  • 5.4 (Technological & Learning Resources)

Even Years: 2016, 2018, 2020



  • 2.5 (Faculty Workloads)
  • 3.8
  • 4.4 (Audit of Courses)



January February March April May June July August September October November December
  • 1.8 (Adequate Time & Resources)
  • 1.11
  • 4.4 (End of Course Survey Results)


  • 1.5 Upon initial hire of Dean or as requested for regulatory compliance
  • 1.6 Upon initial hire of Dean or as requested for regulatory compliance
  • 1.7 (Academically) and (Experientially) Upon initial hire of coordinators and self report
  • 1.8 (Authority and Responsibility) Upon initial hire of Dean or in accordance with regulatory compliance
  • 2.6 90 days after hire and annually according to hire date
  • 2.7 Upon hire
  • 2.9 90 days after hire and annually according to hire date