Dr. Debbie Scott McCarter
Vice President for Planning, Research and Assessment
The office of Planning, Research and Assessment supports executive functions including institutional planning, research, and continuous improvement of institutional effectiveness. These functions are conducted under the leadership of the President.
The Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act of 1990 requires all colleges and universities participating in Federal Student Aid programs to disclose basic institution information, graduation rates, information on students receiving athletically related student aid, campus security policies and campus crime statistics. Please see the links below for related information.
Campus Police – Includes Campus Safety and Security information.
The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose information about Gainful Employment certificate programs. Gainful employment programs encompass any Title IV financial aid eligible programs that prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.
Tips in reviewing the Gainful Employment disclosure certificate information:
Links to WSCC's Gainful Employment Technical Certificate programs and disclosures:
Additional information on Gainful Employment may be found at the U.S. Department of Education's website.
The purpose of the office of Planning, Research and Assessment is to effectively provide, manage and continuously improve institution wide planning, assessment, and research systems that address identified institutional needs. The primary customers served by the office include the President's Office, academic and administrative units and staff, students, state agencies, higher education governing bodies, and accrediting agencies. The effectiveness of the office is measured by demonstrated achievement of the college vision, campus compact, mission, strategic plan elements, and institutional effectiveness requirements. Staff members of this office are fully committed to the Walters State mission and actively subscribe to the values outlined within the campus compact.