The mission of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment at USF is to promulgate good assessment and data analysis practices across all programs at the university and to align these activities with other quality improvement initiatives to include the Strategic Plan, program review, annual reporting, institutional research, and all requirements of the Board of Governors (BOG) and external accrediting agencies. However, the primary purpose of the office remains the continuous improvement of student performance by providing faculty and staff with methodologically sound information regarding student learning and program planning in areas targeted by the curriculum so that programmatic adjustments may be made most effectively.
This represents an ongoing effort at USF and is linked to the broader enterprise of continuous quality improvement. External forces have shaped the direction of and impetus for data analysis and assessment over the past decade including the planning and evaluation requirements of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and new requirements by the BOG for the development of general-education competencies by each undergraduate academic program at public institutions of higher education. The BOG requires all undergraduate programs at public institutions assess on an ongoing basis learning outcomes in three competency areas known as Academic Learning Compacts (ALC): critical thinking, written communication skills, and knowledge in the major.
USF is accredited by The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
The systematic and methodologically sound examination of academic programs and administrative functions for the purpose of continuous improvement.
Institutes and centers are established to coordinate and support research, service, and training activities that supplement and extend existing departmental and college instruction, research, and service programs.
Guidelines and resources for developing a new academic degree proposal, terminating an existing degree program or changing the status of a degree program.
Florida Board of Governors (BOG) mandated cyclical review of academic programs
|Dr. Steve RiCharde||Associate Vice President, Institutional Effectiveness||(813) email@example.com|
|Dr. Marvin Moore||Director of Institutional Effectiveness||(813) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Assistant Director of Program Evaluation||(813) 974-7953|
|Dr. Charlene Herreid||Program Review and Accreditation||(813) email@example.com|
|Bob Rumans||Scanning Office Manager||(813) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kelly Bergquist||Academic Program Specialist||(813) email@example.com|
|Patricia Claytor||Coord Academic Support Services||(813) firstname.lastname@example.org|
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