SACS Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment
The concept of institutional
effectiveness is at the heart of the SACS Commission on Colleges'
philosophy of accreditation and is central to institutional programs
and operations. It pervades the Criteria for Accreditation.
This concept presumes that each member institution is engaged in an
ongoing quest for quality and can demonstrate how well it fulfills
its stated purpose.
In addition to
providing evidence of planning and evaluation in its educational
program, the institution needs to demonstrate planning and
evaluation in its administrative and educational support services.
For each administrative and educational support service unit, the
institution needs to:
clearly defined purpose which supports the institution's purpose
which support the purpose of each unit
implement procedures to evaluate the extent to which these goals
are being achieved in each unit
Use the results of
the evaluations to improve administrative and educational support
As part of the SACS Institutional
Effectiveness and Assessment program, the USF Facilities Planning
and Construction Division has developed the following plans and reports: